Celtic Top 20 for 2022
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Listen to the Top 20 Celtic Songs and Tunes of 2022 on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #587.

Marc Gunn, The Gothard Sisters, House of Hamill, Altan, Socks in the Frying Pan, Screeched Inn, Flynn Cohen, John Doyle, Bow Triplets, The High Kings, Battlefield Band, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, The Byrne Brothers, Ed Miller, The Bow Tides, Rising Gael, The Selkie Girls, Sam Gillogly, Brad Tuck, Scythian, Syr, Ockham's Razor, We Banjo 3


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0:17 - The Gothard Sisters "Willow's Waltz" from Story Girl

5:11 - WELCOME

7:11 - House of Hamill "Superb Owl" from Folk Hero

10:22 - Altan "Dúlamán" from Island Angel

14:02 - Socks in the Frying Pan "Spaceships & Frying Pans (Live)" from Raw & Ríl (Live)

17:54 - Marc Gunn & Screeched Inn "Bright Side of Everything" from Selcouth

21:04 - CELTIC TOP 20

22:14 - Flynn Cohen "Hag's Purse / Bryan O'Lynn / Miss McDevitt's Jig" from Dead String Rhythm

27:04 - John Doyle "The Rambler from Clare (Song)" from The Path of Stones

31:59 - Heidi, Stef & Bow Triplets "Open Sky/Meghan's Reel/Canal Jig" from One Spot On Earth

37:23 - The High Kings "Marie's Wedding" from The High Kings

41:05 - Battlefield Band "The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass In The Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter" from The Producer's Choice

45:23 - FEEDBACK

51:55 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh "The Emigrant's Farewell" from daybreak: fainne an lae

55:43 - The Byrne Brothers "Waikiki Reel (Finn Byrne) Seanamhac Tube Station Reel [Traditional]" from Living the Dream

59:14 - Ed Miller "My Bonnie Border Lass" from Lolander

1:02:42 - The Bow Tides "The Bow Tides Jigs" from Sailing On

1:07:05 - Rising Gael "Tam Lin" from One More Day

1:11:13 - THANKS

1:13:45 - The Selkie Girls "Star of the County Down" from Running With the Morrigan

1:17:00 - Marc Gunn / Sam Gillogly "Hobbit Polka" from Dancing With Hobbits

1:20:14 - Brad Tuck "Madeline's Might" from Stages

1:23:42 - Scythian "Fields of St. James" from Jump at the Sun

1:27:42 - Syr "Revenant" from Sentinel

1:32:33 - Ockham's Razor "Fire in the Kitchen" from Secrets and Silence

1:36:58 - CLOSING

1:39:09 - We Banjo 3 "Wynne's (Live)" from Roots to Rise (Live)

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