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Jun 4, 2020

It’s Pride Month. We’re showing our pride and support for the LGBTQ community by highlighting LGBTQ Celtic musicians with an interview with Ockham’s Razor on this special show on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Homespun Ceilidh Band, Callanish, Seumas Gagne, Bua, Alexander James Adams, Samantha Gillogly, Melanie Gruben, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, Ockham's Razor

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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!


0:08 - "Tripping Up The Stairs / The Tenpenny Bit / The Blackthorn Stick" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Home With The Homespun Ceilidh Band

  • Daphne Eftychia Arthur (pronounciation eff-ti-HEE-ah) T and L


  • Guest: Kris Clements of Ockham’s Razor
  • Special feature on Pride Month

9:25 - "Douglas Jig" by Callanish from Callanish

  • John Adams: Fiddler

11:18 - "Is Truagh Leam Ar Sgaradh" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard

14:26 - "Eddie Moloney's / Micho Ressell's (Mason's Apron)" by Bua from Down the Green Fields

17:34 - "Brannigan's Special Ale" by Alexander James Adams from Animals All the Same


29:26 - "Young Catherine/James Bethag" by Samantha Gillogly / Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

34:24 - "A Faery Song" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

36:23 - "Dumbbells" by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir from Single

41:40 - "Path to Alexandria/Mushtaq's Jig/Sleepy Camel" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle

45:30 - "My Parents Reared Me Tenderly" by Bua from Down the Green Fields


58:20 - "The Handsome Cabin Boy" by Ockham's Razor from Ten Thousand Miles to Bedlam

1:00:30 - "The Butcher Boy" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter


1:10:48 - “The Cemetery Song” by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Pottersfield

1:15:13 - “Moorlough Shore” by Ockham's Razor from Job’s Comforter

1:20:11 - CLOSING

1:22:27 - "Lagan Love" by Callanish from Callanish

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