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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RMontgomery3 wrote: Marc has put together an astounding amoung of music from independent Celtic bands. Even better, he does it weekly. I have been listening to the podcast for a few years now and can't wait for the next episode each week. Marc has such passion for the music. I am so greateful that he shares it so freely with us all. Thanks Marc
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This Week in Celtic Music
“King of the Fairies” by Avourneen
“Babes in the Woods Set” by Black Market Haggis
“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
“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
“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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