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Jan 17, 2019

Relax and focus with a Celtic Instrumental Music Study Aid.

Out of Alba, Kennedy's Kitchen, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Scott Boswell, Ciana, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Enda Seery, Talisk, Caledonia Swing, Beer Belly, The Bringers, Gillian Boucher, Coole Park, New Shilling, Sprag Session, Oisin McAuley.

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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.


0:06 "Mr and Mrs McLean of Snaigow and Asoken" by Out of Alba from Nithi Sessions

5:02 "The Bits Set" by Kennedy's Kitchen from A Pocket Full of Lint

7:59 "Air" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday, I Saw the Earth Beautiful

9:31 "Plantxy Irwin" by Scott Boswell from Jug of Punch

12:10 "Far Away-La Marche Des Élèves-Old Maids of Galway" by Ciana from Rubicon


18:55 "Strong Ciders" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

23:25 "The Killleigh, Langtons of Kilkenny hornpipes" by Enda Seery from Peace of the Countryside

26:40 "Cabot Trail" by Talisk from Beyond

31:25 "Soldier's Joy" by Caledonia Swing from Something Like That!

33:13 "Donnybrook Fair" by Beer Belly from Paddy's Boots


36:33 "Corkscrew Set" by The Bringers from Ramblers and Rovers

39:15 "Farewell to Muswell Hill" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

43:15 "Old Hag, You Have Killed Me" by Coole Park from Water Journeys

47:48 "Funky Set" by New Shilling from New Shilling

52:21 "Good Ship Tommy Fun" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

59:50 "Lover's Ghost/Maud Miller" by Oisin McAuley from Far From The Hills of Donegal

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Also see: iNSTRUMENTAL cELTIC mUSIC sTUDY aID and our 3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music. I have links to both of those episodes on YouTube in the shownotes.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of the Savannah Irish Festival. 10% of all the profits made by the podcast goes toward supporting Celtic non-profits. Usually I look for small Celtic festivals where we can do the most good and who also feature some of the artists who are featured in this podcast. I'm happy to see that Seamus Kennedy and Syr are both performing at the Savannah Irish Festival. If you'd like to win some free tickets to the festival. Please subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. And make sure you check out the festival website:

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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.

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