The weather is getting nicer. I'm feeling in the mood to chill with some Celtic music by the campfire. Here's some awesome indie Celtic music from Slipjig, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Tania Opland, Pitch the Peat, Ken O'Malley, Rambling Sailors, Darragh McGann, Atlantic Wave, Vintage Wildflowers, Tim Malloys, Celtic Cross, Ockham's Razor, Castlebay. Kick back with a beer and enjoy!
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This Week in Celtic Music
0:30 “Hardiman The Fiddler / The Whinney Hills Of Lietrim / Barney Brallaghan” by Slipjig from So Far…
9:25 “Chi Mi Na Morbheanna” by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie
13:30 “Ormond Sound/Liberty Joe's/Broken Pledge” by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home
17:19 “Homes of Donegal” by Ken O'Malley from OMaille
24:08 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS
25:20 “Leave Her Johnny” by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust
28:53 “Sally Gardens” by Darragh McGann from A New Beginning
32:46 “The New Land” by Atlantic Wave from The Angel's Share
37:06 “Sweet Bride” by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness
41:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK
44:18 “The Song of the Dawn” by Tim Malloys from Wake
50:11 “Jameson Johnny” by Celtic Cross from Saoirse's Heart
53:34 “Are You Alright, Liz” by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter
59:23 “The Minstrel Boy” by Castlebay from Tapestry IV
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