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Mar 31, 2016

We've had a wide mix of Celtic music over Irish American Heritage Month. So much so that I think we should play totally Trad Irish Celtic music. Don't you? So that's the plan! Awesome, serious, indie Celtic music from Rattle the Boards, SloanWolfe, Sligo Rags, Trinity River Whalers, Ceann, Brobdingnagian Bards, Whirly Jig, Emerald Rose, Stout Pounders, Battlelegs, Beatnik Turtle, Doug Folkins, Paddy's Pig, McFlooseys.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "Jigs: Jimmy's Jig/Jig Gan Ainm" by Rattle the Boards from The Parish Platform

4:15 "Looking Ahead" by SloanWolfe from SloanWolfe

6:26 "We're Irish Tonight (Hung Over in the Morning)" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

10:00 "Doctor's Orders" by Trinity River Whalers from Both Barrels

13:10 "Pittsburgh Makes Me Drunk" by Ceann from Rave, Rant, Lose Pants

15:56 "The Orange and the Green" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs


20:16 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Whirly Jig from Thing-A-Ma-Jig

25:16 "The Chicken Raid of Cymru" by Emerald Rose from Rants and Rambles


35:40 "The Mermaid" by Stout Pounders from 3 Drink Minimum

38:42 "Whiskey Johnny" by Battlelegs from The Very Best of Battlelegs, Vol. 1

40:25 "Finnegan's Wake" by Beatnik Turtle from Sham Rock

44:03 "Park the Car" by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call

46:50 "Henry Me Son" by Paddy's Pig from Maple & Wire

52:03 "Slides" by McFlooseys from One Night in Dublin

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