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Nov 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for your continued support of Celtic music and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. This week, you'll be thankful for Celtic music from Jed Marum, The Gas Men, Jesse Ferguson, Mitchell and Vincent, Hugh Morrison, Hearthfire Duo, Mary Jane Lamond, New York Brogue, Pitch the Peat, The Saucy Rovers, Belfast Andi, The Beer Mats, Banna, The Muckers, New Shilling.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 "Carrickfurgus" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

5:21 "Liverpool/Plains of Boyle/Jolly Beggarman" by The Gas Men from Clement Street

9:22 "Arthur McBride" by Jesse Ferguson from The Butcher Boy

15:17 "Paddy Went to London/The Cliffs of Moher" by Mitchell and Vincent from Circling the Square

18:22 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

22:17 "A Minor Tradition" by Hearthfire Duo from Rising Tides


25:58 "Mairi Bhan Dhail As Eas" by Mary Jane Lamond from Storas

31:29 "The Banks of the Roses" by New York Brogue from Live from the Poor Mouth

34:08 "An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

38:40 "Old Ripppin' Wind" by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness


45:08 "St. Patrick Was A Gentleman" by Belfast Andi from All That Glitters

47:14 "The Cheeky Goat" by The Beer Mats from Easter Lily

49:38 "Ciaran O'Connell" by Banna from Cheers!

52:20 "Eddie Connors" by The Muckers from The Muckers

56:38 "Mary Ellen Carter/Coal Miner's Reel/Christmas Eve" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

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