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Mar 24, 2016

What do you when St. Patrick's Day is over and the green begins to disappear? Keep the music going with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast of course. We're still here each and every Thursday with the best indie Celtic music from Burning Bridget Cleary, Flashpoint, John Byrne Band, Jonathan Milton, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, The Persephone Pickers, Karan Casey, Mithril Duo, West of Eden, Cliudan, The Mighty Regis, LQR, Tuatha Dea, The Whiskeydicks, The Tea Merchants.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:34 "Scones of Boxty" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are The Days

6:12 "Kerfeunteun Jig/Tatter Jack Walsh/Old Favorite" by Flashpoint from Jammed

10:51 "Betsy Ross Bridge" by John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

14:52 "@Jackie_Dot" by Jonathan Milton from Just One More...

18:14 "Sleepy Maggie" by Alizbar & Ann' Sannat from Welcome to the Morning


23:26 "Settlers Shindig" by The Persephone Pickers from Sounds of the Verse

26:27 "Buile Mo Chroi" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

30:38 "Maids of Mitchelstown" by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

34:00 "On She Goes" by West of Eden from Safe Crossing

37:56 "Jonny Don't Go" by Cliudan from Anymore


44:02 "Murphy's Broken Heart" by The Mighty Regis from County Sligo

47:55 "Misery Loves Company" by LQR from 10 Pinter

50:13 "Hum and Shiver" by Tuatha Dea from Tufa Tales: Appalachian Fae

54:30 "The Only Traitor" by The Whiskeydicks from Time Distortion

59:26 "Alice's Reel" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump Or Two?

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