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Mar 30, 2017

We Celts are quite fortunate, despite the challenges we've faced through the centuries, and especially when it comes to great Irish and Celtic music from Culann's Hounds, Poitin,Season's Melody, The Irish Experience, Sligo Rags, Cormorant's Fancy, Ken O'Malley, Merry Wives of Windsor, Flook, 3 Pints Gone, West of Mabou, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Beatnik Turtles, Blaggards, Celtica Pipes Rock. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:03 "The Carlow Set: Monaghan Twig/O'neill's March/Follow Me Up to Carlow/Brian" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

6:41 "Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's" by Poitin from Wish

10:54 "Fortunate" by Season's Melody aka Melanie Gruben from The Crossroads Faire

13:40 "Going Back to Israel" by The Irish Experience from The Irish Experience

17:17 "Roll Me Down the Mountain/The Switchback" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain


25:32 "The Mummer's Jig / Munster Buttermilk" by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

29:14 "My Match Was Made" by Ken O'Malley from OMaille

32:56 "My Johnny Was a Shoemaker" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

34:45 "Beehive: The Beehive/Poon Hill/Vladimir's Steamboat" by Flook from Rubai

39:43 "Bonnie Portmore" by 3 Pints Gone from It's About Bloody Time


45:56 "Rannie MacLellan" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

50:34 "Joe Coburn" by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

54:33 "What Would You Do (If You Married a Soldier)?" by Beatnik Turtle from Sham Rock

56:02 "Bog Songs" by Blaggards from Standards

1:01:32 "Beyond Avalon" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Legends and Visions

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