New International Irish and Celtic music. We will take you from the USA to Ireland, Great Britain, Mexico, France, and all the way to South Australia in song.

Raglan, West Awake, Lily Bentley, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Ravens Three, Brobdingnagian Bards, Lissa Kathe, The King's Busketeers, Louise Fraser, Seamus Kennedy, KMM, The Triskells, The Blarney Rebel Band, Rebels and Sinners , The Grenaways

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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.


0:04 "Maigh Seola and the Ballina Barndance" by Raglan from A New Dawn

6:39 "Turkey in the Straw/Temperence Reel/Mason's Apron" by West Awake from Live at the Dublin Pub

10:41 "The Parting Glass" by Lily Bentley from Norwood Gothic

14:19 "Going Home" by The Tan and Sober Gentlemen from Veracity

18:32 "Mattie Groves" by Ravens Three from Flight


26:45 "Jedi Mickey" by Brobdingnagian Bards

29:36 "Calanais Stones" by Lissa Kathe from Calanais

35:11 "South Australia" by The King's Busketeers from The Bedroom Sessions: Boston to Belfast

37:50 "Hush" by Louise Fraser from Single

41:25 "To Morrow" by Seamus Kennedy from A Smile and a Tear


47:23 "Les Corsairs" by KMM from Single

52:12 "La Danza Del Oso" by The Triskells from Single

56:07 "When I'm Sober" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

58:39 "'Til the Bottle Strikes Me Dead" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

1:03:34 "Rowan" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows

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The Top Irish & Celtic Music playlist on Spotify is finally updated. It features over a 100 tracks that were featured in the Celtic Top 20 from 2012-2018.

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Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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