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Dec 10, 2020

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Tullamore, We Banjo 3, Screaming Orphans, The Gothard Sisters, Trinity River Whalers, Jim Brannigan, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly, Count 4dB, Runa, Cady Finlayson, Mary Knickle, Syr, Kennedy's Kitchen, Heather Dale, Maidens IV, Black Rose Roisin Dubh, Gaelic Storm, Marc Gunn, Iarla O'Lionaird, Ceann, The Elders

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0:01 - "Work of the Weavers" by Tullamore from Wild and Wicked Youth

5:57 - WELCOME

7:06 - "Happiness" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

10:33 - "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

17:16 - "Midnight Sun" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

21:10 - "Mr. Valentine's Dead" by Trinity River Whalers from Party In A Box

23:40 - "The Broom o' the Cowdenknowes" by Jim Brannigan from Jim Brannigan's Favourites

28:41 - "Brandywine River Reel" by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits

31:51 - "The Fisherman's Song" by Count 4dB from Rylander: There Can Be Only One


38:51 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

43:52 - "Tuttle/Caislean an Oir" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

Pronunciation: cash-lahn an or

46:46 - "Weave the Yarn" by Mary Knickle from Weave

50:37 - "The Winter King" by Syr from The Winter King

55:17 - "Red Is the Rose" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

1:00:21 - "Four in the Heartland" by Maidens IV from Emerald Fire


1:08:48 - "Mordred's Lullaby" by Heather Dale from Avalon

1:12:36 - "Gallant Murray" by Black Rose Roisin Dubh from Black Rose White Rabbit

1:15:45 - "Raised on Black and Tans" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

1:19:10 - "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

1:23:26 - "I Courted a Sailor" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

1:27:08 - "The Goat Song" by Iarla O'Lionaird from Foxlight

1:30:40 - "Last Ones Standing" by Ceann from Rave, Rant, Lose Pants

1:34:24 - CLOSING

1:36:27 - "Men of Erin" by The Elders from American Wake

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