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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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Copyright: Marc Gunn
 



Working Hard #337

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000

You are working hard, struggling to survive and thrive. Sometimes the world seems out to get you. This show features music for the every day, hard worker with Celtic music from Spoil the Dance, The Gatehouse Well, Water Street Bridge, Vicki Swan, Kinfolk, Na Skylark, Nick Hennessey, The Tea Merchants, Kilted Kings, Celia Ramsay, The Kreellers, The Jackdaws, Bill Grogan's Goat, Sisters of Murphy. 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 0:04 "Trip To Skye / Breton An Dro / The Cat And The Capo" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies 6:13 "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly 11:04 "Paddy on the Railway" by Water Street Bridge from Oh Death 14:31 "Battle of the Somme" by Vicki Swan from a Single 17:47 "Working For the Company" by Kinfolk from This Land 22:12 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 23:00 "A Highland Reel-The Humors Of Glasses-Lough Ernes Water" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol 26:16 "Honest Work" by Nick Hennessey from Pebble & Bone 29:28 "Chariots of Steam" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump or Two? 33:38 "Blue Sun" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul 36:11 "I Ain't Gonna Work in the Factory" by Celia Ramsay from Songs of My Father's People 39:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK 41:33 "Barnyards" by The Kreellers from Saints & Sinners 44:52 "Banish Morrisons" by The Jackdaws from Troubles 48:33 "Haul Away Joe" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye 55:05 "Working Stiffs Unite" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite 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 pop 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. This episode has been on my mind for a long time. It was inspired by Sisters of Murphy's latest album which called "Working Stiffs Unite". I wanted a show for everyone who is struggling to make ends meet, when the odds seem against you. I hope this show will inspire you to keep creating, working and following your dreams. Christmas is just around the corner. You can find Celtic Christmas podcasts, CDs, videos and more. Visit CelticChristmasMusic.net. My gift to you is the Irish & C[...]


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Celtic Rock... For 2-Hours

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Get your mind blown with over two hours of Celtic RAWWWWK. We're not holding anything back. You'll enjoy Celtic rock from The Elders, Syr, Jiggy, The Gleasons, Coast, Ryan MacNeil , The Ne'er Duwells, Dom DufF, Screaming Orphans, West of Mabou, The Kilt Lifters, Barleyjuice, The Crazy Rogues, Seagulls are Drunk, Claymore, Emish, Blackstone Cuil, Screeched Inn, House of Hamill, Sons of Malarkey, The Muckers, The Canny Brothers Band, The Bog Hoppers, Paddy's Pig, The Led Farmers, Lenahan, The Tossers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Kilmaine Saints, Clan Na Gael (with Neil Anderson) , Ockham's Razor, Tuatha Dea. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY... THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE 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/ IT'S ALSO SPONSORED BY LISTENERS LIKE YOU! Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring pop 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. I want to thank the amazing generosity of all of our patrons. But I want to send an extra special 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. 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 THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:05 "Hot & Bothered/Dublin Hallway" by The Elders from TRUE 6:14 "Invicta" by Syr from The Winter King 8:59 "Bean Phaidin" by Jiggy from Translate 12:57 "Irish Up" by The Gleasons from Let It Go 16:38 "1884" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky 21:08 "The Pipes Are Calling" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle 23:38 "Meet Me Back in Ireland" by The Ne'er Duwells from The Ne'er Duwells 28:34 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS 29:13 "Roc'h" by Dom DufF from Roc'h 32:24 "Home" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom 35:43 "E Set" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou 39:03 "Green Grow the Rashes" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green 44:18 "Celtic Girl" by Barleyjuice from The Morning After 47:06 "The Sad Leprechaun" by The Crazy Rogues from Rebels' Shanties 51:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 43:12 "The Ballad of the Jackal" by Seagulls are Drunk from Next Round Is On Us 57:28 "Will Ye Nae Back Again" by Claymore from Claymore 59:58 "Glasses of Beer" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints 1:03:36 PROMO by Gatehouse Well 1:03:42 "Irish Ways & Irish Laws" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil 1:09:35 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn 1:13:15 "The Pinnacle" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake 1:19:00 PATRONS OF THE PODCAST 1:20:08 "Captain" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads 1:24:21 "Molly" by The Muckers from The Muckers 1:29:06 "Take Me" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation 1:33:04 "American Irish Soul" by The Bog Hoppers from Top Shelf 1:36:13 "Planxty Claude Duvall" by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP 1:39:04 "Thomas Jeffer[...]


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Giving Thanks! #335

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

We're giving thanks to you and all of our listeners for this Thanksgiving show with Celtic music from Sarah Marie Mullen, Beth Patterson, Margaret Davis, Patrick D'Arcy, Hearthfire, Adam Beattie, William Coulter & Friends, Nick Hennessey, String Thaw, Celeste Howard, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Mark Davies, Calasaig, Maidens IV. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY... THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store. A new episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast comes out next week. That'll make 48 episodes of glorious Celtic Christmas music. If that's not enough, then check out Celtic Christmas compilation CD. You can get for 50% off on iTunes right now. I also have Spotify playlists, videos and a lot more listed on the website. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:05 "Give Me Your Hand" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought The Summer With Us 4:22 "Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All In The Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor 9:17 "Princess of Flowers" by Margaret Davis from Princess of Flowers 15:58 "Reels: Garrett Barry’s / Corney Is Coming / The Kilfrush" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot 21:39 "Dear Friends" by Hearthfire from Finding Our Way 25:33 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 26:29 "The Family Tree" by Adam Beattie from The Road Not Taken 30:22 "Corn Rigs Are Bonny" by William Coulter & Friends from Celtic Sessions 33:12 "The Generous Lover" by Nick Hennessey from Of Fire, Wind, and Silver Stream 37:22 "Maggie in the wood/Jack's Maggot/Portsmouth/Hop pickers feast" by String Thaw from Smooth Sailing 40:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK 42:37 "Blessing for a Journey Home" by Celeste Howard from Celtic Blessings 46:37 "We Were Friends" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins 51:22 "The Seventh Ribbon" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp 55:53 "In Friendship's Name" by Calasaig from Near & Far 1:01:18 "Irish Blessing" by Maidens IV from Celtic Fire I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Jared M. Gordon emailed: "Hi Marc, Thanks for the magnificent podcast. I listen to it on long car rides and the music is terrific. I especially love the Celtic Star[...]


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Getting Started With Celtic Music #334

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

A listener emailed that they were just getting started with Celtic music. Wouldn't it be great to have an episode that could be a great intro guide? That's what this show is all about. You'll enjoy two-hours of awesome indie Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Poitin, Ed Miller, Cady Finlayson, The Elders, Mithril Duo, Jesse Ferguson, The Rogues, Rambling Sailors, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Runa, We Banjo 3, The Ne'er Duwels, The Gothard Sisters, Rathkeltair, Wicked Tinkers, Ockham's Razor, House of Hamill, Cara Dillon, Oisin McAuley, Screeched Inn, The Flying Toads, The Selkie Girls, Three Mile Stone, Lothlorien, Battlefield Band, Banna De Dha, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Rise, Socks in the Frying Pan. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY... THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Sean Mac Aodha, Kas, and our new Celtic Superstar, Hunter Melville. Years ago, a traditional Irish musician sat me down and told this autoharp-playing Renaissance festival musician what Celtic music really was. He gave me a list of popular trad musicians I should listen to. And I found some awesome bands in his list. That meeting was an important moment in my life. Because I did not see Celtic music the way he did. His definition narrowly defined traditional Irish music. For me, Celtic music is vast and growing. It encompasses the traditional songs and tunes as well as the contemporary arrangements that are more accessible to the average listener, like Celtic rock and even Celtic New Age. So when I started the Celtic Music Magazine and later the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. One of my goals was to share my definition of Celtic music as well as to help independent Celtic musicians. So this week I'm gonna share songs and tunes that I think will be a great intro to someone getting started with Celtic music. I picked some of my favorite bands and tunes. I got a little of input as well from my Patrons of the Podcast. Without my Patrons support this show would not have happened. This is in fact the first of two 2-hour shows that you get because we hit a big milestone on Patreon. Head on over to Patreon.com/celticpodcast if you want to show your support and get more two-hour specials. Let's get on with the music! CELTIC PODCAST NEWS VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ The Kickstarter for the 2nd House of Hamill CD is now running. Big congra[...]


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Strayaway Child #333

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

You can support Celtic music. Share this show. Then listen to great indie Celtic music from Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, We Banjo 3, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Devils Waterm Alex Sturbaum, Rogue Diplomats, Ryan MacNeil, Charmas, Dark Patrick, In Search of a Rose, Connemara Stone Company, Plastic Paddy, Kilmaine Saints, The Ugly Mugs. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY... THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Thanks to Hank Woodward who increased his per episode pledge this week. An extra special thanks to my Celtic Superstars: Bryan Brake, Nancie, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II,, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. Please sign up today at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:34 "The Greenland Set" by Chambless, Taylor And Muse from Live at NTIF http://jilchambless.weebly.com 7:14 "Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)" by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music 11:40 "Two Sisters" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory 16:24 "Strayaway Child" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now 19:39 "High Germany" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches 23:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 23:36 "Soundcheck Set" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide 28:27 "Mary Mac/Drunken Sailor" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic 31:38 "Combo Number Three" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle 34:08 "My Brother Sylvest" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea 36:35 "Morfa'r Frenhines" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae 39:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK 40:39 "London Days" by In Search of a Rose from Kind of Green 43:29 "Saorsa" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home 47:11 "Beer from St. James Gate" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough 50:08 "Long Shot Nag" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos 54:58 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP 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. I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com James Slaven emailed a couple photos regarding the Thin Veil episode: "Hey, Marc! Great epis[...]


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Weight of the World #332

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Lift the weight of the world off your shoulders with awesome Celtic music from Cara Wildman, Ciana, Moira Nelson, NUA, Kilted Kings, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Melanie Gruben, Screaming Orphans, Roads to Home, Eilis Crean, Bard & Company, Syr, Stout Pounders, Solasta, Coast, The Jeremiahs. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Like and Share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY... THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Thanks to our newest Patrons: Kim Knebel, Jillian Hopper, Carol Baril, Alberto Negron. Thank you so much for your kind pledges. And a special thanks to our Celtic Superstar, Bryan Brake who raised his already generous pledge at the last minute to secure for you two 2-hour Celtic music specials as part of the Milestone Challenge that I laid out last month. Look for those shows in the coming weeks. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS Kilted Kings are at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond, Louisiana. It is November. And that's when musicians start sending Christmas music to radio, and of course, to us hungry podcasters. I also publish the Celtic Christmas Podcast. Normally I publish 3 or 4 episodes per year. This year is different. I am planning to release only one episode of that podcast. Plus, I'll have the normal Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Christmas episode, closer to the holiday. I am about to set the next Milestone Challenge on Patreon. The Milestone Challenge is when we hit a certain level of Patreon pledges. That's when I give you a two-hour episode. I decided the next Milestone Challenge will involve the Celtic Christmas Podcast. Not only will you get another two-hour special, if we hit this goal before Christmas, then I will publish a bonus hour-long Christmas episode exclusively on the Celtic Christmas Podcast. So again, you'll get TWO extra-long podcasts, and you will help the show. You can join the Patrons of the Podcast at patreon.com/celticpodcast THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:33 "March of the Min an Toitean Bull/Tuttle's/Brenda Stubbert's" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman 7:27 "Joe Bane's Polka/Kost Ar C'hoat/Across the Road" by Ciana from Rubicon 10:10 "The Shoals of Herring" by Moira Nelson from Echoes of Another Time 12:04 "YK INN" by NUA from FLOW 16:51 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul 18:51 "Alfred Hitchcock's Polkas" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful 23:36 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 25:00 "The Leprechaun" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song 26:20 "Dr. Gilbert's Sel." by Screaming Orphans from Taproom 28:58 "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon 33:07 "Copenhagen Harbour" by Ei[...]


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The Thin Veil of Halloween #331

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000

We shall cross the Thin Veil to celebrate Halloween and Samhain with Celtic music from Kiss the Mistress, Rattle the Knee, Heather Dale, Patrick D'Arcy, Chambless, Taylor and Muse, Nava, Crepuscule, Shillelagh, Marc Gunn, Bellow Bridge, Matt Hughes, Faerydae, Shillaly Brothers, Christine Weir. http://celticmusicpodcast.com Listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net Today's show is brought to you by the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. Join Marc Gunn on the adventure of a lifetime. You won't travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, you will stay in one area. You will get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, you will enjoy some great music by Marc Gunn and other Celtic artists. In 2018, visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Thanks to Brad Boucher who returned as a patron of the podcast. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS If you more Celtic Halloween music, you will find several episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also find a playlist on YouTube of Celtic Halloween music. I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. We are $26 away from the next milestone. If we reach that goal before the end of October, you will not only get a 2-hour Celtic Rock special, but you'll also get a second 2-hour special of music that will get you as well as newbies hooked on Celtic music. Will you help us reach that goal? Please sign up today 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 Gary Neal emailed a photo: "This is what I'm doing while listening to Episode 327 Irish Jig Heroes." It's a bunch of paperwork that I don't envy. Paul Vosteen emailed from West Virginia: "Marc - ok, that's a little informal, Mr. Gunn, My wife and I volunteer at a local community radio station here in Pocahontas County (WV). We're three shows in to a Celtic radio show that we call "Celtic Highways and Byways" and I'm writing to ask your sage advice on obtaining new music. We're operating on pretty much a zero budget (volunteer DJs, public/community radio, etc.) and the current library of Celtic music at the station is rather old - there was a show that ended about 6 yrs back, so the 'newest' stuff in the collection is circa 2009. We do have a few CDs of our own that we tap into, but finding new music is our goal. One of the areas we are trying to focus on is reinforcing the connections between the music of the Celts and music in the Appalachias. We've made some inroads into this, but we're kinda newbies (although I have played Celtic music for a number of years - whistle and flute). ANY insights you may have are appreciated. We subscribe to your podcast, and enjoy it greatly - I generally listen while I am at work, while my wife plays it loud all [...]


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Skye Boat Song #330

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #330 speeds on a bonnie boat this week with Celtic music from Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Cara Wildman, Bellow Bridge, Nava, Chambless & Muse, The Kindred Kilts, The Gas Men, Serious Kitchen, StoneRing, The Elders, Ella, Mark Saul, Banna De Dha. http://celticmusicpodcast.com Listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net Today's show is brought to you by the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. Join Marc Gunn on the adventure of a lifetime. You won't travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, you will stay in one area. You will get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, you will enjoy some great music by Marc Gunn and other Celtic artists. In 2018, visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Thanks to Spencer Crawford, Kevin McDonald our newest amazing patrons. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS I did an interview this summer with Samual of Visite Bretagne in the town of Auray in Brittany. From him, you can learn more about the history of the Celts of Brittany in this week's Celtfather Music & Travel at celtfather.com. If you want to see Auray, Brittany, I posted another vlog over on YouTube. I'm happy to let you know that my Celtic CD Grab Bags are all gone. I put the last of those CDs in the mail yesterday. I can't believe how quickly they went. I really expected them to be around for a lot longer. But alas no. This podcast exists due to your generosity. Every week, generous listeners pledge $1 or more per episode to keep this show in production and to pay for my time in producing it. Once again, I want to thank everyone who gives, especially right now. I usually experience I drop in patronage at this time of year, and that's with the increased production of shows that often come for free during the Christmas holidays. I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. We are $31 away from the next milestone. If we reach that goal before the end of October, you will not only get a 2-hour Celtic Rock special, but you'll also get a second 2-hour special of music that will get you as well as newbies hooked on Celtic music. Will you help us reach that goal? Please sign up today 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 Dan & Rosa Hulse emailed: "Hi Marc, Two weeks ago to the day my wife and I were just returning from a week long vacation in Ireland when my wife fell and fractured her ankle in two places. So I am waiting for her in the surgical waiting room at this moment. It had been a great vacation up until then. I really appreciate the podcast and your support of independent Celtic artists. May the Craic be with you!" Patrick Clark sent a few pictures from Anchorage, Alaska:[...]


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Celtic Truth #329

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #329 features spreads the truth with great Celtic music from Bellow Bridge, Telenn Tri, Brenadan Nolan, Nava, Rowan, The Beggarmen, Old Blind Dogs, Ella, The Elders, Bad Haggis, Secret Sky, Kilrush, Jiggy. http://celticmusicpodcast.com Please listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for free when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net Today's show is brought to you by the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. Join Marc Gunn on the adventure of a lifetime. You won't travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, you will stay in one area. You will get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, you will enjoy some great music by Marc Gunn and other Celtic artists. In 2018, visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Thanks to Brenda Beard, Tracy Knapp, and a special thanks to Goombaguy who increased his pledge. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS If you haven't download the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go get it now. It's free thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. You can get it in the iTunes store or on Amazon. Just search for Celtic music for follow the link in the shownotes. I've had a great response to my Secret History of the Celts episode of Celtfather Music & Travel. Listen and subscribe at http://celtfather.com to learn more about the Celts before the seven Celtic nations were established. You can also enjoy some Celtic Adventure songs from my bands on this month's Pub Songs Podcast. Subscribe at http://pubsong.net/ Finally, you can get 7 CDs for just $23 in October 2017 only, or while supplies last. I have a limited number of Celtic CD Grab Bags that you can buy. So buy yours 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 Michael Conners emailed: "Hi Marc; What a surprise, I just signed up with Patreon and the first email I get from you announces the podcast "Celtic in Connemara". We just returned from a ten day tour of the Midlands and Connemara in July. Before we left I investigated learning Gaelic but gave up when I could’t find a good source online. Duolingo sounds good and having a “club” to stay motivated seems a good idea as well. I just signed up. I really enjoy your podcasts. I’ve been listening for a few months, what’s best is that it’s all new music generally. Today I found Jim Sharkey… wonderful all the best. Michael in Lincoln, RI" Rex Edwards emailed: "Was promoting the podcast at Northern Virginia CCE Festival (sorry for bad pic). This group punches well above weight led by Billy McComiskey, Aoife Scott and Open the Door for Three with Liz Knowles. Billy's son (one of many) has a new group Cover the Buckle that was also great. Keep up the great sounds." THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:36 "Campbell's Set" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales 5:30 "Na Ceannbhan Bhann / Farewell t[...]


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Celtic Music Wins Podcast Awards #328

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast won it's third award for Best Podsafe Music in the 2017 Podcast Awards. We're celebrating with indie Celtic music from Telenn Tri, Mike Katz, Lochlainn, Boston Blackthorne, Cormac Gannon, Cormorant's Fancy, The Changing Room, Charmas, Jesse Ferguson, Devils Water, The Crazy Rogues, Tuatha Dea, Dom Duff, Forkroot. http://celticmusicpodcast.com Listen and share this podcast. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday. It features an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Your kind pledge of $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing it. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Right now, we're moving closer on another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast Super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Nancie, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali. NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS Irish & Celtic Music Podcast won for the third time for Best Podsafe Music in the Podcast Awards. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us! I posted a new episode of Celtfather Music & Travel this week where I share the Secret History of the Celts. If you want to find out about some our origins before the seven Celtic nations, subscribe and listen at http://celtfather.com. I finally recorded an interview with Shannon Heaton, host of the Irish Music Stories podcast. I hope to release that interview in December. I'm performing this weekend at the Indiana Renaissance Faire in Noblesville, IN with my band Kilted Kings. We have four shows daily. Find details on our website at http://kiltedkings.com My new Celtic Halloween single is now on sale on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and everywhere else online. Did you see the live video I shared last week of Dom Duff performing for my group in Carnac, France this summer?  Did you see the new Tullamore Dew video advertising their blended Irish whiskey? If you haven't, it's a beautiful tribute to Irish Americans and all of America.  Finally, you can get 7 CDs for just $23 in October 2017 only. I have a limited number of these Celtic CD Grab Bags that you can buy.  * 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 Nikki Paksar emailed on Facebook: "Hey Marc, just wanted to say how much I love the podcast! I've been listening for years, but this last summer I was doing research with squirrels in the Yukon wilderness, and listening to the podcast in camp always made my day that much better. Cheers!" Charles van Niekerk emailed on Facebook: "Thoroughly enjoy your playlists each week. Just got in from a very lively evening in Dingle town. Slainte"   THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:29 "Farewell to Maud St[...]


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Irish Jig Heroes #327

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Get ready to dance and sing with rockin' Celtic music from Jiggy, Ciana, Jim Sharkey, Forkroot, Marc Gunn, The Ugly Mugs, Eilis Crean, The Wee Heavies, Mike Katz, Roads to Home, Coast, Kilmaine Saints, Sharon Shannon, Tim Edey. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you ma'am tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at http://celticinvasion.com NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Special thanks to all of our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Trevor Teuscher, Michael Cavanaugh, Ellen Calnan, Tyler Murphy, Jamie Raye, Scott Bradlee Welton, Michael Conners, Alison Johnson, Zane Barber * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Gabriel emailed a photo: "I am Gabriel Alvarez, I come from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I like to listen to the podcast while driving my car. (pic attached) Congratulations for the good work! One thing important to point out is that your radio invests both in traditional celtic and pop celtic, with space for all kind of genres whithin the celtic spirit. All the best, Gabriel." THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:27 "Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate 4:27 "Clare's Reel-Leaving Cape Byron-Lost in the Loop" by Ciana from Rubicon 10:10 "Walking Her Home" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain 13:24 "Lone Pine / Big Tex" by Forkroot from Water & Shade 17:40 "O'er the Way" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 21:46 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP 24:46 "The Jug of Punch - Sean Reid's Reel - Tommy Cronin's Reel" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra 30:05 "Rowdy Soul" by The Wee Heavies from Times Long Gone 32:51 "The Best Englishman / Chase the Train / Mr. MacKinnon of Corry (Fear Choire Chatachain) / Le tire-bouchon (The Cork Screw)" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays 37:12 "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon 41:46 CELTIC FEEDBACK 42:49 "Let It Rain" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky 46:42 "Wild Kolleen" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos 50:26 "The Machine" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth 55:16 "Hector the Hero" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know? VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. bestcelticmusic.net/vote/ The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or [...]


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Celtic Favorites from the Banks of Loch Lomond #326

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Stephen Bernhardt is another Patron of the Podcast who shared his top 20 songs featured on the show with awesome Celtic music from Tania Opland, Sligo Rags, The Wee Heavies, Celtic Stone, SeaStar, Serious Kitchen, Oona McOuat, George Murphy, Young Dubliners, New Shilling, Martyn Wylde, Emerald Rose, Willie McCullouch, Ockham's Razor, Susan Hamlin, Brobdingnagian Bards, Nick Hennessey, Jed Marum, Arthur Hinds, Sora. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net   Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday featuring an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Your kind pledge of $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing it. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Wanna enjoy another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Special thanks to our newest Patron of the Podcast: Michael Cavanaugh. This week, I'm gonna highlight the favorite music of one of my patrons of the podcast. In the spring, I asked Patrons of the Podcast to share some of their favorite songs that were featured in the show. Stephen Bernhardt was one of two who listed a complete 20+ songs that he loved. So I decided to give his songs a special feature like I did with Annie Lorkowski back in episode #319. Some of Annie's songs were on his original list, so he was kind enough to revise it for me. Let's get started. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS September 30th is your last chance to get 5 of my Cds for just $24 to save 68% off the sticker price. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page. I shared the rough itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye this week. One of my subscribers responded with comments about their own visit there. So I thought I'd ask you. Have you been to the Isle of Skye? What did you love and not love about it? Please share in the comments. In the meantime, I should have the itinerary online next week. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Andrew Freels emailed: "Thanks Marc! I just wanted to drop a quick note thanking you for introducing me to the band Coast. Best music I’ve heard in a long time. Much appreciated!" Mike Bromund posted on Facebook: "at Alexandria's Irish Fest. Beautiful day and great tunes." Thom Danger Speck of Screeched Inn posted on Facebook: "Spending my Sunday painting my bathroom. This could be a tedious job if not for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to keep me energized. Thanks Marc!" Kathleen Becker emailed on Facebook: "Excellent podcasts. Sit at my computer doing research and listen to Celtic music from your podcasts most of the day. You are exceptional. How does one contribute money to this endeavor?" THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:30 "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" by Tania Opla[...]


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Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music #325

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000

We are just 6 months away from St. Patrick's Day. So we're gonna celebrate with an extended show of Halfway to St Patrick's Day Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Sharon Shannon, Lochlainn, Coast, Forkroot, Screeched Inn, Peat in the Creel, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Mark Davies, Seamus Kennedy, Crepuscule, Screaming Orphans, Ed Miller, Men of Thunda, Fiddler's Green, Alasdair White, Kilmaine Saints, Nancy Daily-Green, Battlelegs, Kilted Kings. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY LOUISVILLE IRISH FEST The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. http://louisvilleirishfest.com NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS. Do you have news to share with the podcast or the Celtic music world? Use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews.  Altan is fundraising a new album through PledgeMusic. Traditional Irish musicians in the DFW area, with the support of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES), are banding together to play a 24-hour session to raise money for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Black Market Haggis, who played the first track of this podcast are helping to raise awareness for this event. Support Tunes for Texas right now! If you want more Halfway to St Patrick's Day music, I published a special for the Pub Songs Podcast. You'll enjoy a lot of traditional Irish & Celtic pub songs from my many bands. Listen and subscribe at pubsong.net. And if you enjoy my music, I have an incredible special. You can get 5 of my CDs for just $24. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page to take advantage of this low offer and save 68% off the regular price! The offer is good in September 2017 only. * 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 Eby emailed: "Thanks for your great work on the podcast, Marc! I love how much diversity of Celtic music you put into it. I especially love Celtic rock and you have a special hour just on that with bands I’m mostly unfamiliar with! Ed Miller used to host a Celtic segment on Austin’s NPR station, but he NEVER played anything with bagpipes. I have a theory that Ed Miller doesn’t like the bagpipes. But you, Marc, you aren’t afraid of anything!" You're very welcome Robert. That's one of the many things I love about this podcast. The diversity. That is what truly makes America great. A few years ago, I published my CD How America Saved Irish Music (listen to show #169). The main part of the story is that the Irish diaspora preserved traditional Irish music, which made it's way back to Ireland. But the other aspect is that we are melting pot of different cultures. And all of those influenc[...]


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Celtic in Connemara #324

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Listen and enjoy some great Celtic music from Poitin, The Here & Now, Bard & Company, Eilis Crean, The Jeremiahs, Cady Finlayson, Irish Whispa, Ciana, AmeriCeltic Band, Forkroot, Tim Edey, Sliotar, The Muckers, Screaming Orphans. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com   Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net    TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY HOW DO YOU WRITE WITH RACHAEL HERRON Have you ever thought about writing? Do you get stuck thinking about "how the heck do real writers write?" Do you plot first? Or do you sit down and see what comes out of your fingertips? How do real writers work every day and how do they keep their motivation going? Novelist and memoirist Rachael Herron is always searching for the magic bullet that will make her own writing easier. Tune in and eavesdrop as she talks to professional writers of all types, from graphic novelists to poets to literary novelists, about their particular, daily processes. https://rachaelherron.com/write/  NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. My two biggest science fiction conventions I play every year are over. So I'm hoping I will finally be able to compile a basic itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in 2018. I will email around Sept 15th with whatever details I find. Go to http://CelticInvasion.com if you want to be the first to hear about next year's invasion.   * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS I also host Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. I just released a new show where I interviewed Breton musician Dom Duff. He was one of the early contributors to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I was thrilled to talk with him in Brittany. And we also got a concert from him. You can hear a little of my interview and the entire concert over at http://celtfather.com. You don't want to miss this. If you're a long-time listener, you probably know that I don't speak Gaelic. My friend Rudiger Reinhardt frequently sends me audio files with how to pronounce the names of some of the songs I play in the show. Last week, I relaunched my Duolingo app to try and learn Gaelic. Apparently, there's now a Club that you can join on the app to learn. If you'd like to join the club, you'll find a code on Facebook with details. I'll also post it in the newsletter. Only a limited number of people can be in the club and if you're not trying to learn, you won't get to stay in. So we're gonna push each other and hopefully, we can learn together. Go download the app, then come join me! https://www.duolingo.com/  The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Michael Conners, Alison Johnson, Zane Barber, Ian, Linda Burkins, Nick Felker. The next 2-hour show is picked. And we are $50 away from the next milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticp[...]


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End of Summer Celtic Jams #323

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000

The hot days of summer are waning. It's time for some end of Summer Celtic music from Kennedy's Kitchen, Eilis Crean, Rogue Diplomats, Ciana, Rattle the Knee, Tim Edey, The Jeremiahs, Free Range String Band, Christine Weir, Kailyarders, Templars of Doom, Barleyjuice, Jim Sharkey. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com   Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net  TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you ma'am tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at http://celticinvasion.com    NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Cool weather visited Birmingham, Alabama this morning. I can't find for more. I'm happy to share with you some end of summer Celtic jams. We kicked it of with... CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Mark Aicken, Christian Feitl, Steve Wright, Miguel Bessa. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast  If you want to hear music from Galicia, check show #206. * 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 Eby emailed: "I'm usually either at work or playing World of Warcraft while listening to the Celtic Music Podcast. The music goes perfectly with WoW!" Miguel Britto Bessa emailed from Brazil: "Hi Marc, I've been a listener since 2008, but this is my first message ever to a podcaster I enjoy. Thanks for all these shows you've set up for us, and congratulations on the excellent selection of artists and song. The newest selection really touched my heart. I was wondering if you could ever do a galego special, since the people from Northwest Spain and North Portugal were also Celtic people, they have interesting (and some very familiar) songs. If you need help choosing the artists I can aid you and I'm sure a lot of people could help. Um abraço do Brasil!" Miranda Nelson emailed: "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[...]


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Renaissance Festival Celtic Music #322

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Enjoy a taste of Celtic music found at Renaissance Festivals in this week's show with Celtic music from Abby Green, Craig of Farrington, Darcy Nair, Darren Raleigh, Emily Kellam, Ceann, Jesse Linder, The Jolly Rogues, Kilted Kings, Lindsay Smith, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shillelagh Law, Tullamore, 3 Pints Gone. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net    TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL PODCAST The Renaissance Festival Podcast is a twice-monthly show of music and entertainment found at Renaissance Festivals.  http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com    NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. I want to ask you to help these artists. Share the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support for this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! 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   THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC "Red is the Rose" by Abby Green from Why Should I "What Thing is Love!" by Craig of Farrington from Naughty "Lagan Love" by Darcy Nair from I Fell My Heart Fly  "Cavan Girl" by Darren Raleigh from Silverwheel  "Mourning Dove" by Emily Kellam from Waves on the Shore  "Until Death Does its Part" by Ceann from Making Friends "Black Is the Color" by Jesse Linder from Crescent Moon  "Broom of the Cowdenknows" by The Jolly Rogues from The Jolly Rogues  "Name on My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Kilted Kings "Take You with Me" by Lindsay Smith from Beautiful Life "The True Lover's Farewell" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Here's to the Men  "I Never Will Marry" by Shillelagh Law from Songs From the Bridge  "Will Ye Go, Lassie" by Tullamore from Wild And Wicked Youth "When Will We Be Married" by 3 Pints Gone from Auld Lang Syne VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/  The 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.[...]


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Brown Ale & Celtic Music #321

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Wherever you may roam, you'll enjoy an hour of great indie Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Chrissy Crowley, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Patrick D'Arcy, Rogue Diplomats, Marc Gunn, Alasdair White, Jesse Fergusonm Tara Hill, An Taisdeal, Dom Duff, McCrae's Battalion, The Celtic Reggae Revolution, Battlelegs, The Elders.  Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net    TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at http://celticinvasion.com    NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. I want to ask you to help these artists. Share the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support for this show on Patreon.   * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Screaming Orphans new album is now on sale. It's called Taproom. I made some changes to the Permission form on the website at 4celts.com. It turns out I never received several forms from bands who submitted. So now I've moved it all to a Google Form. If you're a band who submitted in the past month, feel free to resubmit. And if you're a new band or band with a new album, please use the form as well. I do ask that artists resubmit their permission with each new album. The form is a lot simpler to complete. Go check it out at http://4celts.com/  The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Kevin Crosson. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! 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 Nikitas Thlimmenos emailed: "hey there! I'm Nikitas, an Italian/Greek pharmacist. I just found out about the podcast and I'm listening to all the episodes starting from the last one and going backward, which is weird but awesome nonetheless. While I listen to the music I'm always making capsules. It's the kind of long, mindless work that needs some good music :) Keep up the good work!'" Daniel Faigin emailed about the Woodsongs podcast at woodsongs.com. They are about to release a Celtic and Country episode. He wrote: "By my count, this should be show 902 or something like that. You can alert the listeners to your podcast to check the archives for more Celtic music." You ca[...]


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New Celtic Music & Temple Records Feature #320

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000

We have special feature on Temple Records this week along with new Celtic music from Alasdair White, Black Market Haggis, The Ne'er Duwels, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Sarah Copus, Arise & Go, Battlefield Band, Mike Katz, Christine Primrose, Peter Nardini, Kellswater Bridge, Dene Foye, Eamonn Flynn, Rogue Diplomats, Plastic Paddy. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net    Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. http://louisvilleirishfest.com.   Notes * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. These are the bands who are usually trying to make it without a record label. I have a caveat about that today. I'll tell you about it in a moment. I want to ask for your help to bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support for this show on Patreon. There are a lot of small record labels who are doing great things for Celtic musicians. One of those is Temple Records. That's the label of Battlefield Band. In addition to releasing music by Battlefield Band, the label also helps small artists who are doing great things for Scottish music. Like Christine Primrose. About the time I was finishing up the 2-hour Scottish Music show, episode #317, Temple Records sent me music from Christine Primrose. She sings in Scots Gaelic I thought she'd be a great addition to the show. I asked if they had any other music. But I didn't receive anything until the day after I published the show. So today, I'm gonna highlight several artists from Temple Records, including the first band. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS I want start by thanking everyone who picked up the 2017 Sainted Song Henger Special and collected the 10 bonus CDs from my Celtic music arhive. I really appreciate your support of this show. The collection is still on sale along with podcast t-shirts, but of course, you'll have to do without the bonus CDs. You can find all of our swag and compilation CDs in our store at http://bestcelticmusic.net/shop/  The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Kevin Crosson. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast  Finally, check out http://AmeriCeltic.net. Tony Becket setup this website "to restore awareness, celebrate and preserve the culture and history of Celtic Americans by promoting live Celtic music, festivals, history & ancestry." He's working primarily with Northern California Celti[...]


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Rolling Home #319

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Wouldn't it be cool to have an episode featuring YOUR favorite Celtic music? Today's show is dedicated to Patron of the Podcast, Annie Lorkowski, who compiled a list of her favorite songs in featured over the past 12 years. You'll enjoy Celtic music from Mary Knickle, Heather Dale, Navan, Black 47, the Screaming Orphans, Marc Gunn, Ockham's Razor, Merry Wives of Windsor, MacTalla Mor, Coyote Run, Ciara Considine, The Borrowed Angels, The Blarney Rebel Band, Trip McCool, Ceann, BOWI, John Byrne Band, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolftones, Jesse Ferguson. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. These are the bands who are trying to make it without a record label. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. Back in May, I knew my time would be tight this summer. So I decided to ask some of the Patrons of the Podcast if they had a Top 20 list of artists featured in the podcast. Annie Lorkowski was one of the first to respond with 20 songs. So today, I'm gonna share with you her top 20 list, in no particular order. As she said on Patreon, many are older songs because she was binge-listening from the beginning. And I found at least one that I actually don't have the music for. So we'll make do. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patrons Valerie Gilliand, Paolo Bianchi, Linda Kazalski, Luke Sinclare. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music. July 31st is the last day you can purchase the 2017 Sainted Song Henger special and get 10 bonus CDs from my Celtic music archive. Go to our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. You'll get shirt, coffee mug, and whole bunch of awesome CDs. Your kind purchases promote Celtic music and helps support this podcast. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Erin Holman emailed: "Just wanted to say—I’m a freelan[...]


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New Celtic Music of Tomorrow #318

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000

The Celtic music of tomorrow is here today with lots of new music from Rattle the Knee, Peat in the Creel, Kellswater Bridge, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, Jesse Ferguson, Cormac Gannon, Shauna Mullin, Devils Water, Robbi McMillen, Laura McGhee, Battlelegs, Sprag Session, Preab Meadar, The Changing Room. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. Most of these bands are accomplishing great things in their local communities without the help of a record label or publicist. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast. Find out more about Cateaters Pipe Band here and watch a video. Nominate our Podcast in the Podcast Awards * 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 Branislav Milojkovic emailed from Serbia: "Hi Marc! I've been listening to your podcast for hours now, while studying ceilis for my TCRG exam coming up in december. Thanks for doing great work and keeping us all in high spirits. Cheers!"   This Week in Celtic Music 0:32 "Stananivy-Cucanandy-Silver Slipper-Pure Drop" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging 6:17 "O' Cabalo Azul" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session 9:38 "Four Loom Weaver" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes 15:18 "Tam Lin/Masons Apron" by Bridgid's Cross from Live Without An Audience 18:20 "Wind on the Moor" by Sarah Copus from Moo[...]


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2-Hours of Scottish Music #317

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Scotland is our musical destination this week with Scottish music from Claymore, Albannach, Cormorant's Fancy, The Sorries, Rachel Hair Trio, Old Blind Dogs, Christine Primrose, The Eben Brooks Band, NUA, New Shilling, Solas, McCrae's Battalion, Black Market Haggis, Battlefield Band, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Sons of Malarkey, Marc Gunn, Canned Haggis, SeaStar, Sligo Rags, Zoe Alexander, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Tullamore, Dublin Harpers, Smithfield Fair, Donna Germano, 3 Pints Gone, Kennedy's Kitchen, The Duplets, Jenne Lennon, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Connemara Stone Company. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. Most of these bands are accomplishing great things in their local communities without the help of a record label or publicist. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Lukas Zmuidzinas emailed: "Hello! I've been listening to your podcast for a few years now, and have always loved discovering new bands and artists every week. Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to go see a show by a band called the Recollective, a fairly new Celtic group. I wasn't sure if you'd heard of them, but if not, you should definitely check them out!! They played an outstanding concert, [...]


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Star of the County Down #316

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Irish and Celtic music from Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa, Kindred Spirits, Steve Hawson, Carey Street, Terry Griffith, Runa, Seamus Kennedy, King Laoghaire, McGinty, Rambling Sailors, String Theory, The Here & Now, Dom Duff, The Gobshites, Greenwich Meantime, Lexington Field, We Banjo 3. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. http://bestcelticmusic.net   Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. louisvilleirishfest.com.   Notes * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to indie Celtic music, the little guys if you will. The world is full of artists who are amazing but need a helping hand. My goal is to give those people a voice. You are a part of that mission. I want to ask you to share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad, Joe Christensen. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Leslie Morrell posted in the shownotes: "Lovely program, thank you! Busy running around with morning chores with the music playing in the background but it's so nice. I think I want to really sit with it and enjoy it rather than just having it play in the background! Thanks for making all this great music available freely. Great way to find new artists and to enjoy the vast array of musicians out there[...]


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Summer Nights #315

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Irish and Celtic music from Peat the Creel, The Willis Clan, Jesse Ferguson, Kennedy's Kitchen, Shishonnah, Laura McGhee, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Gothard Sisters, Murray McDowell, Ciara Considine, Gaelic Storm, Leaping Lulu, Celtic Cross, Brian O h'Uiginn. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. louisvilleirishfest.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to indie Celtic music, the little guys if you will. The world is full of artists who are amazing but need a helping hand. My goal is to give those people a voice. You are a part of that mission. I want to ask you to share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. I am back from my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. And I'll tell you more about it in the podcast news section. I want to send out a very very special thanks to Steve Behrens (67 Music), Phil Duckworth (Grinning Beggar's Paddy Rock Radio) and Shannon Heaton (Irish Music Stories) for hosting the podcast these last three weeks. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Andrew Rogers, Richard Ridley, Liisa W., Richard Ridley of Devils Water, Kathleen Becker, Jenny Trevor, River Godbee, Eugene Kohlbecker, Steven Lee. Miranda Nelson and Hank Woodward increased their pledges, and a special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Wesley R Dunnington, Nancie, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Shawn Cali. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Next up is 2-hours of Scottish music. I hope to have it out within the next couple o'weeks. Become a patron today! You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast. The Celtic Invasion of Brittany was incredible. One of the coolest things about the trip for me was learning more about the Celts before they settled in seven Celtic nations. I emailed my Celtic Invasion Vacations subscribers telling them I was considering adding another Invasion to Venice. One person responded saying it made no sense. Because what does Venice have to do wi[...]


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Irish Music Stories with Shannon Heaton #314

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Hear some Irish music from Shannon Heaton's amazing podcast Irish Music Stories. You'll enjoy music from John Williams, Keith Murphy, Kevin Griffin, Eoin O’Neill, Sharon Shannon, Shannon Heaton, Maeve Gilchrist, Paddy League, Karan Casey, John Gannon, Tina Lech, Kathleen Conneely, Sean Clohessy, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Seamus Connolly, Sean McComiskey, Kieran Jordan, Girsa, Liz Carroll, Daithi Sproule, Trad Youth Exchange, McCarthy Family. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: Subscribe to Irish Music Stories on Shannon Heaton's website. You'll also find video tutorials on her YouTube channel to learn Irish tunes. * 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   This Week in Celtic Music 0:16 ABOUT IRISH MUSIC STORIES - The stories behind the music 1:04 “Darley’s Reel, the Jug of Punch, Garrett Barry’s Reel” by John Williams from self titled debut 4:30 “Nous Allons a une Fete” by Keith Murphy from Bound for Canaan 7:32 “Seamus Connolly’s” (Jig) by Kevin Griffin with Eoin O’Neill, Sharon Shannon from Traditional Music from Doolin Co. Clare 10:23 “Aunt Jane’s Trip to Norway, It Goes As Follies & Eddie Duffy’s” by Shannon Heaton (flute), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), Paddy League (drums) from Blue Dress 14:58 THE GREAT IRISH SESSION 16:10 “Ae Fond Kiss” by Karan Casey from Ships in the Forest 20:10 “The Luachrachan's Jig / Hardiman’s Fancy” by John Gannon, Tina Lech, Kathleen Conneely and Sean Clohessy from From Tulla to Boston: Live at the Burren 23:42 “Golden Glove” by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lovers’ Well 28:34 “I’m Waiting for You, The Magpie's Nest, The Thirteen Arches, The Sailor's Cravat” by Seamus Connolly from The Banks of the Shannon 33:26 CHAT WITH SEAMUS CONNOLLY AT BOSTON COLLEGE 35:06 ELEMENTAL EXPERIENCE OF IRISH MUSIC WITH SEAN CLOHESSY 36:07 “The Priest and His Boots” by Sean Clohessy, Sean McComiskey, Kieran Jordan from Cover the Buckle 37:42 “Captain, Captain” by Girsa from A Sweeter Place 41:00 “Tune for Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh” by Liz Carroll & Daithi Sproule from self titled 44:25 “The Tap Room, Galway Rambler, Mountain Road” b[...]


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Celtic Punk #313

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Grinning Beggar is taking over the show with Celtic punk from The Biblecode Sundays, The Pourmen, California Celts, McScallywag, Nevermind Nessie, The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats, Firkin, SMZB, The Wakes, Handsome Young Strangers, Black Water County, Hoist The Colors, The Peelers, In For a Penny. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons! Together, these awesome folks helped us hit our next Patreon Milestone. So I'm gonna plan 2-hours of Scottish music to be released in late June or July. Become a patron today! You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop. Your purchases help to support this podcast. So if you don't want to pledge monthly, this is a great alternative. Buy some swag. Would you like to win some free CDs? I'm clearing out my CD collection and giving them away through my personal YouTube channel. If you would like to win, follow the link to the Summer CD Giveaway playlist for details. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW2ZqJYHA7BAfiLDOg4i12Y1peePqb9Dy * 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   This Week in Celtic Music "Count Your Blessings" by The Biblecode Sundays from New Hazardous Design "Day Drinking" by The Pourmen from Rise & Shine "Ghost Ship" by California Celts from Totally Nautical: Pirate Songs of the Spanish Main "St. Paddy's Anthem" by McScallywag from Dirty Waters "Be[...]


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Celtic Music Journal #312

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Celtic Music Journal and 67 Music take over the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with music from their video journal. Enjoy great Celtic music from Poitin, Na Rosai, Ciana, The Fire Inside, Celtica Pipes Rock, Andrea Tophoj and Rune Barslund, Peter Daldry, The Gothard Sisters, Crossbow, Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost, Marc Gunn, The Fire, Beltaine, Journey North, Sons Of Malarkey, West Of Mabou. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: 67 Music has been promoting Celtic music from all over the globe since 2008. Learn more about us at www.67music.net  Learn more about Marc’s travels at http://celticinvasion.com/ and also his Music & Travel Podcasts at http://celtfather.com/  Celtic Music Journal: What I’m decided to share with you in this particular show is some of the music from the artists that have appeared on our show, The Celtic Music Journal. I call it “The Celtic Music Journal Spotlight”. While the show is a visual medium, I thought it’d be fun to spotlight the music for you. There’s a lot of variety and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. The man himself Marc Gunn has been on our show too & you’ll hear him here! Listen and enjoy, then you can then watch all the artists you hear in this show! Just click to our website and we’re also on YouTube, our channel is at www.youtube.com/user/sixtysevenmusic. Log in,watch and subscribe! The Celtic Music Journal is produced by 67 Music. We began the show in August 2014. Since then we’ve produced 7 editions with more on the way. The premise is simple yet unique: we invite bands, musicians and other artists to send us their video ‘journals’, to tell their story & show the world what they offer and what they do. We then gather 3-5 journals per show and put them together to share with you. It’s an exciting way to discover up and coming talent and revisit established artists. We’ve featured artists from all over the world. You should consider being on it, too! Just click to our website for details and watch all the shows. As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a perso[...]


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Off to Carnac, Brittany #311

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Irish and Celtic music from Poor Man's Fortune, An Triur, Castlebay, Pipedance, Karan Casey, Burning Bridget Cleary, Abby Green, The Changing Room, Bridgid's Cross, John Byrne Band, Damanta, Paddy's Pig, Seagulls Are Drunk, Flook. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. Today is the day. I will board an airplane and fly to Paris. On Saturday, I will board a train to Rennes for the official start of my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. I'm extremely excited, not just to see this wild and beautiful part of France, but also to share with you bits and pieces of my adventure through podcasts, pictures and video. If you're not yet subscribed to my YouTube channel, Instagram, and personal Facebook page, then please follow the link in the shownotes to do so. Also subscribe to the Celtfather Music & Travel. This podcast is newly rebranded. I'm sharing interviews and thoughts related to, well, music and travel. I have some great interviews including one with Steve Behrens of 67 Music and the Celtic Music Journal who will guest host this podcast next week. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Gerald F Boyle, Grant Jacobson, Mary Layzska, Miranda Nelson! Together, these awesome folks helped us hit our next Patreon Milestone. So I'm gonna plan 2-hours of Scottish music to be released in late June or July. Become a patron today! You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop. Your purchases help to support this podcast. So if you don't want to pledge monthly, this is a great alternative[...]


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Kilts and Corsets #310

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Don your kilts and corsets and listen to Celtic music from Lochlainn, Iona, The New Customs, Iarla O'Lionaird, StoneRing, Bow Triplets, McDerry, Brad Reid, Mishaped Pearls, The Leftovers, The Crazy Rogues, Claymore, Tuatha Dea.  Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Rick Hantz, Ed Powel, Patrick Downey! We are $4 away from two hours of Scottish music. Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com   This Week in Celtic Music 0:30 "Your feet will take you" by Lochlainn from Cailleach's Plaid 7:50 "Beth Ywr Haf I Mi/Llongau Caernanarfon" by Iona from A Celebration of Twenty 13:46 "Stretched Upon Your Grave" by The New Customs from All Walls Fall 19:18 "The Goat Song" by Iarla O'Lionaird by Foxlight 22:50 "Saddle Set" by StoneRing from Samhain 27:17 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 28:30: "Walsh's Hornpipe/The Peacock's Feather" by Bow Triplets from One Spot On Earth 31:46 "McApline Fusiliers" by McDerry from 2016 34:35 "Over the Moor" by Brad Reid from The Conundrum 38:52 "Le Puy en Velay" by Mishaped Pearls from Le Puy en Velay 43:05 CELTIC FEEDBACk 43:42 "Follow Me Up to Carlow" by The Leftovers from CD Tease 45:48 "Fleet" by The Crazy Rogues from Rebels' Shanties 49:13 [...]


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Celtic Warrior's Salute #309

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Irish and Celtic music from The Rogues, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Navan, Brendan Monaghan, Rambling Sailors, Poitin, The Duplets, Free Range String Band, David Curley & Mick Broderick, The Gothard Sisters, Larkin, Barleyjuice, Athenrye, Dust Rhinos, Robert Doyle. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Duplets have a new album they are crowdfunding. Next Thursday, I plan to release the 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. I want to thank everyone in the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook who helped me pick the design for this year's shirt by James McDaniel II. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Jeff Pike, Miranda Nelson and Michael Bortowski! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Edward Montgomery emailed: "Imagine my surprise when I heard you mention my name on a podcast as I drove by a herd of buffalo (true story) this morning. I've listened, bought a compilation, several individual tunes, a CD and t-shirt from the Corktown Popes, etc. The shout out reminded me to make arrangements to become a financial supporter and I took care of that just now. Thanks for the wide variety you bring to the listeners. I love Altan, The Chieftains and others but I love being exposed to folks I might never hear of otherwise. Thanks again" Johnny Sinclair emailed: "Hello Marc, Been a subscriber to your podcasts since #1 though I had a data loss that lost most of them. The new site took some getting used to but should be fine. I do understand that many think they are reaching a greater audience through the use of Facebook, or other social media. Doing so, however, alienates thos[...]


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Irish Women for Mother's Day #308

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

You'll enjoy Irish and Celtic women for Mother's day with awesome Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Susan Toman, Jennifer Lick, The Screaming Orphans, Colleen Raney, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Katherine Nagy, Runa, Arlene Faith, Karan Casey, Chrissy Crowley, Amelia Hogan, Solas.  Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS Check out the Irish Music Stories podcast with Shannon Heaton I'm playing this Saturday, May 13 at Johnnie MacCracken's Pub in Marietta, Georgia from 7-11pm. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Wesley R Dunnington, Michael! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Annie Lorkowski posted on Facebook: "Hi Marc! At the end of your podcasts, you ask your listeners to contact the bands and let them know you heard them on your show. I dropped an email to Larry of Black 47, telling him such and that I bought their album because of it. I got a lovely email back from him thanking me. So yes, the bands do appreciate it!" Glen Singer posted on Facebook: "Just listened to my first Celtic music podcast. Am a newbie. Great music - great podcast." David Chavez emailed on Facebook: "Hello Marc. I would like to start by congratulating you for the awesome show and work. I've been a fan and donator for some time now. Cheers from Mexico City!" Victoria Mathis posted on Facebook: "Hello, I just wanted to answer your request for messages tonight. You are 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 v[...]


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May the Fourth Be With You #307

Thu, 04 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

It's Star Wars Day. To celebrate, you'll enjoy a short feature on some sci fi Celtic songs mixed in with a bunch of great Irish and Celtic music from John McGaha, Andrew Finn Magill, Seamus Kennedy, Ron Cody, Ashley Davis, Marc Gunn, Bedlam Bards, Dust Rhinos, The Screaming Orphans, The Demon Barbers, Lau, The Kildares, West of Eden. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/307 Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. Originally, I planned for this to be a Sci fi Celtic music show. But I just couldn't find that many sci fi songs by Celtic bands that I could play. So I decided instead to do a small feature. That'll be later on in the show. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Edward Montgomery, Larry McCloskey, Leah Kershner, Ron Sargent! Become a patron today! Yesterday, I went live on Facebook for about an hour as I worked on the shownotes for this week's podcast. I had a nice time chatting with listeners. And best of all, I got some input for new artists to contact for the show. While it might not've been gripping video, it was a valuable way for me to connect with you the listener and new bands. So I want to try this again next Friday, May 12 at 9 am central. I'll put up an event page on Facebook with details. CelticMusicPodcast.com is now fully integrated with Libsyn. My hope is have a more stable website for visitors. I also have bestcelticmusic.net as the side website to help promote the show. Of course this big change means my old music@celticmusicpodcast.com email address is no longer valid. I'm still trying to migrate the CelticMP3s.com reviews. But we'll see if I can find a way to do that. If you want some more May the Fourth Sci Fi Pub Songs, I recorded an episode of the Pub Songs Podcast last year for Star Wars Day. It's show #141. You can find a link in[...]


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Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games 2017 #306

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Enjoy some Scottish and Celtic music as we highlight musicians performing at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games of 2017 with Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Tullamore, Scotland Rising, Ed Miller, Willow and Her Giant, Jed Marum, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, The Selkie Girls, Reel Treble Band , Seamus Stout, Madi Davis, Skeleton McKee, Cleghorn, Murder the Stout, Jiggernaut. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/306/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. This week, we're doing a special on the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games. I decided to do this feature as an extra way to financially support the event. You see, every time you buy one of our compilation CDs or make a pledge to the podcast on Patreon, I donate some of the money to Celtic non-profits. Many of them are non-profit Celtic festivals. Last fall, I sent the Texas Scottish Festival a donation. I thought it'd be nice to promote the event with a special feature, especially since I have permission from many of the artists who are performing at the festival. You can find out more about the artists at texasscottishfestival.com and you can attend the festival May 5-7, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. The first track was... Battlefield Band is not actually performing at the Texas Scottish Festival, but Brian McNeill, one of the founding members, is. And since I don't have permission to play any of his music, I thought that'd make a nice alternative. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS If you are in a Celtic band and want to be featured on the podcast, it's easy to do. Just complete the permission form at 4celts.com. Then send me some music. If you work with a non-profit Celtic festival and want a donation or feature, just contact me. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $18 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank [...]


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Earth Day Celebration #305

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Celebrate Earth Day with Irish and Celtic music from Hearthfire Duo, Kennedy's Kitchen, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Old Blind Dogs, Smithfield Fair, Julia Lane, The Borrowed Angels, Mazz O'Flaherty, Harpnotic, Bow Triplets, Slan, String Theory, Barrowburn, Pipedance, Arthur Hinds, Sea Star, Sliotar. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/305 Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS Attention Browncoats. I have a new album I am funding on Kickstarter. It's for a CD of Firefly music inspired by Joss Whedon's TV show and his movie Serenity. You can make a pledge on Kickstarter at marcgunn.com/kickstarter The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $31 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Ian, Eric Shields, Mary Botkin, Dave Vaughan! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Joshua Mirgon emailed on Facebook: "Hi. Love the podcast and how you and other musicians help keep this music alive. I don't know if you are aware of the 'old time fiddlers association' Each state has their own set of chapters. And we are just a bunch of people who love to play the old tunes." Karen M Gibson posted on Facebook: "I listen to your podcasts while I'm doing housework (today it's #297 while I mop floors). They always keep me moving and before I know it, my work is done! Thanks for the great music!" Gari Glaysher posted on Facebook: "Please forgive this plug but I am proud of my Irish roots and am in the process of recording an album of Irish songs all in memory of my Grandfather (The man on the front cover of the [...]


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Happy Thoughts #304

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Thank happy thoughts while you enjoy Irish and Celtic music from Old Blind Dogs, Crikwater, Steel Clover, Garry O Meara, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Hearthfire Duo, Mithril Duo, Beer Belly, Tim Keeley, Claymore, Celtic Fusion Illusion, Shillaly Brothers, David Curley & Mick Broderick. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/304 Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $31 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Michelle Knee, Andrew Volz, and a special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all so much for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Jeff Suggs emailed: "I use the podcast for long drives to customers, walking the dog, or yard work. Keep up the good work!" Heidi L Kleinman Murphy emailed on Facebook: "I'm editing a zombie book to my favorite hilarious Celtic tunes. Thanks, Marc, for the fun." Here's a voicemail Al from Phillips, Maine and Steve Romeo in Florida.   This Week in Celtic Music 0:32 "Nevertheless" by Old Blind Dogs from A Room With A View 6:41 "Drowsy Maggie/Maid Behind the Bar/Coughlin's First" by Crikwater from Crikwater 11:48 "The Silver Tassie" by Steel Clover from To Scotland with Love 17:20 "Jackie Coleman's/The Square at Crossmaglen" by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time 20:58 "1874" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful 24:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 25:20 "Lannigan's Ball" by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home 29:40 "Outlander Set: Loch[...]


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Laugh Along, Funny Celtic Songs #303

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Laugh along with funny Celtic songs from Black Market Haggis, Plastic Paddy, Ed Miller, Sligo Rags, Crikwater, New Shilling, The Crimson Pirates, Seamus Kennedy, Andrew McKee, Merry Wives of Windsor, Emerald Rose, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, Stout Pounders, Dust Rhinos, River Drivers, The Canny Brothers Band, Barleyjuice. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! bestcelticmusic.net/302 Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 10 Great Music Podcasts to Suit All Tastes 37: Marc Gunn, “The Celtfather” of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast | MusicPreneur’s Making it Happen Get Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Bumper Stickers Join the Irish & Celtic Music Club The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $31 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Lydia & Tom Russell, Sean Morrow. And I want to extend an extra-special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Nancie, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Shawn Cali. Thank you all so much for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Beth Folkemer posted on Facebook: "Cormorant's Fancy is super excited about being featured on this week's podcast! We're letting everyone know how to subscribe! Thanks so much!!!" Kathryn Burke posted on Facebook: "I listen to this podcast while walking. It gives me a bounce to my step." Edward Montgomery posted on Facebook: "I found your podcast a couple of days ago and LOVE IT! The song "Moron with t[...]


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Fortunate #302

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000

We Celts are quite fortunate, despite the challenges we've faced through the centuries, and especially when it comes to great Irish and Celtic music from Culann's Hounds, Poitin,Season's Melody, The Irish Experience, Sligo Rags, Cormorant's Fancy, Ken O'Malley, Merry Wives of Windsor, Flook, 3 Pints Gone, West of Mabou, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Beatnik Turtles, Blaggards, Celtica Pipes Rock. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/302 Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Perry Greza. Thank you so much for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Nataliya Semenova emailed on Facebook: "Dear Sir! I've subscribed on your Celtic Music Podcast in order to improve my English and because I like Irish and Scottish folk songs. Listening to your podcasts for two months I would like to tell you that you' ve done a really amazing job. I'm fond of the music you collected. It's awesome! Thank you so much! Best greetings from Ukraine!" Beth Folkemer posted on Facebook: "You asked what folks are doing when listening to the podcast. I was working on Cormorant's Fancy's website."   This Week in Celtic Music 0:03 "The Carlow Set: Monaghan Twig/O'neill's March/Follow Me Up to Carlow/Brian" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog 6:41 "Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's" by Poitin from Wish 10:54 "Fortunate" b[...]


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Travelers #301

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Let's go traveling now that St Patrick's Day is over with some Irish and Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Patrick Penta, Jim Cope, Battlefield Band, Katherine Nagy, Avery LeVine, Byrne and Kelly, Garry O Meara, Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty, PaddyGrass, Get Up Jack, COAST, The Prodigals, House of Hamill. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/301 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 Patrons of the Podcast Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including my in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS I want to welcome and thank all of the new subscribers to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. We had a big feature on iTunes last week. That and of course St. Patrick's day pushed us to the #2 most-popular Music Podcast on their charts. We also had a ton of downloads of our 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day album that was released. If you haven't gotten a copy yet, go download. You don't need to sign up to anything to get it. At least, not until the end of March. Follow the link in the shownotes. If you haven't liked us on Facebook, please do so. Every week, you'll see what the latest Celtic Music News and new Celtic CDs are thanks to Todd Wiley. If you're in a Celtic band, submit your permission form and music to us at 4celts.com. If there's a band you'd like to hear on this show, do two things. One, contact them the band and ask them submit thier music. Two, email me and tell me about the band. I'll try to reach out to them. As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Keith Gibson, Julie Iler Jones, Angie Arnold. Thank you so much for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can sen[...]


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

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast! We are happy to bring some great Celtic Music from Garry O Meara, String Theory, Emish, Prydein, Plastic Paddy, Patrick D'Arcy, Kilrush, Andrew McKee, Beltaine, Finbar Furey, Black 47, Drone, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Thomas Patrick Kenny, Seamus Kennedy, The Muckers, Mitchell and Vincent, Abby Green, The Led Farmers, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, The Brayzen Heads, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Elders, NUA, Jim Cope, Battlelegs, Black Market Haggis, Sisters of Murphy, In For A Penny. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/300/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their music on iTunes, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes today!   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. We have a big feature on iTunes this week. So if you're new, I want to welcome to the incredible world of Celtic music. We celebrate St Patrick's Day all year long. Every week, you get an action-packed, hour-long show full of Celtic music. Many of these bands are small, independent artists whoh don't have the financial support of a giant record label. They can't afford a publicist. So I bring you their music for free... with the hope that you might find a new favorite band and buy their music. If you enjoy what you hear. Please support the artists. You can also support this pdocast by sharing it with your friends. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: John OConnor, Keriann Noble, Mary Botkin, Samuel G, Donald McLeod, and a extra special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all fo[...]


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St. Patrick's Day Celtic Top 20 #299

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000

This extra-long St. Patrick's Day special highlights the Best Celtic Music of 2016 as voted on by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from The Gothard Sisters, Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Ockham's Razor, Black Market Haggis, Stanley & Grimm, Sarah Marie Mullen, Skeleton McKee, Burning Bridget Cleary, Innisfall, Reel Treble, Liz Schettner, Faerydae, Corktown Popes, Rachel Hair Trio, Young Dubliners, Niteworks, Spirited Lads, Michael DeAngelis, Syr, Steel City Rovers. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/299/ Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. If you're new to this show on iTunes or elsewhere, I welcome you. My goal is to bring together small indie Celtic bands with Celtic music fans. So each week, I share an hour-long episode packed full of amazing indie Irish and Celtic music. Most of the bands, you have probably never heard of. Yes, there some that are turning heads in the Celtic music scene. But most are small. They don't have a record label. They can't afford a publicist. But the music is just as good. They deserve to be heard. So if this show moves you, please do us all a BIG favor and SHARE IT on social media. Or tell a friend. Help spread the word. Now with every episode I ask you to vote for your favorite bands in that episode. At the end of the year, I compile all of your favorites into this show--the Celtic Top 20. These are the Top 20 Celtic bands that you thought were the best in 2016. When you're done listening, go cast your vote. Then listen to past episodes and to the same. You can do all of that on the website at celticmusicpodcast.com/vote/. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: We have a new YouTube Channel. To subscribe, follow this link. If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today. I have a free internet concert this Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm CST. It's concert window. You can register to watch for more details. It's FREE! I want to send out a big th[...]


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17 for St Patrick's Day #298

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Share & Enjoy 17 songs for St Patrick's Day on March 17th with St Patrick's Day Celtic music from We Banjo 3, The Here & Now, Hugh Morrison, Leaping Lulu, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jed Marum, The Selkie Girls, Poitin, Shillelagh!, The Wee Heavies, The Gothard Sisters, SeaStar, Skeleton McKee, Dave Wilson & Willie B, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Ren, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/298 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 Patrons of the Podcast Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including time in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Space is still available on the Celtic Invasion of Brittany. Visit the website to join the adventure! * If you enjoy the music in this show, you can download every song in this playlist for free when you sign up to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every year, I publish an article called "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day". On March 15th, I email it to all of our subscribers as an extra special gift. It is also sneek peak into the albums you get when you are subscribed as a Song Henger on Patreon. You will be able to download the album in a couple weeks, however, when you subscribe you'll also get additional 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Head on over to our website and subscribe today. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patron: Eric Patterons and Robert McMahon. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celt[...]


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San Patricio Fantasy #297

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Share Irish and Celtic music from Emish, Garry O'Meara, RUNA, The Tea Merchants, The Irish Rovers, Smithfield Fair, Bill Troxler, Pol Mac Adaim, Drunk & Sailor, Rising Gael, Kilrush, O'Craven, Larkin, Screeched Inn, Brothers 3. Listen. Like. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/297 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 Patrons of the Podcast Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including my in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS Check the website for the latest Celtic Music News and new Celtic CDs. If you're in a Celtic band, or know a band who just released a CD, please do two simple things. One, contact the band. Ask them to submit to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast at 4celts.com. And two, email me. Tell me about the CD so I can contact the band and get them on the show. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patron: Jason Meyers. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Peter Holland posted on Facebook: "listened to [show #296] last night after the rain made my Direct TV lose signal. Great music".   This Week in Celtic Music 0:26 "Julia Delaney" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints 5:05 "Box Room Fantasy" by Garry O'Meara from Pickin' Time 7:49 "Fear a Bhata" by RUNA from LIVE 14:12 "Gaol Jigs" by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps 17:33 "Trust in Drink" by The Iri[...]


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2-Hour Best Celtic Music Retrospective #296

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Two hours of some of the best Celtic music as picked by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from Runa, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh, Rathkeltair, The Rogues, Barleyjuice, Marc Gunn, The Gothard Sisters, Ockham's Razor, Count 4dB, Vintage Wildflowers, Jiggernaut, Gwilym Morus, Hawp, Socks in the Frying Pan, Black 47, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, Sons of Malarkey, The Selkie Girls, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, Ed Miller, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, The Flying Toads, Battlelegs, Navan, Sonic Impulse, Heidi Talbot, Ron Cody, Gaelic Storm. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/296/ 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 Patrons of the Podcast Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the top independent Celtic musicians online. They generously share their music with us. And 191 people generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Your kind support pays for web hosting, maintenance, advertising and my time in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special, like this one. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. We have two new patrons: Chris Pike and Goombaguy. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. We are $47 away from a 2-hour Scottish music show! Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: "Slainte Mhaith" is the first music video from Kilted Kings album Name On My Soul. Go give it a listen on YouTube. Then share it with a friend. * Finally, I had a wild idea to build the Celtic podcast community. I've been hearing about Podcast Listening Groups. And I wondered if any of you would be interested in me setting up a weekly listening time where you can chat live with other podcast listeners. Imagine a session, say on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Everyone would start playing the latest show. Then you you could go to the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook and chat with other Celtophiles. You can share which songs you like and which you don't. Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? That's the question I [...]


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In the Name of Love #295

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Valentine's Day is almost here. So we're gonna have music about love this week with Celtic music from Beth Paterson, Andrew Finn Magill, Battlelegs, West of Mabou, Kilted Kings, The Sorries, Sean Orr, Ciara Considine, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Amadan, Carbon Leaf, The Muckers, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals, Jesse Ferguson. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/295 Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $1 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patron: Eetheart. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. I got a text that wrote: "Thanks for your podcast! I love listening to Celtic music and it helps me relax as I work on my grad school presentations" Kevin Lavery emailed: "I'm a recent college grad from central Pennsylvania and your podcast has kept me company on many solo road trips and whenever my Pandora station just lacks the variety I seek. I know you're often looking for new bands to play, and I wanted to suggest Down by the Glenside. I've seen the[...]


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Wild Mountain Thyme #294

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000

February starts with more great Celtic music from The Sorries, The Gothard Sister, Dublin Harpers, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Colleen Raney and Colm Maccarthaigh, Rathkeltair, Tortoise and Hair, Hank Cramer, Poor Man's Fortune, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Killdares, The Elders, Ockham's Razor, Trip McCool. Help Kilted Kings top the charts on iTunes. Buy the album today. Shownotes at http://celticmusicpodcast.com Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Buy Kilted Kings New CD. It is now on sale! Listen to the album on YouTube. * Top-Played Celtic Bands of 2016 * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $1 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patron: Michael Cavanaugh. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.   This Week in Celtic Music 0:10 "Tae the Beggin' I Will Go" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne 3:09 "It Was Beautiful" by The Gothard Sister from Mountain Rose 7:03 "Kindness of Strangers" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans 10:54 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Kilted [...]


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Together with Celtic Music #293

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Come together with great Celtic music from Stonecircle, Solas, Blarney Castle, We Banjo 3, Ed Miller, Burning Bridget Cleary, Chris Murphy, Andrew McKee, Black Market Haggis, Battlegs, Blackstone Cuil, The Brazen Heads, Booze Brothers, The Shanties. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/293/ Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS On March 21st The Rogues will be performing at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. WICKED TINKERS will be performing at Phoenix Scottish Games in Phoenix, AZ on March 4th. Kilted Kings CD Release is next Thursday, February 2, 2017. Pre-order Name On My Soul on iTunes or Amazon. Details on our website. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $1 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tim Hughes, and our new Celtic Superstar Kevin Long. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Thom Danger Speck of Screeched Inn posted a photo on Facebook: "I'm at home working on some new music and listening to Mar[...]


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Scottish Music #292

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Awesome Scottish music is pretty easy to find. There's a lot of brilliant traditional songs as well as modern songs and songwriters coming out of Scotland. This show touches on a teeny, tiny portion of the Scottish music I have in my catalog. You can expect a lot more when we hit our $500 milestone on Patreon. In the meantime, enjoy music from The Rogues, Bonnie Rideout, Battlefield Band, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ed Miller, Andrew McKee, Wicked Tinkers, Don Grieve, Brobdingnagian Bards, Caledonia Swing, Lady Moon, The Freestylers of Piping, Jasper Coal, Hugh Morrison, Jiggernaut, Kilted Kings. http://celticmusicpodcast.com Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: Last week, I informed you about the free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. I was quickly notified that app needed updating. I have forwarded that info on to Libsyn. It should be updated soon. My apologies for that. I'll let you know as soon as I hear there's an update. If you are not on Android or iOS, I'm checking on options there as well. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $12 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Brian Z, Gary R Hook, Jason Roberts, Nicole Theresa, plus Annie Lorkowski, and Bill Shields who raised their pledges. Thank you all[...]


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Thru Your Irish Eyes #291

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000

New Celtic music from West of Mabou, Andrew Finn Magill, Myddle Earth, The Prodigals, Blarney Castle, McDerry, Whalebone, Acoustic Butterfly, O'Craven, Matt Hughes, Screeched Inn, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Titanicdance. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/ Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: You can now listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in our very own app available for Android AND iOS devices. This was a part of one of our big milestones last month. So this app is now FREE! It was developed by Libsyn and has some nice features which will allow you to easily share the show on social media and contact me as well. Of course, if you're on Android, you may also have the Marc Gunn Celtic Music app. Mine lacks the sharing features but you can also listen to my other podcasts including the Pub Songs Podcast, Renaissance Festival Podcast and The Celtfather. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patron: Tony. Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you[...]


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Instrumental Celtic Music #290

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Instrumental Celtic music is one of the driving forces of Celtic culture. Enjoy Celtic tunes from Andrew Finn Magill, Runa, Bill Troxler, Battlefield Band, Wolf & Clover, Myddle Earth, Vicki Swan, Oisin McAuley, Jed Marum, Crepuscule, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga, Sons of Malarkey, Susana Seivane, NUA. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * 3-Hour Celtic Instrumental Show #204 and the Celtic Instrumentals #103 * TradConnect is accepting your votes for Album of the Year. I see several artists who've been featured on our podcast on that list, including: Andrew Finn Magill, Caladh Nua, Crepuscule, Innisfall, Jennifer Licko, NUA, Runa, Socks in the Frying Pan, We Banjo 3. We have some outstanding artists on this show, and I really would love to support them for their generosity to this podcast. So do me a favor and go vote. Now I should point out that you do need to be a member of TradConnect and membership is free. But this will do wonders for our awesome musicians and our community. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tony, Mark Muller, Michael Bromund, Terri Stinnett-Herczeg. Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can[...]


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Auld Lang Syne #289

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000

And so ends another year of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Eleven years and still going strong. We're gonna close out the year with some amazing Celtic music from Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty, FIMM, The Selkie Girls, The Here & Now, Runa, House of Hamill, The Gothard Sisters, The Triskells, Kevin Tyler, Naomi's Fancy, Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings, Barleyjuice, The Elders, Heather Dale, Connemara Stone Company, Seamus Kennedy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Then 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 Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Become a patron today to 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Kilt Lifters Promo   This Week in Celtic Music 0:25 "O'Donnell Abu/Men of Harloch" by Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic 4:18 "Sweeny's Buttermilk" by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti 6:49 "Mo Nighean Donn As Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen 10:56 "Lovely Miss Gunning" by The Here & Now from Ladybird 15:22 "The False Knight Upon the Road" by Runa from Current Affairs 20:45 "Guns of the Magnificent Seven" by House of[...]


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Celtic Peace Maker #288

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast brings peace to families, or at least that's John from Oregon says in this week's Celtic Feedback. Enjoy some awesome Celtic peace making music from Poitin, Vince Conaway, Shillelagh!, Hugh Morrison, Seamus Kennedy, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Drunk & Sailor, Vintage Wildflowers, Andrew McKee, Sligo Rags, Doug Folkins, Spirited Lads, Secret Sky, The Prodigals, Sisters of Murphy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/288/ Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Then 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 Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * There's just 3 days left until Christmas. Awaken your Christmas spirit in 2016 with 4 episodes of Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today! * A few notes about Patreon. per episode. set a max donation. if you have problems with your credit card, cancel and restart. * Two past instrumental-only shows: Celtic Instrumentals #103 and 3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music #204 * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a v[...]


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Irish & Celtic Christmas #287

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000

Merry Christmas with Irish & Celtic Christmas music from The Irish Rovers, The Gothard Sisters, Jennifer Licko, Cherish the Ladies, Eddie Biggins, Caitriona O'Leary, Rosanne Cash, Rose and Thistle Band, Haggis Rampant, Heather Dale, De Ceadaoin, Irish School of Music, Golden Bough, Celtic Woman, The Barra MacNeils, Steel City Rovers. http://celticmusicpodcast.com Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. Watch replay of my Free Webinar on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion and watch the replay at celticinvasion.com.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * If you want to enjoy more Celtic Christmas music, the Celtic Christmas Podcast is has three new shows out this year. There over forty episodes with hours of free Christmas music and entertainment from Celtic musicians. Go to celticchristmasmusic.net to subscribe. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron. Thanks to our newest patrons: 3rd Coast Celtic, Woodland Bard, Kirsten Nelson. Become a patron today to 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.   This Wee[...]


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December Celtic Music #286

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000

For me, December means Christmas. But we can't get ahead of ourselves. We still have 24 days until Christmas. So let's keep the Celtic music rocking this December with music from Pitch the Peat, The Here & Now, Avourneen, Albannach, Ed Miller, Dom Duff, Angus Mohr, Sons of Malarkey, Susan Toman, The Selkie Girls, Plunk Murray, Tara O'Grady, Whalebone, Hearthfire, Karan Casey. http://celticmusicpodcast.com Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar on Tuesday, December 13th on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the webinar and invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * You can see me perform with Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival for the last two weekends of the festival. Details are at KiltedKings.com. * With just 24 days left until Christmas, you can listen to 2 episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. I'm sharing episodes on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Olivier Marechal. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while list[...]


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Thanksgiving with Celtic Music #285

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for your continued support of Celtic music and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. This week, you'll be thankful for Celtic music from Jed Marum, The Gas Men, Jesse Ferguson, Mitchell and Vincent, Hugh Morrison, Hearthfire Duo, Mary Jane Lamond, New York Brogue, Pitch the Peat, The Saucy Rovers, Belfast Andi, The Beer Mats, Banna, The Muckers, New Shilling. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar on Tuesday, December 6th on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the webinar and invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Kilted Kings are still performing at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival through the second weekend of December. Details are at KiltedKings.com. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Rachel Barckhaus, Harvey Yaw. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today! * Every day from now until Christmas, you can listen to past episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast directly on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listen[...]


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2-Hours of On Fire Celtic Music #284

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000

I went digging through my Celtic music archives and picked some of the hottest, on fire Celtic bands, musicians, songs and tunes for an incredible two-hour special thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. You'll hear Celtic music from Crepuscule, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Sisters of Murphy, Doolin', Innisfall, Poitin, The Led Farmers, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Ceili Family, In For A Penny, NUA, The Kilt Lifters, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Colleen Raney, Skeleton McKee, Saor Patrol, Spirited Lads, Paddy's Pig, We Banjo 3, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, The Fretless, Tuatha Dea, LQR, Adamh, Connemara Stone Company, Rachel Hair Trio, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Gothard Sisters. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * You have about a month left to get one of our 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. I'm gonna get with my designer to start work on the 2017 shirts. Stay tuned for that. If you want to save 10%, subscribe to our mailing list and look for the coupon code in the newsletter. If you want to save a lot more, become a patron. * Christmas is just around the corner. So I am looking for Christmas music from Celtic bands. If you are in a band and have performed a Christmas song or tune, submit your music to 4celts.com. If you follow an artist who just released Christmas music, plea[...]


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Great Celtic Music Hiding at Renaissance Festivals #283

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000

If you love acoustic Celtic music, you will find no better place to find great Celtic music than at Renaissance Festivals. Yes, I know the Celts had nothing to do with the "Renaissance", but Celtic music is one of the most-popular musical styles found at Ren faires. It's one of the last places where you can find true folk music without electric instruments or drum kits. Today, you'll hear a lot of great Celtic songs and a few tunes from Sarah Marie Mullen, The Poxy Boggards, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Andrew McKee, The Ravens, 3 Pints Gone, Grey Aengus, Shillelagh!, Celtic Squall, Alabannach, The New Minstrel Revue, Cantiga, Minstrosity, Bounding Main, Lost Boys, Three Quarter Ale. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Special thanks to Renaissance Festival Podcast who helped me pick songs for this show * You can see me perform with my group Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival every weekend in November and the first two weekends of December 2016. KiltedKings.com for details. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to o[...]


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Election Day Reprieve #282

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000

The U.S. presidential election is nearly over. Thank goodness! I'm tired of the horrible Facebook comments. So I decided to have a little satirical fun with Super Tuesday by sharing Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Emerald Rose, Shauna Mullin, Andy Lamy, BOWI, The Beer Mats, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller and Robb Sansonetti, Flashpoint, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Gaelic Storm, Black 47, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Tossers, Slan. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Sharif Abed, Nicole Cullen, Sarah Bowland, David Hufford, Amanda Wiseman, Donna Vander Valk, Przemyslaw Kacprzak, Darcy MacPherson. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send [...]


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Celtic Halloween #281

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Happy Halloween!  Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is back with another Celtic Halloween special with music from Faerydae, Barleyjuice, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Burning Bridget Cleary, Anne Roos, Crepuscule, Steve Holloway, Dust Rhinos, Beltaine, Doolin', Whalebone, Kilted Kings, Jasper Coal, Socks in the Frying Pan, Water Street Bridge, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Shams. celticmusicpodcast.com/281/ Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Thanks to Hank Woodward who sent me a bunch of Halloween song suggestions * Hear more Celtic Halloween and Samhain songs in past shows. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $8 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Yves Bouyssounouse, [...]


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Work and Dance #280

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Crank up the podcast so you can dance while you work with indie Celtic music from Doolin', Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, Mary Jane Lamond, Pitch the Peat, Hugh Morrison, Grafton Street, MacTalla Mor, Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home, Atlantic Wave, Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans, The Gleasons, The Muckers, The Wild Irish Roses, Enter the Haggis, Ennis Sisters. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $14 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker and CD in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Robert Buck, Pete Alexander, Mark McCaffrey, Rebecca, Hans Schutz, and to Jodie Purgahn who raised her pledge to the Song Heng[...]


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Cead Mile Failte #279

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000

A hundred thousand welcomes to another awesome edition of the podcast with Celtic music from Dublin Harpers, Good Foot, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, The Tea Merchants, Jed Marum, Three Mile Stone, Culann's Hounds, Vince Conaway, Danny Guinan & Red, Cleghorn, Haggis Rampant, Ockham's Razor, The Demon Barbers, Gerry O'Beirne. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Do you support Celtic music? Then subscribe to Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Irish & Celtic Music Podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $29 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Frank Donahue and Mike Hamilton. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music. * Christmas is just a couple months away. If you'[...]


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Women of Celtic Music #278

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:41:28 +0000

Celtic women are making a big impact on Celtic music as you'll enjoy in this week's show with amazing Celtic music from Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Leah Jorgensen, Jennifer Licko, Eilis Crean, Claire Roche, Becky Taylor, Abby Green, Anne Roos, The Gothard Sisters, Gillian Boucher, Merry Wives of Windsor, Samantha Gillogly, Karan Casey, Cady Finlayson, Ginger Ackley, Tania Opland, Beth Patterson, Bonnie Rideout.  http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * What are your favorite Samhain or Celtic Halloween songs? I'm planning another Halloween special for the podcast. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $30 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! A super special thanks to our newest patron, Matthew Means. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music. * If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to [...]


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Celtic Workout Special #277

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000

This week, you'll enjoy Celtic culture through music you can exercise to, whether you're hitting the gym, running, biking, or whatever. Enjoy awesome steady-paced Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, The Shanties, Patrick Clifford, Ockham's Razor, Giant's Dance, The Barley Boys, Bill Grogan's Goat, Avalon Rising, Poitin, Beatnik Turtles, Mithril, West of Eden, Birch Creek. I will will keep you moving and bring back regular segments next week. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by the Patrons of the Podcast The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday featuring an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Each week, over a 160 people pledge a buck or more to pay for the production of this show. Your generosity pays for web hosting, website maintenance, advertising, and my time in producing it. You get the show earlier than regular listeners and save swag. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron before the end of September 2016, and you'll get an extra 2 1/2 hours of inspiring Celtic music in October, including a special the women in Celtic music. Sign up today at celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in addition to the regular shows. Become a Patron today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trip[...]


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The Highlands #276

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000

We're take a glimpse at the music of The Highlands this week with awesome Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Socks in the Frying Pan, Seamus Kennedy, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Solas, Gallowglass Irish Trio, Jamie Smith's MABON, Stout Pounders, Terry Griffith, The Led Farmers, The Ne'er Duwels, Kailyarders, Barleyjuice, SeaStar. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature. * I have a free show of Hobbit Drinking Songs tonight on Concert Window. * You have until September 27th to make a pledge on Kickstarter for the new Kilted Kings album. If you want a physical CD and some cool swag, including an album by Seamus Kennedy, now is the time to pledge. * I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in additi[...]


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Halfway to St. Patrick's Day #275

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000

September 17th is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day with just six months to go. We're celebrating with a lot of new indie Celtic music from Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Poitin, The Wee Heavies, Pipedance, Liz Schettner, Ed Miller, Breabach, Des Wade, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Innisfall, The Saucy Rovers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, The Elders, Sisters of Murphy, Crepuscule. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature. * My band, Kilted Kings, plays heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. We have a new Kickstarter with just two weeks to go. The Wee Heavies are also crowfunding their second album on Indiegogo. * I want to thank my Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. They all pledge $10 or more per episode. Your generosity is just amazing. I was looki[...]


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Stone Soup #274

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast celebrates Celtic culture with music from Flashpoint, Athena Tergis, Heather Dale, Sarah Marie Mullen, Calasaig, Smithfield Fair, The Rogues, Jasper Coal, Jesse Linder, Brobdingnagian Bards, Sons of Malarkey, The Larkin Brigade, The Roving Crows, Celtic Cross, Runa. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to invite you to join me on Facebook. Each week, I now highlight Celtic Music News from bands in the latest episode, new Celtic CDs released on CD Baby, and Celtic Music Spotlights on bands who recently submitted ot the podcast. You'll learn additional information about the bands on the show. You can now listen to entire shows on Facebook and stay tuned as I bring back our video shows soon. * I have a new album that is now on Kickstarter. It's for my band, Kilted Kings, which features Randy Wothke on drums and me on autoharp and vocals. The album features heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. Go to our Kickstarter for more info. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communitie[...]


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Indie Celtic Musicians #273

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000

This one is for the indie Celtic musicians who share their music with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Big thanks to Poitin, The Selkie Girls, Ed Miller, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, Abby Green, Two O'Clock Courage, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Reel Treble, Rambling Sailors, Shillelagh!, The Bog Hoppers, Highland Reign, Skeleton McKee, Emish, Pipedance and all of the awesome bands on our podcast. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Support indie Celtic music * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Jodi Bearden, Derek Lineberry * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes. * I WANT YOU[...]


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Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town #272

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000

We're getting closer to reaching our next Milestone on Patreon which means two-hours of Celtic Women. So let's name this show for the Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town as we enjoying indie Celtic music from The Demon Barbers, Ciaran Tourish, Ciara Considine, Banna, Corktown Popes, Ken O'Malley, Johnson's Motorcar, Merry Wives of Windsor, Stout Pounders, Joe Travers & Adam Alexander, The Irish Experience, The Merry Peddlers, Musical Blades, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I want to send out a super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars who pledge $10 or more per episode. Thanks to Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey Whit[...]


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The Long Road to Dundee #271

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000

There's nothing like some awesome Celtic music when you're on a long road. This week, you'll get some from Colin Farrell, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Wild Clover, Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty, Hank Cramer, Emerald Rose, Kosaka Kazuhiko, Carl Peterson, McFlooseys, The Logues, Angus Mohr, Dust Rhinos, Flatfoot 56, Tullamore. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Want your Celtic music played on the podcast? Submit using our form at 4celts.com. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Lynda MacNeil, Mark Allison, Larry McCloskey. We are just $48 away from that next special. * I also want to send out a big thanks to everyone who supported the release of my latest[...]


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Pwca Rambles in Spring #270

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:05:07 +0000

A 16 hour drive makes this show a bit later than usual. But you'll still enjoy awesome Celtic music from Susan Kidney/Donna Germano, The Rogues, Southern Tenant Folk Union, BOWI, Arthur Hinds, The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, Crepuscule, The New Minstrel Revue, StoneRing, Lost Boys, Redhill Rats, Brothers 3, Icewagon Flu, Young Dubliners, Bat Kinane. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, is now on sale. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Save 20% when you order before August 10th. Go to savedragons.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Renee Bashor and NuclearBandAid * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CEL[...]


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Celtic Dedication #269

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000

This show is dedicated Michael Liebmann. If you're a long-time listener, then you have heard Michael in the Celtic Feedback section where he was a regular contributor. He was also a big promoter of Celtic music and filk music. And he was a friend. Sadly, he passed away on July 26th. So I would like to dedicate this show to Michael with some awesome Celtic music from Becky Taylor, Anton Emery, Headland, Round the House, Claire Roche, We Banjo 3, Shillelagh!, NUA, Brobdingnagian Bards, The McDades, De Ceadaoin, Blackwater, Cu Dubh, Hair of the Dog, Tale | Theo Niessink, Ockham's Razor, Black Rose Roisin Dubh. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to savedragons.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * We Banjo 3 is trying to get onto the Billboard Charts. They're asking you to pre-order the album iTunes before July 30th. * New episode of the Pub Songs Podcast called Pirate Pub Songs, Arr! is now online. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communiti[...]


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Wandering Aengus #268

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Wandering the Celtic countryside looking for great indie Celtic music I found David Hyams, Lochlainn, Celtic Squall, The Nettles, The Kish Celtic Band, Shillelagh!, Beth Patterson & Patrick O'Flaherty, Darren Raleigh, Marc Gunn, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Tossers, Connemara Stone Company, Cleghorn, The Ceili Family. Listen and Share! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to savedragons.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Andrew Scarbro, Aaron Bendavid. * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is [...]


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Jolly Irish Brogue #267

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Put on your own jolly Irish brogue. Then sing and dance along with this week's show featuring indie Celtic music from New York Brogue, NUA, Good Foot, Adam Beattie, The Bordercollies, Trinity River Whalers, Taisgeal Clachan, Songs for Ceilidh, The Jolly Rogues, Caledonia Swing, The Kilt Lifters, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Naymedici, Ceann, Mark Saul. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to celticmusic.org/savethedragons   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Andrew Scarbro, Aaron Bendavid. * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic[...]


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Crazy Summer Dance #266

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Celtic music is in our hearts and in our feet in this week's show with indie Celtic music from Scottish Octopus, Olta, The Selkie Girls, Jameson's Revenge, Ramsay & Black, The Fire Inside, Canned Haggis, Beth Patterson, Marc Gunn, Celtic Cross, Steel City Rovers, Redhill Rats, The Bloody Irish Boys, Celtica Pipes Rock! celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to celticmusic.org/savethedragons   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron, Rod Nevin. * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out [...]


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Raised on Black and Tans #265

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000

I'm back from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We had an incredible invasion visiting Tintagel, Eden Project, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, Chalice Well, some stone circles, horse riding and more. It was a brilliant trip. Before I start planning for 2017, I want to share some more great indie Celtic music from Leaping Lulu, We Banjo 3, 3 Pints Gone, Ron Cody, Rowan, Willie McCulloch, Gaelic Storm, Ginger Ackley, Mason Brown, Ceol Gan Achar, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Amadan, John Byrne Band, A Band of Rogues, Saor Patrol. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode. Today's show is brought to you by Pirates vs Dragons Marc Gunn's latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons, will be released on July 27, 2016. You'll hear sea shanties interwoven with a Celtic Steampunk musical story about an air pirate that kidnaps a bard to immortalize his dragon treasure hunting in song. What he doesn't realize is that the musician will do anything to protect the dragons. Subscribe to my mailing list to notified when it is released, or go to celticmusic.org/savethedragons   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I am back from an incredible Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We saw Tintagel Castle, Stonehenge, the Chalice Well, The Eden Project, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, went horse riding, saw stone circles, and had an amazing adventure. You can find pictures from the trip on my Facebook music page. I'm starting to plan for the 2017 invasion. Sign up at celticinvasion.com if you want to be notified about where we shall go nex[...]


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Celtic Music from the Cornish Kitchen #264

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000

I'm flying off to Cornwall later this morning. Before I go, I wanted to share one more episode to tie you over until I return in a couple weeks. You'll hear awesome indie Celtic music from The Beggarmen, Burning Bridget Cleary, Gallus, Banna De Dha, Gallowglass Irish Trio, Three Weird Sisters, Dublin Harpers, Barrowburn, Sligo Rags, SeaStar, Enter the Haggis, Fathom, The Bible Code Sundays, The Makem & Spain Brothers. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to thank everyone who voted in the Podcast Awards. I really appreciate your support of indie Celtic music! The awards ceremonies will be announced on June 26. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show, as well as my time in producing it. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Best o[...]


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Will Castles Stop the Roving Celt? #263

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has one last chance to win Best Music Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Will you help the Celts be victorious? Go vote! Then enjoy another episode of indie Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Reel Treble Band, Bat Kinane, The Flying Toads, The Black Velvet Band, Emerald Rose, Runa, Martyn Wylde, Maidens IV, Byrne and Kelly, The Langer's Ball, Fiddlers 3, The Fisitcuffs, Rathkeltair, Erin's Guild. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast The success of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is due to the generosity of people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show as well as my time in producing it. Best of all, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits each month. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Peter Tilghman, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Steven, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Vote for Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in Podcast Awards. If you want a daily reminder to vote, visit the shownotes to signup to a special mailing list. * If you enjoy the musi[...]


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Golden Glove of Celtic Music #262

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Put on your golden gloves and lets have another round of indie Celtic music from Poor Man's Fortune, Wicked Tinkers, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Green Tea, Julia Lane, Damh the Bard, Across the Pond, Skeleton McKee, Sean Orr, Jiggernaut, Saor Patrol, Sons of Malarkey, The Canny Brothers Band, Rising Gael. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast The success of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is due in large part to the generosity of people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode helps cover the cost of producing the show, including: web hosting, advertising, technical support, and purchases of new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. Best of all, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits each month. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. We are just $85 away from a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Jodie Purgahn, Rita Barnowski, Stephen Bernhardt. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Vote for Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in Podcast Awards. If you want a daily reminder to vote, visit the shownotes to signup to a special mailing list. * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The New Celtic CDs sh[...]


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Celtic Beach for Memorial Day #261

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000

My family and I went to the beach. I came back a little redder with desire to hear some Celtic beach music. What would that sound like, especially with Memorial Day approaching. Here's some indie Celtic music from Maggie Sansone, Ciara Considine, The Elders, Allan Yn Y Fan, Karan Casey, Marc Gunn, Eilis Crean, MacTalla Mor, The Whiskey Boys, Linda Marie Smith, Sprag Session, Devils Water, Barleyjuice, Stanley & Grimm. www.celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast The success of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is due in large part to the generosity of people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode helps cover the cost of producing the show, including: web hosting, advertising, technical support, and purchases of new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. Best of all, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits each month. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. We are just $94 away from a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest patron: Joyce Pavelko. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because Celtic music needs your support!   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Monday is Memorial Day. Listen to our Celtic Memorial Day special from last year.   * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you migh[...]


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Wild Geese in a Summer Storm #260

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000

It's funny how when I come up with an episode title I like, the whole show seems to take on a mood that seems just like the title. That's certainly the case for the Wild Geese in a Summer Storm. Just wait til you get to the bagpipes. If that doesn't bring it home, nothing will. Great indie Celtic music from Hearthfire Duo, Andy Lamy, An Triur, Battlefield Band, Rebecca Gilbert and Kellswater Bridge, Jed Marum, Black Market Haggis, McGinty, Scottish Octopus, Mickey Coleman, The Freestylers of Piping, Niteworks, Murder the Stout, Leaping Lulu. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to thank each and everyone of the Patrons of the Podcast for your kind and generous support of this show. Your pledge of $1 or more per episode covers the cost of producing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast includin[...]


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Celtic Music to the Rescue #259

Thu, 12 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000

When you're down and out, the weather's bad, or your just not in the mood to face another day of work, there's nothing like Celtic music to lift you up. So let today's show get deep inside you and rescue from the monotony of the world with indie Irish and Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Kennedy's Kitchen, Bow Triplets, Mabon, The Secret Commonwealth, New Shilling, Dave Wilson and Willie B., Culann's Hounds, Dun Aengus, Clan of Celts, Steel Clover, River Drivers, Syr, Colleen Raney. celticmusicpodcast.com/259/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to thank each and everyone of the Patrons of the Podcast for your kind and generous support of this show. Your pledge of $1 or more per episode covers the cost of producing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast including: web hosting, advertising, tech[...]


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Chilling By the Celtic Campfire #258

Thu, 05 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000

The weather is getting nicer. I'm feeling in the mood to chill with some Celtic music by the campfire. Here's some awesome indie Celtic music from Slipjig, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Tania Opland, Pitch the Peat, Ken O'Malley, Rambling Sailors, Darragh McGann, Atlantic Wave, Vintage Wildflowers, Tim Malloys, Celtic Cross, Ockham's Razor, Castlebay. Kick back with a beer and enjoy! celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * This show exists due to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. Each week, 150 people pledge $1 or more per episode. This covers production costs including: web hosting and advertising, but it also pays for my time in producing the show. Plus, I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic Non-Profits. When hit a milestone, y[...]


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Celtic Music Hero's Return #257

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Who's your Celtic music hero? Maybe you'll find a new one on this week's podcast with indie Celtic music from New Shilling, Dublin 4, Seamus Stout, Faerydae, Mazz O'Flaherty, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Sarah Dinan, The Langer's Ball, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Acoustra, Kilmaine Saints, Albannach, Rathkeltair, The Sandcarvers, Battlefield Band. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * Each week, 153 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Mark Hugh[...]


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Commitment to Celtic Music #256

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In today's Celtic Feedback, someone pointed out that I made a commitment to Celtic music years ago. It's still going strong and growing each and every week as I share more indie Celtic music from artists like Fiddleheads, Academy of Irish Music, Spirited Lads, Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, Hearthfire Duo, The Sorries, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Poitin, Gwilym Morus, Keltikon, Aiden's Clan, Hair of the Dog, Bang On the Ear, Round the House. Thank you for being on this journey with me and inspiring me to create an awesome Celtic music show each and every week! celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com Notes: * Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a[...]


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Celtic Music for a Cloudy Day #255

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000

It was overcast and threatening to rain when I put together this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring some amazing indie Celtic music from Sarah Marie Mullen, Brian O h'Uiginn, Hanz Araki, New Shilling, Slan, Ed Yother, Bret Blackshear, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Dublin Harpers, Judith Weikle, Boston Blackthorne, Amadan, The Canny Brothers Band, Staggering Jack, Lothlorien. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 148 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women. * [...]


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2-Hours of Celtic Canadian Music #254

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000

There's a lot of great Celtic music in Canada. Today, I want to introduce you to some of the hottest indie Celtic bands to cross the Canadian border to be heard around the globe with awesome Celtic music from The Fretless, NUA, Coole Park, Bonhomme Setter, Duncan Cameron, Kailyarders, Dust Rhinos, Sora, Chrissy Crowley, Madd Paddy, Jesse Ferguson, Rant Maggie Rant, The Irish Rovers, The Rolling Kings, Gillian Boucher, Bodh'aktan, The Malarkeys, Heather Dale, The Sheridan Band, Oona McOuat, Cod Gone Wild, Brad Reid, The Mudmen, Bang on the Ear, Keelhaul, Searson, Ennis, Hawp. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast Every successful podcast requires a lot of time, and money. I spend many hours searching for new bands, picking music, recording, and even advertising shows. Thankfully, 150 kind and generous Celtic music fans pledge $1 or more per episode to cover the costs of producing this podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We hit a Milestone in February which is why you're getting 2-hours of Celtic Canadain music today. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feat[...]


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Totally Trad Irish Music... April Fools! #253

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000

We've had a wide mix of Celtic music over Irish American Heritage Month. So much so that I think we should play totally Trad Irish Celtic music. Don't you? So that's the plan! Awesome, serious, indie Celtic music from Rattle the Boards, SloanWolfe, Sligo Rags, Trinity River Whalers, Ceann, Brobdingnagian Bards, Whirly Jig, Emerald Rose, Stout Pounders, Battlelegs, Beatnik Turtle, Doug Folkins, Paddy's Pig, McFlooseys. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 151 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. Next week, I'm planning our next feature[...]


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Post-St. Patrick's Day Blues #252

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000

What do you when St. Patrick's Day is over and the green begins to disappear? Keep the music going with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast of course. We're still here each and every Thursday with the best indie Celtic music from Burning Bridget Cleary, Flashpoint, John Byrne Band, Jonathan Milton, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, The Persephone Pickers, Karan Casey, Mithril Duo, West of Eden, Cliudan, The Mighty Regis, LQR, Tuatha Dea, The Whiskeydicks, The Tea Merchants. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra[...]


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St Patrick's Day Top 20 Celtic Bands #251

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:00:00 +0000

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I am excited to share our 5th St. Patrick's Day music special for the holiday. This one highlights all of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2015 as featured earlier in the year, but with completely different songs. You will enjoy amazing indie Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Runa, Clandestine, The Flying Toads, Marc Gunn, Emerald Rose, Full Gael, The Gothard Sisters, Heather Alexander , Appalachian Celtic Consort, Jesse Ferguson, Breabach, The Blarney Rebel Band, Kailyarders, The Rogues, Whiskey Sunday, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Bourbon & Shamrocks, The Elders, Patsy O'Brien. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.[...]


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St Patrick's Day Wish with Poitin's Czech Celtic Music #250

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:00:00 +0000

Here's another St. Patrick's Day music treat for you. The Czech Republic's most-prominent Celtic music group is Poitin. They've won numerous Celtic music awards and have been a favorite on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast since nearly the beginning. We are honored to share their latest CD "Wish" in its entirety. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Poitin Poitin are an award-winning Celtic band from the Czech Republic. They play all kinds of Celtic music from traditional jigs, songs and reels to completely new material. They've toured in Germany, France, Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic. They are currently working on a new studio album with a working title of "Simple Pleasures". This is their 7th album and will mark their 20th year performing together. Find them at www.poitin.cz/english/ .     Notes: * Each week, 144 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic[...]


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17 for St Patrick's Day Music Playlist #249

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:00:00 +0000

The St. Patrick's Day music playlists continue with 17 St Patrick's Day songs and tunes from some of the best indie Celtic bands including: Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, The Gothard Sisters, The Selkie Girls, Los Paddys de Las Pampas, Abby Green, The Ne'er Duwels, John Byrne Band, Mason Brown, Bard & Company, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Fire Inside, The Fretless, Stout Pounders, The Killdares, Redhill Rats, Ockham's Razor, Noel Nash and Danny O'Flaherty. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast There is a lot that goes into the production of a successful podcast, everything finding bands and picking music, to recording, sharing and promoting episodes. It requires a lot of time, and money. Each week, Celtic music fans pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of this show. We hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada. Special thanks[...]


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St Patrick's Day Songs #248

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:00:00 +0000

Every now and then a Celtic artist will allow me to release an entire album in podcast form, much like DJs did back in the 70s. I've found it a great way to promote my music and a great way to sell more music as well. That is the ultimate goal of this podcast, after all, to help Celtic bands sell more music. This week, I'm featuring my St. Patrick's Day album called "Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day". If you enjoy it, please buy a copy on iTunes or Amazon or just share it with a friend. celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Marc Gunn's CD "Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day Ever wake up on St. Patrick’s Day in a panic because you have no Irish music?  Well, here’s a ready-made solution! “Not Every Day is Not St. Patrick’s Day” adds to Marc Gunn’s considerable collection of Celtic music made accessible in any number of ways.  First of all, it’s a great listen.  Even if you never explore the music beyond that, you’ll be satisfied.  But Marc has made the lyrics to and chords for [...]


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St Patrick's Day Playlist for Irish American Heritage Month #247

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:00:00 +0000

President Obama declared March to be Irish American Heritage Month. Of course for me, March is the month of all the Celts as we gather to celebrate the musical and culture of the Celtic nations running all the way up to St. Patrick's Day. I have a ton of great episodes planned for the next few weeks starting today with an extra-long St Patrick's Day special featuring the indie Celtic music of Friday Frolics, Wicked Tinkers, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Michael Black, Anne Roos, Michael DeAngelis, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Slipjig, Merry Wives of Windsor, Sons of Malarkey, Ginger Ackley, Aisling, Barleyjuice, Hanz Araki, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown,  Jameson's Revenge, Sgian Dubh, Ed Miller, Fromseier Rose, Skelpin, Searson, Ren. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one a[...]


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Passing the Train to St. Patrick's Day #246

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0000

We're less than a week away from Irish Music Month. I thought I'd share a bunch of new indie Celtic music from Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Athas, Abby Green, Jonathan Milton, Myddle Earth, Dearest Home, Avourneen, Nessa, Saby O', La Unica, Stephen Kern, The Tomfooligans, Niteworks, and Lady Moon that was recently submitted before we jump full force into lots of St. Patrick's Day music specials. I have some incredible shows planned. So tell a friend! celticmusicpodcast.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast There is a lot that goes into the production of a successful podcast, everything finding bands and picking music, to recording, sharing and promoting episodes. It requires a lot of time, and money. Each week, Celtic music fans pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra long episode of this show. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic m[...]


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Wind & Whiskey to Shake the Barley #245

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0000

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is not your typical Celtic radio program. Most play the same Celtic artists promoted by the top record labels. We focus on indie Celtic bands, the ones who don't get played but are just as good. You'll find them living in your town if you go looking. Great indie Celtic music from Nine-8ths Irish, Harpnotic, David Nigel Lloyd, Aisling, New Shilling, Kailyarders, Adamh, Emerald Dawn, Perkelt, Jim Sharkey, The Elders, Don Gabbert, Barleyjuice, O'Hanleigh. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast There is a lot that goes into the production of a successful podcast, everything finding bands and picking music, to recording, sharing and promoting episodes. It requires a lot of time, and money. Each week, Celtic music fans pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra long episode of this show. [...]


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Celtic Love Songs & Tunes #244

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:24:44 +0000

Happy Celtic Valentine's Day! I'm happy to share with you a bunch of Celtic love songs and tunes which show the Celts know as much as about love as anyone, some even more passionately so. You'll enjoy great Celtic music from Mithril Duo, Tullamore, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Battlefield Band, Colleen Raney & Colm Maccárthaigh, Marc Gunn, Scott Hoye, Seamus Kennedy, Steel Clover, The ShamRogues , The McCabes, Celtic Cross, Carbon Leaf, Finbar Furey. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Cornwall in 2016. Subscribe to the mailing list to [...]


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Whiskey Kelpie Reels #243

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0000

I was an interesting interesting mood this week while picking songs for the podcast. So I bring you an extra fun episode that leans towards a little more contemporary Celtic music from Finvarra, John Byrne Band, Jamie Smith's MABON, Cluan, MacTalla Mor, Patrick Penta, Bill Grogan's Goat, John McLean Allan, Poitin, Ockham's Razor, Greenwich Meantime, Sprag Session, Carbon Leaf, Cara Dillon. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Cornwall in 2016. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion[...]


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King of the Fairies #242

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +0000

Last week, we featured the best Celtic music of 2015. This week, we're gonna catch up with the newest Celtic music that has come into my inbox. You'll hear great indie Celtic music from Avourneen, Black Market Haggis, Aul' Grey Whistle, Bonnie Rideout, Pandora Celtica , Dublin Harpers, Beltaine, SaltyPaws, Smithfield Fair, Good Foot, Steel City Rovers, LQR, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, Haggis Rampant, Burning Bridget Cleary. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Cornwall in 2016.[...]


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Top 20 Best Celtic Music of 2015 on #241

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +0000

It's time, once again, to celebrate the Top 20 Best Celtic songs of 2015. We had a lot of great music last year as I found out when I compiled all of  your votes. That's right. YOU get to vote for the best Celtic music of the year. Today, you're gonna hear the Best Celtic music from Emerald Rose, The Flying Toads, Clandestine, Appalachian Celtic Consort, The Gothard Sisters, Count 4dB, Full Gael, Heather Alexander, Breabach, Kailyarders, Jesse Ferguson, The Rogues, The Blarney Rebel Band, Runa, Patsy O'Brien, Whiskey Sunday, The Elders, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Carolina Ceili. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2016 at the end of the year.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one [...]


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Irish Music on Ellis Island #240

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:00:00 +0000

This week on the podcast, we have Irish Celtic music from Caladh, Blackwater, Amelia Hogan, Earl's Chair, An Taisdeal, Laurent Leemans, Beltaine, Dublin 4, Ellis Island, Doug Folkins, Shishonnah,  Lenahan, Alizabr and Ann Sannat with Faun, Burning Bridget Cleary. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2015 at the end of the year.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Cornwall in 2016. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your ki[...]


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Celtic Harp Music Special for 2-Hours #239

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:00:00 +0000

We hit another major Milestone for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast back in November. Because of the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast, I now bring you two hours of amazing Celtic Harp Music from Sarah Marie Mullen, The Duplets, Harpnotic, Claire Roche, Scott Hoye, Leah Jorgensen, Donna Germano, Margaret Davis, Daphne Quigley-Freund & Tom Bradfish, Seasons, Allyson Adair, Oona McOuat, Ashley Davis, Ramsay & Black, Ciara Considine, Jenneth Tollin, Sora, Avalon Rising, Allison Girvan, Catriona McKay, Darren Raleigh, Dublin Harpers, Faery Dae, Mark Davies, Rachel Hair Trio, Nick Hennessey, Sara Hillis, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Julia Lane, Anne Roos. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2015 at the end of the year.   Today's show is brought to you by Patrons of the Podcast There is a lot that goes into the production of a successful podc[...]


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Funny Irish & Celtic Songs #238

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0000

It's New Year's Eve. Let's laugh and party on the very last day of 2015 with funny Irish and Celtic songs from Legacy with Jim Flanagan, The Molly Maguires, Jim Brannigan, Trinity River Whalers, The Dregs, Seamus Kennedy, Ed Miller, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Irish Rovers, Brobdingnagian Bards, Marc Gunn, Ceann, Hair of the Dog, Black 47, The Poxy Boggards, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Wild Mountain Thyme, Claymore. celticmusicpodcast.com If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2015 at the end of the year.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Do you love Celtic music? Want to see the Celtic nations? Want to learn the truth about King Arthur and the Holy Grail? Join your podcast host, Marc Gunn, in 2016 as I lead a Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We will explore Celtic culture and Arthurian legends. Subscribe to the mai[...]


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