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If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. 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 podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. You can subscribe to have it automatically download through your favorite podcast player.Did I mention, it was FREE?

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If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. 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 podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. You can subscribe to have it automatically download through your favorite podcast player.Did I mention, it was FREE?

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Irish dubstep?

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Do you have some Irish dubstep

Great variety of Irish and Celtic Music

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Has everything from trad to modern takes. Its like an Irish festival every week.

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61
30
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Irish dubstep?

By McFee8 - May 02 2020
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Do you have some Irish dubstep

Great variety of Irish and Celtic Music

By Jerf A - Apr 19 2020
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Has everything from trad to modern takes. Its like an Irish festival every week.
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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. 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 podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. You can subscribe to have it automatically download through your favorite podcast player.Did I mention, it was FREE?

Rank #1: 2-Hours of St. Patrick's Day Music #300

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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! 

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.

 

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.

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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

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Rank #2: St. Patrick's Day Celtic Top 20 #299

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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!

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.

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

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: 2-Hours of Celtic Fiddle Music #229

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We have two hours of awesome Celtic fiddle music for this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast thanks to the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You'll hear awesome indie Celtic music from Three Mile Stone, The Gothard Sisters, Clandestine, Cady Finlayson, Hair of the Dog, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats, FiddleSticks, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Jamie Laval/Ashley Broder, The Elders, Eilis Crean, Heidi Jane, The Selkie Girls, Atlantic Wave, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Tea Merchants, Black Market Haggis, Dust Rhinos, Flashpoint, Maidens IV, Bedlam Bards, Bonnie Rideout, Scythian, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Banna De Dha, Tullamore, Sean Orr, Bow Triplets, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. celticmusicpodcast.com/229

If you enjoy this show, 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.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I’m not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I’m not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now.

Mark Twain wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the “right moment”. Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion of another Celtic country. In 2016, we’re going to Cornwall in search of Celtic culture, King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Will you join us? Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com

 

Notes:

Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest patrons Mike-A-Bike and Diana.

You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or visit celticmusicpodcast.com to post a comment in the shownotes. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing or picture of one of your travels to Ireland or Scotland

Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at Amazon or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast.

This Week in Celtic Music

0:57"Brian Montague's/The Noisey Curlew/The Drake's Neck/Free and Easy" by Three Mile Stonefrom Three Mile Stone

6:16"The Three Coins" by The Gothard Sistersfrom Story Girl

8:45"Saucy Girl" by Clandestinefrom The Ale Is Dear

13:22"Open Roads Ahead" by Cady Finlaysonfrom Irish Coffee

15:21"Mountain Dew" by Hair of the Dogfrom Release the Hounds

17:25"My Lagan Love" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Mauricefrom Celtic Chamber Music

22:35"Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chicken" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Catsfrom Whiskers in the Jar

26:42"Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier" by FiddleSticksfrom Ampersand

30:30"Take Down" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relphfrom There & Then - Here & Now

35:14"Levantine's 'Spinning' Barrel" by Jamie Laval/Ashley Broderfrom Zephyr in the Confetti Factory

39:26"Building A Boat" by The Eldersfrom Wanderin' Life & Times

44:32"Lafferty's Set" by Eilis Creanfrom The Lonesome Fiddler

48:50"Whiskey Before Breakfast" by Heidi Janefrom A Thousand Reason Why

50:51"Red Haired Mary" by The Selkie Girlsfrom Long Time Traveling

55:05"Johnny Cunningham's" by Atlantic Wavefrom Craic'd!

58:10"Oh My Little Darling/Fire on the Mountain" by Burning Bridget Clearyfrom Pressed For Time

1:02:26"Frogg Polkas" by The Tea Merchantsfrom Gaslight Snaps

1:06:57"The Moontown Jig/The Moontown Reel" by Black Market Haggisfrom Demo

1:08:30"Drinking Like a Fiddler" by Dust Rhinosfrom The Day After the Night Before

1:11:32"Joe's Lost E Jig/Marcel Martin" by Flashpointfrom A Timely Misadventure

1:18:52"Fiddler's Magic" by Maidens IVfrom Four Aflame

1:24:37"MacPherson's Farewell" by Bedlam Bardsfrom Furious Fancies

1:29:23"Happy Frank/Alick Young/The Cairngorm/The Hurricane" by Bonnie Rideoutfrom Scottish Inheritance

1:35:14"Stop the Show" by Scythianfrom Immigrant Road Show

1:37:32"Labasheeda" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipleyfrom Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

1:41:33"Comb Your Hair & Curl It/The White Petticoat/The Black Rogue" by Banna De Dhafrom Band of Two

1:46:29"Work of the Weavers" by Tullamorefrom Wild and Wicked Youth

1:52:20"Maclaine of Loch Buie" by Sean Orrfrom Celtic Texas

1:55:01"Calum Sgaire" by Bow Tripletsfrom Secret Signs

1:59:12"The Old Wooden Bridge / Delia Crowley's / The Heather Breeze" by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersenfrom Life Is All Checkered

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 or email me music@celticmusicpodcast.com.

Here's some pictures sent in by our listeners this week.


Travis Senzaki a the Glasgow WhiskyBar

River Godbee working on Math

Off Kilter Kilts Store panorama

Kenneth Pfarr's location listening to the show

Oct 22 2015

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Rank #4: Scarborough Fair #375

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Enjoy some beautiful Irish & Celtic music from Warbelow Range, Enda Seery, Hibernia, Solasta. Crikwater, The Here & Now, Spencer & Beane, Conor Caldwell, The Grenaways, Gone Molly, Jerry McLean and Blackthorne, Brad Tuck, Marys Lane, The Gothard Sisters.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Do me a favor share this podcast. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, 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 "Porthole of the Kelp / Garech's Wedding / O'Rourke's" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

4:39 "Peggy in the Settle, Day Trip to Galway reels" by Enda Seery from Peace of the Countryside

7:21 "Taim Cortha" by Hibernia from Wide Waters

9:41 "The Hornpipe Set" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

15:31 "Bruach na Carraige Baine" by Crikwater from Crikwater

21:40 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:40 "Humours of Gothenburg" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

28:51 "Scarborough Fair" by Spencer & Beane from Amhrain Saoil

32:19 "Let Erin Remember" by Conor Caldwell from To Belfast...

36:00 "Rowan" by The Grenaways from Diesal Rainbows

40:17 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:29 "Ride" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

44:24 "Our Music And Our Arts" by Jerry McLean and Blackthorne Aire from Jerry McLean

47:12 "Loss of the Marion" by Brad Tuck from On These Waters

50:54 "Between the Darkness & the Light" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

56:27 "Rose, Marie and Heather" 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

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.

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.

2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. 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. October 15th deadline on the milestone.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Kathleen Sweebe, Kevin McDowall

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

Clément Durand emailed a photo: "Thxs a lot « the Celtfather » for your response, for now i ll continue to listen to the wonderfull music you bring to us, thxs again. Here is a photo of what i’m doing while listening the podcast ... Bye marc"

Erika Burkhardt tweeted: "Thanks for episode #371 of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Putting it to good use this morning planning lessons at the park." She included a screen shot of the podcast app too.

Sep 13 2018

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Rank #5: Instrumental Celtic Music #290

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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. 

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

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: Best Celtic Music of 2010 #97: Albannach, Gaelic Storm, Bow Triplets, Ennis

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Music from Round the House, Albannach, Marc Gunn, Bow Triplets, Merry Wives Of Windsor, Anne Roos, The Blarney Rebel Band, Poitin, Locklin Road, Holly Kirby, Battlelegs, Heidi Talbot, Anton Emery, Deep Green Light, Sligo Rags, Ennis, Daphne Quigley-Freund & Tom Bradfish, Tania Opland & Mike Freeman, Oona McOuat & Dream Deep, Gaelic Storm, The Rogues.  www.celticmusicpodcast.com/97

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“Mando Thing/Golden Stud/Evit Gabriel/Morning Dew” by Round the Housefrom At This Stage

“The Gael” by Albannachfrom Eye of the Storm

“Peggy Gordon” by Marc Gunnfrom The Bridge (Celtic and Folk Music)

“Raindrops in Whiskey” by Bow Tripletsfrom Fairplay to You

“Mad Jenny” by Merry Wives Of Windsorfrom Tales From Windsor’s Tavern

“Craigieburn Wood” by Anne Roosfrom A Light in the Forest

“Stand With Me Boys” by The Blarney Rebel Bandfrom Buy My Soul

“The Sea/Planxty Eleanor Plunkett/Planxty Maggie Brown” by Poitinfrom Jiggery Pokery

“Bard of Armagh/Streets of Laredo” by Locklin Roadfrom Waken the Echoes

“The Lady and the Past” by Holly Kirbyfrom The Lady and the Past

“Johnny” by Battlelegsfrom The Soup Mages

“If You Stay” by Heidi Talbotfrom In Love + Light

“Cloonagroe Reel” by Anton Emeryfrom Noone Lasses

“Foggy Dew” by Deep Green Lightfrom L’uomo del caffè

“Jackie Tar/Harvest Home/Banish Misfortune” by Sligo Ragsfrom The Night Before the Morning After

“Sing You Home” by Ennisfrom Lessons Learned

“Eamonn an Chnoic (Ned of the Hill)” by Daphne Quigley-Freund & Tom Bradfishfrom Aoibhneas (Bliss)

“Cruel Sister” by Tania Opland & Mike Freemanfrom Choice Fare

“Drowsy Maggie” by Oona McOuat & Dream Deepfrom Honey and Holy Water

“Raised on Black and Tans” by Gaelic Stormfrom Cabbage

“Bagpipes on Borbon Street” by The Roguesfrom RogueTrip

Find out more about the artists in this show at www.celticmusicpodcast.com. While you're there, subscribe to our Celtic MP3s Music Magazine and visit the link for our Celtic Music CD Store. 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.

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“Young Hunting” by Serious Kitchenfrom Tig

CELTIC TOP 5

In every episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I ask you to vote for your favorite song in that podcast. The most-popular song is then featured at the end of the next podcast. Here are the most-popular songs from the last show.

Jan 05 2011

1hr 45mins

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Rank #7: Burly Bagpipe Music, 2-Hours! #222

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You asked for more bagpipe music. Thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast, we hit another amazing Milestone. That means you get to enjoy another 2-hour bagpipe music special (see show #181 for more bagpipe music). You'll enjoy some BagRock and other bagpipe music from Becky Taylor, Breabach, Prydein, Albannach, The Ne'er Duwels, Wicked Tinkers, Jasper Coal, New York Brogue, Jim Brannigan, Jiggernaut, Keltikon, Bow Triplets, Tartanic, Two O'Clock Courage, The Aspect Band, Celtica Pipes Rock, MacTalla Mor, Bad Haggis, Patrick D'Arcy, The Killdares, Haggis Rampant, New Shilling, Cleghorn, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, The Rogues, Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band, Rathkeltair

If you enjoy this show, 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.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now.

Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now.

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Notes:

Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to Herbert, our newest patrons.

You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20

Celtic Invasion Vacations to Cornwall. Listen to the current itinerary in last week's Celtfather podcast.

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Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at Amazon or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast.

This Week in Celtic Music

1:03"Jigs - The Brewers Wife, Connie the Soldier" by Becky Taylorfrom Backy Taylor

5:17"The Poetic Milkman" by Breabachfrom Urlar

9:31"Loch Lomond" by Prydeinfrom Heads Up

13:38"Drinkin' Cartaloochee Kool Aid" by Albannachfrom The Sub-Zero Sessions EP

16:35"Spancil Hill" by The Ne'er Duwelsfrom The Ne'er Duwels

22:13"Hammer on the Anvil" by Wicked Tinkersfrom Hammered

26:12Celtic Music News

28:00"Mug of Brown Ale/Paddy on the Railway" by Jasper Coalfrom Just the One

31:16"The Old Bush/The Silver Spear" by New York Broguefrom Live from the Poor MOuth

34:44"A Bunch of Red Roses" by Jim Branniganfrom

39:05"True North" by Jiggernautfrom The Well

43:15"Kenny MacDonald's Jig" by Keltikonfrom Kenny and the Birds

48:25"Secret Signs" by Bow Tripletsfrom Secret Signs

53:03"Trimming the Bush" by Tartanicfrom Unstoppable

56:08"How Will I Ever Be Simple Again" by Two O'Clock Couragefrom Postcards from Home

1:01:27"Down By the Sally Gardens" by The Aspect Bandfrom My Hammer Is My Axe

1:04:11"The Druids Prophecy" by Celtica Pipes Rockfrom Legends and Visions

1:08:13Celtic Feedback

1:10:43"Time Out" by MacTalla Morfrom The New Colossus

1:13:23"Little Spark" by Bad Haggisfrom Trip

1:17:30"Slow Air: Green Fields of America" by Patrick D'Arcyfrom Wallop the Spot

1:23:06"Setting Suns" by The Killdaresfrom Steal the Sky

1:26:13Support the Artists

1:27:34"Burly Angus" by Haggis Rampantfrom Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

1:30:48"The Unreel" by New Shillingfrom New Shilling

1:34:49"Walking Back to Austin" by Cleghornfrom Live in Greenville

1:39:36"Jigs and Hornpipes" by Jimi McRae And Sam Okoofrom Scottish Pipes And African Drums

1:45:10"Bonny Portmore" by The Roguesfrom V.O.

1:49:24"Steam Train to Mallaig" by Brian Boru Irish Pipe Bandfrom 40th Anniversary

1:53:55"Fermoy Lasses/Farewell to Erin" by Rathkeltairfrom Everybody

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/222 or email me music@celticmusicpodcast.com.

Aug 27 2015

2hr 1min

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Rank #8: Celtic Music Top 20 for St Patrick's Day #349

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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

1hr 37mins

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Rank #9: Instrumental Celtic Tunes, 2-Hours #457

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Tap your toes to two hours of instrumental Celtic music. Subscribe and listen to the BestCelticMusic.net online.

Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Haggis Rampant, Sarah Marie Mullen, The Gatehouse Well, Teton Skye, Bridgid's Cross, Moch Pryderi, The Rogues, St. James's Gate, Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley, Woodson Finley & Stevens, Atlys, Alizbar & Ann'Sannat, Scotland Rising, Bow  Triplets, We Banjo 3, Nick Hennessey, The AM String Band, Susana Seivane, John Williams & Dean Magraw, Dark Patrick, String Theory, The Beggarman, Wicked Tinkers, The Kissers, Sharon Shannon, Cara Wildman, Lissa Schneckenburger, Tami Curtis

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Donald Willie and His Dog / Alex MacDonald / Chloe's Passion" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

3:37 - WELCOME

5:28 - "Cullen Anderson (feat. Ken Petrie)" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

10:18 - "Amoroso" by Sarah Marie Mullen from The Wild Woods

14:16 - "Michael Goes Flatpickin' / Road to Errogie" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

18:41 - "Snow on the Hills/Xexus and Felicia" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

22:58 - "Road to Lisdoonvarna" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

25:24 - "Torth O Fara/Mochyn Du/Spinning Wheel" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

28:33 - "Winnipeg Forger" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

32:50 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

34:39 - "The Wise Maid / Down the Broom / The Jolly Tinker" by St. James's Gate from Happy Life

38:57 - "Air Tune" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

43:24 - "Up Sligo" by Woodson, Finley, Stevens from The Glory Reel

46:26 - "Stonemilker" by Atlys from Atlys

53:09 - "The Butterfly" by Alizbar & Ann'Sannat from Lullabies & Legends from Broceliande

56:29 - "LaBoum" by Scotland Rising from Out of the Ashes

58:07 - "Dunrobin Castle & The King Of Meenasillagh" by Bow  Triplets from Secret Signs

1:00:38 - BREAK

1:01:26 - "Sugar House" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

1:04:41 - "Garden of Daisies/Harvest Home" by Nick Hennessey from Of Fire, Wind and Silver Stream

1:07:49 - "Gravel Walk; Elzic’s Farewell" by The AM String Band from Take Root!

1:11:20 - "Fox-Trot" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos Que Volven

1:16:05 - "Youenn" by John Williams & Dean Magraw from Raven

1:19:52 - "Mna Na H-eireann - King of the Faries - Polka Karelofinochka" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae

Pronunciation: Manaw na Hair-ann

Pronunciation: Fawn-ya Gwayel un lay

1:26:49 - "Banish Misfortune/ Castle Jig/ My Darling Asleep" by String Theory from String Theory

1:30:44 - "Across the Fields" by The Beggarman from Newry Town

1:34:24 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:36:23 - "The Duncan Johnston" by Wicked Tinkers from Hammered

1:39:51 - "The Wedding (Mingulay Boat Song / Three Sails / Connaghtman's Rambles / Haste to the Wedding)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

1:46:20 - "The Merry Widow" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

1:49:49 - "March of the Min an Toitean Bull/Tuttle's/Brenda Stubbert's" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

Pronunciation: Meen an Ti-tawn Bull

1:55:39 - "Petronella" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Dance

2:00:11 - CLOSING

2:01:14 - "Ryan's Tunes: The Broken Compass / Workin' at the Winery / Humours of Kilmanin / The Moose in the Meadow" by Tami Curtis from Cairde Cavort

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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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WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. Find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

We finally hit a huge milestone on Patreon last month. The show now pulls in about $700 per episode. The money goes pays for a lot of things including my time in producing the show. But the big reason I wanted to hit that goal was because it allows us to reach more Celtic music fans. Yes. I do spend money to advertise the show on Facebook. We get a lot of new listeners because your generosity helps pay for that. That’s one of the big reasons I was so happy to hit this milestone.

Because we hit it, I told patrons that I would give them a two-hour instrumental Celtic music special. That’s what we are doing today. Of course, it actually wasn’t ONE two-hour special. I gave you another one a couple weeks ago. So your generosity funded FOUR bonus hours of Celtic music. So let me start by saying thanks.

And I’ll stop there too. Because this episode will be less talk and more music. So let’s get started.

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If you want to find more about the artists you just heard, please make sure you go to the shownotes at CelticMusicPodcast.com. I list the time that each artist and song is played so that you can easily find out who you’re listening to. I also share album names URLs of the artists so you can support them and by buying their music.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Sarah F, Toby, JR, Suzanne Marr, Pamela Jo H

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast. Go to SongHenge.com which will take straight over to Patreon where you can join other amazing Celts.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jason Glore emailed a photo: "Happy belated St. Patrick's Day Mark! Love your show!

I celebrated St. Patrick's day by creating and posting the attached image on my astro-photography flikr page (and my Instagram).

Most of the image is made from a color-edited photo I took of the moon, centered on the "dog wearing sunglasses" face.

Keep up the good work, helping people connect with Celtic culture!"

Rachel Quill emailed a couple photos: "Dear Marc,

Greetings from Georgia! just wanted to thank you for all you do! Your podcasts help encourage me to go on walks and stay in shape. I took the first pic while I was listening. The second picture is of a friend and I celebrating St.Patrick's a few days early."

Apr 23 2020

2hr 7mins

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Rank #10: #217: 10 Years of Great Irish & Celtic Music, a Retrospective

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On July 28, 2005, the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was born from my love of Celtic music. I had been cultivating that love through my Celtic Music Magazine which featured album reviews and free Celtic MP3 downloads from many of the bands on this podcast. The podcast quickly overtook the magazine in popularity. I had three main goals when I created this show. First, to help indie Celtic bands find new fans. Second, to give Celtic music fans a free, easily downloadable show where they could enjoy the music of their cultural heritage. Third, I wanted a Celtic radio show that was focused on the music. What's that phrase: "Less talk, more music". But I wanted it to be true. So I have long sets and usually short breaks where I share news and feedback. There are a bunch of additional reasons, including a latent desire to be a DJ. I'll tell you more about it later.

In the meantime, I want to share with you some of the best Celtic music featured in the podcast over the past ten years. Every month, I host the Celtic Top 20 where I ask you to vote for your favorite songs in each episode of the podcast. I've done this since almost the first year. That's how I created this show. It's the songs that fans of the podcast voted for over the last ten years. I just went in and cut down ten hours of music to a meer three hours.

I hope you will celebrate your love of Celtic music with me and these amazing Celtic bands with music from The Tea Merchants, Heather Alexander, The McDades, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh, Jamie Laval and Ashley Broder, Clandestine, Athas, Sligo Rags, Navan, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, Heather Dale, Hawp, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Round the House in the first hour. You'll hear The Elders, Mary Knickle, Kennedy’s Kitchen, Tara MacKenzie, Fiddler’s Green, Rising Gael, Rambling Sailors, Bow Triplets, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Poitin, Ockham’s Razor, Gwilym Morus, LabGraal, The Selkie Girls in the second hour. Then we'll finish the show with Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Maidens IV, The Gothard Sisters, The Killdares, Tullamore, Marc Gunn, Across the Pond, Anne Roos, Holly Kirby, Molly Bauckham, Tallymoore, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, Stout Pounders, Rathkeltair, Black 47, The Rogues, Flashpoint.

Find out more at celticmusicpodcast.com/217.

If you enjoy this show, 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.

 

Today's show is brought to you by My Irish Jeweler

I want to talk to you about a little company called My Irish Jeweler. These guys run a great website out of Dublin, Ireland. They make Celtic Rings & Jewelry for Men & Women and ship for Free all over the world. A few years ago my wife and I ordered our own Celtic Wedding Rings from My Irish Jeweler. We chose the embossed trinity knot wedding ring. The trinity knot is a special celtic symbol that is used throughout celtic art & literature. It can represent faith or eternity, making it the perfect symbol for our ceremony.

But it's not just about wedding rings. My Irish Jeweler has a great range of Celtic Cross Pendants, Claddagh Jewelry and other super gift ideas. Always made in Ireland. Always free shipping. My Irish Jeweler is offering a 10% discount to listeners of this podcast. Just follow the link in the shownotes.

If you have any trouble with your discount, or any questions about Celtic Jewelry, just drop Peter an email. That's what I did. His service and communication is outstanding. So, go to MyIrishJeweler.com/celticmusic and get your 10% discount. This offer is valid until July 31st.

 

Notes:

Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Thanks to the following new patrons: Daniel, Samantha, Carroll, DawnMarie, Across the Pond, Andrew, Daniel, Mike, Scott, John. Shout out to my Celtic Superstars: Theresa Sullivan, Wesley Dunnington, Anna Cylkowski, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Brakeing Down Security Podcast, Rian P Kegerreis, Steven, Samual Hill, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali.

You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a comment to celticpodcast@gmail.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or visit celticmusicpodcast.com to post a comment in the shownotes.

This Week in Celtic Music

1:25 "The High Fiddle Reels" by The Tea Merchants from The Tea Merchants

8:35 "March of Cambreadth" by Heather Alexander from Midsummer

13:22 "The Whistle Blower" by The McDades from Bloom

18:52 "Belfast Mountains" by Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh from Cuan

23:41 "Jig Jag" by Jamie Laval and Ashley Broder from Zephyr in the Confetti Factory

29:14 "Peggy" by Clandestine from To Anybody At All

32:46 "Drowsy Maggie/Mountain Road/Tam Lin" by Athas from Athas

37:00 "Whiskey Never Lies" by Sligo Rags from The Whiskey Never Lies

40:38 "Ellas Mari (Cornish)" by Navan from Lowena

44:00 "Highland Cathedral/The Black Bear" by Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes And African Drums

48:00 "Mordred’s Lullaby" by Heather Dale from The Trial of Launcelot from Secret World of Celtic Rock

51:10 "Aoife Orla Jigs" by Hawp from Storm and Calm

55:21 "Jenny’s Story" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales From Windsor’s Tavern

58:46 "Mando Thing/Golden Stud/Evit Gabriel/Morning Dew" by Round the House from At This Stage

1:04:08 "Men of Erin" by The Elders from American Wake

1:08:47 "Weave the Yarn" by Mary Knickle from Weave

1:12:46 "The Weasel In The Henhouse And Ships Are Sailing" by Kennedy’s Kitchen from The Hotting Fire

1:16:41 "My Cavan Girl" by Tara MacKenzie from Simple Irish Ballads And Songs For Singing

1:23:03 "The Night Paddy Murphy Died" by Fiddler’s Green from Drive Me Mad

1:26:35 "Fierce" by Rising Gael from One More Day

1:30:18 "Rambles of Spring" by Rambling Sailors from Bright Shining Clear

1:33:20 "The Blacksmith" by Bow Triplets from Secret Signs

1:37:32 "Broken Token" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Stones on the Ground

1:44:03 "The Sea/Planxty Eleanor Plunkett/Planxty Maggie Brown" by Poitin from Jiggery Pokery

1:47:47 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile" by Ockham’s Razor from Wolves in the Walls

1:50:57 "Eryri" by Gwilym Morus from Awena

1:53:21 "La Jument de Michao" by LabGraal from Sacred Land

1:58:01 "Gaelic Song" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

2:05:49 "Farewell to Ireland (reel)" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Far Away in Australia

2:08:06 "Rocks of Bawn" by Maidens IV from Emerald Fire

2:12:08 "Compass" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

2:14:36 "September" by The Killdares from Any Given Element

2:19:17 "Arthur McBride" by Tullamore from Wild and Wicked Youth

2:25:09 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

2:32:13 "Swallowtail/Kid on the Mountain" by Across the Pond from Kid on the Mountain

2:35:34 "Considine’s Grove" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

2:37:57 "The Lady and the Past" by Holly Kirby from The Lady and the Past

2:43:38 "I Know My Love" by Molly Bauckham from Maid on the Shore

2:46:09 "Smashing the Van" by Tallymoore from Tallymoore

2:49:33 "An Alarc’h/Brian Boru’s March/Glennlivet" by Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

2:53:26 "Run Paddy Run" by Stout Pounders from 3 Drink Minimum

2:55:58 "The Crab Song" by Rathkeltair from Something Good for a Change

3:00:03 "James Connolly" by Black 47 from Rise Up

3:05:52 "Bagpipes on Borbon Street" by The Rogues from RogueTrip

"Martin Wynne’s Set" by Flashpoint from Jammed

Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at Amazon or iTunes, you support the artists AND the 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. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com or email me music@celticmusicpodcast.com.

Jul 23 2015

3hr 19mins

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Rank #11: Irish Drinking Songs Top 20 #197

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Irish drinking songs were my introduction to Celtic music. In show #197, I'm gonna share my pick of the Top 20 Irish drinking songs by some of the best indie Celtic bands online including: Dun Aengus, The Sorry Lot, Stout Pounders, The Poxy Boggards, Brobdingnagian Bards, Terry Griffith, Bedlam Bards, Doggy Dike, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Jonathan Ramsey, The Irish Balladeers, The Wild Clover Band, Jim Brannigan, Melanie Gruben, Hair of the Dog, Danny Carthy, Blaggards, Siochain, The Bog Hoppers, Marc Gunn.

If you enjoy this show, 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.

 

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. The 2015 trip is now full. You can help us decide where we will invade in 2016. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

- Your guide to the Best indie Celtic music online

- Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/.

- This week on Celtic Interviews: Dublin Harpers

St. Patrick's Day Songs for Kids Now On iTunes. It goes officially on sale on March 1st.

St. Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival: See the latest artists performing for the frestival.

Vote for your favorite songs in January 2015

- Irish Drinking Songs Shows from the Pub Songs Podcast

#176: September Reels with more music from The Irish Balladeers

St Patrick's Day Pub Songs on YouTube

- I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Post a comment on our Facebook fan page or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

This Week in Celtic Music

0:42"Whiskey in the Jar" by Dun Aengusfrom Fortified

5:20"Black Velvet Band" by The Sorry Lotfrom The Sorry Lot

8:25"Rocky Road to Dublin" by Stout Poundersfrom 3 Drink Minimum

11:35"All For Me Grog" by The Poxy Boggardsfrom Bawdy Parts

14:13"Seven Drunken Nights" by Brobdingnagian Bardsfrom The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

19:13"Risin' of the Moon" by Terry Griffithfrom Songs from the Pub

22:36Celtic Music News

24:40"Johnny Jump Up" by Bedlam Bardsfrom Furious Fancies

27:53"Spancil Hill" by Doggy Dikefrom Live Singles

31:31"Wild Rover" by Bourbon & Shamrocksfrom Craic!

34:36"Night Paddy Murphy Died" by Jonathan Ramseyfrom Jonathan Ramsey

38:15Celtic Music Feedback

40:38"Sons of Molly" by The Irish Balladeersfrom The Molly Maguires

43:47"Biddy Mulligan" by The Wild Clover Bandfrom Behind the Blarney

47:31"I'll Tell My Ma" by Jim Branniganfrom The Hills of Margaree

49:09"Fiddler's Green" by Melanie Grubenfrom Market Day

53:28"Tim Finnegan's Wake" by Hair of the Dogfrom Release the Hounds

55:56"Drink It Up Men" by Danny Carthyfrom Stand Look Around You

59:11"Drunken Sailor" by Blaggardsfrom Standards

1:01:43"Keg of Brandy" by Siochainfrom Peace By Peace

1:06:47"Irish Rover" by The Bog Hoppersfrom Top Shelf

1:11:11"Beer, Beer, Beer" by Marc Gunnfrom Kilted For Her Pleasure and Best Irish Drinking Songs

Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at CD Baby, Amazon, or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to CelticMusicPodcast.com where you can also join our mailing list. You can post feedback in the shownotes, on social media use the hashtag #CelticPodcast, or email me music@celticmusicpodcast.com.

Feb 26 2015

1hr 13mins

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Rank #12: Workout with Celtic Music #233

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Put on your exercise clothing because you're gonna get a great workout with this week's episode featuring non-stop indie Celtic music from Rathkeltair, Bruno's Boys, John McGaha, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Jonathan Milton, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Emerald Rose, Colin Farrell, Mwnci Nel, Dun Aengus, Beer Belly, Ceann, Jiggernaut, The Canny Brothers Band, The Kreellers, The Demon Barbers, John Wright.

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. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2015 at the end of the year. Photo by Peter Mooney

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Christmas Music .net

Are you looking for some Christmas music that actually sounds Celtic for this holiday season? Head on over to CelticChristmasMusic.net. This is Marc Gunn's website for all things Celtic Christmas. You'll find articles, blogs, podcasts, and of course two Celtic Christmas albums. My 2014 album Celtic Christmas Greetings which fuses traditional Christmas songs with Celtic music, plus A Celtic Christmas. That's the compilation put out by the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring some of our Celtic musicians take on both traditional and original Christmas songs and tunes. You'll get great Celtic Christmas music and be able to support this podcast. It's a win/win. So buy your Christmas music now at CelticChristmasMusic.net

 

Notes:

* Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at SongHenge.com. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Satoshi, Tiffany and Pip.

* Do you want one of the 2015 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts? You can save 40% off the shirt price from now until the end of November 2015 when that design will be discontinued. Go to CelticMusic.org to the Celtic T-Shirts link or follow the link in the shownotes. Use coupon code: PODCASTFAN and you'll save 40% on that shirt. After this month, James McDaniel will design the 2016 shirt. So get yours now!

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or visit celticmusicpodcast.com to post a comment in the shownotes. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing or picture of one of your travels to Ireland or Scotland

Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at Amazon or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

"Cunla" by Rathkeltair from Everybody

"The Beggarman" by Bruno's Boys from Last Call

"Maids of Munster" by John McGaha from Exodus, An ElectroCelt Journey

"Come Out Ye Black 'n' Tans" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from On the One Road

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

"Elzic's Farewell" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Shock & ARRRR!

"Fire in the Head" by Emerald Rose from Songs for the Night Sky

The Old Rogue Set" by Colin Farrell from On the Move

"Seion" by Mwnci Nel from Gimig

"Irish Rover" by Dun Aengus from Fortified

"The Blackthorn Stick" by Beer Belly from Paddy's Boots

"Music of Our Fathers" by Ceann from Almost Irish

"The Brewery Tap" by Jiggernaut from In Search of More

"Come to the Bower" by The Canny Brothers Band from One Drop of Whiskey

"Boys of the Old Brigade" by The Kreellers from Sixth and Porter

"Ranzo" by The Demon Barbers from Disco at the Tavern

"Carrickfergus" by John Wright from A Few Short Lines

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.

Nov 19 2015

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Rank #13: Celtic Top 20 for 2019 #441

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It’s time for the Celtic Top 20, where I feature your votes for the 20 most-popular Irish & Celtic songs and tunes of 2019. Listen and subscribe today!

Molly's Revenge, Moira Smiley, Flook, Colleen Raney, Andy Law & Friends, The John Byrne Band, We Banjo 3, Ella Roberts, Rising Gael, Sharon Shannon, Melanie Gruben, Atlys, Don Gabbert, Katherine Nagy, Hot Griselda, Seamus Kennedy, The Grenaways, ChildsPlay, Journey North, Chrissy Crowley, Runa, Marc Gunn

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:09 - "Emmet's Hedgehog" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

4:50 - WELCOME

6:21 - "Turquoise Girl / The Tree Climber / Twelve Weeks and a Day / Rounding Malin Head" by Flook from Ancora

12:13 - "The Collier's Daughter" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

15:46 - "An Diberdhyans / Dons Bewnans" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

20:93 - "To Patsy" by The John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

25:46 - "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

29:47 - "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" by Ella Roberts from North Wind

34:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:45 - "The Trooper and the Maid" by Rising Gael from Roots

42:07 - "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

45:58 - "Irish Fire" by Melanie Gruben from Single

50:20 - "The Corrie Man" by Atlys from Atlys

55:30 - "Tejas Go Bragh" by Don Gabbert from Alone on the Porch

1:01:15 - "Lay With Me" by Katherine Nagy from Single

1:04:24 - "Your Moment to Shine" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

1:08:48 - "Wild Rover" by Seamus Kennedy from By Popular Demand

1:14:45 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:17:50 - "Rowan" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows

1:21:51 - "Maids of Galway/Jenny Picking Cockles/Epic Reel" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

1:26:17 - "Calm Before the Storm" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

1:33:03 - "Trundle's" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

1:37:17 - "Thaney" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

1:41:50 - CLOSING

1:43:54 - "When She Held Me In Her Arms" by Marc Gunn from Selcouth

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 musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Did you know about the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. This a group where you can interact with other fans of the podcast. Share your music, videos, links and news so everyone can enjoy more Celtic culture through music.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has an app. And it’s free!

If you’re a Celtic musician, I have an eBook, I want you to own. It’s called Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music. I’m currently giving it away for free.

You can get the eBook and the app when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine… also for Free.

And of course, you can also submit music to be played on the podcast by completing the permission form at 4Celts.com.

This podcast episode features your pick of the top 20 Celtic songs and tunes of 2019. However, I also listed my organic favorites. Some artists I end up playing more than others. I compiled a list of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2019 by looking at who I played the most.

I want to send out a huge shout to Stephen Conroy. He has a website called Ask Stephen where he lists every artist played in each Celtic podcast online.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: George K, Peter G, Metta R, Thomas C.

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

Katherine Horning emailed on Facebook: "Hello! I was just listening to episode #239 and the song at about 101 minutes was so great. I think it’s Girl in the Street. I’m a dog walker, so that’s probably why it resonated. But I tried to google it and can’t find it. Please help me! Where can I find this song and artist? Thank you for your wonderful podcast. I started playing harp this year and have found your show very inspiring!"

You can find Nick Hennessey at http://nickhennessey.co.uk/. Sadly, I don’t see his CD as available.

José Villanueva Music emailed: "Hi Marc!  Firstly I wanna say Congratulations!!! Your podcast is great and I listen to it as much I can. I've been looking for a song called "The Hunter Set" but I didn't find the episode where you set it. I had a tried on Youtube but they deleted the video.

Do you have the complete name or your episode? Thank you so much! Cheers from Sonora, Mexico!"

Tanya Sapien emailed: "Hey Marc, Tanya Sapien here, I re-wrote this like ten times, so sorry if it seems scatterbrained.

I've been listening to you for years, I can't remember when or where I first picked the podcast up, and I've been meaning to write in for ages but I always chickened out, always that is until now. In your last episode a trans woman wrote in and said she's had a hard time finding others like herself in the audience, so being a trans woman myself I took that as a sign it was time to speak up.

Your podcast has always brought warmth into my life from things as mundane as tending the fire pit to as exciting as my recent cross-country bus ride to meet my boyfriend face-to-face for the first time. Your chipper positivity has been a beacon of light in a dark world, and when I'm constantly surrounded by people that choose hating their enemies before loving their friends and who insist every single facet of life has to be a political statement, I'm glad I still find refuge here.

There's no left or right, no black nor white, No red against blue we don't fight over hue

We're just here to play so sing here all day shed your dismay in Gunn's name I say;

Have a beautiful Yule today."

#celtictop20 #bestcelticmusic #topcelticmusic

Dec 26 2019

1hr 46mins

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Rank #14: Irish Celtic Music #107: Colin Farrell, Ciara Considine, StoneRing, Danny Carthy

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Music from Giant's Dance, Colin Farrell, Ciara Considine, StoneRing, Colleen Raney, Avalon Rising,Eire & Brimstone, Jimi McRae, Loudwhisper, Danny Carthy, John McGaha, Laura McGhee, Calasaig.  www.celticmusicpodcast.com/107

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Travel the world with Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and host of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. See the sites during the day and at night, sing with him. Visit the newsletter for a free newsletter with details about the latest Celtic invasions at CelticInvasion.com.

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Cast Your Vote in The Celtic Top Five. Keep thos votes coming for your favorite song in each show. At the end of the year, I will compile all of your favorite songs into a Best of the Year 2-hour long episode. Visit the Celtic Top 5 charts to see the most-popular songs of each show.

Support Indie Celtic music. Become a Member of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast!I want to thank all the new and current Members of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. You can become a member, for just $27 a year. You will get free access to Song Henge, my exclusive archive of Celtic music downloads. Plus, your membership helps keep this show running. Visit CelticMusicPodcast.com for more details. And than kyou for your donations and generous support of this show.

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This Week

"Grumpy Old Man set" by Giant's Dancefrom Giant's Dance

"Sheelin Side" by Colin Farrellfrom On the Move

"She's Like The Swallow" by Ciara Considinefrom Beyond the Waves

"Morrison's Set" by StoneRingfrom Samhain

"Patrick Street" by Colleen Raneyfrom Lark

"Congress Reel/Red Crow" by Avalon Risingfrom Storming Heaven

"Uisca Beatha" by Eire & Brimstonefrom Uisca Beatha

"Dornie Bends" by Jimi McRaefrom Global Gathering

"Jack of the Wood" by Loudwhisperfrom Jack of the Woodland

"Stand Look Around You" by Danny Carthyfrom Stand Look Around You

"Song of the Sidh" by John McGahafrom Exodus, An ElectroCelt Journey

"Dundee Toon" by Laura McGheefrom Green Eyes

Discover more about the artists in this show at www.celticmusicpodcast.com. While you're there, subscribe to our Celtic MP3s Music Magazine and visit the link for our Celtic CD Store. 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.

"The Bonnie Light Horseman" by Calasaigfrom Merchant's City

Jul 07 2011

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Rank #15: 2-Hours of Scottish Music #317

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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.

 

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* 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

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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

2hr 16mins

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Rank #16: Beautiful Affair #369

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Celebrate Celtic culture through beautiful Celtic music from The Flying Toads, The Fretless, Tom Eure, Dylan Foley, Raglan, Daimh, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Arthur Hinds & The Round Table, Marc Gunn, Stout Pounders, Heavy Blarney, Black Rose Roisin Dubh, Black 47, Jiggy, Gone Molly. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news.

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, 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

0:04 "Stan Chapman's" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

5:52 "Maggie's Set (Live)" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

10:23 "The Best of Thee" by Tom Eure from The Coin, The Prayer, The Crow

13:31 "Glass of Beer / Bag of Spuds / Lady Anne Montgomery" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

16:48 "Beautiful Affair" by Raglan from A New Dawn

21:02 CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:26 "Dhannsamaid Le Ailean" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

29:42 "Rolling Down to Old Maui" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

32:13 "Beltane Comes" by Arthur Hinds & The Round Table from In Her Name

36:00 "As Long As I'm Flyin'" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

38:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:57 "Pumpkin's Fancy" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

42:17 "Sinister Path" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

46:11 "Gallant Murray" by Black Rose Roisin Dubh from Black Rose White Rabbit

49:21 "Liverpool Fantasy" by Black 47 from Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes

51:59 "Head Rush" by Jiggy from Translate

57:45 "The Miners Way" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

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.

Did you know we have an app? Best of all, it's free. You can download it in the iTunes store or on Amazon. You'll get regular notifications of new episodes. Get it now!

If you're a Patron of the Podcast, or just considering it, I have an episode of Celtfather Music & Travel that talks about Patreon and how you can get the most out of it. It's episode #243. You can listen to it for free. And it might answer some questions on why you should become a Patron of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast or of your favorite Celtic musician. Check it out!

Check out Celtic Adventures from Geek Pub Songs.

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.

2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. 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 newest Patrons: Perry L. Thompson, Mike Downs, Tyson Woolman, Cheryl Hainey, Amanda Braun.

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

Les emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I’ve been a faithful fan of the podcast for many years. I’ve met you at DragonCon several times. I really enjoy the show and share it with friends whenever I can. I was listening and today I decided to share where I was listening.

You see, I moved from Nashville to Prague last September to begin teaching English. I was out in the city listening and decided to share my view on the street as I was listening. Keep up the great work! Thank you for an awesome podcast."

RJ emailed: "Marc Gunn, I am an avid listener to your podcast and play them almost every night to fall asleep to. I was wondering if you had any particular songs that were adventurous or something of the sort. I play dungeons and dragons with a few close friends and some of the music out there is sub-par. I am e-mailing you to see if you know of any lesser-known artists who have something that I could use to set the scene for an adventure or quest."

Scott Selhorst emailed from Dayton, OH: "I loved your Celtic Tunes by Celtic Women for Mother's Day.  I was listening to this podcast at work.  Listening to Irish and Celtic music makes the day go much quicker.  As I listen to your podcasts, some songs and tunes usually make a really good impression on me, and I buy the song.  For this particular podcast, most of the tunes made a really good impression on me.  I bought most of them.  Some I had already owned.  Keep up the great work. I am sorry to hear about Jed Marum.  He is an artist I always enjoyed listening to since I first heard him.  I look forward to listening to your tribute to him."

Jim Mitchell emailed a photo: "It’s not County Claire but I can dream!"

Aug 02 2018

1hr

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Rank #17: St Patrick's Day Music Party

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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

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Rank #18: St Patrick's Day Playlist 2019, 3 Hours #400

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St Patrick's Day starts early with three hours of Celtic music from the award-winning Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.   http://bestcelticmusic.net/

The Gothard Sisters, Banna De Dha, Beyond the Pale, The Duplets, Lochlainn, Clan Celtica, Irish Whispa, Keith Hinchliffe, Kyle Carey, Ceol Gan Achar, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Bedlam Bards, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Rose Rock, Ella Roberts, Bangers and Mash, Screaming Orphans, Ceann, Ed Miller, Kennedy's Kitchen, Dark Patrick, Paddy's Pig, We Banjo 3, Talisk, Lothlorien, Madd Paddy, Marc Gunn, Kinfolk, Gaelic Storm, Fergus, Albannach, Calasaig, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, The Hallions, The Fighting Jamesons, Hexperos, Dervish, SeaStar, The McCabes, Old Blind Dogs, The Kreelers, Conor Caldwell, Runa, Seamus Kennedy, Brobdingnagian Bards, Johnson's Motorcar, The Canny Brothers Band, The Poxy Boggards, Celtic Soul, Ockham's Razor

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, 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.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "The Three Coins" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

3:34 "Comb Your Hair & Curl It / The White Petticoat / The Black Rogue" by Banna De Dha from Band of Two

8:29 "Catalpa Rescue" by Beyond the Pale from Wantin' Something More

12:02 "Garry Porch's" by The Duplets from Leverage

15:07 "Green Window" by Lochlainn from Fisher Street

19:07 "Triantan" by Clan Celtica from Tribal Thunder

22:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:08 "Rising of the Moon" by Irish Whispa from Irish Whispa

25:54 "A Wee Dram or Henry the Horse's Hornpipe" from Keith Hinchliffe from A Wee Dram

27:48 "Cairistiona" by Kyle Carey from North Star

30:40 "Hedigans Fancy Hawson" by Ceol Gan Achar from Ceol Gan Achar

34:59 "Grandpa Joe" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

39:48 PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

41:11 "Whiskey in the Jar" by Bedlam Bards from Furious Fancies

44:22 "Jenny's Story" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

46:35 "Down by the Sally Garden" by Rose Rock from Aire Loom

49:22 "North Wind" by Ella Roberts from North Wind

53:18 "Paddy's Day NYC" by Bangers and Mash from Whisper Valley and Other Stories

56:49 "Dr. Gilberts Sel" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

59:49 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

1:00:26 "Almost Irish" by Ceann from Almost Irish

1:05:38 "London Town" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

1:09:48 "Christy Barry's Jig/The Rolling Waves/The Old Favorite/The West Clare Reel" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Tree

1:14:27 "Eamonn An Chnoic" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae

1:17:21 "Henry My Son" by Paddy's Pig from Maple & Wire

1:20:47 "Two Sisters" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

1:25:29 "Rations" by Talisk from Beyond

1:32:33 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:33:00 "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by Lothlorien from Single

1:37:27 "The Leprechaun" by Madd Paddy from Arrived

1:39:52 "Henry Martin" by Marc Gunn from Not Every Day Is St Patrick's Day

1:42:19 "Paddy's Stout" by Kinfolk from This Land

1:44:53 "Kiss Me I'm Irish" by Gaelic Storm from Bring Yer Wellies

1:49:37 "P Stands for Paddy" by Fergus from Green St.

1:52:49 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:53:51 "Auld Nick's A Piper" by Albannach from Eye of the Storm

1:56:21 "Lazy Bairn / Instrumental: Doug McPhee's Welcome" by Calasaig from Merchant's City

2:00:03 "My Only" by Derek Byrne and Paddygrass from Half and Half

2:02:52 "Devil's Kiss" by The Hallions from EP

2:06:53 "A Song for Letting Go" by The Fightling Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

2:11:26 "Giant's Causeway" by Hexperos from Lost in The Great Sea

2:15:45 "Red Haired Mary" by Dervish from Midsummer's Night

2:18:47 CELTIC FEEDBACK

2:19:21 "Galway Bay" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

2:23:21 "An American in Paris" by The McCabes from Songs for Breakfast

2:27:34 "Died and Gone" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

2:33:28 "Johnny Don't Go" by The Kreelers from Saints & Sinners

2:36:42 "An Art Revealed" by Conor Caldwell from To Belfast...

2:39:10 "Big Fellah" by Black 47 from Rise Up

2:44:49 "The Ruthless Wife" by Runa from Current Affairs

2:50:39 CELTIC FEEDBACK

2:51:25 "Wild Rover" by Seamus Kennedy from By Popular Demand

2:56:34 "Old Dun Cow" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

3:00:26 "Redcrow/Tamlins/Gravelwalk" by Johnsons Motorcar from Funky Disco Hardcore

3:05:05 "Spancil Hill" by The Canny Brothers Band from One Drop of Whiskey

3:08:12 "The Drinker's Praise" by The Poxy Boggards from Bawdy Parts

3:10:10 "Tempest in a Teacup" by Celtic Soul from Way

3:20:00 "Lanigan's Ball" by Ockham's Razor from Ten Thousand Miles to Bedlam

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 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.

Get our free app. Go to the iTunes or Amazon store to download the app for free. You'll be able to listen to every episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, not just the latest 300. That's all that Apple Podcasts will allow. The app will give you access to every show.

You can join my band Kilted Kings at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday, March 17th for St. Patrick's Day. Go to KiltedKings.com for details.

Subscribe to my Pub Songs Podcast. I'm sharing 11 St Patrick's Day facts in a couple weeks. But you can listen right now and hear some great Celtic Heroes & Musical Legends from the past show.

If you don't have an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt, what are you waiting for? Get one in our store.

Have you seen our new bumper sticker? It was beautifully designed by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can buy it in our store. But from now until March 21, you will get a free bumper sticker to go along with your per episode pledge of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Just sign up as a patron.

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.

2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Dingle. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Big corporations want to force feed you Music.  Even though Celtic music is a niche market, There are big labels who want to tell you what music is good. With this podcast, you decide. Not a corporation. Not a billionaire. You!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is listener-supported. I make this show free and let you, the listener, support the podcast through your kind patronage on Patreon. You can make a per episode pledge and cap how much you want to spend each month supporting this podcast.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. Best of all, you get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes.

I want to thank our Celtic Legends: Shawn Cali, Bryan Brake, Annie Lorkowski, Kevin Long, Hank Woodward, Rian P Kegerreis, robert michael kane, Theresa Sullivan, Hunter Melville, Scott Benson, Carol Baril, Lynda MacNeil, Nancie Barnett, Tiffany Knight, Marianne Ludwig. These amazing people pledge at least $25 per month to support the podcast.

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

Bill Hayes emailed: "Hi Mark, I just became a patron and I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for alll the great music you play. I wanted you to know how much this podcast means to me, I’ve always wanted to explore my Celtic heritage and I always loved the music of my ancestors. Thanks for sharing all the independent artists that make this music!"

Brian McReynolds emailed: "I have been listening to your podcast since late 2005. I love the variety of music and love listening to the podcasts. For Christmas I got some Bluetooth headphones and have been listening to the podcast while watching college football bowl games. It has been rather fun watching the action on the field with such great music on instead of listening to the commentary."

John Helminski emailed: "Hi Marc, Thanks for your great podcast. Is there one specific show dedicated to Celtic harp music?"

Catherine Koehler emailed a reply to my reply: "How providential that you responded tonight...the very night that i was writing YOU, lol. I was at the best pub in Louisiana this weekend, Enoch's Irish Pub and Grill of Monroe, LA, and made sure the podcast was well represented.  I'm sending along a few pics of the podcast sticker that was ceremoniosly placed by Enoch's wonderful daughter Molly .  In her words " we're placing it down low so everyone can see it!"  Fyi...it is in front of everyone who stands in line for the rest room!! No billboard ever had a better placement!"

Mar 07 2019

3hr 23mins

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Rank #19: Mist Covered Mountains of Donegal #160

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Irish Celtic music from Jamie Smith's MABON, Black Market Haggis, Sybil and Sorley, Colin Farrell, Rambling Sailors, Hugh Morrison, Trinity River Whalers, Candace Corrigan, The Willis Clan, Kila, Black 47, Caliorne, Clandestine.  www.celticmusicpodcast.com

If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our 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.

Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at CD BabyAmazon, or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Experience travel like you've never done before on Marc Gunn's Celtic Invasion Vacation. You will enjoy a small, friendly group that is one-third the size of most tour groups. Smile, laugh, and sing-along as you enjoy exotic sites around the world, and make lots of wonderful, new memories. Join me in June 2015, when we explore County Donegal and the Giant's Causeway. This exciting adventure will take us to one of the most unvisited parts of Ireland where glorious secret treaures await. Subscribe to the mailing and join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

Notes:

Join Song Henge!- I WANT YOUR VOICEMAIL: Post a comment on our Facebook fan page or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Today's voicemail is from...

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:03"Tunnag's Tunes" by Jamie Smith's MABONfrom Windblown on iTunes

8:27"Mist Covered Mountains/Musical Priest" by Black Market Haggisfrom Demo

11:00"Galway Girls" by Sybil and Sorleyfrom Street Side Songs on iTunes

13:53"Garageband Reels" by Colin Farrellfrom On the Move on iTunes

18:00"Leave Her Johnny" by Rambling Sailorsfrom Wanderlust on iTunes

21:32Celtic Music News

23:20"Box & Bodhran Set" by Hugh Morrisonfrom Far From Home on iTunes

26:35"Haughs of Cromdale" by Trinity River Whalersfrom Black & Blue on iTunes

30:59"Eleanor Plunkett" by Candace Corriganfrom O'Carolan Songwriter on iTunes

33:56"Ship of the Line" by The Willis Clanfrom Roots on iTunes

39:06Promo - Christian Alternative Music Podcast

39:26"Cardinal Knowledge" by Kilafrom Gamblers' Ballet on iTunes

44:25"Shanty Irish Baby" by Black 47from Last Call on iTunes

48:35"Scottish Purple" by Caliornefrom Rock Noz Band on iTunes

55:05"Shetland Tunes" by Clandestinefrom Songs from Home on iTunes

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. If you enjoyed the music you heard, support the artists in this show. Buy their music. Then tell your friends to visit www.celticmusicpodcast.com

Jun 11 2014

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Rank #20: Big Trip to Ireland #377

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Do you have your own Big Trip to Ireland planned. Subscribe and listen to Celtic music from The Fretless, Fourth Moon, ChildsPlay, The Blarney Rebel Band, Dan Milner, Forkroot, Jenna Greene, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, Sylvia Platypus, Finbar Furey, Sharon Shannon, Event Horizon, NUA.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Do me a favor share this podcast. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, 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.

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/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Big Trip" by The Fretless from The Fretless

4:30 "Glasgow Roast" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis

10:45 "Sailing Off to Yankeeland" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

16:29 "Devil's Ditch" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

20:30 "The Flying Cloud" by Dan Milner from Irish Pirates and Other Songs of the Sea

27:05 CELTIC FEEDBACK

29:50 "Coyotes at the Dump" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

33:13 "Bard Song" by Jenna Greene from Crossroads

36:08 "The Choice Wife" by TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek from Eist

38:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:07 "The Seagull" by Sylvia Platypus from Sylvia Platypus

43:55 "Dan O'Hara" by Finbar Furey from Colours

47:13 "Sea Shepherd" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

52:10 "Proxima Centauri" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

59:08 "The Thistle and the Daffodil" by NUA from BOLD

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.

If you love the podcast, I have a great offer for you. I posted a limited-time shirt and CD combo offer in my store. You'll get the 2018 shirt, plus, the super popular 2017 shirt. Plus two compilations, Plus two more CDs from my archive for one low price. And stickers to boot. Follow the link in the shownotes for details. This offer is good until October 15, 2018. So order soon!

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.

2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. 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 you 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. October 15th deadline on this milestone. So please make a pledge today!

Thanks to our newest patron: Brendan

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

Gerry Corr emailed a video: "Sitting on my back deck having one for the road, after beautiful dinner with one of my grandsons, daughter, and wife. Listening to this weeks podcast puts the icing on the cream. Beannachtai."

William Robertson emailed:  "Marc, You are an amazing chap.  What a superb podcast and thanks for the wonderful downloads. I'm listening to #369 as I trawl my way through the drudgery of email. Congratulations and thanks for your support of Celtic musicians. I was chuffed no end to hear Black 47. This is a really really top notch service. With best regards                 Glaswegian-in-NC-Wal

And he replied to one of my emails: "Marc, Thank you for your kind email.  I've sent an introduction to your podcast to a  number of my fellow music lovers here in Raleigh, NC (and other parts of the world).

I have a couple of comments:

1.  Can I search all of your playlists, with one query, for bands of particular interest.  If not, I may be able to furnish you with an add-on to your site to do that.

2. In respect of the question above, I'd love to know if Enter the Haggis are on any of the podcasts.  If not, could I suggest they might be a nice inclusion.

3.  Finally, it just occurred to me that you could add for your readers a note on how to pronounce "Sláinte".

As I said before, your podcast is extraordinary and I would agree that it's a nice expansion on and divergence from Fiona's Thistle & Shamrock.

Have a wonderful week, a-Glaswegian-in-NC-Wal"

Sep 27 2018

1hr 1min

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Everything's Alright #468

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Everything’s alright with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Avourneen, Alexander James Adams, Kinnfolk, Kalos (McKasson & McDonald), Lissa Schneckenburger, We Banjo 3, Ciunas, Celtic Conundrum, The Irish Rovers, Battlelegs, Songs for Ceilidh, The Round Table, Hot Griselda, Seumas Gagne

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 - "Sevens, Shirley's Reel" by Avourneen from Sparrow

3:35 - WELCOME

4:10 - "Ghillie Challum/Musical Priest/Butterfly Jig/Swallowtail Jig" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle Pronunciation: gilly cowm

9:11 - "Right All Right" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk

11:58 - "Theme for Scotland" by Kalos from Harbour

14:53 - "The Drowsey Sleeper" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song

19:13 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:43 - "Ain't Nobody Else Like You" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

25:42 - "Air / Independence / Trim the Velvet" by Ciunas from High Time

30:33 - "Dublin Towne" by Celtic Conundrum from The Promise

35:59 - "First Love in Life" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, the Continuing Story

39:24 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:02 - "Spin A Song" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

42:42 - "The Gale" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

45:47 - "So Mote It Be" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

49:50 - "Royal Nord / Fahy's / Exmoor" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

54:17 - CLOSING

55:50 - "Tir Nan Og" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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 your own Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt? How about our Celtic Podcast Pint Glass? How about our podcast stricker? You can find those items and much more in our Bandcamp store. It’s a great way to show your support for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Jenna P., Ivan M., Joe L.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Anthony Young emailed: "Marc, Thanks for the lovely e-mails. I’ve been listening to your podcast for a couple weeks now, and I’m loving it! Also, thanks for the mp3s, they downloaded perfectly!

I honestly don’t know that many Celtic music artists. That’s the main reason I subscribed to the podcast, to find more artists. I do enjoy Celtic music, but don’t know too much about it. From what I’ve heard so far, your podcasts are super informative, and I love getting to hear all this music! If I had to choose a Celtic artist, I’d probably say either Celtic Woman or Loreena McKennitt, though I’m not sure if the latter is technically considered Celtic. Either way, this podcast is a great way to expand my growing interest in the music of Ireland. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! Sláinte!"

David Strei emailed photos: "Marc, Been listening to your podcast since it started. Some of my favorite artists include the Gothard Sisters, Celtic Squall, the Rogues, and a lot of your music. Today I’m carving spoons while listening to your podcast. Attached is a picture of a spoon in progress and several that are complete."

Senachie Cummings emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I am a patron and have been a devoted fan for many years.  Currently, I mostly listen to your podcast while I am doing cooking projects.  I usually prepare some food items to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but did not this year  due to the novel coronavirus, so here is a photo of the dessert that I served for St. Patrick’s Day in 2019.  It is supposed to look like pints of Guinness but is actually Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting.  I baked the cake directly in the pint glasses.  Thanks again for all your efforts.  Keep up the great work and stay safe!"

Jul 09 2020

1hr 1min

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Highland Life #467

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Enjoy life--Highland Life--on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Plaid Menagerie, Fir Arda, Alexander James Adams, The Homespun Ceilidh Band, The Ugly Mugs, Jesse Ferguson, Callanish, Gaelic Fury Band, W Ed Harris, Blame Not the Bard, Tami Curtis, Wooden Legs, Skeleton McKee, Barleyjuice, IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "The Marquis of Huntley's Highland Fling/The Piper of Drummond/Jock Wilson's Ball/Tail Toddle/Miss Girdle" by Plaid Menagerie from Plaid Menagerie

4:37 - WELCOME

5:18 - "Boys of Ballycastle/The Dunmore Lasses" by Fir Arda from At Home

9:12 - "Dance in a Circle" by Alexander James Adams from A Familiar Promise

13:48 - "Ross' Reel" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Home with The Homespun Ceilidh Band

17:16 - "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

20:18 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:11 - "Reilly's Daughter" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

25:06 - "O'Carolan's Farewell to Music" by Callanish from Callanish

28:38 - "Irish Blues" by Gaelic Fury Band from Swimming Upstream

32:43 - "The Otzi Man" by W Ed Harris from Ye Banks and Braes

37:14 - "The Old Hags of May Day" by Blame Not the Bard from Soundcheck

40:07 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:20 - "False Lady" by Tami Curtis from Cairde Cavort

48:26 - "Oro, Se Do Bheatha Bhaile" by Wooden Legs from Animali

52:01 - "Follow Me Up to Carlow" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

55:44 - "High on Highland Life" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

1:00:11 - CLOSING

1:01:22 - "Down By the Sally Gardens" by IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves from Leap of Faith

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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

Support the artists

Show your Celtic colors. Get an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt. There are several to choose from, including the 2020 Celtic Tree of Life shirt. But you can even get the 2018 shirt for just $7 while supplies last. Shop right now.

I released a couple interviews on the Pub Songs Podcast recently. One features Mazz O’Flaherty who owns Dingle Record Shop. The other features Celtic songwriter and guitarist Gerry O’Beirne. The interviews were recorded during the Celtic Invasion of Dingle, Ireland last year.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Tiffany Knight, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Nancie Barnett, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Scott Benson, robert michael kane, Kevin Long, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Shawn Cali,

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Kate Maver emailed a photo: "I am moving in the middle of all this pandemic craziness. So, I turn on your podcast while I’m packing, and listen to one episode after another. I’ve spent a lot of time in Ireland and Scotland, and your podcast brings me right back to Doolin, and Galway, and Glasgow and Edinburgh! So relaxing! Thanks for keeping me company."

Jesse Bethea emailed: "Hi Marc, I'm so thankful for the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I'm struggling to write and revise my first novel, and the music you choose for this podcast always helps me with my work. Thank you and sláinte."

Fabio Fiorelli emailed: "Dear Mark,I just listened to your podcast about Celtic groups in Italy. I have been living in the UK for 11 years by now, but Florence is my hometown, and there is a great group from there I used to listen to when I was still living with my parents.

They are called Whisky Trail, they play both traditional songs and tradition-inspired new ones, and have been active for over 30 years! One of them is a historian, and he popularized the history of San Frediano, one of the most important patron saints of the city, who turned out to have been Irish (his name was Frigidianus, something related to the fact that he came from a cold country, more info here) and who is well known across Tuscany as well.

Unfortunately their website is not well updated, so I don't know if their email is still active, but I know the group definitely is (they have played several concerts in 2019) and I wish to honor their love for irish and celtic music. I will suggest them to contact you, but if you want to do it personally they have an active facebook page with the same name."

Jul 02 2020

1hr 5mins

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Step It Out Mary #466

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Let's step it out with Mary and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Kennedy's Kitchen, Stringer's Ridge, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Kissers, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, The Jeremiahs, The Selkie Girls, An Lar, Clover's Revenge, The Whiskeydicks, Onde, Moonrakers

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Paddy Fahey's" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

3:22 - WELCOME

3:56 - "Jerry's Beaver Hat / Scatter the Mud / Kitty's Wedding" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

8:12 - "The Bird Song" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Happy Endings

11:26 - "Malt House Jigs (The Humors of Tralibane / The Boys of Comanore / Castle Donovan)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

15:35 - "Step It Out Mary" by The Boston Harbor Bhoys from ...And We'll All Go Together

18:12 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:14 - "Spring Fling" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

27:34 - "The Final Trawl" by The Selkie Girls from Running With the Morrigan

31:12 - "Gäbelbachiana" by An Lar from Deception

36:56 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:35 - "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution

45:50 - "Johnny Brown" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

49:20 - "Rise Your Bones" by Onde from Maelstrom

55:10 - CLOSING

56:25 - "The Ploughman" by Moonrakers from Tides

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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

Get your Celtic Tree of Life Shirt.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Stephen R, IndigoOwl, Mark D, Anthony W, Mary Ann N, David Y, Emily W, Greg S, Andy W

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Elle Clark emailed a photo: "Hi again Marc! I’m so excited and happy about the pride episode, thank you! Here is a photo of me listening to it at work, graveyard shift at the hospital"

Jackson Shinn replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "i wood carve while listening to your podcasts, working on a caricature bear wearing bib overalls."

Mark Long commented on Patreon: "As a gay man you don’t know how much this means to me to see our community highlighted and to see and find new artists to support."

Emil Volcheck emailed: "Hello, Marc, I've finally signed up after listening off and on for a few years.  I really like your choice of music.  I actually first learned about you from the Celtic Christmas podcast and listened to that during the holidays for a few years before I ever subscribed to your main podcast.  It was from your Christmas series that my wife and I learned about Burning Bridget Cleary.  We have so many favorite bands, I couldn't tell you a favorite.  Probably Altan, Battlefield Band, Reid and Van Sante, Solas, Andy Irvine, Silly Wizard, Triona, Afro-Celt Sound System, the Maggie's Music gang are near the top for us.  My other favorite music podcast is the Sing Out! Radio Magazine."

Keith Lyons emailed: "Just a note to say how much I’ve enjoyed your Celtic Music podcast, particularly during the lockdown in New Zealand, as I go out for my daily walk listening to an episode, sometimes the highlight of my day. "

Jesse Ferguson emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, Thanks for including me in the latest episode. My son, Brennan (age 10) and I are listening to the episode while he's doing home school, and I'm working from home."

Jun 25 2020

59mins

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Maid on the Shore #465

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Come to the join the maid on the shore with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Flook, Stonecircle, Molly Bauckham, Julia Lane, Beyond the Pale, Kellswater Bridge, Anne Roos, Ceili Moss, Celia Ramsay & Shay Black, Hibernia, Erin's Guild, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Paisley Close, Runa, Ryan MacNeil, The Fire Inside

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "The Bunting Fund/Ocean Child" by Flook from Ancora

4:20 WELCOME

5:49 "Maid on the Shore" by Stonecircle from Metamorphosis

12:16 "The Wiser Maid" by Molly Bauckham from Maid on the Shore

18:07 "Lament for the Wild Shore" by Julia Lane from Song of the Sea

20:35 "Sailing to Philadelphia" by Beyond the Pale from Paleontology

25:21 CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:25 "Kellswater" by Kellswater Bridge from As The Story Goes

33:45 "Get the Rigger" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

36:23 "Leis a Lurrighan" by Ceili Moss from On the Shore

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39:07 "The Fisherman's Wife" by Celia Ramsay & Shay Black from Singer's Request

41:55 "Dark Eyed Sailor" by Hibernia from Wide Waters

46:50 "Distant Shore" by Erin's Guild from Broken Man

50:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

52:40 "The Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

55:51 "Green Island" by Paisley Close from All On A Day

59:47 "Jewels on the Ocean/Michael Connell's" by Runa from Live

1:04:06 "Cearcall A' Chuin (The Ocean's Circle)" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

1:07:22 CLOSING

1:09:112 "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by The Fire Inside from Spark

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

#celticpodcast #celticmusic #irishmusic

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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 am pre-recording this episode. I should be heading to Venice, Italy to stay the night, about the time you get to hear this show as part of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. If you want to know how the trip is going, I put together a page at CelticInvasion.com where you can see follow links to every place I am posting new content, including podcasts, videos and of course, photos from the invasion.

Since I’m in one of the most famous sea ports in the world, I thought I’d highlight “Maid on the Shore”. I’m doing it a wee bit different though. You’ll hear the title track in a moment.  But then, nearly every artist singing a song in this show, and several of the instrumental artists too, has a recording of “Maid on the Shore” as well. I want to recommend that you check them all out.

You can follow the artist links in the shownotes to find out more about them as usual.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode.

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

Tim Sommer emailed: "Hi Marc. I haven’t used spotify, don’t use amazon, and minimal itunes.  Try to buy music from the artist or other collections, like Ossian.

Most of all, I listen to your podcasts to specifically hear other artists and new music!    I’ve been in the rut of listening to (and enjoying) the main stays of Irish and Scottish music.  Wanting to know what else is out there.  You are the answer.  Love your show."

Michael Vitagliano emailed: "Hey Mark,

My wife and I have been listening to your podcast for the past six months and have fallen in love with celtic music as a result. We just got back from two weeks on the emerald isle and spent our time traveling in the car listening to hours of your podcast.

I wanted to chime in about your new Spotify playlist and your concerns about how it might affect the podcast. While in Ireland, I noticed a pretty apparent lack of music shops that carried trad music albums. The places I did manage to procure a few cd’s, I received excellent guidance however my favorite album that I came back with is Flook’s Ancora, which was surprisingly not recommended. I learned of this band via your podcast.

The bands you play are amazing, but it’s hard to listen to and support them if you don’t know they exist, which, without your podcast I definitely would not be familiar with Flook. Spotify has it’s negatives, but reaching listeners across the globe has got to be worth it. And your providing that avenue I think will gain even more podcast listeners, and notoriety for the artists. Thanks for everything you do! Can’t wait for the next episode!"

Jun 18 2020

1hr 13mins

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Toss the Feathers #464

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Toss the feathers with a great mix of Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Stringer's Ridge, Emerald Accent, Seasons, Plaid Menagerie, Christine Primose, Bua, Blame Not the Bard, The Homespun Ceilidh Band, IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves, Skeleton McKee, Highland Reign, Hugh Morrison, Brave the Sea, Jennifer Licko

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Mouth of the Tobique / Old French / De Saint Paul a Terrebonne" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

4:33 - WELCOME

5:33 - "Toss the Feathers/Oak Tree/Foxhunters" by Emerald Accent from The Oats Field

11:16 - "I Care Not For These Ladies" by Seasons from Seasons

14:56 - "Captain Horne/In and Out the Harbor/Dinky Dorian's" by Plaid Menagerie from Plaid Menagerie

18:23 - "An Gille Donn (The Brown-haired Lad)" by Christine Primose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

22:38 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:28 - "The Killashandra Lasses / Down the Green Fields" by Bua from Down the Green Fields

30:32 - "Johnny Jump Up" by Blame Not the Bard from Soundcheck

34:39 - "Nine Points of Roguery / Gravel Walk / The High Reel" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Demo

38:51 - "Are You Sleeping" by IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves from Leap of Faith Robert Tannahill

43:32 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:10 - "This Is the Life" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

48:32 - "Bonnie Eilidh" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

52:41 - "Dance Hall Girl" by Hugh Morrison from The Other Side

56:50 - "Put Me On A Boat" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

58:33 - CLOSING

59:55 - "Fill Iu O" by Jennifer Licko from Sing

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival in 2021 and the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A big special thanks to our newest patrons: Jeff, Brian M O, Joe H, Hiroki C, Kirk N and our newest Celtic Legend Samir Malak

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Diana Stanley posted on the Facebook comments: "I listened to this show while exploring a remote park in Lawrence, Kansas. So basically, it was the perfect music choice."

Woodland Folk emailed about the Women's song episode with one word: "Amazing"

Mary Graham emailed: "Hi Mark, I’ve been listening to Celtic music since I was a kid, as it was a favorite of my dad, so I was thrilled when I recently discovered your podcast. I listen to podcasts a couple hours per day because the commute to my kids’ school is  so long I spend a couple hours per day on my cargo bike. I can’t really take a selfie while riding so you’ll just have to imagine me rocking out or Singing along to your amazing compilations while whizzing through the beautiful Dutch dunes and woods on my electric cargo bike, often with two little girls in front in the cargo part...it makes my commute SO much fun so a big thanks to you! Greetings from the Netherlands, a great Place to be despite its deficit of Celtic music."

Max Flight emailed: "I was listening to Libsyn's The Feed podcast and heard your immediately identifiable voice talking about chapters. Even though it takes more production time, I've started using chapters in my podcast. I overruled my co-hosts who thought it would make it too easy for listeners to skip content. My logic is whatever makes it easier for listeners to get value is good. If they skip a segment in an episode and concentrate on what they want to hear, great! That's better than them unsubscribing because they are tired of listening to stuff they don't care about. As for your show (which I'm very fond of, by the way), I've hoped for chapters because I could easily re-listen to songs. Sometimes I'm listening to an episode and I'd really like to go back and re-listen to a piece. Maybe it was so good I want it again. Maybe I was distracted and didn't realize until half way through that I've missed something wonderful. Chapters would make that super-easy. Anyway, just my thoughts."

Brian McReynolds emailed a photo from episode #460: “Working on some edging for our fire pit/raised planter area in our yard. Your podcast makes a somewhat tedious job more enjoyable.”

Jun 11 2020

1hr 3mins

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Pride Month with Celtic Music #463

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It’s Pride Month. We’re showing our pride and support for the LGBTQ community by highlighting LGBTQ Celtic musicians with an interview with Ockham’s Razor on this special show on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Homespun Ceilidh Band, Callanish, Seumas Gagne, Bua, Alexander James Adams, Samantha Gillogly, Melanie Gruben, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, Ockham's Razor

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, 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.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 - "Tripping Up The Stairs / The Tenpenny Bit / The Blackthorn Stick" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Home With The Homespun Ceilidh Band

  • Daphne Eftychia Arthur (pronounciation eff-ti-HEE-ah) T and L

3:10 - WELCOME - PATREON THANKS

  • Guest: Kris Clements of Ockham’s Razor
  • Special feature on Pride Month

9:25 - "Douglas Jig" by Callanish from Callanish

  • John Adams: Fiddler

11:18 - "Is Truagh Leam Ar Sgaradh" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard

14:26 - "Eddie Moloney's / Micho Ressell's (Mason's Apron)" by Bua from Down the Green Fields

17:34 - "Brannigan's Special Ale" by Alexander James Adams from Animals All the Same

21:04 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

29:26 - "Young Catherine/James Bethag" by Samantha Gillogly / Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

34:24 - "A Faery Song" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

36:23 - "Dumbbells" by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir from Single

41:40 - "Path to Alexandria/Mushtaq's Jig/Sleepy Camel" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle

45:30 - "My Parents Reared Me Tenderly" by Bua from Down the Green Fields

49:24 - INTERVIEW WITH OCKHAM’S RAZOR

58:20 - "The Handsome Cabin Boy" by Ockham's Razor from Ten Thousand Miles to Bedlam

1:00:30 - "The Butcher Boy" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

1:05:40 - INTERVIEW WITH OCKHAM’S RAZOR (CONTINUED)

1:10:48 - “The Cemetery Song” by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Pottersfield

1:15:13 - “Moorlough Shore” by Ockham's Razor from Job’s Comforter

1:20:11 - CLOSING

1:22:27 - "Lagan Love" by Callanish from Callanish

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/.

#celticpodcast #pridemonth #lgbtqmusicians

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic 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.

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 its 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!We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

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

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Shawn Cali, Annie Lorkowski, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, robert michael kane, Scott Benson, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Nancie Barnett, Marianne Ludwig, Lynda MacNeil, Tiffany Knight, Patricia Conner, and our newest Celtic Legend, Samir Malak

 

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

Sarah Fletcher emailed last year: "Hi Mark, I just signed up on your Patreon. I've been listening for a long time and decided it was time to pay back for all of that great music. I discovered the Gothard Sisters, who are from my town, right here on your podcast. Well, I really decided to support your podcast because you have expressed on many occasions your support for diversity in Celtic music and you have highlighted many female and LGBT artists. This touched me especially as many in these underrepresented groups struggle to find a voice. Thank you and keep up the great work. A devoted listener."

Phillip More emailed: "Hello mark, I've been  listening to your podcast  music for I don't remember  how long , I've tracked my family tree back to 1463 to Ireland  and lately I have picked up a new hobby , I make cigar box guitars electric /acoustic  3 string and 4 string , I was wondering if any of the bands you work with have ever used them  thank you for your time"

Jeffrey Adelsberger emailed: "Marc, Thank you for your great podcast. I discovered while doing my yearly search for music to add to my collection to prep for St. Paddy’s. I was able to get the music offered easily.

I grew up in a family that appreciated bands like the dubliners and I Grew to appreciate trad before expanding my tastes with more rock oriented Irish stuff (Pogues to drop kick Murphys and such). Gaelic Storm and Cean are two bands that probably represent my current listening interests best. I recently got into Coig after seeing them at the Maryland Irish Festival. We had the pleasure to visit Ireland last summer and I was gearing up to doing a heavy St Pats week before everything went south. This podcast has helped deal with it."

Jun 04 2020

1hr 27mins

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Celtic Women Singers #462

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Celtic women singers today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Seasons, The Selkie Girls, Lissa Schneckenburger, Jessica Victoria, Celtic Woman, Ciunas, Claire Roche, SeaStar, Tami Curits, Altan, Kellswater Bridge, Jiggy, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter" by Seasons from Seasons

4:55 - WELCOME

6:09 - "Bleecker Street" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan

9:33 - "Young Charlotte" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song

15:38 - "Mouth Music Medley: Far am bi mi fhìn / Chuirinn air a' Phìob e" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

17:27 - "Moorlough Shore" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

21:28 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:37 - "Madam I'm a Darling" by Ciunas from High Time Pronunciation: Queue-nas

29:09 - "The Planter's Daughter" by Claire Roche from The Lilt Of The Banshee

33:23 - "The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood" by SeaStar from Sinners and Angels

37:21 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:41 - "Frisky Whisky" by Tami Curits from Cairde Cavort

43:17 - "Níon a’ Bhaoigheallaigh" by Altan from The Gap of Dreams Pronunciation: Neen a V-way-gal-ig

49:28 - "Keys to the Castle" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof is in the Pudding

53:55 - "Who Put the Blood" by Jiggy from Hypernova

58:49 - CLOSING

1:00:42 - "I Courted a Soldier" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

Pronunciation: Murr-en Nick OWL-eev

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

#celticpodcast #celticmusic #celticwomen

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 12-13 and the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Shawn Cali, Annie Lorkowski, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, robert michael kane, Scott Benson, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Nancie Barnett, Marianne Ludwig, Lynda MacNeil, Tiffany Knight, Patricia Conner, and our newest Celtic Legend, Samir Malak

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Brad Thompson emailed photos: "Good evening, Mark! My wife and I listen to your podcast all the time, whether it’s driving to visit family, or just to chill in the living room. I’ve taken up home brewing, specifically mead, and naturally listen while working on it. Unfortunately, shipping alcohol is a nightmare, but if you can get to North Texas, I promise to leave you a bottle on our porch (because distancing, sorry). Thanks for all your hard work."

W. Ed Harris emailed: "Hey Marc! I just signed up to become a Podcast Patron.

I think it’s wonderful what you are doing and I am going to make every effort to be more engaged/supportive! I am a Celtic multi-instrumentalist and do everything myself throughout the recording/release process. I will be releasing my 8th album within the next few weeks and I have 100+ YouTube videos out. I believe you may have featured me in the past in that we follow on FB Page as well. I also had a tune aired on Celtic Roots Podcast very recently and wanted to take this opportunity in sending you the video link on the tune as well.

Again, Thanks so much for all you do and I look forward in getting more immersed in this wonderful culture (my heritage as well)! Sláinte my friend!"

Charlie Hunt emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I absolutely love the show and am so proud to be a Patreon. Every week, your show brings me and my very good dog Rhody so much joy and contentment. Just look how relaxed he is! Your show is one of the best parts of our week, and I’m so thankful we have someone carrying on these positive, welcoming and inclusive Celtic traditions. PS - as much Runa as possible, please! Best, Charlie (and Rhody)"

Eric emailed some videos from his home: "Hi Marc. From time to time I listen to your podcast, which i think is really awesome - bringing the finest Irish and Celtic music to us and the world. A few episodes ago you asked about a possible location to go for. For quite some time I thought the region I live in could be a place you would like, but I always threw this thought away - not this time.

It is a very historical and very interesting place, but not as famous as Ireland or Scotland. Although the country looks a little similar and the music is also not far off. We even have our own dialect "Plattdeutsch" which is recognized as its own language.

I'm sure, now you are excited. I live in the northern part of Germany ca. 4km from the danish border, where I travel each day to work. In the past, this region often changed between Germany and Denmark. Originally it is the home of the Vikings with its trading center Haithabu (Hedeby in English), located at the end of the "Schlei", which is a fjord.

Haithabu is still a location, but nowadays it is a museum including a historical village and it belongs to the city of Schleswig.

Here, you can make yourself a picture of my home region, the Schlei: Video, Hedeby, World Heritage page.

There are some clubs in this region that keep the old way of living alive like in the village of Haithabu or in Wallsbüll (Valsbøl in danish) where each year the battle of Wallsbüll is shown.

There are some bands that play music in our dialect, but they are hard to find e.g. on YouTube. The local radio station may help to find them. Three times a week, in the evening this radio station broadcasts in our local dialect including such bands.

Hope you find my notes interesting. If you have questions, just let me know.

Slainte and have a great weekend!"

May 28 2020

1hr 4mins

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Merry Blacksmith #461

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9 out of 10 merry blacksmiths agree that you’re gonna have a toe tapping craic-filled time this week with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Emerald Accent, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, Lissa Schneckenburger, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jesse Ferguson, Kennedy's Kitchen, W Ed Harris, Kinnfolk, An Lar, Iron Roux, Barleyjuice, Black 47, Mary Ann Kennedy

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Scholar / Merry Blacksmith / Father Kelly" by Emerald Accent from The Oats Field

5:27 - WELCOME

5:59 - "Mountain Road #2" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

11:59 - "Jam On Gerry's Rock/Willie's" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song

16:33 - "Lightening the Load" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation

22:56 - "Me Darlin' Laura-Ann" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

25:06 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

29:38 - "Red Is The Rose" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

34:44 - "Tiarna Mhuigheo" by W Ed Harris from Turas Ceilteach

37:52 - "Siuil a Run" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk

41:07 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:07 - "The Return of the Dead" by An Lar from Deception (video)

53:01 - "My Molly" by Iron Roux from Iron Roux

57:06 - "Crackin' Jenny's Teacup" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

59:16 - "Funky Ceili" by Black 47 from Bittersweet Sixteen

1:03:28 - CLOSING

1:04:37 - "Grioglachan" by Mary Ann Kennedy from An Dàn: Gaelic Songs for a Modern World

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is sponsoring the Middle Tennessee Highland Games this year. Right now, this festival is going. They won’t make a decision whether to stay open or not until June. So I did a Skype interview with Richard to talk about the festival.

Interview with Richard Trest of the Middle Tennessee Highland Games

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 12-13 and the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Rick R, Rod N, Bulldozer, Nicholas W, Thom S, Tom Morley, Ted F, Steven, D Morse, Dáithí W

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Tina Manbeck emailed: "Marc, I host a music radio show and found your podcast while searching for holiday song ideas for my show.  Appreciated the downloads and have played them, including you, on several of my shows.  Thank you.

I also am a board member of the Celtic Music Association, which has been bringing four or five concerts to Des Moines per year since 1992. Our current season includes Doolin’, Old Blind Dogs, Calan, High Time, and just this last weekend, La Vent du Nord.

I listen to your podcasts, Andy Donnelly on CKUA, and Thistle Radio.  Any other suggestions?"

Check out Mage Network for the Celtic Podcast Network.

Patrick van dr Moezel emailed audio feedback.

Alied Pérez Martínez emailed some videos: "Cheers Marc: I'm a frequent listener of your podcast and just want to share with you a live session I recorded last January in Inverness, Scotland[1]. I was there for Christmas and New Year visiting my brother and we went to Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow and Inverness. You might say this was my own Celtic Invasion :-).

We were in a Hootananny at Inverness for dinner when the musicians began to arrive, and then we couldn't leave until it closed. There I also upped my English to "Drunken Glaswegian" Level :-D (English is not my mother language)

Feel free to use any of the videos; it's all public. The musicians names are in the video descriptions. And if you could give me a hand with the tune titles, I would be much appreciated. Slàinte"

Deanna Garrison emailed: "Hi! My sister and I love listening to the podcast. We're both American and while I'm still here, she's over in Norway working on her PhD. She likes to listen to the podcast while working or studying.

I've been listening to the show when I'm at work. Right now I'm working on inventory data entry (transferring products from the store to the website and logging all that)

I listen to at least one episode whenever I'm at work and it always makes my day better. Love the show, love the music,  and I appreciate getting able to find out about so many great bands! I'll support you all once my next paycheck comes in. Best, Deanna (and Laura the Norwegian)"

May 21 2020

1hr 9mins

Play

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing #460

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Shh! We’re disguising the best Celtic music in the secret fold of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer, Kalos, Wolf Loescher, W Ed Harris, SeaStar, Stringer's Ridge, Celtic Conundrum, Kennedy's Kitchen, An Lar, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Kilmaine Saints, Skeleton McKee, Brave the Sea, The Whiskeydicks, Tami Curtis

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, share their events, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Polkas: Dálaigh's / Dan O'Connell's / The Hermit from Killarney" by Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer from Entanglement

3:39 - WELCOME

4:09 - "Brooke Leigh" by Kalos from Harbour

8:14 - "Lads Among the Heather" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

12:28 - "Star of the County Down" by W Ed Harris from Turas Ceilteach

17:00 - "I Will Go" by SeaStar from Sinners and Angels

20:02 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:03 - "Shady Grove/Julia Delaney" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

29:42 - "Wherever You May Roam" by Celtic Conundrum from The Promise

33:34 - "Colonel Fraser's" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

36:34 - "Bells" by An Lar from Deception

41:11 - "Mandela (The Legend)" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

46:12 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:36 - "Painting Paradise Square (Acoustic)" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon; Acoustic Sessions

54:29 - "The Road to Lisdoonvarna / Swallowtail Jig / Off She Goes" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

57:26 - "Long Road" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

59:36 - "Clonakilty Girl" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

1:02:49 - CLOSING

1:03:58 - "Butcher Boy" by Tami Curtis from Cairde Cavort

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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

Are you looking for CD reviews for your Celtic album? I got an email from Keith:

“Hi Marc. I am looking for newish Celtic CD reviews. If you know of any, can you suggest the Author contacts me so that I can add them to my new page. Otherwise hope you are keeping well. Best wishes. Keith.”

You can find the link and follow the page on Facebook.

Have you gotten your 2020 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt? The Celtic Tree of Life shirt is available in our store along with six other designs from past years. Supplies are limited so follow the link in the shownotes to show your support for the podcast.

If you enjoy Celtic music and you’re a Geek, then you might also enjoy my other podcast. It’s the Pub Songs Podcast. Every other week, I sing songs and share my adventures. Last week, I talked about my trip to Skellig Michael on the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars… I mean Dingle, Ireland last year. The week before that was audio tour of Gougane Barra in Ireland. Plus, you learn about my latest videos that include Skellig Michael, Wild Rover, and Ballincollig Castle.

One fan likened it to listening in to a conversation at your local pub. There’s music and lots of feedback. And of course, if you’re a geek like I am, you’ll find lots of extra craic. Because I play, what I call Sci F’Irish music. It’s a little bit Celtic and a little bit sci fi geek. Subscribe at PubSong.net.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 12-13 and the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazing individuals pledge $25 per month to support this podcast. Thanks you: Annie Lorkowski, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson Designs, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, robert michael kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

And when you pledge at least $5 per month, you’ll also get a short bonus podcast where Todd Wiley tells you about artists in the latest edition of the show.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. In 2021, we’re going to Scotland. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Adrian O'Paircigh messaged: "Hi there... Adrian Parkes from Dublin Ireland here. I just wanted ot say hi and let you know I've recently released a Celtic themed Meditation app with a selection of Celtic radio stations. I'd love to encourage the spread of Celtic music and wonder if you'd be interested in networking and seeing how we can help each other? Kind Regards, Adrian.  https://celticwhispers.ie/"

Rita Delega messaged: "I Love the Celtic Women. The best!"

Marshall Blosser emailed: "Hello from Newfoundland. Hey Marc, So we landing here in Newfoundland a little two months ago.  Still waiting on my work visa so I have the dosh to go visit all the Irish pubs in town.  There is such a strong Irish influence here that there is still an Irish brogue here. Have you ever thought of doing an Celtic Invasion Vacation to the parts of Canada that the the Celts immigrated to?  The traditions and sounds that they brought over have been kept alive (if slightly modified) here in St John's, Newfoundland.  I think it would make for a great tour.

I'm still hoping to create own (Marc Gunn inspired) Irish music podcast here to help promote the incredible music from the Rock.  I've been taking note on how you do you podcast and looking into the nuts and bolts of crafting my own. I will steer bands your way too, as you would have an even wider audience to share the music with. Anyway, I hope all goes well with you. "

Peter Wood emailed photos: "Marc, this letter has been a long time coming because the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast has been a fixture of my life for almost a third of it.

Back in 2011 I came to Austin, Texas for an internship to cap off my time in college, and I went looking for podcasts to fill my time walking to the bus stop, waiting for the bus, and riding to and from my internship. I had been listening to The Signal podcast at the time, and their appreciation of your Firefly songs led me to discover your podcast. The highlight of that summer was a July Fourth afternoon walking the trail down Lady Bird Lake while listening to the latest Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

I returned home to Indiana, but I continued listening to your podcast while commuting to work and especially while taking my autistic brother on laundromat trips.

I moved back to Austin and I continued to play the podcast. For a while, part of my next job involved checking the new stock into inventory in the morning, while my coworkers worked around me, and the podcast was a natural fit for something to listen to with open speaker as I worked.

Two years ago I met Jessica, and the podcast quickly became something we could listen to while in the car on our outings. She's from El Salvador and has a passion for music, but she's still not very comfortable with English, so it's something we can enjoy together. I think we'd both appreciate an episode featuring Spanish- and Galician-language songs.

I'm finally finishing this email I started over a month ago because I wanted to add that two days ago as I'm writing now, Jessica and I listened to the podcast as we drove across town to the courthouse to get married, and then to the party room for the reception. I'm attaching a few photos of the day.

For a decade, your show has been the soundtrack of my life, and now our life together. Sláinte, saludos, and see y'all from Austin, Texas."

May 14 2020

1hr 7mins

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Paddy's Lamentation #459

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Don’t cry for me Paddy. The truth is I love lamentations on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe. Get 34 Celtic MP3s for free.

Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers, Fir Arda, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, The Selkie Girls, Iron Roux, Battlelegs, Stephanie Claussen, Jesse Ferugson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer, W Ed Harris, Pauline Scanlon, Seasons

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 - "Brouillard d'hiver" by Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers from Trajet Libre

5:28 - WELCOME

6:38 - "What the Piano Knows/The Dunmore Lasses" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions Part 2

9:58 - "Steel & Silver" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

14:42 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan

20:35 - "Glass Drum" by Iron Roux from Iron Roux

24:40 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

30:35 - "Tecmo Super Bowl" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

31:52 - "Brose and Butter / Jacky Tar / Far From Home" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

36:39 - "The Golden Jubilee" by Jesse Ferugson from The Sally Gardens

39:10 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:44 - "Marvellous Meg" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation

48:27 - "The High Walls of Derry" by Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer from Entanglement

52:44 - "Star of Munster" by W Ed Harris from Ye Banks and Braes

54:47 - "The Old Churchyard" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer

58:44 - CLOSING

59:50 - "Ferry to Holyhead" by Seasons from Seasons

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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 Live Streams. Live stream concerts seem the way of the world right now. But the biggest challenge is finding out who’s doing them. I haven’t seen a resource for Celtic concerts. I am trying to make one available. I set up a Google Calendar. Celtic artists can add their own events to the calendar to share their live streaming concerts. View the calendar here.

I created a blog about how to support Celtic artists in the time of COVID-19. It’s actually not a bit different from how to support artists at any time. Read it here.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support Celtic non-profits like the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 12-13 and the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A special thanks to our newest patrons: Andrew D, Thom M, Jennifer K, J Devine

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

A bunch of Celtic musicians joined Patreon since the pandemic started. It’s a great site for artists as well for podcasts. But how do you find them? I published a blog a couple weeks ago with links to all of the Celtic patreons pages I could find. You’ll find a link in the shownotes. If there’s an artist missing, please let me know.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Michael Finlay emailed on Facebook: "Hi Marc, so I've been trying to plan a trip to the UK and Ireland for my daughter and I, but I'm a bit worried about how Brexit is going to work out over there. But this show helps to keep my hopes up that I'll be able to show my little girl where her grandfather grew up, and get to really understand the centuries long story of her family. But in the mea time, come to Memphis, we have great food, music, and it is the home of The King, just saying... Keep up the good work."

Jordan Reeder emailed photos: "Hey Mr. Gunn, just sharing an update! My wife and I are having our first baby. It’s a girl! We are organizing the nursery during this pandemic... what a time to have a kid!

We’re listening to the podcast while prepping the nest! Our sweet dog Luna is just hanging out with us and enjoying the music too!"

Brett Thomasson emailed on Facebook: "What’s the best way to check out samples of the new CD’s in the post now that CDBaby has closed its online store?"

Theron Statler messaged on Facebook: "Hello Marc, I ran across this actually on a Scythian comment. Lol....I would like to know if you play other folk music that has some Celtic influences but not necessarily a straight forward Celtic band? The band/music I have is Scarecrow Jack out of the Ohio Valley area. I can send a little video I put together of a song written inspired by Bar Harbor, ME and another I wrote a few years ago about one day a year Irish..lol

If not what you are interested in I understand but maybe you would know someone else that could give us some airplay? All the best."

May 07 2020

1hr 3mins

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Irish & Celtic Music Patronage #458

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Celtic band requests came from our patrons this week on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Albannach, Socks in the Frying Pan, Burning Bridget Cleary, Heather Dale, The Gothard Sisters, Jesse Ferguson, Tullamore, Queen's Gambit, Seamus Kennedy, Ed Miller, Syr, The Killdares, Barleyjuice, The High Kings, We Banjo 3

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Bare Arsed Bandits" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

4:03 - WELCOME

5:09 - "Shanes Newest" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

8:32 - "Nead Na Lachan Sa Mhuta" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats Pronunciation: Nad na Lak-awn Sa Vew-ta

11:27 - "Tristan and Isolt" by Heather Dale from Avalon

16:39 - "Rose, Marie and Heather" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

20:03 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:53 - "So Long, Cape Breton" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

30:24 - "One of Ireland's Children" by Tullamore from Two To Get Ready

33:11 - "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Queen's Gambit from En Passant

38:33 - "Mary Mac" by Seamus Kennedy from Bar Rooms & Ballads

41:54 - "The Silver Darlins/I Hae Laid a Herrin' in Saut" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

44:35 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:51 - "Unto the Gallows" by Syr from The Winter King

49:20 - "Farewell to Decorum" by The Killdares from Any Given Element

52:04 - "A Fine Lass" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

56:06 - "The Rising of the Moon" by The High Kings from Decade: Best of the High Kings

1:00:31 - CLOSING

1:02:11 - "War of Love" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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 Live Streams. Live stream concerts seem the way of the world right now. But the biggest challenge is finding out who’s doing them. I haven’t seen a resource for Celtic concerts. I am trying to make one available.

I set up a Google Calendar. Celtic artists can add their own events to the calendar to share their live streaming concerts. View the calendar here.

I created a blog about how to support Celtic artists in the time of COVID-19. It’s actually not a bit different from how to support artists at any time. Read it here.

Get the free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app on iTunes and on Amazon.

You can enjoy more great music and stories from Marc Gunn through the Pub Songs Podcast.

A bunch of Celtic musicians joined Patreon since the pandemic started. It’s a great site for artists as well for podcasts. But how do you find them? I published a blog a couple weeks ago with links to all of the Celtic patreons pages I could find. You’ll find a link in the shownotes. If there’s an artist missing, please let me know.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 12-13 and the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A special thanks to our newest patrons: Andrew Daugherty, Thom McCain, Jennifer Kranenburg-Yip, J Devine

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Ugar Orak emailed: "Hi from Turkey:) I just discover your podcasts and i love it. Thanks for that. I would like to ask why i can't find the podcast on spotify. will you come to spotify?"

Bryan Lewis emailed: "I have been listening through your podcast episodes every day while I work. Best collection of irish music out there! But all of a sudden, Spotify no longer has your podcast!! When I click the "Listen on Spotify" buttons on your site and facebook page a spotify page comes up with [object] [object] and doesn't open spotify. Am I doing something wrong? has it been removed? I found you in Apple podcasts but there are no episodes after 10/2019. So worried I'm not going to get to listen to the last 6 months! Thanks!"

I told Bryan about our free iPhone and Android app.

"Ooooh! An App! Fantastic. Sorry about the spotify thing. ??  THANK YOU!!! Just finished downloading it. brilliant. I like having a dedicated app for you even better. Thanks for the great work and giving me a soundtrack for my life. ??"

Craig Backus emailed: "Marc, I've been wondering about listening to and supporting my favorite artists.... I have a pretty wide taste in music, and I often buy albums (albeit from Apple) but the whole album....

Since I'm a prime member, I keep getting ads from Amazon Music that their app includes access to millions of songs for $10 a month!  I'm sure artists see some benefit from it, but I don't know.  For example, I saw that Lucinda Williams has a new album out.  I've never actually bought any of her music, but have heard her many times on Tom Petty radio on SiriusXM.  I went to her website to get a feel for how she sells music, and she's basically included links to every music streaming and download site.

I thought that artists might make more from direct sales, but it doesn't seem like they are set up for that.  Perhaps it's more cost-prohibitive to have someone process orders than to just wait for streaming royalties and to go out on tour?

I don't know......  I'd be interested in knowing what you think.......

PS I really loved the discovery of "Jiggy" last week.  The combination of Celtic music with world beats is different and pretty cool.  I bet it will be coming to a scifi show soon!  Perhaps a new bar beyond the ring in the Expanse?"

Apr 30 2020

1hr 5mins

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Instrumental Celtic Tunes, 2-Hours #457

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Tap your toes to two hours of instrumental Celtic music. Subscribe and listen to the BestCelticMusic.net online.

Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Haggis Rampant, Sarah Marie Mullen, The Gatehouse Well, Teton Skye, Bridgid's Cross, Moch Pryderi, The Rogues, St. James's Gate, Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley, Woodson Finley & Stevens, Atlys, Alizbar & Ann'Sannat, Scotland Rising, Bow  Triplets, We Banjo 3, Nick Hennessey, The AM String Band, Susana Seivane, John Williams & Dean Magraw, Dark Patrick, String Theory, The Beggarman, Wicked Tinkers, The Kissers, Sharon Shannon, Cara Wildman, Lissa Schneckenburger, Tami Curtis

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Donald Willie and His Dog / Alex MacDonald / Chloe's Passion" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

3:37 - WELCOME

5:28 - "Cullen Anderson (feat. Ken Petrie)" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

10:18 - "Amoroso" by Sarah Marie Mullen from The Wild Woods

14:16 - "Michael Goes Flatpickin' / Road to Errogie" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

18:41 - "Snow on the Hills/Xexus and Felicia" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

22:58 - "Road to Lisdoonvarna" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

25:24 - "Torth O Fara/Mochyn Du/Spinning Wheel" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

28:33 - "Winnipeg Forger" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

32:50 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

34:39 - "The Wise Maid / Down the Broom / The Jolly Tinker" by St. James's Gate from Happy Life

38:57 - "Air Tune" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

43:24 - "Up Sligo" by Woodson, Finley, Stevens from The Glory Reel

46:26 - "Stonemilker" by Atlys from Atlys

53:09 - "The Butterfly" by Alizbar & Ann'Sannat from Lullabies & Legends from Broceliande

56:29 - "LaBoum" by Scotland Rising from Out of the Ashes

58:07 - "Dunrobin Castle & The King Of Meenasillagh" by Bow  Triplets from Secret Signs

1:00:38 - BREAK

1:01:26 - "Sugar House" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

1:04:41 - "Garden of Daisies/Harvest Home" by Nick Hennessey from Of Fire, Wind and Silver Stream

1:07:49 - "Gravel Walk; Elzic’s Farewell" by The AM String Band from Take Root!

1:11:20 - "Fox-Trot" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos Que Volven

1:16:05 - "Youenn" by John Williams & Dean Magraw from Raven

1:19:52 - "Mna Na H-eireann - King of the Faries - Polka Karelofinochka" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae

Pronunciation: Manaw na Hair-ann

Pronunciation: Fawn-ya Gwayel un lay

1:26:49 - "Banish Misfortune/ Castle Jig/ My Darling Asleep" by String Theory from String Theory

1:30:44 - "Across the Fields" by The Beggarman from Newry Town

1:34:24 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:36:23 - "The Duncan Johnston" by Wicked Tinkers from Hammered

1:39:51 - "The Wedding (Mingulay Boat Song / Three Sails / Connaghtman's Rambles / Haste to the Wedding)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

1:46:20 - "The Merry Widow" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

1:49:49 - "March of the Min an Toitean Bull/Tuttle's/Brenda Stubbert's" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

Pronunciation: Meen an Ti-tawn Bull

1:55:39 - "Petronella" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Dance

2:00:11 - CLOSING

2:01:14 - "Ryan's Tunes: The Broken Compass / Workin' at the Winery / Humours of Kilmanin / The Moose in the Meadow" by Tami Curtis from Cairde Cavort

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

#celticpodcast #irishmusic #instrumentalcelticmusic

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

We finally hit a huge milestone on Patreon last month. The show now pulls in about $700 per episode. The money goes pays for a lot of things including my time in producing the show. But the big reason I wanted to hit that goal was because it allows us to reach more Celtic music fans. Yes. I do spend money to advertise the show on Facebook. We get a lot of new listeners because your generosity helps pay for that. That’s one of the big reasons I was so happy to hit this milestone.

Because we hit it, I told patrons that I would give them a two-hour instrumental Celtic music special. That’s what we are doing today. Of course, it actually wasn’t ONE two-hour special. I gave you another one a couple weeks ago. So your generosity funded FOUR bonus hours of Celtic music. So let me start by saying thanks.

And I’ll stop there too. Because this episode will be less talk and more music. So let’s get started.

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If you want to find more about the artists you just heard, please make sure you go to the shownotes at CelticMusicPodcast.com. I list the time that each artist and song is played so that you can easily find out who you’re listening to. I also share album names URLs of the artists so you can support them and by buying their music.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Sarah F, Toby, JR, Suzanne Marr, Pamela Jo H

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast. Go to SongHenge.com which will take straight over to Patreon where you can join other amazing Celts.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jason Glore emailed a photo: "Happy belated St. Patrick's Day Mark! Love your show!

I celebrated St. Patrick's day by creating and posting the attached image on my astro-photography flikr page (and my Instagram).

Most of the image is made from a color-edited photo I took of the moon, centered on the "dog wearing sunglasses" face.

Keep up the good work, helping people connect with Celtic culture!"

Rachel Quill emailed a couple photos: "Dear Marc,

Greetings from Georgia! just wanted to thank you for all you do! Your podcasts help encourage me to go on walks and stay in shape. I took the first pic while I was listening. The second picture is of a friend and I celebrating St.Patrick's a few days early."

Apr 23 2020

2hr 7mins

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Plant A Celtic Tree #456

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Plant a Tree for Earth Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

We Banjo 3, The Gatehouse Well, Heather Dale, Flook, Heidi, Stef & Bow Triplets, Culann's Hounds, Brobdingnagian Bards, Hearthfire Duo, Catherine Koehler, Wooden Legs, Barleyjuice, Pauline Scanlon Feat. Damien Dempsey, Jessica Victoria, Rebels and Sinners, Screaming Orphans, Syr

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - “Crann Na Beatha (Tree of Life)” by We Banjo 3 from String Theory Pronunciation: Crown na Ba-ha

3:11 - WELCOME

4:29 - "Tree Gap Set" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

8:12 - "Hawthorn Tree" by Heather Dale from Avalon

11:48 - "Turquoise Girl / The Tree Climber / Twelve Weeks and a Day / Rounding Malin Head" by Flook from Ancora

17:41 - "One Spot On Earth" by Heidi, Stef & Bow Triplets from One Spot on Earth

20:24 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:20 - "Eire" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

29:47 - "The Heart of Fangorn" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Memories of Middle Earth (Remastered)

33:06 - "An Irish Barn Dance" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way Home

36:20 - "The Briar and the Rose" by Catherine Koehler from Stone Upon Stone

39:26 - "Dancing the Mud" by Wooden Legs from What Are You Looking for?

43:20 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:34 - "Rose of Garden City" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

48:12 - "The Pretty Bird Tree" by Pauline Scanlon Feat. Damien Dempsey from Gossamer

52:54 - "Song of the Summer Realm" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

56:19 - "Mother Tree" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

1:00:40 - "Og in Eireann" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK Pronunciation: Owe-g in AIr-ann

1:04:45 - CLOSING

1:06:35 - “Legacy” by Syr from Single

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

#celticmusic #earthday #arborday

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

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Arbor Day is on April 24. Yet Coronavirus has taken over the international discussion. That makes it tough to talk about anything else in the short-term.

But climate change is the most-important long-term issue facing our planet. So I want to draw a little bit of attention to just how important it is that we are proper stewards of the planet. That means limiting dangerous carbon emissions and limiting other things that pollute

We Celts have long had a love of the land. This is one of the most-important issues for Celts, If we don’t protect our planet, then we will destroy it. This episode is dedicated to the planet Earth.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Earth Day website has “11 Actions for the Planet During a Pandemic.” That seems like a super appropriate article right now. You can read the article on the Earth Day website.

April 24 is also Arbor Day. I love the idea of planting trees to combat pollution. If you join the Arbor Day Foundation, they will send you ten trees. Or they will plant ten trees for you. Memberships are as little as $10 for six months. Not too bad a deal. So we’re sending trees to the rainforest this month. Find out more at arborday.org.

If you want another way to support the planet. I’m donating 50% of the profit of our the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt to the foundation for the rest of the month. The shirt has a beautiful Celtic knotwork tree design. And I’m told it’s a great conversation starter. Get yours now.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Sarah F, Toby, JR, Suzanne M, Pamela Jo H

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Peter Gallagher in Ft. Myers, FL emailed: "Hi Marc - long story short, I’ve been listening as I paint walls and cabinet doors in my Florida vacation home. You played Albannach with Rathkeltair in today’s pod, which I’ve heard twice through already. Do you know where that track was recorded? I may have been there as I saw them live a couple times before the lockdown. Thanks for everything"

Pam emailed a photo: "Marc, I have loved your podcast for years, sorry it took a situation like this for me to finally let you know that.  Most recently I spent the time listening to your podcast while I brushed the winter coat out of my horse.  He was happy to nibble on the beginnings of grass while I did it.  In the past I would listen to your podcast while driving to work if I needed to calm down before a tough day was to start or on the weekend as I relaxed drinking wine.  The best to you and your family and once again, thank you for continuing to put out your podcast."

Pamela Hatley emailed: "Hey Mark, I recently discovered your podcast and have subscribed and contributed through Patreon. Love the music and everything you bring with it. I used to listen to multiple political podcasts every day. That did not do much for my mental and emotional well-being. Now I am listening to past and current episodes of Irish and Celtic Music podcast, and haven’t listened to a political podcast in weeks… Thank you for saving me from political podcasts!

Also...I subscribed to Celtic Music magazine but never received the zip files with the 34 Celtic music mp3s. Could you please email that to me again?

And also…I recently joined the Celtic Conundrum band as a banjoist. I was delighted to hear one of the band’s songs on a recent Irish and Celtic Music podcast. Thanks so much for sharing our music.

Best to you and thanks for all you do!”

Eric Guarin emailed: "Hi Marc, I was listening to episode 436 where you said someone sent a hate-filled email blasting you for increasing diversity and invoking Jesus' name. Fie on them, I say! And funny those people like to invoke Jesus, who accepted a tax collector as disciple and had a prostitute washing his feet (roll eyes). If I could wave a magic wand I would banish them to be forced to live (separated!) in the slums of Nairobi, Rio, Mumbai, etc.

I'm half Hispanic and the other half stretches back through the Mayflower and Jamestown to Scotland and to France via William the Conqueror (so as white as it gets I guess). My first babysitters were a middle aged black couple, and a couple of gay fellows next door. So, I pretty much detest ANY form of discrimination, it's just an excuse for people to try and feel superior to others.

Anyway that whole thing incensed me so much it spurred me to sponsor you and send a link to my mom to listen. Keep up the good work, and since I now teach here's hoping for a post-coronavirus Celtic Invasion to Ireland (or maybe Scotland but I've never been to Ireland) summer 2021 or Spring Break; if the stars align I could bring my getting-elderly mom. Cheers!"

Apr 16 2020

1hr 11mins

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Pandemic Patience #455

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Patience. That’s what we need more of to get us through this COVID-19 pandemic. I planned to take this week off. We just hit a HUGE milestone. So I decided to give you a bonus episode this month. And not just a bonus episode, but an extra-long bonus to go along with the 2-hour instrumental episode at the end of the month. Enjoy!

Jiggy, Eileen Ivers, Barleyjuice, The Whiskeydicks,  Emerald Accent, Jesse Ferguson, Wooden Legs, Celtic Woman, W Ed Harris, SeaStar, Stephanie Claussen, Seasons, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, Lissa Schneckenburger, The Selkie Girls, Skeleton McKee, Tami Curtis, Wolf Loescher, Highland Reign, Harmundi, Pauline Scanlon, Jessica Victoria, West of Mabou, Clover's Revenge, Kilmaine Saints

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 - "Tal" by Jiggy from Hypernova

4:31 - WELCOME

6:03 - "Road Trip" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

9:15 - "Maggie May" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

13:44 - "Boom Bam Jig" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

16:08 - "Rolling Waves/Tobin's Favorite/My Darling Asleep" by Emerald Accent from The Oats Field

19:55 - "The Wearing of the Green" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

22:10 - "Paw on the Pan" by Wooden Legs from Animali

27:01 - “Dulamon” by Celtic Woman from Celebration

30:03 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

33:33 - "Morrison's" by W Ed Harris from Ye Banks and Braes

36:24 - "Whiskey Rover Down" by SeaStar from Sinners and Angels

41:45 - "Loch Ruthven/The Feet Washing" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

44:22 - "Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter" by Seasons from Seasons

49:12 - "Fury" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

53:26 - "The Old Beggar Man" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song

56:57 - "Bleecker Street" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan

1:00:21 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:03:40 - "Black Leg Miner" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

1:06:19 - "Friskey Whisky" by Tami Curtis from Cairde Cavort

1:10:54 - "Lads Among Heather" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

1:15:10 - "Streets of Edinburgh" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

1:19:45 - "Spancil Breeze" by Harmundi from A Breeze Odyssey

1:23:24 - "Joan of Arc" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer

1:28:18 - "The Prophecy" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

1:30:14 - "The First Pint" by West of Mabou from The Bridge

1:33:05 - "The Maid Behind the Bar" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution

1:35:34 - CLOSING

1:37:06 - "With Regrets" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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 originally planned to take this week off. I wanted to get ahead on upcoming shows. The problem is that I am on lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus. Many of you are too.

Yet, I had a few emails from Patons of the Podcast especially as well as regular listeners saying, “thank you for bringing some Celtic music joy to a world turned upside down”.

I know we have over 450 episodes for you to enjoy while you’re stuck at home. Nevertheless I decided to release this bonus episode of the podcast.

And it’s not just a bonus episode. This is another extra-long episode. I compiled it rather quickly. But I hope you enjoy this offering. I’m not gonna talk too much. So thanks to my generous patrons and to each and every one of you. Please wash your hands, stay at home if you can, and be safe.  So let’s get rolling...

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The past month was pretty devastating for Celtic musicians. Our biggest month of the year was effectively canned. We have no idea when we will be able to perform in front of live audiences again. And even when we are able, will audiences come out?

Some of us are better off than others. That’s because we have Patreon pages for our music. Just like for the podcast, fans can support some Celtic bands by making a monthly pledge to their music. Sometimes you get some digital goodies for your generosity too.

There are about 20 Celtic musicians and bands with Patreon pages. I compiled a list of Celtic musicians on Patreon. Follow the link for details.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. It also pays for my time in producing the show.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

I want to send an extra-special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These generous folks pledge $25 or more per month so that you can get a new show every week. Thanks to Annie Lorkowski, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Jennifer Kranenburg-Yip, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, robert michael kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

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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

The band Kinnfolk posted this little online. I asked if I could share it.

“Call me cynical, but I've always assumed that the world is moving away from live, local music. Our phones are too distracting; instead of looking out into the world around us, our heads are bowed over our screens, or we're busy trying to snap the perfect photo to be enjoyed later on Instagram. Or even when we are alert and engaged...it's so easy to pull up YouTube and summon a musical performance from any place in the world, any moment in time, any musician we choose. How can a local musician even matter, in a world like this?

That's what I thought.

Over the past two years, this community has shown me time and time again that local music is not only relevant, but is a profound means of connecting with other human beings. I'm reminded of this every time we see repeat faces in the audience. Every time someone dances. Every time a busy bar goes still. Every time I see tears after a performance of "Danny Boy" or "Kilkelly, Ireland." Every time a child wanders to the stage and watches, fascinated, as we play.

I'm reminded that music is not only something we do, but something we give.

And so, as always, thank you all. For listening to our music, attending our shows, chatting with us online. Performance is a circle, and our music is meaningful because of these little moments of connection with you. <3”

I agree wholeheartedly. I find it amazing and heartening to see the outpouring of support the podcast has received over the past couple weeks. And my fans have been absolutely beyond amazingly generous.

This is a stressful time for all. So I’m grateful to have your support.

But I want to remind you to support bands like Kinnfolk and others in this podcast. We love creating and your kindness and generosity are what allow us to keep creating new music. So thank you all.

Apr 09 2020

1hr 41mins

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Tartan Day #454

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Let’s celebrate Tartan Day with Scottish songs and kilt loving music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe to 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

Stephanie Claussen, Kinnfolk, Kilmaine Saints, Kilted Kings, Highland Reign, Screeched Inn, The Rogues, The Whiskeydicks, Syr, The Kilt Lifters, Albannach, Rathkeltair, Barleyjuice, Brynmor

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 - "Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes / Morpeth Lasses" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

3:33 - WELCOME

4:29 - "Otter's Holt / Merry Blacksmith / Rakish Paddy" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk

9:46 - "Painting Paradise Square" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions

14:37 - "Marionette Jig/Spinner's Reel" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

17:57 - "Unbroken" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

23:35 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:09 - "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

31:50 - "Bonny Portmore" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

35:10 - "Celts of the North" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

39:36 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:47 - "These Final Hours" by Syr from The Winter King

46:33 - "The Bonnie Lass of Anglesey" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

49:45 - "Rath 'N' the Nach" by Albannach and Rathkeltair from Rathkeltair & Friends of CPR

57:21 - "Merry Queen of Scotch" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

1:00:41 - CLOSING

1:01:44 - "Leaving of Liverpool" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

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

Tartan Day is on April 6. This is the North American celebration of Scottish heritage. And historically, it’s the date the Scots declared their independence in 1320. We will celebrate the event with a little Scottish music. And a whole bunch of Celtic bands with kilts.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O, Kirsten N

I’ve decided that April 23 is the date or our 2-hour special of instrumental Celtic music. This show will have minimal talk and a ton of amazing music. All thanks to the generous folks like you who are patrons of the podcast and helped us hit the $700 milestone.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

There are quite a few Celtic musicians who make their living by performing. In fact, it’s almost morbidly comical that one of the biggest challenges musicians have faced over the past few years is the declining sales of our primary revenue stream, CDs. More and more people are streaming music. That’s made touring all the more important.

And now we have COVID-19. All of my big gigs through May are canceled. It’s the same with most musicians. There has never been a better time to ask for your help.

Please support the musicians you enjoy. If you’re able to buy digital downloads, a CD, or merch or tip the artist online. Do so. If you’re not, we totally understand. So do something to promote the artist. Share their CD or Spotify page. Do something to spread the word. Share your love of them online and in your Facebook groups or other social groups.

I confess I’ve never been more thankful that I have this podcast to help support my family. So I can only imagine how other Celtic musicians are faring. Please support them as you’re able.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Domenico Rossi emailed a photo from Italy: "Hi Marc! A HUGE thanks for your podcasts: it's always exciting waiting each Thursday!

This week (just as the last and, probably, also the next one) I'm working from home, due to COVID19 emergency. Here in Italy very strict rules force us to stay home and go out only for severe necessities.

Well, it's been a bit difficult to get used to but... hey! We are safe, alive, and we have our favourite music (Celtic one of course!) and your company! Even in this difficult times I thank the Lord and wait for better times... thanks to you, also, for your weekly gift. Attached you can find a pic of me working at my "new desk"... stay safe my friend!"

Eric Mailler responded to a Celtic Music Magazine email: "Hi Marc, I downloaded the songs without any issues. Also wanted to say thank you for everything you do. I love listening to songs I’d never hear otherwise and learning more about Celtic culture through the song lyrics and letters your read. You asked who some of our favorite Celtic bands are. As far as well known bands go, the Young Dubliners and Gaelic Storm are up there for me. But, for local bands, the Rogue Diplomats are awesome. I usually try to catch them in Bethlehem, PA around St. Patrick’s Day. Anyway, thanks again, and Sláinte!"

Steven Rausch emailed a photo: "Listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, made this traditional Guinness beef stew on St Patrick’s Day (and your birthday).  Slainte."

Sean Morris emailed: "Hi, loving the podcast! You mentioned that listeners should submit music from female musicians/singers for future consideration. I'd like to draw your attention to banjoist Angela Usher from Manchester, England.

Angela is a contemporary of musicians such as Mike McGoldrick, the Farrell's, Dezi Donnelly, Angelina Carberry, John Joe and Grace Kelly, etc who grew up learning and playing together in the 80's/90's in Manchester.

She released her first album 'The Gort Mile' last year which has some lovely tunes and songs (some her own pieces). It's a measure of the regard she is held in that she had musicians such as Mike McGoldrick, Colin Farrell and John Carty collaborating with her on the Album. (I think Mike McGoldrick may have produced it)

Angela is also involved with a cross community (Irish and Jewish) music project 'Amid the murk over the Irk' as a performer/composer/arranger. This is quite an interesting project which has brought gems such as this version of The Butterfly to us

Angela also host several sessions in Manchester. Actually worth mentioning Grace Kelly here as well, former All Ireland whistle champion, sister of bodhran player Jon Joe Kelly who hosts another four sessions in Manchester. We have a strong female contingent of musicians here and it's not unknown for men to be in the minority at sessions here.

Anyway, hope you enjoy Angela's album. Keep up the good work with the podcast."

Apr 02 2020

1hr 6mins

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Respect Like A Celt #453

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Give respect like a Celt today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe for 34 Celtic MP3s for free!

Lissa Schneckenburger, Stringer's Ridge, Hanz Araki, Whalebone, Wolf Loescher, Norah Rendell, Olta, Innisfall, Jim McKenna, Ginger Ackley, Battlelegs, Barleyjuice, Xavier Boderiou, Ockham's Razor, Eileen Ivers

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Lamplighter's Hornpipe / Suffer the Child" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Dance

2:48 - WELCOME

4:08 - "The Cat Rambles / The Star Above the Garter / The Pipe on the Hob" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

8:31 - "A Kiss in the Morning Early" by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain

12:17 - "Chalk Heart" by Whalebone from Mirabilia

16:05 - "Tramps and Hawkers from Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

21:01 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:06 - "Forty Fishermen" by Norah Rendell from Spinning Yarns

28:42 - "Old Maid in a Garrett / Glen Cottage / New Market Polka 3" by Olta from Step It Out

33:32 - "Song of Innisfall" by Innisfall from Innisfall

37:17 - "The Bright Lady" by Jim McKenna from Jim McKenna Uileann Pipes

41:17 - "Manannan Mac Lir" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

44:06 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

47:15 - "Shoot 'Em Up, Shoot 'Em Down" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

49:58 - "High on the Highland Life" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

54:24 - "Gavotte Pourlet" by Xavier Boderiou from Liamm

58:10 - "The Foggy Dew / Seven Nation Army" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field

1:05:24 - CLOSING

1:07:46 - "Zero G (and I feel fine)" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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 hope you’re doing amazing despite the Coronavirus and the social distancing that’s taken over all of our lives. I know it sucks, but I hope you are safe and healthy.

On the bright side, there were a LOT of opportunities to hear Celtic music over the past couple o’weeks despite St Patrick’s Day being effectively closed. And I keep hearing about more musicians going live. So make sure you check the news of your favorite bands. See who’s playing and watch one of their shows.

And if you’re able, help them out. Buy some music or merch, send them a tip. Tell them thanks for all of the music they create.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O, KIrsten N

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

Oh! And we got a bunch of new patrons this month. We hit the $700 milestone on Patreon. That means I’m gonna plan a 2-hour special of instrumental Celtic music with minimal talk and a ton of amazing music.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

We’re getting closer to 1000 ratings on Apple Podcasts. Yeah. I said ratings. Looks like I messed up when I said reviews. But that’s still brilliant. Just 17 left. Go give your review.

A quick additional note about St Patrick’s Day. I know it sucked that it was effectively shut down. I think we need to make Halfway to St Patrick’s Day as big St Paddy’s Day should’ve been this year. So go talk to your local pub or Celtic organizations. We have just over 5 months to plan. Let’s make it happen on September 17th!

Oh! And I want send out a huge thanks to Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains. She organized an impromptu St Patrick’s Day virtual festival on Facebook and Instagram. Some of these concerts are still available to watch online.

Submit music to the podcast at 4celts.com.

Vote in the Celtic Top 20!

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

Did you celebrate St Patrick’s Day out and about this year? I would LOVE to see your pictures from the day. How did you celebrate it? Email us.

Suzanne Marr emailed on Patreon: "Thank you for providing a far better soundtrack to my home than the news does!"

Sarah Fletcher posted on our website: “Hi Mark, I just signed up on your Patreon. I've been listening for a long time and decided it was time to pay back for all of that great music. I discovered the Gothard Sisters, who are from my town, right here on your podcast. Well, I really decided to support your podcast because you have expressed on many occasions your support for diversity in Celtic music and you have highlighted many female and LGBT artists. This touched me especially as many in these underrepresented groups struggle to find a voice. Thank you and keep up the great work. A devoted listener.”

Dwayne Butcher commented on Patreon: “It is so unfortunate people are saying SJW as a slur. Keep up the great work! Will up my per episode contribution today.”

Sterling SS emailed: “I’m dancing and listening to my freedom that my ancestors got to be in the USA”

Jason S. emailed a photo: “G'day Marc, First time writer, long time listener. Here's a picture of my quiet celebrations on St. Patrick's Day in Australia. (Having a nice black brew + watching some GAA) ??

Hope you + your listeners had a good day as well. Love the podcast, keep up the good work!”

Sean emailed; “Marc, Our band McSpillin hosted a FB live concert on St Patrick’s Day (aka McSpillin’s St Patrick Stay concert). Like many, all our gigs were canceled. The FB live concert was well received.”

Mar 26 2020

1hr 10mins

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Post-St. Patrick's Day, Pandemic Blues #452

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It’s the Post-St Patrick’s Day, COVID-19 Blues with Celtic music to brighten your day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

willos', Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer, Kyle Gryphon, The Kissers, An Lar, Emerald Accent, Highland Reign, Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers, Harmundi, Seasons, The Blarney Rebel Band, Kilmaine Saints, Brave the Sea, Caliceltic, The Whiskeydicks, Marcas Mac, SeaStar

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:09 - "The yellow wattle/Kilkenny/Christy Barrys Jigs" by willos' from 4th

4:54 - WELCOME

5:58 - "Reels: Darley's/Brogan Nua" by Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer from Entanglement

8:44 - "Cold Iron Stare" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

13:39 - "Swallow's Tail (Lilting Banshee / Mug of Brown Ale / Swallow's Tail / Morning Dew)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

19:12 - "The Return of the Dead" by An Lar from Deception

23:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:53 - "The Oats Field" by Emerald Accent from The Oats Field

31:53 - "Alba Gu Brath" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

36:32 - "Remembrance" by Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers from Trajet Libre

42:02 - "Morning Chicken" by Harmundi from 2019 - A Breeze Odyssey (Live)

48:04 - "Heart's Downfall" by Seasons from Seasons

51:52 - "MacAroni" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

55:02 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

57:37 - "Off the Wagon" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions

59:40 - "Siren's Song" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

1:04:26 - "The Foxes" by Caliceltic from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin'

1:06:31 - "Johnny Brown" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

1:10:02 - "Buille/Brag" by Marcas Mac from Sradag

1:14:04 - CLOSING

1:15:46 - "The Dublin Three" by SeaStar from Sinners and Angels

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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/.

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

COVID-19 is understandably bumming out a lot of people. It’s also messing with our lives. So in this episode, I’ll share some new Celtic music for you to enjoy.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

Oh! And remember, when you join as a Song Henger, you’ll get the Profiles podcast for free. You can learn more about artists in each show.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Can you post a review on Apple Podcasts. We are 21 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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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

Did you celebrate St Patrick’s Day out and about this year? I would LOVE to see your pictures from the day. How did you celebrate it? Email us.

FFdaveJL posted on Apple Podcasts: "My wife and I are taking a two week trip to Ireland this year and listening to this podcast has really got me excited for our trip, as if I wasn't excited already! I have strong Irish roots with my O'Reilly side of the family and this podcast is great for discovering artists and songs I haven't heard before."

Scott Tayler posted: "This reminds me of my Irish great fourth times grandfather."

Old Dude posted: "Longtime listener now exploring other podcasts with emphasis on Celtic music rather than modern social justice causes. Unfortunately this podcast is no longer a relaxing stroll along the high road or the low road to the shores of Loch Lomond. 3 Star rating reflects excellent music and too much SJW discussion."

Daniel Joseph reviewed: "You know a good heart when you hear one. Great music through each week. What else do you want?!"

Linda Pavlich emailed: "Hello!  I just pledged to your podcast. I have been wanting to become a “patron” of the podcast since I first came across it two years ago, and I finally did it!

I am of Irish heritage on both sides of my family, but we never really talked about it when I was growing up.  I am of the generation  that was supposed to be a “melting pot.”  My grandparents actually changed their names, to keep their ethnicity hidden.  Still - I have always loved Irish music - either makes you want to dance, or cry - so full of emotion.  So - when my husband and I joined our local Recreation Center and started working out regularly, my son told me I should look for interesting podcasts to make the exercising easier.  When I started searching for podcasts, yours came up - I tried it, and I loved it!  Yay!

My husband listens to talkie podcasts, and my son is always giving me suggestions (Stuff You Should Know), but I just love your musical offerings.  I have purchased some of the music, and listen to it on a playlist, but I really like the variety of the podcast.  It sometimes even “makes my day.”  Thank you so much for your upbeat presentation.  It is especially important now - in the sometimes hateful political climate in our country these days, to remember that we all come from somewhere else, and our various perspectives and cultures can enrich our lives, if we treat each other with respect and joy.  I think you do that.  Thank you so much for the pure pleasure your podcast brings."

Mar 19 2020

1hr 19mins

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St Patrick's Day #451

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Happy St Patrick’s Day! Two Hours of St Patrick’s Day music and a free Celtic album that you can download today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Xavier Boderiou, Stringer's Ridge, The Selkie Girls, Kennedy's Kitchen, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, Beyond the Field from Single, Lissa Schneckenburger, Kinnfolk, Jesse Ferguson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Catherine Koehler, The Kissers, Stephanie Claussen, KALOS (McKasson & McDonald), W Ed Harris, The Rowan Tree, Fir Arda, Celtic Conundrum, Avourneen, Tami Curtis, Pauline Scanlon, The Flailing Shilaleighs, The Wild Irish Roses, Kilmaine Saints, Ockham's Razor, Onde, Skeleton McKee, Battlelegs, Hugh Morrison, Eileen Ivers, Jiggy, Wolf Loescher

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 - "Wedding Reels" by Xavier Boderiou from Laimm

2:58 - WELCOME

4:45 - "Pikeman's March / Who'll Be King but Charlie? / Cliffs of Moher" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

10:57 - "Smeorach Chlann Domhnaill" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan Pronunciation: Smear-Rock Clan Dow-ohl

15:32 - "Tootsie's Flowers, Money In Both Pockets, The Whiskey Of Truth" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

20:20 - "Race for the Sun" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

25:35 - "Three Hugs for Luca" by Beyond the Field from Single

30:22 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

34:35 - "The Fair Maid By the Sea Shore" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song

37:49 - "New Rigged Ship / Lady's Cup of Tea / Drag Her Round the Road" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk

41:01 - "The Sally Gardens" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

43:45 - "Jiggle the Old Bones" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation

48:30 - “May Morning Dew” by Catherine Koehler from Stone Upon Stone

52:07 - "Foggy Dew (feat. Monica Martin)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

56:38 - "Ae Fond Kiss / Rory Dall's Port" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

1:07:07 - THANKS TO PATRONS

1:04:18 - "Geordie" by KALOS (McKasson & McDonald) from Harbour

1:07:36 - "Crowley's/Johnny D's" by W Ed Harris from Turas Ceilteach Pronunciation: Tour-ahs Kell-tuk kell-tach

1:11:40 - "One And All" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold

1:13:59 - "O'Carolans Welcome" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions Part 2

1:18:26 - "A Chance" by Celtic Conundrum from The Promise

1:22:17 - "Sparrow" by Avourneen from Sparrow

1:25:55 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:28:55 - "Hills of Connemara" by Tami Curtis from Caird Cavort

1:31:04 - "The Eighteenth of June" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer

1:35:13 - "Old Man Colm" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover

1:38:37 - "The Adventures of a Young Rose" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom

1:40:23 - "Off the Wagon" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon (Acoustic Sessions)

1:42:47 - FREE MUSIC

1:44:01 - "The Moving On Song" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field

1:48:22 - "Le Metamorphose" by Onde from Maelstrom

1:53:42 - "Streams of Whiskey" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

1:56:25 - "Ability Scores" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

1:59:40 - "Ballad of Thomas Higgins" by Hugh Morrison from The Other Side

2:04:09 - "Shine" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

2:08:35 - “Man of Aran” by Jiggy from Hypernova

2:12:59 - CLOSING

2:13:52 - "Legacy" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Marc Gunn with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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

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

Marc Gunn St Patrick's Day Music Shows

  • FRI, MAR 13: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co, Alabaster, AL @ 7:00 PM
  • SAT, MAR 14: St Patrick's Day at 5 Points, Birmingham, AL @ 2:30-5 PM
  • SAT, MAR 14: The Camp, Huntsville, AL @ 7:30 PM

If you haven't done so yet, Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. It is free. Yes. All 450 episodes are FREE to listen to. So go listen and download the show right now. And if you want a free podcast app, you can find a link to it in the shownotes as well.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a for-profit endeavor that is funded by you. I cannot pay royalties to artists because of the nature of podcast. It’s cost-prohibitive. You can read about that on my website.

So I found a different way to give back. A portion of the money raised from compilation CD sales and from your Patreon donations is donated to Celtic Non-Profits. We already donated money to the Savannah Irish Festival to help some of the artists featured on this podcast. We are also sponsoring the Texas Scottish Festival in May. And now in September, we’re also sponsoring Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival. We have donated over $35,000 to Celtic Non-Profits.

But I want to stress, that’s not me. That’s all of us. Everyone who supports this podcast is supporting Celtic culture through music. These festivals bring our musical heritage alive. So thank you for being a part of that.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS While you’re there, I want to ask you to post a review on Apple Podcasts. Right now, we are 37 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time.

If you listen to podcasts, I want to recommend a couple that I enjoy and are Celtic in nature. Irish Music Stories is put out by Irish musician Shannon Heaton. She looks at the bigger stories behind traditional Irish music. It’s extremely well-produced and well worth subscribing

Erin’s Isle is a short travel podcast. Erin brings you the delightful parts of Ireland in intriguing stories that’ll make you want to learn more. Her show is even syndicated on Aer Lingus and British Airways. It’s that good. And a lot of fun!

If you want more St Patrick’s Day music, check out the St Patrick’s Day podcast. It’s a 7-part series I released years ago. It’s music with minimal chatting. It’s perfect for playing in the background of your own Paddy’s Day party.

I’d be negligent if I didn’t tell you about my own personal podcast. The Pub Songs Podcast is the virtual public house for Celtic Geek culture. I put together several St Patrick’s Day episodes including the latest which is a Sci Fi St Patrick’s Day. Because, well, I’m a geek.

You can find more podcasts by me and others in my Mage Podcast Network or when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Because I tell you what’s new in the Celtic podcast world in every issue. And it’s still free!

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

LEARN IRISH DANCE Irish music, dance, and culture have global appeal, but not everyone has the opportunity to access lessons in their neighborhood.

Online Irish Dance offers courses for people who want to learn the basics of Irish dance for fun—no matter where they are in the world!

The course called Irish Dance Basics for Ceili Dancing is specifically designed to teach students the basic movements required in ceili, or group, dancing. The moves are taught with music of varying speeds, and modules are included that introduce stretches and strengthening exercises to keep students’ bodies safe while they practice.

Sign up today at online-Irish-dance.teachable.com and use the code SPD2020 for 25% off any course in the school through March 31, 2020.

I should point out. They are not a sponsor of the podcast. And I have no affiliation. They asked if I’d share. It sounded like something I thought you might be interested in.

FREE MUSIC How would you like a free album of Celtic music? Every year, I compile the 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick’s Day. In fact, if you listened to and enjoyed show #250, then you can now download every single one of those songs for free. Follow the link in the shownotes.

There are NO STRINGS ATTACHED. The download page is on our Patreon. It’s open to the public. So you can just click and download the free MP3s. You don’t need to sign up for a single thing.

Now if you want MORE FREE MP3s, you can also subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

And if that’s not enough… I want you to have a Free CD of mine. It’s an album of Irish songs called Happy Songs of Death. I actually featured it on episode #83 of the podcast. But you can have the physical CD. I will swallow the cost of the disc. You just have to pay for the shipping. Follow the link in the shownotes. I don’t know how long this offer will last. So get it soon!

#celticmusic #irishmusic #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

David (Daithi) O'Brien emailed: "Hi Marc. I live in Mn, and have always enjoyed the St. Patrick's day performances at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. I remembered that your birthday is on the 17th, and thought you might enjoy our Minnesota Nice celebrations. 2 of my old Step Dance groups will be performing along with I don't know how many Indie musicians. Sorry I didn't think about reaching out to you until the end of February, but if you have the chance, give the frozen north a try."

Bernard Nieuwendijk emailed: "Dear Marc, I just found out about this band, does it fit your show? http://www.auli.lv/en Love your show btw, promoting it whenever I see a chance!"

Jeff Peterson wrote on our blog: "Thank you again, Marc. Nice music to listen to while at work. :)"

Stacia Ahlfeld wrote: "My son and I listened to this while we worked on his schoolwork. He really liked it! I did too, of course. It's fun to have a kiddo who enjoys Celtic music like me. Hope you have a great day!"

Amy Hineline sent a photo: "Recovering from total knee replacement surgery. Waiting to go home."

Barb Spears emailed: "Hi Marc!  I'm a newbie to podcasts and just downloaded an APP. I searched music and found your podcast - my first!  I love Celtic music having green blood in my veins and am a Ceili dancer who enjoys our Irish culture and community here in St. Paul MN.   As I listen to this great music, I am digging out of a very cluttered home office. The upbeat music is keeping me going as I tackle this rather daunting task.  No pics - nobody should see the mess I have!"

Helen Withers emailed: "Hi from Helen Withers in Falcon, Colorado. We attended the Larkspur, Colorado Renaissance Festival in the last two years. We have repeatedly sat in the audience to see, sing with(from the audience) and enjoy a musical trio called "Music the Gathering Band" They have at least one CD, & recently finished at the Brevard RenFaire. You may like them for one of your podcasts."

She sent another email: "Also, there's a band from one of the Carolina states, called Syr. We saw them live in Estes Park, Colorado & really enjoyed their music too. Thank you, Helen Withers in Falcon Colorado."

Mar 12 2020

2hr 18mins

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St. Patrick's Day 17 #450

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17 Irish and Celtic songs and tunes for St Patrick’s Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Triskells, Flowers of Edinburgh, 3 Pints Gone, The Jig Is Up, ChildsPlay, The King's Busketeers, Andy Law & Friends, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Nick Metcalf, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Alexander James Adams, Rambling Sailors, We Banjo 3, The Blarney Rebel Band, Sliotar, Farsan, Ed Miller

Subscribe and Listen on Apple Podcasts!

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - “The Humours of Ballyhloglin / The queen of the rushes” by The Triskells from Irish Pub

3:38 - WELCOME

6:22 - "High Road to Linton/Spootiskerry/Willafjord" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers

9:38 - "Steel Bonnets" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club

14:00 - "Major Moran's #1 - Big Pat's - The Gargoyle" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

18:06 - "Lovely Annie" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

22:47 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:00 - "Whiskey in the Jar" by The King's Busketeers from The Bedroom Sessions: Boston to Belfast

29:03 - "Falmouth Gig / Bishop's Jig / Porthlystry" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

32:36 - "Rolling Down to Old Maui" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

35:07 - "Skyline of Skye" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

39:59 - "Grandpa Joe" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

44:27 - "Wandering Willie/The Wiley Old Bachelor/Within a Mile of Clonbur" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle

49:29 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

52:21 - "The Coasts of High Barbary" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

54:55 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

59:23 - "Devil's Ditch" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

1:03:25 - "Kilmaley by Sliotar from Voyage

1:06:27 - "A' Mhisg A Chuir An Nollaig" by Farsan from Farsan

Pronunciation: A-Vishk a cur an knoll-ig

1:10:11 - CLOSING

1:11:25 - "London Town" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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 musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please 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’re not yet subscribed, I want to ask you to head on over to Apple Podcasts right now. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. It is free. Yes. All 450 episodes are FREE to listen to. So go listen and download the show right now.

While you’re there, I want to ask you to post a review on Apple Podcasts. Right now, we are 37 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time.

Visit the shownotes to find out how you can get a FREE CD of Irish music from me. I will swallow the cost of the CD. All you have to do is pay for the shipping. The CD is called Happy Songs of Death. It’s fun Irish music with a very Irish theme. This offer is good for a limited time. Click here for details.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Make sure you also send a picture of you having fun on St Patrick’s Day. I’d love to see and share how you celebrate the holiday!

Philip Hardy emailed: "Hello there !! I recently stumbled across your podcast, and actually was surprised to hear your family is moving to St. John’s, NL !

I’m in a fairly new trio here in Newfoundland , and we are based out of St. John’s , we are called “Fine Lads” , we are multi instrumentalist as well as singers . If you’re interested in listening to our stuff , we have an ep available on all streaming platforms and it’s self titled “Fine Lads” . Enjoyed listening , hope to hear back from you!"

Leila L emailed: "Hey Mark I listen to your podcast all the time. I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of the group Athas They are out of Milwaukee Wisconsin they are truly one of the best Irish original music I have ever heard. Three years ago my daughter got married on St. Patrick’s Day and I hired them to come play. It was a memorable moment keep up the good work Slainte"

Alban Tilanus emailed: Hi Marc I like the concept of the voting but I usually listen to the podcast while driving... so it is not that easy to make notes of the play times or artist then..."

Mar 05 2020

1hr 15mins

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Celtic Women of St. Patrick's Day #449

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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day with the women of Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Bonnie Rideout, Dublin Harpers, Janette Geri, Wolf & Clover, Shauna Mullin, The Gothard Sisters, Jiggy, Hibernia, Jennifer Licko, Melanie Gruben, Beth Patterson, Screaming Orphans, Shannon Heaton, The Ennis Sisters, Sarah Copus, Bellow Bridge

Subscribe and Listen on Apple Podcasts!

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "The Highland Laddie" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Reflections

2:49 - WELCOME

3:35 - "Stuck in Mayberry" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

8:15 - "This Love" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

11:03 - "Tam Lin - The Bucks of Oranmore" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

Jessica Bennett on fiddle and vocals and Caroline Vaughan on percussion and accordion

15:16 - "April Morning" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

19:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:34 - "Mazama Mornings" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

28:13 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by Jiggy from Hypernova Aoife Kelly on fiddle and vocals

30:56 - "Scot Set" by Hibernia from Wide Waters Susan Toman (Celtic Harp) and Ellen MacIsaac (Voice)

35:19 - "Ruidhlidh" by Jennifer Licko from Sing Pronunciation: "Ruee-lee" (translation “reels”)

38:06 - "The Summer Queen" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

41:27 - "The Cat Fight" by Beth Patterson from Forward

46:20 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

48:41 - "Irelands Hour of Need (Gallant Heroes)" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

52:07 - "Red Molly" by Shannon Heaton from The Blue Dress

54:58 - "Wasted on the Way" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

58:28 - "Buttercup Spree-Garret Barry's-Clare Jig" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

1:01:59 - CLOSING

1:05:07 - "Kiss in the Morning Early" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales Sarah Emett (vocals, bodhran)

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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 musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

SUPPORT SELCOUTH ON KICKSTARTERSelcouth is the name of my newest CD. It means when everything is strange and different yet you find it marvelous anyway. You can support the album on Kickstarter.

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

I want to thank our newest Patrons: Jacob, MUSIC IN 2FLAVORS, Ed H., Olivia R, Kelen P, Rachel L, Samantha M, Steve B, Jackson A, Roger B, Todd G

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Miranda Persson emailed a photo from Malmö, Sweden: "Hi Marc! Want to share what I do while listening to your podcast. Walking 15k on Saturday or Sunday mornings before breakfast. Unfortunately, the episode doesn't cover the whole walk. But the great Irish music gives me energy for an hour or so! Cold this morning, about 2°c. The winter is approaching. Anyway, thanks for a great podcast and thanks for being an eminent host!"

John Adams emailed: “Hi Marc!I've been a fan of your podcast for about a year now, thanks to some local friends who pointed me your way.   I've also been curiously following the issue of diversity which has been an issue of debate on your show this summer.  I was surprised that you had had some backlash, as many people were, about the promotion of women in celtic music.  And then, I was very proud of how you handled the situation...and now, very excited to hear that you're planning an LGTBQ edition next year, with a call out for entries.

I'm proud to say that our little celtic group here, in Salt Lake City, is quite diverse for being a small circle of close friends who love practicing and performing Irish and Celtic music as often as we can.  We include a female bodran player (straight, married to our flutist), straight flutist, a gay fiddler (me!), a single male guitarist and our newest, amazing addition of our singer, who is both gay and black.  It's never been our intention to push the 'diversity', however; we just let it be noticed (if at all).

In any case, we would love to eventually be part of your music, whether it is for the Diversity issue or any others.  I can point you to our Facebook page and Soundcloud, but we are currently in the process of arranging and getting to the studio to record new pieces that include our singer.  Hopefully you can get a small taste of our sound from what we currently have, and when we have our new songs available, I'll certainly make them available.  I feel that we've been making a lot of progress with our sound and am excited to get the updated recordings done soon!

Cheers, and I hope we will be able to provide you with some pleasant tunes soon"

Tim Zierer emailed: "Hi Marc, first of all, a big thank you for producing your amazing Celtic music podcast. I’m so in love with it! I’m traveling in my motorhome since the beginning of last year through Canada and USA and had often listen to your podcast on amazing places in the nature with awesome views, ocean, lakes, forest, rain forest, desert, snowy mountains etc. and all the other wonders from our mother earth. In moments when I'm enjoying this good life, listening to the Celtic music makes the moment perfect. no other music better fits to my love of nature as your good selection. Thank you and very best greetings from Utah, United States. Tim, 29 (originally from Germany)"

Feb 27 2020

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Great variety of Irish and Celtic Music

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Has everything from trad to modern takes. Its like an Irish festival every week.