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Jan 31, 2019

The Irish fire will burn bright in show #395 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Dram & Go, Poitin, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Athena Tergis, The John Byrne Band, Marc Gunn, Jamie Laval, Ashley Broder, Tami Curtis music, Syncopaths, Syr, Ockham's Razor, Rathkeltair, Jiggernaut, Melanie Gruben

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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.


0:04 "I-5" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails, and Heart

8:10 Brendan's Reels" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

12:10 "River" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

16:52 "Cailleach An Airgid (The Hag With The Money) / Old Tipperary / Cuil Aodh [Coolea] Jig (Jigs)" by Athena Tergis from A Letter Home

20:36 "To Patsy" by The John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan


28:54 "When She Held Me In Her Arms" by Marc Gunn from Single

31:39 "Levantine's "Spinning" Barrel" by Jamie Laval/Ashley Broder from Zephyr in the Confetti Factory

35:51 "Step It Out, Mary" by Tami Curtis music from Cavort

39:42 "Will You Marry Me?" by Syncopaths from Five Gears


45:03 "Chan Eil Eagal" by Syr from The Winter King

48:52 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

51:52 "More Tetley Vicar?" by Rathkeltair from Something Good For a Change

58:45 "The Man Who Dug the Well" by Jiggernaut from The Well

1:06:51 "Irish Fire" by Melanie Gruben from Irish Fire Single

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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.

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of the Savannah Irish Festival. 10% of all the profits made by the podcast goes toward supporting Celtic non-profits. Usually I look for small Celtic festivals where we can do the most good and who also feature some of the artists who are featured in this podcast. I'm happy to see that Seamus Kennedy and Syr are both performing at the Savannah Irish Festival.

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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.

2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at


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Alexander Randall 5th emailed: "Tell your bands that the podcast WORKS! I am buying everything I can find from Talisk, Sliotar and The Flying Toads. I never heard of any of them before the podcast. Now I am on iTunes buying stuff from all three. It works. You are turning people on to bands and we are BUYING. BTW - I listen to the podcast while commuting. I live on an off shore island off St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and I listen while riding my boat to work... Any other listeners who are listening in a BOAT? sláinte agad-sa  !"

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Travis Senzaki emailed me from his phone: "Hi Marc, Greetings from Akita, Japan! I enjoyed listening to this week's Calm Before the Storm as I was taking advantage of a calm between snowstorms here to take my 3 year-old son skiing for the first time. The podcast kept us company through lonely mountain roads and snow-blanketed rice paddies. Here's a picture of the view we enjoyed to go with the music. Thanks for all that you do to bring this amazing music to us each week! Slainte"