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May 11, 2017

You'll enjoy Irish and Celtic women for Mother's day with awesome Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Susan Toman, Jennifer Lick, The Screaming Orphans, Colleen Raney, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Katherine Nagy, Runa, Arlene Faith, Karan Casey, Chrissy Crowley, Amelia Hogan, Solas. 

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:12 "Banish Misfortune/Moon Coin Jig" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

5:05 "Cooley's Reel/Merry Blacksmith" by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

8:17 "Seinn O Churadail O" by Jennifer Licko from Sing

11:49 "Tabhair Dom Do Ghra" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

19:10 "The Lovely Green Banks of the Moy" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home


25:53 "Keeping Up With Calum" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

28:44 "Stone Walls" by Katherine Nagy by Gypsy Lady

32:12 "A Stor, A Stor, A Ghra" by Runa from Live


38:24 "River of Dreams" by Arlene Faith from River of Dreams

43:17 "The King's Shilling" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

47:30 "Coig" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

53:02 "Nead La Lachan" by Amelia Hogan from Transplants: From The Old To The New

56:55 "Standing on the Shore (feat. Moira Smiley)" by Solas from All These Years

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