Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is an award-winning free Celtic radio show of independent Irish & Celtic music. The show won “Best Podsafe Music” in 2009 and 2010 in the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. It is one of the Top 40 music podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show. It is hosted by Marc Gunn, known as The Celtfather for his incredible network of promotion for Celtic music. Each hour-long show features a mix of indie Celtic music with a variety of styles from traditional Celtic tunes, Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, the United States, and around the world. As a podcast, you can listen to or download at your leisure. It is also syndicated on a number of internet and terrestrial radio stations.

Episodes

Travelers #301  

Let's go traveling now that St Patrick's Day is over with some Irish and Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Patrick Penta, Jim Cope, Battlefield Band, Katherine Nagy, Avery LeVine, Byrne and Kelly, Garry O Meara, Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty, PaddyGrass, Get Up Jack, COAST, The Prodigals, House of Hamill. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/301

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

 

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

Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including my in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I want to welcome and thank all of the new subscribers to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. We had a big feature on iTunes last week. That and of course St. Patrick's day pushed us to the #2 most-popular Music Podcast on their charts.

We also had a ton of downloads of our 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day album that was released. If you haven't gotten a copy yet, go download. You don't need to sign up to anything to get it. At least, not until the end of March. Follow the link in the shownotes.

If you haven't liked us on Facebook, please do so. Every week, you'll see what the latest Celtic Music News and new Celtic CDs are thanks to Todd Wiley.

If you're in a Celtic band, submit your permission form and music to us at 4celts.com. If there's a band you'd like to hear on this show, do two things. One, contact them the band and ask them submit thier music. Two, email me and tell me about the band. I'll try to reach out to them.

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Keith Gibson, Julie Iler Jones, Angie Arnold. Thank you so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!

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

Kristi Green Hudson posted on Facebook: "Hi! Kristi Green listening in from Dawsonville, Georgia, USA. - Loving your show #296. I've been enjoying your podcasts for several days now - what a wonderful discovery! Great music to help me through the workday! This time last year, I was enjoying my first trip to Ireland and watching the parade pass by in Dublin! Your music helps take me back to those perfect days & favored memories! Thank you."

Heidi L Kleinman Murphy posted on Facebook: "I love your music. I'm practicing the bodhran while I listen to your podcast"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:03 "7 Fig For A Kiss/Olive For a Kiss" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

3:10 "Farewell to Music/Abercairney House/Andrew & His Cutie Gun" by Patrick Penta from When I Was a Young Man

8:56 "Ruffled Drawers/When First Unto This Country" by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

13:08 "Return to Kashmagiro/The Cuddy With the Wooden Leg" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

16:19 "Traveler's Song" by Katherine Nagy from Gypsy Lady

21:19 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:26 "Patsy Hanley's/The Boys of Ballisodare/The Crosses of Annagh" by Avery LeVine from Lonesome City

26:26 "Belfas

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

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast! We are happy to bring some great Celtic Music from Garry O Meara, String Theory, Emish, Prydein, Plastic Paddy, Patrick D'Arcy, Kilrush, Andrew McKee, Beltaine, Finbar Furey, Black 47, Drone, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Thomas Patrick Kenny, Seamus Kennedy, The Muckers, Mitchell and Vincent, Abby Green, The Led Farmers, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, The Brayzen Heads, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Elders, NUA, Jim Cope, Battlelegs, Black Market Haggis, Sisters of Murphy, In For A Penny. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/300/

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

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes today!

 

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

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

 

Notes:

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

We have a big feature on iTunes this week. So if you're new, I want to welcome to the incredible world of Celtic music. We celebrate St Patrick's Day all year long.

Every week, you get an action-packed, hour-long show full of Celtic music. Many of these bands are small, independent artists whoh don't have the financial support of a giant record label. They can't afford a publicist. So I bring you their music for free... with the hope that you might find a new favorite band and buy their music.

If you enjoy what you hear. Please support the artists. You can also support this pdocast by sharing it with your friends.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special.

Thanks to our newest patrons: John OConnor, Keriann Noble, Mary Botkin, Samuel G, Donald McLeod, and a extra special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

Listen to past St Patrick's Day episodes on our website. You can also find other St. Patrick's Day shows to check out, including St Patrick's Day Podcast and Pub Songs Podcast. I posted a 2-hour St Pats Special there last week.

Best Irish Drinking Songs Lyrics

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes right now. Click here to read the article and download the MP3s.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

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

Dan Cunningham emailed me on Facebook: "Thank you Marc for your podcast and all you do for the Celtic community. I've been an advid fan for years We receive your podcast on TuneIn and it's tradition that my wife and I listen to the new podcast every Saturday morning during our breakfast. My wife Cindy and I live in the North land of Minnesota and we both look forward to the weekends and the Irish and Celtic music podcast. God bless."

Google changed their voicemail service. I can longer download the audio files. Fortunately, their voice-to-text feature is pretty good.

I got a voicemail from Heidi Jane: "Hey Mark, I just wanted to say thank you very much for including

St. Patrick's Day Celtic Top 20 #299  

This extra-long St. Patrick's Day special highlights the Best Celtic Music of 2016 as voted on by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from The Gothard Sisters, Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Ockham's Razor, Black Market Haggis, Stanley & Grimm, Sarah Marie Mullen, Skeleton McKee, Burning Bridget Cleary, Innisfall, Reel Treble, Liz Schettner, Faerydae, Corktown Popes, Rachel Hair Trio, Young Dubliners, Niteworks, Spirited Lads, Michael DeAngelis, Syr, Steel City Rovers. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/299/

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

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

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

 

Notes:

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

If you're new to this show on iTunes or elsewhere, I welcome you. My goal is to bring together small indie Celtic bands with Celtic music fans. So each week, I share an hour-long episode packed full of amazing indie Irish and Celtic music. Most of the bands, you have probably never heard of. Yes, there some that are turning heads in the Celtic music scene. But most are small. They don't have a record label. They can't afford a publicist. But the music is just as good. They deserve to be heard.

So if this show moves you, please do us all a BIG favor and SHARE IT on social media. Or tell a friend. Help spread the word.

Now with every episode I ask you to vote for your favorite bands in that episode. At the end of the year, I compile all of your favorites into this show--the Celtic Top 20. These are the Top 20 Celtic bands that you thought were the best in 2016.

When you're done listening, go cast your vote. Then listen to past episodes and to the same. You can do all of that on the website at celticmusicpodcast.com/vote/.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

We have a new YouTube Channel. To subscribe, follow this link.

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

I have a free internet concert this Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm CST. It's concert window. You can register to watch for more details. It's FREE!

I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Dieter Zimmerman, The QUASOR Podcast, Georg Macku, Sue Campbell, Jon Chamberlin. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes next Wednesday March 15th. Just subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine to get notified about it.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

Next episode will be released the St Patrick's Day is our 300th episode. So I want to ask you for your phone calls that I can include in that and other upcoming shows. Please call in.

What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

jdemonz reviewed the show on iTunes: "Great diverse selection of Celtic music. Very uplifting. I like listening to it in the mornings to start my day."

Gypsy Lee from Piatt, IL posted on Facebook: "So glad that I found this podcast! I often listen to it whilst drifting off to sleep. At the moment, I'm listening to it whilst cleaning my art studio. Thank you for all the

17 for St Patrick's Day #298  

Share & Enjoy 17 songs for St Patrick's Day on March 17th with St Patrick's Day Celtic music from We Banjo 3, The Here & Now, Hugh Morrison, Leaping Lulu, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jed Marum, The Selkie Girls, Poitin, Shillelagh!, The Wee Heavies, The Gothard Sisters, SeaStar, Skeleton McKee, Dave Wilson & Willie B, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Ren, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/298

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

 

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

Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including time in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Space is still available on the Celtic Invasion of Brittany. Visit the website to join the adventure!

* If you enjoy the music in this show, you can download every song in this playlist for free when you sign up to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every year, I publish an article called "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day". On March 15th, I email it to all of our subscribers as an extra special gift. It is also sneek peak into the albums you get when you are subscribed as a Song Henger on Patreon. You will be able to download the album in a couple weeks, however, when you subscribe you'll also get additional 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Head on over to our website and subscribe today.

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

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Island Orchard" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

5:24 "Little Monster" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

8:49 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

12:43 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into The West

15:47 "The Golden Glove" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

21:16 "Wild Geese" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

24:52 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

26:47 "Mo Nighean Donn as Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

30:54 "The Pleasant Month of May" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

32:54 "Si Beg Si Mor (reprise)/ Banish Misfortune" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

37:01 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

39:06 “I Courted a Sailor” by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

43:05 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:07 "Hjarta og Eldur" by SeaStar from Never Go Back

48:28 "Ireland" by Skeleton McKee from Leave The World Laughing

52:57 "Clare to Here" by Dave Wilson & Willie B from Far From Home

56:13 "The Fighting Boys from Corofin" by O'Hanlons Horsebox fr

#297: San Patricio Fantasy  

Share Irish and Celtic music from Emish, Garry O'Meara, RUNA, The Tea Merchants, The Irish Rovers, Smithfield Fair, Bill Troxler, Pol Mac Adaim, Drunk & Sailor, Rising Gael, Kilrush, O'Craven, Larkin, Screeched Inn, Brothers 3. Listen. Like. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/297

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

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

Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the best indie Celtic musicians online. Our patrons generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Their kind support pays for the production of the podcast including my in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Check the website for the latest Celtic Music News and new Celtic CDs.

If you're in a Celtic band, or know a band who just released a CD, please do two simple things. One, contact the band. Ask them to submit to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast at 4celts.com. And two, email me. Tell me about the CD so I can contact the band and get them on the show.

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

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Peter Holland posted on Facebook: "listened to [show #296] last night after the rain made my Direct TV lose signal. Great music".

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "Julia Delaney" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

5:05 "Box Room Fantasy" by Garry O'Meara from Pickin' Time

7:49 "Fear a Bhata" by RUNA from LIVE

14:12 "Gaol Jigs" by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps

17:33 "Trust in Drink" by The Irish Rovers from Drunken Sailor

20:10 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:13 "Appin, Mo Chridhe" by Smithfield Fair from 20 For 20

22:47 "Auchanachie Gordon" by Bill Troxler from 12 Degrees of Separation

28:08 "Forsaken Land" by Pol Mac Adaim from Forsaken Land

31:36 "Bully in the Alley" by Drunk & Sailor from Doing What We Do

33:25 CELTIC FEEDBACK

33:56 "Weatherman" by Rising Gael from IV

37:40 "Lily's Ghost" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

42:06 "San Patricio" by O'Craven from Whiskey, Wenches, and Scallywag

46:52 "Faith of a Felon" by Larkin from Alexandra

49:37 "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

54:52 "Da Shetlands" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one band. That's it. Your vote will help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go 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-Hour Best Celtic Music Retrospective #296  

Two hours of some of the best Celtic music as picked by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from Runa, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh, Rathkeltair, The Rogues, Barleyjuice, Marc Gunn, The Gothard Sisters, Ockham's Razor, Count 4dB, Vintage Wildflowers, Jiggernaut, Gwilym Morus, Hawp, Socks in the Frying Pan, Black 47, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, Sons of Malarkey, The Selkie Girls, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, Ed Miller, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, The Flying Toads, Battlelegs, Navan, Sonic Impulse, Heidi Talbot, Ron Cody, Gaelic Storm. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/296/

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

 

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

Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the top independent Celtic musicians online. They generously share their music with us. And 191 people generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Your kind support pays for web hosting, maintenance, advertising and my time in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special, like this one. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard. celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

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

We have two new patrons: Chris Pike and Goombaguy. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. We are $47 away from a 2-hour Scottish music show! Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

"Slainte Mhaith" is the first music video from Kilted Kings album Name On My Soul. Go give it a listen on YouTube. Then share it with a friend.

* Finally, I had a wild idea to build the Celtic podcast community. I've been hearing about Podcast Listening Groups. And I wondered if any of you would be interested in me setting up a weekly listening time where you can chat live with other podcast listeners. Imagine a session, say on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Everyone would start playing the latest show. Then you you could go to the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook and chat with other Celtophiles. You can share which songs you like and which you don't. Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? That's the question I will pose in the next Celtic Music Magazine. So think about it, and then email me if you're interested. If I can get a couple dozen or so people interested, I will organize such an event. If you have a preferred day or time, please share that as well.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Nicole Theresa posted on Facebook: "Just wanted to drop a note - - I'm listening to past podcast episodes while I grade music finals (I work for a virtual school in California; I'm a high school music appreciation teacher). The wonderful music is making the painful student submissions a bit more bearable! Cheers!"

Shira Gaudet posted on Facebook: "Thank you for your podcast! Yours is what I listen to when I need a mental break. Love the music. Stone Soup is my favorite episode so far! Still working through all of the old episodes."

Kevin Long emailed: "I was so happy to find your podcast while searching for Celtic music on iTunes. Where has this been all my life? Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this! I cannot begin to describe to you, the memories of my childhood that this podcast brings back. My Grand Father and Great Grand Father used to sit and play this very same music on the fiddle and guitar when I was young boy growing up in Sarasota Florida back in the late sixties and early seventies.

Within the past two months, two events have drawn me ever closer to your broadcast. First, at my surprise birthday party to celebrate my 50th birthday, my amazing wife Vicky surprised me with a planned trip to Cork (my ancestral homeland)and Limerick for May. Second was the unfortunate passing of

In the Name of Love #295  

Valentine's Day is almost here. So we're gonna have music about love this week with Celtic music from Beth Paterson, Andrew Finn Magill, Battlelegs, West of Mabou, Kilted Kings, The Sorries, Sean Orr, Ciara Considine, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Amadan, Carbon Leaf, The Muckers, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals, Jesse Ferguson. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/295

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

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

I got a text that wrote: "Thanks for your podcast! I love listening to Celtic music and it helps me relax as I work on my grad school presentations"

Kevin Lavery emailed: "I'm a recent college grad from central Pennsylvania and your podcast has kept me company on many solo road trips and whenever my Pandora station just lacks the variety I seek. I know you're often looking for new bands to play, and I wanted to suggest Down by the Glenside. I've seen them perform twice, in Gettysburg and at a Celtic festival in Harrisburg hosted by the Kilmaine Saints. Both bands put on a great show at the festival, but DbtG was closer to my own tastes in music. I'd love to see their work get some love with a wider audience. Thanks for doing what you do."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:14 "Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All In The Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters" by Beth Paterson from Hyrid Vigor

6:06 "Only for Barney/ Kissing and Drinking" by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots

9:06 "Do You Love an Apple" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

11:41 "Clumsy Lover" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

16:32 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

22:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:32 "Johnny Lad" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

29:13 "Home with the Girls/Devil in the Strawstack" by Sean Orr from Celtic Texas

31:57 "Farewell My Love, Remember Me" by Ciara Considine from O Mo Chroi

35:12 "Miss Patteron's Slippers/Berehaven" by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen from Life Is All Checkered

38:53 "Amore Des Me Amores/The Gates of Aberdeen" by Amadan from Sons of Liberty

43:15 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:52 "7 Brides for 7 Sinners" by Carbon Leaf from 5 Alive

50:42 "Star of the County Down" by The Muckers from The Muckers

50:42 "Marie's Wedding" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

53:24 "Tell Me Ma" by The Prodigals from Brothers

Wild Mountain Thyme #294  

February starts with more great Celtic music from The Sorries, The Gothard Sister, Dublin Harpers, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Colleen Raney and Colm Maccarthaigh, Rathkeltair, Tortoise and Hair, Hank Cramer, Poor Man's Fortune, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Killdares, The Elders, Ockham's Razor, Trip McCool. Help Kilted Kings top the charts on iTunes. Buy the album today. Shownotes at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/294/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

* Buy Kilted Kings New CD. It is now on sale! Listen to the album on YouTube.

Top-Played Celtic Bands of 2016

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

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

This Week in Celtic Music

0:10 "Tae the Beggin' I Will Go" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

3:09 "It Was Beautiful" by The Gothard Sister from Mountain Rose

7:03 "Kindness of Strangers" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

10:54 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

15:27 "Si Bheag Si Mhor/Why Should I?" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

18:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

19:56 "Western Highway" by Colleen Raney and Colm Maccárthaigh from Cuan

23:27 "Granny Panny" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

29:19 "Traveling Song" by Tortoise and Hair from A Front Row Seat

32:16 "Who's on the Way, Boys?" by Hank Cramer from Loosely Celtic

34:19 "May Morning Dew/Monaghan Jig" by Poor Man's Fortune from Blow Hard

39:20 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:40 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

43:20 "Sometimes the Night Is Wrong" by The Killdares from Steal the Sky

46:42 "Torchy Doyle" by The Elders from Story Road

50:33 "Moorlough Shore" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

56:29 "Ireland, Oh Ireland" by Trip McCool from The Traveler

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

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Together with Celtic Music #293  

Come together with great Celtic music from Stonecircle, Solas, Blarney Castle, We Banjo 3, Ed Miller, Burning Bridget Cleary, Chris Murphy, Andrew McKee, Black Market Haggis, Battlegs, Blackstone Cuil, The Brazen Heads, Booze Brothers, The Shanties. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/293/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS
On March 21st The Rogues will be performing at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD.

WICKED TINKERS will be performing at Phoenix Scottish Games in Phoenix, AZ on March 4th.

Kilted Kings CD Release is next Thursday, February 2, 2017. Pre-order Name On My Soul on iTunes or Amazon. Details on our website.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $1 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tim Hughes, and our new Celtic Superstar Kevin Long. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Thom Danger Speck of Screeched Inn posted a photo on Facebook: "I'm at home working on some new music and listening to Marc Gunn's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast when what should arrive at my door... Thanks for the sticker Marc. I will put it in my guitar case with pride. ;)"

Jake sent a voicemail.

Indeed the Top of Admiration posted on iTunes: "I love this podcast for the wide variety of Celtic musicians it features in every episode. No two episodes sound quite alike, and I love that it constantly exposes me to new artists. This podcast has become my go-to music to have on while I write."

Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc, I'm eagerly anticipating hearing the "Scottish Music" podcast on my lunchtime walk today! 2016 was an eventful year with many ups and downs for me (unplanned job change, my mother's passing, etc.), but I could always count on hearing wonderful music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. My best wishes to you and your family and many thanks again for all you do in bringing the greatest gift of Celtic music to all of us. Slainte'"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 "Moped in the Sky" by Stonecircle from Metamorphosis

4;26 "Roarie Bummlers" by Solas from All These Years

8:35 "Her Heart Was Buried" by Blarney Castle from Her Heart Was Buried

12:14 "Island Orchard" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

16:14 "The Ewe Buchts" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

22:42 CELTIC POCAST NEWS

24:27 "The Mountain" by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

28:28 "Connemara Ponies" by Chris Murphy from The Tinker's Dream

31:30 "Satisfied" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

34:37 "Shandon Bells Set" by Black Market Haggis from u

Scottish Music #292  

Awesome Scottish music is pretty easy to find. There's a lot of brilliant traditional songs as well as modern songs and songwriters coming out of Scotland. This show touches on a teeny, tiny portion of the Scottish music I have in my catalog. You can expect a lot more when we hit our $500 milestone on Patreon. In the meantime, enjoy music from The Rogues, Bonnie Rideout, Battlefield Band, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ed Miller, Andrew McKee, Wicked Tinkers, Don Grieve, Brobdingnagian Bards, Caledonia Swing, Lady Moon, The Freestylers of Piping, Jasper Coal, Hugh Morrison, Jiggernaut, Kilted Kings. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/292/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: Last week, I informed you about the free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. I was quickly notified that app needed updating. I have forwarded that info on to Libsyn. It should be updated soon. My apologies for that. I'll let you know as soon as I hear there's an update. If you are not on Android or iOS, I'm checking on options there as well.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $12 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Brian Z, Gary R Hook, Jason Roberts, Nicole Theresa, plus Annie Lorkowski, and Bill Shields who raised their pledges. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Alisa sent a voicemail

Merbs Labrador posted on Facebook: "Hey mark, it's merbs! I'm originally from the Philippines. living now in New Zealand.. I really love irish & celtic music. I discovered your podcast through the celtic roots podcast with raymond in belfast northern ireland. It all started back 2011 when I was working in the desert, with lots of my irish workmates. I was inspired and got addicted to listening to celtic music. Best of luck to your program, I'm lookin forward to be one of your patron. Cheers"

Ma-Ho-Ney posted on iTunes: "Great music, love the themes! I am making my own top music playlist based off of the songs I hear on the podcasts. I used the detailed podcast descriptions to identify the artist and songs and then get them from iTunes! A lot of great music, artists and free stuff! Worth subscribing, and not just around Saint Patrick's Day!

Martha Meyers emailed a picture: "Boo for just making apps for the robot and the fruit. Your developer should look into resources for easily porting iOS apps as Universal Windows Apps. Now that’s done, attached is a pic of the blanket I mentioned in the comments for show 291."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:39 "Jigs: Partners in Time, Ian McCleod, The Seagull, The Hen's March" by The Rogues from Scottish Rogues

6:46 "Invergarry Castle/Sutherland Calquhoun's Jig/O as" by

Thru Your Irish Eyes #291  

New Celtic music from West of Mabou, Andrew Finn Magill, Myddle Earth, The Prodigals, Blarney Castle, McDerry, Whalebone, Acoustic Butterfly, O'Craven, Matt Hughes, Screeched Inn, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Titanicdance. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/291/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

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

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: You can now listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in our very own app available for Android AND iOS devices. This was a part of one of our big milestones last month. So this app is now FREE! It was developed by Libsyn and has some nice features which will allow you to easily share the show on social media and contact me as well.

Of course, if you're on Android, you may also have the Marc Gunn Celtic Music app. Mine lacks the sharing features but you can also listen to my other podcasts including the Pub Songs Podcast, Renaissance Festival Podcast and The Celtfather.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patron: Tony. Become a patron today!

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Sytze Kamphuis posted in the shownotes: "Hey Marc, there is one Celtic Christmas song that I always play in the winter. It is not just one of the best Celtic Christmas songs I've ever heard, it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, period. Seacht Suailci Na Maighdine Muire by Aoife ni Farragh from her album 'Aoife'. Hope you get a chance to listen to it and I wish you and your family all the best for 2017."

Jeffrey Evans emailed a picture: "On the Celtic postcast, you're always asking what were doing when we're listening. Normally, that is difficult for me since I'm either listen to new episodes at work and there is a strict rule about taking pictures inside the plant fence or I'm listening to some favorite episodes that I have permanently downloaded as I'm falling asleep. Not today. It's probably the last decent day of the year for the Ohio Valley. I left work early and just sitting outside, cross stitching a celtic cross as a wedding gift for a friend as episode 154 plays."

Alex Marling emailed: "Hello Marc I would like to say that I really enjoyed your Irish and Celtic pub songs from your #114th podcast it was great I live in Canada Ontario in a small town called innisfill. We are mostly farming but I am a high school student and whenever I have a bad day I just go and listen to your amazing podcast I also like to say that on YouTube you look like a wooky with long hair and your star wars song makes me laugh every time. Have a good day and keep it up your podcast is incredibly amazing."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:39 "The Foxhunter" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

5:35 "Horizons" by Andrew F

Instrumental Celtic Music #290  

Instrumental Celtic music is one of the driving forces of Celtic culture. Enjoy Celtic tunes from Andrew Finn Magill, Runa, Bill Troxler, Battlefield Band, Wolf & Clover, Myddle Earth, Vicki Swan, Oisin McAuley, Jed Marum, Crepuscule, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga, Sons of Malarkey, Susana Seivane, NUA. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/290/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion of Brittany

Standing stones are pretty awesome and inspiring to see. But imagine 3000 of them, together... and you, able to make a daily sojourn among the stones. This June, you can see the Carnac Stones up close and personal, just a 20 minute walk from where we are staying in the coastal village of Carnac in Northwest France. You have until February 15, 2017 to reserve your spot on the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. Enjoy the culture, history and legends on a timeless adventure with a small group of 6-8 invaders. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 3-Hour Celtic Instrumental Show #204 and the Celtic Instrumentals #103

* TradConnect is accepting your votes for Album of the Year. I see several artists who've been featured on our podcast on that list, including: Andrew Finn Magill, Caladh Nua, Crepuscule, Innisfall, Jennifer Licko, NUA, Runa, Socks in the Frying Pan, We Banjo 3.

We have some outstanding artists on this show, and I really would love to support them for their generosity to this podcast. So do me a favor and go vote. Now I should point out that you do need to be a member of TradConnect and membership is free. But this will do wonders for our awesome musicians and our community.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tony, Mark Muller, Michael Bromund, Terri Stinnett-Herczeg. Become a patron today!

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Here's a voicemaili from Sarah.

John Gimler in Indiana left a voicemail as well.

Voice: James from Indiana

I got a text from Dawsonville, GA. They wrote: "Listening to podcast #287 & prepping Triceratops bones"

From Neah Bay, WA: "Making Christmas cookies listening to your podcast"

Allan Marcotte emailed a Christmas picture: "I enclose a picture of the star for the top of my tree and it is special. This is the same star that topped the Christmas trees that I grew up with back in the 60's and 70's. For years my younger sister had it but did not use it. A few years back I asked for it. Well this year for Christmas, I found that she had sent it to me. Talk about a wonderful surprise and a flood of memories. I want to wish you and your family a most Merry Christmas and joyous New Year"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:43 "The Green Fields of Glentown / The Old Dudeen / McFadden's Handsome Daughter" by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots

5:37 "The Hunter Set" by Runa from Current Affairs

11:27 "Irish Wind" by Bill Troxler from 12 Degrees of Separation

16:00 "The Canongate Twitch / Steamboat To Detroit / Twenty Pounds of Gin / Break Yer Bass Drone" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

20:18 "Sí Bheag Sí Mhor" by Wolf & Clover from Single

23:39 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:06 "Cliffs of Moher" by Myddle Earth from

Auld Lang Syne #289  

And so ends another year of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Eleven years and still going strong. We're gonna close out the year with some amazing Celtic music from Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty, FIMM, The Selkie Girls, The Here & Now, Runa, House of Hamill, The Gothard Sisters, The Triskells, Kevin Tyler, Naomi's Fancy, Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings, Barleyjuice, The Elders, Heather Dale, Connemara Stone Company, Seamus Kennedy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/289/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Then Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

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

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Kilt Lifters Promo

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "O'Donnell Abu/Men of Harloch" by Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

4:18 "Sweeny's Buttermilk" by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti

6:49 "Mo Nighean Donn As Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

10:56 "Lovely Miss Gunning" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

15:22 "The False Knight Upon the Road" by Runa from Current Affairs

20:45 "Guns of the Magnificent Seven" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

24:34 "The Boatman's Call" by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

28:02 "Cooley's Reel/The Glass of Beer" by The Triskells from The Triskells

31:32 "Broom of Cowdenknowes" by Kevin Tyler from Conor Savage

35:03 "Sergeant Early's Dream" by Naomi's Fancy from Crossing Borders

39:27 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:02 "Men of Worth" by Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings from No Bedrolls or Backpacks

42:47 "Dear Ould Ireland" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

47:55 "Hangover Hill" by The Elders from Story Road

50:58 "Fair and Tender Ladies" by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart

54:34 "The Voice" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

1:01:17 "Auld Lang Syne" by Seamus Kennedy from Goodwill to Men

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc 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. You can send feedback through our website at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Celtic Peace Maker #288  

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast brings peace to families, or at least that's John from Oregon says in this week's Celtic Feedback. Enjoy some awesome Celtic peace making music from Poitin, Vince Conaway, Shillelagh!, Hugh Morrison, Seamus Kennedy, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Drunk & Sailor, Vintage Wildflowers, Andrew McKee, Sligo Rags, Doug Folkins, Spirited Lads, Secret Sky, The Prodigals, Sisters of Murphy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/288/

Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Then Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* There's just 3 days left until Christmas. Awaken your Christmas spirit in 2016 with 4 episodes of Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special.

Super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

* A few notes about Patreon. per episode. set a max donation. if you have problems with your credit card, cancel and restart.

* Two past instrumental-only shows: Celtic Instrumentals #103 and 3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music #204

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.

Daniel E Bednar emailed a picture: "Your podcast is a common companion during the 90 min. commute to my banking job in downtown Tokyo. This was was one of the less crowded days on the train! Btw, I would selfishly like to suggest doing some episodes with nothing but instrumental music, no singing. They would be great for studying, another thing I do a lot of on the train! Keep up the great work, sir!"

Brian McCormick wrote in the shownotes: "thank you so much for all you do. At 74 years 11 months and reluctantly counting ?? , it is a real joy to still hear the music I grew up on"

John sent a voicemail from Oregon...

Belfast Andi sent a voicemail to say thanks

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 "Last Beautiful Loneliness" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

5:27 "Battle of Aughrim/Jenny Dang the Weaver" by Vince Conaway from Wanderlust

9:04 "Lish Young Buy-a-Broom" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

12:10 "Diane Morrison/Bobby Morrison" by Hugh Morrison from Ali MacGregor's Music Collection

15:40 "The Day of the Clipper" by Seamus Kennedy from Sailing Ships and Sailing Men

19:17 "Step It Out Mary" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

23:25CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:22 "Pint or So" by Drunk & Sailor from Doing What We Do

28:30 "Chattering Magpies Set" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

32:35 "One and Twenty" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

34:16 "South Australia" by Sligo Rags from Rolling Me Down the Mountain

38:18 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:52 "Black

Irish & Celtic Christmas #287  

Merry Christmas with Irish & Celtic Christmas music from The Irish Rovers, The Gothard Sisters, Jennifer Licko, Cherish the Ladies, Eddie Biggins, Caitriona O'Leary, Rosanne Cash, Rose and Thistle Band, Haggis Rampant, Heather Dale, De Ceadaoin, Irish School of Music, Golden Bough, Celtic Woman, The Barra MacNeils, Steel City Rovers.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you want to enjoy more Celtic Christmas music, the Celtic Christmas Podcast is has three new shows out this year. There over forty episodes with hours of free Christmas music and entertainment from Celtic musicians. Go to celticchristmasmusic.net to subscribe.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron. Thanks to our newest patrons: 3rd Coast Celtic, Woodland Bard, Kirsten Nelson. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Christmas Morning" by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time of Year

4:13 "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

9:37 "Soilse na Nollag" by Jennifer Licko from The Lights of Christmas

14:20 "O Christmas Tree/Road Dust Slip Jigs" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

19:21 "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake" by Eddie Biggins from To Drive the Cold Winter Away

22:31 "Behould Three Kings" by Caitriona O'Leary Rosanne Cash from The Wexford Carols

26:49 "The Cherry Tree Carol" by Rose and Thistle Band from Celtic Christmas

30:43 "Canon in D" by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged IN

34:07 "Two Cornish Carols" by Heather Dale from Spark

37:44 "Christmas Eve" by De Ceadaoin from Savor the Notes

43:39 "Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil" by Irish School of Music from Winter Air

47:41 "The O'Rourke's Feast" by Golden Bough from Christmas in a Celtic Land

51:57 "Joy to the World" by Celtic Woman from Voices of Angels

55:21 "Children's Winter" by The Barra MacNeils from The Christmas Album

59:18 "Christmas Eve Reverie" by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

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December Celtic Music #286  

For me, December means Christmas. But we can't get ahead of ourselves. We still have 24 days until Christmas. So let's keep the Celtic music rocking this December with music from Pitch the Peat, The Here & Now, Avourneen, Albannach, Ed Miller, Dom Duff, Angus Mohr, Sons of Malarkey, Susan Toman, The Selkie Girls, Plunk Murray, Tara O'Grady, Whalebone, Hearthfire, Karan Casey.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* You can see me perform with Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival for the last two weekends of the festival. Details are at KiltedKings.com.

* With just 24 days left until Christmas, you can listen to 2 episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. I'm sharing episodes on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Olivier Marechal. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Ken Brixius wrote in the shownotes: "Been enjoying the podcasts since #1. Usually listen to several hours at a time while traveling to VA appointments. Very interesting blurb about you with #285. I was stationed in Vicenza, IT a bit before your time there, 1976-78. What is extremely interesting is that the post, Ederle, has absolutely no record of my company ever being there. 62nd Engineer Company was the only Atomic Demolition company, ever! 4th building on the left as you pass the main gate."

Johnny Berry commented on Patreon: "Marc....your podcast are always good, but this one is the best that ya have ever done (in my opinion) THANK YOU"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:18 "An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

5:18 "Madison Avenue" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

10:26 "Eileen Oge" by Avourneen from Beloved

13:24 "Mons Graupius March" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

17:41 "Ferry Me Over" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

21:19 "Kig Ha Fars" by Dom Duff from XXXXXXXX

27:44 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

28:59 "Talisman" by Angus Mohr from The Heroic Adventures of Angus Mohr

30:57 "The Leaving of Liverpool" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

33:49 "A Scotch Lament" by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

36:21 "Shepherd Lad" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

40:35 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:22 "Star of the County Down" by Plunk Murray from Plunk Murray

44:57 "In Belfast Tonig

Thanksgiving with Celtic Music #285  

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for your continued support of Celtic music and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. This week, you'll be thankful for Celtic music from Jed Marum, The Gas Men, Jesse Ferguson, Mitchell and Vincent, Hugh Morrison, Hearthfire Duo, Mary Jane Lamond, New York Brogue, Pitch the Peat, The Saucy Rovers, Belfast Andi, The Beer Mats, Banna, The Muckers, New Shilling.
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Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar on Tuesday, December 6th on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the webinar and invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Kilted Kings are still performing at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival through the second weekend of December. Details are at KiltedKings.com.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Rachel Barckhaus, Harvey Yaw. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

* Every day from now until Christmas, you can listen to past episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast directly on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Brian Mcreynolds shared a photo on Facebook: "I'm at work upgrading some temperature controllers. It's a lot nicer work with some Celtic music from your podcast."

Eric Atkinson wrote in the shownotes: "I’m working and living in Pyongyang, North Korea. I don’t get TV or radio and I have very limited internet access. I rely on DVDs and podcasts for home entertainment. While on a breather trip to Beijing, I downloaded a lot of Irish and Celtic music podcasts and I listen to at least one every day. I’m listening to one now. Thanks for providing such great entertainment. It’s really appreciated in this challenging place to live. Keep up the good work.
p.s. I also play Celtic flute and with the lots of time I have to practice, I’m getting quite good. I’ve got my first private concert next Saturday. So, Irish and Celtic music will be played live on the International Compound in Pyongyang, North Korea next weekend.

Liam Smith posted on Facebook: "While listening to your podcast #284, 2-Hours of On Fire Celtic Music, my wife and I were quite taken with Innisfall's song, My Lagan Love. I didn't hesitate to order the MP3s from Amazon.com, and of course, I sent them a note to let them know where I found their music. Then, of course, I had to read all about them on their website. I'm well pleased!"

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 "Carrickfurgus" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

5:21 "Liverpool/Plains of Boyle/Jolly Beggarman" by The Gas Men from Clement Street

9:22 "Arthur McBride" by Jesse Ferguson from The Butcher Boy

15:17 "Paddy Went to London/The Cliffs of Moher" by

2-Hours of On Fire Celtic Music #284  

I went digging through my Celtic music archives and picked some of the hottest, on fire Celtic bands, musicians, songs and tunes for an incredible two-hour special thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. You'll hear Celtic music from Crepuscule, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Sisters of Murphy, Doolin', Innisfall, Poitin, The Led Farmers, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Ceili Family, In For A Penny, NUA, The Kilt Lifters, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Colleen Raney, Skeleton McKee, Saor Patrol, Spirited Lads, Paddy's Pig, We Banjo 3, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, The Fretless, Tuatha Dea, LQR, Adamh, Connemara Stone Company, Rachel Hair Trio, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Gothard Sisters.
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Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* You have about a month left to get one of our 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. I'm gonna get with my designer to start work on the 2017 shirts. Stay tuned for that. If you want to save 10%, subscribe to our mailing list and look for the coupon code in the newsletter. If you want to save a lot more, become a patron.

* Christmas is just around the corner. So I am looking for Christmas music from Celtic bands. If you are in a band and have performed a Christmas song or tune, submit your music to 4celts.com. If you follow an artist who just released Christmas music, please let me know so I can contact them.

* You can find the latest news about bands in this show by visiting our Facebook page. We post news there each and every week.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron.

Thanks to our newest patrons: Brad Millar, Deb Green Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

A super special thanks to our growing Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app will be coming soon, for free, to both iOS and Android. That was also part of our last milestone. I'm just trying to get some final graphics for the updated free app.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Ray Chatterton posted on Facebook: "My last name is Chatterton and you cannot get much more English than that, but from my father's side of the family I have Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and a wee bit of German mixed in. Thus my love of this music. I found you by accident, but I adhere to the concept that there are no accidents ... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood."

John Thompson emailed: "Just a quick e-mail after listening to show #279. Another great one! A listener commented on the band

Great Celtic Music Hiding at Renaissance Festivals #283  

If you love acoustic Celtic music, you will find no better place to find great Celtic music than at Renaissance Festivals. Yes, I know the Celts had nothing to do with the "Renaissance", but Celtic music is one of the most-popular musical styles found at Ren faires. It's one of the last places where you can find true folk music without electric instruments or drum kits. Today, you'll hear a lot of great Celtic songs and a few tunes from Sarah Marie Mullen, The Poxy Boggards, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Andrew McKee, The Ravens, 3 Pints Gone, Grey Aengus, Shillelagh!, Celtic Squall, Alabannach, The New Minstrel Revue, Cantiga, Minstrosity, Bounding Main, Lost Boys, Three Quarter Ale.
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Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Special thanks to Renaissance Festival Podcast who helped me pick songs for this show

* You can see me perform with my group Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival every weekend in November and the first two weekends of December 2016. KiltedKings.com for details.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Special thanks to our newest patron Rick Bonney and to Hank Woodward who raised his pledge this week.

A super special thanks to our growing Celtic Superstars: Amanda Wiseman, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali

* Get the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast iOS app and Android app for free!

* Get Marc Gunn's Celtic Music App

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Sytze Kamphuis posted on Facebook: "No watching a sad little screen for me on my twelve hour flight from Zurich to San Francisco. Just episode after episode of Marc Gunn's Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Thanks, Marc, for making my time in an aluminium tube actually seem enjoyable."

This Week in Celtic Music

0:34 "King of the Fairies" by Sarah Marie Mullen from The Wild Woods

4:04 "Happy Jack's Undrinkable Ale" by The Poxy Boggards from Chorus for a Queen

6:46 "Marionette Jig/Spinner's Reel" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

10:05 "The Boatman (Fear An Bhata)" by Abby Green from Fig For a Kiss

15:37 "The Path" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

20:06 "Two Magicians" by The Ravens from Rise With the Moon

23:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:03 "The Diamond" by 3 Pints Gone from Health to the Company

28:22 "Boatie Medley" by Grey Aengus from Gaelic Soup

32:33 "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

36:50 "Green Grow the Rushes O" by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall

39:

Election Day Reprieve #282  

The U.S. presidential election is nearly over. Thank goodness! I'm tired of the horrible Facebook comments. So I decided to have a little satirical fun with Super Tuesday by sharing Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Emerald Rose, Shauna Mullin, Andy Lamy, BOWI, The Beer Mats, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller and Robb Sansonetti, Flashpoint, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Gaelic Storm, Black 47, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Tossers, Slan.
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Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Sharif Abed, Nicole Cullen, Sarah Bowland, David Hufford, Amanda Wiseman, Donna Vander Valk, Przemyslaw Kacprzak, Darcy MacPherson. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

We Hate Anime wrote on iTunes: "I don't really have a method to find or listen to Celtic music, though I love it, aside from this podcast. It's hella helpful"

Donna Holstine Vander Valk posted on Facebook: "Well, I've just happily pledged - I've been considering it a while, but when I saw you were $1 away from your goal.....well, it was just too tempting! Thanks for all your hard work. It is truly appreciated in Calgary, Canada."

Annie Lorkowski posted on Facebook: "Hello Marc! You asked for photos from my recent Ireland trip... We took the ferry from Wales to Dublin, then the train to Galway, and a driving tour of the Connemara. We went pony trekking on the beach outside of Clifden, and visited the stunning Kylemore Abbey (here in the photo). I discovered your podcast after my first trip to Ireland, to keep the Irish inspiration in me until I got a chance to go back. And as I was listening to show #279, "Cead Mille Failte" was playing as my plane home flew over the Emerald Isle, and I must admit I got a little teary-eyed. Thanks for all you do and for inspiring me to go back."

This Week in Celtic Music

0:40 "Poor Old Liza Jane/Dance Boatman Dance" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

4;21 "Scatter the Mud/Tar Road to Sligo/Paddy Clancy's" by Emerald Rose from Celtic Crescent

7:52 "The Wee Weaver" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

9:40 "Reels: The Jug of Punch'Mrs. MacDonald of Clanranald (Lamey's)/The Repeal" by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick

13:36 "Pound a Week Rise" by BOWI from Dry Land

17:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

18:32 "Peace One Day in Time" by The Beer Mats from Peace One Day in Time

21:40 "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

26:04 "Riches, Women, an' Beer" by Ed Miller and Robb Sansonett

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