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Mar 21, 2019

Who wants some whiskey in a jar? Personally, I'll take it however you serve it.

Beyond the Pale, Tartanic, Jesse Ferguson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Devils Water, The Jig Is Up!, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, Allison Girvan, Larry Mallette and Matt Lewis, Dawn O Davis, Des Wade, Ida Elena, The Hallions, The Fighting Jamesons, The Gatehouse Well

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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.


0:03 "Patsy Geary's-Art O'Keefe's-Kings of Kerry" by Beyond the Pale from Wantin' Something More

3:50 "Nordic Twister" by Tartanic from Uncharted

7:40"Whiskey in the Jar" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favorites

11:44 "Andy Clarke's" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

17:13 "Piper at Capheaton" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches


22:15 "Major Moran's #1 - Big Pat's - The Gargoyle" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

26:22 "Leaving of Liverpool" by The Boston Harbor Bhoys from ...And We'll All Go Together

29:12 "Siul A Ruin" by Allison Girvan from Resonance

33:51 "Falling off a Log - The Road to the Duck" by Larry Mallette and Matt Lewis from A Stroll in the Park

37:21 "Shores of Lough Gowna" by Dawn O Davis from Winds of Tradition


40:25 "Ten Thousand Days (from Dublin to Paradise)" by Des Wade from The Book of My Days

43:21 "The Butterfly" by Ida Elena from Native Spirit

46:35 "Reign of Queen Maeve" by The Hallions from The Hallions EP

50:14 "Around the Bend" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

55:12 "Tidal Disguise" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

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IÑIGO SALABERRIA emailed: "Hi Marc from Basque Country! I'm shy to write you but after three years hearing you each night I think it's a good time to thank you for each very, very good moment you bring us. Sorry about my poor english and hope to spend some fiddle tunes sometime here, in Ireland or maybe in the states!! Eguberri eta Urte berri on!!! (Merry Christmas and happy new year) on Basque ancient language... Still Alive!!!"

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