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Nov 17, 2016

I went digging through my Celtic music archives and picked some of the hottest, on fire Celtic bands, musicians, songs and tunes for an incredible two-hour special thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. You'll hear Celtic music from Crepuscule, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Sisters of Murphy, Doolin', Innisfall, Poitin, The Led Farmers, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Ceili Family, In For A Penny, NUA, The Kilt Lifters, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Colleen Raney, Skeleton McKee, Saor Patrol, Spirited Lads, Paddy's Pig, We Banjo 3, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, The Fretless, Tuatha Dea, LQR, Adamh, Connemara Stone Company, Rachel Hair Trio, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Gothard Sisters.

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Ray Chatterton posted on Facebook: "My last name is Chatterton and you cannot get much more English than that, but from my father's side of the family I have Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and a wee bit of German mixed in. Thus my love of this music. I found you by accident, but I adhere to the concept that there are no accidents ... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood."

John Thompson emailed: "Just a quick e-mail after listening to show #279. Another great one! A listener commented on the band Scythian. It's pronounced Sith' ee in. They're from the DC area. The founding band members (two brothers and now a sister) actually have Ukrainian heritage. They play quite an assortment of music including Celtic and folk -- traditional, covers, and original material. A band you really need to see live to fully appreciate the energy they bring to their shows. Old Tin Can I think was their latest studio album but they followed that with a live cd called Old Time Good Time Tour. Give it a listen if you get the chance. Keep up the great work!"

Steven Rausch emailed: "You ask what we do when listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Well, I'm in the home stretch of a painting project on my 130-year-old farmhouse. I fire up my headset with your podcast, working my way from the newest to the ones I've enjoyed previously. A great way to work and makes the job go faster and easier. Also, I wanted to highlight a tune by the Elders, "Appalachian Paddy," from a recent podcast. It's a long one but a great story of how the Irish came to my part of the country. Talk about an earworm. Thanks for your work and for making mine go much better."


This Week in Celtic Music

0:44 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

5:44 "Dowd's Favourite" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

10:07 "Jack Haggerty" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

13:16 "Le Jupon Blanc" by Doolin' from Doolin'

15:58 "My Lagan Love" by Innisfall from Innisfall

20:03 "Twenty Candles on Poitin's Cake" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures


25:37 "Row By Row" by The Led Farmers from Katie

29:15 "The Track for the Craic" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

33:40 "Banks of Inishfree" by The Ceili Family from Ministry of Silly Folk

37:38 "Stumblin' Home" by In For A Penny from Every Day

40:22 "Smuggler Cove" by NUA from FLOW

46:16 "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

50:20 "The Halsway Parade/The Quantock Reel" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

55:14 "The Boys of Mullaghbawn" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

1:00:13 "Crow's Nest" by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

1:03:23 "Spirit of the Planet" by Saor Patrol from Outlander



1:10:46 "Pirate Smith of Bristol" by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

1:13:18 "Dan O'Leary, The Walker" by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP

1:17:10 "Shove the Pigs Foot a Little Furter" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

1;20:43 "Tom Malloy" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Sociable

1:24:18 "Airbag (Featuring Ruth Moody)" by The Fretless from The Fretless

1:28:31 "Mavis McGee" by Tuatha Dea from Kith and Kin


1;35:38 "Bully the Bullies" by LQR from 10 Pinter

1:39:43 "Willies aul Trews, Bunch of Keys" by Adamh from Adamh

144:30 "Boys from the Ruhr" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

1:48:12 "Angel" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

1:51:58 "48 Hours in Belfast" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from On Our Own

1:58:03 "I Courted a Sailor" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. 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 2016 episode.

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