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Back in May, I asked Patrons of the Podcast if they'd be interested in sharing their personal Celtic Top 20. A few shared their favorites but only two sent me a full list of their top 20 favorite tracks that were actually played in the podcast.

This week, I'm gonna play Annie Lorkowski's. She compiled a list of her favorite songs over the past 12 years. You'll enjoy Celtic music from Mary Knickle, Heather Dale, Navan, Black 47, the Screaming Orphans, Marc Gunn, Ockham's Razor, Merry Wives of Windsor, MacTalla Mor, Coyote Run, Ciara Considine, The Borrowed Angels, The Blarney Rebel Band, Trip McCool, Ceann, BOWI, John Byrne Band, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolftones, Jesse Ferguson.

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The Podcast Awards are now open to nominations. They are running it differently this year. In fact, when you nominate the podcast, you might get a chance to vote on the winner too! The setup is a little more clunky and difficult to navigate this year. But you can nominate us right now!

This is your LAST CHANCE to get 10 CDs from my Celtic Music archive. All you have to do is support the show by buying the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection. You'll get the 2017 shirt, a coffee mug, and FOURTEEN CDs. This offer ends on July 31, 2017. So show your support for this podcast and Celtic music by buying this fun collection.

Finally, the Corpus Christi Irish Session facebook page emailed me and asked about a show highlighting the music of Irish sessions. They tell me they have a BUNCH of music available. But wouldn't it be amazing if a several Irish sessions sent in music. I could share information about Your session with my listeners while providing an hour-long show of session music. Would you like to help me make this a reality? Email me at

Thank you once again for your generous support of Celtic music. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
July 27, 2017

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK -- What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. You can also post a comment on iTunes.

PS. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Valerie Gilliand, Paolo Bianchi, Linda Kazalski, Luke Sinclare. All of our generous patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Bring more Celtic culture to your ears. Become a patron today!



Sept 23-24, 2017
Louisville Irish Festival
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205


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Kellswater Bridge - As the Story Goes

Sheila Sings Irish Songs
by Sheila Conolly
Remember those wonderful old Irish songs, sung around the fire with family and friends, till the small hours of the morning? Sheila's authentic Irish songs bring you back to lovely old Ireland...
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Water & Shade
by Forkroot
Catchy songs and technical fiddle tunes, the album derives from a bluegrass, Irish, and folk influence done in a high energy manner.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Celtic Reconfigurations (Live)
by Dead Irish Blues
This recording represents Dead Irish Blues performances in which the entire show is dedicated to Celtic material, mostly traditional Irish.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Down the Strand
by Therese McInerney
Traditional Irish fiddle and song both old and new. Rich, deep tones on fiddle and sensitive, sweet, empowering vocals accompanied by piano, bouzouki and cello with a mix of lively tunes and slow songs.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

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