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Jul 21, 2016

Wandering the Celtic countryside looking for great indie Celtic music I found David Hyams, Lochlainn, Celtic Squall, The Nettles, The Kish Celtic Band, Shillelagh!, Beth Patterson & Patrick O'Flaherty, Darren Raleigh, Marc Gunn, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Tossers, Connemara Stone Company, Cleghorn, The Ceili Family. Listen and Share!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "The Stolen Kiss" by David Hyams from Knowing the Place

5:16 "Make the Fence" by Lochlainn from Cailleach's Plaid

10:00 "Samuel Hall" by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall

13:22 "Sandy River Belle/The 28th of January" by The Nettles from Flow

17:54 "Eastern Morn" by The Kish Celtic Band from The Kish Celtic Band


20:48 "The Song of Wandering Aengus" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

23:41 "Tolka Polka Set" by SLIP from Demo

27:42 "Bean Phaidin" by Beth Patterson & Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

28:58 "The Song of the Water Kelpie" by Darren Raleigh from Silverwheel

32:27 "Come and Be a Pirate" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons


36:32 "The Burning of Cork" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

40:54 "Leopardstown Races" by The Tossers from Agony

46:34 "Balivanich" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

53:05 "Castle Kelly" by Cleghorn from Cleghorn

58:44 "Alive" by The Ceili Family from Ministry of Silly Folk

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