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Dec 16, 2021

Patrons make Flashback song requests today on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Runa, Screaming Orphans, Tullamore, Mary Knickle, Marc Gunn, Syr, Terry Griffith, Trinity River Whalers, Jim Brannigan, Ed Miller, Brobdingnagian Bards, Count 4dB, The Gothard Sisters, Chambless & Muse, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Kennedy's Kitchen, Iarla O'Lionaird, Heather Dale

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0:05 - Runa "Dance in the Graveyard" from Ten: The Errant Night

5:05 - WELCOME

6:38 - Screaming Orphans "Rocky Road To Dublin" from Ballads Rule OK

13:23 - Tullamore "Work Of The Weavers" from Wild And Wicked Youth

19:13 - Mary Knickle "Weave the Yarn" from Weave

23:05 - Marc Gunn "Peggy Gordon" from The Bridge

27:22 - Syr "The Winter King" from The Winter King

32:03 - FEEDBACK

35:09 - Terry Griffith "Risin' Of The Moon" from Songs From The Pub

37:44 - Trinity River Whalers "Mr. Valentine's Dead" from Party In A Box

40:16 - Jim Brannigan "The Broom o' the Cowdeknowes" from Jim Brannigan's Favourites

45:16 - Ed Miller "The Devil Made Texas/The Irish Washerwoman/The Lads o' Duns/Duns Dings A'" from The Edinburgh Rambler

49:46 - Brobdingnagian Bards "Lily The Pink" from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

53:10 - Count 4dB "The Fisherman's Song" from Rylander: There Can Be Only One

56:57 - The Gothard Sisters "Midnight Sun" from Midnight Sun

1:00:51 - THANKS

1:04:27 - Chambless & Muse "Wild Geese" from Passing Tales & Glories

1:07:50 - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer "Jiggle the Old Bones" from Sleep Deprivation

1:12:34 - Kennedy's Kitchen "Red Is The Rose" fro m The Whiskey Of Truth

1:17:40 - Iarla O'Lionaird "The Goat Song" from Foxlight

1:21:14 - Heather Dale "Huron Carol" from This Endris Night

1:24:52 - CLOSING

1:26:38 - Marc Gunn "Christmas in the Shire" from Celtic Christmas Greetings

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We have several playlists of Celtic Christmas music that you can enjoy over on Spotify. The latest ones were sponsored by Patrons of the Celtic Christmas Podcast. There’s a couple new episodes now online. You can learn more about Celtic musicians with Christmas music.

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