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Jul 7, 2016

Celtic music is in our hearts and in our feet in this week's show with indie Celtic music from Scottish Octopus, Olta, The Selkie Girls, Jameson's Revenge, Ramsay & Black, The Fire Inside, Canned Haggis, Beth Patterson, Marc Gunn, Celtic Cross, Steel City Rovers, Redhill Rats, The Bloody Irish Boys, Celtica Pipes Rock!

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Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons

Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to



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This Week in Celtic Music

0:33 "Hornpipes" by Scottish Octopus from Live in Union Square

5:23 "Wind That Shakes the Barley / The Ships Are Sailing / The Star of Munster" by Olta from Step It Out

9:20 "Molly Ban" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

14:30 "Chirish/F.U.D./Cricket Hill/The Eagle Has Landed" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

20:55 "Eileen Aroon" by Ramsay & Black from Singer's Request


25:16 "Line 'em up, Mr. Murphy" by The Fire Inside from Spark

30:37 "Jig Set: Drops of Brandy, Cutting Bracken, Paddy's Leather Breeches" by Canned Haggis from Rough Draft

36:27 "Curve" by Beth Patterson from Forward

39:10 "A Pirate's Confession" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons


43:52 "Land's in My Blood" by Celtic Cross from Saoirse's Heart

46:18 "Summer Dance at Montmagny" by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

49:55 "Crazy George" by Redhill Rats from Cape Wolf

53:36 "Drunk Tonight" by The Bloody Irish Boys from Drunk Rock

57:59 "Atholl Highlanders" by Celtica Pipes Rock! from Rising

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