#245: Wind & Whiskey to Shake the Barley

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Nine-8ths Irish - West of Ireland

This Week in Celtic Music

0:40 “Farewell to Whalley Range” by Nine-8ths Irish from West of Ireland

4:35 “Dark Forest” by Harpnotic from Harpnotic

7:48 “Roll Back Columbia” by David Nigel Lloyd from Rivers, Kings and Curses

10:46 “George Brabazon/The Boys of Ballysodare/Reeping the Rye” by Aisling from Pilgrim's Road

15:40 “Out of the Blue (… We'll Always Have Brugge)” by New Shilling from New Shilling


20:43 “The Black Well” by Kailyarders from The Black Well

23:56 “Kilmovee Jig/The Sleeping Fat Cat/Eddie Kelly's” by Adamh from Adamh

28:51 “Whiskey for My Mates” by Emerald Dawn

31:57 “Ai List Lo Lop” by Perkelt from Dowry of a Troll Woman

35:47 “Sweet Anne's Road” by Jim Sharkey from Sweet Anne's Road


45:36 “Meetings of the Waters” by The Elders from Story Road

50:06 “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” by Don Gabbert from Alone on the Porch

54:08 “Songs For Sinners” by Barleyjuice from Bonny Prince Barley

59:55 “Ain't It Bloody Well Grand to be Irish (and Living in the USA)” by O'Hanleigh from Of Irish Crossings Told

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Jennine Thompson at Monterey Aquarium

Jennine Thompson at Monterey Aquarium

Lisa Dawsone doing Tablet Weaving

Lisa Dawsone doing Tablet Weaving


#245: Wind & Whiskey to Shake the Barley — 2 Comments

  1. grew up on Harry Lauder and played “the base ‘Door’ ” of my bedroom with my socks ( the head of the drum sticks where one of the socks rolled up in the toe of the other.. two pains of socks = a pair of drum sticks 🙂 ) as my brother played the pipes….. years have passed, my brother no longer plays the pipes…Your show is a gift, It feeds my Celtic Soul and I Draw and paint as I listen. Again, Thank you!!

  2. Awesome show! I have listened to it at least a half dozen times already … and have written down almost every artist as potentials to purchase! Just gotta winnow it down for now unfortunately … this is the music I listen to for my gym workouts … thanks! Hope to soon be a Patron of Podcast.