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Aug 31, 2017

The hot days of summer are waning. It's time for some end of Summer Celtic music from Kennedy's Kitchen, Eilis Crean, Rogue Diplomats, Ciana, Rattle the Knee, Tim Edey, The Jeremiahs, Free Range String Band, Christine Weir, Kailyarders, Templars of Doom, Barleyjuice, Jim Sharkey.

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0:38 "The Hotting Fire" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Hotting Fire

5:56 "Eddie Kelly's Jig No 2 - Memories Of France" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

10:52 "Nancy Whiskey" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

14:18 "Al Letanant Schnitt O Kimiadin Ar 5ved Kompagnunez-February Reel #1-The Arms Dealer's Daughter" by Ciana from Rubicon

19:53 "The Pride of Pimlico-Morning Lark" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging


24:54 "Box n Fiddle Party!" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

28:39 "Passage West" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

33:35 "Cliffs of Moher/Jump at the Sun/ Willies Trip to Toronto" by Free Range String Band from Demo CD


39:05 "The Clan Mac Donald" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

44:14 "Stinkin Of This 'N That" by Kailyarders from The Black Well

47:48 "St Patrick Saved Ireland" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

51:31 "3 Sheets to the Wind, Pt. 1" by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

5:30 "The Bar on the Square" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain

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