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May 10, 2018

It's tough to find women in Celtic music. That's what I learned when searching my library for music performed by women for Mother's Day. But I found some great Celtic music from The Gothard Sisters, FIMM, Bonnie Rideout, Dublin Harpers, Eilis Crean, Good Foot, Dearest Home, Sarah Copus, Burning Bridget Cleary, Solasta, Fromseier Rose, Beth Patterson, Searson, Emish, Plaidgrass.

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0:04 "Against the Grain" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

5:36 "set jigs: Rose in the Heather - Banish Misfortune - Michael O'Sullivan" by FIMM from Rose in the Heather

10:15 "The Dark Wood Hornpipe/Justin's March/Thistledown/" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

15:22 "O'Leary's Slide" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

20:51 "Port an Bhrathair - The Frieze Britches" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

25:37 "Mountain Road/Hunter's Purse" by Good Foot from Good Foot


30:15 "The Boyne Water (reels)" by Dearest Home from Songs from Laurel Hill

33:41 "Dawning of the Day" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

36:58 "Pipe Set" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

39:04 "Stout's Trip" by Solasta from Solasta


44:22 "March of the Meeatoiteen Bull / John MacNeal" by Fromseier Rose from Contradiction

49:22 "Reels: A Crack In The Doorway/Hell To Pay/Dip In The Road" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

54:59 "Da Tunes" by Searson from Live

59:04 "Glasses of Beer" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

1:03:51 "Brumley Brae" by Plaidgrass from Gretchen Priest and Plaidgrass

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The Arthurian forest of Broceliande is believed to be located in the heart of Brittany. The forest is rich in Celtic legends and holds the Tomb of Merlin, the Fountain of Youth and more. You can watch a video from my Celtic Invasion of Broceliande in 2017.

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