Let's go traveling now that St Patrick's Day is over with some Irish and Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Patrick Penta, Jim Cope, Battlefield Band, Katherine Nagy, Avery LeVine, Byrne and Kelly, Garry O Meara, Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty, PaddyGrass, Get Up Jack, COAST, The Prodigals, House of Hamill. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:03 "7 Fig For A Kiss/Olive For a Kiss" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

3:10 "Farewell to Music/Abercairney House/Andrew & His Cutie Gun" by Patrick Penta from When I Was a Young Man

8:56 "Ruffled Drawers/When First Unto This Country" by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

13:08 "Return to Kashmagiro/The Cuddy With the Wooden Leg" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

16:19 "Traveler's Song" by Katherine Nagy from Gypsy Lady


23:26 "Patsy Hanley's/The Boys of Ballisodare/The Crosses of Annagh" by Avery LeVine from Lonesome City

26:26 "Belfast" by Byrne and Kelly from Echoes

31:01 "Stealth" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

35:06 "Pointe Aux Pins" by Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic


39:59 "The Minstrel Boy" by PaddyGrass from PaddyGrass

43:22 "Las Vegas" by Get Up Jack from The Road Home

46:52 "Big Blue Sky" by COAST from Coast

52:05 "Mountain Dew" by The Prodigals from Brothers

55:54 "Nightmare" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

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