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May 21, 2015

Today's show celebrates those people died while serving in the armed forces. Thank you for your service! Hear Memorial Day Celtic music from Alabannach, Seamus Kennedy, Rising Gael, Jim McKenna, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, 3 Pints Gone, Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo, The Celtic Rebels Band, Susan Kidney/Donna Germano, Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn, The Kreellers, The Rogues, Enter the Haggis, Musical Blades. Visit the shownotes at

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This Week in Celtic Music

"Hail to the Heroes" by Alabannach
from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

"The Soldier's Joy" by Seamus Kennedy
from A Smile and a Tear

"Mary and the Soldier" by Rising Gael
from IV

"Lament for Bridget O'Donnel: A Victim of Famine" by Jim McKenna
from Jim McKenna Uilleann Pipes

"Trooper" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
from Scatter Pipes

"Soldier's Child" by 3 Pints Gone
from The Beaches of St. Valery

"Cullen Bay/Scottish Soldier" by Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo
from Scottish Pipes and African Drums

"Irish Soldier Laddie" by The Celtic Rebels Band
from Thirty-Two United

"Hector the Hero" by Susan Kidney/Donna Germano
from Highland Fling

"Freedom Costs" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn
from Firefly Drinking Songs

"Just a Hero" by The Kreellers
from Sixth and Porter

"The Warrior's Salute by The Rogues
from RogueTrip

"Twirling Towards Freedom" by Enter the Haggis
from Casualties of Retail

"Until We Meet Again" by Musical Blades
from Up the Ante

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