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Feb 6, 2020

Grab a draught of music from Turlough O'Carolan and lots more on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Andy Law & Friends, Matthew Dickerson, Runa, Forkroot, Kellswater Bridge, Raglan, Poitin, Teton Skye, Poor Man's Gambit, Ockham's Razor, Fourth Moon, Daimh, We Banjo 3, Celtica Pipes Rock, Farsan

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0:04 - "Carolan's Draught/The Sweetness of Mary" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

5:45 - WELCOME

7:01 - "Off to California/Tom Morrison's Hornpipe" by Matthew Dickerson from When I'm Happy and I Know It

10:11 - "Again for Greenland" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

14:31 - "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

18:25 - "Four Loom Weaver" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes


26:37 - "Smugglin' Men" by Raglan from A New Dawn

29:37 - "Tuesday from 6 p.m." by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

32:24 - "Come and Be Welcome" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

34:50 - "The Land of Sunshine" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine


42:12 - "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

45:10 - "Olympus" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis

50:57 - "Oran An Tombaca" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions
Pronunciation: “dive”
Pronunciation: Or-ahn uhn tombaca (tombaca is pronounced as its spelled)

54:12 - "Haven" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

57:40 - "The Last Voyage of the Great Michael" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Oceans of Fire

1:00:51 - CLOSING

1:02:00 - "Pronn An Caoran" by Farsan from Farsan
Pronunciation: “Prown uhn kwear-uhn”

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