#242: King of the Fairies

Last week, we featured the best Celtic music of 2015. This week, we're gonna catch up with the newest Celtic music that has come into my inbox. You'll hear great indie Celtic music from Avourneen, Black Market Haggis, Aul' Grey Whistle, Bonnie Rideout, Pandora Celtica , Dublin Harpers, Beltaine, SaltyPaws, Smithfield Fair, Good Foot, Steel City Rovers, LQR, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, Haggis Rampant, Burning Bridget Cleary.

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This Week in Celtic Music

“King of the Fairies” by Avourneen
from Beloved

“Babes in the Woods Set” by Black Market Haggis
from “upcoming”

“Boil the Frog” from Aul' Grey Whistle

“Tibby Fouller O' the Glen / The Lonach Highland Fling / Miss Shepherd / Dr. Gordon Stables' Reel” by Bonnie Rideout
from Scottish Fire

“South Australia” by Pandora Celtica
from Absinthe With Strangers

“O'Leary's Slide” by Dublin Harpers
from Shenanigans

“Johnny Jump Up/Road to Lisdoonvarna” by Beltaine
from Jump at Samhain's Fire

“Fiddler's Green” by SaltyPaws
from Live Bait

“March of Time” by Smithfield Fair
from Winds of Time

“Home with the Girls in the Morning” by Good Foot
from Good Foot

“Guinness For Two” by Steel City Rovers
from Grand Misadventures

“Gravy Train” by LQR
from 10 Pinter

“Never Wed an Old Man” by Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts
from Urstan

“Cork Hill” by Haggis Rampant
from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

“Madam I'm a Darling” by Burning Bridget Cleary
from These Are the Days

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