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Apr 28, 2016

Who's your Celtic music hero? Maybe you'll find a new one on this week's podcast with indie Celtic music from New Shilling, Dublin 4, Seamus Stout, Faerydae, Mazz O'Flaherty, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Sarah Dinan, The Langer's Ball, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Acoustra, Kilmaine Saints, Albannach, Rathkeltair, The Sandcarvers, Battlefield Band.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 "Ah, Surely Set" by New Shilling from Live!!

4:22 "Farewell to Erin" by Dublin 4

7:48 "The Maid Who Sold Her Barley" by Seamus Stout from Off the Wagon

10:05 "The Monighan/The Butterfly/Cooley's Reel" by Faerydae from Changeling

14:48 "I Will Stand On This Land" by Mazz O'Flaherty from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

16:36 "Donald of Laggan (Monster Mix)" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland


22:33 "Mordred's Lullaby (TOL Mix)" by Heather Dale from Avalon

25:40 "The Hero's Return" by Sarah Dinan from From the Ashes

28:10 "Cork Dry Gin" by The Langer's Ball from Whiskey Outlaws

30:27 "Bandit" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Scatter Pipes


42:00 "Gypsy Queen" by Acoustra from The Way It Was

44:36 "Ten Fathoms Deep" by Kilmaine Saints from The Good, The Plaid, and The Ugly

48:21 "Rath'N'The Nach (Live)" by Albannach and Rathkeltair from Rathkeltair & Friends CPR

55:44 "Annie McGrew" by The Sandcarvers from Dealin' Craic

59:53 "One Night in My Youth" by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow

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