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Jul 26, 2018

Let's open up the valley to Celtic music from Anthea Lawrence, Bonnie Rideout, The Rowan Tree, The Flying Toads, The Ennis Sisters, Gaelic Fury Band, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Tartanic, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Madman's Window, The Grenaways, Clover's Revenge, Sliotar, Stout Pounders, W Ed Harris.

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0:03 "The Wiser Maid" by Anthea Lawrence from Slainte Single

4:02 "Bert Gonnella's Jig/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy/Ron Gone" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

7:31 "Tresor" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

11:15 "The Templeglantine" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

14:40 "Go Rosie Go" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time


20:10 "Little Beggarman" by Gaelic Fury Band from Swimming Upstream

22:22 "Last Ballad" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

27:12 "Trimming the Bush" by Tartanic from Unstoppable

30:20 "The Sheffield Apprentice" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Red House


38:20 "Blarney Roses" by Madman's Window from Avast!

40:37 "Cornish Girl" by The Grenaways from Skath Vyghan

43:36 "Banish Misfortune" by Clover's Revenge from Gotta Get O'Raggednized

46:09 "Pain" by Sliotar from Voyage

50:28 "Out Devil Out" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

"The Well Below the Valley" by W Ed Harris from The Well Below the Valley Project

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