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August 31, 2023 120 mins

Two hours of contemporary Celtic music to celebrate The re - release of The Secret World of Celtic Rock on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #625.

Screaming Orphans, Derina Harvey Band, Wakefire, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Bordercollies, The Elders, The Secret Commonwealth, Stout Pounders, The McKrells, Hearthfire, Scythian, The Town Pants, the commoners, Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia, Kilrush, Ewen McIntosh, Fast & Vengefully, Shades of Green, Paddyman, Jamison Celtic Rock, Kellys Wayke, Thom Dunn, Chance the Arm, Voice of Lir, The Dreadnoughts, Hugh Morrison, The Langer's Ball, Reilly, Syr


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00:08 - Screaming Orphans "The Blacksmith" from Paper Daisies

03:51 - WELCOME

05:34 - Derina Harvey Band "Up All Night" from Waves of Home

09:55 - Wakefire "Storm Warning" from Meaning of Life

12:51 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "On the Banks (Of the Rideau River)" from Last Call

17:18 - The Bordercollies "Danika Smile" from Sticks and Stones

21:12 - The Elders "This is Your Ride" from Well Alright Then

25:00 - The Secret Commonwealth "Field of Bannockburn" from Last Call

29:55 - Stout Pounders “Throw It All Away” from Pour Decisions

32:43 - The McKrells "On That Northbound Train" from Still Pickin' 2022

37:26 - Hearthfire "Coming Home" from After the Fall

41:09 - BREAK

42:35 - Scythian "Last Days of Summer" from Jump at the Sun

45:04 - The Town Pants "Broken" from Something to Say

48:40 - the commoners "Think of Me" from What's Your Whiskey For

52:09 - Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia "Loch Lomond" from North of the Wall

56:39 - Kilrush "Josephin's / Teatotalers / Father Kelly's" from Kilrush

63:03 - Ewen McIntosh "The Highland Muster Roll" from Ma's Math Mo Chuimhn

1:07:38 - Fast & Vengefully "End of the Republic" from Rozzie Me Bow

1:11:18 - Shades of Green "Song To Shatter Stone" from Conversations We Never Had

1:14:56 - Paddyman "Express Yourself" from One for the Road

1:17:34 - BREAK

1:18:33 - Jamison Celtic Rock "Whole of the Moon" from Hafaguone

1:22:40 - Kellys Wayke "Those Were the Days" from Kellys Wayke

1:27:15 - Thom Dunn "The Rare Aul' Mountain Dew In The Hills of Connemara" from Forfocséic, Vol. 2: Whiskey & Work

1:30:33 - Chance the Arm "Sleepy Maggie" from The Green Groves of Erin

1:36:11 - Voice of Lir "Marrie's Wedding" from Aislingeach

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