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In honor of the St. Patrick's Day season, we've assembled over 10 hours of music by some of our favorite Irish musicians. You'll hear a mix of familiar and new artists, including Karan Casey, I Draw Slow, Beoga, Dervish, Solas, The Henry Girls, Danu, John Doyle, Donal Lunny, Cathie Ryan, Heidi Talbot, Andy Irvine, Planxty, Grada, The Chieftains (of course)¿ and much, much more!

Sláinte mhaith!

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:26 Lady Lavery's
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Very nice to hear a channel dedicated to Irish folk. I hadn't listen to Folk Alley in some time but this (Irish dedicated channel) has brought me back. Thanks

Posted by George Hergen on January 15, 2018.
Oh . . .it's like I'm in Doolin sipping a pint!!! Fantastic!!!!

Posted by Mary Ellen Dore on March 17, 2017.
Congrats on putting together such a terrific Irish music stream!! I'd like to add my voice to those requesting that FA continue this stream year round. Thanks a lot, Gary Evans

Posted by Gary Evans on March 14, 2017.
Thank you, when I go to work the fur children get to listen to this all day long. Great quality and I love that it doesn't time out.

Posted by sue mccartin on October 25, 2016.
Loving this Irish Music Stream! I am listening to it on my computer in my office and the regular stream is playing on the the apple TV in the living room. Nice to have the options. Thank you for this. Folk Alley, you understand!

Posted by Nina from Alberta, Canada on May 26, 2016.
A recent arrival on your website - the Irish Stream is a joy, thanks. However, I can't seem to access New music stream at all on my Mac or I phone,sadly. Any suggestions ? (polite).

Posted by Bill Kitchen on May 23, 2016.
Hi Patty, the Window Media stream should be working now, but please let us know if not. You can email us at Letters @ - Thanks!

Posted by Linda on March 17, 2016.
Can't get the Irish Stream to play; clicked on Windows Media but nothing

Posted by Patty on March 15, 2016.
I love the Irish stream! Thanks for all you do for us, Folk Alley!

Posted by John Hewes on March 14, 2016.
It is hard to find the irish stream, as it is not on the front page of the site. I had to do a generic search to find it. Type it in the "Search Site " to locate it.

Posted by George Newth on March 04, 2016.
Great to hear my old college mate, Paul Brady, on your show. More of the same, please

Posted by Ray Crawford on November 10, 2015.
As much as I love the Irish music stream, it is mid-October. Shouldn't we have the Halloween stream by now? I always look forward to that one as well.

Posted by Nathan Dionne on October 15, 2015.
Where is the Irish Music Stream

Posted by Renee Holleran on March 08, 2015.
edmond.walsh7, click one of the links in the orange box above (MP3 or Windows Media).

Posted by Thomas C. Rizzo on July 15, 2014.
How do I hear music? I can t figure this out. I m just learning about Smart phones.

Posted by edmond. on July 13, 2014.
Te best stream for me I found. Unfortunately the sound is quite compressed - could you change the airing settings ?

Posted by Bohumil Sykora on June 11, 2014.
Thanks for the Irish/Celtic stream!

Posted by Tom Harper on March 17, 2014.
It makes me so proud to help Folk Alley with my financial assistance, especially because of the marvelous Irish Music stream made available during the month of March.

Posted by Tom Harper on March 17, 2014.
FolkAlley continues to impress and inspire. I've been looking for just such a stream... Thank you! Hope you can expand it and keep it goin' year 'round. T'would warm the cockles of this Irish-Americans heart--and many others, I'm sure.

Posted by Cristen Gilbert on March 16, 2014.
Well done. Spot on. Who ever did this really knows the best of Celtic music.

Posted by Bruce MacMahon on March 14, 2014.
For those of you who would like to hear this wonderful music there is a way to hear it all day, every day.Maybe you can get the people at Folk Alley will give you the link direct to Ireland. Anyway,enjoy Folk Alley.

Posted by Lewis Johnson on March 14, 2014.
I loved the Halloween stream and this runs a 99.9% second. Thank you!

Posted by Cameron Smith on March 14, 2014.
The only problem with this music stream is that I never want to turn it off. It makes doing other things difficult. I also can't decide if I like this or the Halloween stream better. They have been my two favorites so far.

Posted by Nathan Dionne on March 11, 2014.
Again a great selection of music. Curiously, only 3 comments in 2012 and none in 2013!!

Posted by William Kerr on March 17, 2013.
Thanks again for a great stream. I have Irish roots (Scott COLLINS Thompson), but no Scottis blood. I nevertheless second William Kerr's suggestion for a Tartan Day stream.

Posted by Scott Thompson on March 17, 2012.
The best stream of Irish music I've found on the Web so far this year! Folk Alley is my favorite Web discovery in a long time!

Posted by Cheryl Kasson on March 15, 2012.
Fantastic as always!! How a Scot's stream for ... April 6, 2012 is National Tartan Day National Tartan Day honors and celebrates Scottish culture and the role it has played in the development of the United States. Canada has been celebrating Tartan Day since 1993 and the U.S. Senate officially passed it into law in 1998. There are three groups of people that came from Scotland to America -- the Lowland Scotts, the Highland Scotts, and the Scotch-Irish. We have some beautiful music too- Dougie MacLean for one. Cheers, Bill

Posted by William Kerr on March 12, 2012.
Just wanted to say I found this wonderful station by accident. And what a wonderful accident indeed.Thanks so much for these great sounds in my head and heart.

Posted by Robert E. Cox on April 24, 2011.
I love this stream and will support it and please keep it going. Thanks.

Posted by Vincent Daly on April 14, 2011.
Makes my celtic heart burst with pride! hard to keep the feet still as well! Thanks, this could be avaiable all the time and that would make me and others pretty happy.

Posted by Patrick Rousseau on March 26, 2011.
New to Folk Alley. But please keep this stream year round. It is awesome. Have tons of suggestions to add, if you need them.

Posted by Thomas Gilbride on March 23, 2011.
The old 'XPN had a Celtic feature on Sunday evening. It is nice to be able to hear some "real" celtic music. THANK YOU ! Please update and make this a regular feature.

Posted by JOHN S. MARTIN on March 18, 2011.
I'm logged in, but no music with a pls file????

Posted by Les Wight on March 17, 2011.
Nice to have an alternative to the ORS Radio stream. Here's to keeping the Irish stream a regular feature!

Posted by Marykate Lawton on March 17, 2011.
thaks Linda. I figured it out and I have ti listen on Windpwe Media.

Posted by Ray Gawel on March 15, 2011.
Lovin' the Irish stream!

Posted by Chip Weiberg on March 15, 2011.
Hi Ray - I can hear the stream just fine. Which one are you trying to listen to? Window Media? Real Player? or MP3?

Posted by Linda Fahey on March 15, 2011.
why cant i hear anything

Posted by Ray Gawel on March 14, 2011.
If you have any Irish in your soul you will love this.

Posted by Lewis Johnson on March 14, 2011.
you truly present your listening audience with awonderfully eclectic mix of folk music. keep it up

Posted by Ray Dorsher on March 13, 2011.
Been looking forward to this all year. Hoping you keep this tradition alive. Thanks

Posted by Robert Focht on March 11, 2011.
You've got my Viking blood pumping with this great collection of music !!

Posted by Mark Peterson on March 11, 2011.
Dear Ireland! I wish to know you better, your language, your beautiful countryside, your heritage, your richest culture, your resilience. Thanks folkAlley for this fantastic, memorable selection of this superb & magical music!

Posted by Igor Napoleao on March 09, 2011.
Dia Dhuit! What a wonderful selection of Ear Candies. I know where I'll be feasting @ next III/XVII !

Posted by Paul O'Brien on April 10, 2010.
Charlie Cam Home is actually titled: Charlie's Gone Home by Sarah McQuaid

Posted by Sean Carrion on March 28, 2010.
Is this stream available for sale. Excellent compilation

Posted by Sanjith A K on March 25, 2010.
I would like to hear more Nova Scotia artists.

Posted by Ward Smith on March 19, 2010.
Great mix. Keep it up!

Posted by Andrew Austin on March 18, 2010.
What I'm listening to doesn't seem to be the Irish songs? can someone help me. Thank you!

Posted by Catherine Anderson on March 17, 2010.
I've been waiting to hear Liz! Good on you!

Posted by Mary Ann Ryan on March 17, 2010.
Great to be able to hear so many of my favorite musicians in one stream! ...Perhaps you could do something similar for the Scottish Folk contingency on St. Andrew's Day? Thanks for all that you do Folk Alley!!

Posted by Anna Nau on March 17, 2010.
What a treat!! Loving the "wiggly jigs" as Winnie Horan from Solas calls them.

Posted by Kevin Sullivan on March 17, 2010.
I've had this on today, sometimes in the background, and sometimes listening up close. Some I already know, some is new to me. Is there any chance of your posting the whole play list? Thank you!

Posted by Greg Predmore on March 17, 2010.
Thank you for the music!

Posted by Cathy Coulen on March 17, 2010.
Thanks for this amazing stream!! How about some Christie Moore???

Posted by Beth Fowler on March 17, 2010.
Sure and it's a Grand thing ye've done here. Really Grand. And we'll toast ye this ev'n round the bar!

Posted by James Scrbacic on March 17, 2010.
A friend posted info about the Irish stream via NPR on facebook. Thank you!!

Posted by Andrea Atwood on March 17, 2010.
This is my first time at Folk Alley, a friend tipped me off about the Irish stream. I love it!

Posted by Drew Danielson on March 17, 2010.
My daughter has been jiggin' her boots off!

Posted by Jennifer Betz on March 17, 2010.
Great music. Would be nice to access year round...

Posted by Jean Gram on March 17, 2010.
Thank you for putting together this wonderful stream!

Posted by Cindy Pauldine on March 17, 2010.
Wonderful music. I wish it was always available - if not, perhaps on Bloomsday as well.

Posted by Thomas Gresser on March 16, 2010.
Oh Joy, hard to be depressed and let this music weave it's way through you at the same time. Loved Karan Casey especially. Haven't heard Planxty in a long while either. Thanks for the music! Tis grand

Posted by Robert Focht on March 15, 2010.
This is amazing, I also hope you continue to make this Irish stream always available.

Posted by Robbie Mckinney on March 13, 2010.
I sure hope you continue to make this Irish stream available, even when it isn't St. Pat's Day. This collection contains some of the most fantastic listening I've heard in a long time.

Posted by Brenda Sutton on March 11, 2010.
This is a most amazing selection of authentic excellent Irish music. I'm loving the entire stream.

Posted by Linda Friend on March 10, 2010.
Not the usual collection of sorry pub songs. If I close my eyes and sip a Guinness, its almost like being back in Ireland at a fantastic sessiun.

Posted by Brenda Sutton on March 09, 2010.
great music

Posted by Henry Graveson on April 22, 2009.
This is JUST what I've been looking for! Keep the Irish music come streaming in. This station is superb!!!

Posted by Russell Elliott on March 31, 2009.
Awesome Irish Music! I don't listen to folk alley much, but I never miss a side stream for a holiday.

Posted by John L. Sims on March 26, 2009.
This is fantastic... it gets no better than this!

Posted by Gary Brogdale on March 21, 2009.
I agree... this music does not just have to be for St. Patrick's Day. It's great music anytime.

Posted by Kelli Stricker on March 21, 2009.
Excellent & enjoyable. Please keep this type of music flow going for other holidays.

Posted by Brian Talbert on March 20, 2009.
this was the best collection of music to help me celebrate the day! Thanks for keeping me in the mood for a great St.Pat's day!

Posted by L K on March 19, 2009.
I hope you don't stop this stream when st-Pat's is over, you should just keep updating it. I love it keep up the great work, Mike

Posted by Mike Bleho on March 18, 2009.

Posted by Karolyn Beighle on March 17, 2009.
Fascinating Irish music! Wish I could understand this beautiful and rich language!

Posted by Igor Napoleao on March 17, 2009.
Beannachtai na Feile Padraig oribh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to You All! Thanks for all the great tunes, Folk Alley! Slainte! Sue B-Q

Posted by Sue Breen-Quin on March 17, 2009.
This is an excellent stream

Posted by Joe Linstrum on March 17, 2009.

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