Raise a glass. Say farewell to whiskey to the end of the longest year with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Runa, Anne Roos, Ed Miller, Appalachian Celtic Consort, Allison Barber, Anton Emery, Brigands' Folie, Olta, Rambling Sailors, Abby Green, The Rogues, Finn's Fury, Jimi McRae, Emish, Angels' Share

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0:03 - "Jewels on the Ocean/Michael Connell's" by Runa from Live

4:18 - WELCOME

5:31 - "The Fairy Child & The Fairy Queen" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

10:10 - "Crooked Jack" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

14:23 - "David and the Goliath/Farewell to Whiskey" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Come By The Hills

17:24 - "Oran Gillean Alasdair Mhoir" by Allison Barber from Traveling Home


22:47 - "Father Kelly's / Road to Ballymac" by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses

26:26 - "The Sheep Stealer" by Brigands' Folie from Fog & Fire

28:54 - "Julia Delaney / Fahey's" by Olta from Step It Out

32:44 - "Bully in the Alley" by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust

34:36 - "If I Had Words" by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss


43:40 - "The Red Head" by The Rogues from Off Kilter

47:15 - "Tippin' It Up to Nancy" by Finn's Fury from What About Ya?

51:07 - "Ancient Pibroch Medley" by Jimi McRae from Global Gathering

56:13 - "Face of An Angel" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

59:56 - CLOSING

1:02:09 - "The Silkie of Glenmaire" by Angels' Share from A Wee Dram

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Today, we’re gonna have a flashback. For the most part these are artists who submitted music many, many years ago. I haven’t played them in a while.

Though Runa has a new album out. It’s called The Tide of Winter. You can hear them on the Celtic Christmas Podcast. There are currently three episodes now online. I have two more planned. So please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher. You’ll find a link to that show in the shownotes.



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We hit TWO HUGE MILESTONES this week. First, we now have over 300 Patrons of the Podcast. That is amazing. And I am deeply grateful. In fact, I set a milestone on Patreon such that when we hit that milestone, I would bring you a 2-hour Women of Celtic Christmas music special. That goal was achieved. So look for that episode in two weeks.

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Hobie Wood sent a message on Patreon: "Greetings from the hot zone in Dubuque IA. Listening to Ep. 485 while getting the last mow in for the year. Love I&CMP while at work and play, helps shine a bright light during these dark days. Thanks for all your hard work, much appreciated!"

Craig Backus emailed a photo: "Hey Mark KC Jane and I are out for a walk while listening to the podcast tonight enjoying the Celtic rock I love hearing guitars and bagpipes. Slainte"

Phyu LuLu emailed a photo From Kachin, Myanmar  (the other side of the world): "Hello Mark! I’m having a perfect Tuesday morning all thanks to you! (It’s 10:30 here!)

I was just thinking how amazing you are to let us enjoy these beautiful tunes by creating this beautiful channel! I’m now studying for my upcoming job interview which will be in next 3 hours. Actually, I’m not sure if I want the job. I’m also happy with my current one. I’ve been facing so many dilemmas these days. Anyway, one thing I’m sure is that I‘m so deeply in love with celtic and irish music! I might share my poorly sung celtic songs with you some day! Yours is my favorite channel on apple podcast and the safe place whenever I got tired of those medical podcasts! ^_^

Grai chyeju kaba sai yaw! Stay safe and all the best! cheers!"