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Dec 17, 2015

Our Celtic Christmas Music Special returns to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in 2015 with more awesome Celtic Christmas music from Mark O'Connor, Kailyarders, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Golden Bough, Marc Gunn with An Taisdeal, The Rogues, The Irish Rovers, Bat Kinane, Cherish the Ladies, Katie McMahon, Heather Dale, Banna, Four Celtic Voices, Small Town Sheiks, Jennifer Licko, Highland Reign, John Munelly, Ken O'Malley, Rose and Thistle Band. 

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:48 - "What Child Is This" by Mark O'Connor from Appalachian Christmas

4:43 - "Celtic Christmas" by Kailyarders from Single

7:38 - "Deck the Halls" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from A Sound of Christmas Past

10:15 - "Christmas Bells (Espinoza)" by Golden Bough from Christmas in a Celtic Land

14:14 - "Nollaig Shona Daoibh (feat. An Taisdeal)" by Marc Gunn from Single

17:03 - "Jingle Bells/Good King Wenceslas" by The Rogues from Hellbound Sleigh

20:20 - "Angels on High" by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time of Year

23:58 - "Turn on the Lights" by Bat Kinane from Single

26:57 - "O Christmas Tree/Road Dust Slip Jigs" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

31:56 - "The Little Road to Bethlehem" by Katie McMahon from Celtic Christmas

35:22 - "Huron Carol" by Heather Dale from This Endris Night

38:46 - "Bears of Winter" by Banna from Cheers!

41:00 - "Blessing of the Three" by Four Celtic Voices from Four Celtic Seasons

43:14 - "A Savior's Come (Merry Christmas)" by Small Town Sheiks from Single

46:52 - "Nollaig na mBan" by Jennifer Licko from A Thousand Curses on Love

50:15 - "A Celtic Christmas" by Highland Reign from A Celtic Christmas

54:42 - "Happy Christmas" by John Munelly from Together for Christmas

57:35 - "Don Oiche UD I Mbeithil" by Ken O'Malley from Songs By a Winter's Hearth

1:01:38 - "O Come O Come Emmanuel" by Rose and Thistle Band from Celtic Christmas

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes or email me