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Apr 11, 2019

We're gonna show you how to fight like a Celtic Woman on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Ciana, Eilis Crean, Susana Seivane, Haggis Rampant, Runa, Colleen Raney, Kyle Carey, Celtic Woman, Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge, Cady Finlayson, Ashley Davis, Heather Dale, Christine Weir, Ida Elena, Emish, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

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With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!


0:05 "Maire Rua-Farewell to Whalley Range-The Winding Stair" by Ciana from Rubicon

5:25 "Marian's Return" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

7:54 "Dous Mares" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos Que Volven

13:37 "Canon in D" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In
Steve Brownlee, Gillian Brownlee, Pam Brownlee

17:01 "Thaney" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night


23:56 "The Collier's Daughter" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

27:29 "Casey Jones Whistle Blow" by Kyle Carey from North Star

31:08 "The Kesh Inn [Live]" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live from Ireland

34:05 "Four Loom Weaver" by Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge from As The Story Goes

39:45 "Beltaine" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

41:16 "His Bride I'll Be" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels


48:35 "One of Us" by Heather Dale from Imagineer

51:54 "Warriors Cry" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

56:03 "Rhunes In My Pocket" by Ida Elena from Native Spirit

59:29 "To the Company" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

1:06:51 "Òran an t-Saighdeir / The Soldier's Song" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic 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.

The next three months are pretty crazy for me. Now that my wife has finished school. My family and I are moving to Atlanta, Georgia. If you're part of the Celtic community in Georgia, please drop me an email.

Because of this and a festival in May and then my Celtic Invasion of Star Wars, uh, Dingle, Ireland, I hope to have a whole bunch of guest podcast hosts in the days to come. Hopefully, you will see no interruption in your listening schedule. If you do notice something odd, please email me ASAP so I can fix it.

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Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at

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Brian Lawry emailed: "Dia dhuit.Yes, I was able to download the music. I'm a fan of some of the more mainstream bands (Gaelic Storm, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly) as well as some of the other more traditional ones (Derek Warfield, Black 47, Barleyjuice).  I have just recently started exploring Runa, Realta, Screaming Orphans, Celtica, and the Gothard Sisters.  Your downloads and podcasts have introduced me to We Banjo 3, Jim McKenna, Natalie Jane and others. Bumper sticker ordered. Slán."

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