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Apr 20, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day with Irish and Celtic music from Hearthfire Duo, Kennedy's Kitchen, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Old Blind Dogs, Smithfield Fair, Julia Lane, The Borrowed Angels, Mazz O'Flaherty, Harpnotic, Bow Triplets, Slan, String Theory, Barrowburn, Pipedance, Arthur Hinds, Sea Star, Sliotar. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:05 "An Irish Barn Dance" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

4:01 "The Swallow's Tail Reel/The Sailor's Bonnet/Over The Moor To Maggie" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

8:21 "The Way Your Earth Moves" by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen

11:52 "Newe" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

18:37 "Fire in the Glen" by Smithfield Fair from 20 For 20

21:48 "Adoro te Devote/For the Beauty of the Earth" by Julia Lane from Going Home


27:24 "I Will Stand On This Land" by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

29:09 "The Meadow" by Harpnotic from Harpnotic

33:00 "One Spot on Earth" by Bow Triplets from One Spot on Earth

35:42 "The Green Fields of Amerikay/ The Wild Hills of Wannie" by Slan from Footprints


43:14 "Crested Hens" by String Theory from String Theory

46:21 "Shinin' Clear" by Barrowburn from Mist Covered Mountains

49:15 "The Fairy Reel/The Piper of Horseback" by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

52:30 "I Go to the Church of Trees" by Arthur Hinds from Tome of Mystery

54:18 "Hawthorn Tree" by Sea Star from North Winds

1:02:44 "All Around Lough Gill" by Sliotar from Fine Friends

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