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

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.
celticmusicpodcast.com/287/

Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. Watch replay of my Free Webinar on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the invasion and watch the replay at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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

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

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

 

This Week in Celtic Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 post feedback

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.
celticmusicpodcast.com/286/

Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar on Tuesday, December 13th on "Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier". Join the webinar and invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Week in Celtic Music

0:18 "An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat" by Pitch the Peat from 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.
celticmusicpodcast.com/285/

Do you support Celtic music, then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Atkinson wrote in the shownotes: "I’m working and living in Pyongyang, North Korea. I don’t get TV or radio and I have very limited internet access. I rely on DVDs and podcasts for home entertainment. While on a breather trip to Beijing, I downloaded a lot of Irish and Celtic music podcasts and I listen to at least one every day. I’m listening to one now. Thanks for providing such great entertainment. It’s really appreciated in this challenging place to live. Keep up the good work.
p.s. I also play Celtic flute and with the lots of time I have to practice, I’m getting 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.
celticmusicpodcast.com/284/

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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.
celticmusicpodcast.com/283/

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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.
celticmusicpodcast.com/282/

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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

Celtic Halloween #281  

Happy Halloween!  Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is back with another Celtic Halloween special with music from Faerydae, Barleyjuice, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Burning Bridget Cleary, Anne Roos, Crepuscule, Steve Holloway, Dust Rhinos, Beltaine, Doolin', Whalebone, Kilted Kings, Jasper Coal, Socks in the Frying Pan, Water Street Bridge, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Shams.
celticmusicpodcast.com/281/

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Thanks to Hank Woodward who sent me a bunch of Halloween song suggestions

* Hear more Celtic Halloween and Samhain songs in past shows.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $8 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Yves Bouyssounouse, Ashley Taylor. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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

This Week in Celtic Music

0:41 "The Fiery Warlocks" by Faerydae from Changeling

5:47 "Tim Finnegan's Wake" by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

9:53 "Strong Ciders" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

14:23 "The Elfin Knight" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats

18:05 "Roslin Castle & The Woods of Kilmurry" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

24:15 "Jack Ward" by Crepuscule from Horizon

28:28 "Geese in the Bog/Mist Covered Mountain/Queen of the Fair" by Steve Holloway from Next Stop, Seelie Court

34:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

35:32 "Mad Tom of Bedlam" by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave

38:42 "Jump at Samhain's Fire" by Beltaine from Jump at Samhain's Fire

40:50 "Ballad of Hollis Brown" by Doolin' from Doolin'

45:29 "King of the Fairies" by Whalebone from Rootsy Folky Live and Funky

48:37 "Ride On" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

53:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

55:19 "My Son John/George's Favorite" by Jasper Coal from Just the One

59:02 "The Halloween Set" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

1:03:27 "Matty Groves" by Water Street Bridge from Danse Macabre

1:06:55 "Pumpkin's Fancy" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Second Wind

1:10:48 "Cruel Sister" by The Shams from Go On Home Boys

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Work and Dance #280  

Crank up the podcast so you can dance while you work with indie Celtic music from Doolin', Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, Mary Jane Lamond, Pitch the Peat, Hugh Morrison, Grafton Street, MacTalla Mor, Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home, Atlantic Wave, Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans, The Gleasons, The Muckers, The Wild Irish Roses, Enter the Haggis, Ennis Sisters. celticmusicpodcast.com/280/

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $14 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker and CD in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Robert Buck, Pete Alexander, Mark McCaffrey, Rebecca, Hans Schutz, and to Jodie Purgahn who raised her pledge to the Song Henge level. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

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

Amy Sherman wrote in our shownotes: "Hi Mark! Just wanted to say that your podcast has meant a lot to me the past 5 years! We recently moved to a family home in the Mississippi Delta, built in the early 1800's. It is an ongoing project to get it ship shape, and your weekly gift to us is always something to look forward to. We all (husband and toddlers included) listen to each podcast at least twice while we work and dance! Thanks again!"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:23 "The Road to Gleanntan" by Doolin' from Doolin'

3:40 "Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)" by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music

8:07 "Mairi Bhan Dhail As Eas" by Mary Jane Lamond from Storas

13:35 "An Leanbh/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver's Hat" by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

18:07 "Prisoner Song" by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

22:21 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:20 "Remember Me My Friend" by Grafton Street from Descendants of Immigrants

26:58 "Mouth Music Set" by MacTalla Mor from Jacob's Ladder

29:02 "My Friend Ger" by Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home

32:23 "Dvorak in Donegal" by Atlantic Wave from Craic'd

37:08 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:02 "Black Velvet Band" by Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans from Another Last

Cead Mile Failte #279  

A hundred thousand welcomes to another awesome edition of the podcast with Celtic music from Dublin Harpers, Good Foot, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, The Tea Merchants, Jed Marum, Three Mile Stone, Culann's Hounds, Vince Conaway, Danny Guinan & Red, Cleghorn, Haggis Rampant, Ockham's Razor, The Demon Barbers, Gerry O'Beirne.
celticmusicpodcast.com/279/

Do you support Celtic music? Then subscribe to Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Irish & Celtic Music Podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

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

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $29 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Frank Donahue and Mike Hamilton. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* Christmas is just a couple months away. If you're a Celtic musician with a Christmas album or even just a Christmas single, it is time for you to send it on to us. Just complete the form at 4celts.com.

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

Kelly Rogers emailed: "Marc, I listened to your latest podcast about Irish music albums for kids and my first thought was to the band Scythian. Several years ago Alec and Dan the founding brothers of Scythian, released a kids album for their 25 nieces and nephews called Cake For Dinner. It's a nice mix of traditional Irish songs like South Australia and The Littlest Jig, as well as folk and campfire songs from the U.S., French Canadian, Italian, and Ukrainian. Check it out at http://cakefordinnermusic.com. Plus their newest album Old Tin Can, is a return to their folk roots. A great band for all ages. At last Friday's show in Philadelphia there was a 3yr old girl rocking out with her family. Thanks for the great podcasts and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day."

Ashley Taylor sent a picture: "I actually just found this station about an hour ago searching for coyote run. I met them almost 10 years ago. I am from Greeneville, Tennessee and currently work on my 3 year olds costume. She is gonna be a viking and I'm painstakingly working on making a fur halfskirt from yarn. Have come to really like this station and will defanetly listen more. Attached is what yarn I have converted"

Annie Lorkowski wrote on Facebook: "I was listening to the podcast as my flight touched down in Dublin today. Sorry no picture. I'm too embarrassed to show what I look like after a 10 hour overnight flight. Slainte!"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:42 "The Straight and Yellow" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

3:55 "Mountain Road/Hunter's Purse" by Good Foot from Good Foot

7:20 "Cead Mile Failte" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

Women of Celtic Music #278  

Celtic women are making a big impact on Celtic music as you'll enjoy in this week's show with amazing Celtic music from Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Leah Jorgensen, Jennifer Licko, Eilis Crean, Claire Roche, Becky Taylor, Abby Green, Anne Roos, The Gothard Sisters, Gillian Boucher, Merry Wives of Windsor, Samantha Gillogly, Karan Casey, Cady Finlayson, Ginger Ackley, Tania Opland, Beth Patterson, Bonnie Rideout.  celticmusicpodcast.com/278/

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* What are your favorite Samhain or Celtic Halloween songs? I'm planning another Halloween special for the podcast.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You get a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are $30 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! A super special thanks to our newest patron, Matthew Means. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

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

Meisters Realm posted on Facebook: "I'm enjoying the music tonight! I've been listening to podcast # 274 while I'm updating the dates of the nation's Ren and Scotfests on my directory website."

Kyle Wagner-Dixon emailed last year: "I am a dog groomer from Ontario, Canada and I've been listening to your podcast now for almost 6 years. Through you and your show I discovered a new depth to a world which I loved, but never knew was so varied. I am, of course, talking about celtic music. After listening to my first episode, I became immediately addicted to the wonderful music. Through iTunes I bought many a song that I heard on my podcast. Now, my iPod has about 60 hours of music. That is 2 1/2 days. I am definitely an addict of Celtic Music and am proud of it. May Hekate light the shadowed paths in your life"

Patrick emailed from Rochester, NY: "Hi, Marc! My name is Patrick and I'm a young teen from New York. My grandfather introduced me to Celtic music and by the time I was 5 I could sing most of the drinking songs ever written. You asked for feedback so here it is: You should play more songs and less tunes. Don't get me wrong, jigs polkas and reels can be great but 40 minutes of them get boring after a little while. Overall though, it's a great podcast and you're an awesome host! P.S. I always swing while I listen to music. My grandfather always did it when I was little and since I have Aspergers Syndrome it helps c

Celtic Workout Special #277  

This week, you'll enjoy Celtic culture through music you can exercise to, whether you're hitting the gym, running, biking, or whatever. Enjoy awesome steady-paced Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, The Shanties, Patrick Clifford, Ockham's Razor, Giant's Dance, The Barley Boys, Bill Grogan's Goat, Avalon Rising, Poitin, Beatnik Turtles, Mithril, West of Eden, Birch Creek. I will will keep you moving and bring back regular segments next week.
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* I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in addition to the regular shows. Become a Patron today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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This Week in Celtic Music

1:36 "The I-Hop" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

4:10 "Retreat Jump" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

9:36 "Mairi's Wedding" by The Shanties from Fear Not

13:13 "Party Pieces" by New Shilling from New Shilling

17:26 "The Golden Door" by Patrick Clifford from American Wake

21:34 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

24:32 "Grumpy Old Man Growling Old Woman/Maudabawn Chapel/Tuttle's Reel" by Giant's Dance from Giant's Dance

30:40 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Barley Boys from The Days of Abundence

35:31 "The Newry Highwayman" by Bill Grogan's Goat

39:21 "The Hexamshire Lass" by Avalon Rising from Storming Heaven

42:23 "The Congress Reel/Unknown Reel" by Poitin from Poitin

45:30 "Courtin' in the Kitchen" by Beatnik Turtles from Sham Rock

48:05 "Crabs In The Skillet/The Dusty Windowsill/The Return Home" by Mithril from The Return Home

52:22 "On She Goes" by West of Eden from Safe Crossing

58:18 "Broken Mist" by Birch Creek from Celtic Enchantment

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#276: The Highlands  

We're take a glimpse at the music of The Highlands this week with awesome Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Socks in the Frying Pan, Seamus Kennedy, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Solas, Gallowglass Irish Trio, Jamie Smith's MABON, Stout Pounders, Terry Griffith, The Led Farmers, The Ne'er Duwels, Kailyarders, Barleyjuice, SeaStar.
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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* I have a free show of Hobbit Drinking Songs tonight on Concert Window.

* You have until September 27th to make a pledge on Kickstarter for the new Kilted Kings album. If you want a physical CD and some cool swag, including an album by Seamus Kennedy, now is the time to pledge.

* I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in addition to the regular shows. Become a Patron today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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

Paul & Judith wrote shared a picture in the shownotes: "Hey Marc, We listened to this fantastic podcast whilst driving back to the ferry port at Ouistreham, Normandie, in northern France from La Loire to catch the ferry back home to Southern England. It made the drive go so much quicker! Thank you so much for putting it together – we really appreciate all your efforts!"

Tess Walsh shared a picture on Facebook and wrote. "Enjoying your podcast while drinking my nana's tea and doing homework. Thank you for keeping me focused, keep up the good work."

In last week's Celtic Music Magazine, I asked what people were doing for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day.

Dan Diviney wrote: "Hi there Marc, I’ll be celebrating Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day with Across the Pond again this year. We’re at The Garryowen Irish Pub in Gettysburg, PA."

Johnston Davidson wrote: "Our band, 33 1/3rd, will be celebrating Halfway to St Patrick's Day at Molly Malone's in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, supporting traditional and contemporary Celtic music in the Southern Hemisphere. Warm work! Have a great day!"

Elaine Christian wrote: "The Southwest Celtic Music Association is producing a halfway to St. Pat's show but we're doing it on Friday Sept. 16"

Luiz Armando Capra Filho wrote: "Hello Marc! I love your show! And living in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The southernmost state of Brazil. I found your podcast during the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 2014. Since then, I follow weekly. I am a teacher and I listen to your show as I travel to the next town where I teach. Thank you, all the groups and Celtic fans. It lights up my days. Buen camino ! Viva Santiago! (Amazing show 275)"

Lynda Noble MacNeil wrote: "I love that you are play

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day #275  

September 17th is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day with just six months to go. We're celebrating with a lot of new indie Celtic music from Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Poitin, The Wee Heavies, Pipedance, Liz Schettner, Ed Miller, Breabach, Des Wade, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Innisfall, The Saucy Rovers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, The Elders, Sisters of Murphy, Crepuscule.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* My band, Kilted Kings, plays heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. We have a new Kickstarter with just two weeks to go.

The Wee Heavies are also crowfunding their second album on Indiegogo.

* I want to thank my Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. They all pledge $10 or more per episode. Your generosity is just amazing. I was looking at your past donations, and, wow! You are all too kind. Thank you so much!

I also want to thank our newest patron, JJmollpus, who signed up this week and brought us a wee bit closer to our next Milestone. We're now $46 away from a goal that will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women in your earbuds. We've had that goal sitting there for a while. It's time to up the ante. If we can raise that $46 per episode before the end of September, to hit that next milestone, then I will extend the next three shows in October by 30 minutes. Yes. There will be a lot of music. You'll get a 2-hour special on Celtic Women. And you'll get three hour and half shows.

And remember that your generosity will also go back into our Celtic community because I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits. Go sign up right now and become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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Jan Czenkusch emailed a picture: "This time we are on I 72 heading to Weston, Missouri. We are going to catch a Tullamore show at O'Malleys."

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Pirates vs. Dragons: Jupiter's Fancy  

Day 63: Murphy is champing at the bit. The Lady Jean is finished except for the final touches to the décor. Murphy wants that ship so badly I can taste it.

Murphy has taken to sitting in his cabin with a bottle of rum and a bad mood. I surprised him yesterday when I took him the latest song pages. He hid something in his drawer when he came in, but I caught a glimpse of something glowing green. Murphy has one of the devices too! Whatever the devices are…

Someone must know what the glowing orbs are. Maybe Gus? Of course, Gus is still absent for the most part. He was supposed to be recruiting new sailors, but that was weeks ago. Several sailors have come to Murphy claiming to be Gus’s recruits, so I am pretty sure he’s here in town too. He must have caught a ride on another ship. I think I’ve seen him in the distance around the yard—I am almost positive of it—but never close enough to speak to.

Andrew and I have taken to following Murphy wherever he goes—it’s not like we have a lot else to do to pass the time. Today, he went back to Daltry’s office. Trying one more time to talk the shipwright out of the ship, I suppose.

I stood with my ear to the door as Andrew kept lookout again. I suppose it is unfair of me to make Jenny be the lookout all the time, but people expect to see her around the shipyard. I still stick out like a sore thumb.

Outside the door, I heard a heated argument. I wished I had a glass to hold against the door. Their voices were just beyond the limit of understanding. Heart pounding in my chest, I eased the door open a crack, putting my eye against that instead.

Daltry bellowed at Murphy that he'd only barter the Lady Jean in exchange for...his Jupiter’s Fancy! A Jupiter’s Fancy? What on earth is that?

“I’ve got one of me own,” Daltry murmured, “but ye can never have too many precious things, can you? That’s me price, Murphy. Give me your Jupiter’s Fancy, and you can have the Lady Jean free and clear. It’s a hell of a good bargain.”

“Do you think me daft, Patrick Daltry? I’ll give up me Jupiter’s Fancy when pigs fly! How could I open a portal back t’ me own world if I gave it to ye?”

I almost gasped aloud, clapping my hand in front of my mouth to hold it back. So that is the secret! That’s why the maps don’t make any sense, and there are dragons soaring the skies. We are on another world!

Murphy stepped forward, chest to chest with Daltry. “Ye had yer chance, Paddy—but ye had t’ git greedy.” He pulled his dirk and stabbed the man in the belly. Then, Murphy began rifling through the things on the desk—he held up a sheet of parchment in triumph and shoved it in his coat.

He jerked open all the drawers of the desk until he crowed in victory and picked up a glowing green orb, tucking that into his coat as well—was that this Fancy thing? It reminded me of what I had seen in Murphy’s cabin.

“Thanks, matey,” he growled. “I knew we could come to an arrangement.”

He started toward the door, and I ducked away, my heart slamming against my ribs. As soon as I rounded the corner of the office, I took to my heels, running as fast as I could.

Save the Dragons!

I’ve managed to sneak a bit of pencil stub from the ship’s doctor, and a few scraps of paper from the cook. I’m recording my thoughts with them so I can reveal Black Jack Murphy’s infamy when I finally return to civilization.

There’s a universal truth about pirates. They hunt treasure, and they don’t care who they have to rob to get it.

There’s a universal truth about dragons. They hoard treasure, and they really don’t like for people to try and take it.

I was kidnapped by the infamous air pirate Black Jack Murphy and his crew of the airship The Lady Jean. They wanted me to chronicle their dragon hunts. Little did Murphy know where my sympathies lie! So, this journal — and the resulting CD, coming soon from Mage Records “Pirates vs. Dragons” — tell the true stories of Pirates vs. Dragons. The CD combines rousing sea shanties about pirates being pirates with songs about the majesty of dragons, and the journal details the privations I suffered. There’s a little something for both sides here–and I bet you find a new favorite or two.

Stone Soup #274  

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast celebrates Celtic culture with music from Flashpoint, Athena Tergis, Heather Dale, Sarah Marie Mullen, Calasaig, Smithfield Fair, The Rogues, Jasper Coal, Jesse Linder, Brobdingnagian Bards, Sons of Malarkey, The Larkin Brigade, The Roving Crows, Celtic Cross, Runa.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want to invite you to join me on Facebook. Each week, I now highlight Celtic Music News from bands in the latest episode, new Celtic CDs released on CD Baby, and Celtic Music Spotlights on bands who recently submitted ot the podcast. You'll learn additional information about the bands on the show. You can now listen to entire shows on Facebook and stay tuned as I bring back our video shows soon.

* I have a new album that is now on Kickstarter. It's for my band, Kilted Kings, which features Randy Wothke on drums and me on autoharp and vocals. The album features heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. Go to our Kickstarter for more info.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Laura.

* If you're in a Celtic band and want your music played on the show, please submit at 4celts.com. Complete the form and you'll also get a special feature on our Facebook page. One of many ways that we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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Balden4325 wrote on iTunes: "A wonderful find. I have always loved Celtic music. I listen at work. The podcast is absolutely perfect. Just the right amount of description and chat intermixed with a lot of beautiful music. So glad this is out in the universe!!!"

Christoffel Wilhelm Engelbrecht wrote on Facebook: "Thanks as always for brightening up one hour of my week with awesome Celtic music. Really needed it yesterday when attempting to assemble this IKEA couch! It was an ordeal, but your podcast kept me pumped and got me through it."

Helen emailed: "Hi Mark, episode 203 "the work of the weavers" is keeping me company while I photograph Celtic jewelry at work today. I'm a new listener to the podcast and I'm really enjoying the mix you play. Cheers"

Raül Aicart emailed: "I write you from Tarragona (near Barcelona), Catalonia. Thank you for the great amount of music that I’ve discovered either via podcast or through Celtic 103. I would like to help financially in this project but right now it is complicated. Nevertheless, I found the way to do my bit, if this suits you. I’ve seen that there are many podcasts that do not have the time inserted. If you want I can do it on my own and I will send you the results. Let me know if this can be useful for you, or if I can help you in any other way. Slainte!"

Chris Kapustin emailed: "Hello! I started listening to your podcast about

Indie Celtic Musicians #273  

This one is for the indie Celtic musicians who share their music with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Big thanks to Poitin, The Selkie Girls, Ed Miller, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, Abby Green, Two O'Clock Courage, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Reel Treble, Rambling Sailors, Shillelagh!, The Bog Hoppers, Highland Reign, Skeleton McKee, Emish, Pipedance and all of the awesome bands on our podcast.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Support indie Celtic music

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Jodi Bearden, Derek Lineberry

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

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Summer Cruiser posted on iTunes: "Upbeat and happy music! Great podcast, well-spoken host, fun/good music. All around excellent podcast"

Mark Hughes wrote on iTunes: "Fantastic resource for Celtic music. I am a long-time subscriber and supporter on Patreon. Please give this podcast a listen. You will not be disappointed."

Anthony Becker posted on Facebook: "Listening to The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast on the way from my hotel to the Broadcast Center in Rio De Janiero, Brazil for the Olympics. Here I am passing the Velodrome where the indoor cycle events went on. Nothing better than a bit of great Celtic music to make the walk, and day go faster — thinking about going home at Rio 2016 Olympic Park.

Katherine Thompson emailed a photo and wrote: "I've been listening to your show since its second year running, back when I was in high school, and I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have a running constant in my life from high school to college to serving in the Peace Corps in Zambia. When I'm not teaching 8th grade English at a rural school or writing my own music, I'm often in my mud hut listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, cheerfully blaring it for my entire village to hear! It's helped me combat homesickness over the past two years, but I only have two weeks left before I finish this life-changing assignment and I wanted to let you know that you played a huge part in it."

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:12 "F Reels: Poor but Happy At 53 / The Road to Errogie / Sporting Paddy" by Poitin from Wish

5:15 "Toss the Feathers" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

8:27 "The Song of the Hammers" by Ed Miller from Lolander

11:29 "The Drunken Gauger (jig)" by TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek from Eist

14:44 "Molly Ban" by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss

18:51 CELTIC PODCAS

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