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Nov 5, 2015

It's a Thursday in November. That means it's time for another great episode of Irish & Celtic music from Breabach, Bret Blackshear, Linda Relph/David Lovrien/Larry Fowler/Jed Marum, Beyond the Pale, George Papavgeris, Kennedy's Kitchen, Celia Ramsay, Faerydae, Patrick Clifford, Sligo Rags, An Triur, Paisley Close, Searson, Ockham's Razor, Emily Kellam.

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* My new band, Kilted Kings, are performing this weekend at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Kilted Kings feature me on autoharp and vocals and Randy Wothke of The Rogues on percussion. We have three shows daily.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 - "The Full Booner" by Breabach from The Big Spree

5:24 - "The White Cockade/Slipped Disc Reel" by Bret Blackshear from Fingers, Frets, and Fire

7:55 - "The South Wind" by Linda Relph/David Lovrien/Larry Fowler/Jed Marum from The South Wind

12:33 - "Fred Finn's/Father Newman's/Frank's Reel" by Beyond the Pale from Queen of Skye

16:18 - "Circles in the Air" by George Papavgeris from Ordinary Heroes

21:13 - "The Barr of Chocolate/The Smashed Potatoes" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

26:42 - Celtic Music News

27:38 - "Ned of the Hill" by Celia Ramsay from Songs of My Father's People

31:26 - "The Monighan/The Butterfly/Cooley's Reel" by Faerydae from Changeling

36:08 - "The Shores of Botany Bay" by Patrick Clifford from American Wake

39:05 - "Gallowglass Lament" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

41:21 - Celtic Feedback

44:33 - "Blue Car" by An Triur from Three People

47:41 - "Green Island" by Paisley Close from All On A Day

51:35 - "Footstomp" by Searson from Live

53:39 - "The Auld Triangle" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

57:51 - "Come & Be Welcome" by Emily Kellam from Waves on the Shore

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