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Nov 10, 2016

If you love acoustic Celtic music, you will find no better place to find great Celtic music than at Renaissance Festivals. Yes, I know the Celts had nothing to do with the "Renaissance", but Celtic music is one of the most-popular musical styles found at Ren faires. It's one of the last places where you can find true folk music without electric instruments or drum kits. Today, you'll hear a lot of great Celtic songs and a few tunes from Sarah Marie Mullen, The Poxy Boggards, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Andrew McKee, The Ravens, 3 Pints Gone, Grey Aengus, Shillelagh!, Celtic Squall, Alabannach, The New Minstrel Revue, Cantiga, Minstrosity, Bounding Main, Lost Boys, Three Quarter Ale.

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* Special thanks to Renaissance Festival Podcast who helped me pick songs for this show

* You can see me perform with my group Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival every weekend in November and the first two weekends of December 2016. for details.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:34 "King of the Fairies" by Sarah Marie Mullen from The Wild Woods

4:04 "Happy Jack's Undrinkable Ale" by The Poxy Boggards from Chorus for a Queen

6:46 "Marionette Jig/Spinner's Reel" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

10:05 "The Boatman (Fear An Bhata)" by Abby Green from Fig For a Kiss

15:37 "The Path" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

20:06 "Two Magicians" by The Ravens from Rise With the Moon


25:03 "The Diamond" by 3 Pints Gone from Health to the Company

28:22 "Boatie Medley" by Grey Aengus from Gaelic Soup

32:33 "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

36:50 "Green Grow the Rushes O" by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall

39:50 "Tweedle Dee" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums


46:23 "Blackleg Miner" by The New Minstrel Revue from Far And Away

48:40 "Burley Mariners" by Cantiga from Once Upon A Time

51:24 "Do You Love An Apple" by Minstrosity from Why Am I Not Surprised?

55;12 "To Ireland" by Bounding Main from Going Overboard

58:12 "Rogues In A Nation" by The Lost Boys from Collected Quarto

1:02:07 "The Parting Glass" by Three Quarter Ale from Intertwined

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