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Mar 29, 2019

Laugh it up with some silly Celtic songs for April Fools Day.

Gaelic Fury Band, Seamus Kennedy, Stout Pounders, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Emerald Rose, Barleyjuice, Ceann, Marc Gunn, Don Gabbert , Hair of the Dog, Andrew McKee, Charmas, Sligo Rags, Plastic Paddy, The Barley Boys, Jim Cope, Coyote Run, Ed Miller

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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!


0:03 "Little Beggarman" by Gaelic Fury Band from Swimming Upstream

3:31 "God Is From New Jersey (The Tornado Song)" by Seamus Kennedy from On the Rocks

5:07 "Johnny Jump Up" by Stout Pounders from 3 Drinks Minimum

10:02 "Drunken Sailor" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

12:13 "Fairies Stole My Keys" by Emerald Rose from Con Suite

15:00 "Tim Finnegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks


22:19 "The Need For Mead" by Ceann from Almost Irish

26:03 "Doctor of Gallifrey" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

28:57 "Tejas Go Bragh (The Song)" by Don Gabbert from Alone On the Porch

34:43 "Three Drunken Maidens" by Hair of the Dog from Liam Left the Lights On Again

37:18 "Beer Medley" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

43:21 "The Mermaid" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea


49:29 "We're Irish Tonight (Hung Over in the Morning)" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

53:05 "Muirshin Durkin" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

55:36 "Me Jolly Grog" by The Barley Boys from It's A Long Drive From Ireland

58:36 "Laugh & Half-Draft" by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

1:01:34 "Mairi Mac" by Coyote Run from Pleads the 5th

1:06:49 "The Devil Made Texas/The Irish Washerwoman/The Lads o' Duns/Duns Dings A'" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

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What are your pick of the funniest Celtic songs?

This week in the Celtic Music Magazine I share with you a few secrets I learned about how to visit Skellig Michael in Ireland. This island as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island climbs 700 feet. It is known for the Gaelic monastery that was founded there in the 6th and 8th centuries. It was also featured in the Star Wars, The Last Jedi. So it's not easy to access. I share an article where you can learn more about how to access the island when you travel to Ireland. Subscribe here.

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 Dingle. 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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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Joan emailed: "Hi Marc. I listen to the podcast at work. When I'm on a tight deadline working on my library's newsletter, the songs you play really help keep me focused - especially your Instrumental Music Study Aid episodes. Thanks for filling my ears and keeping my brain on target!"

Darius emailed: "Hello Marc, I came across your wonderful podcast recently & subscribed!

Regarding voting, although all your featured musicians are wonderful, when asked to vote for a specific episode's featured musician, perhaps asking to vote for that particular/featured song would be more appropriate? By that I mean, I have gone back & searched the bands featured but found 2 or 3 songs as my personal favourites. Absolutely no offence to the great bands but I wouldn't go as far as voting them as my favourite bands, rather songs :)

Also, what do you think about either as the final episode of the year or the first episode of the year, featuring the top rated songs of the year, voted by the listeners?

Anyway thank you again and I promise to become a paid subscriber once I have some income.

Currently in the process of starting a sustainable, holistic, self sufficient & off-grid Ecovillage in Canada. More on that if you are interested. Namaste"