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Villagers On World Cafe

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New Mix: Villagers, Joanna Gruesome, Young Fathers, More

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Listen To Villagers Perform On World Cafe

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New Music From Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, More

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Discover Dublin's Music Scene

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Villagers On World Cafe

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Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) gave David Dye's favorite World Cafe performance of 2010. Jason Nocito hide caption

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Listen Now

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He may seem tentative in "Pieces," but Villagers' Conor O'Brien knows exactly what he's doing. Rich Gilligan hide caption

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Pieces

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Villagers: Eerie Folk By Way Of Ireland

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Audio Only: Villagers' Tiny Desk Concert

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Villagers On 'World Cafe: Next'

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