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Nov 20, 2012

Irish Celtic music from The Tea Merchants, Free Range String Band, The Duplets, Dave Hum, Ginger Ackley, The Rogues, Lachlan, Poitin, Baroque & Hungry, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, Angus Mohr, The Merry Peddlers, The Tomfooligans, Sisters of Murphy, Laura McGhee.

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This Week in Celtic Music

"Chariots of Steam" by The Tea Merchants
from One Lump or Two?

"P.J.Hayes/Dance of the Honeybees" by Free Range String Band
from Demo CD

"A Man’s A Man for A’ That" by The Duplets
from Leverage

"Hunter's Purse" by Dave Hum
from Celtic and Bluegrass 5 String Banjo Vol 2

"How Can I Keep From Singing" by Ginger Ackley
from In The Old Style

"Guinness Dog" by The Rogues
from Off Kilter

"Maid Who Sold Her Barley" by Lachlan
from Daughter of a Gypsy

"Carolan's Draught" by Poitin
from Poitin

"Hills of Connemara/ I'll Tell Me Ma" by Baroque & Hungry
from Baroque & Hungry

"Star of the County Down" by Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice
from Celtic Chamber Music

"Andy Renwick's Favourite Ferret" by Angus Mohr
from The Monster In the Box

"At First Glance" by The Merry Peddlers
from Celtic Shorts

"Nancy's Barnyard" by The Tomfooligans
from Five Rounds

"Katie Dear" by Sisters of Murphy
from Holy Show

"Reachin' Out" by Laura McGhee
from Green Eyes