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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Oct 8, 2020

This ain’t no fairytale. It’s the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Gothard Sisters, Keyreel Raskolenko, The Tannahill Weavers, The Diviners, Billy Treacy & the Scope, The Known World Project, David Pedrick, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dark Isle Piper (Tres Maksimuk), Water Street Bridge, La Unica, Medusa's Wake, John McLean Allan, The Flanks, Anna Bosnick, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly

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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!


0:02 - “Chasing the Sun” by The Gothard Sisters from Single

3:26 - WELCOME

4:16 - "Drunken Landlady / Spootiskery / Mortgage Burn" by Keyreel Raskolenko from Fiddle

7:49 - "The Jeannie C" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

12:24 - "Steppin' Out/Farewell to Connolly Road" by The Diviners from earshot (EP)

16:15 - “The Market” by Billy Treacy & the Scope from Single

Watch: The Market Video


23:01 - “The Hill of Thieves” by The Known World Project from The Willow Sessions

26:47 - "The Stick Across the Hob/Kerrigan's Jig" by David Pedrick from On the Way

29:38 - "Drink This Pub Dry" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

33:03 - "Battle of Stirling Bridge Set" by Dark Isle Piper (Tres Maksimuk) from Siubhail
Pronunciation: Shoe-vell

35:54 - "When Will We Be Married" by Water Street Bridge from Sky Marauders


41:58 - "D. Alice's (Irish Pub Version)" by La Unica from Single

47:46 - "Irish Sky" by Medusa's Wake from Rascals and Rogues

52:05 - "Rise Up (Head in the Clouds)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

56:00 - “Spanish Ladies” by The Flanks from In the Kitchen, Vol. 1

58:06 - CLOSING

1:00:03 - "Fairytale" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

1:04:26 - “October Waltz” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits

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


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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

James Slaven emailed a photo: "Great stuff! Love it and am enjoying the female focus.  Having a nice mix of styles, genders, etc. enlivens the pleasure.  Chopping some wood for a bonfire later this evening as I listen."

Joe Leinbach emailed: "Hi Marc,

Sorry it has taken so long to become a patron. I've enjoyed the podcast for months, and appreciate the energy and positivity you bring while introducing listeners to new bands - I especially enjoy the themes that come with each episode. it's obvious you love what you're doing and it is fun to listen along.

There is something special for me about the stories and instrumentation of Irish and celtic music that creates such a strong sense of place - songs can quickly carry you away to memories of good times, help you find perspective in hard times, see the world anew and wander with an open heart down the road of life.

I live in Alexandria, Virginia where we're lucky to have several pubs that that regularly feature exceptional live irish and celtic performers, and it has been hard stuck at home missing out on the community and camaraderie of a night at the pub. Thanks for providing an hour or two of joy each week as we get through this together.

Cheers, Joe"

And our very own audio editor Mitchell Petersen emailed a photo of his new 2020 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt saying: “Shirt looks great!”