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May 26, 2016

My family and I went to the beach. I came back a little redder with desire to hear some Celtic beach music. What would that sound like, especially with Memorial Day approaching. Here's some indie Celtic music from Maggie Sansone, Ciara Considine, The Elders, Allan Yn Y Fan, Karan Casey, Marc Gunn, Eilis Crean, MacTalla Mor, The Whiskey Boys, Linda Marie Smith, Sprag Session, Devils Water, Barleyjuice, Stanley & Grimm.

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Medha Rashed responded to the Celtic Music Magazine. She wrote: "Late wishes to your daughter Inara. Marc, I live far away... another continent, ASIA! But, as I love celtic music! and all Scottish and Irish, I can tell u that, I will be dancing to some random celtic track!!!!!! Stay well."


This Week in Celtic Music

0:45 "North Sea Crossing [Reels]: When Charlie Returns/North Sea Crossing/Ham" by Maggie Sansone from Wind Drift: Celtic Grooves, Mystic Moods

4:51 "Sea Dance" by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves

8:57 "Raging Sea" by The Elders from Gael Day

12:13 "Sea Sick Sailors/The Rough Crossing" by Allan Yn Y Fan from Pwnco

16:45 "The Silkie Song" by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden - A Celtic Musical


20:52 "The Sailboat Armada" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

24:05 "The Meelick/Team Whelan's Jig/Rolling Wave" by Eilis Crean from The Lonesome Fiddler

28:39 "U.S. Reggae" by MacTalla Mor from The New Colossus

32:45 "Never Return to the Sea" by The Whiskey Boys from Mary Come to Boston


37:53 "Surrender to the Sea" by Linda Marie Smith from Mearra: Selkie from the Sea

42:22 "Good Ship Tommy Fun" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

48:14 "My Ship's Coming In" by Devils Water from The Channels

52:20 "Scottish Samba" by Barleyjuice from Another Round

56:20 "Fiddler's Green" by Stanley & Grimm from Another Round

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