Sea shanties are some of the more popular traditional songs found in Celtic music. That's because they're fun to sing. They are also extremely popular at Renaissance festivals which is why I asked the Danny Faught of the Renaissance Festival Podcast to host a joint show for our podcasts.

Rambling Sailors, Marooned, Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings, Captain John Stout, Angus McHugh, The Crimson Pirates, Bounding Main, DeCantus, The Bilge Pumps, 3 Pints Gone, Henry Martin, The Poxy Boggards, "Captain Black Jack" Murphy, Bocca Musica

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0:26 - "Johnny Come Down to Hilo" by Rambling Sailors from Ports of Call

3:30 - "Santiano" by Marooned from Dance Macaw

6:47 - "Paddy Doyle's Boots (Live!)" by Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings from No Bedrolls or Backpacks

9:04 - "The Dreadnaught" by Captain John Stout from Songs from the Water's Edge

13:38 - "Haul Away Joe" by Angus McHugh from Rebels, Pirates and Cutthoats

17:29 - "Pump Shanty" by The Crimson Pirates from That's So Sad

19:43 - "Saltpeter Shanty" by Bounding Main from Kraken Up

23:06 - "The Drummer and the Cook" by DeCantus from Tonight We'll Merry Bee

24:44 - "Blow the Man Down" by The Bilge Pumps from We Don't Know

27:36 - "Away Rio" by 3 Pints Gone from There Is a Ship

29:58 - "General Taylor" by Henry Martin from Around the Bay

34:17 - "South Australia" by The Poxy Boggards from Bawdy Parts

36:45 - "Whiskey, Johnny!" by "Captain Black Jack" Murphy from Pogue Mahone Means Kiss My Arse

41:22 - "John Kanaka" by Bocca Musica from Live Free or Die

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