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Sep 27, 2018

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It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode.


0:05 "Big Trip" by The Fretless from The Fretless

4:30 "Glasgow Roast" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis

10:45 "Sailing Off to Yankeeland" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

16:29 "Devil's Ditch" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

20:30 "The Flying Cloud" by Dan Milner from Irish Pirates and Other Songs of the Sea


29:50 "Coyotes at the Dump" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

33:13 "Bard Song" by Jenna Greene from Crossroads

36:08 "The Choice Wife" by TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek from Eist


40:07 "The Seagull" by Sylvia Platypus from Sylvia Platypus

43:55 "Dan O'Hara" by Finbar Furey from Colours

47:13 "Sea Shepherd" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

52:10 "Proxima Centauri" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

59:08 "The Thistle and the Daffodil" by NUA from BOLD

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Gerry Corr emailed a video: "Sitting on my back deck having one for the road, after beautiful dinner with one of my grandsons, daughter, and wife. Listening to this weeks podcast puts the icing on the cream. Beannachtai."

William Robertson emailed:  "Marc, You are an amazing chap.  What a superb podcast and thanks for the wonderful downloads. I'm listening to #369 as I trawl my way through the drudgery of email. Congratulations and thanks for your support of Celtic musicians. I was chuffed no end to hear Black 47. This is a really really top notch service. With best regards                 Glaswegian-in-NC-Wal

And he replied to one of my emails: "Marc, Thank you for your kind email.  I've sent an introduction to your podcast to a  number of my fellow music lovers here in Raleigh, NC (and other parts of the world).

I have a couple of comments:

1.  Can I search all of your playlists, with one query, for bands of particular interest.  If not, I may be able to furnish you with an add-on to your site to do that.

2. In respect of the question above, I'd love to know if Enter the Haggis are on any of the podcasts.  If not, could I suggest they might be a nice inclusion.

3.  Finally, it just occurred to me that you could add for your readers a note on how to pronounce "Sláinte".

As I said before, your podcast is extraordinary and I would agree that it's a nice expansion on and divergence from Fiona's Thistle & Shamrock.

Have a wonderful week, a-Glaswegian-in-NC-Wal"