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Jun 3, 2021

A blast of wind blows the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast into your ears. Subscribe and listen to get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

Brad Reid, John Mcgaha, The Fretless, Duncan McLauchlan, Kevin Michael Offord, Elizabeth Sutherland, Matthew Young, Bay Allen, Willowgreen, Andreas Transø, Robin Huw Bowen, Tallymoore, Philleann, Sora, Gaelic Storm, Marc Gunn

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0:03 - Brad Reid "Glasgow Gate" from New Scotland

3:31 - WELCOME

4:06 - John Mcgaha "The Blast of Wind / Kid on the Mountain" from Origins

7:59 - The Fretless "Alaska feat. Taylor Ashton, Maggie's Set, Bird's Nest" from Open House (to be released in full Oct 2021)

11:39 - Duncan McLauchlan "The Corbies convention + McJiggery pokery" from A different flag

16:01 - Kevin Michael Offord "The Street" from The Street

18:47 - FEEDBACK

22:02 - Elizabeth Sutherland "The Holly King" from Forest Dreams

24:26 - Matthew Young "The Holy Ground" from Here's to Dear Old Erin

27:02 - Bay Allen "Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife" from Celtic Whispers

30:17 - Willowgreen "Crocker's Cove Reel" from Willowgreen

33:12 - Andreas Transø "The Irish Goodbye" from The Earth and Everything in It

36:49 - Robin Huw Bowen "Dychweliad Y Milwr (Strydoedd Wootton Bassett/Ffarwel i Helmand/Arwyl Lashkar Gar {Genod Pen Llyn}" from Iaith Enaid

43:20 - THANKS

45:29 - Tallymoore "Billy O'shea" from One Foot Across the Ocean

49:53 - Philleann "The Whydah Gally Pirate Orchestra" from The Wandering Stream

53:45 - Sora "Selkie" from Ghostlines

56:41 - Gaelic Storm "Lanigan's Ball" from One For The Road, St Patrick's Day Mixtape

59:18 - CLOSING

1:00:55 - Marc Gunn "Johnny Jump Up" from Virtual Public House

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