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Sep 21, 2017

Stephen Bernhardt is another Patron of the Podcast who shared his top 20 songs featured on the show with awesome Celtic music from Tania Opland, Sligo Rags, The Wee Heavies, Celtic Stone, SeaStar, Serious Kitchen, Oona McOuat, George Murphy, Young Dubliners, New Shilling, Martyn Wylde, Emerald Rose, Willie McCullouch, Ockham's Razor, Susan Hamlin, Brobdingnagian Bards, Nick Hennessey, Jed Marum, Arthur Hinds, Sora. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

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This week, I'm gonna highlight the favorite music of one of my patrons of the podcast. In the spring, I asked Patrons of the Podcast to share some of their favorite songs that were featured in the show. Stephen Bernhardt was one of two who listed a complete 20+ songs that he loved. So I decided to give his songs a special feature like I did with Annie Lorkowski back in episode #319. Some of Annie's songs were on his original list, so he was kind enough to revise it for me. Let's get started.


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I shared the rough itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye this week. One of my subscribers responded with comments about their own visit there. So I thought I'd ask you. Have you been to the Isle of Skye? What did you love and not love about it? Please share in the comments.

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0:30 "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

5:41 "Riding On the Wexford Line" by Sligo Rags from The Whiskey Never Lies

9:43 "Loch Lomond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heaveies

13:00 "Drowsy Maggie" by Celtic Stone from Digital Flashbacks

15:12 "Highland Mary" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

19:24 "Young Hunting" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig"


28:08 "Crystal Maiden of the Lake" by Oona McOuat from Honey & Holy Water

32:06 "When I Grow Up (The Bodhran Song)" by George Murphy from Still In One Piece

38:07 "Seeds of Sorrow" by Young Dubliners from Nine

41:10 "Amanda Lynn/Ponerosa Cone Chucker/Bridgewater Corners" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

45:48 "Loch Tay Boat Song" by Martyn Wylde from Minstrel's Lament

50:07 "The Chicken Raid of Cymru" by Emerald Rose from Rants and Rambles


59:05 "Outer Hebrides" by Willie McCullouch from Auld Tales & New

1:01:16 "Are You Alright, Liz" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

1:06:07 "Gort Na Salean (Sally Gardens)" by Susan Hamlin from Younger Than the Sun

1:09:06 "Health to the Company" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

1:12:09 "Girl in the Street" by Nick Hennessey from Pebble & Bone

1:16:51 "Rose of Tralee" by Jed Marum from Confederate Songs of Ireland

1:19:16 "Turn the Wheel" by Arthur Hinds from Dance in the Fire

1:26:28 "Piper" by Sora from Scorpion Moon

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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