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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?

iTunes Ratings

945 Ratings
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830
58
27
11
19

Amazing!

By Willis C - Nov 09 2019
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I love this podcast. It’s a deep dive into Irish and Scottish culture through music.

❤️

By The Percy Jackson Geek - Aug 13 2019
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I just listen to the music🎶

iTunes Ratings

945 Ratings
Average Ratings
830
58
27
11
19

Amazing!

By Willis C - Nov 09 2019
Read more
I love this podcast. It’s a deep dive into Irish and Scottish culture through music.

❤️

By The Percy Jackson Geek - Aug 13 2019
Read more
I just listen to the music🎶

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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?

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.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. Most of these bands are accomplishing great things in their local communities without the help of a record label or publicist. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Lukas Zmuidzinas emailed: "Hello! I've been listening to your podcast for a few years now, and have always loved discovering new bands and artists every week. Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to go see a show by a band called the Recollective, a fairly new Celtic group. I wasn't sure if you'd heard of them, but if not, you should definitely check them out!! They played an outstanding concert, and they were all very lovely people. Thanks so much for all your hard work in creating your awesome show! Cheers"

Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc, Just want to pass along another huge thank you for all you do in bringing us wonderful music through the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Also wanted to relate a great musical experience I got to share with my son Jackson (rising 9th grade violist) about a month ago. We got to see Mithril perform with the local Johnson City (TN) Symphony Orchestra. I got to talk a bit with the fiddler, Tom Morely, and let him know that I first heard their music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. The performance was doubly special to us, as three of the performers in the orchestra we know personally through the music school (Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia), where my son and I take our viola lessons. Thanks again for continuing to bring us all the fantastic music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Slainte"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:35 "Scotland the Brave" by Claymore from Claymore

4:34 "Bare Arsed Bandits" by Albannach from The Sub-Zero Sessions EP

8:16 "MacPherson's Farewell/The Atholl Highlander" by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

13:41 "Dumbarton's Drums" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

16:01 "Jigs for Mann" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

19:28 "A Ring on Her Hand" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

23:50 "O A Leannain (Oh Sweatheart)" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

27:31 "Tha mi Sgith" by The Eben Brooks Band from Geek Mythology

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31:22 "The Jacobite" by NUA from FLOW

34:36 "Leezy Lindsay" by New Shilling from Live!!

40:16 "Unnamed Shetland Reel/Da Full Rigged Ship" by Solas from All These Years

43:14 "Skara Brae" by McCrae's Battalion from Armistice Day

47:10 "Angus and the Kilt" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

50:46 "The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass In The Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

55:02 "Air a' Ghille Tha Mo Rùn / It Is The Lad That I Love" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

59:47 "Marie's Wedding" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lad

1:03:48 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

1:05:06 "Scots Wha Hae" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

1:07:58 "Campbelltown Kiltie Ball/Black Haired Lad" by Canned Haggis from Rough Draft

1:11:25 "The Great Silkie" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

1:16:05 "The Flowers of Edinburgh" by Sligo Rags from The Night Before the Morning After

1:19:27 "Kismuil's Galley" by Zoe Alexander from Bardsong

1:22:17 "Na Criochan" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland

1:27:19 "Bonny Bonny Broom" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart

CELTIC TOP 20

1:32:09 "Mormond Braes" by Tullamore from The O'Malley's Sessions

1:35:12 "A Man's A Man" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

1:39:54 "Scotland, Fair Scotland" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

1:43:22 "Ye Banks and Braes" by Donna Germano from Celtic Echoes

1:47:01 "I Will Go, I Will Go" by 3 Pints Gone from It's About Bloody Time

1:50:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:53:16 "Remember Dubh Loch" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

1:57:28 "The Banks of Ness, Euro Jig" by The Duplets from Leverage

2:00:20 "Bonny Portmore" by Jenne Lennon from Songs and Stillness

2:04:08 "Bert Gonnella's Jig/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy/Ron Gone" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

2:07:37 "Scotland's Story" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

2:11:35 "Donald McGillavry" by Connemara Stone Company from Original

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

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

Jul 13 2017

2hr 16mins

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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.

Best Irish Drinking Songs Lyrics

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes right now. Click here to read the article and download the MP3s.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Dan Cunningham emailed me on Facebook: "Thank you Marc for your podcast and all you do for the Celtic community. I've been an advid fan for years We receive your podcast on TuneIn and it's tradition that my wife and I listen to the new podcast every Saturday morning during our breakfast. My wife Cindy and I live in the North land of Minnesota and we both look forward to the weekends and the Irish and Celtic music podcast. God bless."

Google changed their voicemail service. I can longer download the audio files. Fortunately, their voice-to-text feature is pretty good.

I got a voicemail from Heidi Jane: "Hey Mark, I just wanted to say thank you very much for including me. It's really an honor, and I'm just grateful. It's a good time of year to remind me to tell people about your podcast. Thank you so much and happy Saint Patrick's day. I'm really glad that you are doing this for everybody and for the music. It's very noble and wonderful. Take care."

Jason Roberts sent: "Hey mark, I've been a listener since pretty much the beginning and I just want to send a huge amount of congratulations out to you for your 300 episodes. I record audio and produce learning video for my job in the computer world, so I truly understand the huge effort that goes into planning and recording your audio and producing these podcast sessions. I also dabble with playing guitar and my favorite music to play is Irish trad music. You're an inspiration along with all the artist that you help, and I wish you the best on your next 300 episodes. Hey, man when you finish this next podcast. Take a few minutes and enjoy a pint or three of the black stuff."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:07 "The Jolly Beggarman/Whiskey Before Breakfast" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

5:10 "Dowd's #9/ Bag of Spuds/ The Tamlin" by String Theory by String Theory

8:52 "P Stands for Paddy" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

14:28 "Backdraft" by Prydein from Loud Pipes (Save Lives)

18:16 "Muirshin Durkin" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

20:47 "Song & Hop Jig: The Whistling Thief / The Rocky Road To Dublin" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

25:11 "Charlie on the MTA" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

29:05 "Sailor's Wife Set" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

31:40 "Two Hours After St. Parick's Day" by Beltaine from Jump at Samhain's Fire

35:08 "Up By Christchurch And Down By St. Patrick's And Home" by Finbar Furey from Colours

39:25 "St Patrick's Day" by Black 47 from Last Call

43:24 NEW PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

44:07 "Branle Double" by Drone from Drone v Awen

46:29 "Merry Ploughboy" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from Century

50:13 "Raglan Road" by Thomas Patrick Kenny from The Music of Turlough O'carolan and Other Irish Treasures

53:30 "The Irish Pub Song" by Seamus Kennedy from Tricky Tongue Twisters

56:10 "Old Dun Cow" by The Muckers from The Muckers

1:00:09 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:01:03 "Morgan Rattler - Lads of Alnwick" by Mitchell and Vincent from Circling the Square

1:07:38 "She Moved Through the Fair" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

1:11:05 "The White Set" by The Led Farmers from Katie

1:14:42 "Song of the Celts" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

1:18:16 "Whiskey in the Jar" by The Brayzen Heads from Floored

1:21:52 "Clawhammer Reels" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

1:24:37 "Finnegan's Wake" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

1:28:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:31:10 "The Miners" by The Elders from Story Road

1:35:28 "YK INN" by NUA from FLOW

1:40:17 "Irish Rover" by Jim Cope from King of Balleyhooley

1:43:26 "Wild Rover" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:47:58 "Whistling Postman Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

1:51:59 "Green Over Red" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

1:58:50 "Parting Glass" by In For A Penny from Every Day Should Be St Patrick's Day

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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

Mar 16 2017

2hr 3mins

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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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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

Sponsor: Celtic Invasion Vacations

Wouldn't it be amazing to walk among the rolling green hills of Ireland? Picture the texture of standing stones, the sounds of Irish fiddle, and the wet taste of Guinness on your lips and you're just now beginning to understand the magic of the Celtic Invasion of Ireland. Join Marc Gunn, The Celtfather June 13-20, 2011. Find all the details when you visit the website at www.celticinvasion.com .

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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. Your donations and support are always appreciated. If you would like to become a member, for just $30 a year, you will get free access to Song Henge, my exclusive archive of free Celtic music. Visit songhenge.com for details.

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Call our Voicemail # and leave your comments at Call 678-CELT-POD. That's 678-235-8763 and leave a voicemail comment.

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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.

PROMO - Songs from the Black II

“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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Rolling Hills of Shamrocks #146

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Irish Celtic music from Burning Bridget Cleary, Embarr, SaltyPaws, Poitin, David Nigel Lloyd, Full Gael, Jack Carey, Cady Finlayson, Finvarra, Loudwhisper, Cheers!, La Unica, Celtic Corridor, Jasper Coal, Scott Hoye.  www.celticmusicpodcast.com

If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free monthly 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

Good food, good drink, and good company. Join Marc Gunn on an exciting Invasion of Wales in 2014. You will enjoy a small, friendly group, one-third the size of most tour groups. Relax and savor the land like a local. You will enjoy lots of great Celtic music from Marc Gunn and other Celtic musicians. Smile, laugh, and make lots of wonderful memories with Marc Gunn’s Celtic Invasion Vacations. Subscribe to the Invasion today at CelticInvasion.com

 

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Join Song Henge Today!: This is the official fan club of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can join the secret club and get free access to Song Henge, our online archive of Celtic music downloads. Please join today… Because. We are changing the way you hear Celtic music.

Do you enjoy the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Tell me about it. Why do you listen to the show? What new music have you found? How has this show affected your life? 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

“Rolling Hills – Jester – Phoenix” by Burning Bridget Clearyfrom Everything Is Alright

“Slip Jigs: Butterfly/Foxhunters” by Embarrfrom Bushes, Briars & Figs, Live at the Riviera

“I’m a Rover” by SaltyPawsfrom Dog Paddle

“Le Loup” by Poitinfrom De La Basse Bretagne

“True Thomas” by David Nigel Lloydfrom Rivers, Kings and Curses

“Home Ruler/Off to California” by Full Gaelfrom Traditional Music with Celtic Roots

“The Emigrants Story” by Jack Careyfrom The Emigrants Story

“Open Roads Ahead” by Cady Finlaysonfrom Irish Coffee

“The Battle of Evermore” by Finvarrafrom Finvarra

“Busk Ye Brisk Ye My Bonnie Bride” by Loudwhisperfrom Baroque & Traditional Music of Ireland & Scotland

“Cliffs of Galway” by Cheers!from Wrong and Right

“Irish Rock Song #4″ by La Unicafrom La Unica

“Sunrise O’er The Isle” by Celtic Corridorfrom Celtic Corridor (single)

“Crooked Jack” by Jasper Coalfrom Drowning the Shamrock

“Black Rose” by Scott Hoyefrom Black Rose

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 CelticMusicPodcast.com

Sep 27 2013

59mins

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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.

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John Gimler in Indiana left a voicemail as well.

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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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St Patrick's Day Top 20 Celtic Bands #251

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Happy St. Patrick's Day. I am excited to share our 5th St. Patrick's Day music special for the holiday. This one highlights all of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2015 as featured earlier in the year, but with completely different songs. You will enjoy amazing indie Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Runa, Clandestine, The Flying Toads, Marc Gunn, Emerald Rose, Full Gael, The Gothard Sisters, Heather Alexander , Appalachian Celtic Consort, Jesse Ferguson, Breabach, The Blarney Rebel Band, Kailyarders, The Rogues, Whiskey Sunday, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Bourbon & Shamrocks, The Elders, Patsy O'Brien.

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. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

 

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

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada in early April. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Andre, Alice, Peter, Dennis, and Bryan.

* St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival has 24 videos on the playlist. You can enjoy Celtic music from LQR and Beltain. Jesse Ferguson should be added soon.

* I hope you enjoyed the very special feature on Poitin's album Wish. If not, go listen to show #250 where you can hear the album from start to finish.

* Would you "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day". Every year, I publish an article with that title on my website and Celtic bands from around the globe donate tracks to share with you. You can find this year's article at celticmusicpodcast.com/FreeMP3s2016 or follow the link in the shownotes.

* I posted a new episode of the Pub Songs Podcast. It features St. Patrick's Day Pub Songs by me and other Celtic artists.

* Celtic Radio has a new app for iTunes and Android. You can listen to their many streaming Celtic radio programs. They also are running the Celtic Radio Music Awards. Several of the artists you've heard on this podcast are up for awards. Go vote them!

* I started to use Facebook Live last week to promote new episodes of this podcast. You can subscribe on Facebook and you will be notified when I go live. It usually will happen on the morning of the podcast around 9am though times may vary. If you miss the event, then can watch the saved video on our Facebook page. Go to facebook.com/celticpodcast to subscribe.

* Why yes, we do have t-shirts. The 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now available in our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine to save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I have a free album that you can download. It's called "Celtic Geek" and it features 21 tracks from my first 20 solo albums. To get a copy, just subscribe to my mailing list.

* My final St. Patrick's Day show is in Marietta, Georgia at Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub this Friday, March 18th starting around 9pm, though I may kick it off earlier. Details on my St. Patrick's Day music website.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcast or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:29 "Banish Misfortune/Moon Coin Jig" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

6:38 "The Wife of Usher's Well" by Runa from Current Affairs

11:15 "Wobbly Wheel Set" by Clandestine from Red

15:45 "Lord Mayo" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

21:05 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

25:21 "Mountain Fey" by Emerald Rose from Sunwise

28:07 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

29:28 "Nellie J. Banks" by Full Gael from Traditional Music with Celtic Roots

32:52 "Cat in a Bush" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

36:11 "Brannigan's Special Ale" by Heather Alexander from Midsummer

38:36 "The Banshee/Pride of Rathmore" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Drop o' the Pure

41:43 MORE CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

42:56 "Mary and the Soldier" by Jesse Ferguson from The Butcher Boy

46:44 "Kilbowie Cottage" by Breabach from The Big Spree

50:53 "The Apparatus" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Pile High the Pennywall

53:28 "Where the Wildflowers Grow" by Kailyarders from The Black Well

57:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

58:37 "Reels Again" by The Rogues from Made in Texas

1:01:05 "Cabin Song" by Whiskey Sunday from Holy Water

1:05:14 "Padraig An Sicin" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from On Our Own

1:08:33 "Johnston's Motorcar" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Shock & ARRRR!

1:12:15 "Saint Patrick's Battalion" by The Elders from Story Road

1:17:51 "The Travelers" by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Mar 16 2016

1hr 21mins

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Top 20 Best Celtic Music of 2015 on #241

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It's time, once again, to celebrate the Top 20 Best Celtic songs of 2015. We had a lot of great music last year as I found out when I compiled all of  your votes. That's right. YOU get to vote for the best Celtic music of the year. Today, you're gonna hear the Best Celtic music from Emerald Rose, The Flying Toads, Clandestine, Appalachian Celtic Consort, The Gothard Sisters, Count 4dB, Full Gael, Heather Alexander, Breabach, Kailyarders, Jesse Ferguson, The Rogues, The Blarney Rebel Band, Runa, Patsy O'Brien, Whiskey Sunday, The Elders, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Carolina Ceili. 

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 2016 at the end of the year.

 

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

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Cornwall in 2016. Subscribe to the mailing list to 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 celticmusicpodcast.com/patron. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Rachel and JoJoTheCactus!

* I am now looking for bands for the St. Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival. If you are a Celtic musician, have videos you've made, or are willing to make, of live performances, and a willingness to promote the event, then go to the website for details to join.

* We have brand new, 2016 t-shirts that are now designed for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Special thanks to James McDaniel II who once again created the design for this year's shirts. Get yours at celticmusic.org/celtic-tshirts. If you're subscribed to the Celtic Music Magazine, then tomorrow, you will receive a discount code to save 10% off your order. If you're Patron, you'll save an additional 10%.

* The 2016 polls are now open for you to vote for your favorite bands in the Celtic Top 20. Much like this show, I ask you to vote for your favorite bands in each episode so that we can create a best of episode at the end of the year. I revised those polls to make it even easier to vote. All you need is the band name and the episode number to cast a vote for your favorites. Go vote at celticmusicpodcast.com/vote.

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

* TIME TO PAY THE PIPER.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "Autumn In Asheville" by Emerald Rose from That Night in the Garden

5:20 "Palm Sunday" by The Flying Toads from

10:20 "Ballad of Accounting" by Clandestine from Red

14:45 "Cul Aodh/Kesh Jig" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Drop O' the Pure

16:40 "Grace O'Malley" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

20:26 Celtic Music News

21:40 "The Fisherman's Song" by Count 4dB from Rylander: There Can Be Only One

25:22 "Ships Are Sailing/Wind Shakes the Barley/Star of the Munster" by Full Gael from Traditional Music with Celtic Roots

29:03 "Gypsy Bardic Tinker People" by Heather Alexander from A Gypsy's Home - Songs of the Roving Life

34:20 "Monday Night at Ricardo's" by Breabach from Urlar

39:12 "Stornoway" by Kailyarders from King of the Jolly

42:16 Celtic Music Feedback

45:43 "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by Jesse Ferguson from The Parting Glass

48:58 "Cullen Anderson" by The Rogues from Live in Canada, Eh?

53:43 "Darker Than the Mine" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Pile High The Pennywall

57:35 "Land of Sunshine Set" by Runa from Current Affairs

1:03:11 "Good Times Coming" by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar

1:07:53 "She Took the Train" by Whiskey Sunday from Holy Water

1:11:25 "Road to Ruins" by The Elders from Story Road

1:17:01 "Farewell to Erin" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from On Our Own

1:22:08 "Zooie" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Craic

1:25:16 "Cunla" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

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.

Jan 21 2016

1hr 29mins

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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

2hr 2mins

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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.

Notes:

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

58mins

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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

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Relaxing Celtic Music #232

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I'm back from a fun but exhausting weekend of shows. I wanna kick back and relax. So let's enjoy some mellow Celtic music on this week's show featuring Irish Celtic Music from Castlebay, Jennifer Licko Shelton, String Thaw, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Ed Miller, Beat Smash Square, Clandestine, The Blarnacles, The Selkie Girls, Jed Marum, Liz Madden.

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.

 

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

Do you love Celtic music? Want to see the Celtic nations? Want to learn the truth about King Arthur and the Holy Grail? Join your podcast host, Marc Gunn, in 2016 as I lead a Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We will explore Celtic culture and Arthurian legends. 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 Patron. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Kellie

* Join the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook.

* Celtic Halloween Music Special and Celtic Fiddle Music Special

* Randy Wothke & Marc Gunn Are KILTED KINGS

* 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

John Thompson wrote: Hey Marc, Two more excellent shows! I was surprised to hear you play Tam Lin by Coyote Run, although it was a great choice for Halloween. CR was an awesome band. They played the PA Ren Faire a lot. Between Wick and Flame is a fantastic album. They've got a bunch but two of my other favorites would be Places and Coyote Run Pleads the 5th. If there's any chance you can get a hold of some tunes from either one of those it would be great for your listeners.

The fiddle special was amazing! Glad you got Burning Bridget Cleary in there. “Oh My Little Darling/Fire on the Mountain” by Burning Bridget Cleary from Pressed For Time -- also not your typical celtic music. But it definitely showcases their talent. I'm happy to help support this incredible podcast on Patreon. Keep up the great work!

Hank Woodward wrote: Hi Marc, This is Hank in East Tennessee again, wishing a festive Halloween/Samhain season for you and your family. You continue to do a fantastic job with the podcast, and I’m eagerly awaiting the upcoming Celtic Halloween show. I’ve got my own “Samhain 2015” playlist put together and I’d love to get your opinion of it. Once again thank you so much for putting out all that phenomenal Celtic music for us all to enjoy. Slainte!

Laurie Gardner wrote: Hello Marc! I am listening to one of your shows at the moment and decided to write you a quick note to say how much I enjoy your podcast. The music is always excellent. I studied traditional music as a teenager and sang with some wonderful artists. Even though I did not continue singing, (in public) I was captivated by Scottish music and tradition and still love listening and singing folk music. Your show has been the perfect way for me to stay connected to the traditional music world.

For the past 8 years my husband and I have spent 2 weeks a year in the UK. We have been to such wonderful places. I love that you help more people visit as part of your dedication to a beautiful musical style. Thank you. The picture is from our most recent trip to the highlands. From the walls of the ruin of Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe in Dalmally. A gorgeous little place, well worth adding to one of your tours.

I connected on Facebook with a gentleman named Kenny Grey who has a photographic business called Island Images. He and Krissy, his fiancée are amazing people and his pictures of the area are splendid. We had a great meal and pints of local ale at a coaching inn in Dalmally that could work for a group: http://www.glenorchylodge.co.uk . It has an excellent kitchen and a sweet game room style pub, a MacLeod behind the bar. If you get there tell him the Canadian couple from Ottawa say hi. Have a wonderful day! Laurie

P.S. I typically put your show on while I bake or prepare food, especially long haul dishes like meatballs or breaded chicken. And also while editing photographs.

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:22 - "Moudiewart/Kiss Me Quick/Stool of Repentence" by Castlebay from Rantin' Rovin' Robin

6:34 - "Planxty Erwin" by Canned Haggis from Rough Draft

10:11 - "Siuthadaibh Bhalachaibh" by Jennifer Licko Shelton from A Thousand Curses Upon Love

13:31 - "Kean O'Hara/Bridget Cruise" by String Thaw from Smooth Sailing

16:28 - "From Clare to Here" by Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse from The Laverock Sang

23:09 - "All We Can Call Our Ain" by Ed Miller from Many's The Fine Tale

30:22 - "The Strayaway Child" by Beat Smash Square

35:54 - "Babylon" by Clandestine from To Anybody At All

40:57 - Celtic Music Feedback

44:12 - "Off to California" by The Blarnacles from Got Blarnacles?

47:34 - "Bonnie Earl Moray" by The Selkie Girls from Parting Glass

52:20 - "Rose of Tralee" by Jed Marum from Confederate Songs of Ireland

55:44 - "The Night Visiting Song (featuring Joanie Madden)" by Liz Madden from Legacy

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 or email me music@celticmusicpodcast.com.

Nov 12 2015

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Celtic Favorites from the Banks of Loch Lomond #326

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Stephen Bernhardt is another Patron of the Podcast who shared his top 20 songs featured on the show with awesome Celtic music from Tania Opland, Sligo Rags, The Wee Heavies, Celtic Stone, SeaStar, Serious Kitchen, Oona McOuat, George Murphy, Young Dubliners, New Shilling, Martyn Wylde, Emerald Rose, Willie McCullouch, Ockham's Razor, Susan Hamlin, Brobdingnagian Bards, Nick Hennessey, Jed Marum, Arthur Hinds, Sora. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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

 

Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday featuring an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Your kind pledge of $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing it. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Wanna enjoy another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

NOTES

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

Special thanks to our newest Patron of the Podcast: Michael Cavanaugh.

This week, I'm gonna highlight the favorite music of one of my patrons of the podcast. In the spring, I asked Patrons of the Podcast to share some of their favorite songs that were featured in the show. Stephen Bernhardt was one of two who listed a complete 20+ songs that he loved. So I decided to give his songs a special feature like I did with Annie Lorkowski back in episode #319. Some of Annie's songs were on his original list, so he was kind enough to revise it for me. Let's get started.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

September 30th is your last chance to get 5 of my Cds for just $24 to save 68% off the sticker price. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page.

I shared the rough itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye this week. One of my subscribers responded with comments about their own visit there. So I thought I'd ask you. Have you been to the Isle of Skye? What did you love and not love about it? Please share in the comments.

In the meantime, I should have the itinerary online next week.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Andrew Freels emailed: "Thanks Marc! I just wanted to drop a quick note thanking you for introducing me to the band Coast. Best music I’ve heard in a long time. Much appreciated!"

Mike Bromund posted on Facebook: "at Alexandria's Irish Fest. Beautiful day and great tunes."

Thom Danger Speck of Screeched Inn posted on Facebook: "Spending my Sunday painting my bathroom. This could be a tedious job if not for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to keep me energized. Thanks Marc!"

Kathleen Becker emailed on Facebook: "Excellent podcasts. Sit at my computer doing research and listen to Celtic music from your podcasts most of the day. You are exceptional. How does one contribute money to this endeavor?"

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:30 "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

5:41 "Riding On the Wexford Line" by Sligo Rags from The Whiskey Never Lies

9:43 "Loch Lomond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heaveies

13:00 "Drowsy Maggie" by Celtic Stone from Digital Flashbacks

15:12 "Highland Mary" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

19:24 "Young Hunting" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig"

27:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

28:08 "Crystal Maiden of the Lake" by Oona McOuat from Honey & Holy Water

32:06 "When I Grow Up (The Bodhran Song)" by George Murphy from Still In One Piece

38:07 "Seeds of Sorrow" by Young Dubliners from Nine

41:10 "Amanda Lynn/Ponerosa Cone Chucker/Bridgewater Corners" by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

45:48 "Loch Tay Boat Song" by Martyn Wylde from Minstrel's Lament

50:07 "The Chicken Raid of Cymru" by Emerald Rose from Rants and Rambles

57:55 CELTIC FEEDBACK

59:05 "Outer Hebrides" by Willie McCullouch from Auld Tales & New

1:01:16 "Are You Alright, Liz" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

1:06:07 "Gort Na Salean (Sally Gardens)" by Susan Hamlin from Younger Than the Sun

1:09:06 "Health to the Company" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

1:12:09 "Girl in the Street" by Nick Hennessey from Pebble & Bone

1:16:51 "Rose of Tralee" by Jed Marum from Confederate Songs of Ireland

1:19:16 "Turn the Wheel" by Arthur Hinds from Dance in the Fire

1:26:28 "Piper" by Sora from Scorpion Moon

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

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

Sep 21 2017

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#214: Lucky Carrickfergus

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Looks like you lucked out once again with another weekly episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring indie Celtic music from Boston Blackthorne, Buzz Turner, Jil Chambless, Scott Hoye, Headland, Haggis Rampant, Kyle Carey, The Gas Men, Shamus O'Blivion, Eilis Crean, The Canny Brothers Band, Raymond McCullough, Marys Lane, The Shams. celticmusicpodcast.com/214

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 Jeremy, our newest patron!

You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20

July 28th marks the 10 year anniversary of the podcast. Join our Facebook group.

Sat July 18th at Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub in Marietta, Georgia

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

0:55"Sam Adams/The Shores of Lake Cochituate" by Boston Blackthornefrom County Kerry to Kerry Park

4:58"Jig of an Elderly Gent" by Buzz Turnerfrom The View from Here

7:43"Follow the Heron Home" by Jil Chamblessfrom The Ladies Go Dancing

11:11"The South Wind Carrickfergus" by Scott Hoyefrom Black Rose

15:56"Raglan Road" by Headlandfrom Longtime Coming

21:01Celtic Music News

22:21"Gravel Path/First Slip/Poisoned Dwarf/Back in Black" by Haggis Rampantfrom Tri

23:58"Sios Dhan An Abhainn" by Kyle Careyfrom North Star

27:25"The Boys of Ballinamore/The Monks of the Screw" by The Gas Menfrom Clement Street

30:12"Raggle Taggle Gypsie" by Shamus O'Blivionfrom Single

33:57"Lucky Penny Set" by Eilis Creanfrom The Lonesome Fiddler

38:19Celtic Feedback

43:23"Celtic Sympony" by The Canny Brothers Bandfrom The Guinness Situation

47:41"I Will Lift My Eyes Up" by Raymond McCulloughfrom Into Jerusalem

51:25"I Once Crossed an Ocean" by Marys Lanefrom I Once Crossed an Ocean

57:40"Cruel Sister" by The Shamsfrom Go On Home Boys

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 02 2015

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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.

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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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#216: Sleepy Maggie

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There's nothing sleepy about this week's show. There's just a ton of great indie Celtic music from The Brayzen Heads, The Tea Merchants, Rambling Sailors, The Gothard Sisters, Slan, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Mason Brown, Cady Finlayson, Jasper Coal, Arthur Hinds, Connemara Stone Company, The Demon Barbers, Marc Gunn. Find out more at celticmusicpodcast.com/216

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.

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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/. Special thanks to Erin, Wolfgang, Joseph, and Sonya our newest patrons! And HUGE thanks to Brendan Nix.

Celtic Music Challenge: Financial goal is met. Now I need your voicemails.

Join our Facebook Event and share it.

You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20

Marc Gunn is at Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub this weekend.

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

1:09"Mandolin Tunes" by The Brayzen Headsfrom Floored

5:27"Last Tango in Harris" by The Tea Merchantsfrom The Tea Merchants

11:48"Fiddler's Green" by Rambling Sailorsfrom Bright Shining Clear

15:30"Orange Blossom Special" by The Gothard Sistersfrom Celtic Rainbow

17:36"The Rowan Tree" by Slanfrom Footprints

22:15Celtic Music News

26:20"American Tunes" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipleyfrom Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

31:07"Constance" by Mason Brownfrom I am a Handsome Devil

33:54"Open Roads Ahead" by Cady Finlaysonfrom Irish Coffee

36:36Celtic Music Feedback

38:13"Dalaigh's Polka / Tell Me Ma / Egan's Polka" by Jasper Coalfrom Just the One

41:56"Children Of Cernnunos" by Arthur Hindsfrom Dance in the Fire

46:25Sweep - Ne'er Duwels

46:31"Sleepy Maggie" by Connemara Stone Companyfrom Back Home

50:21"Ranzo" by The Demon Barbersfrom Disco at the Tavern

55:24"Wild Mountain Thyme" by Marc Gunnfrom The Bridge

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 16 2015

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Getting Started With Celtic Music #334

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A listener emailed that they were just getting started with Celtic music. Wouldn't it be great to have an episode that could be a great intro guide? That's what this show is all about. You'll enjoy two-hours of awesome indie Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Poitin, Ed Miller, Cady Finlayson, The Elders, Mithril Duo, Jesse Ferguson, The Rogues, Rambling Sailors, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Runa, We Banjo 3, The Ne'er Duwels, The Gothard Sisters, Rathkeltair, Wicked Tinkers, Ockham's Razor, House of Hamill, Cara Dillon, Oisin McAuley, Screeched Inn, The Flying Toads, The Selkie Girls, Three Mile Stone, Lothlorien, Battlefield Band, Banna De Dha, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Rise, Socks in the Frying Pan. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net.

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

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY... THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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

Special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Sean Mac Aodha, Kas, and our new Celtic Superstar, Hunter Melville.

Years ago, a traditional Irish musician sat me down and told this autoharp-playing Renaissance festival musician what Celtic music really was. He gave me a list of popular trad musicians I should listen to. And I found some awesome bands in his list. That meeting was an important moment in my life. Because I did not see Celtic music the way he did. His definition narrowly defined traditional Irish music. For me, Celtic music is vast and growing. It encompasses the traditional songs and tunes as well as the contemporary arrangements that are more accessible to the average listener, like Celtic rock and even Celtic New Age.

So when I started the Celtic Music Magazine and later the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. One of my goals was to share my definition of Celtic music as well as to help independent Celtic musicians. So this week I'm gonna share songs and tunes that I think will be a great intro to someone getting started with Celtic music. I picked some of my favorite bands and tunes. I got a little of input as well from my Patrons of the Podcast. Without my Patrons support this show would not have happened. This is in fact the first of two 2-hour shows that you get because we hit a big milestone on Patreon.

Head on over to Patreon.com/celticpodcast if you want to show your support and get more two-hour specials.

Let's get on with the music!

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

The Kickstarter for the 2nd House of Hamill CD is now running.

Big congrats to Jesse Ferguson who has earned over 6,000,000 views on his YouTube channel. If you like Celtic folk songs, you want to subscribe to his channel.

If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store.

If you're not subscribed to the Celtic Christmas Podcast, a new episode comes out right after Thanksgiving. You'll find Spotify playlists, videos, and two Celtic Christmas CDs, including a compilation that features Celtic music from several of the bands featured in this episode. Go to http://celticchristmasmusic.net to subscribe.

If you're looking to want to find out more about a particular band that you hear in this show, go to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com and you'll find time stamps for every song featured.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Murty Delaney's/The Empty Bedpan" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

6:03 "The Congress Reel/Unknown Reel" by Poitin from Poitin

9:10 "The Broom of the Cowdenknowes" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

12:32 "Ships Are Sailing/Over the Moor to Maggie" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

15:37 "Even the Great Ones Fall" by The Elders from Story Road

20:30 "Outlander Set: Loch Lomond / Comin' Thro' the Rye / Clean Pease Strae / The High Road to Linton (feat. Andy Kruspe)" by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

26:20 "The Spanish Lady" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

29:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:58 "Amazine Grace" by The Rogues from Made in Texas

33:30 "Pay Me My Money Down" by Rambling Sailors from Bright Shining Clear

36:28 "Farewell to Ireland" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Far Away In Australia

39:58 "Ain't No Grave" by Runa from Current Affairs

44:20 "Puncheon Floor-Late For The Dance" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

48:07 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

53:21 MORE CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

54:01 "Midsummer Jigs" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

56:32 "How the Irish Saved My Life" by Rathkeltair from Something Good For a Change

59:58 "Hammer on the Anvil" by Wicked Tinkers from Hammered

1:03:42 "The Auld Triangle" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

1:06:42 "Fierce Cottage" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

1:11:53 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

1:12:26 "Bold Jamie" by Cara Dillon from After the Morning

1;17:18 "Moneymusk/ Spey In Spate" by Oisin McAuley from Far From the Hills of Donegal

1:20:29 "Old Black Rum" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

1:23:27 "Sweeney's Eyes Set" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

1:30:22 "Gaelic Song" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

1:36:07 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:38:13 "Piper on Horseback/Mullingar Lea/Molloy's Favorite" by Three Mile Stone from Three Mile Stone

1:41:26 "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Lothlorien from Single

1:45:50 "Highlands: The Lass of Killiecrankie / The Ladies of Gormand / Untitled Highland / The Teelin Highland" by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow

1:49:03 "The Water Is Wide" by Banna De Dha from Band of Two

1:53:36 "Squire Woods' Lamentation on the Refusal of his Halfpence" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket

1:59:28 "Wild Mountain" by Rise from Uncertain Wonders

2:05:28 "The Track for the Craic" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Christine Weir emailed: "Hello Marc, I just want to say thanks for playing my song Samhainn, on your Thin Veil show. I've had some really nice responses to it, and sold a couple of CD's as a result! Kind regards, Christine"

Chrystin Pleasants emailed: "Lucky me! Got the podcast e-mail as I am sitting in a waiting room at my car dealer’s working on my taxes. All life is portable, and thankfully, music especially so. Have loved the first two cuts, thanks so much! Not sure when they’ll be done with my vehicle, but if I don’t finish it in the next hour, then I’ll have something to listen to later in the day."

John Delahunty wrote: "I for the life of me cannot remember who sings or the name of a song you played last year and it’s driving me crazy! I think it was the fall of jack o lantern or something like that but google is not helping... help me Celtic music podcast you’re my only hope"

Great. Appeal to my inner geek why don't you John. Fine. There is a song called "Fall of Jack O'Lantern" by David Nigel Lloyd. You'll find it at the end of the 2015 Celtic Halloween & Samhain music special.

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

Nov 16 2017

2hr 9mins

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Irish Celtic Music Six-Year Anniversary #108: Ellis Island, Jameson's Revenge, Cu Dubh, Beer Belly

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Music from Whalebone, Colin Farrell, Abby Green, Beer Belly, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Sligo Rags, Poitin, Vintage Wildflowers, Jameson's Revenge, Cu Dubh, Lexington Field, Bill Grogan's Goat, Ellis Island.  www.celticmusicpodcast.com/108

Sponsor: Celtic Invasion Vacations

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.

Notes:

Cast Your Vote in The Celtic Top Five. Keep those 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

"Hooty Mullock" by Whalebonefrom Three Fires

"Soho South: Soho South, Moolah Rouge" by Colin Farrellfrom On the Move

"Fig for a Kiss (Na Ceannabhain Bhana, Gaire Da MBan)" by Abby Greenfrom Fig for a Kiss

"GENTLE REEL (PADDY FAHY)" by Beer Bellyfrom King of Bellies

"Broken Token" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyerfrom Stones on the Ground

"Katherine Crowley's Song/Katherine Crowley's Reel" by Sligo Ragsfrom Roll Me Down the Mountain

"Scholar" by Poitinfrom Bofiguifluki

"False Lady" by Vintage Wildflowersfrom Lovely Madness

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"Carnlough Bay/The Foxhunter's" by Jameson's Revenge from While yer Up

"Ragnarok" by Cu Dubhfrom Order of the Owl

"The Shores of Maine" by Lexington Fieldfrom Old Dirt Road

"Little Brigid Flynn" by Bill Grogan's Goatfrom Bill Grogan's Goat

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.

"Tippin It Up" by Ellis Islandfrom The Whole Shebang

Jul 26 2011

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What Are You Doing While Listening to Celtic Music #432

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I want your feedback. What are you doing while listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast? This week, I'm gonna share a bunch of feedback from the past couple o'years.

Poisoned Dwarf, Seldom Sober, Songs For Ceilidh, Mitchell & Vincent, Ciunas, Kennedy's Kitchen, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Kellswater Bridge, Captain John Stout, The Jig Is Up! from First Steps, Brobdingnagian Bards, Dylan Walshe, Sylvia Woods, The Jackdaws, Claire Roche, Black Market Haggis, Crepuscule, The Round Table, Tartanic, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Moch Pryderi, Teton Skye, Alexander James Adams, Molly's Revenge, Celtic Woman, O'hanleigh, Ciana, Vintage Wildflower, Katherine Nagy, Bellow Bridge, Jil Chambless

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.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Bolt The Door" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt The Door

5:58 - WELCOME

7:25 - "The Ferryman / Mason's Apron" by Seldom Sober from Six Months of Confession

11:24 - "Rothsea-0" by Songs For Ceilidh from Falling Forward

14:36 - Alexis Fickes emailed: "Hey Marc, I am Alexis and I just wanted to tell you that I love the podcast, especially #426. I listen to the podcast on the bus and while I paint. Absolutely amazing. I love that there’s someone who appreciates the artists and music like this. Keep doing you!!"

Simon Dillon emailed a photo: "Hello Marc. Although over month ago, this photo shows me driving back from Canberra to my home town Bendigo (700km) while listening to your podcast.   Myself and my friend, and fellow musician, Keven McCarthy had just spent the Easter long weekend at the Australian National Folk Festival presenting “Songs From The Australian Tradition” session on each day of the festival.  Australia has many traditional songs. Many of these songs use traditional Irish melodies or are even parodies of traditional Irish songs.

The Nation Folk Festival was one of 3 festivals the Kevin and I attended in South Eastern Australia over 17 days around Easter.  We started at the Lake Cullulleraine Music Festival, then the National Folk Festival and ended up at the Koroit Irish Festival. By the time I arrived back home, we had covered 2800 km and listened to many Irish and Celtic Music Podcasts, the quintessential road trip podcast. Keep up the great work.

16:13 - "Seven Stars, The Sloe" by Mitchell & Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

19:18 - "Celtic Tiger" by Ciunas from High Time

22:59 - Ruben Lopez emailed a photo: "I heard the podcast #393, and was drawing. Here's the drawing. Have a good one."

Alexander Randall 5th emailed a photo: "Hey Marc: I put your sticker on my car... I should put one on the boat, but only fish and mermaids would see it..."

Conor Coll emailed: "Hey Marc, Just replying to let you know I received the music you sent and I am currently listening to them, still trying to decide between my favourite!

As an Irish man I have been hearing Celtic music all my life and it takes me back to a lovely atmosphere when I listen to these tracks. Recently, I have been following a band which I had done a little camera work with in the past, The Ronan Gallagher Band. They are very talented and are from the region I come from, so I am a big fan of their music. They are what inspired me to look for more traditional music which lead me to this newsletter."

Submit music to the podcast at 4celts.com.

25:00 - "Eoin O'neill Has Gone To Clare" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

30:25 - "Lady Louisa Gordon's Strathspey / The Highlands of Banffshire / The Merrymaking" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

34:50 - Marshall Blosser emailed: "Greetings Celtfather, I've been listening to your podcast for well over a decade.  We've circled around nearby cities, but never met. You moved to New Orleans just as I moved from there to the Mississippi gulf coast. And now you are in my old stomping grounds of Atlanta.

My family is moving from the Mississippi gulf coast to the eastern most  city in North America (St John's NL) so my wife can get her PhD in analytical chemistry. (I know you understand about moving to support your wife)

We will be driving there mid December (all 54 hours of it).  Apart from episode 421 the long drive - that's an understatement - we would like to have a few  CDs to pass the time on the road. I know there is a large Celtic music scene up there. Do you know of any St John's or Newfoundland Celtic artists that we could buy to support and listen to on the way there?

Thanks muchly,

P.S. I am an aspiring writer and your podcasts have inspired several stories (now if I could just get published) Txs again. Keep the Celtic light burning, in all its colors"

Marshall Blosser emailed: "Marc, I have enjoyed your podcast for over 12 years. The variety of music you bring to this show never fails to inspire and amaze me. The fact that you follow the roots of the music and the tendrils of its influence show just how connected the world is and how music is one of those things that can unite everyone. You understand and respect that musically there is no one Celtic musical voice. But rather that it is a rich and varied chorus of voices that make up that sound. I applaud the fact that you are seeking musicians and tunes for a Celtic LGBTQIA+ Pride special next year. The fact that you stand for the diversity that makes this music so touching and valuable is wonderful and so needed everywhere. Peace and may you never lose your laughter, your joy or your autoharp Marshall Blosser"

38:08 - "Keys to the Castle" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is in the Pudding

42:32 - "Hail to the Autumn" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

46:35 - James Cope emailed: "Hi Marc,Your ebook is a wonderful gift, thank you. I see the changes in the music business, some beneficial, some not so much. Your ideas and knowledge help me as a long time, and older generation musician “unpaid Professional” (mostly) to find where I can land and have the best impact on the art form.

Being upbeat in these changing times is a choice and you are an inspiration. As a friend of mine once said, “Damn! Jim you have made something from nothing!” So…. Damn Marc!! you have made something from nothing. Thanks again."

Melinda emailed: "Marc, I have subscribed to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast - I am still listening to shows from years ago, which was where you played the Joss song, and the "Don't Drink with Hobbits" song, which I LOVE!  Shared it with my son who just cracked up with me.

We are in El Paso - as far West as you can get!  Have not been to any of the festivals in Texas, but go to Phoenix each year to enjoy the Ren Fest there.  Have been to the Ren Fest in Bonner Springs, KS, in MD (think they shut that one down, but it was huge and wonderful!), and AZ.  Actually, I am still listening to your podcasts when you still lived in Austin, so didn't know that's not where you lived now :) Would love to see you live.  Will have to make sure to listen to the more up to date podcasts to get your latest events - or check your website. Keep up the great work! Slan Agat!

49:33 - "There's Worse Then That Around - Polka Niall - John Walsh" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

55:33 - "The Prettiest Hobbit" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

55:54 - Todd Thorne emailed photos: "Hello Mark, From the attached few pictures, I’ll bet you can instantly figure out where I took the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast this past month. For ages my wife and I aspired to visit Australia and New Zealand. Being two unabashed geeks, we could not make a trip Down Under without dropping in for a tour of Hobbiton. What an amazing day it was conjuring up the feeling that, at any moment, Sam, Frodo or Bilbo might emerge to challenge all of us interlopers in The Shire. While that particular encounter didn’t happen, I did get to talk up the podcast to fellow tourists plus our guide in response to their questions regarding my catchy and quite fetching t-shirt. Hopefully, you’ll pick up a few new worldly fans as a result.

I’ve been a devoted listener to the podcast for many years and credit multiple episodes for enriching and expanding my collection of Celtic music. At last count, some 15 artists have joined my growing mix, which all came about only because you featured them in an episode after they submitted their hopes, ambitions and livelihood for consideration. Thanks to you and all the incredible indie Celtic artists for providing us a way to connect and support what we love.

In closing, here’s an idea to ponder. What about a future Celtic Invasion Vacation to New Zealand? After all, Dunedin in the South Island has a mighty strong Scottish heritage and the Celtic spirit is alive and well I hear. Not to mention Hobbiton beckoning away on the North Island. A bit ambitious perhaps but it would be up there in the Trip of a Lifetime category, which I can definitely vouch for.

My best to you, your family and all the fans in the 2019 new year. Sláinte!

More about A Long Expected Party, next one is in 2020

58:38 - "Cut It Down" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

1:02:56 - "Metamorphosis" by Sylvia Woods from The Harp of Brandiswhiere

1:05:37 - Margaret Zavala emailed: "Mark I just want to say thank you for the podcast that you put on. When I travel the world I can still listen to my celtic music. A few shows back, you featured Bangers and mash. well they’re playing near my hometown. in fact playing for two weeks just a five minute drive from my house. thank you for keeping me a contact such wonderful bands"

Rachel Bryant emailed: "Marc, Just dropping you a line to say how much I'm enjoying all your podcasts!! This time of year, I especially appreciate holiday music that is different (and better) than what I'm forced to hear in public.

Today, I am cleaning the house ahead of company, and enjoying the music and a very thematic beer, pic attached. I wish I could mail you some... maybe it's available in your area? I highly recommend this beer.

I try to wear my podcast shirt so I can spread the word! I made a new group of friends that way just a week ago, and we swapped stories of our favorite music venues and Irish/Celtic festivals.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!"

Subscribe to Celtic Christmas Podcast. It starts back up in November!

1:07:14 - "Erin's Revenge" by The Jackdaws from Colors

1:10:59 - "My Mother" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

1:14:58 - Darius emailed photos: "Hello Marc, I came across your wonderful podcast recently & subscribed!

Regarding voting, although all your featured musicians are wonderful, when asked to vote for a specific episode's featured musician, perhaps asking to vote for that particular/featured song would be more appropriate? By that I mean, I have gone back & searched the bands featured but found 2 or 3 songs as my personal favourites. Absolutely no offence to the great bands but I wouldn't go as far as voting them as my favourite bands, rather songs :)

Also, what do you think about either as the final episode of the year or the first episode of the year, featuring the top rated songs of the year, voted by the listeners?

Anyway thank you again and I promise to become a paid subscriber once I have some income.

Currently in the process of starting a sustainable, holistic, self sufficient & off-grid Ecovillage in Canada. More on that if you are interested. Namaste"

Vote in the Celtic Top 20.

Begum Unveroglu emailed a photo: "Hello there! I am listening to Scarborough fair episode on a train trip from Ankara to Istanbul. I am loving your show! By chance, I had opportunity to hear my favorite American Irish Music group the Gothard Sisters!!! Much love"

1:17:26 - "4 Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

1:20:14 - "Rob Roy MacGregor" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

1:23:15 - Dan Kulhanek emailed: "Marc,I was able to receive the downloads. Thank you so much!  I use them on my running playlist. I have your podcast to thank for where I am today.

My wife’s family is Scottish and Irish. I am of German heritage. After attending several St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with them, I really started to listen to the music. I stumbled upon your podcast shortly thereafter.

I was a casual listener for a number of years. After the economic collapse of 2008, I found myself without a job. I went back to school to become a nurse and found that I needed to learn how to speed read in order to keep up with the assignments. I used the jigs and reels in your podcast to help keep me on tempo and keep my speed up.

Fast forward several years later....

My daughter wanted to take dance lessons. My mother in law told her that if we enrolled her in Irish or Highland Dance she would pay for lessons. My daughter settled on Highland Dance and we found a group that offered lessons. It was a pipe and drum band with a dance troop. They also offered bagpipe lessons for free. After listening to your podcast for several years, my love for the music had grown so much that I jumped on the opportunity to learn the bagpipes.

I now have become an active member of the band, performing for gigs and the competition team, but I also have branched out on my own as a solo piper.

I look forward to your podcast every week. Please keep up the great work and we’ll keep listening!”

1:25:14 - "Love Is Ever the Strongest Spell" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

1:29:44 - "Jiggy Biddy's Slur Horn" by Tartanic from Uncharted

1:32:46 - Gerry Corr emailed a video: "Marc, Had a great evening listening to your Podcasts…….sitting on the deck on a cool, late summer evening enjoying sweet Uisce Beatha"

GERRY CORR VIDEO

Mike Coombs emailed a photo: "Dear Marc, I really love your podcasts! Thank you so much for introducing me to loads of superb bands and singers that otherwise I wouldn’t have heard. I listen mostly in my car. I’m a peripatetic guitar/bass/banjo teacher in the UK. I also play in a barn dance band and compose mostly acoustic guitar based instrumental music.

I hope to be recording my first solo album with a couple of Celtic style tracks in the next few months."

1:34:05 - "Pride of Newfoundland" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable

1:37:42 - "Welsh Medley" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

1:41:39 - André Paz emailed: "Hey Marc Gunn! I'm a brasilian biologist, musician and flute player. I love your Podcasts, and I always listen to you, mainly while working/studying.

I've started with the Celtic music because of a brasilian band called Tuatha de Danann. I'd like to indicate them for you. I just listened to the "Summer Road Trip #361", and I heard a Brasilian band, Braia! They have almost the same musicians of the band I mentioned. Here follows some other names I remembered, mainly with flute or Whistles on their songs:

Kernunna (BR),

Tuatha de Danann (BR) ,

Braia (BR) ,

Flook,

Luar na Lubre,

MuteFish,

Thanks for your very nice mood, always, and for  your inspiration! Enjoy the summer there! Hugs from Brasil"

1:43:04 - "I'll Neither Spin Nor Weave" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

1:45:55 - "Harvest Season - Second Cutting" by Alexander James Adams from Harvest Season - Second Cutting

1:48:47 - Erika Burkhardt tweeted: "Thanks for episode #371 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Putting it to good use this morning planning lessons at the park."

Sasha, the Travelin' Quaker emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I saved up several episodes of the show for us to listen to as we hiked part of the Barrow Way on our trip to Ireland (we are still here). It has been great catching live music and recognizing many of the songs I have heard on the show. Thanks again for an amazing show!"

1:49:30 - "Emmet's Hedgehog" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

1:54:10 - "Ae Fond Kiss" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

1:58:03 - Bonfilio Acencio emailed: "Hi Marc. I have been loving the podcast for like 3 years. I work outside landscaping so the music fits the surroundings, although Tennessee hills are not as great as Ireland it will do. But right now I have the great luck to go back and pick some of my favorite episodes, my girlfriend and I are going to the beach and I get to DJ the road trip (well really you do) Give my love to the family and ill let you know how the trip go's. Keep up the amazing work."

Annie Moisan emailed: "Allo Marc, I am from Québec, Canada. I am french so sorry for my english!!! Just for tell you that I love your podcast. I listen it during I'm working (I'm a IT programmer at home). We love Irish music. My husband and I have a duo and we play Irish music not professionnaly but we did a "home CD" two years ago and went to Ireland 4 times now. We like to sing Irish songs in French, English and Irish. We do little show with the projection of our photos of Ireland during we are playing for transmit our love of this country. I specially like harmony voices like The Selkie Girls, Lumiere, Sora, High Kings, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. But also Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Caladh Nua, Barrule. Thanks a lot to promote Irish music. We discovered on your podcast many signers and groups that we love. Still continue! With great regards! Annie"

2:00:10 - "Town of Strabane" by O'hanleigh from Of Irish Crossings Told

2:04:19 - "Tom McElvogue's / The Monaghan Twig / Woman of the House" by Ciana from Loneliest Road

2:07:40 - Daniel L emailed photos: "Hey mark! I love the podcast, thanks for being such a dedicated collector and distributer of Celtic music. I listen through Mixcloud, and love to dig into old episodes daily.

My father was a piper and flute player. your podcast is a great way to keep the traditional music I was raised on, in my life.

Here's a pic of me at work (I'm on the left side of the left rig) we rig suspended scaffolding and then paint beautiful signs and advertisements. This one is for Gucci in downtown manhattan. If you zoom I've got my headphones in, listening to your podcast of course!

An (almost) finished picture. And one more of our truck once we packed it all up. Keep doing your thing! Much love from nyc"

2:08:37 - "Sweet Bride" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

2:12:27 - "Gypsy Lady" by Katherine Nagy from Single

2:15:35 - "An Buachillin Ban" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

2:19:28 - Jay Martin emailed from San Francisco: "Marc, All right, I Spotified. The first song I heard was "Last Gift" by Marys Lane. That song answers a question from Michael Truman Kavanaugh in show 376. How did that happen? Thanks for the music."

Listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Playlist on Spotify

2:21:46 - "When First I Came to Caledonia" by Jil Chambless from The Ladies Go Dancing

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

 

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

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TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com!

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!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Patrons of 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

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Oct 24 2019

2hr 25mins

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Funny Irish & Celtic Songs #238

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It's New Year's Eve. Let's laugh and party on the very last day of 2015 with funny Irish and Celtic songs from Legacy with Jim Flanagan, The Molly Maguires, Jim Brannigan, Trinity River Whalers, The Dregs, Seamus Kennedy, Ed Miller, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Irish Rovers, Brobdingnagian Bards, Marc Gunn, Ceann, Hair of the Dog, Black 47, The Poxy Boggards, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Wild Mountain Thyme, Claymore.

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.

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

Do you love Celtic music? Want to see the Celtic nations? Want to learn the truth about King Arthur and the Holy Grail? Join your podcast host, Marc Gunn, in 2016 as I lead a Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We will explore Celtic culture and Arthurian legends. 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 Patron. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Lissa, Nick, Craig, David, Rebecca

* The 2-Hour Harp Music Special is still in the works. I apologize for the delay, but the holidays and family commitments took precedence. If it's any consolation, I'm two months behind on releasing my album Dragons vs. Pirates, which I successfully funded on Kickstarter earlier this year. But weekly gigs in November, sick children and the holidays, I'm doing the best I can.

* The 2015 Celtic Christmas Podcast show was a hit. And many of you got the show directly in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast feed due to a small technical error on my part. But it turned out for the best. Because of that error, we climbed up to #7 on the iTunes Music Podcast charts. I hope you enjoy the show.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written comment. 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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:28 - "Stick to the Craythur" by Legacy with Jim Flanagan from An Irish Christmas: Songs and Music of West Cork

5:56 - "Moonshiner" by The Molly Maguires from The Molly Maguires EP

8:28 - "Murshin Durkin" by Jim Brannigan from The Hills of Margaree

10:40 - "Mr. Valentine's Dead" by Trinity River Whalers from Party in a Box

13:10 - "Irish Girl" by The Dregs from Angelina's Farewell Concert

18:06 - "The Errant Apprentice" by Seamus Kennedy from On the Rocks

21:23 - "The Jeely Piece Song" by Ed Miller from Live at the Cactus Cafe

24:55 - "Devil and the Knight" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Here's to the Men

28:05 - "Cruisin' Round Yarmouth" by The Irish Rovers from Drunken Sailors

31:00 - "Jedi Drinking Song" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

34:56 - "Lusty Young Sith" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon?

37:26 - "Jedi's Dargle" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

39:52 - "Moron with the Bodhran" by Ceann from Making Friends

43:19 - "Three Drunken Maidens" by Hair of the Dog from Liam Left the Lights On Again

45:54 - "Uncle Jim" by Black 47 from Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes

50:02 - "Lager Than Life" by The Poxy Boggards from Lager Than Life

52:42 - "Top O'the Mornin' Wood" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Whiskey Business

54:37 - "Scotland's Depraved" by Wild Mountain Thyme (featuring members of 3 Pints Gone) from Scotland's Depraved

57:26 - "Auld Lang Syne" by Claymore from Claymore

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.

Dec 31 2015

1hr 1min

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I Will Stand With Celtic Women #439

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This was the Year of the Celtic Woman on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. But I’m proud to declare that the ladies deserve a little Fairple. Quarterly shows will continue to highlight the women of Celtic music on into the future.

willos', Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Aerialists, Merry Wives of Windsor, Mazz O'Flaherty, The Borrowed Angels, Eilis Crean, Katherine Nagy, Anne Roos, Celtic Woman, Heloise Love, Lily Bentley, Maggie Drennon, Rising Gael, Fionnuala Gill

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 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Ballysillan" by willos' from 4th

4:17 - WELCOME

5:49 - "Cribbage Set" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Slip Tease

10:21 - "An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh" by Aerialists from Single

14:58 - "Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

18:56 - "I Will Stand On This Land" by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

Pictures: I have pictures of myself and Mazz when I stopped the Dingle Record Shop this summer.

20:46 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:42 - "Brierton's Jig - Finian's Visit" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

29:16 - "Clementine" by Katherine Nagy from Single

33:23 - "The Mermaid's Tears" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

37:20 - "Ard Uí Chuain / Sadhbh Ní Bhruinneallaigh [Live]" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live from Ireland Pronounciation: ard ih cuan / SAH-eev Nee Vrin-uh-lah

41:28 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:25 - "Holding Me" by Heloise Love from Song for the Mira

45:50 - "She Moved Through the Fair" by Lily Bentley from Norwood Gothic

50:58 - "Is Fad' O 'Bhaile Daithneoinn (Far From Home)" by Maggie Drennon from Just Now Pronunciation: Is fahd o

56:05 - "One More Day" by Rising Gael from One More Day

1:00:50 - CLOSING

1:02:11 - "Suantrai Ar Slanaitheora (Lullaby of our Savior)" by Fionnuala Gill from Whispers of Love Pronounciation: fin-noo-lah, soon-tree ar slan-eh-hyahr-ah

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.

At the beginning of 2019, I declared this the Year of Celtic Women. I’m proud to say that completed five episodes entirely dedicated to the women of Celtic music, with the generous help of Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains. I feel like this podcast grew a lot as we talked about gender equality in Celtic music. So much so that I plan to continue my quarterly episodes dedicated to the ladies.

Now many of the shows featured soloists or females bands. But I think in 2020, I’m gonna expand and just highlight all women for these episodes: the singers, the instrumentalists, whomever. I’m excited to hear our community grow. And I thank you for being a part of it!

Get the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. It’s 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. Join 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. 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, Gordon W, Dan C, Renee H, Jason Y

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

Karen Mitchell Carothers emailed: “Morning Marc! I was just listening to Episode 437 of the podcast here at work and thought I'd finally write in. I've been listening since the early days. Today, I'm getting jiggy with it while at work at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center. Satellites don't take holidays, but the awesome music always makes my work day go by faster."

Rollin Butler emailed: "Hi Marc, we watch a PBS kIds animated show called “Molly of Denali”, and they had an episode of Fiddle Playing, “Jigging,” like Irish Step Dancing. I wondered if you have info about the Irish influence on the Alaska peoples, maybe from “Yukon gold Rush.”  Keep up the good work, and don’t let the Naysayers get you down."

KIM KNEBEL emailed: "Greetings Marc and family. Sitting in my cozy warm bed listening to the program before getting busy for the celebrations. I love the show and really appreciate the diversity you showcase. I adore traditional Celtic music, of course, but things evolve and it's fun to see how folks have used the auld tunes to launch new music. I usually key up the podcasts on my trip up north for jewelry making classes. Makes the commute go by quickly and very pleasantly. Thank you for all you do to promote Celtic culture through the podcasts, newsletter and trips. Slainte!??"

Nancy Klein emailed photos: "Dear Mark, I am an American woman who loves your show. I listen to it in Spain, where I live now. We used to live in Ireland where I really enjoyed listening to music there. So your show brings Ireland back to me. Here are three photos of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, where you will be going on your upcoming trip with fellow Celtic music lovers. Enjoy! With appreciation for all that you do,"

Marc Gunn with Mazz O'Flaherty

#celticwoman #celticwomen #celticmusic

Dec 12 2019

1hr 6mins

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How to Vote in Celtic Top 20 #438

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How to vote in the Celtic Top 20, plus lots of great Celtic culture through Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Mithril, Round the House, willos', Andy Law & Friends, Outbound Traveler, Jim Sharkey, We Banjo 3, Eamonn Flynn, The Prodigals, Kyn, Hard Green, The Wild Irish Roses, Brother Sea

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

0:07 - "The Trip To Skye/Brenda Stubbert's/The Hunter's Purse/Tommy Peoples" by Mithril from The Return Home

6:57 - WELCOME

7:37 - "MacLeod's Farewell" by Round the House from Safe Home

10:53 - "Pastures of Plenty" by willos' from 4th

15:25 - "An Diberdhyans / Dons Bewnans" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

20:19 - "Vincent Black Lightning" by Outbound Traveler from Go On and Wander

24:52 - HOW TO VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

27:44 - "The Old Piano" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

32:45 - "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

36:48 - "Black Coddle" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle

41:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

45:13 - "Jug of Punch" by The Prodigals from Brothers

51:16 - "Fata Morgana" by Kyn from Earendel

55:32 - "Whisky in the Jar" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew

59:49 - "Garry Owen" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom

1:02:26 - FINAL NOTES

1:03:58 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from EP

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.

Subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast to enjoy hours of Christmas music by Celtic musicians.

HOW TO VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20We are near the end of the year. That means there are just a couple more weeks left for you to vote in the Celtic Top 20.

The Celtic Top 20 is a poll for you to pick the best songs of each episode of the podcast. At the end of the year, I compile the twenty most-popular songs of all episodes into one very special, extra-long episode.

Your last day to vote for your favorite Celtic songs of this year is on December 18, 2019. There are many ways you can vote. I will list two below.

The most-obvious way to vote is to just relax and listen to the show. Each time you come across a song or tune that blows you away, write down the show time.

Then head over to the shownotes at CelticMusicPodcast.com. I list the times of each song played in the show. If you wrote down 5:56, you can find exactly what song was played at that timestamp.

Just copy the band name and the show number. Go to BestCelticMusic.net/vote/ and cast your vote.

You can repeat this procedure with as many tracks as you want in the show.

That’s the basic way. But sometimes you want to give every song a solid chance to be heard. So now I want to share tips on how to make voting easier, using a method I use when picking my favorites.

Step 1. At the top of each episode of the podcast, I list every artist in the show. Copy and paste that list into a notes program along with the show number. I use Evernote. So that’s where I paste it.

Step 2. Listen to the episode. If any song or tune doesn’t impress you, look at the show time to find out the band name. Delete that band from the list.

Step 3. Repeat that procedure until you’re done.

Step 4. Go vote at BestCelticMusic.net/vote/. Post all of the band names that remain in your list in the voting form. Congrats you’re done!

I know. I’m a bit anal about voting. But sometimes I’m impressed by multiple artists. So I want to give each a chance to be heard again.

Either of these methods of voting are great with me. Ultimately, I want you to just enjoy the show. But the Celtic Top 20 is something special. This is a chance for many artists to get extra special attention. The tracks are also added to our Top Irish & Celtic Music Playlist on Spotify. It’s a big honor. But these artists need your votes to earn it.

So go vote in the Celtic Top 20 today!

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. You get weekly episodes of this podcast and you get them before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are $26 away from a two-hour instrumental.

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 a huge shout out to our Celtic Legends. These amazing people pledge at least $25 per month to support Celtic culture through music. That is just incredibly kind. So I humbly thank you.

Raise a glass to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Bryan Brake, 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 at http://songhenge.com.

Oh! And Song Hengers who pledge $5 or more per month also get an exclusive podcast where I tell you a little more about artists in the latest episode.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Tim Meushaw emailed two years ago: "Hi, Marc, I have been a listener for a very long time, but usually when I'm listening I'm doing fairly mundane things, like cleaning or driving.  But I was on holiday on the Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides, for a few days last week, and listened to episode 332 while hiking north to Ardmore Bay, outside of Tobermory.  They say that on a clear day, you can see to the Isle of Skye, which reminded me of next year's Celtic Invasion.  I can't say I actually saw Skye, but the rest of the scenery was breathtaking.

To prove I was listening, I made a short video of the bay, with "Sláinte Mhaith" from that episode playing as background music.  Hope you enjoy!"

Tim followed up a few days ago and reminded about this email. So let me say first I am sorry Tim that I missed your email. I haven a much better system for including your feedback into the show. And hopefully, I won't run into that problem again in the future. Thank you so much for sharing the video too.

If you want to watch Tim's video. Head on over to the shownotes.

Fred Gilbertson emailed some photos in July 2018: "Hi Marc, I listened to your podcast for the 1st time yesterday. I had spent some time in the morning deleting other stuff from and then adding new stuff on my iPod. I think I stumbled upon your show doing an iTunes search for Natalie MacMaster. Anyway, I loaded the podcast on and later I rode my bike. My 1st new listen was to an NPR New music podcast, and when it ended I switched to your show.

I enjoyed it a lot, and I intend to listen again in the future. You read a note from the listener in Suffolk, England and told of the pictures he had attached for your viewing pleasure, and you welcomed “us” to send more. Right at that moment I happened to be at a spot that I thought you would find interesting. I was on the Colonial Parkway, near Williamsburg, VA. I stopped right where I was and took 3 pictures, rode another mile or so and took 2 more. It was a rather gloomy day, but it is always rather glorious out on this stretch of the earth.

On one 1 side of the parkway where I stopped, there is a farm that’s called “Gospel Spreading Farm”, which, due to its religious identity, is the only residence and farm that remained when the land was cleared decades ago for the construction of the parkway.

Same spot, looking to the southwest, you see the James River

Same spot, sort of northwest in direction, more of the James as well as the southern tip of Jamestown Island, where the colonists arrived in 1607.

About a mile away, the James w/ a look at the Surry Nuclear Power Station

Same spot, a selfie."

Brandon Ball emailed a photo in May: "Love the podcast First podcast I ever listened to, back in 2009. Keep turning them out! And please play Drunken Night in Dublin by The Mahones?

Here’s what I just built while listening to the most recent podcast. Whiskey you’re the devil is playing now. It’s a box for sprouts! Thanks Marc, Great listening,"

Kathy Levin emailed in March 2017, “Hey Marc, Hope all is going well.

You always ask what people are doing while listening to your Celtic Podcast - well I spend many days here at work (WD-40 Company) catching up on back episodes I have not listened to while working.

I use this to drown out the fact I work in an area with some very noisy people. Today I am setting the mood for an Irish Rovers concert we are going to tonight.

On another note:  Would you please send me the link for artists that would like to have their music on the Podcast?  I have a great guy that I met last year at an SCA event and then re-connected with last month who is interested. He is out of Canada and is also on Patreon.

Thanks for the great music!"

#celticmusic #celtictop20 #irishmusic

Dec 05 2019

1hr 7mins

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Get Jiggy #437

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A jiggy tribute to Deanna Smith Scotland on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Celtic Woman, Tartanic, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Lilt, Jim Sharkey, willos', Jigger, Poitin, Kilted Kings, Dustin Cooper, Eamonn Flynn, Jiggernaut, Callanach, The Wild Irish Roses, Dust Rhinos, Jiggy

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

0:06 - "Tara's Tunes" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

4:14 - WELCOME

5:30 - "Jiggy Biddy's Slur Horn" by Tartanic from Uncharted

8:32 - "Unfortunately" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie

12:23 - "The Jiggery Pokerwork/The Return Home" by Lilt from X

15:18 - "The State It Has Me In and The Manchester Reel" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

19:52 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:32 - "Chicken's gone to Scotland/Old Dundeen /Johnny Doherty’s Reels" by willos' from 4th

27:46 - "Time Ticks Away" by Jigger from

31:50 - "Saxet" by Poitin from Jiggery Pokery

37:16 - "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

39:17 - "The Foggy Dew" by Dustin Cooper music from So Many Strings, So Little Time

41:33 - "Farrell O'Gara / The Sligo Maid" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle

45:22 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:44 - "Absent Friends" by Jiggernaut from The Well

52:50 - "Get Jiggy" by Callanach from Walk Up On

57:20 - "An Incident at Sea" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom

59:57 - "Squid Jiggers" by Dust Rhinos from The Day After The Night Before

1:03:30 - FINAL NOTES

­1:04:43 - “­­­­­­­­­"Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

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.

Deanna Smith Scotland passed away a couple weeks ago. Deanna was the lead singer of the Celtic rock band Jiggernaut. I remember seeing her at the Texas Scottish Festival years ago. There was a ceilidh I was leading. She sang a song a capella, and everyone in the tent held their breath as she sang. It was strong and powerful.

I can’t say I knew her super well. But each time I interacted with her, I was humbled by kindness. She was a big part of the Texas Celtic community and she will be missed.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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.

We don’t have any new patrons of the podcast as I record this episode. So I thought instead I would highlight the many kind folks who kicked off the Celtic Christmas Podcast this year.

I set up a second Patreon page for the Celtic Christmas Podcast this year. These amazing people helped us launch the first episode. I’m hoping we will hit our second milestone soon so I can release two more episodes this year.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Brendan, Tara H, Olivia R, Robyn, Robert MK, Larry S, James M, Aaron D, Melissa Z, Miranda N, Erin N, Brian M, Ken M, Karen G, Margot, Laura S, Cathy H, Trevor T., Matthew N., Luke S., Jerrie A, Craig, Asa S, Elizabeth T, Nancy W, Kirsten N, Jan C, Dave V, Michelle K, Jennifer, Pamala DV, Juliette L, John F, Luke M, Carol B, River G, Mark A, Leo N, Troy R, Mark A

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

Or become a patron of the Celtic Christmas Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticchristmas

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Gary Hook emailed: "Mostly listen to the podcast at work.... sometimes in the car. Keep up the good work. Kudos to you for the playing of Andy Law's track, and sharing his story. Courage should always be recognized and encouraged. I'm off to buy some tunes and support his cause."

Mike Nichols emailed a photo: "I'm new to the whole podcast world, so I'm working hard to catch up.  This is the photo of what I was doing whilst listening to #381 IH-10 westbound.  I enjoy the variety of artists you highlight for us. I will have to force myself to listen to one old episode and a current one every week to catch up. Nothing like a good fiddle tune to keep a man awake while on the road between hither and yon! Thank ye kindly friend.”

George Mears last year and sent several photos: "Marc, I've just returned from my own invasion of Scotland and listened to show 362, "As I Roved Out" with joy. My sister and I lost both our parents in the past two years. We took this trip, no kids or spouses, to celebrate our heritage and our parents lives. We flew into Glasgow, hopped into an RV, and spent 10 days visiting, Glencoe, Skye, Inverness, attended the Strathmore Highland Games at Glamis Castle, and Edinburgh. I hope your invasion trip is wonderful and I look forward to hearing about it. I'm not on FaceBook or Twitter so I will share some photos via google. Feel free to post them anywhere you'd like. Happy Patron of the podcast."

nvelasquez emailed a photo: "I always go on hikes while listening. I find Celtic music really gets me in touch with the land. It has that magical property for me! Photo is from Glendive, Montana"

Laura MacKenzie emailed a photo of her Celtic band: " Hi Marc - The Year of Irish & Celtic Women, that is a great and hearty theme!

I wrote to you some time ago, and you responded promptly - however, I did not act promptly, and now am inquiring:

—I understand you do not want to receive physical CDs.

—You mentioned the process and preferred format for sending you an album - could you send that again?

—Thank you, and I apologize for having to inquire!

I have a new 10-piece band called “BRASS LASSIE”,  traditional Scottish and Irish music (on fiddles, flutes, pipes, concertina, voice, women players) with a four piece horn section (all women horn players). 8 of the 10 band members are women, including myself - the founder and director.

I would love to send our studio album to you, released this fall!

So far, I’ve done little to promote it, mainly because I can’t figure out how to do that... Many thanks"

Nov 28 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rise Up #436

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Rise up with the diversity of Celtic culture through music.

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Poor Man's Gambit, Poor Man's Fortune, Syncopaths, Runa, The Jig Is Up!, Syren, The Gatehouse Well, Saby O', Sprag Session, Kyn, Brave the Sea, Hot Griselda

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

0:04 - "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

3:22 - WELCOME

4:04 - "The Land of Sunshine" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine

9:50 - "Puirt A Bheil" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time

12:31 - "Bronwyn Leigh" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

18:25 - "Bright Morning Stars" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

22:52 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:14 - "Pretty Fair Maid" by The Jig Is Up! from On Yer Toes!

29:25 - "How Will I Know Thee" by Syren from Waves to the Sky

33:47 - "Tidal Disguise" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

37:34 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:48 - "Sea of Glass" by Saby O' from With Arms Entwined

43:44 - "Frank and Flo's" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

49:11 - "Kyn" by Kyn from Earendel

53:07 - "No Whiskey, No Rum" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

56:31 - CLOSING

57:40 - "Your Moment to Shine" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

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.

If you’re not subscribed to the Celtic Christmas Podcast, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss a single episode. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.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 it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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: Tim S.

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

Christi emailed: "Greetings from the DC Metro area! I live about 22 miles north of Bethesda, so although I listen to the podcast during my commute to work, it’s not exactly picturesque; you can get much more interesting photos of traffic off any traffic website. Today, however, I was helping a friend cleaning stalls, and my horse was listening to the podcast with me. (When he wasn’t asking me to scratch his back.)

Two of his friends also thought the podcast was pretty interesting, if not edible.

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of your biggest fans! (The silver thing on the brown & white paint is a fly mask; he’s got a bum eye that the bugs love!)"

Edward Willoughby emailed a photo: "Ed Willoughby in my family’s tartan"

Suzanna Anderson emailed: "Hi Marc, Enjoying the show. I had no problem with downloading the files. My favorite bands:

Fintan (so pleased to hear them in #418!)

Eileen Ivers

Kyle Meadows

Victoria Van Arnam

Steven K. Smith

Tisa McGraw

Bonnie Russell

Matthew Abelson

I also listen to Varttina, but they are Finnish. Their folk songs are surprisingly similar to Irish and Celtic songs. Thank you."

Daniel Lucas emailed: "Hello! I have been loving the podcast, thank you so much. I started listening to it on a road trip between Montana, New York, and North Carolina. I listened to it on my flight back to France. I'm now planning a hike in the Pyrenees and here I am looking at maps and enjoying your great podcast. Hope this is good data - Thanks a bunch"

David O'Brien emailed: "Hey Marc, I'm a welder, and while I'm baking myself alive each day, I listen to a few podcasts on Stitcher. Ran across yours almost a year ago, and am still working through the backlog. I just listened to "Don't Go Drinking with Hobbits" last week, and I get through a couple episodes per day, mixed in with other podcasts, mostly historical. I enjoy your show and have recommended it to many people, including some musicians at the MN Renaissance Festival. Keep the music coming. Slainte"

Mark L emailed.

I'm not actually gonna read it. Because it was a very disgraceful, hate-filled message attacking me for supporting diversity with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

I confess it upset me. In part because Mark attempted to use God to spread...hate. Which is the complete opposite from the message Jesus taught.

Our society has grown. We are better than that.

The Celts suffered hate-filled crimes. We should learn from those crimes. We should lift all people up, not just you and me, but all people.

We ARE better than that.

Or at least we should be.

I don't care what your political beliefs are. This podcast supports all humans as individuals. As all people deserve a chance to be heard.

If you don't like that, once again, I implore you to stop listening.

Take your HATE elsewhere.

So as the holiday season approaches. I hope you will give thanks to those who celebrate our enduring love for the diversity of Celtic culture through music. I wish you many all holiday blessings.

Nov 21 2019

1hr 2mins

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Slea Head #435

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Climb Slea Head cliffs with us as take in the majesty of Celtic music.

Andy Law, The Tea Merchants, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Fir Arda, Ballinloch, Spoil the Dance, Dustin Cooper, Nicole White, Poor Man's Gambit, Catherine Koehler, Hard Green, Celtic Reggae Revolution, Brave the Sea, Tartanic, Brother Sea

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

0:04 - "Falmouth Gig / Bishop's Jig / Porthlystry" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and Short of It

3:38 - WELCOME

4:10 - "Rosetree Polka" by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps

8:25 - "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie

12:53 - "Casadh an tSugain" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions

15:29 - "Slea Head" by Ballinloch from Rise Up!

20:19 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:54 - "Ten Thousand Miles" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies

28:53 - "Chanter and Scotch Cap" by Dustin Cooper from So Many Strings, So Little TIme

32:11 - "Lady Night" by Nicole White from Fantasy

34:00 - "La Ridee" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine

40:30 - "Live Not Where I Love" by Catherine Koehler from upcoming album

43:59 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:49 - "I'll Tell Me Ma" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew

50:04 - "Gypsy Tax Fiddle Dub" by Celtic Reggae Revolution from Celtic Dub, Volume 1

55:00 - "Siren's Song" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

59:46 - "The Belly Dancer" by Tartanic from Uncharted

1:02:02 - CLOSING

1:03:20 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea Ep

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.

The Celtic Christmas Podcast is coming back. Join Celtic Christmas music fans to help us release episodes in 2019. Sign up today.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join 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 and has done so since 2014. 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 Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, 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 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

Beth Hlabse emailed photos: "Hi, Marc, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for another wonderful podcast (412). Thanks to you, I discovered Heather Dale and I was very happy to hear her once again on you ‘cast.

I’ve attached some photos of what I do while listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I’ve been cross-stitching since I was 12 (more years ago than I want to say) and I’ve found that listening to your podcast has kept me going on my more difficult projects.

Keep up the good work and much joy, peace and happiness in your new home!"

Wing L Mui emailed: "Hi Marc,I first started listening to your podcast in... 2006? 2007? A very long time ago, that's for sure. I drifted away when I left school and life got busy. But a week ago I realized that Spotify carries your podcast and began listening again. Now I have several hundred back episodes to go back to and I am very much looking forward to it!

That's not why I'm writing though. I just heard you address the complaint in your latest episode. Well, I'm a trans woman of East Asian descend and honestly not only do I not see very many folks like me performing Irish and Celtic music, it's hard for me to find other folks like me in the audience too. I'm thinking back to the last time Solas was in town for a bluegrass festival: the room was packed but pretty much every person was white. Except for me and the guy selling drinks in the back, I guess.

So I really want to thank you not only for introducing me to a wide variety of amazing music by a whole bunch of wonderful people around the world, but for standing up and making a safe space for folks who don't necessarily resemble what some people think fans of Irish and Celtic music should be. Thank you so much for your work, and your wonderful podcast!"

Matthew Means emailed: "Hi Marc, I've been a supporter for a number of years, first as a listener and then pledging to your Patreon, but never taken the time to let you know why I make that decision every month. Why now? Well, I suppose the world has been getting a little darker by the hour since I first found the podcast, but I've always been able to rely on your efforts to add a touch of something that's just purely positive and emotionally rewarding to my life on a regular basis. Especially as nearly every media channel turns into a profit-driven minefield of negativity, I can say without reservation that I want to live in a world where the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists, a forum where great music and equality are the only things that you'll find when you dig deeper. Does that sound overly dramatic? Well, maybe it is, but there are so few things I can say that about these days -- which is perhaps the far more dramatic conclusion.

Anyway, thanks for your hard work and hope to catch you on the road someday. Also, the Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits album is a masterpiece."

Will emailed: "Marc thanks such an outstanding podaost that raises the bar with each episode... after years and years of just listening to your podcast, I just turned around and made some purchases all thanks to your podcast. I purchased every album of Wicket Tinkers, Stubby shillelaghs, and album from the bedlam bards and of course your firefly drinking songs album. keep up the outstanding work, and keep raising that bar... wishing you the best from Japan, thanks,"

Marti Meyers emailed a photo from Gainsville, FL: "Catching up on episodes and listening to #407. I'm sitting before my neuroanatomy class and color coding spinal tracts. Grad student life! I hope your move went smoothly. The only thing harder than moving is house hunting!"

Amber from Buffalo emailed on Facebook: "I found your podcast by chance sometime last year. I love the energy of your show, your support of the diverse culture of celtic music, and the acknowledgment of all of the lesser known artists out there. Very recently, i have lost a friend to a terrible accident. he was a lovely human being who I can only describe as 'Wholesome'- he quite literally helped build much of my community, and had a very gentle hand with creatures. He introduced me to a plethora of celtic drinking songs/ sailing songs, something he quite enjoyed as he spent much of his time in Alaska working for fishing boats and various wildlife organizations. I don't know if he ever got around to hearing your podcast, but i am sure he would have enjoyed you very much. Would it be possible to request a cover of 'Mingulay' to be played on one of your upcoming shows? It is my favorite and very much reminds me of him."

#celticmusic #irishmusic #irishcelticmusic #celticmusicnews #equality #drinkingsongs

Nov 14 2019

1hr 7mins

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Going Home to Celtic Music #434

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We're all going home to great Celtic music and culture.

Andy Law, Dustin Cooper, Seaumas Gagne, Poisoned Dwarf, Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley, Songs for Ceilidh, Fir Arda, Nicole White, Marcas Mac, Ballinloch, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Rebels and Sinners, Hard Green, 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 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

0:03 - "Royal Wedding / Sun Assembly" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

5:32 - WELCOME

7:08 - "Gathering Peacods and Newcastle" by Dustin Cooper from So Many Strings, So Little Time

9:55 - "Is Truagh Leam Ar Sgaradh" by Seaumas Gagne from Baile Ard

13:02 - "Bus from Fingal" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

19:54 - "Weave My Love a Garland" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

23:34 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:03 - "Going Home" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

33:07 - "The Beautiful Gortree" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions

35:48 - "Summer Tales" by Nicole White from Fantasy

39:11 - "Dumbbells" by Marcas Mac

44:29 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:19 - "End in Front" by Ballinloch from Rise Up!

50:29 - "Kenzie" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie

55:09 - "Til the Bottle Strikes Me Dead" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

58:36 - "Rare Old Mountain Dew" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew

1:02:24 - CLOSING

1:03:42 - "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

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.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONSEvery 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!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Patrons of the Podcast: Roderich Vogelmann, Bruce Thompson, Janet Kohler-bond

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

ANDREW LAW emailed: "Hi There, I'm a Newlyn-based folk fiddle player and a Survivor of childhood sexual abuse. As part of my now, nearly 50 year journey of recovery, I have recorded a CD of folk music from Cornwall and around the UK, alongside a number of other Newlyn and Penzance-based folk musicians. The CD is called "The Long and the Short of It" and every penny from the CD sales is being donated to the amazing Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood.

I am wondering whether you would be interested in featuring the CD and supporting this really important cause."

Murphy emailed photos: "Good evening! (Or at least where I am right now) Was just finishing up #427 and I gotta say I absolutely adored it. Been a year I think since I last wrote to the podcast. Either way, thought you might be interested on what I'm doing while listening to your podcast.

It's not that good so far but I've been working on carving a spoon in my Native Art Studio class. It's very much a work in progress right now because I've never done this before. I'm kinda proud of it though! (Sorry 'bout the camera angles, they came out funny )

Thank you so much for keeping this show alive and thriving with beautiful music!!"

Margaret Zavala emailed on Facebook: "Hi finally I can listen to my favorite music,any where I go. Just one question are you doing music for tartan week in NEW YORK. The Parade is April 6?"

Michael Finaly 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 mean time, come to Memphis, we have great food, music, and it is the home of The King, just saying... Keep up the good work."

William Carter emailed photos: "Listening while taking down drape out of a ceiling after a wedding. The song “An Buachillin Ban” by Bellow Bridge moved me to tears. Thank you for this podcast!"

Barry emailed on Facebook: "Marc, You asked for feedback, so here's some - Please, keep your SJW views out of the music podcast. Make it a sacred place just for the music. It's about Celtic music and the culture. NOTHING else. PLEASE!"

Thanks Barry. But my quick response is no.

First off, if someone attacks my friend, as well as a guest host of this podcast, I will defend them. That's all there is to it.

But it seems you did not listen to my SJW rant. That's what this podcast is about. If we do not defend our Celtic culture in ALL of its diversity, we will lose it. I will defend the women of Celtic music. I will defend the different shapes and colors of Celtic music.

I might not spend all my time talking about it. But it will be here. And again. If you don't like that, if that's not for you, that's fine. I respectfully suggest you not listen.

Because THIS is a part of what Celtic culture is all about. You can take it or leave it.

I will not compromise my defense of Celtic music and culture when it comes to diversity. So again, if you don't support the social justice of the Celts, then I wish you all the best.

Nov 07 2019

1hr 8mins

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Celtic Music for Halloween #433

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Happy Halloween and Samhain from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

FinTan, Poisoned Dwarf, Dylan Walshe, A Campo Traviesa, Alexander James Adams, Ciunas, Hot Griselda, Brendan Monaghan, Moch Pryderi, Flook, The Rogues, Dervish, Cady Finlayson, Heather Dale, Haggis Rampant, Runa

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

0:04 - "A'Soulin'" by FinTan from Excursion

3:50 - WELCOME

4:43 - "The Dark Side of the Mooncoin" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

9:20 - "Death Dance" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

12:20 - "A Bruxa (Galicia)" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

16:47 - "Samhain" by Alexander James Adams from UnSeelie Self

20:14 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:09 - "Uncle Rat" by Ciunas from High Time

26:24 - "The Broken Doll / Sandpipers" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

30:44 - "The Devil Must Have Sent You" by Brendan Monaghan from Unbroken

32:55 - "Llwyn Onn (Ashgrove)" by Moch Pryderi from Moch IV

36:31 - "Sharig / The Pipers of Roguery / The Huntsman" by Flook from Ancora

41:03 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:21 - "Hellbound Sleigh" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

48:54 - "Molly Malone" by Dervish from The Great Irish Songbook

52:29 - "Five Horned Jig" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

53:47 - "The Morrigan" by Heather Dale from Fairytale

57:04 - "The Pumpkin's Fancy / Andy Renwick's Favourite Ferret" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

59:42 - CLOSING

1:01:01 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

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.

Subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast.

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/

Listen to more about the itinerary on the Pub Songs Podcast. The Celts Invade Venice… Again!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Patrons of 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

Morgan Presley emailed a photo: "Hi Mark! I first discovered your podcast a few months ago, and I immediately fell in love! I’ve discovered so many new songs and artists, and I look forward to each new episode. Your podcast has now become the soundtrack to my sewing. It’s a lovely addition to my hobby, and makes my weekend afternoons drafting patterns, pinning fabrics, and sewing seams even more enjoyable. I also listen to your instrumental episodes while doing my physics homework. Thanks so much for creating this podcast!"

Debra VanTuyll emailed: "Hi Mark --I was just listening to your podcast while I work on a research grant. Pictures would be way too dull to share. However, I heard you mention not knowing of any Irish bands in Atlanta. I'm sure you know John Maschinot. He has a group that plays some. Then, there's the Atlanta Junior Irish Ceili Band that Katherine Irwin Thomas runs.

Over in Augusta, you've got de Ceádaoin, which is also more of a ceili band. We do sessions twice a month, once at each of the two breweries here (come join us if you're in this area. We're at Riverwatch Brewery the last Friday of the month and Savannah River the middle Wednesday of the month) and occasional gigs. We're presently working on a Christmas CD that will feature some little-known Christmas jigs and reels as well as some better known carols. We'll send you a copy when it's out. Also, Lillie Morris has a number of children violin students, and they play occasionally in Harlem.

At any rate, my main reason for writing was to let you know that the Irish music scene may be nano-sized in Georgia, but there are a few of us fighting the good fight out here in the hinterlands! Best wishes from east Georgia!"

Ed Stoffer responded to a Celtic Music Magazine email: "Hey Marc, Yes I did get all the music downloads. Thanks so much, I've listened to most of them and they are great.

I've been listening for a while now, but sure which episode I started on but for at least a couple of years. Thank you for taking the time to produce the podcast.

I'm still relatively new to Irish and celtic music, but for the past 6/7 years my wife and I have been regulars at the Iowa Irish fest here in Waterloo Iowa. Some of our favorite artist are Scythian, The Screaming Orphans, Seo Linn, The Gothard Sisters, Gaelic Storm, The Langers Ball, Realta, and JigJam.

Thanks again for all the work you do to put the program together."

Ravus Caelum emailed a photo: "Mark - Thanks for doing the podcast.  You asked for pictures of us while we're listening, so here's me working on chainmaille and unwinding with some excellent music after work."

Sarai Lorenzo emailed: "Hi!  I'm listening to your podcast while working designing books on an editorial. I am from Galicia, Spain, a place that is linked closely to Celtic culture. Thank you for your work, the music and sorry for my english! Keep doing this amazing work!"

Oct 31 2019

1hr 6mins

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What Are You Doing While Listening to Celtic Music #432

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I want your feedback. What are you doing while listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast? This week, I'm gonna share a bunch of feedback from the past couple o'years.

Poisoned Dwarf, Seldom Sober, Songs For Ceilidh, Mitchell & Vincent, Ciunas, Kennedy's Kitchen, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Kellswater Bridge, Captain John Stout, The Jig Is Up! from First Steps, Brobdingnagian Bards, Dylan Walshe, Sylvia Woods, The Jackdaws, Claire Roche, Black Market Haggis, Crepuscule, The Round Table, Tartanic, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Moch Pryderi, Teton Skye, Alexander James Adams, Molly's Revenge, Celtic Woman, O'hanleigh, Ciana, Vintage Wildflower, Katherine Nagy, Bellow Bridge, Jil Chambless

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.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Bolt The Door" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt The Door

5:58 - WELCOME

7:25 - "The Ferryman / Mason's Apron" by Seldom Sober from Six Months of Confession

11:24 - "Rothsea-0" by Songs For Ceilidh from Falling Forward

14:36 - Alexis Fickes emailed: "Hey Marc, I am Alexis and I just wanted to tell you that I love the podcast, especially #426. I listen to the podcast on the bus and while I paint. Absolutely amazing. I love that there’s someone who appreciates the artists and music like this. Keep doing you!!"

Simon Dillon emailed a photo: "Hello Marc. Although over month ago, this photo shows me driving back from Canberra to my home town Bendigo (700km) while listening to your podcast.   Myself and my friend, and fellow musician, Keven McCarthy had just spent the Easter long weekend at the Australian National Folk Festival presenting “Songs From The Australian Tradition” session on each day of the festival.  Australia has many traditional songs. Many of these songs use traditional Irish melodies or are even parodies of traditional Irish songs.

The Nation Folk Festival was one of 3 festivals the Kevin and I attended in South Eastern Australia over 17 days around Easter.  We started at the Lake Cullulleraine Music Festival, then the National Folk Festival and ended up at the Koroit Irish Festival. By the time I arrived back home, we had covered 2800 km and listened to many Irish and Celtic Music Podcasts, the quintessential road trip podcast. Keep up the great work.

16:13 - "Seven Stars, The Sloe" by Mitchell & Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

19:18 - "Celtic Tiger" by Ciunas from High Time

22:59 - Ruben Lopez emailed a photo: "I heard the podcast #393, and was drawing. Here's the drawing. Have a good one."

Alexander Randall 5th emailed a photo: "Hey Marc: I put your sticker on my car... I should put one on the boat, but only fish and mermaids would see it..."

Conor Coll emailed: "Hey Marc, Just replying to let you know I received the music you sent and I am currently listening to them, still trying to decide between my favourite!

As an Irish man I have been hearing Celtic music all my life and it takes me back to a lovely atmosphere when I listen to these tracks. Recently, I have been following a band which I had done a little camera work with in the past, The Ronan Gallagher Band. They are very talented and are from the region I come from, so I am a big fan of their music. They are what inspired me to look for more traditional music which lead me to this newsletter."

Submit music to the podcast at 4celts.com.

25:00 - "Eoin O'neill Has Gone To Clare" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

30:25 - "Lady Louisa Gordon's Strathspey / The Highlands of Banffshire / The Merrymaking" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

34:50 - Marshall Blosser emailed: "Greetings Celtfather, I've been listening to your podcast for well over a decade.  We've circled around nearby cities, but never met. You moved to New Orleans just as I moved from there to the Mississippi gulf coast. And now you are in my old stomping grounds of Atlanta.

My family is moving from the Mississippi gulf coast to the eastern most  city in North America (St John's NL) so my wife can get her PhD in analytical chemistry. (I know you understand about moving to support your wife)

We will be driving there mid December (all 54 hours of it).  Apart from episode 421 the long drive - that's an understatement - we would like to have a few  CDs to pass the time on the road. I know there is a large Celtic music scene up there. Do you know of any St John's or Newfoundland Celtic artists that we could buy to support and listen to on the way there?

Thanks muchly,

P.S. I am an aspiring writer and your podcasts have inspired several stories (now if I could just get published) Txs again. Keep the Celtic light burning, in all its colors"

Marshall Blosser emailed: "Marc, I have enjoyed your podcast for over 12 years. The variety of music you bring to this show never fails to inspire and amaze me. The fact that you follow the roots of the music and the tendrils of its influence show just how connected the world is and how music is one of those things that can unite everyone. You understand and respect that musically there is no one Celtic musical voice. But rather that it is a rich and varied chorus of voices that make up that sound. I applaud the fact that you are seeking musicians and tunes for a Celtic LGBTQIA+ Pride special next year. The fact that you stand for the diversity that makes this music so touching and valuable is wonderful and so needed everywhere. Peace and may you never lose your laughter, your joy or your autoharp Marshall Blosser"

38:08 - "Keys to the Castle" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is in the Pudding

42:32 - "Hail to the Autumn" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

46:35 - James Cope emailed: "Hi Marc,Your ebook is a wonderful gift, thank you. I see the changes in the music business, some beneficial, some not so much. Your ideas and knowledge help me as a long time, and older generation musician “unpaid Professional” (mostly) to find where I can land and have the best impact on the art form.

Being upbeat in these changing times is a choice and you are an inspiration. As a friend of mine once said, “Damn! Jim you have made something from nothing!” So…. Damn Marc!! you have made something from nothing. Thanks again."

Melinda emailed: "Marc, I have subscribed to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast - I am still listening to shows from years ago, which was where you played the Joss song, and the "Don't Drink with Hobbits" song, which I LOVE!  Shared it with my son who just cracked up with me.

We are in El Paso - as far West as you can get!  Have not been to any of the festivals in Texas, but go to Phoenix each year to enjoy the Ren Fest there.  Have been to the Ren Fest in Bonner Springs, KS, in MD (think they shut that one down, but it was huge and wonderful!), and AZ.  Actually, I am still listening to your podcasts when you still lived in Austin, so didn't know that's not where you lived now :) Would love to see you live.  Will have to make sure to listen to the more up to date podcasts to get your latest events - or check your website. Keep up the great work! Slan Agat!

49:33 - "There's Worse Then That Around - Polka Niall - John Walsh" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

55:33 - "The Prettiest Hobbit" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

55:54 - Todd Thorne emailed photos: "Hello Mark, From the attached few pictures, I’ll bet you can instantly figure out where I took the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast this past month. For ages my wife and I aspired to visit Australia and New Zealand. Being two unabashed geeks, we could not make a trip Down Under without dropping in for a tour of Hobbiton. What an amazing day it was conjuring up the feeling that, at any moment, Sam, Frodo or Bilbo might emerge to challenge all of us interlopers in The Shire. While that particular encounter didn’t happen, I did get to talk up the podcast to fellow tourists plus our guide in response to their questions regarding my catchy and quite fetching t-shirt. Hopefully, you’ll pick up a few new worldly fans as a result.

I’ve been a devoted listener to the podcast for many years and credit multiple episodes for enriching and expanding my collection of Celtic music. At last count, some 15 artists have joined my growing mix, which all came about only because you featured them in an episode after they submitted their hopes, ambitions and livelihood for consideration. Thanks to you and all the incredible indie Celtic artists for providing us a way to connect and support what we love.

In closing, here’s an idea to ponder. What about a future Celtic Invasion Vacation to New Zealand? After all, Dunedin in the South Island has a mighty strong Scottish heritage and the Celtic spirit is alive and well I hear. Not to mention Hobbiton beckoning away on the North Island. A bit ambitious perhaps but it would be up there in the Trip of a Lifetime category, which I can definitely vouch for.

My best to you, your family and all the fans in the 2019 new year. Sláinte!

More about A Long Expected Party, next one is in 2020

58:38 - "Cut It Down" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

1:02:56 - "Metamorphosis" by Sylvia Woods from The Harp of Brandiswhiere

1:05:37 - Margaret Zavala emailed: "Mark I just want to say thank you for the podcast that you put on. When I travel the world I can still listen to my celtic music. A few shows back, you featured Bangers and mash. well they’re playing near my hometown. in fact playing for two weeks just a five minute drive from my house. thank you for keeping me a contact such wonderful bands"

Rachel Bryant emailed: "Marc, Just dropping you a line to say how much I'm enjoying all your podcasts!! This time of year, I especially appreciate holiday music that is different (and better) than what I'm forced to hear in public.

Today, I am cleaning the house ahead of company, and enjoying the music and a very thematic beer, pic attached. I wish I could mail you some... maybe it's available in your area? I highly recommend this beer.

I try to wear my podcast shirt so I can spread the word! I made a new group of friends that way just a week ago, and we swapped stories of our favorite music venues and Irish/Celtic festivals.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!"

Subscribe to Celtic Christmas Podcast. It starts back up in November!

1:07:14 - "Erin's Revenge" by The Jackdaws from Colors

1:10:59 - "My Mother" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

1:14:58 - Darius emailed photos: "Hello Marc, I came across your wonderful podcast recently & subscribed!

Regarding voting, although all your featured musicians are wonderful, when asked to vote for a specific episode's featured musician, perhaps asking to vote for that particular/featured song would be more appropriate? By that I mean, I have gone back & searched the bands featured but found 2 or 3 songs as my personal favourites. Absolutely no offence to the great bands but I wouldn't go as far as voting them as my favourite bands, rather songs :)

Also, what do you think about either as the final episode of the year or the first episode of the year, featuring the top rated songs of the year, voted by the listeners?

Anyway thank you again and I promise to become a paid subscriber once I have some income.

Currently in the process of starting a sustainable, holistic, self sufficient & off-grid Ecovillage in Canada. More on that if you are interested. Namaste"

Vote in the Celtic Top 20.

Begum Unveroglu emailed a photo: "Hello there! I am listening to Scarborough fair episode on a train trip from Ankara to Istanbul. I am loving your show! By chance, I had opportunity to hear my favorite American Irish Music group the Gothard Sisters!!! Much love"

1:17:26 - "4 Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

1:20:14 - "Rob Roy MacGregor" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

1:23:15 - Dan Kulhanek emailed: "Marc,I was able to receive the downloads. Thank you so much!  I use them on my running playlist. I have your podcast to thank for where I am today.

My wife’s family is Scottish and Irish. I am of German heritage. After attending several St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with them, I really started to listen to the music. I stumbled upon your podcast shortly thereafter.

I was a casual listener for a number of years. After the economic collapse of 2008, I found myself without a job. I went back to school to become a nurse and found that I needed to learn how to speed read in order to keep up with the assignments. I used the jigs and reels in your podcast to help keep me on tempo and keep my speed up.

Fast forward several years later....

My daughter wanted to take dance lessons. My mother in law told her that if we enrolled her in Irish or Highland Dance she would pay for lessons. My daughter settled on Highland Dance and we found a group that offered lessons. It was a pipe and drum band with a dance troop. They also offered bagpipe lessons for free. After listening to your podcast for several years, my love for the music had grown so much that I jumped on the opportunity to learn the bagpipes.

I now have become an active member of the band, performing for gigs and the competition team, but I also have branched out on my own as a solo piper.

I look forward to your podcast every week. Please keep up the great work and we’ll keep listening!”

1:25:14 - "Love Is Ever the Strongest Spell" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

1:29:44 - "Jiggy Biddy's Slur Horn" by Tartanic from Uncharted

1:32:46 - Gerry Corr emailed a video: "Marc, Had a great evening listening to your Podcasts…….sitting on the deck on a cool, late summer evening enjoying sweet Uisce Beatha"

GERRY CORR VIDEO

Mike Coombs emailed a photo: "Dear Marc, I really love your podcasts! Thank you so much for introducing me to loads of superb bands and singers that otherwise I wouldn’t have heard. I listen mostly in my car. I’m a peripatetic guitar/bass/banjo teacher in the UK. I also play in a barn dance band and compose mostly acoustic guitar based instrumental music.

I hope to be recording my first solo album with a couple of Celtic style tracks in the next few months."

1:34:05 - "Pride of Newfoundland" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable

1:37:42 - "Welsh Medley" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

1:41:39 - André Paz emailed: "Hey Marc Gunn! I'm a brasilian biologist, musician and flute player. I love your Podcasts, and I always listen to you, mainly while working/studying.

I've started with the Celtic music because of a brasilian band called Tuatha de Danann. I'd like to indicate them for you. I just listened to the "Summer Road Trip #361", and I heard a Brasilian band, Braia! They have almost the same musicians of the band I mentioned. Here follows some other names I remembered, mainly with flute or Whistles on their songs:

Kernunna (BR),

Tuatha de Danann (BR) ,

Braia (BR) ,

Flook,

Luar na Lubre,

MuteFish,

Thanks for your very nice mood, always, and for  your inspiration! Enjoy the summer there! Hugs from Brasil"

1:43:04 - "I'll Neither Spin Nor Weave" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

1:45:55 - "Harvest Season - Second Cutting" by Alexander James Adams from Harvest Season - Second Cutting

1:48:47 - Erika Burkhardt tweeted: "Thanks for episode #371 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Putting it to good use this morning planning lessons at the park."

Sasha, the Travelin' Quaker emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I saved up several episodes of the show for us to listen to as we hiked part of the Barrow Way on our trip to Ireland (we are still here). It has been great catching live music and recognizing many of the songs I have heard on the show. Thanks again for an amazing show!"

1:49:30 - "Emmet's Hedgehog" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

1:54:10 - "Ae Fond Kiss" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

1:58:03 - Bonfilio Acencio emailed: "Hi Marc. I have been loving the podcast for like 3 years. I work outside landscaping so the music fits the surroundings, although Tennessee hills are not as great as Ireland it will do. But right now I have the great luck to go back and pick some of my favorite episodes, my girlfriend and I are going to the beach and I get to DJ the road trip (well really you do) Give my love to the family and ill let you know how the trip go's. Keep up the amazing work."

Annie Moisan emailed: "Allo Marc, I am from Québec, Canada. I am french so sorry for my english!!! Just for tell you that I love your podcast. I listen it during I'm working (I'm a IT programmer at home). We love Irish music. My husband and I have a duo and we play Irish music not professionnaly but we did a "home CD" two years ago and went to Ireland 4 times now. We like to sing Irish songs in French, English and Irish. We do little show with the projection of our photos of Ireland during we are playing for transmit our love of this country. I specially like harmony voices like The Selkie Girls, Lumiere, Sora, High Kings, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. But also Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Caladh Nua, Barrule. Thanks a lot to promote Irish music. We discovered on your podcast many signers and groups that we love. Still continue! With great regards! Annie"

2:00:10 - "Town of Strabane" by O'hanleigh from Of Irish Crossings Told

2:04:19 - "Tom McElvogue's / The Monaghan Twig / Woman of the House" by Ciana from Loneliest Road

2:07:40 - Daniel L emailed photos: "Hey mark! I love the podcast, thanks for being such a dedicated collector and distributer of Celtic music. I listen through Mixcloud, and love to dig into old episodes daily.

My father was a piper and flute player. your podcast is a great way to keep the traditional music I was raised on, in my life.

Here's a pic of me at work (I'm on the left side of the left rig) we rig suspended scaffolding and then paint beautiful signs and advertisements. This one is for Gucci in downtown manhattan. If you zoom I've got my headphones in, listening to your podcast of course!

An (almost) finished picture. And one more of our truck once we packed it all up. Keep doing your thing! Much love from nyc"

2:08:37 - "Sweet Bride" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

2:12:27 - "Gypsy Lady" by Katherine Nagy from Single

2:15:35 - "An Buachillin Ban" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

2:19:28 - Jay Martin emailed from San Francisco: "Marc, All right, I Spotified. The first song I heard was "Last Gift" by Marys Lane. That song answers a question from Michael Truman Kavanaugh in show 376. How did that happen? Thanks for the music."

Listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Playlist on Spotify

2:21:46 - "When First I Came to Caledonia" by Jil Chambless from The Ladies Go Dancing

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.

New to the show?

  1. Listen for free
  2. Each episode list the showing times for each song played on the show. This makes it easy for you to skip around or find an artist you love
  3. Vote for each of your favorite artist in each episode of the show
  4. Tell a friend
  5. Listen to the next episode of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast every week

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com!

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!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Patrons of 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

#irishmusic #celticmusic #irishcelticmusic

Oct 24 2019

2hr 25mins

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Pour Another For Your Brother #431

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Relax. Pour a pint for yourself. Pour another for a friend. Enjoy the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Kennedy's Kitchen, Poisoned Dwarf, Eamon Friel, Ciunas, Catherine Koehler, Alexander James Adams, A Campo Traviesa, Brother Sea, Kellswater Bridge, Seumas Gagne, Celtic Woman, The Peglegs, Songs for Ceilidh, Hot Griselda

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

0:04 - "The Humors Of Tulla And Rip The Calico" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

4:06 - WELCOME

4:40 - "Joseph's Stage Three" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

8:55 - "Atlantic Light" by Eamon Friel from Atlantic Light

12:42 - "Mr. O'Connor" by Ciunas from High Time

15:30 - "Bridget O'Malley" by Catherine Koehler from early release

18:43 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:41 - "Pour Your Brother" by Alexander James Adams from Harvest Season - Second Cutting

26:39 - "Chegando ao Caurel" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

30:41 - "Haywood" by Brother Sea from EP

34:48 - "Next Market Day" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof is in the Pudding

39:54 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

42:47 - "The Clumsy Lover" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard

45:45 - "Bean Phaidin" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

48:57 - "Strife" by The Peglegs

52:26 - "The Gale" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

55:31 - CLOSING

56:42 - "Roll On - Roll Off" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

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.

New to the show?

  1. Listen for free
  1. Each episode list the showing times for each song played on the show. This makes it easy for you to skip around or find an artist you love
  1. Vote for each of your favorite artist in each episode of the show
  1. Tell a friend
  1. Listen to the next episode of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast every week

Testing a new feature. Introducing people to artists

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Patrons of the Podcast: Barbara S, Julie M

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

Robert Tumey shared a picture on Facebook: "Hi Marc, I’ve been listening to your podcast for several years now. I’m a corrections officer here in California and my commute to and from work is about an hour. Your podcast keeps me relaxed and I listen even when I make my chainmaille bracelets. Keep up the awesome work Marc, I always look forward to the new episodes to add to my downloads for my commute. Ed Miller and Colleen Raney are a few of my favorites as well as the Rogues. Here’s a pic of what I make. Slainte"

Ryan Worman emailed on Facebook: "Hey, just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your podcast, I've been listening to the 3 hour St. Patrick's Day episode over and over again at work and throughout my week. Just ordered a couple CD's from several artists, thank you for exposing me to such great music. (Ella Roberts' 'North Wind' is now one of my favorite songs, I'm eagerly waiting for her album to arrive in the mail)?”

Alan Black emailed: "Beautifully said, Marc. Your comments in episode 422, on diversity and “reaching out” and all that, were absolutely spot-on, sir.  Beautifully said.

To anyone (like your emailer Mark R.) who says 'Well, we’re of differing politics—you believe in diversity and full access, I believe otherwise—and each of our views are equally valid'—I want to scream.  But you handled it with much more aplomb.  I just want to yell about slavery and women’s suffrage and flat-earthers, and about how not all views are equal, especially those that side with the past and 'old ways' and cultural voodoo and not with the future and science and love.  Thank you for your well-handled and elegant words, Marc. Hope all is well in your world, and good luck with that (final?) move! Cheers, TheOrdinaryExtraordinary.com"

Kevin emailed a photo last year: "Mark, as is my weekend routine when I’m home. I make my coffee and eat my breakfast whilst “torturing” my daughters with your podcast. This weekend was particularly special as I just got back from Ireland and and brought back several favorite treats. Thank you for all you do Mark. I’m a very proud supporter and promoter of your show. Slàinte!"

Craig Backus emailed a photo over two years ago: "Working at office #2 at Panera enjoying coffee and the Celtic Music Podcast!"

Oct 17 2019

1hr

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Why "Celtic Music?" #430

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast plays Celtic music. But not everyone will agree what that is. I define it…with great Celtic music!

Lilt, Kennedy's Kitchen, Seumas Gagne, A Campo Traviesa, Graham Vincent/David Mitchell, Rising Gael, Farsan, Wilson & McKee, Alexander James Adams, Unquiet Grave, Eamon Friel, Dylan Walshe, Seldom Sober, The Round Table, Songs for Ceilidh, Ciunas

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

0:02 - "Return from Fingal / The Unknown Reel / Frankie Kennedy's" by Lilt from X

5:45 - WELCOME

6:38 - "Theresa Kubiak's, The Malbay Shuffle, Are You Ready Yet" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

10:05 - "O Is Toil Agus Gu Ro Thoil Leam" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard O ISH HOL AGUS GU RO HEL LE-UM

13:05 - "The Torn Petticoat / The Pipe on the Hob / The Old Grey Goose (Danzas Tradicionales) (Irlanda)" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

17:56 - "Molly Oxford / Hard Times of Old England" by Graham Vincent/David Mitchell from The Preservation of Fire

23:50 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:13 - “Black Mountainside” by Rising Gael from IV

31:48 - "The Water Boiling Machine" by Farsan from Farsan

35:58 - "Boggies Bonnie Belle" by Willson & McKee from This Thin Place

40:50 - "Chickies in the House/Napolian's Rant/Duncan's Dance" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle

45:29 - "Bessie Bell and Mary gray" by Unquiet Grave from Ballads of Olde

47:37 - "The Old Songs" by Eamon Friel from Atlantic Light

51:48 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

52:40 - WHY “CELTIC MUSIC?”

55:59 - "Blind Is Blind" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

59:38 - "The Foggy Dew" by Seldom Sober from Six Months of Confession

1:03:12 - "Here's to the Best" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

1:05:35 - "Cape Cod Girls" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

1:07:33 - CLOSING

1:08:50 - "Maid of Culmore" by Ciunas from High Time

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.

LGBTQ song recommendation

WHY “CELTIC MUSIC?”

  • Shannon Heaton published an episode called “The C-Word” on her Irish Music Stories podcast.
  • What is Celtic Music is an article I published on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast website.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Patrons of 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

Tara Hierlihy posted on Facebook: "I just discovered this podcast and I love it! I want to suggest a band to you, but their music is hard to find recordings of (because they haven't bothered to record an album yet!) They are Occasional Pudding, from Ottawa Canada. and my husband is the bassist :) search them out on the web!"

Meg Padell posted on Facebook: "Just started listening to latest episode Mark and just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for sticking up for female Celtic musicians, women everywhere, and every marginalized group. Keep up the love ?, and always the great tunes??."

Michael Cavanaugh posted on Facebook: "After listening to the opening comments of 418, my wife, Sam, immediately told me to bump up my pledge, and I loved doing it. Keep broadening our horizons, and screw the twits"

Bob Harford posted on Facebook: "Really enjoyed podcast: celtic summer recess. The legendary rock band Traffic also had a great rendition of John Barleycorn. And the historical songs like A Lullabye (For Those Who Died) are one of my favorites -- I looked for the lyrics and couldn't find it though."

Tim O'Connell posted a picture on Facebook: "Love the podcast, Marc – outstanding selection of music including tracks and styles I'd never find on my own! It is my office soundtrack including this morning whilst writing a handout for my students on evolutionary diversification of birds during the Cretaceous Period. Go raibh maith agat!"

Kerry Fergason shared a picture on Facebook: "On a road trip this weekend I discovered that this little guy, named Squirrel, whines unless I am playing your Irish and Celtic music podcast. Thank you Squirrel whisperer! — in Dallas, Texas."

Jessica Villegas emailed: "hello, i do not mean to ask but a long time ago there was a song i heard on one of your podcasts and it was Black Mountain Side or Time or Thyme and there was a female artist on there as well as a fiddle. i am trying to find that song again. thank you and Slainte!"

Thanks Jessica. I’m gonna play a song for you in a moment. You can let me know if this is what you’re looking for. But I should also point out that you can go to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com and use the search feature. Nearly every show is listed there. If you know the song title or band, you should be able to find it. Or do a quick google search for the few lyrics you might know and THEN do a search. Good luck!

#celticmusic #irishmusic #whatiscelticmusic

Oct 10 2019

1hr 12mins

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Amazing Celtic Women #429

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Amazing Celtic women are on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Beth Patterson, Cady Finlayson, Catherine Koehler, Na Skylark, Judith Weikle, Anne Roos, Gwendolyn Snowdon, Kathy Barwick, Fionnuala Sherry, Merry Wives of Windsor, Christine Weir, Joni Minstrel, Mary Knickle, Cynthia Bennett, Jacie McConnell, Laura McGhee, Chrissy Crowley, Bernadette Morris

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.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Heather on the Moor" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

4:23 - "When the Battle Is Over" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

6:30 - "Briar and Rose" by Catherine Koehler from upcoming album

9:37 - "The March Of The High King Of Laois-Osullivans March" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

13:50 - "Wine of the Gauls" by Judith Weikle from Pirates, Poets and Patriots

16:57 - “Manx Courting Song” by Anne Roos from Haste to the Wedding

19:33 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:17 - "Little Duke Arthur's Nurse" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

28:17 - "Red Haired Boy" by Kathy Barwick from In My Life

30:38 - "An Cuilfhionn" by Fionnuala Sherry from Songs from Before

33:56 - "Lannigan's Ball" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

37:28 - "Horo Haradala" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

39:15 - "Black Is the Color" by Joni Minstrel from Joni Minstrel Kicks the King

42:02 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:39 - "Wild Irish Man" by Mary Knickle from Weave

48:24 - "Out with the Rubbish" by Cynthia Bennett from Cauldron of Life

52:04 - "My Piece of Gratitude Re-Mix" by Jacie McConnell from Mystical Moments A Sign Of Things To Come

56:01 - "Tell It Tae the Love" by Laura McGhee from Green Eyes

58:46 - "Trundle's" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

1:03:20 - TIME FOR PARTING

1:04:25 - "Until We Meet Again" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

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 Celtic music app right here.

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/

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!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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.

Thanks to our newest patrons: Barbara B S., Julie M.

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

Jacob Kenner emailed a photo: "Marc, I was listening to #427 while cleaning up the donkey pen when you asked us to share what we do while listening. I realized I almost always save the podcast for when I have a farm chore or a building project. I think it helps me relax and keep going.

This is Violet (left) and Franklin (right), rescued donkeys we have in north central Washington State in the Okanogan highlands. Thanks for letting me share Celtic music with my donkey friends."

Bryan MacAvoy emailed: "I was teleworking, recovering from ACL surgery, and listening to the pod (from 9/12), and practically dropped my laptop on the floor and re-injured myself jumping to see what that sound was: BassPipes, Orchestral Pipestep, that’s what. LOVE IT.

I quickly went over to Amazon music to find what they had there (a few more), and am listening. I would not have thought myself a fan of Celtic Trad/ Dubstep Fusion, but here we are!

Would love an episode dedicated to Gaelic Trad sounds in modern dance/ hip hop/ pop. I know that’s a tight niche, but if anyone is up to it, it’s you!"

Beth Hlabse emailed photos: “Hi, Marc,I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for another wonderful podcast (412). Thanks to you, I discovered Heather Dale and I was very happy to hear her once again on you ‘cast.

I’ve attached some photos of what I do while listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I’ve been cross-stitching since I was 12 (more years ago than I want to say) and I’ve found that listening to your podcast has kept me going on my more difficult projects. Keep up the good work and much joy, peace and happiness in your new home!"

Aaron Adair emailed: "Hi, Marc--I've been a LONG time listener and recent supporter through Patreon and have loved the music you've played over the years. It has made me yearn for my home country although until now I've never been. Thanks to you and your terrific podcast, I'm currently waiting to take off for Dublin, Adare, Galway, and points in between for my very first trip home. Listening to the Ramblin' Irishman episode is the perfect episode to prepare me for my adventure.

Thanks for all you do to encourage, educate, and support artists and listeners about the greatness of Celtic music. Blessings to you and your family. "

Robyn emailed: "Hi Marc, I, of course, love your podcast. Recently the love of my life, my husband, died. And I wanted to share with you how we listened to your podcast. I would come home from work and my dogs (3) and my husband would jump in the car and we'd go for a ride. It was a time with no phone, no distractions, just connecting with each other and see how each other's day went.

Often we'd be listening to your podcast, singing along or just enjoying the music. Okay so not so unusual - one of our favorites is Loch Lomand. And now that he's gone ughhh brings me to tears each time I hear it but I can't stop playing it. I had missed some podcasts due to his illness, but when I listened to #407 oh my. Sobbing in my car, and remembering loving, great times. Thank-you for adding to the connection to life and love you have brought me. And now I have become a patron in honor of my husband, John. Slainte."

#celticwomen #irishmusic #celticmusic

Oct 03 2019

1hr 7mins

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Highland Laddies #428

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Highland Laddies gather round the fire and and dance with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

A Campo Traviesa, Kellswater Bridge, Crepuscule, Seldom Sober, Claire Roche, Sarah Dinan, Moch Pryderi, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Bernadette Morris, FinTan, Bridgid's Cross, The Round Table, BassPipes, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Rogues

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

0:03 - "La Isla de La Tortuga" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming With the Rain

4:43 - WELCOME

5:19 - "The Proof Is in the Pudding" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is In the Pudding

9:33 - "Highland Laddie" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

13:12 - "Jigs: Humours of Ballyloughlin / The Knocknagow" by Seldom Sober from Six Months in Confession

17:23 - "Fields of Fassaroe" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

23:01 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:28 - "Oh Dear! What Can the Matter Be?" by Sarah Dinan from For A Little One I Love

27:44 - "Jig Moch Ag Wyau" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

30:29 - "Where Foxglove" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove and Fuschia

33:48 - "Forever Here for You" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

37:01 - "Shady-Drowsy-Traveler" by FinTan from Excursion

42:48 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:58 - "Road to Lisdoonvarna" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

47:24 - "The Turning Leaf" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

52:09 - "King Seamus" by BassPipes from Single

54:15 - "Wolfe Island Jig" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

56:20 - SHARE THE SHOW

57:19 - "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from 25... and Live!

1:02:00 - 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 Celtic music app right here.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Patrons of the Podcast: John W, Christopher M, Mary M, Michael 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

Troy Rodgers emailed: "Hey Marc, Just wanted to let you know, I got my Bards CD and shirt this morning.  Thanks! The album has, of course, been getting play already thanks to the digital version. In traditional Bards style, it's such a fun album.  So good to have you and Andrew working together again.

While I'm here, I wanted to express how much I appreciate your support of women in Celtic music.  I'd meant to chime in earlier. Better late than never. In any case, I heard some feedback from one listener saying they were buying albums from everyone on the podcast to do their part.  I've been doing the same, and I'm sure others have been as well. I admire your willingness to double down on this across all of your platforms. There's more than enough room for any Celtic musician on the stage without unnecessary divisions.  It's the sort of thing that makes me proud to back your efforts, musical and otherwise."

Jamie Annear-Feyrer emailed a photo: "Listened to episodes 422 and 421 on the way to Irish Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It definitely got me in the spirit! Thanks for all the work you do- I’ve been listening for many years and love the diversity of all the great Celtic music the show has exposed me to. Slainte"

#highlandladdies #celticmusic #irishmusic

Sep 26 2019

1hr 2mins

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Raggle Taggle Gypsy #427

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The raggle taggle gypsies take over the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Hot Griselda, A Campo Traviesa, Mitchell and Vincent, Lilt, Brother Sea, Crepuscule, Seldom Sober, Claire Roche, Steve and Ruth Smith, Kellswater Bridge, Dylan Walshe, BassPipes, Captain John Stout

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

00:04 - "Zabumba Sunshine - Sparta Schaffen" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

04:43 - WELCOME

05:25 - "O'Neill's March/La Bamba" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming with the Rain

10:14 - "As I Roved Out" by Mitchell and Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

14:10 - "The Jiggery Pokerwork/The Return Home" by Lilt from X

17:05 - "Triskele" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea EP

20:35 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:17 - "Hap and Rowe" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

27:18 - "Raggle Taggle Gypsy/King of the Fairies" by Seldom Sober from Six Months in Confession

31:26 - "Essence" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

38:32 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:57 - "Dancin' Cross the Strings" by Steve and Ruth Smith from Dancin' Cross the Strings

42:22 - "April Morning" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is in the Pudding

47:08 - "At Sea" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

50:07 - "B53" by BassPipes from Single

53:05 - CLOSING VOCAL

54:54 - "Carrickfergus" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

1:01:52 - 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 Celtic music app right here.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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.

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

Kenneth Scruggs II emailed: "Hey Mark I've been a long time listener of the show and I really love what you're doing I remember the show back when you had your celtic cat special. Seeing as how this time of year is horse racing season leading up to the derby in May I was wondering if you could consider doing a celtic horse special. There are a lot of great celtic songs featuring horses. Some of my favorites were Galway Farmer by The Trinity River Whalers and Darcy's Donkey by Gaelic Storm. Keep up the great job and as always, slancha."

Jason Nevins emailed: "Love the Pod, Love the Diversity. Hi Marc, The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast has always reminded me of how, when I was a kid, I used to listen to Celtic music with my mom on weekends. When I left for college and started living on my own, I found the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, only a few months after you first launched it. Your show helped me stay in touch with my roots as I went through college in Wisconsin, grad school in New Mexico, got married, and had two beautiful children. My daughter is four now and we listen to the podcast every Sunday morning while I make crepes for the whole family. I like to think that she'll grow up and remember weekends with dad and Celtic music the way that I remember weekends with my mom.

I was surprised this past weekend to hear that you received negative feedback about the Diversity in Celtic Music episode. However, I was elated to hear your impassioned defense of women, people of color, transgender folks, and all other marginalized groups - many of whom are part of the Celtic music community. As soon as my wife and I heard that, we wanted to show our support for you and your podcast by supporting you on patreon.

Thank you for all of your hard work and thank you for speaking out against intolerance, hate, and bigotry."

Sep 19 2019

1hr 1min

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Colors of Irish Music #426

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The many colors of Irish music are shared in this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Runa, Flook, The Gothard Sisters, We Banjo 3, Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Brother Sea, Mitchell and Vincent, Captain John Stout, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Round Table, Gaelic Storm, Naymedici, BassPipes, Hot Griselda

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

00:03 - "Firewood Set" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

03:48 - WELCOME

04:53 - "Omos Sheamuis/The Quickbeam" by Flook from Ancora

10:13 - "Colors of Home" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

14:21 - "Sugar House" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

17:37 - "Westlin Wind" by Chambless, Taylor And Muse from Live at NTIF

20:45 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:33 - "All As One" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea EP

28:59 - "Apples in Winter, O'Grady's" by Mitchell and Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

32:44 - "Randy Dandy-O" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

37:09 - "I Will Not Sing Along" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

42:05 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:37 - "Hands of Time" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

49:27 - "Just Ran Out of Whiskey" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

53:42 - "Whiskey John" by Naymedici from Paddy McGee

56:30 - "Orchestral Pipestep" by BassPipes from Single

58:28 - CLOSING VOCAL

1:00:01 - "The Broken Doll - Sandpipers" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

1:04:21 - 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.

And of course, you can download our free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. Follow the link in the shownotes.

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! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. 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 Celtic Legends. These folks pledge $25 per month to support this podcast. THAT sort of generosity moves mountains. Thanks to Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, 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 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

Chris Dial emailed on Facebook: "Hey Marc! I really love the podcast! I’m actually here in Ireland doing an internship on an archaeological site, Blackfriary Dominican Friary, here in Trim, County Meath, and listening to episode 412, Galway Shawl, while working today! Anyway, just wanted to say I really enjoy the podcast and hope your travels in Star Wars are out of this world! Sláinte!"

Sean Lightholder emailed on Facebook: "What's up Marc. I heard you call out for female pipers back on your Fight Like a Celtic Woman episode. My good friend and fellow Irish musician Autumn Rhodes was posting a new female Uilleann piper every week there for a while in an effort to raise awareness of how many talented female pipers are out doing their thing. I'd reach out and say you were referred by me to see if she could point you in the right direction ??"

Elle Clark emailed: "Hi Marc, I really appreciated your statement on diversity! I don’t know if you’ve already done this in the past but I’ve been thinking for a while to suggest a queer-themed episode. I thought maybe it would be “too political” or something... guess not! I’d really love to hear an episode featuring queer songs and/or queer artists. If you can’t gather enough there’s always the old standby of love songs originally sung by one gender being covered by the other without changing the pronouns. This could be a good episode for June which is pride month in the US, or maybe there is an important date in Ireland that would suit."

Sep 12 2019

1hr 4mins

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Road to Lisdoonvarna #425

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Hit the road to Lisdoonvarna for an exciting episode of great Celtic music.

Flook, Brobdingnagian Bards, ChildsPlay, The Flying Toads, Rising Gael, Larry Mallette, Matt Lewis, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Echoelake, Daimh, A Campo Traviesa, Dylan Walshe, Crepuscule, Greenwich Meantime, Lilt

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

0:03 "The Bunting Fund / Ocean Child" by Flook from Ancora

5:16 "Road to Lisdoonvarna/Swallow Tail/Morrison's Jig" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

7:53 "Cuckanandy/Chris Childs" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

13:03 "The Exiles" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

17:32 "Foggy Dew" by Rising Gael from Roots

22:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:31 "Cloverleaf/Look Right/The Rolling Jig" by Larry Mallette and Matt Lewis from A Stroll in the Park

30:35 "Muirisin Deas Agus Nora" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

Murr-en Nick OWL-eev

34:13 "Call of the Highlands" by Echoelake from Single

36:30 "Gur E Mo Ghille Dubh Dhonn" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

42:04 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:02 "The Eagle's Whistle/La Culebra" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming with the Rain

48:16 "Where Dublin Meets County Wicklow (feat. James Fearnley)" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

51:43 "Itchy Fingers" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

55:20 "Last Call" by Greenwich Meantime band from Proof

1:00:28 "Bill the Weaver/Port Sean Gabha/Taim in Arrears" by Lilt from X

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.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation via our virtual tip jar or paypal. You can buy a bumper sticker, pint glass or t-shirt. 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 $47 away from a two-hour instrumental special along with sending every patron a free 2019 sticker.

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

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L., Trevor, Murray F

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

Denis Konouck emailed:  “Welcoming you to Atlanta.  A great place to live. I moved from DC to Decatur Ga in 1992 to be around for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  Never moved back.

Three random Celtic items.

1) WRFG (FM 89.3) has a long-running Celtic music show broadcasting every Sunday 5-7pm

2) The Marlay House in Decatur GA is our best local Irish pub.  The pub used to have a weekly Irish music session but I think that has gone dormant.  One of the best pubs to get a pint, watch rugby and football (soccer) and get some trad food.  Good place for St. Patrick's Day with live music. Bonus is that the Marlay has its own fish n' chips food truck that goes to outdoor festivals.

3) Mac McGee on Decatur square is another good Irish pub with a large selection of irish whiskey.  The pub occasionally has Irish music.

Decatur itself has some of the best restaurants and bars in the Atlanta.  I particularly recommend the Brick Store Pub (best beer selection in US) and Chai Pani (great Indian cuisine). Wishing you a smooth relocation”

Sam Vermeulen emailed on Facebook: "Just discovered this show on spotify. I'm on the 3rd episode  non stop . Thanks for doing this."

Nancy Klein emailed a photo: "Dear Mark, I am an American woman who loves your show. I listen to it in Spain, where I live now. We used to live in Ireland where I really enjoyed listening to music there. So your show brings Ireland back to me. Here are three photos of the Dingle Pennisula in Ireland, where you will be going on your upcoming trip with fellow Celtic music lovers. With appreciation for all that you do"

Sep 05 2019

1hr 4mins

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20 Rockin' Irish Drinking Songs #424

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Rock out to the Top 20 Irish Drinking Songs from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Celtic Kitchen Party, Stout Pounders, The Barley Boys, Homeland, Bridgid's Cross, Hair of the Dog, Musical Blades, Ceann, Boston Blackthorne, The Brazen Heads, St. Jame's Gate, Bangers and Mash, Rebels and Sinners, The Fighting Jamesons, Barleyjuice, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Battlelegs, Sgian Dubh, Screaming Orphans

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

0:06 - "All For Me Grog" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

3:15 - "Wild Colonial Boy" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

6:18 - "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Barley Boys from The Days of Abundance

11:14 - "Mrs. McGrath" by Homeland from We Never Got This Far Alone

15:30 - "Drunken Sailor" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

18:18 - "Whiskey in a Jar" by Hair of the Dog from Let It Flow

21:11 - "Leaving of Liverpool" by Musical Blades from Up the Ante

24:18 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:20 - "Old Dun Cow" by Ceann from Making Friends

30:58 - "Black & Tans" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

34:14 - "Wind That Shakes the Barley" by The Brazen Heads from Who's Your Paddy

37:30 - "All Around My Hat" by St. Jame's Gate from Happy Life

41:09 - "Star of the County Down" by Bangers and Mash from Quicksand Cafe

43:25 - "Spancil Hill" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

47:30 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:01 - "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

52:38 - "Tim Finegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

56:39 - "7 Drunkin Nights" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Shocks & ARRRR!

1:01:14 - "Wild Rover" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:05:46 - "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Sgian Dubh from Frightening All the Dogs

1:10:24 - “Follow Me Up to Carlow” by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

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.

FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all. Visit their website for more details about this great organization.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin Leahy, Trevor, Murray F

 

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

Robyn Dobbs emailed: "Good morning Marc, on my way to the Scottish Highland Games in Blue Lake, California."

Hester emailed: "Good day. My name is Hester I am from South Africa. I like Celtic music and I was looking for a station that plays Celtic music. I came across your podcasts and I love it so much.

This is really my favourite podcast to listen to even though I don't get to all of them, it is the only thing that I listen to on TuneIn radio. I absolutely love bagpipes, making your podcasts even more special. Thank you for keeping traditional music alive. (Even if it is not my culture)  Keep up the good work."

Adriana Sanroman emailed: "Hello from Mexico! I have enjoyed your podcast from the very first year and I really did love the last episode with Jesse Ferguson. In fact, the guest episodes have been amazing. I usually listen to you while working, I work as an archaeological conservator in a field lab in the middle of this hectic city. Thanks for the amazing work and go brágh!"

Beth Hlabse emailed: "I just wanted to thank you, Marc, for episode 418. I really needed something positive in my life right now and this episode definitely was that. Peace”

Kim Knebel emailed: "Dear Marc, Thank you for the countless hours you give to creating these podcasts, keeping up your newsletter and all the other things you do and are involved in. I want to say "bravo" to you for calling out whoever the arse was that had something bad to say about the guest host(ess), Susan, and your efforts to support FairPle. Good music is good music no matter who is playing. Sad but true, women are misrepresented in many venues, have been for quite some time. My mother, who would be 105-6 were she alive, couldn't be the textile designer she wanted to be, because that was a man's domain in her era. So, I thank you and all those who are working to gain more recognition for women in the arts and in general.  Slainte!"

Aug 29 2019

1hr 13mins

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Make A Change in the World #423

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Let’s make a change in the world with Celtic music.

Bonnie Rideout, Colin Farrell, Gone Molly, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Tullamore, Bernadette Morris, Molly's Revenge, Teton Skye, Brad Reid, Finbar Furey, Dom Duff, The Canny Brothers Band, Sliotar, The Led Farmers, Rathkeltair, The Gothard Sisters

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

0:04 - "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

5:08 - "Tabla Jigs: One For Danielle, Dancing Morris, Moll's Gap" by Colin Farrell from On the Move

8:53 - "Black Hearted, Booze-Bolting Gypsies" by Gone Molly from Culloden

11:57 - "Lieutenant Maguire's Jig / The Curlew / Sleepy Maggie / Tail Toddle" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

16:58 - "Paddy In America -- Whisky Before Breakfast  / Rakish Paddy / Turkey In the Straw / Arkansas Traveler / Bonaparte’s Retreat" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready

23:25 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:03 - "By the Water's Edge" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

29:28 - "The Western Shore" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

35:05 - "Come and Be Welcome" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

37:32 - "Andy Broon's" by Brad Reid from The Conundrum

39:47 - "Once When I Was" by Finbar Furey from Colours

44:10 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:07 - "Laouen" by Dom Duff from Roc'h

49:48 - "William O'Connor" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

53:42 - "The Sweet Little Girl from Barnagh" by Sliotar from Voyage

55:37 - "Thomas Jefferson" by The Led Farmers from Katie

58:52 - "Geese" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

1:02:49 - “It's the Little Things” by The Gothard Sisters from It's the Little Things

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.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!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.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L, Trevor, Murray F

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Andrew Vanhorn emailed in response in to the Diversity of Celtic Music episode: "THANK YOU for the support!  appreciate you spinning our tune.

three cheers for the intelligent and compassionate. very well said and super congrats on your crowd-funding and the release of your music - that is awesome! make sure when you tour Canada you stop in Kingston"

Hans Schuts emailed from The Netherlands: "Hi Marc. I can only strongly agree with your point of view!! Tnx for all the nice music you provide with your podcast (and cd's of course) and please keep up the good work!"

Ryan Ferris emailed some solidarity: "Marc, When I heard about the belittling of the Women of Celtic Music, I felt horrible that such a thing could happen. Whoever disturbed the growth of the community we’ve developed here should be disgusted with themselves. Thanks to Susan of Thunder on the Plains and the support you’ve given her, I will be buying the latest album from each artist on that ‘Women of Celtic Music’ episode. I hate to hear of such a thing happening to her and her peers and hope that, because of our actions, the world becomes better and more accepting."

James Slaven emailed a photo: "Excellent episode (Celtic Invasions)! As always, of course.

I just returned from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where they have wonderful Celtic culture.  Right now, as I listen, I’m enjoying my first wee dram of Canadian whisky (spelled without an ‘e,’ but not called Scotch) from Glenora Distillery, aged in ice wine barrels.  It’s excellent. (Picture attached.)

Also, if Natalie the ethno-musicologist wouldn’t mind sharing links to her work, I’d love to read it, being an amateur folklorist and published musicologist.

Also, cheers on The Year of the Celtic Woman!  Some of us appreciate it and love artists of all genders. Slainte!"

Aug 22 2019

1hr 6mins

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Celtic Soul #422

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Take in a little Celtic soul with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Fretless, Circled by Hounds, Ed Miller, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Runa, Poor Man's Fortune, Jenna Greene, Albannach, The Changing Room, Stout Pounders, Bill Grogan's Goat, Sliotar, Bad Haggis, Poitin

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

0:04 - "Holton Alan Moore’s (Live)" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

03:40 - Welcome Vocal

04:12 - "A Farewell to Praddies" by Circled by Hounds from Chasing Our Tales

10:05 - "The Green & The Blue" by Ed Miller from Edinburgh Rambler

13:55 - "Carraig Ferghus" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket

19:07 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

24:06 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:51 - "Quand J’étais Jeune À Dix-Huit Ans" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time

34:05 - "Soul of Nature" by Jenna Greene from Crossroads

40:08 - "Ode to the Mountain Rest M's" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

44:47 - "Gwrello Glaw" by The Changing Room from Picking Up the Pieces

48:34 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:42 - "But Then Again" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

52:44 - "Black Velvet Band" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Bill Grogan's Goat

56:39 - "The Sweet Little Girl from Barnagh" by Sliotar from Voyage

58:38 - "Reels Part Two (My Love Is In America)" by Bad Haggis from Trip

1:01:35 - Closing Vocal

1:02:45 - "Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's" by Poitin from Wish

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.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! 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.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L, Trevor, Murray F

 

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 Marshall emailed: "Marc, thanks so much for the passionate defense of women's music. I am sorry that one troll, at least, evidently thinks that male artists only succeed if female artists are ignored!  The world needs great Celtic music from all kinds of people."

Mark R emailed a negative comment regarding my Diversity of Celtic Music episode: "Marc, I was very saddened to hear the comments in episode #418.  You title contains the magic word "diversity", yet you end up wishing a "fond farewell" to long time listeners who disagree. Because someone thinks you are deluded, does not mean that they must be a bigot.  And to bring electoral politics into the podcast only reinforces the stereotype that a Celt can never avoid a good bar brawl. I would never ask you to apologize -you have done nothing wrong, nor so far as I am concerned did Susan- but I would hope to hear a hand of outreach extended to your listeners who may not be signed up for these politics.  Politics which are, after all, as disgusting to us, as ours are to you."

Thank you Mark. I appreciate you writing me. While I’m gonna guess we disagree politically, this is not about partisan politics.

This about serving our community.

From the beginning, I have been “changing the way you hear celtic music” and providing the best service for my listeners, “celebrating celtic culture thru music”.

My goal is to open the minds of Celtic music fans to the diversity of Celtic music. It’s not all traditional Irish music. It’s not all African fusion, bluegrass, alternative rock or whatever. It runs the gamut.

I have a lot of trad music fans who do NOT listen because it’s not more trad sounding. I do not recommend this podcast fans who only love trad music.

Sure. You may not like music from celtic women. But this too IS just one aspect.

So to belittle a host, or especially Susan, because she’s promoting equality on the podcast, something I’ve long considered essential to the diversity and goal of this podcast, is disrespectful, no matter what party you belong to.

Again my point is to serve my listeners. If you or others disagree with me. That’s fine. I can respect that.

But I also know in the long run, you will not appreciate this show. Especially going forward. Because obviously this is a topic that needs further exploration. So I will bring it up at length.

My goal is to promote the diversity of Celtic music, like I always have. But if someone refuses to open their hearts to that diversity, they will Not enjoy the show. And I don’t want to waste their time.

So yes, I stand by my statement.

My questions then for you are

Will you choose to support the diversity in the show, Whether the artists are black or white, straight or gay, Scottish or Welsh, Indian, Australian or Japanese, male or female or transgender?

Will you support Celtic women and other marginalized aspects of Celtic music and culture Because they are a part of that diversity?

Will you stand against people who belittle the show because they disagree with the mission of the podcast?

If you agree with all three of these statements, then I am very honored to have you a part of our Celtic community.

If not, that’s OK.

But again, in the long run, you will not enjoy the show.

I don’t want to waste your time listening to a show that will ultimately make you unhappy.

I truly hope your enlightened answers are yes. If not, I wish you a fond farewell.

Aug 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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The Long Drive #421

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We’re going on a long drive with Celtic music blaring.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Claire Roche, Molly's Revenge, Moch Pryderi, Brian Conway, The Rogues, The Wee Heavies, Whalebone, Seamus Kennedy, The Rowan Tree, Brothers 3, The Killdares, Jiggy, Amelia Hogan

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!

#celticmusic #irishmusic #longdrive

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Ríleanna / Reels: Ormond Sound, The Torn Jacket" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

3:27 "The Marquis of Huntly / The Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn / John Cheap the Chapman / Peerie Weerie / West Mabou Reel" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

8:39 "The Pond of Chesterfield" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

12:42 "The Long Drive" by Molly's Revenge with Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

17:26 "Dau Rosyn Coch" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

22:40 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:06 "The Lowlands Low" by Brian Conway from Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea

29:13 "Steam Train" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

32:57 "Birnie Bouzle" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

34:36 "Wenlock Hare" by Whalebone from Three Fires

38:09 "Emigrant Eyes" by Seamus Kennedy from Let the  Music Take You Home

42:50 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:52 "Tresor" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

48:36 "Buttermilk Mary" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before

53:22 "Fragile" by The Killdares from Any Given Element

57:09 "Head Rush" by Jiggy from Translate

1:03:27 "The Praties They Grow Small” by Amelia Hogan from Transplants: From the Old to the New

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.

  • School is back in session
  • Coffee with The Celtfather returns on Wednesdays at 10 am EST
  • FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all. Visit their website for more details about this great organization.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!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.

I want to thank our Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Robert Michael Kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

 

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

Amber B emailed a photo: "Hi Marc! I'm a long time listener and have always found a way to hear the podcast over many platforms. Anyways, thank you so much for the work you put into one of my favorite podcasts. I usually listen while working but tonight I am listening at home while crocheting an entry for the upcoming county fair. This will eventually be a farm themed toy mat. I'll have to send pictures of the finished stuff when that happens!"

Ryan MacNeil emailed: "Hey Mark, Just wanted to thank you for including my music in your podcasts. I don't get to listen all the time but I enjoy your shows. Hope you are having a great summer!"

Carol Baril commented on Patreon: "Love these podcasts! The music is so much fun to listen to while I'm at work banging on my keyboard! I think I'm falling for those tunes with bagpipes!!! Especially bagpipes and drums!!! Thanks for all your hard work Marc getting these out for us fans!"

James Spradlin emailed: "I was sad to hear that some do not support the heritage of the strong celtic woman. Our women have kept us alive for centuries. And it can truly be said that without them there would be no Celts. It makes me fighting mad to think that Anyone would disrespect OUR women. Keep up the good fight, Mark. We support you and your support of the women of Celtic music."

Aug 08 2019

1hr 6mins

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The Jackdaws #420

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Andrew Meade of the The Jackdaws takes us Home as he hosts this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Jackdaws, Screaming Orphans, Solasta, The Fighting Jamesons, Jesse Ferguson, Barleyjuice, Marc Gunn, Gone Molly, The Kindred Kilts, The Gatehouse Well, Finnegan's Hell

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

0:06 - "Waves" by The Jackdaws from Colors

3:50 - Andrew Meade Intro

4:13 - "Home" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

7:30 - "Hornpipe Set" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

13:33 - "Around the Bend" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

16:53 - "Black is the Color" by Jesse Ferguson from Single

19:47 - Patreon Promo

20:36 - "Probably Drunk" by The Jackdaws from Colors

23:16 - "Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from Bonnie Prince Barley

26:45 - "I’ll Drink From Dusk till Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

29:56 - Share the Podcast

30:35 - "The Miners Way" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

33:15 - "Black and Tans" by The Kindred Kilts from Live at Summer Crush Winery

37:04 - Submit to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast here.

37:28 - "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And The Sparks Did Fly

42:20 - "Rude Awakening" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

45:05 - Andrew Meade final notes

46:03 - "Colors" by The Jackdaws from Colors

50:41 – CLOSING VOCAL

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.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. 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.

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

Aug 01 2019

51mins

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