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May 12, 2022

Folk Yeah! There’s a lot of great folk music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Poitin Band, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Preab Meadar, Plaid Menagerie, Liesel Wilson, Telenn Tri, Karen Matheson, The Fretless, Three Weird Sisters, Gaelynn Lea, Colleen Raney, Willowgreen, Jeremy Spencer, Jesse Ferguson, The Jeremiahs, Joe Travers/Adam Alexander

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This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now!


0:09 - Poitin Band "Boatsmen/Firemen's Reel" from Banks of Red River

4:10 - WELCOME

5:04 - Matt & Shannon Heaton "Mountain Rambler" from Lovers' Well

7:24 - Preab Meadar "Captain Rock" from Preabmeadar

10:39 - Plaid Menagerie "Captain Horne/In and Out the Harbor/Dinky Dorian's" from Plaid Menagerie

14:08 - Liesel Wilson "Sheain Bhain" from The Path

16:03 - FEEDBACK

19:36 - Telenn Tri "Cup of Tea / Ships are Sailing" from Macquarie Street

24:45 - Karen Matheson "Orphan Girl" from Still Time

29:40 - The Fretless "Holton Alan Moore’s" from Live from the Art Farm

33:23 - Three Weird Sisters "Pole Star" from Hair of the Frog

37:38 - Gaelynn Lea "Swinging On a Gate" from All the Roads That Lead Us Home

40:56 - Colleen Raney "Stand Up for Love" from Here This Is Home

44:32 - THANKS

46:45 - The Gatehouse Well “Madness Never Leaves” from Undone

51:06 - Jeremy Spencer "Jigs: The Solstice / The Crow's Caw" from The Lion's Head

54:22 - Jesse Ferguson "Peter Street" from Sailor Songs

57:13 - The Jeremiahs "Plough and Stars" from The Femme Fatale of Maine

1:01:00 - CLOSING

1:02:12 - Joe Travers/Adam Alexander "Weeping Moon" from The Perfect Pint

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I also help a friend of mine with his entertainment company, Shenanigator Entertainment. It gives me a chance to be behind the scenes to promote Celtic music and help out at festivals and concerts."