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

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Copyright: Marc Gunn
 



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 send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Kristi Green Hudson posted on Facebook: "Hi! Kristi Green listening in from Dawsonville, Georgia, USA. - Loving your show #296. I've been enjoying your podcasts for several days now - what a wonderful discovery! Great music to help me through the workday! This time last year, I was enjoying my first trip to Ireland and watching the parade pass by in Dublin! Your music helps take me back to those perfect days & favored memories! Thank you." Heidi L Kleinman Murphy posted on Facebook: "I love your music. I'm practicing the bodhran while I listen to your podcast"   This Week in Celtic Music 0:03 "7 Fig For A Kiss/Olive For a Kiss" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds 3:10 "Farewell to Music/Abercairney House/Andrew & His Cutie Gun" by Patrick Penta from When I Was a Young Man 8:56 "Ruffled Drawers/When First Unto This Country" by[...]


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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 for your generosity! Become a patron today! If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today. Listen to past St Patrick's Day episodes on our website. You can also find other St. Patrick's Day shows to check out, including St Patrick's Day Podcast and Pub Songs Podcast. I posted a 2-hour St Pats Special there last week. Best Irish Drinking Songs Lyrics Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes right now. Click here to read the article and download the MP3s. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Dan Cunningham emailed me on Facebook: "Thank you Marc for your podcast and all you do for the Celtic community. I've been an advid fan for years We rece[...]


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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 thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Dieter Zimmerman, The QUASOR Podcast, Georg Macku, Sue Campbell, Jon Chamberlin. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today! Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes next Wednesday March 15th. Just subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine to get notified about it. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Next episode will be released the St Patrick's Day is our 300th episode. So I want to ask you for your phone calls that I can include in that and other upcoming shows. Please call in. [...]


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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 Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.   This Week in Celtic Music 0:37 "Island Orchard" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory 5:24 "Little Monster" by The Here & Now from Ladybird 8:49 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads 12:43 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into The West 15:47 "The Golden Glove" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins 21:16 "Wild Geese" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz 24:52 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 26:47 "Mo Nighean Donn as Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen 30:54 "The Pleasant Month of May" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures 32:54 "Si Beg Si Mor (reprise)/ Banish Misfortune" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune 37:01 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies 39:06 “I Courted a Sailor” by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose 43:05 CELTIC FEEDBACK 44:07 "Hjarta og Eldur" by SeaStar from Never Go Back 48:28 "Ireland" by Skeleton McKee from Leave The Wor[...]


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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 Irish Rovers from Drunken Sailor 20:10 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 21:13 "Appin, Mo Chridhe" by Smithfield Fair from 20 For 20 22:47 "Auchanachie Gordon" by Bill Troxler from 12 Degrees of Separation 28:08 "Forsaken Land" by Pol Mac Adaim from Forsaken Land 31:36 "Bully in the Alley" by Drunk & Sailor from Doing What We Do 33:25 CELTIC FEEDBACK 33:56 "Weatherman" by Rising Gael from IV 37:40 "Lily's Ghost" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions 42:06 "San Patricio" by O'Craven from Whiskey, Wenches, and Scallywag 46:52 "Faith of a Felon" by Larkin from Alexandra 49:37 "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn 54:52 "Da Shetlands" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one band. That's it. Your vote will help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go[...]


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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 will pose in the next Celtic Music Magazine. So think about it, and then email me if you're interested. If I can get a couple dozen or so people interested, I will organize such an event. If you have a preferred day or time, please share that as well. * 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. Nicole Theresa posted on Facebook: "Just wanted to drop a note - - I'm listening to past podcast episodes while I grade music finals (I work for a virtual school in California; I'm a high school music appreciation teacher). The wonderful music is making the painful student submissions a bit more bearable! Cheers!" Shira Gaudet posted on Facebook: "Thank you for your podcast! Yours is what I listen to when I need a mental break. Love the music. Stone Soup is my favorite episode so far! S[...]


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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 them perform twice, in Gettysburg and at a Celtic festival in Harrisburg hosted by the Kilmaine Saints. Both bands put on a great show at the festival, but DbtG was closer to my own tastes in music. I'd love to see their work get some love with a wider audience. Thanks for doing what you do."   This Week in Celtic Music 0:14 "Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All In The Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters" by Beth Paterson from Hyrid Vigor 6:06 "Only for Barney/ Kissing and Drinking" by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots 9:06 "Do You Love an Apple" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes 11:41 "Clumsy Lover" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou 16:32 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul 22:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 23:32 "Johnny Lad" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne 29:13 "Home with the Girls/Devil in the Strawstack" by Sean Orr from Celtic Texas 31:57 "Farewell My Love, Remember Me" by Ciara Considine from O Mo Chroi 35:12 "Miss Patteron's Slippers/Berehaven" by Nathan Gourley and [...]


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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/294/ 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 Kings from Name On My Soul 15:27 "Si Bheag Si Mhor/Why Should I?" by Abby Green from Why Should I? 18:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 19:56 "Western Highway" by Colleen Raney and Colm Maccárthaigh from Cuan 23:27 "Granny Panny" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van 29:19 "Traveling Song" by Tortoise and Hair from A Front Row Seat 32:16 "Who's on the Way, Boys?" by Hank Cramer from Loosely Celtic 34:19 "May Morning Dew/Monaghan Jig" by Poor Man's Fortune from Blow Hard 39:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK 39:40 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown 43:20 "Sometimes the Night Is Wrong" by The Killdares from Steal the Sky 46:42 "Torchy Doyle" by The Elders from Story Road 50:33 "Moorlough Shore" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter 56:29 "Ireland, Oh Ireland" by Trip McCool from The Traveler 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[...]


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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 Marc Gunn's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast when what should arrive at my door... Thanks for the sticker Marc. I will put it in my guitar case with pride. ;)" Jake sent a voicemail. Indeed the Top of Admiration posted on iTunes: "I love this podcast for the wide variety of Celtic musicians it features in every episode. No two episodes sound quite alike, and I love that it constantly exposes me to new artists. This podcast has become my go-to music to have on while I write." Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc, I'm eagerly anticipating hearing the "Scottish Music" podcast on my lunchtime walk today! 2016 was an eventful year with many ups and downs for me (unplanned job change, my mother's passing, etc.), but I could always count on hearing wonderful music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. My best wishes to you and your family and many thanks again for all you do in bringing the greatest gift of Celtic music to all of us. Slainte'"   This Week in Celtic Music 0:36 "Moped in t[...]


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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. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/292/ 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 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. Alisa sent a voicemail Merbs Labrador posted on Facebook: "Hey mark, it's merbs! I'm originally from the Philippines. living now in New Zealand.. I really love irish & celtic music. I discovered your podcast through the celtic roots podcast with raymond in belfast northern ireland. It all started back 2011 when I was working in the desert, with lots of my irish workmates. I was inspired and got addicted to listening to celtic music. Best of luck to your program, I'm lookin forward to be one of your patron. Cheers" Ma-Ho-Ney posted on iTunes: "Great music, love the themes! I am making my own top music playlist based off of [...]


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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/291/ 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'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. Sytze Kamphuis posted in the shownotes: "Hey Marc, there is one Celtic Christmas song that I always play in the winter. It is not just one of the best Celtic Christmas songs I've ever heard, it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, period. Seacht Suailci Na Maighdine Muire by Aoife ni Farragh from her album 'Aoife'. Hope you get a chance to listen to it and I wish you and your family all the best for 2017." Jeffrey Evans emailed a picture: "On the Celtic postcast, you're always asking what were doing when we're listening. Normally, that is difficult for me since I'm either listen to new episodes at work and there is a strict rule about taking pictures inside the plant fence or I'm listening to some favorite episodes that I have permanently downloaded as I'm falling asleep. Not today. It's probably the l[...]


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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/290/ Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * 3-Hour Celtic Instrumental Show #204 and the Celtic Instrumentals #103 * TradConnect is accepting your votes for Album of the Year. I see several artists who've been featured on our podcast on that list, including: Andrew Finn Magill, Caladh Nua, Crepuscule, Innisfall, Jennifer Licko, NUA, Runa, Socks in the Frying Pan, We Banjo 3. We have some outstanding artists on this show, and I really would love to support them for their generosity to this podcast. So do me a favor and go vote. Now I should point out that you do need to be a member of TradConnect and membership is free. But this will do wonders for our awesome musicians and our community. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tony, Mark Muller, Michael Bromund, Terri Stinnett-Herczeg. Become a patron today! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Here's a voicemaili from Sarah. John Gimler in Indiana left a voicemail as well. Voice: James from Indiana I got a text from Dawsonville, GA. They wrote: "Listening to podcast #287 & prepping Triceratops bones" From Neah Bay, WA: "Making Christmas cookies listening to your podcast" Allan Marcotte emailed a Christmas picture: "I enclose a picture of the star for the top of my tree and it is special. This is the same star that topped the Christmas trees that I grew up with back in the 60's and 70's. For years my younger sister had it but did not use it. A few years back I asked for it. Well this year for Christmas, I found that she had sent it to me. Talk about a wonderful surprise and a flood of memories. I want to wish you and your family a most Merry Christma[...]


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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/289/ 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 Hamill from Wide Awake 24:34 "The Boatman's Call" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose 28:02 "Cooley's Reel/The Glass of Beer" by The Triskells from The Triskells 31:32 "Broom of Cowdenknowes" by Kevin Tyler from Conor Savage 35:03 "Sergeant Early's Dream" by Naomi's Fancy from Crossing Borders 39:27 CELTIC FEEDBACK 40:02 "Men of Worth" by Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings from No Bedrolls or Backpacks 42:47 "Dear Ould Ireland" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks 47:55 "Hangover Hill" by The Elders from Story Road 50:58 "Fair and Tender Ladies" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart 54:34 "The Voice" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home 1:01:17 "Auld Lang Syne" by Seamus Kennedy from Goodwill to Men VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc [...]


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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 voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Daniel E Bednar emailed a picture: "Your podcast is a common companion during the 90 min. commute to my banking job in downtown Tokyo. This was was one of the less crowded days on the train! Btw, I would selfishly like to suggest doing some episodes with nothing but instrumental music, no singing. They would be great for studying, another thing I do a lot of on the train! Keep up the great work, sir!" Brian McCormick wrote in the shownotes: "thank you so much for all you do. At 74 years 11 months and reluctantly counting ?? , it is a real joy to still hear the music I grew up on" John sent a voicemail from Oregon... Belfast Andi sent a voicemail to say thanks   This Week in Celtic Music 0:26 "Last Beautiful Loneliness" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures 5:27 "Battle of Aughrim/Jenny Dang the Weaver" by Vince Conaway from Wanderlust 9:04 "Lish Young Buy-a-Broom" by Shillelagh! [...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/287/ 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 Week in Celtic Music 0:37 "Christmas Morning" by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time of Year 4:13 "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow 9:37 "Soilse na Nollag" by Jennifer Licko from The Lights of Christmas 14:20 "O Christmas Tree/Road Dust Slip Jigs" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland 19:21 "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake" by Eddie Biggins from To Drive the Cold Winter Away 22:31 "Behould Three Kings" by Caitriona O'Leary Rosanne Cash from The Wexford Carols 26:49 "The Cherry Tree Carol" by Rose and Thistle Band from Celtic Christmas 30:43 "Canon in D" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged IN 34:07 "Two Cornish Carols" by Heather Dale from Spark 37:44 "Christmas Eve" by De Ceadaoin from Savor the Notes 43:39 "Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil" by Irish School of Music from Winter Air 47:41 "The O'Rourke's Feast" by Golden Bough from Christmas in a Celtic Land 51:57 "Joy to the World" by Celtic Woman from Voices of Angel[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/286/ 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 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. Ken Brixius wrote in the shownotes: "Been enjoying the podcasts since #1. Usually listen to several hours at a time while traveling to VA appointments. Very interesting blurb about you with #285. I was stationed in Vicenza, IT a bit before your time there, 1976-78. What is extremely interesting is that the post, Ederle, has absolutely no record of my company ever being there. 62nd Engineer Company was the only Atomic Demolition company, ever! 4th building on the left as you pass the main gate." Johnny Berry commented on Patreon: "Marc....your podcast are always good, but this one is the best that ya have ever done (in my opinion) THANK YOU" This Week in Celtic Music 0:18 "An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat" by Pitch the Peat from [...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/285/ 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 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. Brian Mcreynolds shared a photo on Facebook: "I'm at work upgrading some temperature controllers. It's a lot nicer work with some Celtic music from your podcast." Eric Atkinson wrote in the shownotes: "I’m working and living in Pyongyang, North Korea. I don’t get TV or radio and I have very limited internet access. I rely on DVDs and podcasts for home entertainment. While on a breather trip to Beijing, I downloaded a lot of Irish and Celtic music podcasts and I listen to at least one every day. I’m listening to one now. Thanks for providing such great entertainment. It’s really appreciated in this challenging place to live. Keep up the good work. p.s. I also play Celtic flute and with the lots of time I have to practice, I’m getting [...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/284/ 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, please let me know so I can contact them. * You can find the latest news about bands in this show by visiting our Facebook page. We post news there each and every week. * 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: Brad Millar, Deb Green Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music. A super special thanks to our growing 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 * The Iri[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/283/ 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 our newest patron Rick Bonney and to Hank Woodward who raised his pledge this week. A super special thanks to our growing Celtic Superstars: Amanda Wiseman, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali * Get the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast iOS app and Android app for free! * Get Marc Gunn's Celtic Music App * 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. Sytze Kamphuis posted on Facebook: "No watching a sad little screen for me on my twelve hour flight from Zurich to San Francisco. Just episode after episode of Marc Gunn's Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Thanks, Marc, for making my time in an aluminium tu[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/282/ 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 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. We Hate Anime wrote on iTunes: "I don't really have a method to find or listen to Celtic music, though I love it, aside from this podcast. It's hella helpful" Donna Holstine Vander Valk posted on Facebook: "Well, I've just happily pledged - I've been considering it a while, but when I saw you were $1 away from your goal.....well, it was just too tempting! Thanks for all your hard work. It is truly appreciated in Calgary, Canada." Annie Lorkowski posted on Facebook: "Hello Marc! You asked for photos from my recent Ireland trip... We took the ferry from Wales to Dublin, then the train to Galway, and a driving tour of the Connemara. We went pony trekking on the beach outside of Clifden, and visited the stunning Kylemore Abbey (here in the photo). I discovered your podcast after my first trip to Ireland, to keep the Irish inspiration [...]


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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, Ashley Taylor. 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 Week in Celtic Music 0:41 "The Fiery Warlocks" by Faerydae from Changeling 5:47 "Tim Finnegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks 9:53 "Strong Ciders" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury 14:23 "The Elfin Knight" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats 18:05 "Roslin Castle & The Woods of Kilmurry" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest 24:15 "Jack Ward" by Crepuscule from Horizon 28:28 "Geese in the Bog/Mist Covered Mountain/Queen of the Fair" by Steve Holloway from Next Stop, Seelie Court 34:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 35:32 "Mad Tom of Bedlam" by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave 38:42 "Jump at Samhain's Fire" by Beltaine from Jump [...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/280/ Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $14 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker and CD in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Robert Buck, Pete Alexander, Mark McCaffrey, Rebecca, Hans Schutz, and to Jodie Purgahn who raised her pledge to the Song Henge level. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music. * If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Amy Sherman wrote in our shownotes: "Hi Mark! Just wanted to say that your podcast has meant a lot to me the past 5 years! We recently moved to a family home in the Mississippi Delta, built in the early 1800's. It is an ongoing project to get it ship shape, and your we[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/279/ 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're a Celtic musician with a Christmas album or even just a Christmas single, it is time for you to send it on to us. Just complete the form at 4celts.com. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, 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. Kelly Rogers emailed: "Marc, I listened to your latest podcast about Irish music albums for kids and my first thought was to the band Scythian. Several years ago Alec and Dan the founding brothers of Scythian, released a kids album for their 25 nieces and nephews called Cake For Dinner. It's a nice mix of traditional Irish songs like South Australia and The Littlest Jig, as well as folk and campfire songs from the U.S., French Canadian, Italian, and Ukrainian. Check it out at http://cakefordinnermusic.com. Plus their newest album O[...]


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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.  celticmusicpodcast.com/278/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * What are your favorite Samhain or Celtic Halloween songs? I'm planning another Halloween special for the podcast. * I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $30 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! A super special thanks to our newest patron, Matthew Means. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music. * If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Meisters Realm posted on Facebook: "I'm enjoying the music tonight! I've been listening to podcast # 274 while I'm updating the dates of the nation's Ren and Scotfests on my directory website." Kyle Wagner-Dixon emailed last year: "I am a dog groomer from Ontario, Canada and I've been listening to your podcast now for almost 6 years. Through you and your show I discovered a new depth to a world which I loved, but never knew was so varied. I am, of course, talking [...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/277/ 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 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 1:36 "The I-Hop" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up 4:10 "Retreat Jump" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now 9:36 "Mairi's Wedding" by The Shanties from Fear Not 13:13 "Party Pieces" by New Shilling from New Shilling 17:26 "The Golden Door" by Patrick Clifford from American Wake 21:34 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls 24:32 "Grumpy Old Man Growling Old Woman/Maudabawn Chapel/Tuttle's Reel" by Giant's Dance from Giant's Dance 30:40 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Barley Boys from The Days of Abundence 35:31 "The Newry Highwayman" by Bill Grogan's Goat 39:21 "The Hexamshire Lass" by Avalon Rising from Storming Heaven 42:23 "The Congress Reel/Unknown Reel" by Poitin from Poitin 45:30 "Courtin' in the Kitchen" by Beatnik Turtles from Sham Rock 48:05 "Crabs In The Skillet/The Dusty Windowsill/Th[...]


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#276: The Highlands

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. celticmusicpodcast.com/276/ 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 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 trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Paul & Judith wrote shared a picture in the shownotes: "Hey Marc, We listened to this fantastic podcast whilst driving back to the ferry port at Ouistreham, Normandie, in northern France from La Loire to catch the ferry back home to Southern England. It made the drive go so much quicker! Thank you so much for putting it together – we really appreciate all your efforts!" Tess Walsh shared a picture on Facebook and wrote. "Enjoying your podcast while drinking my nana's tea and doing homework. Thank you for keeping me focused, keep up the good work." In last week's Celt[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/275/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature. * My band, Kilted Kings, plays heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. We have a new Kickstarter with just two weeks to go. The Wee Heavies are also crowfunding their second album on Indiegogo. * I want to thank my Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. They all pledge $10 or more per episode. Your generosity is just amazing. I was looking at your past donations, and, wow! You are all too kind. Thank you so much! I also want to thank our newest patron, JJmollpus, who signed up this week and brought us a wee bit closer to our next Milestone. We're now $46 away from a goal that will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women in your earbuds. We've had that goal sitting there for a while. It's time to up the ante. If we can raise that $46 per episode before the end of September, to hit that next milestone, then I will extend the next three shows in October by 30 minutes. Yes. There will be a lot of music. You'll get a 2-hour special on Celtic Women. And you'll get three hour and half shows. And remember that your generosity will also go back into our Celtic community because I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits. Go sign up right now and become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listeni[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/274/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I want to invite you to join me on Facebook. Each week, I now highlight Celtic Music News from bands in the latest episode, new Celtic CDs released on CD Baby, and Celtic Music Spotlights on bands who recently submitted ot the podcast. You'll learn additional information about the bands on the show. You can now listen to entire shows on Facebook and stay tuned as I bring back our video shows soon. * I have a new album that is now on Kickstarter. It's for my band, Kilted Kings, which features Randy Wothke on drums and me on autoharp and vocals. The album features heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. Go to our Kickstarter for more info. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Laura. * If you're in a Celtic band and want your music played on the show, please submit at 4celts.com. Complete the form and you'll also get a special feature on our Facebook page. One of many ways that we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Balden4325 wrote on iTunes: "A wonderful find. I have always loved Celtic music. I listen at work. The podcast is absolutely perfect. Just the right amoun[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/273/ 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 YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Summer Cruiser posted on iTunes: "Upbeat and happy music! Great podcast, well-spoken host, fun/good music. All around excellent podcast" Mark Hughes wrote on iTunes: "Fantastic resource for Celtic music. I am a long-time subscriber and supporter on Patreon. Please give this podcast a listen. You will not be disappointed." Anthony Becker posted on Facebook: "Listening to The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast on the way from my hotel to the Broadcast Center in Rio De Janiero, Brazil for the Olympics. Here I am passing the Velodrome where the indoor cycle events went on. Nothing better than a bit of great Celtic music to make the walk, and day go faster — thinking about going home at Rio 2016 Olympi[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/272/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I want to send out a super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars who pledge $10 or more per episode. Thanks to Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Tim Hughes shared a photo on Facebook and wrote: "Listening on the MS Best Dam Bike Tour in Southern Wisconsin." Anthony Becker posted a comment to Connemara Stone Company: "Heard your music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Now only 10 minutes later, page liked, comment posted, and two of your albums purchased!" This Week in Celtic Music 0:25 "Aye Fly" by The Demon Barbers from Disco At The Tavern 5:05 "Are Y[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/271/ 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 album, Pirates vs. Dragons. It climbed as high as #9 on all of CD Baby, where it has pretty much stayed since the CD was released last month. You can find the album on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and all of the main online sales sites. Thank you if you supported it. If you want to find out more, go to savedragons.com * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Non Negabit Nos wrote on iTunes: "With Marc Gunn's pdocast, there is no way that I could listen to this much Celtic music! Yes, tehre are other Celtic music sources out there, but you have to [...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/270/ 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-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Dan Williamson of Clan Gunn wrote: "Awesome show Marc. I listen to your show while driving at work. Love it. You can never have too much pipes and drums."   This Week in Celtic Music 0:26 "Stewart's Triumph/Highland Fling" by Susan Kidney/Donna Germano from Highland Fling 4:34 "Willie and the Brain" by The Rogues from V.O. 8:35 "The New Farming Scene from Southern Tenant Folk Union from The New Farming Scene 12:28 "Cliffs Set" by BOWI from Captain Hopper's Mutiny 15:43 "Pwca in the Garden" by Arthur Hinds from Tome of Mystery CELTIC MUSIC NEWS 20:00 "Arrah, Come in Out of the Rain/Barney McShane" by The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra from Since Maggie Dooley Learned the Hooley Hooley 23:25 "The Sound of[...]


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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. celticmusicpodcast.com/269/ 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 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 between 3-5 minutes. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. This Week in Celtic Music "The Lady's Cup of Tea" by Becky Taylor from Ireland Bridge "Father John of Barra/Sprig of Ivy" by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses "Foggy Dew/Jenny's Chickens" by Headland from Longti[...]


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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! celticmusicpodcast.com/268/ 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 between 3-5 minutes. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Caitlin Conchoille wrote on iTunes: "Just started listening to this podcast. So far I am loving the playlists! Looking forward to catching up on previous episodes." Maddie Hanlon added a new photo to Facebook: "Thanks for the inspiration, Mark! While listening to episodes 265 and 266 of Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I finally completed the design and burn for this custom guitar for Aisling Guitars. It's a combination of my husband's family crest - the wild boar - and motifs from the Lindisfarne Gospels. Your podcast has been the perfect companion to my work! Looking forward to the next episode!" This Week in Celtic Music 0:31 "The Stolen Kiss" by David Hyams fro[...]


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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/267/ 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 Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. John Bartmann wrote on Facebook: "I've been listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast while clearing a forest while on a Workaway experience in Noosa, Australia. We're originally from South Africa and the podcast has just made the shady, quiet surrounds perfect :) thanks" Cathy Gadzo wrote on Facebook: "Listening to show #266 while working on inventory for @Celtique Creations' summer festivals" This Week in Celtic Music 0:36 "Cul Aodh Jigs" by New York Brogue from Live from the Poor Mouth 6:38 "Fizzbuzz" by NUA from BOLD 10:10 "Home With the Girls in the Morning" by Good Foot from Good Foot 13:37 [...]


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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/266/ 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 on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes. * If you ever wanted to hear what it's like on a Celtic Invasion Vacation, you can listen to a few podcasts from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. It's all on The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to post a couple more episodes from the trip soon. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Shmeezbun emailed: "Work, cook, write, yoga, art, BLAST "oh Nancy oh" so my neighbors hear it off the elevator. Dance of course and dig into the Irish roots! Keep the tunes coming!. I listen to the Valentine's Day episode 244 at least once a day. Thanks thanks thanks" I got a message from an unknown person who wrote: "Just got back from my first trip to Ireland last night! It[...]


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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/265/ 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 next year. * 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 on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes. * If you ever wanted to hear what it's like on a Celtic Invasion Vacation, you can listen to a few podcasts from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. It's all on The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to post a couple more episodes from the trip so[...]


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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/264/ 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 of all, 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. * 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. * Finally, if you want to stay on top of this year's Celtic Invasion of Cornwall, then subscribe to The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to podcast new episodes daily. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Jerrie Adkins commented on Patreon: "Dear Marc, You rock so hard, the Blarney Stone called and threatened to sue for copyright i[...]


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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/263/ 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 music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. I had fun pre-recording the shows last week. So I'm gonna try that again this week. * Finally, if you want to stay on top of this year's Celtic Invasion of Cornwall, then subscribe to The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to podcast new episodes daily. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. This Week in Celtic Music 0:42 "Shandon Bells Set" by Black Market Haggis from EP 4:50 "Spotted Dog/The Swallow's Tail/Donegal Lass" by Reel Treble 6:56 "A Stonecutter's Journey" by Bat Kinane from The Hills Above the Va[...]


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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/262/ 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 show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. I had fun pre-recording the shows last week. So I'm gonna try that again this week. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Shai wrote in the shownotes: "Hey Marc! I’ve been listening on and off for about.. 4 years now? i really enjoy the podcast, all the songs have really surprisingly good production quality compared to the indie artist here in Israel. Can u please link in the shownotes to any songs that have a vid on youtube? Can u also maybe write In the shownotes the bands and songs by the time they show? Huge thank you if you do any of those things, and also for keeping up the podcast for so long!" [...]


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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/261/ 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 might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. I had fun pre-recording the shows last week. So I'm gonna try that again this week. * You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Medha Rashed responded to the Celtic Music Magazine. She wrote: "Late wishes to your daughter Inara. Marc, I live far away... ano[...]


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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/260/ 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, technical support, and buying new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. AND I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic Non-Profits. We're doing works thanks to you. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. The next will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to Joyce Pavelko and Steven our latest patrons.Become a Patrons of the Podcast today. Because we are celebrating Celtic culture through music together. *If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook Live video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes. This week, both shows will be pre-recorded since I'm off to the beach with my family. * You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the li[...]


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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, technical support, and buying new music. It also pays for my time in producing the show. AND I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic Non-Profits. We're doing works thanks to you. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic Music. The next will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars who pledge $10 per episode: Peter Tilghman, Bryan Brake, Chris, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, and Shawn Cali. You are absolutely amazing. Become a Patrons of the Podcast today. Because we are celebrating Celtic culture through music together. *If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook Live video shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. Each show is between 3-5 minutes and if you miss the live broadcast, you can watch a replay on our Facebook page. Normally, the shows[...]


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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/258/ 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, 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 bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Chrystin Pleasants * If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook Live shows. The New Celtic CDs show is broadcast on Fridays and the Celtic Music News takes place on Mondays. I'm gonna try and do the shows at about 2pm on those days. Each show is between 3-5 minutes and I would love for you to drop in and say or share your own Celtic Music News. If you miss the show, fear not, you can always watch a replay on our Facebook page. * Celtic Pink Ribbon Project for breast cancer awareness. * I'm performing an internet concert on Concert Window on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8pm. Mark your calendar. * You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or bet[...]


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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/257/ 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 Hughes, Jeff Fischer, and Frank Donahue. * Starting this week, I am swapping the Facebook Live shows. These shows are live streaming video shows I shoot on Facebook and feature news from artists in the latest episodes. The New Celtic CDs show will be released on Friday. Celtic Music News will be on next Monday, May 2. The exact time of the stream is uncertain at present. I will try announce the show on our Facebook page within 30 minutes of show time if you want to watch, usually around 8:30 am or 2 pm. The shows are short, between 3-5 minutes, and you can always watch a replay if you miss the live broadcast. You can also subscribe to the feed to be notified of new Facebook Live streams. Just check out one of the past shows and click the link in the top right corner. * You can still nominate the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for Best Music in the 11th annual Podcast Awards. You have until April 30 to go to podcastawards.com and make your nomination. * I'm performing an [...]


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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/256/ 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 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: Daibheid Jordan and Elizabeth Thomas. * The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast now available on Google Play Music. If you're an android listener, go get it. * I am still looking for reviews for our compilation "Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast". You can download this album for free when you subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine or with any donation to the podcast. * So far the two Facetime Live shows are going great. Though I changed the date of the Celtic Music News show. It is now on Fridays. The New Celtic CDs show is on Monday. These are short 3-5 minute videos where I share what's new. If you want to watch subscribe on our Facebook page. * I thought of another great way to help promote indie Celtic bands. I want to start sharing links t[...]


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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/255/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 148 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women. * So far the two Facetime Live shows are going great. Though I changed the date of the Celtic Music News show. It is now on Fridays. The New Celtic CDs show is on Monday. These are short 3-5 minute videos where I share what's new. If you want to watch subscribe on our Facebook page. * I thought of another great way to help promote indie Celtic bands. I want to start sharing links to the albums of bands in the latest episode. Unfortunately, I really someone's help to make this work. It should only take about 30 minutes a week of your time. If you would like to help me promote indie Celtic music, drop me an email. * You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leav[...]


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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/254/ 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 feature 2-hours of Celtic Women.   Notes: * Each week, 150 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: Dave and Patrick Huge shoutout to our Celtic Superstars: Peter Tilghman, Bryan Brake, Chris, Ockham's Razor, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, samual hill, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali * With the demise of Live365 at the end of January, Celtic Roots Radio moved to a new home online. You can still listen 24/7 at http://celticrootsradio.fastcast4u.com. Find details at http://www.celticrootsradio.com/ * This week, I launched the New Celtic CDs show on Facebook. This is a short, 3-5-minute or so Facebook Live event where I share what new Cel[...]


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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/253/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 151 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. Next week, I'm planning our next feature which is two hours of Celtic music from Canada on April 7th. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: James and John. * What is Dilisk? You can find the answer to that on The Celtfather. I interviewed Patrick Maloney on top of the cliffs of Slieve League in Donegal, Ireland last summer. I finally shared the interview in this week's podcast. * Poll: Vote for your favorite episodes? I still need your votes of ALL TIME of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Your votes will help me decide which episodes to share with newbies of the podcast. * While you're there, don't forget to vote in the Celtic Top 20. What is your favorite song or tune in this episode of the podcast? Your votes will help me create a best of 2016 episode next year. * You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magaz[...]


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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/252/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. There's a new Milestone posted. In the meantime, our next feature is two hours of Celtic music from Canada on April 7th. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Scarlett Letter and Peter. * I'm sure you're all waiting to hear about the St. Patrick's Day promotion we did. The event was a huge success insofar as we receive a TON of great feedback, ratings and reviews on iTunes. In fact, we now have 537, mostly 5 star reviews of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Sadly, we did not hit #1 on the iTunes Podcast Music charts. But I have some good theories as to why that was, and as always, I learned a lot. I hope to do better on a later date. In fact, I'm brainstorming other Celtic music promotions in the months to come. So stay tuned. * Poll: Vote for your favorite episodes? * If you want more Celtic Music News, then head on over to our Facebook page. Each Thursday, the day this show is release[...]


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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/251/ If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help us decide where to go in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada in early April. You can Become a Patron of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Andre, Alice, Peter, Dennis, and Bryan. * St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival has 24 videos on the playlist. You can enjoy Celtic music from LQR and Beltain. Jesse Ferguson should be added soon. * I hope you enjoyed the very special feature on Poitin's album Wish. If not, go listen to show #250 where you can hear the album from start to finish. * Would you "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day". Every year, I publish an article with that title on my website and Celtic bands from around the globe donate tracks to share with you. You c[...]


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St Patrick's Day 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/250/ 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 music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. * St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival has 22 videos on the playlist. You can enjoy Celtic music from Bedlam Bards, Faire to Middlin, Abby Green, Marc Gunn, The Selkie Girls, Jim Sharkey, Drones n Drums, Beltaine, Avourneen, Eddie Biggins, and Poitin. * Why yes, we do have t-shirts. The 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now available in our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine to save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in. * Every now and then, a band gives me permission to play a full album of their music, from start to finish. This is exactly what some DJs did back in the 70s as they launched careers. I'm always honored to feature a band when they give me permission. But I'm doubly honored to share t[...]


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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/249/ 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 to our newest Patrons: Dennis. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast because you love Celtic music.   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 music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. * St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival has 22 videos on the playlist. You can enjoy Celtic music from Bedlam Bards, Faire to Middlin, Abby Green, Marc Gunn, The Selkie Girls, Jim Sharkey, Drones n Drums, Beltaine, Avourneen, Eddie Biggins, and Poitin. * Speaking of Poitin, next Monday, I plan to release a special edition of this podcast sharing Poitin's album "Wish". You can hear the album from start to finish. * On March 14th, I will release my annual article "17[...]


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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/248/ 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 all these great songs available on his Irish Song Lyrics website. You can buy Not Every Day Is St Patrick's Day on CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.   Notes: * Each week, 141 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Jeremy WhiskeySongs * You can find out more about Marc Gunn at www. marcgunn.com and buy all of my music in the Celtic Music CD Store. * St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com alo[...]


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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/247/ 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. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Each week, 139 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Jeremy WhiskeySongs * St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival. The festival begins with lots of great indie Celtic bands performing. Come watch. It's Free! * Giant’s Causeway Legend & Fact on a Celtic Invasion Vacation * 18 Funny Irish Drinking Songs for St. Patrick's Day * 12 Irish Songs for Kids for St. Patr[...]


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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/246 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 music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Thomas and Patrick Special thanks to Peter Tilghman, Bryan Brake, Chris, Ockham's Razor, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Samual Hill, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali   Notes: * Each week, 141 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone. You get an extra long episode of Celtic music. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Thomas and Patrick * Why yes, we do have t-shirts. The 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now available in our Celtic Music Store. Follo[...]


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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/245 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 music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Robert and Patrick   Notes: * Why yes, we do have t-shirts. The 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now available in our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine to save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in. * If you're in a Celtic band, please contact me ASAP to join this year's St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival. All you need to do is submit a live performance video on YouTube and be willing to promote the event. Visit the website for details. * Braking Down Security Podcast * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing toda[...]


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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/244 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.com   Notes: * Each week, 139 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. Right now, we are $6 away from a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Christoffel, Amy, Robert * Plans for this year's St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival are in full swing. We have our first musician, aside from me, who will submit a video for this year's festival. If you're a Celtic musician and want to join. Visit the website for details. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcas[...]


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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/243 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.com   Notes: * Each week, 134 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. Right now, we are $16 away from a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Jim and Peter Tilghman * I will kick off the St. Patrick's Day Internet Music festival on March 1st with a live performance at 11am CST. If you're in a Celtic band and want to join the festival, visit the St Patrick's Day Festival website for details. * Find other great Celtic podcast here. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com along with a picture of what you're doing while listening to this podcast or from on[...]


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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/242 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.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at celticmusicpodcast.com/patron. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Katharine * We have brand new Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts for 2016. Get yours at celticmusic.org/celtic-tshirts. Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine to save 10% off your order. * If you want to find out more about the artists featured last week in the Celtic Top 20, I posted a blog on my website. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing or a picture of one of your travels to one of the Celtic nations.   This Week in Celtic Music "King of the Fairies" by Avourneen[...]


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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/241 If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2016 at the end of the year.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Cornwall in 2016. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at celticmusicpodcast.com/patron. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Rachel and JoJoTheCactus! * I am now looking for bands for the St. Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival. If you are a Celtic musician, have videos you've made, or are willing to make, of live performances, and a willingness to promote the event, then go to the website for details to join. * We have brand new, 2016 t-shirts that are now designed for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Special thanks to James McDaniel II who once again created the design for this year's shirts. Get yours at celticmusic.org/[...]


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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/240 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 kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Paul, as well as a big shoutout to Bryan Blake and Chris Cooper, our newest Celtic Superstars! * Is there a Celtic band you would like to hear on this podcast? Or do you know of a Celtic artist who just released a new album? Contact me. Because I want to contact them and try to get them on the show. You can post a comment in the shownotes or email me. Submit to the Podcast here. * I am now looking for bands for the St. Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival. If you are a Celtic musician, have videos you've made, or are willing to make, of live performances, and a willingness to promote the event, then go to the website for details to join. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you d[...]


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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/239 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 podcast. I spend over $700 per month to bring this show to you each and every week. I want to thank the 131 kind patrons of this podcast for your generosity, because you are the reason we hit an incredible Milestone in November, and I am now bringing you two-hours of Celtic Harp Music. You too can become a patron for as little as $1 per episode. Go to celticmusicpodcast.com/patron for more details.   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Patricia and Albert. * Top 20 Most-Played Celtic Bands of 2015. I looked to see which artists were played last year. You can see the full list by clicking the link. * 2015 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Statistics. Which episodes were most-popular in 2015? I compiled all of the podcast episode statistics just for you! * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written [...]


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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/238 If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2015 at the end of the year.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Do you love Celtic music? Want to see the Celtic nations? Want to learn the truth about King Arthur and the Holy Grail? Join your podcast host, Marc Gunn, in 2016 as I lead a Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We will explore Celtic culture and Arthurian legends. Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Lissa, Nick, Craig, David, Rebecca * The 2-Hour Harp Music Special is still in the works. I apologize for the delay, but the holidays and family commitments took precedence. If it's any consolation, I'm two months behind on releasing my album Dragons vs. Pirates, which I successfully funded on Kickstarter earlier this year. But weekly gigs in November, sick children and the holidays, I'm doing the best I can. * The 2015 Celtic Christmas Podcast show was a hit. And many of you got the show directly in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast feed due to a small technical error on my part. But it turned out for the best. Because of that error, we climbed up to #7 on the iTunes Music Podcast charts. I hop[...]


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Celtic Music for Christmas Eve #237

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0000

Nollaig Shona Daoibh! That's Merry Christmas for those who don't speak Gaelic, like myself. It may be Christmas, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some splendid Celtic music for the holidays from these great Celtic musicians: Mithril Duo, Battlefield Band with Leo McCann, Poor Clares, Musical Blades, Ceol Gan Achar, Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser, Bow Triplets, Poitin, Fionnuala Sherry, Good Foot, Jacie McConnell, The Led Farmers, Sylvia Platypus, Black 47, Beyond the Pale.celticmusicpodcast.com/237/ 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 podcast. I want to thank the 127 kind patrons of this podcast for your generosity, especially during the holiday season. You too can become a patron for as little as $1 per episode. Go to celticmusicpodcast.com/patron for more details. And if you're not giving to this podcast, support a band in the podcast, or make a donation to your favorite charity. Spread the love this holiday season.   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Rebecca * The Celtic Christmas Podcast four episodes this year. Don't miss the show and please celebrate the holidays with us. You can find more Celtic Christmas resources here. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing or picture of one of your travels to Ireland or Scotland   [...]


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#236: Celtic Christmas Music Special for 2015

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0000

Our Celtic Christmas Music Special returns to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in 2015 with more awesome Celtic Christmas music from Mark O'Connor, Kailyarders, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Golden Bough, Marc Gunn with An Taisdeal, The Rogues, The Irish Rovers, Bat Kinane, Cherish the Ladies, Katie McMahon, Heather Dale, Banna, Four Celtic Voices, Small Town Sheiks, Jennifer Licko, Highland Reign, John Munelly, Ken O'Malley, Rose and Thistle Band.  celticmusicpodcast.com/236 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's a lot that goes into the production of a successful podcast, including Web hosting, MP3 hosting, mailing lists, Computer and website maintenance, and even some minimal advertising. In all, I spend over $700 per month to keep this show running. That doesn't even include my time in producing the show. Thankfully, there are currently over 120 people contributing over $300 per episode. This week, I want to thank each and every one of my Patrons of the Podcast for your kindness and generosity this holiday season. You too can become a patron for as little as $1 per episode and you'll receive shows before regular listeners. Go to celticmusicpodcast.com/patron for more details.   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Rebecca * The Celtic Christmas Podcast now has two episodes that are live. If you want to enjoy some more Celtic Christmas music, go check it out. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com or call 678-CELT-POD to l[...]


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Celtic Music to Kick Off December #235

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:33:34 +0000

December is here. That means it's time to start planning my Celtic Christmas music specials like I do every year. But I have one more show to share before the holiday music begins with great indie Celtic music from Maidens IV, Mithril, 3 Pints Gone, The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, The Poxy Boggards, Bat Kinane, LandLoch'd, Breabach, The Skelligs, A Band of Rogues, Kilmaine Saints, Green Tea, Danny Carthy, Jiggernaut, Bonhomme Setter.celticmusicpodcast.com/235/ 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. Photo by William Murphy Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Cornwall in 2016. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Robert and Asa * Taking a break from this podcast next week to release the first Celtic Christmas Podcast of the year. * My Celtic Christmas Music website is now mobile-ready. Go to CelticChristmasMusic.net to read the articles. And now you can listen to my article "What is Celtic Christmas Music?" in the Celtfather podcast. * I released several new Celtic Music Spotlights in The Celtfather podcast. You'll hear more about Wild Colonial Bhoys, Jig [...]


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Safe Travels Home with Irish Celtic Music #234

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:00:00 +0000

Thanksgiving is this week in the U.S.. A lot of folks will be traveling. This show is dedicated to the Celtic travelers around the world with Irish Celtic music from Athas, Aisling, Anois, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, Vintage Wildflowers, Tortoise and Hair, Seasons, Don Gabbert, Aul' Grey Whistle, Ashley Davis, Redhill Rats, Out of Alba, The Wildcelts, Gaelic Storm, Allison Barber. celticmusicpodcast.com/234/ 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 CelticChristmasMusic.net Are you looking for some Celtic Christmas music this holiday season? CelticChristmasMusic.net highlights all things Celtic Christmas for the holidays with articles, blogs, podcasts, and of course two Celtic Christmas albums. Marc Gunn's 2014 album Celtic Christmas Greetings and A Celtic Christmas. That's the compilation put out by the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring some of our Celtic musicians take on both traditional and original Christmas songs and tunes. Find out more at CelticChristmasMusic.net   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Stuart, Nicholas, and Kouroth And HUGE thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Ockham's Razor, John Sharkey White II, Teresa Sullivan, Wesley R Dunnington, Anna Cylkowski, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Brakeing Down Security Podcast, Rian P Kegerreis, Steven, Samual Hill, Johnny Berry, and Shawn Cali. Thanks to all our generous patrons, we hit a $400 Milestone which means, I'm gonna start planning a two-hour Celtic Harp Music Special. * Do you [...]


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Workout with Celtic Music #233

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Put on your exercise clothing because you're gonna get a great workout with this week's episode featuring non-stop indie Celtic music from Rathkeltair, Bruno's Boys, John McGaha, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Jonathan Milton, Bourbon & Shamrocks, Emerald Rose, Colin Farrell, Mwnci Nel, Dun Aengus, Beer Belly, Ceann, Jiggernaut, The Canny Brothers Band, The Kreellers, The Demon Barbers, John Wright. celticmusicpodcast.com/233/ 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. Photo by Peter Mooney Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Christmas Music .net Are you looking for some Christmas music that actually sounds Celtic for this holiday season? Head on over to CelticChristmasMusic.net. This is Marc Gunn's website for all things Celtic Christmas. You'll find articles, blogs, podcasts, and of course two Celtic Christmas albums. My 2014 album Celtic Christmas Greetings which fuses traditional Christmas songs with Celtic music, plus A Celtic Christmas. That's the compilation put out by the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring some of our Celtic musicians take on both traditional and original Christmas songs and tunes. You'll get great Celtic Christmas music and be able to support this podcast. It's a win/win. So buy your Christmas music now at CelticChristmasMusic.net   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Satoshi, Tiffany and Pip. * Do you want one of the 2015 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts? You can save 40% off the shirt price from now u[...]


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Relaxing Celtic Music #232

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000

I'm back from a fun but exhausting weekend of shows. I wanna kick back and relax. So let's enjoy some mellow Celtic music on this week's show featuring Irish Celtic Music from Castlebay, Jennifer Licko Shelton, String Thaw, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Ed Miller, Beat Smash Square, Clandestine, The Blarnacles, The Selkie Girls, Jed Marum, Liz Madden. celticmusicpodcast.com/232 If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Your active voting will help define the Top 20 songs of 2015 at the end of the year.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Do you love Celtic music? Want to see the Celtic nations? Want to learn the truth about King Arthur and the Holy Grail? Join your podcast host, Marc Gunn, in 2016 as I lead a Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We will explore Celtic culture and Arthurian legends. Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Kellie * Join the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. * Celtic Halloween Music Special and Celtic Fiddle Music Special * Randy Wothke & Marc Gunn Are KILTED KINGS * Do you want one of the 2015 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts? You can save 40% off the shirt price from now until the end of November 2015 when that design will be discontinued. Go to CelticMusic.org to the Celtic T-Shirts link or follow the link in the shownotes. Use coupon code: PODCASTFAN and you'll save 40% on that shirt. After this month, James McDaniel will design the 2016 shirt. So get yours now! * I WANT YOUR FE[...]


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Irish & Celtic Music #231

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000

It's a Thursday in November. That means it's time for another great episode of Irish & Celtic music from Breabach, Bret Blackshear, Linda Relph/David Lovrien/Larry Fowler/Jed Marum, Beyond the Pale, George Papavgeris, Kennedy's Kitchen, Celia Ramsay, Faerydae, Patrick Clifford, Sligo Rags, An Triur, Paisley Close, Searson, Ockham's Razor, Emily Kellam. celticmusicpodcast.com/231 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. There’s still room available and you can save money if you sign up before the end of October 2015. Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Stuart and John * I think I fixed the RSS feed problem. I should know after this show goes live. But if your podcatcher is not downloading the latest show, please email me music@celticmusicpodcast.com. Let me know what app you are using. I'll help you get it back up and downloading. * My new band, Kilted Kings, are performing this weekend at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Kilted Kings feature me on autoharp and vocals and Randy Wothke of The Rogues on percussio[...]


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Celtic Halloween and Samhain #230

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000

We're just a couple days away from October 31st which marks the Celtic Halloween here in the US and Samhain for the Celts. Enjoy some amazing indie Celtic music from Ciana, Donal Clancy, Bat Kinane, Lady Prudence, Tartanic, Carolina Ceili, Damanta, Stout Pounders, Arthur Hinds, StoneRing, Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, Sylvia Platypus, Coyote Run, David Nigel Lloyd.  celticmusicpodcast.com/230 If you enjoy this show, 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.   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. There’s still room available and you can save money if you sign up before the end of October 2015. Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: * Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special HUGE thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Ockham's Razor, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Wesley R Dunnington, Anna Cylkowski, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Brakeing Down Security Podcast, Rian P Kegerreis, Steven, samual hill, Johnny Berry, and Shawn Cali. You folks are AMAZING! Thank you! * You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20 * Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, Samhain is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is about halfway between[...]


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2-Hours of Celtic Fiddle Music #229

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000

We have two hours of awesome Celtic fiddle music for this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast thanks to the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You'll hear awesome indie Celtic music from Three Mile Stone, The Gothard Sisters, Clandestine, Cady Finlayson, Hair of the Dog, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats, FiddleSticks, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Jamie Laval/Ashley Broder, The Elders, Eilis Crean, Heidi Jane, The Selkie Girls, Atlantic Wave, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Tea Merchants, Black Market Haggis, Dust Rhinos, Flashpoint, Maidens IV, Bedlam Bards, Bonnie Rideout, Scythian, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Banna De Dha, Tullamore, Sean Orr, Bow Triplets, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. celticmusicpodcast.com/229 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I’m not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I’m not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the “right moment”. Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion of another Celtic country. In 2016, we’re going to Cornwall in search of Celtic culture, King Arthur and the Holy Gr[...]


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The Sun Sets On My Love #228

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0000

From traditional Irish music to rockin' Celtic Rock, you're gonna love watching the sun set with indie Celtic music from Patsy O'Brien, Poitin, Jesse Ferguson, The Bordercollies, Emerald Accent, Smithfield Fair, Celtic Shores, Fiddlina, The Flying Toads, Bill Grogan's Goat, Charm City Saints, The Led Farmers, Ockham's Razor, The Duplets. celticmusicpodcast.com/228 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations 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. There's still room available and you can save money if you sign up before the end of October 2015. Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest patron Miranda, Julie, and Mark. You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20 You can see me perform this weekend at Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub in Marietta. This is the last show I have planned for the year. Come join me to help secure me another residency next year. I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to music@celticmusicpodcast.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or visit celticmusicpodcast.com to post a comment in the shownotes. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing or picture of one of yo[...]


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Celtic Music Before the War #227

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:28:27 +0000

We've got some more outstanding indie Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Sprag Session, Celtic Tribe, Trinity River Whalers, Darren Raleigh, Tourdion, Cross the Border, Acoustalyn,, Stout Pounders, West of Eden, The Rathmines, Redhill Rats, MacTalla Mor. celticmusicpodcast.com/227 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations 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 as we explore Celtic culture and Arthurian legends. Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest patron Gail and Cormorant's Fancy. You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20 I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to celticpodcast@gmail.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or visit celticmusicpodcast.com to post a comment in the shownotes. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing or picture of one of your travels to Ireland or Scotland. Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at Amazon or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast.    This Week in Celtic Music 0:24"Clashacollaire/An Cathaoi Dearg" by Jameson's Revengefrom While Yer Up 6:05"Mabou Pizza Boy" by Sprag Sessionfrom Sprag Session 10:11"Take It Easy" by Celtic Tribefrom[...]


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Less Talk, More Celtic Music #226

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:00:00 +0000

With two sick girls at home and me wanting to get a show out, I decided to scrap any bit o'Celtic music news and just share the awesome playlist I made for you this week. Kick back and enjoy less talk and more Celtic music from Tartanic, Rachel Hair Trio, The Celtic Rebels Band, Lady Prudence, Patrick D'Arcy, Carolina Ceili, Bard & Company, Slan, McFlooseys, The Demon Barbers, First Highland Watch, Saxon Moon, Finnegan's Wake, Jerry McLean and Blackthorne Aire, Skully. celticmusicpodcast.com/226 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations 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 as we explore Celtic culture and Arthurian legends. Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest patron Chrystin. You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20 I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to celticpodcast@gmail.com or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or visit celticmusicpodcast.com to post a comment in the shownotes. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing. Send one picture of your travels to Ireland or Scotland Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at Amazon or iTunes, you support the artists AND[...]


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Irish Music Farewell to Erin #225

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:00:00 +0000

You are in for a treat. This week, I have a bunch of new Irish music to share with you that includes some real gems. You're gonna have a blast with music from Banshee in the Kitchen, Ilse De Ziah, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, Becky Taylor, Carolina Ceili, Jed Marum, Emerald Accent, Barrowburn, Count 4dB, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Sligo Rags, Musical Blades, Sisters of Murphy. celticmusicpodcast.com/225 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion of another Celtic country. In 2016, we're going to Cornwall in search of Celtic culture, King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Will you join us? Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to Herbert, our newest patrons. You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20 International Podcast Day is September 30th Starting a Podcast? Start here. Celtic Music Spotlight is now in The Celtfather podcast. Celtic Invasion Vacations to Cornwall. Listen to the current [...]


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Halfway to St. Patrick's Day #224

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:00:00 +0000

Today, we are Halfway to St. Patrick's Day. To celebrate, I started with a lot of fun, traditional Irish tunes... then I got carried away and just had a blast sharing Celtic music from Eilis Crean, Flook, Hank Cramer, Beyond the Pale, Merry Wives of Windsor, Darcy Nair, Brobdingnagian Bards, Appalachian Celtic Consort, Aisling, Three Mile Stone, The Irish Experience, The Brazen Heads, Captain Black Jack Murphy, The Elders, Runa. celticmusicpodcast.com/224 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion of another Celtic country. In 2016, we're going to Cornwall in search of Celtic culture, King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Will you join us? Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Jamie, Margaret, Katie Jo, and Rene! You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20 Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at Amazon or iTunes, you[...]


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#223: Traditional Music with Celtic Roots

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:00:00 +0000

I'm back with another fantastic episode where I dig into some of the great Celtic music in my archives from the traditional to Celtic rock. It's gonna be a wild, fun show with music from Full Gael, William Coulter & Friends, Kailyarders, Bonnie Rideout, Linda Connell Studley, Jerry McLean and Blackthorne Aire, Celia Ramsay, Emerald Rose, James Olin Oden, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Wylde Nept, Bourbon & Shamrocks, The Logues, Scythian, The Woodbines, Tuatha Dea. celticmusicpodcast.com/223 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion of another Celtic country. In 2016, we're going to Cornwall in search of Celtic culture, King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Will you join us? Subscribe to the mailing list and join the invasion at CelticInvasion.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Michael, David, Brett, Christy, BarefootGuru, Tom, Herbert, Michael, Jason, Paul, and John S[...]


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Burly Bagpipe Music, 2-Hours! #222

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:00:00 +0000

You asked for more bagpipe music. Thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast, we hit another amazing Milestone. That means you get to enjoy another 2-hour bagpipe music special (see show #181 for more bagpipe music). You'll enjoy some BagRock and other bagpipe music from Becky Taylor, Breabach, Prydein, Albannach, The Ne'er Duwels, Wicked Tinkers, Jasper Coal, New York Brogue, Jim Brannigan, Jiggernaut, Keltikon, Bow Triplets, Tartanic, Two O'Clock Courage, The Aspect Band, Celtica Pipes Rock, MacTalla Mor, Bad Haggis, Patrick D'Arcy, The Killdares, Haggis Rampant, New Shilling, Cleghorn, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, The Rogues, Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band, Rathkeltair If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion of another Celtic count[...]


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#221: The White Hare

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:00:00 +0000

We're gonna chase the White Hare of Celtic music in this week's episode featuring amazing Celtic songs and tunes by Emerald Rose, Bow Triplets, Karan Casey, Claire Roche, The Secret Commonwealth, Heather Dale, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga, Jig to a Milestone, Fiddleheads, Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings, Emerald Dawn, Murder the Stout, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Lothlorien. Shownotes are listed at celticmusicpodcast.com/221. If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by My Irish Jeweler My Irish Jeweler is a great website out of Dublin, Ireland. They make Celtic Rings & Jewelry for Men & Women and ship for Free all over the world. Amber Rodland was excited to hear about our sponsor because she wrote: I have always had a love for all things Celtic. We were never a fan of traditional wedding bands. My husband searched the web and found My Irish Jeweler. We fell in love with the Book of Kells band and got it in platinum, and we love them! I cannot say enough about the attention to detail put into these bands. In fact, the jeweler actually called us from Dublin, Ireland to confirm our sizes. The rings are very unique and a great reflection of us as a couple. We'll have been married for three years this coming Samhain, and I still get compliments on our bands. They are so beautiful and well-crafted. I recommend My Irish Jeweler to my friends looking for unique jewelry with a Celtic flair. But it's not just about wedding rings. My Irish Jeweler has a great [...]


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#220: Lads of Laois

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:00:00 +0000

I'm planning some extra cool things for our Patrons of the Podcast in the future. But in the meantime, I'm excited to bring you another show of awesome indie Celtic music from The Brayzen Heads, Fiddleheads, SeaStar, Bonhomme Setter, Siren's Song, The Selkie Girls, Hooligan's Rule, Jenna Greene, Father Ray Kelly, Saxon Moon, Sligo Rags, Whiskey of the Damned, Ed Miller. celticmusicpodcast.com/220 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by My Irish Jeweler My Irish Jeweler is a great website out of Dublin, Ireland. They make Celtic Rings & Jewelry for Men & Women and ship for Free all over the world. Amber Rodland was excited to hear about our sponsor because she wrote: I have always had a love for all things Celtic. We were never a fan of traditional wedding bands. My husband searched the web and found My Irish Jeweler. We fell in love with the Book of Kells band and got it in platinum, and we love them! I cannot say enough about the attention to detail put into these bands. In fact, the jeweler actually called us from Dublin, Ireland to confirm our sizes. The rings are very unique and a great reflection of us as a couple. We'll have been married for three years this coming Samhain, and I still get compliments on our bands. They are so beautiful and well-crafted. I recommend My Irish Jeweler to my friends looking for unique jewelry with a Celtic flair. But it's not just about wedding rings. My Irish Jeweler has a great range of Celtic Cross Pe[...]


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#219: Siren's Song of the Selkie

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:00:00 +0000

We're back to regular episodes of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast after two weeks of special editions. While looking for songs for the ten year Celtic music retrospective, I couldn't find some Celtic MP3s that I played on this show. So I dug into my portable hard drive to find a whole bunch of MP3s I forgot to transfer back to my computer when I was updating my system years ago. So you'll enjoy a flashback of Siren's Song, a band I haven't played in a long time. Plus, great indie Celtic music from Keelhaul, Colin Farrell, Barrowburn, Kevin Behan, Siren's Song, Cele De, Danny Carthy, Noirin Ni Riain, Sanctuary, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Heather Dale, Iarla O'Lionaird, The Clanns, The Mighty Regis, Mwnci Nel, Liz Madden. celticmusicpodcast.com/219 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by My Irish Jeweler My Irish Jeweler is a great website out of Dublin, Ireland. They make Celtic Rings & Jewelry for Men & Women and ship for Free all over the world. My wife and I ordered our own Celtic Wedding Rings from My Irish Jeweler. We chose the embossed trinity knot wedding ring. The trinity knot is a symbol that is used throughout celtic art & literature. It can represent faith or eternity, a beautiful symbol for our love. But it's not just about wedding rings. My Irish Jeweler has a great range of Celtic Cross Pendants, Claddagh Jewelry and other super gift ideas. Always made in Ireland. Always free shipping. Go to[...]


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#218: Voicemail from Best Celtic Music Retrospective

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000

Last Thursday, I shared a ten-year retrospective of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, featuring 3 hours of great Celtic music by some of the best indie bands online. It was three hours long because fans of the show got behind it through my Celtic Music Challenge. You made pledges to the podcast on Patreon, and you also left voicemails. So many voicemails! The voicemails are the reason I decided to create a bonus episode. By calling in, you were saying you wanted a three hour show. That's great, but to clog the show entirely with over 70 voicemails. That just didn't seem fair. So instead, I'm gonna fill this bonus show with voicemail. PLUS, I'm also gonna add in some of the other awesome songs and tunes from my Best Of episodes If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by My Irish Jeweler My Irish Jeweler is a great website out of Dublin, Ireland. They make Celtic Rings & Jewelry for Men & Women and ship for Free all over the world. My wife and I ordered our own Celtic Wedding Rings from My Irish Jeweler. We chose the embossed trinity knot wedding ring. The trinity knot is a symbol that is used throughout celtic art & literature. It can represent faith or eternity, a beautiful symbol for our love. But it's not just about wedding rings. My Irish Jeweler has a great range of Celtic Cross Pendants, Claddagh Jewelry and other super gift ideas. Always made in Ireland. Always free shipping. They are[...]


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#217: 10 Years of Great Irish & Celtic Music, a Retrospective

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:37:58 +0000

On July 28, 2005, the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was born from my love of Celtic music. I had been cultivating that love through my Celtic Music Magazine which featured album reviews and free Celtic MP3 downloads from many of the bands on this podcast. The podcast quickly overtook the magazine in popularity. I had three main goals when I created this show. First, to help indie Celtic bands find new fans. Second, to give Celtic music fans a free, easily downloadable show where they could enjoy the music of their cultural heritage. Third, I wanted a Celtic radio show that was focused on the music. What's that phrase: "Less talk, more music". But I wanted it to be true. So I have long sets and usually short breaks where I share news and feedback. There are a bunch of additional reasons, including a latent desire to be a DJ. I'll tell you more about it later. In the meantime, I want to share with you some of the best Celtic music featured in the podcast over the past ten years. Every month, I host the Celtic Top 20 where I ask you to vote for your favorite songs in each episode of the podcast. I've done this since almost the first year. That's how I created this show. It's the songs that fans of the podcast voted for over the last ten years. I just went in and cut down ten hours of music to a meer three hours. I hope you will celebrate your love of Celtic music with me and these amazing Celtic bands with music from The Tea Merchants, Heather Alexander, The McDades, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh, Jamie Laval and Ashley Broder, Clandestine, Athas, Sligo Rags, Navan, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, Heather Dale, Hawp, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Round the House in the first hour. You'll hear The Elders, Mary Knickle, Kennedy’s Kitchen, Tara MacKenzie, Fiddler’s Green, Ris[...]


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#216: Sleepy Maggie

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000

There's nothing sleepy about this week's show. There's just a ton of great indie Celtic music from The Brayzen Heads, The Tea Merchants, Rambling Sailors, The Gothard Sisters, Slan, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Mason Brown, Cady Finlayson, Jasper Coal, Arthur Hinds, Connemara Stone Company, The Demon Barbers, Marc Gunn. Find out more at celticmusicpodcast.com/216 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by My Irish Jeweler I want to talk to you about a little company called My Irish Jeweler. These guys run a great website out of Dublin, Ireland. They make Celtic Rings & Jewelry for Men & Women and ship for Free all over the world. A few years ago my wife and I ordered our own Celtic Wedding Rings from My Irish Jeweler. We chose the embossed trinity knot wedding ring. The trinity knot is a special celtic symbol that is used throughout celtic art & literature. It can represent faith or eternity, making it the perfect symbol for our ceremony. But it's not just about wedding rings. My Irish Jeweler has a great range of Celtic Cross Pendants, Claddagh Jewelry and other super gift ideas. Always made in Ireland. Always free shipping. My Irish Jeweler is offering a 10% discount to listeners of this podcast. Just follow the link in the shownotes. If you have any trouble with your discount, or any questions about Celtic Jewelry, just drop Pete[...]


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#215: Irish Whiskey on Sunday

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:36:18 +0000

Can you believe that Southern liquor laws prevent the sale of alcohol on Sunday? Even after 30 years or so of living in the South, it still boggles my mind. I believe everyone should be able to buy or drink Irish whiskey on Sunday. This is not a political episode though. Just my two cents worth. Vote these laws down. Then start drinking some of the finest Irish music right now with awesome Celtic music from Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, Maggie Sansone, Rob Higginbotham, Stout Pounders, Breabach, Ron Cody, Marc Gunn, The Gothard Sisters, Jesse Ferguson, Whiskey Sunday, Finbar Furey, The Ne'er Duwels, The Rathmines, Rathkeltair, The Flying Toads. celticmusicpodcast.com/215 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." Traveling will[...]


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#214: Lucky Carrickfergus

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000

Looks like you lucked out once again with another weekly episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring indie Celtic music from Boston Blackthorne, Buzz Turner, Jil Chambless, Scott Hoye, Headland, Haggis Rampant, Kyle Carey, The Gas Men, Shamus O'Blivion, Eilis Crean, The Canny Brothers Band, Raymond McCullough, Marys Lane, The Shams. celticmusicpodcast.com/214 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion of another Celtic country. In 2016, we're going to Cornwall in search of Celtic culture, King Arthur and the Holy Grail.[...]


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Uilleann Pipes on the Giant's Causeway #213

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 +0000

I don't have enough uilleann pipe music in my iTunes. So I was a bit surprised when I picked music for this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and heard three different uillieann pipers in the set. Enjoy the great indie Celtic music from Rachel Hair Trio, Patrick D'Arcy, The Gothard Sisters, Jim McKenna, Bard & Company, Eddie Biggins, Giant's Dance, The Beer Mats, Heather Dale, Full Circle, Neil Anderson, Celtic Cross, The Ne'er Duwels. Steel Clover. celticmusicpodcast.com/213 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to one of the Celtic nations. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." Traveling will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on[...]


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#212: Back from Donegal

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 +0000

I got back from my annual Celtic Invasion Vacation. I spent the past week invading Donegal and the Giant's Causeway. At home, with a new baby, I don't have a lot of time, but I wanted to make sure you had a show to enjoy. So listen to great indie Celtic music from Athena Tergis, Joe Travers and Adam Alexander, The Tea Merchants, Plaidgrass, Stanley & Grimm, Michael DeAngelis, Celtic Cross, Fiddler's 3, Wicked Tinkers, Slip, Mason Brown, Bonnie Rideout, Marc Gunn, Raymond McCollough, Breabach. celticmusicpodcast.com/212 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to Ireland or Scotland. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." There was no greater evidence of this for me than when I took my one and a half old daught[...]


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Irish Music Postcard, Back Soon! #211

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:32:37 +0000

I was really hoping to finish two shows before I left for Ireland. Sadly, that will not be the case. With a new baby, I just ran out of time. In fact, this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast will feature less talk and more awesome music for you to enjoy with Irish Celtic music by Fire in the Kitchen, Silver Spire, Ramsay & Black, The Beer Mats, Ed Miller, Dark Patrick, Cynthia Bennett, Culchies, Navan, Joe Travers/Adam Alexander, Songs of Ceilidh, Sean Tyrell, Heather Alexander, Tartanic, Dan Milner, Jasper Coal, Icewagon Flu, The Clanns, Corktown Popes, Sean Orr. celticmusicpodcast.com/211 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to Ireland or Scotland. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's[...]


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#210: TGICT (Thank God It's Celtic Thursday)

Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000

Next Friday, I leave for my Celtic Invasion of Donegal. As I prepare for next week's trip, I decided to share some more new submissions to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with new Celtic music from Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Breabach, Liz Madden, Mason Brown, Stout Pounders, Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, Celtic Shores, The Blarney Rebel Band, Dublin Harpers, Slan, Laura McGhee, First Highland Watch, Firkin, Bow Triplets. celticmusicpodcast.com/210 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Photo by Jeremy King Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to Ireland or Scotland. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." There was no greater evidence of this for me than when I took my one and a half [...]


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#209: Memorial Day

Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000

Today's show celebrates those people died while serving in the armed forces. Thank you for your service! Hear Memorial Day Celtic music from Alabannach, Seamus Kennedy, Rising Gael, Jim McKenna, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, 3 Pints Gone, Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo, The Celtic Rebels Band, Susan Kidney/Donna Germano, Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn, The Kreellers, The Rogues, Enter the Haggis, Musical Blades. Visit the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/209. If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to Ireland or Scotland. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now. Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." There was no greater evidence of this for me than when I took my one and a half old[...]


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#208: Your Feet Will Take You

Wed, 13 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000

I have some great indie Celtic music to share with for this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Stretch those legs and start tapping... NOW! With Irish Celtic music from Colin Farrell, The Flying Toads, Kate Crossan, Lochlainn, The Fire Inside, Preab Meadar, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Linda Marie Smith, Jasper Coal, Stout Pounders, Haggis Rampant, Hexperos, Dene Foye. celticmusicpodcast.com/208 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Today's show is brought to you by Harmonies for Heroes Music Festival The “Harmonies For Heroes” music festival is a fun way for you to salute our heroes and do something that actually supports our troops. Please come enjoy the live music on Armed Forces Weekend (Saturday and Sunday of May 16th & 17th) in Hammond, Louisiana.This festival is run by professionals, volunteering their time to support a successfully run event that actually gives back to members of our armed forces. www.H4Hfest.com for details   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. #181: 2-Hours of the Best Bag[...]


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Mother's Day Celtic Music #207

Thu, 07 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000

Mother's Day is this Sunday. I dedicate this show to the mother's with songs celebrating mom's everywhere with the best Celtic music from Fred Gosbee & Julia Lane, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Molly Bauckham, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, John McCormack & Frank Patterson, Fionnuala Sherry, Steve Holloway, Margaret Davis, Poitin, Loudwhisper, Oona McOuat, Whalebone, Coyote Run, Sligo Rags. Tell your friends to visit celticmusicpodcast.com/207. If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. Where would you like to go in 2016? Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron[...]


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#206: Galicia

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000

My friend Evo Terra is currently traveling in Galicia and sharing his time there through The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast. What a great opportunity to explore Galician music. Enjoy some awesome Irish Celtic music from Spain featuring Iona, Clandestine, Heather Dale, Mithril, Na-mara, The Barra MacNeils, Faitissa, Cluan, Lume de Biqueira, Lochlainn, Friday's Frolics. Find out more at celticmusicpodcast.com/206. If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today’s show is brought to you by Lunarpages Are you in need of high-quality, affordable web hosting? Lunarpages is web hosting done the right way. They offer a variety of hosting services to suit your needs from basic services to advanced hosting services for small business entrepreneurs. It’s intelligent web hosting for intelligent people.   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. Special thanks to John Bilderback, Tifini, Amanda, Bryan our latest patron! You can now Vote in the Celtic Top 20 Marc Gunn on C[...]


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#205: Earth Day

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:19:26 +0000

Yesterday was Earth Day and I wanted to celebrate our great planet with some great indie Celtic music from Bruce Boyd, Naomi's Fancy, Karan Casey, NightinGael, Jed Marum, Dene Foye, Anne Roos, Bedlam, Michael Black, The Indulgers, Emerald Rose, Mater Dea, Lexington Field, Trip McCool, Runa. www.celticmusicpodcast.com/205 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Today's show is brought to you by Harmonies for Heroes Music Festival The “Harmonies For Heroes” music festival is a fun way for you to salute our heroes and do something that actually supports our troops. Please come enjoy the live music on Armed Forces Weekend (Saturday and Sunday of May 16th & 17th) in Hammond, Louisiana. This festival is run by professionals, volunteering their time to support a successfully run event that actually gives back to members of our armed forces. Find details at www.H4Hfest.com   Notes: Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/. You can now Vote in the [...]


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3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music #204

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:18:07 +0000

At the beginning of this month, we hit that giant milestone of fans donating $200 per episode. A HUGE thanks to the 76 patrons who made that happen. You are awesome. Now everyone who loves Celtic music can enjoy 3-hours of instrumental Irish and Celtic music by Brian Thomas, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Sarah Marie Mullen, Paddy Glackin, Fromseier Rose, E.J. Jones, Loudwhisper, Barleyjuice, Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty, The Rogues, Thomas Patrick Kenny, Jil Chambless, NUA, Eilis Crean, Carey Street, The Young Dubliners, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, The Tea Merchants, Tartanic, The Brayzen Heads, Rattle the Boards, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Burning Bridget Cleary, Finn's Fury, Oisin McAuley, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga, Mark Davies, Jameson's Revenge, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, The Gothard Sisters, Bad Haggis, Franco Bordoni, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, An Triur, Steve Hawson, FIMM, Harpnotic, Tom Morley, Giant's Dance, Donna Germano, Dougie MacDonald, Billfiddle, Dublin Harpers, Flook, The Elders. Find more at celticmusicpodcast.com/204. If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Mu[...]


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#203: Work of the Weavers

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000

I'm still working on next week's 3-hour special. I needed the work of the weavers to make it happen. That's why show #203 features Irish Celtic music from Bow Triplets, Embarr, Duncan Cameron, Hugh Morrison, Damh the Bard, Dublin O'Shea, Tullamore, Poitin, Don Gabbert, abuck63, Mishaped Pearls, Finbar Furey with Mary Black, Sprag Session, Celtica Pipes Rock, Clandestine. celticmusicpodcast.com/203 If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.   Photo by Joris Louwes   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. Help me decide where we are going for the 2016 trip. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com   Notes: Your guide to the Best indie Celtic music onl[...]


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#202: Funny Irish Songs, Scottish Songs, and Parodies

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:32:08 +0000

Get ready to laugh along to a great collection of Funny Irish songs. You'll some Celtic comedy songs by Seamus Kennedy, StoneRing, Lintie, The Irish Balladeers, Brobdingnagian Bards, Jonathan Ramsey, Rambling Sailors, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats, Tullamore Celtic Band, Ceann, Cairde na Gael, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Tom Smith, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ravens, Sligo Rags. Link to this page at celticmusicpodcast.com/202. If you enjoy this show, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember too, when you buy through our affiliates at CD Baby, Amazon, or iTunes, you support the artists AND the podcast.        Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. The 2015 trip is no[...]


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