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Aug 8, 2019

We’re going on a long drive with Celtic music blaring.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Claire Roche, Molly's Revenge, Moch Pryderi, Brian Conway, The Rogues, The Wee Heavies, Whalebone, Seamus Kennedy, The Rowan Tree, Brothers 3, The Killdares, Jiggy, Amelia Hogan

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0:04 "Ríleanna / Reels: Ormond Sound, The Torn Jacket" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

3:27 "The Marquis of Huntly / The Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn / John Cheap the Chapman / Peerie Weerie / West Mabou Reel" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

8:39 "The Pond of Chesterfield" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

12:42 "The Long Drive" by Molly's Revenge with Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

17:26 "Dau Rosyn Coch" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch


25:06 "The Lowlands Low" by Brian Conway from Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea

29:13 "Steam Train" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

32:57 "Birnie Bouzle" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

34:36 "Wenlock Hare" by Whalebone from Three Fires

38:09 "Emigrant Eyes" by Seamus Kennedy from Let the  Music Take You Home


44:52 "Tresor" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

48:36 "Buttermilk Mary" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before

53:22 "Fragile" by The Killdares from Any Given Element

57:09 "Head Rush" by Jiggy from Translate

1:03:27 "The Praties They Grow Small” by Amelia Hogan from Transplants: From the Old to the New

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