Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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

Episodes

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

We are just 6 months away from St. Patrick's Day. So we're gonna celebrate with an extended show of Halfway to St Patrick's Day Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Sharon Shannon, Lochlainn, Coast, Forkroot, Screeched Inn, Peat in the Creel, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Mark Davies, Seamus Kennedy, Crepuscule, Screaming Orphans, Ed Miller, Men of Thunda, Fiddler's Green, Alasdair White, Kilmaine Saints, Nancy Daily-Green, Battlelegs, Kilted Kings.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY LOUISVILLE IRISH FEST

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. http://louisvilleirishfest.com

NOTES

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS. Do you have news to share with the podcast or the Celtic music world? Use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews. 

Altan is fundraising a new album through PledgeMusic.

Traditional Irish musicians in the DFW area, with the support of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES), are banding together to play a 24-hour session to raise money for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Black Market Haggis, who played the first track of this podcast are helping to raise awareness for this event. Support Tunes for Texas right now!

If you want more Halfway to St Patrick's Day music, I published a special for the Pub Songs Podcast. You'll enjoy a lot of traditional Irish & Celtic pub songs from my many bands. Listen and subscribe at pubsong.net.

And if you enjoy my music, I have an incredible special. You can get 5 of my CDs for just $24. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page to take advantage of this low offer and save 68% off the regular price! The offer is good in September 2017 only.

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

Robert Eby emailed: "Thanks for your great work on the podcast, Marc! I love how much diversity of Celtic music you put into it. I especially love Celtic rock and you have a special hour just on that with bands I’m mostly unfamiliar with! Ed Miller used to host a Celtic segment on Austin’s NPR station, but he NEVER played anything with bagpipes. I have a theory that Ed Miller doesn’t like the bagpipes. But you, Marc, you aren’t afraid of anything!"

You're very welcome Robert. That's one of the many things I love about this podcast. The diversity. That is what truly makes America great. A few years ago, I published my CD How America Saved Irish Music (listen to show #169). The main part of the story is that the Irish diaspora preserved traditional Irish music, which made it's way back to Ireland. But the other aspect is that we are melting pot of different cultures. And all of those influences end up in contemporary Irish & Celtic music, whether you're talking about rock'n'roll, R&B, jazz, country, bluegrass, hip hop, electronica. And it's brilliant. The traditional culture is important but so are the changes that affect the music every day. Without it, I would be playing the same 12 bands over and over again.

As for Ed Miller, I love that theory. And I have a few vague memories of him cracking jokes about bagpipes which may confirm your hypothesis. If you're like Ed Miller or just like Ed Miller's music, he has a radio program called Across the Pond. It comes out on Sundays from 6-8 PM on Sunradio in Austin. And I *think* you can listen to it online.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Scott Bradlee Welton, Jamie Ray, Tyler Murphy, Ellen Calnan.

Wanna enjoy another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:29 "Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

4:07 "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth

7:58 "Keg of Brandy" by Lochlainn from Fisher Street

12;41 "Windmills in the Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

17:16 "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

21:10 "Black Velvet Band" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

25:36 "Autumn Child" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

28:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

30:19 "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

33:36 "Song Without Words" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp

37:29 "You're Not Irish" by Seamus Kennedy from On the Rocks

40:25 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

44:42 "Paddy's Lamentation" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

50:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

52:18 "Gie the Fiddler a Dram" by Ed Miller from Many's The Fine Tale

57:08 "Jim's Aire/Scotland the Brave" by Men of Thunda

59:25 "Irish Air" by Fiddler's Green from Drive Me Mad

1:03:15 "The Amorous Lover" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

1:08:58 "Raise My Glass" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

1:13:42 "Fisherman's Song for Attracting the Seals/Song of the Seals" by Nancy Daily-Green from Delia's Hearth

1:18:56 "Gentlemen Sing" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:22:59 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

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

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

Celtic in Connemara #324  

Listen and enjoy some great Celtic music from Poitin, The Here & Now, Bard & Company, Eilis Crean, The Jeremiahs, Cady Finlayson, Irish Whispa, Ciana, AmeriCeltic Band, Forkroot, Tim Edey, Sliotar, The Muckers, Screaming Orphans.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  

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

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY
HOW DO YOU WRITE WITH RACHAEL HERRON

Have you ever thought about writing? Do you get stuck thinking about "how the heck do real writers write?" Do you plot first? Or do you sit down and see what comes out of your fingertips? How do real writers work every day and how do they keep their motivation going? Novelist and memoirist Rachael Herron is always searching for the magic bullet that will make her own writing easier. Tune in and eavesdrop as she talks to professional writers of all types, from graphic novelists to poets to literary novelists, about their particular, daily processes. https://rachaelherron.com/write/ 

NOTES

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

My two biggest science fiction conventions I play every year are over. So I'm hoping I will finally be able to compile a basic itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in 2018. I will email around Sept 15th with whatever details I find. Go to http://CelticInvasion.com if you want to be the first to hear about next year's invasion.

 

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I also host Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. I just released a new show where I interviewed Breton musician Dom Duff. He was one of the early contributors to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I was thrilled to talk with him in Brittany. And we also got a concert from him. You can hear a little of my interview and the entire concert over at http://celtfather.com. You don't want to miss this.

If you're a long-time listener, you probably know that I don't speak Gaelic. My friend Rudiger Reinhardt frequently sends me audio files with how to pronounce the names of some of the songs I play in the show. Last week, I relaunched my Duolingo app to try and learn Gaelic. Apparently, there's now a Club that you can join on the app to learn. If you'd like to join the club, you'll find a code on Facebook with details. I'll also post it in the newsletter. Only a limited number of people can be in the club and if you're not trying to learn, you won't get to stay in. So we're gonna push each other and hopefully, we can learn together. Go download the app, then come join me! https://www.duolingo.com/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Michael Conners, Alison Johnson, Zane Barber, Ian, Linda Burkins, Nick Felker. The next 2-hour show is picked. And we are $50 away from the next milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 


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

Doug Shelton wrote: "Just thought I'd say that because of this podcast I've started learning about celtic culture and religion and started a group like you suggested to bring those in my area together in spreading celtic culture."

Corpus Christi Irish Sessions emailed: "You ask us to tell you what we are doing while listening to your podcasts. Well right now we are cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey. When we get caught up we plan on sending in some audio of our session get togethers. Love the show."

Nick emailed: "Hey Marc! I'm so excited I found this podcast through a friend in the Merry Wives of Windsor (who you just covered). I'm a huge Irish / Celtic music fan and play a lot of it. I wanted to go out on a limb and see if you'd be interested in featuring or including my band Forkroot in one of your shows. We do a mix of Irish, Folk and Bluegrass. I'll be listening in regardless and am excited to discover more about all the musics out there. Thanks for doing this podcast. Cheers, Nick"

Stuart Jervis emailed from Belgium: "Hi Marc, I'm listening to the 2-hours of Scottish Music episode while preparing the next trip in our Pipers Remembering WWI-project. A fellow piper and I are visiting all WWI Military Cemeteries in Belgium, a list of about 530 places. Keep up the good work as I always enjoy listening to your podcasts. In attachement a picture of the dram I just poured myself. Slainthe."

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:39 "Tuesday from 6 p.m." by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

4:39 "The State Dance" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

8:55 "The Lonesome Boatman" by Bard & Company from Playground

12:05 "Paddy Fahey's Reel / The East Galway Reel" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

15:13 "The Wild Barrow Road" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

19:14 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:39 "Connemara / Da Blue Yow / The Brolum" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

26:23 "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by Irish Whispa from Irish Whispa

29:52 "Maire Rua / Farewell to Whalley Range / The Winding Stair" by Ciana from Rubicon

33:10 "Braes o' Killiekrankie" by AmeriCeltic Band from Live at KKUP

36:18 "Whidbey Island / Barry's Window Machine / Gunna" by Forkroot from Water & Shade

40:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:30 "Three Miles from Annascaul" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

46:52 "Stick the Kettle On" by Sliotar from Fine Friends

51:27 "There Is A Time" by The Muckers from The Muckers

55:56 "Ireland's Hour of Need (Gallant Heroes)" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

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

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

End of Summer Celtic Jams #323  

The hot days of summer are waning. It's time for some end of Summer Celtic music from Kennedy's Kitchen, Eilis Crean, Rogue Diplomats, Ciana, Rattle the Knee, Tim Edey, The Jeremiahs, Free Range String Band, Christine Weir, Kailyarders, Templars of Doom, Barleyjuice, Jim Sharkey.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com  

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

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

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

 

NOTES

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

Cool weather visited Birmingham, Alabama this morning. I can't find for more. I'm happy to share with you some end of summer Celtic jams. We kicked it of with...


CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Mark Aicken, Christian Feitl, Steve Wright, Miguel Bessa. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 

If you want to hear music from Galicia, check show #206.

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

Robert Eby emailed: "I'm usually either at work or playing World of Warcraft while listening to the Celtic Music Podcast. The music goes perfectly with WoW!"

Miguel Britto Bessa emailed from Brazil: "Hi Marc, I've been a listener since 2008, but this is my first message ever to a podcaster I enjoy. Thanks for all these shows you've set up for us, and congratulations on the excellent selection of artists and song. The newest selection really touched my heart. I was wondering if you could ever do a galego special, since the people from Northwest Spain and North Portugal were also Celtic people, they have interesting (and some very familiar) songs. If you need help choosing the artists I can aid you and I'm sure a lot of people could help. Um abraço do Brasil!"

Miranda Nelson emailed: "Hi Marc! I just wanted to let you know I have been listening to the podcast since St. Patrick's Day when I found it through my favorite local band The Selkie Girls. I fell in love with it and I had to hear more. I decided to listen to every one, all the way back to #1. I can now say I've listened to every one of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcasts. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate what you do for us. You are amazing! I can't wait for the concert on Sunday! Slante!

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:38 "The Hotting Fire" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Hotting Fire

5:56 "Eddie Kelly's Jig No 2 - Memories Of France" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

10:52 "Nancy Whiskey" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

14:18 "Al Letanant Schnitt O Kimiadin Ar 5ved Kompagnunez-February Reel #1-The Arms Dealer's Daughter" by Ciana from Rubicon

19:53 "The Pride of Pimlico-Morning Lark" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

24:13 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:54 "Box n Fiddle Party!" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

28:39 "Passage West" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

33:35 "Cliffs of Moher/Jump at the Sun/ Willies Trip to Toronto" by Free Range String Band from Demo CD

36:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:05 "The Clan Mac Donald" by Christine Weir from Weir Celts

44:14 "Stinkin Of This 'N That" by Kailyarders from The Black Well

47:48 "St Patrick Saved Ireland" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

51:31 "3 Sheets to the Wind, Pt. 1" by Barleyjuice from This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

5:30 "The Bar on the Square" by Jim Sharkey from Misty Morning Rain

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

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

Star Wars Drinking Songs,  How Bards Got Started #10  

Where did our "Jedi Drinking Song" come from? What was the first album we recorded on together? You'll learn that and more in the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast.

Notes Listener Comment - Request for More Jedi Songs Jedi Drinking Song Prequel Other Jedi drinking song ideas... and George Lucas Listener Comment - How Did the Bard's Get Started? Leave a message at 512-879-NEWT (6398) Things You Really Hope Marc Doesn't Say In Bed How NOT to Record a CD Tom's Podcast Songs This Week "Jedi Drinking Song" from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, "Mari Mac" from Bard Bootlegs, Vol. 1, "Shadowfax" from Memories of Middle Earth.

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If you enjoy the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast, support Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee. Subscribe to our mailing list at www.thebards.net.

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Renaissance Festival Celtic Music #322  

Enjoy a taste of Celtic music found at Renaissance Festivals in this week's show with Celtic music from Abby Green, Craig of Farrington, Darcy Nair, Darren Raleigh, Emily Kellam, Ceann, Jesse Linder, The Jolly Rogues, Kilted Kings, Lindsay Smith, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shillelagh Law, Tullamore, 3 Pints Gone.

Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

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

 

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU
BY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL PODCAST

The Renaissance Festival Podcast is a twice-monthly show of music and entertainment found at Renaissance Festivals.  http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com 

 

NOTES

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


* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 


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

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

"Red is the Rose" by Abby Green from Why Should I

"What Thing is Love!" by Craig of Farrington from Naughty

"Lagan Love" by Darcy Nair from I Fell My Heart Fly 

"Cavan Girl" by Darren Raleigh from Silverwheel 

"Mourning Dove" by Emily Kellam from Waves on the Shore 

"Until Death Does its Part" by Ceann from Making Friends

"Black Is the Color" by Jesse Linder from Crescent Moon 

"Broom of the Cowdenknows" by The Jolly Rogues from The Jolly Rogues 

"Name on My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Kilted Kings

"Take You with Me" by Lindsay Smith from Beautiful Life

"The True Lover's Farewell" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Here's to the Men 

"I Never Will Marry" by Shillelagh Law from Songs From the Bridge 

"Will Ye Go, Lassie" by Tullamore from Wild And Wicked Youth

"When Will We Be Married" by 3 Pints Gone from Auld Lang Syne

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

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

Brown Ale & Celtic Music #321  

Wherever you may roam, you'll enjoy an hour of great indie Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Chrissy Crowley, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Patrick D'Arcy, Rogue Diplomats, Marc Gunn, Alasdair White, Jesse Fergusonm Tara Hill, An Taisdeal, Dom Duff, McCrae's Battalion, The Celtic Reggae Revolution, Battlelegs, The Elders. 

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

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

 

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

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

 

NOTES

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

 


* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Screaming Orphans new album is now on sale. It's called Taproom.

I made some changes to the Permission form on the website at 4celts.com. It turns out I never received several forms from bands who submitted. So now I've moved it all to a Google Form. If you're a band who submitted in the past month, feel free to resubmit. And if you're a new band or band with a new album, please use the form as well. I do ask that artists resubmit their permission with each new album. The form is a lot simpler to complete. Go check it out at http://4celts.com/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Kevin Crosson. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 


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

Nikitas Thlimmenos emailed: "hey there! I'm Nikitas, an Italian/Greek pharmacist. I just found out about the podcast and I'm listening to all the episodes starting from the last one and going backward, which is weird but awesome nonetheless. While I listen to the music I'm always making capsules. It's the kind of long, mindless work that needs some good music :) Keep up the good work!'"

Daniel Faigin emailed about the Woodsongs podcast at woodsongs.com. They are about to release a Celtic and Country episode. He wrote: "By my count, this should be show 902 or something like that. You can alert the listeners to your podcast to check the archives for more Celtic music."

You can find other Celtic podcasts on my podcast website at http://magenetwork.com/ 

Erin Nix emailed: "Hi Marc! As always, I adore each episode. I keep forgetting to send in a picture of what I'm doing, mostly because all I'm doing is just whatever I have going on that day. I used to listen while riding the bus and walking to my job. I listened on the weekends doing yard work. Now I listen while doing artwork. This podcast is the soundtrack of my life. :) So here are all the pictures, plus one from Ireland I took. After going to Ireland, I searched and found your podcast to keep Celtic music in my life. I can't believe that was 9.5 years ago already. Looking forward to the next 10+ years of the podcast. ;)"

 

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:14 "Good Time Old Time" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

5:00 "Doodlesack Jigs" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

8:03 "Paper of Pins" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

13:17 "Reels: John Kelly's Concertina Reel/Tom Keane's" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

15:40 "Old Brown Ale" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

19:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:51 "Wherever I May Roam" by Marc Gunn from Single

24:41 "The Cockerel in the Creel" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

28:27 "Haul Away, Joe!" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

32:44 "March on Tara/Queen Maeve's Dance" by Tara Hill from Hot Asphalt

35:18 "The Reason I Left Mullingar" by An Taisdeal from Home Recordings

41:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:42 "Babel Pow Wow" by Dom Duff from Babel Pow Wow

46:26 "Billy McConnell" by McCrae's Battalion from Armistice Day

49:57 "London Town" by The Celtic Reggae Revolution from Everything Comes to those who wait

53:14 "Nord Mead" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

56:38 "Moore St. Girls" by The Elders from American Wake

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

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New Celtic Music & Temple Records Feature #320  

We have special feature on Temple Records this week along with new Celtic music from Alasdair White, Black Market Haggis, The Ne'er Duwels, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Sarah Copus, Arise & Go, Battlefield Band, Mike Katz, Christine Primrose, Peter Nardini, Kellswater Bridge, Dene Foye, Eamonn Flynn, Rogue Diplomats, Plastic Paddy.

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Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity.
http://louisvilleirishfest.com.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. These are the bands who are usually trying to make it without a record label. I have a caveat about that today. I'll tell you about it in a moment. I want to ask for your help to bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support for this show on Patreon.

There are a lot of small record labels who are doing great things for Celtic musicians. One of those is Temple Records. That's the label of Battlefield Band. In addition to releasing music by Battlefield Band, the label also helps small artists who are doing great things for Scottish music. Like Christine Primrose.

About the time I was finishing up the 2-hour Scottish Music show, episode #317, Temple Records sent me music from Christine Primrose. She sings in Scots Gaelic I thought she'd be a great addition to the show. I asked if they had any other music. But I didn't receive anything until the day after I published the show.

So today, I'm gonna highlight several artists from Temple Records, including the first band.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I want start by thanking everyone who picked up the 2017 Sainted Song Henger Special and collected the 10 bonus CDs from my Celtic music arhive. I really appreciate your support of this show. The collection is still on sale along with podcast t-shirts, but of course, you'll have to do without the bonus CDs. You can find all of our swag and compilation CDs in our store at http://bestcelticmusic.net/shop/ 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Kevin Crosson. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! http://patreon.com/celticpodcast 

Finally, check out http://AmeriCeltic.net. Tony Becket setup this website "to restore awareness, celebrate and preserve the culture and history of Celtic Americans by promoting live Celtic music, festivals, history & ancestry." He's working primarily with Northern California Celtic performers. And he has a YouTube channel which could use your love. 

Celtic music and culture is a relatively small community. I mean, if all of the Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry people united, we'd have one heck of a cultural impact. Instead, it's limited mostly to St. Patrick's Day. That's a shame. So I'd like to ask your help of spreading the word about AmeriCeltic. And I'd also encourage you to start your own local Celtic community. Help get the word out about your musicians and cultural organizations. Let's keep Celtic culture growing!

And if you have a local organization, let me know. I'd be happy to either mention it here, or better yet, list it in our Celtic Music Magazine.

* 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

KToo posted on iTunes: "Excellent variety of Celtic music, from trad to Celtic influence. I look forward to each new episode"

Charline Grilhé emailed: "Hi Marc ! I discovered your podcast last Saturday. I just arrived in Dublin for the first time of my life for a crazy trip. I came from Paris to support Ben for a historical fencing competition followed by walking across the west coast of Ireland. Sadly I just lost my personal phone so I had no music to listen to and no Internet outside of our B&B. So I was looking for some podcasts. I discovered yours!

It was a pleasure to listen to your playlist all week, during the competition and then on the wonderful cliffs of Black Head walking to Moher, in the bus to Dublin, in the plane back to Paris and finally, in my tub with a little tear thinking about this incredible trip and awesome people. Thank you for being a part of this. I'll continue to listen to your podcast until the next time ! Best, Charlie"

Zak Kennedy emailed: "I listened to Episode 319 while mowing my yard and a few other chores around the house. I have also played other episodes while driving for my local transit agency. Had a few people ask what I was listening to and said they enjoyed it. I've downloaded a couple of older episodes that I missed to listen to in the run up to this year's Dublin Irish Festival. Have you been to it as a presenter or performer? Keep up the great work!"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "The Weatherman" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

5:53 "The Moontown Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

8:01 "You're the One" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

11:14 "Lucking Out" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

13:25 "Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

16:12 "Danse du Sauvage, Reel du Pendu" by Arise & Go from Arise & Go - EP

20:56 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:24 "Fling & Reels: The Whole Chicken in the Soup / Largo’s Fairy Dance / The Kerryman’s Daughter" by Battlefield Band with Don Meade, Tony Demarco & Robin Morton from Beg & Borrow

26:44 "Dark Lowers the Night/A Month of Sundays" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays

30:40 "Thig an Smeòrach as t-Earrach (The Thrush Comes in Spring)" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

35:30 "The Ballad of Lawrence Orange and Eugene Green" by Peter Nardini from Is there anybody out there?

42:22 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:48 "Follow On" by Kellswater Bridge from As The Story Goes

50:49 "Wild Rover No More" by Dene Foye from For the Love of Haggis

53:28 "Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn" by Eamonn Flynn from The Irish Channel

55:58 "The Mermaid" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

1:00:10 "Rundlets and Kilderkins" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

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

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

 

 

Rolling Home #319  

Wouldn't it be cool to have an episode featuring YOUR favorite Celtic music? Today's show is dedicated to Patron of the Podcast, Annie Lorkowski, who compiled a list of her favorite songs in featured over the past 12 years. You'll enjoy Celtic music from Mary Knickle, Heather Dale, Navan, Black 47, the Screaming Orphans, Marc Gunn, Ockham's Razor, Merry Wives of Windsor, MacTalla Mor, Coyote Run, Ciara Considine, The Borrowed Angels, The Blarney Rebel Band, Trip McCool, Ceann, BOWI, John Byrne Band, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolftones, Jesse Ferguson.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

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

 

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

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

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. These are the bands who are trying to make it without a record label. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

Back in May, I knew my time would be tight this summer. So I decided to ask some of the Patrons of the Podcast if they had a Top 20 list of artists featured in the podcast. Annie Lorkowski was one of the first to respond with 20 songs. So today, I'm gonna share with you her top 20 list, in no particular order. As she said on Patreon, many are older songs because she was binge-listening from the beginning. And I found at least one that I actually don't have the music for. So we'll make do.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patrons Valerie Gilliand, Paolo Bianchi, Linda Kazalski, Luke Sinclare. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

July 31st is the last day you can purchase the 2017 Sainted Song Henger special and get 10 bonus CDs from my Celtic music archive. Go to our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. You'll get shirt, coffee mug, and whole bunch of awesome CDs. Your kind purchases promote Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

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

Erin Holman emailed: "Just wanted to say—I’m a freelance copyeditor and discovered your podcast just about a month ago (what took me so long? I have been listening to podcasts for about as long as they’ve been around!) Anyway, I think you are almost singlehandedly responsible for my recent uptick in productivity. I spent a study-abroad semester in County Galway (lived in vacation cottages just outside of Spiddal, with Galway Bay in my sightline) lo these many years ago (1991, to be exactk ;) ) and have enjoyed Celtic music well before that. Anyway, the upbeat tempo of so many Celtic songs is crucial for my focus and transports me back to ceili nights at the Hughes in Spiddal at the same time. Lucky for me, I’m just now listening to your early 2012 episodes—I’ve still got a wonderfully huge backlog to work through, and then I’ll start again. Thank you so much!"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:33 "Weave the Yarn" by Mary Knickle from Weave

5:27 "Mordred's Lullaby" by Heather Dale from Avalon

8:36 "He Mandu" by Navan from Oran nan Tonn

10:30 "James Connolly" by Black 47 from Fire of Freedom

16:28 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by the Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

23:11 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

27:40 "Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

31:02 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

32:06 "Mad Jenny" by the Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

35:51 "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" by MacTalla Mor from The New Colossus
he mi na morheena
41:22 "Mary Mac" by Coyote Run from Pleads the 5th

44:48 "Kilkelly Ireland" by Ciara Considine from O Mo Chroi

50:55 "Eist Eist" by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

54:00 "Stand With Me Boys" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Buy My Soul

58:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK

59:52 "Drill Ya Tarriers Drill" by Trip McCool from The Traveler

1:04:56 "Moron with the Bodhran" by Ceann from Making Friends

1:08:22 "Rolling Home" by BOWI from Dry Land

1:12:44 "Betsy Ross Bridge" by John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

1:16:47 "Cead Mille Failte" by Derek Warfield and the Young Wolftones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

1:22:37 "Loch Lomond" by Jesse Ferguson from The Parting Glass

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

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

New Celtic Music of Tomorrow #318  

The Celtic music of tomorrow is here today with lots of new music from Rattle the Knee, Peat in the Creel, Kellswater Bridge, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, Jesse Ferguson, Cormac Gannon, Shauna Mullin, Devils Water, Robbi McMillen, Laura McGhee, Battlelegs, Sprag Session, Preab Meadar, The Changing Room.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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

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

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

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. Most of these bands are accomplishing great things in their local communities without the help of a record label or publicist. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

Find out more about Cateaters Pipe Band here and watch a video.

Nominate our Podcast in the Podcast Awards

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Branislav Milojkovic emailed from Serbia: "Hi Marc! I've been listening to your podcast for hours now, while studying ceilis for my TCRG exam coming up in december. Thanks for doing great work and keeping us all in high spirits. Cheers!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Stananivy-Cucanandy-Silver Slipper-Pure Drop" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

6:17 "O' Cabalo Azul" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session

9:38 "Four Loom Weaver" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes

15:18 "Tam Lin/Masons Apron" by Bridgid's Cross from Live Without An Audience

18:20 "Wind on the Moor" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

23:15 "I'll Tell me Ma" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

26:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:36 "Peata Beag Do Mhathar" by Cormac Gannon from Different

32:20 "Suantrai Seoithin Seotho" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

36:33 "Devilswater" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

39:34 "Piurt a'Beul" by Robbi McMillen

42:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:39 "Always Tomorrow" by Laura McGhee from Life Is Bigger Than a Dream

46:36 "Greenland Whale Fisheries (chiptune)" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

49:05 "Good Ship Tommy Fun" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session

54:56 "The Lion and Fox (Seadnadh Mor)" by Preab Meadar from Preabmeadar

1:00:57 "A River Runs Between" by The Changing Room from A River Runs Between

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

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

2-Hours of Scottish Music #317  

Scotland is our musical destination this week with Scottish music from Claymore, Albannach, Cormorant's Fancy, The Sorries, Rachel Hair Trio, Old Blind Dogs, Christine Primrose, The Eben Brooks Band, NUA, New Shilling, Solas, McCrae's Battalion, Black Market Haggis, Battlefield Band, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Sons of Malarkey, Marc Gunn, Canned Haggis, SeaStar, Sligo Rags, Zoe Alexander, Jimi McRae, Heather Dale, Tullamore, Dublin Harpers, Smithfield Fair, Donna Germano, 3 Pints Gone, Kennedy's Kitchen, The Duplets, Jenne Lennon, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Connemara Stone Company.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

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

 

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

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

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. Most of these bands are accomplishing great things in their local communities without the help of a record label or publicist. I want to ask you bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

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

Lukas Zmuidzinas emailed: "Hello! I've been listening to your podcast for a few years now, and have always loved discovering new bands and artists every week. Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to go see a show by a band called the Recollective, a fairly new Celtic group. I wasn't sure if you'd heard of them, but if not, you should definitely check them out!! They played an outstanding concert, and they were all very lovely people. Thanks so much for all your hard work in creating your awesome show! Cheers"

Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc, Just want to pass along another huge thank you for all you do in bringing us wonderful music through the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Also wanted to relate a great musical experience I got to share with my son Jackson (rising 9th grade violist) about a month ago. We got to see Mithril perform with the local Johnson City (TN) Symphony Orchestra. I got to talk a bit with the fiddler, Tom Morely, and let him know that I first heard their music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. The performance was doubly special to us, as three of the performers in the orchestra we know personally through the music school (Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia), where my son and I take our viola lessons. Thanks again for continuing to bring us all the fantastic music on the Irish & Celtic Music podcast. Slainte"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:35 "Scotland the Brave" by Claymore from Claymore

4:34 "Bare Arsed Bandits" by Albannach from The Sub-Zero Sessions EP

8:16 "MacPherson's Farewell/The Atholl Highlander" by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

13:41 "Dumbarton's Drums" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

16:01 "Jigs for Mann" by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

19:28 "A Ring on Her Hand" by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

23:50 "O A Leannain (Oh Sweatheart)" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

27:31 "Tha mi Sgith" by The Eben Brooks Band from Geek Mythology

BREAK

31:22 "The Jacobite" by NUA from FLOW

34:36 "Leezy Lindsay" by New Shilling from Live!!

40:16 "Unnamed Shetland Reel/Da Full Rigged Ship" by Solas from All These Years

43:14 "Skara Brae" by McCrae's Battalion from Armistice Day

47:10 "Angus and the Kilt" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

50:46 "The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass In The Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

55:02 "Air a' Ghille Tha Mo Rùn / It Is The Lad That I Love" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

59:47 "Marie's Wedding" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lad

1:03:48 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

1:05:06 "Scots Wha Hae" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

1:07:58 "Campbelltown Kiltie Ball/Black Haired Lad" by Canned Haggis from Rough Draft

1:11:25 "The Great Silkie" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

1:16:05 "The Flowers of Edinburgh" by Sligo Rags from The Night Before the Morning After

1:19:27 "Kismuil's Galley" by Zoe Alexander from Bardsong

1:22:17 "Na Criochan" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland

1:27:19 "Bonny Bonny Broom" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart

CELTIC TOP 20

1:32:09 "Mormond Braes" by Tullamore from The O'Malley's Sessions

1:35:12 "A Man's A Man" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

1:39:54 "Scotland, Fair Scotland" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

1:43:22 "Ye Banks and Braes" by Donna Germano from Celtic Echoes

1:47:01 "I Will Go, I Will Go" by 3 Pints Gone from It's About Bloody Time

1:50:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:53:16 "Remember Dubh Loch" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

1:57:28 "The Banks of Ness, Euro Jig" by The Duplets from Leverage

2:00:20 "Bonny Portmore" by Jenne Lennon from Songs and Stillness

2:04:08 "Bert Gonnella's Jig/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy/Ron Gone" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

2:07:37 "Scotland's Story" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

2:11:35 "Donald McGillavry" by Connemara Stone Company from Original

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

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

Star of the County Down #316  

Irish and Celtic music from Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa, Kindred Spirits, Steve Hawson, Carey Street, Terry Griffith, Runa, Seamus Kennedy, King Laoghaire, McGinty, Rambling Sailors, String Theory, The Here & Now, Dom Duff, The Gobshites, Greenwich Meantime, Lexington Field, We Banjo 3.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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

 

Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. louisvilleirishfest.com.

 

Notes

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to indie Celtic music, the little guys if you will. The world is full of artists who are amazing but need a helping hand. My goal is to give those people a voice. You are a part of that mission. I want to ask you to share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad, Joe Christensen. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Become a patron today! To celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

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

Leslie Morrell posted in the shownotes: "Lovely program, thank you! Busy running around with morning chores with the music playing in the background but it's so nice. I think I want to really sit with it and enjoy it rather than just having it play in the background! Thanks for making all this great music available freely. Great way to find new artists and to enjoy the vast array of musicians out there

Summer Nights #315  

Irish and Celtic music from Peat the Creel, The Willis Clan, Jesse Ferguson, Kennedy's Kitchen, Shishonnah, Laura McGhee, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Gothard Sisters, Murray McDowell, Ciara Considine, Gaelic Storm, Leaping Lulu, Celtic Cross, Brian O h'Uiginn. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. louisvilleirishfest.com.

  Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to indie Celtic music, the little guys if you will. The world is full of artists who are amazing but need a helping hand. My goal is to give those people a voice. You are a part of that mission. I want to ask you to share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

I am back from my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. And I'll tell you more about it in the podcast news section.

I want to send out a very very special thanks to Steve Behrens (67 Music), Phil Duckworth (Grinning Beggar's Paddy Rock Radio) and Shannon Heaton (Irish Music Stories) for hosting the podcast these last three weeks.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons Andrew Rogers, Richard Ridley, Liisa W., Richard Ridley of Devils Water, Kathleen Becker, Jenny Trevor, River Godbee, Eugene Kohlbecker, Steven Lee. Miranda Nelson and Hank Woodward increased their pledges, and a special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Wesley R Dunnington, Nancie, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Shawn Cali. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Next up is 2-hours of Scottish music. I hope to have it out within the next couple o'weeks. Become a patron today!

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. In addition to the shirt, you can also enjoy the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. Find all of that in our shop. Your kind purchases promotes Celtic music and helps support this podcast.

The Celtic Invasion of Brittany was incredible. One of the coolest things about the trip for me was learning more about the Celts before they settled in seven Celtic nations.

I emailed my Celtic Invasion Vacations subscribers telling them I was considering adding another Invasion to Venice. One person responded saying it made no sense. Because what does Venice have to do with the Celts. The answer is a lot more than you would think.

In fact, we learned in Brittany that one of the main Celtic tribes to settle the area near Vannes were the Veneti. If you follow the place names of where the Celts settled, one area was the Veneto. My step-dad is from Padova in the Veneto. Ever since I started playing Celtic music, he's experienced the Celtic influence in the Veneto which settled the region in the 9th and 10th century B.C. By the 3rd century b.c. they had migrated to Brittany in France. There's even a Po River in Carnac. The Po River is one of the main rivers in the Veneto.

The list goes on and on. I'll try and do an episode of The Celtfather podcast with more details. Needless to say, it was a fascinating glimpse of history. It's amazing to realize Celtic culture can be found throughout Europe.

If you want to experience more of the trip, I recorded a bunch of videos and set them to my music. There's a playlist on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW2ZqJYHA7BDmERZdMQz-HBtz4I-zn5SV

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Aunt Margy posted on iTunes: "Fine variety of music presented with enthusiasm and a generous spirit. Producer welcomes suggestions."

Graciela de Souza Oliver emailed through the website: "Hi, I really enjoy Irish and Celtic Music podcast. I listen to it on iVoox. What is the URL on Instagram? Thanks and congratulations for the initiative!"

Rosalie Koontz emailed from Morton Grove, IL: "I just discovered your podcast and enjoyed the episodes I listened to. I shared it with my cousin and a friend. I was wondering if you have ever played any music by Spats Colombo on your podcast. They recently performed on Irish tv and I enjoy listening to them. Thank you for the great podcast."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:24 "Otter's Holt" by Peat the Creel from The Barn Session

4:37 "Blast O'Reels" by The Willis Clan from Roots

10:23"The Wind that Shakes the Barley" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

13:28 "The Barr of Chocolate/The Smashed Potatoes" by Kennedy's Kitchen from THe Birds Upon the Trees

17:51 "I Will Carry You" by Shishonnah from Elysian Dreams

21:50 "Commemoration" by Laura McGhee from Life Is Bigger Than a Dream

24:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

27:48 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

31:28 "Midsummer Jigs" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

33:58 "Summer Moon" by Murray McDowell from Summer Moon

37:22 "A Summer Dance at the Crossroads" by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves

40:46 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:00 "Summer's Gone" by Gaelic Storm from How Are We Getting Home?

47:10 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into the West

50:13 "Summer of My Dreams" by Celtic Cross from Shores of America

55:28 "Dancing the Summer Away" by Brian O h'Uiginn from Tionchar

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

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

Irish Music Stories with Shannon Heaton #314  

Hear some Irish music from Shannon Heaton's amazing podcast Irish Music Stories. You'll enjoy music from John Williams, Keith Murphy, Kevin Griffin, Eoin O’Neill, Sharon Shannon, Shannon Heaton, Maeve Gilchrist, Paddy League, Karan Casey, John Gannon, Tina Lech, Kathleen Conneely, Sean Clohessy, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Seamus Connolly, Sean McComiskey, Kieran Jordan, Girsa, Liz Carroll, Daithi Sproule, Trad Youth Exchange, McCarthy Family.

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

Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

Subscribe to Irish Music Stories on Shannon Heaton's website. You'll also find video tutorials on her YouTube channel to learn Irish tunes.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:16 ABOUT IRISH MUSIC STORIES - The stories behind the music

1:04 “Darley’s Reel, the Jug of Punch, Garrett Barry’s Reel” by John Williams from self titled debut

4:30 “Nous Allons a une Fete” by Keith Murphy from Bound for Canaan

7:32 “Seamus Connolly’s” (Jig) by Kevin Griffin with Eoin O’Neill, Sharon Shannon from Traditional Music from Doolin Co. Clare

10:23 “Aunt Jane’s Trip to Norway, It Goes As Follies & Eddie Duffy’s” by Shannon Heaton (flute), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), Paddy League (drums) from Blue Dress

14:58 THE GREAT IRISH SESSION

16:10 “Ae Fond Kiss” by Karan Casey from Ships in the Forest

20:10 “The Luachrachan's Jig / Hardiman’s Fancy” by John Gannon, Tina Lech, Kathleen Conneely and Sean Clohessy from From Tulla to Boston: Live at the Burren

23:42 “Golden Glove” by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lovers’ Well

28:34 “I’m Waiting for You, The Magpie's Nest, The Thirteen Arches, The Sailor's Cravat” by Seamus Connolly from The Banks of the Shannon

33:26 CHAT WITH SEAMUS CONNOLLY AT BOSTON COLLEGE

35:06 ELEMENTAL EXPERIENCE OF IRISH MUSIC WITH SEAN CLOHESSY

36:07 “The Priest and His Boots” by Sean Clohessy, Sean McComiskey, Kieran Jordan from Cover the Buckle

37:42 “Captain, Captain” by Girsa from A Sweeter Place

41:00 “Tune for Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh” by Liz Carroll & Daithi Sproule from self titled

44:25 “The Tap Room, Galway Rambler, Mountain Road” by Matt & Shannon Heaton and Dan Gurney from archival field recording

48:51 LURE OF IRISH MUSIC

50:50 “Mug Of Brown Ale, Leg Of The Duck, Munster Buttermilk” by Trad Youth Exchange from From Tulla to Boston: Live at the Burren

52:40 “My Love is in America, The Milliner’s Daughter” by McCarthy Family from From Tulla to Boston: Live at the Burren

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

Celtic Punk #313  

Grinning Beggar is taking over the show with Celtic punk from The Biblecode Sundays, The Pourmen, California Celts, McScallywag, Nevermind Nessie, The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats, Firkin, SMZB, The Wakes, Handsome Young Strangers, Black Water County, Hoist The Colors, The Peelers, In For a Penny. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

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

 

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

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

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons! Together, these awesome folks helped us hit our next Patreon Milestone. So I'm gonna plan 2-hours of Scottish music to be released in late June or July. Become a patron today!

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop. Your purchases help to support this podcast. So if you don't want to pledge monthly, this is a great alternative. Buy some swag.

Would you like to win some free CDs? I'm clearing out my CD collection and giving them away through my personal YouTube channel. If you would like to win, follow the link to the Summer CD Giveaway playlist for details. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW2ZqJYHA7BAfiLDOg4i12Y1peePqb9Dy

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

"Count Your Blessings" by The Biblecode Sundays from New Hazardous Design

"Day Drinking" by The Pourmen from Rise & Shine

"Ghost Ship" by California Celts from Totally Nautical: Pirate Songs of the Spanish Main

"St. Paddy's Anthem" by McScallywag from Dirty Waters

"Best of Foes" by Nevermind Nessie from Best of Foes

"The Boxer" by The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats from Sign of the Fighters

"Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" by Firkin from Into the Night

"Ten Thousand Ways To Rebel" by SMZB from

"King's Schilling" by The Wakes from VENCEREMOS

"Poor Ned" by Handsome Young Strangers from Battle of Broken Hill

"Under Skies of Black and Blue" by Black Water County from Taking Chances

"Little Rebel" by Hoist The Colors from Mourners

"I'm Off To Kill The Devil" by The Peelers from Palace of the Fiend

"Stumblin' Home" by In For a Penny from Every Day

"Tattletale" by In For a Penny from One More Last Hurrah

"If I Get to Heaven" by In For a Penny from The Guardian Angel Sessions

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

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

Celtic Music Journal #312  

Celtic Music Journal and 67 Music take over the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with music from their video journal. Enjoy great Celtic music from Poitin, Na Rosai, Ciana, The Fire Inside, Celtica Pipes Rock, Andrea Tophoj and Rune Barslund, Peter Daldry, The Gothard Sisters, Crossbow, Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost, Marc Gunn, The Fire, Beltaine, Journey North, Sons Of Malarkey, West Of Mabou.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/312/ 

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

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

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

67 Music has been promoting Celtic music from all over the globe since 2008. Learn more about us at www.67music.net 

Learn more about Marc’s travels at http://celticinvasion.com/ and also his Music & Travel Podcasts at http://celtfather.com/ 

Celtic Music Journal:
What I’m decided to share with you in this particular show is some of the music from the artists that have appeared on our show, The Celtic Music Journal. I call it “The Celtic Music Journal Spotlight”. While the show is a visual medium, I thought it’d be fun to spotlight the music for you. There’s a lot of variety and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. The man himself Marc Gunn has been on our show too & you’ll hear him here! Listen and enjoy, then you can then watch all the artists you hear in this show! Just click to our website and we’re also on YouTube, our channel is at www.youtube.com/user/sixtysevenmusic. Log in,watch and subscribe!

The Celtic Music Journal is produced by 67 Music. We began the show in August 2014. Since then we’ve produced 7 editions with more on the way. The premise is simple yet unique: we invite bands, musicians and other artists to send us their video ‘journals’, to tell their story & show the world what they offer and what they do. We then gather 3-5 journals per show and put them together to share with you. It’s an exciting way to discover up and coming talent and revisit established artists. We’ve featured artists from all over the world. You should consider being on it, too! Just click to our website for details and watch all the shows.

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a 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!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:09 "Congress Reel" by Poitín from Jiggery Pokery

3:57 "William Taylor" by Na Rosai from Na Rosai

9:44 "Ramblin’ Irishman" by Ciana from Ciana

15:11 "Slippery Jigs" by The Fire Inside from Spark

18:41 "Telegram for Monsieur Verne" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Steamphonia

23:40 INTRODUCING CELTIC MUSIC JOURNAL

24:38 "The Danish Immigrant" by Andrea Tophoj and Rune Barslund from The Danish Immigrant

27:04 "Bonnie Lass of Fyfie" by Peter Daldry from Under A Leaden Sky

30:49 "The Landing" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

33:31 "Donogh And Mike’s First/Windbroke" by Crossbow from Crossbow

36:32 "Sweet Sophie" By Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost from Sociable

41:23 WHAT IS 67 MUSIC?

42:16 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

46:31 "The Very Last Straw" by The Fire from The Fire

49:58 "Old Rosin The Beau" by Beltaine from Tilly’s Jig

54:16 "Dreamcatcher III" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

59:10 "Oh Journey" by Sons Of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

1:04:21 "Pressed For Time" by West Of Mabou from West Of Mabou

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

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

Off to Carnac, Brittany #311  

Irish and Celtic music from Poor Man's Fortune, An Triur, Castlebay, Pipedance, Karan Casey, Burning Bridget Cleary, Abby Green, The Changing Room, Bridgid's Cross, John Byrne Band, Damanta, Paddy's Pig, Seagulls Are Drunk, Flook.

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com 

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

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

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

 

Notes:

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

Today is the day. I will board an airplane and fly to Paris. On Saturday, I will board a train to Rennes for the official start of my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. I'm extremely excited, not just to see this wild and beautiful part of France, but also to share with you bits and pieces of my adventure through podcasts, pictures and video.

If you're not yet subscribed to my YouTube channel, Instagram, and personal Facebook page, then please follow the link in the shownotes to do so. Also subscribe to the Celtfather Music & Travel. This podcast is newly rebranded. I'm sharing interviews and thoughts related to, well, music and travel. I have some great interviews including one with Steve Behrens of 67 Music and the Celtic Music Journal who will guest host this podcast next week.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Gerald F Boyle, Grant Jacobson, Mary Layzska, Miranda Nelson! Together, these awesome folks helped us hit our next Patreon Milestone. So I'm gonna plan 2-hours of Scottish music to be released in late June or July. Become a patron today!

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop. Your purchases help to support this podcast. So if you don't want to pledge monthly, this is a great alternative. Buy some swag.

Would you like to win some free CDs? I'm clearing out my CD collection and giving them away through my personal YouTube channel. If you would like to win, follow the link to the Summer CD Giveaway playlist for details.

* 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

Kevin emailed: "Listening to May the Forth be with you while walking our area Nature Center. Appreciate you."

Aliza emailed regarding the Texas Scottish Festival episode: "This episode is so unique to what you usually provide. Seems the genres are blending - which is cool - it's like I don't know what to expect when I turn this on in the morning. I usually bookmark the episodes I really enjoy and label them with the vibe they project. I know you've received some criticism recently - but ones man's trash is another man's treasure! Don't let the haters get you down. Slainte!"

Joyce Pavelko emailed me: "Hi Marc~ I don't use social media, hence this email. Three brief things I want to tell you:

1) I am a very happy subscriber who just wants to wish you safe travels and some motherly-type advice to be careful.

2) My mother and I are traveling to Ireland and Scotland in June. I can't wait to actually hear the music that I've been listening to on your podcast in its native land!

3) My niece named her daughter Inara. ;-)

Thank you for your devotion to Celtic music. Sent with fondness, Joyce Pavelko, Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Gavotennoù: Dardoup / "Mas Macho" / Brammer Kozh / Ar Menez" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time

7:26 "Lilting Banshee/Munster Buttermilk /Humours of Ballyloughlin" by An Triur from Three People

12:33 "The Galway Shawl" by Castlebay from Bards & Blarney

18:10 "Trim the Velvet/Spike Island Lassies" by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

22:07 "Weary of Lying Alone" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

26:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

28:18 "Cat's Meow - Josie McDermott's Reel" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Everything Is Alright

32:07 "Nead Na Lachan" by Abby Green from Einini

34:50 "Row Boys Row" by The Changing Room from A River Runs Between

38:25 "Off She Goes" by Bridgid's Cross from Live Without an Audience

41:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

46:41 "Sing On Johnny" by John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan

51:10 "By the Sionnain" by Damanta from The Drunken Priest and the ghostly hymns of autumn

5:36 "Rebel Tooth" by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP

57:51 "Deep Inside Out the Sea" by Seagulls Are Drunk from Next Round Is On Us

1:02:24 "Pod: Baldy Hollow/The Empty Pod" by Flook from Rubai

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

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

Kilts and Corsets #310  

Don your kilts and corsets and listen to Celtic music from Lochlainn, Iona, The New Customs, Iarla O'Lionaird, StoneRing, Bow Triplets, McDerry, Brad Reid, Mishaped Pearls, The Leftovers, The Crazy Rogues, Claymore, Tuatha Dea. 

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/310

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

 

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

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

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

You can now buy 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts in our store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop. The shirts were designed by James McDaniel II and they feature the slogan REEL CELTIC MUSIC and the podcast name. Your purchase goes toward supporting this podcast. I also put together a 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection which features the new shirt, a coffee mug, and some CDs. You can find all of that in our shop.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Rick Hantz, Ed Powel, Patrick Downey! We are $4 away from two hours of Scottish music. Become a patron today!

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:30 "Your feet will take you" by Lochlainn from Cailleach's Plaid

7:50 "Beth Ywr Haf I Mi/Llongau Caernanarfon" by Iona from A Celebration of Twenty

13:46 "Stretched Upon Your Grave" by The New Customs from All Walls Fall

19:18 "The Goat Song" by Iarla O'Lionaird by Foxlight

22:50 "Saddle Set" by StoneRing from Samhain

27:17 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

28:30: "Walsh's Hornpipe/The Peacock's Feather" by Bow Triplets from One Spot On Earth

31:46 "McApline Fusiliers" by McDerry from 2016

34:35 "Over the Moor" by Brad Reid from The Conundrum

38:52 "Le Puy en Velay" by Mishaped Pearls from Le Puy en Velay

43:05 CELTIC FEEDBACk

43:42 "Follow Me Up to Carlow" by The Leftovers from CD Tease

45:48 "Fleet" by The Crazy Rogues from Rebels' Shanties

49:13 "Mull of Kintyre" by Claymore from Claymore

53:24 "Kilts and Corsets" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

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

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

Celtic Warrior's Salute #309  

Irish and Celtic music from The Rogues, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Navan, Brendan Monaghan, Rambling Sailors, Poitin, The Duplets, Free Range String Band, David Curley & Mick Broderick, The Gothard Sisters, Larkin, Barleyjuice, Athenrye, Dust Rhinos, Robert Doyle. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/309

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

 

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

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

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Duplets have a new album they are crowdfunding.

Next Thursday, I plan to release the 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. I want to thank everyone in the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook who helped me pick the design for this year's shirt by James McDaniel II.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Jeff Pike, Miranda Nelson and Michael Bortowski! Become a patron today!

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

Edward Montgomery emailed: "Imagine my surprise when I heard you mention my name on a podcast as I drove by a herd of buffalo (true story) this morning. I've listened, bought a compilation, several individual tunes, a CD and t-shirt from the Corktown Popes, etc. The shout out reminded me to make arrangements to become a financial supporter and I took care of that just now. Thanks for the wide variety you bring to the listeners. I love Altan, The Chieftains and others but I love being exposed to folks I might never hear of otherwise. Thanks again"

Johnny Sinclair emailed: "Hello Marc, Been a subscriber to your podcasts since #1 though I had a data loss that lost most of them. The new site took some getting used to but should be fine. I do understand that many think they are reaching a greater audience through the use of Facebook, or other social media. Doing so, however, alienates those of us that despise social media in all its forms. Legacy platforms are where you began and I can only hope that you continue."

Glen Singer emailed: "Hi, Have never listened to Celtic music. That said, I saw your podcasts, so what the heck, I gave it a listen. Wow - fantastic! Just finished walking around Halifax, and listened to your new posting on the Texas festival. I am hooked. Being that I am a newbie, are there any introductory Celtic music podcasts out there? I know the hard work that goes into the entire podcast process-You do it well: combination of music and context/dialogue. Kind Regards."

Colby Madsen emailed: "Do you have a store online and an event calendar."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:31 "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from Roguetrip

5:22 "The Reel" by Alizbar & Ann' Sannat from Welcome Into the Morning

8:47 "Airdi Chuain (Irish)" by Navan from Oran nan Tonn

13:21 "Am Bainne" by Brendan Monaghan from Flicker of Hope

15:31 "Leave Her Johnny" by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust

19:03 "O'puss No. 7" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

24:31 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:24 "Paris" by The Duplets from Leverage

28:13 "P.J. Hayes/Dance of the Honeybees" by Free Range String Band from Demo CD

33:07 "Lucking Out" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

35:18 "It Was Beautiful" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

39:26 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:38 "Faith of a Felon" by Larkin from Alexandra

46:23 "What's Up Yours?" by Barleyjuice from Another Round

49:14 "Provos Lullaby" by Athenrye from Singles

52:46 "Step It Out Mary" by Dust Rhinos from The Day After the Night Before

58:19 "Bold Robert Emmet" by Robert Doyle from Life in Shadows

 

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

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

Irish Women for Mother's Day #308  

You'll enjoy Irish and Celtic women for Mother's day with awesome Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Susan Toman, Jennifer Lick, The Screaming Orphans, Colleen Raney, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Katherine Nagy, Runa, Arlene Faith, Karan Casey, Chrissy Crowley, Amelia Hogan, Solas. 

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/308

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

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

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

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Check out the Irish Music Stories podcast with Shannon Heaton

I'm playing this Saturday, May 13 at Johnnie MacCracken's Pub in Marietta, Georgia from 7-11pm.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Wesley R Dunnington, Michael! Become a patron today!

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

Annie Lorkowski posted on Facebook: "Hi Marc! At the end of your podcasts, you ask your listeners to contact the bands and let them know you heard them on your show. I dropped an email to Larry of Black 47, telling him such and that I bought their album because of it. I got a lovely email back from him thanking me. So yes, the bands do appreciate it!"

Glen Singer posted on Facebook: "Just listened to my first Celtic music podcast. Am a newbie. Great music - great podcast."

David Chavez emailed on Facebook: "Hello Marc. I would like to start by congratulating you for the awesome show and work. I've been a fan and donator for some time now. Cheers from Mexico City!"

Victoria Mathis posted on Facebook: "Hello, I just wanted to answer your request for messages tonight. You are my favorite evening Irish and Celtic music channel on Roku. The music you play often reminds me of my Irish Grandmother who would sing many family songs, some were great old drinking tunes too. My very Scottish Grandfather would laugh along to her funny songs and play his auto harp.
We would sing with them and laugh with the funny songs drinking our root beer ice cream floats while the adults enjoyed their beverages too. I miss those days while I still enjoy doing the exact same traditions with my modern era family. Keep up the awesome work, you remind me of the words of a forgotten song at least once a night."

 

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:12 "Banish Misfortune/Moon Coin Jig" by Carolina Ceili from 50 Shades of Green

5:05 "Cooley's Reel/Merry Blacksmith" by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

8:17 "Seinn O Churadail O" by Jennifer Licko from Sing

11:49 "Tabhair Dom Do Ghra" by Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

19:10 "The Lovely Green Banks of the Moy" by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

24:37 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:53 "Keeping Up With Calum" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn

28:44 "Stone Walls" by Katherine Nagy by Gypsy Lady

32:12 "A Stor, A Stor, A Ghra" by Runa from Live

37:18 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:24 "River of Dreams" by Arlene Faith from River of Dreams

43:17 "The King's Shilling" by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

47:30 "Coig" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

53:02 "Nead La Lachan" by Amelia Hogan from Transplants: From The Old To The New

56:55 "Standing on the Shore (feat. Moira Smiley)" by Solas from All These Years

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

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

May the Fourth Be With You #307  

It's Star Wars Day. To celebrate, you'll enjoy a short feature on some sci fi Celtic songs mixed in with a bunch of great Irish and Celtic music from John McGaha, Andrew Finn Magill, Seamus Kennedy, Ron Cody, Ashley Davis, Marc Gunn, Bedlam Bards, Dust Rhinos, The Screaming Orphans, The Demon Barbers, Lau, The Kildares, West of Eden. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/307

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

 

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

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

 

Notes:

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

Originally, I planned for this to be a Sci fi Celtic music show. But I just couldn't find that many sci fi songs by Celtic bands that I could play. So I decided instead to do a small feature. That'll be later on in the show.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Edward Montgomery, Larry McCloskey, Leah Kershner, Ron Sargent! Become a patron today!

Yesterday, I went live on Facebook for about an hour as I worked on the shownotes for this week's podcast. I had a nice time chatting with listeners. And best of all, I got some input for new artists to contact for the show. While it might not've been gripping video, it was a valuable way for me to connect with you the listener and new bands. So I want to try this again next Friday, May 12 at 9 am central. I'll put up an event page on Facebook with details.

CelticMusicPodcast.com is now fully integrated with Libsyn. My hope is have a more stable website for visitors. I also have bestcelticmusic.net as the side website to help promote the show. Of course this big change means my old music@celticmusicpodcast.com email address is no longer valid. I'm still trying to migrate the CelticMP3s.com reviews. But we'll see if I can find a way to do that.

If you want some more May the Fourth Sci Fi Pub Songs, I recorded an episode of the Pub Songs Podcast last year for Star Wars Day. It's show #141. You can find a link in the shownotes.

My latest Kickstarter features pub songs inspired by Joss Whedon's TV show, Firefly, and movie, Serenity. I've already hit my goal, but there are some cool Stretch Goals if you'd like music inspired by this cult TV series.

* 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

Glen Singer wrote on Facebook: "Just listened to my first Celtic music podcast. Am a newbie. Great music - great podcast."

Edward Montgomery posted on Facebook: "Love the app! It's installed on my iPhone and I just put it on my wife's phone, she's listening right now."

Karen M Gibson posted on Facebook: "Two hours of bagpipe music! I love listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 "Paddy Ryan" by John McGaha from Exodus, An ElectroCelt Journey

4:01 "Shooting Stars" by Andrew Finn Magill from Branches

6:50 "The Liar" by Seamus Kennedy from In Concert

10:04 "Hanning's Farewell/Fleur De Mandragore" by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake

15:29 "Horses" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels

19:48 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:32 "Jedi's Dargle" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

23:27 "Ballad of Joss" by Bedlam Bards from On the Drift

26:45 "Jedi Drinking Song" by Dust Rhinos from Got Guinnness?

30:51 "River's Jig" by Bedlam Bards from On the Drift

33:04 "The Long Arm" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

36:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:15 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

43:59 "Ranzo" by The Demon Barbers from Disco at the Tavern

47:49 "Flowers" by Lau from Single

52:15 "Space" by The Kildares from Secrets of the Day

56:16 "Twenty Years of Travelling" by West of Eden from No Time Like the Past

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

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

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