The raggle taggle gypsies take over the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Hot Griselda, A Campo Traviesa, Mitchell and Vincent, Lilt, Brother Sea, Crepuscule, Seldom Sober, Claire Roche, Steve and Ruth Smith, Kellswater Bridge, Dylan Walshe, BassPipes, Captain John Stout

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00:04 - "Zabumba Sunshine - Sparta Schaffen" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

04:43 - WELCOME

05:25 - "O'Neill's March/La Bamba" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming with the Rain

10:14 - "As I Roved Out" by Mitchell and Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

14:10 - "The Jiggery Pokerwork/The Return Home" by Lilt from X

17:05 - "Triskele" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea EP


24:17 - "Hap and Rowe" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

27:18 - "Raggle Taggle Gypsy/King of the Fairies" by Seldom Sober from Six Months in Confession

31:26 - "Essence" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now


39:57 - "Dancin' Cross the Strings" by Steve and Ruth Smith from Dancin' Cross the Strings

42:22 - "April Morning" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is in the Pudding

47:08 - "At Sea" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

50:07 - "B53" by BassPipes from Single


54:54 - "Carrickfergus" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

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