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Feb 28, 2019

We're warming for St. Patrick's Day with flowing whiskey on show #399 of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Beyond the Pale, Clan Celtica, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ella Roberts, GregRobin Smith & The Washington Shakespeare Festival, Celtic Woman, Keith Hinchliffe, Irish Whispa, Bonnie Rideout, Bangers and Mash, Rose Rock, The Fighting Jamesons, The Hallions, The Lost Boys

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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 "Eoin Murphy's Slide/The Brosna Slide/The Race Classic/An Spailpin Fanach" by Beyond the Pale from Paleontology

5:05 "Oscar's Third Leg" by Clan Celtica from Tribal Thunder

8:54 "Dance All Night" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

14:21 "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" by Ella Roberts from North Wind

18:33 "A Midsummer's Magic (Haunted Adagio)" by GregRobin Smith & The Washington Shakespeare Festival from Whisper Music to My Weary Spirit


23:53 "Dulaman" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live From Ireland

27:51 "Moran's Return" by Keith Hinchliffe from A Wee Dram

31:47 "Hot Asphalt" by Irish Whispa from Irish Whispa

36:01 "Itchy Fingers" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Reflections


41:17 "How I Ended Up This Way" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

45:12 "The Miller of Drohan" by Rose Rock from Aire Loom

47:33 "Wherever Whiskey Flows" by Bangers and Mash from Whisper Valley and Other Stories

51:27 "Take Me Back" by The Hallions from The Hallions EP

58:56 "A Man's a Man for A' That" by The Lost Boys from Paul's Walk

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