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Jan 27, 2022

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Conor Caldwell, The Jig Is Up!, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ellen Gibling, Des Wade, Slainte, Spirited Lads, Celtic Wood and Wires, Pauline Scanlon, The Fire, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, Barleyjuice, Tuatha de Danann, The Pikeys, Doolin', Brad Tuck

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0:06 - Conor Caldwell “Bunting MS 6 No.14” from To Belfast…

3:31 - WELCOME

4:34 - The Jig Is Up! “Lonesome Road to Dingle  -  Star Above the Garter  -  Newmarket Polka” from First Steps

8:10 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh “Slan le Maigh” from daybreak: fainne an lae

11:40 - Ellen Gibling “Hop Jigs: Cucanandy/ Coleman's/ The Boys of Ballisodare” from The Bend in the Light

16:17 - Des Wade “The Sign of the Claddagh” from The Book of My Days

19:52 - FEEDBACK

22:05 - Slainte “Lark in the Morning  -  The Atholl Highlanders” from Cup of Tea

26:13 - Spirited Lads “Joe Batts Arm Longliners” from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

30:28 - Celtic Wood and Wires “High Road to Linton” from Close the Back Door

32:30 - Pauline Scanlon “The Lover's Ghost” from Gossamer

36:28 - The Fire “The Duchess of Hamilton” from Marigold

40:38 - Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill “Emily Bay” from Race for the Sun

45:33 - THANKS

47:10 - Barleyjuice “Crackin' Jenny's Teacup” from The Old Speakeasy

49:20 - Tuatha de Danann “The Dream One Dreamt” from In Nomine Éireann

53:42 - The Pikeys “The Briar and the Sword” from The Sons of War & Whisky

57:45 - Doolin' “Famine” from Doolin'

1:00:39 - CLOSING

1:03:10 - Brad Tuck “It's Alright” from The Rocky Isle

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