There's a calm before the storm. Listen to Irish and Celtic music from Warbelow Range, Flowers of Edinburgh, Sadie and Jay, Dram & Go, West Awake, Ballinloch, Conor Caldwell, Catherine Koehler, The Blarney Rebel Band, Nick Metcalf, The Pikeys, Janette Geri, Journey North, Enda Seery.

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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. 



0:03 "The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

4:18 "High Road to Linton/Spootiskerry/Willafjord" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers

7:35 "Publicly Transported" by Sadie and Jay from Rogue Folk

10:18 "Angeline" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails, and Heart

15:58 "Black Velvet Band" by West Awake from Live at The Dublin Pub


22:07 "Ballycroy (Ner Again)" by Ballinloch from Home from the Sea

27:40 "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Charms" by Conor Caldwell from To Belfast...

31:11 "Molly Malone" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key

38:10 "The Road" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward


39:28 "Reel Blue" by Nick Metcalf/Rick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

43:47 "The Public House" by The Pikeys from The Sons of War & Whisky

46:11 "Olliebod's Jig" by Janette Geri from Secret of the West Wind

51:04 "Calm Before the Storm" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

59:12 "Loving Hannah" by Enda Seery from Peace of the Countryside

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