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Jan 14, 2016

This week on the podcast, we have Irish Celtic music from Caladh, Blackwater, Amelia Hogan, Earl's Chair, An Taisdeal, Laurent Leemans, Beltaine, Dublin 4, Ellis Island, Doug Folkins, Shishonnah,  Lenahan, Alizabr and Ann Sannat with Faun, Burning Bridget Cleary.

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This Week in Celtic Music

"Farewell to Eireann" by Caladh
from Live in Kyteler’s Inn

"Good Morning, Are You Ready Yet?" by Blackwater
from Live at 10

"The Praties They Grow Small" by Amelia Hogan
from Transplants: From The Old To The New

"Martin Wynne's Set" by Earl's Chair
from Earl's Chair

"Siun Ni Dhuibhir" by An Taisdeal
from Home Recordings

Celtic Music News

"Fine Flowers in the Valley" by Laurent Leemans
from Fine Flowers in the Valley

"Dooney's Rant" by Beltaine
from Jump at Samhain's Fire

"McAlpine's Fusilers" by Dublin 4
from There ‘Ya Are

"Rare Old Mountain Dew" by Ellis Island
from The Whole Shebang

Celtic Music Feedback

"Shores of Moray" by Doug Folkins
from Ceilidh

"Dance with the River" by Shishonnah
from Elysian Dreams

"Nothin' by Lenahan
from Brand New Bag and Secret World of Celtic Rock

"Andro" by Alizabr and Ann sannat with Faun
from Lullabies & Legends from Broceliande

"Chloe's Passion" by Burning Bridget Cleary
from These Are the Days

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