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Apr 14, 2016

It was overcast and threatening to rain when I put together this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring some amazing indie Celtic music from Sarah Marie Mullen, Brian O h'Uiginn, Hanz Araki, New Shilling, Slan, Ed Yother, Bret Blackshear, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Dublin Harpers, Judith Weikle, Boston Blackthorne, Amadan, The Canny Brothers Band, Staggering Jack, Lothlorien.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:28 "Planxty Irwin" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought the Summer With Us

6:24 "The Copper Plate" by Brian O h'Uiginn from Tionchar

9:13 "Bonnie Jean Cameron" by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain

13:32 "Ja Ja Jigs" by New Shilling from Live!

16:46 "Will Ye Go to Flanders" by Slan from South West


21:39 "Paddy West" by Ed Yother from Ed Yother

26:06 "Si Beag Si More" by Bret Blackshear from Fingers, Frets and Fire

29:06 "The Bold Deserter" by Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse from The Laverock Sang

32:49 "Kindness of Strangers" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

36:39 "Blackbird of Sweet Avondale" by Judith Weikle from Pirates, Poets and Patriots


42:32 "Coal Tattoo" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

46:28 "Nevr 9 to 5" by Amadan from Hell-Bent Victory

50:19 "Come to the Bower" by The Canny Brothers Band from One Drop of Whiskey

52:47 "Fortune" by Staggering Jack from The Sailor's Daughter

"A Stor Mo Chroi" by Lothlorien from Greenwood Side

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