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Apr 8, 2021

We’re celebrating an amazing musical Spring with Celtic women.

Eira, Liesel Wilson, Amelia Hogan, The Gothard Sisters, Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne, Caroline Bennett, Lisa Schettner, The Darkeyed Musician, Flook, Sue Spencer, SeaStar, Cathy Jordan and Seamie O'Dowd, Aerialists, Ava, Karen Matheson

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0:03 - Eira "Rose in the Gap / The Roscommon Reel" from Eira
Liesel Wilson: Vocals, Fiddle, Erhu, Octave Fiddle
Sue Spencer: Guitar, Vocals
Mary MacGillivray: Fiddle, Vocals

3:25 - WELCOME

4:47 - Liesel Wilson "Welsh Beast Set: Pur O Fesur / The Gilded Room / Hen Ferchetan / Nyth Y Gwcw / Nyth Y Gog" from The Path

10:47 - Amelia Hogan "What Will We Do When When We Have No Money" from Dispossessed

13:44 - The Gothard Sisters “Celebration Reel” from Story Girl

17:00 - Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne "The Road to La Coruna" from Kind Providence

21:36 - FEEDBACK

24:28 - Caroline Bennett "Co Cheangailte" from Brìgh
Co Cheangailte pronunciation: Cu - kyang-ilt-a
Brìgh pronunciation = Bree

29:24 - Lisa Schettner "Strawberry Garden (St Valentine's Song)" from Single

33:08 - The Darkeyed Musician "Scarborough Fair" from Scarborough Fair

37:02 - Flook "Sharig / The Pipers of Roguery / The Huntsman" from Ancora
Sarah Allen – flutes and accordion

41:36 - Sue Spencer "North Shore of Duluth" from North Shore

44:04 - THANKS

45:25 - SeaStar "The Great Silkie" from Never Go Back

50:06 - Cathy Jordan and Seamie O'Dowd "I am of Ireland" from Single

53:06 - Aerialists "Jigs" from Dear Sienna

57:28 - Ava "Wildflower" from Wildflower

1:00:37 - CLOSING

1:02:24 - Karen Matheson “Lassie with the Lint White Hair” from Still Time

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