Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

By Marc Gunn

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 Jan 3, 2019

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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?

Episode Date
Thar Be Shanties #498
01:06:13

This may not be a full episode of sea shanties, but you’ll get some great Celtic music and find out how to find sea shanties on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe. Get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

Reel Treble, The Jig Is Up!, Tallymoore, Brigid's Crossing, The Known World Project, Laughing Jack, Brass Lassie, Saby O', Scythian, Eddie Biggins, Kevin Neidig & Mary-Kate Spring Lee, The Shanties, Sprag Session, Wakefire, Tuatha de Danann, Brad Tuck

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

Next week is the 17 for St Patrick’s Day episode. Basically, I’m gonna preview the 17 songs and tunes that you will be able to download for free just a few days before St Patrick’s Day. If you’re subscribed to the Celtic Music Magazine, then you will get an email reminder when that free music becomes available.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - Reel Treble "Reel Set" from single

5:30 - WELCOME

6:59 - The Jig Is Up!   "Man of the House - O'Keeffe's Speed the Plow" from First Steps

9:48 - Tallymoore "I'm Alone" from One Foot Across the Ocean

12:43 - Brigid's Crossing "High Cooley's Reel" from The Fall

15:55 - The Known World Project "Wolves" from The Willow Sessions

20:12 - FEEDBACK

22:26 - Laughing Jack "Across the Western Ocean (Live)" from Live at the Indy Folk Series

27:08 - Brass Lassie "Ann Lacey's/Taybank Shenanigans" from Brass Lassie

30:38 - Saby O' "Garden Of Graves" from Lilac Sky

34:15 - Scythian "Men of the North" from Roots & Stones

38:41 - Eddie Biggins "Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men)" from Hey, I'm Singing Over Here!

40:59 - THANKS

42:20 - Neidig & Lee "Snow on the Hills" from single

45:45 - The Shanties "Just Like A Picture" from Fear Not

49:32 - Sprag Session "Paddy's" from Sprag Session

55:16 - Wakefire "South Australia" from To a Distant Shore

58:07 - Tuatha de Danann "Newry Highwayman" from In Nomine Éireann

1:00:59 - CLOSING

1:03:03 - Brad Tuck "Get Up, Jack! John, Sit Down!" from The Rocky Isle

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

Today’s show title mentions Shanties. But this is NOT an episode of sea shanties. Yes. There are a couple. And there’s also a band called The Shanties. But if you want actual sea shanties, check out episode #414 of the podcast. In that show, we break down some of the traditional sea shanties you will find.

ATTN Celtic Musicians. I’m looking for some good stories to share. You see, I also host the Pub Songs Podcast. I started sharing stories from Celtic musicians. I’d like to do more of those. So if you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Paul Crowley, Cynthia R, shawn b, Mark B

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

woodland folk emailed photos: "Listening and drifting. Always good company...#,-)"

 

James Martin emailed: "Hey Marc, not sure if you’re helping to share musicians streaming or not, but there’s a guy up in Seattle who streams music for 2 hours on Saturday evenings (7:30 to 9:30 pst) if anyone is looking for an Irish Music Fix on the weekends. He’s on Facebook under “That Irish Guy”. I can across him randomly and thought I’d share!"

Daniel Flowerdew emailed a question: "Hello ?? first I wanted to say I have been listening to your podcast since the early 2000’s. I have always enjoyed it and have found a ton of great music through it!

One of which I am trying to find! I wanted to contact you to see if you could help. It was maaaaaaany years ago.

I believe it was something like “Wandering Mary” ?

It was about a woman that waited by the shore for her William, eventually joined a ship crew, found him cheating on her so she shot him and then became a pirate.

Maybe “Dreaded Mary” ?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for all of the great tunes and humor throughout the years."

I don't really have time to help people find songs. But I threw out a few suggestions and eventually figured out he was looking for "Devilish Mary" by The Whiskey Bards. That was in episode #40 from 2007.

If there is a song you're looking for, you should definitely check out the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. It's a great resource for finding more Celtic music. And there are a lot of listeners who are a part of the group.

Feb 25, 2021
St. Patrick's March #497
01:06:20

We’re marching our way towards St Patrick’s Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

The Bookends, Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly, Deirdre Graham, The Gas Men, Roads to Home, The Known World Project, Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Hawp, The Darkeyed Musician, Scythian, Reilly, Tuatha de Danann, Andrew McManus, Brad Tuck

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - The Bookends "St Patrick's March" from Chapter One

5:05 - WELCOME

5:37 - Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly "Battle of Aughrim/Star of Munster" from Selcouth

9:11 - Deirdre Graham "Uamh an Oir" from URRANTA

Pronunciation Uamh an Oir - Oo-uv un Ore

14:00 - The Gas Men "Patsy Geary's/Connie O'Connell's/Going to the Well for Water" from Clement Street

17:58 - Roads to Home "Carrickfergus" from Dark of the Moon

22:52 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:35 - The Known World Project "Thig am Bata" from The Willow Sessions

Pronunciation Thig an bata - Hig un but-ah

30:02 - Lorcan Mac Mathuna "The Dead Kings" from An Bhuatais & The Meaning of Life

Pronunciation An Bhuatais - Un Voo-a-tish

37:13 - Hawp "O, Mary Turn Awa'" from Storm and Calm

39:44 - The Darkeyed Musician "The Pledge" from The Pledge

43:53 - THANKS

45:10 - Scythian "Galway City" feat. Shane Hayes from Roots & Stones

48:36 - Reilly "Brave the Fight" from Saints of the Ocean

52:16 - Tuatha de Danann "The Master Reels" from In Nomine Eireann

57:30 - Andrew McManus "One of a Kind" from Days of Wonder

1:01:56 - CLOSING

1:03:14 - Brad Tuck "Off to Sea" from The Rocky Isle

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

ATTN Celtic Musicians. I’m looking for some good stories to share. You see, I also host the Pub Songs Podcast. I started sharing stories from musicians about their songs. I’d like to do more of those. So if you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email at marc@marcgunn.com. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Cynthia R, shawn b, Mark B, Paul Crowley

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

James Slaven emailed photos: "Hey, Marc! Hope things are going well!  Still immensely enjoying the podcast.  It's been quite helpful as I hike around state parks to get some socially distanced exercise and keep sane during my ten months (so far) of working from home.  A few pictures are attached of various hikes that I was taking while listening to your various shows.  There's nothing like having the bagpipes come on as you crest a hill and see a beautiful lake!

Also, I'm enjoying the variety in the shows.  Bagpipe and Irish pub tunes are my two favorites, but being exposed to other fusion genres and having a nice mixture of genders and of cultures is awesome.   Keep up the good work!"

Mike Nichols emailed: "I think you have played a track from Sea Star on one of your programs I have heard.  I believe Faye was part of a duo that performed under the moniker of Syren. I have one track of theirs from the old "noise trade " or downloads,com days.

Red is the Rose: I love this track to a degree that is not reasonable. Wondering if you have any information about where that music catalog might be available.

Would love to hear Great Selkie or Moon Jubilee, I'm sure your cast experience could weave either of those into a fantastic episode of one of creatures and the other of celebration songs.

Just Mike's opinion.

Thanks for a terrific show. Your great work helps me with long drives at my work.

I've been busily sharing the show with a few select friends. Thanks again"

David Black emailed: "Hi, Further to your episode #483 about being poor but happy I would suggest an Irish song immediately suited to this subject called Cad É Sin Don Té Sin (a rather strange expression in the Irish Language meaning, what's it to you if it doesn't bother you). Altan have done a great version with a different melody."

KIM KNEBEL emailed: "Hi Marc. Just listened to the recent podcast featuring women in Celtic music. Suggestion for the new version: The Holman sisters of Tuatha Dea (Rebecca Mullikin) and their violinist, Laura Smith. The song Alienn Dun is haunting and their voices just amazing. While they've gone a bit more to the rock side, their older music has a Celtic/Gypsy flair. Laura is a newer addition and is pretty amazing. Thank you for all you do!!"

Feb 18, 2021
Much Needed Catharsis #496
01:08:03

It’s time for some much needed catharsis thanks to Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic  Music Podcast. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

Andrew Finn Magill, Harmundi, West of Eden, Screeched Inn, na Skylark, The Gothard Sisters, Keyreel, Ciaran Ruby, The ipaddies, Marc Gunn, Follow the Crows, Cale, The Thingama Jigs, Heavy Blarney, The Rumjacks, Clann An Drumma

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - Andrew Finn Magill "Sailing to Chicago" from Drive & Lift

3:31 - WELCOME

5:00 - Harmundi "Snow Set" from Um Orvalho Boreal

11:15 - West of Eden "Haul Away" from Safe Crossing

13:58 - Screeched Inn "Catharsis" from single

17:40 - na Skylark "Oh Love! It Is A Killing Thing" from single

20:50 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:40 - The Gothard Sisters "The Boatman's Call" from Mountain Rose

29:06 - Keyreel "Flashlight Jig Set" from Fiddle

32:23 - Ciaran Ruby "Landfall/March of the Dispossessed" from single

37:28 - The ipaddies "The Lonesome Boatman" from Playground

40:43 - Marc Gunn "Purple Flower" from St Patrick's Day

44:09 - THANKS

46:13 - Follow the Crows "Quiet Land of Erin II" from West Is East

50:20 - Cale "A Pint o'Stout" from Even From Here

53:28 - The Thingama Jigs "A Guy Can Dream" from single

57:14 - Heavy Blarney "The Kereru" from single

59:03 - The Rumjacks “Hestia” from Hestia (out in March)

1:02:37 - CLOSING

1:03:53 - Clann An Drumma "The Little Girl" from Order of the Stag

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

ATTN Celtic Musicians. I’m looking for some good stories to share. You see, I also host the Pub Songs Podcast. I started sharing stories from musicians about their songs. I’d like to do more of those. So if you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email at marc@marcgunn.com. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.

Subscribe and listen to the Pub Songs & Stories podcast.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: David Scovel, Shawn McLeod, RC, River Godbee

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Carson Sprenger emailed a photo: "So glad I found your podcast on this day. I live on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. Years ago in college I studied irish history and literature.  I spent six months traveling in your dear county, hitching and working on farms in the year of 1995.  My goodness, in these times and in the dark of winter it's such a good thing to discover good music and hear of the good people dedicated to supporting independent music and thought.  Hats off to you.  You made my day.”

Iris Pea M. Tyczynska emailed from Bournemouth, England: "Hey there, Thanks a lot for the podcast :3. I like Irish and Celtic music a lot, so it's a treat. While listening, I dance with my hula hoop ??. I can send you a video next time if you like. When I'm not dancing, I drink local apple juice from a green wine glass while chilling on the sofa ?????"

Eric Guarin emailed: "Well, I guess I skipped New Year's, but am just finishing listening to the Celtic Christmas Women episode. Really nice! I especially thought the closer (Sharon Shannon's "Christmas Time Again") totally fabulous-if it could ever get mainstream play it could become a new classic.

I did notice that in Apple CarPlay, the name of the song and artist pops up. Cool! Has anyone else mentioned that? But at the same time, I'd suggest putting the artist name first. The reason is that display space even on an 8" screen cuts off the artist name.

And last or alas, I had really really hoped to join a Celtic Invasion, but you will be roaming during my last week of the school year.*  :-(   Well, another time, I hope. Cheers"

Aaron Adair commented on Patreon: "That was much-needed salve, Mark. Thank you for sharing your love with us all. Be well."

Feb 11, 2021
The Cat Rambles #495
01:04:39

Let’s go rambling...with our cats through some glorious Celtic music.

Stringer's Ridge, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Deirdre Graham, Clann An Drumma, Tallymoore, Andrew McManus, Kinnfolk, Gwilym Morus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Wicked Tinkers, The Shanties, Scythian, THE DIVINERS

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - Stringer's Ridge "The Cat Rambles / The Star Above the Garter / The Pipe on the Hob" from Handmade

4:27 - WELCOME

5:16 - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer "Stable Door" from Thumb Twiddling

11:10 - Deirdre Graham "Dòmhnall nan Dòmhnall" from URRANTA

15:58 - Clann An Drumma "Black Dog" from Order of the Stag

20:02 - Tallymoore "How Were We to Know" from One Foot Across the Ocean

25:26 - FEEDBACK

28:51 - Andrew McManus "Deirdre of the Sorrows" from Days of Wonder

34:07 - Kinnfolk "The Borden Set: The Tuned Bodhran / Run from the Horseshoe / The Spinning Silver Penny (Live)" from Single

39:09 - Gwilym Morus "For You" from Live Celtic Invasion of Wales

42:33 - THANKS

44:24 - The Merry Wives of Windsor "Tan Yn Llyn" from Come One, Come All!
Pronunciation: tahn-en-ltheen

47:12 - Wicked Tinkers "Donald MacGilvary" from Rant

50:54 - The Shanties "Just Like A Picture" from Fear Not

54:44 - Scythian "Broken String" from Roots & Stones

57:27 - CLOSING

58:27 - THE DIVINERS "The Man Bransfield" from Single

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

We are just five episodes away from 500 episodes of this podcast. If you have any comments or feedback to share for that big episode in March, email me.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

Our Celtic Legends pledge $25 or more every month to support this podcast. A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Paul Crowley, Morgan George, Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson Designs, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Rian P Kegerreis, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Dwayne Butcher commented on Patreon: "Wonderful show! Thank you for starting the year off on such a wonderful note! (I have yet to listen to the Jan 3 episode.) Wishing you all the best in 2021. Stay happy and healthy."

Carol E replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Got the music. I just listen so I can’t tell you who my favorites are. I did like the running podcast you did even though I don’t run.  Appreciate your podcast. Thanks much for all the music."

Terry E. asked by email: "Hi Marc ... Will Celtic Music Mag be featuring anything on Leahy and also the band Cécilia (Erin Leahy is also a member of this band as well) ... as they both have new CD’s out and Leahy has a Christmas song out too ... it would be great to see/ hear them on your podcasts or magazine.  Thank you for taking time to read my rant for the day..."

Trevor N. Teuscher emailed: "Hey Marc, I have something of a request for a song to play on a future podcast, if it is possible. I don't recall if you have ever played any songs by the band Touchstone or not. I wouldn't be surprised if you haven't since they were only active in the early 1980's. However it was lead by the still active and highly influential Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill. On their album, The New Land, is a song titled Susannah Martin. This song brings together two seemingly very different interests of mine: Irish and Celtic Music and the history of the Salem Witch Trials. I have recently been studying a lot about the history of the Salem Witch Trials, since I recently discovered various familial connections to many of the people involved in those historical events. Susannah Martin, the subject of the song, is especially important to me personally, since she is my 10th great grandmother. The song tells her story in a hauntingly beautiful way. Anyway, I don't know how easy it would be to get permission to play songs from a band that hasn't been together for several decades, but if you can, I would be grateful. Slainte, Trevor"

Feb 04, 2021
The Road to Anywhere #494
01:02:30

Are you too ready to hit the road? Though I wanna return to Scotland or Ireland, I’ll happily take the road to anywhere with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Mithril, John Williams & Dean Magraw, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, The Selkie Girls, The Rogues, RG Paddler, Cluan, Moch Pryderi, Patsy O'Brien, Don Gabbert, Marys Lane, Icewagon Flu, Molly Bauckham

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - Mithril "The Ale Is Dear/The Road To Kerrigoarch/The Boarding House Jig" from The Return Home

5:16 - WELCOME

6:08 - John Williams & Dean Magraw "Road to Wexford (jig)" from Raven

10:17 - Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse "The Road to Drumleman" from The Laverock Song

15:19 - Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty "Reels: Josie McDermott's, Come West Along The Road, The Dairy Maid" from Ar An Sli (On The Way)

Pronunciation: Air un Shlee

18:33 - Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" from Seinn

Pronunciation: Rin Me Core Iss Nee Meal-a

21:52 - FEEDBACK

26:15 - The Selkie Girls "Cheyenne" from Running With the Morrigan

29:06 - The Rogues "A Rogue Less Travelled" from V.O

31:54 - RG Paddler "Travelling Song" from Twisted Stick

37:20 - Cluan "Johnny Allen's (reels)" from The High Road

41:52 - Moch Pryderi "Trafaeliais Y Byd (I Traveled the World)" from Moch IV

44:34 - THANKS

46:18 - Patsy O'Brien "The Traveler" from Irish Guitar

49:41 - Don Gabbert "The Road to Killybegs" from Tejas Go Bragh

51:42 - Marys Lane "Road Less Traveled/Harvest Home" from Wild Unknown

54:44 - Icewagon Flu "Follow Me Up to Carlow" from Off the Wagon

57:43 - CLOSING

58:47 - Molly Bauckham "Somewhere Along the Road" from Maid on the Shore

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

One of my big hopes for this year is to get back overseas for my Celtic Invasion of Loch Lomond. But to make that happen, we have to beat the pandemic, mask up, and get vaccinated.

In the spirit of travel, my graphic designer, Miranda Nelson, suggested this theme--The Road to Anywhere. I picked songs and tunes with a travel theme. Let’s hit the road...

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Laura MacKenzie, Amy StarChild, Mike R, Sarah C, Henry C, Greg John C, Michelle M, and our newest Celtic Legend, Morgan George.

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

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

Do you want to get your music on the podcast? Complete the permission form at www.4celts.com. If you have a favorite artist who you think should be featured, email them. Ask them to submit. I can’t wait to share the music.

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

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

Pete from The Bookends emailed: "Hi Marc - thanks so much for featuring us off the top of your podcast this week and for supporting Irish & Celtic music.  We're thrilled you bought the record and went on to play it on your show"

Maddy Churchhouse emailed some photos: "Hi Marc, Love the podcast. You mentioned you like pictures so I thought I would send some!

I listened to your Samhain episode and a few others from the backlog whilst wild camping the James Heriot Way (a 52 mile circular walk through Wensleydale & Swaledale) in the Yorkshire Dales for three days over the Halloween weekend. With the whirling leaves and autumn fellsides the podcast set the perfect magical atmosphere. The inspiring music was exactly what I needed to pick me up when my energy started to lag hiking down from the head of Swaledale as the sun set, and your cheerful commentary really kept my spirits high while I was night hiking under the full moon on Halloween night and looking for an appropriate place to pitch up! Thank you for spreading such awesome music."

Sophia MacKay emailed: "Hello Mark! I first found the podcast through my mother, and have been listening for about 6 years now. It’s the soundtrack to my 40 minute walk to and from work, and what usually I listen to while I knit.

What prompted me to finally reach out is the latest episode of the podcast. I wanted to make sure you knew Heather Alexander is now Alexander James Adams. He transitioned, and is therefore no longer a “Celtic woman”. I don’t know myself how to handle dead names when it comes to musicians with work still under their old name, but I’m sure you will do so with grace, considering your commitment to equality and diversity with your podcast."

I did know that of course. I was a big fan of Heather Alexander’s work, which is why I reached out to Alex. After getting that emailed, I realized I should've asked Alex before adding Heather to the Celtic Woman show. So I did.

Alexander James Adams responded: "Thanks for playing the music. No apologies needed.

Heather was proud of her femininity. She worked hard at it.??

I tend to refer to her as a separate person, though I show her off vocally when it is needed. (It’s taken years to get a good falsetto??) I like to think that I just have her running around in the background, making commentary like they do for movies on the bonus DVD. It’s a red head thing!

I’m fairly open with the fact that I transitioned and leave it up to each individual as to how or what they say. You can go with the “faerie tale” if you like; Heather being a changeling returned home and me being a Stolen Child released, or you can be straight with your audience. I trust your judgement.

I’m honoured and happy for you to play the music of the Heatherlands. As the Heir, I keep the magic alive by holding all that has been done equal to all that will be.

Honesty is always fulfilling for me.

Again, thank you for supporting my music, especially this year.

I’m glad you’re getting through this still standing and wish you great advancement in the new year!

Happy Holidays!"

Jan 28, 2021
Grace and Kindness #493
01:08:08

Approach life with grace, kindness and generosity. You will have a happier, more fulfilling life. And it’ll make the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast even more enjoyable.

Daimh, TJ Hull & Jeff Ksiazek, Andrew McManus, Dylan Foley, Tallymoore, Colleen Raney & Colm Maccárthaigh, Andrew Finn Magill, Jesse Ferguson, Kathryn Rose, Dave Howard Coons, Deirdre Graham, Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Follow the Crows, Wakefire, Scythian, Siubhail/Tress Maksimuk

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - Daimh "Pattern Day Jigs" from The Hebridean Sessions

3:36 - WELCOME

4:32 - TJ Hull & Jeff Ksiazek "Sergeant Early's Dream/Paddy Fahey's (reels)" from Eist

8:13 - Andrew McManus "Searching for the Sun" from Days of Wonder

11:43 - Dylan Foley "Bride's Favorite/Leitrim Fancy/Gallagher's Frolics" from Deliriously Happy

15:19 - Tallymoore "Ronnie Hall" from One Foot Across the Ocean

19:21 - FEEDBACK

23:30 - Colleen Raney & Colm Maccárthaigh "Bound for Caledonia" from Cuan

27:32 - Andrew Finn Magill "Polkas" from Drive & Lift

31:07 - Jesse Ferguson "The Holy Ground" from Sailor Songs

34:21 - Kathryn Rose "May Morning Dew from Origins

38:48 - Dave Howard Coons "The Emigrant" from Sea Fever

41:45 - THANKS

43:56 - Deirdre Graham "Mairead nan Cuiread" from URRANTA

48:00 - Lorcan Mac Mathuna "An raibh tú ar an gCaraig Part 2" from An Bhuatais & The Meaning of Life

49:49 - Follow the Crows "Tide Turns” from Single

54:22 - Wakefire "Tam Lin / Johnny Goes to France" from To A Distant Shore

56:42 - Scythian "The Bruce" from Roots & Stones

1:02:17 - CLOSING

1:03:44 - Siubhail/Tress Maksimuk "Fount of Grace" from Siubhail

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

Congratulations to our new President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Hopefully our new leaders will bring a lot more stability and kindness for our future.

But change does not come overnight. And it’s not dependent on the government. It’s on each of us to be kind and generous in our interactions, both inside and outside of our communities.

Do you want to get your music on the podcast? Complete the permission form at www.4celts.com. If you have a favorite artist who you think should be featured, email them. Ask them to submit. I can’t wait to share the music.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Terry K. M, Keith S, Karen K, Eric F, Connie M, Margaret D, Derek Byrne, and as well as our long-time Celtic Legend Rian P Kegerreis.

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Nan Griffin emailed: "Hi, I see your other podcasts on there and your music too and was wondering if your podcast, Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, will show up on Spotify anytime soon? Please advise and thanks"

Georgy Grigoryev asked the same question. I told him the same answer I told Nan. He replied: "oh dang! it's a terrible decision from their side! Thanks for the podacst anyway! My favourite one and not like "oh I don't know they are all great" but truly honestly the most loved podcast!"

Teddy Zeitlin emailed: "I just found your podcast. I am in the USA. In my 70s. I always loved folk music. I always found the sound of Irish music to be so comforting, so down to earth.  I was in Dublin a couple of years ago, and loved it.  Ireland is one of the places I hope to be able to visit again. COVID-19 go away!!!

A couple of years ago while taking my then 8 year old granddaughter to Hebrew school, I put on a local Irish music show in the car. She loved the music. Glad I was able to pass that on to her. She plays violin. Hopefully one day the fiddle."

  1. (Gene) Brewer replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Yes, I did retrieve the free tracks and have installed them into my library, which continues to grow. Thank you very much.

A few of my favorite bands/artists that I know names for are:

Slainte (out of Seattle I believe but think they has broke up)

Celtic Fiddle Festival (Kevin Burke is tremendous on the fiddle)

Chieftains

Altman

There’s lots of artists I like but I don’t know or recall exactly their names.

Right now I am living in a small SoCal desert town and there is no Celtic music scene here to my knowledge. this why I stream a lot of music.

I’m retired so my entertainment funds are limited. so I look for the most for the least. Some people call it cheap, I call it frugal. However I’ll be getting the bumper sticker offer to help out the cause.

My heritage is Irish (Ussery from County Cork), English, German and Cherokee Indian.

My internet is flaky and sometimes real slow (DSL) like last night. Had trouble streaming the podcast. Looking into getting a better ISP."

Jan 21, 2021
I Will Always Love You #492
01:12:28

I will always love you. Thank you for celebrating Celtic culture through the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Serious Kitchen, The Kissers, Emma Langford, Andrew Finn Magill, Trip McCool, Triskele, The Bookends, Martyn Wylde, Franco Morone, Saby O', Heather Dale, Reilly, Stand Easy, John McLean Allan, Tuatha de Danann, Tara

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and tunes and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - Serious Kitchen "Batten Down the Hatches" from "Tig"

4:21 - WELCOME

5:10 - The Kissers "The Wedding (Mingulay Boat Song / Three Sails / Connaghtman's Rambles / Haste to the Wedding)" from Three Sails

11:39 - Emma Langford "The Winding Way Down to Kells Bay” from Sowing Acorns

15:33 - Andrew Finn Magill "Humors of Tullycrine" from Drive & Lift

19:37 - Trip McCool "The First Robin of Spring" from Hang Me Out to Dry

24:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:58 - Triskele "I Can Only Dream" from The Collar City Uprising

29:15 - The Bookends "Last Night in Ennistymon" from Chapter One

34:24 - Martyn Wylde "Absent Friends" from Learning from the Leaves

38:43 - Franco Morone "Giants Parade / Morrison Jig" from Single

42:40 - Saby O' "Left My Heart Behind" from Lilac Sky

46:15 - THANKS

48:28 - Heather Dale "Joan" from The Gabriel Hounds

52:23 - Reilly "Fireflies" from Revelry & Regret

56:27 - Stand Easy/John McLean Allan "Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda" from Head in the Clouds

59:41 - Tuatha de Danann "The Devil Drink Cider" from In Nomine Eireann

I interviewed Bruno Maia in the latest episode of the Pub Songs Podcast. You’ll find out how I ended up singing on this song for their new album. Plus, you’ll hear me sing my own version of the song. Plus you can get a St Patrick’s Day Gift. Listen now.

1:04:20 - CLOSING

1:06:44 - Tara "I Will Always Love You" from Single

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

It was a rollercoaster of a week here in the States. So I just want you to know, I love you for listening and for supporting the diversity in our Celtic community. It’s important to remember kindness in these tough times. So I hope I can bring a smile to your face with more great Celtic music.

You may already know that I include timestamps in each episode. This makes it easier for you to find out who is playing and what the awesome track is.

A few months ago, we started using an app called Forecast which creates chapters to make it even more easy.

I can’t find the email. But a month or so ago, someone emailed and suggested that I put the artist name first, instead of listing the song first. I just did that. So now when you look at the show notes, it should be even easier to find out who is playing what track so you can vote for them in the Celtic Top 20.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Ben, Pamala, Vaidah Katz, Phyu Kyaw, melsing, Esther W, Hobie W, Patty and Dan C

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

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Brandon Carl emailed a couple photos: "Hello Mark it is nice to meet you. This is my first time messaging you. I have been a long time listener of your podcast and am always a fan of Irish and Celtic music. I am actually in a bagpipe band in Virginia and play the snare drum. What I normally do while listening to your podcasts is play my truck simulator on my PC. Euro Truck Simulator 2. It can be a pretty addicting game. Hope you have a great New Years and talk to you soon! Cheers! *Note:: Band photo was when I used to play the bass drum."

Kristina Arroyo emailed a photo: "I’m working on this piece while listening to your beautiful show, started this on winter solstice."

Scott Selhorst emailed from Dayton, Ohio: “Hello Marc, I have been a fan, a listener, and a supporter for a long time.  Listening to episode 491 got me thinking about this.  Episode 18 (April 2006) is still one I listen to every so often.

My kids, much younger then, thought 4:15-4:20 was pretty cool.  You might think that is a very specific, possibly strange, 5-second range.  Listen to it, and you will understand why 4, 8, and 9 year old kids would think that was pretty cool.  I cannot recall how I initially found your music, but you introduced me to this genre of music, which I enjoy immensely.  Thank you."

Jan 14, 2021
Love for Planet Earth #491
02:09:57

Happy New Year! It’s a Do Over year. We’re gonna celebrate our glorious planet by cherishing our Celtic culture through 2-hours of diverse Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Tell a friend and subscribe today!

The Bookends, Andrew Finn Magill, Roads to Home, Wakefire, Brass Lassie, Brad Tuck, The Celtic Camerata, Emma Langford, Cady Finlayson, Dave Howard Coons, John McLean Allan, Tara, Kathryn Rose, Mary Vanhoozer, Trip McCool, Tor, Martyn Wylde, Siubhail/Tress Maksimuk, Michael Tinker Tierney, Vintage Wildflowers, Saby O', Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Conleth Kane, Brian Haitz, Reilly, Clann An Drumma, The Kilt Lifters, Tuatha de Danann, Scythian, Brother Sea

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 - "The Salt Mine" by The Bookends from Chapter One

5:47 - WELCOME

6:36 - "Over the Moor to Maggie" by Andrew Finn Magill from Drive & Lift

10:11 - "Star of the County Down" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

13:51 - "Tam Lin/Johnny Goes to France" by Wakefire from To a Distant Shore

16:12 - "Breton Gavottes "Montagne" by Brass Lassie from Brass Lassie

20:34 - "The Mickey Dam" by Brad Tuck from The Rocky Isle

24:15 - "The Hills of Connemara/The Dawn" by The Celtic Camerata from On the Threshold of a Drink

27:58 - "Birdsong" by Emma Langford from Sowing Acorns

30:47 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

36:07 - "Lavorette/Flowing Tide" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

39:52 - "Roadways" by Dave Howard Coons from Sea Fever

43:48 - "The Green Hill of Tyrol/ When the Battles O'er/ Lochanside" by John McLean Allan from Family Favourites

48:13 - "I Thank You" by Tara from Single

52:08 - "Galway Shawl" by Kathryn Rose from Origins

58:09 - "Riverside Ceilidh" by Mary Vanhoozer from Bard and Ceilidh

1:01:43 - "Pips and Squeeks" by Trip McCool from Hang Me Out to Dry

1:06:19 - "Ilustración – Muiñeira de La Ilustración, ribeirana de Villanueva e muiñeira picada de Emilio Fernández" by Tor from TOR

1:11:23 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:12:41 - "Learning from the Leaves" by Martyn Wylde from Learning from the Leaves

1:15:47 - "Highland Cathedral" by Siubhail/Tress Maksimuk from Siubhail

1:18:16 - "Carrickfergus" by Michael Tinker Tierney from Due Season

1:22:43 - "Westphalia Waltz" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

1:26:05 - "Missing Piece of My Heart" by Saby O' from Lilac Sky

1:30:34 - "Plait agus Domhnaill (Clontarf)" by Lorcan Mac Mathuna from An Bhuatais & The Meaning of Life

1:34:33 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:38:18 - "Emerald Isle" by Conleth Kane from Liberty

1:42:13 - "Solidarity Jig" by Brian Haitz

1:45:28 - "Resurrection Man" by Reilly from Revelry & Regret

1:48:48 - "Bizzy Lizzy" by Clann An Drumma from Order of the Stag

1:52:14 - "MacPherson's Rant" by The Kilt Lifters from Single

1:56:14 - "Nick Gwerk's Jigs" by Tuatha de Danann from In Nomine Eireann

2:00:25 - "Sail Away Johnny" by Scythian from Roots & Stones

2:04:19 - CLOSING

2:05:59 - "Circadian" by Brother Sea from Single

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

This episode is brought to you through the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. We hit a big milestone a couple months ago. So there was a two hour Christmas show. And now the first show of the year is another two hour special.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Ben, Pamala De Voy, Vaidah Katz, Phyu Kyaw, melsing, Esther Weeks, Hobie Wood, Dan Cook, Laura MacKenzie, Amy StarChild

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

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Nova Fortier sent a beautifully satirical question: "Mark, I’ve been listening to your podcast on and off for a couple of years. I enjoy most of your podcasts, your updates on where life finds you. But, when you label something ‘female’ or ‘women’ on your podcasts, I am just extremely confused as to why you included any male voices on your latest podcast? I mean, truly, now, why must I endure male voices on a titled podcast to showcase female voices? Looking at all the musical recordings and references throughout history, surely the male ego has been adequately stroked to allow for women to, truly, be able to showcase their own musical abilities without treading on the chrystalline male ego? Sure, you, as a master musician in your own right, can do better, to research an entirely female show when it is marked as such? Yes, that was stroking your fragile male ego, because, after listening to you for so long, I’ve learned that you need such proddings. Simple male, will you never evolve to meet your female sister, ever?"

Trip McCool emailed: "Marc, I want to thank you for playing "Gravy In The Grave". Both my wife and I had Grandfathers who fought in WWI and suffered poisoning from Mustard Gas. It was tough time for young Irish men who returned to a world with little to no support for the insanities of war. The ravages of the mind, body and soul. My Grandfather Frederick Michael Dougherty, was one of those who "Let the women do the thinking and the men do the drinking." Add four children, the stock market crash, the great depression and 'the old boy' was off for the greener pastures of the mind. When my father said, "You don't know what growing up tough is." he meant it! "You want gravy with your spuds! Sweet Jesus will give ya Gravy in The Grave." Keep your guard up!"

James Martin emailed a photo: "I am frying up some giblet doggy treats while doing some thanksgiving meal prep. Someone in my house is very excited about these treats."

Michael Carey emailed a photo: "always enjoy listening to your podcast when I am out walking my wife’s sulcatta tortoise.  Here is the pic of Groot the tortoise and Iggy the iguana in West Palm Beach Florida"

Jan 07, 2021
Celtic Music Top 20 of 2020
01:30:29

Your votes are tabulated to bring you the Best Celtic Music Songs and Tunes of 2020. It is all on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Matt & Shannon Heaton, The Here & Now, Runa, The Gothard Sisters, Kyle Gryphon, ChildsPlay, The Changing Room, We Banjo 3, Lisa Schettner, Kennedy's Kitchen, Bellow Bridge, Syncopaths, Heather Dale, Celtica Pipes Rock, Jiggy, The Gartloney Rats, The Flailing Shilaleighs, The Rogues, Barleyjuice, Ockham's Razor

I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build a diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, then there’s another way you can support these artists.

Buy the CDs, digital albums, shirts, and songbooks. Follow the artists on streaming, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:07 - "New Married Couple" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lovers' Well

3:34 - WELCOME

5:07 - "The Peacock's Head" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

8:56 - "Again for Greenland" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

13:16 - "Mazama Mornings" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

16:55 - "Astral Hunt" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

20:13 - "The Noodle Vendor /Sweetest Blooms / Avery's Mazurka" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

24:26 - "Gwrello Glaw" by The Changing Room from Picking Up the Pieces

Cornish Pronunciation: gwrello glaow

28:13 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

32:08 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

36:36 - "Great Expectations" by Lisa Schettner from Great Expectations

40:15 - "The Umbrella Reel, Two Days To Go, Down The Broom" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

45:05 - "Kiss in the Morning Early" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

49:00 - "Bronwyn Leigh" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

54:54 - "One Of Us" by Heather Dale from Imagineer

58:15 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:00:55 - "The Last Voyage of the Great Michael" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Oceans of Fire

1:04:07 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by Jiggy from Hypernova

1:06:49 - "The Landlord's Walk" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures)

1:11:13 - "I Only Drink Upon the Days That End in D-A-Y" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover

1:14:28 - "Reels Again" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

1:16:47 - "High on Highland Life" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

1:21:15 - CLOSING

1:22:50 - "The Foggy Dew/Seven Nation Army" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

In every episode, I ask you to vote for your favorite tracks in that show. Your votes for those beloved songs and tunes are added up at the end of the year so that I can bring you the Celtic Top 20. It is my great pleasure to share with you the Top 20 Celtic Songs and Tunes of 2020. These tracks were voted on BY YOU! Your vote matters, not just in a democratic election that brings President-Elect Joe Biden to the White House next month. It also matters for creating this incredible list from twenty amazing bands.

2020 was a crazy year. The livelihood of thousands of Celtic musicians vanished in a blink of an eye. Streaming music is more popular than ever. But it pays nothing. I can’t help but wonder how many of these incredible artists will continue creating music.

So as you listen to this show, I want you to think about how you can help these amazing artists. In fact, I might throw out a few suggestions during the show.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

If you’re a Celtic musician, I still have a free eBook that I want you to read. It’s called Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music. It includes a lot of the things I learned over the years promoting Celtic music online. It will be updated in the months to come. Maybe I’ll even finally officially release it. In the meantime, just subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine and it’s yours.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Morgan George, Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson Designs, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali

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

And of course, many Celtic musicians started Patreon pages in 2020. I created a blog that highlights over 70 Celtic musicians and bands with Patreon pages. And it’s still growing. Check out the Celtc Music on Patreon here.

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

Ye know. I love getting feedback for the podcast. I love hearing what you think of this show and sharing it here. While feedback is great right here, it’s also super important in a public setting. Like reviews on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. It’s also hugely important to musicians.

If you enjoy an artist’s music, tell someone. You can do it as a review on iTunes or Amazon. You can post how much you love a song on social media. You can email the artist and say thanks.

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

Jason Denen emailed: "Hey Marc, thanks so much for all the celtic Christmas music. This episode had so many wonderful tracks I hadn't heard before. I'm lucky to have a job where I can work from home, but being in the same spot every days gets wearying. It's great to have new music to fill the space. I find most Christmas music that gets played on the radio trends to the same old tracks. I do like the classics, but they get so overplayed during the holidays."

Georgy Grigoryev emailed: "Hi Marc, Is it possible to listen Irish and Celtic music podcast on Spotify? I tried to look for it but there’s no results."

Sadly, no but you can enjoy the Celtic Top 20 on Spotify through our Top Irish & Celtic Music Playlist. This playlist has many of the tracks featured on the Celtic Top 20 for the past 15 years. Sadly, it doesn’t have all. Some are no longer available. But it has most of them.

J Dickerson saw my moniker and asked: "Ok.  What does Celtfather mean?"

Celtfather was a nickname given to me by Les Howard of The Signal Podcast. I was one of the earliest and biggest promoters of independent Celtic music on the internet starting back in 1999. Everyone else was going through the traditional promotional means through radio, magazines and anywhere a publicist would send your material.

I took a different strategy. I created an internet newsletter and website with the Celtic Music Magazine. In 2005, I started the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I soon had the #1 most-downloaded podcast for Celtic music in the world. So when I met Les, he came up with The Celtfather moniker. I loved it and started using it to brand myself. Of course, in 2010, it took on new meaning when my first daughter was born.

Dec 31, 2020
Celtic Christmas Women #489
02:11:53

Nollaig shona daoibh! 2-Hours of Celtic Christmas music by female Celtic musicians. It’s the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. 

Stephanie Claussen, The Gothard Sisters, Laura MacKenzie, Eira, Celtic Woman, Screaming Orphans, Steel Clover, Sarah Marie Mullen, Jessica Victoria, Heather Alexander, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Aizle & Rioghnach Connolly, Peat in the Creel, A Shamrock in Kudzu, Susan Toman, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Heather Dale, Carolina Ceili, Catriona O'Leary, Jennifer Licko, Cherish the Ladies, Liz Carroll, Golden Bough, Four Celtic Voices, Banshee in the Kitchen, Liz Madden, Katie McMahon, Bonnie Rideout, Nancy Daily-Green, Sheri O'Meara, Eileen Ivers, The Poor Clares, Sharon Shannon

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:01 - "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime / Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Stephanie Claussen from Light so Brilliant: Carols and Tunes for Christmas

4:01 - WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

At the end of November, we hit a HUGE milestone for the podcast. We now have over 300 kind souls who donate to the podcast each and every month. They collectively pledge over $800 per episode to make this show happen. I was already planning a Celtic Christmas Women episode. But because of that milestone, I decided to turn it into a 2-hour special. Plus, I’m adding another 2-hour special next month.

So in this show I’m gonna share Christmas music by women playing Celtic music. That’s because women don’t get the attention they deserve in the music business in general and in Celtic music either. So I’m gonna highlight these ladies.

If you want to find out more about the gender gap in traditional music, check out the non-profit FairPle. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all.

5:41 - "Good King Wenceslas" by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

9:37 - "What Child Is This" by Laura MacKenzie from Yuletide Bagpipes

12:13 - "Christmas Is Coming/Red Hair Boy/King's Reel" by Eira from Glen Tidings

  • Liesel Wilson: Vocals, Fiddle, Erhu, Octave Fiddle
  • Sue Spencer: Guitar, Vocals

16:29 - "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" by Celtic Woman from The Magic of Christmas

20:33 - "The Song We Used to Sing" by Screaming Orphans from Single

23:54 - "Christ Child's Lullaby" by Steel Clover from Season of Love

  • Sue Borowski

27:08 - "Patapan" by Sarah Marie Mullen from In the Moon of Wintertime

29:16 - CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST

If you’re looking for more Celtic Christmas music, then you should definitely subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast. There are five episodes that we released in 2020. It’s a delightful way to celebrate Celtic culture through Christmas music. And of course, it too is supported by folks like you on Patreon. Subscribe to the podcast at CelticChristmasMusic.net.

30:26 - "Unto Us a Child Is Born" by Heather Alexander from Wintertide

34:40 - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy from A Celtic Family Christmas

38:23 - "The Wexford Carol" by Aizle & Rioghnach Connolly from The Wexford Carol

42:56 - "Cutty Wren, Drive the Cold Winter Away" by Peat in the Creel from Winter

  • Alison Myers: Flute

49:12 - "The Coventry Carol" by A Shamrock in Kudzu from Kudzu for Christmas

  • ½ the 6 piece band of ladies

51:40 - "The Sussex Carol" by Susan Toman from Angels on High

54:49 - THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Ben, Pamala D, Vaidah Katz, Phyu K, melsing, Esther W, Hobie W, Dan C, Laura

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

56:41 - "Emanuel" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season

1:01:13 - "Dust of Snow" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night

1:05:28 - "Huron Carol" by Heather Dale from This Endris Night

1:09:03 - "Christmas Contra Dance" by Carolina Ceili from Holiday Hooley

  • Laurie Fisher: Fiddler
  • Maggie Anderson: Drums

1:11:16 - "A Virgin Queen in Bethlehem" by Catriona O'Leary from The Wexford Carols

1:16:27 - "Brightest and Best" by Jennifer Licko from The Lights of Christmas

1:19:45 - CELTIC CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

If you enjoy this podcast, you might also enjoy our Joyful Celtic Christmas Music playlist on Spotify. Follow the link in the show notes.

Or if you want a fun mix of popular and classic Christmas songs with some Celtic Christmas favorites by me and other Celtic musicians, I have another great playlist that my family listens to each and every year: Fun Christmas Songs for Kids & Families.

1:20:45 - "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

  • Joanie Madden, Mary Coogan, Mirella Murray, Kathleen Boyle, Nollaig Casey

1:24:07 - "The Jump Ball | Whipple Hill | How We Spent the Christmas" by Liz Carroll from Lake Effect

1:27:36 - "Green Grow the Holly/The Holly and the Ivy Girl" by Golden Bough from Christmas in a Celtic Land

  • Margie Butler: Harp, Vocals
  • Kathy Sierra: Fiddle, Vocals

1:30:56 - "Angels (featuring Celeste Ray)" by Four Celtic Voices from Four Celtic Seasons

1:35:01 - "Christmas in Camelot" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

1:37:03 - "Bottom of the Punchbowl Set" by Banshee in the Kitchen from Invite the Light

  • Kat, Jill, Brenda, Kris

1:40:52 - TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

Oh! And if you want more Christmas podcasts from me, I also host the Pub Songs & Stories. I released my “Christmas Elf” a few days ago. It’s a bit more personal podcast. But I have a few Celtic Christmas songs included in the show. Go to PubSong.net.

1:42:33 - "Happy Christmas Christmas Tree" by Liz Madden from Christmas with Liz Madden

1:45:11 - "Christmas Pipes" by Katie McMahon from Celtic Christmas

1:48:51 - "So merry as we have been" by Bonnie Rideout from The Celebration

1:53:28 - "Angels From the Realms of Glory" by Nancy Daily-Green from Celebrating Christmas Yore

1:55:38 - "Bed for the Baby" by Sheri O'Meara from Christmas Light

1:59:02 - "Jigs: Apples in Winter/Frost is All Over/A Merry Christmas" by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas

2:03:13 - "The Holly Bears a Berry" by The Poor Clares from The Poor Clares: Songs for Midwinter

  • Betsy McGovern: vocals
  • Beth Patterson: vocals, bouzouki

2:06:05 - CLOSING

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

In two weeks, I am pleased to release the Celtic Top 20 for 2020. Every year, I ask you to vote for your favorite songs in each show. It’s very easy to do. The polls are closed for the year. And I’m taking off next week for Christmas Eve. On New Years’ Eve, I will release the best songs and artists of 2020. I hope you will help me spread the word.

2:08:28 - "Christmas Time Again!" by Sharon Shannon from Christmas Time Again!

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

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

Dec 17, 2020
Patron Requests #488
01:41:26

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast celebrates Celtic culture through music. We use the value-for-value model. Your generous contribution of $1 or more per episode means that we don’t have to find outside advertisers. We only need your kindness to bring great Celtic music to the ears of you and thousands of other Celtophiles around the world.

Tullamore, We Banjo 3, Screaming Orphans, The Gothard Sisters, Trinity River Whalers, Jim Brannigan, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly, Count 4dB, Runa, Cady Finlayson, Mary Knickle, Syr, Kennedy's Kitchen, Heather Dale, Maidens IV, Black Rose Roisin Dubh, Gaelic Storm, Marc Gunn, Iarla O'Lionaird, Ceann, The Elders

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:01 - "Work of the Weavers" by Tullamore from Wild and Wicked Youth

5:57 - WELCOME

7:06 - "Happiness" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

10:33 - "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

17:16 - "Midnight Sun" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

21:10 - "Mr. Valentine's Dead" by Trinity River Whalers from Party In A Box

23:40 - "The Broom o' the Cowdenknowes" by Jim Brannigan from Jim Brannigan's Favourites

28:41 - "Brandywine River Reel" by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits

31:51 - "The Fisherman's Song" by Count 4dB from Rylander: There Can Be Only One

35:41 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:51 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

43:52 - "Tuttle/Caislean an Oir" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

Pronunciation: cash-lahn an or

46:46 - "Weave the Yarn" by Mary Knickle from Weave

50:37 - "The Winter King" by Syr from The Winter King

55:17 - "Red Is the Rose" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

1:00:21 - "Four in the Heartland" by Maidens IV from Emerald Fire

1:05:56 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:08:48 - "Mordred's Lullaby" by Heather Dale from Avalon

1:12:36 - "Gallant Murray" by Black Rose Roisin Dubh from Black Rose White Rabbit

1:15:45 - "Raised on Black and Tans" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

1:19:10 - "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

1:23:26 - "I Courted a Sailor" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

1:27:08 - "The Goat Song" by Iarla O'Lionaird from Foxlight

1:30:40 - "Last Ones Standing" by Ceann from Rave, Rant, Lose Pants

1:34:24 - CLOSING

1:36:27 - "Men of Erin" by The Elders from American Wake

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Celtic Whispers: A Fantasy themed Meditation and Mythology app set in the Celtic Spiritual Tradition, and a guide for those looking for a more meaningful way to live in harmony with your community and the environment. Brimming with the legends and lore of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England; Celtic Whispers is a brilliant introduction to the sacred wisdom of the Celtic Path" iOS only for now. Find out more at www.celticwhispers.com.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our generous Celtic Legends: Morgan George, Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali

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

Oh! I added something new this week. In addition to writing Celtic and Geek inspired songs, I dabble in writing Celtic tunes. I’m now giving away sheet music for my original tunes to all of our patrons. So if you’d like the first piece that I released on this podcast in August, that was Hobbit Hornpipe, sign up right now.

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Sylvia Brown replied to an email: "I got my downloads. My favorite Celtic band is: A Shamrock In Kudzu, local band in Blount County."

Paul emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I volunteer at an animal rescue facility.  I have learned that the rooster and the chickens really enjoy the podcast as much as I do.  I listen all of the time,  but while cleaning a barn the chickens went silent and followed me while the music was playing. Have a great holiday season. If you have time, check out https://www.peaceforponies.com/."

Brew(er) emailed: "Thanks for the CD offer but I am totally digital now and don’t even own a CD/DVD player anymore. However I found your podcast on a free MP3 streaming app for the iPhone and have sampled a lot of your previous podcasts. I have found them very enjoyable and that’s why I subscribed to the newsletter. I am a real fan of all forms of Celtic music and have a nice collection of tunes in my digital library. Keep up the excellent work and I look forward to hearing from you from time to time and via the newsletter. Slainte."

Dec 10, 2020
Farewell to Whiskey #487
01:06:14

Raise a glass. Say farewell to whiskey to the end of the longest year with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Runa, Anne Roos, Ed Miller, Appalachian Celtic Consort, Allison Barber, Anton Emery, Brigands' Folie, Olta, Rambling Sailors, Abby Green, The Rogues, Finn's Fury, Jimi McRae, Emish, Angels' Share

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

The Celtic Top 20 is coming to a close. You have until December 10 to vote for your favorite songs in each episode of the podcast. This will allow me to bring you the Best Celtic Music of 2020 on New Years Eve. So if you enjoy music in this show, please vote for it.

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Jewels on the Ocean/Michael Connell's" by Runa from Live

4:18 - WELCOME

5:31 - "The Fairy Child & The Fairy Queen" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

10:10 - "Crooked Jack" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

14:23 - "David and the Goliath/Farewell to Whiskey" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Come By The Hills

17:24 - "Oran Gillean Alasdair Mhoir" by Allison Barber from Traveling Home

19:56 - CELTIC PODCAST FEEDBACK

22:47 - "Father Kelly's / Road to Ballymac" by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses

26:26 - "The Sheep Stealer" by Brigands' Folie from Fog & Fire

28:54 - "Julia Delaney / Fahey's" by Olta from Step It Out

32:44 - "Bully in the Alley" by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust

34:36 - "If I Had Words" by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss

40:25 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:40 - "The Red Head" by The Rogues from Off Kilter

47:15 - "Tippin' It Up to Nancy" by Finn's Fury from What About Ya?

51:07 - "Ancient Pibroch Medley" by Jimi McRae from Global Gathering

56:13 - "Face of An Angel" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

59:56 - CLOSING

1:02:09 - "The Silkie of Glenmaire" by Angels' Share from A Wee Dram

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

Today, we’re gonna have a flashback. For the most part these are artists who submitted music many, many years ago. I haven’t played them in a while.

Though Runa has a new album out. It’s called The Tide of Winter. You can hear them on the Celtic Christmas Podcast. There are currently three episodes now online. I have two more planned. So please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher. You’ll find a link to that show in the shownotes.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

We hit TWO HUGE MILESTONES this week. First, we now have over 300 Patrons of the Podcast. That is amazing. And I am deeply grateful. In fact, I set a milestone on Patreon such that when we hit that milestone, I would bring you a 2-hour Women of Celtic Christmas music special. That goal was achieved. So look for that episode in two weeks.

But that’s not all. We also hit a financial milestone. The podcast now earns over $800 per episode through your generous support. That is absolutely incredible. And it means I can bring you more and better made content. Thanks to folks like Mitchell Petersen who edits the podcast, Miranda Nelson who provides graphics and social media posts and Todd Wiley who manages the Song Henge Podcast and additional social media promotion.

These are things I do not have time to do. And thankfully, I have all of you supporting this show to make it grow. So thank you!

I want to send a BIG thanks to our Celtic Legends. These folks pledge $25 per month or more to make this show happen. Thanks to Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali, Morgan George

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Hobie Wood sent a message on Patreon: "Greetings from the hot zone in Dubuque IA. Listening to Ep. 485 while getting the last mow in for the year. Love I&CMP while at work and play, helps shine a bright light during these dark days. Thanks for all your hard work, much appreciated!"

Craig Backus emailed a photo: "Hey Mark KC Jane and I are out for a walk while listening to the podcast tonight enjoying the Celtic rock I love hearing guitars and bagpipes. Slainte"

Phyu LuLu emailed a photo From Kachin, Myanmar  (the other side of the world): "Hello Mark! I’m having a perfect Tuesday morning all thanks to you! (It’s 10:30 here!)

I was just thinking how amazing you are to let us enjoy these beautiful tunes by creating this beautiful channel! I’m now studying for my upcoming job interview which will be in next 3 hours. Actually, I’m not sure if I want the job. I’m also happy with my current one. I’ve been facing so many dilemmas these days. Anyway, one thing I’m sure is that I‘m so deeply in love with celtic and irish music! I might share my poorly sung celtic songs with you some day! Yours is my favorite channel on apple podcast and the safe place whenever I got tired of those medical podcasts! ^_^

Grai chyeju kaba sai yaw! Stay safe and all the best! cheers!"

Dec 03, 2020
Thanks for Your Kindness #486
01:04:14

Happy Thanksgiving. And thank You for listening and sharing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Andrew Finn Magill, Friday Frolics, Triskele, Roads to Home, Martyn Wylde, Erin Ruth, Kathryn Rose, Dublin Abbey, Michael Tinker Tierney, Brass Lassie, John McLean Allan, The Celtic Kitchen Party

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Ducks in the Elevator" by Andrew Finn Magill from Drive & Lift

5:02 - WELCOME

6:04 - "The Morning After the Day Before (Bachelor Party / Hangover / Wedding Reel)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3

13:40 - "Rising of the Moon" by Triskele from The Collar City Uprising

15:54 - "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

20:05 - "My Father's Coat" by Martyn Wylde from Learning from the Leaves

23:08 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:42 - "Rocks of Bawn” by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth

29:07 - "Slane Castle" by Brigid's Crossing from The Fall

33:17 - "Black is the Colour" by Kathryn Rose from Origins

36:16 - "Somewhere in Antrim" by Dublin Abbey from Dublin Abbey

38:48 - "Up the Shore" by Michael Tinker Tierney from Due Season

43:27 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:30 - "Anne Lacey's/Taybank Shenanigans" by Brass Lassie from Brass Lassie

48:58 - "Reels (Brenda Stubbert's Reel/The Ale is Dear)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

53:08 - "Sainted Millions" by The Rumjacks from Hestia

56:42 - "Legend of Brian Boru" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Lobster Tail and Beer

59:43 - CLOSING

1:01:13 - "Thanks (That Was Fun)" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The second episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast came out this week. This episode features a lot of new Christmas music from Celtic artists. I still have two more planned. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts or anywhere, by going to CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

You can also get episodes earlier if you join the Celtic Christmas Podcast Patreon page. You’ll also get bonus features about individual bands played on the latest episodes.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Becki Laws from Widnes, England sent a photo: "What am I doing while listening to your podcast? Maths revision.

Someone recommended its good background music with a steady tempo thats easy to concentrate to. That is all true, but then I fell in love with it too and look up the artists you mention to find more of their work. Haha"

Jeremy Holt emailed from Nashville, TN: "Love the pod cast working on Gibson guitars while listening"

John Mahony emailed: "Hi Mark,

I’ve listened for quite a while and even went back to listen to the early episodes to see what I’d missed! I enjoy the music, and thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together every week!

There wasn’t a specific link to email you with my vote for the picture, but I liked the traditional Irish one better than the Americanized Halloween image. Sorry, since I know you put some effort into making that image, but that’s it.

Have you heard of Emma Langford? She’s brilliant and would be a great addition to the podcast some day.

I could send you a picture of me in front of my Zoom green screen, but it would be rather boring, I think."

Nov 26, 2020
Celtic Rock #485
01:04:48

I am thankful... that I can Rock out, Celtic style with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Reilly, John McLean Allan, Brigid's Crossing, Clover's Revenge, The Flanks, Medusa's Wake, Screaming Orphans, The Muckers, St Stephen's Green, Trip McCool, Wooden Legs, Kilmaine Saints, Tuatha de Dannann, Iron Roux, The Selkie Girls

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Poetic Milkman/Langstrom's Pon" by Reilly from Revelry & Regret

3:52 - WELCOME

4:28 - "Reels (Brenda Stubbert's Reel/The Ale is Dear)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

8:38 - "Celtic Country" by Brigid's Crossing from The Fall

12:09 - "Adhmor Jig/Tell Me Ma" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution

15:23 - "Heather on the Moor" by The Flanks from In the Kitchen, Vol. 1

19:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:15 - "Gates of Hell" by Medusa's Wake from Rascals and Rogues

26:57 - "Eileen Oge" by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss

31:06 - "Queen of the Pit" by The Muckers from Irish Goodbye

34:46 - "Sean South of Garryowen" by St Stephen's Green from Shadows of Green

38:12 - "Gravy in the Grave" by Trip McCool from Hang Me Out to Dry

42:14 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:51 - "Raggle Taggle Gipsy" by Wooden Legs from Animali

47:50 - “Pennsylvania's Finest" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions

50:52 - "The Molly Maguires" by Tuatha de Dannann from Single

54:39 - "Wiru" by Iron Roux from Iron Roux

59:34 - CLOSING

1:00:53 - "God and Guinness" by The Selkie Girls from Running With the Morrigan

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The second episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast came out this week. This episode features a lot of new Christmas music from Celtic artists. I still have two more planned. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts or anywhere, by going to CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

You can also get episodes earlier if you join the Celtic Christmas Podcast Patreon page. You’ll also get bonus features about individual bands played on the latest episodes.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

If you’re looking for another way to support the podcast, you can also buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt in our store. Every shirt you buy will also get you a free download of one of my albums. The 2018 shirt is on clearance for just $7 and you’ll also get a copy of my St Patrick’s Day album. MageRecords.com

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Honey Bunnies emailed a photo: "Working on my Christmas wreath."

Jessica Mulhollem replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Hi Marc, My favorite celtic bands include several people I am lucky to be friends with.  Dave Pedrick, who was on your last episode, the Kilmaine Saints, Hold Fast, and the Reel Sisters.  I also love Tim Cummings, a Scottish smallpiper whose current project is called Triton, and a fiddler called Sean Heely.

I love the podcast so far!  Can't wait to hear more."

Cindy Stiene emailed from Madison, AL: "So I bit the bullet and became a regular Patreon supporter today, instead of doing an annual contribution.  I’ve been a longtime subscriber to your Podcast via iTunes (maybe 10 years???? Or longer).  I’ve always enjoyed the mix you put together every week of new and old tune, new and favorite musicians and just your overall approach to this wonderful world of Celtic music. Keep up the good work!"

Forrest Iwanik emailed: "Hi Marc, I’ve been listening to your pod for a good while now and it’s helped me pass many a day of work here in a drinking water quality lab up in Massachusetts. I listen to a lot of Celtic music and I always find new stuff on your show, I really appreciate you giving voice to the new and lesser known artists. Listening to episode 481 today, I loved that track by NUA. Hoping to hear more by them! I am, as I’m sure we as a community are, badly missing the experience of live music so I’m especially grateful for shows like yours, Celtic Sojourn on WGBH, and Celtic Twilight on WUMB (both Boston stations) introducing fresh, high quality audio produce. Keep up the great work and know you’re helping keep some beauty in a lot of our lives in these dreary times."

Nov 19, 2020
Wild Atlantic #484
01:01:31

Let your mind drive along and explore the Wild Atlantic on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Bookends, Tor, Dave Howard Coons, Brass Lassie, Sharon Collins Powers, Triskele, Brad Tuck, Emma Langford, Pol Mac Adaim, Barleyjuice, John McLean Allan, Reilly, Tuatha de Danann, Brother Sea

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Wild Atlantic" by The Bookends from Chapter One

4:46 - WELCOME

5:18 - "Argomoso – Piruxalda de Argomoso e muiñeira de Vilaquinte" by Tor from TOR

9:43 - "Sea Fever" by Dave Howard Coons from Sea Fever

13:06 - "Bog an Lochain/Calum Crubach/Còta Mòr Ealasaid/The Periwig" by Brass Lassie from Brass Lassie
Pronunciation: Lock-awn / Cal-um Crew-back/ Co-tah More Al-a-said

17:14 - "Arthur's Lullaby" by Sharon Collins Powers from Single

20:28 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:19 - "Ar Eirinn Ni Neosfainn (Live)" by Triskele from The Collar City Uprising
Pronunciation: Air Air-inn nee nyos-hinn

27:32 - "Fogarty's Cove" by Brad Tuck from The Isolation Sessions

30:10 - "Port Na Bpucai´" by Emma Langford from Sowing Acorns
Pronunciation: Port na boo-key

32:40 - "Leg of the Duck/Pat O'rafferty's Jigs" by Pol Mac Adaim from If We Don't Help Them Now

36:41 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:31 - "State of Desiree" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

43:11 - "Ye Jacobites By Name" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

48:31 - "Eventide" by Reilly from Saints of the Ocean

52:02 - "Guns and Pikes" by Tuatha de Danann from Single
Featuring Folkmooney on vocals and Alex Navar on uilleann pipes.

55:35 - CLOSING

57:18 - "September" by Brother Sea from Single

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Overcast as well as on some other podcatchers, you may have noticed something new--chapters. This is a new and easy way to skip around in the podcast.

I learned about it from Libsyn’s The Feed podcast. There’s a free MacOS app put out by Overcast called Forecast which allows you to easily add show images and time stamps to your audio file.

If you’re a podcaster, you should check it out. But if you just enjoy listening, this is a much easier way to skip around the shownotes.

Celtic Christmas Podcast is up and running. The first episode came out at the beginning of November. The next one is out this Sunday. The show is supported mostly by crossover fans of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Mary H, Mike M, Miranda B, Terence M, Frederick P

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Juan Lopez emailed: "Is there a way to make a 1-time donation?  I have too many subscriptions to manage. I prefer to make a 1-time donation.  Love your Podcast!"

Colleen Ware emailed: "Hi from Delaware, Thank you so much for this music.  I first became familiar with Celtic music when my children did Heritage Dancing (Irish and Scottish) through 4-H.  I have been in love ever since.

I discovered your podcast while I was searching for Celtic music, and listen when I can, especially when my email comes.

In 2018 my husband and I were lucky enough to go to Celtic Colors in Cape Breton, where a favorite was the music in pubs. Then in 2019 we spent a month in Scotland, taking in music wherever we could find it.

Unfortunately, due to Covid, we had to cancel our return trip in May.  Hopefully soon.  I weave and spin, and usually listen while I weave.  In this very difficult time of the virus and political insanity in the USA, the music and the throwing of the shuttle are very calming.  Today I am listening while I thread my heddles with the Harris/Lewis wool my husband managed to pack in the extra suitcase he took just for me to indulge my “fiber addiction”. Take care and stay safe.”

Vicki Beach emailed a couple photos from Kentucky: "I have always LOVED Irish and Celtic music!!! I come from a musical family, but I actually design and make jewelry as a little side hustle since retiring! And I just spent the fastest 2 hours of my life working to your newly found podcast on Amazon music!!!

I am particularly fond of instrumental Celtic. I also love Bluegrass music and am a huge fan of the band New Grass Revival, and so much of this music sounds like Blugrass’s/Newgrass kissin’ cousin!!

This is me and this is what  I  do while listening to your podcast!!!

Thanks so much from those of us who are a wee bit Celtic (even named our kids Celtic names-Duncan and Kelsey). I’m SO glad I found this podcast!"

Nov 12, 2020
Poor But Happy #483
01:04:07

I’d rather be poor and happy with great Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Poitin, John Doyle, Pol Mac Adaim, Friday Frolics, Brother Sea, The Whiskey Boys, Jessica Victoria, Devils Water, Alex Sturbaum, Nick Metcalf, Rick Metcalf, The John Byrne Band, Ciunas, Sprag Session, Roads to Home

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

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

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 - "F Reels: Poor but Happy At 53 / The Road to Errogie / Sporting Paddy" by Poitin from Wish

4:10 - WELCOME

4:44 - "Coolaney Reel / The Winding Stair / Rossagh's Rambles (Reels)" by John Doyle from The Path of Stones

10:18 - "Rachel Corrie" by Pol Mac Adaim from Forsaken Land

15:17 - "Polkris (Ballydesmond Polka / Polka D’ours / Finnish Polka / Neili’s Polka)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3

20:01 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from EP

23:45 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:45 - "Raised Yellow Ranch" by The Whiskey Boys from Mary Come to Boston

29:48 - "A Little Bestiary" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

32:34 - "Storrers & Peacocks" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

35:05 - "Gulls of Invergordon" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

38:33 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:20 - "Still Dreaming" by Nick Metcalf/Rick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

45:48 - "Lie to You" by The John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

49:48 - "Celtic Tiger" by Ciunas from High Time

53:30 - "Frank and Flo's" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

58:58 - CLOSING

59:49 - "Darkness Darkness" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Renee B, Carol, Kim L, Lucinda S

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

If you’re looking for another way to support the podcast, you can also buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt in our store. Every shirt you buy will also get you a free download of one of my albums. The 2018 shirt is on clearance for just $7 and you’ll also get a copy of my St Patrick’s Day album. MageRecords.com

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Michael Carey shared a photo: "Walking our Sulcatta tortoise in west palm Fl listening to some great Celtic music"

Joel Smith commented on Patreon: "I went to a Gothard sisters show at RONAN high school in Montana in 2012 or 2013. It was awesome and in a really small town"

Ross McMath emailed: "Hello Marc, I love the podcast and have made a huge playlist (over 1000 songs and counting) on Spotify of my favourite tunes and i love playing them when waiting for the next podcast. Can you please send me a link to where I can donate to support your efforts? Slàinte mhath"

Support the podcast.

Jonathan Roussos emailed: "Marc, I have been a listener for many years and finally became a patron.  I have spent many hours listening to the podcast, largely while driving long distances.

I was first introduced to Irish music many many years ago with the Irish Rovers and the Chieftains.

I have been a morris dancer (not quite Celtic) for many years and eventually started doing Irish Set and Ceili dancing and my daughter competed Irish Dancing when she was young now.

Going through a serious case of withdrawal from live Irish performance and dance.  Thanks for helping to keep me sane."

Nov 05, 2020
Halloween #482
01:14:25

Halloween to some, Samhain to the Celts. We’re celebrating the holiday with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

David Pedrick, Harmundi, Poor Man's Fortune, Cara Wildman, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tannahill Weavers, The Homespun Ceilidh Band, Blame Not the Bard, Andrew Finn Magill, Marc Gunn, Mary Vanhoozer, Water Street Bridge, Madison Metricula Roberts, Trip McCool, Medusa's Wake, Melanie Gruben

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Banish Misfortune" by David Pedrick from On the Way

2:13 - WELCOME

3:23 - "Werewolf Set" by Harmundi from Um Orvalho Boreal

7:46 - "The Unquiet Grave" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Times

14:09 - "March of the Min an Toitean Bull/Tuttle's/Brenda Stubbert's" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

19:57 - "Bedlam Boys" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Buy Yourself Another

23:53 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:59 - "The Ghost of Mick McDonnell" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

32:58 - "Nine Points of Roguery / Gravel Walk / The High Reel" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Demo

37:10 - "The Banshee" by Blame Not the Bard from Soundcheck

39:52 - "Lament for Staker Wallace" by Andrew Finn Magill from Drive & Lift

42:35 - "O'er the Way" by Marc Gunn from St Patrick's Day

46:29 - "Fairie Caper" by Mary Vanhoozer from Bard and Ceilidh

49:52 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

52:30 - "Brown Eyed Ghoul" by Water Street Bridge from Filkers Handbook

56:39 - "All the Pretty Horses (Drowning Song)" by Madison Metricula Roberts from Single

58:49 - "John Barleycorn Must Die" by Trip McCool from Hang Me Out to Dry

1:04:09 - "Banshee's Wail" by Medusa's Wake from Rascals and Rogues

1:08:26 - CLOSING

1:09:47 - "Take Me to Fae" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Interview coming on the Working Musician Podcast with David Pedrick. Do you know any Celtic musicians with podcasts? Email me.

In sad news, Fungie the famed Dolphin went missing a couple weeks ago from his home in Dingle, Ireland. It seems he’s been found finally. I guess he was bummed by the decreased tourism. I’m just happy he’s been found.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Bruce C, Michael K, Thom S, Keaton

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

If you’re looking for another way to support the podcast, you can also buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt in our store. Every shirt you buy will also get you a free download of one of my albums. The 2018 shirt is on clearance for just $7 and you’ll also get a copy of my St Patrick’s Day album. MageRecords.com

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Jared Ulmer emailed: "Hi mark, long time listener and big fan here. I had a quandary I was curious if you had any insight on. I've recently started collecting vinyl, however my Celtic record collection is much smaller than I like. It seems like alot of older artists are out of print and newer artists distribute mostly digitally. Are you aware of any resources to find groups, perhaps ones featured on your podcast that offer music in this format?"

David Turner replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Hello Marc,

Thank you so much for your podcast which has been a constant companion these past few months. It’s very weird listening to pre Covid episodes with you expressing all the freedom of looking ahead with anticipation! Ah weill .

Now favourites could be a long list! However, I still get prickles remembering the immense, involuntary roar at the conclusion of a concert by The Battlefield Band in Port Fairy in 1991, a roar not generated in the vocal chords, but deep from the core, as Big Iain and Wee John finally brought their frenzied duet to a close, the entire tent vibrating and humming with exhilaration. Tears in my eyes again! Yes, what a band, so my fave Scottish band. Honorary mentions to Dick Gaughan, Aly Bain and Dougie McLain.

To Ireland, and Mary Black. Now this choice could well be clouded by my intense infatuation, but her Song for Ireland stops me in my tracks every time. Andy Irvine is also a hero.

Keep up the good work Marc, we need good people like you! Warm regards. David”

Bill Wall emailed a photo: "Cead Mille Failte. (I probably misspelled that)

I'd been meaning to subscribe for a while, but when I heard a few people drop off I knew I needed to step up.

The music of your podcast stirs up many emotions in me. I have been sober for 5 years now, and I listen to your podcast driving to one of my favorite 12-step meetings about 40 minutes away from my house.

For all of the Wild Roving I've done, with Celtic music in the background, it's great to hear the music on the way to centering myself. The drive is from my stereotypically suburban environment into a wooded canyon where we meet at a monastery. The monastery has green hills behind it for a beautiful hike, which reminds me of my time in Ireland. Since I know you like pictures, I thought I'd include these two. Thank you for all you do to keep bringing the happy war songs and sad love songs."

Oct 29, 2020
Lost Passport #481
01:10:35

Lost passport? That's what it feels like to me. But you can travel to Ireland and Scotland with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

West of Mabou, Tor, The Ne'er Duwels, Joseph Carmichael, Liz Madden, IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves, Wolf & Clover, Orla Fallon, NUA, Brad Tuck, Nick Metcalf, Lexington Field, The Flanks, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Hot Griselda, Jiggy

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:07 - "The Lost Passport Set" by West of Mabou from The Bridge

3:37 - WELCOME

4:56 - “Alboradas - Alboradas de Rodrigo A. de Santiago e marcha procesional de Adelino Pichel de Sorribas” by Tor from Tor

8:09 - "Saor sinn ó Olc" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels
Pronunciation: Say-r Shin o Ul-k

10:01 - "Merrily Kissed The Quaker's Wife" by Joseph Carmichael

13:11 - "Diamonds & Rust" by Liz Madden from Legacy

17:20 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

20:26 - “Blackbird” by IIsabeau Corriveau et Les tisseurs de rêves from Leap of Faith

25:57 - "After the Battle of Aughrim / Eleanor Plunkett (Live)" by Wolf & Clover from Live at the Silvan Sessions

34:09 - "Báidín Fheilimí" by Orla Fallon from Lore
Pronunciation: Baw-deen Vile-a-mid

36:57 - "Flight to Denver" by NUA from FLOW

42:33 - "Mick McGuire" by Brad Tuck from On These Waters

45:28 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:52 - "Women of Ireland" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

52:13 - "Poor Troubled Life" by Lexington Field from Poor Troubled Life

56:18 - “McAlpine's Fusiliers” by The Flanks from In the Kitchen, Vol. 1

59:16 - "The Year with No St. Patrick’s Day (feat. Keep Britain Irish)" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Glass to Mouth

1:01:40 - "Djupavik - Total Sellout" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

1:06:26 - CLOSING

1:07:37 - "Séamaisín" by Jiggy from Hypernova
Pronunciation: Shay-mush-een

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Michael K, Lucinda S, Thom Speck, and Jennifer who raised her pledge.

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Honey Bunny emailed from Cleveland, TX: "I ran into this on my walk today.  Texas gotta love it."

Fred Peterman emailed: "Listening to podcast #5 at this very moment  (6AM in South Dakota). When in Atlanta, I listened to Fiona Richie's program on Public Radio. Obviously, no longer in Atlanta.  And I believe that your program is "more to my taste".

Steve Miller emailed: "Marc, Listening to "Sunflower #475" right now, going through books in my office and cleaning things up. I have just recently found your podcast and added it to my weekend routine.  I heard you mention DragonCon earlier, & I have to ask if you know Thomas Dodd. I booked his old band Trio Nocturna a few times, and I know he was on the dragoncon circuit for quite a while.

Also, have you heard "Celtic Winds" on WNCW before? If not, you should check it out, it's a great 3 hour show on Sunday's from 12-3.

Iechyd da!"

Oct 22, 2020
Celtic Fusion #480
01:01:42

Experience Celtic Fusion on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Brian O h'Uiginn, Jiggy, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, Catya Mare, Bad Haggis, Bushplant, MacTalla Mor, Celtic Reggae Revolution, The Demon Barbers, Sonic Impulse, Poor Man's Fortune, Enam, Event Horizon

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Balintore Fancy" by Brian O h'Uiginn from Tionchar

4:56 - WELCOME

6:46 - "Crossing the Rhine" by Jiggy from Hypernova

12:00 - "Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol" by Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts from Urstan
Pronunciation: Me-la Mar-vas-ig Air A gull

15:32 - "Sunny Time" by Catya Mare from Destination Love

17:53 - "Tha Hag At The Churn" by Bad Haggis from Trip

22:20 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:31 - "Go Make Somebody Happy Here" by Bushplant from Janus

28:10 - "New Wave" by MacTalla Mor from The New Colossus

30:46 - "Gypsy Tax Fiddle Dub" by Celtic Reggae Revolution from Celtic Dub, Volume 1

35:43 - "Ranzo" by The Demon Barbers from Disco at the Tavern

39:38 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:43 - "Ndimuchida" by Sonic Impulse from Single
Pronunciation: De-Muc-e-Da (?)

44:20 - "Puirt A' Bheil" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Times
Pronunication: Port A' Veil

46:55 - "Moving Air" by Enam from Single

50:58 - "Kepler 22B" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

54:59 - CLOSING

56:01 - "Taobh Abhainn feat. Alasdair Whyte" by Niteworks from NW
Pronunication: Tae-uv Ow-inn

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Carol, Kim L, Bruce C, Keaton, and Robyn who raised her pledge.

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Brenda Richardson emailed a photo: "I listened to your podcast yesterday while scraping mint green paint off the bottom of the 1957 mahogany Dunphy boat from my childhood."

"Thanks for all the great music" writes Bella Seita: "Dear Marc,

Thank you so much for all that you do for Celtic music and culture.  My name is Bella Seita and I live in the Redlands in Queensland Australia.  I am a math teacher.  Celtic music is my go to for marking and reporting.  Your podcast over the last few years has been my constant friend and companion in the countless hours on marking and reporting  I have to do.  To any Indi Australian Celtic Musician listening to your podcast I would love you to share your music with Marc so that the rest of the world can hear the wonderful creative people we have in this country.  I enjoy so much listening to musicians from America, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Galicia and Brittany.

You and your music bring me so much pleasure. Keep on keeping on"

Nicholas Iacono emailed a photo: "The weather and free time finally overlapped, so I could go kayaking."

Oct 15, 2020
Fairy Tale #479
01:08:40

This ain’t no fairytale. It’s the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Gothard Sisters, Keyreel Raskolenko, The Tannahill Weavers, The Diviners, Billy Treacy & the Scope, The Known World Project, David Pedrick, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dark Isle Piper (Tres Maksimuk), Water Street Bridge, La Unica, Medusa's Wake, John McLean Allan, The Flanks, Anna Bosnick, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 - “Chasing the Sun” by The Gothard Sisters from Single

3:26 - WELCOME

4:16 - "Drunken Landlady / Spootiskery / Mortgage Burn" by Keyreel Raskolenko from Fiddle

7:49 - "The Jeannie C" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

12:24 - "Steppin' Out/Farewell to Connolly Road" by The Diviners from earshot (EP)

16:15 - “The Market” by Billy Treacy & the Scope from Single

Watch: The Market Video

20:19 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:01 - “The Hill of Thieves” by The Known World Project from The Willow Sessions

26:47 - "The Stick Across the Hob/Kerrigan's Jig" by David Pedrick from On the Way

29:38 - "Drink This Pub Dry" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

33:03 - "Battle of Stirling Bridge Set" by Dark Isle Piper (Tres Maksimuk) from Siubhail
Pronunciation: Shoe-vell

35:54 - "When Will We Be Married" by Water Street Bridge from Sky Marauders

38:49 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:58 - "D. Alice's (Irish Pub Version)" by La Unica from Single

47:46 - "Irish Sky" by Medusa's Wake from Rascals and Rogues

52:05 - "Rise Up (Head in the Clouds)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

56:00 - “Spanish Ladies” by The Flanks from In the Kitchen, Vol. 1

58:06 - CLOSING

1:00:03 - "Fairytale" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

1:04:26 - “October Waltz” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

James Slaven emailed a photo: "Great stuff! Love it and am enjoying the female focus.  Having a nice mix of styles, genders, etc. enlivens the pleasure.  Chopping some wood for a bonfire later this evening as I listen."

Joe Leinbach emailed: "Hi Marc,

Sorry it has taken so long to become a patron. I've enjoyed the podcast for months, and appreciate the energy and positivity you bring while introducing listeners to new bands - I especially enjoy the themes that come with each episode. it's obvious you love what you're doing and it is fun to listen along.

There is something special for me about the stories and instrumentation of Irish and celtic music that creates such a strong sense of place - songs can quickly carry you away to memories of good times, help you find perspective in hard times, see the world anew and wander with an open heart down the road of life.

I live in Alexandria, Virginia where we're lucky to have several pubs that that regularly feature exceptional live irish and celtic performers, and it has been hard stuck at home missing out on the community and camaraderie of a night at the pub. Thanks for providing an hour or two of joy each week as we get through this together.

Cheers, Joe"

And our very own audio editor Mitchell Petersen emailed a photo of his new 2020 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt saying: “Shirt looks great!”

Oct 08, 2020
Celtic Rock BONUS
25:02

I originally planned to take this week off because I aim to release four episodes per month. But next week, I have a new single coming out. It’s being released in support of KrabbeConnect which is holding its big conference next weekend for patients with Krabbe disease.

Marc Gunn, Rising Gael, John McLean Allan, The Changing Room, Syr, Marys Lane

Krabbe disease is a rare genetic disorder. It is a severe neurological condition that results from the loss of the protective covering surrounding nerve cells.  Individuals affected by Krabbe disease do not make enough of a specific enzyme. Because of this, Krabbe disease slowly damages the white matter, brain and spinal cord, as well as nerves outside the Central Nervous System.

You can find out more about it at KrabbeConnect.org

Because of the new single, I decided to put together this Celtic Rock Bonus.

If you enjoy my song, please add it to your playlist when it is released on October 8. We’re trying to raise awareness. So your help would be appreciated.

Of course, you can support all of the artists in this show by following them on streaming and adding their songs as well.

Let’s get started...

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

1:35 - "Together (KrabbeConnect)" by Marc Gunn from Single

4:00 - "Weatherman" by Rising Gael from IV

7:44 - "Ready or Not" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

11:44 - "Names On A Wall (Cornish)" by The Changing Room from Names On A Wall

15:00 - "These Final Hours" by Syr from The Winter King

20:46 - “Smoke” by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

#celticrock #irishmusic #celticpodcast

Oct 01, 2020
All Among the Barley #478
01:08:08

Let’s all roam among the barley with Irish & Celtic music.

The Tannahill Weavers, Friday Frolics, The Merry Wives of Windsor, David Pedrick, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly, Wolf & Clover, Celtic Spirit, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Teton Skye, Mike Kats, Blackstone Cuil, John McLean Allan, The Sandcarvers, Sliotar, Coast, Fir Arda

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 - "Gordon Duncan Set" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

4:42 - WELCOME

5:12 - "Trimming an Elephant Foot" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3

7:26 - "All Among the Barley" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

10:13 - "Heather on the Moor" by David Pedrick from On the Way

13:25 - “Brandywine River Reel” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits (2021)

16:36 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

19:52 - “The Blarney Pilgrim Set” by Wolf & Clover from Live at the Silvan Sessions

22:52 - "The Hwyl & the Craic" by Celtic Spirit from Singles

26:10 - "Butter Up That Jig" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Glass to Mouth

28:52 - "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

31:59 - "Ho Ro Shiubhlainn Fada ( Ho Ro I Would Travel a Long Way) / Dr. Finlay MacLeod / Sunset at Tommy's" by Mike Kats from A Month of Sundays

35:59 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:28 - "Blackstone Cuil" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

43:27 - "Hornpipes (Stand Easy/Beer in Ma Blowpipe)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

48:44 - "King's Crown" by The Sandcarvers from Dealin' Craic

53:27 - "Weird Cup of Joe" by Sliotar from Voyage

58:06 - "The Old Atlantic Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

1:03:48 - CLOSING

1:04:48 - "The Maids of Mitchelstown" by Fir Arda from Single

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The 2021 Sainted Celts Collection is once again on sale in my store. It was only shortly available at the beginning of the year. And this offer will not last much longer. Order yours today! I’ll also send you a bonus CD of mine when you order from now through October 15, 2021.

Watch the “Lords of the Run” video featuring “Brandywine River Reel” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly

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

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

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 2021 and the Texas Scottish Festival on April 30 - May 2, 2021.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Jim McLaughlin, Bill Wall, Anna Simmons, Grant Jacobson

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Kay Q emailed a photo: “Love the show. I'm usually listening while sewing, and lately sewing means making masks: for my family and for donating. Trying to get some Halloween ones done quickly to send off to the teachers at my kids' schools! Loved this week's show, especially enjoy hearing Daimh.  Pic attached - and yes I sit right in front of the air conditioner: old house + no central air + brutal humidity = me melting! :D Cheers,

Joel Smith commented on Patreon: "You never run out of great songs man. Listening in Montana. Best place in the world"

Ken Katen emailed on Patreon: "Good afternoon, Marc - I”ve just upped my Patreon support of your Irish and Celtic Music podcast to $10/month.  I remember bombing around the back roads of Joshua Tree listening to your paen to Joss Wheedon (it got me to give “Firefly” another chance - thank you).  

Now I’m [belatedly] listening to your Pride Month episode, and am once again impressed by your fearlessness to wade into an area that you feel is important enough to deserve your attention and representation while remaining unafraid to admit your ignorance (which, as Mark Twain observed, “can be fixed, unlike stupidity, which is permanent”) by selecting a great co-host both musically and (sub) culturally.  I wish I could do more, but I’m supporting a raft of podcasts, and some folks in my real life neighborhood businesses who are also struggling right now.  

I can’t fly anymore thanks to radiation treatment a few years back, but your Celtic Invasion Vacations sound wonderful - perhaps one day I can figure out how to travel “across the pond” by boat and join you to enjoy the touring"

Sep 24, 2020
Halfway to Celtic Women of St. Patrick's Day #477
01:03:25

We are Halfway to St Patrick’s Day. Let’s Celebrate with the Celtic Women of holiday.

Friday Frolics, Orla Fallon, Karan Casey, Dark Isle Piper (Tress Maksimuk), Erin Ruth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Poisoned Dwarf, Ravens Three, Anna Bosnick, Whalebone, Jiggernaut, Kyle Carey, Screaming Orphans, Mrs Ferris' Pighouse Collection

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

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

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

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

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Assembly Point (Vänkärin Polska / Julia Delaney’s / Refuxio)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3
out of Barcelona
feat: Marta Ponce on Fiddle

4:35 - WELCOME

5:32 - "Citi Na gCumann" by Orla Fallon from Lore
Pronunciation: Sit-ee nah Gom-an

8:46 - "Seoithin" by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden - A Celtic Musical
Pronunciation: Show-heen

10:53 - "Sassenach" by Dark Isle Piper (Tress Maksimuk) from Siubhail
Pronunciation: Shoe-vell

13:51 - "A Lady in Her Father's Garden" by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth

18:22 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

20:55 - "Finnegan's Wake" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

23:01 - "Stewart's Dudel-Sac O'Matic" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door
feat: Mei-Li Garcia on Fiddle

26:40 - "Wild Rover" by Ravens Three from Flight
feat: Audra Blankenship-Pierce on Lead vocals, Irish drum & penny whistle and Shawna Kennedy on Fiddle & vocals

29:41 - "Teach Me" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

33:40 - "Thynge" by Whalebone from Mirabilia
feat: Charlotte Watson on guitar and Sarah on fiddle

36:21 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:30 - "Martyr" by Jiggernaut from The Well
feat: Deanna Smith Scotland on vocals, guitar, percussion and Linda Relph on Fiddle

45:48 - "Miner Jolly" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold
feat: Laura Garcia on flute, piano, accordion, vocals

49:50 - "Sios Dhan an Abhainn" by Kyle Carey from The Art of Forgetting
Pronunciation: She-us Ghan an Oww-ann

54:26 - "Mary from Dungloe" by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss
feat: Joan Diver - drums, vocals
Angela Diver - bass, violin, vocals
Gráinne Diver - guitar, vocals
Marie Thérèse Diver - keys, accordion, vocals
from Bundoran

58:01 - CLOSING

1:00:20 - "Newry Highwayman" by Mrs Ferris' Pighouse Collection
from Croatia
Tina Miškovic- bodhran
Margareta Piljek - violin
Ana Markovinovic- vocals

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Find out more about Halfway to St Patrick’s Day.

The 2021 Sainted Celts Collection is once again on sale in my store. It was only shortly available at the beginning of the year. And this offer will not last much longer. Order yours today! I’ll also send you a bonus CD of mine when you order from now through October 15, 2021.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 2021 and the Texas Scottish Festival on April 30 - May 2, 2021.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Brooks Smith, Trixie Horror, Peter Alexander, Joel Smith, Tom Purvis

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Ely Sánchez replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "I adore Celtic music, my daughters are Celtic descendants, we really enjoy the music you send me, I do a little exercise listening to this beautiful music, or on the internet looking at pictures, this music makes me feel very happy, thank you for sharing it!  greetings Marc, from México city!"

Jim Whitfield commented on Patreon: "Yay! A Workout Mix!! Putting it on while I work now! Back in the Before-Times, I always listened to the podcast while at the gym. I'm very very behind in episodes now because I'm very very behind in exercise. I _will_ do a long bike ride this week and I will listen (again)!"

Brad Platt emailed a photo: "I’m listening to the podcast now and making Banana Wuffins. It is my banana muffin mix made in my trusty waffle iron. The counter is a mess, but the wuffins are TASTY.

I love the podcast and listen to it almost every day as I deliver fence products all over the state of Utah.

I’ve always been a fan of anything Irish or Scottish and was rather disappointed when I did my genealogy and realized I was English and Scandinavian! But I figure I’ve just enjoyed the land in between the two!!!

Thanks for making the podcast. Don’t ever go away!!!"

Sep 17, 2020
Lady of the Lake #476
01:01:28

The Lady of the Lake rises from the myst to enchant Irish and Celtic music.

Beer Belly, Dublin Harpers, Giant's Dance, Ciana, Pol Mac Adaim, Moch Pryderi, Brobdingnagian Bards, Preab Meadar, Daimh, Jon Baade, The Malarkeys, Eire & Brimstone, Bad Haggis, Screaming Orphans, The Irish Rovers

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Dick Gossip's Reel/The Fox Hunter's Reel" by Beer Belly from Paddy's Boots

3:09 - WELCOME

3:44 - "Roundabout Reel" by Dublin Harpers from Building Canoes

6:43 - "Pills of White Mercury" by Giant's Dance from Giant's Dance

10:30 - "Baby Rory's / The Night Before Larry Got Stretched / Is the Big Man Within?" by Ciana from Ciana

12:56 - "Where Is Our James Connolly" by Pol Mac Adaim from Forsaken Land

17:51 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:14 - "Six Jovial Welshmen" by Moch Pryderi from Moch IV

24:44 - "Lady of the Lake" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

28:14 - "The Lion And Fox (Séadnadh Mór)" by Preab Meadar from Preabmeadar
Pronunication: Prab Mader

31:41 - "Cuir A Nall" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

35:50 - "Twa Recruitin Seargents" by Jon Baade from Covidiots

39:56 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:57 - "The Old Wild Boar" by The Malarkeys from Bloody Brilliant

44:15 - "Uisca Beatha" by Eire & Brimstone from Uisca Beatha

48:30 - "Water Church" by Bad Haggis from Trip

52:33 - "Heiland Harry" by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss

56:13 - CLOSING

57:14 - "Muirsheen Durkin" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, the Continuing Story

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Christopher, Megan G, Joel L, Jenna P

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Honey Bunnies sent a photo from Cleveland, Texas.

Jeffrey Adelsberger emailed: "Marc, Thanks for the great music. I’ve made working through your archive part of my morning routine and thought I should add a little more support."

Matt Norton emailed: "Hey Marc, I love the show! I was using it as a commute companion and now I listen as I tinker while staying home.

I know it is not the primary focus of your show but I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of more Celtic Electronic fusion groups, especially those that may be more rare. For Example, ....Going out on a limb here... do you know of any bands similar to Niteworks and Sketch? Both of these groups have captivated me, especially with their use of Gaelic. I am really just looking for any groups that sing in Irish or Scots Gaelic with a Celtic soul and an electronic touch.

No worries if no others come to mind. I am sure that I will eventually hear them on the show.  Thank you so much in advance for any reply. Keep up the great work! Stay healthy!"

James Martin emailed: "Hey Marc, just listening to the last podcast while I’m camping. Sent a message to Facebook but got the auto-reply you don’t check it often. ??

A long while back, I emailed [Loreena McKennit] address on her site and asked how she classified her music. I got a response back that said she considered it “Eclectic Celtic”. I always thought that sounded neat and thought I’d pass it along!"

Sep 10, 2020
Sunflower #475
01:03:39

Nothing like a sunflower to brighten up our Celtic music souls.

KeyReel Raskolenko, David Pedrick, Songs for Ceilidh, McKasson & McDonald, John Doyle, Dark Isle Piper, The Selkie Girls, We Banjo 3, Flook, Screaming Orphans, Medusa's Wake, Foggy Dude, The Killdares, The Muckers, Jon Baade

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:01 - "The Musical Chisholm Household / Father Hectors" by KeyReel Raskolenko from Fiddle

3:45 - WELCOME

4:24 - "Banish Misfortune" by David Pedrick from On the Way

6:27 - "The Catch" by Songs for Ceilidh from Beneath the Waves

12:48 - "Strathspeys and Reels" by McKasson & McDonald from Harbour

17:43 - "The Rambler from Clare" by John Doyle from The Path of Stones

22:37 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:32 - "Siubhail" by Dark Isle Piper from Siubhail

28:13 - "Braigh Loch Lall" by The Selkie Girls from Running With the Morrigan

Pronunciation: Br-eye Loch EE-ALL

31:32 - "Sunflower" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

34:04 - "Ellie Goes West" by Flook from Ancora

37:47 - “Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier” by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss

42:32 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:38 - "War of Independence" by Medusa's Wake from Single

47:02 - "Castle Kelly" by Foggy Dude from Pub 10 Live

48:14 - "Setting Suns" by The Killdares from Steal the Sky

51:07 - "Irish Goodbye" by The Muckers from Irish Goodbye

57:41 - CLOSING

58:45 - "Raise Up A Glass" by Jon Baade from Single

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Jack emailed a photo: "Hi Marc—I’ve been a fan since you were playing DragonCon in the basement of the Hyatt, and been listening to the podcast since at least Episode 6.

A few years ago I was listening while scanning in 19,000 slides my father had taken over his lifetime, but I finished that.

I live right on the Silver Comet Trail, and now I listen to the podcast while racking up the miles on a bicycle.

There’s a photo below, though the speedometer says zero because you don’t take a good picture from a moving bicycle.

Thanks for the podcast, and special thanks for the Running Music episode #470.  That one upped my speed by about half a mile per hour."

Emanuel Nervo emailed: "Hello Marc, Thank you for your e-mails and invitations. The time I became more aware of celtic music was via Loreena McKennitt. Her music helped me with some emotional stuff when I was an adolescent.

Then I get to know musicians from the netherlands (were I live)  and Belgium who played Folk music and Powerfolk... then came the dances and I was hooked for life. although I dance less then I would like and should do either :)

I’ve been friends with a singer-song writer Peter Habets for a long time. His Powerfolk band was called Matzko. They played their own written music but also some irish music.

I enjoy your podcast.  Most of the music is unknown for me and some are obviously known. I don’t have a particular band that I like. For sure i Like bands such as The Dubliners, Clannad, the chieftains. there are of course non-irish bands that I like too that are made and played by Folk bands.

I have been to the festival Castlefest several times  (keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands)  and there are such lovely bands there too.

Kind regards from Heeze, Netherlands (NB)"

Sep 03, 2020
Give Love #474
01:05:18

Give your love to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast community.

Lilt, Altan, The Tannahill Weavers, The Rogues, Kyle Gryphon, Eileen Ivers, McKasson & McDonald, Poisoned Dwarf, Gerry O'Beirne, The Jig Is Up!, The Kilt Lifters, West of Mabou, The Gartloney Rats, Avourneen

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "The Orange Rogue / Brenda Stubbert's" by Lilt from X

4:38 - WELCOME

5:12 - "The Tullaghan Lasses / The Cameronian / The Pigeon on the Gate" by Altan from The Gap of Dreams

9:02 - "The Jeannie C" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

13:35 - "The Panda" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

18:55 - "Astral Hunt" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

22:13 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:02 - "Gratitude" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

29:30 - "Flander's Shore" by McKasson & McDonald from Harbour

33:19 - "King of the Pipers" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

40:09 - "The Last King of Feothanach" by Gerry O'Beirne from Swimming the Horses

43:44 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:17 - "Tuamgraney Castle - Belfast Hornpipe" by The Jig Is Up! from On Yer Toes!

49:07 - "Captain Roberts" by The Kilt Lifters from Pour Another Round

51:23 - "Caiomhin's Jigs" from West of Mabou from The Bridge
Pronunciation: key-veen

55:34 - "Give Love" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures)

1:00:41 - CLOSING

1:02:03 - “The Lowlands of Holland” by Avourneen from Sparrow

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival and the Texas Scottish Festival.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Ivan M, Scott J, Stephen G, Jenna and Paul Vigansky.

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Emanuel Nervo emailed: "Hi Marc, Thank you for the update mails. It has been a while for me to listen to your podcast. A lot of things happened and got distracted. Normally I listen to your show via podcast when doing graphic and web design work on the computer. It keeps me upbeat and chilled. Noe I look forward to catch up.

Virtual hugs to you and other listeners in this crazy time.

greetings from the Netherlands."

Michael Cornett emailed a photo: "Hi Marc; I just wanted to say thanks for the show; I've been listening for years and now more than ever it's a source of joy for me. If the current times weren't crazy enough, I was laid off from my job last week so I'm not only dealing with avoiding the virus but also trying to find a new job. The music you play has been part of my "keep sane" program.

I also want to thank you for promoting music by women and other minorities. As a gay man who's more comfortable at a pub or ceili than a dance club, that means so much to me. I'm looking forward to your queer music special!

Attached is a photo of myself, listening while I take a walk outside, getting what exercise I can.

Again, thank you."

Ginnie Vigansky emailed: "Dear Marc, First, let me say how grateful I am for your podcast and how much I appreciate your passion for Celtic music and your desire to help this wonderful community. I have not had the opportunity to download any special downloads yet, for now I'm just happy to be part of this wonderful community you are building.

I hope you will indulge me while I share my history of your podcast with you.

I have always been drawn to Celtic music for whatever reason and have always enjoyed finding new Celtic artists. In the early 2000s while at university I discovered a Celtic music show on our local public radio and quickly became a regular listener. I listened for many years and it became part of my Sunday morning tradition.

Shortly after meeting a very special man (who eventually became my husband) in 2013 the radio station changed the time slot of the Celtic music show and it was no longer convenient to listen to. My husband, knowing how much this music meant to me, started to look for other ways to continue this Sunday morning tradition and several years ago he discovered your podcast, and we've been listening ever since.

I really appreciate the variety of music you play and it has been nice to hear some artists I was familiar with before finding your show; like Heather Dale, Elixir and the Gothard Sisters...and I've so enjoyed learning about so many new artists.

After about a six week break from listening I started to listen again and find myself again grateful for your hard work to make this show happen. My husband died unexpectedly at the end of May and listening to your show again while making Sunday breakfast brings back many fond memories of my Sunday mornings with the most remarkable man I've ever known. Thank you for helping me continue this wonderful tradition, although now tinged with some sadness, it is also full of wonderful memories.

I've been meaning to subscribe to the podcast for some time and finally did so today. I would like to make my support for the show in honor of my wonderful husband and partner, Paul Vigansky.

Thank you so much for all you do. With warmest gratitude, Ginnie L. Vigansky”

Aug 27, 2020
The Forest Magician #473
01:06:41

The magic of the forest penetrates the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

John Doyle, Anna Bosnick, Orla Fallon, Tannahill Weavers, The Diviners, Wolf & Clover, Celtic Rain, Outbound Traveler, Runa, Colleen Orender, Wyvern Lingo, The Whiskeydicks, The Muckers, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Elevenses" by John Doyle from The Path of Stones

4:32 - WELCOME

5:14 - "The Forest / The Magician / The Butterfly (feat. Matt Diaz & Erin Michet)" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

9:26 - "Two Sisters" by Orla Fallon from Lore

12:44 - "Orach" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

17:56 - "Before His Tears Will Flow" by The Diviners from Earshot

21:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:18 - "The Suitor Set" by Wolf & Clover from Live at the Silvan Sessions

32:50 - "Celtic Rain" by Celtic Rain from Celtic Rain

37:10 - “Ring for a Lady” by Outbound Traveler from Go On and Wander

40:04 - “Saints and Sinners” by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

44:06 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:52 - "Star of the County Down" by Colleen Orender from Single

49:42 - "Used" by Wyvern Lingo from Wyvern Lingo

53:47 - "The Old 1-2 2 Step" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

56:29 - "Buzzards Bay" by The Muckers from Irish Goodbye

1:00:13 - CLOSING

1:01:26 - "Emily Bay" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival and the Texas Scottish Festival.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: David Marc, Christopher, Megan G, Joe L

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Matthew McKnight emailed a correction: "Gday, I love your podcast. I have only recently discovered it as I get my head wrapped around ever evolving technologies.

I have Celtic ancestry, grew up in Australia, and feel so connected with my heritage when i listen to your show. I like the Celtic Rain track in your latest podcast and discovered a typo/problem with the link to their website.

The link address should be celticrainmusic.com. Hope this helps in the future."

Jeremy Graves emailed "Hi, Marc! I've been listening to your show for just a few weeks, but I really love it! I started listening to stay awake while feeding my now three-month-old late at night; my wife and I take shifts. As a linguist working with an indigenous group in Mexico, I really enjoy songs sung in the Celtic languages, and would love to hear more on the show! Thanks for your work! (PS I bought a Stonecircle album today, which I first heard on the podcast)."

Charlton Allen asked: "What is indie Celtic?"

Brooks Smith emailed on Patreon: "Hi Mark, Thanks for all the work you to do running this podcast! I don't really have any Irish heritage, but I discovered Celtic music when a friend dragged me to a contra dance in Vermont with the band Crowfoot several years ago. I love the genre, and your podcast is a great way to keep up with some of the new music that comes out. I typically listen while working during the day (I'm a structural engineer in Melbourne, Australia), and I'll have Spotify open as I do, marking songs as favourites on there as they catch my ear. I'll usually later on go listen to the rest of an artist's catalogue if I've favourited something by them. I've found a few new favourite artists that way - West of Eden, Heather Dale, Childsplay, Skipinnish.

Anyway, I'm gradually working my way through your back catalogue of episodes, but one sub-group I've not heard much of yet is Cape Breton artists: Barra MacNeils, Rawlins Cross, Rankin Family, Ashley MacIsaac, and Natalie MacMaster are some of my other favourite Celtic bands! Cheers!"

Aug 20, 2020
Her Mantle So Green #472
01:09:19

Don your green mantle. Then sing and dance with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Cady Finlayson, An Lar, Orla Fallon, The Homespun Ceilidh Band, Erin Ruth, The Irish Rovers, Dustin Cooper, St Stephen's Green, Highland Reign, Harmundi, Wolf Loescher, Hot Griselda, Trip McCool, Black 47, Celia Ramsay & Shay Black

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Cumbernauld" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

2:54 - WELCOME

3:33 - "First Encounter" by An Lar from Deception

8:26 - "Galway Bay" by Orla Fallon from Lore

12:19 - "On Aleksandr's Exile / An Dro On The Red Line / Scottish Bransle" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Home With The Homespun Ceilidh Band

16:41 - "Her Mantle So Green" by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth

20:10 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:19 - "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, the Continuing Story

29:31 - "Flower Set" by Dustin Cooper from So Many Strings, So Little Time

32:39 - "Shadows of Our Love" by St Stephen's Green from Shadows of Green

36:32 - "Scottish Rose" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

40:33 - "Brisa Tranquila (Live)" by Harmundi from 2019 - A Breeze Odyssey

44:36 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:39 - "Summer" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

49:26 - "Royal Nord / Fahy's / Exmoor" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

53:51 - "We Fish for Dreams" by Trip McCool from Hang Me Out to Dry

58:31 - "Big Fellah" by Black 47 from Bittersweet Sixteen

1:04:12 - CLOSING

1:05:55 - "Donal and Morag" by Celia Ramsay & Shay Black from Singer's Request

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Grant J, Paul Vigansky, Joel S, Jim M, Brookes S, Bill W, Scott J, Megan G, and Travis Senzaki who raised his pledge to become a Celtic Legend

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Joel Smith commented on Patreon: "That Lisa Schettner is really good. Had to go buy it on I tunes"

Kathleen McDermott emailed a photo: "I am writing “Grammagrams” to my grandchildren, whose house I can see 12 miles away across the Salt Lake Valley, though I cannot visit them in person. We were all set to go with them on a wonderful trip to Sligo and Dublin ....a month ago. So you know how that turned out!  Very sad to miss it, but your podcast makes me feel like I am there. A little."

Davidejean Rose responded to the Arbor Day episode: "Planted one this past weekend and have an Ash Tree in a clear vase allowing to produce roots for planting soon as it grows a few roots..."

Tonda Scott emailed: "I have been a long time listener and enjoy your Podcast. This music touches my soul. Your Podcast is also my go to source when I need to unwind after a hectic day at work and very therapeutic for me. I am a Preparedness Nurse for our state public health department. So you can probably guess what I’m busy with right now. I can leave work mentally exhausted but after tuning in to this Podcast it’s like magic....I feel better. Thanks for the magic....keep up the good work."

Pamela Jo Hatley emailed a photo: "I am taking apart my new banjo that the Hubby gave me for my 60th birthday. It's a 1964 Vega longneck, Pete Seeger model. Let's hope I can put it back together!"

Josephy emailed: "Hi, Mark! Listening to episode #457 while getting my office back into shape. It’s been some weeks stuck at home with my wife, daughters, niece, and mother-in-law. Listening to the podcast helps me stay on an even keel despite the unexpected family-time. Thanks for the welcome escape into great music!"

Aug 13, 2020
Bean Phaidin #471
01:10:45

Phaidin's wife loves the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast too.

Flook, The Rogues, Kyle Carey, Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly, Runa, Orla Fallon, Jim Sharkey, Celtic Rain, Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy, Susana Seivane, Songs for Ceilidh, Eamonn Flynn, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Eileen Ivers, Colleen Raney

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Lalabee/Jig for Simon" by Flook from Ancora

7:37 - WELCOME

8:57 - "Grace and Brave" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

12:42 - "Opal Grey" by Kyle Carey from The Art of Forgetting

17:46 - "Hobbit Hornpipe" by Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits

20:09 - "The Green Fields of Canada" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

25:25 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

31:19 - "Bean Phaidin/Drops of Brandy" by Orla Fallon from Lore

34:36 - "Beautiful Game" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

38:13 - "Darth Kitty" by Celtic Rain from Celtic Rain

40:17 - "Fare Thee Well Green Valleys" by Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy from When I Was One And Twenty

43:16 - "Para Milladoiro" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos Que Volven

48:58 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

51:00 - "Kailey Won't You Dance" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

54:06 - "Farrel O'Gara/The Sligo Maid" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle

57:56 - "Hockey Song" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

1:00:34 - "Wah-Wah One Violin" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

1:04:03 - CLOSING

1:05:55 - "Red Dirt Girl" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Travis Senzaki, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson Designs, Carol Baril, Patricia Conner, Samir Malak

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Carol Baril commented on Patreon: “Love the upbeat in the songs! Hard to vote for favorites since all were fun to walk too!”

Patricia emailed: "Hi Marc, I am not on Facebook so I hope this email gets to you.

I just discovered your Irish and Celtic Music Podcast and I just love it! It has been helping me get through these stressful times, so thank you for that. I don't know how I've only now discovered your podcast -- I must have been living under a rock.

The running joke among my friends and family is that I am Irish ... because I am obsessed with Irish history, music and culture. I've also developed an interest in all things Scottish, so still have a lot to learn there. Anyway, long story short ... I always love listening to Celtic music but only knew a few songs and artists. This podcast has introduced me to new songs and artists, hearing that wonderful music and stories in those songs that I've never heard before.

Anyway, I hope you and yours are doing well during this crazy time. Please keep on bringing us the music!"

Stephen & Kyra Reimann emailed photos: :Hi Marc, My 13-year-old daughter, Kyra (K-ear-rah), and I spent our Saturday on a father/daughter woodworking project. Kyra is an avid volleyball player. So at her request, I tried my hand at building an adjustable volleyball rebound board for her to practice her volleyball drills on. Just so you know I’m not a carpenter by any means and all I had to go on was a two minute YouTube video that didn’t include any blueprints.

It was imperative that we find the exact right music to lift our spirits and set this project off on the right foot. Episode 457 was the exact right choice. There was a point during one of the songs where I broke out in dance while Kyra had to hold the wood perfectly still. She criticized me, not for my dancing, but because she wanted to dance instead of holding that piece of lumber perfectly still. We even listened to the episode twice while building our project. It may have taken us four hours to complete, but we had great tunes along the way

Enclosed are two pics of us with the finished project. Thank you for being a part of this great father/daughter memory in the making.

Go raibh maith agat,"

Pronunciation: Guh ruh mah a-gut

David Tan Creti emailed a photo: "Marc, great to hear Highland Life.  I checked my Aberdeen-Angus bull named "Bovis". Perhaps the Podcast made him homesick for the Highlands.  But here in Iowa, he has plentiful hay and heifers to look after.  His Scotts breeding means he has not horns and a fine coat suited for the Iowa winters.  Best Wishes"

Aug 06, 2020
Celtic Running Music #470
01:01:26

Let's go running together for a fun, upbeat workout with Irish & Celtic music.

String Theory, Lily Bentley, Jiggy, The Brazen Heads, The Grenaways, New Shilling, iThongo, The Elders, The Bog Hoppers, A Campo Traviesa, The Celtic Camerata, The Prodigals, St Stephen's Green, Jamie Smith's MABON, Skeleton McKee

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:00 - WELCOME

1:31 - "Dowd's #9/ Bag of Spuds/ The Tamlin" by String Theory from String Theory

5:10 - "Danilo and the Swan-Maiden" by Lily Bentley from Norwood Gothic

8:48 - "Tal" by Jiggy from Hypernova

12:58 - "If I Ever Lived Before" by The Brazen Heads from Who's Your Paddy

16:42 - "Rowan" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows

20:27 - "Ah, Surely Set" by New Shilling from Live!!

23:29 - "Kathleen o Hehir's" by iThongo from Afroceltica

25:39 - "Change the ways of Now" by The Elders from TRUE

28:49 - "American Irish Soul by The Bog Hoppers from Top Shelf

31:57 - "The Eagle's Whistle/La Culebra" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming with the Rain

36:11 - "Courting in the Kitchen/Coleman's March" by The Celtic Camerata from On the Threshold of a Drink

41:15 - "Tell Me Ma" by The Prodigals from Brothers

45:12 - "Dying the River Green" by St Stephen's Green from Shadows of Green

47:27 - "Whiskey Burp Reels by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

55:23 - CLOSING

57:39 - "Whiskey Before Breakfast/Hut on Staffen Island" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

I’ve taken up running the last few weeks. As I was running through some trails listening to the podcast, I realized it’s been a while since I did a workout episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. So I thought I’d remedy that right now.

Once again, this will be non-stop music. And it speeds up through the show before slowing down at the end. Like I did in show #277, our last workout show, I will share the band names and tracks at the end of the show along with a cool down track.

Make sure you check out the shownotes. I list timestamps for all of the songs in the show. So if you want to find out the awesome band at show time 10:32, you will find that in the notes at celticmusicpodcast.com.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons:

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Jul 23, 2020
St Stephen's Green #469
01:05:06

Come on down to St Stephen's Green for some great Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Lilt, Anna Bosnick, The Rowan Tree, A Campo Traviesa, Lisa Schettner, Captain John Stout, Brad Reid, Dylan Walshe, Kellswater Bridge, The Celtic Camerata, St Stephen's Green, iThongo, Skeleton McKee, Mark Saul, Erin Ruth

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "The Jiggery Pokerwork / The Return Home" by Lilt from X

2:57 - WELCOME

3:33 - "Eddy & Back / Where's Your Flipping Fiddle / Millenium Bridge (feat. Matt Diaz & Erin Michet)" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

9:24 - "Man of Letters" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold

14:03 - "Axéitame a Polainiña (Aire Tradicional) (Galicia)" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

18:28 - "Great Expectations" by Lisa Schettner from Single

22:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:04 - "Ye Jacobites by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

29:46 - "Haley Small's Reel" by Brad Reid from Single

33:19 - "Where Dublin Meets Wicklow" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

36:48 - "Cobbler's Daughter" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is In the Pudding

40:12 - "Beer, Beer, Beer/Charles O'Conor" by The Celtic Camerata from On the Threshold of a Drink

43:28 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:55 - "Oh Maggie" by St Stephen's Green from Shadows of Green

49:14 - "Banish Misfortune" by iThongo from Afroceltica

51:40 - "9000 Years" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

54:51 - "Wicked Train of Thought" by Mark Saul from Mixolydian

1:00:04 - CLOSING

1:01:12 - "She Moved Through the Fair" by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Find out more about Andrew McKee, The Irish Bard on his website and his new podcast, Life’s A Faire.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Konni, Craig H, Richard, G, Alison S, Not Higgins

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Annelise emailed: "Hi Marc, I'm writing to thank you for the bonus episode, "Pandemic Patience." I'm a university student and was sent home from school last month because of the pandemic. I've been listening to your podcast for two years, and your extra episodes have helped soften the blow of school closing. I love listening to the podcast while I study for my online classes. (Which I'm doing right now!). Thank you again for your podcast and all you do! Slainte"

Jacob emailed on Patreon: "I had to change my support level due to my job loss. Apologies. Hopefully I will find something that lets me move the amount back up again. Please keep sharing the great Celtic music!"

Scott Benson emailed: "Hi Marc,  I am sorry to give you bad news but I had to drop my patron status with the celtic music podcast.  I have been slowly tightening my belt with everything going on and I held off as long as I could with the podcast.  As a fellow Celtic musician I appreciate all that goes into the work and I was happy to support.  I cancelled my Amazon prime membership, hulu, and my audible membership before I the podcast...I was really trying to hold on as long as I could.  I hope to be able to join back as a patron in the future but for the moment it is just a little too tight for me.  Keep up the good work!  Slainte."

Jul 16, 2020
Everything's Alright #468
01:01:27

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

3:35 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

19:13 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

39:24 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

54:17 - CLOSING

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

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Do you have your own Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt? How about our Celtic Podcast Pint Glass? How about our podcast stricker? You can find those items and much more in our Bandcamp store. It’s a great way to show your support for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 09, 2020
Highland Life #467
01:05:25

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

4:37 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

20:18 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

40:07 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

1:00:11 - CLOSING

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

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Support the artists

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

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 02, 2020
Step It Out Mary #466
59:30

Let's step it out with Mary and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Kennedy's Kitchen, Stringer's Ridge, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Kissers, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, The Jeremiahs, The Selkie Girls, An Lar, Clover's Revenge, The Whiskeydicks, Onde, Moonrakers

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

3:22 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

18:12 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

36:56 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

55:10 - CLOSING

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

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Get your Celtic Tree of Life Shirt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 25, 2020
Maid on the Shore #465
01:13:28

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

4:20 WELCOME

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

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

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

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

25:21 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

lez a lurr-i-gan

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

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

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

50:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

1:07:22 CLOSING

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

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

#celticpodcast #celticmusic #irishmusic

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

I am pre-recording this episode. I should be heading to Venice, Italy to stay the night, about the time you get to hear this show as part of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. If you want to know how the trip is going, I put together a page at CelticInvasion.com where you can see follow links to every place I am posting new content, including podcasts, videos and of course, photos from the invasion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

Michael Vitagliano emailed: "Hey Mark,

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

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

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

 

Jun 18, 2020
Toss the Feathers #464
01:03:48

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

4:33 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

22:38 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

43:32 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

58:33 - CLOSING

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

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 11, 2020
Pride Month with Celtic Music #463
01:27:23

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

3:10 - WELCOME - PATREON THANKS

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

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

  • John Adams: Fiddler

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

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

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

21:04 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

49:24 - INTERVIEW WITH OCKHAM’S RAZOR

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

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

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

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

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

1:20:11 - CLOSING

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

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

#celticpodcast #pridemonth #lgbtqmusicians

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 04, 2020
Celtic Women Singers #462
01:04:53

Celtic women singers today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

4:55 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

21:28 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

37:21 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

58:49 - CLOSING

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

Pronunciation: Murr-en Nick OWL-eev

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

#celticpodcast #celticmusic #celticwomen

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slainte and have a great weekend!"

May 28, 2020
Merry Blacksmith #461
01:09:26

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

5:27 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

25:06 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

41:07 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

1:03:28 - CLOSING

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

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

Interview with Richard Trest of the Middle Tennessee Highland Games

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

Check out Mage Network for the Celtic Podcast Network.

Patrick van dr Moezel emailed audio feedback.

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 21, 2020
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing #460
01:07:06

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

3:39 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

20:02 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

46:12 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

1:02:49 - CLOSING

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. In 2021, we’re going to Scotland. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For a decade, your show has been the soundtrack of my life, and now our life together. Sláinte, saludos, and see y'all from Austin, Texas."

 

May 14, 2020
Paddy's Lamentation #459
01:03:00

Don’t cry for me Paddy. The truth is I love lamentations on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe. Get 34 Celtic MP3s for free.

Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers, Fir Arda, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, The Selkie Girls, Iron Roux, Battlelegs, Stephanie Claussen, Jesse Ferugson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer, W Ed Harris, Pauline Scanlon, Seasons

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 - "Brouillard d'hiver" by Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers from Trajet Libre

5:28 - WELCOME

6:38 - "What the Piano Knows/The Dunmore Lasses" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions Part 2

9:58 - "Steel & Silver" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

14:42 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan

20:35 - "Glass Drum" by Iron Roux from Iron Roux

24:40 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

30:35 - "Tecmo Super Bowl" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

31:52 - "Brose and Butter / Jacky Tar / Far From Home" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

36:39 - "The Golden Jubilee" by Jesse Ferugson from The Sally Gardens

39:10 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:44 - "Marvellous Meg" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation

48:27 - "The High Walls of Derry" by Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer from Entanglement

52:44 - "Star of Munster" by W Ed Harris from Ye Banks and Braes

54:47 - "The Old Churchyard" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer

58:44 - CLOSING

59:50 - "Ferry to Holyhead" by Seasons from Seasons

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Irish & Celtic Music Live Streams. Live stream concerts seem the way of the world right now. But the biggest challenge is finding out who’s doing them. I haven’t seen a resource for Celtic concerts. I am trying to make one available. I set up a Google Calendar. Celtic artists can add their own events to the calendar to share their live streaming concerts. View the calendar here.

I created a blog about how to support Celtic artists in the time of COVID-19. It’s actually not a bit different from how to support artists at any time. Read it here.

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

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

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

A special thanks to our newest patrons: Andrew D, Thom M, Jennifer K, J Devine

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

A bunch of Celtic musicians joined Patreon since the pandemic started. It’s a great site for artists as well for podcasts. But how do you find them? I published a blog a couple weeks ago with links to all of the Celtic patreons pages I could find. You’ll find a link in the shownotes. If there’s an artist missing, please let me know.

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Michael Finlay emailed on Facebook: "Hi Marc, so I've been trying to plan a trip to the UK and Ireland for my daughter and I, but I'm a bit worried about how Brexit is going to work out over there. But this show helps to keep my hopes up that I'll be able to show my little girl where her grandfather grew up, and get to really understand the centuries long story of her family. But in the mea time, come to Memphis, we have great food, music, and it is the home of The King, just saying... Keep up the good work."

Jordan Reeder emailed photos: "Hey Mr. Gunn, just sharing an update! My wife and I are having our first baby. It’s a girl! We are organizing the nursery during this pandemic... what a time to have a kid!

We’re listening to the podcast while prepping the nest! Our sweet dog Luna is just hanging out with us and enjoying the music too!"

   

Brett Thomasson emailed on Facebook: "What’s the best way to check out samples of the new CD’s in the post now that CDBaby has closed its online store?"

Theron Statler messaged on Facebook: "Hello Marc, I ran across this actually on a Scythian comment. Lol....I would like to know if you play other folk music that has some Celtic influences but not necessarily a straight forward Celtic band? The band/music I have is Scarecrow Jack out of the Ohio Valley area. I can send a little video I put together of a song written inspired by Bar Harbor, ME and another I wrote a few years ago about one day a year Irish..lol

If not what you are interested in I understand but maybe you would know someone else that could give us some airplay? All the best."

May 07, 2020
Irish & Celtic Music Patronage #458
01:05:56

Celtic band requests came from our patrons this week on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Albannach, Socks in the Frying Pan, Burning Bridget Cleary, Heather Dale, The Gothard Sisters, Jesse Ferguson, Tullamore, Queen's Gambit, Seamus Kennedy, Ed Miller, Syr, The Killdares, Barleyjuice, The High Kings, We Banjo 3

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Bare Arsed Bandits" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

4:03 - WELCOME

5:09 - "Shanes Newest" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

8:32 - "Nead Na Lachan Sa Mhuta" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats
Pronunciation: Nad na Lak-awn Sa Vew-ta

11:27 - "Tristan and Isolt" by Heather Dale from Avalon

16:39 - "Rose, Marie and Heather" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

20:03 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:53 - "So Long, Cape Breton" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

30:24 - "One of Ireland's Children" by Tullamore from Two To Get Ready

33:11 - "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Queen's Gambit from En Passant

38:33 - "Mary Mac" by Seamus Kennedy from Bar Rooms & Ballads

41:54 - "The Silver Darlins/I Hae Laid a Herrin' in Saut" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

44:35 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:51 - "Unto the Gallows" by Syr from The Winter King

49:20 - "Farewell to Decorum" by The Killdares from Any Given Element

52:04 - "A Fine Lass" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

56:06 - "The Rising of the Moon" by The High Kings from Decade: Best of the High Kings

1:00:31 - CLOSING

1:02:11 - "War of Love" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Irish & Celtic Music Live Streams. Live stream concerts seem the way of the world right now. But the biggest challenge is finding out who’s doing them. I haven’t seen a resource for Celtic concerts. I am trying to make one available.

I set up a Google Calendar. Celtic artists can add their own events to the calendar to share their live streaming concerts. View the calendar here.

I created a blog about how to support Celtic artists in the time of COVID-19. It’s actually not a bit different from how to support artists at any time. Read it here.

Get the free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app on iTunes and on Amazon.

You can enjoy more great music and stories from Marc Gunn through the Pub Songs Podcast.

A bunch of Celtic musicians joined Patreon since the pandemic started. It’s a great site for artists as well for podcasts. But how do you find them? I published a blog a couple weeks ago with links to all of the Celtic patreons pages I could find. You’ll find a link in the shownotes. If there’s an artist missing, please let me know.

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

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

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

A special thanks to our newest patrons: Andrew Daugherty, Thom McCain, Jennifer Kranenburg-Yip, J Devine

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

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Ugar Orak emailed: "Hi from Turkey:) I just discover your podcasts and i love it. Thanks for that. I would like to ask why i can't find the podcast on spotify. will you come to spotify?"

Bryan Lewis emailed: "I have been listening through your podcast episodes every day while I work. Best collection of irish music out there! But all of a sudden, Spotify no longer has your podcast!! When I click the "Listen on Spotify" buttons on your site and facebook page a spotify page comes up with [object] [object] and doesn't open spotify. Am I doing something wrong? has it been removed? I found you in Apple podcasts but there are no episodes after 10/2019. So worried I'm not going to get to listen to the last 6 months! Thanks!"

I told Bryan about our free iPhone and Android app.

"Ooooh! An App! Fantastic. Sorry about the spotify thing. ??  THANK YOU!!! Just finished downloading it. brilliant. I like having a dedicated app for you even better. Thanks for the great work and giving me a soundtrack for my life. ??"

Craig Backus emailed: "Marc, I've been wondering about listening to and supporting my favorite artists.... I have a pretty wide taste in music, and I often buy albums (albeit from Apple) but the whole album....

Since I'm a prime member, I keep getting ads from Amazon Music that their app includes access to millions of songs for $10 a month!  I'm sure artists see some benefit from it, but I don't know.  For example, I saw that Lucinda Williams has a new album out.  I've never actually bought any of her music, but have heard her many times on Tom Petty radio on SiriusXM.  I went to her website to get a feel for how she sells music, and she's basically included links to every music streaming and download site.

I thought that artists might make more from direct sales, but it doesn't seem like they are set up for that.  Perhaps it's more cost-prohibitive to have someone process orders than to just wait for streaming royalties and to go out on tour?

I don't know......  I'd be interested in knowing what you think.......

PS I really loved the discovery of "Jiggy" last week.  The combination of Celtic music with world beats is different and pretty cool.  I bet it will be coming to a scifi show soon!  Perhaps a new bar beyond the ring in the Expanse?"

Apr 30, 2020
Instrumental Celtic Tunes, 2-Hours #457
02:07:07

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

3:37 - WELCOME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32:50 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

46:26 - "Stonemilker" by Atlys from Atlys

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

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

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

1:00:38 - BREAK

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pronunciation: Manaw na Hair-ann

Pronunciation: Fawn-ya Gwayel un lay

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

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

1:34:24 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

Pronunciation: Meen an Ti-tawn Bull

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

2:00:11 - CLOSING

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

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

#celticpodcast #irishmusic #instrumentalcelticmusic

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

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

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

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

BREAK

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

Rachel Quill emailed a couple photos: "Dear Marc,

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

Apr 23, 2020
Plant A Celtic Tree #456
01:11:23

Plant a Tree for Earth Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

We Banjo 3, The Gatehouse Well, Heather Dale, Flook, Heidi, Stef & Bow Triplets, Culann's Hounds, Brobdingnagian Bards, Hearthfire Duo, Catherine Koehler, Wooden Legs, Barleyjuice, Pauline Scanlon Feat. Damien Dempsey, Jessica Victoria, Rebels and Sinners, Screaming Orphans, Syr

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - “Crann Na Beatha (Tree of Life)” by We Banjo 3 from String Theory
Pronunciation: Crown na Ba-ha

3:11 - WELCOME

4:29 - "Tree Gap Set" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

8:12 - "Hawthorn Tree" by Heather Dale from Avalon

11:48 - "Turquoise Girl / The Tree Climber / Twelve Weeks and a Day / Rounding Malin Head" by Flook from Ancora

17:41 - "One Spot On Earth" by Heidi, Stef & Bow Triplets from One Spot on Earth

20:24 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:20 - "Eire" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

29:47 - "The Heart of Fangorn" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Memories of Middle Earth (Remastered)

33:06 - "An Irish Barn Dance" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way Home

36:20 - "The Briar and the Rose" by Catherine Koehler from Stone Upon Stone

39:26 - "Dancing the Mud" by Wooden Legs from What Are You Looking for?

43:20 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:34 - "Rose of Garden City" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

48:12 - "The Pretty Bird Tree" by Pauline Scanlon Feat. Damien Dempsey from Gossamer

52:54 - "Song of the Summer Realm" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

56:19 - "Mother Tree" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

1:00:40 - "Og in Eireann" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK
Pronunciation: Owe-g in AIr-ann

1:04:45 - CLOSING

1:06:35 - “Legacy” by Syr from Single

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

#celticmusic #earthday #arborday

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

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Arbor Day is on April 24. Yet Coronavirus has taken over the international discussion. That makes it tough to talk about anything else in the short-term.

But climate change is the most-important long-term issue facing our planet. So I want to draw a little bit of attention to just how important it is that we are proper stewards of the planet. That means limiting dangerous carbon emissions and limiting other things that pollute

We Celts have long had a love of the land. This is one of the most-important issues for Celts, If we don’t protect our planet, then we will destroy it. This episode is dedicated to the planet Earth.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Earth Day website has “11 Actions for the Planet During a Pandemic.” That seems like a super appropriate article right now. You can read the article on the Earth Day website.

April 24 is also Arbor Day. I love the idea of planting trees to combat pollution. If you join the Arbor Day Foundation, they will send you ten trees. Or they will plant ten trees for you. Memberships are as little as $10 for six months. Not too bad a deal. So we’re sending trees to the rainforest this month. Find out more at arborday.org.

If you want another way to support the planet. I’m donating 50% of the profit of our the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt to the foundation for the rest of the month. The shirt has a beautiful Celtic knotwork tree design. And I’m told it’s a great conversation starter. Get yours now.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Peter Gallagher in Ft. Myers, FL emailed: "Hi Marc - long story short, I’ve been listening as I paint walls and cabinet doors in my Florida vacation home. You played Albannach with Rathkeltair in today’s pod, which I’ve heard twice through already. Do you know where that track was recorded? I may have been there as I saw them live a couple times before the lockdown. Thanks for everything"

Pam emailed a photo: "Marc, I have loved your podcast for years, sorry it took a situation like this for me to finally let you know that.  Most recently I spent the time listening to your podcast while I brushed the winter coat out of my horse.  He was happy to nibble on the beginnings of grass while I did it.  In the past I would listen to your podcast while driving to work if I needed to calm down before a tough day was to start or on the weekend as I relaxed drinking wine.  The best to you and your family and once again, thank you for continuing to put out your podcast."

Pamela Hatley emailed: "Hey Mark, I recently discovered your podcast and have subscribed and contributed through Patreon. Love the music and everything you bring with it. I used to listen to multiple political podcasts every day. That did not do much for my mental and emotional well-being. Now I am listening to past and current episodes of Irish and Celtic Music podcast, and haven’t listened to a political podcast in weeks… Thank you for saving me from political podcasts!

Also...I subscribed to Celtic Music magazine but never received the zip files with the 34 Celtic music mp3s. Could you please email that to me again?

And also…I recently joined the Celtic Conundrum band as a banjoist. I was delighted to hear one of the band’s songs on a recent Irish and Celtic Music podcast. Thanks so much for sharing our music.

Best to you and thanks for all you do!”

Eric Guarin emailed: "Hi Marc, I was listening to episode 436 where you said someone sent a hate-filled email blasting you for increasing diversity and invoking Jesus' name. Fie on them, I say! And funny those people like to invoke Jesus, who accepted a tax collector as disciple and had a prostitute washing his feet (roll eyes). If I could wave a magic wand I would banish them to be forced to live (separated!) in the slums of Nairobi, Rio, Mumbai, etc.

I'm half Hispanic and the other half stretches back through the Mayflower and Jamestown to Scotland and to France via William the Conqueror (so as white as it gets I guess). My first babysitters were a middle aged black couple, and a couple of gay fellows next door. So, I pretty much detest ANY form of discrimination, it's just an excuse for people to try and feel superior to others.

Anyway that whole thing incensed me so much it spurred me to sponsor you and send a link to my mom to listen. Keep up the good work, and since I now teach here's hoping for a post-coronavirus Celtic Invasion to Ireland (or maybe Scotland but I've never been to Ireland) summer 2021 or Spring Break; if the stars align I could bring my getting-elderly mom. Cheers!"

Apr 16, 2020
Pandemic Patience #455
01:41:09

Patience. That’s what we need more of to get us through this COVID-19 pandemic. I planned to take this week off. We just hit a HUGE milestone. So I decided to give you a bonus episode this month. And not just a bonus episode, but an extra-long bonus to go along with the 2-hour instrumental episode at the end of the month. Enjoy!

Jiggy, Eileen Ivers, Barleyjuice, The Whiskeydicks,  Emerald Accent, Jesse Ferguson, Wooden Legs, Celtic Woman, W Ed Harris, SeaStar, Stephanie Claussen, Seasons, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, Lissa Schneckenburger, The Selkie Girls, Skeleton McKee, Tami Curtis, Wolf Loescher, Highland Reign, Harmundi, Pauline Scanlon, Jessica Victoria, West of Mabou, Clover's Revenge, Kilmaine Saints

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 - "Tal" by Jiggy from Hypernova

4:31 - WELCOME

6:03 - "Road Trip" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

9:15 - "Maggie May" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

13:44 - "Boom Bam Jig" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

16:08 - "Rolling Waves/Tobin's Favorite/My Darling Asleep" by Emerald Accent from The Oats Field

19:55 - "The Wearing of the Green" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

22:10 - "Paw on the Pan" by Wooden Legs from Animali

27:01 - “Dulamon” by Celtic Woman from Celebration

30:03 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

33:33 - "Morrison's" by W Ed Harris from Ye Banks and Braes

36:24 - "Whiskey Rover Down" by SeaStar from Sinners and Angels

41:45 - "Loch Ruthven/The Feet Washing" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

44:22 - "Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter" by Seasons from Seasons

49:12 - "Fury" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

53:26 - "The Old Beggar Man" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song

56:57 - "Bleecker Street" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan

1:00:21 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:03:40 - "Black Leg Miner" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

1:06:19 - "Friskey Whisky" by Tami Curtis from Cairde Cavort

1:10:54 - "Lads Among Heather" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

1:15:10 - "Streets of Edinburgh" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

1:19:45 - "Spancil Breeze" by Harmundi from A Breeze Odyssey

1:23:24 - "Joan of Arc" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer

1:28:18 - "The Prophecy" by Jessica Victoria from Songs of the Summer Realm

1:30:14 - "The First Pint" by West of Mabou from The Bridge

1:33:05 - "The Maid Behind the Bar" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution

1:35:34 - CLOSING

1:37:06 - "With Regrets" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions

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

 

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

I originally planned to take this week off. I wanted to get ahead on upcoming shows. The problem is that I am on lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus. Many of you are too.

Yet, I had a few emails from Patons of the Podcast especially as well as regular listeners saying, “thank you for bringing some Celtic music joy to a world turned upside down”.

I know we have over 450 episodes for you to enjoy while you’re stuck at home. Nevertheless I decided to release this bonus episode of the podcast.

And it’s not just a bonus episode. This is another extra-long episode. I compiled it rather quickly. But I hope you enjoy this offering. I’m not gonna talk too much. So thanks to my generous patrons and to each and every one of you. Please wash your hands, stay at home if you can, and be safe.  So let’s get rolling...

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The past month was pretty devastating for Celtic musicians. Our biggest month of the year was effectively canned. We have no idea when we will be able to perform in front of live audiences again. And even when we are able, will audiences come out?

Some of us are better off than others. That’s because we have Patreon pages for our music. Just like for the podcast, fans can support some Celtic bands by making a monthly pledge to their music. Sometimes you get some digital goodies for your generosity too.

There are about 20 Celtic musicians and bands with Patreon pages. I compiled a list of Celtic musicians on Patreon. Follow the link for details.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to send an extra-special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These generous folks pledge $25 or more per month so that you can get a new show every week. Thanks to Annie Lorkowski, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Jennifer Kranenburg-Yip, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, robert michael kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

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

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

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

The band Kinnfolk posted this little online. I asked if I could share it.

“Call me cynical, but I've always assumed that the world is moving away from live, local music. Our phones are too distracting; instead of looking out into the world around us, our heads are bowed over our screens, or we're busy trying to snap the perfect photo to be enjoyed later on Instagram. Or even when we are alert and engaged...it's so easy to pull up YouTube and summon a musical performance from any place in the world, any moment in time, any musician we choose. How can a local musician even matter, in a world like this?

That's what I thought.

Over the past two years, this community has shown me time and time again that local music is not only relevant, but is a profound means of connecting with other human beings. I'm reminded of this every time we see repeat faces in the audience. Every time someone dances. Every time a busy bar goes still. Every time I see tears after a performance of "Danny Boy" or "Kilkelly, Ireland." Every time a child wanders to the stage and watches, fascinated, as we play.

I'm reminded that music is not only something we do, but something we give.

And so, as always, thank you all. For listening to our music, attending our shows, chatting with us online. Performance is a circle, and our music is meaningful because of these little moments of connection with you. <3”

I agree wholeheartedly. I find it amazing and heartening to see the outpouring of support the podcast has received over the past couple weeks. And my fans have been absolutely beyond amazingly generous.

This is a stressful time for all. So I’m grateful to have your support.

But I want to remind you to support bands like Kinnfolk and others in this podcast. We love creating and your kindness and generosity are what allow us to keep creating new music. So thank you all.

Apr 09, 2020
Tartan Day #454
01:06:32

Let’s celebrate Tartan Day with Scottish songs and kilt loving music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe to 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

Stephanie Claussen, Kinnfolk, Kilmaine Saints, Kilted Kings, Highland Reign, Screeched Inn, The Rogues, The Whiskeydicks, Syr, The Kilt Lifters, Albannach, Rathkeltair, Barleyjuice, Brynmor

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 - "Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes / Morpeth Lasses" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

3:33 - WELCOME

4:29 - "Otter's Holt / Merry Blacksmith / Rakish Paddy" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk

9:46 - "Painting Paradise Square" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions

14:37 - "Marionette Jig/Spinner's Reel" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

17:57 - "Unbroken" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

23:35 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:09 - "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

31:50 - "Bonny Portmore" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

35:10 - "Celts of the North" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

39:36 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:47 - "These Final Hours" by Syr from The Winter King

46:33 - "The Bonnie Lass of Anglesey" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

49:45 - "Rath 'N' the Nach" by Albannach and Rathkeltair from Rathkeltair & Friends of CPR

57:21 - "Merry Queen of Scotch" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

1:00:41 - CLOSING

1:01:44 - "Leaving of Liverpool" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

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

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

Tartan Day is on April 6. This is the North American celebration of Scottish heritage. And historically, it’s the date the Scots declared their independence in 1320. We will celebrate the event with a little Scottish music. And a whole bunch of Celtic bands with kilts.

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O, Kirsten N

I’ve decided that April 23 is the date or our 2-hour special of instrumental Celtic music. This show will have minimal talk and a ton of amazing music. All thanks to the generous folks like you who are patrons of the podcast and helped us hit the $700 milestone.

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

There are quite a few Celtic musicians who make their living by performing. In fact, it’s almost morbidly comical that one of the biggest challenges musicians have faced over the past few years is the declining sales of our primary revenue stream, CDs. More and more people are streaming music. That’s made touring all the more important.

And now we have COVID-19. All of my big gigs through May are canceled. It’s the same with most musicians. There has never been a better time to ask for your help.

Please support the musicians you enjoy. If you’re able to buy digital downloads, a CD, or merch or tip the artist online. Do so. If you’re not, we totally understand. So do something to promote the artist. Share their CD or Spotify page. Do something to spread the word. Share your love of them online and in your Facebook groups or other social groups.

I confess I’ve never been more thankful that I have this podcast to help support my family. So I can only imagine how other Celtic musicians are faring. Please support them as you’re able.

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

 

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

Domenico Rossi emailed a photo from Italy: "Hi Marc! A HUGE thanks for your podcasts: it's always exciting waiting each Thursday!

This week (just as the last and, probably, also the next one) I'm working from home, due to COVID19 emergency. Here in Italy very strict rules force us to stay home and go out only for severe necessities.

Well, it's been a bit difficult to get used to but... hey! We are safe, alive, and we have our favourite music (Celtic one of course!) and your company! Even in this difficult times I thank the Lord and wait for better times... thanks to you, also, for your weekly gift. Attached you can find a pic of me working at my "new desk"... stay safe my friend!"

Eric Mailler responded to a Celtic Music Magazine email: "Hi Marc, I downloaded the songs without any issues. Also wanted to say thank you for everything you do. I love listening to songs I’d never hear otherwise and learning more about Celtic culture through the song lyrics and letters your read. You asked who some of our favorite Celtic bands are. As far as well known bands go, the Young Dubliners and Gaelic Storm are up there for me. But, for local bands, the Rogue Diplomats are awesome. I usually try to catch them in Bethlehem, PA around St. Patrick’s Day. Anyway, thanks again, and Sláinte!"

Steven Rausch emailed a photo: "Listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, made this traditional Guinness beef stew on St Patrick’s Day (and your birthday).  Slainte."

Sean Morris emailed: "Hi, loving the podcast! You mentioned that listeners should submit music from female musicians/singers for future consideration. I'd like to draw your attention to banjoist Angela Usher from Manchester, England.

Angela is a contemporary of musicians such as Mike McGoldrick, the Farrell's, Dezi Donnelly, Angelina Carberry, John Joe and Grace Kelly, etc who grew up learning and playing together in the 80's/90's in Manchester.

She released her first album 'The Gort Mile' last year which has some lovely tunes and songs (some her own pieces). It's a measure of the regard she is held in that she had musicians such as Mike McGoldrick, Colin Farrell and John Carty collaborating with her on the Album. (I think Mike McGoldrick may have produced it)

Angela is also involved with a cross community (Irish and Jewish) music project 'Amid the murk over the Irk' as a performer/composer/arranger. This is quite an interesting project which has brought gems such as this version of The Butterfly to us

Angela also host several sessions in Manchester. Actually worth mentioning Grace Kelly here as well, former All Ireland whistle champion, sister of bodhran player Jon Joe Kelly who hosts another four sessions in Manchester. We have a strong female contingent of musicians here and it's not unknown for men to be in the minority at sessions here.

Anyway, hope you enjoy Angela's album. Keep up the good work with the podcast."

Apr 02, 2020
Respect Like A Celt #453
01:10:46

Give respect like a Celt today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe for 34 Celtic MP3s for free!

Lissa Schneckenburger, Stringer's Ridge, Hanz Araki, Whalebone, Wolf Loescher, Norah Rendell, Olta, Innisfall, Jim McKenna, Ginger Ackley, Battlelegs, Barleyjuice, Xavier Boderiou, Ockham's Razor, Eileen Ivers

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Lamplighter's Hornpipe / Suffer the Child" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Dance

2:48 - WELCOME

4:08 - "The Cat Rambles / The Star Above the Garter / The Pipe on the Hob" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

8:31 - "A Kiss in the Morning Early" by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain

12:17 - "Chalk Heart" by Whalebone from Mirabilia

16:05 - "Tramps and Hawkers from Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

21:01 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:06 - "Forty Fishermen" by Norah Rendell from Spinning Yarns

28:42 - "Old Maid in a Garrett / Glen Cottage / New Market Polka 3" by Olta from Step It Out

33:32 - "Song of Innisfall" by Innisfall from Innisfall

37:17 - "The Bright Lady" by Jim McKenna from Jim McKenna Uileann Pipes

41:17 - "Manannan Mac Lir" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

44:06 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

47:15 - "Shoot 'Em Up, Shoot 'Em Down" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

49:58 - "High on the Highland Life" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy

54:24 - "Gavotte Pourlet" by Xavier Boderiou from Liamm

58:10 - "The Foggy Dew / Seven Nation Army" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field

1:05:24 - CLOSING

1:07:46 - "Zero G (and I feel fine)" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

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

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

I hope you’re doing amazing despite the Coronavirus and the social distancing that’s taken over all of our lives. I know it sucks, but I hope you are safe and healthy.

On the bright side, there were a LOT of opportunities to hear Celtic music over the past couple o’weeks despite St Patrick’s Day being effectively closed. And I keep hearing about more musicians going live. So make sure you check the news of your favorite bands. See who’s playing and watch one of their shows.

And if you’re able, help them out. Buy some music or merch, send them a tip. Tell them thanks for all of the music they create.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O, KIrsten N

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

Oh! And we got a bunch of new patrons this month. We hit the $700 milestone on Patreon. That means I’m gonna plan a 2-hour special of instrumental Celtic music with minimal talk and a ton of amazing music.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

We’re getting closer to 1000 ratings on Apple Podcasts. Yeah. I said ratings. Looks like I messed up when I said reviews. But that’s still brilliant. Just 17 left. Go give your review.

A quick additional note about St Patrick’s Day. I know it sucked that it was effectively shut down. I think we need to make Halfway to St Patrick’s Day as big St Paddy’s Day should’ve been this year. So go talk to your local pub or Celtic organizations. We have just over 5 months to plan. Let’s make it happen on September 17th!

Oh! And I want send out a huge thanks to Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains. She organized an impromptu St Patrick’s Day virtual festival on Facebook and Instagram. Some of these concerts are still available to watch online.

Submit music to the podcast at 4celts.com.

Vote in the Celtic Top 20!

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Did you celebrate St Patrick’s Day out and about this year? I would LOVE to see your pictures from the day. How did you celebrate it? Email us.

Suzanne Marr emailed on Patreon: "Thank you for providing a far better soundtrack to my home than the news does!"

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

Dwayne Butcher commented on Patreon: “It is so unfortunate people are saying SJW as a slur. Keep up the great work! Will up my per episode contribution today.”

Sterling SS emailed: “I’m dancing and listening to my freedom that my ancestors got to be in the USA”

Jason S. emailed a photo: “G'day Marc, First time writer, long time listener. Here's a picture of my quiet celebrations on St. Patrick's Day in Australia. (Having a nice black brew + watching some GAA) ??

Hope you + your listeners had a good day as well. Love the podcast, keep up the good work!”

Sean emailed; “Marc, Our band McSpillin hosted a FB live concert on St Patrick’s Day (aka McSpillin’s St Patrick Stay concert). Like many, all our gigs were canceled. The FB live concert was well received.”

Mar 26, 2020
Post-St. Patrick's Day, Pandemic Blues #452
01:19:56

It’s the Post-St Patrick’s Day, COVID-19 Blues with Celtic music to brighten your day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

willos', Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer, Kyle Gryphon, The Kissers, An Lar, Emerald Accent, Highland Reign, Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers, Harmundi, Seasons, The Blarney Rebel Band, Kilmaine Saints, Brave the Sea, Caliceltic, The Whiskeydicks, Marcas Mac, SeaStar

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:09 - "The yellow wattle/Kilkenny/Christy Barrys Jigs" by willos' from 4th

4:54 - WELCOME

5:58 - "Reels: Darley's/Brogan Nua" by Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer from Entanglement

8:44 - "Cold Iron Stare" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

13:39 - "Swallow's Tail (Lilting Banshee / Mug of Brown Ale / Swallow's Tail / Morning Dew)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

19:12 - "The Return of the Dead" by An Lar from Deception

23:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:53 - "The Oats Field" by Emerald Accent from The Oats Field

31:53 - "Alba Gu Brath" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan

36:32 - "Remembrance" by Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers from Trajet Libre

42:02 - "Morning Chicken" by Harmundi from 2019 - A Breeze Odyssey (Live)

48:04 - "Heart's Downfall" by Seasons from Seasons

51:52 - "MacAroni" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

55:02 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

57:37 - "Off the Wagon" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions

59:40 - "Siren's Song" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

1:04:26 - "The Foxes" by Caliceltic from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin'

1:06:31 - "Johnny Brown" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble

1:10:02 - "Buille/Brag" by Marcas Mac from Sradag

1:14:04 - CLOSING

1:15:46 - "The Dublin Three" by SeaStar from Sinners and Angels

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

WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

COVID-19 is understandably bumming out a lot of people. It’s also messing with our lives. So in this episode, I’ll share some new Celtic music for you to enjoy.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O

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

Oh! And remember, when you join as a Song Henger, you’ll get the Profiles podcast for free. You can learn more about artists in each show.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Can you post a review on Apple Podcasts. We are 21 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time.

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

WANT TO LEARN IRISH DANCE?
Online Irish Dance offers courses for people who want to learn the basics of Irish dance for fun—no matter where you are in the world!  You will learn the basic movements required in ceili, or group, dancing. The moves are taught with music of varying speeds, and modules are included that introduce stretches and strengthening exercises to keep students’ bodies safe while they practice.

Sign up today at online-Irish-dance.teachable.com and use the code SPD2020 for 25% off any course in the school through March 31, 2020.

I should point out. They are not a sponsor of the podcast. And I have no affiliation. They asked if I’d share. It sounded like something I thought you might be interested in.

FREE MUSIC
You can still get your free album of Celtic music? Every year, I compile the 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick’s Day. You download every song in show #250... for free. Follow the link in the shownotes.

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Did you celebrate St Patrick’s Day out and about this year? I would LOVE to see your pictures from the day. How did you celebrate it? Email us.

FFdaveJL posted on Apple Podcasts: "My wife and I are taking a two week trip to Ireland this year and listening to this podcast has really got me excited for our trip, as if I wasn't excited already! I have strong Irish roots with my O'Reilly side of the family and this podcast is great for discovering artists and songs I haven't heard before."

Scott Tayler posted: "This reminds me of my Irish great fourth times grandfather."

Old Dude posted: "Longtime listener now exploring other podcasts with emphasis on Celtic music rather than modern social justice causes. Unfortunately this podcast is no longer a relaxing stroll along the high road or the low road to the shores of Loch Lomond. 3 Star rating reflects excellent music and too much SJW discussion."

Daniel Joseph reviewed: "You know a good heart when you hear one. Great music through each week. What else do you want?!"

Linda Pavlich emailed: "Hello!  I just pledged to your podcast. I have been wanting to become a “patron” of the podcast since I first came across it two years ago, and I finally did it!

I am of Irish heritage on both sides of my family, but we never really talked about it when I was growing up.  I am of the generation  that was supposed to be a “melting pot.”  My grandparents actually changed their names, to keep their ethnicity hidden.  Still - I have always loved Irish music - either makes you want to dance, or cry - so full of emotion.  So - when my husband and I joined our local Recreation Center and started working out regularly, my son told me I should look for interesting podcasts to make the exercising easier.  When I started searching for podcasts, yours came up - I tried it, and I loved it!  Yay!

My husband listens to talkie podcasts, and my son is always giving me suggestions (Stuff You Should Know), but I just love your musical offerings.  I have purchased some of the music, and listen to it on a playlist, but I really like the variety of the podcast.  It sometimes even “makes my day.”  Thank you so much for your upbeat presentation.  It is especially important now - in the sometimes hateful political climate in our country these days, to remember that we all come from somewhere else, and our various perspectives and cultures can enrich our lives, if we treat each other with respect and joy.  I think you do that.  Thank you so much for the pure pleasure your podcast brings."

Mar 19, 2020
St Patrick's Day #451
02:18:17

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Two Hours of St Patrick’s Day music and a free Celtic album that you can download today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Xavier Boderiou, Stringer's Ridge, The Selkie Girls, Kennedy's Kitchen, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, Beyond the Field from Single, Lissa Schneckenburger, Kinnfolk, Jesse Ferguson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Catherine Koehler, The Kissers, Stephanie Claussen, KALOS (McKasson & McDonald), W Ed Harris, The Rowan Tree, Fir Arda, Celtic Conundrum, Avourneen, Tami Curtis, Pauline Scanlon, The Flailing Shilaleighs, The Wild Irish Roses, Kilmaine Saints, Ockham's Razor, Onde, Skeleton McKee, Battlelegs, Hugh Morrison, Eileen Ivers, Jiggy, Wolf Loescher

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 - "Wedding Reels" by Xavier Boderiou from Laimm

2:58 - WELCOME

4:45 - "Pikeman's March / Who'll Be King but Charlie? / Cliffs of Moher" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

10:57 - "Smeorach Chlann Domhnaill" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan
Pronunciation: Smear-Rock Clan Dow-ohl

15:32 - "Tootsie's Flowers, Money In Both Pockets, The Whiskey Of Truth" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

20:20 - "Race for the Sun" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun

25:35 - "Three Hugs for Luca" by Beyond the Field from Single

30:22 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

34:35 - "The Fair Maid By the Sea Shore" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song

37:49 - "New Rigged Ship / Lady's Cup of Tea / Drag Her Round the Road" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk

41:01 - "The Sally Gardens" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

43:45 - "Jiggle the Old Bones" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation

48:30 - “May Morning Dew” by Catherine Koehler from Stone Upon Stone

52:07 - "Foggy Dew (feat. Monica Martin)" by The Kissers from Three Sails

56:38 - "Ae Fond Kiss / Rory Dall's Port" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes

1:07:07 - THANKS TO PATRONS

1:04:18 - "Geordie" by KALOS (McKasson & McDonald) from Harbour

1:07:36 - "Crowley's/Johnny D's" by W Ed Harris from Turas Ceilteach
Pronunciation: Tour-ahs Kell-tuk kell-tach

1:11:40 - "One And All" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold

1:13:59 - "O'Carolans Welcome" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions Part 2

1:18:26 - "A Chance" by Celtic Conundrum from The Promise

1:22:17 - "Sparrow" by Avourneen from Sparrow

1:25:55 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:28:55 - "Hills of Connemara" by Tami Curtis from Caird Cavort

1:31:04 - "The Eighteenth of June" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer

1:35:13 - "Old Man Colm" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover

1:38:37 - "The Adventures of a Young Rose" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom

1:40:23 - "Off the Wagon" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon (Acoustic Sessions)

1:42:47 - FREE MUSIC

1:44:01 - "The Moving On Song" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field

1:48:22 - "Le Metamorphose" by Onde from Maelstrom

1:53:42 - "Streams of Whiskey" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground

1:56:25 - "Ability Scores" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

1:59:40 - "Ballad of Thomas Higgins" by Hugh Morrison from The Other Side

2:04:09 - "Shine" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

2:08:35 - “Man of Aran” by Jiggy from Hypernova

2:12:59 - CLOSING

2:13:52 - "Legacy" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST  NEWS

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

Marc Gunn St Patrick's Day Music Shows

  • FRI, MAR 13: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co, Alabaster, AL @ 7:00 PM
  • SAT, MAR 14: St Patrick's Day at 5 Points, Birmingham, AL @ 2:30-5 PM
  • SAT, MAR 14: The Camp, Huntsville, AL @ 7:30 PM

If you haven't done so yet, Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. It is free. Yes. All 450 episodes are FREE to listen to. So go listen and download the show right now. And if you want a free podcast app, you can find a link to it in the shownotes as well.

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

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

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner

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

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a for-profit endeavor that is funded by you. I cannot pay royalties to artists because of the nature of podcast. It’s cost-prohibitive. You can read about that on my website.

So I found a different way to give back. A portion of the money raised from compilation CD sales and from your Patreon donations is donated to Celtic Non-Profits. We already donated money to the Savannah Irish Festival to help some of the artists featured on this podcast. We are also sponsoring the Texas Scottish Festival in May. And now in September, we’re also sponsoring Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival. We have donated over $35,000 to Celtic Non-Profits.

But I want to stress, that’s not me. That’s all of us. Everyone who supports this podcast is supporting Celtic culture through music. These festivals bring our musical heritage alive. So thank you for being a part of that.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS
While you’re there, I want to ask you to post a review on Apple Podcasts. Right now, we are 37 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time.

If you listen to podcasts, I want to recommend a couple that I enjoy and are Celtic in nature. Irish Music Stories is put out by Irish musician Shannon Heaton. She looks at the bigger stories behind traditional Irish music. It’s extremely well-produced and well worth subscribing

Erin’s Isle is a short travel podcast. Erin brings you the delightful parts of Ireland in intriguing stories that’ll make you want to learn more. Her show is even syndicated on Aer Lingus and British Airways. It’s that good. And a lot of fun!

If you want more St Patrick’s Day music, check out the St Patrick’s Day podcast. It’s a 7-part series I released years ago. It’s music with minimal chatting. It’s perfect for playing in the background of your own Paddy’s Day party.

I’d be negligent if I didn’t tell you about my own personal podcast. The Pub Songs Podcast is the virtual public house for Celtic Geek culture. I put together several St Patrick’s Day episodes including the latest which is a Sci Fi St Patrick’s Day. Because, well, I’m a geek.

You can find more podcasts by me and others in my Mage Podcast Network or when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Because I tell you what’s new in the Celtic podcast world in every issue. And it’s still free!

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

LEARN IRISH DANCE
Irish music, dance, and culture have global appeal, but not everyone has the opportunity to access lessons in their neighborhood.

Online Irish Dance offers courses for people who want to learn the basics of Irish dance for fun—no matter where they are in the world!

The course called Irish Dance Basics for Ceili Dancing is specifically designed to teach students the basic movements required in ceili, or group, dancing. The moves are taught with music of varying speeds, and modules are included that introduce stretches and strengthening exercises to keep students’ bodies safe while they practice.

Sign up today at online-Irish-dance.teachable.com and use the code SPD2020 for 25% off any course in the school through March 31, 2020.

I should point out. They are not a sponsor of the podcast. And I have no affiliation. They asked if I’d share. It sounded like something I thought you might be interested in.

FREE MUSIC
How would you like a free album of Celtic music? Every year, I compile the 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick’s Day. In fact, if you listened to and enjoyed show #250, then you can now download every single one of those songs for free. Follow the link in the shownotes.

There are NO STRINGS ATTACHED. The download page is on our Patreon. It’s open to the public. So you can just click and download the free MP3s. You don’t need to sign up for a single thing.

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

And if that’s not enough… I want you to have a Free CD of mine. It’s an album of Irish songs called Happy Songs of Death. I actually featured it on episode #83 of the podcast. But you can have the physical CD. I will swallow the cost of the disc. You just have to pay for the shipping. Follow the link in the shownotes. I don’t know how long this offer will last. So get it soon!

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

David (Daithi) O'Brien emailed: "Hi Marc. I live in Mn, and have always enjoyed the St. Patrick's day performances at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. I remembered that your birthday is on the 17th, and thought you might enjoy our Minnesota Nice celebrations. 2 of my old Step Dance groups will be performing along with I don't know how many Indie musicians. Sorry I didn't think about reaching out to you until the end of February, but if you have the chance, give the frozen north a try."

Bernard Nieuwendijk emailed: "Dear Marc, I just found out about this band, does it fit your show? http://www.auli.lv/en Love your show btw, promoting it whenever I see a chance!"

Jeff Peterson wrote on our blog: "Thank you again, Marc. Nice music to listen to while at work. :)"

Stacia Ahlfeld wrote: "My son and I listened to this while we worked on his schoolwork. He really liked it! I did too, of course. It's fun to have a kiddo who enjoys Celtic music like me. Hope you have a great day!"

Amy Hineline sent a photo: "Recovering from total knee replacement surgery. Waiting to go home."

Barb Spears emailed: "Hi Marc!  I'm a newbie to podcasts and just downloaded an APP. I searched music and found your podcast - my first!  I love Celtic music having green blood in my veins and am a Ceili dancer who enjoys our Irish culture and community here in St. Paul MN.   As I listen to this great music, I am digging out of a very cluttered home office. The upbeat music is keeping me going as I tackle this rather daunting task.  No pics - nobody should see the mess I have!"

Helen Withers emailed: "Hi from Helen Withers in Falcon, Colorado. We attended the Larkspur, Colorado Renaissance Festival in the last two years. We have repeatedly sat in the audience to see, sing with(from the audience) and enjoy a musical trio called "Music the Gathering Band" They have at least one CD, & recently finished at the Brevard RenFaire. You may like them for one of your podcasts."

She sent another email: "Also, there's a band from one of the Carolina states, called Syr. We saw them live in Estes Park, Colorado & really enjoyed their music too. Thank you, Helen Withers in Falcon Colorado."

 

Mar 12, 2020
St. Patrick's Day 17 #450
01:15:53

17 Irish and Celtic songs and tunes for St Patrick’s Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Triskells, Flowers of Edinburgh, 3 Pints Gone, The Jig Is Up, ChildsPlay, The King's Busketeers, Andy Law & Friends, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Nick Metcalf, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Alexander James Adams, Rambling Sailors, We Banjo 3, The Blarney Rebel Band, Sliotar, Farsan, Ed Miller

Subscribe and Listen on Apple Podcasts!

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - “The Humours of Ballyhloglin / The queen of the rushes” by The Triskells from Irish Pub

3:38 - WELCOME

6:22 - "High Road to Linton/Spootiskerry/Willafjord" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers

9:38 - "Steel Bonnets" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club

14:00 - "Major Moran's #1 - Big Pat's - The Gargoyle" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

18:06 - "Lovely Annie" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

22:47 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:00 - "Whiskey in the Jar" by The King's Busketeers from The Bedroom Sessions: Boston to Belfast

29:03 - "Falmouth Gig / Bishop's Jig / Porthlystry" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

32:36 - "Rolling Down to Old Maui" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

35:07 - "Skyline of Skye" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

39:59 - "Grandpa Joe" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

44:27 - "Wandering Willie/The Wiley Old Bachelor/Within a Mile of Clonbur" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle

49:29 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

52:21 - "The Coasts of High Barbary" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

54:55 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

59:23 - "Devil's Ditch" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

1:03:25 - "Kilmaley by Sliotar from Voyage

1:06:27 - "A' Mhisg A Chuir An Nollaig" by Farsan from Farsan

Pronunciation: A-Vishk a cur an knoll-ig

1:10:11 - CLOSING

1:11:25 - "London Town" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

If you’re not yet subscribed, I want to ask you to head on over to Apple Podcasts right now. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. It is free. Yes. All 450 episodes are FREE to listen to. So go listen and download the show right now.

While you’re there, I want to ask you to post a review on Apple Podcasts. Right now, we are 37 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time.

Visit the shownotes to find out how you can get a FREE CD of Irish music from me. I will swallow the cost of the CD. All you have to do is pay for the shipping. The CD is called Happy Songs of Death. It’s fun Irish music with a very Irish theme. This offer is good for a limited time. Click here for details.

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

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

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

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Make sure you also send a picture of you having fun on St Patrick’s Day. I’d love to see and share how you celebrate the holiday!

Philip Hardy emailed: "Hello there !! I recently stumbled across your podcast, and actually was surprised to hear your family is moving to St. John’s, NL !

I’m in a fairly new trio here in Newfoundland , and we are based out of St. John’s , we are called “Fine Lads” , we are multi instrumentalist as well as singers . If you’re interested in listening to our stuff , we have an ep available on all streaming platforms and it’s self titled “Fine Lads” . Enjoyed listening , hope to hear back from you!"

Leila L emailed: "Hey Mark I listen to your podcast all the time. I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of the group Athas They are out of Milwaukee Wisconsin they are truly one of the best Irish original music I have ever heard. Three years ago my daughter got married on St. Patrick’s Day and I hired them to come play. It was a memorable moment keep up the good work Slainte"

Alban Tilanus emailed: Hi Marc I like the concept of the voting but I usually listen to the podcast while driving... so it is not that easy to make notes of the play times or artist then..."

 

Mar 05, 2020
Celtic Women of St. Patrick's Day #449
01:09:23

Celebrating St Patrick’s Day with the women of Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Bonnie Rideout, Dublin Harpers, Janette Geri, Wolf & Clover, Shauna Mullin, The Gothard Sisters, Jiggy, Hibernia, Jennifer Licko, Melanie Gruben, Beth Patterson, Screaming Orphans, Shannon Heaton, The Ennis Sisters, Sarah Copus, Bellow Bridge

Subscribe and Listen on Apple Podcasts!

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "The Highland Laddie" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Reflections

2:49 - WELCOME

3:35 - "Stuck in Mayberry" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

8:15 - "This Love" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

11:03 - "Tam Lin - The Bucks of Oranmore" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

Jessica Bennett on fiddle and vocals and Caroline Vaughan on percussion and accordion

15:16 - "April Morning" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

19:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:34 - "Mazama Mornings" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

28:13 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by Jiggy from Hypernova
Aoife Kelly on fiddle and vocals

30:56 - "Scot Set" by Hibernia from Wide Waters
Susan Toman (Celtic Harp) and Ellen MacIsaac (Voice)

35:19 - "Ruidhlidh" by Jennifer Licko from Sing
Pronunciation: "Ruee-lee" (translation “reels”)

38:06 - "The Summer Queen" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

41:27 - "The Cat Fight" by Beth Patterson from Forward

46:20 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

48:41 - "Irelands Hour of Need (Gallant Heroes)" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

52:07 - "Red Molly" by Shannon Heaton from The Blue Dress

54:58 - "Wasted on the Way" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

58:28 - "Buttercup Spree-Garret Barry's-Clare Jig" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

1:01:59 - CLOSING

1:05:07 - "Kiss in the Morning Early" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales
Sarah Emett (vocals, bodhran)

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

SUPPORT SELCOUTH ON KICKSTARTER
Selcouth is the name of my newest CD. It means when everything is strange and different yet you find it marvelous anyway. You can support the album on Kickstarter.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

I want to thank our newest Patrons: Jacob, MUSIC IN 2FLAVORS, Ed H., Olivia R, Kelen P, Rachel L, Samantha M, Steve B, Jackson A, Roger B, Todd G

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Miranda Persson emailed a photo from Malmö, Sweden: "Hi Marc! Want to share what I do while listening to your podcast. Walking 15k on Saturday or Sunday mornings before breakfast. Unfortunately, the episode doesn't cover the whole walk. But the great Irish music gives me energy for an hour or so! Cold this morning, about 2°c. The winter is approaching. Anyway, thanks for a great podcast and thanks for being an eminent host!"

John Adams emailed: “Hi Marc!I've been a fan of your podcast for about a year now, thanks to some local friends who pointed me your way.   I've also been curiously following the issue of diversity which has been an issue of debate on your show this summer.  I was surprised that you had had some backlash, as many people were, about the promotion of women in celtic music.  And then, I was very proud of how you handled the situation...and now, very excited to hear that you're planning an LGTBQ edition next year, with a call out for entries.

I'm proud to say that our little celtic group here, in Salt Lake City, is quite diverse for being a small circle of close friends who love practicing and performing Irish and Celtic music as often as we can.  We include a female bodran player (straight, married to our flutist), straight flutist, a gay fiddler (me!), a single male guitarist and our newest, amazing addition of our singer, who is both gay and black.  It's never been our intention to push the 'diversity', however; we just let it be noticed (if at all).

In any case, we would love to eventually be part of your music, whether it is for the Diversity issue or any others.  I can point you to our Facebook page and Soundcloud, but we are currently in the process of arranging and getting to the studio to record new pieces that include our singer.  Hopefully you can get a small taste of our sound from what we currently have, and when we have our new songs available, I'll certainly make them available.  I feel that we've been making a lot of progress with our sound and am excited to get the updated recordings done soon!

Cheers, and I hope we will be able to provide you with some pleasant tunes soon"

Tim Zierer emailed: "Hi Marc, first of all, a big thank you for producing your amazing Celtic music podcast. I’m so in love with it! I’m traveling in my motorhome since the beginning of last year through Canada and USA and had often listen to your podcast on amazing places in the nature with awesome views, ocean, lakes, forest, rain forest, desert, snowy mountains etc. and all the other wonders from our mother earth. In moments when I'm enjoying this good life, listening to the Celtic music makes the moment perfect. no other music better fits to my love of nature as your good selection. Thank you and very best greetings from Utah, United States. Tim, 29 (originally from Germany)"

Feb 27, 2020
Edge of the World #448
01:02:57

Let’s walk to the edge of the world on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast… Well, I say walk there... But since the world is round. You can’t ACTUALLY walk there.

Stringer's Ridge, Neil Anderson, An Lar, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, The Flailing Shilaleighs, Avourneen, Kyle Gryphon, The Rowan Tree, Eamonn Flynn, The Irish Rovers, Brave the Sea, The Gartloney Rats, Jiggy, Jim Sharkey

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Bus Stop Reel/Greasy Coat" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

4:07 - WELCOME

4:57 - "Flastone Reels" by Neil Anderson from Rathkeltair & Friends CPR

8:25 - "Wreckers" by An Lar from Deception

12:12 - "The Beauties Of Autumn/The Road To Lisdoonvarna/Morrison's Jig" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

18:10 - "I Only Drink Upon The Days That End In D-A-Y" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover

21:23 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:57 - "Banks of the Liffey" by Avourneen from Sparrow

26:33 - "Trout Lure" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

30:05 - "Am I Born to Die" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold

35:04 - "Bruach na Carraige Báine - Falling Off The Edge Of The World" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle

39:39 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:22 - "Brady of Strabane" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, The Continuing Story

43:44 - "Lost at Sea" by Brave the Sea from A Pirate's Life

47:02 - "The Landlord's Walk" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures)

51:24 - "Road to Errogie" by Jiggy from Hypernova

56:13 - CLOSING

57:12 - "My Home in Roscommon" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The 2020 Celtic Tree of Life T-Shirts are now on sale in our store. Head on over and wear your support for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

I want to thank our newest Patrons: Jacob, MUSIC IN 2FLAVORS, Ed H., Olivia R, Kelen P, Rachel L, Samantha M, Steve B, Jackson A, Roger B, Todd G

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jordan Reeder emailed photos: "Hey Celt father, just saying how much this podcast makes my day! I love hearing all the great music! I am often high up on ladders painting houses while listening but today I am working on remodeling my living room! Keep those tunes rolling! Thanks again for what you do!"

 

Wesley Combs emailed: "Working my way through one of my final Fridays at my corporate desk job before moving back to the mountains of Southwest Virginia and returning to the family business.

I just found the podcast this week and I am really enjoying it! I’ve been diving into Celtic music after Ancestry.com helped me track my heritage back to Scotland in the 1700s. The Southwest Virginia region was a popular place for Scots-Irish to settle because it reminded them of home. In fact my home town is named “Dublin”. Thanks!"

Tom Cochran emailed a photo: "Hi Mark, Listening to show #442 while printing invitations to our upcoming Burns Night Dinner. We have hosted this in our community for 15 years now and it has grown from 10 people in our living room to 50 or so in a local hall. We invite friends, some whom are musicians or actors to participate by reciting Robert Burns poetry or singing songs. Some sing other Scottish or Irish songs or present their own songs poetry. It’s also a pot luck with lot’s of great food ( I provide the haggis.) and drink. There’s dancing and laughing and a wonderful sense of community. I know Burns Nights come in various forms from very serious to very silly but I recommend that everyone should experience one.

They usually happen around his birthday, January 25 and they happen around the world so you can usually find one nearby.

On a different topic, you read a letter on the show by a lady who attended a Highland Games. She was asking what the event was where the hay stuffed bag was thrown with the pitch fork. It’s called the Sheath Toss.

Thanks again for all you do to promote Celtic culture."

Feb 20, 2020
Julia Delaney #447
01:05:41

Put on your dancing shoes. It’s time for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Avourneen, The Flailing Shilaleighs, Allison Girvan, We Banjo 3, Ashley Davis, Tullamore, Kalos (McKasson & McDonald), Janette Geri, The Gartloney Rats, Stringer's Ridge, Kyle Gryphon, Brave the Sea, The Rowan Tree, CaliCeltic, Jiggy, The Irish Rovers

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "The Silver Spear, The Earl's Chair, Star of Munster" by Avourneen from Sparrow

3:46 - WELCOME

4:29 - "Julia Delaney" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover

6:28 - "Garten Mother" by Allison Girvan from Resonance

9:44 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

14:11 - "I Follow You (Leanaim Thú) [feat. Cormac De Barra]" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels

17:53 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:46 - "One of Ireland's Children" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready

25:35 - "The Cheese Closet Set" by Kalos (McKasson & McDonald) from Harbour

30:07 - "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

34:05 - "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures)

37:18 - "Drill ye Tarriers Drill" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade

40:17 - "Brown Down Sport" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

42:37 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:09 - "Ocean Between Us" by Brave the Sea from A Pirate's Life

49:07 - "Miner Jolly" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold

53:09 - "Paddy on the Railway" by Caliceltic from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin'

55:50 - "Back to Belfast" by Jiggy from Hypernova

1:00:46 - CLOSING

1:02:23 - "The Orange and the Green" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, The Continuing Story

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The 2020 Celtic Tree of Life T-Shirts are now on sale in our store. Head on over and wear your support for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

I want to thank our incredible Celtic Legends. These amazing people pledge $25 per month or more to support Celtic culture through music. Thank you to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Neal Ó Muircheartaigh (pron: O O Mer-hur-tig) emailed photos: "Mr.Gunn, I’ve been meaning to send u a note w a pic of what I do while listening to your most excellent podcast but the truth is, I involve your collaboration of these fine independent artists in nearly everyday of my life...from pumping fire engines, to running the rainy beach sands w my huskies to roadtrippin the great Continental USA w my wife and children, this music awakens the portals of both my motivation and meditation. It throws homage to my ancestral roots in this incredibly busy reality. Please know it is so much appreciated this portal you have created...Thank you!"

    

 Thom Danger Speck emailed photos: "It’s a cold Saturday evening up in Toronto. I’m getting ready for a gig tonight but first, jamming to your podcast as I make my family a shepherds pie! Stay warm!"

Bill Smith emailed: "First, I'm playing computer games while listening, as usual. Second, the bale of hay that they toss with a pitch fork is called the Sheaf Toss. All the best."

Trevor Teuscher emailed: "Mark, Thanks for standing your ground on the 'SJW' comment. First of all, it is your podcast, so you can include whatever you feel is important for your podcast.

Second, you had every right to defend your friend/guest host from inappropriate and mean-spirited comments. Also, as someone who has listened to the podcast since sometime during its first year of existence, I think it should be pretty obvious by now that listening to all aspects of Irish and Celtic music and exploring all aspects of the culture has always been what this podcast is about. It seems to me that if you were to bow to the desires and wishes of these internet trolls, you would be going against the very well-established tenets that your podcast has always been based on.

This isn't whatever it is these trolls are trying to turn it into. In fact, the only people who are trying to politicize your podcast appear to be those trolls themselves, as far as I can tell. I will continue to listen to and support the podcast for as long as it goes on, and I want to thank you for all that you do to make it such a great podcast."

 

#celticmusic #irishmusic #irishcelticmusic 

Feb 13, 2020
Carolan's Draught #446
01:05:38

Grab a draught of music from Turlough O'Carolan and lots more on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Andy Law & Friends, Matthew Dickerson, Runa, Forkroot, Kellswater Bridge, Raglan, Poitin, Teton Skye, Poor Man's Gambit, Ockham's Razor, Fourth Moon, Daimh, We Banjo 3, Celtica Pipes Rock, Farsan

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Carolan's Draught/The Sweetness of Mary" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

5:45 - WELCOME

7:01 - "Off to California/Tom Morrison's Hornpipe" by Matthew Dickerson from When I'm Happy and I Know It

10:11 - "Again for Greenland" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

14:31 - "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

18:25 - "Four Loom Weaver" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes

24:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:37 - "Smugglin' Men" by Raglan from A New Dawn

29:37 - "Tuesday from 6 p.m." by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

32:24 - "Come and Be Welcome" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

34:50 - "The Land of Sunshine" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine

40:35 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

42:12 - "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

45:10 - "Olympus" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis

50:57 - "Oran An Tombaca" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions
Pronunciation: “dive”
Pronunciation: Or-ahn uhn tombaca (tombaca is pronounced as its spelled)

54:12 - "Haven" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

57:40 - "The Last Voyage of the Great Michael" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Oceans of Fire

1:00:51 - CLOSING

1:02:00 - "Pronn An Caoran" by Farsan from Farsan
Pronunciation: “Prown uhn kwear-uhn”

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Vicus Eva Szekely emailed photos: "Hi Marc, this is what I do when I’m listening your podcast. Artwork... portraits, still-life, drawing or painting. Your podcast is inspiring. I’ve been listening and collecting it since years back to #75th show. The best collection on my computer."

Jack Downs emailed photos: "Enjoyed your podcast today while doing some late-winter skiing in the wilds of Northern New York."

 

Casey Dyer emailed: "Hello! I've listened to your podcast through the years, it's an awesome podcast and the only quality regular Celtic music podcast I could find when I was looking years ago. I was wondering what the process was for getting a track to you and potentially on the podcast. The band I'm in, Biddy on the Bench, recently had their first professional recording ever. And we'd love to share it. Please let me know! Thanks and all the best."

Candace Gray emailed photos: "Listening to the new podcast while I prep for my first night back at work at Apache Point Observatory. Thanks for helping keep this Scottish astronomer awake all night!"

  Araks Markarian emailed: "Hi everyone! I am from Armenia. I like your music very much. Maby one day you will have a consert in my country. Sir Gunn you sended an email to me, and I find it just yesterday. And desided to wright bac by facebook. I wish live in The UK. I like your folk music. I am so sorry for my English."

Feb 06, 2020
Celtic Italy #445
01:06:52

Italy too has a vast Celtic heritage. We’re gonna explore a tiny sampling of music from Celtic Italy on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

FIMM, Franco Bordoni, Willos’, Deep Green Light, Poitin, Don Grieve, Francesca Romana Fabris, Mishaped Pearls, Seamus Kennedy, Oisin McAuley, Kyn, MaterDea, Connemara Stone Company, HEXPEROS, Doug Folkins

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - “November Reel - Wedding reel - Joe Tam's reel” by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti and Irish Celtic Music

7:32 - WELCOME

9:49 - “Saddle The Pony / When Sick Is The Tea You Want” by Franco Bordoni from Urgente
(Rome, Italy)

13:01 - “Factory Girl” by Willos’ from 4th
(Belfast - Ireland & Siena - Italy)

15:41 - “The Destitution” by Deep Green Light from L'uomo del caffè
(Cava de' Tirreni/Salerno - Italy)

20:29 - “The Jolly Beggarman” by Poitin czech from Simple Pleasures

23:08 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:13 - “Ye Jacobites By Name” by Don Grieve from A Drop o' the Best

28:52 - “Everlasting dream” by Francesca Romana Fabris from Close to You
(Rome - Italy)

33:14 - “Wind of the Air” by Mishaped Pearls from Le Puy en Velay

36:22 - “Farewell To Sicily” by Seamus Kennedy from Favorite Selections

39:44 - "Souvenir Of Venice (Hornpipe)/ Belle Of The Stage (Clog)" by Oisin McAuley from Far From the Hills of Donegal

43:15 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:28 - "Sang Til Jomfru Maria" by Kyn from Earendel
(Germany, Italy, Switzerland)

47:40 - "Lady of Inverness" by MaterDea from Satyricon
(Torino - Italy)

52:52 - "Boys from the Ruhr" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

56:36 - "Aine's Ballad" by HEXPEROS from Lost in the Great Sea
(Vasto, Chieti - Italy)

1:01:49 - CLOSING

1:03:21 - "Streets of Rome" by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: Kouroth, JD

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Didier Marchal messaged me on Facebook: "I'm a long-time listener based in Strasbourg, France. Every week I do enjoy the great show while working: I'm restoring ancient books and the music you kindly offer us is the second thing I need for having a wonderful day. I sent a few pictures of one book from the XVIth (Bible from the year 1598) I'm working on while listening. Many thanks again for this superb  show!"

    

Audrey Sanroman emailed on Facebook: "Hello from Mexico City! Today I was listening to the podcast while fia is hung my Jack O’Lantern. Here’s a pic of my multi-cultural altar. Sláinte and  Oíche Shamhna! ?????? Happy Halloween and Feliz Dia de Muertos. You rock!"

Jonathan Smith emailed photos: "Hey Marc,  Love your podcast.  I'm in a curling club here near Washington, DC and I often listen to episodes as I make my way around the Beltway to and from the club.  Great way to stay in the curling spirit!"

Jan 30, 2020
Jaunting Car #444
01:03:45

Climb aboard a jaunting car with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Bonnie Rideout, ChildsPlay, Heather Dale, Syncopaths, Terry Griffith, Ballinloch, The Rogues, Ella Roberts, The Gatehouse Well, The Selkie Girls, Lothlorien, The Ennis Sisters, Syr, The Changing Room

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

4:29 - WELCOME

5:09 - "The Noodle Vendor /Sweetest Blooms / Avery's Mazurka" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

9:23 - "One of Us" by Heather Dale from Imagineer

12:42 - "Bronwyn Leigh" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

18:35 - "They Wounded Old Ireland" by Terry Griffith from For My Grandfathers

24:01 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:44 - "Rise Up!" by Ballinloch from Rise Up!

29:22 - "Reels Again" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

31:39 - "North Wind" by Ella Roberts from North Wind

35:33 - "Michael Goes Flatpickin'/Road to Errogie" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

40:00 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:52 - "Mo Nighean Donn As Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

pronunciation: Moh knee-een don us bwow-duck

45:59 - "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by Lothlorien from Single

50:25 - "Sunken Garden" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

54:42 - "Chan Eil Eagal" by Syr from The Winter King

58:30 - CLOSING

59:38 - "Gwrello Glaw" by The Changing Room from Picking Up The Pieces

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

I finally have some shows in the Atlanta area. I got to meet a few listeners when I played The Lost Druid Brewery in Decatur last weekend. And on February 1st, I’ll be at Tucker Brewing Company. Both are very amenable my unique style of Celtic Geek Sci F’Irish music. Hopefully, more shows will come. Feel free to drop a venue suggestion in the Atlanta area if you’d like to see me perform.

Brobdingnagian Bards’s new album is officially released on February 2. You get I Will Not Sing Along on all the usual channels.

I’m Kickstarting my next album. It’s called Selcouth, which means “when everything is strange and different, yet you find it marvelous anyway”. I was gonna release it at the end of January but due to being under the weather much of the month, I’m gonna release it on February 11th. Get notified.

You also have until February 3rd to get the new Sainted Celts Collection. You’ll get a shirt, a couple pint glasses, a couple CDs, all for one insanely low price.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: Kouroth, JD

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

John White emailed: "Marc, have you done an episode on the Celtic influences on American country music? Growing up in East Tennessee, I was exposed to much classic country and blue grass on a daily basis. I recently finished Ken Burns’ excellent documentary series on Country Music. The influence of Irish and Scott immigrants on country is undeniable.

Thanks for your podcast. I’ve been listening since you were a wee lad in double digit podcasts."

Jan 23, 2020
Celtic Tree of Life #443
01:15:29

Search inside yourself with the Celtic Tree of Life. Let's make the world a better place with Celtic culture and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Seldom Sober, We Banjo 3, Marc Gunn, The Gatehouse Well, McKasson & McDonald, Crepuscule, Alexander James Adams, An lar, Heather Dale, Kennedy's Kitchen, Ockham's Razor, Ballinloch, Battlelegs, Rebels and Sinners, Onde

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Jigs: Geese in the Bog / The Wandering Minstrel / The Coleraine" by Seldom Sober from Six Months in Confession

3:49 - WELCOME

5:17 - "Crann Na Beatha (Tree of Life)" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

8:26 - "Loch Tay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

12:37 - "Tree Gap Set" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

16:18 - "Mark the Hard Earth" by McKasson & McDonald from Harbour

21:17 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:53 - "Lilting Music - Tree Set" by Crepuscule from Shades of Music

31:42 - "He of the Sidhe" by Alexander James Adams from Balance of Nature

38:01 - "No Land's Man" by An lar from Deception

43:39 - "Hawthorn Tree" by Heather Dale from Avalon

47:15 - "The Umbrella Reel, Two Days To Go, Down The Broom" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

52:03 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

55:43 - "Lark in the Morning" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field

1:01:06 - "The Intervention Set" by Ballinloch from Rise Up!

1:03:52 - "Greenland Whale Fisheries" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans

1:06:20 - "Mother Tree" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

1:10:40 - CLOSING

1:11:57 - "After the Storm" by Onde from Maelstrom

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

There are Australian bushfires, oil spills, erratic temperature changes, earthquakes, hurricanes, the list goes on and on. Life on our planet is in a delicate balance. The Celts knew this. That’s why trees were so important to Celtic culture.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe all the scientific evidence that points to human-made Climate Change. What is important is stewardship of our planet. We need to take care of it.

So in 2020, I want to draw attention to our hurting planet and how we can do just that. That’s why our latest shirt and sticker design includes the Celtic Tree of Life.

I’ll be honest. I don’t have specifics as to what we can do. But if you have suggestions, please email me.

The 2020 Sainted Celtic Collection is now online. This is a very special package I put together each year to pay for the production of the podcast, but also to give you a way to promote the show.

You’ll get a t-shirt, a couple pint glasses, a bunch of stickers, our Victims of Irish Music compilation CD and my latest CDs with the Brobdingnagian Bards. Plus, this year, you’ll also get a digital copy of my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers album.

It’s all one insanely low price. And the offer is good until February 3, 2020. Head on over to MageRecords.com to support the podcast today.

CELTIC PODCAST NETWORK
This is not the Celtic podcast out there. I’m sure you already know that. But you may not what other Celtic podcasts there are online. That’s the reasons I share new episodes of other Celtic podcasts every week in the Celtic Music Magazine. This is one of the benefits of subscribing and reading. You’ll learn about other great shows you might enjoy.

What shows? Well, let me share a few.

Erin’s Isle is published by Erin Breen, an Emmy award-winning journalist, columnist and writer for television, radio and print who has put 25 years of experience to work honing a true talent for storytelling. Her podcast is internationally known and has become part of the inflight entertainment on Aer Lingus flights to and from Ireland. She explores the out of the way adventures you could easily miss if she weren’t one step ahead of you.

Irish Music Stories is published by Shannon Heaton. She plays Irish flute and sings. She LOVEs Irish music and dance, and related Celtic traditions. This show is her way of sharing the rich inspiration that the global ‘trad’ community has given to her, with the stories behind the music.

After a long hiatus, Celtic Roots Radio is back. Raymond McCullough in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland whet's yer appetite with Celtic, folk, folk/rock, Appalachian, Breton, bluegrass, Scottish, Irish, Cajun, Cape Breton, singer/songwriter – if its Celtic, roots or acoustic music you want, you'll find it there (plus a wee drop a' Norn Iron craic!). The show is once again publishing new episodes.

You can find links to ALL of these podcasts and more at MageNetwork.com. That’s where I publish links to all of my shows and posts links to other Celtic podcasts to share with you in the Celtic Music Magazine.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Samantha M, Christine M, Robyn

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Heidi Murphy emailed a photo: "I’m listening to this while editing my book. Lovely Celtic Christmas music!

I noticed the other day that you had Round the House on. They're so cool. I've jammed with them before (I play tin whistle and bodhran) and they're delightful.

I recently went to the World Highland Games in Tucson, AZ. It was so lovely to watch them toss the caber and hammer. They broke a record in something I don’t know the name of. It’s a 2 stone bail of hay trussed up in canvas they toss with a pitchfork. I’d love to know what that’s called. I was off listening to music and eating haggis and a scone when they announced that name.

Here’s a pic of me hiking home from Muckross Abbey after a long day of exploring in the rain. Slainte"

Marshall Blosser emailed: "Hey Celtfather,

In searching for Newfoundland Celtic artists it dawned on me that you had a 2 hour special on Canadian Celtic music back in 2016. Episode 254 specifically from April 7, 2016.   That episode gave me several artists to look up.  For me specifically, The Rolling Kings, and The Ennis Sisters. As well as a few others from neighboring provinces.

My own on-line research found several other artists although I am not sure how many are still active. Listing the ones I can find on either Amazon or CDBaby first: The Irish Descendants, Celtic Connection, Shanneyganook, The Flummies, and Great Big Sea.

I know Great Big Sea isn't an active group any more but it's members, specifically Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Murray Foster have continued to record music.

There is one band I want to get some recordings of but I can't find any information on is Greeley's Reel. They've been playing the local St John's pubs for 10 years.

As I visit the pubs I will make sure to try and connect any Irish/Celtic bands I find to your submission page. I am also kicking around the idea of starting a podcast of local artists for Newfoundland to help get them some more exposure. Any advise on how you started would be awesome. Looking forward to sending you many new artists"

Tim Sommer in Middleton, ID emailed: "Hi Marc, I love your podcast and wanted to support it and was signing up for the $5 per month contribution and I just briefly saw the window to select that.... when what do you know...I was signed up for the $5 per episode.  Couldn’t figure out how to change that number so am asking for your help to change it.

Yes, I do think you are worth $5 an episode but if my wife starts seeing the monthly amount for that instead of the $5 per month, she’ll be using her serious face and posture, asking me what I thought I was doing.

It could impact my entire Irish and Scottish music habit.  It’s like knowing how many beers you can drink at the session before you are in serious trouble."

Jan 16, 2020
Irish Kisses in Twenty Twenty #442
01:03:35

Kiss me I'm Irish in 2020 with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe and listen!

Warbelow Range, Serious Kitchen, Poitin, The Gleasons, The Here & Now, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Kyle Gryphon, Catherine Koehler, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Clover's Revenge, Hugh Morrison, SeaStar, Hurricane Kevin

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Cottage in the Grove / The Curlew / Farewell to Ireland" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

4:37 - WELCOME

6:06 - "The Blacksmith" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig"

10:46 - "Last Beautiful Loneliness" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

15:22 - "Ireland In Your Eyes" by The Gleasons from Let It Go

18:20 - "The Peacock's Head" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

22:08 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:14 - "Two Red Roses" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

31:30 - "Silver Thaw" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

34:16 - "Oft in the Stilly Night" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key

36:31 - "New Married Couple" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

39:52 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

42:31 - "Hart of Ten" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

45:55 - "The Merry Misadventures of Sister Mary Margaret" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution

49:52 - "Old Scotland" by Hugh Morrison from The Other Side

54:07 - "Giant" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

58:26 - CLOSING

59:59 - "Irish Kisses (Kiss Me, I'm Irish)" by Hurricane Kevin

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Did you know about the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. This a group where you can interact with other fans of the podcast. Share your music, videos, links and news so everyone can enjoy more Celtic culture through music.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to send a special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazing people pledge $25 or more per month to keep this podcast coming out every week. Thank you to Annie Lorkowski, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, Robert Michael Kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

joylene emailed: "Knitting. I’m of Italian and Austrian background. I just like Celtic music. I started listening when you were Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I have a second cousin who plays bagpipes in a Celtic band in Pgh PA. He’s Italian and Polish and Armenian."

Joseph Rosenthal emailed a photo: "Working while organizing files. Just started listening recently and love hearing the stuff you put out for me to get through the day .Despite the red hair, I'm only 10 percent Irish, but my mother clings to that 10 percent and I can appreciate it on my own too. Keep it up!"

Tom Cochran emailed: "Hi Mark, Tom C from the highlands of western Colorado. Just recently found your podcast from a post on my Clan’s Facebook page. Have listened to several now and find the diversity of music refreshing and matching my own musical tastes which are eclectic. I enjoy everything from classical, to musical theatre, classic rock, folk, and of course Celtic music in its many forms. My wife and I along with son Brendan and friend Jonathan make up Oran Mor. We have been playing a lot these past few months locally and are planning our first recording in the coming year. As a long time theatre geek ( presently directing  Conor McPhearson’s Irish Drama “The Veil”) I am new to the music business.

So I would appreciate any advice. You can check out our web page at oranmormusic.com. Favorite influences include, Dougie McIean, Runrig, Battlefield Band, Old Blind Dogs, Silly Wizard, Albannach, The Elders and the Chieftains. I am really liking the new groups your show is turning me onto; new fave Runa. I look forward to many hours of great music. Keep up the good work."

Junya emailed: "hi. im from Japan. im a very casual listener, and i dont have the habit of checking the song titles and artists names, so i have no knowledge, but have been listening to your podcast for, probably more than 10 years. i felt like listening to such music in Christmas time in December, over 10years ago, (im not Christian and l am japanese living in Japan, so i dont have a chance to experience the Westerners' christmas festivity, but i always long to join their Christmas mood) and tried searching, then your website was the top result. somehow irish and celtic music sounds very nice to me even though im not a fan of any ethnic type of music very much.

the song i liked from this Halloween podcast was The Rogue's Hellbound Sleigh, with the club music like beautiful and cool elements mixed in."

Pompeii

Emerald

 

Jan 09, 2020
Celtic Top 20 for 2019 #441
01:46:37

It’s time for the Celtic Top 20, where I feature your votes for the 20 most-popular Irish & Celtic songs and tunes of 2019. Listen and subscribe today!

Molly's Revenge, Moira Smiley, Flook, Colleen Raney, Andy Law & Friends, The John Byrne Band, We Banjo 3, Ella Roberts, Rising Gael, Sharon Shannon, Melanie Gruben, Atlys, Don Gabbert, Katherine Nagy, Hot Griselda, Seamus Kennedy, The Grenaways, ChildsPlay, Journey North, Chrissy Crowley, Runa, Marc Gunn

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:09 - "Emmet's Hedgehog" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

4:50 - WELCOME

6:21 - "Turquoise Girl / The Tree Climber / Twelve Weeks and a Day / Rounding Malin Head" by Flook from Ancora

12:13 - "The Collier's Daughter" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

15:46 - "An Diberdhyans / Dons Bewnans" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

20:93 - "To Patsy" by The John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

25:46 - "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

29:47 - "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" by Ella Roberts from North Wind

34:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:45 - "The Trooper and the Maid" by Rising Gael from Roots

42:07 - "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

45:58 - "Irish Fire" by Melanie Gruben from Single

50:20 - "The Corrie Man" by Atlys from Atlys

55:30 - "Tejas Go Bragh" by Don Gabbert from Alone on the Porch

1:01:15 - "Lay With Me" by Katherine Nagy from Single

1:04:24 - "Your Moment to Shine" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

1:08:48 - "Wild Rover" by Seamus Kennedy from By Popular Demand

1:14:45 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:17:50 - "Rowan" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows

1:21:51 - "Maids of Galway/Jenny Picking Cockles/Epic Reel" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

1:26:17 - "Calm Before the Storm" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

1:33:03 - "Trundle's" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

1:37:17 - "Thaney" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

1:41:50 - CLOSING

1:43:54 - "When She Held Me In Her Arms" by Marc Gunn from Selcouth

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Did you know about the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. This a group where you can interact with other fans of the podcast. Share your music, videos, links and news so everyone can enjoy more Celtic culture through music.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has an app. And it’s free!

If you’re a Celtic musician, I have an eBook, I want you to own. It’s called Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music. I’m currently giving it away for free.

You can get the eBook and the app when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine… also for Free.

And of course, you can also submit music to be played on the podcast by completing the permission form at 4Celts.com.

This podcast episode features your pick of the top 20 Celtic songs and tunes of 2019. However, I also listed my organic favorites. Some artists I end up playing more than others. I compiled a list of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2019 by looking at who I played the most.

I want to send out a huge shout to Stephen Conroy. He has a website called Ask Stephen where he lists every artist played in each Celtic podcast online.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: George K, Peter G, Metta R, Thomas C.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Katherine Horning emailed on Facebook: "Hello! I was just listening to episode #239 and the song at about 101 minutes was so great. I think it’s Girl in the Street. I’m a dog walker, so that’s probably why it resonated. But I tried to google it and can’t find it. Please help me! Where can I find this song and artist? Thank you for your wonderful podcast. I started playing harp this year and have found your show very inspiring!"

You can find Nick Hennessey at http://nickhennessey.co.uk/. Sadly, I don’t see his CD as available.

José Villanueva Music emailed: "Hi Marc!  Firstly I wanna say Congratulations!!! Your podcast is great and I listen to it as much I can. I've been looking for a song called "The Hunter Set" but I didn't find the episode where you set it. I had a tried on Youtube but they deleted the video.

Do you have the complete name or your episode? Thank you so much! Cheers from Sonora, Mexico!"

Tanya Sapien emailed: "Hey Marc, Tanya Sapien here, I re-wrote this like ten times, so sorry if it seems scatterbrained.

I've been listening to you for years, I can't remember when or where I first picked the podcast up, and I've been meaning to write in for ages but I always chickened out, always that is until now. In your last episode a trans woman wrote in and said she's had a hard time finding others like herself in the audience, so being a trans woman myself I took that as a sign it was time to speak up.

Your podcast has always brought warmth into my life from things as mundane as tending the fire pit to as exciting as my recent cross-country bus ride to meet my boyfriend face-to-face for the first time. Your chipper positivity has been a beacon of light in a dark world, and when I'm constantly surrounded by people that choose hating their enemies before loving their friends and who insist every single facet of life has to be a political statement, I'm glad I still find refuge here.

There's no left or right,
no black nor white,
No red against blue
we don't fight over hue

We're just here to play
so sing here all day
shed your dismay
in Gunn's name I say;

Have a beautiful Yule today."

#celtictop20 #bestcelticmusic #topcelticmusic

Dec 26, 2019
Celtic Christmas Cheer #440
01:02:53

Merry Christmas from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast lots of Celtic Christmas culture and cheer.

Eira, Heather Dale, Peat in the Creel, Marc Gunn, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Alexander James Adams, A Shamrock in Kudzu, The Wee Heavies, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Spencer & Beane, The Selkie Girls, Sarah Marie Mullen , Susan Toman, Farsan, Aizle & Riognach Connolly, Tommy Sands

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Taladh Chriosda" by Eira from Glen Tidings
Pronunciation: Tall-uck Crees-da

3:25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS

4:06 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Heather Dale from Spark

8:25 - "Merry Christmas Jig, Masters of the Hall, All Around the Holly Tree" by Peat in the Creel from Winter

12:50 - "Slainte Mhaith Christmas" by Marc Gunn from Single

14:52 - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Natalie MacMaster/Donnell Leahy from A Celtic Family Christmas

18:06 - CELTIC CHRISTMAS FEEDBACK

23:32 - "Wintertide" by Alexander James Adams from Wintertide

29:21 - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen w/The Lamplighter's Jig" by A Shamrock in Kudzu from Kudzu for Christmas

31:14 - "Court of a King" by The Wee Heavies from A Christmas Minding

34:35 - "Christmas Card" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season

35:48 - "Blessed Be That Maid Mairie" by Spencer & Beane from On Christmas Day in the Morning

39:03 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:15 - "Upon a Winter's Night" by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas

44:44 - "Good King Wenceslas" by Sarah Marie Mullen from In the Moon of Wintertime

47:22 - "The Sussex Carol" by Susan Toman from Angels on High

50:31 - "A' Mhisg A Chuir An Nollaig" by Farsan from Farsan
Pronunciation: A-Vishk a cur an knoll-ig

54:16 - "The Wexford Carol" by Aizle & Riognach Connolly from The Wexford Carol

58:49 - CLOSING - NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH

1:00:00 - "Slainte Mhaith/The Cat in the Attic" by Tommy Sands from To Shorten the Winter - An Irish Christmas

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you enjoy this episode makes sure you subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast. You’ll get over 50 episodes of Christmas music by Celtic musicians.

Find more Celtic Christmas music, including podcasts, videos, Spotify playlists, Celtic Christmas song lyrics, and even some free downloads.

Stephen Conroy’s Celtic Playlists

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast:

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

James Slaven emailed a photo last year: "I’ve very much enjoyed the holiday music! The main podcast’s Christmas was a great cherry on top.  Listened while baking Busha Bread (my great-grandmother’s recipe) for family holidays. Keep it up!"

Brian Stuepfert of Sacramento, California emailed a photo: "Training for a marathon with celtic and Irish music in my ears."

Neill McShea emailed: "Hey man, Just got back from a trip to Asia so I hadn’t actually heard any of the recent podcast. Nice job on the track titles! Sounded like a true Gaeligor!"

Thanks also to Neill for helping with my Gaelic pronunciation on many of the recent episodes of the podcasts.

Michael Vitagliano emailed: "Hey Mark! My wife and I are listening to episode 430 while driving from Galway to Dublin. It’s our last couple of days on the Emerald Isle and one stop is definitely going to be Cobblestone in Dublin for some amazing live trad tunes. One thing I’ve been surprised about being over here is the lack of cd shops. Back in the States we stream everything, but I understand why artists over here don’t want to be on services like Spotify. We’re going to explore Claddagh Records tomorrow and I’m optimistic we’ll find a pretty solid selection. I don’t know how much more work it is for you, but to include album links in the episodes would definitely help us in finding the artist and knowing which album to purchase. Just throwing that out there. Love the podcast, we’ve been binging it these past two weeks here in Ireland. It’s definitely made the experience that much more special."

Joseph Rosenthal emailed: "Hey Marc! I've been listening for about 2 months now and love hearing the diverse styles of Celtic music and helps me expand my knowledge on artists. I was going to email a favorite local Celtic group I listen to religiously during the Maryland Renaissance Festival called The Hooligans, but I'm unsure if you've played them already since you and they've been around for a couple years. Is there a condensed archive of Artists you have shared on your Podcast available? Keep up the good work! And good on you for imploring that no hate comes to your podcast! I like the focus on the positivity!"

#celticchristmas #irishchristmas #scottishchristmas

 

Dec 19, 2019
I Will Stand With Celtic Women #439
01:06:19

This was the Year of the Celtic Woman on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. But I’m proud to declare that the ladies deserve a little Fairple. Quarterly shows will continue to highlight the women of Celtic music on into the future.

willos', Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Aerialists, Merry Wives of Windsor, Mazz O'Flaherty, The Borrowed Angels, Eilis Crean, Katherine Nagy, Anne Roos, Celtic Woman, Heloise Love, Lily Bentley, Maggie Drennon, Rising Gael, Fionnuala Gill

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Ballysillan" by willos' from 4th

4:17 - WELCOME

5:49 - "Cribbage Set" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Slip Tease

10:21 - "An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh" by Aerialists from Single

14:58 - "Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

18:56 - "I Will Stand On This Land" by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

Pictures: I have pictures of myself and Mazz when I stopped the Dingle Record Shop this summer.

20:46 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:42 - "Brierton's Jig - Finian's Visit" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

29:16 - "Clementine" by Katherine Nagy from Single

33:23 - "The Mermaid's Tears" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

37:20 - "Ard Uí Chuain / Sadhbh Ní Bhruinneallaigh [Live]" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live from Ireland
Pronounciation: ard ih cuan / SAH-eev Nee Vrin-uh-lah

41:28 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:25 - "Holding Me" by Heloise Love from Song for the Mira

45:50 - "She Moved Through the Fair" by Lily Bentley from Norwood Gothic

50:58 - "Is Fad' O 'Bhaile Daithneoinn (Far From Home)" by Maggie Drennon from Just Now
Pronunciation: Is fahd o

56:05 - "One More Day" by Rising Gael from One More Day

1:00:50 - CLOSING

1:02:11 - "Suantrai Ar Slanaitheora (Lullaby of our Savior)" by Fionnuala Gill from Whispers of Love
Pronounciation: fin-noo-lah, soon-tree ar slan-eh-hyahr-ah

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

At the beginning of 2019, I declared this the Year of Celtic Women. I’m proud to say that completed five episodes entirely dedicated to the women of Celtic music, with the generous help of Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains. I feel like this podcast grew a lot as we talked about gender equality in Celtic music. So much so that I plan to continue my quarterly episodes dedicated to the ladies.

Now many of the shows featured soloists or females bands. But I think in 2020, I’m gonna expand and just highlight all women for these episodes: the singers, the instrumentalists, whomever. I’m excited to hear our community grow. And I thank you for being a part of it!

Get the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. It’s free!

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: George K, Peter G, Metta R, Thomas C, Gordon W, Dan C, Renee H, Jason Y

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Karen Mitchell Carothers emailed: “Morning Marc! I was just listening to Episode 437 of the podcast here at work and thought I'd finally write in. I've been listening since the early days. Today, I'm getting jiggy with it while at work at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center. Satellites don't take holidays, but the awesome music always makes my work day go by faster."

Rollin Butler emailed: "Hi Marc, we watch a PBS kIds animated show called “Molly of Denali”, and they had an episode of Fiddle Playing, “Jigging,” like Irish Step Dancing. I wondered if you have info about the Irish influence on the Alaska peoples, maybe from “Yukon gold Rush.”  Keep up the good work, and don’t let the Naysayers get you down."

KIM KNEBEL emailed: "Greetings Marc and family. Sitting in my cozy warm bed listening to the program before getting busy for the celebrations. I love the show and really appreciate the diversity you showcase. I adore traditional Celtic music, of course, but things evolve and it's fun to see how folks have used the auld tunes to launch new music. I usually key up the podcasts on my trip up north for jewelry making classes. Makes the commute go by quickly and very pleasantly. Thank you for all you do to promote Celtic culture through the podcasts, newsletter and trips. Slainte!??"

Nancy Klein emailed photos: "Dear Mark, I am an American woman who loves your show. I listen to it in Spain, where I live now. We used to live in Ireland where I really enjoyed listening to music there. So your show brings Ireland back to me. Here are three photos of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, where you will be going on your upcoming trip with fellow Celtic music lovers. Enjoy! With appreciation for all that you do,"

 

Marc Gunn with Mazz O'Flaherty

#celticwoman #celticwomen #celticmusic

Dec 12, 2019
How to Vote in Celtic Top 20 #438
01:07:55

How to vote in the Celtic Top 20, plus lots of great Celtic culture through Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Mithril, Round the House, willos', Andy Law & Friends, Outbound Traveler, Jim Sharkey, We Banjo 3, Eamonn Flynn, The Prodigals, Kyn, Hard Green, The Wild Irish Roses, Brother Sea

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:07 - "The Trip To Skye/Brenda Stubbert's/The Hunter's Purse/Tommy Peoples" by Mithril from The Return Home

6:57 - WELCOME

7:37 - "MacLeod's Farewell" by Round the House from Safe Home

10:53 - "Pastures of Plenty" by willos' from 4th

15:25 - "An Diberdhyans / Dons Bewnans" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

20:19 - "Vincent Black Lightning" by Outbound Traveler from Go On and Wander

24:52 - HOW TO VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

27:44 - "The Old Piano" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

32:45 - "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

36:48 - "Black Coddle" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle

41:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

45:13 - "Jug of Punch" by The Prodigals from Brothers

51:16 - "Fata Morgana" by Kyn from Earendel

55:32 - "Whisky in the Jar" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew

59:49 - "Garry Owen" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom

1:02:26 - FINAL NOTES

1:03:58 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from EP

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast to enjoy hours of Christmas music by Celtic musicians.

HOW TO VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
We are near the end of the year. That means there are just a couple more weeks left for you to vote in the Celtic Top 20.

The Celtic Top 20 is a poll for you to pick the best songs of each episode of the podcast. At the end of the year, I compile the twenty most-popular songs of all episodes into one very special, extra-long episode.

Your last day to vote for your favorite Celtic songs of this year is on December 18, 2019. There are many ways you can vote. I will list two below.

The most-obvious way to vote is to just relax and listen to the show. Each time you come across a song or tune that blows you away, write down the show time.

Then head over to the shownotes at CelticMusicPodcast.com. I list the times of each song played in the show. If you wrote down 5:56, you can find exactly what song was played at that timestamp.

Just copy the band name and the show number. Go to BestCelticMusic.net/vote/ and cast your vote.

You can repeat this procedure with as many tracks as you want in the show.

That’s the basic way. But sometimes you want to give every song a solid chance to be heard. So now I want to share tips on how to make voting easier, using a method I use when picking my favorites.

Step 1. At the top of each episode of the podcast, I list every artist in the show. Copy and paste that list into a notes program along with the show number. I use Evernote. So that’s where I paste it.

Step 2. Listen to the episode. If any song or tune doesn’t impress you, look at the show time to find out the band name. Delete that band from the list.

Step 3. Repeat that procedure until you’re done.

Step 4. Go vote at BestCelticMusic.net/vote/. Post all of the band names that remain in your list in the voting form. Congrats you’re done!

I know. I’m a bit anal about voting. But sometimes I’m impressed by multiple artists. So I want to give each a chance to be heard again.

Either of these methods of voting are great with me. Ultimately, I want you to just enjoy the show. But the Celtic Top 20 is something special. This is a chance for many artists to get extra special attention. The tracks are also added to our Top Irish & Celtic Music Playlist on Spotify. It’s a big honor. But these artists need your votes to earn it.

So go vote in the Celtic Top 20 today!

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. You get weekly episodes of this podcast and you get them before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are $26 away from a two-hour instrumental.

You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

I want to send a huge shout out to our Celtic Legends. These amazing people pledge at least $25 per month to support Celtic culture through music. That is just incredibly kind. So I humbly thank you.

Raise a glass to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Bryan Brake, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://songhenge.com.

Oh! And Song Hengers who pledge $5 or more per month also get an exclusive podcast where I tell you a little more about artists in the latest episode.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Tim Meushaw emailed two years ago: "Hi, Marc, I have been a listener for a very long time, but usually when I'm listening I'm doing fairly mundane things, like cleaning or driving.  But I was on holiday on the Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides, for a few days last week, and listened to episode 332 while hiking north to Ardmore Bay, outside of Tobermory.  They say that on a clear day, you can see to the Isle of Skye, which reminded me of next year's Celtic Invasion.  I can't say I actually saw Skye, but the rest of the scenery was breathtaking.

To prove I was listening, I made a short video of the bay, with "Sláinte Mhaith" from that episode playing as background music.  Hope you enjoy!"

Tim followed up a few days ago and reminded about this email. So let me say first I am sorry Tim that I missed your email. I haven a much better system for including your feedback into the show. And hopefully, I won't run into that problem again in the future. Thank you so much for sharing the video too.

If you want to watch Tim's video. Head on over to the shownotes.

Fred Gilbertson emailed some photos in July 2018: "Hi Marc, I listened to your podcast for the 1st time yesterday. I had spent some time in the morning deleting other stuff from and then adding new stuff on my iPod. I think I stumbled upon your show doing an iTunes search for Natalie MacMaster. Anyway, I loaded the podcast on and later I rode my bike. My 1st new listen was to an NPR New music podcast, and when it ended I switched to your show.

I enjoyed it a lot, and I intend to listen again in the future. You read a note from the listener in Suffolk, England and told of the pictures he had attached for your viewing pleasure, and you welcomed “us” to send more. Right at that moment I happened to be at a spot that I thought you would find interesting. I was on the Colonial Parkway, near Williamsburg, VA. I stopped right where I was and took 3 pictures, rode another mile or so and took 2 more. It was a rather gloomy day, but it is always rather glorious out on this stretch of the earth.

On one 1 side of the parkway where I stopped, there is a farm that’s called “Gospel Spreading Farm”, which, due to its religious identity, is the only residence and farm that remained when the land was cleared decades ago for the construction of the parkway.

Same spot, looking to the southwest, you see the James River

Same spot, sort of northwest in direction, more of the James as well as the southern tip of Jamestown Island, where the colonists arrived in 1607.

About a mile away, the James w/ a look at the Surry Nuclear Power Station

Same spot, a selfie."

Brandon Ball emailed a photo in May: "Love the podcast First podcast I ever listened to, back in 2009. Keep turning them out! And please play Drunken Night in Dublin by The Mahones?

Here’s what I just built while listening to the most recent podcast. Whiskey you’re the devil is playing now. It’s a box for sprouts! Thanks Marc, Great listening,"

Kathy Levin emailed in March 2017, “Hey Marc, Hope all is going well.

You always ask what people are doing while listening to your Celtic Podcast - well I spend many days here at work (WD-40 Company) catching up on back episodes I have not listened to while working.

I use this to drown out the fact I work in an area with some very noisy people. Today I am setting the mood for an Irish Rovers concert we are going to tonight.

On another note:  Would you please send me the link for artists that would like to have their music on the Podcast?  I have a great guy that I met last year at an SCA event and then re-connected with last month who is interested. He is out of Canada and is also on Patreon.

Thanks for the great music!"

 

#celticmusic #celtictop20 #irishmusic

Dec 05, 2019
Get Jiggy #437
01:07:36

A jiggy tribute to Deanna Smith Scotland on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Celtic Woman, Tartanic, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Lilt, Jim Sharkey, willos', Jigger, Poitin, Kilted Kings, Dustin Cooper, Eamonn Flynn, Jiggernaut, Callanach, The Wild Irish Roses, Dust Rhinos, Jiggy

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 - "Tara's Tunes" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

4:14 - WELCOME

5:30 - "Jiggy Biddy's Slur Horn" by Tartanic from Uncharted

8:32 - "Unfortunately" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie

12:23 - "The Jiggery Pokerwork/The Return Home" by Lilt from X

15:18 - "The State It Has Me In and The Manchester Reel" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

19:52 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:32 - "Chicken's gone to Scotland/Old Dundeen /Johnny Doherty’s Reels" by willos' from 4th

27:46 - "Time Ticks Away" by Jigger from

31:50 - "Saxet" by Poitin from Jiggery Pokery

37:16 - "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

39:17 - "The Foggy Dew" by Dustin Cooper music from So Many Strings, So Little Time

41:33 - "Farrell O'Gara / The Sligo Maid" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle

45:22 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:44 - "Absent Friends" by Jiggernaut from The Well

52:50 - "Get Jiggy" by Callanach from Walk Up On

57:20 - "An Incident at Sea" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom

59:57 - "Squid Jiggers" by Dust Rhinos from The Day After The Night Before

1:03:30 - FINAL NOTES

­1:04:43 - “­­­­­­­­­"Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Deanna Smith Scotland passed away a couple weeks ago. Deanna was the lead singer of the Celtic rock band Jiggernaut. I remember seeing her at the Texas Scottish Festival years ago. There was a ceilidh I was leading. She sang a song a capella, and everyone in the tent held their breath as she sang. It was strong and powerful.

I can’t say I knew her super well. But each time I interacted with her, I was humbled by kindness. She was a big part of the Texas Celtic community and she will be missed.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

We don’t have any new patrons of the podcast as I record this episode. So I thought instead I would highlight the many kind folks who kicked off the Celtic Christmas Podcast this year.

I set up a second Patreon page for the Celtic Christmas Podcast this year. These amazing people helped us launch the first episode. I’m hoping we will hit our second milestone soon so I can release two more episodes this year.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Brendan, Tara H, Olivia R, Robyn, Robert MK, Larry S, James M, Aaron D, Melissa Z, Miranda N, Erin N, Brian M, Ken M, Karen G, Margot, Laura S, Cathy H, Trevor T., Matthew N., Luke S., Jerrie A, Craig, Asa S, Elizabeth T, Nancy W, Kirsten N, Jan C, Dave V, Michelle K, Jennifer, Pamala DV, Juliette L, John F, Luke M, Carol B, River G, Mark A, Leo N, Troy R, Mark A

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

Or become a patron of the Celtic Christmas Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticchristmas

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Gary Hook emailed: "Mostly listen to the podcast at work.... sometimes in the car. Keep up the good work. Kudos to you for the playing of Andy Law's track, and sharing his story. Courage should always be recognized and encouraged. I'm off to buy some tunes and support his cause."

Mike Nichols emailed a photo: "I'm new to the whole podcast world, so I'm working hard to catch up.  This is the photo of what I was doing whilst listening to #381 IH-10 westbound.  I enjoy the variety of artists you highlight for us. I will have to force myself to listen to one old episode and a current one every week to catch up. Nothing like a good fiddle tune to keep a man awake while on the road between hither and yon! Thank ye kindly friend.”

George Mears last year and sent several photos: "Marc, I've just returned from my own invasion of Scotland and listened to show 362, "As I Roved Out" with joy. My sister and I lost both our parents in the past two years. We took this trip, no kids or spouses, to celebrate our heritage and our parents lives. We flew into Glasgow, hopped into an RV, and spent 10 days visiting, Glencoe, Skye, Inverness, attended the Strathmore Highland Games at Glamis Castle, and Edinburgh. I hope your invasion trip is wonderful and I look forward to hearing about it. I'm not on FaceBook or Twitter so I will share some photos via google. Feel free to post them anywhere you'd like. Happy Patron of the podcast."

nvelasquez emailed a photo: "I always go on hikes while listening. I find Celtic music really gets me in touch with the land. It has that magical property for me! Photo is from Glendive, Montana"

Laura MacKenzie emailed a photo of her Celtic band: " Hi Marc - The Year of Irish & Celtic Women, that is a great and hearty theme!

I wrote to you some time ago, and you responded promptly - however, I did not act promptly, and now am inquiring:

—I understand you do not want to receive physical CDs.

—You mentioned the process and preferred format for sending you an album - could you send that again?

—Thank you, and I apologize for having to inquire!

I have a new 10-piece band called “BRASS LASSIE”,  traditional Scottish and Irish music (on fiddles, flutes, pipes, concertina, voice, women players) with a four piece horn section (all women horn players). 8 of the 10 band members are women, including myself - the founder and director.

I would love to send our studio album to you, released this fall!

So far, I’ve done little to promote it, mainly because I can’t figure out how to do that... Many thanks"

Nov 28, 2019
Rise Up #436
01:02:17

Rise up with the diversity of Celtic culture through music.

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Poor Man's Gambit, Poor Man's Fortune, Syncopaths, Runa, The Jig Is Up!, Syren, The Gatehouse Well, Saby O', Sprag Session, Kyn, Brave the Sea, Hot Griselda

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

3:22 - WELCOME

4:04 - "The Land of Sunshine" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine

9:50 - "Puirt A Bheil" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time

12:31 - "Bronwyn Leigh" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

18:25 - "Bright Morning Stars" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

22:52 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:14 - "Pretty Fair Maid" by The Jig Is Up! from On Yer Toes!

29:25 - "How Will I Know Thee" by Syren from Waves to the Sky

33:47 - "Tidal Disguise" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

37:34 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:48 - "Sea of Glass" by Saby O' from With Arms Entwined

43:44 - "Frank and Flo's" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

49:11 - "Kyn" by Kyn from Earendel

53:07 - "No Whiskey, No Rum" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

56:31 - CLOSING

57:40 - "Your Moment to Shine" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you’re not subscribed to the Celtic Christmas Podcast, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss a single episode. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Tim S.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Christi emailed: "Greetings from the DC Metro area! I live about 22 miles north of Bethesda, so although I listen to the podcast during my commute to work, it’s not exactly picturesque; you can get much more interesting photos of traffic off any traffic website. Today, however, I was helping a friend cleaning stalls, and my horse was listening to the podcast with me. (When he wasn’t asking me to scratch his back.)

Two of his friends also thought the podcast was pretty interesting, if not edible.

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of your biggest fans! (The silver thing on the brown & white paint is a fly mask; he’s got a bum eye that the bugs love!)"

Edward Willoughby emailed a photo: "Ed Willoughby in my family’s tartan"

Suzanna Anderson emailed: "Hi Marc, Enjoying the show. I had no problem with downloading the files. My favorite bands:

Fintan (so pleased to hear them in #418!)

Eileen Ivers

Kyle Meadows

Victoria Van Arnam

Steven K. Smith

Tisa McGraw

Bonnie Russell

Matthew Abelson

I also listen to Varttina, but they are Finnish. Their folk songs are surprisingly similar to Irish and Celtic songs. Thank you."

Daniel Lucas emailed: "Hello! I have been loving the podcast, thank you so much. I started listening to it on a road trip between Montana, New York, and North Carolina. I listened to it on my flight back to France. I'm now planning a hike in the Pyrenees and here I am looking at maps and enjoying your great podcast. Hope this is good data - Thanks a bunch"

David O'Brien emailed: "Hey Marc, I'm a welder, and while I'm baking myself alive each day, I listen to a few podcasts on Stitcher. Ran across yours almost a year ago, and am still working through the backlog. I just listened to "Don't Go Drinking with Hobbits" last week, and I get through a couple episodes per day, mixed in with other podcasts, mostly historical. I enjoy your show and have recommended it to many people, including some musicians at the MN Renaissance Festival. Keep the music coming. Slainte"

Mark L emailed.

I'm not actually gonna read it. Because it was a very disgraceful, hate-filled message attacking me for supporting diversity with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

I confess it upset me. In part because Mark attempted to use God to spread...hate. Which is the complete opposite from the message Jesus taught.

Our society has grown. We are better than that.

The Celts suffered hate-filled crimes. We should learn from those crimes. We should lift all people up, not just you and me, but all people.

We ARE better than that.

Or at least we should be.

I don't care what your political beliefs are. This podcast supports all humans as individuals. As all people deserve a chance to be heard.

If you don't like that, once again, I implore you to stop listening.

Take your HATE elsewhere.

So as the holiday season approaches. I hope you will give thanks to those who celebrate our enduring love for the diversity of Celtic culture through music. I wish you many all holiday blessings.

Nov 21, 2019
Slea Head #435
01:07:09

Climb Slea Head cliffs with us as take in the majesty of Celtic music.

Andy Law, The Tea Merchants, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Fir Arda, Ballinloch, Spoil the Dance, Dustin Cooper, Nicole White, Poor Man's Gambit, Catherine Koehler, Hard Green, Celtic Reggae Revolution, Brave the Sea, Tartanic, Brother Sea

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Falmouth Gig / Bishop's Jig / Porthlystry" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and Short of It

3:38 - WELCOME

4:10 - "Rosetree Polka" by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps

8:25 - "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie

12:53 - "Casadh an tSugain" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions

15:29 - "Slea Head" by Ballinloch from Rise Up!

20:19 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:54 - "Ten Thousand Miles" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies

28:53 - "Chanter and Scotch Cap" by Dustin Cooper from So Many Strings, So Little TIme

32:11 - "Lady Night" by Nicole White from Fantasy

34:00 - "La Ridee" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine

40:30 - "Live Not Where I Love" by Catherine Koehler from upcoming album

43:59 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:49 - "I'll Tell Me Ma" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew

50:04 - "Gypsy Tax Fiddle Dub" by Celtic Reggae Revolution from Celtic Dub, Volume 1

55:00 - "Siren's Song" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken

59:46 - "The Belly Dancer" by Tartanic from Uncharted

1:02:02 - CLOSING

1:03:20 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea Ep

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The Celtic Christmas Podcast is coming back. Join Celtic Christmas music fans to help us release episodes in 2019. Sign up today.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, robert michael kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Beth Hlabse emailed photos: "Hi, Marc, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for another wonderful podcast (412). Thanks to you, I discovered Heather Dale and I was very happy to hear her once again on you ‘cast.

I’ve attached some photos of what I do while listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I’ve been cross-stitching since I was 12 (more years ago than I want to say) and I’ve found that listening to your podcast has kept me going on my more difficult projects.

Keep up the good work and much joy, peace and happiness in your new home!"

Wing L Mui emailed: "Hi Marc,I first started listening to your podcast in... 2006? 2007? A very long time ago, that's for sure. I drifted away when I left school and life got busy. But a week ago I realized that Spotify carries your podcast and began listening again. Now I have several hundred back episodes to go back to and I am very much looking forward to it!

That's not why I'm writing though. I just heard you address the complaint in your latest episode. Well, I'm a trans woman of East Asian descend and honestly not only do I not see very many folks like me performing Irish and Celtic music, it's hard for me to find other folks like me in the audience too. I'm thinking back to the last time Solas was in town for a bluegrass festival: the room was packed but pretty much every person was white. Except for me and the guy selling drinks in the back, I guess.

So I really want to thank you not only for introducing me to a wide variety of amazing music by a whole bunch of wonderful people around the world, but for standing up and making a safe space for folks who don't necessarily resemble what some people think fans of Irish and Celtic music should be. Thank you so much for your work, and your wonderful podcast!"

Matthew Means emailed: "Hi Marc, I've been a supporter for a number of years, first as a listener and then pledging to your Patreon, but never taken the time to let you know why I make that decision every month. Why now? Well, I suppose the world has been getting a little darker by the hour since I first found the podcast, but I've always been able to rely on your efforts to add a touch of something that's just purely positive and emotionally rewarding to my life on a regular basis. Especially as nearly every media channel turns into a profit-driven minefield of negativity, I can say without reservation that I want to live in a world where the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists, a forum where great music and equality are the only things that you'll find when you dig deeper. Does that sound overly dramatic? Well, maybe it is, but there are so few things I can say that about these days -- which is perhaps the far more dramatic conclusion.

Anyway, thanks for your hard work and hope to catch you on the road someday. Also, the Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits album is a masterpiece."

Will emailed: "Marc thanks such an outstanding podaost that raises the bar with each episode... after years and years of just listening to your podcast, I just turned around and made some purchases all thanks to your podcast. I purchased every album of Wicket Tinkers, Stubby shillelaghs, and album from the bedlam bards and of course your firefly drinking songs album. keep up the outstanding work, and keep raising that bar... wishing you the best from Japan, thanks,"

Marti Meyers emailed a photo from Gainsville, FL: "Catching up on episodes and listening to #407. I'm sitting before my neuroanatomy class and color coding spinal tracts. Grad student life! I hope your move went smoothly. The only thing harder than moving is house hunting!"

Amber from Buffalo emailed on Facebook: "I found your podcast by chance sometime last year. I love the energy of your show, your support of the diverse culture of celtic music, and the acknowledgment of all of the lesser known artists out there. Very recently, i have lost a friend to a terrible accident. he was a lovely human being who I can only describe as 'Wholesome'- he quite literally helped build much of my community, and had a very gentle hand with creatures. He introduced me to a plethora of celtic drinking songs/ sailing songs, something he quite enjoyed as he spent much of his time in Alaska working for fishing boats and various wildlife organizations. I don't know if he ever got around to hearing your podcast, but i am sure he would have enjoyed you very much. Would it be possible to request a cover of 'Mingulay' to be played on one of your upcoming shows? It is my favorite and very much reminds me of him."

#celticmusic #irishmusic #irishcelticmusic #celticmusicnews #equality #drinkingsongs

Nov 14, 2019
Going Home to Celtic Music #434
01:08:21

We're all going home to great Celtic music and culture.

Andy Law, Dustin Cooper, Seaumas Gagne, Poisoned Dwarf, Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley, Songs for Ceilidh, Fir Arda, Nicole White, Marcas Mac, Ballinloch, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Rebels and Sinners, Hard Green, Marc Gunn

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode. Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Royal Wedding / Sun Assembly" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It

5:32 - WELCOME

7:08 - "Gathering Peacods and Newcastle" by Dustin Cooper from So Many Strings, So Little Time

9:55 - "Is Truagh Leam Ar Sgaradh" by Seaumas Gagne from Baile Ard

13:02 - "Bus from Fingal" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

19:54 - "Weave My Love a Garland" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

23:34 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:03 - "Going Home" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

33:07 - "The Beautiful Gortree" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions

35:48 - "Summer Tales" by Nicole White from Fantasy

39:11 - "Dumbbells" by Marcas Mac

44:29 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:19 - "End in Front" by Ballinloch from Rise Up!

50:29 - "Kenzie" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie

55:09 - "Til the Bottle Strikes Me Dead" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

58:36 - "Rare Old Mountain Dew" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew

1:02:24 - CLOSING

1:03:42 - "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Roderich Vogelmann, Bruce Thompson, Janet Kohler-bond

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

ANDREW LAW emailed: "Hi There, I'm a Newlyn-based folk fiddle player and a Survivor of childhood sexual abuse. As part of my now, nearly 50 year journey of recovery, I have recorded a CD of folk music from Cornwall and around the UK, alongside a number of other Newlyn and Penzance-based folk musicians. The CD is called "The Long and the Short of It" and every penny from the CD sales is being donated to the amazing Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood.

I am wondering whether you would be interested in featuring the CD and supporting this really important cause."

Murphy emailed photos: "Good evening! (Or at least where I am right now) Was just finishing up #427 and I gotta say I absolutely adored it. Been a year I think since I last wrote to the podcast. Either way, thought you might be interested on what I'm doing while listening to your podcast.

It's not that good so far but I've been working on carving a spoon in my Native Art Studio class. It's very much a work in progress right now because I've never done this before. I'm kinda proud of it though! (Sorry 'bout the camera angles, they came out funny )

Thank you so much for keeping this show alive and thriving with beautiful music!!"

Margaret Zavala emailed on Facebook: "Hi finally I can listen to my favorite music,any where I go. Just one question are you doing music for tartan week in NEW YORK. The Parade is April 6?"

Michael Finaly emailed on Facebook: "Hi Marc, so I've been trying to plan a trip to the UK and Ireland for my daughter and I, but I'm a bit worried about how Brexit is going to work out over there. But this show helps to keep my hopes up that I'll be able to show my little girl where her grandfather grew up, and get to really understand the centuries long story of her family. But in the mean time, come to Memphis, we have great food, music, and it is the home of The King, just saying... Keep up the good work."

William Carter emailed photos: "Listening while taking down drape out of a ceiling after a wedding. The song “An Buachillin Ban” by Bellow Bridge moved me to tears. Thank you for this podcast!"

Barry emailed on Facebook: "Marc, You asked for feedback, so here's some - Please, keep your SJW views out of the music podcast. Make it a sacred place just for the music. It's about Celtic music and the culture. NOTHING else. PLEASE!"

Thanks Barry. But my quick response is no.

First off, if someone attacks my friend, as well as a guest host of this podcast, I will defend them. That's all there is to it.

But it seems you did not listen to my SJW rant. That's what this podcast is about. If we do not defend our Celtic culture in ALL of its diversity, we will lose it. I will defend the women of Celtic music. I will defend the different shapes and colors of Celtic music.

I might not spend all my time talking about it. But it will be here. And again. If you don't like that, if that's not for you, that's fine. I respectfully suggest you not listen.

Because THIS is a part of what Celtic culture is all about. You can take it or leave it.

I will not compromise my defense of Celtic music and culture when it comes to diversity. So again, if you don't support the social justice of the Celts, then I wish you all the best.

Nov 07, 2019
Celtic Music for Halloween #433
01:06:17

Happy Halloween and Samhain from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

FinTan, Poisoned Dwarf, Dylan Walshe, A Campo Traviesa, Alexander James Adams, Ciunas, Hot Griselda, Brendan Monaghan, Moch Pryderi, Flook, The Rogues, Dervish, Cady Finlayson, Heather Dale, Haggis Rampant, Runa

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "A'Soulin'" by FinTan from Excursion

3:50 - WELCOME

4:43 - "The Dark Side of the Mooncoin" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

9:20 - "Death Dance" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

12:20 - "A Bruxa (Galicia)" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

16:47 - "Samhain" by Alexander James Adams from UnSeelie Self

20:14 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:09 - "Uncle Rat" by Ciunas from High Time

26:24 - "The Broken Doll / Sandpipers" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

30:44 - "The Devil Must Have Sent You" by Brendan Monaghan from Unbroken

32:55 - "Llwyn Onn (Ashgrove)" by Moch Pryderi from Moch IV

36:31 - "Sharig / The Pipers of Roguery / The Huntsman" by Flook from Ancora

41:03 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:21 - "Hellbound Sleigh" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

48:54 - "Molly Malone" by Dervish from The Great Irish Songbook

52:29 - "Five Horned Jig" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

53:47 - "The Morrigan" by Heather Dale from Fairytale

57:04 - "The Pumpkin's Fancy / Andy Renwick's Favourite Ferret" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

59:42 - CLOSING

1:01:01 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

Listen to more about the itinerary on the Pub Songs Podcast. The Celts Invade Venice… Again!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast:

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Morgan Presley emailed a photo: "Hi Mark! I first discovered your podcast a few months ago, and I immediately fell in love! I’ve discovered so many new songs and artists, and I look forward to each new episode. Your podcast has now become the soundtrack to my sewing. It’s a lovely addition to my hobby, and makes my weekend afternoons drafting patterns, pinning fabrics, and sewing seams even more enjoyable. I also listen to your instrumental episodes while doing my physics homework. Thanks so much for creating this podcast!"

 

Debra VanTuyll emailed: "Hi Mark --I was just listening to your podcast while I work on a research grant. Pictures would be way too dull to share. However, I heard you mention not knowing of any Irish bands in Atlanta. I'm sure you know John Maschinot. He has a group that plays some. Then, there's the Atlanta Junior Irish Ceili Band that Katherine Irwin Thomas runs.

Over in Augusta, you've got de Ceádaoin, which is also more of a ceili band. We do sessions twice a month, once at each of the two breweries here (come join us if you're in this area. We're at Riverwatch Brewery the last Friday of the month and Savannah River the middle Wednesday of the month) and occasional gigs. We're presently working on a Christmas CD that will feature some little-known Christmas jigs and reels as well as some better known carols. We'll send you a copy when it's out. Also, Lillie Morris has a number of children violin students, and they play occasionally in Harlem.

At any rate, my main reason for writing was to let you know that the Irish music scene may be nano-sized in Georgia, but there are a few of us fighting the good fight out here in the hinterlands! Best wishes from east Georgia!"

Ed Stoffer responded to a Celtic Music Magazine email: "Hey Marc, Yes I did get all the music downloads. Thanks so much, I've listened to most of them and they are great.

I've been listening for a while now, but sure which episode I started on but for at least a couple of years. Thank you for taking the time to produce the podcast.

I'm still relatively new to Irish and celtic music, but for the past 6/7 years my wife and I have been regulars at the Iowa Irish fest here in Waterloo Iowa. Some of our favorite artist are Scythian, The Screaming Orphans, Seo Linn, The Gothard Sisters, Gaelic Storm, The Langers Ball, Realta, and JigJam.

Thanks again for all the work you do to put the program together."

Ravus Caelum emailed a photo: "Mark - Thanks for doing the podcast.  You asked for pictures of us while we're listening, so here's me working on chainmaille and unwinding with some excellent music after work."

Sarai Lorenzo emailed: "Hi!  I'm listening to your podcast while working designing books on an editorial. I am from Galicia, Spain, a place that is linked closely to Celtic culture. Thank you for your work, the music and sorry for my english! Keep doing this amazing work!"

Oct 31, 2019
What Are You Doing While Listening to Celtic Music #432
02:25:51

I want your feedback. What are you doing while listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast? This week, I'm gonna share a bunch of feedback from the past couple o'years.

Poisoned Dwarf, Seldom Sober, Songs For Ceilidh, Mitchell & Vincent, Ciunas, Kennedy's Kitchen, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Kellswater Bridge, Captain John Stout, The Jig Is Up! from First Steps, Brobdingnagian Bards, Dylan Walshe, Sylvia Woods, The Jackdaws, Claire Roche, Black Market Haggis, Crepuscule, The Round Table, Tartanic, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Moch Pryderi, Teton Skye, Alexander James Adams, Molly's Revenge, Celtic Woman, O'hanleigh, Ciana, Vintage Wildflower, Katherine Nagy, Bellow Bridge, Jil Chambless

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Bolt The Door" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt The Door

5:58 - WELCOME

7:25 - "The Ferryman / Mason's Apron" by Seldom Sober from Six Months of Confession

11:24 - "Rothsea-0" by Songs For Ceilidh from Falling Forward

14:36 - Alexis Fickes emailed: "Hey Marc, I am Alexis and I just wanted to tell you that I love the podcast, especially #426. I listen to the podcast on the bus and while I paint. Absolutely amazing. I love that there’s someone who appreciates the artists and music like this. Keep doing you!!"

Simon Dillon emailed a photo: "Hello Marc. Although over month ago, this photo shows me driving back from Canberra to my home town Bendigo (700km) while listening to your podcast.   Myself and my friend, and fellow musician, Keven McCarthy had just spent the Easter long weekend at the Australian National Folk Festival presenting “Songs From The Australian Tradition” session on each day of the festival.  Australia has many traditional songs. Many of these songs use traditional Irish melodies or are even parodies of traditional Irish songs.

The Nation Folk Festival was one of 3 festivals the Kevin and I attended in South Eastern Australia over 17 days around Easter.  We started at the Lake Cullulleraine Music Festival, then the National Folk Festival and ended up at the Koroit Irish Festival. By the time I arrived back home, we had covered 2800 km and listened to many Irish and Celtic Music Podcasts, the quintessential road trip podcast. Keep up the great work.

16:13 - "Seven Stars, The Sloe" by Mitchell & Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

19:18 - "Celtic Tiger" by Ciunas from High Time

22:59 - Ruben Lopez emailed a photo: "I heard the podcast #393, and was drawing. Here's the drawing. Have a good one."

Alexander Randall 5th emailed a photo: "Hey Marc: I put your sticker on my car... I should put one on the boat, but only fish and mermaids would see it..."

Conor Coll emailed: "Hey Marc, Just replying to let you know I received the music you sent and I am currently listening to them, still trying to decide between my favourite!

As an Irish man I have been hearing Celtic music all my life and it takes me back to a lovely atmosphere when I listen to these tracks. Recently, I have been following a band which I had done a little camera work with in the past, The Ronan Gallagher Band. They are very talented and are from the region I come from, so I am a big fan of their music. They are what inspired me to look for more traditional music which lead me to this newsletter."

Submit music to the podcast at 4celts.com.

25:00 - "Eoin O'neill Has Gone To Clare" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

30:25 - "Lady Louisa Gordon's Strathspey / The Highlands of Banffshire / The Merrymaking" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

34:50 - Marshall Blosser emailed: "Greetings Celtfather, I've been listening to your podcast for well over a decade.  We've circled around nearby cities, but never met. You moved to New Orleans just as I moved from there to the Mississippi gulf coast. And now you are in my old stomping grounds of Atlanta.

My family is moving from the Mississippi gulf coast to the eastern most  city in North America (St John's NL) so my wife can get her PhD in analytical chemistry. (I know you understand about moving to support your wife)

We will be driving there mid December (all 54 hours of it).  Apart from episode 421 the long drive - that's an understatement - we would like to have a few  CDs to pass the time on the road. I know there is a large Celtic music scene up there. Do you know of any St John's or Newfoundland Celtic artists that we could buy to support and listen to on the way there?

Thanks muchly,

P.S. I am an aspiring writer and your podcasts have inspired several stories (now if I could just get published) Txs again. Keep the Celtic light burning, in all its colors"

Marshall Blosser emailed: "Marc, I have enjoyed your podcast for over 12 years. The variety of music you bring to this show never fails to inspire and amaze me. The fact that you follow the roots of the music and the tendrils of its influence show just how connected the world is and how music is one of those things that can unite everyone. You understand and respect that musically there is no one Celtic musical voice. But rather that it is a rich and varied chorus of voices that make up that sound. I applaud the fact that you are seeking musicians and tunes for a Celtic LGBTQIA+ Pride special next year. The fact that you stand for the diversity that makes this music so touching and valuable is wonderful and so needed everywhere. Peace and may you never lose your laughter, your joy or your autoharp Marshall Blosser"

38:08 - "Keys to the Castle" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is in the Pudding

42:32 - "Hail to the Autumn" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

46:35 - James Cope emailed: "Hi Marc,Your ebook is a wonderful gift, thank you. I see the changes in the music business, some beneficial, some not so much. Your ideas and knowledge help me as a long time, and older generation musician “unpaid Professional” (mostly) to find where I can land and have the best impact on the art form.

Being upbeat in these changing times is a choice and you are an inspiration. As a friend of mine once said, “Damn! Jim you have made something from nothing!” So…. Damn Marc!! you have made something from nothing. Thanks again."

Melinda emailed: "Marc, I have subscribed to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast - I am still listening to shows from years ago, which was where you played the Joss song, and the "Don't Drink with Hobbits" song, which I LOVE!  Shared it with my son who just cracked up with me.

We are in El Paso - as far West as you can get!  Have not been to any of the festivals in Texas, but go to Phoenix each year to enjoy the Ren Fest there.  Have been to the Ren Fest in Bonner Springs, KS, in MD (think they shut that one down, but it was huge and wonderful!), and AZ.  Actually, I am still listening to your podcasts when you still lived in Austin, so didn't know that's not where you lived now :) Would love to see you live.  Will have to make sure to listen to the more up to date podcasts to get your latest events - or check your website. Keep up the great work! Slan Agat!

49:33 - "There's Worse Then That Around - Polka Niall - John Walsh" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

55:33 - "The Prettiest Hobbit" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

55:54 - Todd Thorne emailed photos: "Hello Mark, From the attached few pictures, I’ll bet you can instantly figure out where I took the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast this past month. For ages my wife and I aspired to visit Australia and New Zealand. Being two unabashed geeks, we could not make a trip Down Under without dropping in for a tour of Hobbiton. What an amazing day it was conjuring up the feeling that, at any moment, Sam, Frodo or Bilbo might emerge to challenge all of us interlopers in The Shire. While that particular encounter didn’t happen, I did get to talk up the podcast to fellow tourists plus our guide in response to their questions regarding my catchy and quite fetching t-shirt. Hopefully, you’ll pick up a few new worldly fans as a result.

I’ve been a devoted listener to the podcast for many years and credit multiple episodes for enriching and expanding my collection of Celtic music. At last count, some 15 artists have joined my growing mix, which all came about only because you featured them in an episode after they submitted their hopes, ambitions and livelihood for consideration. Thanks to you and all the incredible indie Celtic artists for providing us a way to connect and support what we love.

In closing, here’s an idea to ponder. What about a future Celtic Invasion Vacation to New Zealand? After all, Dunedin in the South Island has a mighty strong Scottish heritage and the Celtic spirit is alive and well I hear. Not to mention Hobbiton beckoning away on the North Island. A bit ambitious perhaps but it would be up there in the Trip of a Lifetime category, which I can definitely vouch for.

My best to you, your family and all the fans in the 2019 new year. Sláinte!

More about A Long Expected Party, next one is in 2020

58:38 - "Cut It Down" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

1:02:56 - "Metamorphosis" by Sylvia Woods from The Harp of Brandiswhiere

1:05:37 - Margaret Zavala emailed: "Mark I just want to say thank you for the podcast that you put on. When I travel the world I can still listen to my celtic music. A few shows back, you featured Bangers and mash. well they’re playing near my hometown. in fact playing for two weeks just a five minute drive from my house. thank you for keeping me a contact such wonderful bands"

Rachel Bryant emailed: "Marc, Just dropping you a line to say how much I'm enjoying all your podcasts!! This time of year, I especially appreciate holiday music that is different (and better) than what I'm forced to hear in public.

Today, I am cleaning the house ahead of company, and enjoying the music and a very thematic beer, pic attached. I wish I could mail you some... maybe it's available in your area? I highly recommend this beer.

I try to wear my podcast shirt so I can spread the word! I made a new group of friends that way just a week ago, and we swapped stories of our favorite music venues and Irish/Celtic festivals.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!"

Subscribe to Celtic Christmas Podcast. It starts back up in November!

1:07:14 - "Erin's Revenge" by The Jackdaws from Colors

1:10:59 - "My Mother" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

1:14:58 - Darius emailed photos: "Hello Marc, I came across your wonderful podcast recently & subscribed!

Regarding voting, although all your featured musicians are wonderful, when asked to vote for a specific episode's featured musician, perhaps asking to vote for that particular/featured song would be more appropriate? By that I mean, I have gone back & searched the bands featured but found 2 or 3 songs as my personal favourites. Absolutely no offence to the great bands but I wouldn't go as far as voting them as my favourite bands, rather songs :)

Also, what do you think about either as the final episode of the year or the first episode of the year, featuring the top rated songs of the year, voted by the listeners?

Anyway thank you again and I promise to become a paid subscriber once I have some income.

Currently in the process of starting a sustainable, holistic, self sufficient & off-grid Ecovillage in Canada. More on that if you are interested. Namaste"

Vote in the Celtic Top 20.

Begum Unveroglu emailed a photo: "Hello there! I am listening to Scarborough fair episode on a train trip from Ankara to Istanbul. I am loving your show! By chance, I had opportunity to hear my favorite American Irish Music group the Gothard Sisters!!! Much love"

1:17:26 - "4 Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

1:20:14 - "Rob Roy MacGregor" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

1:23:15 - Dan Kulhanek emailed: "Marc,I was able to receive the downloads. Thank you so much!  I use them on my running playlist. I have your podcast to thank for where I am today.

My wife’s family is Scottish and Irish. I am of German heritage. After attending several St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with them, I really started to listen to the music. I stumbled upon your podcast shortly thereafter.

I was a casual listener for a number of years. After the economic collapse of 2008, I found myself without a job. I went back to school to become a nurse and found that I needed to learn how to speed read in order to keep up with the assignments. I used the jigs and reels in your podcast to help keep me on tempo and keep my speed up.

Fast forward several years later....

My daughter wanted to take dance lessons. My mother in law told her that if we enrolled her in Irish or Highland Dance she would pay for lessons. My daughter settled on Highland Dance and we found a group that offered lessons. It was a pipe and drum band with a dance troop. They also offered bagpipe lessons for free. After listening to your podcast for several years, my love for the music had grown so much that I jumped on the opportunity to learn the bagpipes.

I now have become an active member of the band, performing for gigs and the competition team, but I also have branched out on my own as a solo piper.

I look forward to your podcast every week. Please keep up the great work and we’ll keep listening!”

1:25:14 - "Love Is Ever the Strongest Spell" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

1:29:44 - "Jiggy Biddy's Slur Horn" by Tartanic from Uncharted

1:32:46 - Gerry Corr emailed a video: "Marc, Had a great evening listening to your Podcasts…….sitting on the deck on a cool, late summer evening enjoying sweet Uisce Beatha"

GERRY CORR VIDEO

Mike Coombs emailed a photo: "Dear Marc, I really love your podcasts! Thank you so much for introducing me to loads of superb bands and singers that otherwise I wouldn’t have heard. I listen mostly in my car. I’m a peripatetic guitar/bass/banjo teacher in the UK. I also play in a barn dance band and compose mostly acoustic guitar based instrumental music.

I hope to be recording my first solo album with a couple of Celtic style tracks in the next few months."

1:34:05 - "Pride of Newfoundland" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable

1:37:42 - "Welsh Medley" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

1:41:39 - André Paz emailed: "Hey Marc Gunn! I'm a brasilian biologist, musician and flute player. I love your Podcasts, and I always listen to you, mainly while working/studying.

I've started with the Celtic music because of a brasilian band called Tuatha de Danann. I'd like to indicate them for you. I just listened to the "Summer Road Trip #361", and I heard a Brasilian band, Braia! They have almost the same musicians of the band I mentioned. Here follows some other names I remembered, mainly with flute or Whistles on their songs:

Kernunna (BR),

Tuatha de Danann (BR) ,

Braia (BR) ,

Flook,

Luar na Lubre,

MuteFish,

Thanks for your very nice mood, always, and for  your inspiration! Enjoy the summer there! Hugs from Brasil"

1:43:04 - "I'll Neither Spin Nor Weave" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

1:45:55 - "Harvest Season - Second Cutting" by Alexander James Adams from Harvest Season - Second Cutting

1:48:47 - Erika Burkhardt tweeted: "Thanks for episode #371 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Putting it to good use this morning planning lessons at the park."

Sasha, the Travelin' Quaker emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, I saved up several episodes of the show for us to listen to as we hiked part of the Barrow Way on our trip to Ireland (we are still here). It has been great catching live music and recognizing many of the songs I have heard on the show. Thanks again for an amazing show!"

1:49:30 - "Emmet's Hedgehog" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

1:54:10 - "Ae Fond Kiss" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

1:58:03 - Bonfilio Acencio emailed: "Hi Marc. I have been loving the podcast for like 3 years. I work outside landscaping so the music fits the surroundings, although Tennessee hills are not as great as Ireland it will do. But right now I have the great luck to go back and pick some of my favorite episodes, my girlfriend and I are going to the beach and I get to DJ the road trip (well really you do) Give my love to the family and ill let you know how the trip go's. Keep up the amazing work."

Annie Moisan emailed: "Allo Marc, I am from Québec, Canada. I am french so sorry for my english!!! Just for tell you that I love your podcast. I listen it during I'm working (I'm a IT programmer at home). We love Irish music. My husband and I have a duo and we play Irish music not professionnaly but we did a "home CD" two years ago and went to Ireland 4 times now. We like to sing Irish songs in French, English and Irish. We do little show with the projection of our photos of Ireland during we are playing for transmit our love of this country. I specially like harmony voices like The Selkie Girls, Lumiere, Sora, High Kings, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. But also Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Caladh Nua, Barrule. Thanks a lot to promote Irish music. We discovered on your podcast many signers and groups that we love. Still continue! With great regards! Annie"

2:00:10 - "Town of Strabane" by O'hanleigh from Of Irish Crossings Told

2:04:19 - "Tom McElvogue's / The Monaghan Twig / Woman of the House" by Ciana from Loneliest Road

2:07:40 - Daniel L emailed photos: "Hey mark! I love the podcast, thanks for being such a dedicated collector and distributer of Celtic music. I listen through Mixcloud, and love to dig into old episodes daily.

My father was a piper and flute player. your podcast is a great way to keep the traditional music I was raised on, in my life.

Here's a pic of me at work (I'm on the left side of the left rig) we rig suspended scaffolding and then paint beautiful signs and advertisements. This one is for Gucci in downtown manhattan. If you zoom I've got my headphones in, listening to your podcast of course!

An (almost) finished picture. And one more of our truck once we packed it all up. Keep doing your thing! Much love from nyc"

2:08:37 - "Sweet Bride" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

2:12:27 - "Gypsy Lady" by Katherine Nagy from Single

2:15:35 - "An Buachillin Ban" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

2:19:28 - Jay Martin emailed from San Francisco: "Marc, All right, I Spotified. The first song I heard was "Last Gift" by Marys Lane. That song answers a question from Michael Truman Kavanaugh in show 376. How did that happen? Thanks for the music."

Listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Playlist on Spotify

2:21:46 - "When First I Came to Caledonia" by Jil Chambless from The Ladies Go Dancing

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

New to the show?

  1. Listen for free
  2. Each episode list the showing times for each song played on the show. This makes it easy for you to skip around or find an artist you love
  3. Vote for each of your favorite artist in each episode of the show
  4. Tell a friend
  5. Listen to the next episode of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast every week

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com!

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast:

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

 

 

#irishmusic #celticmusic #irishcelticmusic

Oct 24, 2019
Pour Another For Your Brother #431
01:00:08

Relax. Pour a pint for yourself. Pour another for a friend. Enjoy the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Kennedy's Kitchen, Poisoned Dwarf, Eamon Friel, Ciunas, Catherine Koehler, Alexander James Adams, A Campo Traviesa, Brother Sea, Kellswater Bridge, Seumas Gagne, Celtic Woman, The Peglegs, Songs for Ceilidh, Hot Griselda

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "The Humors Of Tulla And Rip The Calico" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

4:06 - WELCOME

4:40 - "Joseph's Stage Three" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

8:55 - "Atlantic Light" by Eamon Friel from Atlantic Light

12:42 - "Mr. O'Connor" by Ciunas from High Time

15:30 - "Bridget O'Malley" by Catherine Koehler from early release

18:43 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:41 - "Pour Your Brother" by Alexander James Adams from Harvest Season - Second Cutting

26:39 - "Chegando ao Caurel" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

30:41 - "Haywood" by Brother Sea from EP

34:48 - "Next Market Day" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof is in the Pudding

39:54 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

42:47 - "The Clumsy Lover" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard

45:45 - "Bean Phaidin" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe

48:57 - "Strife" by The Peglegs

52:26 - "The Gale" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

55:31 - CLOSING

56:42 - "Roll On - Roll Off" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

New to the show?

  1. Listen for free
  1. Each episode list the showing times for each song played on the show. This makes it easy for you to skip around or find an artist you love
  1. Vote for each of your favorite artist in each episode of the show
  1. Tell a friend
  1. Listen to the next episode of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast every week

Testing a new feature. Introducing people to artists

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Barbara S, Julie M

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Robert Tumey shared a picture on Facebook: "Hi Marc, I’ve been listening to your podcast for several years now. I’m a corrections officer here in California and my commute to and from work is about an hour. Your podcast keeps me relaxed and I listen even when I make my chainmaille bracelets. Keep up the awesome work Marc, I always look forward to the new episodes to add to my downloads for my commute. Ed Miller and Colleen Raney are a few of my favorites as well as the Rogues. Here’s a pic of what I make. Slainte"

Ryan Worman emailed on Facebook: "Hey, just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your podcast, I've been listening to the 3 hour St. Patrick's Day episode over and over again at work and throughout my week. Just ordered a couple CD's from several artists, thank you for exposing me to such great music. (Ella Roberts' 'North Wind' is now one of my favorite songs, I'm eagerly waiting for her album to arrive in the mail)?”

Alan Black emailed: "Beautifully said, Marc. Your comments in episode 422, on diversity and “reaching out” and all that, were absolutely spot-on, sir.  Beautifully said.

To anyone (like your emailer Mark R.) who says 'Well, we’re of differing politics—you believe in diversity and full access, I believe otherwise—and each of our views are equally valid'—I want to scream.  But you handled it with much more aplomb.  I just want to yell about slavery and women’s suffrage and flat-earthers, and about how not all views are equal, especially those that side with the past and 'old ways' and cultural voodoo and not with the future and science and love.  Thank you for your well-handled and elegant words, Marc. Hope all is well in your world, and good luck with that (final?) move! Cheers, TheOrdinaryExtraordinary.com"

Kevin emailed a photo last year: "Mark, as is my weekend routine when I’m home. I make my coffee and eat my breakfast whilst “torturing” my daughters with your podcast. This weekend was particularly special as I just got back from Ireland and and brought back several favorite treats. Thank you for all you do Mark. I’m a very proud supporter and promoter of your show. Slàinte!"

Craig Backus emailed a photo over two years ago: "Working at office #2 at Panera enjoying coffee and the Celtic Music Podcast!"

Oct 17, 2019
Why "Celtic Music?" #430
01:12:55

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast plays Celtic music. But not everyone will agree what that is. I define it…with great Celtic music!

Lilt, Kennedy's Kitchen, Seumas Gagne, A Campo Traviesa, Graham Vincent/David Mitchell, Rising Gael, Farsan, Wilson & McKee, Alexander James Adams, Unquiet Grave, Eamon Friel, Dylan Walshe, Seldom Sober, The Round Table, Songs for Ceilidh, Ciunas

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:02 - "Return from Fingal / The Unknown Reel / Frankie Kennedy's" by Lilt from X

5:45 - WELCOME

6:38 - "Theresa Kubiak's, The Malbay Shuffle, Are You Ready Yet" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth

10:05 - "O Is Toil Agus Gu Ro Thoil Leam" by Seumas Gagne from Baile Ard
O ISH HOL AGUS GU RO HEL LE-UM

13:05 - "The Torn Petticoat / The Pipe on the Hob / The Old Grey Goose (Danzas Tradicionales) (Irlanda)" by A Campo Traviesa from The Kid on the Mountain

17:56 - "Molly Oxford / Hard Times of Old England" by Graham Vincent/David Mitchell from The Preservation of Fire

23:50 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:13 - “Black Mountainside” by Rising Gael from IV

31:48 - "The Water Boiling Machine" by Farsan from Farsan

35:58 - "Boggies Bonnie Belle" by Willson & McKee from This Thin Place

40:50 - "Chickies in the House/Napolian's Rant/Duncan's Dance" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle

45:29 - "Bessie Bell and Mary gray" by Unquiet Grave from Ballads of Olde

47:37 - "The Old Songs" by Eamon Friel from Atlantic Light

51:48 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

52:40 - WHY “CELTIC MUSIC?”

55:59 - "Blind Is Blind" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

59:38 - "The Foggy Dew" by Seldom Sober from Six Months of Confession

1:03:12 - "Here's to the Best" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

1:05:35 - "Cape Cod Girls" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

1:07:33 - CLOSING

1:08:50 - "Maid of Culmore" by Ciunas from High Time

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

LGBTQ song recommendation

WHY “CELTIC MUSIC?”

  • Shannon Heaton published an episode called “The C-Word” on her Irish Music Stories podcast.
  • What is Celtic Music is an article I published on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast website.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast:

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Tara Hierlihy posted on Facebook: "I just discovered this podcast and I love it! I want to suggest a band to you, but their music is hard to find recordings of (because they haven't bothered to record an album yet!) They are Occasional Pudding, from Ottawa Canada. and my husband is the bassist :) search them out on the web!"

Meg Padell posted on Facebook: "Just started listening to latest episode Mark and just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for sticking up for female Celtic musicians, women everywhere, and every marginalized group. Keep up the love ?, and always the great tunes??."

Michael Cavanaugh posted on Facebook: "After listening to the opening comments of 418, my wife, Sam, immediately told me to bump up my pledge, and I loved doing it. Keep broadening our horizons, and screw the twits"

Bob Harford posted on Facebook: "Really enjoyed podcast: celtic summer recess. The legendary rock band Traffic also had a great rendition of John Barleycorn. And the historical songs like A Lullabye (For Those Who Died) are one of my favorites -- I looked for the lyrics and couldn't find it though."

Tim O'Connell posted a picture on Facebook: "Love the podcast, Marc – outstanding selection of music including tracks and styles I'd never find on my own! It is my office soundtrack including this morning whilst writing a handout for my students on evolutionary diversification of birds during the Cretaceous Period. Go raibh maith agat!"

Kerry Fergason shared a picture on Facebook: "On a road trip this weekend I discovered that this little guy, named Squirrel, whines unless I am playing your Irish and Celtic music podcast. Thank you Squirrel whisperer! — in Dallas, Texas."

Jessica Villegas emailed: "hello, i do not mean to ask but a long time ago there was a song i heard on one of your podcasts and it was Black Mountain Side or Time or Thyme and there was a female artist on there as well as a fiddle. i am trying to find that song again. thank you and Slainte!"

Thanks Jessica. I’m gonna play a song for you in a moment. You can let me know if this is what you’re looking for. But I should also point out that you can go to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com and use the search feature. Nearly every show is listed there. If you know the song title or band, you should be able to find it. Or do a quick google search for the few lyrics you might know and THEN do a search. Good luck!

#celticmusic #irishmusic #whatiscelticmusic

Oct 10, 2019
Amazing Celtic Women #429
01:07:50

Amazing Celtic women are on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Beth Patterson, Cady Finlayson, Catherine Koehler, Na Skylark, Judith Weikle, Anne Roos, Gwendolyn Snowdon, Kathy Barwick, Fionnuala Sherry, Merry Wives of Windsor, Christine Weir, Joni Minstrel, Mary Knickle, Cynthia Bennett, Jacie McConnell, Laura McGhee, Chrissy Crowley, Bernadette Morris

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 - "Heather on the Moor" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

4:23 - "When the Battle Is Over" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

6:30 - "Briar and Rose" by Catherine Koehler from upcoming album

9:37 - "The March Of The High King Of Laois-Osullivans March" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

13:50 - "Wine of the Gauls" by Judith Weikle from Pirates, Poets and Patriots

16:57 - “Manx Courting Song” by Anne Roos from Haste to the Wedding

19:33 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:17 - "Little Duke Arthur's Nurse" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

28:17 - "Red Haired Boy" by Kathy Barwick from In My Life

30:38 - "An Cuilfhionn" by Fionnuala Sherry from Songs from Before

33:56 - "Lannigan's Ball" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

37:28 - "Horo Haradala" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

39:15 - "Black Is the Color" by Joni Minstrel from Joni Minstrel Kicks the King

42:02 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:39 - "Wild Irish Man" by Mary Knickle from Weave

48:24 - "Out with the Rubbish" by Cynthia Bennett from Cauldron of Life

52:04 - "My Piece of Gratitude Re-Mix" by Jacie McConnell from Mystical Moments A Sign Of Things To Come

56:01 - "Tell It Tae the Love" by Laura McGhee from Green Eyes

58:46 - "Trundle's" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

1:03:20 - TIME FOR PARTING

1:04:25 - "Until We Meet Again" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Get our free Celtic music app right here.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

Thanks to our newest patrons: Barbara B S., Julie M.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jacob Kenner emailed a photo: "Marc, I was listening to #427 while cleaning up the donkey pen when you asked us to share what we do while listening. I realized I almost always save the podcast for when I have a farm chore or a building project. I think it helps me relax and keep going.

This is Violet (left) and Franklin (right), rescued donkeys we have in north central Washington State in the Okanogan highlands. Thanks for letting me share Celtic music with my donkey friends."

Bryan MacAvoy emailed: "I was teleworking, recovering from ACL surgery, and listening to the pod (from 9/12), and practically dropped my laptop on the floor and re-injured myself jumping to see what that sound was: BassPipes, Orchestral Pipestep, that’s what. LOVE IT.

I quickly went over to Amazon music to find what they had there (a few more), and am listening. I would not have thought myself a fan of Celtic Trad/ Dubstep Fusion, but here we are!

Would love an episode dedicated to Gaelic Trad sounds in modern dance/ hip hop/ pop. I know that’s a tight niche, but if anyone is up to it, it’s you!"

Beth Hlabse emailed photos: “Hi, Marc,I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for another wonderful podcast (412). Thanks to you, I discovered Heather Dale and I was very happy to hear her once again on you ‘cast.

I’ve attached some photos of what I do while listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I’ve been cross-stitching since I was 12 (more years ago than I want to say) and I’ve found that listening to your podcast has kept me going on my more difficult projects. Keep up the good work and much joy, peace and happiness in your new home!"

  

Aaron Adair emailed: "Hi, Marc--I've been a LONG time listener and recent supporter through Patreon and have loved the music you've played over the years. It has made me yearn for my home country although until now I've never been. Thanks to you and your terrific podcast, I'm currently waiting to take off for Dublin, Adare, Galway, and points in between for my very first trip home. Listening to the Ramblin' Irishman episode is the perfect episode to prepare me for my adventure.

Thanks for all you do to encourage, educate, and support artists and listeners about the greatness of Celtic music. Blessings to you and your family. "

Robyn emailed: "Hi Marc, I, of course, love your podcast. Recently the love of my life, my husband, died. And I wanted to share with you how we listened to your podcast. I would come home from work and my dogs (3) and my husband would jump in the car and we'd go for a ride. It was a time with no phone, no distractions, just connecting with each other and see how each other's day went.

Often we'd be listening to your podcast, singing along or just enjoying the music. Okay so not so unusual - one of our favorites is Loch Lomand. And now that he's gone ughhh brings me to tears each time I hear it but I can't stop playing it. I had missed some podcasts due to his illness, but when I listened to #407 oh my. Sobbing in my car, and remembering loving, great times. Thank-you for adding to the connection to life and love you have brought me. And now I have become a patron in honor of my husband, John. Slainte."

 

#celticwomen #irishmusic #celticmusic

Oct 03, 2019
Highland Laddies #428
01:02:04

Highland Laddies gather round the fire and and dance with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

A Campo Traviesa, Kellswater Bridge, Crepuscule, Seldom Sober, Claire Roche, Sarah Dinan, Moch Pryderi, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Bernadette Morris, FinTan, Bridgid's Cross, The Round Table, BassPipes, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Rogues

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "La Isla de La Tortuga" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming With the Rain

4:43 - WELCOME

5:19 - "The Proof Is in the Pudding" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is In the Pudding

9:33 - "Highland Laddie" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

13:12 - "Jigs: Humours of Ballyloughlin / The Knocknagow" by Seldom Sober from Six Months in Confession

17:23 - "Fields of Fassaroe" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

23:01 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:28 - "Oh Dear! What Can the Matter Be?" by Sarah Dinan from For A Little One I Love

27:44 - "Jig Moch Ag Wyau" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

30:29 - "Where Foxglove" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove and Fuschia

33:48 - "Forever Here for You" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

37:01 - "Shady-Drowsy-Traveler" by FinTan from Excursion

42:48 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:58 - "Road to Lisdoonvarna" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

47:24 - "The Turning Leaf" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

52:09 - "King Seamus" by BassPipes from Single

54:15 - "Wolfe Island Jig" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

56:20 - SHARE THE SHOW

57:19 - "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from 25... and Live!

1:02:00 - The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Get our free Celtic music app right here.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: John W, Christopher M, Mary M, Michael C

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Troy Rodgers emailed: "Hey Marc, Just wanted to let you know, I got my Bards CD and shirt this morning.  Thanks! The album has, of course, been getting play already thanks to the digital version. In traditional Bards style, it's such a fun album.  So good to have you and Andrew working together again.

While I'm here, I wanted to express how much I appreciate your support of women in Celtic music.  I'd meant to chime in earlier. Better late than never. In any case, I heard some feedback from one listener saying they were buying albums from everyone on the podcast to do their part.  I've been doing the same, and I'm sure others have been as well. I admire your willingness to double down on this across all of your platforms. There's more than enough room for any Celtic musician on the stage without unnecessary divisions.  It's the sort of thing that makes me proud to back your efforts, musical and otherwise."

Jamie Annear-Feyrer emailed a photo: "Listened to episodes 422 and 421 on the way to Irish Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It definitely got me in the spirit! Thanks for all the work you do- I’ve been listening for many years and love the diversity of all the great Celtic music the show has exposed me to. Slainte"

 

 

 

 

#highlandladdies #celticmusic #irishmusic

Sep 26, 2019
Raggle Taggle Gypsy #427
01:01:58

The raggle taggle gypsies take over the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Hot Griselda, A Campo Traviesa, Mitchell and Vincent, Lilt, Brother Sea, Crepuscule, Seldom Sober, Claire Roche, Steve and Ruth Smith, Kellswater Bridge, Dylan Walshe, BassPipes, Captain John Stout

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

00:04 - "Zabumba Sunshine - Sparta Schaffen" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

04:43 - WELCOME

05:25 - "O'Neill's March/La Bamba" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming with the Rain

10:14 - "As I Roved Out" by Mitchell and Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

14:10 - "The Jiggery Pokerwork/The Return Home" by Lilt from X

17:05 - "Triskele" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea EP

20:35 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:17 - "Hap and Rowe" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

27:18 - "Raggle Taggle Gypsy/King of the Fairies" by Seldom Sober from Six Months in Confession

31:26 - "Essence" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

38:32 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:57 - "Dancin' Cross the Strings" by Steve and Ruth Smith from Dancin' Cross the Strings

42:22 - "April Morning" by Kellswater Bridge from The Proof Is in the Pudding

47:08 - "At Sea" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

50:07 - "B53" by BassPipes from Single

53:05 - CLOSING VOCAL

54:54 - "Carrickfergus" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

1:01:52 - The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Get our free Celtic music app right here.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Kenneth Scruggs II emailed: "Hey Mark I've been a long time listener of the show and I really love what you're doing I remember the show back when you had your celtic cat special. Seeing as how this time of year is horse racing season leading up to the derby in May I was wondering if you could consider doing a celtic horse special. There are a lot of great celtic songs featuring horses. Some of my favorites were Galway Farmer by The Trinity River Whalers and Darcy's Donkey by Gaelic Storm. Keep up the great job and as always, slancha."

Jason Nevins emailed: "Love the Pod, Love the Diversity. Hi Marc, The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast has always reminded me of how, when I was a kid, I used to listen to Celtic music with my mom on weekends. When I left for college and started living on my own, I found the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, only a few months after you first launched it. Your show helped me stay in touch with my roots as I went through college in Wisconsin, grad school in New Mexico, got married, and had two beautiful children. My daughter is four now and we listen to the podcast every Sunday morning while I make crepes for the whole family. I like to think that she'll grow up and remember weekends with dad and Celtic music the way that I remember weekends with my mom.

I was surprised this past weekend to hear that you received negative feedback about the Diversity in Celtic Music episode. However, I was elated to hear your impassioned defense of women, people of color, transgender folks, and all other marginalized groups - many of whom are part of the Celtic music community. As soon as my wife and I heard that, we wanted to show our support for you and your podcast by supporting you on patreon.

Thank you for all of your hard work and thank you for speaking out against intolerance, hate, and bigotry."

Sep 19, 2019
Colors of Irish Music #426
01:04:27

The many colors of Irish music are shared in this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Runa, Flook, The Gothard Sisters, We Banjo 3, Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Brother Sea, Mitchell and Vincent, Captain John Stout, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Round Table, Gaelic Storm, Naymedici, BassPipes, Hot Griselda

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

00:03 - "Firewood Set" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

03:48 - WELCOME

04:53 - "Omos Sheamuis/The Quickbeam" by Flook from Ancora

10:13 - "Colors of Home" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

14:21 - "Sugar House" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

17:37 - "Westlin Wind" by Chambless, Taylor And Muse from Live at NTIF

20:45 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:33 - "All As One" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea EP

28:59 - "Apples in Winter, O'Grady's" by Mitchell and Vincent from The Preservation of Fire

32:44 - "Randy Dandy-O" by Captain John Stout from Love Abides

37:09 - "I Will Not Sing Along" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

42:05 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:37 - "Hands of Time" by The Round Table from Tales from the Turning Leaf

49:27 - "Just Ran Out of Whiskey" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

53:42 - "Whiskey John" by Naymedici from Paddy McGee

56:30 - "Orchestral Pipestep" by BassPipes from Single

58:28 - CLOSING VOCAL

1:00:01 - "The Broken Doll - Sandpipers" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

1:04:21 - The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

And of course, you can download our free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. Follow the link in the shownotes.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

I want to thank our Celtic Legends. These folks pledge $25 per month to support this podcast. THAT sort of generosity moves mountains. Thanks to Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson Designs, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, Robert Michael Kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Chris Dial emailed on Facebook: "Hey Marc! I really love the podcast! I’m actually here in Ireland doing an internship on an archaeological site, Blackfriary Dominican Friary, here in Trim, County Meath, and listening to episode 412, Galway Shawl, while working today! Anyway, just wanted to say I really enjoy the podcast and hope your travels in Star Wars are out of this world! Sláinte!"

Sean Lightholder emailed on Facebook: "What's up Marc. I heard you call out for female pipers back on your Fight Like a Celtic Woman episode. My good friend and fellow Irish musician Autumn Rhodes was posting a new female Uilleann piper every week there for a while in an effort to raise awareness of how many talented female pipers are out doing their thing. I'd reach out and say you were referred by me to see if she could point you in the right direction ??"

Elle Clark emailed: "Hi Marc, I really appreciated your statement on diversity! I don’t know if you’ve already done this in the past but I’ve been thinking for a while to suggest a queer-themed episode. I thought maybe it would be “too political” or something... guess not! I’d really love to hear an episode featuring queer songs and/or queer artists. If you can’t gather enough there’s always the old standby of love songs originally sung by one gender being covered by the other without changing the pronouns. This could be a good episode for June which is pride month in the US, or maybe there is an important date in Ireland that would suit."

 

Sep 12, 2019
Road to Lisdoonvarna #425
01:04:35

Hit the road to Lisdoonvarna for an exciting episode of great Celtic music.

Flook, Brobdingnagian Bards, ChildsPlay, The Flying Toads, Rising Gael, Larry Mallette, Matt Lewis, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Echoelake, Daimh, A Campo Traviesa, Dylan Walshe, Crepuscule, Greenwich Meantime, Lilt

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Bunting Fund / Ocean Child" by Flook from Ancora

5:16 "Road to Lisdoonvarna/Swallow Tail/Morrison's Jig" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

7:53 "Cuckanandy/Chris Childs" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

13:03 "The Exiles" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

17:32 "Foggy Dew" by Rising Gael from Roots

22:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:31 "Cloverleaf/Look Right/The Rolling Jig" by Larry Mallette and Matt Lewis from A Stroll in the Park

30:35 "Muirisin Deas Agus Nora" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

Murr-en Nick OWL-eev

34:13 "Call of the Highlands" by Echoelake from Single

36:30 "Gur E Mo Ghille Dubh Dhonn" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

42:04 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:02 "The Eagle's Whistle/La Culebra" by A Campo Traviesa from Dreaming with the Rain

48:16 "Where Dublin Meets County Wicklow (feat. James Fearnley)" by Dylan Walshe from All Manner of Ways

51:43 "Itchy Fingers" by Crepuscule from Hap and Rowe

55:20 "Last Call" by Greenwich Meantime band from Proof

1:00:28 "Bill the Weaver/Port Sean Gabha/Taim in Arrears" by Lilt from X

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation via our virtual tip jar or paypal. You can buy a bumper sticker, pint glass or t-shirt. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are $47 away from a two-hour instrumental special along with sending every patron a free 2019 sticker.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L., Trevor, Murray F

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Denis Konouck emailed:  “Welcoming you to Atlanta.  A great place to live. I moved from DC to Decatur Ga in 1992 to be around for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  Never moved back.

Three random Celtic items.

1) WRFG (FM 89.3) has a long-running Celtic music show broadcasting every Sunday 5-7pm

2) The Marlay House in Decatur GA is our best local Irish pub.  The pub used to have a weekly Irish music session but I think that has gone dormant.  One of the best pubs to get a pint, watch rugby and football (soccer) and get some trad food.  Good place for St. Patrick's Day with live music. Bonus is that the Marlay has its own fish n' chips food truck that goes to outdoor festivals.

3) Mac McGee on Decatur square is another good Irish pub with a large selection of irish whiskey.  The pub occasionally has Irish music.

Decatur itself has some of the best restaurants and bars in the Atlanta.  I particularly recommend the Brick Store Pub (best beer selection in US) and Chai Pani (great Indian cuisine). Wishing you a smooth relocation”

Sam Vermeulen emailed on Facebook: "Just discovered this show on spotify. I'm on the 3rd episode  non stop . Thanks for doing this."

Nancy Klein emailed a photo: "Dear Mark, I am an American woman who loves your show. I listen to it in Spain, where I live now. We used to live in Ireland where I really enjoyed listening to music there. So your show brings Ireland back to me. Here are three photos of the Dingle Pennisula in Ireland, where you will be going on your upcoming trip with fellow Celtic music lovers. With appreciation for all that you do"

Sep 05, 2019
20 Rockin' Irish Drinking Songs #424
01:13:57

Rock out to the Top 20 Irish Drinking Songs from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Celtic Kitchen Party, Stout Pounders, The Barley Boys, Homeland, Bridgid's Cross, Hair of the Dog, Musical Blades, Ceann, Boston Blackthorne, The Brazen Heads, St. Jame's Gate, Bangers and Mash, Rebels and Sinners, The Fighting Jamesons, Barleyjuice, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Battlelegs, Sgian Dubh, Screaming Orphans

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 - "All For Me Grog" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

3:15 - "Wild Colonial Boy" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

6:18 - "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Barley Boys from The Days of Abundance

11:14 - "Mrs. McGrath" by Homeland from We Never Got This Far Alone

15:30 - "Drunken Sailor" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

18:18 - "Whiskey in a Jar" by Hair of the Dog from Let It Flow

21:11 - "Leaving of Liverpool" by Musical Blades from Up the Ante

24:18 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:20 - "Old Dun Cow" by Ceann from Making Friends

30:58 - "Black & Tans" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

34:14 - "Wind That Shakes the Barley" by The Brazen Heads from Who's Your Paddy

37:30 - "All Around My Hat" by St. Jame's Gate from Happy Life

41:09 - "Star of the County Down" by Bangers and Mash from Quicksand Cafe

43:25 - "Spancil Hill" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

47:30 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:01 - "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

52:38 - "Tim Finegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

56:39 - "7 Drunkin Nights" by Bourbon & Shamrocks from Shocks & ARRRR!

1:01:14 - "Wild Rover" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:05:46 - "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Sgian Dubh from Frightening All the Dogs

1:10:24 - “Follow Me Up to Carlow” by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all. Visit their website for more details about this great organization.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin Leahy, Trevor, Murray F

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Robyn Dobbs emailed: "Good morning Marc, on my way to the Scottish Highland Games in Blue Lake, California."

Hester emailed: "Good day. My name is Hester I am from South Africa. I like Celtic music and I was looking for a station that plays Celtic music. I came across your podcasts and I love it so much.

This is really my favourite podcast to listen to even though I don't get to all of them, it is the only thing that I listen to on TuneIn radio. I absolutely love bagpipes, making your podcasts even more special. Thank you for keeping traditional music alive. (Even if it is not my culture)  Keep up the good work."

Adriana Sanroman emailed: "Hello from Mexico! I have enjoyed your podcast from the very first year and I really did love the last episode with Jesse Ferguson. In fact, the guest episodes have been amazing. I usually listen to you while working, I work as an archaeological conservator in a field lab in the middle of this hectic city. Thanks for the amazing work and go brágh!"

Beth Hlabse emailed: "I just wanted to thank you, Marc, for episode 418. I really needed something positive in my life right now and this episode definitely was that. Peace”

Kim Knebel emailed: "Dear Marc, Thank you for the countless hours you give to creating these podcasts, keeping up your newsletter and all the other things you do and are involved in. I want to say "bravo" to you for calling out whoever the arse was that had something bad to say about the guest host(ess), Susan, and your efforts to support FairPle. Good music is good music no matter who is playing. Sad but true, women are misrepresented in many venues, have been for quite some time. My mother, who would be 105-6 were she alive, couldn't be the textile designer she wanted to be, because that was a man's domain in her era. So, I thank you and all those who are working to gain more recognition for women in the arts and in general.  Slainte!"

 

Aug 29, 2019
Make A Change in the World #423
01:06:40

Let’s make a change in the world with Celtic music.

Bonnie Rideout, Colin Farrell, Gone Molly, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Tullamore, Bernadette Morris, Molly's Revenge, Teton Skye, Brad Reid, Finbar Furey, Dom Duff, The Canny Brothers Band, Sliotar, The Led Farmers, Rathkeltair, The Gothard Sisters

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

5:08 - "Tabla Jigs: One For Danielle, Dancing Morris, Moll's Gap" by Colin Farrell from On the Move

8:53 - "Black Hearted, Booze-Bolting Gypsies" by Gone Molly from Culloden

11:57 - "Lieutenant Maguire's Jig / The Curlew / Sleepy Maggie / Tail Toddle" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

16:58 - "Paddy In America -- Whisky Before Breakfast  / Rakish Paddy / Turkey In the Straw / Arkansas Traveler / Bonaparte’s Retreat" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready

23:25 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:03 - "By the Water's Edge" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

29:28 - "The Western Shore" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

35:05 - "Come and Be Welcome" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

37:32 - "Andy Broon's" by Brad Reid from The Conundrum

39:47 - "Once When I Was" by Finbar Furey from Colours

44:10 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:07 - "Laouen" by Dom Duff from Roc'h

49:48 - "William O'Connor" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

53:42 - "The Sweet Little Girl from Barnagh" by Sliotar from Voyage

55:37 - "Thomas Jefferson" by The Led Farmers from Katie

58:52 - "Geese" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

1:02:49 - “It's the Little Things” by The Gothard Sisters from It's the Little Things

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L, Trevor, Murray F

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Andrew Vanhorn emailed in response in to the Diversity of Celtic Music episode: "THANK YOU for the support!  appreciate you spinning our tune.

three cheers for the intelligent and compassionate. very well said and super congrats on your crowd-funding and the release of your music - that is awesome! make sure when you tour Canada you stop in Kingston"

Hans Schuts emailed from The Netherlands: "Hi Marc. I can only strongly agree with your point of view!! Tnx for all the nice music you provide with your podcast (and cd's of course) and please keep up the good work!"

Ryan Ferris emailed some solidarity: "Marc, When I heard about the belittling of the Women of Celtic Music, I felt horrible that such a thing could happen. Whoever disturbed the growth of the community we’ve developed here should be disgusted with themselves. Thanks to Susan of Thunder on the Plains and the support you’ve given her, I will be buying the latest album from each artist on that ‘Women of Celtic Music’ episode. I hate to hear of such a thing happening to her and her peers and hope that, because of our actions, the world becomes better and more accepting."

James Slaven emailed a photo: "Excellent episode (Celtic Invasions)! As always, of course.

I just returned from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where they have wonderful Celtic culture.  Right now, as I listen, I’m enjoying my first wee dram of Canadian whisky (spelled without an ‘e,’ but not called Scotch) from Glenora Distillery, aged in ice wine barrels.  It’s excellent. (Picture attached.)

Also, if Natalie the ethno-musicologist wouldn’t mind sharing links to her work, I’d love to read it, being an amateur folklorist and published musicologist.

Also, cheers on The Year of the Celtic Woman!  Some of us appreciate it and love artists of all genders. Slainte!"

 

Aug 22, 2019
Celtic Soul #422
01:07:03

Take in a little Celtic soul with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Fretless, Circled by Hounds, Ed Miller, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Runa, Poor Man's Fortune, Jenna Greene, Albannach, The Changing Room, Stout Pounders, Bill Grogan's Goat, Sliotar, Bad Haggis, Poitin

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Holton Alan Moore’s (Live)" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

03:40 - Welcome Vocal

04:12 - "A Farewell to Praddies" by Circled by Hounds from Chasing Our Tales

10:05 - "The Green & The Blue" by Ed Miller from Edinburgh Rambler

13:55 - "Carraig Ferghus" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket

19:07 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

24:06 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:51 - "Quand J’étais Jeune À Dix-Huit Ans" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time

34:05 - "Soul of Nature" by Jenna Greene from Crossroads

40:08 - "Ode to the Mountain Rest M's" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

44:47 - "Gwrello Glaw" by The Changing Room from Picking Up the Pieces

48:34 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:42 - "But Then Again" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

52:44 - "Black Velvet Band" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Bill Grogan's Goat

56:39 - "The Sweet Little Girl from Barnagh" by Sliotar from Voyage

58:38 - "Reels Part Two (My Love Is In America)" by Bad Haggis from Trip

1:01:35 - Closing Vocal

1:02:45 - "Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's" by Poitin from Wish

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L, Trevor, Murray F

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Sarah Marshall emailed: "Marc, thanks so much for the passionate defense of women's music. I am sorry that one troll, at least, evidently thinks that male artists only succeed if female artists are ignored!  The world needs great Celtic music from all kinds of people."

Mark R emailed a negative comment regarding my Diversity of Celtic Music episode: "Marc, I was very saddened to hear the comments in episode #418.  You title contains the magic word "diversity", yet you end up wishing a "fond farewell" to long time listeners who disagree. Because someone thinks you are deluded, does not mean that they must be a bigot.  And to bring electoral politics into the podcast only reinforces the stereotype that a Celt can never avoid a good bar brawl. I would never ask you to apologize -you have done nothing wrong, nor so far as I am concerned did Susan- but I would hope to hear a hand of outreach extended to your listeners who may not be signed up for these politics.  Politics which are, after all, as disgusting to us, as ours are to you."

Thank you Mark. I appreciate you writing me. While I’m gonna guess we disagree politically, this is not about partisan politics.

This about serving our community.

From the beginning, I have been “changing the way you hear celtic music” and providing the best service for my listeners, “celebrating celtic culture thru music”.

My goal is to open the minds of Celtic music fans to the diversity of Celtic music. It’s not all traditional Irish music. It’s not all African fusion, bluegrass, alternative rock or whatever. It runs the gamut.

I have a lot of trad music fans who do NOT listen because it’s not more trad sounding. I do not recommend this podcast fans who only love trad music.

Sure. You may not like music from celtic women. But this too IS just one aspect.

So to belittle a host, or especially Susan, because she’s promoting equality on the podcast, something I’ve long considered essential to the diversity and goal of this podcast, is disrespectful, no matter what party you belong to.

Again my point is to serve my listeners. If you or others disagree with me. That’s fine. I can respect that.

But I also know in the long run, you will not appreciate this show. Especially going forward. Because obviously this is a topic that needs further exploration. So I will bring it up at length.

My goal is to promote the diversity of Celtic music, like I always have. But if someone refuses to open their hearts to that diversity, they will Not enjoy the show. And I don’t want to waste their time.

So yes, I stand by my statement.

My questions then for you are

Will you choose to support the diversity in the show, Whether the artists are black or white, straight or gay, Scottish or Welsh, Indian, Australian or Japanese, male or female or transgender?

Will you support Celtic women and other marginalized aspects of Celtic music and culture Because they are a part of that diversity?

Will you stand against people who belittle the show because they disagree with the mission of the podcast?

If you agree with all three of these statements, then I am very honored to have you a part of our Celtic community.

If not, that’s OK.

But again, in the long run, you will not enjoy the show.

I don’t want to waste your time listening to a show that will ultimately make you unhappy.

I truly hope your enlightened answers are yes. If not, I wish you a fond farewell.

Aug 15, 2019
The Long Drive #421
01:06:34

We’re going on a long drive with Celtic music blaring.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Claire Roche, Molly's Revenge, Moch Pryderi, Brian Conway, The Rogues, The Wee Heavies, Whalebone, Seamus Kennedy, The Rowan Tree, Brothers 3, The Killdares, Jiggy, Amelia Hogan

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

#celticmusic #irishmusic #longdrive

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Ríleanna / Reels: Ormond Sound, The Torn Jacket" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

3:27 "The Marquis of Huntly / The Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn / John Cheap the Chapman / Peerie Weerie / West Mabou Reel" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

8:39 "The Pond of Chesterfield" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

12:42 "The Long Drive" by Molly's Revenge with Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

17:26 "Dau Rosyn Coch" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

22:40 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:06 "The Lowlands Low" by Brian Conway from Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea

29:13 "Steam Train" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

32:57 "Birnie Bouzle" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

34:36 "Wenlock Hare" by Whalebone from Three Fires

38:09 "Emigrant Eyes" by Seamus Kennedy from Let the  Music Take You Home

42:50 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:52 "Tresor" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

48:36 "Buttermilk Mary" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before

53:22 "Fragile" by The Killdares from Any Given Element

57:09 "Head Rush" by Jiggy from Translate

1:03:27 "The Praties They Grow Small” by Amelia Hogan from Transplants: From the Old to the New

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

  • School is back in session
  • Coffee with The Celtfather returns on Wednesdays at 10 am EST
  • FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all. Visit their website for more details about this great organization.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Robert Michael Kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Amber B emailed a photo: "Hi Marc! I'm a long time listener and have always found a way to hear the podcast over many platforms. Anyways, thank you so much for the work you put into one of my favorite podcasts. I usually listen while working but tonight I am listening at home while crocheting an entry for the upcoming county fair. This will eventually be a farm themed toy mat. I'll have to send pictures of the finished stuff when that happens!"

Ryan MacNeil emailed: "Hey Mark, Just wanted to thank you for including my music in your podcasts. I don't get to listen all the time but I enjoy your shows. Hope you are having a great summer!"

Carol Baril commented on Patreon: "Love these podcasts! The music is so much fun to listen to while I'm at work banging on my keyboard! I think I'm falling for those tunes with bagpipes!!! Especially bagpipes and drums!!! Thanks for all your hard work Marc getting these out for us fans!"

James Spradlin emailed: "I was sad to hear that some do not support the heritage of the strong celtic woman. Our women have kept us alive for centuries. And it can truly be said that without them there would be no Celts. It makes me fighting mad to think that Anyone would disrespect OUR women. Keep up the good fight, Mark. We support you and your support of the women of Celtic music."

Aug 08, 2019
The Jackdaws #420
51:00

Andrew Meade of the The Jackdaws takes us Home as he hosts this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Jackdaws, Screaming Orphans, Solasta, The Fighting Jamesons, Jesse Ferguson, Barleyjuice, Marc Gunn, Gone Molly, The Kindred Kilts, The Gatehouse Well, Finnegan's Hell

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

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With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 - "Waves" by The Jackdaws from Colors

3:50 - Andrew Meade Intro

4:13 - "Home" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

7:30 - "Hornpipe Set" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

13:33 - "Around the Bend" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

16:53 - "Black is the Color" by Jesse Ferguson from Single

19:47 - Patreon Promo

20:36 - "Probably Drunk" by The Jackdaws from Colors

23:16 - "Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from Bonnie Prince Barley

26:45 - "I’ll Drink From Dusk till Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

29:56 - Share the Podcast

30:35 - "The Miners Way" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

33:15 - "Black and Tans" by The Kindred Kilts from Live at Summer Crush Winery

37:04 - Submit to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast here.

37:28 - "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And The Sparks Did Fly

42:20 - "Rude Awakening" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

45:05 - Andrew Meade final notes

46:03 - "Colors" by The Jackdaws from Colors

50:41 – CLOSING VOCAL

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

 

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Aug 01, 2019
Celtic Invasion Vacations #419
01:29:11

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. Not only do we see amazing things, we also experience some incredible music.

Fidil, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Gerry O'Beirne, Tania Opland, Mike Freeman, Claire Roche, Kilted Kings, Marc Gunn, Gwilym Morus, Mwnci Nel, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Dom Duff, Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

00:06 - "Dinkie's: Reels" by Fidil from Fidil 3

03:48 - WELCOME

04:45 - Celtic Invasion of Donegal podcast episodes:

5:20 - Celtic Invasion of Wales podcast episodes:

06:32 - "Recessional - Speed the Plough/Erithway Green" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

12:26 - "Gallows Tree" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

16:51 - Celtic Invasion of Dingle podcast episodes:

  • Coming soon!

18:40 - "O'Carolan's Concerto" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

20:56 - "The Last King of Feothanach" by Gerry O'Beirne from Swimming with Horses

24:29 - BECOME A PATRON OF THE PODCAST

25:11 - Celtic Invasion of Galway podcast episodes:

26:26 - "Merry Blacksmith/Heatehry Cruach/Paddy O'Brien's" by Tania Opland & Mike Freeman from Cut to Rhythms

29:54 - "Success to the Farmer" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

31:32 - Brobdingnagian Bards 2008 Tour of Ireland podcast episodes:

32:12 - "The Robin's Jaunt Set" by Claire Roche from The Lilt of the Banshee

35:58 - "Dedication" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

40:43 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:41 - Celtic Invasion of Donegal

43:44 - "Cloghden More" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

47:20 - "Sail the Sky" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

50:18 - FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all.

51:17 - Celtic Invasion of Dingle

52:07 - “Polcaí / Polkas: Neily Cleere's, The Hayden Fancy, Walsh's” by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (Murr-en Nick OWL-ee) from Foxglove & Fuschia

55:04 - Bríd Óg Ní Mháille” by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

59:55 - Celtic Invasion of Wales podcast episodes:

1:00:53 - "Cold City" by Gwilym Morus from Life Performance

1:04:16 - "Colli Arni" by Mwnci Nel from Gimig

1:07:52 - Celtic Invasion of Brittany podcast episodes: [FIND LINKS for live performance / video]

1:09:04 - "Buan Yann Buan" by Dom Duff from Babel Pow Wow

1:12:38 - "Brezhoneg 'Raok" by Dom Duff from Roc'h

1:16:52 - SUBSCRIBE / SHARE / SUPPORT VOCAL

1:17:28 - Celtic Invasion of Oban, Scotland

1:18:34 - "Cullen Bay/Scottish Soldier" by Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes and African Drums

1:22:27 - CLOSING VOCAL / Celtic Invasion of the Veneto, Italy

1:23:44 - "Songs from the Western Seaboard" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland

1:29:10 - The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ .

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest patrons: Brian M, Jennifer, Robyn, Joyce, Rebecca H, BassPipes, Murray F.

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Natalie Huber-Rodriguez emailed: "Hello! I just wanted to reach out and say how much I love your Podcast. I'm a folklorist and ethnomusicologist who specializes in Irish and Celtic folk music. After returning from living in Ireland a little while ago, I've found myself really missing the trad performances of Irish pub culture and thus, it's really been wonderful to have your Podcast to listen to as a reminder of my home away from home.

Part of my career has been seeking out some of the best traditional Irish and Celtic music performers in the DC metropolitan and greater mid-Atlantic, where I currently live and work, and your Podcast has been great in discovering new and exciting artists from all over. I'm currently working working on a compilation of some of the best and most popular Irish Rebel and IRA songs as part of the upcoming anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the significance that such songs still hold for the people of Ireland and their descendants abroad today. Should you ever need any assistance with anything on your Podcast or would like some additional resources, I'd be more than happy to oblige! Keep up the great work! :) Slainte!"

Ali Sherief emailed a photo: "Hi Marc my name is Ali I’m a freshman I enjoy your podcast. I’m also a member of the cat lovers podcast and a fan of your Irish drinking songs for cat lovers album and I love listening to Celtic music. It helps me through the near death fight between me and cars while riding the bike and good day from California!"

 

Jul 25, 2019
Diversity of Celtic Music #418
01:07:22

Strap yourself in for some high-speed, craic’n fun Irish Celtic music on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Gatehouse Well, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Teton Skye, Moch Pryderi, Farsan, The Glory Reel, Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy, Atyls, FinTan, Bridgid's Cross, Bernadette Morris, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Brendan Monaghan, St. Jame's Gate, Molly's Revenge

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 - "Tree Gap Set" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

3:45 - WELCOME / DIVERSITY TALK

6:14 - "Roslin Castle/Miss Gordon of Gight" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

12:18 - "The Chill Eastern Wind" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

16:06 - "Welsh Bagpipe Medley" by Moch Pryderi from Moch IV

18:53 - "Oran An Roin" by Farsan from Farsan

23:06 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:50 - "The Flood of the Holm" by The Glory Reel from The Glory Reel

29:18 - "The Connemara Cradle Song" by Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy from When I Was One And Twenty

33:18 - "Atlas" by Atlys from Atyls

37:04 - "Tamosher" by FinTan from Excursion

39:55 - "John Ryan's Polka/Blarney Pilgrim" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

42:26 - CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

45:13 - "By the Water's Edge" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

48:37 - "The Finest Local Pub" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

52:39 - "Unbroken" by Brendan Monaghan from Unbroken

55:48 - "Tullamore Dew" by St. Jame's Gate from Happy Life

59:44 - CLOSING REMARKS

1:01:28 - "The Western Shore" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

In every episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I mention "celebrating Celtic culture through music." It’s easy to miss the nuance of this mission statement. This podcast is not just about the traditional music of Ireland or Scotland. It is about all of those under-served aspects of Celtic music, and its many forms, from around the globe. It's about the fusion, the change, and the growth of the musical traditions of the Celts.

So I found it disappointing to hear someone attack my guest host Susan J. E. Ritta last week for promoting the women of Celtic music and FairPle, an organization dedicated to giving Celtic women in music a voice. It's both disappointing and rather disgusting.

Women are under-represented throughout the music business, including Celtic music.

If you've spent ANY time studying the music business since it began, like I have, you would know this to be true.

Sadly, some folks feel threatened by those who are marginalized and gain a fair footing.

It happened to the Irish when they first came to American. If you have studied the history of the Celts, you will note the Celts too were marginalized. And when you belittle one marginalized group, you disgrace all of our Celtic culture. You disgrace the history and suffering the Celts endured and overcame.

So let me be clear. The women of Celtic music deserve our support. If you disagree, that's your choice. But I will continue to fight for these amazing women and promote FairPle and any organization that stands up against small-minded people who refuse to change with history.

So whether you're a new listener or long-time, if that's you, I wish you a fond farewell. This podcast is not for you.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest patrons: Brian M, Jennifer, Robyn, Joyce, Rebecca H, BassPipes, Murray F.

 

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Allison Walker-Elders emailed from DC: "Hi Marc,I've been meaning to write this email for weeks! During your episode # 405 (Fight Like a Celtic Woman) I was so moved by Heather Dale's song "One of Us" that I had to stop in the middle of my hour-long run and have a good cry.

The song reminded me of every woman I have ever looked up to in my life, personally or academically or in my career. I don't know if it was intentional on Heather Dale's part, but I was strongly reminded of the 2016 American election-- while I didn't always agree with Secretary Clinton, she would have made a great president and I was proud that she was one of us. Remembering that feeling of pride combined with the devastation of her loss while listening to "One of Us" brought me right back to that moment in the early hours of November 9th, 2016.

Thank you for everything that you do to raise up the voices of underrepresented Celtic musicians and songwriters.I especially appreciated Lady Susan's episode this past week and can't wait to listen to other episodes of her show.

If I were to request anything from your show, maybe it would be a longer episode for workouts--I'll be running a marathon later this summer and plan on listening to your show while I run it in the beautiful mountains of Washington State."

Thank you so much Allison for your touching response. I'm so happy the song moved you. It's become a favorite of my daughter Kenzie too. And I'm quite proud of that.

You are right. There are many voices underrepresented in the Celtic community, especially from Celtic women. I know a quarterly episode is a very small contribution. But I'm proud I can add that into the world. And while I originally planned it just for 2019, I've since changed decided to extend it into the future.

As for the longer workout episodes, may I should add that as a Patreon Milestone--Celtic Marathon Training. That'd be fun.

Jul 18, 2019
Canadian Celtic with Jesse Ferguson #417
01:12:20

Jesse Ferguson, the Bard of Cornwall, hosts this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with music from his Canadian Celtic musical inspirations.

Jesse Ferguson, Haggis, Heroes of the Highland, Brent Santin & Gary Mallon, Brent Santin, Jim Malcolm, Susie Malcolm, Bang on the Ear, The Two Paddys, TinWhistler, Different Folk, Katherine Moller

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

Welcome to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I'm your guest host, Jesse Ferguson, also known as the Bard of Cornwall on YouTube. I'm a Celtic music performer, recording artist and YouTuber based in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

My own music has been featured in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast over 20 times in the last 10 years, so it's fair to say that our usual host, Marc Gunn, has been a big supporter of my music. I'm very grateful for that support, so when he asked me to guest host an episode, I jumped at the chance.

This episode of the podcast will feature music that has a personal connection for me, from artists who
have inspired me in my early folk music days, to those I know personally from my area, to those I've
performed with live in venues from Canada's east coast to my original and current province of Ontario.

But, on with the music. First I'll play you “Brennan on the Moor” off my next CD, The Sally Gardens. I
had fun arranging the harmonies in the chorus.

"Brennan on the Moor" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

The next two songs are by the now disbanded Cornwall, Ontario group Haggis, that were hugely
influential in getting me into Celtic music.

4:18 "Loch Lomond" by Haggis from This Ain't Your Mother's Cooking

9:50 "Medley of Minors" by Haggis from This Ain't Your Mother's Cooking

That was “Loch Lomond” followed by “Medley of Minors” from their 1999 album, This Ain't Your
Mother's Cooking, which can be streamed free on Sounclick.com. A couple of the original members of
Haggis have also contributed newer material to this episode, including their drummer Jason Mitchell,
whose latest group is called Heroes of the Highland. Here are two of their latest recordings:

14:12 "Irish Rover" by Heroes of the Highland from Heroes of the Highland

17:06 "Drunken Sailor" by Heroes of the Highland from Heroes of the Highland

That was “The Irish Rover” followed by “Drunken Sailor” by Heroes of the Highland. The original flute
player for Haggis, Brent Santin, has also gone on to do new recordings, and has contributed two to this episode. Here he is performing “A Scarborough Settler's Lament” with Gary Mallon.

20:07 "Scarborough Settler's Lament" by Brent Santin & Gary Mallon from Sounds Like the 19th Century

And here is one of Brent's solo efforts, which incorporates some more electronic elements:

25:00 "Tear Down the Sink, Dear" by Brent Santin

Nick Seguin, lead singer of Haggis, was a major influence on my vocal style for folk music. Another of
my main influences is our next artist, Scotsman Jim Malcolm. His former work with the band Old Blind
Dogs, and his solo material have been very important for me. He now records with his wife Susie
Malcolm, herself a talented musician. The first track here is the Robbie Burns song “A Man's a Man for a' That,” followed by a track from Jim and Susie's latest album Spring Will Follow On.

29:32 "A Man's a Man" by Jim Malcolm from Acquaintance

33:33 "Pad the Road" by Jim Malcolm & Susie Malcolm from Spring Will Follow On

That was Jim Malcolm's “A Man's a Man for A' That” and Jim and Susie Malcolm's “Pad the Road.”

The region of Eastern Ontario where I reside has a strong tradition of Celtic music, which derives from the huge influx of Scottish immigrants to the region. The tradition here is alive and kicking, and from my early days getting into Celtic music, it has incorporated pride in our past with embracing modern musical approaches. In that spirit, here are two songs from Glengarry, Ontario band Bang on the Ear.

37:37 "The Rising of the 45" by Bang on the Ear from Tales from the Glen

41:40 "Thistle and the Rose" by Bang on the Ear from Songs for Glengarry, Vol. 1

That was “The Rising of the 45” and “Thistle and the Rose” by Bang on the Ear. The next two songs are by another Glengarry, Ontario group, The 2 Paddys. They've long been a fixture of The Glengarry
Highland Games, in Maxville, which was a crucial place for nurturing my love of Celtic music. Here are their recordings of “The Foggy Dew” and “The Galway Races.”

45:31 "The Foggy Dew" by The Two Paddys 

48:45 "The Galway Races" by The Two Paddys  

Next we head to Majorca (my-OR-kah), Spain for two tracks from TinWhistler, a duo of brothers whose videos on YouTube I've been a fan of for years. We Celtic podcasters and Youtubers need to support each other, so I was delighted that they were willing to send us these two tracks.

51:18 "Castle Kelly/The Man of the House" by TinWhistler from TinWhistler

54:33 "Toss the Feathers/The Ale is Dear" by TinWhistler from TinWhistler

That was “Castle Kelly” and “The Man of the House,” followed by “Toss the Feathers” and “The Ale is
Dear” by TinWhistler, from the brothers' first album, available now.

When I lived in the East Coast of Canada, in particular Fredericton, New Brunswick, I met up with
musician Bill Toner. We played a regular gig at a little wine bar called The Sour Grape in a small town
called Oromocto. We didn't make much money, but it sure was a lot of fun. Here's a song from Bill's
latest group, Different Folk.

58:58 "Star of the County Down/Cooley's Reel" by Different Folk from Live

That was “Star of the County Down” and “Cooley's Reel,” by Different Folk. I shared the stage with some of its members at least once, and here are a couple of solo tracks from the band's award-winning fiddle player, Katherine Moller.

1:02:34 "The Friar's Walk” by Katherine Moller from Storm Queen

1:05:37 "Sunshower" by Katherine Moller from Storm Queen

That was “The Friar's Walk” and “Sunshower” from Katherine Moller's album Storm Queen.

That brings us close to the end of this guest episode, and I'd like to thank Marc Gunn, the Celtfather, for inviting me to take this on. Now that I've put a show together, I have a better appreciation of just how much work it is. If you appreciate all the hard work that he puts in to promoting independent Celtic music, I'd encourage you to consider becoming a Patron of the podcast on Patreon. Thanks, Marc, for all that you do!

I'd also like to thank the artists who contributed their awesome music for me to include. It's been a fun
experience. I'll leave you with another song from my next album, The Sally Gardens. The song is written for my lovely wife, and is likely my oldest complete original. I finally got around to recording it for an album and I hope you like it. Again, this is Jesse Ferguson, the Bard of Cornwall. You can learn more about my work by visiting www.jessefergusonmusic.com. Thanks for listening.

1:09:44 "Me Darlin' Laura-Ann" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest Patrons.

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Celtic culture through music.

 

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Jul 11, 2019
Women of Celtic Music #416
55:51

Join Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains, Nebraska’s only Celtic music radio show as she highlights a small sampling of the Women of Celtic Music.

Screaming Orphans, Colleen Raney, Hanneke Cassel, Ashley Davis, Cady Finlayson, Jennifer Licko, Eilis Crean, Sarah Copus, Sharon Shannon, Linda Relph, The Gothard Sisters, Joseph Carmichael

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:12 “Winnie’s Tunes” by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

4:22 “Sorrowlessfield” by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

8:01 “The Goblin and the Mouse/The Fiddling Twin” by Hanneke Cassel from Trip to Walden Pond

13:25 INTRODUCTION

14:52 “Leanim Thu (I Follow You)” by Ashley Davis from Night Travels

18:33 “A Midwinter Waltz” by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

22:00 “Fill Iu O” by Jennifer Licko from Sing

25:36 “The Old High Reel/The Lane to the Glen/The Trip to Durrow” by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra (Bitter Sweet)

30:58 “She Moved Through the Fair” by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

35:11 FAIRPLE INTERLUDE

38:03 “Frenchie’s Reel” by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

40:40 “Woman - Man - Long” by Linda Relph from Fiddlinda: There & Then, Here & Now

44:56 “Grace O’Malley” by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

48:30 FAREWELL

50:48 “Lady Susan” by Joseph Carmichael, official theme song of Thunder on the Plains

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

You can find out more about Thunder on the Plains through the KZUM website. There’s a two week archive where you can enjoy back episodes. Find out more about “Lady Susan” J. E. Ritta on her Instagram page.

FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all. Visit their website for more details about this great organization.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

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Jul 04, 2019
Celtic Summer Recess #415
01:00:38

Enjoy some new Celtic music during your summer recess.

The Glory Reel, The Gatehouse Well, Gone Molly, Atlys, Rising Gael, Bridgid's Cross, St. Jame's Gate, Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy, Moch Pryderi, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Brendan Monaghan, FinTan, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Rogues

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Up Sligo" by The Glory Reel from The Glory Reel

4:30 "Michael Goes Flatpickin' / Road to Errogie" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

8:58 "Culloden" by Gone Molly from Culloden

12:06 "The Corrie Man" by Atlys from Atlys

17:15 "The Trooper and the Maid" by Rising Gael from Roots

20:51 CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:51 "My Love Has Gone Across the Sea" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

25:16 "June Apples/Da New Rigged Ship" by St. Jame's Gate from Happy Life

29:18 "When I Was One and Twenty" by Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy from When I Was One and Twenty

32:08 "Codi Angor" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

35:04 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

35:26 "Buyer Beware" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Bangerz

41:07 "Molly" by Brendan Monaghan from Unbroken

44:28 "John Barleycorn" by FinTan from Excursion

48:34 "A Lullabye (For Those Who Died)" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable

55:20 "Itchy Fingers" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest patrons:

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Jun 27, 2019
Sea Shanties from Renaissance Festivals #414
46:27

Sea shanties are some of the more popular traditional songs found in Celtic music. That's because they're fun to sing. They are also extremely popular at Renaissance festivals which is why I asked the Danny Faught of the Renaissance Festival Podcast to host a joint show for our podcasts.

Rambling Sailors, Marooned, Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings, Captain John Stout, Angus McHugh, The Crimson Pirates, Bounding Main, DeCantus, The Bilge Pumps, 3 Pints Gone, Henry Martin, The Poxy Boggards, "Captain Black Jack" Murphy, Bocca Musica

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:26 - "Johnny Come Down to Hilo" by Rambling Sailors from Ports of Call

3:30 - "Santiano" by Marooned from Dance Macaw

6:47 - "Paddy Doyle's Boots (Live!)" by Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings from No Bedrolls or Backpacks

9:04 - "The Dreadnaught" by Captain John Stout from Songs from the Water's Edge

13:38 - "Haul Away Joe" by Angus McHugh from Rebels, Pirates and Cutthoats

17:29 - "Pump Shanty" by The Crimson Pirates from That's So Sad

19:43 - "Saltpeter Shanty" by Bounding Main from Kraken Up

23:06 - "The Drummer and the Cook" by DeCantus from Tonight We'll Merry Bee

24:44 - "Blow the Man Down" by The Bilge Pumps from We Don't Know

27:36 - "Away Rio" by 3 Pints Gone from There Is a Ship

29:58 - "General Taylor" by Henry Martin from Around the Bay

34:17 - "South Australia" by The Poxy Boggards from Bawdy Parts

36:45 - "Whiskey, Johnny!" by "Captain Black Jack" Murphy from Pogue Mahone Means Kiss My Arse

41:22 - "John Kanaka" by Bocca Musica from Live Free or Die

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you enjoy this podcast, you may also love listening to the Renaissance Festival Podcast. Every other week, they share music and entertainment from Renaissance festivals.

They also have a Patreon page where you can support them. It's pretty brilliant too.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest Patrons.

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Celtic culture through music.

 

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#seashanties #renaissancefestivals #seashanty

Jun 20, 2019
Celtic Harp with Anne Roos #413
01:00:16

Harpist Anne Roos will introduce  you to some of the beautiful Celtic harp music that inspired her in this Celtic Harp special of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

William Jackson, Sylvia Woods, Anne Roos, Susan Toman, The Duplets, Leah Jorgensen, Mark Davies, Catriona McKay, Ricky Kej

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:07 Anne Roos Intro

2:27 "The Wellpark (Molendinar, the Spring)" by William Jackson from The Wellpark Suite

8:00 "St. Mungo (The Tree)" by William Jackson from The Wellpark Suite

15:59 "In the Forest" by Sylvia Woods from The Harp of Brandiswhiere

18:54 "Dialogue With a Brook" by Sylvia Woods from The Harp of Brandiswhiere

20:56 Anne Roos talks about Ensembles

21:48 "Jacky Tar" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

24:15 "The Bold Princess Royal/The Princess Royal" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

29:20 "Considine’s Grove" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

31:40 "King of the Fairies" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

35:54 Celtic Harp Albums

37:18 "Cooley’s Reel/Merry Blacksmith" by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

40:33 "Banks of Ness/Euro Jig" by The Duplets from Leverage

43:26 "Flying to the Fleah" by Leah Jorgensen from Peace - Love - Harp

45:28 "Iona" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp

47:57 Anne Roos Spoken

49:05 "Greenman" by Catriona McKay from Starfish

52:48 "Anach Cuan" by Anne Roos with Ricky Kej

57:55 Anne Roos Closing Comments

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest Patrons.

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Celtic culture through music.

 

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#celticharp #anneroos #harpists

Jun 13, 2019
Galway Shawl #412
56:37

Wrap the Galway Shawl around your shoulders and listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.  http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Matthew Dickerson, Tartanic, Dervish, Susana Seivane, Celtic Woman, Tullamore, Keith Hinchliffe, Heather Dale, The Kilt Lifters, Clan Celtica, Templars of Doom, Haggis Rampant, Rattle the Knee, New Time Ensemble

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

00:03 "Off to California/Tom Morrison's Hornpipe" by Matthew Dickerson from When I'm Happy and I Know It

04:12 "Galician Carnivale" by Tartanic from Uncharted

09:18 "The Galway Shawl" by Dervish from The Great Irish Songbook

14:16 "Reviravolta" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos Que Volven

17:20 "Mo Ghile Mear (My Gallant Star) [Live]" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live From Ireland

21:22 CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:10 "Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation" by Tullamore from Six Strings and Coffee Beans

28:57 "Fanny Power" by Keith Hinchliffe from A Wee Dram

32:27 "The Prydwen Sails Again" by Heather Dale from Avalon

35:27 "Tam Lin" by The Kilt Lifters from Pour Another Round

37:57 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:16 "Heidache" by Clan Celtica from Tribal Thunder

REMOVED "Tattoo Covered Hag" by Templars of Doom from Hovels of the Holy

42:40 "Scotland the Brave / Wings (feat. Ken Petrie)" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

44:28 "Na Ceannabháin Bhána-Bean Phádín-Down to the Well for Water-Humours of Derrykissane" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

51:00 "Road to Taynuilt" by New Time Ensemble from A Year In Ireland

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you are in a band and would like to be played on this podcast, I would love to feature your music. It's easy to do just complete the form at 4celts.com to give me permission. You do that with album you submit to the podcast.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest patrons:

 

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James Relf emailed: "Mark, First off love the radio show. It's great the way this music always makes you feel alive. Anyway, I would like to ask how your site is made? Is it a Wordpress site or something else? Just curious cause I like certain aspects of it and being a web guy myself, well, it does not hurt to ask."

Brian Zustovich emailed on Facebook: "Marc, I am listening to Podcast #406 (and Patreon member) and heard that you are planning to move to the ATL. Best of luck to you on your move and look forward to grabbing some time and meet you. I have moved here over a year ago and have listened to your podcasts for years. Godspeed!"

Jun 06, 2019
Humors of Whiskey #411
01:03:58