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Aug 22, 2019

Let’s make a change in the world with Celtic music.

Bonnie Rideout, Colin Farrell, Gone Molly, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Tullamore, Bernadette Morris, Molly's Revenge, Teton Skye, Brad Reid, Finbar Furey, Dom Duff, The Canny Brothers Band, Sliotar, The Led Farmers, Rathkeltair, The Gothard Sisters

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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!


0:04 - "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

5:08 - "Tabla Jigs: One For Danielle, Dancing Morris, Moll's Gap" by Colin Farrell from On the Move

8:53 - "Black Hearted, Booze-Bolting Gypsies" by Gone Molly from Culloden

11:57 - "Lieutenant Maguire's Jig / The Curlew / Sleepy Maggie / Tail Toddle" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

16:58 - "Paddy In America -- Whisky Before Breakfast  / Rakish Paddy / Turkey In the Straw / Arkansas Traveler / Bonaparte’s Retreat" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready


26:03 - "By the Water's Edge" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

29:28 - "The Western Shore" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

35:05 - "Come and Be Welcome" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

37:32 - "Andy Broon's" by Brad Reid from The Conundrum

39:47 - "Once When I Was" by Finbar Furey from Colours


46:07 - "Laouen" by Dom Duff from Roc'h

49:48 - "William O'Connor" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

53:42 - "The Sweet Little Girl from Barnagh" by Sliotar from Voyage

55:37 - "Thomas Jefferson" by The Led Farmers from Katie

58:52 - "Geese" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

1:02:49 - “It's the Little Things” by The Gothard Sisters from It's the Little Things

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Andrew Vanhorn emailed in response in to the Diversity of Celtic Music episode: "THANK YOU for the support!  appreciate you spinning our tune.

three cheers for the intelligent and compassionate. very well said and super congrats on your crowd-funding and the release of your music - that is awesome! make sure when you tour Canada you stop in Kingston"

Hans Schuts emailed from The Netherlands: "Hi Marc. I can only strongly agree with your point of view!! Tnx for all the nice music you provide with your podcast (and cd's of course) and please keep up the good work!"

Ryan Ferris emailed some solidarity: "Marc, When I heard about the belittling of the Women of Celtic Music, I felt horrible that such a thing could happen. Whoever disturbed the growth of the community we’ve developed here should be disgusted with themselves. Thanks to Susan of Thunder on the Plains and the support you’ve given her, I will be buying the latest album from each artist on that ‘Women of Celtic Music’ episode. I hate to hear of such a thing happening to her and her peers and hope that, because of our actions, the world becomes better and more accepting."

James Slaven emailed a photo: "Excellent episode (Celtic Invasions)! As always, of course.

I just returned from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where they have wonderful Celtic culture.  Right now, as I listen, I’m enjoying my first wee dram of Canadian whisky (spelled without an ‘e,’ but not called Scotch) from Glenora Distillery, aged in ice wine barrels.  It’s excellent. (Picture attached.)

Also, if Natalie the ethno-musicologist wouldn’t mind sharing links to her work, I’d love to read it, being an amateur folklorist and published musicologist.

Also, cheers on The Year of the Celtic Woman!  Some of us appreciate it and love artists of all genders. Slainte!"