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Jul 20, 2017

The Celtic music of tomorrow is here today with lots of new music from Rattle the Knee, Peat in the Creel, Kellswater Bridge, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, Jesse Ferguson, Cormac Gannon, Shauna Mullin, Devils Water, Robbi McMillen, Laura McGhee, Battlelegs, Sprag Session, Preab Meadar, The Changing Room.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Stananivy-Cucanandy-Silver Slipper-Pure Drop" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

6:17 "O' Cabalo Azul" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

9:38 "Four Loom Weaver" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes

15:18 "Tam Lin/Masons Apron" by Bridgid's Cross from Live Without An Audience

18:20 "Wind on the Moor" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

23:15 "I'll Tell me Ma" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites


29:36 "Peata Beag Do Mhathar" by Cormac Gannon from Different

32:20 "Suantrai Seoithin Seotho" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

36:33 "Devilswater" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

39:34 "Piurt a'Beul" by Robbi McMillen


43:39 "Always Tomorrow" by Laura McGhee from Life Is Bigger Than a Dream

46:36 "Greenland Whale Fisheries (chiptune)" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

49:05 "Good Ship Tommy Fun" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

54:56 "The Lion and Fox (Seadnadh Mor)" by Preab Meadar from Preabmeadar

1:00:57 "A River Runs Between" by The Changing Room from A River Runs Between

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