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Dec 13, 2018

This is your last week to vote in the Celtic Top 20. Here's some of the best Celtic songs from past episodes with great Celtic music from Flook, Jimi McRae, Marc Gunn, Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones, The Elders, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Kreellers , Navan, Bow Triplets, Celtic Squall, Maggie Drennan, Peter Daldry, Shishonnah, The Willis Clan, Patsy O'Brien.

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It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode.


0:03 "Pod:Baldy hollow/The Empty Pod" by Flook from Rubai

6:13 "Amazing Grace/Reels and Strathspeys" by Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes and African Drums

11:19 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

15:35 "Farewell to Ireland" by Derek Warfield and The Wolfe Tones from

Far Away in Australia

19:05 "Men of Erin" by The Elders from American Wake


25:59 "Chloe's Passion" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

30:05 "Sixth and Porter" by The Kreellers from Sixth and Porter

32:51 "Ellas Mari" by Navan from Lowena

36:12 "Raindrops in Whiskey" by Bow Triplets from Fair Play to You

41:13 "Ca the Yowes to the Knowes" by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall


44:59 "Is Fad' O 'Bhaile Daithneoinn (Far from Home)" by Maggie Drennon from Just Now

50:07 "Bruach Chluidh" by Peter Daldry from Familiar Roads

52:55 "Elysian Dreams" by Shishonnah from Elysian Dreams

56:40 "Blast O'Reels" by The Willis Clan from Roots

1:03:37 "Good Times Coming" by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar

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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.

This is your last week to vote in the Celtic Top 20. In every episode, I ask you to vote for your favorite artists in each show. At the end of the year, I create a Best of the Year episode featuring the Top 20 songs and tunes vote on by you.

We have 49 episodes for you to vote in. All you need to do is listen to each episode, pick your two favorite artists. Then head over to You'll find a link at the top of each shownotes. Put the show number, artist name, and your name and hit enter.
It's super easy. So please go vote today!

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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

Ian Shaw emailed from Shanghai: "Hi Marc, Start by saying you make a fantastic Podcast giving the lesser known bands good air time.

I am a Ships Captain and come from Scourie (pronounced SCOWRIE) just up the coast from the Isle of Skye. I presently supervise the shipbuilding of the world’s largest stainless steel chemical tankers in Shanghai China.   Just small enough to squeeze through the “old” Panama canal. ( 600 foot long and 106 foot wide)

I could not help but smile when I listened to your discussions regarding the Skye midges which you encountered last summer. They are at their worst when peat cutting in the highlands.

I discovered your podcast last March when I decided to try and change my lifestyle after my best friend died from a heart attack.  Thanks to your great selection of music which I listen to every morning/night as I speed walk the 40 minutes from my Chinese home to the shipyard.  I have now lost 20Kg ( 20% of my original body weight) and got my general health in order.  I am now completing marathons instead of lying on the sofa drinking beer.   Hope your daughter is recovering after her operation

Thank you Marc....keep up the great work, I have found many new bands to listen to by purchasing their music.

Cum suas an obair mhor   CUM SUAS AN ABER MORE