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
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!

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TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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.

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

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.

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

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 - "Waves" by The Jackdaws from Colors

3:50 - Andrew Meade Intro

4:13 - "Home" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

7:30 - "Hornpipe Set" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

13:33 - "Around the Bend" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

16:53 - "Black is the Color" by Jesse Ferguson from Single

19:47 - Patreon Promo

20:36 - "Probably Drunk" by The Jackdaws from Colors

23:16 - "Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from Bonnie Prince Barley

26:45 - "I’ll Drink From Dusk till Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

29:56 - Share the Podcast

30:35 - "The Miners Way" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

33:15 - "Black and Tans" by The Kindred Kilts from Live at Summer Crush Winery

37:04 - Submit to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast here.

37:28 - "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And The Sparks Did Fly

42:20 - "Rude Awakening" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

45:05 - Andrew Meade final notes

46:03 - "Colors" by The Jackdaws from Colors

50:41 – CLOSING VOCAL

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

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

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Aug 01, 2019
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.

 

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

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/.

 

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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

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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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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/.

 

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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.

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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

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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
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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/.

 

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THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
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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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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

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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
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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

"Johnny Come Down to Hilo" by Rambling Sailors from Ports of Call

"Santiano" by Marooned from Dance Macaw

"Paddy Doyle's Boots (Live!)" by Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings from No Bedrolls or Backpacks

"The Dreadnaught" by Captain John Stout from Songs from the Water's Edge

"Haul Away Joe" by Angus McHugh from Rebels, Pirates and Cutthoats

"Pump Shanty" by The Crimson Pirates from That's So Sad

"Saltpeter Shanty" by Bounding Main from Kraken Up

"The Drummer and the Cook" by DeCantus from Tonight We'll Merry Bee

"Blow the Man Down" by The Bilge Pumps from We Don't Know

"Away Rio" by 3 Pints Gone from There Is a Ship

"General Taylor" by Henry Martin from Around the Bay

"South Australia" by The Poxy Boggards from Bawdy Parts

"Whiskey, Johnny!" by "Captain Black Jack" Murphy from Pogue Mahone Means Kiss My Arse

"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/.

 

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

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.

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

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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

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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.

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VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
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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/.

 

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

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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.

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I want to thank our newest Patrons.

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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

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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
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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/.

 

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

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.

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

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:

 

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 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

Whiskey is so funny... wait, that's not what you mean by humours. Hmm. Find out what in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Cady Finlayson, Culann's Hounds, Tullamore, NUA, Dervish, Bardic Rose, Jennifer Licko, Prydein, Three Weird Sisters, Peat in the Creel, Jesse Linder, Duncan Cameron, Garry O'Meara, Maggie Sansone, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

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 "New Moon March" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

01:43 "Rainy Day: High Road to Linton/Killarney Boys of Pleasure" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

05:05 "One of Ireland's Children" by Tullamore from Two To Get Ready

07:52 "Manic Breakfast" by NUA from FLOW

09:33 "Donal Og" by Dervish from The Great Irish Songbook

15:51 CELTIC FEEDBACK

18:01 "O'Carolan's Quarrel/O'Carolan's Draught" by Bardic Rose from Out on the Ocean

21:55 "Light the Way" by Jennifer Licko from Sing

25:26 "The $17 Red Head" by Prydein from Loud Pipes (Save Lives)

29:04 "Like Their Feet Have Wings" by Three Weird Sisters from Hair of the Frog

32:44 "McMahon's (The Banshee)" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

35:15 "The Humors of Whiskey" by Jesse Linder from The Bramble and the Rose

39:03 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:18 "Miss Shanahan's/The Three Dogs/Geese in the Churchyard" by Duncan Cameron from The Whistling Thief

48:04 "Pickin' Time" by Garry O' Meara from Pickin' Time

50:59 "Wind Drift" by Maggie Sansone from Wind Drift: Celtic Grooves, Mystic Moods

54:23 "The Three Flowers" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

1:00:16 "Winter Has Come" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

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

* Your guide to celebrating Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a 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: Sean D., Alexsander P., Michael G., Elizabeth E., Nancy K., and Joyce, Richard B. who raised their pledges

 

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

The Scotsman in Shanghai, Ian Shaw emailed: "Hi Marc, Great podcast No. 400 .. listened 3 times. Happy birthday on Thursday 16th.. guess show 402 is celebration date. Keep it coming."

Traci Tucker emailed: "I am a 4-H sewing leader and one of my students and I listen to your podcast every Monday evening while sewing. We love it!"

Joshua Brown emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, Haven't done this before, but of course I love the show. Today I am socializing a new batch of chicks while listening. Thanks for the great show"

May 30, 2019
Celtic Music Journal 2019
01:05:38

Steve Behrens of 67 Music hosts this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Poitin, Outbound Traveler, St. James’s Gate, West of Mabou, We Banjo 3, Farsan, Katie Jane Band, Bernadette Morris, Hanneke Cassel, Molly’s Revenge, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Anton Emery, Sliotar, The Kilt Lifters, The High Kings, 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

0:07 "Tuesday From 6pm" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

2:56 "Vincent Black Lightning" by Outbound Traveler from Go On And Wander

7:30 "Ragin’ & Rollin'" by St. James’s Gate from Happy Life

10:25 "Gordon’s Reels" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

16:30 "Haven" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

19:58 Steve Behrens opening remarks

20:56 "Pronn an Caoran (Smash the Ember)" by Farsan from Farsan

24:16 "Paddy in the Turnpike-Hommage de Christmas Morning" by Katie Jane Band from Stanton
Street Sessions

27:10 "Home Is Where The Heart Is" by Bernadette Morris from Where The Heart Is

30:03 "Passing Place-Silver Special" by Hanneke Cassel from Trip To Walden Pond

33:50 About 67 Music and Celtic Music Journal

35:21 "The Western Shore" by Molly’s Revenge from The Western Shore

41:00 "Bidh Clann Ulaidh (Men of Ulster)" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to
Kintail

44:50 "Ship In Full Sail-Trip To Sligo" by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses

49:09 "Tonight’s The Night" by Sliotar from Voyage

52:49 "Pour Another Round" by The Kilt Lifters from Pour Another Round

55:44 "The Auld Triangle' by The High Kings from The High Kings

58:46 Closing comments

1:00:55 "Music For A Found Harmonium" by Jiggy from Jiggy

I hope you enjoyed 67 Music as guest host of this podcast. If you enjoyed this show, please visit them on their website at http://67music.net/

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.

 

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

#celticmusicjournal #irishmusic #67music

May 23, 2019
The Gothard Sisters #409
01:00:14

The Gothard Sisters host this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with music from them and some of their favorite indie Celtic bands.

The Gothard Sisters, The Elders, Marc Gunn, Enter the Haggis, Colin Farrell, Ashley Davis, Talisk, Daimh, House of Hamill, We Banjo 3, Gaelic Storm

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

0:09 "Midnight Sun" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

4:02 INTRODUCTION: The Gothard Sisters

4:52 "Meetings of the Waters" by The Elders from Story Road

9:41 "Loch Lomond" by Marc Gunn from Loch Lomond

12:35 "Can't Trust the News" by Enter the Haggis from Modest Revolution

16:22 "Hardanger Reels" by Colin Farrell from On the Move

22:07 "With You Tonight (feat. Eileen Ivers)" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels

27:27 "Montreal" by Talisk from Beyond

32:51 "The Fisherman" by The Elders from Story Road

36:39 "Oran an Tombaca" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

40:18 "Cedars House" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

44:25 "Happiness" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

47:52 "Mazama Mornings" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

51:30 "Colors of Home" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

55:37 Outro and Goodbye

56:36 "Buzzards of Bourbon Street" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

I hope you enjoyed The Gothard Sisters as guest hosts of this podcast. I am extremely grateful to them. If you enjoyed this show, please visit them on their website at https://gothardsisters.com

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.

 

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

#celticmusic #irishmusic #thegothardsisters

#celticmusic #irishmusic #thegothardsisters

May 16, 2019
Rambling Irishman #408
01:02:56

Let's go rambling through Ireland on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Tartanic, Flook, The Jig Is Up!, Runa, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, Shillelagh!, Cady Finlayson, The Jacobites By Name, We Banjo 3, Colleen Raney, Clan Celtica, The Prodigals, Templars of Doom, Amadan, Blaggards, Dervish

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 "Velocity" by Tartanic from Uncharted

4:18 "Turquoise Girl / The Tree Climber / Twelve Weeks and a Day / Rounding Malin Head" by Flook from Ancora

10:10 "The West Awake" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

14:09 "Kelly Man Reels" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

18:21 "The Irish Girl" by The Boston Harbor Bhoys from ...And We'll All Go Together

22:25 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:18 "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

26:36 "Five Horned Jig" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

27:53 "Aikendrum" by The Jacobites By Name from (Somewhat Less) Scottier Than Thou

30:16 "Light in the Sky" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

33:56 "Stone Boat" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

37:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:19 "Devo" by Clan Celtica from Tribal Thunder

41:12 "Kansas City" by The Prodigals from Brothers

44:25 "Templars Rise From the Crypt" by Templars of Doom from Hovels of the Holy

47:31 "Serenity" by Amadan from Pacifica

52:11 "Bog Songs" by Blaggards from Standards

57:58 "The Rambling Irishman" by Dervish from The Great Irish Songbook

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.

Welcome once again. I appreciate your patience last week. If you are not a Patron of the Podcast and you missed the bonus Patron-exclusive show. Go sign up. I think you'll enjoy it. No talk. Just music.

The next couple o'months, we will have a bunch of special features. So if you submit your music to me through June, just be warned it might not be until August before I am able to get you on the show. We have a bunch of guest hosts coming on the show, starting next week with The Gothard Sisters. I think you'll have fun.

This week, I have a lot of new music to share with you, so let's get going.

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: Sean D

 

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

The Scotsman in Shanghai, Ian Shaw emailed: "Hi Marc, Great podcast No. 400 .. listened 3 times. Happy birthday on Thursday 16th.. guess show 402 is celebration date. Keep it coming."

Traci Tucker emailed: "I am a 4-H sewing leader and one of my students and I listen to your podcast every Monday evening while sewing. We love it!"

May 09, 2019
Texas Scots #407
01:03:59

We visit the 2019 Texas Scottish Festival this week on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Celtic music from...

Scotland Rising, Beyond the Pale, The Selkie Girls, Reel Treble, Tullamore, Ed Miller, Jed Marum, Skeleton McKee, Anton & The Colts, Cleghorn, Willow and Her Giant, Brother, Jil Chambless, Scooter Muse

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 "Desert Reels" by Scotland Rising from Out of the Ashes

3:32 "The Tommy Jig-Dan Murphy's-Four Posts of the Bed" by Beyond the Pale from Wantin' Something More

6:29 "Mo Nighean Donn As Bòidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

10:37 "Martin Wynne's #2/Dunmore Lasses/The Coalminer" by Reel Treble

14:50 "Sound the Pibroch" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready

20:13 CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:28 "Room for Us All in the Dance" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

29:18 "Loch Lomond" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

33:08 "Handsome Johnny Flynn" by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

37:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:09 "My Favourite Song" by Anton & The Colts from No End of the Line

44:56 "Hello Hello" by Cleghorn from Live in Greenville

48:51 "O'Carolan's Farewell to Music" by Willow and Her Giant

52:11 "Take Me Down" by Brother from Pax Romana MMV

59:00 "The Collier's Way" by Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

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.

Whenever you become a Patron of the Podcast, 10% of all the money I earn goes toward Celtic non-profits. I donate that because I want to help our fellow Celtic organizations grow.

One of the festivals I have supported over the years is the Texas Scottish Festival. Thanks to our patrons, I made another nice donation to this festival in North Texas. The festival takes place May 10-12, 2019 in Decatur, Texas. And this week, we're gonna highlight some of the amazing artists performing there this year as well as in past years.

I want to give you a quick heads up. I decided to skip the podcast next week. Our official move in date for Atlanta is next week. While we will still be in Birmingham for the most part, we will be getting everything setup at our new home. And since May has five Thursdays, instead of the usual four, I figured it was just easier and less financially stressful for many of our Patrons of the Podcast who don't set a cap on their pledges.

That said, I decided last minute to compile a short bonus podcast exclusively for our Patrons of the Podcast. If you want to support the show, please consider joining them.

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 a 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: Alexander P

 

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

Lori Wilson emailed: "St. Patrick's Day goals! Didn't know if you saw this. Thought it was neat."
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190313-an-irish-pub-born-in-the-dark-ages

Mary Malyszka emailed: "Hi Marc - Devoted and highly supportive listener here! We love your podcast. My husband and family and I have a ritual - we love listening to your podcast as we cook dinner. We talk about our days and enjoy your wonderful music! Simple but wonderful! Thank you!

In any case, I was just listening to the current podcast, and you mentioned having a podcast devoted to the Celtic harp! I was thrilled. I've spent the last 20+ years studying the "clarsach" or 'Celtic harp - it is a passion. (I am actually a former president of the Scottish National Harp Society of America SHSA)). I wanted to offer some recommendations for some harpists that I've loved listening to over the years. There are so many great harpists - so this isn't a comprehensive list - just some that I feel are great because of their skill and talent as a performer, or because of their unique ability as a composer or arranger.

First, I'd like to suggest someone named Cynthia Cathcart. (http://www.cynthiacathcart.com) She is a Scottish US National Champion and professional musician. She plays the clarsach - which is the wire-strung harp played with one's fingernails. She is a small niche artist (even in the harp world), so any of her music from the "Alchemy of a Rose" album should be easy to get permission to play. (She does a great version of Brian Boru's March with the didgeridoo!)

I'd also like to suggest Ann Heymann - who, in my opinion, is the finest wire-strung harp player in the world. She is credited with re-inventing the wire strung technique based on extensive research of the Bunting manuscript (Irish harp source) and other sources. My favorite album is 'Queen of Harps'.

Another premier Scottish artist is Alison Kinnaird, who is considered one of the leading performers and researchers of the Scottish harp - her book "Tree of Strings" is a must-have for anyone doing historical harp research.

Other artists that are absolutely wonderful and renown in the Celtic harp world include Deborah Friou, Kim Robertson, Robin Huw Bowen (Welsh triple harp), Cheryl Ann Fulton, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Patrick Ball, Laurie Rasmussen, and, of course, some of the original leaders in the Celtic harp world, such as Derek Bell and Alan Stivell. There are so many wonderful harpists that I could name! I hope you do consider doing this podcast. There are some great Celtic harp musicians out there that I know your listeners would welcome learning about. With respect for all the wonderful things you do!"

Apr 25, 2019
Bagpipe Ferret #406
59:20

Ferrets and bagpipe music? What's next kilt lifting and pirates? Yup! Plus harps, dance tunes, Celtic rock and more. Subscribe now!

The Jig Is Up!, Dublin Harpers, Runa, Larry Mallette, Ciana, Ravens Three, Rose Rock, Rambling Sailors, Matthew Dickerson, Irish Whispa, Raglan, The Kilt Lifters, Master Bones Jangle and The Voodoo Island Cannibals, Bangers and Mash, Haggis Rampant, Scooter Muse

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!

#bagpipemusic #celticmusic #irishmusic

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Paddy Fahey's No. 1 - Bus Stop - Peeler's Jacket" by The Jig Is Up! from On Yer Toes!

6:02 "The Straight and Yellow" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

8:53 "Again for Greenland" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

13:09 "Porthole of the Kelp" by Larry Mallette and Kevin Kane from A Stroll in the Park

16:50 "Mo Nion O" by Ciana from Loneliest Road

21:21 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:18 "Tell Me Ma" by Ravens Three from Flight

27:34 "Carrickfergus" by Rose Rock from Aire Loom

30:56 "Randy Dandy O" by Rambling Sailors from Kenways Favorites

32:47 "St. Kilda's Wedding" by Matthew Dickerson from When I'm Happy and I Know It

35:09 "Bold ODonohue" by Irish Whispa from Irish Whispa

37:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:32 "Smugglin' Men" by Raglan from A New Dawn

42:31 "Whup! Jamboree" by The Kilt Lifters from Pour Another Round

45:06 "Funeral Dirge" by Master Bones Jangle and The Voodoo Island Cannibals from Sail Into the Wind

47:56 "Summer in Dublin" by Bangers and Mash from Quicksand Cafe

51:27 "The Pumpkin's Fancy / Andy Renwick's Favourite Ferret (feat. Ken Petrie)" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

55:54 "The Parting" by Scooter Muse from Saddell Abbey

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 a 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: Chrystin P and Omar B.

 

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Apr 18, 2019
Fight Like A Celtic Woman #405
01:11:15

We're gonna show you how to fight like a Celtic Woman on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Ciana, Eilis Crean, Susana Seivane, Haggis Rampant, Runa, Colleen Raney, Kyle Carey, Celtic Woman, Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge, Cady Finlayson, Ashley Davis, Heather Dale, Christine Weir, Ida Elena, Emish, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

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

0:05 "Maire Rua-Farewell to Whalley Range-The Winding Stair" by Ciana from Rubicon

5:25 "Marian's Return" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

7:54 "Dous Mares" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos Que Volven

13:37 "Canon in D" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In
Steve Brownlee, Gillian Brownlee, Pam Brownlee

17:01 "Thaney" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

22:07 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:56 "The Collier's Daughter" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

27:29 "Casey Jones Whistle Blow" by Kyle Carey from North Star

31:08 "The Kesh Inn [Live]" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live from Ireland

34:05 "Four Loom Weaver" by Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge from As The Story Goes

39:45 "Beltaine" by Cady Finlayson from Celtic Purple

41:16 "His Bride I'll Be" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels

46:41 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

48:35 "One of Us" by Heather Dale from Imagineer

51:54 "Warriors Cry" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

56:03 "Rhunes In My Pocket" by Ida Elena from Native Spirit

59:29 "To the Company" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

1:06:51 "Òran an t-Saighdeir / The Soldier's Song" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

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 next three months are pretty crazy for me. Now that my wife has finished school. My family and I are moving to Atlanta, Georgia. If you're part of the Celtic community in Georgia, please drop me an email.

Because of this and a festival in May and then my Celtic Invasion of Star Wars, uh, Dingle, Ireland, I hope to have a whole bunch of guest podcast hosts in the days to come. Hopefully, you will see no interruption in your listening schedule. If you do notice something odd, please email me ASAP so I can fix it.

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 a 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.

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 life-changing Celtic Legends: Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Bryan Brake, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig

These incredible people pledge $25 or more per month to support Celtic culture through music.

 

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Brian Lawry emailed: "Dia dhuit.Yes, I was able to download the music. I'm a fan of some of the more mainstream bands (Gaelic Storm, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly) as well as some of the other more traditional ones (Derek Warfield, Black 47, Barleyjuice).  I have just recently started exploring Runa, Realta, Screaming Orphans, Celtica, and the Gothard Sisters.  Your downloads and podcasts have introduced me to We Banjo 3, Jim McKenna, Natalie Jane and others. Bumper sticker ordered. Slán."

Ryan emailed: "I'm building trails in Cedar hill, Texas while listening to the podcast. Thanks for entertaining me while I work."

 

Apr 11, 2019
Walking Toward the Sun #404
01:02:06

Walking towards the great Celtic music glistening in the sun. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Flook, Appalachian Celtic Consort,Beyond the Pale, The Bringers, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, The Jig is Up!, The High Kings, Larry Mallette, David Roon, Sliotar, Ida Elenam Heavy Blarney, Finnegan's Wake, Tartanic

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 "Reel for Rubik / Toward the Sun" by Flook from Ancora

5:40 "David and the Goliath/Farewell to Whiskey" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Come By the Hills

8:42 "The Ghost of Willie Clancy" by Beyond the Pale from Paleontology

12:56 "Swallowtail" by The Bringers from Ramblers and Rovers

24:20 "The Parting Glass" by The Boston Harbor Bhoys from ...And We'll All Go Together

29:39 CELTIC FEEDBACK

30:10 "I Once Loved A Lass - Da Slockit Light" by The Jig is Up! from On Your Toes!

25:52 "Friends For Life" by The High Kings from Decade: Best of The High Kings

40:14 "In Memory of Lloyd" by Larry Mallette and Kendall Rogers from A Stroll in the Park

42:28 "Icarus" by David Roon from Skies Full of Seas

46:04 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:32 "Better Man" by Sliotar from Voyage

49:44 "Native Spirit" by Ida Elena from Native Spirit

52:41 "Rat Amongst the Barrels" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

54:37 "Star of the County Down" by Finnegan's Wake

59:04 "Dragon's Jewels" by Tartanic from Uncharted

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. 

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
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 Patron: J Koenig

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Celtic culture through music.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Apr 04, 2019
Silly Celtic Songs #403
01:11:18

Laugh it up with some silly Celtic songs for April Fools Day. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Gaelic Fury Band, Seamus Kennedy, Stout Pounders, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Emerald Rose, Barleyjuice, Ceann, Marc Gunn, Don Gabbert , Hair of the Dog, Andrew McKee, Charmas, Sligo Rags, Plastic Paddy, The Barley Boys, Jim Cope, Coyote Run, Ed Miller

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 "Little Beggarman" by Gaelic Fury Band from Swimming Upstream

3:31 "God Is From New Jersey (The Tornado Song)" by Seamus Kennedy from On the Rocks

5:07 "Johnny Jump Up" by Stout Pounders from 3 Drinks Minimum

10:02 "Drunken Sailor" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

12:13 "Fairies Stole My Keys" by Emerald Rose from Con Suite

15:00 "Tim Finnegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

19:43 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:19 "The Need For Mead" by Ceann from Almost Irish

26:03 "Doctor of Gallifrey" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

28:57 "Tejas Go Bragh (The Song)" by Don Gabbert from Alone On the Porch

34:43 "Three Drunken Maidens" by Hair of the Dog from Liam Left the Lights On Again

37:18 "Beer Medley" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

43:21 "The Mermaid" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

48:12 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:29 "We're Irish Tonight (Hung Over in the Morning)" by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

53:05 "Muirshin Durkin" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

55:36 "Me Jolly Grog" by The Barley Boys from It's A Long Drive From Ireland

58:36 "Laugh & Half-Draft" by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

1:01:34 "Mairi Mac" by Coyote Run from Pleads the 5th

1:06:49 "The Devil Made Texas/The Irish Washerwoman/The Lads o' Duns/Duns Dings A'" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

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.

What are your pick of the funniest Celtic songs?

This week in the Celtic Music Magazine I share with you a few secrets I learned about how to visit Skellig Michael in Ireland. This island as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island climbs 700 feet. It is known for the Gaelic monastery that was founded there in the 6th and 8th centuries. It was also featured in the Star Wars, The Last Jedi. So it's not easy to access. I share an article where you can learn more about how to access the island when you travel to Ireland. Subscribe 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. 

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
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 Patron: J Koenig

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Celtic culture through music.

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Joan emailed: "Hi Marc. I listen to the podcast at work. When I'm on a tight deadline working on my library's newsletter, the songs you play really help keep me focused - especially your Instrumental Music Study Aid episodes. Thanks for filling my ears and keeping my brain on target!"

Darius emailed: "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"

Mar 29, 2019
Whiskey in the Jar #402
59:03

Who wants some whiskey in a jar? Personally, I'll take it however you serve it. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Beyond the Pale, Tartanic, Jesse Ferguson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Devils Water, The Jig Is Up!, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, Allison Girvan, Larry Mallette and Matt Lewis, Dawn O Davis, Des Wade, Ida Elena, The Hallions, The Fighting Jamesons, The Gatehouse Well

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

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Patsy Geary's-Art O'Keefe's-Kings of Kerry" by Beyond the Pale from Wantin' Something More

3:50 "Nordic Twister" by Tartanic from Uncharted

7:40"Whiskey in the Jar" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favorites

11:44 "Andy Clarke's" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

17:13 "Piper at Capheaton" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

20:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:15 "Major Moran's #1 - Big Pat's - The Gargoyle" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps

26:22 "Leaving of Liverpool" by The Boston Harbor Bhoys from ...And We'll All Go Together

29:12 "Siul A Ruin" by Allison Girvan from Resonance

33:51 "Falling off a Log - The Road to the Duck" by Larry Mallette and Matt Lewis from A Stroll in the Park

37:21 "Shores of Lough Gowna" by Dawn O Davis from Winds of Tradition

38:59 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:25 "Ten Thousand Days (from Dublin to Paradise)" by Des Wade from The Book of My Days

43:21 "The Butterfly" by Ida Elena from Native Spirit

46:35 "Reign of Queen Maeve" by The Hallions from The Hallions EP

50:14 "Around the Bend" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

55:12 "Tidal Disguise" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

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.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

You can get our the 2019 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast as our gift when you sign up a Patron of the Podcast from now until March 21.

I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: John K

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

IÑIGO SALABERRIA emailed: "Hi Marc from Basque Country! I'm shy to write you but after three years hearing you each night I think it's a good time to thank you for each very, very good moment you bring us. Sorry about my poor english and hope to spend some fiddle tunes sometime here, in Ireland or maybe in the states!! Eguberri eta Urte berri on!!! (Merry Christmas and happy new year) on Basque ancient language... Still Alive!!!"

Joseph Smyth emailed: "Thanks Mark , I’m living in Ireland , so I don’t get to hear much from the States. But I am a big fan of Jiggernaut. That’s how I heard about Celtic Music Magazine, so once again, thanks Marc"

Mar 21, 2019
St Paddy's Day's 17 Free Celtic MP3s #401
01:05:08

St Patrick's Day is days away. You can listen to this show. Then download all of the MP3s from the episode that you love best. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Dylan Foley, The Here & Now, The Gothard Sisters, Jiggy, Spirited Lads, The Elders, Gone Molly, Cara Wildman, Roads to Home, Purcell's Polyphonic Party, The Jackdaws, Forkroot, Jimi McRae, Heavy Blarney, Na Rosai, Madman's Window, Na Skylark

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Glass of Beer / Bag of Spuds / Lady Anne Montgomery" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

4:20 "The Winding Rambling Pumpkin" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

9:24 "Rose, Marie and Heather" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

12:47 "Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

15:20 "Culchi Lad" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

18:37 "Hot & Bothered/Dublin Hallway" by The Elders from TRUE

22:52 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:17 "The Miners Way" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

26:00 "O'Carolan's Welcome/Ms. Cara Wildman of Dorchester/Spootiskerry" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

29:41 "Darkness Darkness" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

33:37 "Dick's Maggot" by Purcell's Polyphonic Party from An Invitation to Dance

37:37 "You'll Never Leave London Alive" by The Jackdaws from On the Lash

40:22 "Whidbey Island/Barry's Window Machine/Gunna" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

44:50 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:22 "Ar Lan Y Mor" by Jimi McRae from Monster Mix

51:07 "Sinister Path" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

55:01 "Five Miles From Town/Pratt School Parking Lot" by Na Rosai from First Rain

58:57 "Blarney Roses" by Madman's Window from Avast!

1:02:33 "The Irish Marche" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

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

Download all 17 tracks in this podcast for free!

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

I want to thank generous Patrons of the Podcast: Patricia, Ross, Austin, Murphy, Leo, Taylor, Paul, Snowfellsoftly, William, Daniel, Samuel, Allison, Mary, Pamela

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

Mar 14, 2019
St Patrick's Day Playlist 2019, 3 Hours #400
03:23:27

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

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

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

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

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

22:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

39:48 PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

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

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

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

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

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

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

59:49 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:32:33 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:52:49 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:18:47 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:50:39 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mar 07, 2019
St Patrick's Day Whiskey #399
01:04:05

We're warming for St. Patrick's Day with flowing whiskey on show #399 of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Beyond the Pale, Clan Celtica, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ella Roberts, GregRobin Smith & The Washington Shakespeare Festival, Celtic Woman, Keith Hinchliffe, Irish Whispa, Bonnie Rideout, Bangers and Mash, Rose Rock, The Fighting Jamesons, The Hallions, The Lost Boys

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

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Eoin Murphy's Slide/The Brosna Slide/The Race Classic/An Spailpin Fanach" by Beyond the Pale from Paleontology

5:05 "Oscar's Third Leg" by Clan Celtica from Tribal Thunder

8:54 "Dance All Night" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

14:21 "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" by Ella Roberts from North Wind

18:33 "A Midsummer's Magic (Haunted Adagio)" by GregRobin Smith & The Washington Shakespeare Festival from Whisper Music to My Weary Spirit

22:46 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:53 "Dulaman" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live From Ireland

27:51 "Moran's Return" by Keith Hinchliffe from A Wee Dram

31:47 "Hot Asphalt" by Irish Whispa from Irish Whispa

36:01 "Itchy Fingers" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Reflections

38:48 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:17 "How I Ended Up This Way" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

45:12 "The Miller of Drohan" by Rose Rock from Aire Loom

47:33 "Wherever Whiskey Flows" by Bangers and Mash from Whisper Valley and Other Stories

51:27 "Take Me Back" by The Hallions from The Hallions EP

58:56 "A Man's a Man for A' That" by The Lost Boys from Paul's Walk

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: William C., Daniel L, Samuel G, Murphy B, Allison W, Pamela H, Nancy W.

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

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

Riva emailed a photo: "Making my laundry a bunch more enjoyable. Thank you."

Kevin F. Foley of Bridgid's Cross emailed: "Thanks for the podcast Marc. I’ve rediscovered the show and have found some great new bands. Bands like Doolin and Runa were great finds and my own Celtic Band has started covering some of their tunes. I listen to the podcast while doing woodworking projects in my garage. Thanks for the music."

Feb 28, 2019
Birds and Deep Blue Sky of Ireland #398
01:01:48

Birds Fly in the Deep Blue Sky of Ireland on show #398 of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Dylan Foley, Poitin, Bannal, Forkroot, Spirited Lads, The Blackfoot Broethers, The Gothard Sisters, IONA, The Persephone Pickers, Ballinloch, Dun Aengus, Brymor, Fathom, The Wild Irish Roses, Celtica Pipes Rock, Wolf & Clover

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 4 or 5 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.
http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Birds/Jackie Coleman's" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

3:58 "Tired by Kids" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

7:59 "An Long Eireannach (Clapping Song)" by Bannal from Waulking Songs

9:06 "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

12:59 "Joe Batts Arm Longliners" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

17:28 CELTIC FEEDBACK

19:34 "Laugh or Else You'll Cry" by The Blackfoot Brothers from Bigmouth at the Bar

22:05 "It's the Little Things" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

26:38 "Can Merthyr" by IONA from Signature

30:46 "Serenity Valley" by The Persephone Pickers from Sounds of the Verse

33:28 "Iron Ore Terrier" by Ballinloch from Home from the Sea

38:06 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:48 "Kelly the Boy from Killan" by Dun Aengus from Down by the Glenside

42:38 "Jig of Retribution / Star of Munster" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

46:41 "Somewhere to Go" by Fathom from Available Light

50:46 "Haunting Highland Laddie" by The Wild Irish Roses from Fill Yer Boots, Man!

53:31 "The Last Voyage of the Great Mich" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Oceans of Fire

59:05 "Blue Sky" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

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.

How would you like to celebrate St Patrick's Day on the beach with me? My band Kilted Kings are performing at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday March 17th. KiltedKings.com for details and you can find an event page attached to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast page on Facebook.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has a free app. This is one of the easiest ways to get notified and access the show each and every week. You can get it in the App Store in iTunes or on Amazon. If you currently use it, I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to post a review of it on one of those sites.

Do you have your Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt? We have multiple designs available in our store at magerecords.com. Your purchase helps support this 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.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to thank our newest patron 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

Jane Beardan-Fadely emailed on Facebook: "Hello! I started listening to your podcast in 2009 after my first trip to Ireland. In 2013 I moved to Co. Kerry where I lived for 3 years. Miss it dearly but Ireland now wants retirees to be wealthy...anyway, thrilled to find you are still carrying on with the podcast! ?? Jane"

Jenna Hitt emailed a photo on Facebook: "My pointer and I are listening to your podcast while snowed in during an Ohio blizzard!  Thanks!"

Neal Ó Muircheartaigh emailed some photos on Facebook: "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!"

 

Feb 21, 2019
Sporting Paddy Reel Celtic Music #397
01:07:25

Sporting your reel Celtic music on #397 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.   http://bestcelticmusic.net/

ChildsPlay, Cady Finlayson, Tami Curtis, Wicked Tinkers, Tullamore, Paddy Glackin, Rambling Sailors, The Tea Merchants, Beth Patterson, Patrick O'Flaherty, Claire Roche, Redhill Rats, Skelpin, Rise, Event Horizon, An Triur

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 your Celtic 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 "The Noodle Vendor /Sweetest Blooms / Avery's Mazurka" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

4:58 "Sporting Paddy/Baltimore Salute/Lexie McAskill" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

8:06 "The Mickey Dam" by Tami Curtis from Cavort

11:28 "Weird Jigs & B-52" by Wicked Tinkers from Whisky Supper

14:38 "I'll Lay Ye Down, Love" by Tullamore from The O'Malley's Sessions

19:49 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:25 "The Moving Bog/Jenny Picking Cockles/The Hornless Cow" by Paddy Glackin from In Full Spate

25:03 "Where Am I to Go M'Johnnies" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

26:25 "Light My Hornpipe" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump or Two?

32:24 "Mon Bon Vieux Mari/Jig of Slurs" by Beth Patterson, Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

37:07 "Down By The Salley Gardens" by Claire Roche from Dancing in the Wind

40:33 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

42:49 "My Father Was a Werewolf" by Redhill Rats from Some Heroes

47:06 "Rua/Rojo" by Skelpin from Rua Rojo

51:13 "Thinking About You" by Rise from Uncertain Wonders

55:28 "Type 2 Civilization" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

1:03:05 "The Floating Crowbar / Paddy Taylor’s / Cooley’s" by An Triur from Three People

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.

We hit 500 subscribers this week on our YouTube channel.

How would you like to celebrate St Patrick's Day on the beach with me? My band Kilted Kings are performing at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday March 17th. KiltedKings.com for details and you can find an event page attached to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast page on Facebook.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

Thanks to Pamela H., Samuel G who raised his pledge. Thanks to Murphy B, Allison W, Nancy W our newest patrons.

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. 

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Bill Crews emailed on Facebook: "I've now listened to every one of your podcasts. Around September I started playing them, in reverse sequence, at work to drown out the din of the "open office" environment. Last week I finished the last of them. Now I'm ready for the encore season."

Dave Cooper emailed on Facebook: "Marc - wanted to say a big thank you for putting us (Flowers of Edinburgh)  in the podcast a couple of weeks ago.  We were thrilled to have made the cut."

Alexander Randall 5th emailed a photo: "Im sitting in my home on water island in the us virgin islands watching the Queen Mary 2 sailing into the sunset. I just found your podcast, im listening to #371 and loving it.

I love rollicking instrumental celtic music and you are spot on. This is great. I will begin exploring all the others.
I already subscribed and in the morning ill figure out how to send money.

Here is a picture of what i am doing while listening.

Many years ago i was producing concerts, Boys of the Louch, Aly Bain.. In that era i was listening to Fairport Convention and Sandy Denny, dave Swarbrick.. a couple of years back i made trip to Cropredy for Fairport festival and treked to Shetlands for a dose of their music...

Celtic Stone is a favorite, especially “ an old man came in and sat down.” Fabulous piece.

Thank you for making this music available to people who are far removed from the isles and cant get it locally.  Wonderful of you.

Alex Randall
Www.water-island.com

Feb 14, 2019
Wounded Ireland #396
01:13:11

We'll heal the wounds of Ireland with great Celtic music on show #396 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.   http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Dervish, Ravens Three, Terry Griffith, Patrick D'Arcy, Dun Aengus, Fourth Moon, Lily Bentley, The King's Busketeers, Tom Morley, Rebels and Sinners, Charmas, Journey North, The Tan and Sober Gentleman, Katherine Nagy

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 "Palmer's Gate" by Dervish from Midsummer's Night

5:42 "Julia's Conflict" by Ravens Three from Flight

9:40 "They Wounded Old Ireland" by Terry Griffith from For My Grandfathers

15:04 "Jigs: Cathair an Phíobaire / The Langstern Pony" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

20:02 "Kelly The Boy from Killan" by Dun Aengus from Down By the Glenside

23:09 CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:33"Olympus" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis

32:20 "Fear a Bhata" by Lily Bentley from Norwood Gothic

36:27 "The Foggy Dew" by The King's Busketeers from The Bedroom Sessions: Boston to Belfast

40:52 "The Blacksmith Jig/Garrett Barry's/The Old Favorite" by Tom Morley from The Raven's Wing

45:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

48:41 "Mother Tree" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

53:00 "Pancakes at Midnight" by Charmas from Stark Raving Celtic

58:25 "Black Douglas" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

1:05:54 "Follow Me Up to Carlow" by The Tan and Sober Gentleman from Veracity

1:09:57 "Lay With Me" by Katherine Nagy from Single

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.

Last week, I released my new single, "When She Held Me In Her Arms". I told you if you liked the song to go Add it to your playlist on Spotify. But I messed up the release day. It was officially released today, February 7.

I also host the Pub Songs Podcast. It’s not totally Celtic. It often features non-Celtic music I love. But the latest episode features some of my favorite Celtic bands of 2018. Many were featured in an article I published last month. But not all. The episode (#175) is called “Celtic Music and the Dark Side of the Pub”.

Not only does the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast play music from around the globe. We also have listeners all around the world in this amazing global economy. Here are the Top 20 countries listening to our podcast: United States, Canada, Ireland, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia, Spain, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil, Belgium, India, Russian Federation, Mexico, China, Ukraine, Austria. You'll find us in 179 different countries.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to send out a HUGE thanks to our amazing Celtic Legends. These folks pledge at least $25 per month to support Celtic culture through music. Thanks to Rian P Kegerreis, Marianne Ludwig, Darby O'Flannery, Scott Benson, Hunter Melville, Carol Baril, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, HuskerArmoury, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, Chris, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Ockham's Razor, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Brakeing Down Security Podcast, Annie Lorkowski, Johnny Berry, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali.

We are just $10 away from a three hour St Patrick's Day special. Would you like that?

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

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

Cassidy Owen emailed a photo: "Hi Marc, Just wanted to say thank you for including Warbelow Range in the last couple of episodes. As a fellow Alaskan it is so wonderful to hear Caitlin Warbelow and the rest of Warbelow Range. I usually end up listening to the podcast while I walk too and from work at the Talkeenta Public Library in Talkeetna, Alaska. On a clear day I get a wonderful view of Denali while I walk. Thanks for the podcast, keep up the good work!"

Michael Garries emailed a photo: "Hey Marc! I love listening to your podcast while I study! I'm taking calculus right now (my least favorite subject by far) and your perfect blend of the various Celtic subgenres really helps to keep me focused from distractions. Keep up the good work and thank you for broadcasting the beauty of Irish and Celtic culture every month, we all appreciate it!"

Lily F Bentley replied to a Celtic Music Magazine newsletter: "Hello, and thank you for getting in touch! Thanks also for the MP3s, which all successfully downloaded. I’m still working through them, but so far Burning Bridget Cleary is standing out as a favourite. And more generally, I must say that as a UK-based listener, I’m really enjoying discovering Celtic musicians from further afield. It’s just amazing how much is out there that you’ll never hear on the British touring circuit. If I may return the favour with just a couple of recommendations of my own...

Gerry O’Reilly has done some beautiful covers of traditional Irish songs, which can be found here.

And chances are you’ll know this one already, but Talitha MacKenzie’s live performance of ‘Fear a Bhata’ is magical.

Really looking forward to hearing more from the podcast, and thanks for all the time you put into to curating the playlists - it really is appreciated, and I will be spreading the word!"

Feb 07, 2019
Irish Fire #395
01:11:18

The Irish fire will burn bright in show #395 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Dram & Go, Poitin, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Athena Tergis, The John Byrne Band, Marc Gunn, Jamie Laval, Ashley Broder, Tami Curtis music, Syncopaths, Syr, Ockham's Razor, Rathkeltair, Jiggernaut, 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 dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find artists you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, subscribe to their mailing lists, 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.

http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "I-5" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails, and Heart

8:10 Brendan's Reels" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

12:10 "River" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

16:52 "Cailleach An Airgid (The Hag With The Money) / Old Tipperary / Cuil Aodh [Coolea] Jig (Jigs)" by Athena Tergis from A Letter Home

20:36 "To Patsy" by The John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

26:04 CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:54 "When She Held Me In Her Arms" by Marc Gunn from Single

31:39 "Levantine's "Spinning" Barrel" by Jamie Laval/Ashley Broder from Zephyr in the Confetti Factory

35:51 "Step It Out, Mary" by Tami Curtis music from Cavort

39:42 "Will You Marry Me?" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

43:44 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:03 "Chan Eil Eagal" by Syr from The Winter King

48:52 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

51:52 "More Tetley Vicar?" by Rathkeltair from Something Good For a Change

58:45 "The Man Who Dug the Well" by Jiggernaut from The Well

1:06:51 "Irish Fire" by Melanie Gruben from Irish Fire Single

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.

We have new merch in our store. Get the Sainted Song Henger Collection and you will get our 2019 shirt and 2 pint glasses, plus CDs and stickers. This is a great way to support the podcast especially for those who don't prefer to make a per episode pledge. Plus, you can help promote the show.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of the Savannah Irish Festival. 10% of all the profits made by the podcast goes toward supporting Celtic non-profits. Usually I look for small Celtic festivals where we can do the most good and who also feature some of the artists who are featured in this podcast. I'm happy to see that Seamus Kennedy and Syr are both performing at the Savannah Irish Festival.

If you'd like to win some free tickets to the festival. Please subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. And make sure you check out the festival website:  https://www.savannahirish.org/

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: Patrick M., Brian 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

Alexander Randall 5th emailed: "Tell your bands that the podcast WORKS! I am buying everything I can find from Talisk, Sliotar and The Flying Toads. I never heard of any of them before the podcast. Now I am on iTunes buying stuff from all three. It works. You are turning people on to bands and we are BUYING. BTW - I listen to the podcast while commuting. I live on an off shore island off St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and I listen while riding my boat to work... Any other listeners who are listening in a BOAT? sláinte agad-sa  !"

KARL KELLEY emailed a photo: "My students should thank you, listening to this music probably result in a 3 to 5 point increase in their average grade because I’m in a good mood. Hope all is well hope your daughter is getting better"

Travis Senzaki emailed me from his phone: "Hi Marc, Greetings from Akita, Japan! I enjoyed listening to this week's Calm Before the Storm as I was taking advantage of a calm between snowstorms here to take my 3 year-old son skiing for the first time. The podcast kept us company through lonely mountain roads and snow-blanketed rice paddies. Here's a picture of the view we enjoyed to go with the music. Thanks for all that you do to bring this amazing music to us each week! Slainte"

 

 

Jan 31, 2019
South Australia #394
01:07:40

New International Irish and Celtic music. We will take you from the USA to Ireland, Great Britain, Mexico, France, and all the way to South Australia in song. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Raglan, West Awake, Lily Bentley, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Ravens Three, Brobdingnagian Bards, Lissa Kathe, The King's Busketeers, Louise Fraser, Seamus Kennedy, KMM, The Triskells, The Blarney Rebel Band, Rebels and Sinners , The Grenaways

I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you do, 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 several 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.
http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Maigh Seola and the Ballina Barndance" by Raglan from A New Dawn

6:39 "Turkey in the Straw/Temperence Reel/Mason's Apron" by West Awake from Live at the Dublin Pub

10:41 "The Parting Glass" by Lily Bentley from Norwood Gothic

14:19 "Going Home" by The Tan and Sober Gentlemen from Veracity

18:32 "Mattie Groves" by Ravens Three from Flight

24:25 CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:45 "Jedi Mickey" by Brobdingnagian Bards

29:36 "Calanais Stones" by Lissa Kathe from Calanais

35:11 "South Australia" by The King's Busketeers from The Bedroom Sessions: Boston to Belfast

37:50 "Hush" by Louise Fraser from Single

41:25 "To Morrow" by Seamus Kennedy from A Smile and a Tear

44:30 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

47:23 "Les Corsairs" by KMM from Single

52:12 "La Danza Del Oso" by The Triskells from Single

56:07 "When I'm Sober" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

58:39 "'Til the Bottle Strikes Me Dead" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun

1:03:34 "Rowan" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows

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 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of the Savannah Irish Festival. 10% of all the profits made by the podcast goes toward supporting Celtic non-profits. Usually I look for small Celtic festivals where we can do the most good and who also feature some of the artists who are featured in this podcast. I'm happy to see that Seamus Kennedy and Syr are both performing at the Savannah Irish Festival.

If you'd like to win some free tickets to the festival. Please subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. And make sure you check out the festival website:  https://www.savannahirish.org/.

I'm looking for reviews of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. If you listen, could you post a review on iTunes or on Amazon

The Top Irish & Celtic Music playlist on Spotify is finally updated. It features over a 100 tracks that were featured in the Celtic Top 20 from 2012-2018.

We finally have a new 2019 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirt and a pint glass. The shirt was designed by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can support the podcast. Buy the Sainted Song Henge collection.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: Rian P Kegerreis who upped his patronage to new official Celtic Legend level.

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

Patricia Ricks emailed a photo: "I am listening to this while resting after my meds infusion, it wipes me out for a few days so I can’t do much. I enjoy listening to great music."

Reilly emailed a photo: "Hi! My name is Reilly, and I’m from Nebraska, in the US. Just heard the part where you asked for pictures - I’m in my first year of vet school, and listening while studying for physiology. Thanks for the great music!"

Marybelle Harris emailed a Roaming in the Gloaming photo: "I recently found your podcasts (in the last 6 months) and I absolutely love to listen while I’m making my candles. The weather in Iowa is cold and dreary today. So listening to your podcasts while working on the various batches of candles lifts my spirits. Thank you for a wonderful show! Laugher & Blessings"

Jan 24, 2019
Celtic Music Instrumental Study Aid #393
01:04:21

Relax and focus with a Celtic Instrumental Music Study Aid. http://bestcelticmusic.net/

Out of Alba, Kennedy's Kitchen, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Scott Boswell, Ciana, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Enda Seery, Talisk, Caledonia Swing, Beer Belly, The Bringers, Gillian Boucher, Coole Park, New Shilling, Sprag Session, Oisin McAuley.

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 Thursday, I'll send you 4 or 5 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. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Mr and Mrs McLean of Snaigow and Asoken" by Out of Alba from Nithi Sessions

5:02 "The Bits Set" by Kennedy's Kitchen from A Pocket Full of Lint

7:59 "Air" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday, I Saw the Earth Beautiful

9:31 "Plantxy Irwin" by Scott Boswell from Jug of Punch

12:10 "Far Away-La Marche Des Élèves-Old Maids of Galway" by Ciana from Rubicon

17:49 CELTIC FEEDBACK

18:55 "Strong Ciders" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

23:25 "The Killleigh, Langtons of Kilkenny hornpipes" by Enda Seery from Peace of the Countryside

26:40 "Cabot Trail" by Talisk from Beyond

31:25 "Soldier's Joy" by Caledonia Swing from Something Like That!

33:13 "Donnybrook Fair" by Beer Belly from Paddy's Boots

34:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

36:33 "Corkscrew Set" by The Bringers from Ramblers and Rovers

39:15 "Farewell to Muswell Hill" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

43:15 "Old Hag, You Have Killed Me" by Coole Park from Water Journeys

47:48 "Funky Set" by New Shilling from New Shilling

52:21 "Good Ship Tommy Fun" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

59:50 "Lover's Ghost/Maud Miller" by Oisin McAuley from Far From The Hills of Donegal

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.

Also see: iNSTRUMENTAL cELTIC mUSIC sTUDY aID and our 3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music. I have links to both of those episodes on YouTube in the shownotes.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of the Savannah Irish Festival. 10% of all the profits made by the podcast goes toward supporting Celtic non-profits. Usually I look for small Celtic festivals where we can do the most good and who also feature some of the artists who are featured in this podcast. I'm happy to see that Seamus Kennedy and Syr are both performing at the Savannah Irish Festival. If you'd like to win some free tickets to the festival. Please subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. And make sure you check out the festival website: https://www.savannahirish.org/

If you have know of a smaller Celtic festival who could use our support, please contact me.

The 2019 Stickers are now available in our store at 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 it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: Keith B., Kimberly J., Richard B., TolkienFan4Ever, Randall 5th A., William B., and a big thanks to Robert M. K who raised his pledge.

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

Michael Finlay emailed via Facebook: “Hey, Marc, listening to the August 2nd show. I just had my dining room ceiling repaired and am putting my house back together while listening to the podcast. It's a small place, but I have enough room to organize my books.”

Jeffrey Spero of the Syncopaths emailed a thank you: "Hi Marc... I just wanted to offer a thanks for your Thanksgiving podcast. I received an email today from one of your listeners who told me that he purchased a copy of our Five Gears CD specifically because he heard a track from it on your podcast. You are doing wonderful work to expose the joys of Celtic music to your listeners, AND to help out the independent artists. Bravo, and much appreciated!"

 

Jan 17, 2019
Calm Before the Storm #392
01:03:39

There's a calm before the storm. Listen to Irish and Celtic music from Warbelow Range, Flowers of Edinburgh, Sadie and Jay, Dram & Go, West Awake, Ballinloch, Conor Caldwell, Catherine Koehler, The Blarney Rebel Band, Nick Metcalf, The Pikeys, Janette Geri, Journey North, Enda Seery.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 5 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.  http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ 

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

4:18 "High Road to Linton/Spootiskerry/Willafjord" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers

7:35 "Publicly Transported" by Sadie and Jay from Rogue Folk

10:18 "Angeline" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails, and Heart

15:58 "Black Velvet Band" by West Awake from Live at The Dublin Pub

20:38 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:07 "Ballycroy (Ner Again)" by Ballinloch from Home from the Sea

27:40 "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Charms" by Conor Caldwell from To Belfast...

31:11 "Molly Malone" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key

38:10 "The Road" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward

38:10 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:28 "Reel Blue" by Nick Metcalf/Rick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

43:47 "The Public House" by The Pikeys from The Sons of War & Whisky

46:11 "Olliebod's Jig" by Janette Geri from Secret of the West Wind

51:04 "Calm Before the Storm" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

59:12 "Loving Hannah" by Enda Seery from Peace of the Countryside

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.

Vote in the Celtic Top 20. New Rules!

We have a new merch in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store. Head on over to BestCelticMusic.net to get super special swag 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. 

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to thank our newest patron 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

Ryan emailed photos: "Hey Marc, I'm listening to the podcast while building hiking trails near the salt lick in austin."

Lance Moore emailed a photo: "Hi Mark, I listen to the podcast while commuting to work. It takes me 45 to 70 minutes to drive 12 miles here in Silicon Valley. The podcast helps keep me sane. Thanks! Slainte"

Mae Nipp emailed: "Good afternoon, I am a school teacher and when you drop the episodes, I normally listen to them in class with my students.  It helps to brighten my mood and I so look forward to it. Have a great day!"

 

Jan 10, 2019
Year of the Irish & Celtic Women #391
01:03:32

Celebrate the Year of the Irish & Celtic Women. http://bestcelticmusic.net

ChildsPlay, Solasta, Catherine Koehler, Warbelow Range, Tami Curtis, The Ennis Sisters, Hibernia, The Gothard Sisters, Jodee James, Gwendolyn Snowdown, Anne Roos, Sharon Shannon, Janette Geri, Gone Molly.

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 4 or 5 cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic community. 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  
It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ 

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Maids Of Galway / Jenny Picking Cockles / Epic Reel" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

5:28 "The Pirate Set" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

11:53 "My Lovely Rose of Clare" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-A-Key

15:14 "The Meelick Team / The Gallowglass / Humours of Drinagh" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

19:57 "Grave" by Tami Curtis from Cavort

23:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:20 "Sunken Grave" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

29:40 "Bothan Airigh am Braigh Raithneach" by Hibernia from Wide Waters

33:16 "Bells on the Hill" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

37:10 "Bless the Creatures" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

40:54 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:53 "Lovely on the Water" by Gwendolyn Snowdown from Three Strand Braid

47:43 "Maid on the Shore" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

50:25 "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

54:16 "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

59:37 "Lost Lovers Lullaby" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

I want to kick off this year celebrating the women of Celtic music. Women in music do not get nearly enough attention. One of my goals to remedy that is to do a special feature on women every three months or so. I dub this the year of the Irish & Celtic Women. 

If you want to get your music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in 2019, head on over to 4celts.com. Complete the form and follow the directions to send in music. I'll get you on the show as soon as possible. 

Oh! And don't forget to read my free book on promoting Celtic music in the digital era. This is a great resource for your Celtic band.

I am excited to announce a brand new year for voting in the Celtic Top 20. I made it even easier to vote in 2019. I know. How is that possible? Last year's was the easiest ever! 

This year, you don't have to limit yourself to one band or two bands. In fact, you can vote for as many artists as you'd like in each show. This should make it easier to vote. 

Here's how I recommend you vote. At the top of the shownotes of each episode, I list every artist in that is featured in that show. You just need to copy that list into a text file on your phone or wherever. When you find an artist who doesn't inspire, remove them from that list. 

At the end of the show, copy that list. Go back to the shownotes. A little down from the top of the shownotes is a link to go vote. Click the link. List the show number, paste your entire list of favorites. Add your name and email for verification. And voila. You are done.

I had so many people say they couldn't decide who to vote for because there were so many great options. I decided to reverse the process. And I tried it out last year. I found this a TON easier.

Now if you have your own method, or you just want to vote for your top top favorites. Cool! But this is a method that worked well for me!

Give it a try. Then go vote at bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ 

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

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to thank our amazing Celtic Legends. These folks pledge $25 per month to support this podcast. Thank you to the the following Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Brakeing Down Security Podcast, Brendan Nix, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Chris, Darby O'Flannery, Hank Woodward, Hunter Melville, HuskerArmoury, John Bilderback, John Sharkey White, II, Johnny Berry, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Nancie Barnett, Ockham's Razor, Rian P Kegerreis, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Theresa Sullivan, 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

Catherine Koehler emailed a photo:"Having joined the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast last Friday, I received my first "official" Thursday podcast while at work teaching art to students throughout the state of Mississippi via virtual classroom.  

I have used Pandora for the past few years to pipe music into these rural and remote classrooms using the lesson to determine the music that is played.  Graffiti lesson gets clean hip-hop, Romare Bearden gets Jazz, Kandinsky gets classical, and now evidently learning and painting the Color Wheel gets Celtic!  The podcast arrived and I didn't want to wait to listen to it so we all went GREEN for the rest of the day!  Makes perfect sense to me!

Thanks for the wonderful collection of songs.  I've been listening to all of the earlier podcasts as so many others have done.  I truly didn't think there was a single song I have not heard of the Irish ballads but I've definitely found a few while listening.  You really do a great job and I'm looking forward to a wonderful online future with the Irish and Celtic Music podcast.

Blessings,

Catherine Koehler

Conrad Bear emailed photos: "Hi Marc! Listening to the podcast for this week makes washing dishes on a cool Ozark morning a great experience! Ha! My wife and I recently discovered your podcast and love it!"

 

Jan 03, 2019
Celtic Top 20 Irish & Celtic Music Bands of 2018 #390
01:32:47

We are ending 2018 with the Best Irish & Celtic music of 2018 as voted on you in the Celtic Top 20. Enjoy music from Talisk, Doolin', The Selkie Girls, Runa, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Chris Murphy, The Gatehouse Well, Raglan, New York Brogue, Wolf & Clover, Gwendolyn Snowdon, The Rowan Tree, Colleen Raney, The Gothard Sisters, Sliotar, The Founding, Bill Grogan's Goat, Screaming Orphans, Dervish, Gone Molly. 

http://bestcelticmusic.net/ 

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 4 or 5 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

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

 http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Farewell" by Talisk from Beyond

7:44 "The Road to Gleanntan" by Doolin' from Doolin' 

10:37 "Castle of Dromore" by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas

14:05 "The Hunter Set" by Runa from Live

19:03 "Botany Bay" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

23:32 "Maritime Jig" by Chris Murphy from The Tinker's Dream

27:35 "Cape St Mary/The Goodship 'Hope'" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

35:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:38 "The Far Rocks of Sheetrim" by Raglan from A New Dawn

41:51 "Tom Paine's Bones" by New York Brogue from Live from the Poor Mouth

46:58 "Si Bheag Si Mhor" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

50:00 "I Wish I Was in England" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

53:21 "Laura's House" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

56:31 "Fhear a Bhata" by Colleen Raney from Linnet

1:01:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:03:38 "Midnight Sun" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

1:07:29 "Kilmaley" by Sliotar from Voyage

1:10:31 "Fox" by The Founding from Form.

1:13:46 "The Devil's Trumpet" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

1:18:57 "Humour Is On Me Now" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

1:22:40 "Out on the Road" by Dervish from Midsummer's Night

1:28:13 "Follow" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

This is the final episode of 2018. It is also your votes in the Celtic Top 20. 

Every year, I ask you to vote for your favorite artists in each episode. At the end, I compile your votes into the Celtic Top 20. These are your favorite songs and tunes of 2018.

This is not in any particular order. But these were the twenty most-popular songs and artists of the year. 

Now if you enjoy any of these artists, please remember to support them. Buy their music and merch. Buy tickets to shows. Follow them on Patreon or Spotify or send them a few bucks. Let's get on with the music.

I was talking with a lot of my musician friends recently. Across the board CD sales are diminishing. Yet, many artists make their living playing music. We knew this was coming but most musicians haven't found out how to adjust. So it comes down you to support the music and arts you love.

In show #349, I listed a bunch of Celtic musicians on Patreon. Some of you who are Patrons of this Podcast already know how easy and awesome it is. If you know of any other artists there, please let me know. I'd like to update that list for 2019. Or if there is a special way you support Celtic music, email me. 

I am updating the Top Irish & Celtic Music Playlist on Spotify over the couple weeks. This past year, I was hoping to update it every week or every month. But time prevented from doing that. So I came up with an alternative. 

I'm gonna add ALL of the available songs from the Celtic Top 20 since it started to this playlist. This will be a massive list of over 200 tracks. Please follow a link in the shownotes to follow the playlist

The playlist has 240 followers right now. Which is fantastic. But I want it to grow. I want something that will make money for these amazing artists who so generously support the podcast.

If you're in a Celtic band and want your music heard on this podcast, go to 4celts.com and submit your music. 

If you know a Celtic band that you think should be on the show, please talk to them. Tell them about our and our amazing community. My goal is to help independent Celtic bands be heard. You can make that happen.

Finally, I am updating how you vote in the the Celtic Top 20 for 2019. Keep an eye on our newsletter 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 it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. 

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: Liam Forbes, Lawnn Holden, and John Thompson and Jay Martin raised his pledge.

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

George Azevedo emailed on Facebook: "Hi there! I'm a listener from Brazil, using Deezer to stay tuned on you guys daily! Keep up the good work!"

Michael Andre messaged on Facebook: "Hi Marc, what a pleasure to hear each podcast. I think i play better thanks to your podcast, since I listened to it ! I am from France and play the fiddle and the dadgad guitar. What about a podcast dedicated to french irish music. We ll be there!"

Robert Faircloth messaged a photo on Facebook: "Dear Marc, Thank you for the music and all you do. My girls (2year old and 9month old) and I really enjoy listening to the show while at work and at home. “The Selkie Girls” and many others have become a regular favorite at breakfast or the more relaxing albums if it is close to bedtime. Many thanks from Rob and the kids - Cheers. Jack and I enjoying Lake Pontrain episode"

Joanna Fedewa messaged a picture on Facebook: "Hey there! I love your podcast! I’ve been listening to it for a few years now and recently became a patron! I usually listen to the podcast when I’m commuting or driving around the valley I live in, which is in Alaska! Today I was listening while on my way home from my Irish Dance class! It’s about a half hour drive for me so the podcast is great fun to listen too and watch the scenery! Here is a picture of Mt. McKinley! Or as we Alaskans call it Denali! This is a picture about seven miles from my house! Which is around 300 miles away from it! The mountain is the largest in North America! I love being able to see that mountain on a clear day!"

 

Dec 27, 2018
Irish & Celtic Christmas Music #389
01:00:38

 

Listen to Irish & Celtic Christmas music of 2018 from Peat in the Creel, The Selkie Girls, The Grenaways, Susan Toman, Kilted Kings, Eira, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Carolina Ceili, Catriona O'Leary, Heather Dale, Spencer & Beane, A Shamrock in Kudzu, David Pedrick, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Sarah Marie Mullen. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 5 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  

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Merry Christmas Jig, Masters in this Hall, All Around the Holly Tree" by Peat in the Creel from Winter

5:19 "Wexford Carol" by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas

9:41 "Anchor" by The Grenaways from Port Isaac Christmas Album

13:57 "The Sussex Carol" by Susan Toman from Angels on High

17:04 "God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen" by Kilted Kings from Single

20:30 "Christmas Is Coming/Red Hair Boy/King's Reel" by Eira from Glen Tidings

24:42 "Christ Child Lullaby" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season

28:56 "Merry Munster Mashup" by Carolina Ceili from Holiday Hooley

32:37 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

34:15 "A Virgin Queen in Bethlehem" by Catriona O'Leary from The Wexford Carols

39:25 "See Amid the Winter's Snow" by Heather Dale from Spark

43:03 "Blessed Be That Maid Mairie" by Spencer & Beane from On Christmas Day in the Morning

46:19 "I Saw Three Ships" by A Shamrock in Kudzu from Kudzu for Christmas

47:53 "Gower Wassail" by David Pedrick from Wintertide EP

51:15 "Day Dawn" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night

57:53 "Good King Wenceslas" by Sarah Marie Mullen from In the Moon of Wintertime

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.

Nollaig Shona Daoibh

If you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe to get all 51 episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. There's a LOT of wonderful Christmas music by Celtic artists that you will enjoy over there.

I have another podcast that you might enjoy. Celtfather Music & Travel is a talk podcast about... music and travel. I share thoughts about Celtic music, culture, Celtic Invasion Vacations to Ireland, Scotland, and everywhere I visit. You'll enjoy interviews and rants on topics that affect musicians. It's part Celtic and part Geek, because that's who I am. There are over 200 episodes to choose from that typically range between 5-15 minutes long.

In one of the most-recent episodes, I share the latest Celtic Christmas albums I received through this podcast. And other Celtic Christmas music news.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. 

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

And sometimes, I forget to charge you like I did last month. I end up with an over $500 shortfall. I want to thank John T. for raising his pledge on Patreon to help out for this month. I also want to thank all of listeners who put money in my Virtual Tip Jar to help me recoup some of that loss. You are amazing! Thank you!

If you love this music, this podcast, and this community, 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

Dec 20, 2018
Warm Up with Great Irish & Celtic Music #388
01:07:05

This is your last week to vote in the Celtic Top 20. Here's some of the best Celtic songs from past episodes with great Celtic music from Flook, Jimi McRae, Marc Gunn, Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones, The Elders, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Kreellers , Navan, Bow Triplets, Celtic Squall, Maggie Drennan, Peter Daldry, Shishonnah, The Willis Clan, Patsy O'Brien.    http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 5 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  

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Pod:Baldy hollow/The Empty Pod" by Flook from Rubai

6:13 "Amazing Grace/Reels and Strathspeys" by Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes and African Drums

11:19 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

15:35 "Farewell to Ireland" by Derek Warfield and The Wolfe Tones from

Far Away in Australia

19:05 "Men of Erin" by The Elders from American Wake

23:59 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:59 "Chloe's Passion" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

30:05 "Sixth and Porter" by The Kreellers from Sixth and Porter

32:51 "Ellas Mari" by Navan from Lowena

36:12 "Raindrops in Whiskey" by Bow Triplets from Fair Play to You

41:13 "Ca the Yowes to the Knowes" by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall

43:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:59 "Is Fad' O 'Bhaile Daithneoinn (Far from Home)" by Maggie Drennon from Just Now

50:07 "Bruach Chluidh" by Peter Daldry from Familiar Roads

52:55 "Elysian Dreams" by Shishonnah from Elysian Dreams

56:40 "Blast O'Reels" by The Willis Clan from Roots

1:03:37 "Good Times Coming" by Patsy O'Brien from Irish Guitar

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.

This is your last week to vote in the Celtic Top 20. In every episode, I ask you to vote for your favorite artists in each show. At the end of the year, I create a Best of the Year episode featuring the Top 20 songs and tunes vote on by you.

We have 49 episodes for you to vote in. All you need to do is listen to each episode, pick your two favorite artists. Then head over to BestCelticMusic.net/vote/. You'll find a link at the top of each shownotes. Put the show number, artist name, and your name and hit enter.
It's super easy. So please go vote today!

Did you listen to the final episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast for 2018? I posted it on Monday. You can subscribe and listen to all 51 episodes of that podcast at CelticChristmasPodcast.com

I just published a quick and easy Guide to the best Irish & Celtic Christmas music of 2018 on my Celtfather podcast. You can listen at Celtfather.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. 

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission. 

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

I want to thank our newest patrons of the podcast: Kevin H. and Michelle 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

Ian Shaw emailed from Shanghai: "Hi Marc, Start by saying you make a fantastic Podcast giving the lesser known bands good air time.

I am a Ships Captain and come from Scourie (pronounced SCOWRIE) just up the coast from the Isle of Skye. I presently supervise the shipbuilding of the world’s largest stainless steel chemical tankers in Shanghai China.   Just small enough to squeeze through the “old” Panama canal. ( 600 foot long and 106 foot wide)

I could not help but smile when I listened to your discussions regarding the Skye midges which you encountered last summer. They are at their worst when peat cutting in the highlands.

I discovered your podcast last March when I decided to try and change my lifestyle after my best friend died from a heart attack.  Thanks to your great selection of music which I listen to every morning/night as I speed walk the 40 minutes from my Chinese home to the shipyard.  I have now lost 20Kg ( 20% of my original body weight) and got my general health in order.  I am now completing marathons instead of lying on the sofa drinking beer.   Hope your daughter is recovering after her operation

Thank you Marc....keep up the great work, I have found many new bands to listen to by purchasing their music.

Cum suas an obair mhor   CUM SUAS AN ABER MORE

Slainte

Dec 13, 2018
Ned of the Hill #387
01:05:41

Lock in amazing, fun Celtic music from Ballinloch, Syncopaths, Sadie and Jay, Dram & Go, Catherine Koehler, Tami Curtis, The Whiskey Boys, West Awake, Van Morrison, Nick Metcalf, Finnegan's Hell, Talisk, Rambling Sailors.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 5  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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "To the Days" by Ballinloch from Home from the Sea

6:36 "Meriweather" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

9:18 "Songs Already Written" by Sadie and Jay from Rogue Folk

13:56 "Wee Michael's" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails, and Heart

21:21 "Ned of the Hill" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key

24:35 CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:29 "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by Tami Curtis from Cavort

29:36 "Raised Yellow Ranch" by The Whiskey Boys from Mary Come to Boston

33:40 "Carrickfergus" by West Awake from Live at the Dublin Pub

39:19 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

41:41 "The Prophet Speaks" by Van Morrison from The Prophet Speaks

46:26 "The Skellig Isles" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

51:55 "Paradise Town" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

54:51 "Farewell" by Talisk from Beyond

1:02:30 "The Wild Goose" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

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.

Make sure you vote in the Celtic Top 20

I posted a new episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast. You can now listen to my entire album Celtic Christmas Greetings from start to finish in that episode. I have one more episode planned in a couple weeks. Plus, I'll also have a Celtic Christmas episode from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast that you can listen for in a few weeks.

To celebrate the holiday, I have a new Christmas Music Special that is now available. You'll get 2 Celtic Christmas CDs, Celtic Heartstring Christmas ornament and a podcast shirt for one great price. And your generosity supports this show. Follow the link in the shownotes at BestCelticMusic.net/shop 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 it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

I want to thank our Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Brakeing Down Security Podcast, Brendan Nix, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Chris, Darby O'Flannery, Hank Woodward, Hunter Melville, HuskerArmoury, John Bilderback, John Sharkey White, II, Johnny Berry, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Nancie Barnett, Ockham's Razor, Rian P Kegerreis, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Theresa Sullivan, 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

Christian Conein emailed from Germany: Hey Marc, a surprising fact is, that the Irish & Celtic music podcast is even good for your health. In February this year I had to quit smoking. Every time I think about tobacco, I take my bicycle instead, doing some sports and listening to the  Irish & Celtic music podcast. Thank you so much for hours of motivation and musical explorations like Daimh. A warm Kölle Alaaf from Cologne / Germany

Pádraig Donworth emailed: Hi Marc, I wanted to thank you for this wonderful podcast, which has become a staple in my weekly music consumption and has introduced me to many great musicians.

I've listened to the show while rock climbing with friends, giving massages, and baking bread. Currently living in New Jersey but I travel a lot and will inevitably share this resource with people wherever I go. I also wanted to specifically thank you for your words of solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

It's heartening to hear Irish people and people of Irish ancestry take a stand against antisemitism and other forms of oppression operating in the world today. We Irish and Celtic people should look at our own history, as a people exploited in our homeland and scapegoated abroad because of bigotry and anti-immigrant sentiment, as a basis for compassion and empathy with vulnerable groups today. Here's to a world free of hatred and full of music.

Sincerely, Pádraig Donworth"

Dec 06, 2018
Loch Lomond #386
01:03:17

By yon bonnie banks of Loch Lomond comes Celtic music from Dram & Go, The Fretless, Ed Miller, Hawp, Marc Gunn, Ballinloch, Dervish, Peat in the Creel, The Sandcarvers, Nick Metcalf, The Jackdaws, Jiggy, Sadie and Jay.
 http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 4 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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Green Monster" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails and Heart

6:45 "Star Monster" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

10:01 "Aisling" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

13:30 "The Cost of Knowing" by Hawp from Storm and Calm

18:23 "Loch Lomond" by Marc Gunn from Single

21:32 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:52 "Home from the Sea" by Ballinloch from Home from the Sea

25:47 "Abbeyfeale Set" by Dervish from Midsummer's Night

29:32 "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

34:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

36:12 "Kings Crown" by The Sandcarvers from Dealin' Craic

40:56 "Skyline of Skye" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

45:48 "The Colors of My Home" by The Jackdaws from Come Daylight

50:14 "Rasa" by Jiggy from Translate

58:46 "Rogue Folk" by Sadie and Jay from Rogue Folk

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.

First, I wanted to let you know that my daughter's heart surgery was a success. She's recovering nicely. Thanks to everyone who sent their thoughts and prayers for her. I do appreciate it.

I posted a new episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast. You can now listen to my entire album Celtic Christmas Greetings from start to finish in that episode. I have one more episode planned in a couple weeks. Plus, I'll also have a Celtic Christmas episode from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast that you can listen for in a few weeks.

To celebrate the holiday, I have a new Christmas Music Special that is now available. You'll get 2 Celtic Christmas CDs, Celtic Heartstring Christmas ornament and a podcast shirt for one great price. And your generosity supports this show. Follow the link in the shownotes at BestCelticMusic.net/shop 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 it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. 

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: Maegan S., Daniel N., David P., Aaron A., and Michael C, Tiffany K, and Bryan Brake who raised her pledges.

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 Gibbon emailed: "I listen to all this Beautiful music while I am busy in my workshop in Richards bay, South Africa. I am a knife maker."

Michele Williams emailed from Pennsylvania: "Hi Marc, I listen to your podcast while working.  My boss is nice enough to let me have an MP3 player at my desk, so your voice is one of several I listen to during my long evening shifts.

Funny story- I actually found your podcast while doing research for a Werewolf character.  She was a Ceilican (that’s a werecat in the game.  The line is from England, based on a faerie cat that was hunted to extinction some decades before the time period we played in J ).  She was Irish-born, and a Celtic punk rocker, and your podcast turned up when I was looking for music for her to play.  This was nearly 5 years ago, and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Thanks for all the fantastic music.  I’ve had a great time listening over the years. Slàinte (mhath)"

Nov 29, 2018
Thanksgiving Castle #385
01:06:43

We're gonna give thanks at the castle with Irish and Celtic music from Enda Seery, Talisk, Ed Miller, Perkelt, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Catherine Koehler, Syncopaths, Rambling Sailors, Tami Curtis, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Conor Caldwell, Sisters of Murphy, Charmas, Mwnci Nel, Bill Grogan's Goat, Scythian, Peat in the Creel.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 4 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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Castle, The Nightingale jigs" by Enda Seery from Peace of the Countryside

3:57 "Montreal" by Talisk from Beyond

9:21 "Hey Donal" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

12:18 "Pilgrim" by Perkelt from Dowry of a Troll Woman

15:41 "The Low Hum" by Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards from California Calling

19:53 CELTIC FEEDBACK

23:30 "The Fox" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key

26:14 "Fifth Gear" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

31:04 "Roller Bowler" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

33:04 "'67 Beetle/Man Cologne" by Tami Curtis from Cavort

37:15 "Waltzing Matilda" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from The Great War

39:41 "Eibhlin a Ruin" by Conor Caldwell from To Belfast...

44:09 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:50 "One Word of This Kiss" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

49:23 "Whiskey Before Breakfast" by Charmas from Single

51:23 "Lle Meiddia" by Mwnci Nel from Gimig

54:30 "The Burning of Cork" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

58:55 "New York Girls" by Scythian from Scythian Live Vol. 1

1:03:47 "Autumn Child" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

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.

Since it's now Thanksgiving, I can officially invite you to listen listen to the Celtic Christmas Podcast. You can subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com/about/

To celebrate the holiday, I have a new Christmas Music Special that is now available. You'll get 2 Celtic Christmas CDs, Celtic Heartstring Christmas ornament and a podcast shirt for one incredibly low price. Follow the link in the shownotes at BestCelticMusic.net/shop 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 it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: Mark K.

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

Joanna K Fedewa emailed: "I love your podcast! I’ve been listening on and off and then recently rediscovered! I’m in Alaska in the Anchorage area! and I love listening to the podcast as I practice my Irish Dancing at the sports center! I get a lot of weird looks but hey I don’t care lol! It’s also fun to drive my clients nuts with the Irish music! I work as a direct care provider which means I take people who have disabilities out into the community to do fun things like walk around the sports center or movies and such. One of them in particular always says Really Joanna again? When I have it on it! ?? thanks for the great music!"

Jerrie Adkins commented on patreon: "We're planning to wear our new podcast t-shirts to a concert by a band called Caledonia Swing this week."

Fran Herlihy emailed: "Hi , I’m having one of my insomniac nights , and while trawling for some Celtic music came upon your amazing podcasts. Wow, that was at 3am, now it’s 9.45 am and I’m still listening! I’m living in the Southern Highlands of NSW  Australia. and I’m hoping to educate the Kangaroos to Celtic music as they visit me most days! Carry on your great work."

Jane Haines emailed: "Hi Marc, I found you through Jil Chambless. I taught her son, Jack, in Tuscaloosa and we have kept in touch through Facebook.

My boyfriend and I are going to Ireland soon with his brother and sister-in-law. They haven’t decided when yet. I am so excited!

My grandmother is a Mulligan from County Cork, but never shared information about her family with us. My uncle did some research before he died, so I am going to find that to get caught up and maybe do some more of my own.

Glad we found you. Please let me know if you are playing in Birmingham. Thanks!"

Nov 22, 2018
Pandora's Box #384
01:08:10

We're opening Pandora's Box with great Celtic music from The Flying Toads, Warbelow Range, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Dylan Foley, Ed Miller, Raglan, Abby Green, Event Horizon, Spencer & Beane, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Bill Grogan's Goat, Damanta, House of Hamill, Julia Lane.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 5 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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Miller's Maggot" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

4:48 "Luca at the Beehive / The Moving Clouds / Splendid Isolation / Dinny O'Brien's" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

10:12 "Botany Bay" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

14:39 "De Dannan's / O'malley's March / Conway's" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

19:27 "Leezie Lindsay" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

24:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

27:09 "The Far Rocks of Sheetrim" by Raglan from A New Dawn

31:22 "Seoithin Seo Ho" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

37:42 "Orion Nebula" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

41:51 "My Lagan Love" by Spencer & Beane from Amhrain Saoil

45:58 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

48:49 "Salonika" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from The Great War

51:44 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

55:53 "The Fall Song" by Damanta from The Drunken Priest and the ghostly hymns of autumn

59:29 "Pandora's Box" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

1:05:15 "Something to Come Home to" by Julia Lane from Song of the Sea

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.

Before get started with the news, I wanted to let you know that next week will be a rough time for me. My oldest daughter is having a very big surgery. I'm hoping I will have shows completed for you. But I feel like the world is turned upside down right now. I hope you will bare with me through the next couple months.

I host two other podcasts. The Pub Songs Podcast which is currently replaying all of my albums. The other is Celtfather Music & Travel. It's a spoken word podcast where I share things from my adventures and thoughts that occur. Every now and then, it's highly Celtic-related. I did a recent episode on my Celtic Invasion of Oban Scotland in 2010. And most recently, I published a thought-provoking response to a recent episode by Seth Godin on "Anthems, Pledges and Change". I feel like it was a really interesting podcast and it is related to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast as well as my music. Give it a listen.

Christmas is just around the corner. I am pleased to announce the first Celtic Christmas Podcast episode of the year is now online. You can subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com/about/

To celebrate the holiday, I have a new Christmas Music Special that is now available. You'll get 2 Celtic Christmas CDs, Celtic Heartstring Christmas ornament and a podcast shirt for one incredibly low price. Follow the link in the shownotes at BestCelticMusic.net/shop for details.

While you're there, you can also check out our free podcast app available on iTunes and Amazon.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Another podcaster told me recently that they had some great advertisers on their show. I was very happy for them.

But the truth is, I am happier that this podcast is not influenced by record labels or publicists. The show exists first and foremost to help independent artists get heard. It's here to introduce you to the artists who are not under the thumb of some corporation. They don't have a big budget to promote themselves. They're just making great music. That's what I want to share.

So this show is listener supported. No advertisers. No record labels. Your generosity funds the creation, production, and promotion of the show. In return, you get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that is now online.

I want to thank our incredible Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Hunter Melville, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Nancie Barnett, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Theresa Sullivan. These generous people pledge $25 or more per month to make this podcast a reality.

You can join our 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

Jerry Murphy emailed back in May: "Hello Marc, Yes, I downloaded and have very much enjoyed listening to the lot.  I also have shared it with my executor, named Riley, for his enjoyment.  He is also a professional musician! I wish you well, as I do any of my ancestral countrymen (both Scottish and Northern Irish).  But I am a completely disabled veteran, with very limited means. Slainte!"

Arika Lycan emailed from from Ypsilanti (ips-ill-an-tee) MI: " Good morning! I’m driving back home to visit my parents in Columbus Ohio, To pass the time with my mom while my dad has hip replacement surgery. I’m sure I’ll pop in my earbuds and listen to the rest of this episode which will keep me in good spirits. Maybe I’ll even share an ear bud with my mom :-) Safe travels in Scotland!"

Connor Hibbs emailed: "Hi Mark! Just re-listening to episode 360 while sitting and editing photos (That's what I do for a living) Hoping to get a job out before the day gets too warm so I can also spend some time landscaping my back yard. Just wanted to write to tell you I love your show and give a suggestion! I'm not sure how you edit the show together, but it would be great to have chapters embedded into the feed so I could skip back to the beginning of songs I really love.

I totally realize that my suggestion would create a little more work for you overall in what is already without a doubt a labor intense process, and am definitely not saying that I would ever stop listening even if you choose not to go that route. Just wanted to provide a friendly suggestion for a feature from someone who really adores the show and feels that others might enjoy having something like that included! Sláinte!"

Nov 15, 2018
Ghost Stories #383
01:09:56

Songs of ghosts and the bizarre with Celtic music from NUA, The Rowan Tree, Solasta, Purcell's Polyphonic Party, The Grenaways, Runa, Ciana, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Talisk, Templars of Doom, The Jackdaws, The Kilt Lifters, Bill Grogan's Goat, Marys Lane.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 4 or 5 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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03  "Ghostrider" by NUA from FLOW

8:11 "Neidges Awarra" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

11:32 "Bedlam Boys" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

16:04 "Emperor of the Moon" by Purcell's Polyphonic Party from An Invitation to Dance

21:00 "Ghost" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows

24:43 CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:25 "Ain't No Grave" by Runa from Live

32:52 "Winnie Hayes / I Buried My Wife and Danced On Top of Her Grave / Timmy Clifford's" by Ciana from Ciana

36:03 "Ghost of Pierre Leblanc" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

39:30 "Crooked Water Valley" by Talisk from Beyond

45:35 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

47:08 "Michael Collins' Ghost" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

51:30 "Banish Morrisons" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

55:12 "The Cruel Sister" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

1:00:02"The Devil's Trumpet" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

1:06:25 "Dead Man Walking" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

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.

I want to start by sending out my heartfelt condolences to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. I'm so sick of the  hate that inspires these attacks.

It reminds me of the attacks the Irish suffered when they first came to America. That hate is a plague. So I wanted to send out my Celtic solidarity for that community and all the disenfranchised communities who similarly suffer. We are here for you.

I wanna thank you so much for listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. There are other podcasts sharing Celtic music. And they are fantastic. In fact, if you know of any Celtic podcast that's worth listening to, drop me an email. I'd love to share it with listeners.

You are here because we're doing something a little bit different. We focus on independent Celtic music. These bands don’t have huge financial backers. They don’t have record labels. Working together, we are helping them live a dream. We are part of something bigger.

So thank you for supporting this podcast and my dream to create an inclusive Celtic community.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out this month.

I want to thank our newest patrons of the podcast: Laura, Patricia B., Martin K.

And finally, I want to give a huge thanks to Carol Baril. She is one of the all new Celtic Legends.

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

Brandon Carl posted a picture on Facebook: "Listening to your Halloween podcast whilst playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 PC game!"

Kerry Fergason posted 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."

Mark Albright emailed: "Marc, Last year, when I upgraded my iPhone, I opened the Irish and Celtic Music podcast and noticed it defaulted to the very first episode. I looked through what was played and unplayed, noticed my listening has been sporadic at best, and decided I would start at the very beginning and go up until the most recent podcast. Well, a week and half ago, I got caught up.

I've been listening to your podcast while cooking dinner, while cleaning my apartment, while driving to and from work. I also have it on when I've traveled up north and back, proving the podcast makes a great travel companion. You name it, you and the music has been in the background. Along the way, I've Favorited the Christmas music podcasts which has further proved the best way to listen to Christmas music is to have it played on Celtic instruments. But the biggest story I want to share involves your Celtic Music Workout specials.

I started listening to the first one when, completely by chance, when I went to the gym and worked the elliptical. It was a trip! The podcast got my heart rate up and kept me motivated to keep on going. I shared those two podcasts with my friend Roxanne, my nephew and niece-in-law - all of whom are long distance runners. I also shared them with the managers of the gym that I go to. They got a bang out of listening to them and liked how the music kept the momentum up throughout the podcast. So, if you are ever inspired to create any new Celtic Music Workout podcasts, please do so. They are appreciated! Keep up the great work on the podcast. It's greatly appreciated...well, at least by me. Slainte!"

Nov 08, 2018
Charmas are Stark Raving Celtic #382
01:00:16

Listen to an entire album, from start to finish, by Charmas, a Celtic fusion group out of Santa Cruz, California. This band is gonna take you on a fun emotional ride full of awesome Celtic music.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

If you enjoyed this week's, please share it 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 5 or 6 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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

You get to Charma's newest album Stark Raving Celtic. If you enjoy it, show your support.

  1. The Highland Games Song
  2. Pancakes at Midnight
  3. She Moved Through the Fair
  4. The Dreaming Tree
  5. The Road to Hana
  6. Brains S.A.
  7. Jonny Hardie's Tumble
  8. The Meeting of Old Friends
  9. Spancil Hill
  10. Willie's Gone Awa
  11. Memories in the Wind

by Charmas from Stark Raving Celtic

"Bluenose" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

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.

Once again, I am very pleased to share with you an album in full. From start to finish.

I started this a number of years ago when I learned that DJs in the 70s would sometimes do they same. They would play an entire album from a band so you could hear what it was all about. I've done this with Jed Marum and Poitin. I'm actually restarting the Pub Songs Podcast and gonna share ALL of my albums on that podcast in the months to come.

But today, I'm very pleased that Charmas were kind enough to allow me to share their brand new album. Elise, their piper, fiddler and band manager has been chatting with me for several months. She inspired me to listen to their new album. And it was beautifully made and a lot of fun.

Elise tells me that Stark Raving Celtic is a concept album, best enjoyed from start to finish, with a lava lamp and a bottle of good whiskey. This diverse music collection opens with some mighty Irish and Scottish pub/comedy songs, including a blood-pumping anthem for Scottish Highland Athletes. Its instrumental tracks build from gentle melodies into full-on power sets, featuring various combinations of Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish snare drum, Irish bodhran, African hand-drumming, bass and kit drums. The grand finale is modern Experimental fusion, still rooted in Celtic music, but exploring a new direction for this diverse, and intensely creative group of musicians.

Now there's only one track not included in this show and that is not podsafe. That's their recording of "The Auld Triangle". It kicks off the show. Hopefully, this episode will inspire you to check out the band and find out more about them. You can find them at charmasband.com.

They are on Facebook, you can follow them on Spotify, and Elise has made several playlists with theirs and others music. I'll add those to the shownotes as well.

Here are Four Spotify Playlists by Charmas:

Elise says she would love to add music from all your bands to these playlists. All they need to do is comprehend the etiquette:

1. LISTEN and pre-choose your best material for a particular playlist(s).

2. FOLLOW the playlist (this is just common courtesy.

3. THEN SEND your link(s) to the playlist curator.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

I want to thank our newest patrons of the podcast: Melissa A.

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

Nov 01, 2018
Celtic Halloween #381
01:04:02

Happy Halloween with ghoulish Celtic music from The Here & Now, Diamh, Merry Wives of Windsor, Flowers of Edinburgh, Gone Molly, Melanie Gruben, Madman's Window, Wolf & Clover, 3 Pints Gone, Cara Dillon, Janette Geri, Stout Pounders, Finnegan's Hell, Heavy Blarney, Anne Roos.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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 5 or 6 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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Winding Rambling Pumpkin" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

6:19 "Bog An Lochan" by Diamh from The Hebridean Sessions

11:23 "Three Ravens/Twa Corbies" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

15:05 "Attack of the Moon Tigers" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers

17:51 "I Am Stretched on Your Grave" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

21:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:11 "A Faery Song" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

26:12 "Sam Hall" by Madman's Window from Avast

31:36 "Si Bheag Si Mhor" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

34:37 "The Ballad of Roddy McCorley" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club

37:47 "October Winds" by Cara Dillon from After the Morning

42:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:57 "Barbra Allen" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

49:43 "Pumpkin's Fancy" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

52:03 "Dance Upon You Grave" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

54:35 "Drowsy Tam Lin" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

59:01 "A Bruxa [The Witch]" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

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.

Thursday, October 25 at 8:30 PM is my 5th annual Celtic Halloween Concert on YouTube. Every year, I share ghoulishly fun Celtic songs with a fun Halloween twist. It's like costuming in song. You can watch the show live or watch the replay on YouTube if you miss the concert.

My Top Irish & Celtic Music Playlist is newly updated on Spotify.

For the past couple months, I've accidentally published episodes with explicit language. As soon as I recognized my error, I fixed the files on our host server. Unfortunately, many platforms host files on their own servers instead of Libsyn's. This inspired a change in how I release shows.

In the future, Apple Podcasts will be the only clean podcast. Explicit language may show up on Spotify or Stitcher or other podcatchers that don't pull the file directly from Libsyn each time. But if you listen on Apple Pocasts or even our free app, they will be clean if I catch it soon enough.

Second, some folks have asked why many older shows don't appear in the app. Apple Podcasts only allows the most-recent 300 episodes to appear. So again, if you want better access to all of the shows, go get our free app on iTunes or Amazon.

Finally, I've been advertising on Facebook for a few years now to promote the podcast and attract new folks. I would love your help in doing more. I recently asked The Selkie Girls to record one for the Women of Irish & Celtic Music. It was a huge success. I'd love to get some testimonials from you that can be turned into 30 second ads. Are you interested? Email me celticpodcast@gmail.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.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Just like we are. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

I want to thank our newest patrons of the podcast: Howard M., Bob H., Martin K., Glenn N., Jay M., Robert L., Maggie H., Mike C., John D., Stefan J., Kylie D.. Thanks also to Mary M. who raised her pledge.

And finally, I want to give a huge thanks to Marianne Ludwig. She is one of the all new Celtic Legends.

This tier is newly updated. Celtic Legends pledge a minimum of $25 per month. You see, when you pledge on Patreon, you can pledge per episode, but you can also set a maximum amount you're willing to donate to the podcast per month. If you're a Song Henger, you can pledge $5 per episode and limit it to four episodes (5 is the rare maximum I ever release in a month). But you can also limit it to one or two episodes and pay just $5 or $10 per month.

As a Celtic Legend, you can pledge $25 per episode and then limit your maximum amount per month to $25. At the beginning of every month, I will read your name and all of our Celtic Legends to the community in thanks.

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

Donald Willms emailed: Hi Mark, I found myself laying under the prairie stars with your voice and tunes tickling my ears.  My sister and I pulled into the Indian Head Campground after dark while driving through Saskatchewan.  I was about to pull out my tent but couldn’t bring myself to put a nylon veil between my eyelids and the endless heavens.  If only the wee eye in my phone could capture the enormous beauty before me as the crescent moon rises and comet dust blazes fiery streaks above. Cheers!  These words may have to suffice…"

Charles Morley in Alabama replied to the Celtic Music Magazine email: "Really appreciate your site and messages, Marc. You do a great service to the ITM community. Don't have much of a chance to listen regularly but you present the best of a wide-ranging genre of music that would otherwise be impossible to track down and experience. News of new music (CDs etc.) is priceless, especially for the American audience. Keep up the good work!"

Mike O'Byrne emailed: "Hi Marc, I thought about the podcast this Saturday as I was making a static line parachute jump with the Phantom Airborne Brigade, a group of former and current military parachutists who get together every month at Zephyrhills, Florida. Nothing like having some good music as you float down under that big round chute. I’m still replaying your Memorial Day Special, one of your best IMHO. If you know of any other Celtic music-loving former military airborne folks, send them our way. Age is no limitation. I am 74."

Ross McMath emailed: "Hello, I listen to the podcast every day at work. In moments when a great reel or tune is being played it provides my whole being with joy. I copy all my favourite songs to be added to a few playlists I have going on Spotify (Celtic and Soft Celtic) - there are over 160 songs on the playlist already with more in line to be added. Thank you so much for all your efforts in finding and producing all this amazing music for an under-listened to but fantastic genre. Kind regards, Ross"

Oct 25, 2018
Lady Fair #380
58:51

My Lady Fair, bring thee Celtic music from Childsplay, Dervish, Celia Ramsay, Fourth Moon, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Mithril, Brendan Loughrey, Donna Germano, Three Mile Stone, The Clumsy Lovers, Journey North, Murder the Stout, Arthur Hinds & the Round Table, Paisley Close, Donal Clancy.
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One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Buddy's Strathspey / The Wooden Whale / The Farmer's Daughter" by Childsplay from The Bloom of Youth

5:15 "Out on the Road" by Dervish from Midsummer's Night

9:18 "Jeannie and Davie" by Celia Ramsay from Songs of My Father's People

10:06 "Prater Park" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis

16:28 "Lady Fair" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

19:45 CELTIC FEEDBACK

19:59 "Josefin's Waltz" by Mithril from Tangled Up

24:08 "Broad Black Brimmer" by Brendan Loughrey from To Those Who Fell

27:01 "A Rosebud by My Early Walk" by Donna Germano from Celtic Echoes

29:59 "Heather on the Moor" by Three Mile Stone from Three Mile Stone

33:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

33;58 "Checking Out" by The Clumsy Lovers from After the Flood

38:31 "Past Times" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

43;15 "Foggy Dew" by Murder the Stout from Murder the Stout EP

45:58 "Stormy Weather" by Arthur Hinds & the Round Table from In Her Name

50:45 "Fair Maid On the Shore" by Paisley Close from All On A Day

56:02 "The Concert Reel/My Love and I in the Garden Reels" by Donal Clancy from Close to Home

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

I've been running into a problem of recent. A lot tracks I've published in this podcast recently had explicit language. I've tried over the years to keep this show clean, free from foul language. But it's gotten difficult. So I decided to announce a slight change to future procedures.

I will still continue to to try and release a clean show, no explicit language. But I removed the clean content rating on all the feeds except Apple Podcasts. That's because each podcatcher shares music differently. Spotify and Stitcher download a copy and then stores it on their servers. That means, I cannot adjust the file after it goes out.

If you listen via Apple Podcasts, then each file is taken from the Libsyn server individually. So I can edit the file and it will update on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and iHeartRadio for all future downloads.

What this means for you is IF you hear explicit language on one of those podcatchers, first, I apologize if it offends you. Second, I would recommend you email me to let me know. Third, you can delete that file and once it is fixed, you'll be able to listen to the show with clean language after.

I thank you so much for listening

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. October 15th deadline on the milestone.

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

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Oct 18, 2018
Women of Irish & Celtic Music #379
01:14:26

Celebrate the amazing women of Irish & Celtic music with me this week with music from Liz Carroll, Warbelow Range, The Selkie Girls, Shannon Heaton, Gone Molly, Melanie Gruben, Sarah Marie Mullen, Noirin Ni Riain, Moya Brenna, Ciana, Claire Roche, Christine Weir, Catriona McKay, Janette Geri, Chrissy Crowley, The Ennis Sisters, Childsplay.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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I believe in the power of our Celtic community. And I believe in the women who share their music with us. If you appreciate these artists then Remember to support the women who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Sevens, Michael Kennedy's, The Cup of Tea" by Liz Carroll from Lost in the Loop

5:33 "Luca at the Beehive / The Moving Clouds / Splendid Isolation / Dinny O'Brien's" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

10:57 "Castle of Dromore" by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas

14:25 "44 Mill Street" by Shannon Heaton from The Blue Dress

18:22 "Follow" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

23:32 CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:49 "Lilly and I" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

30:09 "September Road, The (Tynker's Hornpipe/The Road To Rahway/September Reel)" by Sarah Marie Mullen from Harper's Bizarre

33:46 "Himo Hokio" by Nóirín Ní Riain, Moya Brennan & size2shoes from Sanctuary

35:44 "Far Away-La Marche Des Élèves-Old Maids of Galway" by Ciana from Rubicon

41:06 "If You Stood Before Me Now" by Claire Roche from From Then To The Here And Now

48:24 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:47 "Skye Boat" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

53:27 "Greenman" by Catriona McKay from Starfish

57:12 "Siuile A Ruin" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

1:02:08 "Castlebay Scrap" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

1:05:20 "Daughters of Newfoundland" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

1:10:10 "Lara's Jig / The Burning Snowball / Farewell To London" by Childsplay from The Bloom of Youth

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

I planned a feature on the women of Irish & Celtic Music before the end of the month. Then I saw Shannon Heaton released a new episode of Irish Music Stories where she ponders gender equality in traditional music. It’s a brilliant thought-provoking episode. I highly recommend. It also got me thinking I should sync our shows together.

Women don’t get enough attention in Celtic music. Yet, there are a lot of incredible lasses keeping the tradition alive.  We’re gonna celebrate these women today.

I have a new podcast. It’s called In the ‘Verse, Song Crafting for the Firefly Universe. The first episode is now online. Follow the link to subscribe in Apple Podcasts.

My 2x2x2 special offer is almost over. You'll get the 2018 shirt, plus, the super popular 2017 shirt. Plus two compilations, Plus two more CDs from my archive for one low price. And stickers to boot. Follow the link in the shownotes for details. This offer is good until October 15, 2018. So order soon!

Incidentally, you can save and additional 20% off the price if you’re a patron of the podcast. And October 15 is also the deadline to get two hours of Celtic flute and whistle music.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. October 15th deadline on the milestone.

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

Abe Deshotel emailed: "Hey Marc! First of all, I love the show. It's an incredible experience as a listener. I love the diversity and my kids always request it at bedtime as they fall asleep. As a musician (not really Celtic, but kinda folk-pop-ish with lots of love for Celtic music), I think it's a wonderful thing for indie musicians. So thank you! I'm also a podcaster (Abe's Ukulele Podcast) focused on playing and teaching ukulele and have taken little bits of style and composition from the way you put together your episodes. I don't really have music often on my show. Just hearing how you talk about things and structure the show with news, reading emails, and everything else has been a good inspiration for me in putting together my episodes. So that's the main thing: I just wanted to say thanks for everything you're doing from a listener, musician, and podcaster. I was also wondering if you've heard of the Radio Public paid listens program? It's something I found as a podcaster looking for more support. I noticed the show is on there, but that there's no ad before the show. They pay you a small amount based on your downloads and bookend the episodes with ads. It may be something worth looking in to. Anyway! Keep up the great work!"

Murphy emailed a photo: " Hello Marc! Well, I'm heading back on my flight from out of country. Since it's a long flight, I decided to download a couple of your shows. One of my favourites being Instrumental Celtic Music Study Aid #347. It's soothing listening to the great compilations of music you've made once again. Thank you so much for taking the time in your life to do all of this and that little bit more!"

Mark Haynes of the Navajo Nation emailed: "Hey Mark! Listening while working at the home office. Great tunes today! To be honest, I've got to listen more regularly. This is great today! Take care and have a great day!!"

Oct 11, 2018
Paddy Rock Renegade #378
01:12:17

Let's share Irish & Celtic music with our mates at Paddy Rock Podcast with Celtic music from The Gothard Sisters, Poitin, Colleen Raney, The Here & Now, Runa, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Eilis Crean, The Selkie Girls, Vintage Wildflowers, Ockham's Razor, Rathkeltair, The Elders, Barleyjuice, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Grace O'Malley" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

4:37 "Tuesday from 6 p.m." by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

7:24 "Fhear a Bhata" by Colleen Raney from Linnet

11:44 "The State Dance" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

16:00 "The Last Trip Home" by Runa from Current Affairs

21:15 CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:37 "Ancient Pibroch Medley" by Jimi McRae from Global Gathering

26:43 "Trelawny" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart

29:14 "The Old High Reel - The Lane to the Glen - The Trip to Durrow" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

34:36 "Molly Ban" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

39:48 "Chattering Magpipes Set" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

44:24 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:48 "Baidin Fheilimi" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

49:24 "McVitie's Chocolate Problem" by Rathkeltair from Something Good For a Change

56:09 "Appalachian Paddy" by The Elders from Wanderin' Life & Times

1:03:57 "Celtic Girl" by Barleyjuice from The Morning After

1:07:42 "Henry Martin" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. October 15th deadline on the milestone.

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

Oct 04, 2018
Big Trip to Ireland #377
01:01:48

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

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

27:05 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

38:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring you 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. October 15th deadline on this milestone. So please make a pledge today!

Thanks to our newest patron: Brendan

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

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

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

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

I have a couple of comments:

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 27, 2018
Lakes of Pontchartrain #376
01:02:06

Let's travel to the Lakes of Pontchartrain with Celtic music from Daimh, House of Hamill, Raglan, Steve Holloway, Jed Marum, Moonrakers, Whiskey Bay Rovers, IONA, Celtic Reggae Revolution, Sora, Sliotar, Lexington Field, Gwendolyn Snowdon.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Pattern Day Jigs" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

4:12 "Rainy Day Set" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

8:04 "Sturgan Brae" by Raglan from A New Dawn

11:49 "Cos Cob Reel/Coal Hands/How's Your Mother for a Sod of Turf" by Steve Holloway from Next Stop, Seelie Court

16:53 "Lakes of Pontchartrain" by Jed Marum from The Soul of a Wanderer

22:54 CELTIC FEEDBACK

24:49 "River Song" by Moonrakers from Bird on the Wing

29:15 "Bully in the Alley" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

31:15 "Carls O'Dysart" by IONA from Signature

36:14 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

37:20 "St Brendan's Dub" by Celtic Reggae Revolution from Celtic Dub, Volume 1

42:27 "Hurricane" by Sora from Heartwood

49:08 "Kitty's Welcome to Limerick" by Sliotar from Voyage

53:39 "Tracy Boys Fight the World" by Lexington Field from Old Dirt Road

57:58 "Johny Rau" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. October 15th deadline on the milestone.

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Michael Truman Cavanaugh emailed: "Hi Marc, Long time listener and patron. I heard a song recently on one of your casts but I can’t seems to back track my steps and find the tune. It was about a fellow passing away and this song was his last gift. Can you name that tune and artist? Also, a request for an upcoming pod I would love to hear “My Pretty Irish Girl” in honor of my long lost sweetheart. Hopefully we’ll meet again."

Megann Eichner emailed: "Hi Marc, I was able to get all of the music easily and with no problems!  I have not had the chance to listen to all of it yet, but I can’t wait!  I love your podcast by the way! It is so unique, and the music is great! Thank you!"

Justin Lowmaster emailed a photo: "Packing boxes while listening to episode 371."

Sep 20, 2018
Scarborough Fair #375
59:56

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

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Porthole of the Kelp / Garech's Wedding / O'Rourke's" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

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

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

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

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

21:40 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

40:17 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

56:27 "Rose, Marie and Heather" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. October 15th deadline on the milestone.

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

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

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

Sep 13, 2018
Zero Gravity Celtic #374
58:46

Celtic music in zero gravity? Sounds like fun to me. Enjoy some great music from Carolina Ceili, David Kilpatrick, The Selkie Girls, Brobdingnagian Bards, Merry Wives of Windsor, New York Brogue, Mitchell and Vincent, Spirited Lads, Jasper Coal, The Grenaways, Sean Orr, The Jackdaws, Barleyjuice, Innisfall.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Ships Are Sailing / Islay Ranters Reel / Father Kelly" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

5:06 "MacKillop's Complaynte" by David Kilpatrick from Single

8:34 "The Boys of Barr Na Sraide" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

13:54 "Some Say the Devil's Dead" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of the Muse

16:56 "Cannon's Call" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Happy Endings

20:13 CELTIC FEEDBACK

21:43 "Tom Paine's Bones (Live)" by New York Brogue from Live from the Poor Mouth

26:43 "John Brosnan's / West Kerry / Nessa the Mover" by Mitchell and Vincent from Circling the Square

31:44 "Old Maid in the Garrett" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

34:22 "Black & Tans" by Jasper Coal from Just the One

37:48 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:48 "Little Boat" by The Grenaways from Skath Vyghan

41:19 "Seans Slide 2" by Sean Orr from Celtic Texas

43:35 "Bury Me in County Clare" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

48:37 "Molly's Girls" by Barleyjuice from Skulduggery Street

53:19 "Zero Gravity" by Innisfall from Innisfall

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. We are still $14 away from the next goal.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Ryan

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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Miranda Nelson posted on Facebook last year: "Hi Marc! I just wanted to let you know I have been listening to the podcast since St. Patrick's Day when I found it through my favorite local band The Selkie Girls. I fell in love with it and I had to hear more. I decided to listen to every one, all the way back to #1. I can now say I've listened to every one of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcasts. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate what you do for us. You are amazing! I can't wait for the concert on Sunday! Slante! ????????"

Steven Rausch emailed a video link: "When I listen to the podcast, I’m usually doing one of three things:  on a road trip, on the treadmill or painting. I’ve been listening to the Jed Marum tribute during my just completed journey. Thought you might be interested in the following. Jed’s song is a variation of Stonewall Jackson’s last words. Already I miss Jed and am glad you highlighted his music. Another song, Come Back Katy, is not exactly Celtic but close and captures the sheer joy of his music. The video on YouTube is pretty good also."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqeyr-Kg280&feature=youtu.be

Sep 06, 2018
Rocky Road to Dublin #373
01:01:18

Join your fellow Celts on the rocky road to Dublin with amazing indie Celtic music from Becky Taylor, Fiddleheads, Raglan, Moonrakers, The Gothard Sisters, The Ennis Sisters, The Rowan Tree, Carolina Ceili, Gaelic Fury Band, Dun Aengus, Marys Lane, House of Hamill, The Langer's Ball, Sligo Rags, Gone Molly.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Jigs - the Brewers Wife, Connie the Soldier" by Becky Taylor from Becky Taylor

3:38 "The Annan Polka / Swedish Polka / Caddam Woods" by Fiddleheads from And the Fiddles Played On

7:28 "My Belfast Love" by Raglan from A New Dawn

11:50 "Waulkin o'er the Fauld" by Moonrakers from Bird on the Wing

15:21 "Cat and the Fiddle" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

19:12 CELTIC FEEDBACK

20:59 "Keeping Time" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

24:24 "Smoking Chimneys" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

26:57 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

31:28 "The Wild Rover" by Gaelic Fury Band from Swimming Upstream

34:54 "Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife" by Dun Aengus from Down by the Glenside

38:08 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

39:22 "Another Round" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

41:32 "Advancing Army" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

45:51 "Kick Around" by The Langer's Ball from The Devil or the Barrell

49:27 "Limehouse Blues / I'll Tell My Ma" by Sligo Rags from If the Skies Be Ablaze

57:25 "Gravesend Pier" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. We are still $14 away from the next goal.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Beth Hansen

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Chuck Gunn of Irving, TX emailed a photo on Facebook: "Driving out of Houston on business, Listening to Marc Gunn's awesome Celtic music selections. Relatively new to this type of music to my own surprise considering that I actually like this music a lot. oh well better late than never. look forward to getting caught up with all the music and  to new podcasts."

Anne Collins Smith posted a photo on Facebook: "Listening to the podcast while working on my computer. Well, trying to work--Pom says petting him is more important."

Tim O'Connell posted a pic on Facebook back in February: "Far and away (see what I did there?) my favorite music podcast! Thanks for your hard work to put together such a great selection every time. Here I am entering grades with a piping hot cup of Barry's Gold, toes tapping to the rhythms of the auld country."

Aug 30, 2018
Fairy Dance #372
01:05:06

Enter the fairy circle and let's dance and celebrate Celtic music from The Fretless, Dylan Foley, The Here & Now, Spencer & Beane, 3 Pints Gone, W Ed Harris, Allison Barber, Shillelagh!, Moonrakers, Clover's Revenge, Diamh, Madman's Window, Gone Molly, The Flying Toads.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "MacLeod’s Farewell / Palmer’s Gate (Live)" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

5:11 "Jack Riordan's / Sailor on the Rock / Tear the Calico" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

8:20 "I'll Weave My Love a Garland" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

13:36 "Willie Stuart / Largo's Fairy Dance" by Spencer & Beane from Amhrain Saoil

17:21 "Skye Boat Song" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club

22:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:25 "Two Rivers" by W Ed Harris from The Well Below the Valley Project

29:30 "Paddy's Lament / Sporting Paddy" by Allison Barber from Traveling Home

35:15 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

38:08 "Carrickfergus" by Moonrakers from Bird on the Wing

44:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

45:50 "Will We Ever Make It Home" by Clover's Revenge from Gotta Get O'Raggednized

48:21 "Dunrobin" by Diamh from The Hebridean Sessions

53:02 "Soggy Bones" by Madman's Window from Avast!

56:50 "Instructions for My Funeral" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

1:00:31 "The Cock and Hen" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. We are $14 away from the next goal.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Tim O'Neill.

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Jeremy Perlman emailed on Facebook: "Hi Marc,I was just listening to show number 47 and heard your song Danny Boy from Whiskers in the Jar for the first time since being adopted by my now one year old cat. Loved it! I'll have to go pick up the cd.

Keep up the amazing work with the podcast! Don't worry, I also listen to the new episodes but regularly return to the early ones that fueled my budding obsession with Celtic music in middle school.

I hope to see you live sometime in New Orleans! I saw Beth Patterson play at a restaurant a few months ago and recognized her voice immediately. Unfortunately I was too star struck to tell her that I had listened to her "Ye Jacobites By Name" (my favorite rendition) for years on your podcast.

Thank you for everything you do for independent Celtic artists, you have introduced me to many musicians who are now near and dear to my heart. Avid fan and amateur bodhran player, Jeremy"

Rúnfell emailed on Facebook from Germany: "Hello! I wanted to say thank you very much for sharing my first single on your page, I really really appreciate that. Good luck with everything and have a great day!"

Victoria Mathis emailed on Facebook: "Hello, I just wanted to answer your request for messages tonight. You're my favorite evening Irish and Celtic music channel on Roku.  The music you play often reminds me of my Irish Grandmother who would sing many family songs, some were great old drinking tunes too. My very Scottish Grandfather would laugh along to her funny songs and play his auto harp.

We would sing and laugh drinking our root beer ice cream floats while the adults enjoyed their beverages too. I miss those days while I still enjoy doing the exact same traditions with my modern era family. Keep up the awesome work, you remind me of the words of a forgotten song at least once a night."

Carl Garman emailed a photo on Facebook: "I've been listening to your podcasts for almost two years now and I love them. I listen to them while making powder horns. It's relaxing just listening to the music while doing something from the 17th &18th century's. Thank you for bring this to us. Keep up the great work!"

Aug 23, 2018
Instrumental Celtic Music for Studying #371
01:02:31

With school back in session, I thought the students listening might enjoy some instrumental Celtic music for studying. Less talk, more music from The Here & Now, The Fretless, The Rowan Tree, Moonrakers, Spencer & Beane, Across the Pond, David Pedrick, Tom Eure, Atlantic Wave, The Gothard Sisters, Wicked Tinkers, Heavy Blarney, Serious Kitchen, Susan Toman, Poitin, West of Eden. 

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 - "Chicago Chicago" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

4:44 - WELCOME

5:30 - "Forked Deer" by The Fretless from The Fretless

8:50 - "Neidges Awarra" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

12:10 - "Les Poules Houpees/Fine Run" by Moonrakers from Bird on the Wing

15:24 - "The Flower of the Forest" by Spencer & Beane from Amhrain Saoil

18:20 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

19:16 - "Banks of Spey/Brenda Stubbert's" by Across the Pond from Kid on the Mountain

23:18 - "Carolan's Draught" by David Pedrick from Wintertide EP

25:04 - "The Path Home" by Tom Eure from The Coin, The Prayer, The Crow

27:43 - "Garret Scary's" by Atlantic Wave from Craic'd

32:32 - "Willow's Waltz" by Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

37:42 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:11 - "Radar Love" by Wicked Tinkers from Hammered

41:28 - "Blue Harvest" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

45:24 - "Escargot" by Serious Kitchen from"Tig"

49:52 - "Cooley's Reel/Merry Blacksmith" by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

53:06 - "Emily" by Poitin from Bofiguifluki

57:22 - CLOSING

58:53 - "The Scilly Set" by West of Eden from Safe Crossing

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears. We are still $19 away from the next goal.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Richard Boyce, John Fiala, Neil, Joe Mahoney, Thomas Burns, Michael Conners, Darby O'Flannery, Thomas Jordan.

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Margaret Sneddon emailed a photo on Facebook: "Have a fabulous trip. We're enjoying a podcast on our boat, "Isle of Skye" Living the life and loving your music."

John Evans emailed a photo on Facebook: "Walking through sprinklers in 98°f weather in Grand Island Nebraska listening to episode 360 looking forward to the Greeley Irish Festival in mid September. I got our tickets already!"

Aug 16, 2018
Back to School #370
01:04:04

Head back to school with great Celtic music from Ed Miller, Na Rosai, The High Kings, Brobdingnagian Bards, Jamie Smith's MABON, Leaping Lulu, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Irish School of Music, Ciana, Syr, The Triskells, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Gillian Boucher, Sliotar.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Listen Tae the Teacher" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

5:08 "Five Miles From Town/Pratt School Parking Lot" by Na Rosai from First Rain

9:03 "Schooldays Over" by The High Kings from Grace & Glory

12:11 "Eleanor Plunkett" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of the Muse

16:31 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

20:27 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:59 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into the West

26:02 "Hart of Ten" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

29:27 "Foggy Dew" by Irish School of Music from Winter Air

32:47 "An Dro in Em / Breton March / Bus Stop by Ciana from Loneliest Road

38:01 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

40:19 "I Drove My Father to Drink" by Syr from Home

43:19 "The Humours of Ballyhloglin / The Queen of the Rushes" by The Triskells from Irish Pub

46:55 "Open Listen Love Learn" by Derek Byrne and Paddygrass from Half and Half

52:06 "Summer School Waltz" by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

55:58 "Tonight's the Night" by Sliotar from Voyage

1:01:40 "The Teacher's Rant" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

This Wednesday at noon central, I relaunch the fall edition of Coffee with The Celtfather. That's weekly music show I live stream on Facebook. Go to my fan page at facebook.com/marcgunnmusic to watch and listen.

Listen to "Close Your Eyes" on Spotify, Marc Gunn's hilariously twisted lullaby (on YouTube).

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

Special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous people pledge $10 per episode. Thanks to Nancie, Darby O'Flannery, Hank Woodward, Bryan Brake, Scott Benson, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

We are still $19 away from the next goal.

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Jeff wrote on YouTube: "Keep up the great work, Marc! I’ve been a fan of the podcast since my early childhood. I’m now 22 and your work has inspired a deep and abiding love for the Celtic side of my heritage. Nothing brings peace to my soul quite like tuning in to the beautiful music you bring to my ears."

Kerri Lyons emailed a photo on Facebook: "Thank you so much for your Podcast. It weirdly got me through some rough times over the winter on a stationary bike dealing with injury, and now is the perfect road trip music for going around the Pacific Northwest!"

Valerie Waegerle emailed a photo on Facebook: "Hi there! I am a new listener and this podcast has quickly turned into one of my favorites.

I've noticed that usually there's a theme to the podcast... Mother's Day, St Patricks, Summer Festival, etc. I was wondering if I could make a request for one week to be lullaby/nursery children's themed. I have a 2 week newborn and I'm seeking quality celtic music that would soothe him to sleep and music that would be fun children's songs to sing to him.

You've mentioned you love receiving photos so I thought a picture of him might help my cause! ??  His name is Shepherd Killian."

Aug 09, 2018
Beautiful Affair #369
01:00:33

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

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

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

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

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

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

21:02 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

38:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

51:59 "Head Rush" by Jiggy from Translate

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

Check out Celtic Adventures from Geek Pub Songs.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Perry L. Thompson, Mike Downs, Tyson Woolman, Cheryl Hainey, Amanda Braun.

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 02, 2018
The Well Below the Valley #368
01:00:18

Let's open up the valley to Celtic music from Anthea Lawrence, Bonnie Rideout, The Rowan Tree, The Flying Toads, The Ennis Sisters, Gaelic Fury Band, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Tartanic, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Madman's Window, The Grenaways, Clover's Revenge, Sliotar, Stout Pounders, W Ed Harris.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Wiser Maid" by Anthea Lawrence from Slainte Single

4:02 "Bert Gonnella's Jig/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy/Ron Gone" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

7:31 "Tresor" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

11:15 "The Templeglantine" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

14:40 "Go Rosie Go" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

18:07 CELTIC FEEDBACK

20:10 "Little Beggarman" by Gaelic Fury Band from Swimming Upstream

22:22 "Last Ballad" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

27:12 "Trimming the Bush" by Tartanic from Unstoppable

30:20 "The Sheffield Apprentice" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Red House

36:56 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:20 "Blarney Roses" by Madman's Window from Avast!

40:37 "Cornish Girl" by The Grenaways from Skath Vyghan

43:36 "Banish Misfortune" by Clover's Revenge from Gotta Get O'Raggednized

46:09 "Pain" by Sliotar from Voyage

50:28 "Out Devil Out" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

"The Well Below the Valley" by W Ed Harris from The Well Below the Valley Project

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

If you love this podcast, why not share your love. Get an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast sticker. We have two that you can choose from to let the world know you love Celtic music. Order yours at BestCelticMusic.net.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Thomas Burns, Michael Conners, Darby O'Flannery, Thomas Jordan, Eduardo Gossweiler. And a special thanks to Don Brusselars who raised his pledge.

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Patrick Reese emailed: "I love the show, I first started listening while riding the bus and my bike to get to school (2 and a half hours) so thanks for making it a fun trip because it was boring without the music. I was able to download the music just fine, but I am just listening to all the podcasts via the YouTube playlist. Thank you for doing this :)"

Dawn emailed about the instrumental show: "Love this show!!! Took time out from chores to fiddle along with it! And... I just put your sticker on my Mandolin case. Thanks as always for all you do."

Dwayne Butcher emailed: "First off, thank you so much for all of the amazing and tireless work you do putting together each of the podcast episodes. I really appreciate this weeks instrumental episode, Instrumental Celtic Music Study Aid #347.   I am under a super-tight deadline to write and design the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan Summary Report for my work at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. By far my favorite episode to date, it has gotten me through this rainy Sunday typing and laying out the publication. I do have to admit, the pints help as well!! Keep up the great work!"

Charlie Hunt emailed a photo: "Your podcast is keeping me and my dog company while I read some classic Irish poetry of William Butler Yeats (with yes, some Jameson in the top right corner). Thanks for the show!"

F. Ryan O'Donnell emailed a photo: "I am counting macroinvertebrates (bugs) to assess water quality in rivers. I listen when I need an afternoon pick-me-up from the monotony!"

Jul 26, 2018
No Irish Need Apply #367
01:02:05

No Irish Need Apply unless they want to be on the podcast. Because we love to feature Irish and Celtic music from The Rowan Tree, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Lunasa, The Gothard Sisters, Moonrakers, Arthur Hinds & the Round Table, W Ed Harris, Spirited Lads, Sliotar, Brad Tuck, Heavy Blarney, Clover's Revenge, Marys Lane, House of Hamill.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Laura's House" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

4:08 "Irish Set" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

7:31 "Cape Cod Girls" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

10:41 "Pontivy" by Lunasa from Cas

15:52 "Rose, Marie and Heather" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

19:33 CELTIC FEEDBACK

22:23 "Shotover" by Moonrakers from Tides

25:23 "Gwenivere's Gone Away" by Arthur Hinds & the Round Table from In Her Name

30:10 "Devanny's Goat-Galway Rambler-Last Night's Fun" by W Ed Harris from The Well Below The Valley Project

32:37 "Pirate Dan" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

36:20 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

38:39 "Kilmaley" by Sliotar from Voyage

41:42 "Hills of Connemara/Banks of the Cove" by Brad Tuck from On These Waters

45:06 "The Morri-Kesh Express" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

48:59 "No Irish Need Apply" by Clover's Revenge from Gotta Get O'Raggednized

51:54 "Petronilla" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

57:53 "Cedars House" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

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

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

Best and Worst of the Isle of Skye on Celtfather Music & Travel.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

Scott McPhee emailed: "I discovered this podcast after it was mentioned in a column called RD Recommends in Reader's Digest.  From the podcast dated 18 January, 2018, I want to find out the titles of two songs that were played. One was by Screaming Orphans. The other was by The Founding."

Amy Goodwin emailed back in March: "Hi Marc, Caught a bit of your live feed last night- our delta internet couldn’t quite keep up with the live aspect. Managed to see a few songs- including the one about the cats knocking over glasses. As one who lives with toddlers, I found the song very relevant! We’ve been listening to the podcast the past weeks while decking the house out in green and getting out all of the kids’ leprechaun books. In case your kids are interested, a few of our favourites are Jamie O’Ruorke and the Pooka, Fiona’s Luck, and That’s What Leprechauns Do.  We were in B’ham last weekend for a birthday party and got to see some of the new Jetsons interstate construction y’all have going on. What an ambitious project!"

Amy Goodwin emailed: "Today, we’re listening to the podcast while... the small children are using the hose to “wash” the hammock.  husband is hunting the snake that threatens the chickens/kittens. I am getting ready to enjoy national wine day!"

Danielle Vergara emailed: "Hi Marc, I just wanted to write to you to thank you for this lovely podcast. There is such a great variety of music, and a great selection of artists. Being a 17-year-old visually impaired musician that plays a lot of Trad Irish music, it's wonderful to see a podcast that is dedicated to Celtic music! With that being said, I shall continue to be a listener, and this podcast shall continue to help me with schoolwork!"

Jul 19, 2018
Celtic Punk "Smoking Gunn Part Deux" with Paddy Rock Podcast #366
01:11:56

Celtic Punk returns to the podcast with The Grinning Beggar hosting from Paddy Rock radio. Enjoy Celtic music from The Muckers, Sir Reg, Paddy And The Rats, The Killigans, The Mighty Regis, Fiddler's Green, Firkin, The Ramshackle Army, Medusa's Wake, The Real McKenzies, The Mahones, The Porters, Hoist the Colors, Mr. Irish Bastard, The Peelers, 1916, Kilmaine Saints.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 "Molly" by The Muckers from The Muckers

6:30 "Fight Of Our Lives" by Sir Reg from Single

10:08 "Black Sails" by Paddy And The Rats from Riot City Outlaws

13:26 "Burn It Down" by The Killigans from Dance on Your Grave

17:34 "Molly Malone's" by The Mighty Regis from Another Nickel for the Pope

21:33 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Fiddler's Green from 25 Blarney Roses

25:06 CELTIC PUNK EPISODE

27:02 "Those Irish Punk Girls" by Firkin from We Are the Ones

30:32 "Road Less Travelled" by The Ramshackle Army from Letters From The Road Less Travelled

34:04 "Convicts Tale" by Medusa's Wake from Rascals and Rogues

38:45 "Northwest Passage" by The Real McKenzies from Two Devils Will Talk

42:15 "Paddy on the Railway" by The Mahones from The Hunger; The Fight

45:11 PADDY ROCK

46:48 "Son of This Town" by The Porters from Rum, Bum and Violina

50:55 "Dance Through the Days" by Hoist the Colors from Miles to Go Before We Sleep

54:07 "Black Eye Friday" by Mr. Irish Bastard from The Desire for Revenge

58:23 "I'm off to Kill the Devil" by The Peelers from Palace of the Fiend

1:02:28 "Guns of 16" by 1916 from Far Beyond the Pale

1:05:47 FINAL NOTES

1:07:23 "Last Call" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues and Faded Tattoos

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

Welcome to both the denizens of Paddy Rock and The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast! This is another a very special episode As is seemingly becoming a yearly tradition Marc Gunn asked me to put together a Celtic Punk episode for him again this year. Being that Celtic is in my wheelhouse I would be remiss not to accept such an excellent opportunity to help spread the love. Admittedly the most difficult thing is keeping the show PG but I think accomplished this again this year! So thanks to Marc for having me, thanks to the listeners of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast for listening and Cheers to all the Paddy Rockers worldwide for your love and support. And in case I haven't mentioned it enough if you ware planning to attend the Get Shamrocked festival this year make sure you get over to www.GetShamrocked.com and use your code paddyrock2018 for a $10 discount on your tickets! Enjoy your summer folks, stay cool and stay safe! If you like what you have heard here please check out www.PaddyRock.com for more.

As always thanks for listening ~ Phil (aka The Grinning Beggar)

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

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

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Jul 12, 2018
10 Years of Celtic Music with 67 Music #365
01:03:31

67 Music leads the podcast Celtic music from Finnegan's Hell, The Flying Toads, Connla, The Fretless, The Kilt Lifters, Daimh, The Pikeys, Dylan Foley, The Crooked Jacks, Raglan, Syr, The Syncopaths, Bill Mullen, Calan, SugaTree, Barleyjuice.
http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

"Rude Awakening" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

"Roddy McDonald's Fancy" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

"Sail On" by Connla from The Next Chapter

"Jonny O'Leary's" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

"Friends Old and New" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

67 Music Intro

"Oran An Tombaca" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

"Waxies Dargle" by The Pikeys from The Sons of War and Whisky

"Cup of Tea/Mountain Road/Lane to the Glen/Rooney's Galway Rambler" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

"Hand Me Down Me Bible" by The Crooked Jacks from Somethin' Simple

"Smugglin' Men" by Raglan from A New Dawn

Set 3

"The Weight of the World" by Syr from The Winter King

"Sarah Jane" by The Syncopaths from Five Gears

"The Die is Cast" by Bill Mullen from Mullen It Over

"Apparition" by Calan from Soloman

"Nothing Else" by SugaTree from This Time

"Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from Live Juice!

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

Look for both The Kilt Lifters and Syr on the next edition of The Celtic Music Journal coming soon.

Australia's SugaTree were just awarded by the Australia Celtic Music Awards "Best New Talent of the Year" and "Best Celtic Song of the Year" for "Nothing Else".

It's our 10th year Anniversary! Since 2008, the primary goal of 67 Music has been to bring global attention and recognition to Celtic music in all it's forms, and to the artists who make it. Also to strengthen the Celtic community and maintain the grand heritage. We are a Celtic music media and promotions company.

Our music media side includes entertaining and informative interviews, reviews, articles, videos on our YouTube Channel and our web based show The Celtic Music Journal. This is our web tv show where we spotlight Celtic artists from around the world with their Journals showing you what they do. To date we've produced 9 editions of the show and are currently working on the 10th. The Celtic Music Journal~ "You've got to watch this"!

Our promotions side can create and customize a promotion package to suit your needs. If you're an artist in need of promotion for an album, event or even a full tour, we can customize a promotion package to suit your needs. For the busy artist we can also assist you with regular social media promotion and postings. Contact us for details!  www.67music.net or me, Steve at steve@67music.net

Find us all over the web! We're at
www.67music.net
https://www.youtube.com/user/sixtysevenmusic
https://twitter.com/67Music
https://www.instagram.com/67.music/

I hope you all enjoyed this episode! I had a great time, thanks to Marc for letting me guest host once again!
Thanks for listening everyone, Slainte!  ~Steve

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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Jul 05, 2018
Stories Behind Irish Music with Shannon Heaton #364
57:37

Let's hear some of the stories behind Irish music with guest host Shannon Heaton who shares Celtic music and stories from Shannon Heaton, Matt Heaton, Cherish the Ladies, Jimmy Keane, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Ryan Beveridge, Solas, Fodhla, Emma Beaton & Nic Gareiss, Eileen Ivers, Laura Cortese, Dervish, George Keith, Liz Carroll. Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:45 "Cruel Salt Sea" by Shannon Heaton from Tell You in Earnest

6:39 "Hometown Lullaby" by Matt Heaton from Production Music made for Irish Music Stories

7:19  "Cat's Meow" by Cherish the Ladies from An Irish Homecoming, 2017

10:48"Horse Keane’s Hornpipe, The Rath Cairn Reel, The Charleston" by Jimmy Keane from Dear Old Erin’s Isle, 1992

15:03 "Mountain Rambler" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Live in Germany, 2010

18:00 "Free the Heel" by Matt Heaton from Live Kitchen Recording

19:03 "Celtique Montage" by Ryan Beveridge from Production Music made for Irish Music Stories

20:26 "Adieu Lovely Nancy" by Solas from Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers

25:09 "Kemo's/ Palmer's Gate/ Foxhunters' Reel" by Fodhla from Notes from Mill Pond

28:56 "Canadeio" by Emma Beaton & Nic Gareiss from their Self-Titled CD

34:50 "Canbrack Girls" by Eileen Ivers from Down the Bog Road

38:44 "Swing and Turn (AKA Jubilee)" by Laura Cortese from the forthcoming album Low Hum

44:17 "Banks of the Clyde" by Dervish from The Thrush in the Storm

49:46 "Road to Garrison, Maids of Mitchellstown, McFadden’s Handsome Daughter" by Matt & Shannon Heaton (with George Keith) from Dearga

53:32 "Blackhaired Lass" by Shannon Heaton, George Keith from Pub Tunes in the Corner at the Druid

54:32 "Anlon McKinney/Mind the Dresser" by Liz Carroll, Nic Gareiss from Christmas Celtic Sojourn, 2010

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

We have another special guest host this week on the show. Shannon Heaton returns to share music from her Irish Music Stories podcast. If you haven't checked out this show, you should. It's a beautiful look at the traditional music of Ireland. Go to IrishMusicStories.org to subscribe.

We had a little bit more room on this episode. I want to share a song by Shannon Heaton. She focuses on the stories of others. So I thought she deserved a shout out for her incredible songs.

"Cruel Salt Sea" is a great story ballad about a woman who makes a bad decision—and then uses her wits to get out of trouble! It's from her album Tell You in Earnest.

Check out "The C-Word", an episode of the Irish Music Stories where Marc Gunn is a guest.

You can also check out the "Heartbeat of Ireland" episode.

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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Jun 28, 2018
Midsummer in Ireland with John WIlmott #363
54:25

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

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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35:54 "Skellig" by Jiggy from Translate

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

42:26 "About Carrowcrory Cottage" by John Willmott

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

17:43 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

38:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

22:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

41:22 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

20:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

42:49 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

43:52 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29:25 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

42:45 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

54:59 "Da Tunes" by Searson from Live

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20:03 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

27:38 "Shotover" by Moonrakers from Tides

30:40 "Wildwood Flower" by IONA from Signature

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

40:59 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trees are not only important to the Celts. They are important to all of humanity. They give us air to breathe. So this Arbor Day, I want to encourage you to plant a tree or take care of one tree in your town while you listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with tree-friendly Celtic music from Rattle the Knee, Anne Roos, Giant's Dance, Crepuscule, Slan, Michael Black, Dark Patrick, Nick Hennessey, Emerald Rose, Bag Haggis, Rathkeltair, Hair of the Dog, Bedlam. In fact, I'm pretty sure your tree will grow better with daily listens of Celtic music.
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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

22:45 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

38:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

14:13 "Bold Doherty" by IONA from Signature

21:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

37:02 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 19, 2018
Mountain Dew #354
59:56

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

19:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

36:27 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

24:49 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

41:31 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

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

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

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

Apr 05, 2018
Easter Sunday #352
58:52

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

19:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

40:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

10:13 "The Singer" by Moonrakers from Tides

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

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

21:27 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

39:48 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

44:17 "Dear Departing One" by Ballymun Bootboys

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

20:39 "Pirate Dan" by McDerry from Chandler

23:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

40:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

"Aeilin Duinn" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

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

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

Follow the link in the shownotes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

I hope the move went well Karl!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

13:13 "Anglicana" by Whalebone from Mirabilia

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

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

27:58 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

35:44 "Wide Open" by NUA from FLOW

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

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

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

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

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

1:00:08 CELTIC FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

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

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

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

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

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

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

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

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

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

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

23:33 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

38:53 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:17 "Mae Colven" by Runa from Live

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

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

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

56:01 "Erin Go Bragh" by Wild Colonial Bhoys from Century

1:02:13 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Jim Mitchell, John Lude, Nathan R. James, Marissa Ohoyo, and a special thanks to Hank Woodward who raised his per episode pledge.

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

If you haven't gotten your Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt for St Patrick's Day. Order one today using the coupon code stpats2018 and you can save 15% in our store through March 17, 2018.

I also host Celtfather Music & Travel, and I have a special episode planned for March 11th titled "10 Fun St Patrick’s Day Facts with Music Recommendations". Subscribe and listen at celtfather.com.

Every Thursday morning at 11 am CST, I am performing on my personal Facebook page at facebook.com/marcgunnmusic. Next week is a feature on St Patrick's Day Essentials. Come watch!

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Jiffy emailed a picture: "Hi Marc! I listen to current and past episodes while making art in my little studio space. Most of the things I’m painting and drawing this month will be Christmas gifts (photo below shows some work in progress). The music you play always inspires, and I’ve discovered new favorites thanks to you. I’ve even rediscovered artists I lost track of over the years. Keep up the good work! Thank you, slainté!"

Gerry Corr emailed: "I am originally from Belfast and was a Step dancer in my early youth and stopped as I did not want to wear a kilt walking down Falls Road; I went on to become an accomplished athlete in multiple sports, primarily Hurling. Actually went to school with Seamus Kennedy who you have featured on some shows.

In 1980 I moved to US and I now live in Somersworth NH, next to Dover for past  25+ years. Dover is where Tommy Makem made his home and whose family are friends of ours– people from the textile mills in Armagh were some of the founders of the City. It was here where I came back to the music and started dancing again at age of 50 and picked up a mandolin that I love to play, albeit not great, but have fun

One of my daughters is married and lives in Dartmouth Nova Scotia and I fell in love with the NS Scottish/Irish music and song during my visits, she is an accomplished artist and did artwork for an album I made with a group called An Banna Ceoil several years ago; we don’t play out anymore but are still playing “house” music
Came across your podcast through iTunes a couple of months ago and will now be a regular; love the live sessions from the pubs

Keep the music alive Marc, it keeps  us young in mind and heart. BTW I was able to download the Free Music – very easy process – just have to get them onto my phone in iTunes to carry them with me – if you have any advice on this would love to hear it."
Slan abhaile agus beannacht De leat

Mar 01, 2018
Instrumental Celtic Music Study Aid #347
01:06:48

Are you needing some good instrumental music to study to? Show #347 features a study aid of instrumental Celtic music from The Here & Now, McFlooseys, Baal Tinne, Anne Roos, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Across the Pond, Adamh, Wolf & Clover, Chris Murphy, Peat in the Creel, The Led Farmers, Brynmor, Bridgid's Crossm Solasta, Andy Lamy. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Three" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

5:13 "Reels" by McFlooseys from One Night in Dublin

9:04 "Aislinn Gheal" by Baal Tinne from Aislinn Gheal

11:43 "Bears - Bear Dance & The Dancing Bear" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Foret

16:31 "The Mountain Set" by Alizbar & Ann' Sannat from Welcome Into the Morning

24:04 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:31 "Scotland the Brave/Flowers of Edinburgh" by Across the Pond from Kid on the Mountain

28:13 "Tara" by Adamh from Adamh

32:32 "Eleanor Plunkett" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

35:53 "The Artful Dodger" by Chris Murphy from The Tinker's Dream

40:42 "McMahon's (The Banshee)" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

43:32 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:21 "The White Set" by The Led Farmers from Katie

47:57 "Farewell to Erin" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

51:27 "Swallowtail Jig" by Bridgid's Cross from Live without an Audience

54:35 "The Cowslip Set" by Solasta from Solasta

1:01:57 "Hornpipes: The Fiddling Barrister/Galway Bay'The Banks" by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast:

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

I've received quite a few emails from people who listen to this podcast while they study. One person asked if I would release another instrumental episode. So here it is. Of course, if you'd like a good 3-hour long instrumental show, check out #204. And we have other instrumental episodes.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Robin Allen emailed: "I'm listening to your podcast while roofing.  The nail patterns I make inform my colleagues whether I'm listening to a jig, a reel, a polka or an Irish waltz."

Luke Sinclare emailed a picture: "Hey Mark! Enjoying the latest episode of drinking songs at work while I enjoy a pot of tea with some Walkers Shortbread as I work on railway track plans. Love the show and always love to hear your enthusiasm every week. Keep up the good work! Cheers"

Feb 22, 2018
Streets of Dublin #346
01:05:37

Let's roam the streets of Dublin with show #346 with Celtic music from Wolf & Clover, Andrew Finn Magill, Jennifer Licko, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Tara O'Grady, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, The Founding, The Jolly Rogues, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Alex Sturbaum, O'Craven, Matt Hughes, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, Blackstone Cuil, The Selkie Girls, Screaming Orphans. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Top of Cork Road - First Avenue - The Merry Maiden" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

3:39 "The Green Fields of Glentown / The Old Dudeen / McFadden's Handsome Daughter" by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots

7:41 "Light the Way" by Jennifer Licko from SING

11:13 "Boise Monsters" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

14:23 "In Belfast Tonight" by Tara O'Grady from A Celt in the Cotton Club

17:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

19:10 "Young Catherine/James Bethag" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

24:07 "Beast of the Waves" by The Founding from Form.

28:12 "Maggie May" by The Jolly Rogues from Privateers

31:42 "California Clan" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

35:55 "O'er the Water In France" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

41:00 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:34 "Pint Glass" by O'Craven from Whiskey, Wenches, and Scallywag

45:45 "Mick McGuire" by Matt Hughes from Soul of the Common Man

48:11 "Dusty Dublin Streets Set" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

51:48 "Dark Inishowen" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

56:27 "Jack B" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

1:01:49 "Humour Is On Me Now" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Sally Harris

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

You may not realize. I host two other podcasts. Celtfather Music & Travel is sort of a behind the scenes look at my music and travel adventures. I just recently posted an interview I did with Samantha Gillogly. She's a Celtic fiddler and violinist who will be up next. We chatted about how she fell in love with Lord of the Rings in that episode. Listen and subscribe at celtfather.com.

I also rebranded my Pub Songs Podcast. It's now called Geek Pub Songs. The content is still pretty much the same. You'll get a lot of Celtic music plus there will be a bit more geek music. So if you've ever wondered what I meant by Geek musician, this is a good way to find out about it. Find out more at pubsong.net.

Finally, I don't think I've mentioned it, but my next album comes out on March 6, 2018. It's called As Long As I'm Flyin' features music inspired by Joss Whedon's cancelled cult classic TV show Firefly. Go to FireflyDrinkingSongs.com for details.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Brendan Prast emailed: "Thank you for the MP3s (which I have already downloaded and started to listen to), and of course, for your wonderful show! I have been listening to it for quite some time now and finally took a new step and subscribed to you!"

Edward Midgett emailed a picture: "Top  of the morning to ye me laddie Mark, I'm a New Listener to your podcast, I love the music. I'm an American Irishman Born in America but my mum's from Dublin Ireland herself. Keep playing your music and I'll continue listening to ye me laddie I just learned about ye tonight from the Amazon prime music app. I'm a Celtic Cowboy for real in life.  I just drew and coloured this picture while listening to the podcast"

Feb 15, 2018
Celtic Love Songs #345
01:00:17

Enjoy a little Celtic Love on the show #345 with Celtic music from Poitin, We Banjo 3, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Steve Hawson, The Gothard Sisters, Colleen Raney, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Norah Rendell, The Shanties, Seagulls Are Drunk, Ryan MacNeil, Sligo Rags.   http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Newcomer's Reels: My Maryanne / Tommy Peoples' / McGlinchey's / Kitty Gone a Milking" by Poitin from Wish

5:44 "Bill Cheatum / Kitchen Girl / the Donegal Lass" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

9:09 "Annie Laurie" by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen

12:42 "O'Carolan's Concerto" by Steve Hawson from No Distance / Gan Achar

16:07 "Water Is Wide" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

19:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:44 "Fhear a Bhata" by Colleen Raney from Linnet

25:04 "Fanny Poer" by Harpnotic from Harpnotic

28:45 "The Proposal" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Red House

35:03 "Here's a Health Unto All True Lovers" by Norah Rendell from Spinning Yarns

40:36 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:13 "Sally Gardens" by The Shanties from Fear Not

46:15 "Deep Inside Out the Sea" by Seagulls Are Drunk from Next Round Is On Us

49:20 "My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

54:14 "Black Is The Color" by Sligo Rags from The Whiskey Never Lies

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

I want to send a very special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These generous people pledge $10 or more per episode so that you get to hear this show each and every week. Thank you to Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.  You are are incredible!

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Head on over to BestCelticMusic.net/shop/ and you will find our online store that includes compilation CDs, our 2018 t-shirt, the 2018 Sainted Song Henger Collection, and our podcast stickers. All of these items help to keep this show running. You can show your appreciation for what we are creating here, by buying something today.

I started a new Spotify playlist a couple weeks ago. When you vote in the Celtic Top 20, your vote will not only help determine who is in next year's Best Celtic Music episode of 2018, but you'll also be able to add songs from each show to that playlist. I'm updating it almost every week. This is another way to have fun with me on Spotify.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

D.L. Lovell tweeted: "I have listened to every podcast from Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I intend to share every single one to spread the word as I'm proud of my Irish/Scottish heritage. I didn't share the episode where the lady sang 'Feline song' for obvious reason by that was an exception"

Thistle-Evelyn emailed a picture: "I joined an app called "Happier" and one of the fellas on there mentioned your podcast.  I have never listened to a podcast - I didn't know how to even access one.  To come across this Celticpodcast!...?? lovely! What am I doing?  I am scrumbling!...aka doing free-form crochet. Thanks so much for your music ?? I needed this today on a cold blustery day in Northeast Vermont."

Feb 08, 2018
The Jolly Ploughboys #344
01:03:21

Smile along with the jolly ploughboys as we all enjoy Celtic music from Eilis Crean, Ciana, Spoil the Dance, Drones-n-drums, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Nava, Charmas, Telenn Tri, Melanie Gruben, Forkroot, The Prodigals, Sharon Shannon, Tuatha Dea, Tim Keeley, Christine Weir. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "The Cloonlish Hornpipe" by Eilis Crean by Searbh Siucra

4:17 "Up in the Rafters / Heart-Shaped Wood / The Kinnegad Slashers" by Ciana from Ciana

8:00 "Silver Dagger" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies

10:51 "Sterling Disaster" by Drones-n-drums from Contrast

14:44 "The Jolly Ploughboys" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

19:19 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:01 "Seven Swans" by Nava from Tapestry

24:22 "He Back She Back" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

26:51 "Elliott Finn MacDonald/Chris Finnen's Reel" by Telenn Tri from Mouse in the Kitchen

32:39 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

34:56 "Soil and Seeds" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

38:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:14 "Song of Repentance" by The Prodigals from Brothers

44:32 "Sea Shepherd" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

49:28 "Grannys Bedtime Tonic" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

53:59 "Albert McGinnis" by Tim Keeley from New Frontiers

58:32 "Dowie Dens of Yarrow" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Christopher Fennell, Stephanie Lutz, John Koenig III, Gerry Corr, Sally Harris

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

We have a new sticker in our store. If you love the podcast and want a nice inexpensive way to support the show, buy one of these stickers now.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Steve emailed: "Hi Marc, Today i was coming home from a really hard day of work, sat down in my room full of stuff to and thought about how i will be able to do all these things and go to work tomorrow again. Then i thought, well, i might as well listen to some awesome music to calm down. I clicked on the celticmusicpodcast bookmark. What i found was the newest episode 'working hard'. It fitted so perfectly for this day, thanks a lot. Especially because it featured one of my favourite tunes, the Morrisons, which i am trying to learn on the bouzouki at the moment. I remember when i first found your podcast. I was walking through the elfish woods of the alps with a friend, drinking a good irish uisce and listening to episode #151, which i randomly found on youtube. Being there with this music was very magic, and it made us fall in love with irish music (which we never heard before) and we formed a band afterwards. Thanks for inspiring us! Slainte!"

Feb 01, 2018
20 Irish Drinking Songs for 2018 #343
01:03:38

What are your favorite Irish Drinking Songs? Here's a fun list for 2018 with Celtic drinking songs from Crikwater, Cormac Gannon, Jesse Ferguson, Peat in the Creel, Matt & Shannon Heaton, The High Kings, The Kindred Kilts, Jim Cope, Hearthfire Duo, Andrew McKee, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Jackdaws, The Saucy Rovers, Screeched Inn, Plastic Paddy, The Muckers, Seamus Kennedy. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Three Drunken Maidens" by Crikwater from Crikwater

3:19 "Tipping It Up to Nancy" by Cormac Gannon from Different

5:44 "Molly Malone" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

8:21 "Real Old Mountain Dew" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

10:37 "Mrs. McGrath" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Tell You in Earnest

16:11 "Irish Pub Song" by The High Kings from Decade: Best Of The High Kings

19:49 CELTIC PODCAST

21:41 "Wild Colonial Boy (Live)" by The Kindred Kilts from Live at Summer Crush Winery

25:20 "South Australia" by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

27:40 "Lannigan's Ball" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

32:01 "Satisfied" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

35:09 "Mary Mac" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

40:39 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:37 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Jackdaws from On the Lash

46:09 "Rolling Down to Maui" by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness

49:51 "Whisky in the Jar" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

53:38 "Dicey Riley" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

56:51 "Paddy on the Railway" by The Muckers from The Muckers

1:01:06 "The Parting Glass" by Seamus Kennedy from In Concert

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The 2018 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now on sale. Find those shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net.

If you want to find 11 more ways you can help support the bands in this podcast, go to songhenge.com. This simple easy list will do a lot to help your favorite bands get noticed.

Someone made an angry comment on Facebook the other day. He asked if I was paying royalties to the artists whose music I was using. One of the tragedies of creating this podcast is that I cannot afford to pay artists for play in the show. I calculated that it would cost over $20,000 per episode if I was to pay the standard royalty rate.

Instead, I ask artists to permit me to use their music royalty-free. But I feel bad about just doing that. So years ago, I started donating a portion of the income I earn from compilation CDs and from Patreon to Celtic non-profits, to help support our Celtic community.

I just compiled the list of 2017 donations. We donated a total of $3885.57 that went to Celtic non-profits last year. That means we have donated a grand total of over $31,000 to Celtic non-profits since I started donating money in 2004. You can see a breakdown of the Celtic non-profit donations on the website.

You can support this podcast by becoming a Patron of the Podcast on Patreon. Your generous pledge of $1 per episode or more keeps this show running and helps Celtic non-profits keep sharing Celtic music and culture. Plus, you'll get episodes before regular listeners. It's a great to support Celtic music.

I want to thank our newest Patron: Dawn O Davis

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Karen Walker emailed her New Years wishes: "Dear Mark and family and all you Musicians. It has been a magical year listening to your podcast, and all the other connections to the Celtic and Irish community. As the hours of 2017, happily slip into our past, may you all be cheered, dancing singing merrily,! For no matter the circumstances flowing in and out our lives, music, friendship and staying positive bolsters our strengths and warms our hearts!"

Kelly Garrod emailed: "Hi Marc, While standing in a long line at the post office today (Christmas is next week) and wearing my NEW Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt, the lady in front of me asked about your podcast.  I told her it was wonderful, and have been a listener for a number of years. While standing in line, she downloaded your podcast and planned to be a new listener on her drive home. I didn’t know it would be this easy to spread the word about your good work."

James, Savannah & Mikayla Allen emailed a picture: "Hey Marc! Just wanted to share a picture of what we did while listening to the latest episode! This is the 1st 5 of the eventual 8 dozen cowboy cookies we made tonight. Don't try to count them, a few "samples" were removed for "quality assurance purposes" by these 2 rascals! Keep up the great work!"

Jan 25, 2018
Joyous #342
01:00:23

Spread Celtic Music Love with joyous Celtic music from Ryan MacNeil, Ciana, Na Skylark, Bellow Bridge, Forkroot, The Gatehouse Well, Hibernia, The Jeremiahs, Jodee James, Natalie MacMaster/Donnell Leahy, Dom Duff, Screaming Orphans, The Founding.   http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Cearcall A' Chuin (The Ocean's Circle)" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

4:24 "Huish the Cat-P.M. Donald MacLean of Lewis-Lochiel's Welcome to Glasgow" by Ciana from Rubicon

8:46 "The Little Red Lark/The Kilfenora Jig" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

12:52 "The Knocknaboul Set" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

16:45 "Opus in the Breeze" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

19:45 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

20:57 "Maggie" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

24:37 "Bo na Leath-adhairce" by Hibernia from Wide Waters

27:07 "Derry Gaol" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

30:32 "All the Way to Avalon" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

35:29 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:07 "The Chase" by Natalie MacMaster/Donnell Leahy from One

43:38 "Klask Ar Wagenn" by Dom Duff from K'kwll

49:30 "Handsome Johnny Flynn" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

55:02 "Piper's Folly" by The Founding from Form

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our Celtic Legends: Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali. Thank you SO much for supporting the show!

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

The 2018 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now on sale. Find those shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net.

I got an email from Iona last week. They said they are about to release final CD. The band is not breaking up, but the changing music industry is forcing them to change how they release music, or in their case, stop releasing it.

This is a good time to point out that if you enjoy the music of bands in this podcast, there are several important things you can to do. If you still buy CDs, buy one from one of these bands. If not, buy downloads or band merchandise. Or if you're streaming music (outside of this podcast, of course), then follow the bands on Spotify or whatever streaming website they prefer.

Finally, I'm planning to do more Spotify promotions. So if you have any Celtic music playlists on Spotify, I'd love to hear from you. Drop me an email.

If you want to find 11 more ways you can help support these bands, go to songhenge.com. This simple easy list will do a lot to help your favorite bands succeed.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Michael Finlay emailed: "Just letting you know, I'm a new listener, though I should have been listening ages ago. I'm from Chicago but my Dad was from Liverpool, and I spent quite a lot of time in the British Isles. I'm deep in the bowels of NaNoWriMo at the moment and your show has been providing me with the most perfect soundtrack to keep my butt focused on finishing this project. You're doing amazing work. Thank you!"

Trish Bartley shared the first podcast of 2018 on Facebook and wrote: "This week's podcast is full of gorgeous songs to drive by! Makes my 45 minute commute "almost" too short. Lol. Thanks Marc Gunn! Awesome job!"

George Mears emailed: "Marc, I've been a lurker for years as I've stumbled through adulthood, fatherhood, husbandhood, and school. I've become a patron but I didn't see any opportunity to make a one time donation, which i'd like to do for all the ... years I've been mooching. Any easy answer or should I just mail you cash?"

Jan 18, 2018
Corpus Christi Irish Session #341
01:00:12

We're gonna visit the Corpus Christi Irish Sessions along with more great Celtic music from Avery LeVine, Chambless, Taylor and Muse, Wolf & Clover, Cara Wildman, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Corpus Christi Irish Session, Brynmor, The Jackdaws, Jiggy, Templars of Doom, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Founding. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:03 "Patsy Hanley's/The Boys of Ballisodare/The Crosses of Annagh" by Avery LeVine from Lonesome City

3:48 "The Boreraig Osprey" by Chambless, Taylor and Muse from Live at NTIF

7:48 "The Wild Goose" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

11:50 "O'Carolan's Welcome/Ms. Cara Wildman of Dorchester/Spootiskerry" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

15:31 "Lily of the West" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

19:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:36 "Brosna Slide" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

24:22 "Cockles and Mussels" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

27:23 "Coach Road to Sligo" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

30:00 "Old Maid in the Garrett" by Corpus Christi Irish Session

34:03 CELTIC FEEDBACK

34:46 "Musical Priest" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

36:55 "Another Murphy Goes to War" by The Jackdaws from On the Lash

39:53 "An Capall Dubh" by Jiggy from Translate

45:19 "Templars Erupt" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

50:00 "The Newrey Highwayman" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

55:05 "Hawthorn Tree" by The Founding from Form

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our newest patrons: Aaron Dent, George Mears. Thank you SO much for supporting the show!

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Robin Allen of the Corpus Christi Irish Sessions was the only person to respond to my call for music from Irish sessions last summer. That's okay. I decided to feature them this month. They meet once a month in Corpus Christi, Texas at Cassidy's Irish Pub.  Look for them this Sunday, January 14, 2018 if you'd like to join them. Go to http://corpuschristiirishsessions.com/ for details.

The 2018 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now on sale. I have a brand new shirt that you can get and help support the podcast. Or go all out and get the Sainted Song Henger Collection, which includes, the t-shirt, coffee mug, and my Celtic Music 6-Pack. Be one of the first, and you'll also get bonus gifts from my Celtic Invasion of Brittany last year.

There are many ways you can support this podcast like I just mentioned. Find a full list at songhenge.com

But one the best way to support indie Celtic music is to become a Patron of the Podcast. The generosity of our patrons allows us to share independent Celtic music to thousands of people around the globe. It's an incredible service for our community. I thank each and every person who makes a pledge. Thank you!

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Cary Glenn emailed a picture: "I enjoyed the latest show today. I was working at my forge and on came a tune with hammering on an anvil as I was doing the same thing. Coincidence? I think not! One on the things I was making today was treble clef bottle openers. Thanks for making the show."

Jan 11, 2018
2018 Kicks Off with Celtic Music #340
01:02:05

We're kicking off 2018 to be a great with Celtic music Na Skylark, Purcell's Polyphonic Party, The Gatehouse Well, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Jodee James, Patsy O'Brien, Crawley, Hopper & Reilly, Alex Sturbaum, Spoil the Dance, Sharon Shannon, Ryan MacNeil, The Jackdaws, Bill Grogan's Goat, Hibernia. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "The Lark On The Strand-The Yellow Wattle-John Mchughs Jig" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

4:18 "Jacob Hall's Jig" by Purcell's Polyphonic Party from An Invitation to Dance

8:58 "Cape St Mary/The Goodship Hope" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

16:12 "Brad's Honeybees" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

19:19 "Titrwm Tatrwm/Hiraeth" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

24:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:16 "Prologue" by Patsy O'Brien from the Boy Patrick - The story of a boy who became a saint. In words and music

27:56 "Whiskey in the Jar by Crawley, Hopper & Reilly from Traditionals Vol. 1

31:57 "Pulling Broom" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

36:37 "Broken Brook" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies

39:12 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:24 "Sacred Earth" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

45:14 "The Pipes Are Calling" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

47:45 "For the Love of Kelly O'Brien" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

51:10 "The Devil's Trumpet" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

57:35 "Scot Set" by Hibernia from Wide Waters

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1.38 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to Hunter Melville, our newest Patron. Thank you SO much for supporting the show!

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Hannah McGuire emailed: “Hey Marc! When listening I am usually on my way to work, I drive 45 minutes up to Park City from Salt Lake. I grew up in West Clare with my family and moved to Boston when I was very young. Fetus young. I usually think about my days as an Irish step dancer, or the days when I used to bring the cows in to get milked. I still go back home about 3 times a year. This podcast keeps me alive! Thanks for all you do!”

Jan 04, 2018
Most-Popular Celtic Bands of 2017 #339
01:32:08

Who were the most-popular Celtic bands in 2017? We're ending the year with some of my favorite Celtic bands of the year with Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, The Gothard Sisters, Ed Miller, Ockham's Razor, We Banjo 3, Screaming Orphans, Jesse Ferguson, Battlelegs, Battlefield Band, The Elders, Poitin, Runa, Sons of Malarkey, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Screeched Inn, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Barleyjuice, Ciana, Coast, West of Mabou. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Welcome Paddy Home" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

4:52 "Chaos in La Casa" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

7:58 "Bonnie Bessie Logan" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

11:29 "I'm Coming Home Northumberland" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

16:29 "Over the Waterfall/Liberty Polka" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

18:59 "The Ballad of Spring Hill" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

22:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:15 "All For Me Grog" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

27:18 "Greenland Whale Fisheries (acoustic version)" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

29:47 "Leaving Friday Harbor" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

34:55 "Golden Ghost" by The Elders from TRUE

40:26 SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION TIP TO HELP CELTIC BANDS

41:15 "O'puss No. 7" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

46:16 "Bedlam Boys" by Runa from Live

49:37 "Killarney Boys of Pleasure" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

51:58 "The Proposal" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Red House

58:15 "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

1:02:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:04:48 "Billy Gray" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

1:09:32 "Whiskey & Weed" by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

1:13:23 "King's House/The Maids of Selma/Abbey Reel" by Ciana from Rubicon

1:17:27 "Gordon's Reels" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

1:23:29 "Windmills in the Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

1:29:32 "Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

 

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. These incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast a http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

 

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Every year, I compile a list of the most-played Celtic bands on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. We're gonna end the year with some of my favorite bands played on the show in 2017.

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite bands in the Celtic Top 20. Every year, I compile a list of the best tracks played on this podcast and I share it in an extra-long show like this one. I want to ask you to review the 2017 shows. Find your favorite tracks in each show. Then go vote at bestcelticmusic.net/vote/. In a few weeks, I will share your votes with the world.

Celtfather Music & Travel podcast features an interview with Shannon Heaton of the Irish Music Stories. You may remember in show #314 Shannon Heaton was the the guest host of this podcast. I was really curious to learn about her history as an American playing traditional Irish music. She also published a video about Irish Session Etiquette. So I decided to ask her to share her insights into playing in Irish sessions in this podcast. Listen to episode #234 Demystifying Irish Sessions.

If you're in a Celtic band, I want to invite you to submit your new album to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It's easy to do. Complete the permission form at http://4celts.com/. Then follow the instructions to send a digital copy of your album.

Band Social Media Promotion Tip. I've never been super fond of social media. Partially because of the negative nature of the beast. But partially because I've never been able to figure it out. I generally keep to myself.

However, over the past year, I've made a dent in the social media monster and I wanted to share my best social media promotion tip which I beg you to use with your favorite Celtic artist. It's simple too--SHARE.

Don't just laugh and like a post. If you support Celtic music, take an active role and share it. With one little click, you will not only proclaim your love of Celtic culture, but you will also immensely help these artists who are fighting to be heard.

And of course, you can do the same with any posts from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Please SHARE your love of Celtic music.

 

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

 

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture  of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Seán Roy Mac Aodha emailed: "Hi Mark, First off, I want to say that I really enjoy listen to your Celtic music podcasts. You do an excellent job putting together selections, and listening to an hour of the ICM podcasts is one of my great pleasures and I'm happy to be a subscriber.

Right now, I'm listening to the podcast #324, Celtic in Connemara, and I think it's great that you want to learn to speak the language a little better. While I'm not a native speaker, I am an Irish-American with exposure to the language, and my pronunciation is pretty good. I'm glad to answer any questions you may have. Although many words look intimidating, it's really not that hard once you learn the rules of Irish orthography.

You should probably know that the correct name of the language spoken in the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland is properly referred to in English as "Irish," and not Gaelic, as many people think, as "Gaelic" can mean Scottish Gaelic or even Manx. In Irish, the word for the language of course is "Gaeilge."

Good luck with your Duolingo lessons, and I'll look forward to your continuing podcasts. Thanks so much for all you do."

Dec 28, 2017
Joy On Your Celtic Christmas Day #338
01:16:09

Merry Christmas! You will enjoy some beautiful and fun Celtic Christmas music from Eira, Jim Sharkey, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Carolina Ceili, The Stapletons, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, The Gothard Sisters, Marc Gunn, Susan Toman, Caitríona O'Leary with Rhiannon Giddens, Cherish the Ladies, Jennifer Licko, Rose and Thistle Band, Mithril, Golden Bough, Highland Reign, Syr, Rathkeltair, Celkilt, The Irish Rovers. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE

You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:06 "Taladh Chriosda" by Eira from Glen Tidings

4:09 "The Christmas Comet" by Jim Sharkey from Single

7:46 "Julius the Christmas Cat" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night

10:24 "Silent Night" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season

14:37 "Christmas Day Ida Moarnin'/Jeanette Isabella" by Carolina Ceili from Holiday Hooley

17:40 "What Child Is This" by The Stapletons from Single

20:47 "Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Natalie MacMaster|Donnell Leahy from A Celtic Family Christmas

24:01 "God, Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

28:35 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:06 "Let's Have a Celtic Christmas" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings

31:10 "Joy to the World" by Susan Toman from Angels on High

33:39 "Now to Conclude Our Christmas Mirth" by Caitríona O'Leary with Rhiannon Giddens from The Wexford Carols

38:34 "We Wish You a Merry Christmas Waltzes" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

43:08 "The First Noel" by Jennifer Licko from Christmas in Ireland

45:57