It's time, once again, to celebrate the Top 20 Best Celtic songs of 2015. We had a lot of great music last year as I found out when I compiled all of  your votes. That's right. YOU get to vote for the best Celtic music of the year. Today, you're gonna hear the Best Celtic music from Emerald Rose, The Flying Toads, Clandestine, Appalachian Celtic Consort, The Gothard Sisters, Count 4dB, Full Gael, Heather Alexander, Breabach, Kailyarders, Jesse Ferguson, The Rogues, The Blarney Rebel Band, Runa, Patsy O'Brien, Whiskey Sunday, The Elders, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Carolina Ceili. 

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* The 2016 polls are now open for you to vote for your favorite bands in the Celtic Top 20. Much like this show, I ask you to vote for your favorite bands in each episode so that we can create a best of episode at the end of the year. I revised those polls to make it even easier to vote. All you need is the band name and the episode number to cast a vote for your favorites. Go vote at celticmusicpodcast.com/vote.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "Autumn In Asheville" by Emerald Rose from That Night in the Garden

5:20 "Palm Sunday" by The Flying Toads from

10:20 "Ballad of Accounting" by Clandestine from Red

14:45 "Cul Aodh/Kesh Jig" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Drop O' the Pure

16:40 "Grace O'Malley" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

20:26 Celtic Music News

21:40 "The Fisherman's Song" by Count 4dB from Rylander: There Can Be Only One

25:22 "Ships Are Sailing/Wind Shakes the Barley/Star of the Munster" by Full Gael from Traditional Music with Celtic Roots

29:03 "Gypsy Bardic Tinker People" by Heather Alexander from A Gypsy's Home - Songs of the Roving Life

34:20 "Monday Night at Ricardo's" by Breabach from Urlar

39:12 "Stornoway" by Kailyarders from King of the Jolly

42:16 Celtic Music Feedback

45:43 "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by Jesse Ferguson from The Parting Glass

48:58 "Cullen Anderson" by The Rogues from Live in Canada, Eh?

53:43 "Darker Than the Mine" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Pile High The Pennywall

57:35 "Land of Sunshine Set" by Runa from Current Affairs

1:03:11 "Good Times Coming" by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar

1:07:53 "She Took the Train" by Whiskey Sunday from Holy Water

1:11:25 "Road to Ruins" by The Elders from Story Road

1:17:01 "Farewell to Erin" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from On Our Own

1:22:08 "Zooie" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Craic

1:25:16 "Cunla" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

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