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Oct 17, 2019

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Kennedy's Kitchen, Poisoned Dwarf, Eamon Friel, Ciunas, Catherine Koehler, Alexander James Adams, A Campo Traviesa, Brother Sea, Kellswater Bridge, Seumas Gagne, Celtic Woman, The Peglegs, Songs for Ceilidh, Hot Griselda

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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!


0:04 - "The Humors Of Tulla And Rip The Calico" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

4:06 - WELCOME

4:40 - "Joseph's Stage Three" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

8:55 - "Atlantic Light" by Eamon Friel from Atlantic Light

12:42 - "Mr. O'Connor" by Ciunas from High Time

15:30 - "Bridget O'Malley" by Catherine Koehler from early release


21:41 - "Pour Your Brother" by Alexander James Adams from Harvest Season - Second Cutting

26:39 - "Chegando ao Caurel" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

30:41 - "Haywood" by Brother Sea from EP

34:48 - "Next Market Day" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof is in the Pudding


42:47 - "The Clumsy Lover" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard

45:45 - "Bean Phaidin" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

48:57 - "Strife" by The Peglegs

52:26 - "The Gale" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

55:31 - CLOSING

56:42 - "Roll On - Roll Off" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

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Robert Tumey shared a picture on Facebook: "Hi Marc, I’ve been listening to your podcast for several years now. I’m a corrections officer here in California and my commute to and from work is about an hour. Your podcast keeps me relaxed and I listen even when I make my chainmaille bracelets. Keep up the awesome work Marc, I always look forward to the new episodes to add to my downloads for my commute. Ed Miller and Colleen Raney are a few of my favorites as well as the Rogues. Here’s a pic of what I make. Slainte"

Ryan Worman emailed on Facebook: "Hey, just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your podcast, I've been listening to the 3 hour St. Patrick's Day episode over and over again at work and throughout my week. Just ordered a couple CD's from several artists, thank you for exposing me to such great music. (Ella Roberts' 'North Wind' is now one of my favorite songs, I'm eagerly waiting for her album to arrive in the mail)?”

Alan Black emailed: "Beautifully said, Marc. Your comments in episode 422, on diversity and “reaching out” and all that, were absolutely spot-on, sir.  Beautifully said.

To anyone (like your emailer Mark R.) who says 'Well, we’re of differing politics—you believe in diversity and full access, I believe otherwise—and each of our views are equally valid'—I want to scream.  But you handled it with much more aplomb.  I just want to yell about slavery and women’s suffrage and flat-earthers, and about how not all views are equal, especially those that side with the past and 'old ways' and cultural voodoo and not with the future and science and love.  Thank you for your well-handled and elegant words, Marc. Hope all is well in your world, and good luck with that (final?) move! Cheers,"

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