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April 6, 2023 71 mins

Celtic music is an integral part of my life. But like all things, it could be gone tomorrow. We have to celebrate the things we love in the moment. You can do that on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Hanneke Cassel, Emerald Accent, Lily Bentley, Ben Doran, Mad Maudlin, Jim Brady, The Bookends, Celtic Conundrum, Chris Crawford, The Langer's Ball, Kyle Carey, APRIL MOON BAND, Stout Pounders, The Tomfooligans, Niamh Dunne


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This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2023 episode.  Vote Now!

Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile your votes to update a playlist on Spotify and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Follow us on Facebook to find out who is added each week.

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0:02 - Intro: Barehead Bards

0:11 - Hanneke Cassel "Evacuation Day" from Infinite Brightness

3:42 - WELCOME

5:16 - Emerald Accent "Brosna / Padraic O'keefe / Merrily Kiss the Quaker" from All of Us

10:10 - Celtic Conundrum "Rosen Bridge" from The Promise

14:25 - Ben Doran "Bridget O'Malley" from Ceol an Chroi II

16:48 - Mad Maudlin "MacPherson's Rant" from Empty Chairs

22:35 - FEEDBACK

28:24 - Jim Brady "Whiskey on a Sunday" from Whiskey on a Sunday

32:24 - The Bookends "Waving to Muireann" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

38:34 - APRIL MOON BAND "Molly Malone" from Single

40:45 - Chris Crawford "Sword of Celts" from Single

45:20 - The Langer's Ball "No Irish Need Apply" from Hard Time in the Country


Kyle Carey plays Gaelic Americana music. She’s originally from New Hamshire and sings songs in Irish and Scots Gaelic. Her songwriting is inspired by American and Celtic folklore.

50:33 - Kyle Carey "Tell Me Love" from The Art of Forgetting

55:32 - THANKS

57:22 - Lily Bentley "Selkie's Call" from Ways of Calling

1:00:34 - Stout Pounders "Sometimes" from Pour Decisions

1:04:09 - The Tomfooligans "Bayou City" from Single

1:06:15 - CLOSING

1:07:06 - Niamh Dunne "Roads of Old Tralee w/ Joshua Burnside" from Tides

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

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