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Feb 2, 2017

February starts with more great Celtic music from The Sorries, The Gothard Sister, Dublin Harpers, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Colleen Raney and Colm Maccarthaigh, Rathkeltair, Tortoise and Hair, Hank Cramer, Poor Man's Fortune, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Killdares, The Elders, Ockham's Razor, Trip McCool. Help Kilted Kings top the charts on iTunes. Buy the album today. 

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:10 "Tae the Beggin' I Will Go" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

3:09 "It Was Beautiful" by The Gothard Sister from Mountain Rose

7:03 "Kindness of Strangers" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

10:54 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

15:27 "Si Bheag Si Mhor/Why Should I?" by Abby Green from Why Should I?


19:56 "Western Highway" by Colleen Raney and Colm Maccárthaigh from Cuan

23:27 "Granny Panny" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

29:19 "Traveling Song" by Tortoise and Hair from A Front Row Seat

32:16 "Who's on the Way, Boys?" by Hank Cramer from Loosely Celtic

34:19 "May Morning Dew/Monaghan Jig" by Poor Man's Fortune from Blow Hard


39:40 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

43:20 "Sometimes the Night Is Wrong" by The Killdares from Steal the Sky

46:42 "Torchy Doyle" by The Elders from Story Road

50:33 "Moorlough Shore" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

56:29 "Ireland, Oh Ireland" by Trip McCool from The Traveler

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