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Sep 28, 2017

Get ready to dance and sing with rockin' Celtic music from Jiggy, Ciana, Jim Sharkey, Forkroot, Marc Gunn, The Ugly Mugs, Eilis Crean, The Wee Heavies, Mike Katz, Roads to Home, Coast, Kilmaine Saints, Sharon Shannon, Tim Edey. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

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0:27 "Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

4:27 "Clare's Reel-Leaving Cape Byron-Lost in the Loop" by Ciana from Rubicon

10:10 "Walking Her Home" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain

13:24 "Lone Pine / Big Tex" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

17:40 "O'er the Way" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP


21:46 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

24:46 "The Jug of Punch - Sean Reid's Reel - Tommy Cronin's Reel" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

30:05 "Rowdy Soul" by The Wee Heavies from Times Long Gone

32:51 "The Best Englishman / Chase the Train / Mr. MacKinnon of Corry (Fear Choire Chatachain) / Le tire-bouchon (The Cork Screw)" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays

37:12 "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon


42:49 "Let It Rain" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

46:42 "Wild Kolleen" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

50:26 "The Machine" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

55:16 "Hector the Hero" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

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