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Tunes for a Monday Morning

Today, songs for spring, Beltane, and the month of May....

Above: "May Morning Dew," performed by the Irish band Moving Hearts to kick off their 2007 reunion concert in Dublin.

Below: Singer/songwriter Kate Rusby and master fiddler Kevin Burke join the Irish band Dervish to perform "As I Roved Out." Rusby is from Yorkshire; and Burke, who comes from an Irish family, has lived in England, Ireland, and the U.S.. Dervish's singer is Cathy Jordon, from Roscommon, Ireland.

Above, "Mummer's Dance" by singer/songwriter and Celtic music scholar Loreena McKennitt, from Canada.

Below: McKennitt and her band perform "Beltane Fire Dance" in Spain. I tend to re-visit these songs every spring, and they're always just right.