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May 19, 2016

It's funny how when I come up with an episode title I like, the whole show seems to take on a mood that seems just like the title. That's certainly the case for the Wild Geese in a Summer Storm. Just wait til you get to the bagpipes. If that doesn't bring it home, nothing will. Great indie Celtic music from Hearthfire Duo, Andy Lamy, An Triur, Battlefield Band, Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge, Jed Marum, Black Market Haggis, McGinty, Scottish Octopus, Mickey Coleman, The Freestylers of Piping, Niteworks, Murder the Stout, Leaping Lulu. 

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 "Reel Time" by Hearthfire Duo from Rising Tides

3:08 "Reels: Tommy Coen's / Poll an Madra Uisce (The Otter's Holt) / The Lame Fisherman" by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick

6:36 "Sovay" by An Triur from Three People

9:48 "Strathspey & Reels: Sporan Dhomhnaill / Mist on the Glen (The Devils of Dublin) / Miss Monaghan" by Battlefield Band with Nuala Kennedy from Beg & Borrow

14:21 "Red Is the Rose" by Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge from Origin


20:02 "The Wild Geese" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

23:22 "Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from

26:10 "Brennan on the Moor" by McGinty from Ballads and Bar Tunes

29:14 "The Ferret/Voodoo Child" by Scottish Octopus from Live in Union Square


38:52 "Holylands Belfast" by Mickey Coleman from Carefully Crafted

41:52 "The Heavy Hitter/The Shape of Piping to Come" by The Freestylers of Piping from The Shape of Piping to Come

47:00 "Aiseag Maol Rubha" by Niteworks from NW

50:47 "Sound the Pibroch" by Murder the Stout from EP

54:45 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into the West

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