Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

By Marc Gunn

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If you love Celtic music, then céad míle fáilte! Each week, you'll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE! It is one of the top music shows on Apple Podcasts and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. Subscribe right now! Did I mention, it was FREE?

Episode Date
Midsummer in Ireland with John WIlmott #363
54:25

John Wilmott guest hosts this week's Summer Solstice show with Celtic music and stories from Stephen Murphy, John Willmott, The Woodland Bard, Dervish, Afro Celt Sound System, Claire Roche, Jiggy, Anne-Marie Delmotte, Mike Absalom, Jimi McRae. Listen and share this show. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

 

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

1:10 "Eriu" by Stephen Murphy (feat. Archaic Revival) from Of Land & Man by Mac Tire

8:14 "Introduction" by John Willmott of Carrowcrory Cottage Labyrinth Gardens

9:03 "Midsummer’ Night" by Dervish from Midsummer Night album

15:34 "The Birth Of Bhride" told by John Willmott, aka Woodland Bard

20:01 "Child Of Wonder" by Afro Celt Sound System from The Source

26:24 "Sitting In A Green Field" by Claire Roche from Journey With Claire Roche

30:03 "When The Bards Arrived" told by John Willmott

35:54 "Skellig" by Jiggy from Translate

39:51 "Land Of Heart’s Desire", a poem by W.B. Yeats told by Anne-Marie Delmotte

42:26 "About Carrowcrory Cottage" by John Willmott

43:53 "The Gnome's Song" by Mike Absalom from Pomes For Gnomes

47:28 "Taliesin" by Jimi McRae from his Taliesin EP

50:34 "Coll The Hazel" by Woodland Bard & Claire Roche from Ogma’s Tale Of The Trees

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Greetings my friends. I'm traveling right now. So today starts four weeks of Guest Hosts on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Each of these shows will be different from my usual format. And I think you're gonna love the different styles.

John Wilmott is the host of this week's podcast. I first met John on MP3.com in 2000. He was doing an amazing job promoting Celtic music. In 2008, he was the tour guide for the Brobdingnagian Bards 2nd Tour of Ireland.

John Wilmott is a fantastic storyteller with a love of Irish spirituality. He now runs Carrowcrory Cottage & Labyrinth in Ballinafad, Co. Sligo where he leads a variety of spiritual retreats in Ireland.

Most of the tracks in this week's show are not mentioned during the broadcast. So if you want to find out who was played, please visit the shownotes at CelticMusicPodcast.com. All of the songs are time stamped to make it easy for you to find out who was played.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jun 21, 2018
As I Roved Out #362
01:02:59

I'm about to rove out to the Scotland for the next week. Enjoy Celtic music from Sarah Copus, Scotland Rising, Stanley & Grimm, Loudwhisper, The Founding, Carl Peterson, Kevin Behan, Francis A. MacDonald, Smithfield Fair, Tom Eure, Old Blind Dogs, Richard Koechli & Blue Roots Company, Brad Tuck, Stout Pounders, Ockham's Razor. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Hut on Staffin Island-Paddy's Trip to Scotland" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

3:35 "Billy's Belly" by Scotland Rising from Out of the Ashes

5:17 "Stars Over Cloughanover_Randy Millers Tour of Scotland" by Stanley & Grimm from Open the Gate

10:12 "Dumbarton's Drums" by Loudwhisper from Baroque & Traditional Music of Ireland & Scotland

11:26 "Silhouettes Against the Soil" by The Founding from Form.

17:43 CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:56 "To the Field Freemen (Draw the Sword Scotland)" by Carl Peterson from Scotland Remembers the Alamo

24:57 "Sean Agus Mhaire" by Kevin Behan from Single

28:34 "Away in Cape Breton" by Francis A. MacDonald from Single

31:46 "An Coineachan (The Fairy Chase)" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

35:55 "Yes Please" by Tom Eure from The Coin The Prayer The Crow

38:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:59 "Scotland Yet" by Old Blind Dogs from Wherever Yet May Be

44:22 "Irish Man" by Richard Koechli & Blue Roots Company from Parcours

52:00 "As I Roved Out" by Brad Tuck from On These Waters

54:47 "One of These Days" by Stout Pounders from Thirst

59:14 "Baidin Fheilimi" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here due to the generosity to not only our kind Patrons of the Podcast, but also to the generosity of Celtic musicians. Artists give us permission to play their music on our show. If you know of a Celtic artist that you think should be featured on the podcast, there's two things you can do. First, email the artist. Ask them to submit at 4celts.com. The form is quick and easy. They'll find out how to send music directly to the podcast. Second, drop me an email. Tell me you emailed the artist. And I can check in with them in a couple weeks.

Is Celtic Travel a priority in your life? It should be. I have an episode of Celtfather Music & Travel that talks a little about making it an important part of your life. Find the link in the shownotes. Starts at 4:57

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears.

Special thanks to our illustrious Celtic Legends: Nancie, Hank Woodward, Bryan Brake, Scott Benson, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

These super generous people pledge $10 per episode to keep this show running each and every week.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jeffree St.John emailed: "Thank You! Love the show, I’m a stay at home dad and usually listen to it while I’m cooking or cleaning, dancing with my three year old or just wishing I could take a break. Lived in N Ireland as a young lad back in the early 80’s, and listening to the show reminds me of that part of my childhood. Plan on supporting the show. More later. Gotta run now the youngest is waking up. Keep up the great work."

James commented on the website: "I am cruising thru Cavan, Ireland on Google Earth while sitting at work doing anything but work. My mother discovered that our family is from that area and were flax farmers back in the day. I have been listening to your podcast for over a year, but now it calls me home even more! Thank you for all the work you do to bring the podcast to us daydreamers."

Chrystin Pleasants emailed: "Hello, Marc, I am writing thank-you notes on behalf of my deceased sister to her many friends who supported her during her illness.  While this could be sad, I am enjoying listening to the podcast and thinking of my wonderful sister."

John Lude emailed a photo: "Relaxing on a sunny afternoon listening to Celtic Podcast and partaking of the juice of the barley!  Great podcast, great memories of Ireland.  Sláinte! John Lude - new patron"

Gerard Corr emailed a photo of one of our stickers on his car: "Marc As I said here you go... Would be better if about 50% larger and get people to send the pics in from around the Globe"

Jun 14, 2018
Summer Road Trip #361
01:03:57

It's for a summer road trip with Celtic music from Andrew Finn Magill, Susana Seivane, Battlelegs, Maidens IV, Gillian Boucher, Braia, Mark Saul, Darren Raleigh, Boston Blackthorne, Black 47, Dave Wilson and Willie B., West of Eden, Dust Rhinos, Screeched Inn. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Mary and Alice" by Andrew Finn Magill from Branches

4:37 "Foliando do Quinteiro" by Susana Seivane from 12° of Separation

9:15 "Michael" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

12:52 "Call to Dance" by Maidens IV from Live Out Loud

18:11 "Summer School Waltz" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

22:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:57 "Danca no Abismo" by Braia from e o mundo de lá

29:24 "The Gateless Gate" by Mark Saul from Mixolydian

33:29 "The Summer Before the War" by Darren Raleigh from Silverwheel

37:58 "Sam Adams/The Shores of Lake Cochituate" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

41:22 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:24 "Long Hot Summer Comin' On" by Black 47 from Bankers and Gangsters

47:24 "Doolin Day" by Dave Wilson and Willie B. from Far From Home

50:11 "Knots" by West of Eden from Safe Crossing

54:38 "Step It Out Mary" by Dust Rhinos from The Day After The Night Before

1:00:12 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

One of my main goals in creating this podcast was to help Celtic bands make new fans and sell more albums. But the business is changing. So I created a Top Irish & Celtic Music playlist on Spotify to reflect that change. Every couple o'weeks I update the playlist with your favorite songs and tunes featured in the latest episode. And of course, I will also compile your favorite music into the Celtic Top 20, featuring the most-popular songs of 2018. Check out the playlist. Then vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help these bands make new fans.

Do you have a quick and easy way to listen to the podcast? Yes. The show is available in every podcatcher. But we also have our own Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. And it's free! Visit our shop to download the app today.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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.

One of my favorite places on the Celtic Invasion of Brittany was the Cairn of Gavrinis in the Gulf of Morbihan. Fortunately, I made a video of the excursion. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel. And subscribe to see some videos from my Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye this summer. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Keriann Noble and Tracy Beedy who raised their subscription.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Paul emailed: "Hi Marc,  I have just rediscovered this music. I love your podcasts and basically tell everyone I meet about you and the podcast.  I have friends that play Irish and Celtic music. Because of them,  I found you and because of you they found you. I have told them about the podcast. I 've told many many more and will continue. I download and purchase the music. Thanks for what you do."

Scott McCreary emailed: "Maidin mhaith Mark, I have the rainy day episode playing while assembling a birthday gift for my grandson and was excited to hear on of my favorite High Kings songs (The Rising of the Moon). I just saw them in concert in Asheville NC a few months ago. It was a great event. Finbar Clancy’s sister, Aoife was there and sung a song with them. She of course is with Cherish the Ladies. It was a delight meeting her and the lads. What a great bunch of guys. And the music they get out of their instruments is amazing. I appreciate your podcast and all you do for CelticMusic. Go raibh maith agat as an ceol Mark. Is maith sin. P.S. if you are ever get to South Carolina let me know, I would love to have a pint with ya."

Dawn Davis emailed a photo: "Thank you... I did fill out and submit the form, and will mail the CD to your address. I am a patron, enjoy the Podcast immensely, and appreciate all you put into it; with babies, trips, and allergies! Note the sticker in the center of everything..."

Phil Hartline emailed a photo: "Slainte! Today I have downloaded the podcast for the Celtic top 20 tunes for St. Paddy’s Day (show 349) and will listen to them in my shop. I am working on finishing a guitar build, and it is so nice to have some inspirational music going while I work. Thanks!"

Jun 07, 2018
Celtic Summer Festivals #360
01:01:04

Are you ready for the Celtic Summer Festivals? We're gonna get you ready with great indie Celtic music from Doolin', Socks in the Frying Pan, Jodee James, Chris Murphy, The Founding, Gwendolyn Snowdon, The Minstrel Rav'n, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Dones-n-Drums, The Here & Now, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Led Farmers, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, The Elders, Kilted Kings.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Road to Geanntan" by Doolin' from Doolin'

3:26 "The Boop Set" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

6:58 "Lady Joan" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

12:50 "Maritime Jig" by Chris Murphy from The Tinker's Dream

16:53 "Fox" by The Founding from Form.

20:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:24 "I Wish I Was in England" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

26:44 "Forge of the Nymph" by The Minstrel Rav'n from The Minstrel and the Harp

29:24 "Dunbrody Bounce" by Dave Wilson and Willie B. from Encounters

34:06 "Cathedral Crossover" by Dones-n-Drums from Contrast

39:31 "Summerfly" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

42:49 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:06 "Beyond Avalon" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Legends and Visions

47:45 "To Offer" by The Led Farmers from Katie

52:03 "Fiddler's Dispair" by Natalie MacMaster|Donnell Leahy from One

54:38 "Show Me A Soul" by The Elders from TRUE

58:59 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you love the show and want to help promote it, get an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker. You can put it on your car, your instrument case, the bathroom in your local pub. Buy a dozen and you'll save 30%. This is a great for you to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Wolfram Stoll

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Lorraine Healy emailed: "Hi, mark! 351 was one fantastic set of music, I've been buying almost every tune! I'm trying to get "Wi a 100 Pipers" by Christine Weir and the Kilts, went to her website, went to iTunes, but it's not there. Any suggestions about where I can get t? Thanks so much!"

Joel Kleinhen emailed a photo: "I listen to your podcast while I walk on the NEWBURGH river trail in Newburgh Indiana. Love the show."

Ken Little emailed a few pictures: "hello marc aka the celt father, yes i am on my knees like the scene in waynes world. congrats on the show its going grand. I enjoy mostly all of it. celtic rock eh not so much. I probably lean more towards the trad as rock is rock just with different instrument- loud brash n in your face. great at venues not so much when I'm working.

I drive around all day in the old celtic countryside, listening to your podcast on a playback loop. 4/5 episodes all day. I am a multi drop delivery driver in suffolk england. think of queen boudica of the British celtic iceni tribe country. yup thats what i drive around in all day every day ik right wish we could all be that lucky lol

please find attached a few pix of some of the views i see. not much celticness as the romans destroyed pretty much all of it. but you do get a feel of it. just a slower pace of life sitting by the pond watching the world pass by. and thx again for the music, my ears appreciate it. my wallet from buying tracks eh not so much lol. till next time enjoy the day."

May 24, 2018
Jed Marum Tribute #359
01:09:51

Jed Marum passed away at the beginning of May. He was an integral part of this podcast as it grew over the years. I want to celebrate his amazing contribution to Celtic music with a special episode dedicated to this kind and generous man. We have music from Jed Marum, Fiddlinda, Carolina Ceili, Mason Brown, Hugh Morrison, Nine-8ths Irish, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Tullamore.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Calla's Waltz" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

6:09 "Tripping" by Fiddlinda from There & Then - Here & Now

10:21 "Jolly Beggarman" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

14:24 "The Western Lasses / My Sweetheart Jane" by Mason Brown from I Am a Handsome Devil

17:07 "The Minstrel Boy" by Linda Relph/David Lovrien/Lary Fowler/Jed Marum from The South Wind

20:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:38 "Risin' of the Moon" by Jed Marum from Lonestar Stout

26:19 "Willie Coleman - Tune Set" by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen

31:01 "Uncle Joe" by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen

35:14 "Miles from Home" by Jed Marum from Miles from Home

38:24 "Prayer from Little Round Top" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

43:52 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:17 "Witch's Well" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

49:51 "Banks O'the Ohio" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

52:26 "Men of Worth" by Nine-8ths Irish from Out on the Ocean

56:29 "The Green and the Blue" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

1:01:23 "Nancy Spain" by Tullamore from Timber & Stream

1:06:27 "Cross Over the River" by Jed Marum from Confederate Songs of Ireland

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

We kicked off the show with Jed Marum's tune "Calla's Waltz". That tune inspired the CD of the same name. The last CD, in fact, of Jed Marum. I was saddened last week when I learned that Jed passed away on May 2. He was 66 years old.

Jed's music has been a big part of this podcast. He first showed up in show #13. But he quickly became an essential part of the show. He even allowed me to share some of his CDs, in their entirety, on the podcast. #42 featured Lonestar Stout. #91 featured Soul of a Wanderer.

My first big experience with Jed Marum was at the Texas Scottish Festival in 2011. I shared a stage with him and Hugh Morrison other musicians. I'm not a super outgoing guy. But Jed approached me and made me feel like he did with everyone, like one of the family.

He was kind and generous person. So today, I'm gonna highlight his music. I'll share of the music of others as well. But it's mostly about Jed. His passing is a great loss to the Celtic community. I want to celebrate his life with music.

If you don't yet have the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, you're missing out. This is probably the easiest way to to  listen to the show. Well, unless you're Patron of the Podcast. Download your free podcast app from our website.

Patrons of the Podcast will save 40% off the price of the 2018 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt in May 2018. Order your shirt right now in time for the festival season.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: JD, Ray Mulcahy, Jennifer Ward and Hank Woodward who raised his pledge. We're $19 away from the next milestone

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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Brannan Barber posted on Patreon: "That's sad to hear Jed passed away. I still have a copy of the CD I bought when you featured Lonestar Stout."

Robert McMahon posted on Patreon: "Years ago Jed played at my home for family and friends.  Even though my children were quite young, they never forgot that visit.  His music was so heartfelt.  I'm terribly saddened by this news."

Randy Tredway posted on Facebook: "We probably have his last recordings from his January show here in the music room"

Wade Weiler posted on Facebook: "I'm still in shock and disbelief after reading the news yesterday, but also most thankful for knowing Jed. He and I were in the band, Eammon's Kitchen several years back, along with Caerynn Riccarde and Edward Riccardi I think my favorite song of Jed's is his "Uncle Joe"."

Allan Marcotte emailed me: "Marc, I just saw that Jed Marum died suddenly yesterday.  I became a fan of his when I heard "Prayer from Little Round Top" on the podcast a few years back."

Trudy Scales sent a voice recording. She shared a whole bunch of memories. I decided to share just one of them.

Cynthia Naughton posted a photo on Facebook "Jed was also an actor! Here he is in character for his role in Road to Valhalla from Lone Chimney Films"

Melissa Tatum emailed a voice recording: "I heard you were soliciting memories of Jed Marum for a show. Jed and I wrote several songs together, the first of which was called Witches Well and which appears on his Calla's Waltz CD.  I recorded a brief snippet on how that song came to be."

May 17, 2018
Celtic Tunes by Celtic Women for Mother's Day #358
01:06:08

It's tough to find women in Celtic music. That's what I learned when searching my library for music performed by women for Mother's Day. But I found some great Celtic music from The Gothard Sisters, FIMM, Bonnie Rideout, Dublin Harpers, Eilis Crean, Good Foot, Dearest Home, Sarah Copus, Burning Bridget Cleary, Solasta, Fromseier Rose, Beth Patterson, Searson, Emish, Plaidgrass.
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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. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Against the Grain" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

5:36 "set jigs: Rose in the Heather - Banish Misfortune - Michael O'Sullivan" by FIMM from Rose in the Heather

10:15 "The Dark Wood Hornpipe/Justin's March/Thistledown/" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

15:22 "O'Leary's Slide" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

20:51 "Port an Bhrathair - The Frieze Britches" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

25:37 "Mountain Road/Hunter's Purse" by Good Foot from Good Foot

29:25 CELTIC FEEDBACK

30:15 "The Boyne Water (reels)" by Dearest Home from Songs from Laurel Hill

33:41 "Dawning of the Day" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

36:58 "Pipe Set" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

39:04 "Stout's Trip" by Solasta from Solasta

42:45 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:22 "March of the Meeatoiteen Bull / John MacNeal" by Fromseier Rose from Contradiction

49:22 "Reels: A Crack In The Doorway/Hell To Pay/Dip In The Road" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

54:59 "Da Tunes" by Searson from Live

59:04 "Glasses of Beer" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

1:03:51 "Brumley Brae" by Plaidgrass from Gretchen Priest and Plaidgrass

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Our Top Irish & Celtic Music Spotify playlist is newly updated with many of your favorite songs from recent shows. You can follow the link in the shownotes to find that playlist and find other Celtic music playlists we recommend.

The Arthurian forest of Broceliande is believed to be located in the heart of Brittany. The forest is rich in Celtic legends and holds the Tomb of Merlin, the Fountain of Youth and more. You can watch a video from my Celtic Invasion of Broceliande in 2017.

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I really appreciate everyone supports this podcast. But I'm continually humbled by our Celtic Legends who pledge $10 per episode to support this podcast. Thank you to Nancie, Bryan Brake, Scott Benson, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

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Vaun's Photography emailed: "Just listened to podcast #351. First time listener via podcast addict on my Android. Thanks for your work to make the podcasts possible."

Frank Blanton emailed a photo: "Hey Marc, This morning I am listening and working on plastic model kits. I do Armor, tanks and figures from WWII here in Richmond Va. the capital of Celtic Culture in the Southeast! Here is a photo of my art desk. Thanks for all the great Celtic music!"

Jason Youngberg commented on Patreon: "It was raining here in Chicagoland this morning making this a nicely named episode."

Lane Rose emailed: "Hey Mark, I live in Northern Colorado, where It has been raining almost non stop for the last three days, and Rainy Day in the Celtic Nation made the perfect addition to this wonderful weather. Thanks for all the great music. Long time fan"

May 10, 2018
Rainy Day in the Celtic Nations #357
01:04:12

There's nothing like dancing in the rain with awesome Celtic music from Dun Aengus, Na Rosai, Gwendolyn Snowdown, Breabach, Lunasa, Spirited Lads, Ginger Ackley, Moonrakers, IONA, Jim Sharkey, Colleen Raney, The High Kings, David Pedrick, Trinity River Whalers, Runa, The Gothard Sisters.
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BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Shandon Bells" by Dun Aengus from Down By the Glenside

3:42 "The Rainy Day/The Sparkle Slip/The Cloon" by Na Rosai from First Rain

8:28 "Little Duke Arthur's Nurse" by Gwendolyn Snowdown from Three Strand Braid

12:28 "Cockerel in the Cree" by Breabach from The Big Spree

15:35 "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by Lunasa from Cas

20:03 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:30 "Jigs" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

25:39 "Celtica" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

27:38 "Shotover" by Moonrakers from Tides

30:40 "Wildwood Flower" by IONA from Signature

35:20 "The Campaign Song" by Jim Sharkey from Sweet Anne's Road

40:59 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

42:32 "I Know My Love" by Colleen Raney from Lark

44:38 "The Rising of the Moon" by The High Kings from Decade: Best of the High Kings

49:02 "Carolan's Draught" by David Pedrick from Wintertide EP

50:48 "Strong Women Rule Us All" by Trinity River Whalers from Dancin' Beggarman

55:06 "Black River" by Runa from Current Affairs

1:00:15 "Midnight Sun" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

You are an integral part of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Not only are you listener and possibly a patron. But you find Celtic music you love in places I will never go. If there's a band are artist that you've found who you've not heard on the podcast, do us both a favor, contact them. Ask them to submit their music to our award-winning and largest podcast of Celtic music online. My goal is to help give indie Celtic artists a voice. They just need to complete the permission form and send music. I will get them on the show.

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears.

I want to send a huge thanks to our many new patrons: Properal, Tracy Beedy, Charles Hunt, Annie Moisan, Bridget Robertson, George James, Pamela Hajcak, Asa Swain. We are $24 away for our next milestone.

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Kitty emailed: "A few years ago, you had a song on the podcast (from an Irish-american band) called The First Ones Drinking and the Last Ones Standing. That was the refrain if not the title. The song was hilarious. Is it available for download? I cannot remember the name of the band. Thanks!"

Laurie Fisher of Carolina Ceili emailed: "I'm listening while prepping for a waltz dance I'm putting on this evening in a lovely ballroom in Asheville, NC.  I've been turned on to some fine music and bands thru your podcast.  I especially appreciate the homage to trees and Arbor Day.  May I suggest 'Bonny Portmore', which I've heard on your podcast before.  'Tis a song about regret for cutting down a beautiful tree."

Joseph Earl-Ridley emailed a picture: "You always sound so pleased to hear from your listeners so I thought I'd send a message to let you know how much I've been enjoying your podcast. I only started listening on Easter Sunday so the latest Arbour Day episode was my sixth. I attach a photo that I took this morning whilst listening out walking my goats, high in the mountains of Portugal! Keep up the good work."

May 03, 2018
Arbor Day #356
01:03:39

Trees are not only important to the Celts. They are important to all of humanity. They give us air to breathe. So this Arbor Day, I want to encourage you to plant a tree or take care of one tree in your town while you listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with tree-friendly Celtic music from Rattle the Knee, Anne Roos, Giant's Dance, Crepuscule, Slan, Michael Black, Dark Patrick, Nick Hennessey, Emerald Rose, Bag Haggis, Rathkeltair, Hair of the Dog, Bedlam. In fact, I'm pretty sure your tree will grow better with daily listens of Celtic music.
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Come join a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fan, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. The Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye is all booked. But you can take an auditory adventure through the Celtfather Music & Travel podcast and my YouTube channel. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Galway Rambler-Maid in the Cherry Tree-Ban an Tír ar Lar" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

6:20 "The Forest Nymph - Song of the Woods & The Tree in the Woods" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

10:32 "Birken Tree/Bishop's Dance" by Giant's Dance from Giant's Dance

4:17 "Lilting Music/Tree Set" by Crepuscule from Shades of Music

18:06 "The Rowan Tree" by Slan from Footprints

22:45 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:54 "The Willow Tree" by Michael Black from Michael Black

27:01 "The Laurel Tree - Gravel Walk - the Lilting Banshee - the Mug Of" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae

34:51 "Gallows Tree" by Nick Hennessey from A Rare Hunger

38:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:32 "Land of the Dancing Trees" by Emerald Rose from Sunwise

45:23 "Monkey Tree" by Bag Haggis from Trip

50:52 "Trees" by Rathkeltair from Something Good for a Change

55:21 "Papa John's Tree" by Hair of the Dog from Liam Left the Lights On Again

59:43 "Trees They Grow High" by Bedlam from Sleep Is A River

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production of the podcast as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. When we hit our next milestone, you'll get 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music.

I really appreciate everyone supports this podcast. But I'm continually humbled by our Celtic Legends who pledge $10 per episode to support this podcast. Thank you to Nancie, Bryan Brake, Scott Benson, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

You can join our kind patrons at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

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Nataliya Semenova emailed on Facebook: "Dear Sir! I've subscribed on your Celtic Music Podcast in order to improve my English and because I like Irish and Scottish folk songs. Listening to your podcasts for two months I would like to tell you that you've done really amazing job. I'm fond of the music you collected. It's awesome! Thank you so much! Best greetings from Ukraine!"

Kristi Green Rutmann emailed on Facebook: "Hi! listening in from Dawsonville, Georgia, USA.  - Loving your track #296. I've been enjoying your podcasts for several days now - what a wonderful discovery!  Great music to help me through the workday!  This time last year, I was enjoying my first trip to Ireland and watching the parade pass by in Dublin! Your music helps take me back to those perfect days & favored memories! Thank you."

Apr 26, 2018
Up Among the Heather #355
55:06

Fly up among the heather in show #355 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with awesome Celtic music by Na Rosai, Lunasa, Claire Roche, SlipJig, IONA, Los Paddys, The Fretless, Dene Foye, Rising Gael, The Jackdaws, Finbar Furey, Marys Lane, The Prodigals, Karan Casey. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Come join a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fan, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. The Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye is all booked. But you can take an auditory adventure through the Celtfather Music & Travel podcast and my YouTube channel. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Buck from the Mountain/The Golden Eagle" by Na Rosai from First Rain

3:54 "The Dregs of Birch" by Lunasa from Cas

7:41 "A Tor Mo Chroi" by Claire Roche from Songs from the Harp Room

11:35 "Peg Ryan's" by SlipJig from Leaving Plevna

14:13 "Bold Doherty" by IONA from Signature

21:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

22:27 "New Song for the Morning" by Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home

27:07 "Dirty Harry" by The Fretless from The Fretless

31:00 "Up Among the Heather" by Dene Foye from For the Love of Haggis

32:47 "Home Again" by Rising Gael from IV

37:02 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:17 "Bar Fight" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

41:11 "Whiskey Come to Me On Sunday" by Finbar Furey from Colours

44:13 "Whiskeytown" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

47:53 "I Have Flown" by The Prodigals from Brothers

52:22 "We're Going Sailing" by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden -  A Celtic Musical

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Over 200 kind and generous people pledge $1 or more per episode to celebrate Celtic culture through music, each and every week. Your generosity helps pay for the production of the podcast as well as my time in producing it. You give these bands a fighting chance to be heard by thousands of Celtic music lovers around the world.

Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, everyone gets an extra-long episode. We are $33 from our next milestone. When we reach it, you will get two hours of Celtic flute and whistle music. I want to send out a huge thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Randy Anderson, Steven Polunsky. Join our fine patrons at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is syndicated on several internet radio shows like Celtic RadioKeltic Radio and Bill and Kat Radio. Find links in the shownotes.

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Lissa Sayers Cullen emailed a photo on Facebook: "Thanks so much!  We listened to your Podcast while road tripping from Dublin to Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher to Galway. It provided the perfect soundtrack, and it was the perfect prep for listening to fantastic live music in the pubs.  Here we are at the Cliffs!  Thanks so much for your wonderful podcast!"

Melissa Siders emailed a photo on Facebook: "Mark, Thanks for the great podcast.  I have been listening for about a year now, and your podcasts are great for when I'm playing in my pottery studio.  Thanks for the great creative accompaniment! Keep up the great work!"

Kathryn Burke emailed on Facebook: "i listen to this podcast while walking.  It gives me a bounce to my step."

Apr 19, 2018
Mountain Dew #354
59:56

Give me the rare old stuff that's made near Galway Bay on show #354 with Celtic music from Spirited Lads, Poitin, David Pedrick, New Shilling, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Moonrakers, Old-Time Pharmaceuticals, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Gaelic Fury, Mandala Folk, The Kilt Lifters, Jimi McRae, Marys Lane, Dun Aengus.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year I host Celtic Invasion Vacations. These are relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music travelers, just like you. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends.

That's the normal pitch I make each and every week. Sometimes that description seems a bit incomplete. There's not enough information. So I want to get your questions. What would you like to know about joining one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. You can email me with any questions you have and I will create a podcast episode with more details

You can subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Farewell to Erin" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

3:15 "Twenty Candles on Poitin's Cake" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

7:33 "Bonnie Jean Cameron" by David Pedrick from Wintertide

11:19 "Funky Set" by New Shilling from Live!!

15:41 "Quick and Clever" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

19:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:26 "Come All Ye Fair & Tender Ladies" by Moonrakers from Tides

25:44 "Ramblin' after Rain" by Old-Time Pharmaceuticals from The Good Stuff

28:25 "Jock O' Hazeldean" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

32:06 "Irish Blues" by Gaelic Fury from Swimming Upstream

36:27 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:28 "Join the British Army" by Mandala Folk from Single

43:10 "Twa Sisters" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

48:40 "Monster Mix" by Jimi McRae from Monster Mix

52:16 "Last Gift" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

57:10 "Mountain Dew" by Dun Aengus from Down By the Glenside

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Over 200 kind and generous people pledge $1 or more per episode to celebrate Celtic culture through music, each and every week. Your generosity helps pay for the production of the podcast as well as my time in producing it. As the world's largest Celtic podcast, you give these independent bands a fighting chance to be heard by thousands of Celtic music lovers around the world.

Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, everyone gets an extra-long episode. And I just posted a new milestone goal. I'll tell you more about it in a bit. I want to send out a huge thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast. Join our fine patrons http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

As you may know, every year I host Celtic Invasion Vacations. We travel mostly to Celtic nations and try to get to know a region, like a local. I am planning a special episode of my Celtfather Music & Travel podcast for next month. I would like your questions. What do you like to know more about for these vacations. Email your questions to celticinvasion@gmail.com and of course, you can find out more about the trips at celticinvasion.com.

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Michael Bromund emailed: "Listening to your podcast with my son on our way to Seattle for his birthday. He always asks to turn the bagpipes up and because of his interest, I got him a chanter for his birthday present. Maybe he'll be on your podcast in the future.  Your podcasts always remind me of the weekend and I enjoy listening to it. Slainte!"

Bill Tomson emailed a photo: "Coincidence that Tartan is the theme of this week’s show. I recently looked up my own Tartan clan colors, and then ordered this phone case, which just arrived this week. Love the show! have a great day."

Cindy Stiene emailed from Madison, AL (jes' next door to H'ville): 'Hi, Marc Gunn!!! Glad to be part of the Celtic Music Mag list - don't know why it took me so long to join!  I've been listening to your podcast for YEARS!!!!!  I did receive the free MP3 tunes with no problems!  I've added them to my music library of over 5500 tunes so they are in good company!

Just a tiny bit about me - I'm a recently retired engineer in Huntsville, Alabama and was an amateur whistle player in the Celtic community here.  I used to play with some of the members of SlipJig and Black Market Haggis during the old Finnegan's Pub open sessions until the pub closed.  While I've let my whistle skills wither, I've kept up with the world of Celtic Music and thoroughly enjoy listening to your show and Thistle & Shamrock.  I've always felt that mix gave me the broadest exposure to new and old tunes, musicians, etc.  There's just something about Celtic music, whether Irish, Scottish, Galician, Welsh, etc. that just grabs you and won't let go. Please keep up the good work you do to showcase the latest and greatest musicians out there. Slainte!"

 

Apr 12, 2018
Tartan Day in Kilts #353
01:00:50

April 6 is Tartan Day, a celebration of Scottish heritage. It is also Scottish Independence Day, when Robert the Bruce declared Scotland in 1320. We have Celtic music from The Rogues, Dublin Harpers, The Sorries, Lochlainn, Brobdingnagian Bards, Serious Kitchen, The Jacobites by Name, Tartanic, Marc Gunn, Ceann, Black Market Haggis, Maggie Sansone, Barleyjuice, Ed Miller.   http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year I host Celtic Invasion Vacations. These are relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music travelers, just like you. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends.

That's the normal pitch I make each and every week. Sometimes that description seems a bit incomplete. There's not enough information. So I want to get your questions. What would you like to know about joining one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. You can email me with any questions you have and I will create a podcast episode with more details

You can subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 "Plaid Jam" by The Rogues from Off Kilter

8:13 "Piper's Pub" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

11:58 "MacPherson's Rant" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

17:00 "Cailleach's Plaid" by Lochlainn from Cailleach's Plaid

21:04 "Donald, Where's Your Drunken Scotsman?" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

24:49 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:51 "The Kilt Set" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig"

30:19 "Mountains of Pomeroy" by The Jacobites by Name from The Jacobites By Name

34:51 "Mad Dog's Triple" by Tartanic fom Uncensored Vol. 4

38:26 "Jock Stuart, A Man Who Wears A Kilt Every Day" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

41:31 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:05 "Where's Your Kilt" by Ceann from Making Friends

46:59 "Angus and the Kilt" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

50:34 "Willie's Old Trousers & The Tartan" by Maggie Sansone from Wind Drift

54:32 "Tartan Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

57:51 "A Bottle of the Best" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Over 200 kind and generous people pledge $1 or more per episode to celebrate Celtic culture through music, each and every week. Your generosity helps pay for the production of the podcast as well as my time in producing it. As the world's largest Celtic podcast, you give these independent bands a fighting chance to be heard by thousands of Celtic music lovers around the world.

Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, everyone gets an extra-long episode. And I just posted a new milestone goal. I'll tell you more about it in a bit. I want to send out a huge thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: River Godbee, and our newest Celtic Legend, Scott Benson. Join our fine patrons http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Do you have our free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app? It's available for iOS and Android. You can get it and podcast stickers and shirts in our store.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jon emailed: "Marc, Thanks for playing a track from Moonrakers' latest album. Over here in the UK we're always keen to make contact with US-based listeners and I've been impressed with your podcast and the high quality of musicians you feature, including yourself of course! Keep up the good work, Best wishes."

It's my pleasure Jon. I hope I may play your music for years to come.

Nancy BV emailed: "I work out on the elliptical every weekday morning. Listening to your music makes the time fly by! My Fitbit loves you as much as I do."

Apr 05, 2018
Easter Sunday #352
58:52

Happy Easter on show #352 with inspiring Celtic music from The Flying Toads, Jonathan Milton, Finbar Furey, Kellswater Bridge, The Beer Mats, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats, Dun Aengus, Mithril, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Marys Lane, Hair of the Dog, The Logues, The Merry Wives of Windsor.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Palm Sunday" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

5:35 "Sunday Brunch Set" by Jonathan Milton from Just One More...

9:46 "After Sunday Mass" by Finbar Furey from Colours

12:35 "Easter Moon" by Kellswater Bridge from As The Story Goes

16:27 "May We All Some Day Meet Again" by The Beer Mats from Easter Lily

19:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:44 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

25:02 "Down By The Glenside" by Dun Aengus from Down By The Glenside

27:48 "The Trip To Skye/Brenda Stubbert's/The Hunter's Purse/Tommy Peoples" by Mithril from The Return Home

34:37 "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Boston Harbor Bhoys from In Your Living Room

37:13 "Three Nights and a Sunday" by The Makem & Spain Brothers from Up the Stairs

40:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:37 "Road Less Traveled/Harvest Home" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

46:39 "One Sunday Morning" by Hair of the Dog from Let It Flow

49:13 "Poitin Valley" by The Logues from Tough at the Bottom

"Mad Jenny" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales From Windsor's Tavern

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Over 200 kind and generous people pledge $1 or more per episode to celebrate Celtic culture through music, each and every week. Your generosity helps pay for the production of the podcast as well as my time in producing it. As the world's largest Celtic podcast, you give these independent bands a fighting chance to be heard by thousands of Celtic music lovers around the world.

Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, everyone gets an extra-long episode. And I just posted a new milestone goal. I'll tell you more about it in a bit. I want to send out a huge thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Joanna Fedewa, Corpus Christi Irish Sessions, Brannan Barber. Join our fine patrons http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

I just released a Kickstarter for my third album of Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. This one is Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers. You'll find a link to it in the shownotes.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Kerrydan tweeted a picture: "Hi Marc! Really loved listening to this instrumental show on my brisk lunchtime walk along the Red River in Winnipeg, Canada. In between tracks, you'd swear you could hear the ghosts of Scottish and Métis fiddles joining in."

Nash from the UK emailed: "Hey Marc, Tried to confirm my subscription and although I am taken to the “thanks for subscribing” page, I still have not had the sign up email / zip for the albums. Waited a few hours, put your address in the contacts, but no joy yet. Maybe there are some leprechauns at work....?

Nice podcast – just a suggestion. Could you put the tracklist / artist in the show notes? It’s great that you play a few songs back to back to not interrupt them, but by the time you then announce the artist / track name, I sometimes struggle to match them up."

Hey Nash, thanks so much for writing. If you signed up to the email list and did NOT get an email back, I'd suggest you check your spam folder or trash. I don't know what those leprechauns are up to, but they can be troublesome with email.

One more suggestion for everyone who is subscribed, reply to one of the magazine emails. That will hopefully insure that future emails go straight to your inbox and not to your gmail promotions or anything like that.

As for the podcast suggestion, Nash, everything you mentioned is there. If you look at your podcatcher, you should be able to find all of the tracks and time listings for the artists in the show. If you can't find them there, please let me know. But you can also find them on our website at celticmusicpodcast.com

Jim & Judy Wolfe emailed about the Flute/Whistle special idea: "Hey Marc, been listening for many years and one band I discovered on the podcast that fits the bill is Flook. Sarah Allen’s flute, and Brian Finnegan’s whistle are great examples for you to consider. Keep up the good work."

A few episodes back, I suggested a flute/whistle episode might be in order. So I decided to set that up as our new Patreon Milestone. We are thirty dollars away from a 2-hour Celtic Flute & Whistle special.

Chrissy Willow emailed: "Hey, Marc! I followed your podcasts years ago until Google Listen was retired and lost track of you. I'm so glad to see your podcasts on Google Play and have begun following again! The reason I write is because I'm trying to locate a song you played years ago. It was a ballad of a woman who walks the strand and calls up storms to dash the sailors' ships on the rocks. I've searched all over the place but can't find it, and can't remember enough of the lyrics to help. Thus, I'm hoping you might remember the song. Thank you so much for bringing such wonderful Irish music to my life. Have a lovely Saint Patrick's Day!"

Mar 29, 2018
New Celtic Music #351
59:49

Enjoy new Celtic music sent to me over St Patrick's Day from Na Rosai, IONA, Moonrakers, Jimi McRae, The Spirited Lads, David Pedrick, Lunasa, Liz Schettner, Dun Aengus, Christine and the Kilts, Ballymun Bootboys, The Kilt Lifters, Barleyjuice, Brad Tuck. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "First Rain/Is Cumadhm Liom/Gavotte/The Rocky Road To Dublin" by Na Rosai from First Rain

5:13 "Time Machine Set" by IONA from Signature

10:13 "The Singer" by Moonrakers from Tides

13:24 "Ana's Homecoming" by Jimi McRae from Monster Mix

17:54 "Culchi Lad" by The Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

21:27 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

22:06 "The Maid That Sold Her Barley" by David Pedrick from Miles from Home EP

24:26 "The Tinker's Frolics" by Lunasa from Cas

31:36 "Inside the Dew" by Liz Schettner from Beginnings

35:12 "Coleman Cross" by Dun Aengus from Down By the Glenside

39:48 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:02 "Wi a 100 Pipers" by Christine and the Kilts from Scattered

44:17 "Dear Departing One" by Ballymun Bootboys

48:01 "Friends Old and New" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

52:05 "Catholic Guilt" by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

56:59 "Rise Up" by Brad Tuck from On These Waters

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Over 200 kind and generous people pledge $1 or more per episode to celebrate Celtic culture through music, each and every week. Your generosity helps pay for the production of the podcast as well as my time and producing it. As the world's largest Celtic podcast, you give these independent bands a fighting chance to be heard by thousands of Celtic music lovers around the world.

Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, everyone gets an extra-long episode. I want to send out a huge thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Colum Muldoon, Karl Kelley, LJ Earnest, Amy Sherman. Join our fine patrons http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you didn't download your 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick's Day, follow the link in the shownotes.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Christian Henry emailed in French: "I just discovered this site by chance, it is beautiful, and exciting! congratulations, I have hours of Celtic music to listen Thank you to you."

"Je viens de découvrir ce site par hasard, c 'est magnifique, et passionnant ! félicitations , j ai des heures de musiques celtiques à écouter Merci bien a vous'

Rich Lipski of Kilmaine Saints emailed: "Hey Marc, Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say THANK YOU, not only for the support you have shown the Saints, but for what you do for the entire Celtic music scene. We are fortunate to be able to do what we do and just wanted to take a minute to thank all the people who make it possible. Keep up the great work. Slainte!"

Mar 22, 2018
St Patrick's Day Music Party
01:04:04

Happy St Patrick's Day with 17 Free Celtic MP3s for the holiday on show #350. You'll enjoy Celtic music from Runa, Alasdair White, Jodee James, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, McDerry, Na Skylark, Jil Chambless, John Taylor, Scooter Muse, Melanie Gruben, The Gatehouse Well, Jesse Ferguson, Kilmaine Saints, Brynmor, Templars of Doom, Kilrush, Claymore, Tuatha Dea. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 "The Hunter Set" by Runa from Live

6:49 "The Cockerel in the Creel" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

10:36 "Titrwm Tatrwm/Hiraeth" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

14:48 "Off She Goes" by Bridgid's Cross from Live without an Audience

17:52 "Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

20:39 "Pirate Dan" by McDerry from Chandler

23:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:53 "The Irish Marche" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

28:23 "Mary and the Soldier" by Chambless, Taylor and Muse from Live at NTIF

31:31 "The Leprechaun" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

32:49 "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

37:41 "Rare Old Mountain Dew" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

40:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:53 "Pennsylvania's Finest" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

44:44 "Musical Priest" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

46:55 "Saint Patrick Saved Ireland" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

50:38 "Wild As the Heather" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

55:39 "Will Ye Nae Back Again" by Claymore from Claymore

"Aeilin Duinn" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our Celtic Legends: Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville ,John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali. These generous people pledge $10 per episode to keep this show running.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Happy St Patrick's Day my friends. This is an extra-special episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Every year since 2005, I release an article titled "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick's Day". I follow it up with a podcast that highlights all of the music that you can download for FREE! This is that podcast.

I want you to listen to this show. Then head over to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com, and follow the link to download all 17 tracks in this show with no strings attached. It's a simple ZIP file that you can download to your computer, unzip, and start playing. It's super easy.

And this is sort of what you get every month when you become a Patron of the Podcast as a Song Henger, pledging at least $5 per month. You get a full album of Celtic songs and tunes from many of the artists featured in this show.

Follow the link in the shownotes.

Of course, if you enjoy any of these artists, then I hope you will find a way to support them. Start by signing up to their mailing list and learning more.

I want to send out a big thanks to Apple Podcasts. They gave us a big feature this week in the app, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Welcome to all the new Apple Podcast subscribers. I hope you enjoy the show.

If you're not following us on Facebook, I don't know what's up with you. Every time I see a band share a St Patrick's Day show, I share it on the feed. And of course if you're in a band, use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews if you want me to see it.

Last week, I release a new CD inspired by the TV show Firefly. While I play a lot Sci Fi Drinking Songs, I got my start playing Celtic music. That's why I released Celtic Music 6-Pack. You can now own six of my most-Celtic albums packed full of Irish and Scottish Songs. You can even get them at 50% off. Go to CelticMusic.org/6pack for details.

You can read more of my own St Patrick's Day 2018 news on my blog or check out St Patrick's Day Music Party.

Have you ordered your Irish & Celtic Music Podcast sticker or t-shirt? Visit our podcast store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop to see all of the great merch we offer. Your generous purchases keep this show running.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Karl emailed a photo: "Hey, Celtfather, I'm moving into a new house in a week.  Your podcast's upbeat rhythms are keeping me going while packing boxes and boxes of papers from my office.  At least my photographs from Ireland and Scotland are digital--zeros and ones are so much lighter than prints."

I hope the move went well Karl!

John Thompson emailed: "Hey Marc, I was listening to episode 338 (Christmas show) of the Irish & Celtic Music podcast and was blown away by the song "Glasgow Christmas Rain" by Highland Reign. I went on Youtube and watched just about every Highland Reign video I could find. Then I went to CD Baby, bought 3 of their CDs and downloaded a fourth. I'm going to post a message to their website to say how amazing they sound and that I heard them on YOUR show. They're from the midwest so I probably never would have discovered them without the Irish & Celtic music podcast. (I'm in Philly and the only other Celtic group from the midwest I've run into in this neck of the woods is The Elders -- another fantastic band!). You ABSOLUTELY make a difference! I've been a Celtic music fan for a long time but have only been a listener and patron of the Irish & Celtic Music podcast for the last few years. I wish I had found it sooner. Your podcast never disappoints!"

Thank you SO MUCH, John! I love hearing about which bands and songs inspire you. And that you're actually buying music.

Musicians have it tough in this day and age. I'm extremely pleased that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast can connect Celtic bands with Celtic music fans. It's a challenge. But that's why I am here.

So keep listening. Keeping telling your friends about the show. And when this episode is over, go thank one of these bands for being awesome!

Mar 15, 2018
Celtic Music Top 20 for St Patrick's Day #349
01:37:39

Happy St Patrick's Day! Show #349 is our St. Patrick's Day special highlighting the Best Celtic songs and tunes of 2017 as voted on by you in the Celtic Top 20. You'll enjoy amazing Celtic music from The Selkie Girls, Bridgid's Cross, Jim Sharkey, Whalebone, Kilted Kings, Cormorant's Fancy, Colleen Raney, NUA, Ella, Beth Patterson, Ne'er Duwels, Acoustic Butterfly, Lady Moon, Coast, Secret Sky, Connemara Stone Company, Dom Duff, Tuatha Dea, Black 47, The Changing Room. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Norlan Wind" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

5:47 "Tam Lin/Mason's Apron" by Bridgid's Cross from Live Without an Audience

8:48 "The Bar on the Square" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain

13:13 "Anglicana" by Whalebone from Mirabilia

18:35 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

23:54 "The Mummer's Jig/Munster Buttermilk" by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

27:58 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

30:36 "The Lovely Green Banks of the Moy" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

35:44 "Wide Open" by NUA from FLOW

39:37 "The Skye Boat Song" by Ella from Elluria's Lament

43:31 "Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All In The Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

48:27 "You're the One" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwells

51:42 "Irish Eyes" by Acoustic Butterfly from Whispers EP

56:08 "Loch Lomond" by Lady Moon from Fairy's Love Song

1:00:08 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:03:36 "Let It Rain" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

1:07:29 "The Dim-Moon City of Delight" by Secret Sky from Secret Sky

1:12:50 "Drowsy Maggie" by Connemara Stone Company from Original

1:16:03 "Kael K'kwll" by Dom Duff from K'kwll

1:18:56 "Kilts and Corsets" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

1:26:26 "James Connolly" by Black 47 from Fire of Freedom

1:34:17 "A River Runs Between" by The Changing Room from A River Runs Between

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Jared M. Gordon, Jim Mitchell, and Hank Woodward who raised his monthly pledge.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Happy Early St. Patrick's Day! I want to welcome all of the new subscribers listening on Apple Podcasts. I really appreciate it. If you enjoy the show, I'd love it if you would post a rating on the Apple Podcast app. We currently have 599 5-star reviews. Surely, we can make that a round 600?

If you're not yet subscribed, Apple Podcasts is one of the easiest podcast apps to get started listening to this show for free.

Every week, I ask you to vote for your two favorite songs in the show. It's called the Celtic Top 20. At the end of the year, I compile your pick of the Top 20 songs of 2017. This St Patrick's Day show highlights those 20 amazing songs and tunes. So let's get started.

Make sure you subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I send you the latest Celtic music news around bands featured in the podcast. Next week, I publish my annual "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick's Day" article. Not only will you get 34 Celtic MP3s immediately for subscribing, but you'll also get 17 MORE in next Thursday's newsletter. Go to bestcelticmusic.net to subscribe.

I just released a new CD this week. It’s called As Long As I’m Flyin’ and features original Celtic Folk songs inspired by the TV show Firefly. Get it at FireflyDrinkingSongs.com.

I have a Shiny St Patrick's Day CD Release Party scheduled for tonight, Thurs, March 8 at 8 PM CST on my YouTube channel. It is free to watch!

Now's the time to get a Celtic shirt from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I have a whole bunch of "Kilted For Her Pleasure" shirts that you can get before St. Patrick's Day if you order soon.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Our generous patrons pledge $1 or more per episode to share this show with Celtic music fans around the world and to help bands find new fans. I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Jared M. Gordon, Jim Mitchell, and Hank Woodward who raised his monthly pledge.  You can become a Patron on Patreon.com/celticpodcast

However, we are not the only Celtic musicians on Patreon. Stephen Bernhardt was kind enough to compile a list of all of the Celtic musicians that he could find. If you enjoy any of these artists, please do them a solid and become a patron.

Patreon is offers an incredible service to musicians and all creative types. I can't recommend highly enough.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Henry Meger emailed: "Dia dhuit, Marc, I discovered your podcast last spring and have been entranced and charmed with it ever since as I catch up to date.

Just wanted to send some personal thanks. My father has been playing Celtic guitar for most of his life and all of mine, so it's been in the house since day one. I thought I had heard it all, each corner and subgenre to be found, but my library has been greatly and duly humbled by your extensive and seasoned pallet. I've shared the podcast and many of its contents with my dad, and it has enriched our Celtic cosmos remarkably.

I took the podcast with me last summer while studying abroad in Russia and it was a wonderful way to keep in touch with my roots during my commute. Having also spent time in non-Celtic Spain, the Galicia episode opened another door in my musical conception of Iberia. In short, Thank you!!

An amateur flute player myself, I would love to hear a flute-heavy episode, and I'm sure all musicians who listen to the podcast would love their own instrument-themed episodes. Just a thought that has crossed my mind (not that you don't have plenty already!) Keep up the fantastic work---it's very much appreciated!"

Thank you Henry. I haven't done a flute or whistle episode. Let me see what I can put together. I wish I had an easy way to search my archive for flute music. Sadly, I don't. But perhaps I can reach out to you and all my listeners. If you have heard some bands with flute or whistle, please email me the band names so I can make a possible list of the podcast.

Jennifer Lohman emailed a picture: "While I am listening to your podcast from Terra Alta, WV (USA) 31 degrees here today-so the dogs & I are staying in."

Stephen Reimann emailed: "Dear Celt Father, I am a big fan of your show and what you are doing to add breadth and depth to those who listen to Celtic music.

I am an Account Manager for a major Pharmaceutical company which requires an extensive amount of driving.  By extensive I mean on average 60K miles each year.  Your podcast enables me to not only pass the time driving between accounts, but also increase my knowledge and love of all things musically Irish and Celtic.  The theme diversity of your shows is stellar.  Just like Christopher Walken’s SNL character, The Bruce Dickinson, needed “More Cowbell,” I need more bagpipes.  Any chance of another Bagpipe theme’d show in the near future?

Thank you for all you do to sharpen our proverbial musical sgian-dubhs."
Stephen “Bow Tie Steve” Reimann (Rye-man)

Thanks Bow Tie Steve. Yeah. You can never have enough bagpipes. It will have to be a few months, but I'll add that to the list as well. Maybe I should add both this and the flute show as milestones...

Would you be interested in another bagpipe show as well. Drop me a line.

Mar 08, 2018
St. Patrick's Day Warm Up #348
01:06:29

St Patrick's Day is on the way with show #348. Enjoy Irish & Celtic music from Ciana, Arise & Go, Christine Primrose, Old Blind Dogs, Kellswater Bridge, String Theory, The Changing Room, The Jacobites By Name, Cormac Gannon, Garry O Meara, Runa, Emish, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Sons of Malarkey, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Ugly Mugs. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "The Mill House / Mason's Apron" by Ciana from Ciana

4:28 "Kitty Lies Over, My Former Wife, Winnie Hayes" by Arise & Go from Arise & Go EP

8:12 "An Gille Dubh Cha Treig Mi (The Black-Haired Lad I'll Not Forsake) [Bonus Track]" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

12:01 "Died and Gone" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

17:55 "Kellswater" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes

23:33 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:11 "Casadh An Tsugain" by String Theory from String Theory

27:17 "It's All Downhill from Here" by The Changing Room from Picking Up the Pieces

30:27 "Highland Munster Roll" by The Jacobites By Name from The Jacobites By Name

31:49 "Up Mayo" by Cormac Gannon from Different

34:41 "Princess Brenda" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

38:53 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:17 "Mae Colven" by Runa from Live

36:03 "Make It Through" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

51:03 "Could You Be the One" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

53:41 "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

56:01 "Erin Go Bragh" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from Century

1:02:13 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Jim Mitchell, John Lude, Nathan R. James, Marissa Ohoyo, and a special thanks to Hank Woodward who raised his per episode pledge.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you haven't gotten your Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt for St Patrick's Day. Order one today using the coupon code stpats2018 and you can save 15% in our store through March 17, 2018.

I also host Celtfather Music & Travel, and I have a special episode planned for March 11th titled "10 Fun St Patrick’s Day Facts with Music Recommendations". Subscribe and listen at celtfather.com.

Every Thursday morning at 11 am CST, I am performing on my personal Facebook page at facebook.com/marcgunnmusic. Next week is a feature on St Patrick's Day Essentials. Come watch!

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jiffy emailed a picture: "Hi Marc! I listen to current and past episodes while making art in my little studio space. Most of the things I’m painting and drawing this month will be Christmas gifts (photo below shows some work in progress). The music you play always inspires, and I’ve discovered new favorites thanks to you. I’ve even rediscovered artists I lost track of over the years. Keep up the good work! Thank you, slainté!"

Gerry Corr emailed: "I am originally from Belfast and was a Step dancer in my early youth and stopped as I did not want to wear a kilt walking down Falls Road; I went on to become an accomplished athlete in multiple sports, primarily Hurling. Actually went to school with Seamus Kennedy who you have featured on some shows.

In 1980 I moved to US and I now live in Somersworth NH, next to Dover for past  25+ years. Dover is where Tommy Makem made his home and whose family are friends of ours– people from the textile mills in Armagh were some of the founders of the City. It was here where I came back to the music and started dancing again at age of 50 and picked up a mandolin that I love to play, albeit not great, but have fun

One of my daughters is married and lives in Dartmouth Nova Scotia and I fell in love with the NS Scottish/Irish music and song during my visits, she is an accomplished artist and did artwork for an album I made with a group called An Banna Ceoil several years ago; we don’t play out anymore but are still playing “house” music
Came across your podcast through iTunes a couple of months ago and will now be a regular; love the live sessions from the pubs

Keep the music alive Marc, it keeps  us young in mind and heart. BTW I was able to download the Free Music – very easy process – just have to get them onto my phone in iTunes to carry them with me – if you have any advice on this would love to hear it."
Slan abhaile agus beannacht De leat

Mar 01, 2018
Instrumental Celtic Music Study Aid #347
01:06:48

Are you needing some good instrumental music to study to? Show #347 features a study aid of instrumental Celtic music from The Here & Now, McFlooseys, Baal Tinne, Anne Roos, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Across the Pond, Adamh, Wolf & Clover, Chris Murphy, Peat in the Creel, The Led Farmers, Brynmor, Bridgid's Crossm Solasta, Andy Lamy. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Three" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

5:13 "Reels" by McFlooseys from One Night in Dublin

9:04 "Aislinn Gheal" by Baal Tinne from Aislinn Gheal

11:43 "Bears - Bear Dance & The Dancing Bear" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Foret

16:31 "The Mountain Set" by Alizbar & Ann' Sannat from Welcome Into the Morning

24:04 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:31 "Scotland the Brave/Flowers of Edinburgh" by Across the Pond from Kid on the Mountain

28:13 "Tara" by Adamh from Adamh

32:32 "Eleanor Plunkett" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

35:53 "The Artful Dodger" by Chris Murphy from The Tinker's Dream

40:42 "McMahon's (The Banshee)" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

43:32 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:21 "The White Set" by The Led Farmers from Katie

47:57 "Farewell to Erin" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

51:27 "Swallowtail Jig" by Bridgid's Cross from Live without an Audience

54:35 "The Cowslip Set" by Solasta from Solasta

1:01:57 "Hornpipes: The Fiddling Barrister/Galway Bay'The Banks" by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast:

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

I've received quite a few emails from people who listen to this podcast while they study. One person asked if I would release another instrumental episode. So here it is. Of course, if you'd like a good 3-hour long instrumental show, check out #204. And we have other instrumental episodes.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Robin Allen emailed: "I'm listening to your podcast while roofing.  The nail patterns I make inform my colleagues whether I'm listening to a jig, a reel, a polka or an Irish waltz."

Luke Sinclare emailed a picture: "Hey Mark! Enjoying the latest episode of drinking songs at work while I enjoy a pot of tea with some Walkers Shortbread as I work on railway track plans. Love the show and always love to hear your enthusiasm every week. Keep up the good work! Cheers"

Feb 22, 2018
Streets of Dublin #346
01:05:37

Let's roam the streets of Dublin with show #346 with Celtic music from Wolf & Clover, Andrew Finn Magill, Jennifer Licko, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Tara O'Grady, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, The Founding, The Jolly Rogues, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Alex Sturbaum, O'Craven, Matt Hughes, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, Blackstone Cuil, The Selkie Girls, Screaming Orphans. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Top of Cork Road - First Avenue - The Merry Maiden" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

3:39 "The Green Fields of Glentown / The Old Dudeen / McFadden's Handsome Daughter" by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots

7:41 "Light the Way" by Jennifer Licko from SING

11:13 "Boise Monsters" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

14:23 "In Belfast Tonight" by Tara O'Grady from A Celt in the Cotton Club

17:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

19:10 "Young Catherine/James Bethag" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

24:07 "Beast of the Waves" by The Founding from Form.

28:12 "Maggie May" by The Jolly Rogues from Privateers

31:42 "California Clan" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

35:55 "O'er the Water In France" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

41:00 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:34 "Pint Glass" by O'Craven from Whiskey, Wenches, and Scallywag

45:45 "Mick McGuire" by Matt Hughes from Soul of the Common Man

48:11 "Dusty Dublin Streets Set" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

51:48 "Dark Inishowen" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

56:27 "Jack B" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

1:01:49 "Humour Is On Me Now" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Sally Harris

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

You may not realize. I host two other podcasts. Celtfather Music & Travel is sort of a behind the scenes look at my music and travel adventures. I just recently posted an interview I did with Samantha Gillogly. She's a Celtic fiddler and violinist who will be up next. We chatted about how she fell in love with Lord of the Rings in that episode. Listen and subscribe at celtfather.com.

I also rebranded my Pub Songs Podcast. It's now called Geek Pub Songs. The content is still pretty much the same. You'll get a lot of Celtic music plus there will be a bit more geek music. So if you've ever wondered what I meant by Geek musician, this is a good way to find out about it. Find out more at pubsong.net.

Finally, I don't think I've mentioned it, but my next album comes out on March 6, 2018. It's called As Long As I'm Flyin' features music inspired by Joss Whedon's cancelled cult classic TV show Firefly. Go to FireflyDrinkingSongs.com for details.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Brendan Prast emailed: "Thank you for the MP3s (which I have already downloaded and started to listen to), and of course, for your wonderful show! I have been listening to it for quite some time now and finally took a new step and subscribed to you!"

Edward Midgett emailed a picture: "Top  of the morning to ye me laddie Mark, I'm a New Listener to your podcast, I love the music. I'm an American Irishman Born in America but my mum's from Dublin Ireland herself. Keep playing your music and I'll continue listening to ye me laddie I just learned about ye tonight from the Amazon prime music app. I'm a Celtic Cowboy for real in life.  I just drew and coloured this picture while listening to the podcast"

Feb 15, 2018
Celtic Love Songs #345
01:00:17

Enjoy a little Celtic Love on the show #345 with Celtic music from Poitin, We Banjo 3, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Steve Hawson, The Gothard Sisters, Colleen Raney, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Norah Rendell, The Shanties, Seagulls Are Drunk, Ryan MacNeil, Sligo Rags.   http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Newcomer's Reels: My Maryanne / Tommy Peoples' / McGlinchey's / Kitty Gone a Milking" by Poitin from Wish

5:44 "Bill Cheatum / Kitchen Girl / the Donegal Lass" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

9:09 "Annie Laurie" by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen

12:42 "O'Carolan's Concerto" by Steve Hawson from No Distance / Gan Achar

16:07 "Water Is Wide" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

19:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:44 "Fhear a Bhata" by Colleen Raney from Linnet

25:04 "Fanny Poer" by Harpnotic from Harpnotic

28:45 "The Proposal" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Red House

35:03 "Here's a Health Unto All True Lovers" by Norah Rendell from Spinning Yarns

40:36 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:13 "Sally Gardens" by The Shanties from Fear Not

46:15 "Deep Inside Out the Sea" by Seagulls Are Drunk from Next Round Is On Us

49:20 "My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

54:14 "Black Is The Color" by Sligo Rags from The Whiskey Never Lies

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

I want to send a very special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These generous people pledge $10 or more per episode so that you get to hear this show each and every week. Thank you to Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.  You are are incredible!

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Head on over to BestCelticMusic.net/shop/ and you will find our online store that includes compilation CDs, our 2018 t-shirt, the 2018 Sainted Song Henger Collection, and our podcast stickers. All of these items help to keep this show running. You can show your appreciation for what we are creating here, by buying something today.

I started a new Spotify playlist a couple weeks ago. When you vote in the Celtic Top 20, your vote will not only help determine who is in next year's Best Celtic Music episode of 2018, but you'll also be able to add songs from each show to that playlist. I'm updating it almost every week. This is another way to have fun with me on Spotify.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

D.L. Lovell tweeted: "I have listened to every podcast from Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I intend to share every single one to spread the word as I'm proud of my Irish/Scottish heritage. I didn't share the episode where the lady sang 'Feline song' for obvious reason by that was an exception"

Thistle-Evelyn emailed a picture: "I joined an app called "Happier" and one of the fellas on there mentioned your podcast.  I have never listened to a podcast - I didn't know how to even access one.  To come across this Celticpodcast!...?? lovely! What am I doing?  I am scrumbling!...aka doing free-form crochet. Thanks so much for your music ?? I needed this today on a cold blustery day in Northeast Vermont."

Feb 08, 2018
The Jolly Ploughboys #344
01:03:21

Smile along with the jolly ploughboys as we all enjoy Celtic music from Eilis Crean, Ciana, Spoil the Dance, Drones-n-drums, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Nava, Charmas, Telenn Tri, Melanie Gruben, Forkroot, The Prodigals, Sharon Shannon, Tuatha Dea, Tim Keeley, Christine Weir. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Cloonlish Hornpipe" by Eilis Crean by Searbh Siucra

4:17 "Up in the Rafters / Heart-Shaped Wood / The Kinnegad Slashers" by Ciana from Ciana

8:00 "Silver Dagger" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies

10:51 "Sterling Disaster" by Drones-n-drums from Contrast

14:44 "The Jolly Ploughboys" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

19:19 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:01 "Seven Swans" by Nava from Tapestry

24:22 "He Back She Back" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

26:51 "Elliott Finn MacDonald/Chris Finnen's Reel" by Telenn Tri from Mouse in the Kitchen

32:39 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

34:56 "Soil and Seeds" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

38:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:14 "Song of Repentance" by The Prodigals from Brothers

44:32 "Sea Shepherd" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

49:28 "Grannys Bedtime Tonic" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

53:59 "Albert McGinnis" by Tim Keeley from New Frontiers

58:32 "Dowie Dens of Yarrow" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Christopher Fennell, Stephanie Lutz, John Koenig III, Gerry Corr, Sally Harris

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

We have a new sticker in our store. If you love the podcast and want a nice inexpensive way to support the show, buy one of these stickers now.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Steve emailed: "Hi Marc, Today i was coming home from a really hard day of work, sat down in my room full of stuff to and thought about how i will be able to do all these things and go to work tomorrow again. Then i thought, well, i might as well listen to some awesome music to calm down. I clicked on the celticmusicpodcast bookmark. What i found was the newest episode 'working hard'. It fitted so perfectly for this day, thanks a lot. Especially because it featured one of my favourite tunes, the Morrisons, which i am trying to learn on the bouzouki at the moment. I remember when i first found your podcast. I was walking through the elfish woods of the alps with a friend, drinking a good irish uisce and listening to episode #151, which i randomly found on youtube. Being there with this music was very magic, and it made us fall in love with irish music (which we never heard before) and we formed a band afterwards. Thanks for inspiring us! Slainte!"

Feb 01, 2018
20 Irish Drinking Songs for 2018 #343
01:03:38

What are your favorite Irish Drinking Songs? Here's a fun list for 2018 with Celtic drinking songs from Crikwater, Cormac Gannon, Jesse Ferguson, Peat in the Creel, Matt & Shannon Heaton, The High Kings, The Kindred Kilts, Jim Cope, Hearthfire Duo, Andrew McKee, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Jackdaws, The Saucy Rovers, Screeched Inn, Plastic Paddy, The Muckers, Seamus Kennedy. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Three Drunken Maidens" by Crikwater from Crikwater

3:19 "Tipping It Up to Nancy" by Cormac Gannon from Different

5:44 "Molly Malone" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

8:21 "Real Old Mountain Dew" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

10:37 "Mrs. McGrath" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Tell You in Earnest

16:11 "Irish Pub Song" by The High Kings from Decade: Best Of The High Kings

19:49 CELTIC PODCAST

21:41 "Wild Colonial Boy (Live)" by The Kindred Kilts from Live at Summer Crush Winery

25:20 "South Australia" by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

27:40 "Lannigan's Ball" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

32:01 "Satisfied" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

35:09 "Mary Mac" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

40:39 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:37 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Jackdaws from On the Lash

46:09 "Rolling Down to Maui" by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness

49:51 "Whisky in the Jar" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

53:38 "Dicey Riley" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

56:51 "Paddy on the Railway" by The Muckers from The Muckers

1:01:06 "The Parting Glass" by Seamus Kennedy from In Concert

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The 2018 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now on sale. Find those shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net.

If you want to find 11 more ways you can help support the bands in this podcast, go to songhenge.com. This simple easy list will do a lot to help your favorite bands get noticed.

Someone made an angry comment on Facebook the other day. He asked if I was paying royalties to the artists whose music I was using. One of the tragedies of creating this podcast is that I cannot afford to pay artists for play in the show. I calculated that it would cost over $20,000 per episode if I was to pay the standard royalty rate.

Instead, I ask artists to permit me to use their music royalty-free. But I feel bad about just doing that. So years ago, I started donating a portion of the income I earn from compilation CDs and from Patreon to Celtic non-profits, to help support our Celtic community.

I just compiled the list of 2017 donations. We donated a total of $3885.57 that went to Celtic non-profits last year. That means we have donated a grand total of over $31,000 to Celtic non-profits since I started donating money in 2004. You can see a breakdown of the Celtic non-profit donations on the website.

You can support this podcast by becoming a Patron of the Podcast on Patreon. Your generous pledge of $1 per episode or more keeps this show running and helps Celtic non-profits keep sharing Celtic music and culture. Plus, you'll get episodes before regular listeners. It's a great to support Celtic music.

I want to thank our newest Patron: Dawn O Davis

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Karen Walker emailed her New Years wishes: "Dear Mark and family and all you Musicians. It has been a magical year listening to your podcast, and all the other connections to the Celtic and Irish community. As the hours of 2017, happily slip into our past, may you all be cheered, dancing singing merrily,! For no matter the circumstances flowing in and out our lives, music, friendship and staying positive bolsters our strengths and warms our hearts!"

Kelly Garrod emailed: "Hi Marc, While standing in a long line at the post office today (Christmas is next week) and wearing my NEW Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt, the lady in front of me asked about your podcast.  I told her it was wonderful, and have been a listener for a number of years. While standing in line, she downloaded your podcast and planned to be a new listener on her drive home. I didn’t know it would be this easy to spread the word about your good work."

James, Savannah & Mikayla Allen emailed a picture: "Hey Marc! Just wanted to share a picture of what we did while listening to the latest episode! This is the 1st 5 of the eventual 8 dozen cowboy cookies we made tonight. Don't try to count them, a few "samples" were removed for "quality assurance purposes" by these 2 rascals! Keep up the great work!"

Jan 25, 2018
Joyous #342
01:00:23

Spread Celtic Music Love with joyous Celtic music from Ryan MacNeil, Ciana, Na Skylark, Bellow Bridge, Forkroot, The Gatehouse Well, Hibernia, The Jeremiahs, Jodee James, Natalie MacMaster/Donnell Leahy, Dom Duff, Screaming Orphans, The Founding.   http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Cearcall A' Chuin (The Ocean's Circle)" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

4:24 "Huish the Cat-P.M. Donald MacLean of Lewis-Lochiel's Welcome to Glasgow" by Ciana from Rubicon

8:46 "The Little Red Lark/The Kilfenora Jig" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

12:52 "The Knocknaboul Set" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

16:45 "Opus in the Breeze" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

19:45 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:57 "Maggie" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

24:37 "Bo na Leath-adhairce" by Hibernia from Wide Waters

27:07 "Derry Gaol" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

30:32 "All the Way to Avalon" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

35:29 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:07 "The Chase" by Natalie MacMaster/Donnell Leahy from One

43:38 "Klask Ar Wagenn" by Dom Duff from K'kwll

49:30 "Handsome Johnny Flynn" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

55:02 "Piper's Folly" by The Founding from Form

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our Celtic Legends: Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali. Thank you SO much for supporting the show!

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The 2018 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now on sale. Find those shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net.

I got an email from Iona last week. They said they are about to release final CD. The band is not breaking up, but the changing music industry is forcing them to change how they release music, or in their case, stop releasing it.

This is a good time to point out that if you enjoy the music of bands in this podcast, there are several important things you can to do. If you still buy CDs, buy one from one of these bands. If not, buy downloads or band merchandise. Or if you're streaming music (outside of this podcast, of course), then follow the bands on Spotify or whatever streaming website they prefer.

Finally, I'm planning to do more Spotify promotions. So if you have any Celtic music playlists on Spotify, I'd love to hear from you. Drop me an email.

If you want to find 11 more ways you can help support these bands, go to songhenge.com. This simple easy list will do a lot to help your favorite bands succeed.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Michael Finlay emailed: "Just letting you know, I'm a new listener, though I should have been listening ages ago. I'm from Chicago but my Dad was from Liverpool, and I spent quite a lot of time in the British Isles. I'm deep in the bowels of NaNoWriMo at the moment and your show has been providing me with the most perfect soundtrack to keep my butt focused on finishing this project. You're doing amazing work. Thank you!"

Trish Bartley shared the first podcast of 2018 on Facebook and wrote: "This week's podcast is full of gorgeous songs to drive by! Makes my 45 minute commute "almost" too short. Lol. Thanks Marc Gunn! Awesome job!"

George Mears emailed: "Marc, I've been a lurker for years as I've stumbled through adulthood, fatherhood, husbandhood, and school. I've become a patron but I didn't see any opportunity to make a one time donation, which i'd like to do for all the ... years I've been mooching. Any easy answer or should I just mail you cash?"

Jan 18, 2018
Corpus Christi Irish Session #341
01:00:12

We're gonna visit the Corpus Christi Irish Sessions along with more great Celtic music from Avery LeVine, Chambless, Taylor and Muse, Wolf & Clover, Cara Wildman, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Corpus Christi Irish Session, Brynmor, The Jackdaws, Jiggy, Templars of Doom, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Founding. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Patsy Hanley's/The Boys of Ballisodare/The Crosses of Annagh" by Avery LeVine from Lonesome City

3:48 "The Boreraig Osprey" by Chambless, Taylor and Muse from Live at NTIF

7:48 "The Wild Goose" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

11:50 "O'Carolan's Welcome/Ms. Cara Wildman of Dorchester/Spootiskerry" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

15:31 "Lily of the West" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

19:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:36 "Brosna Slide" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

24:22 "Cockles and Mussels" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

27:23 "Coach Road to Sligo" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

30:00 "Old Maid in the Garrett" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

34:03 CELTIC FEEDBACK

34:46 "Musical Priest" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

36:55 "Another Murphy Goes to War" by The Jackdaws from On the Lash

39:53 "An Capall Dubh" by Jiggy from Translate

45:19 "Templars Erupt" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

50:00 "The Newrey Highwayman" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

55:05 "Hawthorn Tree" by The Founding from Form

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest patrons: Aaron Dent, George Mears. Thank you SO much for supporting the show!

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Robin Allen of the Corpus Christi Irish Sessions was the only person to respond to my call for music from Irish sessions last summer. That's okay. I decided to feature them this month. They meet once a month in Corpus Christi, Texas at Cassidy's Irish Pub.  Look for them this Sunday, January 14, 2018 if you'd like to join them. Go to http://corpuschristiirishsessions.com/ for details.

The 2018 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now on sale. I have a brand new shirt that you can get and help support the podcast. Or go all out and get the Sainted Song Henger Collection, which includes, the t-shirt, coffee mug, and my Celtic Music 6-Pack. Be one of the first, and you'll also get bonus gifts from my Celtic Invasion of Brittany last year.

There are many ways you can support this podcast like I just mentioned. Find a full list at songhenge.com

But one the best way to support indie Celtic music is to become a Patron of the Podcast. The generosity of our patrons allows us to share independent Celtic music to thousands of people around the globe. It's an incredible service for our community. I thank each and every person who makes a pledge. Thank you!

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Cary Glenn emailed a picture: "I enjoyed the latest show today. I was working at my forge and on came a tune with hammering on an anvil as I was doing the same thing. Coincidence? I think not! One on the things I was making today was treble clef bottle openers. Thanks for making the show."

Jan 11, 2018
2018 Kicks Off with Celtic Music #340
01:02:05

We're kicking off 2018 to be a great with Celtic music Na Skylark, Purcell's Polyphonic Party, The Gatehouse Well, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Jodee James, Patsy O'Brien, Crawley, Hopper & Reilly, Alex Sturbaum, Spoil the Dance, Sharon Shannon, Ryan MacNeil, The Jackdaws, Bill Grogan's Goat, Hibernia. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "The Lark On The Strand-The Yellow Wattle-John Mchughs Jig" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

4:18 "Jacob Hall's Jig" by Purcell's Polyphonic Party from An Invitation to Dance

8:58 "Cape St Mary/The Goodship Hope" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

16:12 "Brad's Honeybees" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

19:19 "Titrwm Tatrwm/Hiraeth" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

24:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:16 "Prologue" by Patsy O'Brien from the Boy Patrick - The story of a boy who became a saint. In words and music

27:56 "Whiskey in the Jar by Crawley, Hopper & Reilly from Traditionals Vol. 1

31:57 "Pulling Broom" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

36:37 "Broken Brook" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies

39:12 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:24 "Sacred Earth" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

45:14 "The Pipes Are Calling" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

47:45 "For the Love of Kelly O'Brien" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

51:10 "The Devil's Trumpet" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

57:35 "Scot Set" by Hibernia from Wide Waters

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1.38 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to Hunter Melville, our newest Patron. Thank you SO much for supporting the show!

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Hannah McGuire emailed: “Hey Marc! When listening I am usually on my way to work, I drive 45 minutes up to Park City from Salt Lake. I grew up in West Clare with my family and moved to Boston when I was very young. Fetus young. I usually think about my days as an Irish step dancer, or the days when I used to bring the cows in to get milked. I still go back home about 3 times a year. This podcast keeps me alive! Thanks for all you do!”

Jan 04, 2018
Most-Popular Celtic Bands of 2017 #339
01:32:08

Who were the most-popular Celtic bands in 2017? We're ending the year with some of my favorite Celtic bands of the year with Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, The Gothard Sisters, Ed Miller, Ockham's Razor, We Banjo 3, Screaming Orphans, Jesse Ferguson, Battlelegs, Battlefield Band, The Elders, Poitin, Runa, Sons of Malarkey, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Screeched Inn, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Barleyjuice, Ciana, Coast, West of Mabou. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Welcome Paddy Home" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

4:52 "Chaos in La Casa" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

7:58 "Bonnie Bessie Logan" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

11:29 "I'm Coming Home Northumberland" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

16:29 "Over the Waterfall/Liberty Polka" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

18:59 "The Ballad of Spring Hill" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

22:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:15 "All For Me Grog" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

27:18 "Greenland Whale Fisheries (acoustic version)" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

29:47 "Leaving Friday Harbor" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

34:55 "Golden Ghost" by The Elders from TRUE

40:26 SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION TIP TO HELP CELTIC BANDS

41:15 "O'puss No. 7" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

46:16 "Bedlam Boys" by Runa from Live

49:37 "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

51:58 "The Proposal" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Red House

58:15 "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

1:02:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:04:48 "Billy Gray" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

1:09:32 "Whiskey & Weed" by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

1:13:23 "King's House/The Maids of Selma/Abbey Reel" by Ciana from Rubicon

1:17:27 "Gordon's Reels" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

1:23:29 "Windmills in the Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

1:29:32 "Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. These incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast a http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Every year, I compile a list of the most-played Celtic bands on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. We're gonna end the year with some of my favorite bands played on the show in 2017.

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite bands in the Celtic Top 20. Every year, I compile a list of the best tracks played on this podcast and I share it in an extra-long show like this one. I want to ask you to review the 2017 shows. Find your favorite tracks in each show. Then go vote at bestcelticmusic.net/vote/. In a few weeks, I will share your votes with the world.

Celtfather Music & Travel podcast features an interview with Shannon Heaton of the Irish Music Stories. You may remember in show #314 Shannon Heaton was the the guest host of this podcast. I was really curious to learn about her history as an American playing traditional Irish music. She also published a video about Irish Session Etiquette. So I decided to ask her to share her insights into playing in Irish sessions in this podcast. Listen to episode #234 Demystifying Irish Sessions.

If you're in a Celtic band, I want to invite you to submit your new album to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It's easy to do. Complete the permission form at http://4celts.com/. Then follow the instructions to send a digital copy of your album.

Band Social Media Promotion Tip. I've never been super fond of social media. Partially because of the negative nature of the beast. But partially because I've never been able to figure it out. I generally keep to myself.

However, over the past year, I've made a dent in the social media monster and I wanted to share my best social media promotion tip which I beg you to use with your favorite Celtic artist. It's simple too--SHARE.

Don't just laugh and like a post. If you support Celtic music, take an active role and share it. With one little click, you will not only proclaim your love of Celtic culture, but you will also immensely help these artists who are fighting to be heard.

And of course, you can do the same with any posts from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Please SHARE your love of Celtic music.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Seán Roy Mac Aodha emailed: "Hi Mark, First off, I want to say that I really enjoy listen to your Celtic music podcasts. You do an excellent job putting together selections, and listening to an hour of the ICM podcasts is one of my great pleasures and I'm happy to be a subscriber.

Right now, I'm listening to the podcast #324, Celtic in Connemara, and I think it's great that you want to learn to speak the language a little better. While I'm not a native speaker, I am an Irish-American with exposure to the language, and my pronunciation is pretty good. I'm glad to answer any questions you may have. Although many words look intimidating, it's really not that hard once you learn the rules of Irish orthography.

You should probably know that the correct name of the language spoken in the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland is properly referred to in English as "Irish," and not Gaelic, as many people think, as "Gaelic" can mean Scottish Gaelic or even Manx. In Irish, the word for the language of course is "Gaeilge."

Good luck with your Duolingo lessons, and I'll look forward to your continuing podcasts. Thanks so much for all you do."

Dec 28, 2017
Joy On Your Celtic Christmas Day #338
01:16:09

Merry Christmas! You will enjoy some beautiful and fun Celtic Christmas music from Eira, Jim Sharkey, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Carolina Ceili, The Stapletons, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, The Gothard Sisters, Marc Gunn, Susan Toman, Caitríona O'Leary with Rhiannon Giddens, Cherish the Ladies, Jennifer Licko, Rose and Thistle Band, Mithril, Golden Bough, Highland Reign, Syr, Rathkeltair, Celkilt, The Irish Rovers. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Taladh Chriosda" by Eira from Glen Tidings

4:09 "The Christmas Comet" by Jim Sharkey from Single

7:46 "Julius the Christmas Cat" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night

10:24 "Silent Night" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season

14:37 "Christmas Day Ida Moarnin'/Jeanette Isabella" by Carolina Ceili from Holiday Hooley

17:40 "What Child Is This" by The Stapletons from Single

20:47 "Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Natalie MacMaster|Donnell Leahy from A Celtic Family Christmas

24:01 "God, Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

28:35 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:06 "Let's Have a Celtic Christmas" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings

31:10 "Joy to the World" by Susan Toman from Angels on High

33:39 "Now to Conclude Our Christmas Mirth" by Caitríona O'Leary with Rhiannon Giddens from The Wexford Carols

38:34 "We Wish You a Merry Christmas Waltzes" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

43:08 "The First Noel" by Jennifer Licko from Christmas in Ireland

45:57 "The Holly Bears a Berry" by Rose and Thistle Band from Celtic Christmas

49:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

51:10 "Galician Carol" by Mithril from Winter's Day

54:06 "The Boar's Head" by Golden Bough from When Winter Comes

58:02 "Glasgow Christmas Rain" by Highland Reign from A Celtic Christmas

1:01:51 "The Winter King" by Syr from The Winter King

1:06:31 "Silver Tinsel Tree" by Rathkeltair from Something Good for Christmas

1:09:36 "Jingle Bells" by Celkilt from Kiltmas Songs

1:12:48 "Hurray for Christmas" by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time of Year

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring pop music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

These incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast a http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is now on Spotify. Follow the show, and share it with your friends.

Please subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast and enjoy free Christmas music by Celtic musicians. There's over 40 hours of great Celtic Christmas music for you to enjoy at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

You can get our compilation of Christmas music for 50% off on iTunes. It's called A Celtic Christmas and is a beautiful selection of Christmas music from artists featured on this podcast.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Ellyson Flores emailed: "Hi my name is Ellyson. I love listening to you podcast while doing my college trigonometry homework. I have dyslexia and and A.D.D. So your podcast helps keep me focused. Thanks for the great music."

John Thompson emailed: "Hey Marc, Just wanted to say you picked some excellent examples of Celtic music in the Irish & Celtic Music podcast #334 -- Getting Started with Celtic music. I've got CDs and mp3s from about a third of the artists you played -- all but one of those I've seen perform live here in the greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area. With all due respect to the trads, I agree with your definition of Celtic music. Also glad you pointed out the Kickstarter campaign for House of Hamill and the video Rose and Brian made. Very well done. The ending was funny and gross but I saw that coming so I guess that says something about me as well. Thanks again for all you do! I'm very happy to be a patron."

Dec 21, 2017
Working Hard #337
01:00:08

You are working hard, struggling to survive and thrive. Sometimes the world seems out to get you. This show features music for the every day, hard worker with Celtic music from Spoil the Dance, The Gatehouse Well, Water Street Bridge, Vicki Swan, Kinfolk, Na Skylark, Nick Hennessey, The Tea Merchants, Kilted Kings, Celia Ramsay, The Kreellers, The Jackdaws, Bill Grogan's Goat, Sisters of Murphy. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Trip To Skye / Breton An Dro / The Cat And The Capo" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies

6:13 "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

11:04 "Paddy on the Railway" by Water Street Bridge from Oh Death

14:31 "Battle of the Somme" by Vicki Swan from a Single

17:47 "Working For the Company" by Kinfolk from This Land

22:12 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:00 "A Highland Reel-The Humors Of Glasses-Lough Ernes Water" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

26:16 "Honest Work" by Nick Hennessey from Pebble & Bone

29:28 "Chariots of Steam" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump or Two?

33:38 "Blue Sun" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

36:11 "I Ain't Gonna Work in the Factory" by Celia Ramsay from Songs of My Father's People

39:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:33 "Barnyards" by The Kreellers from Saints & Sinners

44:52 "Banish Morrisons" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

48:33 "Haul Away Joe" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

55:05 "Working Stiffs Unite" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring pop music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

These incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast a http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

This episode has been on my mind for a long time. It was inspired by Sisters of Murphy's latest album which called "Working Stiffs Unite". I wanted a show for everyone who is struggling to make ends meet, when the odds seem against you. I hope this show will inspire you to keep creating, working and following your dreams.

Christmas is just around the corner. You can find Celtic Christmas podcasts, CDs, videos and more. Visit CelticChristmasMusic.net.

My gift to you is the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. You can download it for free on iTunes or on Amazon. If that's not good enough for you, I'm giving away my CD Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion to everyone who becomes a Patron of the Podcast in December 2017. Sign up today and support your friendly neighborhood Celtic podcast.

If you want more Christmas music, I released an episode of Winter Pub Songs over on my Pub Songs Podcast. It's mostly Celtic Christmas music with a few geeky fun additions. Listen at PubSong.com

I also want to send out an extra special thanks to our new Patrons of the Podcast. Patreon made some painful changes this week which I will share more about in the Celtic Music Magazine. Thanks to Adrian Piazza who raised their pledge and also to our new patron, Jan. Become a patron at patreon.com/celticpodcast

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Dan Buchner emailed from from Niagara Falls, NY: "Hey Marc! Discovered the podcast over the summer. Great mix of music. The last couple weeks I’ve listened to a few I got behind on while restoring some old windows from a friend's 100 year old house. The tempo and mix helps me get through the work with ease."

Will Collins emailed: “Hey Marc (if I can call you that), I only found your podcast at the beginning of October but it's already got its hooks in me. I am a junior in college dual majoring in engineering and math. This isn't as exciting as anyone else, but I listen to the newest episodes and the giant backlog that exists every saturday during my 8-hour study sessions. It really makes the time fly, and I really appreciate all the work you put into making the best podcast around! Hope this finds you merry,“

Thanks Will. I’m so glad you found the show. It’s funny. You say that listening while studying for eight hours isn’t as exciting, but man, I love to hear it. Sure it’s  nice to think that we are all traveling in Ireland or Scotland, and listening to the podcast. But the truth is I listen while cleaning house, giving the girls a bath, or playing it to wear out overactive daughters right before bed.

Most of our lives are spent in mundane tasks. And while you may think it is uninteresting, personally, I find those mundane pieces of life to be fascinating and inspiring. And it lets me know how to make the show better. So thank you

Dec 14, 2017
Celtic Rock... For 2-Hours
02:10:13

Get your mind blown with over two hours of Celtic RAWWWWK. We're not holding anything back. You'll enjoy Celtic rock from The Elders, Syr, Jiggy, The Gleasons, Coast, Ryan MacNeil , The Ne'er Duwells, Dom DufF, Screaming Orphans, West of Mabou, The Kilt Lifters, Barleyjuice, The Crazy Rogues, Seagulls are Drunk, Claymore, Emish, Blackstone Cuil, Screeched Inn, House of Hamill, Sons of Malarkey, The Muckers, The Canny Brothers Band, The Bog Hoppers, Paddy's Pig, The Led Farmers, Lenahan, The Tossers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Kilmaine Saints, Clan Na Gael (with Neil Anderson) , Ockham's Razor, Tuatha Dea. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

IT'S ALSO SPONSORED BY
LISTENERS LIKE YOU!
Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring pop music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

I want to thank the amazing generosity of all of our patrons. But I want to send an extra special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

These incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast a http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Hot & Bothered/Dublin Hallway" by The Elders from TRUE

6:14 "Invicta" by Syr from The Winter King

8:59 "Bean Phaidin" by Jiggy from Translate

12:57 "Irish Up" by The Gleasons from Let It Go

16:38 "1884" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

21:08 "The Pipes Are Calling" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

23:38 "Meet Me Back in Ireland" by The Ne'er Duwells from The Ne'er Duwells

28:34 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

29:13 "Roc'h" by Dom DufF from Roc'h

32:24 "Home" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

35:43 "E Set" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

39:03 "Green Grow the Rashes" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

44:18 "Celtic Girl" by Barleyjuice from The Morning After

47:06 "The Sad Leprechaun" by The Crazy Rogues from Rebels' Shanties

51:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:12 "The Ballad of the Jackal" by Seagulls are Drunk from Next Round Is On Us

57:28 "Will Ye Nae Back Again" by Claymore from Claymore

59:58 "Glasses of Beer" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

1:03:36 PROMO by Gatehouse Well

1:03:42 "Irish Ways & Irish Laws" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

1:09:35 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

1:13:15 "The Pinnacle" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

1:19:00 PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

1:20:08 "Captain" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

1:24:21 "Molly" by The Muckers from The Muckers

1:29:06 "Take Me" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

1:33:04 "American Irish Soul" by The Bog Hoppers from Top Shelf

1:36:13 "Planxty Claude Duvall" by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP

1:39:04 "Thomas Jefferson" by The Led Farmers from Katie

1:42:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:45:10 "Nothin'" by Lenahan from Brand New Bag and The Secret World of Celtic Rock

1:49:44 "Where Ya Been Johnny?" by The Tossers from Agony

1:52:13 "The Fighting Boys of Corofin" by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

1:54:43 "2nd & Locust" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

1:57:46 "I Still Believe" by Clan Na Gael (with Neil Anderson) from Rathkeltair & Friends CPR

2:02:01 "Our Lady of Galway Bay" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

2:07:14 "Whiskey in the Jar" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

NOTES

Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Spotify is expanding its list of podcasts and it looks like the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is now available to stream. This is a great way to listen on your Android devices. Follow the link in the shownotes.

A Celtic Christmas is a compilation I released on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast several years ago. It features Christmas music by some of the most-popular celtic bands on the show. You can now own the album for 50% off the regular price exclusively on iTunes.

If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store at bestcelticmusic.net

If you're looking to want to find out more about a particular band that you hear in this show, go to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com and you'll find time stamps for every song featured.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Samantha Humphreys emailed: “Hello, Hello! I’ve just gotten back from India where I was studying Kundalini yoga and used to being up at about 4 am listening to Indian music.  It’s now 7:30 am and I’m sitting down to this delicious nutritious plant based meal to do some lovely reading - I switch to some lovely jams for the background and the vibe. And your podcast is my immediate go to!

Thank you for sharing such lovely music, I’m loving Celtic music more and more as it feels so at home to me (I have Celtic roots on my mother’s side). I recently found here in Old Town Alexandria VA a LEGIT Irish pub called O’Connells and it’s my favorite go to spot for live traditional Irish music. They play in this little nook up front where there are thankfully no distracting TVs. The space in sum is large, 5 rooms, two floors. But the one up front when you first enter is where the live music is. It’s small, cozy, warm, intimate. A real Irishman working the bar! My friend and I went one evening without knowing there would be live music and there were only two people at the bar, her and I, and some lovely Irish musicians. It’s as if the place was reserved for just her and I. Such a beautiful time her and I shared in silence and in aw of the sounds and energy coming from the little nook! I will definitelyyy be going back there for some lunch and Celtic Music feels an in the mean time I’ll be into this podcast regularly- also just downloaded the app (: Thank you, thank you!
Namaste and Blessed Be. Samantha.

Thank you Samantha. Wow! It is beautiful to hear all the different types of people find and fall in love with our music. From India to Ireland and around the globe. Brilliant.

I hope you enjoy the app too. It definitely makes it easier to listen.

Dec 07, 2017
Giving Thanks! #335
01:04:17

We're giving thanks to you and all of our listeners for this Thanksgiving show with Celtic music from Sarah Marie Mullen, Beth Patterson, Margaret Davis, Patrick D'Arcy, Hearthfire, Adam Beattie, William Coulter & Friends, Nick Hennessey, String Thaw, Celeste Howard, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Mark Davies, Calasaig, Maidens IV. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store.

A new episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast comes out next week. That'll make 48 episodes of glorious Celtic Christmas music. If that's not enough, then check out Celtic Christmas compilation CD. You can get for 50% off on iTunes right now. I also have Spotify playlists, videos and a lot more listed on the website.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Give Me Your Hand" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought The Summer With Us

4:22 "Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All In The Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

9:17 "Princess of Flowers" by Margaret Davis from Princess of Flowers

15:58 "Reels: Garrett Barry’s / Corney Is Coming / The Kilfrush" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

21:39 "Dear Friends" by Hearthfire from Finding Our Way

25:33 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

26:29 "The Family Tree" by Adam Beattie from The Road Not Taken

30:22 "Corn Rigs Are Bonny" by William Coulter & Friends from Celtic Sessions

33:12 "The Generous Lover" by Nick Hennessey from Of Fire, Wind, and Silver Stream

37:22 "Maggie in the wood/Jack's Maggot/Portsmouth/Hop pickers feast" by String Thaw from Smooth Sailing

40:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:37 "Blessing for a Journey Home" by Celeste Howard from Celtic Blessings

46:37 "We Were Friends" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

51:22 "The Seventh Ribbon" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp

55:53 "In Friendship's Name" by Calasaig from Near & Far

1:01:18 "Irish Blessing" by Maidens IV from Celtic Fire

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jared M. Gordon emailed: "Hi Marc, Thanks for the magnificent podcast. I listen to it on long car rides and the music is terrific. I especially love the Celtic Star Wars tunes. I hope to catch you at a forthcoming Ren Faire.

I'm a college professor and screenwriter and have recently completed a feature female-driven adventure screenplay that incorporates aspects of Scottish folklore. It's called The Storm King and is about Skye Blackwood, the 18-year-old reluctant successor to a remote village’s leader. She's forced to take up the mantle when the adults of her community, including her older brother, abruptly vanish, pushing her to set out with a ramshackle team to find them and become the leader she never wanted to be. The script recently made the top 10% of the Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships, which is a top screenwriting competition. I'm excited!

I listened to a good number of your podcasts while writing it and the music was inspiring. I realize this is a total shot in the dark, but if you know of any managers, producers, or reps who'd be interested in reading such a thing, I'd be very grateful for the referral (and I'd absolutely become a patron). Either way, keep up the great work and I look forward to more excellent, inspiring music."

Thanks Jared. I'll be honest. Networking is not my strong suit. That's one of the reasons I podcast. It's easier than trying to go out and meet people. Yes, believe it or not, but I am a major introvert.

That said, if anyone out there knows managers, producers or reps, contact Jared. Or me. I could use help too.

Carol Baril commented on Patreon: "I listen to these podcasts while working at my computer software developement job. I can listen to the music while testing my programs since I have an office not a cube! I'm fairly new to Celtic music and find this music is fun and exciting to listen to...thanks Marc for great podcast!"

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

Nov 23, 2017
Getting Started With Celtic Music #334
02:09:50

A listener emailed that they were just getting started with Celtic music. Wouldn't it be great to have an episode that could be a great intro guide? That's what this show is all about. You'll enjoy two-hours of awesome indie Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Poitin, Ed Miller, Cady Finlayson, The Elders, Mithril Duo, Jesse Ferguson, The Rogues, Rambling Sailors, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Runa, We Banjo 3, The Ne'er Duwels, The Gothard Sisters, Rathkeltair, Wicked Tinkers, Ockham's Razor, House of Hamill, Cara Dillon, Oisin McAuley, Screeched Inn, The Flying Toads, The Selkie Girls, Three Mile Stone, Lothlorien, Battlefield Band, Banna De Dha, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Rise, Socks in the Frying Pan. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net.

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Sean Mac Aodha, Kas, and our new Celtic Superstar, Hunter Melville.

Years ago, a traditional Irish musician sat me down and told this autoharp-playing Renaissance festival musician what Celtic music really was. He gave me a list of popular trad musicians I should listen to. And I found some awesome bands in his list. That meeting was an important moment in my life. Because I did not see Celtic music the way he did. His definition narrowly defined traditional Irish music. For me, Celtic music is vast and growing. It encompasses the traditional songs and tunes as well as the contemporary arrangements that are more accessible to the average listener, like Celtic rock and even Celtic New Age.

So when I started the Celtic Music Magazine and later the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. One of my goals was to share my definition of Celtic music as well as to help independent Celtic musicians. So this week I'm gonna share songs and tunes that I think will be a great intro to someone getting started with Celtic music. I picked some of my favorite bands and tunes. I got a little of input as well from my Patrons of the Podcast. Without my Patrons support this show would not have happened. This is in fact the first of two 2-hour shows that you get because we hit a big milestone on Patreon.

Head on over to Patreon.com/celticpodcast if you want to show your support and get more two-hour specials.

Let's get on with the music!

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Kickstarter for the 2nd House of Hamill CD is now running.

Big congrats to Jesse Ferguson who has earned over 6,000,000 views on his YouTube channel. If you like Celtic folk songs, you want to subscribe to his channel.

If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store.

If you're not subscribed to the Celtic Christmas Podcast, a new episode comes out right after Thanksgiving. You'll find Spotify playlists, videos, and two Celtic Christmas CDs, including a compilation that features Celtic music from several of the bands featured in this episode. Go to http://celticchristmasmusic.net to subscribe.

If you're looking to want to find out more about a particular band that you hear in this show, go to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com and you'll find time stamps for every song featured.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Murty Delaney's/The Empty Bedpan" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

6:03 "The Congress Reel/Unknown Reel" by Poitin from Poitin

9:10 "The Broom of the Cowdenknowes" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

12:32 "Ships Are Sailing/Over the Moor to Maggie" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

15:37 "Even the Great Ones Fall" by The Elders from Story Road

20:30 "Outlander Set: Loch Lomond / Comin' Thro' the Rye / Clean Pease Strae / The High Road to Linton (feat. Andy Kruspe)" by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

26:20 "The Spanish Lady" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

29:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:58 "Amazine Grace" by The Rogues from Made in Texas

33:30 "Pay Me My Money Down" by Rambling Sailors from Bright Shining Clear

36:28 "Farewell to Ireland" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Far Away In Australia

39:58 "Ain't No Grave" by Runa from Current Affairs

44:20 "Puncheon Floor-Late For The Dance" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

48:07 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

53:21 MORE CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

54:01 "Midsummer Jigs" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

56:32 "How the Irish Saved My Life" by Rathkeltair from Something Good For a Change

59:58 "Hammer on the Anvil" by Wicked Tinkers from Hammered

1:03:42 "The Auld Triangle" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

1:06:42 "Fierce Cottage" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

1:11:53 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

1:12:26 "Bold Jamie" by Cara Dillon from After the Morning

1;17:18 "Moneymusk/ Spey In Spate" by Oisin McAuley from Far From the Hills of Donegal

1:20:29 "Old Black Rum" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

1:23:27 "Sweeney's Eyes Set" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

1:30:22 "Gaelic Song" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

1:36:07 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:38:13 "Piper on Horseback/Mullingar Lea/Molloy's Favorite" by Three Mile Stone from Three Mile Stone

1:41:26 "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Lothlorien from Single

1:45:50 "Highlands: The Lass of Killiecrankie / The Ladies of Gormand / Untitled Highland / The Teelin Highland" by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow

1:49:03 "The Water Is Wide" by Banna De Dha from Band of Two

1:53:36 "Squire Woods' Lamentation on the Refusal of his Halfpence" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket

1:59:28 "Wild Mountain" by Rise from Uncertain Wonders

2:05:28 "The Track for the Craic" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Christine Weir emailed: "Hello Marc, I just want to say thanks for playing my song Samhainn, on your Thin Veil show. I've had some really nice responses to it, and sold a couple of CD's as a result! Kind regards, Christine"

Chrystin Pleasants emailed: "Lucky me! Got the podcast e-mail as I am sitting in a waiting room at my car dealer’s working on my taxes. All life is portable, and thankfully, music especially so. Have loved the first two cuts, thanks so much! Not sure when they’ll be done with my vehicle, but if I don’t finish it in the next hour, then I’ll have something to listen to later in the day."

John Delahunty wrote: "I for the life of me cannot remember who sings or the name of a song you played last year and it’s driving me crazy! I think it was the fall of jack o lantern or something like that but google is not helping... help me Celtic music podcast you’re my only hope"

Great. Appeal to my inner geek why don't you John. Fine. There is a song called "Fall of Jack O'Lantern" by David Nigel Lloyd. You'll find it at the end of the 2015 Celtic Halloween & Samhain music special.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

Nov 16, 2017
Strayaway Child #333
58:06

You can support Celtic music. Share this show. Then listen to great indie Celtic music from Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, We Banjo 3, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Devils Waterm Alex Sturbaum, Rogue Diplomats, Ryan MacNeil, Charmas, Dark Patrick, In Search of a Rose, Connemara Stone Company, Plastic Paddy, Kilmaine Saints, The Ugly Mugs. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Thanks to Hank Woodward who increased his per episode pledge this week.

An extra special thanks to my Celtic Superstars: Bryan Brake, Nancie, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II,, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. Please sign up today at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:34 "The Greenland Set" by Chambless, Taylor And Muse from Live at NTIF http://jilchambless.weebly.com

7:14 "Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)" by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music

11:40 "Two Sisters" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

16:24 "Strayaway Child" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

19:39 "High Germany" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

23:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:36 "Soundcheck Set" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

28:27 "Mary Mac/Drunken Sailor" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

31:38 "Combo Number Three" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

34:08 "My Brother Sylvest" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

36:35 "Morfa'r Frenhines" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae

39:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:39 "London Days" by In Search of a Rose from Kind of Green

43:29 "Saorsa" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

47:11 "Beer from St. James Gate" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

50:08 "Long Shot Nag" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

54:58 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

James Slaven emailed a couple photos regarding the Thin Veil episode: "Hey, Marc! Great episode this week! Halloween is my favorite time of the year, and you outdid yourself on the song picks for this year's Halloween episode. Listened to it while baking my annual loaf of Barm Brack, the traditional Irish bread of Halloween, although without the bits and bobs inside, as no one eats it but me. I also found a Barm Brack drink recipe that I tried. Irish whiskey, egg, all-spice and more. Interesting! Not sure if I'll make it again. Keep up the great work!"

I got an anonymous text: "Good morning Marc from aboard the MV Coho as I head over to Victoria BC listening to the great pre-Halloween episode. Thanks for the great music and adding to the beauty of the trip."

Patty Bolan emailed a picture: "Hey! My name is Patty, and I've been playing traditional Irish music for most of my life. For the past three and a half months, I've been on the Pacific Crest Trail hiking from Canada to Mexico. I have under 500 miles, or about two weeks, left now. I've started listening to the Irish and Celtic music podcast, and it's so amazing finding new music while hiking and hearing familiar names and people I'm friends with. Here's a picture of me listening while coming down Mt. Whitney!"

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

Nov 09, 2017
Weight of the World #332
01:02:07

Lift the weight of the world off your shoulders with awesome Celtic music from Cara Wildman, Ciana, Moira Nelson, NUA, Kilted Kings, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Melanie Gruben, Screaming Orphans, Roads to Home, Eilis Crean, Bard & Company, Syr, Stout Pounders, Solasta, Coast, The Jeremiahs. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Like and Share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Kim Knebel, Jillian Hopper, Carol Baril, Alberto Negron. Thank you so much for your kind pledges. And a special thanks to our Celtic Superstar, Bryan Brake who raised his already generous pledge at the last minute to secure for you two 2-hour Celtic music specials as part of the Milestone Challenge that I laid out last month. Look for those shows in the coming weeks.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Kilted Kings are at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond, Louisiana.

It is November. And that's when musicians start sending Christmas music to radio, and of course, to us hungry podcasters. I also publish the Celtic Christmas Podcast. Normally I publish 3 or 4 episodes per year. This year is different. I am planning to release only one episode of that podcast. Plus, I'll have the normal Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Christmas episode, closer to the holiday.

I am about to set the next Milestone Challenge on Patreon. The Milestone Challenge is when we hit a certain level of Patreon pledges. That's when I give you a two-hour episode.

I decided the next Milestone Challenge will involve the Celtic Christmas Podcast. Not only will you get another two-hour special, if we hit this goal before Christmas, then I will publish a bonus hour-long Christmas episode exclusively on the Celtic Christmas Podcast.

So again, you'll get TWO extra-long podcasts, and you will help the show. You can join the Patrons of the Podcast at patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:33 "March of the Min an Toitean Bull/Tuttle's/Brenda Stubbert's" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

7:27 "Joe Bane's Polka/Kost Ar C'hoat/Across the Road" by Ciana from Rubicon

10:10 "The Shoals of Herring" by Moira Nelson from Echoes of Another Time

12:04 "YK INN" by NUA from FLOW

16:51 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

18:51 "Alfred Hitchcock's Polkas" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

23:36 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:00 "The Leprechaun" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

26:20 "Dr. Gilbert's Sel." by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

28:58 "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

33:07 "Copenhagen Harbour" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

35:37 "The Hills of Donegal" by Bard & Company from Playground

38:53 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:48 "Weight of the World" by Syr from The Winter King

44:28 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Stout Pounders from Thirst

47:22 "The Cecil Sharp Set" by Solasta from Solasta

53:13 "River" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

58:14 "Plough and Stars" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Mario Montoya emailed a photo: "I'm not Celtic or Irish in any way. I play the Trumpet and I wish I could figure out how to play Celtic/Irish Trumpet (does any music exist?) Anyway, I discovered the podcast last week and I listen to it while I align optics and it really gets me focused and motivated. Thank you!! When I get the dough (currently in a slump) I'll gladly send some your way. Thank you!!

I have yet to hear all the episodes, but has there been one dedicated to how Irish and Celtic music has influenced music around the world? For example some of the Mariachi Music I used to play has a sort of Irish Jig underlining rhythm... just curious"

First Mario, I would LOVE to hear some Celtic trumpet playing. If anyone knows some out there, please let me know.

I published a CD called How America Saved Irish Music. Listen to show #169. That's where I propose the opposite idea, the American influence on Irish music, but my partner on that album, Jamie Haeuser, has a hypothesis that New Orleans jazz jam sessions were influenced by the Irish sessions from immigrants to New Orleans in the 1800s. She hasn't done any more research on that, but it's an interesting idea. As is the influence of Celtic music on music around the world. It would be fascinating project to research. I know you can find Celtic music in every part of the globe thanks to the Irish diaspora. If you find anything, or if anyone listening knows of something on that line, I'd love to hear from you.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

Nov 02, 2017
The Thin Veil of Halloween #331
01:04:11

We shall cross the Thin Veil to celebrate Halloween and Samhain with Celtic music from Kiss the Mistress, Rattle the Knee, Heather Dale, Patrick D'Arcy, Chambless, Taylor and Muse, Nava, Crepuscule, Shillelagh, Marc Gunn, Bellow Bridge, Matt Hughes, Faerydae, Shillaly Brothers, Christine Weir. http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

Today's show is brought to you by the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. Join Marc Gunn on the adventure of a lifetime. You won't travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, you will stay in one area. You will get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, you will enjoy some great music by Marc Gunn and other Celtic artists. In 2018, visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Thanks to Brad Boucher who returned as a patron of the podcast.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

If you more Celtic Halloween music, you will find several episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also find a playlist on YouTube of Celtic Halloween music.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. We are $26 away from the next milestone. If we reach that goal before the end of October, you will not only get a 2-hour Celtic Rock special, but you'll also get a second 2-hour special of music that will get you as well as newbies hooked on Celtic music. Will you help us reach that goal? Please sign up today at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Gary Neal emailed a photo: "This is what I'm doing while listening to Episode 327 Irish Jig Heroes."

It's a bunch of paperwork that I don't envy.

Paul Vosteen emailed from West Virginia: "Marc - ok, that's a little informal, Mr. Gunn, My wife and I volunteer at a local community radio station here in Pocahontas County (WV). We're three shows in to a Celtic radio show that we call "Celtic Highways and Byways" and I'm writing to ask your sage advice on obtaining new music. We're operating on pretty much a zero budget (volunteer DJs, public/community radio, etc.) and the current library of Celtic music at the station is rather old - there was a show that ended about 6 yrs back, so the 'newest' stuff in the collection is circa 2009. We do have a few CDs of our own that we tap into, but finding new music is our goal.

One of the areas we are trying to focus on is reinforcing the connections between the music of the Celts and music in the Appalachias. We've made some inroads into this, but we're kinda newbies (although I have played Celtic music for a number of years - whistle and flute). ANY insights you may have are appreciated. We subscribe to your podcast, and enjoy it greatly - I generally listen while I am at work, while my wife plays it loud all about the house. :-)"

Thank you Paul. First, Marc is fine. If you're looking for quick access to a bunch of Celtic music, become a patron at the Song Henge level, and you'll get a ton of albums with MP3s from the past couple o'years. That might be a great starting place.

If there are any Celtic musicians out there listening, I will be happy to tell them right now to submit music to Paul. There's a link in the shownotes to the station where you can find them.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:20 "Priddy Pookah" by Kiss the Mistress from About Time

5:20 "Banshee's Wail Over the Mangle Pit/Tom Busby's/Maho Snaps" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

10:37 "Changeling Child" by Heather Dale from The Gabriel Hounds

15:39 "Planxty’s: Sí Beag Sí Mór / Tabhair Dom Do Lámh" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

22:09 "John O'Dreams" by Chambless, Taylor and Muse from Live at NTIF

25:56 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

26:59 "Banish Misfortune" by Nava from Tapestry

30:03 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

34:20 "The Veil" by Shillelagh from Evening Pint

36:31 "I'll Drink From Dusk Til Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP

40:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:39 "The Munster Cloak" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

46:39 "The Lady Banshee" by Matt Hughes from One October Night

49:52 "O'Carolan's Welcome" by Faerydae from Changeling

52:36 "98 Ghosts" by Shillaly Brothers from Shillaly Brothers

59:46 "Samhainn" by Christine Weir from Samhainn - Single

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com.

 

Oct 26, 2017
Skye Boat Song #330
01:04:31

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #330 speeds on a bonnie boat this week with Celtic music from Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Cara Wildman, Bellow Bridge, Nava, Chambless & Muse, The Kindred Kilts, The Gas Men, Serious Kitchen, StoneRing, The Elders, Ella, Mark Saul, Banna De Dha. http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

Today's show is brought to you by the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. Join Marc Gunn on the adventure of a lifetime. You won't travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, you will stay in one area. You will get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, you will enjoy some great music by Marc Gunn and other Celtic artists. In 2018, visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com

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NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Thanks to Spencer Crawford, Kevin McDonald our newest amazing patrons.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I did an interview this summer with Samual of Visite Bretagne in the town of Auray in Brittany. From him, you can learn more about the history of the Celts of Brittany in this week's Celtfather Music & Travel at celtfather.com.

If you want to see Auray, Brittany, I posted another vlog over on YouTube.

I'm happy to let you know that my Celtic CD Grab Bags are all gone. I put the last of those CDs in the mail yesterday. I can't believe how quickly they went. I really expected them to be around for a lot longer. But alas no.

This podcast exists due to your generosity. Every week, generous listeners pledge $1 or more per episode to keep this show in production and to pay for my time in producing it. Once again, I want to thank everyone who gives, especially right now. I usually experience I drop in patronage at this time of year, and that's with the increased production of shows that often come for free during the Christmas holidays.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. We are $31 away from the next milestone. If we reach that goal before the end of October, you will not only get a 2-hour Celtic Rock special, but you'll also get a second 2-hour special of music that will get you as well as newbies hooked on Celtic music. Will you help us reach that goal? Please sign up today at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Dan & Rosa Hulse emailed: "Hi Marc, Two weeks ago to the day my wife and I were just returning from a week long vacation in Ireland when my wife fell and fractured her ankle in two places. So I am waiting for her in the surgical waiting room at this moment. It had been a great vacation up until then. I really appreciate the podcast and your support of independent Celtic artists. May the Craic be with you!"

Patrick Clark sent a few pictures from Anchorage, Alaska: "Hey Marc, Loving the show, I’ve been listening it to it for a number of years. I ironically listen to it while lifting, which is mainly training for the Highland games. Keep up the good work!"

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:35 "The Barmaid Set" by Chambless, Taylor And Muse from Live at NTIF

5:23 "Knepphallingen" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

9:05 "Twa Recruiting Sergeants" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

12:33 "Magic Box" by Nava from Tapestry

16:11 "The Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

19:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:26 "Irish Medley: Goodbye Mick / Katie Daley / Muirsheen Durkin (Live)" by The Kindred Kilts from Live at Summer Crush Winery

26:00 "The Lilting Gas Men" by The Gas Men from Clement Street

30:22 "The Silkie of Sulle Skerrie" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig"

37:29 "Neal Herding Goats / Matt's March" by StoneRing from Old Songs New Voices

42:29 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:05 "Stone & Ice" by The Elders from True

48:20 "The Skye Boat Song" by Ella from Elluria's Lament

51:46 "It's An Instrument" by Mark Saul from Mixolydian

57:37 "The King's Shilling / The Reconciliation" by Banna De Dha from Band of Two

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com.

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Oct 19, 2017
Celtic Truth #329
01:03:15

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #329 features spreads the truth with great Celtic music from Bellow Bridge, Telenn Tri, Brenadan Nolan, Nava, Rowan, The Beggarmen, Old Blind Dogs, Ella, The Elders, Bad Haggis, Secret Sky, Kilrush, Jiggy. http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Please listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for free when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

Today's show is brought to you by the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. Join Marc Gunn on the adventure of a lifetime. You won't travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, you will stay in one area. You will get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, you will enjoy some great music by Marc Gunn and other Celtic artists. In 2018, visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Thanks to Brenda Beard, Tracy Knapp, and a special thanks to Goombaguy who increased his pledge.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

If you haven't download the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go get it now. It's free thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. You can get it in the iTunes store or on Amazon. Just search for Celtic music for follow the link in the shownotes.

I've had a great response to my Secret History of the Celts episode of Celtfather Music & Travel. Listen and subscribe at http://celtfather.com to learn more about the Celts before the seven Celtic nations were established.

You can also enjoy some Celtic Adventure songs from my bands on this month's Pub Songs Podcast. Subscribe at http://pubsong.net/

Finally, you can get 7 CDs for just $23 in October 2017 only, or while supplies last. I have a limited number of Celtic CD Grab Bags that you can buy. So buy yours now.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Michael Conners emailed: "Hi Marc; What a surprise, I just signed up with Patreon and the first email I get from you announces the podcast "Celtic in Connemara". We just returned from a ten day tour of the Midlands and Connemara in July. Before we left I investigated learning Gaelic but gave up when I could’t find a good source online. Duolingo sounds good and having a “club” to stay motivated seems a good idea as well. I just signed up. I really enjoy your podcasts. I’ve been listening for a few months, what’s best is that it’s all new music generally. Today I found Jim Sharkey… wonderful all the best. Michael in Lincoln, RI"

Rex Edwards emailed: "Was promoting the podcast at Northern Virginia CCE Festival (sorry for bad pic). This group punches well above weight led by Billy McComiskey, Aoife Scott and Open the Door for Three with Liz Knowles. Billy's son (one of many) has a new group Cover the Buckle that was also great. Keep up the great sounds."

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:36 "Campbell's Set" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

5:30 "Na Ceannbhan Bhann / Farewell to Whalley Range / The Humours of Whiskey" by Telenn Tri from Mouse in the Kitchen

9:58 "Green Grow the Rashes O" by Brenadan Nolan from Familiar Brew

13:43 "Hess" by Nava from Tapestry

19:20 "Thunder in the Falls" by Rowan from Tales Through Time

23:26 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:32 "Owenreagh" by The Beggarmen from Newry Town

28:30 "Lough Erne's Shore" by Old Blind Dogs from Wherever Yet May Be

31:21 "Elluria's Lament" by Ella from Eluria's Lament

35:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:55 "Going to Arklow" by The Elders from True

42:53 "Bag Haggis" by Bad Haggis from Trip

48:26 "The Dim-Moon City of Delight" by Secret Sky from Secret Sky

53:49 "Lily's Ghost" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

59:55 "King of the Fairies" by Jiggy from Translate

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com.

Oct 12, 2017
Celtic Music Wins Podcast Awards #328
59:28

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast won it's third award for Best Podsafe Music in the 2017 Podcast Awards. We're celebrating with indie Celtic music from Telenn Tri, Mike Katz, Lochlainn, Boston Blackthorne, Cormac Gannon, Cormorant's Fancy, The Changing Room, Charmas, Jesse Ferguson, Devils Water, The Crazy Rogues, Tuatha Dea, Dom Duff, Forkroot. http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday. It features an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Your kind pledge of $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing it. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Right now, we're moving closer on another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Nancie, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast won for the third time for Best Podsafe Music in the Podcast Awards. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us!

I posted a new episode of Celtfather Music & Travel this week where I share the Secret History of the Celts. If you want to find out about some our origins before the seven Celtic nations, subscribe and listen at http://celtfather.com. I finally recorded an interview with Shannon Heaton, host of the Irish Music Stories podcast. I hope to release that interview in December.

I'm performing this weekend at the Indiana Renaissance Faire in Noblesville, IN with my band Kilted Kings. We have four shows daily. Find details on our website at http://kiltedkings.com

My new Celtic Halloween single is now on sale on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and everywhere else online.

Did you see the live video I shared last week of Dom Duff performing for my group in Carnac, France this summer? 

Did you see the new Tullamore Dew video advertising their blended Irish whiskey? If you haven't, it's a beautiful tribute to Irish Americans and all of America. 

Finally, you can get 7 CDs for just $23 in October 2017 only. I have a limited number of these Celtic CD Grab Bags that you can buy. 

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Nikki Paksar emailed on Facebook: "Hey Marc, just wanted to say how much I love the podcast! I've been listening for years, but this last summer I was doing research with squirrels in the Yukon wilderness, and listening to the podcast in camp always made my day that much better. Cheers!"

Charles van Niekerk emailed on Facebook: "Thoroughly enjoy your playlists each week. Just got in from a very lively evening in Dingle town. Slainte"

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:29 "Farewell to Maud Street / Fish in the Glass / Mum's Knitting Needles" by Telenn Tri from Mouse in the Kitchen

8:37 "The Fiddler / Cu'l an taigh òsda (Back of the Change House) / The Birks of Abergeldie / Currie's / Na Goisidich (The Gossip)" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays

13:10 "Green Widow" by Lochlainn from Fisher Street

17:11 "The Humours of Ennistymon/Old as the Hills" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

19:36 "I'm Going to Set You Free" by Cormac Gannon from Different

22:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:02 "A Man's a Man for A' That / The Pith O' Sense" by Cormorant's Fancy by A Different Bird

28:19 "Bal Maiden's Waltz" by The Changing Room from Picking Up The Pieces

30:57 "Out On The Ocean" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

33:44 "Robin Hood and the Tanner" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

37:13 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:35 "A Lyke Wake Song" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

43:40 "Rebellion" by The Crazy Rogues from Rebels' Shanties

49:03 "Loch Lommand" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

52:10 "Kael K'kwll" by Dom Duff from K'Kwll

56:00 "Drink Until It's Right" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Oct 05, 2017
Irish Jig Heroes #327
01:00:04

Get ready to dance and sing with rockin' Celtic music from Jiggy, Ciana, Jim Sharkey, Forkroot, Marc Gunn, The Ugly Mugs, Eilis Crean, The Wee Heavies, Mike Katz, Roads to Home, Coast, Kilmaine Saints, Sharon Shannon, Tim Edey. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you ma'am tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at http://celticinvasion.com

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Special thanks to all of our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Trevor Teuscher, Michael Cavanaugh, Ellen Calnan, Tyler Murphy, Jamie Raye, Scott Bradlee Welton, Michael Conners, Alison Johnson, Zane Barber

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Gabriel emailed a photo: "I am Gabriel Alvarez, I come from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I like to listen to the podcast while driving my car. (pic attached) Congratulations for the good work! One thing important to point out is that your radio invests both in traditional celtic and pop celtic, with space for all kind of genres whithin the celtic spirit. All the best, Gabriel."

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:27 "Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

4:27 "Clare's Reel-Leaving Cape Byron-Lost in the Loop" by Ciana from Rubicon

10:10 "Walking Her Home" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain

13:24 "Lone Pine / Big Tex" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

17:40 "O'er the Way" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:46 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

24:46 "The Jug of Punch - Sean Reid's Reel - Tommy Cronin's Reel" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

30:05 "Rowdy Soul" by The Wee Heavies from Times Long Gone

32:51 "The Best Englishman / Chase the Train / Mr. MacKinnon of Corry (Fear Choire Chatachain) / Le tire-bouchon (The Cork Screw)" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays

37:12 "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

41:46 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:49 "Let It Rain" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

46:42 "Wild Kolleen" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

50:26 "The Machine" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

55:16 "Hector the Hero" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Sep 28, 2017
Celtic Favorites from the Banks of Loch Lomond #326
01:30:24

Stephen Bernhardt is another Patron of the Podcast who shared his top 20 songs featured on the show with awesome Celtic music from Tania Opland, Sligo Rags, The Wee Heavies, Celtic Stone, SeaStar, Serious Kitchen, Oona McOuat, George Murphy, Young Dubliners, New Shilling, Martyn Wylde, Emerald Rose, Willie McCullouch, Ockham's Razor, Susan Hamlin, Brobdingnagian Bards, Nick Hennessey, Jed Marum, Arthur Hinds, Sora. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

 

Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday featuring an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Your kind pledge of $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing it. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Wanna enjoy another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Special thanks to our newest Patron of the Podcast: Michael Cavanaugh.

This week, I'm gonna highlight the favorite music of one of my patrons of the podcast. In the spring, I asked Patrons of the Podcast to share some of their favorite songs that were featured in the show. Stephen Bernhardt was one of two who listed a complete 20+ songs that he loved. So I decided to give his songs a special feature like I did with Annie Lorkowski back in episode #319. Some of Annie's songs were on his original list, so he was kind enough to revise it for me. Let's get started.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

September 30th is your last chance to get 5 of my Cds for just $24 to save 68% off the sticker price. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page.

I shared the rough itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye this week. One of my subscribers responded with comments about their own visit there. So I thought I'd ask you. Have you been to the Isle of Skye? What did you love and not love about it? Please share in the comments.

In the meantime, I should have the itinerary online next week.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Andrew Freels emailed: "Thanks Marc! I just wanted to drop a quick note thanking you for introducing me to the band Coast. Best music I’ve heard in a long time. Much appreciated!"

Mike Bromund posted on Facebook: "at Alexandria's Irish Fest. Beautiful day and great tunes."

Thom Danger Speck of Screeched Inn posted on Facebook: "Spending my Sunday painting my bathroom. This could be a tedious job if not for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to keep me energized. Thanks Marc!"

Kathleen Becker emailed on Facebook: "Excellent podcasts. Sit at my computer doing research and listen to Celtic music from your podcasts most of the day. You are exceptional. How does one contribute money to this endeavor?"

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:30 "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

5:41 "Riding On the Wexford Line" by Sligo Rags from The Whiskey Never Lies

9:43 "Loch Lomond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heaveies

13:00 "Drowsy Maggie" by Celtic Stone from Digital Flashbacks

15:12 "Highland Mary" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

19:24 "Young Hunting" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig"

27:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

28:08 "Crystal Maiden of the Lake" by Oona McOuat from Honey & Holy Water

32:06 "When I Grow Up (The Bodhran Song)" by George Murphy from Still In One Piece

38:07 "Seeds of Sorrow" by Young Dubliners from Nine

41:10 "Amanda Lynn/Ponerosa Cone Chucker/Bridgewater Corners" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

45:48 "Loch Tay Boat Song" by Martyn Wylde from Minstrel's Lament

50:07 "The Chicken Raid of Cymru" by Emerald Rose from Rants and Rambles

57:55 CELTIC FEEDBACK

59:05 "Outer Hebrides" by Willie McCullouch from Auld Tales & New

1:01:16 "Are You Alright, Liz" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

1:06:07 "Gort Na Salean (Sally Gardens)" by Susan Hamlin from Younger Than the Sun

1:09:06 "Health to the Company" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

1:12:09 "Girl in the Street" by Nick Hennessey from Pebble & Bone

1:16:51 "Rose of Tralee" by Jed Marum from Confederate Songs of Ireland

1:19:16 "Turn the Wheel" by Arthur Hinds from Dance in the Fire

1:26:28 "Piper" by Sora from Scorpion Moon

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Sep 21, 2017
Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music #325
01:25:01

We are just 6 months away from St. Patrick's Day. So we're gonna celebrate with an extended show of Halfway to St Patrick's Day Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Sharon Shannon, Lochlainn, Coast, Forkroot, Screeched Inn, Peat in the Creel, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Mark Davies, Seamus Kennedy, Crepuscule, Screaming Orphans, Ed Miller, Men of Thunda, Fiddler's Green, Alasdair White, Kilmaine Saints, Nancy Daily-Green, Battlelegs, Kilted Kings.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY LOUISVILLE IRISH FEST

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. http://louisvilleirishfest.com

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS. Do you have news to share with the podcast or the Celtic music world? Use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews. 

Altan is fundraising a new album through PledgeMusic.

Traditional Irish musicians in the DFW area, with the support of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES), are banding together to play a 24-hour session to raise money for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Black Market Haggis, who played the first track of this podcast are helping to raise awareness for this event. Support Tunes for Texas right now!

If you want more Halfway to St Patrick's Day music, I published a special for the Pub Songs Podcast. You'll enjoy a lot of traditional Irish & Celtic pub songs from my many bands. Listen and subscribe at pubsong.net.

And if you enjoy my music, I have an incredible special. You can get 5 of my CDs for just $24. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page to take advantage of this low offer and save 68% off the regular price! The offer is good in September 2017 only.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Robert Eby emailed: "Thanks for your great work on the podcast, Marc! I love how much diversity of Celtic music you put into it. I especially love Celtic rock and you have a special hour just on that with bands I’m mostly unfamiliar with! Ed Miller used to host a Celtic segment on Austin’s NPR station, but he NEVER played anything with bagpipes. I have a theory that Ed Miller doesn’t like the bagpipes. But you, Marc, you aren’t afraid of anything!"

You're very welcome Robert. That's one of the many things I love about this podcast. The diversity. That is what truly makes America great. A few years ago, I published my CD How America Saved Irish Music (listen to show #169). The main part of the story is that the Irish diaspora preserved traditional Irish music, which made it's way back to Ireland. But the other aspect is that we are melting pot of different cultures. And all of those influences end up in contemporary Irish & Celtic music, whether you're talking about rock'n'roll, R&B, jazz, country, bluegrass, hip hop, electronica. And it's brilliant. The traditional culture is important but so are the changes that affect the music every day. Without it, I would be playing the same 12 bands over and over again.

As for Ed Miller, I love that theory. And I have a few vague memories of him cracking jokes about bagpipes which may confirm your hypothesis. If you're like Ed Miller or just like Ed Miller's music, he has a radio program called Across the Pond. It comes out on Sundays from 6-8 PM on Sunradio in Austin. And I *think* you can listen to it online.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Scott Bradlee Welton, Jamie Ray, Tyler Murphy, Ellen Calnan.

Wanna enjoy another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:29 "Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

4:07 "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

7:58 "Keg of Brandy" by Lochlainn from Fisher Street

12;41 "Windmills in the Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

17:16 "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

21:10 "Black Velvet Band" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

25:36 "Autumn Child" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

28:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

30:19 "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

33:36 "Song Without Words" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp

37:29 "You're Not Irish" by Seamus Kennedy from On the Rocks

40:25 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

44:42 "Paddy's Lamentation" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

50:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

52:18 "Gie the Fiddler a Dram" by Ed Miller from Many's The Fine Tale

57:08 "Jim's Aire/Scotland the Brave" by Men of Thunda

59:25 "Irish Air" by Fiddler's Green from Drive Me Mad

1:03:15 "The Amorous Lover" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

1:08:58 "Raise My Glass" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

1:13:42 "Fisherman's Song for Attracting the Seals/Song of the Seals" by Nancy Daily-Green from Delia's Hearth

1:18:56 "Gentlemen Sing" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:22:59 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Sep 14, 2017
Celtic in Connemara #324
59:25

Listen and enjoy some great Celtic music from Poitin, The Here & Now, Bard & Company, Eilis Crean, The Jeremiahs, Cady Finlayson, Irish Whispa, Ciana, AmeriCeltic Band, Forkroot, Tim Edey, Sliotar, The Muckers, Screaming Orphans.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net 

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY
HOW DO YOU WRITE WITH RACHAEL HERRON

Have you ever thought about writing? Do you get stuck thinking about "how the heck do real writers write?" Do you plot first? Or do you sit down and see what comes out of your fingertips? How do real writers work every day and how do they keep their motivation going? Novelist and memoirist Rachael Herron is always searching for the magic bullet that will make her own writing easier. Tune in and eavesdrop as she talks to professional writers of all types, from graphic novelists to poets to literary novelists, about their particular, daily processes. https://rachaelherron.com/write/ 

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

My two biggest science fiction conventions I play every year are over. So I'm hoping I will finally be able to compile a basic itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in 2018. I will email around Sept 15th with whatever details I find. Go to http://CelticInvasion.com if you want to be the first to hear about next year's invasion.

 

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I also host Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. I just released a new show where I interviewed Breton musician Dom Duff. He was one of the early contributors to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I was thrilled to talk with him in Brittany. And we also got a concert from him. You can hear a little of my interview and the entire concert over at http://celtfather.com. You don't want to miss this.

If you're a long-time listener, you probably know that I don't speak Gaelic. My friend Rudiger Reinhardt frequently sends me audio files with how to pronounce the names of some of the songs I play in the show. Last week, I relaunched my Duolingo app to try and learn Gaelic. Apparently, there's now a Club that you can join on the app to learn. If you'd like to join the club, you'll find a code on Facebook with details. I'll also post it in the newsletter. Only a limited number of people can be in the club and if you're not trying to learn, you won't get to stay in. So we're gonna push each other and hopefully, we can learn together. Go download the app, then come join me! https://www.duolingo.com/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Michael Conners, Alison Johnson, Zane Barber, Ian, Linda Burkins, Nick Felker. The next 2-hour show is picked. And we are $50 away from the next milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 


* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Doug Shelton wrote: "Just thought I'd say that because of this podcast I've started learning about celtic culture and religion and started a group like you suggested to bring those in my area together in spreading celtic culture."

Corpus Christi Irish Sessions emailed: "You ask us to tell you what we are doing while listening to your podcasts. Well right now we are cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey. When we get caught up we plan on sending in some audio of our session get togethers. Love the show."

Nick emailed: "Hey Marc! I'm so excited I found this podcast through a friend in the Merry Wives of Windsor (who you just covered). I'm a huge Irish / Celtic music fan and play a lot of it. I wanted to go out on a limb and see if you'd be interested in featuring or including my band Forkroot in one of your shows. We do a mix of Irish, Folk and Bluegrass. I'll be listening in regardless and am excited to discover more about all the musics out there. Thanks for doing this podcast. Cheers, Nick"

Stuart Jervis emailed from Belgium: "Hi Marc, I'm listening to the 2-hours of Scottish Music episode while preparing the next trip in our Pipers Remembering WWI-project. A fellow piper and I are visiting all WWI Military Cemeteries in Belgium, a list of about 530 places. Keep up the good work as I always enjoy listening to your podcasts. In attachement a picture of the dram I just poured myself. Slainthe."

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:39 "Tuesday from 6 p.m." by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

4:39 "The State Dance" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

8:55 "The Lonesome Boatman" by Bard & Company from Playground

12:05 "Paddy Fahey's Reel / The East Galway Reel" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

15:13 "The Wild Barrow Road" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

19:14 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:39 "Connemara / Da Blue Yow / The Brolum" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

26:23 "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by Irish Whispa from Irish Whispa

29:52 "Maire Rua / Farewell to Whalley Range / The Winding Stair" by Ciana from Rubicon

33:10 "Braes o' Killiekrankie" by AmeriCeltic Band from Live at KKUP

36:18 "Whidbey Island / Barry's Window Machine / Gunna" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

40:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:30 "Three Miles from Annascaul" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

46:52 "Stick the Kettle On" by Sliotar from Fine Friends

51:27 "There Is A Time" by The Muckers from The Muckers

55:56 "Ireland's Hour of Need (Gallant Heroes)" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Sep 07, 2017
End of Summer Celtic Jams #323
01:01:00

The hot days of summer are waning. It's time for some end of Summer Celtic music from Kennedy's Kitchen, Eilis Crean, Rogue Diplomats, Ciana, Rattle the Knee, Tim Edey, The Jeremiahs, Free Range String Band, Christine Weir, Kailyarders, Templars of Doom, Barleyjuice, Jim Sharkey.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you ma'am tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at http://celticinvasion.com 

 

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Cool weather visited Birmingham, Alabama this morning. I can't find for more. I'm happy to share with you some end of summer Celtic jams. We kicked it of with...


CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Mark Aicken, Christian Feitl, Steve Wright, Miguel Bessa. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 

If you want to hear music from Galicia, check show #206.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Robert Eby emailed: "I'm usually either at work or playing World of Warcraft while listening to the Celtic Music Podcast. The music goes perfectly with WoW!"

Miguel Britto Bessa emailed from Brazil: "Hi Marc, I've been a listener since 2008, but this is my first message ever to a podcaster I enjoy. Thanks for all these shows you've set up for us, and congratulations on the excellent selection of artists and song. The newest selection really touched my heart. I was wondering if you could ever do a galego special, since the people from Northwest Spain and North Portugal were also Celtic people, they have interesting (and some very familiar) songs. If you need help choosing the artists I can aid you and I'm sure a lot of people could help. Um abraço do Brasil!"

Miranda Nelson emailed: "Hi Marc! I just wanted to let you know I have been listening to the podcast since St. Patrick's Day when I found it through my favorite local band The Selkie Girls. I fell in love with it and I had to hear more. I decided to listen to every one, all the way back to #1. I can now say I've listened to every one of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcasts. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate what you do for us. You are amazing! I can't wait for the concert on Sunday! Slante!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:38 "The Hotting Fire" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Hotting Fire

5:56 "Eddie Kelly's Jig No 2 - Memories Of France" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

10:52 "Nancy Whiskey" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

14:18 "Al Letanant Schnitt O Kimiadin Ar 5ved Kompagnunez-February Reel #1-The Arms Dealer's Daughter" by Ciana from Rubicon

19:53 "The Pride of Pimlico-Morning Lark" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

24:13 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:54 "Box n Fiddle Party!" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

28:39 "Passage West" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

33:35 "Cliffs of Moher/Jump at the Sun/ Willies Trip to Toronto" by Free Range String Band from Demo CD

36:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:05 "The Clan Mac Donald" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

44:14 "Stinkin Of This 'N That" by Kailyarders from The Black Well

47:48 "St Patrick Saved Ireland" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

51:31 "3 Sheets to the Wind, Pt. 1" by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

5:30 "The Bar on the Square" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com.

Aug 31, 2017
Renaissance Festival Celtic Music #322
54:43

Enjoy a taste of Celtic music found at Renaissance Festivals in this week's show with Celtic music from Abby Green, Craig of Farrington, Darcy Nair, Darren Raleigh, Emily Kellam, Ceann, Jesse Linder, The Jolly Rogues, Kilted Kings, Lindsay Smith, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shillelagh Law, Tullamore, 3 Pints Gone.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net 

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL PODCAST

The Renaissance Festival Podcast is a twice-monthly show of music and entertainment found at Renaissance Festivals.  http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com 

 

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. I want to ask you to help these artists. Share the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support for this show on Patreon.


* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 


* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

"Red is the Rose" by Abby Green from Why Should I

"What Thing is Love!" by Craig of Farrington from Naughty

"Lagan Love" by Darcy Nair from I Fell My Heart Fly 

"Cavan Girl" by Darren Raleigh from Silverwheel 

"Mourning Dove" by Emily Kellam from Waves on the Shore 

"Until Death Does its Part" by Ceann from Making Friends

"Black Is the Color" by Jesse Linder from Crescent Moon 

"Broom of the Cowdenknows" by The Jolly Rogues from The Jolly Rogues 

"Name on My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Kilted Kings

"Take You with Me" by Lindsay Smith from Beautiful Life

"The True Lover's Farewell" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Here's to the Men 

"I Never Will Marry" by Shillelagh Law from Songs From the Bridge 

"Will Ye Go, Lassie" by Tullamore from Wild And Wicked Youth

"When Will We Be Married" by 3 Pints Gone from Auld Lang Syne

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com.

Aug 17, 2017
Brown Ale & Celtic Music #321
01:00:59

Wherever you may roam, you'll enjoy an hour of great indie Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Chrissy Crowley, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Patrick D'Arcy, Rogue Diplomats, Marc Gunn, Alasdair White, Jesse Fergusonm Tara Hill, An Taisdeal, Dom Duff, McCrae's Battalion, The Celtic Reggae Revolution, Battlelegs, The Elders. 

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net 

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at http://celticinvasion.com 

 

NOTES

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. I want to ask you to help these artists. Share the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support for this show on Patreon.

 


* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Screaming Orphans new album is now on sale. It's called Taproom.

I made some changes to the Permission form on the website at 4celts.com. It turns out I never received several forms from bands who submitted. So now I've moved it all to a Google Form. If you're a band who submitted in the past month, feel free to resubmit. And if you're a new band or band with a new album, please use the form as well. I do ask that artists resubmit their permission with each new album. The form is a lot simpler to complete. Go check it out at http://4celts.com/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Kevin Crosson. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 


* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Nikitas Thlimmenos emailed: "hey there! I'm Nikitas, an Italian/Greek pharmacist. I just found out about the podcast and I'm listening to all the episodes starting from the last one and going backward, which is weird but awesome nonetheless. While I listen to the music I'm always making capsules. It's the kind of long, mindless work that needs some good music :) Keep up the good work!'"

Daniel Faigin emailed about the Woodsongs podcast at woodsongs.com. They are about to release a Celtic and Country episode. He wrote: "By my count, this should be show 902 or something like that. You can alert the listeners to your podcast to check the archives for more Celtic music."

You can find other Celtic podcasts on my podcast website at http://magenetwork.com/ 

Erin Nix emailed: "Hi Marc! As always, I adore each episode. I keep forgetting to send in a picture of what I'm doing, mostly because all I'm doing is just whatever I have going on that day. I used to listen while riding the bus and walking to my job. I listened on the weekends doing yard work. Now I listen while doing artwork. This podcast is the soundtrack of my life. :) So here are all the pictures, plus one from Ireland I took. After going to Ireland, I searched and found your podcast to keep Celtic music in my life. I can't believe that was 9.5 years ago already. Looking forward to the next 10+ years of the podcast. ;)"

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:14 "Good Time Old Time" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

5:00 "Doodlesack Jigs" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

8:03 "Paper of Pins" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

13:17 "Reels: John Kelly's Concertina Reel/Tom Keane's" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

15:40 "Old Brown Ale" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

19:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:51 "Wherever I May Roam" by Marc Gunn from Single

24:41 "The Cockerel in the Creel" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

28:27 "Haul Away, Joe!" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

32:44 "March on Tara/Queen Maeve's Dance" by Tara Hill from Hot Asphalt

35:18 "The Reason I Left Mullingar" by An Taisdeal from Home Recordings

41:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:42 "Babel Pow Wow" by Dom Duff from Babel Pow Wow

46:26 "Billy McConnell" by McCrae's Battalion from Armistice Day

49:57 "London Town" by The Celtic Reggae Revolution from Everything Comes to those who wait

53:14 "Nord Mead" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

56:38 "Moore St. Girls" by The Elders from American Wake

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com.

 

 

Aug 10, 2017
New Celtic Music & Temple Records Feature #320
01:02:53

We have special feature on Temple Records this week along with new Celtic music from Alasdair White, Black Market Haggis, The Ne'er Duwels, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Sarah Copus, Arise & Go, Battlefield Band, Mike Katz, Christine Primrose, Peter Nardini, Kellswater Bridge, Dene Foye, Eamonn Flynn, Rogue Diplomats, Plastic Paddy.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net 

 

New Celtic Music & Temple Records

Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity.
http://louisvilleirishfest.com.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. These are the bands who are usually trying to make it without a record label. I have a caveat about that today. I'll tell you about it in a moment. I want to ask for your help to bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support for this show on Patreon.

There are a lot of small record labels who are doing great things for Celtic musicians. One of those is Temple Records. That's the label of Battlefield Band. In addition to releasing music by Battlefield Band, the label also helps small artists who are doing great things for Scottish music. Like Christine Primrose.

About the time I was finishing up the 2-hour Scottish Music show, episode #317, Temple Records sent me music from Christine Primrose. She sings in Scots Gaelic I thought she'd be a great addition to the show. I asked if they had any other music. But I didn't receive anything until the day after I published the show.

So today, I'm gonna highlight several artists from Temple Records, including the first band.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I want start by thanking everyone who picked up the 2017 Sainted Song Henger Special and collected the 10 bonus CDs from my Celtic music arhive. I really appreciate your support of this show. The collection is still on sale along with podcast t-shirts, but of course, you'll have to do without the bonus CDs. You can find all of our swag and compilation CDs in our store at http://bestcelticmusic.net/shop/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Kevin Crosson. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 

Finally, check out http://AmeriCeltic.net. Tony Becket setup this website "to restore awareness, celebrate and preserve the culture and history of Celtic Americans by promoting live Celtic music, festivals, history & ancestry." He's working primarily with Northern California Celtic performers. And he has a YouTube channel which could use your love. 

Celtic music and culture is a relatively small community. I mean, if all of the Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry people united, we'd have one heck of a cultural impact. Instead, it's limited mostly to St. Patrick's Day. That's a shame. So I'd like to ask your help of spreading the word about AmeriCeltic. And I'd also encourage you to start your own local Celtic community. Help get the word out about your musicians and cultural organizations. Let's keep Celtic culture growing!

And if you have a local organization, let me know. I'd be happy to either mention it here, or better yet, list it in our Celtic Music Magazine.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

KToo posted on iTunes: "Excellent variety of Celtic music, from trad to Celtic influence. I look forward to each new episode"

Charline Grilhé emailed: "Hi Marc ! I discovered your podcast last Saturday. I just arrived in Dublin for the first time of my life for a crazy trip. I came from Paris to support Ben for a historical fencing competition followed by walking across the west coast of Ireland. Sadly I just lost my personal phone so I had no music to listen to and no Internet outside of our B&B. So I was looking for some podcasts. I discovered yours!

It was a pleasure to listen to your playlist all week, during the competition and then on the wonderful cliffs of Black Head walking to Moher, in the bus to Dublin, in the plane back to Paris and finally, in my tub with a little tear thinking about this incredible trip and awesome people. Thank you for being a part of this. I'll continue to listen to your podcast until the next time ! Best, Charlie"

Zak Kennedy emailed: "I listened to Episode 319 while mowing my yard and a few other chores around the house. I have also played other episodes while driving for my local transit agency. Had a few people ask what I was listening to and said they enjoyed it. I've downloaded a couple of older episodes that I missed to listen to in the run up to this year's Dublin Irish Festival. Have you been to it as a presenter or performer? Keep up the great work!"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "The Weatherman" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

5:53 "The Moontown Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

8:01 "You're the One" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

11:14 "Lucking Out" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

13:25 "Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

16:12 "Danse du Sauvage, Reel du Pendu" by Arise & Go from Arise & Go - EP

20:56 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:24 "Fling & Reels: The Whole Chicken in the Soup / Largo’s Fairy Dance / The Kerryman’s Daughter" by Battlefield Band with Don Meade, Tony Demarco & Robin Morton from Beg & Borrow

26:44 "Dark Lowers the Night/A Month of Sundays" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays

30:40 "Thig an Smeòrach as t-Earrach (The Thrush Comes in Spring)" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

35:30 "The Ballad of Lawrence Orange and Eugene Green" by Peter Nardini from Is there anybody out there?

42:22 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:48 "Follow On" by Kellswater Bridge from As The Story Goes

50:49 "Wild Rover No More" by Dene Foye from For the Love of Haggis

53:28 "Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn" by Eamonn Flynn from The Irish Channel

55:58 "The Mermaid" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

1:00:10 "Rundlets and Kilderkins" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

 

 

Aug 03, 2017
Rolling Home #319
01:26:13

Wouldn't it be cool to have an episode featuring YOUR favorite Celtic music? Today's show is dedicated to Patron of the Podcast, Annie Lorkowski, who compiled a list of her favorite songs in featured 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.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. These are the bands who are trying to make it without a record label. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

Back in May, I knew my time would be tight this summer. So I decided to ask some of the Patrons of the Podcast if they had a Top 20 list of artists featured in the podcast. Annie Lorkowski was one of the first to respond with 20 songs. So today, I'm gonna share with you her top 20 list, in no particular order. As she said on Patreon, many are older songs because she was binge-listening from the beginning. And I found at least one that I actually don't have the music for. So we'll make do.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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 our newest patrons Valerie Gilliand, Paolo Bianchi, Linda Kazalski, Luke Sinclare. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

July 31st is the last day you can purchase the 2017 Sainted Song Henger special and get 10 bonus CDs from my Celtic music archive. Go to our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. You'll get shirt, coffee mug, and whole bunch of awesome CDs. Your kind purchases promote Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Erin Holman emailed: "Just wanted to say—I’m a freelance copyeditor and discovered your podcast just about a month ago (what took me so long? I have been listening to podcasts for about as long as they’ve been around!) Anyway, I think you are almost singlehandedly responsible for my recent uptick in productivity. I spent a study-abroad semester in County Galway (lived in vacation cottages just outside of Spiddal, with Galway Bay in my sightline) lo these many years ago (1991, to be exactk ;) ) and have enjoyed Celtic music well before that. Anyway, the upbeat tempo of so many Celtic songs is crucial for my focus and transports me back to ceili nights at the Hughes in Spiddal at the same time. Lucky for me, I’m just now listening to your early 2012 episodes—I’ve still got a wonderfully huge backlog to work through, and then I’ll start again. Thank you so much!"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:33 "Weave the Yarn" by Mary Knickle from Weave

5:27 "Mordred's Lullaby" by Heather Dale from Avalon

8:36 "He Mandu" by Navan from Oran nan Tonn

10:30 "James Connolly" by Black 47 from Fire of Freedom

16:28 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by the Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

23:11 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

27:40 "Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

31:02 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

32:06 "Mad Jenny" by the Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

35:51 "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" by MacTalla Mor from The New Colossus
he mi na morheena
41:22 "Mary Mac" by Coyote Run from Pleads the 5th

44:48 "Kilkelly Ireland" by Ciara Considine from O Mo Chroi

50:55 "Eist Eist" by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

54:00 "Stand With Me Boys" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Buy My Soul

58:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK

59:52 "Drill Ya Tarriers Drill" by Trip McCool from The Traveler

1:04:56 "Moron with the Bodhran" by Ceann from Making Friends

1:08:22 "Rolling Home" by BOWI from Dry Land

1:12:44 "Betsy Ross Bridge" by John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

1:16:47 "Cead Mille Failte" by Derek Warfield and the Young Wolftones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

1:22:37 "Loch Lomond" by Jesse Ferguson from The Parting Glass

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jul 27, 2017
New Celtic Music of Tomorrow #318
01:04:01

The Celtic music of tomorrow is here today with lots of new music from Rattle the Knee, Peat in the Creel, Kellswater Bridge, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, Jesse Ferguson, Cormac Gannon, Shauna Mullin, Devils Water, Robbi McMillen, Laura McGhee, Battlelegs, Sprag Session, Preab Meadar, The Changing Room.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. Most of these bands are accomplishing great things in their local communities without the help of a record label or publicist. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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 Kim Fieldstad. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

Find out more about Cateaters Pipe Band here and watch a video.

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Branislav Milojkovic emailed from Serbia: "Hi Marc! I've been listening to your podcast for hours now, while studying ceilis for my TCRG exam coming up in december. Thanks for doing great work and keeping us all in high spirits. Cheers!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Stananivy-Cucanandy-Silver Slipper-Pure Drop" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

6:17 "O' Cabalo Azul" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

9:38 "Four Loom Weaver" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes

15:18 "Tam Lin/Masons Apron" by Bridgid's Cross from Live Without An Audience

18:20 "Wind on the Moor" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

23:15 "I'll Tell me Ma" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

26:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:36 "Peata Beag Do Mhathar" by Cormac Gannon from Different

32:20 "Suantrai Seoithin Seotho" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

36:33 "Devilswater" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

39:34 "Piurt a'Beul" by Robbi McMillen

42:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:39 "Always Tomorrow" by Laura McGhee from Life Is Bigger Than a Dream

46:36 "Greenland Whale Fisheries (chiptune)" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

49:05 "Good Ship Tommy Fun" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

54:56 "The Lion and Fox (Seadnadh Mor)" by Preab Meadar from Preabmeadar

1:00:57 "A River Runs Between" by The Changing Room from A River Runs Between

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jul 20, 2017
2-Hours of Scottish Music #317
02:16:22

Scotland is our musical destination this week with Scottish music from Claymore, Albannach, Cormorant's Fancy, The Sorries, Rachel Hair Trio, Old Blind Dogs, Christine Primrose, The Eben Brooks Band, NUA, New Shilling, Solas, McCrae's Battalion, Black Market Haggis, Battlefield Band, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Sons of Malarkey, Marc Gunn, Canned Haggis, SeaStar, Sligo Rags, Zoe Alexander, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Tullamore, Dublin Harpers, Smithfield Fair, Donna Germano, 3 Pints Gone, Kennedy's Kitchen, The Duplets, Jenne Lennon, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Connemara Stone Company.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. Most of these bands are accomplishing great things in their local communities without the help of a record label or publicist. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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 Kim Fieldstad. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Lukas Zmuidzinas emailed: "Hello! I've been listening to your podcast for a few years now, and have always loved discovering new bands and artists every week. Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to go see a show by a band called the Recollective, a fairly new Celtic group. I wasn't sure if you'd heard of them, but if not, you should definitely check them out!! They played an outstanding concert, and they were all very lovely people. Thanks so much for all your hard work in creating your awesome show! Cheers"

Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc, Just want to pass along another huge thank you for all you do in bringing us wonderful music through the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Also wanted to relate a great musical experience I got to share with my son Jackson (rising 9th grade violist) about a month ago. We got to see Mithril perform with the local Johnson City (TN) Symphony Orchestra. I got to talk a bit with the fiddler, Tom Morely, and let him know that I first heard their music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. The performance was doubly special to us, as three of the performers in the orchestra we know personally through the music school (Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia), where my son and I take our viola lessons. Thanks again for continuing to bring us all the fantastic music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Slainte"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:35 "Scotland the Brave" by Claymore from Claymore

4:34 "Bare Arsed Bandits" by Albannach from The Sub-Zero Sessions EP

8:16 "MacPherson's Farewell/The Atholl Highlander" by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

13:41 "Dumbarton's Drums" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

16:01 "Jigs for Mann" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

19:28 "A Ring on Her Hand" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

23:50 "O A Leannain (Oh Sweatheart)" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

27:31 "Tha mi Sgith" by The Eben Brooks Band from Geek Mythology

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31:22 "The Jacobite" by NUA from FLOW

34:36 "Leezy Lindsay" by New Shilling from Live!!

40:16 "Unnamed Shetland Reel/Da Full Rigged Ship" by Solas from All These Years

43:14 "Skara Brae" by McCrae's Battalion from Armistice Day

47:10 "Angus and the Kilt" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

50:46 "The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass In The Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

55:02 "Air a' Ghille Tha Mo Rùn / It Is The Lad That I Love" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

59:47 "Marie's Wedding" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lad

1:03:48 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

1:05:06 "Scots Wha Hae" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

1:07:58 "Campbelltown Kiltie Ball/Black Haired Lad" by Canned Haggis from Rough Draft

1:11:25 "The Great Silkie" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

1:16:05 "The Flowers of Edinburgh" by Sligo Rags from The Night Before the Morning After

1:19:27 "Kismuil's Galley" by Zoe Alexander from Bardsong

1:22:17 "Na Criochan" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland

1:27:19 "Bonny Bonny Broom" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart

CELTIC TOP 20

1:32:09 "Mormond Braes" by Tullamore from The O'Malley's Sessions

1:35:12 "A Man's A Man" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

1:39:54 "Scotland, Fair Scotland" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

1:43:22 "Ye Banks and Braes" by Donna Germano from Celtic Echoes

1:47:01 "I Will Go, I Will Go" by 3 Pints Gone from It's About Bloody Time

1:50:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:53:16 "Remember Dubh Loch" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

1:57:28 "The Banks of Ness, Euro Jig" by The Duplets from Leverage

2:00:20 "Bonny Portmore" by Jenne Lennon from Songs and Stillness

2:04:08 "Bert Gonnella's Jig/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy/Ron Gone" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

2:07:37 "Scotland's Story" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

2:11:35 "Donald McGillavry" by Connemara Stone Company from Original

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jul 13, 2017
Star of the County Down #316
01:00:52

Irish and Celtic music from Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa, Kindred Spirits, Steve Hawson, Carey Street, Terry Griffith, Runa, Seamus Kennedy, King Laoghaire, McGinty, Rambling Sailors, String Theory, The Here & Now, Dom Duff, The Gobshites, Greenwich Meantime, Lexington Field, We Banjo 3.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net

 

Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. louisvilleirishfest.com.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to indie Celtic music, the little guys if you will. The world is full of artists who are amazing but need a helping hand. My goal is to give those people a voice. You are a part of that mission. I want to ask you to share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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 Kim Fieldstad, Joe Christensen. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Leslie Morrell posted in the shownotes: "Lovely program, thank you! Busy running around with morning chores with the music playing in the background but it's so nice. I think I want to really sit with it and enjoy it rather than just having it play in the background! Thanks for making all this great music available freely. Great way to find new artists and to enjoy the vast array of musicians out there<3"

Ann Peck McBride, Radio DJ at KMUZ 88.5 FM posted in the shownotes: "I love this collection of music, and I'm really enjoying that so much of it is from the Pacific Northwest!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:24 "Miss Galvin's/Ran's Dirty Vans" by Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa from Night and Day

3:45 "Daphne" by Kindred Spirits from Dispelling All Woes

6:56 "Fac' Thu na Feidh/Leitrim's Fancy/Morpeth's Rant" by Steve Hawson from No Distance / Gan Achar

10:46 "Dunphy's/Higgins (Hornpipes)" by Carey Street from Carey Street

15:24 "For My Grandfathers" by Terry Griffith from For My Grandfathers

20:48 "Jewels on the Ocean/Michael Connell's" by Runa from Live

25:00 "Ballyneety's Walls" by Seamus Kennedy from Ireland's 32, Vol. 1

28:26 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:30 "Toss the Features" by King Laoghaire from Some Irish Stew!

31:24 "Mary Mack" by McGinty from Ballads and Bar Tunes

34:05 "Patrick Street" by Rambling Sailors from Bright Shining Clear

36:57 "Casadh An Tsugain" by String Theory from String Theory

39:04 "When You and I Were True" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

42:45 CELTIC FEEDBACK

45:08 "Kael K'kwll" by Dom Duff from K'kwll

48:01 "Star of the County Down" by The Gobshites from Some of the Best

50:29 "A Girl" by Greenwich Meantime from Greenwich Meantime

53:57 "Cripple Creek" by Lexington Field from Poor Troubled Life

57:03 "Sail Away Ladies/Because It's There" by We Banjo 3 from Live in Galway

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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Jul 06, 2017
Summer Nights #315
59:32

Irish and Celtic music from Peat the Creel, The Willis Clan, Jesse Ferguson, Kennedy's Kitchen, Shishonnah, Laura McGhee, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Gothard Sisters, Murray McDowell, Ciara Considine, Gaelic Storm, Leaping Lulu, Celtic Cross, Brian O h'Uiginn. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. louisvilleirishfest.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to indie Celtic music, the little guys if you will. The world is full of artists who are amazing but need a helping hand. My goal is to give those people a voice. You are a part of that mission. I want to ask you to share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

I am back from my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. And I'll tell you more about it in the podcast news section.

I want to send out a very very special thanks to Steve Behrens (67 Music), Phil Duckworth (Grinning Beggar's Paddy Rock Radio) and Shannon Heaton (Irish Music Stories) for hosting the podcast these last three weeks.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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 Andrew Rogers, Richard Ridley, Liisa W., Richard Ridley of Devils Water, Kathleen Becker, Jenny Trevor, River Godbee, Eugene Kohlbecker, Steven Lee. Miranda Nelson and Hank Woodward increased their pledges, and a special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Wesley R Dunnington, Nancie, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Shawn Cali. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Next up is 2-hours of Scottish music. I hope to have it out within the next couple o'weeks. Become a patron today!

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

The Celtic Invasion of Brittany was incredible. One of the coolest things about the trip for me was learning more about the Celts before they settled in seven Celtic nations.

I emailed my Celtic Invasion Vacations subscribers telling them I was considering adding another Invasion to Venice. One person responded saying it made no sense. Because what does Venice have to do with the Celts. The answer is a lot more than you would think.

In fact, we learned in Brittany that one of the main Celtic tribes to settle the area near Vannes were the Veneti. If you follow the place names of where the Celts settled, one area was the Veneto. My step-dad is from Padova in the Veneto. Ever since I started playing Celtic music, he's experienced the Celtic influence in the Veneto which settled the region in the 9th and 10th century B.C. By the 3rd century b.c. they had migrated to Brittany in France. There's even a Po River in Carnac. The Po River is one of the main rivers in the Veneto.

The list goes on and on. I'll try and do an episode of The Celtfather podcast with more details. Needless to say, it was a fascinating glimpse of history. It's amazing to realize Celtic culture can be found throughout Europe.

If you want to experience more of the trip, I recorded a bunch of videos and set them to my music. There's a playlist on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW2ZqJYHA7BDmERZdMQz-HBtz4I-zn5SV

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Graciela de Souza Oliver emailed through the website: "Hi, I really enjoy Irish and Celtic Music podcast. I listen to it on iVoox. What is the URL on Instagram? Thanks and congratulations for the initiative!"

Rosalie Koontz emailed from Morton Grove, IL: "I just discovered your podcast and enjoyed the episodes I listened to. I shared it with my cousin and a friend. I was wondering if you have ever played any music by Spats Colombo on your podcast. They recently performed on Irish tv and I enjoy listening to them. Thank you for the great podcast."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:24 "Otter's Holt" by Peat the Creel from The Barn Session

4:37 "Blast O'Reels" by The Willis Clan from Roots

10:23"The Wind that Shakes the Barley" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

13:28 "The Barr of Chocolate/The Smashed Potatoes" by Kennedy's Kitchen from THe Birds Upon the Trees

17:51 "I Will Carry You" by Shishonnah from Elysian Dreams

21:50 "Commemoration" by Laura McGhee from Life Is Bigger Than a Dream

24:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

27:48 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

31:28 "Midsummer Jigs" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

33:58 "Summer Moon" by Murray McDowell from Summer Moon

37:22 "A Summer Dance at the Crossroads" by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves

40:46 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:00 "Summer's Gone" by Gaelic Storm from How Are We Getting Home?

47:10 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into the West

50:13 "Summer of My Dreams" by Celtic Cross from Shores of America

55:28 "Dancing the Summer Away" by Brian O h'Uiginn from Tionchar

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jun 29, 2017
Irish Music Stories with Shannon Heaton #314
56:37

Hear some Irish music from Shannon Heaton's amazing podcast Irish Music Stories. You'll enjoy music from John Williams, Keith Murphy, Kevin Griffin, Eoin O’Neill, Sharon Shannon, Shannon Heaton, Maeve Gilchrist, Paddy League, Karan Casey, John Gannon, Tina Lech, Kathleen Conneely, Sean Clohessy, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Seamus Connolly, Sean McComiskey, Kieran Jordan, Girsa, Liz Carroll, Daithi Sproule, Trad Youth Exchange, McCarthy Family.

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Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast

Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

Subscribe to Irish Music Stories on Shannon Heaton's website. You'll also find video tutorials on her YouTube channel to learn Irish tunes.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

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 Shannon Heaton - Blue Dress

This Week in Celtic Music

0:16 ABOUT IRISH MUSIC STORIES - The stories behind the music

1:04 “Darley’s Reel, the Jug of Punch, Garrett Barry’s Reel” by John Williams from self titled debut

4:30 “Nous Allons a une Fete” by Keith Murphy from Bound for Canaan

7:32 “Seamus Connolly’s” (Jig) by Kevin Griffin with Eoin O’Neill, Sharon Shannon from Traditional Music from Doolin Co. Clare

10:23 “Aunt Jane’s Trip to Norway, It Goes As Follies & Eddie Duffy’s” by Shannon Heaton (flute), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), Paddy League (drums) from Blue Dress

14:58 THE GREAT IRISH SESSION

16:10 “Ae Fond Kiss” by Karan Casey from Ships in the Forest

20:10 “The Luachrachan's Jig / Hardiman’s Fancy” by John Gannon, Tina Lech, Kathleen Conneely and Sean Clohessy from From Tulla to Boston: Live at the Burren

23:42 “Golden Glove” by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lovers’ Well

28:34 “I’m Waiting for You, The Magpie's Nest, The Thirteen Arches, The Sailor's Cravat” by Seamus Connolly from The Banks of the Shannon

33:26 CHAT WITH SEAMUS CONNOLLY AT BOSTON COLLEGE

35:06 ELEMENTAL EXPERIENCE OF IRISH MUSIC WITH SEAN CLOHESSY

36:07 “The Priest and His Boots” by Sean Clohessy, Sean McComiskey, Kieran Jordan from Cover the Buckle

37:42 “Captain, Captain” by Girsa from A Sweeter Place

41:00 “Tune for Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh” by Liz Carroll & Daithi Sproule from self titled

44:25 “The Tap Room, Galway Rambler, Mountain Road” by Matt & Shannon Heaton and Dan Gurney from archival field recording

48:51 LURE OF IRISH MUSIC

50:50 “Mug Of Brown Ale, Leg Of The Duck, Munster Buttermilk” by Trad Youth Exchange from From Tulla to Boston: Live at the Burren

52:40 “My Love is in America, The Milliner’s Daughter” by McCarthy Family from From Tulla to Boston: Live at the Burren

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jun 22, 2017
Celtic Punk #313
01:00:38

Grinning Beggar is taking over the show with Celtic punk from The Biblecode Sundays, The Pourmen, California Celts, McScallywag, Nevermind Nessie, The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats, Firkin, SMZB, The Wakes, Handsome Young Strangers, Black Water County, Hoist The Colors, The Peelers, In For a Penny. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons! Together, these awesome folks helped us hit our next Patreon Milestone. So I'm gonna plan 2-hours of Scottish music to be released in late June or July. Become a patron today!

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop. Your purchases help to support this podcast. So if you don't want to pledge monthly, this is a great alternative. Buy some swag.

Would you like to win some free CDs? I'm clearing out my CD collection and giving them away through my personal YouTube channel. If you would like to win, follow the link to the Summer CD Giveaway playlist for details. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW2ZqJYHA7BAfiLDOg4i12Y1peePqb9Dy

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

 

This Week in Celtic Music

"Count Your Blessings" by The Biblecode Sundays from New Hazardous Design

"Day Drinking" by The Pourmen from Rise & Shine

"Ghost Ship" by California Celts from Totally Nautical: Pirate Songs of the Spanish Main

"St. Paddy's Anthem" by McScallywag from Dirty Waters

"Best of Foes" by Nevermind Nessie from Best of Foes

"The Boxer" by The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats from Sign of the Fighters

"Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" by Firkin from Into the Night

"Ten Thousand Ways To Rebel" by SMZB from

"King's Schilling" by The Wakes from VENCEREMOS

"Poor Ned" by Handsome Young Strangers from Battle of Broken Hill

"Under Skies of Black and Blue" by Black Water County from Taking Chances

"Little Rebel" by Hoist The Colors from Mourners

"I'm Off To Kill The Devil" by The Peelers from Palace of the Fiend

"Stumblin' Home" by In For a Penny from Every Day

"Tattletale" by In For a Penny from One More Last Hurrah

"If I Get to Heaven" by In For a Penny from The Guardian Angel Sessions

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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Jun 15, 2017
Celtic Music Journal #312
01:07:12

Celtic Music Journal and 67 Music take over the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with music from their video journal. Enjoy great Celtic music from Poitin, Na Rosai, Ciana, The Fire Inside, Celtica Pipes Rock, Andrea Tophoj and Rune Barslund, Peter Daldry, The Gothard Sisters, Crossbow, Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost, Marc Gunn, The Fire, Beltaine, Journey North, Sons Of Malarkey, West Of Mabou.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

67 Music has been promoting Celtic music from all over the globe since 2008. Learn more about us at www.67music.net 

Learn more about Marc’s travels at http://celticinvasion.com/ and also his Music & Travel Podcasts at http://celtfather.com/ 

Celtic Music Journal:
What I’m decided to share with you in this particular show is some of the music from the artists that have appeared on our show, The Celtic Music Journal. I call it “The Celtic Music Journal Spotlight”. While the show is a visual medium, I thought it’d be fun to spotlight the music for you. There’s a lot of variety and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. The man himself Marc Gunn has been on our show too & you’ll hear him here! Listen and enjoy, then you can then watch all the artists you hear in this show! Just click to our website and we’re also on YouTube, our channel is at www.youtube.com/user/sixtysevenmusic. Log in,watch and subscribe!

The Celtic Music Journal is produced by 67 Music. We began the show in August 2014. Since then we’ve produced 7 editions with more on the way. The premise is simple yet unique: we invite bands, musicians and other artists to send us their video ‘journals’, to tell their story & show the world what they offer and what they do. We then gather 3-5 journals per show and put them together to share with you. It’s an exciting way to discover up and coming talent and revisit established artists. We’ve featured artists from all over the world. You should consider being on it, too! Just click to our website for details and watch all the shows.

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: John OConnor, Keriann Noble, Mary Botkin, Samuel G, Donald McLeod, and a extra special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:09 "Congress Reel" by Poitín from Jiggery Pokery

3:57 "William Taylor" by Na Rosai from Na Rosai

9:44 "Ramblin’ Irishman" by Ciana from Ciana

15:11 "Slippery Jigs" by The Fire Inside from Spark

18:41 "Telegram for Monsieur Verne" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Steamphonia

23:40 INTRODUCING CELTIC MUSIC JOURNAL

24:38 "The Danish Immigrant" by Andrea Tophoj and Rune Barslund from The Danish Immigrant

27:04 "Bonnie Lass of Fyfie" by Peter Daldry from Under A Leaden Sky

30:49 "The Landing" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

33:31 "Donogh And Mike’s First/Windbroke" by Crossbow from Crossbow

36:32 "Sweet Sophie" By Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost from Sociable

41:23 WHAT IS 67 MUSIC?

42:16 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

46:31 "The Very Last Straw" by The Fire from The Fire

49:58 "Old Rosin The Beau" by Beltaine from Tilly’s Jig

54:16 "Dreamcatcher III" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

59:10 "Oh Journey" by Sons Of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

1:04:21 "Pressed For Time" by West Of Mabou from West Of Mabou

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jun 08, 2017
Off to Carnac, Brittany #311
01:07:23

Irish and Celtic music from Poor Man's Fortune, An Triur, Castlebay, Pipedance, Karan Casey, Burning Bridget Cleary, Abby Green, The Changing Room, Bridgid's Cross, John Byrne Band, Damanta, Paddy's Pig, Seagulls Are Drunk, Flook.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

Today is the day. I will board an airplane and fly to Paris. On Saturday, I will board a train to Rennes for the official start of my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. I'm extremely excited, not just to see this wild and beautiful part of France, but also to share with you bits and pieces of my adventure through podcasts, pictures and video.

If you're not yet subscribed to my YouTube channel, Instagram, and personal Facebook page, then please follow the link in the shownotes to do so. Also subscribe to the Celtfather Music & Travel. This podcast is newly rebranded. I'm sharing interviews and thoughts related to, well, music and travel. I have some great interviews including one with Steve Behrens of 67 Music and the Celtic Music Journal who will guest host this podcast next week.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Gerald F Boyle, Grant Jacobson, Mary Layzska, Miranda Nelson! Together, these awesome folks helped us hit our next Patreon Milestone. So I'm gonna plan 2-hours of Scottish music to be released in late June or July. Become a patron today!

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop. Your purchases help to support this podcast. So if you don't want to pledge monthly, this is a great alternative. Buy some swag.

Would you like to win some free CDs? I'm clearing out my CD collection and giving them away through my personal YouTube channel. If you would like to win, follow the link to the Summer CD Giveaway playlist for details.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Kevin emailed: "Listening to May the Forth be with you while walking our area Nature Center. Appreciate you."

Aliza emailed regarding the Texas Scottish Festival episode: "This episode is so unique to what you usually provide. Seems the genres are blending - which is cool - it's like I don't know what to expect when I turn this on in the morning. I usually bookmark the episodes I really enjoy and label them with the vibe they project. I know you've received some criticism recently - but ones man's trash is another man's treasure! Don't let the haters get you down. Slainte!"

Joyce Pavelko emailed me: "Hi Marc~ I don't use social media, hence this email. Three brief things I want to tell you:

1) I am a very happy subscriber who just wants to wish you safe travels and some motherly-type advice to be careful.

2) My mother and I are traveling to Ireland and Scotland in June. I can't wait to actually hear the music that I've been listening to on your podcast in its native land!

3) My niece named her daughter Inara. ;-)

Thank you for your devotion to Celtic music. Sent with fondness, Joyce Pavelko, Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Gavotennoù: Dardoup / "Mas Macho" / Brammer Kozh / Ar Menez" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time

7:26 "Lilting Banshee/Munster Buttermilk /Humours of Ballyloughlin" by An Triur from Three People

12:33 "The Galway Shawl" by Castlebay from Bards & Blarney

18:10 "Trim the Velvet/Spike Island Lassies" by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

22:07 "Weary of Lying Alone" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

26:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

28:18 "Cat's Meow - Josie McDermott's Reel" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Everything Is Alright

32:07 "Nead Na Lachan" by Abby Green from Einini

34:50 "Row Boys Row" by The Changing Room from A River Runs Between

38:25 "Off She Goes" by Bridgid's Cross from Live Without an Audience

41:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

46:41 "Sing On Johnny" by John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

51:10 "By the Sionnain" by Damanta from The Drunken Priest and the ghostly hymns of autumn

5:36 "Rebel Tooth" by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP

57:51 "Deep Inside Out the Sea" by Seagulls Are Drunk from Next Round Is On Us

1:02:24 "Pod: Baldy Hollow/The Empty Pod" by Flook from Rubai

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jun 01, 2017
Kilts and Corsets #310
01:00:59

Don your kilts and corsets and listen to Celtic music from Lochlainn, Iona, The New Customs, Iarla O'Lionaird, StoneRing, Bow Triplets, McDerry, Brad Reid, Mishaped Pearls, The Leftovers, The Crazy Rogues, Claymore, Tuatha Dea. 

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop.

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Rick Hantz, Ed Powel, Patrick Downey! We are $4 away from two hours of Scottish music. Become a patron today!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:30 "Your feet will take you" by Lochlainn from Cailleach's Plaid

7:50 "Beth Ywr Haf I Mi/Llongau Caernanarfon" by Iona from A Celebration of Twenty

13:46 "Stretched Upon Your Grave" by The New Customs from All Walls Fall

19:18 "The Goat Song" by Iarla O'Lionaird by Foxlight

22:50 "Saddle Set" by StoneRing from Samhain

27:17 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

28:30: "Walsh's Hornpipe/The Peacock's Feather" by Bow Triplets from One Spot On Earth

31:46 "McApline Fusiliers" by McDerry from 2016

34:35 "Over the Moor" by Brad Reid from The Conundrum

38:52 "Le Puy en Velay" by Mishaped Pearls from Le Puy en Velay

43:05 CELTIC FEEDBACk

43:42 "Follow Me Up to Carlow" by The Leftovers from CD Tease

45:48 "Fleet" by The Crazy Rogues from Rebels' Shanties

49:13 "Mull of Kintyre" by Claymore from Claymore

53:24 "Kilts and Corsets" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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May 25, 2017
Celtic Warrior's Salute #309
01:00:48

Irish and Celtic music from The Rogues, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Navan, Brendan Monaghan, Rambling Sailors, Poitin, The Duplets, Free Range String Band, David Curley & Mick Broderick, The Gothard Sisters, Larkin, Barleyjuice, Athenrye, Dust Rhinos, Robert Doyle. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Duplets have a new album they are crowdfunding.

Next Thursday, I plan to release the 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. I want to thank everyone in the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook who helped me pick the design for this year's shirt by James McDaniel II.

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Jeff Pike, Miranda Nelson and Michael Bortowski! Become a patron today!

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Edward Montgomery emailed: "Imagine my surprise when I heard you mention my name on a podcast as I drove by a herd of buffalo (true story) this morning. I've listened, bought a compilation, several individual tunes, a CD and t-shirt from the Corktown Popes, etc. The shout out reminded me to make arrangements to become a financial supporter and I took care of that just now. Thanks for the wide variety you bring to the listeners. I love Altan, The Chieftains and others but I love being exposed to folks I might never hear of otherwise. Thanks again"

Johnny Sinclair emailed: "Hello Marc, Been a subscriber to your podcasts since #1 though I had a data loss that lost most of them. The new site took some getting used to but should be fine. I do understand that many think they are reaching a greater audience through the use of Facebook, or other social media. Doing so, however, alienates those of us that despise social media in all its forms. Legacy platforms are where you began and I can only hope that you continue."

Glen Singer emailed: "Hi, Have never listened to Celtic music. That said, I saw your podcasts, so what the heck, I gave it a listen. Wow - fantastic! Just finished walking around Halifax, and listened to your new posting on the Texas festival. I am hooked. Being that I am a newbie, are there any introductory Celtic music podcasts out there? I know the hard work that goes into the entire podcast process-You do it well: combination of music and context/dialogue. Kind Regards."

Colby Madsen emailed: "Do you have a store online and an event calendar."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from Roguetrip

5:22 "The Reel" by Alizbar & Ann' Sannat from Welcome Into the Morning

8:47 "Airdi Chuain (Irish)" by Navan from Oran nan Tonn

13:21 "Am Bainne" by Brendan Monaghan from Flicker of Hope

15:31 "Leave Her Johnny" by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust

19:03 "O'puss No. 7" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

24:31 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:24 "Paris" by The Duplets from Leverage

28:13 "P.J. Hayes/Dance of the Honeybees" by Free Range String Band from Demo CD

33:07 "Lucking Out" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

35:18 "It Was Beautiful" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

39:26 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:38 "Faith of a Felon" by Larkin from Alexandra

46:23 "What's Up Yours?" by Barleyjuice from Another Round

49:14 "Provos Lullaby" by Athenrye from Singles

52:46 "Step It Out Mary" by Dust Rhinos from The Day After the Night Before

58:19 "Bold Robert Emmet" by Robert Doyle from Life in Shadows

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

May 18, 2017
Irish Women for Mother's Day #308
01:01:27

You'll enjoy Irish and Celtic women for Mother's day with awesome Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Susan Toman, Jennifer Lick, The Screaming Orphans, Colleen Raney, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Katherine Nagy, Runa, Arlene Faith, Karan Casey, Chrissy Crowley, Amelia Hogan, Solas. 

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/

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The Screaming Orphans

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Check out the Irish Music Stories podcast with Shannon Heaton

I'm playing this Saturday, May 13 at Johnnie MacCracken's Pub in Marietta, Georgia from 7-11pm.

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Wesley R Dunnington, Michael! Become a patron today!

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Annie Lorkowski posted on Facebook: "Hi Marc! At the end of your podcasts, you ask your listeners to contact the bands and let them know you heard them on your show. I dropped an email to Larry of Black 47, telling him such and that I bought their album because of it. I got a lovely email back from him thanking me. So yes, the bands do appreciate it!"

Glen Singer posted on Facebook: "Just listened to my first Celtic music podcast. Am a newbie. Great music - great podcast."

David Chavez emailed on Facebook: "Hello Marc. I would like to start by congratulating you for the awesome show and work. I've been a fan and donator for some time now. Cheers from Mexico City!"

Victoria Mathis posted on Facebook: "Hello, I just wanted to answer your request for messages tonight. You are my favorite evening Irish and Celtic music channel on Roku. The music you play often reminds me of my Irish Grandmother who would sing many family songs, some were great old drinking tunes too. My very Scottish Grandfather would laugh along to her funny songs and play his auto harp.
We would sing with them and laugh with the funny songs drinking our root beer ice cream floats while the adults enjoyed their beverages too. I miss those days while I still enjoy doing the exact same traditions with my modern era family. Keep up the awesome work, you remind me of the words of a forgotten song at least once a night."

 

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:12 "Banish Misfortune/Moon Coin Jig" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

5:05 "Cooley's Reel/Merry Blacksmith" by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

8:17 "Seinn O Churadail O" by Jennifer Licko from Sing

11:49 "Tabhair Dom Do Ghra" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

19:10 "The Lovely Green Banks of the Moy" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

24:37 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:53 "Keeping Up With Calum" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

28:44 "Stone Walls" by Katherine Nagy by Gypsy Lady

32:12 "A Stor, A Stor, A Ghra" by Runa from Live

37:18 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:24 "River of Dreams" by Arlene Faith from River of Dreams

43:17 "The King's Shilling" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

47:30 "Coig" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

53:02 "Nead La Lachan" by Amelia Hogan from Transplants: From The Old To The New

56:55 "Standing on the Shore (feat. Moira Smiley)" by Solas from All These Years

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

May 11, 2017
May the Fourth Be With You #307
01:00:35

It's Star Wars Day. To celebrate, you'll enjoy a short feature on some sci fi Celtic songs mixed in with a bunch of great Irish and Celtic music from John McGaha, Andrew Finn Magill, Seamus Kennedy, Ron Cody, Ashley Davis, Marc Gunn, Bedlam Bards, Dust Rhinos, The Screaming Orphans, The Demon Barbers, Lau, The Kildares, West of Eden. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/307

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

Originally, I planned for this to be a Sci fi Celtic music show. But I just couldn't find that many sci fi songs by Celtic bands that I could play. So I decided instead to do a small feature. That'll be later on in the show.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Edward Montgomery, Larry McCloskey, Leah Kershner, Ron Sargent! Become a patron today!

Yesterday, I went live on Facebook for about an hour as I worked on the shownotes for this week's podcast. I had a nice time chatting with listeners. And best of all, I got some input for new artists to contact for the show. While it might not've been gripping video, it was a valuable way for me to connect with you the listener and new bands. So I want to try this again next Friday, May 12 at 9 am central. I'll put up an event page on Facebook with details.

CelticMusicPodcast.com is now fully integrated with Libsyn. My hope is have a more stable website for visitors. I also have bestcelticmusic.net as the side website to help promote the show. Of course this big change means my old music@celticmusicpodcast.com email address is no longer valid. I'm still trying to migrate the CelticMP3s.com reviews. But we'll see if I can find a way to do that.

If you want some more May the Fourth Sci Fi Pub Songs, I recorded an episode of the Pub Songs Podcast last year for Star Wars Day. It's show #141. You can find a link in the shownotes.

My latest Kickstarter features pub songs inspired by Joss Whedon's TV show, Firefly, and movie, Serenity. I've already hit my goal, but there are some cool Stretch Goals if you'd like music inspired by this cult TV series.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Glen Singer wrote on Facebook: "Just listened to my first Celtic music podcast. Am a newbie. Great music - great podcast."

Edward Montgomery posted on Facebook: "Love the app! It's installed on my iPhone and I just put it on my wife's phone, she's listening right now."

Karen M Gibson posted on Facebook: "Two hours of bagpipe music! I love listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Paddy Ryan" by John McGaha from Exodus, An ElectroCelt Journey

4:01 "Shooting Stars" by Andrew Finn Magill from Branches

6:50 "The Liar" by Seamus Kennedy from In Concert

10:04 "Hanning's Farewell/Fleur De Mandragore" by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake

15:29 "Horses" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels

19:48 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:32 "Jedi's Dargle" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

23:27 "Ballad of Joss" by Bedlam Bards from On the Drift

26:45 "Jedi Drinking Song" by Dust Rhinos from Got Guinnness?

30:51 "River's Jig" by Bedlam Bards from On the Drift

33:04 "The Long Arm" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

36:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:15 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

43:59 "Ranzo" by The Demon Barbers from Disco at the Tavern

47:49 "Flowers" by Lau from Single

52:15 "Space" by The Kildares from Secrets of the Day

56:16 "Twenty Years of Travelling" by West of Eden from No Time Like the Past

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

May 04, 2017
Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games 2017 #306
01:01:33

Enjoy some Scottish and Celtic music as we highlight musicians performing at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games of 2017 with Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Tullamore, Scotland Rising, Ed Miller, Willow and Her Giant, Jed Marum, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, The Selkie Girls, Reel Treble Band , Seamus Stout, Madi Davis, Skeleton McKee, Cleghorn, Murder the Stout, Jiggernaut. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/306/

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

This week, we're doing a special on the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games. I decided to do this feature as an extra way to financially support the event. You see, every time you buy one of our compilation CDs or make a pledge to the podcast on Patreon, I donate some of the money to Celtic non-profits. Many of them are non-profit Celtic festivals. Last fall, I sent the Texas Scottish Festival a donation. I thought it'd be nice to promote the event with a special feature, especially since I have permission from many of the artists who are performing at the festival. You can find out more about the artists at texasscottishfestival.com and you can attend the festival May 5-7, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.

The first track was...

Battlefield Band is not actually performing at the Texas Scottish Festival, but Brian McNeill, one of the founding members, is. And since I don't have permission to play any of his music, I thought that'd make a nice alternative.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

If you are in a Celtic band and want to be featured on the podcast, it's easy to do. Just complete the permission form at 4celts.com. Then send me some music.

If you work with a non-profit Celtic festival and want a donation or feature, just contact me.

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $18 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Rory Boyle, Bill Shields, Albert Mezistrano, Rex Edwards, Dan Hulse, Chris Braga, Giulia Oblach, Jennifer D'Alessio! Become a patron today!

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Tim Keeley sent in a voicemail.

MarDee McDougal emailed: "THANK YOU!!! Makes me think of my Irish ancestors and my wonderful heritage."

Edward Montgomery posted on Facebook: "Listening to the podcasts regularly on my way to teach each morning or on trips to Colorado and Wyoming. They are a great treat when you live where no trip is local. Buying from iTunes also!"

jinxintheworld posted on iTunes: "I used to love this podcast. I've been subscribed for what seems like forever. While I still enjoy it, I find myself fast forwarding through large chunks due to the quality and type of Celtic music being played. It seems more interested in putting out lots of music rather than quality music. Just my opinion though. Still very much worth a listen."

dbadvan posted on iTunes: "Uplifted in Afghanistan! Marc's superb podcast is a powerful way to lift my spirits from the demands of working a tough job in a faraway place. Thank you."

This Week in Celtic Music

0:35 "Tending The Steer / Sandy Thompson / The Calrossie Cattle Wife" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

5:14 "The Ballad of Jack Dolan" by Tullamore from Wild and Wicked Youth

9:12 "Howl at the Moon" by Scotland Rising from Out of the Ashes

11:05 "Walk the Road" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

14:26 "O'Carolan's Farewell to Music" by Willow and Her Giant from Demo

17:47 "Massacre at Glencoe" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

21:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

22:40 "Jack Haggerty" by Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse from The Laverock Sang

26:16 "Norlan Wind" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

30:38 "Renwick's Ferret/Road to Errogie" by Reel Treble Band from Reel Treble Band

33:51 "The Spanish Lady" by Seamus Stout from Off the Wagon

36:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:35 "The Moon" by Madi Davis from Above the Waves

43:30 "Before the Devil Knows We're Dead" by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

47:44 "Castle Kelly" by Cleghorn from Cleghorn

52:00 "Troosers" by Murder the Stout from Murder the Stout EP

56:45 "Miners Life" by Jiggernaut from The Well

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Apr 27, 2017
Earth Day Celebration #305
01:05:37

Celebrate Earth Day with Irish and Celtic music from Hearthfire Duo, Kennedy's Kitchen, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Old Blind Dogs, Smithfield Fair, Julia Lane, The Borrowed Angels, Mazz O'Flaherty, Harpnotic, Bow Triplets, Slan, String Theory, Barrowburn, Pipedance, Arthur Hinds, Sea Star, Sliotar. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/305

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Attention Browncoats. I have a new album I am funding on Kickstarter. It's for a CD of Firefly music inspired by Joss Whedon's TV show and his movie Serenity. You can make a pledge on Kickstarter at marcgunn.com/kickstarter

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $31 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Ian, Eric Shields, Mary Botkin, Dave Vaughan! Become a patron today!

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Joshua Mirgon emailed on Facebook: "Hi. Love the podcast and how you and other musicians help keep this music alive. I don't know if you are aware of the 'old time fiddlers association' Each state has their own set of chapters. And we are just a bunch of people who love to play the old tunes."

Karen M Gibson posted on Facebook: "I listen to your podcasts while I'm doing housework (today it's #297 while I mop floors). They always keep me moving and before I know it, my work is done! Thanks for the great music!"

Gari Glaysher posted on Facebook: "Please forgive this plug but I am proud of my Irish roots and am in the process of recording an album of Irish songs all in memory of my Grandfather (The man on the front cover of the album, in his home town Emly Co Tipperary). This is the promo vid, myself and the beautiful Hattie Webb with the title track 'The Parting Glass'."

This Week in Celtic Music

0:05 "An Irish Barn Dance" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

4:01 "The Swallow's Tail Reel/The Sailor's Bonnet/Over The Moor To Maggie" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

8:21 "The Way Your Earth Moves" by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen

11:52 "Newe" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

18:37 "Fire in the Glen" by Smithfield Fair from 20 For 20

21:48 "Adoro te Devote/For the Beauty of the Earth" by Julia Lane from Going Home

26:16 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

27:24 "I Will Stand On This Land" by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

29:09 "The Meadow" by Harpnotic from Harpnotic

33:00 "One Spot on Earth" by Bow Triplets from One Spot on Earth

35:42 "The Green Fields of Amerikay/ The Wild Hills of Wannie" by Slan from Footprints

41:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:14 "Crested Hens" by String Theory from String Theory

46:21 "Shinin' Clear" by Barrowburn from Mist Covered Mountains

49:15 "The Fairy Reel/The Piper of Horseback" by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

52:30 "I Go to the Church of Trees" by Arthur Hinds from Tome of Mystery

54:18 "Hawthorn Tree" by Sea Star from North Winds

1:02:44 "All Around Lough Gill" by Sliotar from Fine Friends

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Apr 20, 2017
Happy Thoughts #304
01:01:20

Thank happy thoughts while you enjoy Irish and Celtic music from Old Blind Dogs, Crikwater, Steel Clover, Garry O Meara, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Hearthfire Duo, Mithril Duo, Beer Belly, Tim Keeley, Claymore, Celtic Fusion Illusion, Shillaly Brothers, David Curley & Mick Broderick. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/304

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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $31 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Michelle Knee, Andrew Volz, and a special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!

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Heidi L Kleinman Murphy emailed on Facebook: "I'm editing a zombie book to my favorite hilarious Celtic tunes. Thanks, Marc, for the fun."

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Nevertheless" by Old Blind Dogs from A Room With A View

6:41 "Drowsy Maggie/Maid Behind the Bar/Coughlin's First" by Crikwater from Crikwater

11:48 "The Silver Tassie" by Steel Clover from To Scotland with Love

17:20 "Jackie Coleman's/The Square at Crossmaglen" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

20:58 "1874" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

24:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:20 "Lannigan's Ball" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

29:40 "Outlander Set: Loch Lomond / Comin' Thro' the Rye / Clean Pease Strae / The High Road to Linton (feat. Andy Kruspe)" by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

35:36 "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Beer Belly from King of Bellies

38:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:10 "Albert McGinnis" by Tim Keeley from New Frontiers

43:40 "Grawel Walk" by Claymore from Claymore

46:23 "Francie" by Celtic Fusion Illusion from Walk the Tweed

51:18 "Happy Thoughts" by Shillaly Brothers from Shillaly Brothers

55:38 "This Train's Not Bound for Glory" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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Apr 13, 2017
Laugh Along, Funny Celtic Songs #303
58:25

Laugh along with funny Celtic songs from Black Market Haggis, Plastic Paddy, Ed Miller, Sligo Rags, Crikwater, New Shilling, The Crimson Pirates, Seamus Kennedy, Andrew McKee, Merry Wives of Windsor, Emerald Rose, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, Stout Pounders, Dust Rhinos, River Drivers, The Canny Brothers Band, Barleyjuice. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! bestcelticmusic.net/302

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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:05 "Angus and the Kilt" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

4:15 "Dicey Riley" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

7:27 "I Wish They'd Do It Now" by Ed Miller from Live at the Cactus Cafe

10:53 "We're Irish Tonight (Hung Over in the Morning)" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

14:32 "Three Drunken Maidens" by Crikwater from Crikwater

16:56 "Mary Mac" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

20:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:35 "Irish Rover" by The Crimson Pirates from That's So Sad

24:56 "The Scottish Song" by Seamus Kennedy from A Smile and a Tear

28:06 "Orange and Green" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

30:30 "Lannigan's Ball" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

34:36 "Danny in the Jar" by Emerald Rose from Con Suite

37:07 CELTIC FEEDBACk

38:53 "Never Wed An Old Man" by Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts from Urstan

41:04 "Don't Go Blamin' Whiskey" by Stout Pounders from Thirst

44:50 "Drank the Whole Town Dry" by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave

47:54 "Hot Asphalt" by River Drivers from River Drivers

51:06 "Drunken Sailor" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

54:50 "Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

BONUS

58:43 "Johnny Jump Up" by Beer Belly from King of Bellies

1:02:00 "The Scotsman" by Beltaine from Tilly's Jig

1:04:07 "Drinking for Two" by The Langer's Ball from Whiskey Outlaws

1:07:09 "Isn't It Grand, Boys?" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

1:11:28 "Tie Me Down" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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Apr 06, 2017
Fortunate #302
01:05:16

We Celts are quite fortunate, despite the challenges we've faced through the centuries, and especially when it comes to great Irish and Celtic music from Culann's Hounds, Poitin,Season's Melody, The Irish Experience, Sligo Rags, Cormorant's Fancy, Ken O'Malley, Merry Wives of Windsor, Flook, 3 Pints Gone, West of Mabou, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Beatnik Turtles, Blaggards, Celtica Pipes Rock. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/302

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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Perry Greza. Thank you so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!

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Nataliya Semenova emailed on Facebook: "Dear Sir! I've subscribed on your Celtic Music Podcast in order to improve my English and because I like Irish and Scottish folk songs. Listening to your podcasts for two months I would like to tell you that you' ve done a really amazing job. I'm fond of the music you collected. It's awesome! Thank you so much! Best greetings from Ukraine!"

Beth Folkemer posted on Facebook: "You asked what folks are doing when listening to the podcast. I was working on Cormorant's Fancy's website."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:03 "The Carlow Set: Monaghan Twig/O'neill's March/Follow Me Up to Carlow/Brian" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

6:41 "Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's" by Poitin from Wish

10:54 "Fortunate" by Season's Melody aka Melanie Gruben from The Crossroads Faire

13:40 "Going Back to Israel" by The Irish Experience from The Irish Experience

17:17 "Roll Me Down the Mountain/The Switchback" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

23:48 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:32 "The Mummer's Jig / Munster Buttermilk" by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

29:14 "My Match Was Made" by Ken O'Malley from OMaille

32:56 "My Johnny Was a Shoemaker" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

34:45 "Beehive: The Beehive/Poon Hill/Vladimir's Steamboat" by Flook from Rubai

39:43 "Bonnie Portmore" by 3 Pints Gone from It's About Bloody Time

43:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

45:56 "Rannie MacLellan" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

50:34 "Joe Coburn" by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

54:33 "What Would You Do (If You Married a Soldier)?" by Beatnik Turtle from Sham Rock

56:02 "Bog Songs" by Blaggards from Standards

1:01:32 "Beyond Avalon" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Legends and Visions

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Mar 30, 2017
Travelers #301
59:34

Let's go traveling now that St Patrick's Day is over with some Irish and Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Patrick Penta, Jim Cope, Battlefield Band, Katherine Nagy, Avery LeVine, Byrne and Kelly, Garry O Meara, Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty, PaddyGrass, Get Up Jack, COAST, The Prodigals, House of Hamill. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/301

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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I want to welcome and thank all of the new subscribers to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. We had a big feature on iTunes last week. That and of course St. Patrick's day pushed us to the #2 most-popular Music Podcast on their charts.

We also had a ton of downloads of our 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day album that was released. If you haven't gotten a copy yet, go download. You don't need to sign up to anything to get it. At least, not until the end of March. Follow the link in the shownotes.

If you haven't liked us on Facebook, please do so. Every week, you'll see what the latest Celtic Music News and new Celtic CDs are thanks to Todd Wiley.

If you're in a Celtic band, submit your permission form and music to us at 4celts.com. If there's a band you'd like to hear on this show, do two things. One, contact them the band and ask them submit thier music. Two, email me and tell me about the band. I'll try to reach out to them.

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Keith Gibson, Julie Iler Jones, Angie Arnold. Thank you so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!

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Kristi Green Hudson posted on Facebook: "Hi! Kristi Green listening in from Dawsonville, Georgia, USA. - Loving your show #296. I've been enjoying your podcasts for several days now - what a wonderful discovery! Great music to help me through the workday! This time last year, I was enjoying my first trip to Ireland and watching the parade pass by in Dublin! Your music helps take me back to those perfect days & favored memories! Thank you."

Heidi L Kleinman Murphy posted on Facebook: "I love your music. I'm practicing the bodhran while I listen to your podcast"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:03 "7 Fig For A Kiss/Olive For a Kiss" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

3:10 "Farewell to Music/Abercairney House/Andrew & His Cutie Gun" by Patrick Penta from When I Was a Young Man

8:56 "Ruffled Drawers/When First Unto This Country" by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

13:08 "Return to Kashmagiro/The Cuddy With the Wooden Leg" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

16:19 "Traveler's Song" by Katherine Nagy from Gypsy Lady

21:19 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:26 "Patsy Hanley's/The Boys of Ballisodare/The Crosses of Annagh" by Avery LeVine from Lonesome City

26:26 "Belfast" by Byrne and Kelly from Echoes

31:01 "Stealth" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

35:06 "Pointe Aux Pins" by Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

38:30 CELTIC FEEDBACk

39:59 "The Minstrel Boy" by PaddyGrass from PaddyGrass

43:22 "Las Vegas" by Get Up Jack from The Road Home

46:52 "Big Blue Sky" by COAST from Coast

52:05 "Mountain Dew" by The Prodigals from Brothers

55:54 "Nightmare" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one band. That's it. Your vote will help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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Mar 23, 2017
2-Hours of St. Patrick's Day Music #300
02:03:11

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast! We are happy to bring some great Celtic Music from Garry O Meara, String Theory, Emish, Prydein, Plastic Paddy, Patrick D'Arcy, Kilrush, Andrew McKee, Beltaine, Finbar Furey, Black 47, Drone, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Thomas Patrick Kenny, Seamus Kennedy, The Muckers, Mitchell and Vincent, Abby Green, The Led Farmers, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, The Brayzen Heads, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Elders, NUA, Jim Cope, Battlelegs, Black Market Haggis, Sisters of Murphy, In For A Penny. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/300/

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their music on iTunes, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes today!

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

We have a big feature on iTunes this week. So if you're new, I want to welcome to the incredible world of Celtic music. We celebrate St Patrick's Day all year long.

Every week, you get an action-packed, hour-long show full of Celtic music. Many of these bands are small, independent artists whoh don't have the financial support of a giant record label. They can't afford a publicist. So I bring you their music for free... with the hope that you might find a new favorite band and buy their music.

If you enjoy what you hear. Please support the artists. You can also support this pdocast by sharing it with your friends.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special.

Thanks to our newest patrons: John OConnor, Keriann Noble, Mary Botkin, Samuel G, Donald McLeod, and a extra special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

Listen to past St Patrick's Day episodes on our website. You can also find other St. Patrick's Day shows to check out, including St Patrick's Day Podcast and Pub Songs Podcast. I posted a 2-hour St Pats Special there last week.

Best Irish Drinking Songs Lyrics

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes right now. Click here to read the article and download the MP3s.

* 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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Dan Cunningham emailed me on Facebook: "Thank you Marc for your podcast and all you do for the Celtic community. I've been an advid fan for years We receive your podcast on TuneIn and it's tradition that my wife and I listen to the new podcast every Saturday morning during our breakfast. My wife Cindy and I live in the North land of Minnesota and we both look forward to the weekends and the Irish and Celtic music podcast. God bless."

Google changed their voicemail service. I can longer download the audio files. Fortunately, their voice-to-text feature is pretty good.

I got a voicemail from Heidi Jane: "Hey Mark, I just wanted to say thank you very much for including me. It's really an honor, and I'm just grateful. It's a good time of year to remind me to tell people about your podcast. Thank you so much and happy Saint Patrick's day. I'm really glad that you are doing this for everybody and for the music. It's very noble and wonderful. Take care."

Jason Roberts sent: "Hey mark, I've been a listener since pretty much the beginning and I just want to send a huge amount of congratulations out to you for your 300 episodes. I record audio and produce learning video for my job in the computer world, so I truly understand the huge effort that goes into planning and recording your audio and producing these podcast sessions. I also dabble with playing guitar and my favorite music to play is Irish trad music. You're an inspiration along with all the artist that you help, and I wish you the best on your next 300 episodes. Hey, man when you finish this next podcast. Take a few minutes and enjoy a pint or three of the black stuff."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:07 "The Jolly Beggarman/Whiskey Before Breakfast" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

5:10 "Dowd's #9/ Bag of Spuds/ The Tamlin" by String Theory by String Theory

8:52 "P Stands for Paddy" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

14:28 "Backdraft" by Prydein from Loud Pipes (Save Lives)

18:16 "Muirshin Durkin" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

20:47 "Song & Hop Jig: The Whistling Thief / The Rocky Road To Dublin" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

25:11 "Charlie on the MTA" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

29:05 "Sailor's Wife Set" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

31:40 "Two Hours After St. Parick's Day" by Beltaine from Jump at Samhain's Fire

35:08 "Up By Christchurch And Down By St. Patrick's And Home" by Finbar Furey from Colours

39:25 "St Patrick's Day" by Black 47 from Last Call

43:24 NEW PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

44:07 "Branle Double" by Drone from Drone v Awen

46:29 "Merry Ploughboy" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from Century

50:13 "Raglan Road" by Thomas Patrick Kenny from The Music of Turlough O'carolan and Other Irish Treasures

53:30 "The Irish Pub Song" by Seamus Kennedy from Tricky Tongue Twisters

56:10 "Old Dun Cow" by The Muckers from The Muckers

1:00:09 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:01:03 "Morgan Rattler - Lads of Alnwick" by Mitchell and Vincent from Circling the Square

1:07:38 "She Moved Through the Fair" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

1:11:05 "The White Set" by The Led Farmers from Katie

1:14:42 "Song of the Celts" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

1:18:16 "Whiskey in the Jar" by The Brayzen Heads from Floored

1:21:52 "Clawhammer Reels" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

1:24:37 "Finnegan's Wake" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

1:28:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:31:10 "The Miners" by The Elders from Story Road

1:35:28 "YK INN" by NUA from FLOW

1:40:17 "Irish Rover" by Jim Cope from King of Balleyhooley

1:43:26 "Wild Rover" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:47:58 "Whistling Postman Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

1:51:59 "Green Over Red" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

1:58:50 "Parting Glass" by In For A Penny from Every Day Should Be St Patrick's Day

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Mar 16, 2017
St. Patrick's Day Celtic Top 20 #299
01:25:09

This extra-long St. Patrick's Day special highlights the Best Celtic Music of 2016 as voted on by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from The Gothard Sisters, Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Ockham's Razor, Black Market Haggis, Stanley & Grimm, Sarah Marie Mullen, Skeleton McKee, Burning Bridget Cleary, Innisfall, Reel Treble, Liz Schettner, Faerydae, Corktown Popes, Rachel Hair Trio, Young Dubliners, Niteworks, Spirited Lads, Michael DeAngelis, Syr, Steel City Rovers. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/299/

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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

If you're new to this show on iTunes or elsewhere, I welcome you. My goal is to bring together small indie Celtic bands with Celtic music fans. So each week, I share an hour-long episode packed full of amazing indie Irish and Celtic music. Most of the bands, you have probably never heard of. Yes, there some that are turning heads in the Celtic music scene. But most are small. They don't have a record label. They can't afford a publicist. But the music is just as good. They deserve to be heard.

So if this show moves you, please do us all a BIG favor and SHARE IT on social media. Or tell a friend. Help spread the word.

Now with every episode I ask you to vote for your favorite bands in that episode. At the end of the year, I compile all of your favorites into this show--the Celtic Top 20. These are the Top 20 Celtic bands that you thought were the best in 2016.

When you're done listening, go cast your vote. Then listen to past episodes and to the same. You can do all of that on the website at celticmusicpodcast.com/vote/.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

We have a new YouTube Channel. To subscribe, follow this link.

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

I have a free internet concert this Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm CST. It's concert window. You can register to watch for more details. It's FREE!

I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Dieter Zimmerman, The QUASOR Podcast, Georg Macku, Sue Campbell, Jon Chamberlin. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes next Wednesday March 15th. Just subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine to get notified about it.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

Next episode will be released the St Patrick's Day is our 300th episode. So I want to ask you for your phone calls that I can include in that and other upcoming shows. Please call in.

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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

jdemonz reviewed the show on iTunes: "Great diverse selection of Celtic music. Very uplifting. I like listening to it in the mornings to start my day."

Gypsy Lee from Piatt, IL posted on Facebook: "So glad that I found this podcast! I often listen to it whilst drifting off to sleep. At the moment, I'm listening to it whilst cleaning my art studio. Thank you for all the lovelies, as it reminds me of my dear Granny, whose family came through the Appalachian Mountains from County Wicklow to settle in Illinois in the 1800's. Many blessings"

Anthony Becker posted a comment to SONIC IMPULSE and tagged us: "Heard your music on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Album purchased! Page liked! Hope to hear more of this amazing music in the future!"

He did the same with Ed Miller: "I heard Ed Miller on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and had to immediately buy an album. Now I see this page with amazing photos of Scotland! Reminds me I need to get there someday soon."

Kersti Luik commented on Patreon: "Great show, as usual. Listened while cleaning up my place. I had time to actually listen to it, not just hear it, as when I do my school work. All the best greetings to you and our fellow invaders. So sorry I have been too busy with my studies and had no time to contact, but I'm thinking about you all :) Longing to see you one day!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Hummingbird" by The Gothard Sisters from single

5:37 "Passing Train Juniper Jig" by Heidi-Jane Schwabe from Bonus Tracks

10:22 "Are You Alright, Liz" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

15:13 "Shandon Bells Set" by Black Market Haggis from EP

18:50 "Fiddler's Green" by Stanley & Grimm from Another Round

22:48 "Planxty Irwin" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought the Summer With Us

27:44 "Strathmartine Mains (Love and Freedom)" by Skeleton McKee from Leave The World Laughing

30:02 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

32:01 "Chloe's Passion" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

36:07 "I Know My Love" by Innisfall from Innisfall

39:30 "Spotted Dog/The Swallow's Tail/Donegal Lass" by Reel Treble

41:38 "Up High" by Liz Schettner from Up High (EP)

46:44 "The Fiery Warlocks" by Faerydae from Changeling

50:21 "Tonight It's Joy" by Corktown Popes from And Also With You

54:52 CELTIC FEEDBACK

57:20 "Angel" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

1:01:06 "Seeds of Sorrow" by Young Dubliners from Nine

1:04:08 "Obair Oidhche" by Niteworks from NW

1:09:06 "Bold O'Donahue" by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

1:11:40 "Lost in Cork" by Michael DeAngelis from Son of a Dunigan

1:16:52 "I Drove My Father to Drink" by Syr from Home

1:21:18 "Guinness For Two" by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Mar 09, 2017
17 for St Patrick's Day #298
01:10:31

Share & Enjoy 17 songs for St Patrick's Day on March 17th with St Patrick's Day Celtic music from We Banjo 3, The Here & Now, Hugh Morrison, Leaping Lulu, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jed Marum, The Selkie Girls, Poitin, Shillelagh!, The Wee Heavies, The Gothard Sisters, SeaStar, Skeleton McKee, Dave Wilson & Willie B, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Ren, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/298

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast

Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including time in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Space is still available on the Celtic Invasion of Brittany. Visit the website to join the adventure!

* If you enjoy the music in this show, you can download every song in this playlist for free when you sign up to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every year, I publish an article called "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day". On March 15th, I email it to all of our subscribers as an extra special gift. It is also sneek peak into the albums you get when you are subscribed as a Song Henger on Patreon. You will be able to download the album in a couple weeks, however, when you subscribe you'll also get additional 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Head on over to our website and subscribe today.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patron: Eric Patterons and Robert McMahon. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Island Orchard" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

5:24 "Little Monster" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

8:49 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

12:43 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into The West

15:47 "The Golden Glove" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

21:16 "Wild Geese" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

24:52 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

26:47 "Mo Nighean Donn as Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

30:54 "The Pleasant Month of May" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

32:54 "Si Beg Si Mor (reprise)/ Banish Misfortune" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

37:01 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

39:06 “I Courted a Sailor” by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

43:05 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:07 "Hjarta og Eldur" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

48:28 "Ireland" by Skeleton McKee from Leave The World Laughing

52:57 "Clare to Here" by Dave Wilson & Willie B from Far From Home

56:13 "The Fighting Boys from Corofin" by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

58:44 "My Heart Belongs To Ireland" by Ren from debut single

1:02:00 "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

1:06:06 "Home to You" by The Prodigals from Brothers

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one bands. That's it. Your vote will help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Mar 02, 2017
San Patricio Fantasy #297
01:01:08

Share Irish and Celtic music from Emish, Garry O'Meara, RUNA, The Tea Merchants, The Irish Rovers, Smithfield Fair, Bill Troxler, Pol Mac Adaim, Drunk & Sailor, Rising Gael, Kilrush, O'Craven, Larkin, Screeched Inn, Brothers 3. Listen. Like. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/297

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast

Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including my in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Check the website for the latest Celtic Music News and new Celtic CDs.

If you're in a Celtic band, or know a band who just released a CD, please do two simple things. One, contact the band. Ask them to submit to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast at 4celts.com. And two, email me. Tell me about the CD so I can contact the band and get them on the show.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patron: Jason Meyers. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Peter Holland posted on Facebook: "listened to [show #296] last night after the rain made my Direct TV lose signal. Great music".

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "Julia Delaney" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

5:05 "Box Room Fantasy" by Garry O'Meara from Pickin' Time

7:49 "Fear a Bhata" by RUNA from LIVE

14:12 "Gaol Jigs" by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps

17:33 "Trust in Drink" by The Irish Rovers from Drunken Sailor

20:10 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:13 "Appin, Mo Chridhe" by Smithfield Fair from 20 For 20

22:47 "Auchanachie Gordon" by Bill Troxler from 12 Degrees of Separation

28:08 "Forsaken Land" by Pol Mac Adaim from Forsaken Land

31:36 "Bully in the Alley" by Drunk & Sailor from Doing What We Do

33:25 CELTIC FEEDBACK

33:56 "Weatherman" by Rising Gael from IV

37:40 "Lily's Ghost" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

42:06 "San Patricio" by O'Craven from Whiskey, Wenches, and Scallywag

46:52 "Faith of a Felon" by Larkin from Alexandra

49:37 "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

54:52 "Da Shetlands" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one band. That's it. Your vote will help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Feb 23, 2017
2-Hour Best Celtic Music Retrospective #296
02:06:33

Two hours of some of the best Celtic music as picked by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from Runa, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh, Rathkeltair, The Rogues, Barleyjuice, Marc Gunn, The Gothard Sisters, Ockham's Razor, Count 4dB, Vintage Wildflowers, Jiggernaut, Gwilym Morus, Hawp, Socks in the Frying Pan, Black 47, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, Sons of Malarkey, The Selkie Girls, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, Ed Miller, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, The Flying Toads, Battlelegs, Navan, Sonic Impulse, Heidi Talbot, Ron Cody, Gaelic Storm. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/296/

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast

Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the top independent Celtic musicians online. They generously share their music with us. And 191 people generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Your kind support pays for web hosting, maintenance, advertising and my time in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special, like this one. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

We have two new patrons: Chris Pike and Goombaguy. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. We are $47 away from a 2-hour Scottish music show! Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

"Slainte Mhaith" is the first music video from Kilted Kings album Name On My Soul. Go give it a listen on YouTube. Then share it with a friend.

* Finally, I had a wild idea to build the Celtic podcast community. I've been hearing about Podcast Listening Groups. And I wondered if any of you would be interested in me setting up a weekly listening time where you can chat live with other podcast listeners. Imagine a session, say on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Everyone would start playing the latest show. Then you you could go to the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook and chat with other Celtophiles. You can share which songs you like and which you don't. Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? That's the question I will pose in the next Celtic Music Magazine. So think about it, and then email me if you're interested. If I can get a couple dozen or so people interested, I will organize such an event. If you have a preferred day or time, please share that as well.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Nicole Theresa posted on Facebook: "Just wanted to drop a note - - I'm listening to past podcast episodes while I grade music finals (I work for a virtual school in California; I'm a high school music appreciation teacher). The wonderful music is making the painful student submissions a bit more bearable! Cheers!"

Shira Gaudet posted on Facebook: "Thank you for your podcast! Yours is what I listen to when I need a mental break. Love the music. Stone Soup is my favorite episode so far! Still working through all of the old episodes."

Kevin Long emailed: "I was so happy to find your podcast while searching for Celtic music on iTunes. Where has this been all my life? Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this! I cannot begin to describe to you, the memories of my childhood that this podcast brings back. My Grand Father and Great Grand Father used to sit and play this very same music on the fiddle and guitar when I was young boy growing up in Sarasota Florida back in the late sixties and early seventies.

Within the past two months, two events have drawn me ever closer to your broadcast. First, at my surprise birthday party to celebrate my 50th birthday, my amazing wife Vicky surprised me with a planned trip to Cork (my ancestral homeland)and Limerick for May. Second was the unfortunate passing of my beloved Grand Father James Russell Huff. He gave me many things in life, one of them is my love of music. My Mother found a recording of him and my Great Grand Father playing Celtic music recently and my family sat around and listened. This is when I knew that I was not only destined to find your podcast but, support it as well. Mark, I hope to happen upon you on the emerald isle one day and buy you a pint. Slainte!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Land of Sunshine Set" by Runa from Current Affairs

8:03 "Farewell to Ireland" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Far Away in Australia

11:32 "Belfast Mountains" by Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh from Cuan

15:55 "Dante's Local" by Rathkeltair from 8

20:04 "Cullen Anderson" by The Rogues from Live in Canada, Eh?

24:45 "Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

28:43 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

33:11 "Compass" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

35:16 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

38:15 "The Fisherman's Song" by Count 4dB from Rylander: There Can Be Only One

41:57 "An Buachaillin Ban Set" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

48:08 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:20 "Two Minute's Silence" by Jiggernaut from The Well

55:46 "Eryri" by Gwilym Morus from Awena

58:10 "Aoife Orla Jigs" by Hawp from Storm and Calm

1:02:19 "Foreign Lander (song)" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

1:04:51 "James Connolly" by Black 47 from Rise Up

1:10:40 "An Alarc'h/Brian Boru's March/Glennlivet" by Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

1:13:55 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:16:37 Promo: Sons of Malarkey

1:16:47 "Happy Are the Dead" by Sons of Malarkey from Sons of Malarkey

1:21:04 "Gaelic Song" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

1:26:32 "Highland Cathedral/The Black Bear" by Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes And African Drums

1:30:24 "The Devil Made Texas" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

1:34:50 "Broken Token" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Stones on the Ground

1:40:21 "Palm Sunday" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

1:46:02 PAY THE PIPER

1:47:24 "Johnny" by Battlelegs from The Soup Mages

1;50:07 "Ellas Mari (Cornish)" by Navan from Lowena

1;53:28 "Chenier Shuffle" by Sonic Impulse from Pipe Dreams

1:56:05 "If You Stay" by Heidi Talbot from In Love + Light

1:59:46 "Salamanca/The Golden Keyboard" by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake

"Raised on Black and Tans" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Feb 16, 2017
In the Name of Love #295
01:03:52

Valentine's Day is almost here. So we're gonna have music about love this week with Celtic music from Beth Paterson, Andrew Finn Magill, Battlelegs, West of Mabou, Kilted Kings, The Sorries, Sean Orr, Ciara Considine, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Amadan, Carbon Leaf, The Muckers, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals, Jesse Ferguson. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/295

Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $1 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patron: Eetheart. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

I got a text that wrote: "Thanks for your podcast! I love listening to Celtic music and it helps me relax as I work on my grad school presentations"

Kevin Lavery emailed: "I'm a recent college grad from central Pennsylvania and your podcast has kept me company on many solo road trips and whenever my Pandora station just lacks the variety I seek. I know you're often looking for new bands to play, and I wanted to suggest Down by the Glenside. I've seen them perform twice, in Gettysburg and at a Celtic festival in Harrisburg hosted by the Kilmaine Saints. Both bands put on a great show at the festival, but DbtG was closer to my own tastes in music. I'd love to see their work get some love with a wider audience. Thanks for doing what you do."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:14 "Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All In The Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters" by Beth Paterson from Hyrid Vigor

6:06 "Only for Barney/ Kissing and Drinking" by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots

9:06 "Do You Love an Apple" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

11:41 "Clumsy Lover" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

16:32 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

22:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:32 "Johnny Lad" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

29:13 "Home with the Girls/Devil in the Strawstack" by Sean Orr from Celtic Texas

31:57 "Farewell My Love, Remember Me" by Ciara Considine from O Mo Chroi

35:12 "Miss Patteron's Slippers/Berehaven" by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen from Life Is All Checkered

38:53 "Amore Des Me Amores/The Gates of Aberdeen" by Amadan from Sons of Liberty

43:15 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:52 "7 Brides for 7 Sinners" by Carbon Leaf from 5 Alive

50:42 "Star of the County Down" by The Muckers from The Muckers

50:42 "Marie's Wedding" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

53:24 "Tell Me Ma" by The Prodigals from Brothers

58:25 "The Lakes of Ponchartrain" by Jesse Ferguson from The Parting Glass

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Feb 09, 2017
Wild Mountain Thyme #294
01:01:11

February starts with more great Celtic music from The Sorries, The Gothard Sister, Dublin Harpers, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Colleen Raney and Colm Maccarthaigh, Rathkeltair, Tortoise and Hair, Hank Cramer, Poor Man's Fortune, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Killdares, The Elders, Ockham's Razor, Trip McCool. Help Kilted Kings top the charts on iTunes. Buy the album today. Shownotes at http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Buy Kilted Kings New CD. It is now on sale! Listen to the album on YouTube.

Top-Played Celtic Bands of 2016

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $1 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patron: Michael Cavanaugh. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:10 "Tae the Beggin' I Will Go" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

3:09 "It Was Beautiful" by The Gothard Sister from Mountain Rose

7:03 "Kindness of Strangers" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

10:54 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

15:27 "Si Bheag Si Mhor/Why Should I?" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

18:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

19:56 "Western Highway" by Colleen Raney and Colm Maccárthaigh from Cuan

23:27 "Granny Panny" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

29:19 "Traveling Song" by Tortoise and Hair from A Front Row Seat

32:16 "Who's on the Way, Boys?" by Hank Cramer from Loosely Celtic

34:19 "May Morning Dew/Monaghan Jig" by Poor Man's Fortune from Blow Hard

39:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:40 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

43:20 "Sometimes the Night Is Wrong" by The Killdares from Steal the Sky

46:42 "Torchy Doyle" by The Elders from Story Road

50:33 "Moorlough Shore" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

56:29 "Ireland, Oh Ireland" by Trip McCool from The Traveler

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Feb 02, 2017
Together with Celtic Music #293
01:00:54

Come together with great Celtic music from Stonecircle, Solas, Blarney Castle, We Banjo 3, Ed Miller, Burning Bridget Cleary, Chris Murphy, Andrew McKee, Black Market Haggis, Battlegs, Blackstone Cuil, The Brazen Heads, Booze Brothers, The Shanties. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/293/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS
On March 21st The Rogues will be performing at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD.

WICKED TINKERS will be performing at Phoenix Scottish Games in Phoenix, AZ on March 4th.

Kilted Kings CD Release is next Thursday, February 2, 2017. Pre-order Name On My Soul on iTunes or Amazon. Details on our website.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $1 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tim Hughes, and our new Celtic Superstar Kevin Long. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Thom Danger Speck of Screeched Inn posted a photo on Facebook: "I'm at home working on some new music and listening to Marc Gunn's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast when what should arrive at my door... Thanks for the sticker Marc. I will put it in my guitar case with pride. ;)"

Jake sent a voicemail.

Indeed the Top of Admiration posted on iTunes: "I love this podcast for the wide variety of Celtic musicians it features in every episode. No two episodes sound quite alike, and I love that it constantly exposes me to new artists. This podcast has become my go-to music to have on while I write."

Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc, I'm eagerly anticipating hearing the "Scottish Music" podcast on my lunchtime walk today! 2016 was an eventful year with many ups and downs for me (unplanned job change, my mother's passing, etc.), but I could always count on hearing wonderful music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. My best wishes to you and your family and many thanks again for all you do in bringing the greatest gift of Celtic music to all of us. Slainte'"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 "Moped in the Sky" by Stonecircle from Metamorphosis

4;26 "Roarie Bummlers" by Solas from All These Years

8:35 "Her Heart Was Buried" by Blarney Castle from Her Heart Was Buried

12:14 "Island Orchard" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

16:14 "The Ewe Buchts" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

22:42 CELTIC POCAST NEWS

24:27 "The Mountain" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

28:28 "Connemara Ponies" by Chris Murphy from The Tinker's Dream

31:30 "Satisfied" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

34:37 "Shandon Bells Set" by Black Market Haggis from upcoming CD

38:41 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:10 "Barnyards of Delgaty" by Battlegs from Lost My Shoes

43:11 "Blackstone Cuil" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

48:17 "If I Ever Lived Before" by The Brazen Heads from Who's Your Paddy

52:05 "Elevator" by Booze Brothers from Elevator

56:48 "Sally Gardens" by The Shanties from Fear Not

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Jan 26, 2017
Scottish Music #292
01:08:40

Awesome Scottish music is pretty easy to find. There's a lot of brilliant traditional songs as well as modern songs and songwriters coming out of Scotland. This show touches on a teeny, tiny portion of the Scottish music I have in my catalog. You can expect a lot more when we hit our $500 milestone on Patreon. In the meantime, enjoy music from The Rogues, Bonnie Rideout, Battlefield Band, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ed Miller, Andrew McKee, Wicked Tinkers, Don Grieve, Brobdingnagian Bards, Caledonia Swing, Lady Moon, The Freestylers of Piping, Jasper Coal, Hugh Morrison, Jiggernaut, Kilted Kings. http://celticmusicpodcast.com

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: Last week, I informed you about the free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. I was quickly notified that app needed updating. I have forwarded that info on to Libsyn. It should be updated soon. My apologies for that. I'll let you know as soon as I hear there's an update. If you are not on Android or iOS, I'm checking on options there as well.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $12 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Brian Z, Gary R Hook, Jason Roberts, Nicole Theresa, plus Annie Lorkowski, and Bill Shields who raised their pledges. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Alisa sent a voicemail

Merbs Labrador posted on Facebook: "Hey mark, it's merbs! I'm originally from the Philippines. living now in New Zealand.. I really love irish & celtic music. I discovered your podcast through the celtic roots podcast with raymond in belfast northern ireland. It all started back 2011 when I was working in the desert, with lots of my irish workmates. I was inspired and got addicted to listening to celtic music. Best of luck to your program, I'm lookin forward to be one of your patron. Cheers"

Ma-Ho-Ney posted on iTunes: "Great music, love the themes! I am making my own top music playlist based off of the songs I hear on the podcasts. I used the detailed podcast descriptions to identify the artist and songs and then get them from iTunes! A lot of great music, artists and free stuff! Worth subscribing, and not just around Saint Patrick's Day!

Martha Meyers emailed a picture: "Boo for just making apps for the robot and the fruit. Your developer should look into resources for easily porting iOS apps as Universal Windows Apps. Now that’s done, attached is a pic of the blanket I mentioned in the comments for show 291."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:39 "Jigs: Partners in Time, Ian McCleod, The Seagull, The Hen's March" by The Rogues from Scottish Rogues

6:46 "Invergarry Castle/Sutherland Calquhoun's Jig/O as" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

11:40 "Seven Braw Gowns/Miss MacLeod's Minuet" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

14:14 "The Willows" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Scatter Pipes

19:06 "My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose" by Ed Miller from Many's The Fine Tale

22:59 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:37 "Bonnie Portmore" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

28:50 "Hornpipe/Jig Set" by Wicked Tinkers from Banger for Breakfast

31:07 "The Trooper and The Maid" by Don Grieve from A Drop o'the Best

33:15 "Oor Hamlet" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

37:00 "Drummond Set: Miss Drummond of Perth/Louden's Bonnie Woods & Braes/The Devil in the Kitchen" by Caledonia Swing from Something Like That!

39:39 "Loch Lomond" by Lady Moon from Fairy's Love Song

44:03 CELTIC FEEDBACk

47:11 "The Heavy Hitter/The Shape of Piping to Come" by The Freestylers of Piping from The Shape of Piping to Come

52:22 "Twa Corbies" by Jasper Coal from 1000 Feet Closer to hell

55:11 "Tramps and Hawkers" by Hugh Morrison from Scotland Is free

58:38 "Macfurley's Rant" by Jiggernaut from The Well

1:06:02 "Flower of Scotland" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jan 19, 2017
Thru Your Irish Eyes #291
01:04:12

New Celtic music from West of Mabou, Andrew Finn Magill, Myddle Earth, The Prodigals, Blarney Castle, McDerry, Whalebone, Acoustic Butterfly, O'Craven, Matt Hughes, Screeched Inn, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Titanicdance. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: You can now listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in our very own app available for Android AND iOS devices. This was a part of one of our big milestones last month. So this app is now FREE! It was developed by Libsyn and has some nice features which will allow you to easily share the show on social media and contact me as well.

Of course, if you're on Android, you may also have the Marc Gunn Celtic Music app. Mine lacks the sharing features but you can also listen to my other podcasts including the Pub Songs Podcast, Renaissance Festival Podcast and The Celtfather.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patron: Tony. Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Sytze Kamphuis posted in the shownotes: "Hey Marc, there is one Celtic Christmas song that I always play in the winter. It is not just one of the best Celtic Christmas songs I've ever heard, it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, period. Seacht Suailci Na Maighdine Muire by Aoife ni Farragh from her album 'Aoife'. Hope you get a chance to listen to it and I wish you and your family all the best for 2017."

Jeffrey Evans emailed a picture: "On the Celtic postcast, you're always asking what were doing when we're listening. Normally, that is difficult for me since I'm either listen to new episodes at work and there is a strict rule about taking pictures inside the plant fence or I'm listening to some favorite episodes that I have permanently downloaded as I'm falling asleep. Not today. It's probably the last decent day of the year for the Ohio Valley. I left work early and just sitting outside, cross stitching a celtic cross as a wedding gift for a friend as episode 154 plays."

Alex Marling emailed: "Hello Marc I would like to say that I really enjoyed your Irish and Celtic pub songs from your #114th podcast it was great I live in Canada Ontario in a small town called innisfill. We are mostly farming but I am a high school student and whenever I have a bad day I just go and listen to your amazing podcast I also like to say that on YouTube you look like a wooky with long hair and your star wars song makes me laugh every time. Have a good day and keep it up your podcast is incredibly amazing."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:39 "The Foxhunter" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

5:35 "Horizons" by Andrew Finn Magill from Branches

9:21 "Raggle Taggle Gypsies" by Myddle Earth from Celtic Jigs & Reels

12:21 "Home to You" by The Prodigals from Brothers

16:42 "Silhouettes Against the Soil" by Blarney Castle from Single

22:16 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:06 "Beeswing" by McDerry from Chandler

29:04 "Anglicana" by Whalebone from Mirabilia

34:27 "Irish Eyes" by Acoustic Butterfly from Whispers EP

39:05 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:55 "Pint Glass" by O'Craven from Whiskey, Wenches, and Scalleywags

45:03 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Matt Hughes from Soul of the Common Man

49:08 "I's The B'y" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

51:43 "Terrorist or Dreamer" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from Century

1:00:59 "Boiler Room" by Titanicdance from Music from the Show

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jan 12, 2017
Instrumental Celtic Music #290
01:02:21

Instrumental Celtic music is one of the driving forces of Celtic culture. Enjoy Celtic tunes from Andrew Finn Magill, Runa, Bill Troxler, Battlefield Band, Wolf & Clover, Myddle Earth, Vicki Swan, Oisin McAuley, Jed Marum, Crepuscule, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga, Sons of Malarkey, Susana Seivane, NUA. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 3-Hour Celtic Instrumental Show #204 and the Celtic Instrumentals #103

* TradConnect is accepting your votes for Album of the Year. I see several artists who've been featured on our podcast on that list, including: Andrew Finn Magill, Caladh Nua, Crepuscule, Innisfall, Jennifer Licko, NUA, Runa, Socks in the Frying Pan, We Banjo 3.

We have some outstanding artists on this show, and I really would love to support them for their generosity to this podcast. So do me a favor and go vote. Now I should point out that you do need to be a member of TradConnect and membership is free. But this will do wonders for our awesome musicians and our community.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tony, Mark Muller, Michael Bromund, Terri Stinnett-Herczeg. Become a patron today!

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Here's a voicemaili from Sarah.

John Gimler in Indiana left a voicemail as well.

Voice: James from Indiana

I got a text from Dawsonville, GA. They wrote: "Listening to podcast #287 & prepping Triceratops bones"

From Neah Bay, WA: "Making Christmas cookies listening to your podcast"

Allan Marcotte emailed a Christmas picture: "I enclose a picture of the star for the top of my tree and it is special. This is the same star that topped the Christmas trees that I grew up with back in the 60's and 70's. For years my younger sister had it but did not use it. A few years back I asked for it. Well this year for Christmas, I found that she had sent it to me. Talk about a wonderful surprise and a flood of memories. I want to wish you and your family a most Merry Christmas and joyous New Year"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:43 "The Green Fields of Glentown / The Old Dudeen / McFadden's Handsome Daughter" by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots

5:37 "The Hunter Set" by Runa from Current Affairs

11:27 "Irish Wind" by Bill Troxler from 12 Degrees of Separation

16:00 "The Canongate Twitch / Steamboat To Detroit / Twenty Pounds of Gin / Break Yer Bass Drone" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

20:18 "Sí Bheag Sí Mhor" by Wolf & Clover from Single

23:39 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:06 "Cliffs of Moher" by Myddle Earth from Celtic Jigs & Reels

27:55 "Fikavalsen" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Single

30:47 "Quebec Reels" by Oisín McAuley from Far From The Hills Of Donegal

34:29 "Calla's Waltz" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

39:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:20 "Mrs Stewart of Grandtully Set" by Crepuscule from Horizon

47:32 "All Set for St. Pat's" by Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga from Electric Green

50:38 "Fiona's Chicken & Waffles" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

52:11 "Foliada do Quinteiro" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos que Volven

58:24 "Wide Open" by NUA from FLOW

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jan 05, 2017
Auld Lang Syne #289
01:05:04

And so ends another year of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Eleven years and still going strong. We're gonna close out the year with some amazing Celtic music from Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty, FIMM, The Selkie Girls, The Here & Now, Runa, House of Hamill, The Gothard Sisters, The Triskells, Kevin Tyler, Naomi's Fancy, Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings, Barleyjuice, The Elders, Heather Dale, Connemara Stone Company, Seamus Kennedy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Then Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Kilt Lifters Promo

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "O'Donnell Abu/Men of Harloch" by Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

4:18 "Sweeny's Buttermilk" by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti

6:49 "Mo Nighean Donn As Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

10:56 "Lovely Miss Gunning" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

15:22 "The False Knight Upon the Road" by Runa from Current Affairs

20:45 "Guns of the Magnificent Seven" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

24:34 "The Boatman's Call" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

28:02 "Cooley's Reel/The Glass of Beer" by The Triskells from The Triskells

31:32 "Broom of Cowdenknowes" by Kevin Tyler from Conor Savage

35:03 "Sergeant Early's Dream" by Naomi's Fancy from Crossing Borders

39:27 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:02 "Men of Worth" by Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings from No Bedrolls or Backpacks

42:47 "Dear Ould Ireland" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

47:55 "Hangover Hill" by The Elders from Story Road

50:58 "Fair and Tender Ladies" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart

54:34 "The Voice" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

1:01:17 "Auld Lang Syne" by Seamus Kennedy from Goodwill to Men

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Dec 29, 2016
Celtic Peace Maker #288
01:01:47

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast brings peace to families, or at least that's John from Oregon says in this week's Celtic Feedback. Enjoy some awesome Celtic peace making music from Poitin, Vince Conaway, Shillelagh!, Hugh Morrison, Seamus Kennedy, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Drunk & Sailor, Vintage Wildflowers, Andrew McKee, Sligo Rags, Doug Folkins, Spirited Lads, Secret Sky, The Prodigals, Sisters of Murphy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/288/

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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* There's just 3 days left until Christmas. Awaken your Christmas spirit in 2016 with 4 episodes of Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special.

Super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

* A few notes about Patreon. per episode. set a max donation. if you have problems with your credit card, cancel and restart.

* Two past instrumental-only shows: Celtic Instrumentals #103 and 3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music #204

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Daniel E Bednar emailed a picture: "Your podcast is a common companion during the 90 min. commute to my banking job in downtown Tokyo. This was was one of the less crowded days on the train! Btw, I would selfishly like to suggest doing some episodes with nothing but instrumental music, no singing. They would be great for studying, another thing I do a lot of on the train! Keep up the great work, sir!"

Brian McCormick wrote in the shownotes: "thank you so much for all you do. At 74 years 11 months and reluctantly counting ?? , it is a real joy to still hear the music I grew up on"

John sent a voicemail from Oregon...

Belfast Andi sent a voicemail to say thanks

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "Last Beautiful Loneliness" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

5:27 "Battle of Aughrim/Jenny Dang the Weaver" by Vince Conaway from Wanderlust

9:04 "Lish Young Buy-a-Broom" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

12:10 "Diane Morrison/Bobby Morrison" by Hugh Morrison from Ali MacGregor's Music Collection

15:40 "The Day of the Clipper" by Seamus Kennedy from Sailing Ships and Sailing Men

19:17 "Step It Out Mary" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

23:25CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:22 "Pint or So" by Drunk & Sailor from Doing What We Do

28:30 "Chattering Magpies Set" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

32:35 "One and Twenty" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

34:16 "South Australia" by Sligo Rags from Rolling Me Down the Mountain

38:18 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:52 "Black Velvet Band" by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call

44:06 "Wild Rover" by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

46:44 "When I Was On Horseback" by Secret Sky from Secret Sky

52:37 "Home to You" by The Prodigals from Brothers

58:09 "Come Back to the Emerald Isle" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

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Dec 22, 2016
Irish & Celtic Christmas #287
01:03:24

Merry Christmas with Irish & Celtic Christmas music from The Irish Rovers, The Gothard Sisters, Jennifer Licko, Cherish the Ladies, Eddie Biggins, Caitriona O'Leary, Rosanne Cash, Rose and Thistle Band, Haggis Rampant, Heather Dale, De Ceadaoin, Irish School of Music, Golden Bough, Celtic Woman, The Barra MacNeils, Steel City Rovers.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you want to enjoy more Celtic Christmas music, the Celtic Christmas Podcast is has three new shows out this year. There over forty episodes with hours of free Christmas music and entertainment from Celtic musicians. Go to celticchristmasmusic.net to subscribe.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron. Thanks to our newest patrons: 3rd Coast Celtic, Woodland Bard, Kirsten Nelson. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Christmas Morning" by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time of Year

4:13 "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

9:37 "Soilse na Nollag" by Jennifer Licko from The Lights of Christmas

14:20 "O Christmas Tree/Road Dust Slip Jigs" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

19:21 "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake" by Eddie Biggins from To Drive the Cold Winter Away

22:31 "Behould Three Kings" by Caitriona O'Leary Rosanne Cash from The Wexford Carols

26:49 "The Cherry Tree Carol" by Rose and Thistle Band from Celtic Christmas

30:43 "Canon in D" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged IN

34:07 "Two Cornish Carols" by Heather Dale from Spark

37:44 "Christmas Eve" by De Ceadaoin from Savor the Notes

43:39 "Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil" by Irish School of Music from Winter Air

47:41 "The O'Rourke's Feast" by Golden Bough from Christmas in a Celtic Land

51:57 "Joy to the World" by Celtic Woman from Voices of Angels

55:21 "Children's Winter" by The Barra MacNeils from The Christmas Album

59:18 "Christmas Eve Reverie" by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

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Dec 15, 2016
December Celtic Music #286
59:51

For me, December means Christmas. But we can't get ahead of ourselves. We still have 24 days until Christmas. So let's keep the Celtic music rocking this December with music from Pitch the Peat, The Here & Now, Avourneen, Albannach, Ed Miller, Dom Duff, Angus Mohr, Sons of Malarkey, Susan Toman, The Selkie Girls, Plunk Murray, Tara O'Grady, Whalebone, Hearthfire, Karan Casey.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* You can see me perform with Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival for the last two weekends of the festival. Details are at KiltedKings.com.

* With just 24 days left until Christmas, you can listen to 2 episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. I'm sharing episodes on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Olivier Marechal. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

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Ken Brixius wrote in the shownotes: "Been enjoying the podcasts since #1. Usually listen to several hours at a time while traveling to VA appointments. Very interesting blurb about you with #285. I was stationed in Vicenza, IT a bit before your time there, 1976-78. What is extremely interesting is that the post, Ederle, has absolutely no record of my company ever being there. 62nd Engineer Company was the only Atomic Demolition company, ever! 4th building on the left as you pass the main gate."

Johnny Berry commented on Patreon: "Marc....your podcast are always good, but this one is the best that ya have ever done (in my opinion) THANK YOU"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:18 "An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

5:18 "Madison Avenue" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

10:26 "Eileen Oge" by Avourneen from Beloved

13:24 "Mons Graupius March" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

17:41 "Ferry Me Over" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

21:19 "Kig Ha Fars" by Dom Duff from XXXXXXXX

27:44 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

28:59 "Talisman" by Angus Mohr from The Heroic Adventures of Angus Mohr

30:57 "The Leaving of Liverpool" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

33:49 "A Scotch Lament" by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

36:21 "Shepherd Lad" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

40:35 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:22 "Star of the County Down" by Plunk Murray from Plunk Murray

44:57 "In Belfast Tonight" by Tara O'Grady from A Celt in the Cotton Club

48:12 "Floodplains" by Whalebone from Mirabilia

54:32 "Get A Little Irish" by Hearthfire from Finding Our Way

"The King's Shilling" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

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Dec 01, 2016
Thanksgiving with Celtic Music #285
01:03:34

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for your continued support of Celtic music and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. This week, you'll be thankful for Celtic music from Jed Marum, The Gas Men, Jesse Ferguson, Mitchell and Vincent, Hugh Morrison, Hearthfire Duo, Mary Jane Lamond, New York Brogue, Pitch the Peat, The Saucy Rovers, Belfast Andi, The Beer Mats, Banna, The Muckers, New Shilling.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Kilted Kings are still performing at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival through the second weekend of December. Details are at KiltedKings.com.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Rachel Barckhaus, Harvey Yaw. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

* Every day from now until Christmas, you can listen to past episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast directly on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

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Brian Mcreynolds shared a photo on Facebook: "I'm at work upgrading some temperature controllers. It's a lot nicer work with some Celtic music from your podcast."

Eric Atkinson wrote in the shownotes: "I’m working and living in Pyongyang, North Korea. I don’t get TV or radio and I have very limited internet access. I rely on DVDs and podcasts for home entertainment. While on a breather trip to Beijing, I downloaded a lot of Irish and Celtic music podcasts and I listen to at least one every day. I’m listening to one now. Thanks for providing such great entertainment. It’s really appreciated in this challenging place to live. Keep up the good work.
p.s. I also play Celtic flute and with the lots of time I have to practice, I’m getting quite good. I’ve got my first private concert next Saturday. So, Irish and Celtic music will be played live on the International Compound in Pyongyang, North Korea next weekend.

Liam Smith posted on Facebook: "While listening to your podcast #284, 2-Hours of On Fire Celtic Music, my wife and I were quite taken with Innisfall's song, My Lagan Love. I didn't hesitate to order the MP3s from Amazon.com, and of course, I sent them a note to let them know where I found their music. Then, of course, I had to read all about them on their website. I'm well pleased!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 "Carrickfurgus" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

5:21 "Liverpool/Plains of Boyle/Jolly Beggarman" by The Gas Men from Clement Street

9:22 "Arthur McBride" by Jesse Ferguson from The Butcher Boy

15:17 "Paddy Went to London/The Cliffs of Moher" by Mitchell and Vincent from Circling the Square

18:22 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

22:17 "A Minor Tradition" by Hearthfire Duo from Rising Tides

24:52 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:58 "Mairi Bhan Dhail As Eas" by Mary Jane Lamond from Storas

31:29 "The Banks of the Roses" by New York Brogue from Live from the Poor Mouth

34:08 "An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

38:40 "Old Ripppin' Wind" by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness

42:56 CELTIC FEEDBACK

45:08 "St. Patrick Was A Gentleman" by Belfast Andi from All That Glitters

47:14 "The Cheeky Goat" by The Beer Mats from Easter Lily

49:38 "Ciaran O'Connell" by Banna from Cheers!

52:20 "Eddie Connors" by The Muckers from The Muckers

56:38 "Mary Ellen Carter/Coal Miner's Reel/Christmas Eve" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Nov 24, 2016
2-Hours of On Fire Celtic Music #284
02:01:41

I went digging through my Celtic music archives and picked some of the hottest, on fire Celtic bands, musicians, songs and tunes for an incredible two-hour special thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. You'll hear Celtic music from Crepuscule, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Sisters of Murphy, Doolin', Innisfall, Poitin, The Led Farmers, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Ceili Family, In For A Penny, NUA, The Kilt Lifters, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Colleen Raney, Skeleton McKee, Saor Patrol, Spirited Lads, Paddy's Pig, We Banjo 3, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, The Fretless, Tuatha Dea, LQR, Adamh, Connemara Stone Company, Rachel Hair Trio, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Gothard Sisters.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* You have about a month left to get one of our 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. I'm gonna get with my designer to start work on the 2017 shirts. Stay tuned for that. If you want to save 10%, subscribe to our mailing list and look for the coupon code in the newsletter. If you want to save a lot more, become a patron.

* Christmas is just around the corner. So I am looking for Christmas music from Celtic bands. If you are in a band and have performed a Christmas song or tune, submit your music to 4celts.com. If you follow an artist who just released Christmas music, please let me know so I can contact them.

* You can find the latest news about bands in this show by visiting our Facebook page. We post news there each and every week.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron.

Thanks to our newest patrons: Brad Millar, Deb Green Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

A super special thanks to our growing Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app will be coming soon, for free, to both iOS and Android. That was also part of our last milestone. I'm just trying to get some final graphics for the updated free app.

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Ray Chatterton posted on Facebook: "My last name is Chatterton and you cannot get much more English than that, but from my father's side of the family I have Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and a wee bit of German mixed in. Thus my love of this music. I found you by accident, but I adhere to the concept that there are no accidents ... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood."

John Thompson emailed: "Just a quick e-mail after listening to show #279. Another great one! A listener commented on the band Scythian. It's pronounced Sith' ee in. They're from the DC area. The founding band members (two brothers and now a sister) actually have Ukrainian heritage. They play quite an assortment of music including Celtic and folk -- traditional, covers, and original material. A band you really need to see live to fully appreciate the energy they bring to their shows. Old Tin Can I think was their latest studio album but they followed that with a live cd called Old Time Good Time Tour. Give it a listen if you get the chance. Keep up the great work!"

Steven Rausch emailed: "You ask what we do when listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Well, I'm in the home stretch of a painting project on my 130-year-old farmhouse. I fire up my headset with your podcast, working my way from the newest to the ones I've enjoyed previously. A great way to work and makes the job go faster and easier. Also, I wanted to highlight a tune by the Elders, "Appalachian Paddy," from a recent podcast. It's a long one but a great story of how the Irish came to my part of the country. Talk about an earworm. Thanks for your work and for making mine go much better."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:44 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

5:44 "Dowd's Favourite" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

10:07 "Jack Haggerty" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

13:16 "Le Jupon Blanc" by Doolin' from Doolin'

15:58 "My Lagan Love" by Innisfall from Innisfall

20:03 "Twenty Candles on Poitin's Cake" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

24:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:37 "Row By Row" by The Led Farmers from Katie

29:15 "The Track for the Craic" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

33:40 "Banks of Inishfree" by The Ceili Family from Ministry of Silly Folk

37:38 "Stumblin' Home" by In For A Penny from Every Day

40:22 "Smuggler Cove" by NUA from FLOW

46:16 "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

50:20 "The Halsway Parade/The Quantock Reel" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

55:14 "The Boys of Mullaghbawn" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

1:00:13 "Crow's Nest" by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

1:03:23 "Spirit of the Planet" by Saor Patrol from Outlander

 

1:08:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:10:46 "Pirate Smith of Bristol" by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

1:13:18 "Dan O'Leary, The Walker" by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP

1:17:10 "Shove the Pigs Foot a Little Furter" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

1;20:43 "Tom Malloy" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Sociable

1:24:18 "Airbag (Featuring Ruth Moody)" by The Fretless from The Fretless

1:28:31 "Mavis McGee" by Tuatha Dea from Kith and Kin

1:33:44 PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

1;35:38 "Bully the Bullies" by LQR from 10 Pinter

1:39:43 "Willies aul Trews, Bunch of Keys" by Adamh from Adamh

144:30 "Boys from the Ruhr" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

1:48:12 "Angel" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

1:51:58 "48 Hours in Belfast" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from On Our Own

1:58:03 "I Courted a Sailor" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Nov 17, 2016
Great Celtic Music Hiding at Renaissance Festivals #283
01:04:43

If you love acoustic Celtic music, you will find no better place to find great Celtic music than at Renaissance Festivals. Yes, I know the Celts had nothing to do with the "Renaissance", but Celtic music is one of the most-popular musical styles found at Ren faires. It's one of the last places where you can find true folk music without electric instruments or drum kits. Today, you'll hear a lot of great Celtic songs and a few tunes from Sarah Marie Mullen, The Poxy Boggards, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Andrew McKee, The Ravens, 3 Pints Gone, Grey Aengus, Shillelagh!, Celtic Squall, Alabannach, The New Minstrel Revue, Cantiga, Minstrosity, Bounding Main, Lost Boys, Three Quarter Ale.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Special thanks to Renaissance Festival Podcast who helped me pick songs for this show

* You can see me perform with my group Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival every weekend in November and the first two weekends of December 2016. KiltedKings.com for details.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patron Rick Bonney and to Hank Woodward who raised his pledge this week.

A super special thanks to our growing Celtic Superstars: Amanda Wiseman, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali

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Sytze Kamphuis posted on Facebook: "No watching a sad little screen for me on my twelve hour flight from Zurich to San Francisco. Just episode after episode of Marc Gunn's Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Thanks, Marc, for making my time in an aluminium tube actually seem enjoyable."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:34 "King of the Fairies" by Sarah Marie Mullen from The Wild Woods

4:04 "Happy Jack's Undrinkable Ale" by The Poxy Boggards from Chorus for a Queen

6:46 "Marionette Jig/Spinner's Reel" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

10:05 "The Boatman (Fear An Bhata)" by Abby Green from Fig For a Kiss

15:37 "The Path" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

20:06 "Two Magicians" by The Ravens from Rise With the Moon

23:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:03 "The Diamond" by 3 Pints Gone from Health to the Company

28:22 "Boatie Medley" by Grey Aengus from Gaelic Soup

32:33 "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

36:50 "Green Grow the Rushes O" by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall

39:50 "Tweedle Dee" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

45:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

46:23 "Blackleg Miner" by The New Minstrel Revue from Far And Away

48:40 "Burley Mariners" by Cantiga from Once Upon A Time

51:24 "Do You Love An Apple" by Minstrosity from Why Am I Not Surprised?

55;12 "To Ireland" by Bounding Main from Going Overboard

58:12 "Rogues In A Nation" by The Lost Boys from Collected Quarto

1:02:07 "The Parting Glass" by Three Quarter Ale from Intertwined

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Nov 10, 2016
Election Day Reprieve #282
01:00:03

The U.S. presidential election is nearly over. Thank goodness! I'm tired of the horrible Facebook comments. So I decided to have a little satirical fun with Super Tuesday by sharing Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Emerald Rose, Shauna Mullin, Andy Lamy, BOWI, The Beer Mats, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller and Robb Sansonetti, Flashpoint, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Gaelic Storm, Black 47, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Tossers, Slan.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Sharif Abed, Nicole Cullen, Sarah Bowland, David Hufford, Amanda Wiseman, Donna Vander Valk, Przemyslaw Kacprzak, Darcy MacPherson. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

We Hate Anime wrote on iTunes: "I don't really have a method to find or listen to Celtic music, though I love it, aside from this podcast. It's hella helpful"

Donna Holstine Vander Valk posted on Facebook: "Well, I've just happily pledged - I've been considering it a while, but when I saw you were $1 away from your goal.....well, it was just too tempting! Thanks for all your hard work. It is truly appreciated in Calgary, Canada."

Annie Lorkowski posted on Facebook: "Hello Marc! You asked for photos from my recent Ireland trip... We took the ferry from Wales to Dublin, then the train to Galway, and a driving tour of the Connemara. We went pony trekking on the beach outside of Clifden, and visited the stunning Kylemore Abbey (here in the photo). I discovered your podcast after my first trip to Ireland, to keep the Irish inspiration in me until I got a chance to go back. And as I was listening to show #279, "Cead Mille Failte" was playing as my plane home flew over the Emerald Isle, and I must admit I got a little teary-eyed. Thanks for all you do and for inspiring me to go back."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:40 "Poor Old Liza Jane/Dance Boatman Dance" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

4;21 "Scatter the Mud/Tar Road to Sligo/Paddy Clancy's" by Emerald Rose from Celtic Crescent

7:52 "The Wee Weaver" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

9:40 "Reels: The Jug of Punch'Mrs. MacDonald of Clanranald (Lamey's)/The Repeal" by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick

13:36 "Pound a Week Rise" by BOWI from Dry Land

17:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

18:32 "Peace One Day in Time" by The Beer Mats from Peace One Day in Time

21:40 "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

26:04 "Riches, Women, an' Beer" by Ed Miller and Robb Sansonetti from My Own Brand of Crazy

28:21 "Black Rogue/Maguire's Kick/The Hunter's House" by Flashpoint from Jammed

33:11 "To Welcome Poor Paddy Home" by Makem & Spain from Up the Stairs

36:50 CELTIC FEEDBACk

38:54 "Green Eyes, Red Hair" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

42:40 "Bankers and Gangsters" by Black 47 from Bankers and Gangsters

47:11 "The Princess and the Piper" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Legends and Visions

50:46 "Political Scum" by The Tossers from Agony

55:41 "Footprints" by Slan from Footprints

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Nov 03, 2016
Celtic Halloween #281
01:15:45

Happy Halloween!  Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is back with another Celtic Halloween special with music from Faerydae, Barleyjuice, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Burning Bridget Cleary, Anne Roos, Crepuscule, Steve Holloway, Dust Rhinos, Beltaine, Doolin', Whalebone, Kilted Kings, Jasper Coal, Socks in the Frying Pan, Water Street Bridge, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Shams.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Thanks to Hank Woodward who sent me a bunch of Halloween song suggestions

* Hear more Celtic Halloween and Samhain songs in past shows.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $8 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Yves Bouyssounouse, Ashley Taylor. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:41 "The Fiery Warlocks" by Faerydae from Changeling

5:47 "Tim Finnegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

9:53 "Strong Ciders" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

14:23 "The Elfin Knight" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats

18:05 "Roslin Castle & The Woods of Kilmurry" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

24:15 "Jack Ward" by Crepuscule from Horizon

28:28 "Geese in the Bog/Mist Covered Mountain/Queen of the Fair" by Steve Holloway from Next Stop, Seelie Court

34:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

35:32 "Mad Tom of Bedlam" by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave

38:42 "Jump at Samhain's Fire" by Beltaine from Jump at Samhain's Fire

40:50 "Ballad of Hollis Brown" by Doolin' from Doolin'

45:29 "King of the Fairies" by Whalebone from Rootsy Folky Live and Funky

48:37 "Ride On" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

53:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

55:19 "My Son John/George's Favorite" by Jasper Coal from Just the One

59:02 "The Halloween Set" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

1:03:27 "Matty Groves" by Water Street Bridge from Danse Macabre

1:06:55 "Pumpkin's Fancy" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Second Wind

1:10:48 "Cruel Sister" by The Shams from Go On Home Boys

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Oct 27, 2016
Work and Dance #280
57:46

Crank up the podcast so you can dance while you work with indie Celtic music from Doolin', Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, Mary Jane Lamond, Pitch the Peat, Hugh Morrison, Grafton Street, MacTalla Mor, Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home, Atlantic Wave, Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans, The Gleasons, The Muckers, The Wild Irish Roses, Enter the Haggis, Ennis Sisters. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $14 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker and CD in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Robert Buck, Pete Alexander, Mark McCaffrey, Rebecca, Hans Schutz, and to Jodie Purgahn who raised her pledge to the Song Henge level. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Amy Sherman wrote in our shownotes: "Hi Mark! Just wanted to say that your podcast has meant a lot to me the past 5 years! We recently moved to a family home in the Mississippi Delta, built in the early 1800's. It is an ongoing project to get it ship shape, and your weekly gift to us is always something to look forward to. We all (husband and toddlers included) listen to each podcast at least twice while we work and dance! Thanks again!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:23 "The Road to Gleanntan" by Doolin' from Doolin'

3:40 "Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)" by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music

8:07 "Mairi Bhan Dhail As Eas" by Mary Jane Lamond from Storas

13:35 "An Leanbh/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver's Hat" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

18:07 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

22:21 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:20 "Remember Me My Friend" by Grafton Street from Descendants of Immigrants

26:58 "Mouth Music Set" by MacTalla Mor from Jacob's Ladder

29:02 "My Friend Ger" by Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home

32:23 "Dvorak in Donegal" by Atlantic Wave from Craic'd

37:08 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:02 "Black Velvet Band" by Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans from Another Last Call

41:18 "Let It Go" by The Gleasons from Let It Go

43:33 "Maid of Amsterdam" by The Muckers from The Muckers

46:17 "Bodhran Mohr" by The Wild Irish Roses from Fill Yer Boots, Man!

49:04 "Gasoline" by Enter the Haggis from Casualties of Retail

54:03 "Still Single" by Ennis Sisters from Lessons Learned

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Oct 20, 2016
Cead Mile Failte #279
58:27

A hundred thousand welcomes to another awesome edition of the podcast with Celtic music from Dublin Harpers, Good Foot, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, The Tea Merchants, Jed Marum, Three Mile Stone, Culann's Hounds, Vince Conaway, Danny Guinan & Red, Cleghorn, Haggis Rampant, Ockham's Razor, The Demon Barbers, Gerry O'Beirne.
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Do you support Celtic music? Then subscribe to Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Irish & Celtic Music Podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $29 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Frank Donahue and Mike Hamilton. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* Christmas is just a couple months away. If you're a Celtic musician with a Christmas album or even just a Christmas single, it is time for you to send it on to us. Just complete the form at 4celts.com.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Kelly Rogers emailed: "Marc, I listened to your latest podcast about Irish music albums for kids and my first thought was to the band Scythian. Several years ago Alec and Dan the founding brothers of Scythian, released a kids album for their 25 nieces and nephews called Cake For Dinner. It's a nice mix of traditional Irish songs like South Australia and The Littlest Jig, as well as folk and campfire songs from the U.S., French Canadian, Italian, and Ukrainian. Check it out at http://cakefordinnermusic.com. Plus their newest album Old Tin Can, is a return to their folk roots. A great band for all ages. At last Friday's show in Philadelphia there was a 3yr old girl rocking out with her family. Thanks for the great podcasts and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day."

Ashley Taylor sent a picture: "I actually just found this station about an hour ago searching for coyote run. I met them almost 10 years ago. I am from Greeneville, Tennessee and currently work on my 3 year olds costume. She is gonna be a viking and I'm painstakingly working on making a fur halfskirt from yarn. Have come to really like this station and will defanetly listen more. Attached is what yarn I have converted"

Annie Lorkowski wrote on Facebook: "I was listening to the podcast as my flight touched down in Dublin today. Sorry no picture. I'm too embarrassed to show what I look like after a 10 hour overnight flight. Slainte!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:42 "The Straight and Yellow" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

3:55 "Mountain Road/Hunter's Purse" by Good Foot from Good Foot

7:20 "Cead Mile Failte" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

11:43 "Twigger's Liquor Cabinet" by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps

17:05 "Fighting Tigers of Ireland" by Jed Marum from Lonestar Banjo

20:32 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

21:34 "Gipsey Princess/Granny in the Corner/Fleur de Mandragore" by Three Mile Stone from Three Mile Stone

26:31 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

29:25 "The Cripple's Jig" by Vince Conaway from Distractions of the Muse

32:00 "Never to Part" by Danny Guinan & Red from If I Was Wise

36:06 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:14 "Young Free and Celtic" by Cleghorn from Cleghorn

42:35 "High Road to Gairloch/Brown Haired Maiden" by Haggis Rampant from Tri

44:15 "I'm Coming Home Northumberland" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

49:12 "May Song" by The Demon Barbers from Disco in the Tavern

54:38 "Fergus River Roundelay" by Gerry O'Beirne from The Bog Bodies And Other Stories: Music For Guitar

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Oct 13, 2016
Women of Celtic Music #278
01:03:32

Celtic women are making a big impact on Celtic music as you'll enjoy in this week's show with amazing Celtic music from Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Leah Jorgensen, Jennifer Licko, Eilis Crean, Claire Roche, Becky Taylor, Abby Green, Anne Roos, The Gothard Sisters, Gillian Boucher, Merry Wives of Windsor, Samantha Gillogly, Karan Casey, Cady Finlayson, Ginger Ackley, Tania Opland, Beth Patterson, Bonnie Rideout.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* What are your favorite Samhain or Celtic Halloween songs? I'm planning another Halloween special for the podcast.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous 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 a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $30 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! A super special thanks to our newest patron, Matthew Means. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Meisters Realm posted on Facebook: "I'm enjoying the music tonight! I've been listening to podcast # 274 while I'm updating the dates of the nation's Ren and Scotfests on my directory website."

Kyle Wagner-Dixon emailed last year: "I am a dog groomer from Ontario, Canada and I've been listening to your podcast now for almost 6 years. Through you and your show I discovered a new depth to a world which I loved, but never knew was so varied. I am, of course, talking about celtic music. After listening to my first episode, I became immediately addicted to the wonderful music. Through iTunes I bought many a song that I heard on my podcast. Now, my iPod has about 60 hours of music. That is 2 1/2 days. I am definitely an addict of Celtic Music and am proud of it. May Hekate light the shadowed paths in your life"

Patrick emailed from Rochester, NY: "Hi, Marc! My name is Patrick and I'm a young teen from New York. My grandfather introduced me to Celtic music and by the time I was 5 I could sing most of the drinking songs ever written. You asked for feedback so here it is: You should play more songs and less tunes. Don't get me wrong, jigs polkas and reels can be great but 40 minutes of them get boring after a little while. Overall though, it's a great podcast and you're an awesome host! P.S. I always swing while I listen to music. My grandfather always did it when I was little and since I have Aspergers Syndrome it helps calm my nerves. PPS: I recommend playing more music from Poxy Boggards and more from the Wolf Tones. Also, check out the Irish Brigade on YouTube for some great funny rebel songs! Bye!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:17 "Woman - Man - Long" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

5:10 "Flying to the Fleah" by Leah Jorgensen from Peace - Love - Harp

7:14 "He Na Mllig" by Jennifer Licko from SING

9:32 "Winne Hayes Set" by Eilis Crean from The Lonesome Fiddler

15:17 "To A Child Dancing in the Wind" by Claire Roche from Dancing in the Wind

18:07 "The Lady's Cup of Tea" by Becky Taylor from Ireland Bridge

22:11 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

23:21 "Home to Bearna" by Abby Green from Einini

26:50 "Ger the Rigger" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

29:25 "Grace O'Malley" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

32:56 "Jig Jazz" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

35:40 "Lannigan's Ball" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

39:11 "My Lagan Love" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

42:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:45 "An Buachaillin Ban" by Karan Casey from Songlines

47:19 "St Ignatius Jig/Wed Is Hamburger Soup/St. Ignatius Reel" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

49:23 "Fox Fairy Woman" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

50:53 "The Female Ramblin' Sailor" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

53:40 "Labyrinth" by Beth Patterson from Forward

57:55 "Gillie Callum - Highland Rant - Ryan's Rant" by Bonnie Rideout from Celtic Circles

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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I didn't have any pictures this week, so I thought I'd share some pics from the 2016. Celtic Invasion of Cornwall.

Oct 06, 2016
Celtic Workout Special #277
01:01:17

This week, you'll enjoy Celtic culture through music you can exercise to, whether you're hitting the gym, running, biking, or whatever. Enjoy awesome steady-paced Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, The Shanties, Patrick Clifford, Ockham's Razor, Giant's Dance, The Barley Boys, Bill Grogan's Goat, Avalon Rising, Poitin, Beatnik Turtles, Mithril, West of Eden, Birch Creek. I will will keep you moving and bring back regular segments next week.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday featuring an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Each week, over a 160 people pledge a buck or more to pay for the production of this show. Your generosity pays for web hosting, website maintenance, advertising, and my time in producing it. You get the show earlier than regular listeners and save swag. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron before the end of September 2016, and you'll get an extra 2 1/2 hours of inspiring Celtic music in October, including a special the women in Celtic music. Sign up today at celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in addition to the regular shows. Become a Patron today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

1:36 "The I-Hop" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

4:10 "Retreat Jump" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

9:36 "Mairi's Wedding" by The Shanties from Fear Not

13:13 "Party Pieces" by New Shilling from New Shilling

17:26 "The Golden Door" by Patrick Clifford from American Wake

21:34 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

24:32 "Grumpy Old Man Growling Old Woman/Maudabawn Chapel/Tuttle's Reel" by Giant's Dance from Giant's Dance

30:40 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Barley Boys from The Days of Abundence

35:31 "The Newry Highwayman" by Bill Grogan's Goat

39:21 "The Hexamshire Lass" by Avalon Rising from Storming Heaven

42:23 "The Congress Reel/Unknown Reel" by Poitin from Poitin

45:30 "Courtin' in the Kitchen" by Beatnik Turtles from Sham Rock

48:05 "Crabs In The Skillet/The Dusty Windowsill/The Return Home" by Mithril from The Return Home

52:22 "On She Goes" by West of Eden from Safe Crossing

58:18 "Broken Mist" by Birch Creek from Celtic Enchantment

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Sep 29, 2016
The Highlands #276
01:00:56

We're take a glimpse at the music of The Highlands this week with awesome Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Socks in the Frying Pan, Seamus Kennedy, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Solas, Gallowglass Irish Trio, Jamie Smith's MABON, Stout Pounders, Terry Griffith, The Led Farmers, The Ne'er Duwels, Kailyarders, Barleyjuice, SeaStar.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* I have a free show of Hobbit Drinking Songs tonight on Concert Window.

* You have until September 27th to make a pledge on Kickstarter for the new Kilted Kings album. If you want a physical CD and some cool swag, including an album by Seamus Kennedy, now is the time to pledge.

* I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in addition to the regular shows. Become a Patron today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Paul & Judith wrote shared a picture in the shownotes: "Hey Marc, We listened to this fantastic podcast whilst driving back to the ferry port at Ouistreham, Normandie, in northern France from La Loire to catch the ferry back home to Southern England. It made the drive go so much quicker! Thank you so much for putting it together – we really appreciate all your efforts!"

Tess Walsh shared a picture on Facebook and wrote. "Enjoying your podcast while drinking my nana's tea and doing homework. Thank you for keeping me focused, keep up the good work."

In last week's Celtic Music Magazine, I asked what people were doing for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day.

Dan Diviney wrote: "Hi there Marc, I’ll be celebrating Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day with Across the Pond again this year. We’re at The Garryowen Irish Pub in Gettysburg, PA."

Johnston Davidson wrote: "Our band, 33 1/3rd, will be celebrating Halfway to St Patrick's Day at Molly Malone's in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, supporting traditional and contemporary Celtic music in the Southern Hemisphere. Warm work! Have a great day!"

Elaine Christian wrote: "The Southwest Celtic Music Association is producing a halfway to St. Pat's show but we're doing it on Friday Sept. 16"

Luiz Armando Capra Filho wrote: "Hello Marc! I love your show! And living in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The southernmost state of Brazil. I found your podcast during the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 2014. Since then, I follow weekly. I am a teacher and I listen to your show as I travel to the next town where I teach. Thank you, all the groups and Celtic fans. It lights up my days. Buen camino ! Viva Santiago! (Amazing show 275)"

Lynda Noble MacNeil wrote: "I love that you are playing such wonderful and off the beaten track music. I always hear a tune that I just have to learn! I will be celebrating “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” on the 18th, making music with my band Gaelic Muses at Lily Mac’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Sunnyvale, CA. We will be mixing it up with piratey tunes, to link in to “talk like a pirate day”. We are 3 chicks in corsets playing Celtic music, both rock and traditional. I know we’ll have a blast! We don’t have a cd yet, maybe this year, but when it happens, I’ll be absolutely thrilled to hear one of our tunes on your podcast. Meanwhile, you give me constant inspiration. Thank you SO much!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:28 "Highlands: The Lass of Killiecrankie / The Ladies of Gormand / Untitled Highland / The Teelin Highland" by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow

4:41 "The Track for the Craic" by Socks in the Frying Pan by Socks in the Frying Pan

8:56 "Finnegan's Wake" by Seamus Kennedy from By Popular Demand

13:05 "North Highland Tunes" by Bonnie Rideout from Celtic Circles

18:20 "Highland Laddie" by Ed Miller from Scottish Voice

21:59 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:14 "Little Bird of Heaven (feat. Mairead Phelan)" by Solas from All These Years

26:22 "Executioner's Jig" by Gallowglass Irish Trio from All Our Best

28:49 "Yes We Sing Now" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

32:14 "Atholl Highlanders" by Stout Pounders from Thirst

34:05 "Highland Paddy" by Terry Griffith from For My Grandfathers

37:36 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:30 "Share the Wealth" by The Led Farmers from Katie

43:42 "Meet Me Back in Ireland" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

48:19 "Highland Lovers Song" by Kailyarders from The Black Well

51:01 "Nancy Drinks Tequila" by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

56:39 "Highland Mary" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Sep 22, 2016
Halfway to St. Patrick's Day #275
01:02:48

September 17th is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day with just six months to go. We're celebrating with a lot of new indie Celtic music from Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Poitin, The Wee Heavies, Pipedance, Liz Schettner, Ed Miller, Breabach, Des Wade, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Innisfall, The Saucy Rovers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, The Elders, Sisters of Murphy, Crepuscule.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* My band, Kilted Kings, plays heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. We have a new Kickstarter with just two weeks to go.

The Wee Heavies are also crowfunding their second album on Indiegogo.

* I want to thank my Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. They all pledge $10 or more per episode. Your generosity is just amazing. I was looking at your past donations, and, wow! You are all too kind. Thank you so much!

I also want to thank our newest patron, JJmollpus, who signed up this week and brought us a wee bit closer to our next Milestone. We're now $46 away from a goal that will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women in your earbuds. We've had that goal sitting there for a while. It's time to up the ante. If we can raise that $46 per episode before the end of September, to hit that next milestone, then I will extend the next three shows in October by 30 minutes. Yes. There will be a lot of music. You'll get a 2-hour special on Celtic Women. And you'll get three hour and half shows.

And remember that your generosity will also go back into our Celtic community because I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits. Go sign up right now and become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Margaret Sanzo Sneddon wrote on Facebook: "Enjoyed a Celtic podcast this evening as we watched the sunset from our sailboat, Isle of Skye."

Craig Winterburn shared a picture and wrote on Facebook: "Been missing this show so bad. Been living in fields for some weeks in my yurt and with a new phone and terrible reception couldn't hook up properly. Love it. Thanks Mark."

Jan Czenkusch emailed a picture: "This time we are on I 72 heading to Weston, Missouri. We are going to catch a Tullamore show at O'Malleys."

Ryan Russell sent a picture of some chainmail he's working on while listening.

WhiskeyAndJesus writes on iTunes: "I love this podcast. I've been listening for a few years now, and it keeps getting better. Marc Gunn is devoted to Celtic music and even gives back some of his Patreon donations to nonprofits. I enjoy hearing sound bites and comments from other listeners, and I think the balance between talk and music is just right. I feel like I have gotten to know Marc through my time as a listener. Keep it up!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Bordertown" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

5:05 "Tired By Kids" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

9:05 "Loch Lomond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

12:25 "Trim the Velvet/Spike Island Lassies" by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

16:23 "Up High" by Liz Schettner from Up High (EP)

21:54 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:02 "The Silver Tassie" by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold

27:06 "George Whites Favorite" by Breabach from The Big Spree

30:32 "The Sign of the Claddagh" by Des Wade from The Book of My Days

34:04 "The Stone of Destiny Set (Reels)" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

37:17 "I Know My Love" by Innisfall from Innisfall

41:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:07 "Rolling Down to Maui" by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness

46:46 "The Fighting Boys of Corofin" by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

49:17 "Whiskey on the Fire" by The Elders from Wanderin' Life & Times

53:16 "LOVE" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

58:43 "The Gentle Shepherd" by Crepuscule from Horizon

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Sep 15, 2016
Stone Soup #274
01:02:50

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast celebrates Celtic culture with music from Flashpoint, Athena Tergis, Heather Dale, Sarah Marie Mullen, Calasaig, Smithfield Fair, The Rogues, Jasper Coal, Jesse Linder, Brobdingnagian Bards, Sons of Malarkey, The Larkin Brigade, The Roving Crows, Celtic Cross, Runa.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to invite you to join me on Facebook. Each week, I now highlight Celtic Music News from bands in the latest episode, new Celtic CDs released on CD Baby, and Celtic Music Spotlights on bands who recently submitted ot the podcast. You'll learn additional information about the bands on the show. You can now listen to entire shows on Facebook and stay tuned as I bring back our video shows soon.

* I have a new album that is now on Kickstarter. It's for my band, Kilted Kings, which features Randy Wothke on drums and me on autoharp and vocals. The album features heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. Go to our Kickstarter for more info.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Laura.

* If you're in a Celtic band and want your music played on the show, please submit at 4celts.com. Complete the form and you'll also get a special feature on our Facebook page. One of many ways that we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Balden4325 wrote on iTunes: "A wonderful find. I have always loved Celtic music. I listen at work. The podcast is absolutely perfect. Just the right amount of description and chat intermixed with a lot of beautiful music. So glad this is out in the universe!!!"

Christoffel Wilhelm Engelbrecht wrote on Facebook: "Thanks as always for brightening up one hour of my week with awesome Celtic music. Really needed it yesterday when attempting to assemble this IKEA couch! It was an ordeal, but your podcast kept me pumped and got me through it."

Helen emailed: "Hi Mark, episode 203 "the work of the weavers" is keeping me company while I photograph Celtic jewelry at work today. I'm a new listener to the podcast and I'm really enjoying the mix you play. Cheers"

Raül Aicart emailed: "I write you from Tarragona (near Barcelona), Catalonia. Thank you for the great amount of music that I’ve discovered either via podcast or through Celtic 103. I would like to help financially in this project but right now it is complicated. Nevertheless, I found the way to do my bit, if this suits you. I’ve seen that there are many podcasts that do not have the time inserted. If you want I can do it on my own and I will send you the results. Let me know if this can be useful for you, or if I can help you in any other way. Slainte!"

Chris Kapustin emailed: "Hello! I started listening to your podcast about a week ago while at work and i absolutely love it. The Star Wars songs you made are amazing (being a huge fan as well). I was wondering if you have heard of the Band "Darby O'Gill?" They are a pretty fun and funny band that is perfect if you do another pub songs episode, they are also the main band that got me into this type of music. Well, I have a lot of catching up to do with your series, Thank you"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "Sliabh Russell / Hag At the Churn / Kid On the Mountain" by Flashpoint from Jammed

6:28 "Johnny McGreevy’s / Owney Davey’s / O’Callaghan’s / Margaree Reel (Reels)" by Athena Tergis from A Letter Home

10:53 "Stone Soup" by Heather Dale from Imagineer

14:28 "Soggy Father Campbell (Campbell's Farewell To Red Gap/The Musical Priest/Over The Waterfall)" by Sarah Marie Mullen from Harper's Bizarre

18:21 "Banks of the Lea" by Calasaig from Near & Far

22:50 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:01 "Glenlogie" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

29:14 "Marren's Jig" by The Rogues from RogueTrip

31:35 "Fionnghuala" by Jasper Coal from 1000 Feet Closer to Hell

33:04 "Prayer For My Friends" by Jesse Linder from Ready for the Storm

36:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:12 "Jedi Drinking Song" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

43:10 "Auld Drunk Anthems" by Sons of Malarkey from Sons of Malarkey

47:41 "Dot Day" by The Larkin Brigade from Paddy Keys for Mayor

50:28 "Dirty Habits" by The Roving Crows from Bacchanalia

53:49 "D Train" by Celtic Cross from Saoirse's Heart

59:42 "The Banks are Made of Marble" by Runa from Current Affairs

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at celticmusicpodcast.com.

 

Sep 01, 2016
Indie Celtic Musicians #273
01:00:59

This one is for the indie Celtic musicians who share their music with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Big thanks to Poitin, The Selkie Girls, Ed Miller, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, Abby Green, Two O'Clock Courage, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Reel Treble, Rambling Sailors, Shillelagh!, The Bog Hoppers, Highland Reign, Skeleton McKee, Emish, Pipedance and all of the awesome bands on our podcast.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Support indie Celtic music

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Jodi Bearden, Derek Lineberry

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.
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Summer Cruiser posted on iTunes: "Upbeat and happy music! Great podcast, well-spoken host, fun/good music. All around excellent podcast"

Mark Hughes wrote on iTunes: "Fantastic resource for Celtic music. I am a long-time subscriber and supporter on Patreon. Please give this podcast a listen. You will not be disappointed."

Anthony Becker posted on Facebook: "Listening to The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast on the way from my hotel to the Broadcast Center in Rio De Janiero, Brazil for the Olympics. Here I am passing the Velodrome where the indoor cycle events went on. Nothing better than a bit of great Celtic music to make the walk, and day go faster — thinking about going home at Rio 2016 Olympic Park.

Katherine Thompson emailed a photo and wrote: "I've been listening to your show since its second year running, back when I was in high school, and I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have a running constant in my life from high school to college to serving in the Peace Corps in Zambia. When I'm not teaching 8th grade English at a rural school or writing my own music, I'm often in my mud hut listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, cheerfully blaring it for my entire village to hear! It's helped me combat homesickness over the past two years, but I only have two weeks left before I finish this life-changing assignment and I wanted to let you know that you played a huge part in it."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:12 "F Reels: Poor but Happy At 53 / The Road to Errogie / Sporting Paddy" by Poitin from Wish

5:15 "Toss the Feathers" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

8:27 "The Song of the Hammers" by Ed Miller from Lolander

11:29 "The Drunken Gauger (jig)" by TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek from Eist

14:44 "Molly Ban" by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss

18:51 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:02 "My Love Is In America" by Two O'Clock Courage from Postcards from Home

24:01 "Captured Dream" by Derek Byrne and Paddygrass from Half and Half

26:01 "Martin Wynne's #2/DunmoreLasses/The Coalminer" by Reel Treble

30:01 "Davey Jones" by Rambling Sailors from Ports of Call

33:21 "Si Beg Si Mor (reprise) / Banish Misfortune" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

37:48 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:18 "Die Hard" by The Bog Hoppers from Top Shelf

43:02 "Gallant Murray" by Highland Reign from Brother

46:56 "Ireland" by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

51:25 "Remember These Bones" by Emish from Sinners Make The Best Saints

52:55 "A Lady in Her Father's Garden" by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Aug 25, 2016
Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town #272
55:02

We're getting closer to reaching our next Milestone on Patreon which means two-hours of Celtic Women. So let's name this show for the Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town as we enjoying indie Celtic music from The Demon Barbers, Ciaran Tourish, Ciara Considine, Banna, Corktown Popes, Ken O'Malley, Johnson's Motorcar, Merry Wives of Windsor, Stout Pounders, Joe Travers & Adam Alexander, The Irish Experience, The Merry Peddlers, Musical Blades, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

I want to send out a super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars who pledge $10 or more per episode. Thanks to Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

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Tim Hughes shared a photo on Facebook and wrote: "Listening on the MS Best Dam Bike Tour in Southern Wisconsin."

Anthony Becker posted a comment to Connemara Stone Company: "Heard your music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Now only 10 minutes later, page liked, comment posted, and two of your albums purchased!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "Aye Fly" by The Demon Barbers from Disco At The Tavern

5:05 "Are You Tired of Me My Darling?" by Ciaran Tourish from Down the Line

8:33 "Gaelic Child" by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves

12:57 "Quickbeam" by Banna from Cheers!

15:55 "Tonight It's Joy" by Corktown Popes from And Also With You

20:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:09 "The Night Ferry" by Ken O'Malley from O'Maille

25:14 "Redcrow/Tamlin/Gravelwalk" by Johnsons Motorcar from Funky Disco Hardcore

29:53 "Three Ravens/Twa Corbies" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

33:34 "Moonshiner" by Stout Pounders from Thirst

36:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:13 "Killarga Bay" by Joe Travers & Adam Alexander from The Perfect Pint

41:26 "Walls of Liscarroll/Road to Lisdoonvarna/Jenny on the Railroad" by The Irish Experience from The Irish Experience

46:34 "Captain of a Bucket of Beer" by The Merry Peddlers from Celtic Shorts

48:32 "Girls of Dublin Town" by Musical Blades from Treasures of Old

52:07 "Itchy Finger" by Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga from Electric Green

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Aug 18, 2016
The Long Road to Dundee #271
57:15

There's nothing like some awesome Celtic music when you're on a long road. This week, you'll get some from Colin Farrell, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Wild Clover, Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty, Hank Cramer, Emerald Rose, Kosaka Kazuhiko, Carl Peterson, McFlooseys, The Logues, Angus Mohr, Dust Rhinos, Flatfoot 56, Tullamore.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Want your Celtic music played on the podcast? Submit using our form at 4celts.com.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Lynda MacNeil, Mark Allison, Larry McCloskey. We are just $48 away from that next special.

* I also want to send out a big thanks to everyone who supported the release of my latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons. It climbed as high as #9 on all of CD Baby, where it has pretty much stayed since the CD was released last month. You can find the album on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and all of the main online sales sites. Thank you if you supported it. If you want to find out more, go to savedragons.com

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Non Negabit Nos wrote on iTunes: "With Marc Gunn's pdocast, there is no way that I could listen to this much Celtic music! Yes, tehre are other Celtic music sources out there, but you have to go find them and open your account each time. In 3 keystrokes, you are rocking to the best Celtic music programming anywhere."

dustermh53j wrote on iTunes: "Another pint of sweat! Thanks Marc. I listen at the gym and get lost in the reels and songs. It pleases my mind and keeps me from thinking about that one last mile or next five lifts. Keep up the good work!"

Caitlin Chonchoille wrote on iTunes: "Just started listening to this podcast. So far I am loving the playlists! Looking forward to catching up on previous episodes."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 "The Moving Note" by Colin Farrell from Make A Note

4:45 "Aoife Johnsons Freakout 9" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

8:00 "Biddy Mulligan" by The Wild Clover Band from Behind the Blarney

11:42 "Jigs: Port Tom Mhic, The Old Kesh, Maurice Quinn's, Poirt Ó Chorca" by Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty from Ar An Sli

14:32 "You Hilo Man" by Hank Cramer from Loosely Celtic

17:26 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

18:56 "Drombeg" by Emerald Rose from Sunwise

24:22 "The South Wind" by Kosaka Kazuhiko from Harper's Dream

26:36 "Road and the Miles to Dundee" by Carl Peterson from The Flowers of Scotland

30:40 "Reels" by McFlooseys from One Night in Dublin

34:47 CELTIC FEEDBACK

36:07 "Poitin Valley" by The Logues from Tough at the Bottom

40:40 "Andy Renwick's Favourite Ferret" by Angus Mohr from The Monster in the Box

43:20 "Drank the Whole Town Dry" by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave

46:24 "The Long Road" by Flatfoot 56 from Knuckles Up

51:11 "Bonnie House of Airlie" by Tullamore from Timber & Stream

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Aug 11, 2016
Pwca Rambles in Spring #270
58:26

A 16 hour drive makes this show a bit later than usual. But you'll still enjoy awesome Celtic music from Susan Kidney/Donna Germano, The Rogues, Southern Tenant Folk Union, BOWI, Arthur Hinds, The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, Crepuscule, The New Minstrel Revue, StoneRing, Lost Boys, Redhill Rats, Brothers 3, Icewagon Flu, Young Dubliners, Bat Kinane.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons

Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, is now on sale. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Save 20% when you order before August 10th. Go to savedragons.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Renee Bashor and NuclearBandAid

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

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Dan Williamson of Clan Gunn wrote: "Awesome show Marc. I listen to your show while driving at work. Love it. You can never have too much pipes and drums."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "Stewart's Triumph/Highland Fling" by Susan Kidney/Donna Germano from Highland Fling

4:34 "Willie and the Brain" by The Rogues from V.O.

8:35 "The New Farming Scene from Southern Tenant Folk Union from The New Farming Scene

12:28 "Cliffs Set" by BOWI from Captain Hopper's Mutiny

15:43 "Pwca in the Garden" by Arthur Hinds from Tome of Mystery

CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:00 "Arrah, Come in Out of the Rain/Barney McShane" by The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra from Since Maggie Dooley Learned the Hooley Hooley

23:25 "The Sound of Steat Set" by Crepuscule from Shades of Music

27:27 "Step It Out Mary" by The New Minstrel Revue from Far and Away

31:01 "Saddle Set" by StoneRing from Samhain

35:33 CELTIC FEEDBACK

36:10 "Rambles of Spring" by Lost Boys from Collected Quarto

40:11 "Heroes of the Modern Times" by Redhill Rats from Some Heroes

43:37 "Rambling & Rakish" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before

48:02 "Nancy Whiskey" by Icewagon Flu from Off the Wagon

50:41 "Sees of Sorrow" by Young Dubliners from Nine

54:41 "Biddy Mulvey and the Landgrabber" by Bat Kinane from The Hills Above the Valley

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Aug 05, 2016
Celtic Dedication #269
01:10:30

This show is dedicated Michael Liebmann. If you're a long-time listener, then you have heard Michael in the Celtic Feedback section where he was a regular contributor. He was also a big promoter of Celtic music and filk music. And he was a friend. Sadly, he passed away on July 26th. So I would like to dedicate this show to Michael with some awesome Celtic music from Becky Taylor, Anton Emery, Headland, Round the House, Claire Roche, We Banjo 3, Shillelagh!, NUA, Brobdingnagian Bards, The McDades, De Ceadaoin, Blackwater, Cu Dubh, Hair of the Dog, Tale | Theo Niessink, Ockham's Razor, Black Rose Roisin Dubh.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons

Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to savedragons.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* We Banjo 3 is trying to get onto the Billboard Charts. They're asking you to pre-order the album iTunes before July 30th.

* New episode of the Pub Songs Podcast called Pirate Pub Songs, Arr! is now online.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Andrew Scarbro, Aaron Bendavid.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

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This Week in Celtic Music

"The Lady's Cup of Tea" by Becky Taylor from Ireland Bridge

"Father John of Barra/Sprig of Ivy" by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses

"Foggy Dew/Jenny's Chickens" by Headland from Longtime Coming

"MacLeod's Farewell" by Round the House from Safe Home

"Fields in Fassaroe" by Claire Roche from Jouney of Claire Roche

TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL LIEBMANN

23:27 "Bill Cheatum / Kitchen Girl / the Donegal Lass" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

26:54 "Salty Sailor" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

30:03 "Rest in Pineapple" by NUA from FLOW

34:12 "Health to the Company" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

"Smuggler's Cove" by The McDades from Bloom

"Oyster Girl Set" by De Ceadaoin (dee Kad-en) from Savor the Notes

"John O'Dreams" by Blackwater from

"Devil's Claw" by Cu Dubh from Order of the Owl

CELTIC FEEDBACK

"Festival of Galway" by Hair of the Dog from Donegal

"The Day We Set Sail" by from The Secret World of Celtic Rock

"Lord Randall" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

"Gallant Murray" by Black Rose Roisin Dubh from Black Rose White Rabbit

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Jul 28, 2016
Wandering Aengus #268
01:01:19

Wandering the Celtic countryside looking for great indie Celtic music I found David Hyams, Lochlainn, Celtic Squall, The Nettles, The Kish Celtic Band, Shillelagh!, Beth Patterson & Patrick O'Flaherty, Darren Raleigh, Marc Gunn, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Tossers, Connemara Stone Company, Cleghorn, The Ceili Family. Listen and Share!
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Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons

Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to savedragons.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Andrew Scarbro, Aaron Bendavid.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Caitlin Conchoille wrote on iTunes: "Just started listening to this podcast. So far I am loving the playlists! Looking forward to catching up on previous episodes."

Maddie Hanlon added a new photo to Facebook: "Thanks for the inspiration, Mark! While listening to episodes 265 and 266 of Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I finally completed the design and burn for this custom guitar for Aisling Guitars. It's a combination of my husband's family crest - the wild boar - and motifs from the Lindisfarne Gospels. Your podcast has been the perfect companion to my work! Looking forward to the next episode!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "The Stolen Kiss" by David Hyams from Knowing the Place

5:16 "Make the Fence" by Lochlainn from Cailleach's Plaid

10:00 "Samuel Hall" by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall

13:22 "Sandy River Belle/The 28th of January" by The Nettles from Flow

17:54 "Eastern Morn" by The Kish Celtic Band from The Kish Celtic Band

20:00 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:48 "The Song of Wandering Aengus" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

23:41 "Tolka Polka Set" by SLIP from Demo

27:42 "Bean Phaidin" by Beth Patterson & Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

28:58 "The Song of the Water Kelpie" by Darren Raleigh from Silverwheel

32:27 "Come and Be a Pirate" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons

35:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK

36:32 "The Burning of Cork" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

40:54 "Leopardstown Races" by The Tossers from Agony

46:34 "Balivanich" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

53:05 "Castle Kelly" by Cleghorn from Cleghorn

58:44 "Alive" by The Ceili Family from Ministry of Silly Folk

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Jul 21, 2016
Jolly Irish Brogue #267
01:00:15

Put on your own jolly Irish brogue. Then sing and dance along with this week's show featuring indie Celtic music from New York Brogue, NUA, Good Foot, Adam Beattie, The Bordercollies, Trinity River Whalers, Taisgeal Clachan, Songs for Ceilidh, The Jolly Rogues, Caledonia Swing, The Kilt Lifters, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Naymedici, Ceann, Mark Saul.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons

Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to celticmusic.org/savethedragons

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Andrew Scarbro, Aaron Bendavid.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

John Bartmann wrote on Facebook: "I've been listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast while clearing a forest while on a Workaway experience in Noosa, Australia. We're originally from South Africa and the podcast has just made the shady, quiet surrounds perfect :) thanks"

Cathy Gadzo wrote on Facebook: "Listening to show #266 while working on inventory for @Celtique Creations' summer festivals"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 "Cul Aodh Jigs" by New York Brogue from Live from the Poor Mouth

6:38 "Fizzbuzz" by NUA from BOLD

10:10 "Home With the Girls in the Morning" by Good Foot from Good Foot

13:37 "The Family Tree" by Adam Beattie from The Road Not Taken

17:30 "Thunderhead Jig Set" by The Bordercollies from The Road from Swannanoa

21:09 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

21:54 "Jolly Rovin' Tar" by Trinity River Whalers from Both Barrels

24:34 "The Storyteller" by Taisgeal Clachan from Finding the Lost Village

28:25 "Maggie's Cat" by Songs for Ceilidh from Beneath the Waves

32:30 "Maggie May" by The Jolly Rogues from Privateers

36:00 "Cape Breton Set: Cape Breton Reel/Cold Frosty Morn/My Love Is But A Lassie Yet" by Caledonia Swing from Something Like That!

38:16 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:22 "You Jacobites By Name" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

45:17 "Achill Island" by Dave Wilson and Willie B. from Far From home

49:06 "Whiskey John" by Naymedici from Paddy McGee

51:54 "New York Girls" by Ceann from Rant, Rave, Lose Pants

55:16 "It's An Instrument" by Mark Saul from Mixylodian

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Jul 14, 2016
Crazy Summer Dance #266
01:01:45

Celtic music is in our hearts and in our feet in this week's show with indie Celtic music from Scottish Octopus, Olta, The Selkie Girls, Jameson's Revenge, Ramsay & Black, The Fire Inside, Canned Haggis, Beth Patterson, Marc Gunn, Celtic Cross, Steel City Rovers, Redhill Rats, The Bloody Irish Boys, Celtica Pipes Rock!
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Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons

Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to celticmusic.org/savethedragons

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Rod Nevin.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* If you ever wanted to hear what it's like on a Celtic Invasion Vacation, you can listen to a few podcasts from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. It's all on The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to post a couple more episodes from the trip soon.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Shmeezbun emailed: "Work, cook, write, yoga, art, BLAST "oh Nancy oh" so my neighbors hear it off the elevator. Dance of course and dig into the Irish roots! Keep the tunes coming!. I listen to the Valentine's Day episode 244 at least once a day. Thanks thanks thanks"

I got a message from an unknown person who wrote: "Just got back from my first trip to Ireland last night! It was amazing!!!!!! Just wanted to let you know I love your podcasts!"

Rod Nevin emailed: "Hi Marc! I wanted to let you know, I love your podcast and I've been a faithful listener for a few years. I decided to become a patron today on my birthday. Here's a picture of what I accomplished today while listening to the podcast: brewing beer! The podcasts are great to listen to while I make my own Homebrew in my garage. Thanks for bringing us the Celtic music!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:33 "Hornpipes" by Scottish Octopus from Live in Union Square

5:23 "Wind That Shakes the Barley / The Ships Are Sailing / The Star of Munster" by Olta from Step It Out

9:20 "Molly Ban" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

14:30 "Chirish/F.U.D./Cricket Hill/The Eagle Has Landed" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

20:55 "Eileen Aroon" by Ramsay & Black from Singer's Request

24:43 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

25:16 "Line 'em up, Mr. Murphy" by The Fire Inside from Spark

30:37 "Jig Set: Drops of Brandy, Cutting Bracken, Paddy's Leather Breeches" by Canned Haggis from Rough Draft

36:27 "Curve" by Beth Patterson from Forward

39:10 "A Pirate's Confession" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons

42:11 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:52 "Land's in My Blood" by Celtic Cross from Saoirse's Heart

46:18 "Summer Dance at Montmagny" by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

49:55 "Crazy George" by Redhill Rats from Cape Wolf

53:36 "Drunk Tonight" by The Bloody Irish Boys from Drunk Rock

57:59 "Atholl Highlanders" by Celtica Pipes Rock! from Rising

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Jul 07, 2016
Raised on Black and Tans #265
01:03:28

I'm back from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We had an incredible invasion visiting Tintagel, Eden Project, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, Chalice Well, some stone circles, horse riding and more. It was a brilliant trip. Before I start planning for 2017, I want to share some more great indie Celtic music from Leaping Lulu, We Banjo 3, 3 Pints Gone, Ron Cody, Rowan, Willie McCulloch, Gaelic Storm, Ginger Ackley, Mason Brown, Ceol Gan Achar, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Amadan, John Byrne Band, A Band of Rogues, Saor Patrol.
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Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons

Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to celticmusic.org/savethedragons

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I am back from an incredible Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We saw Tintagel Castle, Stonehenge, the Chalice Well, The Eden Project, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, went horse riding, saw stone circles, and had an amazing adventure. You can find pictures from the trip on my Facebook music page. I'm starting to plan for the 2017 invasion. Sign up at celticinvasion.com if you want to be notified about where we shall go next year.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Rod Nevin.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* If you ever wanted to hear what it's like on a Celtic Invasion Vacation, you can listen to a few podcasts from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. It's all on The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to post a couple more episodes from the trip soon.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Hi Marc, I've been meaning to email you for awhile now, but have been remiss in getting it out. It's actually my birthday today and the latest Irish & Celtic Music podcast was a great present! My son is also performing tonight, as he plays Viola in the 7th grade orchestra at his middle school. Just a couple of weeks ago we both we're in recital at our local Suzuki school (my piece was Loch Lommond). Sorry I'm rambling here, but just want to say how great the podcast continues to be and thank you for all the work you put into it. I usually listen while I'm walking and here are a couple of pictures of springtime in East Tennessee. Thanks again for you do on the podcast. Slainte! Hank Woodward

Hey Marc, thanks for enriching my life with your wonderful podcast. I’m a 27-year-old violinist in Melbourne, Australia. I’m battling chronic illness which means I can’t move far from bed lately, so it’s wonderful to have such dependably brilliant music to soothe me, lift my spirits and help keep me warm as our winter sets in! Thanks Carl

Leaping Lulu - Celtic Night Live

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Craig's Pipes/The Mountain Road/The Gravel Walk" by Leaping Lulu from Celtic Night Live

5:21 "The Cavan Reel/Up Against the Boughalauns/The Dublin Lasses" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

7:57 "Beaches of St. Valery" by 3 Pints Gone from The Beaches of St. Valery

14:01 "Little Johnny's Run" by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake

17:38 "Bonnie Portmore/Elinini" by Rowan from Tales Through Time

21:32 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

22:35 "Outer Hebrides" by Willie McCulloch from Auld Tales & New

24:49 "Raised on Black and Tans" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

28:11 "Fairy Tale" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

30:50 "Katie Rose" by Mason Brown from I Am a Handsome Devil

33:10 "Boys of Malin St" by Ceol Gan Achar by Ceol Gan Achar

39:50 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:05 "The Midnight Ship" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Sociable

44:40 "Union of Drunken Upstarts" by Amadan from Hell-Bent Victory

47:31 "See You Then" by John Byrne Band from After the Wake

52:50 "You Can't Eat the Scenery" by A Band of Rogues from A Band of Rogues

58:34 "Aftermath" by Saor Patrol from Outlander

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Jun 30, 2016
Celtic Music from the Cornish Kitchen #264
59:42

I'm flying off to Cornwall later this morning. Before I go, I wanted to share one more episode to tie you over until I return in a couple weeks. You'll hear awesome indie Celtic music from The Beggarmen, Burning Bridget Cleary, Gallus, Banna De Dha, Gallowglass Irish Trio, Three Weird Sisters, Dublin Harpers, Barrowburn, Sligo Rags, SeaStar, Enter the Haggis, Fathom, The Bible Code Sundays, The Makem & Spain Brothers.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to thank everyone who voted in the Podcast Awards. I really appreciate your support of indie Celtic music! The awards ceremonies will be announced on June 26.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show, as well as my time in producing it. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Best of all, 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* Finally, if you want to stay on top of this year's Celtic Invasion of Cornwall, then subscribe to The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to podcast new episodes daily.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Jerrie Adkins commented on Patreon: "Dear Marc, You rock so hard, the Blarney Stone called and threatened to sue for copyright infringement. [Sounds like a whiskey-extorting scheme to me.]"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "Strike the Gay Harp" by The Beggarmen from Newry Town

7:47 "Sloppy Set" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats

11:40 "Gorgeous and Bright" by Gallus

14:53 "Comb Your Hair & Curl It / The White Petticoat / The Black Rogue" by Banna De Dha from Band of Two

19:49 "Yellow Gals" by Gallowglass Irish Trio from All Our Best

22:18 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

23:25 "May Queen" by Three Weird Sisters from Hair of the Frog

26:57 "Ginny's Kitchen" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

30:31 "Shinin' Clear" by Barrowburn from Mist Covered Mountains

33:25 "Riding on the Wexford Line" by Sligo Rags from The Whiskey Never Lies

37:43 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:16 "Selkie" by SeaStar from North Winds

43:29 "Copper Leaves" by Enter the Haggis from The Modest Revolution

46:55 "Old Spring" by Fathom from Pollution Blues

50:09 "Honour of the Gael" by The Bible Code Sundays from Ghosts Of Our Past

55:56 "Ha'penny Bridge" by The Makem & Spain Brothers from Home Away From Home

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Jun 16, 2016
Will Castles Stop the Roving Celt? #263
01:00:55

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has one last chance to win Best Music Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Will you help the Celts be victorious? Go vote! Then enjoy another episode of indie Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Reel Treble Band, Bat Kinane, The Flying Toads, The Black Velvet Band, Emerald Rose, Runa, Martyn Wylde, Maidens IV, Byrne and Kelly, The Langer's Ball, Fiddlers 3, The Fisitcuffs, Rathkeltair, Erin's Guild.
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Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast

The success of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is due to the generosity of people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show as well as my time in producing it. Best of all, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits each month. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Peter Tilghman, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Steven, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali.

Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Vote for Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in Podcast Awards. If you want a daily reminder to vote, visit the shownotes to signup to a special mailing list.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. I had fun pre-recording the shows last week. So I'm gonna try that again this week.

* Finally, if you want to stay on top of this year's Celtic Invasion of Cornwall, then subscribe to The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to podcast new episodes daily.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:42 "Shandon Bells Set" by Black Market Haggis from EP

4:50 "Spotted Dog/The Swallow's Tail/Donegal Lass" by Reel Treble

6:56 "A Stonecutter's Journey" by Bat Kinane from The Hills Above the Valley

10:08 "The Exiles" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

14:35 "Maid of Fife-e-o" by The Black Velvet Band from The Black Velvet Band

18:01 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

18:57 "Castle of Arianrhod" by Emerald Rose from That Night in the Garden

24:45 "The Banks Are Made of Marble" by Runa from Current Affairs

27:47 "Loch Tay Boat Song" by Martyn Wylde from Minstrel's Lament

32:05 "Jolly Rover" by Maidens IV from Four Aflame

35:54 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:50 "The Meeting of the Waters" by Byrne and Kelly from Echoes

40:47 "Drinking For Two" by The Langer's Ball from Whiskey Outlaws

43:09 "Billy Thom's/Rannie MacLellan/Growling Old Man And Woman" by Fiddlers 3 from Volume 3: The Rhythm Chapter

46:56 "McKenzie's Daughter" by The Fisitcuffs from Bruised But Not Beaten

49:07 "William Glen" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

57:06 "Broken Man" by Erin's Guild from Broken Man

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Jun 09, 2016
Golden Glove of Celtic Music #262
01:00:25

Put on your golden gloves and lets have another round of indie Celtic music from Poor Man's Fortune, Wicked Tinkers, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Green Tea, Julia Lane, Damh the Bard, Across the Pond, Skeleton McKee, Sean Orr, Jiggernaut, Saor Patrol, Sons of Malarkey, The Canny Brothers Band, Rising Gael.
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Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast

The success of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is due in large part to the generosity of people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode helps cover the cost of producing the show, including: web hosting, advertising, technical support, and purchases of new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. Best of all, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits each month. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. We are just $85 away from a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Jodie Purgahn, Rita Barnowski, Stephen Bernhardt.

Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Vote for Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in Podcast Awards. If you want a daily reminder to vote, visit the shownotes to signup to a special mailing list.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. I had fun pre-recording the shows last week. So I'm gonna try that again this week.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Shai wrote in the shownotes: "Hey Marc! I’ve been listening on and off for about.. 4 years now? i really enjoy the podcast, all the songs have really surprisingly good production quality compared to the indie artist here in Israel. Can u please link in the shownotes to any songs that have a vid on youtube? Can u also maybe write In the shownotes the bands and songs by the time they show? Huge thank you if you do any of those things, and also for keeping up the podcast for so long!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:42 "The Tar Road to Sligo/Maid at the Spinning Wheel" by Poor Man's Fortune from Blow Hard

4:16 "Swing Set" by Wicked Tinkers from Rant

6:53 "The Golden Glove" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

12:23 "Imelda's Shoes" by Green Tea from All Ages

16:25 "The Fishwidow's Song" by Julia Lane from Song of the Sea

CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

21:20 "Silent Moon" by Damh the Bard from Antlered Crown and Standing Stone

26:00 "Castle Set" by Across the Pond from Kid on the Mountain

30:03 "Strathmartine Mains (Love and Freedom)" by Skeleton McKee from Leave The World Laughing

31:39 "Oiche Na Gaoithe Moire" by Sean Orr from Celtic Texas

33:45 CELTIC FEEDBACK

35:12 "My Love Is in America" by Jiggernaut from Evolution

40:22 "Spirit of the Planet" by Saor Patrol from Outlander

45:06 "Great Calm" by Sons of Malarkey from Sons of Malarkey

49:56 "Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile" by The Canny Brothers Band from One Drop of Whiskey

55:05 "He Moved Through the Fair" by Rising Gael from One More Day

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Jun 02, 2016
Celtic Beach for Memorial Day #261
01:00:22

My family and I went to the beach. I came back a little redder with desire to hear some Celtic beach music. What would that sound like, especially with Memorial Day approaching. Here's some indie Celtic music from Maggie Sansone, Ciara Considine, The Elders, Allan Yn Y Fan, Karan Casey, Marc Gunn, Eilis Crean, MacTalla Mor, The Whiskey Boys, Linda Marie Smith, Sprag Session, Devils Water, Barleyjuice, Stanley & Grimm.
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Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast

The success of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is due in large part to the generosity of people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode helps cover the cost of producing the show, including: web hosting, advertising, technical support, and purchases of new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. Best of all, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits each month. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. We are just $94 away from a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest patron: Joyce Pavelko.

Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because Celtic music needs your support!

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Monday is Memorial Day. Listen to our Celtic Memorial Day special from last year.

 

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. I had fun pre-recording the shows last week. So I'm gonna try that again this week.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Medha Rashed responded to the Celtic Music Magazine. She wrote: "Late wishes to your daughter Inara. Marc, I live far away... another continent, ASIA! But, as I love celtic music! and all Scottish and Irish, I can tell u that, I will be dancing to some random celtic track!!!!!! Stay well."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:45 "North Sea Crossing [Reels]: When Charlie Returns/North Sea Crossing/Ham" by Maggie Sansone from Wind Drift: Celtic Grooves, Mystic Moods

4:51 "Sea Dance" by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves

8:57 "Raging Sea" by The Elders from Gael Day

12:13 "Sea Sick Sailors/The Rough Crossing" by Allan Yn Y Fan from Pwnco

16:45 "The Silkie Song" by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden - A Celtic Musical

19:26 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:52 "The Sailboat Armada" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

24:05 "The Meelick/Team Whelan's Jig/Rolling Wave" by Eilis Crean from The Lonesome Fiddler

28:39 "U.S. Reggae" by MacTalla Mor from The New Colossus

32:45 "Never Return to the Sea" by The Whiskey Boys from Mary Come to Boston

36:59 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:53 "Surrender to the Sea" by Linda Marie Smith from Mearra: Selkie from the Sea

42:22 "Good Ship Tommy Fun" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

48:14 "My Ship's Coming In" by Devils Water from The Channels

52:20 "Scottish Samba" by Barleyjuice from Another Round

56:20 "Fiddler's Green" by Stanley & Grimm from Another Round

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May 26, 2016
Wild Geese in a Summer Storm #260
57:56

It's funny how when I come up with an episode title I like, the whole show seems to take on a mood that seems just like the title. That's certainly the case for the Wild Geese in a Summer Storm. Just wait til you get to the bagpipes. If that doesn't bring it home, nothing will. Great indie Celtic music from Hearthfire Duo, Andy Lamy, An Triur, Battlefield Band, Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge, Jed Marum, Black Market Haggis, McGinty, Scottish Octopus, Mickey Coleman, The Freestylers of Piping, Niteworks, Murder the Stout, Leaping Lulu.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to thank each and everyone of the Patrons of the Podcast for your kind and generous support of this show. Your pledge of $1 or more per episode covers the cost of producing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast including: web hosting, advertising, technical support, and buying new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. AND I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic Non-Profits. We're doing works thanks to you.

Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. The next will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to Joyce Pavelko and Steven our latest patrons.Become a Patrons of the Podcast today. Because we are celebrating Celtic culture through music together.

*If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook Live video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. This week, both shows will be pre-recorded since I'm off to the beach with my family.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 "Reel Time" by Hearthfire Duo from Rising Tides

3:08 "Reels: Tommy Coen's / Poll an Madra Uisce (The Otter's Holt) / The Lame Fisherman" by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick

6:36 "Sovay" by An Triur from Three People

9:48 "Strathspey & Reels: Sporan Dhomhnaill / Mist on the Glen (The Devils of Dublin) / Miss Monaghan" by Battlefield Band with Nuala Kennedy from Beg & Borrow

14:21 "Red Is the Rose" by Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge from Origin

18:52 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:02 "The Wild Geese" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

23:22 "Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from

26:10 "Brennan on the Moor" by McGinty from Ballads and Bar Tunes

29:14 "The Ferret/Voodoo Child" by Scottish Octopus from Live in Union Square

36:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:52 "Holylands Belfast" by Mickey Coleman from Carefully Crafted

41:52 "The Heavy Hitter/The Shape of Piping to Come" by The Freestylers of Piping from The Shape of Piping to Come

47:00 "Aiseag Maol Rubha" by Niteworks from NW

50:47 "Sound the Pibroch" by Murder the Stout from EP

54:45 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into the West

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

May 19, 2016
Celtic Music to the Rescue #259
01:00:21

When you're down and out, the weather's bad, or your just not in the mood to face another day of work, there's nothing like Celtic music to lift you up. So let today's show get deep inside you and rescue from the monotony of the world with indie Irish and Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Kennedy's Kitchen, Bow Triplets, Mabon, The Secret Commonwealth, New Shilling, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Culann's Hounds, Dun Aengus, Clan of Celts, Steel Clover, River Drivers, Syr, Colleen Raney.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to thank each and everyone of the Patrons of the Podcast for your kind and generous support of this show. Your pledge of $1 or more per episode covers the cost of producing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast including: web hosting, advertising, technical support, and buying new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. AND I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic Non-Profits. We're doing works thanks to you.

Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. The next will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars who pledge $10 per episode: Peter Tilghman, Bryan Brake, Chris, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, and Shawn Cali. You are absolutely amazing.

Become a Patrons of the Podcast today. Because we are celebrating Celtic culture through music together.

*If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook Live video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes and if you miss the live broadcast, you can watch a replay on our Facebook page. Normally, the shows will be at 2pm. But this Friday, I'll have to do the New Celtic CDs show around 8:30 am.

* I'm performing an internet concert on Concert Window tonite, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8pm. It's pay-what-you-want. So just make any donation to watch and enjoy Irish Drinking Songs with me.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

4:58 "Blackberry Blossom/The Drunken Landlady" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

8:17 "Past the Point of Rescue" by Bow Triplets from Secret Signs

11:35 "File Under Biddley" by Mabon from OK Pewter

19:36 "Dubhachas (I'll Dream of Times Like This)" by The Secret Commonwealth from Last Call

23:46 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

25:42 "Amanda Lynn/Ponerosa Cone Chucker/Bridgewater Corners" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

30:20 "Down from Newfoundland" by Dave Wilson and Willie B. from Far From Home

33:44 "The Carlow Set: Monaghan Twig/O'neill's March/Follow Me Up to Carlow/Brian" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

39:41 "The Banks of the Roses" by Dun Aengus from Fortified

42:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:11 "Please Don't Send Me Home" by Clan of Celts from Single

47:18 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Steel Clover from In the Celtic Spirit

49:08 "Cumann na mBan" by River Drivers from Single

52:22 "I Drove My Father to Drink" by Syr from Home

56:40 "Stand Up for Love" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

May 12, 2016
Chilling By the Celtic Campfire #258
01:03:31

The weather is getting nicer. I'm feeling in the mood to chill with some Celtic music by the campfire. Here's some awesome indie Celtic music from Slipjig, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Tania Opland, Pitch the Peat, Ken O'Malley, Rambling Sailors, Darragh McGann, Atlantic Wave, Vintage Wildflowers, Tim Malloys, Celtic Cross, Ockham's Razor, Castlebay. Kick back with a beer and enjoy!
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* This show exists due to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. Each week, 150 people pledge $1 or more per episode. This covers production costs including: web hosting and advertising, but it also pays for my time in producing the show. Plus, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic Non-Profits. When hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Chrystin Pleasants

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook Live shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. I'm gonna try and do the shows at about 2pm on those days. Each show is between 3-5 minutes and I would love for you to drop in and say or share your own Celtic Music News. If you miss the show, fear not, you can always watch a replay on our Facebook page.

* Celtic Pink Ribbon Project for breast cancer awareness.

* I'm performing an internet concert on Concert Window on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8pm. Mark your calendar.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

 

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:30 "Hardiman The Fiddler / The Whinney Hills Of Lietrim / Barney Brallaghan" by Slipjig from So Far...

5:03 "A Kiss In The Morning Early / Leather Britches" by Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse from The Laverock Song

9:25 "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

13:30 "Ormond Sound/Liberty Joe's/Broken Pledge" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

17:19 "Homes of Donegal" by Ken O'Malley from OMaille

24:08 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

25:20 "Leave Her Johnny" by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust

28:53 "Sally Gardens" by Darragh McGann from A New Beginning

32:46 "The New Land" by Atlantic Wave from The Angel's Share

37:06 "Sweet Bride" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

41:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:18 "The Song of the Dawn" by Tim Malloys from Wake

50:11 "Jameson Johnny" by Celtic Cross from Saoirse's Heart
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53:34 "Are You Alright, Liz" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

59:23 "The Minstrel Boy" by Castlebay from Tapestry IV

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

May 05, 2016
Celtic Music Hero's Return #257
01:02:33

Who's your Celtic music hero? Maybe you'll find a new one on this week's podcast with indie Celtic music from New Shilling, Dublin 4, Seamus Stout, Faerydae, Mazz O'Flaherty, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Sarah Dinan, The Langer's Ball, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Acoustra, Kilmaine Saints, Albannach, Rathkeltair, The Sandcarvers, Battlefield Band.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Each week, 153 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Mark Hughes, Jeff Fischer, and Frank Donahue.

* Starting this week, I am swapping the Facebook Live shows. These shows are live streaming video shows I shoot on Facebook and feature news from artists in the latest episodes. The New Celtic CDs show will be released on Friday. Celtic Music News will be on next Monday, May 2. The exact time of the stream is uncertain at present. I will try announce the show on our Facebook page within 30 minutes of show time if you want to watch, usually around 8:30 am or 2 pm. The shows are short, between 3-5 minutes, and you can always watch a replay if you miss the live broadcast. You can also subscribe to the feed to be notified of new Facebook Live streams. Just check out one of the past shows and click the link in the top right corner.

* You can still nominate the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for Best Music in the 11th annual Podcast Awards. You have until April 30 to go to podcastawards.com and make your nomination.

* I'm performing an internet concert on Concert Window on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8pm. Mark your calendar.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

Also I am reordering my popular "Kilted For Her Pleasure" t-shirts. You have until May 5th to place an order for any size, and save 15% using the coupon code KILTSRULE.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 "Ah, Surely Set" by New Shilling from Live!!

4:22 "Farewell to Erin" by Dublin 4

7:48 "The Maid Who Sold Her Barley" by Seamus Stout from Off the Wagon

10:05 "The Monighan/The Butterfly/Cooley's Reel" by Faerydae from Changeling

14:48 "I Will Stand On This Land" by Mazz O'Flaherty from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

16:36 "Donald of Laggan (Monster Mix)" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland

20:37 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

22:33 "Mordred's Lullaby (TOL Mix)" by Heather Dale from Avalon

25:40 "The Hero's Return" by Sarah Dinan from From the Ashes

28:10 "Cork Dry Gin" by The Langer's Ball from Whiskey Outlaws

30:27 "Bandit" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Scatter Pipes

38:13 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:00 "Gypsy Queen" by Acoustra from The Way It Was

44:36 "Ten Fathoms Deep" by Kilmaine Saints from The Good, The Plaid, and The Ugly

48:21 "Rath'N'The Nach (Live)" by Albannach and Rathkeltair from Rathkeltair & Friends CPR

55:44 "Annie McGrew" by The Sandcarvers from Dealin' Craic

59:53 "One Night in My Youth" by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Apr 28, 2016
Commitment to Celtic Music #256
01:00:42

In today's Celtic Feedback, someone pointed out that I made a commitment to Celtic music years ago. It's still going strong and growing each and every week as I share more indie Celtic music from artists like Fiddleheads, Academy of Irish Music, Spirited Lads, Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, Hearthfire Duo, The Sorries, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Poitin, Gwilym Morus, Keltikon, Aiden's Clan, Hair of the Dog, Bang On the Ear, Round the House. Thank you for being on this journey with me and inspiring me to create an awesome Celtic music show each and every week!
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

Notes:

* Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Daibheid Jordan and Elizabeth Thomas.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast now available on Google Play Music. If you're an android listener, go get it.

* I am still looking for reviews for our compilation "Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast". You can download this album for free when you subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine or with any donation to the podcast.

* So far the two Facetime Live shows are going great. Though I changed the date of the Celtic Music News show. It is now on Fridays. The New Celtic CDs show is on Monday. These are short 3-5 minute videos where I share what's new. If you want to watch subscribe on our Facebook page.

* I thought of another great way to help promote indie Celtic bands. I want to start sharing links to the albums of bands in the latest episode. Unfortunately, I really someone's help to make this work. It should only take about 30 minutes a week of your time. If you would like to help me promote indie Celtic music, drop me an email.

* Nominations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Podcast Awards. Before we can win, we need to be nominated. Head on over to podcastawards.com to make your nomination of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for Best Music Podcast.

* Check out The Sorries podcast featuring history of Scottish songs.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 "The Annan Polka / Swedish Polka / Caddam Woods" by Fiddleheads from And The Fiddles Played On

5:21 "Farrell O'Gara" by Academy of Irish Music from Cruinn

8:30 "Bold O'Donahue" by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

11:04 "Slip Jigs: The Echo of Carrowkeel/The Cock and the Hen/Hardiman the Fiddler" by Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock from The New Blackthorn Stick

15:24 "Kishmul's Galley" by Hearthfire Duo from Kishmul's Galley

19:28 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

22:42 "The Thiggin' Song" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

24:19 "Bundle and Go / My Mind Will Never Be Easy (feat. Brian Miller)" by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen from Life Is All Checkered

27:10 "May" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Sociable

32:08 "Scholar" by Poitin from Bofiguifluki

37:00 "Cold City" by Gwilym Morus from Live Performance

40:46 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:22 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Keltikon from Agenbite of Inwit

47:41 "Were You at the Rock?" by Aiden's Clan from Give It A Go

50:03 "Paddy On the Railway" by Hair of the Dog from At the Parting Glass

53:13 "Mairi's Wedding" by Bang On the Ear from Tales From the Glen

56:42 "Banks of the Fordie" by Round the House from At This Stage

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Apr 21, 2016
Celtic Music for a Cloudy Day #255
01:01:17

It was overcast and threatening to rain when I put together this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring some amazing indie Celtic music from Sarah Marie Mullen, Brian O h'Uiginn, Hanz Araki, New Shilling, Slan, Ed Yother, Bret Blackshear, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Dublin Harpers, Judith Weikle, Boston Blackthorne, Amadan, The Canny Brothers Band, Staggering Jack, Lothlorien.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Each week, 148 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women.

* So far the two Facetime Live shows are going great. Though I changed the date of the Celtic Music News show. It is now on Fridays. The New Celtic CDs show is on Monday. These are short 3-5 minute videos where I share what's new. If you want to watch subscribe on our Facebook page.

* I thought of another great way to help promote indie Celtic bands. I want to start sharing links to the albums of bands in the latest episode. Unfortunately, I really someone's help to make this work. It should only take about 30 minutes a week of your time. If you would like to help me promote indie Celtic music, drop me an email.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:28 "Planxty Irwin" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought the Summer With Us

6:24 "The Copper Plate" by Brian O h'Uiginn from Tionchar

9:13 "Bonnie Jean Cameron" by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain

13:32 "Ja Ja Jigs" by New Shilling from Live!

16:46 "Will Ye Go to Flanders" by Slan from South West

20:52 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

21:39 "Paddy West" by Ed Yother from Ed Yother

26:06 "Si Beag Si More" by Bret Blackshear from Fingers, Frets and Fire

29:06 "The Bold Deserter" by Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse from The Laverock Sang

32:49 "Kindness of Strangers" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

36:39 "Blackbird of Sweet Avondale" by Judith Weikle from Pirates, Poets and Patriots

40:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:32 "Coal Tattoo" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

46:28 "Nevr 9 to 5" by Amadan from Hell-Bent Victory

50:19 "Come to the Bower" by The Canny Brothers Band from One Drop of Whiskey

52:47 "Fortune" by Staggering Jack from The Sailor's Daughter

"A Stor Mo Chroi" by Lothlorien from Greenwood Side

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Apr 14, 2016
2-Hours of Celtic Canadian Music #254
02:03:52

There's a lot of great Celtic music in Canada. Today, I want to introduce you to some of the hottest indie Celtic bands to cross the Canadian border to be heard around the globe with awesome Celtic music from The Fretless, NUA, Coole Park, Bonhomme Setter, Duncan Cameron, Kailyarders, Dust Rhinos, Sora, Chrissy Crowley, Madd Paddy, Jesse Ferguson, Rant Maggie Rant, The Irish Rovers, The Rolling Kings, Gillian Boucher, Bodh'aktan, The Malarkeys, Heather Dale, The Sheridan Band, Oona McOuat, Cod Gone Wild, Brad Reid, The Mudmen, Bang on the Ear, Keelhaul, Searson, Ennis, Hawp.
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Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast

Every successful podcast requires a lot of time, and money. I spend many hours searching for new bands, picking music, recording, and even advertising shows. Thankfully, 150 kind and generous Celtic music fans pledge $1 or more per episode to cover the costs of producing this podcast.

Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We hit a Milestone in February which is why you're getting 2-hours of Celtic Canadain music today. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women.

 

Notes:

* Each week, 150 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Dave and Patrick

Huge shoutout to our Celtic Superstars: Peter Tilghman, Bryan Brake, Chris, Ockham's Razor, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, samual hill, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali

* With the demise of Live365 at the end of January, Celtic Roots Radio moved to a new home online. You can still listen 24/7 at http://celticrootsradio.fastcast4u.com. Find details at http://www.celticrootsradio.com/

* This week, I launched the New Celtic CDs show on Facebook. This is a short, 3-5-minute or so Facebook Live event where I share what new Celtic CDs were released in the past week. My goal is to do the show on Mondays. But I'm not yet sure of the time. You can subscribe to my Facebook Live feeds on Facebook. If you miss the live stream, fear not, the video will be saved to the Facebook page. Go to facebook.com/celticpodcast to subscribe. And of course, I will still be doing a second show to highlight bands in the latest episode on Thursdays.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcast, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:43 "Dirty Harry" by The Fretless from The Fretless
Vancouver, British Colombia

5:33 "Happy Cammy Drammy Birthday" by NUA from BOLD
Toronto

9:27 "Lower the Sails" by Coole Park from Water Journeys
Toronto

13:27 "Man of the House" by Bonhomme Setter from Obia
Quebec

18:19 "The Mickey Dam" by Duncan Cameron from The Whistling Thief
Sudbury, Ontario

22:13 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

23:12 "Maritime Girl" by Kailyarders from King of the Jolly
White Rock, B.C

26:22 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave
Winnipeg, Manitoba

31:29 "Piper" by Sora from Scorpion Moon
Calgary

35:24 "Stepdance Set" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun
Cape Breton

38:24 "The Roving Journeyman" by Madd Paddy from Arrived
Toronto

44:16 "Byker Hill" by Jesse Ferguson from The Butcher Boy
Cornwall, Ontario

48:15 "Mayor Harrisons Set" by Rant Maggie Rant from Rant Maggie Rant
Stratford, Ontario

58:13 "All For Me Grog" by The Irish Rovers from Drunken Sailor
Nanoose Bay

1:02:25 "P Stands for Paddy" by The Rolling Kings from Raise a Class
St. John's, Newfoundland

1:05:48 "Lorraine's Dream" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental
Broad Cove (Inverness Co.), Nova Scotia

1:10:16 "Du Rhum, Des Femmes" by Bodh'aktan from Au diable les remords
Montreal

1:12:41 "The Old Wild Boar" by The Malarkeys from Bloody Brillaint
Kelowna, BC

1:16:00 "Health to the Company" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart
Toronto

1:21:47 "Run Around With Me" by The Sheridan Band from No Bar's Too Far
St Thomas, Ontario

1:25:40 "This Is A Prayer" by Oona McOuat from Honey & Holy Water
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

1:31:06 "Black and Tans" by Cod Gone Wild from Cod Gone Wild
Vernon, BC

1:34:38 "The Lame Duck" by Brad Reid from The Conunundrum
Halifax

1:37:54 "Dirty Old Town" by The Mudmen from The High Road
Alvinston, Ontario

1:42:38 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:46:44 "Donkey Riding" by Bang on the Ear from Pubs, Pints & Pipes
Glengarry County, Ontario

1:49:13 "Skipping to Dublin" by Keelhaul from A Maritime Tradition
Vancouver

1:51:36 "Friday Night" by Searson from Live
Ottawa Valley, Ontario

1:54:55 "Sing You Home" by Ennis from Lessons Learned
St John's Newfoundland

2:00:47 "The Shieldhill Lady" by Hawp from Storm and Calm
Canning, Nova Scotia

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Apr 07, 2016
Totally Trad Irish Music... April Fools! #253
56:10

We've had a wide mix of Celtic music over Irish American Heritage Month. So much so that I think we should play totally Trad Irish Celtic music. Don't you? So that's the plan! Awesome, serious, indie Celtic music from Rattle the Boards, SloanWolfe, Sligo Rags, Trinity River Whalers, Ceann, Brobdingnagian Bards, Whirly Jig, Emerald Rose, Stout Pounders, Battlelegs, Beatnik Turtle, Doug Folkins, Paddy's Pig, McFlooseys.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Each week, 151 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. Next week, I'm planning our next feature which is two hours of Celtic music from Canada on April 7th. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: James and John.

* What is Dilisk? You can find the answer to that on The Celtfather. I interviewed Patrick Maloney on top of the cliffs of Slieve League in Donegal, Ireland last summer. I finally shared the interview in this week's podcast.

* Poll: Vote for your favorite episodes? I still need your votes of ALL TIME of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Your votes will help me decide which episodes to share with newbies of the podcast.

* While you're there, don't forget to vote in the Celtic Top 20. What is your favorite song or tune in this episode of the podcast? Your votes will help me create a best of 2016 episode next year.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* If you want more Celtic Music News, head on over to our Facebook page. Each Thursday, I share Celtic Music News from bands in the latest show via Facebook Live. The show goes on around 9am CST. If you miss the live stream, fear not, the video will be saved to the Facebook page. Go to facebook.com/celticpodcast to subscribe.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcast, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "Jigs: Jimmy's Jig/Jig Gan Ainm" by Rattle the Boards from The Parish Platform

4:15 "Looking Ahead" by SloanWolfe from SloanWolfe

6:26 "We're Irish Tonight (Hung Over in the Morning)" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

10:00 "Doctor's Orders" by Trinity River Whalers from Both Barrels

13:10 "Pittsburgh Makes Me Drunk" by Ceann from Rave, Rant, Lose Pants

15:56 "The Orange and the Green" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

18:38 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:16 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Whirly Jig from Thing-A-Ma-Jig

25:16 "The Chicken Raid of Cymru" by Emerald Rose from Rants and Rambles

32:47 CELTIC FEEDBACK

35:40 "The Mermaid" by Stout Pounders from 3 Drink Minimum

38:42 "Whiskey Johnny" by Battlelegs from The Very Best of Battlelegs, Vol. 1

40:25 "Finnegan's Wake" by Beatnik Turtle from Sham Rock

44:03 "Park the Car" by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call

46:50 "Henry Me Son" by Paddy's Pig from Maple & Wire

52:03 "Slides" by McFlooseys from One Night in Dublin

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Mar 31, 2016
Post-St. Patrick's Day Blues #252
01:04:17

What do you when St. Patrick's Day is over and the green begins to disappear? Keep the music going with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast of course. We're still here each and every Thursday with the best indie Celtic music from Burning Bridget Cleary, Flashpoint, John Byrne Band, Jonathan Milton, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, The Persephone Pickers, Karan Casey, Mithril Duo, West of Eden, Cliudan, The Mighty Regis, LQR, Tuatha Dea, The Whiskeydicks, The Tea Merchants.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. There's a new Milestone posted. In the meantime, our next feature is two hours of Celtic music from Canada on April 7th. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Scarlett Letter and Peter.

* I'm sure you're all waiting to hear about the St. Patrick's Day promotion we did. The event was a huge success insofar as we receive a TON of great feedback, ratings and reviews on iTunes. In fact, we now have 537, mostly 5 star reviews of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Sadly, we did not hit #1 on the iTunes Podcast Music charts. But I have some good theories as to why that was, and as always, I learned a lot. I hope to do better on a later date. In fact, I'm brainstorming other Celtic music promotions in the months to come. So stay tuned.

* Poll: Vote for your favorite episodes?

* If you want more Celtic Music News, then head on over to our Facebook page. Each Thursday, the day this show is released, I plan to share Celtic Music News from bands using Facebook Live. I will go on around 9am CST and talk about the bands and some of the latest news that is not shared in this show. If you miss the live stream, fear not, the video will be saved to the Facebook page. Go to facebook.com/celticpodcast to subscribe.

* Why yes, we do have t-shirts. The 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now available in our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine to save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcast or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:34 "Scones of Boxty" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are The Days

6:12 "Kerfeunteun Jig/Tatter Jack Walsh/Old Favorite" by Flashpoint from Jammed

10:51 "Betsy Ross Bridge" by John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

14:52 "@Jackie_Dot" by Jonathan Milton from Just One More...

18:14 "Sleepy Maggie" by Alizbar & Ann' Sannat from Welcome to the Morning

21:23 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

23:26 "Settlers Shindig" by The Persephone Pickers from Sounds of the Verse

26:27 "Buile Mo Chroi" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

30:38 "Maids of Mitchelstown" by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

34:00 "On She Goes" by West of Eden from Safe Crossing

37:56 "Jonny Don't Go" by Cliudan from Anymore

42:02 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:02 "Murphy's Broken Heart" by The Mighty Regis from County Sligo

47:55 "Misery Loves Company" by LQR from 10 Pinter

50:13 "Hum and Shiver" by Tuatha Dea from Tufa Tales: Appalachian Fae

54:30 "The Only Traitor" by The Whiskeydicks from Time Distortion

59:26 "Alice's Reel" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump Or Two?

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Mar 24, 2016
St Patrick's Day Top 20 Celtic Bands #251
01:21:18

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I am excited to share our 5th St. Patrick's Day music special for the holiday. This one highlights all of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2015 as featured earlier in the year, but with completely different songs. You will enjoy amazing indie Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Runa, Clandestine, The Flying Toads, Marc Gunn, Emerald Rose, Full Gael, The Gothard Sisters, Heather Alexander , Appalachian Celtic Consort, Jesse Ferguson, Breabach, The Blarney Rebel Band, Kailyarders, The Rogues, Whiskey Sunday, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Bourbon & Shamrocks, The Elders, Patsy O'Brien.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada in early April. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Andre, Alice, Peter, Dennis, and Bryan.

* St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival has 24 videos on the playlist. You can enjoy Celtic music from LQR and Beltain. Jesse Ferguson should be added soon.

* I hope you enjoyed the very special feature on Poitin's album Wish. If not, go listen to show #250 where you can hear the album from start to finish.

* Would you "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day". Every year, I publish an article with that title on my website and Celtic bands from around the globe donate tracks to share with you. You can find this year's article at celticmusicpodcast.com/FreeMP3s2016 or follow the link in the shownotes.

* I posted a new episode of the Pub Songs Podcast. It features St. Patrick's Day Pub Songs by me and other Celtic artists.

* Celtic Radio has a new app for iTunes and Android. You can listen to their many streaming Celtic radio programs. They also are running the Celtic Radio Music Awards. Several of the artists you've heard on this podcast are up for awards. Go vote them!

* I started to use Facebook Live last week to promote new episodes of this podcast. You can subscribe on Facebook and you will be notified when I go live. It usually will happen on the morning of the podcast around 9am though times may vary. If you miss the event, then can watch the saved video on our Facebook page. Go to facebook.com/celticpodcast to subscribe.

* Why yes, we do have t-shirts. The 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now available in our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine to save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I have a free album that you can download. It's called "Celtic Geek" and it features 21 tracks from my first 20 solo albums. To get a copy, just subscribe to my mailing list.

* My final St. Patrick's Day show is in Marietta, Georgia at Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub this Friday, March 18th starting around 9pm, though I may kick it off earlier. Details on my St. Patrick's Day music website.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcast or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:29 "Banish Misfortune/Moon Coin Jig" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

6:38 "The Wife of Usher's Well" by Runa from Current Affairs

11:15 "Wobbly Wheel Set" by Clandestine from Red

15:45 "Lord Mayo" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

21:05 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

25:21 "Mountain Fey" by Emerald Rose from Sunwise

28:07 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

29:28 "Nellie J. Banks" by Full Gael from Traditional Music with Celtic Roots

32:52 "Cat in a Bush" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

36:11 "Brannigan's Special Ale" by Heather Alexander from Midsummer

38:36 "The Banshee/Pride of Rathmore" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Drop o' the Pure

41:43 MORE CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

42:56 "Mary and the Soldier" by Jesse Ferguson from The Butcher Boy

46:44 "Kilbowie Cottage" by Breabach from The Big Spree

50:53 "The Apparatus" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Pile High the Pennywall

53:28 "Where the Wildflowers Grow" by Kailyarders from The Black Well

57:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

58:37 "Reels Again" by The Rogues from Made in Texas

1:01:05 "Cabin Song" by Whiskey Sunday from Holy Water

1:05:14 "Padraig An Sicin" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from On Our Own

1:08:33 "Johnston's Motorcar" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Shock & ARRRR!

1:12:15 "Saint Patrick's Battalion" by The Elders from Story Road

1:17:51 "The Travelers" by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar

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Mar 16, 2016
St Patrick's Day Wish with Poitin's Czech Celtic Music #250
01:02:50

Here's another St. Patrick's Day music treat for you. The Czech Republic's most-prominent Celtic music group is Poitin. They've won numerous Celtic music awards and have been a favorite on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast since nearly the beginning. We are honored to share their latest CD "Wish" in its entirety.
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Today's show is brought to you by Poitin

Poitin are an award-winning Celtic band from the Czech Republic. They play all kinds of Celtic music from traditional jigs, songs and reels to completely new material. They've toured in Germany, France, Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic. They are currently working on a new studio album with a working title of "Simple Pleasures". This is their 7th album and will mark their 20th year performing together. Find them at www.poitin.cz/english/ .

 

 

Notes:

* Each week, 144 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast.

* St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival has 22 videos on the playlist. You can enjoy Celtic music from Bedlam Bards, Faire to Middlin, Abby Green, Marc Gunn, The Selkie Girls, Jim Sharkey, Drones n Drums, Beltaine, Avourneen, Eddie Biggins, and Poitin.

* Why yes, we do have t-shirts. The 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now available in our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine to save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* Every now and then, a band gives me permission to play a full album of their music, from start to finish. This is exactly what some DJs did back in the 70s as they launched careers. I'm always honored to feature a band when they give me permission. But I'm doubly honored to share the music of Poitin.

Poitin has been regularly featured on this podcast since 2009. It was their traditional Irish set of Congress Reels that first grabbed my attention. But since then, they've released album after album of great music. Last year, they sent me their album "Wish" and it's been one of the albums I've given to my Sainted Song Hengers and one I still enjoy in my car when I'm not listening to podcasts.

Now I want YOU to listen and enjoy the entire album. As usual with bands on this podcast, there's a small request that goes along with it. If you enjoy the album, please consider buying the CD or an MP3 of your favorite track. Or head on over to iTunes, CD Baby, or Amazon and post a review of how much you enjoyed the album. Or join their mailing list so that you can be notified when their Poitin's new album comes out this fall.

Independent Celtic musicians like Poitin rely on your generosity. Because without you, we can't make a living with our music. So please show your support in some form or fashion.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcast or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations.

 

This Week in St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music

  1. Toffee Jigs: Paddy Fahy's / Leitrim Fancy / Sean Bui
  2. The Broomfield Wager
  3. Rookery: Magpie in the Nest / Chicken Fight / Rookery
  4. The Handsome Cabin Boy
  5. Newcomer's Reels: My Maryanne / Tommy Peoples' / McGlinchey's / Kitty Gone a Milking
  6. Farewell Waltzes: Farewell to Uist / Drumgola Waltz
  7. Autumn Song
  8. F Reels: Poor but Happy At 53 / The Road to Errogie / Sporting Paddy
  9. How I Wish
  10. Poitin Still: Scully Casey's / Poitin Still / Shetlag / Muireann's Jig
  11. Arthur McBride
  12. Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's
  13. Cold, Haily, Windy Night
  14. Set of the Gates: Wedding Reel / Swinging On the Gate / Palmer's Gate
  15. The Liberty

I hope you enjoyed this album. Again, if you did, then please post a review, buy a CD, MP3, or join their mailing list. While you're at it, you can also post a comment or review for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. If we can get another 40 reviews and ratings on iTunes before St. Patrick's Day, we just might hit #1 of all the iTunes Music Podcasts. So go rate the show. Oh and finally, don't forget to subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Thanks so much for listening.

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Mar 14, 2016
17 for St Patrick's Day Music Playlist #249
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The St. Patrick's Day music playlists continue with 17 St Patrick's Day songs and tunes from some of the best indie Celtic bands including: Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, The Gothard Sisters, The Selkie Girls, Los Paddys de Las Pampas, Abby Green, The Ne'er Duwels, John Byrne Band, Mason Brown, Bard & Company, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Fire Inside, The Fretless, Stout Pounders, The Killdares, Redhill Rats, Ockham's Razor, Noel Nash and Danny O'Flaherty.
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* Each week, 144 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast.

* St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival has 22 videos on the playlist. You can enjoy Celtic music from Bedlam Bards, Faire to Middlin, Abby Green, Marc Gunn, The Selkie Girls,