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Feb 14, 2019

Sporting your reel Celtic music on #397 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

ChildsPlay, Cady Finlayson, Tami Curtis, Wicked Tinkers, Tullamore, Paddy Glackin, Rambling Sailors, The Tea Merchants, Beth Patterson, Patrick O'Flaherty, Claire Roche, Redhill Rats, Skelpin, Rise, Event Horizon, An Triur

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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!


0:02 "The Noodle Vendor /Sweetest Blooms / Avery's Mazurka" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

4:58 "Sporting Paddy/Baltimore Salute/Lexie McAskill" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

8:06 "The Mickey Dam" by Tami Curtis from Cavort

11:28 "Weird Jigs & B-52" by Wicked Tinkers from Whisky Supper

14:38 "I'll Lay Ye Down, Love" by Tullamore from The O'Malley's Sessions


22:25 "The Moving Bog/Jenny Picking Cockles/The Hornless Cow" by Paddy Glackin from In Full Spate

25:03 "Where Am I to Go M'Johnnies" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

26:25 "Light My Hornpipe" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump or Two?

32:24 "Mon Bon Vieux Mari/Jig of Slurs" by Beth Patterson, Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

37:07 "Down By The Salley Gardens" by Claire Roche from Dancing in the Wind


42:49 "My Father Was a Werewolf" by Redhill Rats from Some Heroes

47:06 "Rua/Rojo" by Skelpin from Rua Rojo

51:13 "Thinking About You" by Rise from Uncertain Wonders

55:28 "Type 2 Civilization" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

1:03:05 "The Floating Crowbar / Paddy Taylor’s / Cooley’s" by An Triur from Three People

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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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Bill Crews emailed on Facebook: "I've now listened to every one of your podcasts. Around September I started playing them, in reverse sequence, at work to drown out the din of the "open office" environment. Last week I finished the last of them. Now I'm ready for the encore season."

Dave Cooper emailed on Facebook: "Marc - wanted to say a big thank you for putting us (Flowers of Edinburgh)  in the podcast a couple of weeks ago.  We were thrilled to have made the cut."

Alexander Randall 5th emailed a photo: "Im sitting in my home on water island in the us virgin islands watching the Queen Mary 2 sailing into the sunset. I just found your podcast, im listening to #371 and loving it.

I love rollicking instrumental celtic music and you are spot on. This is great. I will begin exploring all the others.
I already subscribed and in the morning ill figure out how to send money.

Here is a picture of what i am doing while listening.

Many years ago i was producing concerts, Boys of the Louch, Aly Bain.. In that era i was listening to Fairport Convention and Sandy Denny, dave Swarbrick.. a couple of years back i made trip to Cropredy for Fairport festival and treked to Shetlands for a dose of their music...

Celtic Stone is a favorite, especially “ an old man came in and sat down.” Fabulous piece.

Thank you for making this music available to people who are far removed from the isles and cant get it locally.  Wonderful of you.

Alex Randall