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Nov 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving. And thank You for listening and sharing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Andrew Finn Magill, Friday Frolics, Triskele, Roads to Home, Martyn Wylde, Erin Ruth, Kathryn Rose, Dublin Abbey, Michael Tinker Tierney, Brass Lassie, John McLean Allan, The Celtic Kitchen Party

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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 2020 episode.  Vote Now!


0:05 - "Ducks in the Elevator" by Andrew Finn Magill from Drive & Lift

5:02 - WELCOME

6:04 - "The Morning After the Day Before (Bachelor Party / Hangover / Wedding Reel)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3

13:40 - "Rising of the Moon" by Triskele from The Collar City Uprising

15:54 - "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

20:05 - "My Father's Coat" by Martyn Wylde from Learning from the Leaves


25:42 - "Rocks of Bawn” by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth

29:07 - "Slane Castle" by Brigid's Crossing from The Fall

33:17 - "Black is the Colour" by Kathryn Rose from Origins

36:16 - "Somewhere in Antrim" by Dublin Abbey from Dublin Abbey

38:48 - "Up the Shore" by Michael Tinker Tierney from Due Season


45:30 - "Anne Lacey's/Taybank Shenanigans" by Brass Lassie from Brass Lassie

48:58 - "Reels (Brenda Stubbert's Reel/The Ale is Dear)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

53:08 - "Sainted Millions" by The Rumjacks from Hestia

56:42 - "Legend of Brian Boru" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Lobster Tail and Beer

59:43 - CLOSING

1:01:13 - "Thanks (That Was Fun)" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at


* 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. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon.


The second episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast came out this week. This episode features a lot of new Christmas music from Celtic artists. I still have two more planned. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts or anywhere, by going to

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What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to

Becki Laws from Widnes, England sent a photo: "What am I doing while listening to your podcast? Maths revision.

Someone recommended its good background music with a steady tempo thats easy to concentrate to. That is all true, but then I fell in love with it too and look up the artists you mention to find more of their work. Haha"

Jeremy Holt emailed from Nashville, TN: "Love the pod cast working on Gibson guitars while listening"

John Mahony emailed: "Hi Mark,

I’ve listened for quite a while and even went back to listen to the early episodes to see what I’d missed! I enjoy the music, and thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together every week!

There wasn’t a specific link to email you with my vote for the picture, but I liked the traditional Irish one better than the Americanized Halloween image. Sorry, since I know you put some effort into making that image, but that’s it.

Have you heard of Emma Langford? She’s brilliant and would be a great addition to the podcast some day.

I could send you a picture of me in front of my Zoom green screen, but it would be rather boring, I think."