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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Rank #130 in Music category

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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

908 Ratings
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Celtic

By lrj60 - Sep 08 2019
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Love this podcast Glad to find this type of music.

❤️

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

iTunes Ratings

908 Ratings
Average Ratings
801
57
25
11
14

Celtic

By lrj60 - Sep 08 2019
Read more
Love this podcast Glad to find this type of 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

Updated 6 days ago

Rank #130 in Music category

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If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Each week, you'll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE! It is one of the top music podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. You can subscribe to have it automatically download through your favorite podcast player.Did I mention, it was FREE?

Rank #1: Faerie Rings #190

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We kick off 2015 with show #190 featuring Irish Celtic music from Arlene Faith, Patsy O'Brien, Jesse Ferguson, Jonathan Kershaw, The Selkie Girls, Dubliner Harpers, Jed Marum, Fiddlin' in Th'Parlor, Fae Wiedenhoeft, Celia Ramsay, Ockham's Razor, The Canny Brothers Band, Celtic Cross, The ShamRogues, Colleen Raney. www.celticmusicpodcast.com

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

 

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. In June, 2015, we're going to County Donegal and the Giant's Causeway. I want to invite you on a magical experience that will bring your love of Ireland deep into your soul. Subscribe to the mailing and 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/

- 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.

- 2014 Poll is now open through January. Cast your vote today!

Celtic Christmas success/failures

- Announcing The Celtfather Podcast

Subscribe to Celtic Interviews

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:36"Faerie Rings" by Arlene Faithfrom River of Dreams

5:07"Matt Peoples/The Macroom Lasses/Tripping Down the Stairs' by Patsy O'Brienfrom Irish Guitar

7:52"The Rocky Road to Dublin" by Jesse Fergusonfrom The Parting Glass

11:10"The Kid on the Mountain" by Jonathan Kershawfrom Remnants

14:06"Ned of the Hill" by The Selkie Girlsfrom Parting Glass

16:50"A Man's a Man" by Dubliner Harpersfrom Dublin Harpers Live

23:25"Where the Green Grass Grows" by Jed Marumfrom Miles from Home

26:02"A Gaelic Melody" by Fiddlin' in Th'Parlorfrom Slow Aire

30:21"Cuillins of Rhum" by Fae Wiedenhoeftfrom Castle Walls

33:10"Laddie lie Near Me" by Celia Ramsayfrom Songs of My Father's People

37:48"Are You Alright, Liz" by Ockham's Razorfrom Job's Comforter

42:37"Take Me" by The Canny Brothers Bandfrom The Guinness Situation

46:35"Monster" by Celtic Crossfrom Saoirse's Heart

52:05"The Hills of Connemara" by The ShamRoguesfrom Drunken Memories

55:13"The Boys of Mullaghbawn" by Colleen Raneyfrom Here This Is Home

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. If you enjoyed the music you heard, support the artists in this show. Buy their music. Then tell your friends to visit www.celticmusicpodcast.com

Jan 07 2015
1 hour
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Rank #2: Celtic Music from Renaissance Festivals #186

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Renaissance Festivals offer a huge assortment of Irish Celtic music as we'll explore in show #186 with music from Clandestine, Empty Hats, Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Stone, Craig of Farrington, Albannach, Rambling Sailors, NeidFyre, Merry Mischief, Nancy Daily-Green, New Minstrel Revue, Abby Green, Leah Jorgensen, Thyme Awaye, Haggis Rampant, Merry Wives of Windsor. www.celticmusicpodcast.com

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

 

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

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists due to the generosity of its patrons. It costs over $700 a month to produce this show. Your per episode donation helps cover most of those expenses. And I want to thank each and every one of the 54 people who contribute to this show. Your kindness means that when 10,000 people download each episode, you experience no delay in enjoying great indie Celtic music. Thank you for being awesome!

If you’d like to become a Patron of the Podcast and keep this show running every week, go to http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patreon/

 

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/

- 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.

- Celtic Christmas Video Show goes on pre-order tomorrow. The show will be released for free on YouTube. However, you can pre-order a DVD on our Celtic Christmas Music website.

- Make "Fairytale of New York" #1 this holiday season. Buy the MP3 on iTunes or Amazon on December 18, 2014. Find out the history of Fairytale of New York here.

- New Celtic Christmas Podcast features a show from Celt in a Twist

- Our Celtic Christmas Show will be out next Wednesday.

- Vote Best Celtic Songs of 2014

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:35"Lucy Cassidy" by Clandestinefrom The Ale Is Dear

6:22"Inesheer Air/Scarce's Tatties/Black Nag" by Empty Hatsfrom Greatest Hats

10:33"Lily the Pink" by Brobdingnagian Bardsfrom Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

13:55"Drowsing Maggie" by Celtic Stonefrom Celtic Stone

16:02"Song for Ireland" by Craig of Farringtonfrom Lute Etouffee

20:12"Drinking Cataloochee Kool Aid" by Albannachfrom Bareknucle Pipes & Drums

24:22Celtic Music News

28:14"Royal Oak" by Rambling Sailorsfrom Ports of Call

30:44"Red Haired Boy/Kitchen Girl" by NeidFyreFrom Anatidaephobia

34:26"Lament Of The Fisherman's Wife" by Merry MischiefFrom ScallyWags

39:21"Britches Full of Stitches John" by Nancy Daily-GreenFrom Delia's Hearth

42:24"Thank You For Asking" by New Minstrel Revuefrom Far and Away

48:05Feedback

49:48"My Johnny Was a Shoemaker" by Abby Greenfrom Fig For a Kiss

53:28"Butterfly" by Leah Jorgensenfrom Peace - Love - Harp

55:12"Month of January" by Thyme Awayefrom Thyme Awaye

58:14"High Road to Gairloch/Brown Haired Maiden" by Haggis Rampantfrom Tri

1:01:39"Lass of Aughrim" by Merry Wives of Windsorfrom Happy Endings

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. If you enjoyed the music you heard, support the artists in this show. Buy their music. Then tell your friends to visit www.celticmusicpodcast.com

Dec 09 2014
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #3: 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! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/300/

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

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes today!

 

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

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

We have a big feature on iTunes this week. So if you're new, I want to welcome to the incredible world of Celtic music. We celebrate St Patrick's Day all year long.

Every week, you get an action-packed, hour-long show full of Celtic music. Many of these bands are small, independent artists whoh don't have the financial support of a giant record label. They can't afford a publicist. So I bring you their music for free... with the hope that you might find a new favorite band and buy their music.

If you enjoy what you hear. Please support the artists. You can also support this pdocast by sharing it with your friends.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special.

Thanks to our newest patrons: John OConnor, Keriann Noble, Mary Botkin, Samuel G, Donald McLeod, and a extra special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

Listen to past St Patrick's Day episodes on our website. You can also find other St. Patrick's Day shows to check out, including St Patrick's Day Podcast and Pub Songs Podcast. I posted a 2-hour St Pats Special there last week.

Best Irish Drinking Songs Lyrics

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

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

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

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

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

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

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43:24 NEW PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

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

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

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

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

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

1:00:09 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:28:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 16 2017
2 hours 3 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #5: St Patrick's Day Music Party

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

20:39 "Pirate Dan" by McDerry from Chandler

23:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

40:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

"Aeilin Duinn" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

Follow the link in the shownotes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

I hope the move went well Karl!

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

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

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

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

Mar 15 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #6: 2-Hours of Bagpipe Music #181

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Irish Celtic music from The Rogues, Mark Saul, Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty, Albannach, Icewagon Flu, Clandestine, Celtica Pipes Rock, Rathkeltair, Crepuscule, Brian Boru Irish Pipe, In Extremo, Brizeus, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Two O'Clock Courage, The Killdares, Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo, Soss, Wicked Tinkers, First Highland Watch, Bow Triplets, Loudwhisper, Bonnie Rideout, Jiggernaut, MacTalla Mor, Kila, Lenahan, Haggis Rampant, Tartanic. www.celticmusicpodcast.com

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

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

 

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

It costs over $700 each month to create this podcast. Your generosity allows me to cover my month costs, plus share with you some of the best Celtic music online. I want to thank the 44 kind and generous people who donate money each episode. Your joint donations cover my server cost. That means that when 10,000 people visit the website every Wednesday when the show comes out, the website runs smooth and fast. Thank you for making that possible!

If you’d like to become a Patron of the Podcast and keep this show running, go to http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patreon/

 

Notes:

- Your guide to the Best indie Celtic music online

- Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast over on Patreon. You too can Support the podcast!

- Want to find out about other Celtic podcasts? Ask Stephen.

Types of Bagpipes

- 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. Or just record an MP3 and send it to celticpodcast@gmail.com

This Week in Celtic Music

0:44"Jimmy's Reel Set" by The Roguesfrom American Highlander

6:19"Digital Breakdown" by Mark Saulfrom Mixolydian

10:29"Reels: The Limestone Rock, The Flogging Reel" by Con Durham & Mazz O'Flahertyfrom Ar An Sli (On the Way)

13:09"Bare Arsed Bandits" by Albannachfrom Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

17:10"Boston Harbour" by Icewagon Flufrom Off the Wagon

19:13"Sexy An Dros" by Clandestinefrom Red

24:31"The Princess and the Piper" by Celtica Pipes Rockfrom Legends and Visions

28:04"Granny Panny" by Rathkeltairfrom Big White Van

33:54"The Road to Drumleman" by Crepusculefrom Shades of Music

37:33"The Star of the County Down, Who Say the Forty Two" by Brian Boru Irish Pipe Bandfrom Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band 40th Anniversary

39:18"Liam" by In Extremofrom

45:49"Chick Pipers" by Brizeusfrom Brizeus

50:33"Gleowien" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyerfrom Gleowien

56:03"Bonnie Charlie" by Two O'Clock Couragefrom Postcards from Home

58:46"Farewell to Decorum" by The Killdaresfrom Any Given Element

1:01:40"Scotland the Brave/Jigs/The Jolly Beggarman" by Jimi McRae and Sam Okoofrom Scottish Pipes and African Drums

1:08:17"Dudelsackspieler" by Soss

1:12:26"Small Pipe Set" by Wicked Tinkersfrom Rant

1:16:16"Hag of the Mist" by First Highland Watchfrom First Highland Watch

1:20:32"Dunrobin Casttle & The King of Meenasillagh" by Bow Tripletsfrom Secret Signs

1:23:02"A Walk with God Medley" by Loudwhisperfrom Jack of the Woodland

1:29:46"Flo'ers O' The Forest" by Bonnie Rideoutfrom Celtic Circles

1:34:08"My Love Is In America" by Jiggernautfrom Evolution

1:39:22"Bagpipe Duet" by MacTalla Morfrom The New Colossus

1:42:50"Boy Racer" by Kilafrom Gambler's Ballet

1:46:52"Nothin'" by Lenahanfrom Brand New Bag and The Secret World of Celtic Rock

1:51:30"Clumsy Lover/Annie's Excellent Sannies" by Haggis Rampantfrom Tri

1:57:20"Amazing Grace (Hendrix Mix)" by Tartanicfrom Unstoppable

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

Nov 04 2014
1 hour 59 mins
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Rank #7: 2-Hours of Traditional Celtic Music #196

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #196 has two hours of incredible traditional Celtic music from the hottest indie Celtic bands online in this week's show, including: The Gas Men, SlipJig, Fae Wiedenhoeft, Eilis Crean, Across the Pond, Chrissy Crowley, Poor Man's Fortune, Grey Aengus, Emerald Rose, Vince Conaway, Olta, Smitty's Kitchen, Paddygrass, Gaelic Storm, Faire to Middlin, Caladh, Patsy O'Brien, New Time Ensemble, Colleen Raney, Steve Holloway, Rant Maggie Rant, The Bordercollies, Jesse Ferguson, Jimi McRae, Ennis, The Flying Toads, Stonecircle, Sligo Rags, Boston Blackthorne.

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/. Big welcome to this week's newest patrons: Rodney, Lorraine, Samuel, Marc, George, Benjamin, Darren, and Madison. Special thanks to our Top Patrons: Samuel Hill, Johnny Berry, Darren Raleigh, and Shawn Cali.

- This week on Celtic Interviews: Matt Murphy of The Irish House

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 currently features music from: Dr Rev Mr Cheeks Miller, Gwilym Morus, Jonathan Kershaw, and Marc Gunn

- Vote for your favorite songs in January 2015: http://celticmusicpodcast.com/vote2015

- 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

0:24"The Trip to the Cottage/The Pipe on the Hob" by The Gas Menfrom Clement Street

6:14"Far Away/Binkie Brae" by SlipJigfrom So Far...

9:20"Henry Martin" by Fae Wiedenhoeftfrom Castle Walls

13:43"Paddy Fahy Set" by Eilis Creanfrom The Lonesome Fiddler

21:30"Down By the Glenside" by Across the Pondfrom Kid on the Mountain

24:38"Jig For Lisa" by Chrissy Crowleyfrom Chrissy Crowley

29:04"Dame Lombarde" by Poor Man's Fortunefrom Bayou Curious

33:38"Carolan's Receipt" by Grey Aengusfrom Gaelic Soup

37:17"Ancient Days" by Emerald Rosefrom Sunwise

40:08"St. Anne's Reel" by Vince Conawayfrom Wanderlust

42:44"St. Brendan's Fair Isle' by Oltafrom Step It Out

45:36"Blackbird Flock Dance" by Smitty's Kitchenfrom A Second Season

50:00"Whiskey You're the Devil" by Paddygrassfrom Half and Half

53:20"Blind Monkey" by Gaelic Stormfrom Cabbage

56:22"The Water Is Wide" by Faire to Middlinfrom Kilts, Celts & Kippers

1:00:24"A Selection of Reels" by Caladh with Neil Byrnefrom Live in Kyteler's Inn

1:06:55"Good Times Coming" by Patsy O'Brienfrom Irish Guitar

1:11:14"Humors of Lissadell/McGlennon's Pigtown Fling" by New Time Ensemblefrom A Year in Ireland

1:14:50"The Lovely Green Bands of the Moy" by Colleen Raneyfrom Here This Is Home

1:20:00"Geese in the Bog/Mist Covered Mountain/Queen of the Fair" by Steve Hollowayfrom Next Stop, Seelie Court

1:25:55"Cunla/Kitty Lie Over" by Rant Maggie Rantfrom Rant Maggie Rant

1:31:25"MacArthur Road Set" by The Bordercolliesfrom The Road from Swannanoa

1:36:06"The Amsterdam Maid" by Jesse Fergusonfrom The Butcher Boy

1:39:30"The Patagonia Highlanders" by Jimi McRaefrom Global Gathering

1:42:53"High Up There" by Ennisfrom Lessons Learned

1:46:41"Trip to Pakistan" by The Flying Toadsfrom In Stitches

1:50:52"Tamlin" by Stonecirclefrom Metamorphosis

1:52:32"Arthur McBride" by Sligo Ragsfrom The Night Before the Morning After

1:58:45"Geese in the Bog/Pipe on the Hod" by Boston Blackthornefrom County Kerry to Kerry Park

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 18 2015
2 hours 1 min
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Rank #8: Best Celtic Music of 2010 #97: Albannach, Gaelic Storm, Bow Triplets, Ennis

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

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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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This Week

“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
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #9: Women of Celtic Music #278

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Celtic women are making a big impact on Celtic music as you'll enjoy in this week's show with amazing Celtic music from Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Leah Jorgensen, Jennifer Licko, Eilis Crean, Claire Roche, Becky Taylor, Abby Green, Anne Roos, The Gothard Sisters, Gillian Boucher, Merry Wives of Windsor, Samantha Gillogly, Karan Casey, Cady Finlayson, Ginger Ackley, Tania Opland, Beth Patterson, Bonnie Rideout.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* What are your favorite Samhain or Celtic Halloween songs? I'm planning another Halloween special for the podcast.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $30 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! A super special thanks to our newest patron, Matthew Means. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

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

Meisters Realm posted on Facebook: "I'm enjoying the music tonight! I've been listening to podcast # 274 while I'm updating the dates of the nation's Ren and Scotfests on my directory website."

Kyle Wagner-Dixon emailed last year: "I am a dog groomer from Ontario, Canada and I've been listening to your podcast now for almost 6 years. Through you and your show I discovered a new depth to a world which I loved, but never knew was so varied. I am, of course, talking about celtic music. After listening to my first episode, I became immediately addicted to the wonderful music. Through iTunes I bought many a song that I heard on my podcast. Now, my iPod has about 60 hours of music. That is 2 1/2 days. I am definitely an addict of Celtic Music and am proud of it. May Hekate light the shadowed paths in your life"

Patrick emailed from Rochester, NY: "Hi, Marc! My name is Patrick and I'm a young teen from New York. My grandfather introduced me to Celtic music and by the time I was 5 I could sing most of the drinking songs ever written. You asked for feedback so here it is: You should play more songs and less tunes. Don't get me wrong, jigs polkas and reels can be great but 40 minutes of them get boring after a little while. Overall though, it's a great podcast and you're an awesome host! P.S. I always swing while I listen to music. My grandfather always did it when I was little and since I have Aspergers Syndrome it helps calm my nerves. PPS: I recommend playing more music from Poxy Boggards and more from the Wolf Tones. Also, check out the Irish Brigade on YouTube for some great funny rebel songs! Bye!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:17 "Woman - Man - Long" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

5:10 "Flying to the Fleah" by Leah Jorgensen from Peace - Love - Harp

7:14 "He Na Mllig" by Jennifer Licko from SING

9:32 "Winne Hayes Set" by Eilis Crean from The Lonesome Fiddler

15:17 "To A Child Dancing in the Wind" by Claire Roche from Dancing in the Wind

18:07 "The Lady's Cup of Tea" by Becky Taylor from Ireland Bridge

22:11 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

23:21 "Home to Bearna" by Abby Green from Einini

26:50 "Ger the Rigger" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

29:25 "Grace O'Malley" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

32:56 "Jig Jazz" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

35:40 "Lannigan's Ball" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

39:11 "My Lagan Love" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

42:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:45 "An Buachaillin Ban" by Karan Casey from Songlines

47:19 "St Ignatius Jig/Wed Is Hamburger Soup/St. Ignatius Reel" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

49:23 "Fox Fairy Woman" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

50:53 "The Female Ramblin' Sailor" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

53:40 "Labyrinth" by Beth Patterson from Forward

57:55 "Gillie Callum - Highland Rant - Ryan's Rant" by Bonnie Rideout from Celtic Circles

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

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.

I didn't have any pictures this week, so I thought I'd share some pics from the 2016. Celtic Invasion of Cornwall.

Oct 06 2016
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #10: 3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music #204

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At the beginning of this month, we hit that giant milestone of fans donating $200 per episode. A HUGE thanks to the 76 patrons who made that happen. You are awesome. Now everyone who loves Celtic music can enjoy 3-hours of instrumental Irish and Celtic music by Brian Thomas, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Sarah Marie Mullen, Paddy Glackin, Fromseier Rose, E.J. Jones, Loudwhisper, Barleyjuice, Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty, The Rogues, Thomas Patrick Kenny, Jil Chambless, NUA, Eilis Crean, Carey Street, The Young Dubliners, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, The Tea Merchants, Tartanic, The Brayzen Heads, Rattle the Boards, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Burning Bridget Cleary, Finn's Fury, Oisin McAuley, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga, Mark Davies, Jameson's Revenge, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, The Gothard Sisters, Bad Haggis, Franco Bordoni, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, An Triur, Steve Hawson, FIMM, Harpnotic, Tom Morley, Giant's Dance, Donna Germano, Dougie MacDonald, Billfiddle, Dublin Harpers, Flook, The Elders. Find more at celticmusicpodcast.com/204.

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.

 

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  • 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/. Special thanks to Skip our latest patron!
  • Remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20
  • I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a comment to celticpodast@gmail.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

This Week in Celtic Music

0:27"O'Flaherty's Jig" by Brian Thomasfrom Prairie Rain

4:49"Tripping" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relphfrom There & Then - Here & Now

9:00"Terry Mullen's Jig" by Sarah Marie Mullenfrom Harper's Bizarre

11:07"I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her/Fraher's" by Paddy Glackinfrom In Full Spate

14:10"Taimse Im Chodladh" by Fromseier Rosefrom Live Performance

18:38"Strathspey & Reels" by E.J. Jonesfrom The Willow

24:22"The Bird in the Bush/Fermoy Lasses/Maids of Mount Cisco" by Loudwhisperfrom Baroque & Traditional Music of Ireland & Scotland

29:28"The Postman Always Jigs Twice" by Barleyjuicefrom Skulduggery Street

32:48"Slow Air: Mar Mheath Uaim Mo Chairdhe, Lament for My Love" by Con Durham & Maz O'Flahertyfrom Ar An Sli (On the Way)

35:20"Jigs: Partners in Time, Ian McCleod, The Seagull, The Hen's March" by The Roguesfrom Scottish Rogues

40:20"Planxty Irwin" by Thomas Patrick Kennyfrom The Music of Turlough O’Carolan and Other Irish Treasures

42:52"Independence Trail/Tuscaloosa Cardinal" by Jil Chamblessfrom The Ladies Go Dancing

48:20"Flying CDs" by NUAfrom BOLD

53:01"Sergeant Early's Dream" by Eilis Creanfrom The Lonesome Fiddler

1:00:46"Dunphy's/Higgins (Hornpipes)" by Carey Streetfrom Carey Street

1:05:24"Saoirse (Pronounced Searsha)" by The Young Dublinersfrom Saints and Sinners

1:08:25"Brian Boru's March" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzerfrom Infernal Harp Racket

1:11:20"J.S. Carolan" by The Tea Merchantsfrom Gaslight Snaps

1:17:33"Jamie's Footsteps" by Tartanicfrom Unstoppable

1:20:23"The Rose in the Heather" by The Brayzen Headsfrom Floored

1:23:50"Polkas: Cuz Tehan's/Gan Ainm/Johnny Leary's" by Rattle the Boardsfrom The Parish Platform

1:27:17"SlipTease" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyerfrom Slip Tease

1:31:58"Rolling Hills - Jester - Phoenix" by Burning Bridget Clearyfrom Everything Is Alright

1:36:36"Highland Cathedral" by Finn's Furyfrom What About Ya?

1:40:09"Lover's Ghost/Maud Miller" by Oisin McAuleyfrom Far From the Hills of Donegal

1:44:34"Itchy Fingers" by Cady Finlayson and Vita Tangafrom Electric Green

1:47:23"Gentle Annie" by Mark Daviesfrom The Celtic Harp

1:51:02"In the Loo/The Moyside Hotel" by Jameson's Revengefrom While Yer Up

1:54:32"The Drunken Gauger (jig)" by TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazekfrom Eist

1:59:06"Willow's Waltz" by The Gothard Sistersfrom Story Girl

2:03:56"Reels Part Two (My Love Is In America)" by Bad Haggisfrom Trip

2:06:53"Saddle the Pony/When Sick Is The Tea You Want" by Franco Bordonifrom Urgente

2:10:07"Anach Cuan/Carolan's Dream" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Mauricefrom Celtic Chamber Music

2:13:35"The Rambling Pitchfork/Father Dol" by An Triurfrom

2:19:12"The Humours of Tulla/Bank of Ireland/Steam Packet" by Steve Hawsonfrom No Distance/Gan Achar

2:22:36"Air - The Humors of Swalinbar - Mrs. Patterson's Slippers - Noisy Curlew" by FIMMfrom Roiboos e Disappunti

2:28:53"Jenny Pluck Pears/La Rotta" by Harpnoticfrom Harpnotic

2:31:28"Lost in the Loop" by Tom Morleyfrom The Raven's Wing

2:35:12"Geanna's Waltz" by Giant's Dancefrom Giant's Dance

2:39:02"Mrs. Coal" by Donna Germanofrom Celtic Echoes

2:43:17"A Miner" by Dougie MacDonaldfrom Dougie MacDonald

2:44:53"The Green Forest" by Billfiddlefrom Memories of Scotland

2:47:50"Roundabout Reel" by Dublin Harpersfrom Building Canoes

2:50:48"Sligo Reel" by Flookfrom Flatfish

2:56:49"Road to Ruins" by The Eldersfrom Story Road

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.

Apr 15 2015
3 hours 2 mins
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Rank #11: Totally Trad Irish Music... April Fools! #253

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We've had a wide mix of Celtic music over Irish American Heritage Month. So much so that I think we should play totally Trad Irish Celtic music. Don't you? So that's the plan! Awesome, serious, indie Celtic music from Rattle the Boards, SloanWolfe, Sligo Rags, Trinity River Whalers, Ceann, Brobdingnagian Bards, Whirly Jig, Emerald Rose, Stout Pounders, Battlelegs, Beatnik Turtle, Doug Folkins, Paddy's Pig, McFlooseys. celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. 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, 151 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. Next week, I'm planning our next feature which is two hours of Celtic music from Canada on April 7th. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: James and John.

* What is Dilisk? You can find the answer to that on The Celtfather. I interviewed Patrick Maloney on top of the cliffs of Slieve League in Donegal, Ireland last summer. I finally shared the interview in this week's podcast.

* Poll: Vote for your favorite episodes? I still need your votes of ALL TIME of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Your votes will help me decide which episodes to share with newbies of the podcast.

* While you're there, don't forget to vote in the Celtic Top 20. What is your favorite song or tune in this episode of the podcast? Your votes will help me create a best of 2016 episode next year.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* If you want more Celtic Music News, head on over to our Facebook page. Each Thursday, I share Celtic Music News from bands in the latest show via Facebook Live. The show goes on around 9am CST. If you miss the live stream, fear not, the video will be saved to the Facebook page. Go to facebook.com/celticpodcast to subscribe.

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "Jigs: Jimmy's Jig/Jig Gan Ainm" by Rattle the Boards from The Parish Platform

4:15 "Looking Ahead" by SloanWolfe from SloanWolfe

6:26 "We're Irish Tonight (Hung Over in the Morning)" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

10:00 "Doctor's Orders" by Trinity River Whalers from Both Barrels

13:10 "Pittsburgh Makes Me Drunk" by Ceann from Rave, Rant, Lose Pants

15:56 "The Orange and the Green" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

18:38 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:16 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Whirly Jig from Thing-A-Ma-Jig

25:16 "The Chicken Raid of Cymru" by Emerald Rose from Rants and Rambles

32:47 CELTIC FEEDBACK

35:40 "The Mermaid" by Stout Pounders from 3 Drink Minimum

38:42 "Whiskey Johnny" by Battlelegs from The Very Best of Battlelegs, Vol. 1

40:25 "Finnegan's Wake" by Beatnik Turtle from Sham Rock

44:03 "Park the Car" by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call

46:50 "Henry Me Son" by Paddy's Pig from Maple & Wire

52:03 "Slides" by McFlooseys from One Night in Dublin

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

Mar 31 2016
56 mins
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Rank #12: 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
2 hours 16 mins
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Rank #13: Stone Soup #274

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast celebrates Celtic culture with music from Flashpoint, Athena Tergis, Heather Dale, Sarah Marie Mullen, Calasaig, Smithfield Fair, The Rogues, Jasper Coal, Jesse Linder, Brobdingnagian Bards, Sons of Malarkey, The Larkin Brigade, The Roving Crows, Celtic Cross, Runa. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to invite you to join me on Facebook. Each week, I now highlight Celtic Music News from bands in the latest episode, new Celtic CDs released on CD Baby, and Celtic Music Spotlights on bands who recently submitted ot the podcast. You'll learn additional information about the bands on the show. You can now listen to entire shows on Facebook and stay tuned as I bring back our video shows soon.

* I have a new album that is now on Kickstarter. It's for my band, Kilted Kings, which features Randy Wothke on drums and me on autoharp and vocals. The album features heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. Go to our Kickstarter for more info.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Laura.

* If you're in a Celtic band and want your music played on the show, please submit at 4celts.com. Complete the form and you'll also get a special feature on our Facebook page. One of many ways that we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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

Balden4325 wrote on iTunes: "A wonderful find. I have always loved Celtic music. I listen at work. The podcast is absolutely perfect. Just the right amount of description and chat intermixed with a lot of beautiful music. So glad this is out in the universe!!!"

Christoffel Wilhelm Engelbrecht wrote on Facebook: "Thanks as always for brightening up one hour of my week with awesome Celtic music. Really needed it yesterday when attempting to assemble this IKEA couch! It was an ordeal, but your podcast kept me pumped and got me through it."

Helen emailed: "Hi Mark, episode 203 "the work of the weavers" is keeping me company while I photograph Celtic jewelry at work today. I'm a new listener to the podcast and I'm really enjoying the mix you play. Cheers"

Raül Aicart emailed: "I write you from Tarragona (near Barcelona), Catalonia. Thank you for the great amount of music that I’ve discovered either via podcast or through Celtic 103. I would like to help financially in this project but right now it is complicated. Nevertheless, I found the way to do my bit, if this suits you. I’ve seen that there are many podcasts that do not have the time inserted. If you want I can do it on my own and I will send you the results. Let me know if this can be useful for you, or if I can help you in any other way. Slainte!"

Chris Kapustin emailed: "Hello! I started listening to your podcast about a week ago while at work and i absolutely love it. The Star Wars songs you made are amazing (being a huge fan as well). I was wondering if you have heard of the Band "Darby O'Gill?" They are a pretty fun and funny band that is perfect if you do another pub songs episode, they are also the main band that got me into this type of music. Well, I have a lot of catching up to do with your series, Thank you"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "Sliabh Russell / Hag At the Churn / Kid On the Mountain" by Flashpoint from Jammed

6:28 "Johnny McGreevy’s / Owney Davey’s / O’Callaghan’s / Margaree Reel (Reels)" by Athena Tergis from A Letter Home

10:53 "Stone Soup" by Heather Dale from Imagineer

14:28 "Soggy Father Campbell (Campbell's Farewell To Red Gap/The Musical Priest/Over The Waterfall)" by Sarah Marie Mullen from Harper's Bizarre

18:21 "Banks of the Lea" by Calasaig from Near & Far

22:50 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:01 "Glenlogie" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

29:14 "Marren's Jig" by The Rogues from RogueTrip

31:35 "Fionnghuala" by Jasper Coal from 1000 Feet Closer to Hell

33:04 "Prayer For My Friends" by Jesse Linder from Ready for the Storm

36:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:12 "Jedi Drinking Song" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

43:10 "Auld Drunk Anthems" by Sons of Malarkey from Sons of Malarkey

47:41 "Dot Day" by The Larkin Brigade from Paddy Keys for Mayor

50:28 "Dirty Habits" by The Roving Crows from Bacchanalia

53:49 "D Train" by Celtic Cross from Saoirse's Heart

59:42 "The Banks are Made of Marble" by Runa from Current Affairs

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

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

Sep 01 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #14: St. Patrick's Day Celtic Top 20 #299

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This extra-long St. Patrick's Day special highlights the Best Celtic Music of 2016 as voted on by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from The Gothard Sisters, Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Ockham's Razor, Black Market Haggis, Stanley & Grimm, Sarah Marie Mullen, Skeleton McKee, Burning Bridget Cleary, Innisfall, Reel Treble, Liz Schettner, Faerydae, Corktown Popes, Rachel Hair Trio, Young Dubliners, Niteworks, Spirited Lads, Michael DeAngelis, Syr, Steel City Rovers. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/299/

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

 

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

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

If you're new to this show on iTunes or elsewhere, I welcome you. My goal is to bring together small indie Celtic bands with Celtic music fans. So each week, I share an hour-long episode packed full of amazing indie Irish and Celtic music. Most of the bands, you have probably never heard of. Yes, there some that are turning heads in the Celtic music scene. But most are small. They don't have a record label. They can't afford a publicist. But the music is just as good. They deserve to be heard.

So if this show moves you, please do us all a BIG favor and SHARE IT on social media. Or tell a friend. Help spread the word.

Now with every episode I ask you to vote for your favorite bands in that episode. At the end of the year, I compile all of your favorites into this show--the Celtic Top 20. These are the Top 20 Celtic bands that you thought were the best in 2016.

When you're done listening, go cast your vote. Then listen to past episodes and to the same. You can do all of that on the website at celticmusicpodcast.com/vote/.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

We have a new YouTube Channel. To subscribe, follow this link.

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

I have a free internet concert this Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm CST. It's concert window. You can register to watch for more details. It's FREE!

I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Dieter Zimmerman, The QUASOR Podcast, Georg Macku, Sue Campbell, Jon Chamberlin. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes next Wednesday March 15th. Just subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine to get notified about it.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

Next episode will be released the St Patrick's Day is our 300th episode. So I want to ask you for your phone calls that I can include in that and other upcoming shows. Please call in.

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

jdemonz reviewed the show on iTunes: "Great diverse selection of Celtic music. Very uplifting. I like listening to it in the mornings to start my day."

Gypsy Lee from Piatt, IL posted on Facebook: "So glad that I found this podcast! I often listen to it whilst drifting off to sleep. At the moment, I'm listening to it whilst cleaning my art studio. Thank you for all the lovelies, as it reminds me of my dear Granny, whose family came through the Appalachian Mountains from County Wicklow to settle in Illinois in the 1800's. Many blessings"

Anthony Becker posted a comment to SONIC IMPULSE and tagged us: "Heard your music on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Album purchased! Page liked! Hope to hear more of this amazing music in the future!"

He did the same with Ed Miller: "I heard Ed Miller on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and had to immediately buy an album. Now I see this page with amazing photos of Scotland! Reminds me I need to get there someday soon."

Kersti Luik commented on Patreon: "Great show, as usual. Listened while cleaning up my place. I had time to actually listen to it, not just hear it, as when I do my school work. All the best greetings to you and our fellow invaders. So sorry I have been too busy with my studies and had no time to contact, but I'm thinking about you all :) Longing to see you one day!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Hummingbird" by The Gothard Sisters from single

5:37 "Passing Train Juniper Jig" by Heidi-Jane Schwabe from Bonus Tracks

10:22 "Are You Alright, Liz" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

15:13 "Shandon Bells Set" by Black Market Haggis from EP

18:50 "Fiddler's Green" by Stanley & Grimm from Another Round

22:48 "Planxty Irwin" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought the Summer With Us

27:44 "Strathmartine Mains (Love and Freedom)" by Skeleton McKee from Leave The World Laughing

30:02 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

32:01 "Chloe's Passion" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

36:07 "I Know My Love" by Innisfall from Innisfall

39:30 "Spotted Dog/The Swallow's Tail/Donegal Lass" by Reel Treble

41:38 "Up High" by Liz Schettner from Up High (EP)

46:44 "The Fiery Warlocks" by Faerydae from Changeling

50:21 "Tonight It's Joy" by Corktown Popes from And Also With You

54:52 CELTIC FEEDBACK

57:20 "Angel" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

1:01:06 "Seeds of Sorrow" by Young Dubliners from Nine

1:04:08 "Obair Oidhche" by Niteworks from NW

1:09:06 "Bold O'Donahue" by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

1:11:40 "Lost in Cork" by Michael DeAngelis from Son of a Dunigan

1:16:52 "I Drove My Father to Drink" by Syr from Home

1:21:18 "Guinness For Two" by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

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

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

Mar 09 2017
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #15: Celtic Music for a Cloudy Day #255

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It was overcast and threatening to rain when I put together this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring some amazing indie Celtic music from Sarah Marie Mullen, Brian O h'Uiginn, Hanz Araki, New Shilling, Slan, Ed Yother, Bret Blackshear, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Dublin Harpers, Judith Weikle, Boston Blackthorne, Amadan, The Canny Brothers Band, Staggering Jack, Lothlorien. celticmusicpodcast.com

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. 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 me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Each week, 148 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women.

* So far the two Facetime Live shows are going great. Though I changed the date of the Celtic Music News show. It is now on Fridays. The New Celtic CDs show is on Monday. These are short 3-5 minute videos where I share what's new. If you want to watch subscribe on our Facebook page.

* I thought of another great way to help promote indie Celtic bands. I want to start sharing links to the albums of bands in the latest episode. Unfortunately, I really someone's help to make this work. It should only take about 30 minutes a week of your time. If you would like to help me promote indie Celtic music, drop me an email.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:28 "Planxty Irwin" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought the Summer With Us

6:24 "The Copper Plate" by Brian O h'Uiginn from Tionchar

9:13 "Bonnie Jean Cameron" by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain

13:32 "Ja Ja Jigs" by New Shilling from Live!

16:46 "Will Ye Go to Flanders" by Slan from South West

20:52 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

21:39 "Paddy West" by Ed Yother from Ed Yother

26:06 "Si Beag Si More" by Bret Blackshear from Fingers, Frets and Fire

29:06 "The Bold Deserter" by Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse from The Laverock Sang

32:49 "Kindness of Strangers" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

36:39 "Blackbird of Sweet Avondale" by Judith Weikle from Pirates, Poets and Patriots

40:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:32 "Coal Tattoo" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

46:28 "Nevr 9 to 5" by Amadan from Hell-Bent Victory

50:19 "Come to the Bower" by The Canny Brothers Band from One Drop of Whiskey

52:47 "Fortune" by Staggering Jack from The Sailor's Daughter

"A Stor Mo Chroi" by Lothlorien from Greenwood Side

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

Apr 14 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #16: 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

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.

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

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

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Of course, if you want to help support the show and don't want to spend any money. There's an easy way to do just that. Head on over to iTunes, Zune or your favorite podcatcher and write a review of the show. Tell others how you found and it why you enjoy it.

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

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
58 mins
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Rank #17: Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town #272

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We're getting closer to reaching our next Milestone on Patreon which means two-hours of Celtic Women. So let's name this show for the Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town as we enjoying indie Celtic music from The Demon Barbers, Ciaran Tourish, Ciara Considine, Banna, Corktown Popes, Ken O'Malley, Johnson's Motorcar, Merry Wives of Windsor, Stout Pounders, Joe Travers & Adam Alexander, The Irish Experience, The Merry Peddlers, Musical Blades, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

I want to send out a super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars who pledge $10 or more per episode. Thanks to Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

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

Tim Hughes shared a photo on Facebook and wrote: "Listening on the MS Best Dam Bike Tour in Southern Wisconsin."

Anthony Becker posted a comment to Connemara Stone Company: "Heard your music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Now only 10 minutes later, page liked, comment posted, and two of your albums purchased!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "Aye Fly" by The Demon Barbers from Disco At The Tavern

5:05 "Are You Tired of Me My Darling?" by Ciaran Tourish from Down the Line

8:33 "Gaelic Child" by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves

12:57 "Quickbeam" by Banna from Cheers!

15:55 "Tonight It's Joy" by Corktown Popes from And Also With You

20:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:09 "The Night Ferry" by Ken O'Malley from O'Maille

25:14 "Redcrow/Tamlin/Gravelwalk" by Johnsons Motorcar from Funky Disco Hardcore

29:53 "Three Ravens/Twa Corbies" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

33:34 "Moonshiner" by Stout Pounders from Thirst

36:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:13 "Killarga Bay" by Joe Travers & Adam Alexander from The Perfect Pint

41:26 "Walls of Liscarroll/Road to Lisdoonvarna/Jenny on the Railroad" by The Irish Experience from The Irish Experience

46:34 "Captain of a Bucket of Beer" by The Merry Peddlers from Celtic Shorts

48:32 "Girls of Dublin Town" by Musical Blades from Treasures of Old

52:07 "Itchy Finger" by Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga from Electric Green

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

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

Aug 18 2016
55 mins
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Rank #18: Irish Jig Heroes #327

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Get ready to dance and sing with rockin' Celtic music from Jiggy, Ciana, Jim Sharkey, Forkroot, Marc Gunn, The Ugly Mugs, Eilis Crean, The Wee Heavies, Mike Katz, Roads to Home, Coast, Kilmaine Saints, Sharon Shannon, Tim Edey. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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

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

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you ma'am tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at http://celticinvasion.com

NOTES

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

Special thanks to all of our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Trevor Teuscher, Michael Cavanaugh, Ellen Calnan, Tyler Murphy, Jamie Raye, Scott Bradlee Welton, Michael Conners, Alison Johnson, Zane Barber

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

Gabriel emailed a photo: "I am Gabriel Alvarez, I come from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I like to listen to the podcast while driving my car. (pic attached) Congratulations for the good work! One thing important to point out is that your radio invests both in traditional celtic and pop celtic, with space for all kind of genres whithin the celtic spirit. All the best, Gabriel."

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:27 "Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

4:27 "Clare's Reel-Leaving Cape Byron-Lost in the Loop" by Ciana from Rubicon

10:10 "Walking Her Home" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain

13:24 "Lone Pine / Big Tex" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

17:40 "O'er the Way" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:46 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

24:46 "The Jug of Punch - Sean Reid's Reel - Tommy Cronin's Reel" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

30:05 "Rowdy Soul" by The Wee Heavies from Times Long Gone

32:51 "The Best Englishman / Chase the Train / Mr. MacKinnon of Corry (Fear Choire Chatachain) / Le tire-bouchon (The Cork Screw)" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays

37:12 "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

41:46 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:49 "Let It Rain" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

46:42 "Wild Kolleen" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

50:26 "The Machine" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

55:16 "Hector the Hero" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

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

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

Sep 28 2017
1 hour
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Rank #19: Work and Dance #280

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Crank up the podcast so you can dance while you work with indie Celtic music from Doolin', Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, Mary Jane Lamond, Pitch the Peat, Hugh Morrison, Grafton Street, MacTalla Mor, Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home, Atlantic Wave, Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans, The Gleasons, The Muckers, The Wild Irish Roses, Enter the Haggis, Ennis Sisters. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $14 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker and CD in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Robert Buck, Pete Alexander, Mark McCaffrey, Rebecca, Hans Schutz, and to Jodie Purgahn who raised her pledge to the Song Henge level. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

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

Amy Sherman wrote in our shownotes: "Hi Mark! Just wanted to say that your podcast has meant a lot to me the past 5 years! We recently moved to a family home in the Mississippi Delta, built in the early 1800's. It is an ongoing project to get it ship shape, and your weekly gift to us is always something to look forward to. We all (husband and toddlers included) listen to each podcast at least twice while we work and dance! Thanks again!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:23 "The Road to Gleanntan" by Doolin' from Doolin'

3:40 "Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)" by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music

8:07 "Mairi Bhan Dhail As Eas" by Mary Jane Lamond from Storas

13:35 "An Leanbh/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver's Hat" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

18:07 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

22:21 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:20 "Remember Me My Friend" by Grafton Street from Descendants of Immigrants

26:58 "Mouth Music Set" by MacTalla Mor from Jacob's Ladder

29:02 "My Friend Ger" by Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home

32:23 "Dvorak in Donegal" by Atlantic Wave from Craic'd

37:08 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:02 "Black Velvet Band" by Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans from Another Last Call

41:18 "Let It Go" by The Gleasons from Let It Go

43:33 "Maid of Amsterdam" by The Muckers from The Muckers

46:17 "Bodhran Mohr" by The Wild Irish Roses from Fill Yer Boots, Man!

49:04 "Gasoline" by Enter the Haggis from Casualties of Retail

54:03 "Still Single" by Ennis Sisters from Lessons Learned

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

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

Oct 20 2016
57 mins
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Rank #20: Halfway to St. Patrick's Day #275

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September 17th is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day with just six months to go. We're celebrating with a lot of new indie Celtic music from Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Poitin, The Wee Heavies, Pipedance, Liz Schettner, Ed Miller, Breabach, Des Wade, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Innisfall, The Saucy Rovers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, The Elders, Sisters of Murphy, Crepuscule. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

 

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* My band, Kilted Kings, plays heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. We have a new Kickstarter with just two weeks to go.

The Wee Heavies are also crowfunding their second album on Indiegogo.

* I want to thank my Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. They all pledge $10 or more per episode. Your generosity is just amazing. I was looking at your past donations, and, wow! You are all too kind. Thank you so much!

I also want to thank our newest patron, JJmollpus, who signed up this week and brought us a wee bit closer to our next Milestone. We're now $46 away from a goal that will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women in your earbuds. We've had that goal sitting there for a while. It's time to up the ante. If we can raise that $46 per episode before the end of September, to hit that next milestone, then I will extend the next three shows in October by 30 minutes. Yes. There will be a lot of music. You'll get a 2-hour special on Celtic Women. And you'll get three hour and half shows.

And remember that your generosity will also go back into our Celtic community because I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits. Go sign up right now and become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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

Margaret Sanzo Sneddon wrote on Facebook: "Enjoyed a Celtic podcast this evening as we watched the sunset from our sailboat, Isle of Skye."

Craig Winterburn shared a picture and wrote on Facebook: "Been missing this show so bad. Been living in fields for some weeks in my yurt and with a new phone and terrible reception couldn't hook up properly. Love it. Thanks Mark."

Jan Czenkusch emailed a picture: "This time we are on I 72 heading to Weston, Missouri. We are going to catch a Tullamore show at O'Malleys."

Ryan Russell sent a picture of some chainmail he's working on while listening.

WhiskeyAndJesus writes on iTunes: "I love this podcast. I've been listening for a few years now, and it keeps getting better. Marc Gunn is devoted to Celtic music and even gives back some of his Patreon donations to nonprofits. I enjoy hearing sound bites and comments from other listeners, and I think the balance between talk and music is just right. I feel like I have gotten to know Marc through my time as a listener. Keep it up!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Bordertown" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

5:05 "Tired By Kids" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

9:05 "Loch Lomond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

12:25 "Trim the Velvet/Spike Island Lassies" by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

16:23 "Up High" by Liz Schettner from Up High (EP)

21:54 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:02 "The Silver Tassie" by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold

27:06 "George Whites Favorite" by Breabach from The Big Spree

30:32 "The Sign of the Claddagh" by Des Wade from The Book of My Days

34:04 "The Stone of Destiny Set (Reels)" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

37:17 "I Know My Love" by Innisfall from Innisfall

41:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:07 "Rolling Down to Maui" by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness

46:46 "The Fighting Boys of Corofin" by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

49:17 "Whiskey on the Fire" by The Elders from Wanderin' Life & Times

53:16 "LOVE" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

58:43 "The Gentle Shepherd" by Crepuscule from Horizon

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Sep 15 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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