President Obama declared March to be Irish American Heritage Month. Of course for me, March is the month of all the Celts as we gather to celebrate the musical and culture of the Celtic nations running all the way up to St. Patrick's Day. I have a ton of great episodes planned for the next few weeks starting today with an extra-long St Patrick's Day special featuring the indie Celtic music of Friday Frolics, Wicked Tinkers, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Michael Black, Anne Roos, Michael DeAngelis, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Slipjig, Merry Wives of Windsor, Sons of Malarkey, Ginger Ackley, Aisling, Barleyjuice, Hanz Araki, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Jameson's Revenge, Sgian Dubh, Ed Miller, Fromseier Rose, Skelpin, Searson, Ren.
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This Week in Celtic Music
0:26 “Return to Gallifrey” by Friday Frolics from Factor 3
6:50 “Farewell to Nova Scotia” by Wicked Tinkers from Hammered
9:33 “Goodbye to Ocean Boulevard” by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then – Here & Now
12:57 “Billy O'Shea” by Michael Black from Michael Black
16:13 “The Fairy Child & The Fairy Queen” by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest
20:52 “Lost in Cork” by Michael DeAngelis from Son of a Dunigan
26:24 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS
26:54 “Lord Ullins Daughter” by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Gleowien
31:47 “Hardiman The Fiddler / The Whinney Hills Of Lietrim / Barney Brallaghan” by Slipjig from So Far…
35:30 “Babylon Is Fallen” by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up
37:31 “Tripping Father” by Sons of Malarkey from Presenting…
40:54 “Green the Hills” by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn
43:21 “A Walk In The Park – Drakensberg Storm – All Roads Lead To Underberg” by Aisling from The Pilgrim's Road
47:56 “St Patrick's Day” by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
50:48 “A Kiss in the Morning Early” by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain
54:35 “Broom of the Cowdenknowes” by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen
58:25 “The Golden Shower” by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up
1:01:10 “Pills of White Mercury” by Sgian Dubh from Frightening All the Dogs
1:04:51 CELTIC FEEDBACK
1:06:43 “Room for Us All in the Dance” by Ed Miller from Edinburgh Rambler
1:11:32 “Blantyre Explosion” by Fromseier Rose from Contradiction
1:14:43 “Rua/Rojo” by Skelpin from Rua Rojo
1:18:50 “Another Mile” by Searson from Live
1:23:40 “My Heart Belongs to Ireland” by Ren from Single
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