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Broadcast 21-8-2016
Host/Engineer: Ira

Listen to archived show on Mixcloud HERE

The Chieftains w/ Sinead O’Connor – Foggy Dew
Angels of Venice – A Chantar Mer
Aine Minogue & Alisdair Halliday – Rosemary Faire
The Kells – King of the Fairies
Ashley Davis – Nollaigh Moon
Lisa Lynne – Fields of Gold
The Coors – Little Wing
Sarah McLachlan – What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
Runrig – Abhain An T-Sluaigh
Loreena McKennitt – The Mystic’s Dream
The Chieftains & The Coors – I Know My Love
The Fureys – The Green Fields of France
Fernhill – Ffarwell I Aberyswyth Ee A Bearystith
October Project – Ariel
Nightwish – Turn Loose the Mermaids
Johnny Logan & Friends – The Wild Rover
The Tannahill Weavers – Fair Gallowa
Skara Brae – An Cailinrua
Christy Moore – Farmer Michael Hayes
Maggie Reilly – Cam Ye O’er Frae France
Brian Kennedy - Carrickfergus
Vangellis – Conquest of Paradise
Steeleye Span – Gaudete
Capercaillie – Abu Chiubhl
Susan Boyle – Auld Lang Syne
Jeff Beck - Declan


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