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Apr 13, 2017

Thank happy thoughts while you enjoy Irish and Celtic music from Old Blind Dogs, Crikwater, Steel Clover, Garry O Meara, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Hearthfire Duo, Mithril Duo, Beer Belly, Tim Keeley, Claymore, Celtic Fusion Illusion, Shillaly Brothers, David Curley & Mick Broderick. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! 

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Nevertheless" by Old Blind Dogs from A Room With A View

6:41 "Drowsy Maggie/Maid Behind the Bar/Coughlin's First" by Crikwater from Crikwater

11:48 "The Silver Tassie" by Steel Clover from To Scotland with Love

17:20 "Jackie Coleman's/The Square at Crossmaglen" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

20:58 "1874" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful


25:20 "Lannigan's Ball" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

29:40 "Outlander Set: Loch Lomond / Comin' Thro' the Rye / Clean Pease Strae / The High Road to Linton (feat. Andy Kruspe)" by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

35:36 "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Beer Belly from King of Bellies


40:10 "Albert McGinnis" by Tim Keeley from New Frontiers

43:40 "Grawel Walk" by Claymore from Claymore

46:23 "Francie" by Celtic Fusion Illusion from Walk the Tweed

51:18 "Happy Thoughts" by Shillaly Brothers from Shillaly Brothers

55:38 "This Train's Not Bound for Glory" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

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