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May 18, 2017

Irish and Celtic music from The Rogues, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Navan, Brendan Monaghan, Rambling Sailors, Poitin, The Duplets, Free Range String Band, David Curley & Mick Broderick, The Gothard Sisters, Larkin, Barleyjuice, Athenrye, Dust Rhinos, Robert Doyle. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from Roguetrip

5:22 "The Reel" by Alizbar & Ann' Sannat from Welcome Into the Morning

8:47 "Airdi Chuain (Irish)" by Navan from Oran nan Tonn

13:21 "Am Bainne" by Brendan Monaghan from Flicker of Hope

15:31 "Leave Her Johnny" by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust

19:03 "O'puss No. 7" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures


25:24 "Paris" by The Duplets from Leverage

28:13 "P.J. Hayes/Dance of the Honeybees" by Free Range String Band from Demo CD

33:07 "Lucking Out" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

35:18 "It Was Beautiful" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose


43:38 "Faith of a Felon" by Larkin from Alexandra

46:23 "What's Up Yours?" by Barleyjuice from Another Round

49:14 "Provos Lullaby" by Athenrye from Singles

52:46 "Step It Out Mary" by Dust Rhinos from The Day After the Night Before

58:19 "Bold Robert Emmet" by Robert Doyle from Life in Shadows


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