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Mar 22, 2018

Enjoy new Celtic music sent to me over St Patrick's Day from Na Rosai, IONA, Moonrakers, Jimi McRae, The Spirited Lads, David Pedrick, Lunasa, Liz Schettner, Dun Aengus, Christine and the Kilts, Ballymun Bootboys, The Kilt Lifters, Barleyjuice, Brad Tuck.

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0:03 "First Rain/Is Cumadhm Liom/Gavotte/The Rocky Road To Dublin" by Na Rosai from First Rain

5:13 "Time Machine Set" by IONA from Signature

10:13 "The Singer" by Moonrakers from Tides

13:24 "Ana's Homecoming" by Jimi McRae from Monster Mix

17:54 "Culchi Lad" by The Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells


22:06 "The Maid That Sold Her Barley" by David Pedrick from Miles from Home EP

24:26 "The Tinker's Frolics" by Lunasa from Cas

31:36 "Inside the Dew" by Liz Schettner from Beginnings

35:12 "Coleman Cross" by Dun Aengus from Down By the Glenside


41:02 "Wi a 100 Pipers" by Christine and the Kilts from Scattered

44:17 "Dear Departing One" by Ballymun Bootboys

48:01 "Friends Old and New" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

52:05 "Catholic Guilt" by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

56:59 "Rise Up" by Brad Tuck from On These Waters

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