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

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Tartan Day #454

Tartan Day #454

2020-04-0201:06:321

Let’s celebrate Tartan Day with Scottish songs and kilt loving music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe to 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Stephanie Claussen, Kinnfolk, Kilmaine Saints, Kilted Kings, Highland Reign, Screeched Inn, The Rogues, The Whiskeydicks, Syr, The Kilt Lifters, Albannach, Rathkeltair, Barleyjuice, Brynmor I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:08 - "Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes / Morpeth Lasses" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes 3:33 - WELCOME 4:29 - "Otter's Holt / Merry Blacksmith / Rakish Paddy" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk 9:46 - "Painting Paradise Square" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions 14:37 - "Marionette Jig/Spinner's Reel" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul 17:57 - "Unbroken" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan 23:35 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 28:09 - "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn 31:50 - "Bonny Portmore" by The Rogues from 25...and Live! 35:10 - "Celts of the North" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble 39:36 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 41:47 - "These Final Hours" by Syr from The Winter King 46:33 - "The Bonnie Lass of Anglesey" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New 49:45 - "Rath 'N' the Nach" by Albannach and Rathkeltair from Rathkeltair & Friends of CPR 57:21 - "Merry Queen of Scotch" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy 1:00:41 - CLOSING 1:01:44 - "Leaving of Liverpool" by Brynmor from The Great Hill The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/. WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Tartan Day is on April 6. This is the North American celebration of Scottish heritage. And historically, it’s the date the Scots declared their independence in 1320. We will celebrate the event with a little Scottish music. And a whole bunch of Celtic bands with kilts. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O, Kirsten N I’ve decided that April 23 is the date or our 2-hour special of instrumental Celtic music. This show will have minimal talk and a ton of amazing music. All thanks to the generous folks like you who are patrons of the podcast and helped us hit the $700 milestone. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS There are quite a few Celtic musicians who make their living by performing. In fact, it’s almost morbidly comical that one of the biggest challenges musicians have faced over the past few years is the declining sales of our primary revenue stream, CDs. More and more people are streaming music. That’s made touring all the more important. And now we have COVID-19. All of my big gigs through May are canceled. It’s the same with most musicians. There has never been a better time to ask for your help. Please support the musicians you enjoy. If you’re able to buy digital downloads, a CD, or merch or tip the artist online. Do so. If you’re not, we totally understand. So do something to promote the artist. Share their CD or Spotify page. Do something to spread the word. Share your love of them online and in your Facebook groups or other social groups. I confess I’ve never been more thankful that I have this podcast to help support my family. So I can only imagine how other Celtic musicians are faring. Please support them as you’re able. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Domenico Rossi emailed a photo from Italy: "Hi Marc! A HUGE thanks for your podcasts: it's always exciting waiting each Thursday! This week (just as the last and, probably, also the next one) I'm working from home, due to COVID19 emergency. Here in Italy very strict rules force us to stay home and go out only for severe necessities. Well, it's been a bit difficult to get used to but... hey! We are safe, alive, and we have our favourite music (Celtic one of course!) and your company! Even in this difficult times I thank the Lord and wait for better times... thanks to you, also, for your weekly gift. Attached you can find a pic of me working at my "new desk"... stay safe my friend!" Eric Mailler responded to a Celtic Music Magazine email: "Hi Marc, I downloaded the songs without any issues. Also wanted to say thank you for everything you do. I love listening to songs I’d never hear otherwise and learning more about Celtic culture through the song lyrics and letters your read. You asked who some of our favorite Celtic bands are. As far as well known bands go, the Young Dubliners and Gaelic Storm are up there for me. But, for local bands, the Rogue Diplomats are awesome. I usually try to catch them in Bethlehem, PA around St. Patrick’s Day. Anyway, thanks again, and Sláinte!" Steven Rausch emailed a photo: "Listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, made this traditional Guinness beef stew on St Patrick’s Day (and your birthday).  Slainte." Sean Morris emailed: "Hi, loving the podcast! You mentioned that listeners should submit music from female musicians/singers for future consideration. I'd like to draw your attention to banjoist Angela Usher from Manchester, England. Angela is a contemporary of musicians such as Mike McGoldrick, the Farrell's, Dezi Donnelly, Angelina Carberry, John Joe and Grace Kelly, etc who grew up learning and playing together in the 80's/90's in Manchester. She released her first album 'The Gort Mile' last year which has some lovely tunes and songs (some her own pieces). It's a measure of the regard she is held in that she had musicians such as Mike McGoldrick, Colin Farrell and John Carty collaborating with her on the Album. (I think Mike McGoldrick may have produced it) Angela is also involved with a cross community (Irish and Jewish) music project 'Amid the murk over the Irk' as a performer/composer/arranger. This is quite an interesting project which has brought gems such as this version of The Butterfly to us Angela also host several sessions in Manchester. Actually worth mentioning Grace Kelly here as well, former All Ireland whistle champion, sister of bodhran player Jon Joe Kelly who hosts another four sessions in Manchester. We have a strong female contingent of musicians here and it's not unknown for men to be in the minority at sessions here. Anyway, hope you enjoy Angela's album. Keep up the good work with the podcast."
Respect Like A Celt #453

Respect Like A Celt #453

2020-03-2601:10:462

Give respect like a Celt today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe for 34 Celtic MP3s for free! Lissa Schneckenburger, Stringer's Ridge, Hanz Araki, Whalebone, Wolf Loescher, Norah Rendell, Olta, Innisfall, Jim McKenna, Ginger Ackley, Battlelegs, Barleyjuice, Xavier Boderiou, Ockham's Razor, Eileen Ivers I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:05 - "Lamplighter's Hornpipe / Suffer the Child" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Dance 2:48 - WELCOME 4:08 - "The Cat Rambles / The Star Above the Garter / The Pipe on the Hob" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade 8:31 - "A Kiss in the Morning Early" by Hanz Araki from Wind and Rain 12:17 - "Chalk Heart" by Whalebone from Mirabilia 16:05 - "Tramps and Hawkers from Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing 21:01 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 24:06 - "Forty Fishermen" by Norah Rendell from Spinning Yarns 28:42 - "Old Maid in a Garrett / Glen Cottage / New Market Polka 3" by Olta from Step It Out 33:32 - "Song of Innisfall" by Innisfall from Innisfall 37:17 - "The Bright Lady" by Jim McKenna from Jim McKenna Uileann Pipes 41:17 - "Manannan Mac Lir" by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn 44:06 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 47:15 - "Shoot 'Em Up, Shoot 'Em Down" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans 49:58 - "High on the Highland Life" by Barleyjuice from The Old Speakeasy 54:24 - "Gavotte Pourlet" by Xavier Boderiou from Liamm 58:10 - "The Foggy Dew / Seven Nation Army" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field 1:05:24 - CLOSING 1:07:46 - "Zero G (and I feel fine)" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/. WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. I hope you’re doing amazing despite the Coronavirus and the social distancing that’s taken over all of our lives. I know it sucks, but I hope you are safe and healthy. On the bright side, there were a LOT of opportunities to hear Celtic music over the past couple o’weeks despite St Patrick’s Day being effectively closed. And I keep hearing about more musicians going live. So make sure you check the news of your favorite bands. See who’s playing and watch one of their shows. And if you’re able, help them out. Buy some music or merch, send them a tip. Tell them thanks for all of the music they create. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O, KIrsten N You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. Oh! And we got a bunch of new patrons this month. We hit the $700 milestone on Patreon. That means I’m gonna plan a 2-hour special of instrumental Celtic music with minimal talk and a ton of amazing music. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS We’re getting closer to 1000 ratings on Apple Podcasts. Yeah. I said ratings. Looks like I messed up when I said reviews. But that’s still brilliant. Just 17 left. Go give your review. A quick additional note about St Patrick’s Day. I know it sucked that it was effectively shut down. I think we need to make Halfway to St Patrick’s Day as big St Paddy’s Day should’ve been this year. So go talk to your local pub or Celtic organizations. We have just over 5 months to plan. Let’s make it happen on September 17th! Oh! And I want send out a huge thanks to Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains. She organized an impromptu St Patrick’s Day virtual festival on Facebook and Instagram. Some of these concerts are still available to watch online. Submit music to the podcast at 4celts.com. Vote in the Celtic Top 20! TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Did you celebrate St Patrick’s Day out and about this year? I would LOVE to see your pictures from the day. How did you celebrate it? Email us. Suzanne Marr emailed on Patreon: "Thank you for providing a far better soundtrack to my home than the news does!" Sarah Fletcher posted on our website: “Hi Mark, I just signed up on your Patreon. I've been listening for a long time and decided it was time to pay back for all of that great music. I discovered the Gothard Sisters, who are from my town, right here on your podcast. Well, I really decided to support your podcast because you have expressed on many occasions your support for diversity in Celtic music and you have highlighted many female and LGBT artists. This touched me especially as many in these underrepresented groups struggle to find a voice. Thank you and keep up the great work. A devoted listener.” Dwayne Butcher commented on Patreon: “It is so unfortunate people are saying SJW as a slur. Keep up the great work! Will up my per episode contribution today.” Sterling SS emailed: “I’m dancing and listening to my freedom that my ancestors got to be in the USA” Jason S. emailed a photo: “G'day Marc, First time writer, long time listener. Here's a picture of my quiet celebrations on St. Patrick's Day in Australia. (Having a nice black brew + watching some GAA) ?? Hope you + your listeners had a good day as well. Love the podcast, keep up the good work!” Sean emailed; “Marc, Our band McSpillin hosted a FB live concert on St Patrick’s Day (aka McSpillin’s St Patrick Stay concert). Like many, all our gigs were canceled. The FB live concert was well received.”
It’s the Post-St Patrick’s Day, COVID-19 Blues with Celtic music to brighten your day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. willos', Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer, Kyle Gryphon, The Kissers, An Lar, Emerald Accent, Highland Reign, Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers, Harmundi, Seasons, The Blarney Rebel Band, Kilmaine Saints, Brave the Sea, Caliceltic, The Whiskeydicks, Marcas Mac, SeaStar I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:09 - "The yellow wattle/Kilkenny/Christy Barrys Jigs" by willos' from 4th 4:54 - WELCOME 5:58 - "Reels: Darley's/Brogan Nua" by Sean Leahy & Jeremy Spencer from Entanglement 8:44 - "Cold Iron Stare" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation 13:39 - "Swallow's Tail (Lilting Banshee / Mug of Brown Ale / Swallow's Tail / Morning Dew)" by The Kissers from Three Sails 19:12 - "The Return of the Dead" by An Lar from Deception 23:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 26:53 - "The Oats Field" by Emerald Accent from The Oats Field 31:53 - "Alba Gu Brath" by Highland Reign from Bring Forrit the Tartan 36:32 - "Remembrance" by Francis Leclerc & Marise Demers from Trajet Libre 42:02 - "Morning Chicken" by Harmundi from 2019 - A Breeze Odyssey (Live) 48:04 - "Heart's Downfall" by Seasons from Seasons 51:52 - "MacAroni" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward 55:02 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 57:37 - "Off the Wagon" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon, Acoustic Sessions 59:40 - "Siren's Song" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken 1:04:26 - "The Foxes" by Caliceltic from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin' 1:06:31 - "Johnny Brown" by The Whiskeydicks from United We Stumble 1:10:02 - "Buille/Brag" by Marcas Mac from Sradag 1:14:04 - CLOSING 1:15:46 - "The Dublin Three" by SeaStar from Sinners and Angels The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/. WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. COVID-19 is understandably bumming out a lot of people. It’s also messing with our lives. So in this episode, I’ll share some new Celtic music for you to enjoy. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. A super special thanks to our newest patrons from last month: Steven R, Annie R., Linda P, Scott F, Doug K, Beth H, JOSEPH O You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. Oh! And remember, when you join as a Song Henger, you’ll get the Profiles podcast for free. You can learn more about artists in each show. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS Can you post a review on Apple Podcasts. We are 21 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ WANT TO LEARN IRISH DANCE?Online Irish Dance offers courses for people who want to learn the basics of Irish dance for fun—no matter where you are in the world!  You will learn the basic movements required in ceili, or group, dancing. The moves are taught with music of varying speeds, and modules are included that introduce stretches and strengthening exercises to keep students’ bodies safe while they practice. Sign up today at online-Irish-dance.teachable.com and use the code SPD2020 for 25% off any course in the school through March 31, 2020. I should point out. They are not a sponsor of the podcast. And I have no affiliation. They asked if I’d share. It sounded like something I thought you might be interested in. FREE MUSICYou can still get your free album of Celtic music? Every year, I compile the 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick’s Day. You download every song in show #250... for free. Follow the link in the shownotes. #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Did you celebrate St Patrick’s Day out and about this year? I would LOVE to see your pictures from the day. How did you celebrate it? Email us. FFdaveJL posted on Apple Podcasts: "My wife and I are taking a two week trip to Ireland this year and listening to this podcast has really got me excited for our trip, as if I wasn't excited already! I have strong Irish roots with my O'Reilly side of the family and this podcast is great for discovering artists and songs I haven't heard before." Scott Tayler posted: "This reminds me of my Irish great fourth times grandfather." Old Dude posted: "Longtime listener now exploring other podcasts with emphasis on Celtic music rather than modern social justice causes. Unfortunately this podcast is no longer a relaxing stroll along the high road or the low road to the shores of Loch Lomond. 3 Star rating reflects excellent music and too much SJW discussion." Daniel Joseph reviewed: "You know a good heart when you hear one. Great music through each week. What else do you want?!" Linda Pavlich emailed: "Hello!  I just pledged to your podcast. I have been wanting to become a “patron” of the podcast since I first came across it two years ago, and I finally did it! I am of Irish heritage on both sides of my family, but we never really talked about it when I was growing up.  I am of the generation  that was supposed to be a “melting pot.”  My grandparents actually changed their names, to keep their ethnicity hidden.  Still - I have always loved Irish music - either makes you want to dance, or cry - so full of emotion.  So - when my husband and I joined our local Recreation Center and started working out regularly, my son told me I should look for interesting podcasts to make the exercising easier.  When I started searching for podcasts, yours came up - I tried it, and I loved it!  Yay! My husband listens to talkie podcasts, and my son is always giving me suggestions (Stuff You Should Know), but I just love your musical offerings.  I have purchased some of the music, and listen to it on a playlist, but I really like the variety of the podcast.  It sometimes even “makes my day.”  Thank you so much for your upbeat presentation.  It is especially important now - in the sometimes hateful political climate in our country these days, to remember that we all come from somewhere else, and our various perspectives and cultures can enrich our lives, if we treat each other with respect and joy.  I think you do that.  Thank you so much for the pure pleasure your podcast brings."
St Patrick's Day #451

St Patrick's Day #451

2020-03-1202:18:173

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Two Hours of St Patrick’s Day music and a free Celtic album that you can download today on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Xavier Boderiou, Stringer's Ridge, The Selkie Girls, Kennedy's Kitchen, Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill, Beyond the Field from Single, Lissa Schneckenburger, Kinnfolk, Jesse Ferguson, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Catherine Koehler, The Kissers, Stephanie Claussen, KALOS (McKasson & McDonald), W Ed Harris, The Rowan Tree, Fir Arda, Celtic Conundrum, Avourneen, Tami Curtis, Pauline Scanlon, The Flailing Shilaleighs, The Wild Irish Roses, Kilmaine Saints, Ockham's Razor, Onde, Skeleton McKee, Battlelegs, Hugh Morrison, Eileen Ivers, Jiggy, Wolf Loescher I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:08 - "Wedding Reels" by Xavier Boderiou from Laimm 2:58 - WELCOME 4:45 - "Pikeman's March / Who'll Be King but Charlie? / Cliffs of Moher" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade 10:57 - "Smeorach Chlann Domhnaill" by The Selkie Girls from Running with the Morrigan Pronunciation: Smear-Rock Clan Dow-ohl 15:32 - "Tootsie's Flowers, Money In Both Pockets, The Whiskey Of Truth" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth 20:20 - "Race for the Sun" by Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill from Race for the Sun 25:35 - "Three Hugs for Luca" by Beyond the Field from Single 30:22 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 34:35 - "The Fair Maid By the Sea Shore" by Lissa Schneckenburger from Song 37:49 - "New Rigged Ship / Lady's Cup of Tea / Drag Her Round the Road" by Kinnfolk from Kinnfolk 41:01 - "The Sally Gardens" by Jesse Ferguson from The Sally Gardens 43:45 - "Jiggle the Old Bones" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation 48:30 - “May Morning Dew” by Catherine Koehler from Stone Upon Stone 52:07 - "Foggy Dew (feat. Monica Martin)" by The Kissers from Three Sails 56:38 - "Ae Fond Kiss / Rory Dall's Port" by Stephanie Claussen from The Road Home from Skye: Scottish and Irish Tunes 1:07:07 - THANKS TO PATRONS 1:04:18 - "Geordie" by KALOS (McKasson & McDonald) from Harbour 1:07:36 - "Crowley's/Johnny D's" by W Ed Harris from Turas Ceilteach Pronunciation: Tour-ahs Kell-tuk kell-tach 1:11:40 - "One And All" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold 1:13:59 - "O'Carolans Welcome" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions Part 2 1:18:26 - "A Chance" by Celtic Conundrum from The Promise 1:22:17 - "Sparrow" by Avourneen from Sparrow 1:25:55 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 1:28:55 - "Hills of Connemara" by Tami Curtis from Caird Cavort 1:31:04 - "The Eighteenth of June" by Pauline Scanlon from Gossamer 1:35:13 - "Old Man Colm" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover 1:38:37 - "The Adventures of a Young Rose" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom 1:40:23 - "Off the Wagon" by Kilmaine Saints from Off the Wagon (Acoustic Sessions) 1:42:47 - FREE MUSIC 1:44:01 - "The Moving On Song" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field 1:48:22 - "Le Metamorphose" by Onde from Maelstrom 1:53:42 - "Streams of Whiskey" by Skeleton McKee from Edinburgh Underground 1:56:25 - "Ability Scores" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans 1:59:40 - "Ballad of Thomas Higgins" by Hugh Morrison from The Other Side 2:04:09 - "Shine" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light 2:08:35 - “Man of Aran” by Jiggy from Hypernova 2:12:59 - CLOSING 2:13:52 - "Legacy" by Wolf Loescher from Sheep's Clothing The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Marc Gunn with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST  NEWS WELCOME Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Marc Gunn St Patrick's Day Music Shows FRI, MAR 13: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co, Alabaster, AL @ 7:00 PM SAT, MAR 14: St Patrick's Day at 5 Points, Birmingham, AL @ 2:30-5 PM SAT, MAR 14: The Camp, Huntsville, AL @ 7:30 PM If you haven't done so yet, Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. It is free. Yes. All 450 episodes are FREE to listen to. So go listen and download the show right now. And if you want a free podcast app, you can find a link to it in the shownotes as well. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a for-profit endeavor that is funded by you. I cannot pay royalties to artists because of the nature of podcast. It’s cost-prohibitive. You can read about that on my website. So I found a different way to give back. A portion of the money raised from compilation CD sales and from your Patreon donations is donated to Celtic Non-Profits. We already donated money to the Savannah Irish Festival to help some of the artists featured on this podcast. We are also sponsoring the Texas Scottish Festival in May. And now in September, we’re also sponsoring Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival. We have donated over $35,000 to Celtic Non-Profits. But I want to stress, that’s not me. That’s all of us. Everyone who supports this podcast is supporting Celtic culture through music. These festivals bring our musical heritage alive. So thank you for being a part of that. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS While you’re there, I want to ask you to post a review on Apple Podcasts. Right now, we are 37 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time. If you listen to podcasts, I want to recommend a couple that I enjoy and are Celtic in nature. Irish Music Stories is put out by Irish musician Shannon Heaton. She looks at the bigger stories behind traditional Irish music. It’s extremely well-produced and well worth subscribing Erin’s Isle is a short travel podcast. Erin brings you the delightful parts of Ireland in intriguing stories that’ll make you want to learn more. Her show is even syndicated on Aer Lingus and British Airways. It’s that good. And a lot of fun! If you want more St Patrick’s Day music, check out the St Patrick’s Day podcast. It’s a 7-part series I released years ago. It’s music with minimal chatting. It’s perfect for playing in the background of your own Paddy’s Day party. I’d be negligent if I didn’t tell you about my own personal podcast. The Pub Songs Podcast is the virtual public house for Celtic Geek culture. I put together several St Patrick’s Day episodes including the latest which is a Sci Fi St Patrick’s Day. Because, well, I’m a geek. You can find more podcasts by me and others in my Mage Podcast Network or when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Because I tell you what’s new in the Celtic podcast world in every issue. And it’s still free! TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ LEARN IRISH DANCE Irish music, dance, and culture have global appeal, but not everyone has the opportunity to access lessons in their neighborhood. Online Irish Dance offers courses for people who want to learn the basics of Irish dance for fun—no matter where they are in the world! The course called Irish Dance Basics for Ceili Dancing is specifically designed to teach students the basic movements required in ceili, or group, dancing. The moves are taught with music of varying speeds, and modules are included that introduce stretches and strengthening exercises to keep students’ bodies safe while they practice. Sign up today at online-Irish-dance.teachable.com and use the code SPD2020 for 25% off any course in the school through March 31, 2020. I should point out. They are not a sponsor of the podcast. And I have no affiliation. They asked if I’d share. It sounded like something I thought you might be interested in. FREE MUSIC How would you like a free album of Celtic music? Every year, I compile the 17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick’s Day. In fact, if you listened to and enjoyed show #250, then you can now download every single one of those songs for free. Follow the link in the shownotes. There are NO STRINGS ATTACHED. The download page is on our Patreon. It’s open to the public. So you can just click and download the free MP3s. You don’t need to sign up for a single thing. Now if you want MORE FREE MP3s, you can also subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. And if that’s not enough… I want you to have a Free CD of mine. It’s an album of Irish songs called Happy Songs of Death. I actually featured it on episode #83 of the podcast. But you can have the physical CD. I will swallow the cost of the disc. You just have to pay for the shipping. Follow the link in the shownotes. I don’t know how long this offer will last. So get it soon! #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com David (Daithi) O'Brien emailed: "Hi Marc. I live in Mn, and have always enjoyed the St. Patrick's day performances at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. I remembered that your birthday is on the 17th, and thought you might enjoy our Minnesota Nice celebrations. 2 of my old Step Dance groups will be performing along with I don't know how many Indie musicians. Sorry I didn't think about reaching out to you until the end of February, but if you have the chance, give the frozen north a try." Bernard Nieuwendijk emailed: "Dear Marc, I just found out about this band, does it fit your show? http://www.auli.lv/en Love your show btw, promoting it whenever I see a chance!" Jeff Peterson wrote on our blog: "Thank you again, Marc. Nice music to listen to while at work. :)" Stacia Ahlfeld wrote: "My son and I listened to this while we worked on his schoolwork. He really liked it! I did too, of course. It's fun to have a kiddo who enjoys Celtic music like me. Hope you have a great day!" Amy Hineline sent a photo: "Recovering from total knee replacement surgery. Waiting to go home." Barb Spears emailed: "Hi Marc!  I'm a newbie to podcasts and just downloaded an APP. I searched music and found your podcast - my first!  I love Celtic music having green blood in my veins and am a Ceili dancer who enjoys our Irish culture and community here in St. Paul MN.   As I listen to this great music, I am digging out of a very cluttered home office. The upbeat music is keeping me going as I tackle this rather daunting task.  No pics - nobody should see the mess I have!" Helen Withers emailed: "Hi from Helen Withers in Falcon, Colorado. We attended the Larkspur, Colorado Renaissance Festival in the last two years. We have repeatedly sat in the audience to see, sing with(from the audience) and enjoy a musical trio called "Music the Gathering Band" They have at least one CD, & recently finished at the Brevard RenFaire. You may like them for one of your podcasts." She sent another email: "Also, there's a band from one of the Carolina states, called Syr. We saw them live in Estes Park, Colorado & really enjoyed their music too. Thank you, Helen Withers in Falcon Colorado."  
St. Patrick's Day 17 #450

St. Patrick's Day 17 #450

2020-03-0501:15:532

17 Irish and Celtic songs and tunes for St Patrick’s Day on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. The Triskells, Flowers of Edinburgh, 3 Pints Gone, The Jig Is Up, ChildsPlay, The King's Busketeers, Andy Law & Friends, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Nick Metcalf, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Alexander James Adams, Rambling Sailors, We Banjo 3, The Blarney Rebel Band, Sliotar, Farsan, Ed Miller Subscribe and Listen on Apple Podcasts! I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - “The Humours of Ballyhloglin / The queen of the rushes” by The Triskells from Irish Pub 3:38 - WELCOME 6:22 - "High Road to Linton/Spootiskerry/Willafjord" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers 9:38 - "Steel Bonnets" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club 14:00 - "Major Moran's #1 - Big Pat's - The Gargoyle" by The Jig Is Up! from First Steps 18:06 - "Lovely Annie" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth 22:47 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 26:00 - "Whiskey in the Jar" by The King's Busketeers from The Bedroom Sessions: Boston to Belfast 29:03 - "Falmouth Gig / Bishop's Jig / Porthlystry" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It 32:36 - "Rolling Down to Old Maui" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads 35:07 - "Skyline of Skye" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye 39:59 - "Grandpa Joe" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day 44:27 - "Wandering Willie/The Wiley Old Bachelor/Within a Mile of Clonbur" by Alexander James Adams from Cat & the Fiddle 49:29 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 52:21 - "The Coasts of High Barbary" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites 54:55 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven 59:23 - "Devil's Ditch" by The Blarney Rebel Band from Ever Onward 1:03:25 - "Kilmaley by Sliotar from Voyage 1:06:27 - "A' Mhisg A Chuir An Nollaig" by Farsan from Farsan Pronunciation: A-Vishk a cur an knoll-ig 1:10:11 - CLOSING 1:11:25 - "London Town" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. If you’re not yet subscribed, I want to ask you to head on over to Apple Podcasts right now. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. It is free. Yes. All 450 episodes are FREE to listen to. So go listen and download the show right now. While you’re there, I want to ask you to post a review on Apple Podcasts. Right now, we are 37 reviews away from 1000. That’s incredible to think about especially considering I haven’t asked anyone to post a review in a long time. Visit the shownotes to find out how you can get a FREE CD of Irish music from me. I will swallow the cost of the CD. All you have to do is pay for the shipping. The CD is called Happy Songs of Death. It’s fun Irish music with a very Irish theme. This offer is good for a limited time. Click here for details. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Make sure you also send a picture of you having fun on St Patrick’s Day. I’d love to see and share how you celebrate the holiday! Philip Hardy emailed: "Hello there !! I recently stumbled across your podcast, and actually was surprised to hear your family is moving to St. John’s, NL ! I’m in a fairly new trio here in Newfoundland , and we are based out of St. John’s , we are called “Fine Lads” , we are multi instrumentalist as well as singers . If you’re interested in listening to our stuff , we have an ep available on all streaming platforms and it’s self titled “Fine Lads” . Enjoyed listening , hope to hear back from you!" Leila L emailed: "Hey Mark I listen to your podcast all the time. I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of the group Athas They are out of Milwaukee Wisconsin they are truly one of the best Irish original music I have ever heard. Three years ago my daughter got married on St. Patrick’s Day and I hired them to come play. It was a memorable moment keep up the good work Slainte" Alban Tilanus emailed: Hi Marc I like the concept of the voting but I usually listen to the podcast while driving... so it is not that easy to make notes of the play times or artist then..."  
Celebrating St Patrick’s Day with the women of Celtic music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Bonnie Rideout, Dublin Harpers, Janette Geri, Wolf & Clover, Shauna Mullin, The Gothard Sisters, Jiggy, Hibernia, Jennifer Licko, Melanie Gruben, Beth Patterson, Screaming Orphans, Shannon Heaton, The Ennis Sisters, Sarah Copus, Bellow Bridge Subscribe and Listen on Apple Podcasts! I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:05 - "The Highland Laddie" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Reflections 2:49 - WELCOME 3:35 - "Stuck in Mayberry" by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans 8:15 - "This Love" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers 11:03 - "Tam Lin - The Bucks of Oranmore" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover Jessica Bennett on fiddle and vocals and Caroline Vaughan on percussion and accordion 15:16 - "April Morning" by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree 19:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 24:34 - "Mazama Mornings" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun 28:13 - "Paddy's Lamentation" by Jiggy from Hypernova Aoife Kelly on fiddle and vocals 30:56 - "Scot Set" by Hibernia from Wide Waters Susan Toman (Celtic Harp) and Ellen MacIsaac (Voice) 35:19 - "Ruidhlidh" by Jennifer Licko from Sing Pronunciation: "Ruee-lee" (translation “reels”) 38:06 - "The Summer Queen" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song 41:27 - "The Cat Fight" by Beth Patterson from Forward 46:20 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 48:41 - "Irelands Hour of Need (Gallant Heroes)" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom 52:07 - "Red Molly" by Shannon Heaton from The Blue Dress 54:58 - "Wasted on the Way" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time 58:28 - "Buttercup Spree-Garret Barry's-Clare Jig" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds 1:01:59 - CLOSING 1:05:07 - "Kiss in the Morning Early" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales Sarah Emett (vocals, bodhran) The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. SUPPORT SELCOUTH ON KICKSTARTERSelcouth is the name of my newest CD. It means when everything is strange and different yet you find it marvelous anyway. You can support the album on Kickstarter. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. I want to thank our newest Patrons: Jacob, MUSIC IN 2FLAVORS, Ed H., Olivia R, Kelen P, Rachel L, Samantha M, Steve B, Jackson A, Roger B, Todd G You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Miranda Persson emailed a photo from Malmö, Sweden: "Hi Marc! Want to share what I do while listening to your podcast. Walking 15k on Saturday or Sunday mornings before breakfast. Unfortunately, the episode doesn't cover the whole walk. But the great Irish music gives me energy for an hour or so! Cold this morning, about 2°c. The winter is approaching. Anyway, thanks for a great podcast and thanks for being an eminent host!" John Adams emailed: “Hi Marc!I've been a fan of your podcast for about a year now, thanks to some local friends who pointed me your way.   I've also been curiously following the issue of diversity which has been an issue of debate on your show this summer.  I was surprised that you had had some backlash, as many people were, about the promotion of women in celtic music.  And then, I was very proud of how you handled the situation...and now, very excited to hear that you're planning an LGTBQ edition next year, with a call out for entries. I'm proud to say that our little celtic group here, in Salt Lake City, is quite diverse for being a small circle of close friends who love practicing and performing Irish and Celtic music as often as we can.  We include a female bodran player (straight, married to our flutist), straight flutist, a gay fiddler (me!), a single male guitarist and our newest, amazing addition of our singer, who is both gay and black.  It's never been our intention to push the 'diversity', however; we just let it be noticed (if at all). In any case, we would love to eventually be part of your music, whether it is for the Diversity issue or any others.  I can point you to our Facebook page and Soundcloud, but we are currently in the process of arranging and getting to the studio to record new pieces that include our singer.  Hopefully you can get a small taste of our sound from what we currently have, and when we have our new songs available, I'll certainly make them available.  I feel that we've been making a lot of progress with our sound and am excited to get the updated recordings done soon! Cheers, and I hope we will be able to provide you with some pleasant tunes soon" Tim Zierer emailed: "Hi Marc, first of all, a big thank you for producing your amazing Celtic music podcast. I’m so in love with it! I’m traveling in my motorhome since the beginning of last year through Canada and USA and had often listen to your podcast on amazing places in the nature with awesome views, ocean, lakes, forest, rain forest, desert, snowy mountains etc. and all the other wonders from our mother earth. In moments when I'm enjoying this good life, listening to the Celtic music makes the moment perfect. no other music better fits to my love of nature as your good selection. Thank you and very best greetings from Utah, United States. Tim, 29 (originally from Germany)"
Edge of the World #448

Edge of the World #448

2020-02-2001:02:573

Let’s walk to the edge of the world on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast… Well, I say walk there... But since the world is round. You can’t ACTUALLY walk there. Stringer's Ridge, Neil Anderson, An Lar, Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice, The Flailing Shilaleighs, Avourneen, Kyle Gryphon, The Rowan Tree, Eamonn Flynn, The Irish Rovers, Brave the Sea, The Gartloney Rats, Jiggy, Jim Sharkey I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Bus Stop Reel/Greasy Coat" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade 4:07 - WELCOME 4:57 - "Flastone Reels" by Neil Anderson from Rathkeltair & Friends CPR 8:25 - "Wreckers" by An Lar from Deception 12:12 - "The Beauties Of Autumn/The Road To Lisdoonvarna/Morrison's Jig" by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music 18:10 - "I Only Drink Upon The Days That End In D-A-Y" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover 21:23 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 23:57 - "Banks of the Liffey" by Avourneen from Sparrow 26:33 - "Trout Lure" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation 30:05 - "Am I Born to Die" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold 35:04 - "Bruach na Carraige Báine - Falling Off The Edge Of The World" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle 39:39 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 41:22 - "Brady of Strabane" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, The Continuing Story 43:44 - "Lost at Sea" by Brave the Sea from A Pirate's Life 47:02 - "The Landlord's Walk" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures) 51:24 - "Road to Errogie" by Jiggy from Hypernova 56:13 - CLOSING 57:12 - "My Home in Roscommon" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. The 2020 Celtic Tree of Life T-Shirts are now on sale in our store. Head on over and wear your support for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. I want to thank our newest Patrons: Jacob, MUSIC IN 2FLAVORS, Ed H., Olivia R, Kelen P, Rachel L, Samantha M, Steve B, Jackson A, Roger B, Todd G You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Jordan Reeder emailed photos: "Hey Celt father, just saying how much this podcast makes my day! I love hearing all the great music! I am often high up on ladders painting houses while listening but today I am working on remodeling my living room! Keep those tunes rolling! Thanks again for what you do!"   Wesley Combs emailed: "Working my way through one of my final Fridays at my corporate desk job before moving back to the mountains of Southwest Virginia and returning to the family business. I just found the podcast this week and I am really enjoying it! I’ve been diving into Celtic music after Ancestry.com helped me track my heritage back to Scotland in the 1700s. The Southwest Virginia region was a popular place for Scots-Irish to settle because it reminded them of home. In fact my home town is named “Dublin”. Thanks!" Tom Cochran emailed a photo: "Hi Mark, Listening to show #442 while printing invitations to our upcoming Burns Night Dinner. We have hosted this in our community for 15 years now and it has grown from 10 people in our living room to 50 or so in a local hall. We invite friends, some whom are musicians or actors to participate by reciting Robert Burns poetry or singing songs. Some sing other Scottish or Irish songs or present their own songs poetry. It’s also a pot luck with lot’s of great food ( I provide the haggis.) and drink. There’s dancing and laughing and a wonderful sense of community. I know Burns Nights come in various forms from very serious to very silly but I recommend that everyone should experience one. They usually happen around his birthday, January 25 and they happen around the world so you can usually find one nearby. On a different topic, you read a letter on the show by a lady who attended a Highland Games. She was asking what the event was where the hay stuffed bag was thrown with the pitch fork. It’s called the Sheath Toss. Thanks again for all you do to promote Celtic culture."
Julia Delaney #447

Julia Delaney #447

2020-02-1301:05:411

Put on your dancing shoes. It’s time for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Avourneen, The Flailing Shilaleighs, Allison Girvan, We Banjo 3, Ashley Davis, Tullamore, Kalos (McKasson & McDonald), Janette Geri, The Gartloney Rats, Stringer's Ridge, Kyle Gryphon, Brave the Sea, The Rowan Tree, CaliCeltic, Jiggy, The Irish Rovers I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:03 - "The Silver Spear, The Earl's Chair, Star of Munster" by Avourneen from Sparrow 3:46 - WELCOME 4:29 - "Julia Delaney" by The Flailing Shilaleighs from Yours to Discover 6:28 - "Garten Mother" by Allison Girvan from Resonance 9:44 - "Dawn Breaks" by We Banjo 3 from Haven 14:11 - "I Follow You (Leanaim Thú) [feat. Cormac De Barra]" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels 17:53 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 22:46 - "One of Ireland's Children" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready 25:35 - "The Cheese Closet Set" by Kalos (McKasson & McDonald) from Harbour 30:07 - "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers 34:05 - "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures) 37:18 - "Drill ye Tarriers Drill" by Stringer's Ridge from Handmade 40:17 - "Brown Down Sport" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation 42:37 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 45:09 - "Ocean Between Us" by Brave the Sea from A Pirate's Life 49:07 - "Miner Jolly" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold 53:09 - "Paddy on the Railway" by Caliceltic from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin' 55:50 - "Back to Belfast" by Jiggy from Hypernova 1:00:46 - CLOSING 1:02:23 - "The Orange and the Green" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, The Continuing Story The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. The 2020 Celtic Tree of Life T-Shirts are now on sale in our store. Head on over and wear your support for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. I want to thank our incredible Celtic Legends. These amazing people pledge $25 per month or more to support Celtic culture through music. Thank you to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Neal Ó Muircheartaigh (pron: O O Mer-hur-tig) emailed photos: "Mr.Gunn, I’ve been meaning to send u a note w a pic of what I do while listening to your most excellent podcast but the truth is, I involve your collaboration of these fine independent artists in nearly everyday of my life...from pumping fire engines, to running the rainy beach sands w my huskies to roadtrippin the great Continental USA w my wife and children, this music awakens the portals of both my motivation and meditation. It throws homage to my ancestral roots in this incredibly busy reality. Please know it is so much appreciated this portal you have created...Thank you!"       Thom Danger Speck emailed photos: "It’s a cold Saturday evening up in Toronto. I’m getting ready for a gig tonight but first, jamming to your podcast as I make my family a shepherds pie! Stay warm!" Bill Smith emailed: "First, I'm playing computer games while listening, as usual. Second, the bale of hay that they toss with a pitch fork is called the Sheaf Toss. All the best." Trevor Teuscher emailed: "Mark, Thanks for standing your ground on the 'SJW' comment. First of all, it is your podcast, so you can include whatever you feel is important for your podcast. Second, you had every right to defend your friend/guest host from inappropriate and mean-spirited comments. Also, as someone who has listened to the podcast since sometime during its first year of existence, I think it should be pretty obvious by now that listening to all aspects of Irish and Celtic music and exploring all aspects of the culture has always been what this podcast is about. It seems to me that if you were to bow to the desires and wishes of these internet trolls, you would be going against the very well-established tenets that your podcast has always been based on. This isn't whatever it is these trolls are trying to turn it into. In fact, the only people who are trying to politicize your podcast appear to be those trolls themselves, as far as I can tell. I will continue to listen to and support the podcast for as long as it goes on, and I want to thank you for all that you do to make it such a great podcast."   #celticmusic #irishmusic #irishcelticmusic 
Carolan's Draught #446

Carolan's Draught #446

2020-02-0601:05:381

Grab a draught of music from Turlough O'Carolan and lots more on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Andy Law & Friends, Matthew Dickerson, Runa, Forkroot, Kellswater Bridge, Raglan, Poitin, Teton Skye, Poor Man's Gambit, Ockham's Razor, Fourth Moon, Daimh, We Banjo 3, Celtica Pipes Rock, Farsan I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Carolan's Draught/The Sweetness of Mary" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It 5:45 - WELCOME 7:01 - "Off to California/Tom Morrison's Hornpipe" by Matthew Dickerson from When I'm Happy and I Know It 10:11 - "Again for Greenland" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night 14:31 - "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade 18:25 - "Four Loom Weaver" by Kellswater Bridge from As the Story Goes 24:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 26:37 - "Smugglin' Men" by Raglan from A New Dawn 29:37 - "Tuesday from 6 p.m." by Poitin from Simple Pleasures 32:24 - "Come and Be Welcome" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye 34:50 - "The Land of Sunshine" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine 40:35 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 42:12 - "Oro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls 45:10 - "Olympus" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis 50:57 - "Oran An Tombaca" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions Pronunciation: “dive” Pronunciation: Or-ahn uhn tombaca (tombaca is pronounced as its spelled) 54:12 - "Haven" by We Banjo 3 from Haven 57:40 - "The Last Voyage of the Great Michael" by Celtica Pipes Rock from Oceans of Fire 1:00:51 - CLOSING 1:02:00 - "Pronn An Caoran" by Farsan from Farsan Pronunciation: “Prown uhn kwear-uhn” The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it! THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazingly generous folks pledge $25 or more per month. Thanks to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast. I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Vicus Eva Szekely emailed photos: "Hi Marc, this is what I do when I’m listening your podcast. Artwork... portraits, still-life, drawing or painting. Your podcast is inspiring. I’ve been listening and collecting it since years back to #75th show. The best collection on my computer." Jack Downs emailed photos: "Enjoyed your podcast today while doing some late-winter skiing in the wilds of Northern New York."   Casey Dyer emailed: "Hello! I've listened to your podcast through the years, it's an awesome podcast and the only quality regular Celtic music podcast I could find when I was looking years ago. I was wondering what the process was for getting a track to you and potentially on the podcast. The band I'm in, Biddy on the Bench, recently had their first professional recording ever. And we'd love to share it. Please let me know! Thanks and all the best." Candace Gray emailed photos: "Listening to the new podcast while I prep for my first night back at work at Apache Point Observatory. Thanks for helping keep this Scottish astronomer awake all night!"   Araks Markarian emailed: "Hi everyone! I am from Armenia. I like your music very much. Maby one day you will have a consert in my country. Sir Gunn you sended an email to me, and I find it just yesterday. And desided to wright bac by facebook. I wish live in The UK. I like your folk music. I am so sorry for my English."
Celtic Italy #445

Celtic Italy #445

2020-01-3001:06:52

Italy too has a vast Celtic heritage. We’re gonna explore a tiny sampling of music from Celtic Italy on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. FIMM, Franco Bordoni, Willos’, Deep Green Light, Poitin, Don Grieve, Francesca Romana Fabris, Mishaped Pearls, Seamus Kennedy, Oisin McAuley, Kyn, MaterDea, Connemara Stone Company, HEXPEROS, Doug Folkins I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - “November Reel - Wedding reel - Joe Tam's reel” by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti and Irish Celtic Music 7:32 - WELCOME 9:49 - “Saddle The Pony / When Sick Is The Tea You Want” by Franco Bordoni from Urgente (Rome, Italy) 13:01 - “Factory Girl” by Willos’ from 4th (Belfast - Ireland & Siena - Italy) 15:41 - “The Destitution” by Deep Green Light from L'uomo del caffè (Cava de' Tirreni/Salerno - Italy) 20:29 - “The Jolly Beggarman” by Poitin czech from Simple Pleasures 23:08 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 25:13 - “Ye Jacobites By Name” by Don Grieve from A Drop o' the Best 28:52 - “Everlasting dream” by Francesca Romana Fabris from Close to You (Rome - Italy) 33:14 - “Wind of the Air” by Mishaped Pearls from Le Puy en Velay 36:22 - “Farewell To Sicily” by Seamus Kennedy from Favorite Selections 39:44 - "Souvenir Of Venice (Hornpipe)/ Belle Of The Stage (Clog)" by Oisin McAuley from Far From the Hills of Donegal 43:15 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 45:28 - "Sang Til Jomfru Maria" by Kyn from Earendel (Germany, Italy, Switzerland) 47:40 - "Lady of Inverness" by MaterDea from Satyricon (Torino - Italy) 52:52 - "Boys from the Ruhr" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home 56:36 - "Aine's Ballad" by HEXPEROS from Lost in the Great Sea (Vasto, Chieti - Italy) 1:01:49 - CLOSING 1:03:21 - "Streets of Rome" by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it! THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: Kouroth, JD You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Didier Marchal messaged me on Facebook: "I'm a long-time listener based in Strasbourg, France. Every week I do enjoy the great show while working: I'm restoring ancient books and the music you kindly offer us is the second thing I need for having a wonderful day. I sent a few pictures of one book from the XVIth (Bible from the year 1598) I'm working on while listening. Many thanks again for this superb  show!"      Audrey Sanroman emailed on Facebook: "Hello from Mexico City! Today I was listening to the podcast while fia is hung my Jack O’Lantern. Here’s a pic of my multi-cultural altar. Sláinte and  Oíche Shamhna! ?????? Happy Halloween and Feliz Dia de Muertos. You rock!" Jonathan Smith emailed photos: "Hey Marc,  Love your podcast.  I'm in a curling club here near Washington, DC and I often listen to episodes as I make my way around the Beltway to and from the club.  Great way to stay in the curling spirit!"
Jaunting Car #444

Jaunting Car #444

2020-01-2301:03:453

Climb aboard a jaunting car with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Bonnie Rideout, ChildsPlay, Heather Dale, Syncopaths, Terry Griffith, Ballinloch, The Rogues, Ella Roberts, The Gatehouse Well, The Selkie Girls, Lothlorien, The Ennis Sisters, Syr, The Changing Room I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:03 - "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance 4:29 - WELCOME 5:09 - "The Noodle Vendor /Sweetest Blooms / Avery's Mazurka" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth 9:23 - "One of Us" by Heather Dale from Imagineer 12:42 - "Bronwyn Leigh" by Syncopaths from Five Gears 18:35 - "They Wounded Old Ireland" by Terry Griffith from For My Grandfathers 24:01 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 25:44 - "Rise Up!" by Ballinloch from Rise Up! 29:22 - "Reels Again" by The Rogues from 25...and Live! 31:39 - "North Wind" by Ella Roberts from North Wind 35:33 - "Michael Goes Flatpickin'/Road to Errogie" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore 40:00 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 41:52 - "Mo Nighean Donn As Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen pronunciation: Moh knee-een don us bwow-duck 45:59 - "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by Lothlorien from Single 50:25 - "Sunken Garden" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time 54:42 - "Chan Eil Eagal" by Syr from The Winter King 58:30 - CLOSING 59:38 - "Gwrello Glaw" by The Changing Room from Picking Up The Pieces The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. I finally have some shows in the Atlanta area. I got to meet a few listeners when I played The Lost Druid Brewery in Decatur last weekend. And on February 1st, I’ll be at Tucker Brewing Company. Both are very amenable my unique style of Celtic Geek Sci F’Irish music. Hopefully, more shows will come. Feel free to drop a venue suggestion in the Atlanta area if you’d like to see me perform. Brobdingnagian Bards’s new album is officially released on February 2. You get I Will Not Sing Along on all the usual channels. I’m Kickstarting my next album. It’s called Selcouth, which means “when everything is strange and different, yet you find it marvelous anyway”. I was gonna release it at the end of January but due to being under the weather much of the month, I’m gonna release it on February 11th. Get notified. You also have until February 3rd to get the new Sainted Celts Collection. You’ll get a shirt, a couple pint glasses, a couple CDs, all for one insanely low price. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it! THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: Kouroth, JD You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com John White emailed: "Marc, have you done an episode on the Celtic influences on American country music? Growing up in East Tennessee, I was exposed to much classic country and blue grass on a daily basis. I recently finished Ken Burns’ excellent documentary series on Country Music. The influence of Irish and Scott immigrants on country is undeniable. Thanks for your podcast. I’ve been listening since you were a wee lad in double digit podcasts."
Celtic Tree of Life #443

Celtic Tree of Life #443

2020-01-1601:15:293

Search inside yourself with the Celtic Tree of Life. Let's make the world a better place with Celtic culture and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Seldom Sober, We Banjo 3, Marc Gunn, The Gatehouse Well, McKasson & McDonald, Crepuscule, Alexander James Adams, An lar, Heather Dale, Kennedy's Kitchen, Ockham's Razor, Ballinloch, Battlelegs, Rebels and Sinners, Onde I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Jigs: Geese in the Bog / The Wandering Minstrel / The Coleraine" by Seldom Sober from Six Months in Confession 3:49 - WELCOME 5:17 - "Crann Na Beatha (Tree of Life)" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory 8:26 - "Loch Tay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 12:37 - "Tree Gap Set" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore 16:18 - "Mark the Hard Earth" by McKasson & McDonald from Harbour 21:17 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 27:53 - "Lilting Music - Tree Set" by Crepuscule from Shades of Music 31:42 - "He of the Sidhe" by Alexander James Adams from Balance of Nature 38:01 - "No Land's Man" by An lar from Deception 43:39 - "Hawthorn Tree" by Heather Dale from Avalon 47:15 - "The Umbrella Reel, Two Days To Go, Down The Broom" by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Whiskey of Truth 52:03 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 55:43 - "Lark in the Morning" by Ockham's Razor from Songs from Potter's Field 1:01:06 - "The Intervention Set" by Ballinloch from Rise Up! 1:03:52 - "Greenland Whale Fisheries" by Battlelegs from Save the Humans 1:06:20 - "Mother Tree" by Rebels and Sinners from Day's Just Begun 1:10:40 - CLOSING 1:11:57 - "After the Storm" by Onde from Maelstrom The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. There are Australian bushfires, oil spills, erratic temperature changes, earthquakes, hurricanes, the list goes on and on. Life on our planet is in a delicate balance. The Celts knew this. That’s why trees were so important to Celtic culture. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe all the scientific evidence that points to human-made Climate Change. What is important is stewardship of our planet. We need to take care of it. So in 2020, I want to draw attention to our hurting planet and how we can do just that. That’s why our latest shirt and sticker design includes the Celtic Tree of Life. I’ll be honest. I don’t have specifics as to what we can do. But if you have suggestions, please email me. The 2020 Sainted Celtic Collection is now online. This is a very special package I put together each year to pay for the production of the podcast, but also to give you a way to promote the show. You’ll get a t-shirt, a couple pint glasses, a bunch of stickers, our Victims of Irish Music compilation CD and my latest CDs with the Brobdingnagian Bards. Plus, this year, you’ll also get a digital copy of my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers album. It’s all one insanely low price. And the offer is good until February 3, 2020. Head on over to MageRecords.com to support the podcast today. CELTIC PODCAST NETWORKThis is not the Celtic podcast out there. I’m sure you already know that. But you may not what other Celtic podcasts there are online. That’s the reasons I share new episodes of other Celtic podcasts every week in the Celtic Music Magazine. This is one of the benefits of subscribing and reading. You’ll learn about other great shows you might enjoy. What shows? Well, let me share a few. Erin’s Isle is published by Erin Breen, an Emmy award-winning journalist, columnist and writer for television, radio and print who has put 25 years of experience to work honing a true talent for storytelling. Her podcast is internationally known and has become part of the inflight entertainment on Aer Lingus flights to and from Ireland. She explores the out of the way adventures you could easily miss if she weren’t one step ahead of you. Irish Music Stories is published by Shannon Heaton. She plays Irish flute and sings. She LOVEs Irish music and dance, and related Celtic traditions. This show is her way of sharing the rich inspiration that the global ‘trad’ community has given to her, with the stories behind the music. After a long hiatus, Celtic Roots Radio is back. Raymond McCullough in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland whet's yer appetite with Celtic, folk, folk/rock, Appalachian, Breton, bluegrass, Scottish, Irish, Cajun, Cape Breton, singer/songwriter – if its Celtic, roots or acoustic music you want, you'll find it there (plus a wee drop a' Norn Iron craic!). The show is once again publishing new episodes. You can find links to ALL of these podcasts and more at MageNetwork.com. That’s where I publish links to all of my shows and posts links to other Celtic podcasts to share with you in the Celtic Music Magazine. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it! THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Samantha M, Christine M, Robyn You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Heidi Murphy emailed a photo: "I’m listening to this while editing my book. Lovely Celtic Christmas music! I noticed the other day that you had Round the House on. They're so cool. I've jammed with them before (I play tin whistle and bodhran) and they're delightful. I recently went to the World Highland Games in Tucson, AZ. It was so lovely to watch them toss the caber and hammer. They broke a record in something I don’t know the name of. It’s a 2 stone bail of hay trussed up in canvas they toss with a pitchfork. I’d love to know what that’s called. I was off listening to music and eating haggis and a scone when they announced that name. Here’s a pic of me hiking home from Muckross Abbey after a long day of exploring in the rain. Slainte" Marshall Blosser emailed: "Hey Celtfather, In searching for Newfoundland Celtic artists it dawned on me that you had a 2 hour special on Canadian Celtic music back in 2016. Episode 254 specifically from April 7, 2016.   That episode gave me several artists to look up.  For me specifically, The Rolling Kings, and The Ennis Sisters. As well as a few others from neighboring provinces. My own on-line research found several other artists although I am not sure how many are still active. Listing the ones I can find on either Amazon or CDBaby first: The Irish Descendants, Celtic Connection, Shanneyganook, The Flummies, and Great Big Sea. I know Great Big Sea isn't an active group any more but it's members, specifically Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Murray Foster have continued to record music. There is one band I want to get some recordings of but I can't find any information on is Greeley's Reel. They've been playing the local St John's pubs for 10 years. As I visit the pubs I will make sure to try and connect any Irish/Celtic bands I find to your submission page. I am also kicking around the idea of starting a podcast of local artists for Newfoundland to help get them some more exposure. Any advise on how you started would be awesome. Looking forward to sending you many new artists" Tim Sommer in Middleton, ID emailed: "Hi Marc, I love your podcast and wanted to support it and was signing up for the $5 per month contribution and I just briefly saw the window to select that.... when what do you know...I was signed up for the $5 per episode.  Couldn’t figure out how to change that number so am asking for your help to change it. Yes, I do think you are worth $5 an episode but if my wife starts seeing the monthly amount for that instead of the $5 per month, she’ll be using her serious face and posture, asking me what I thought I was doing. It could impact my entire Irish and Scottish music habit.  It’s like knowing how many beers you can drink at the session before you are in serious trouble."
Kiss me I'm Irish in 2020 with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe and listen! Warbelow Range, Serious Kitchen, Poitin, The Gleasons, The Here & Now, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Kyle Gryphon, Catherine Koehler, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Clover's Revenge, Hugh Morrison, SeaStar, Hurricane Kevin I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Cottage in the Grove / The Curlew / Farewell to Ireland" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range 4:37 - WELCOME 6:06 - "The Blacksmith" by Serious Kitchen from "Tig" 10:46 - "Last Beautiful Loneliness" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures 15:22 - "Ireland In Your Eyes" by The Gleasons from Let It Go 18:20 - "The Peacock's Head" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair 22:08 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 26:14 - "Two Red Roses" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day 31:30 - "Silver Thaw" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation 34:16 - "Oft in the Stilly Night" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key 36:31 - "New Married Couple" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well 39:52 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 42:31 - "Hart of Ten" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore 45:55 - "The Merry Misadventures of Sister Mary Margaret" by Clover's Revenge from Truants and Absolution 49:52 - "Old Scotland" by Hugh Morrison from The Other Side 54:07 - "Giant" by SeaStar from Never Go Back 58:26 - CLOSING 59:59 - "Irish Kisses (Kiss Me, I'm Irish)" by Hurricane Kevin The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Did you know about the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. This a group where you can interact with other fans of the podcast. Share your music, videos, links and news so everyone can enjoy more Celtic culture through music. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it! THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to send a special thanks to our Celtic Legends. These amazing people pledge $25 or more per month to keep this podcast coming out every week. Thank you to Annie Lorkowski, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, Robert Michael Kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com joylene emailed: "Knitting. I’m of Italian and Austrian background. I just like Celtic music. I started listening when you were Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I have a second cousin who plays bagpipes in a Celtic band in Pgh PA. He’s Italian and Polish and Armenian." Joseph Rosenthal emailed a photo: "Working while organizing files. Just started listening recently and love hearing the stuff you put out for me to get through the day .Despite the red hair, I'm only 10 percent Irish, but my mother clings to that 10 percent and I can appreciate it on my own too. Keep it up!" Tom Cochran emailed: "Hi Mark, Tom C from the highlands of western Colorado. Just recently found your podcast from a post on my Clan’s Facebook page. Have listened to several now and find the diversity of music refreshing and matching my own musical tastes which are eclectic. I enjoy everything from classical, to musical theatre, classic rock, folk, and of course Celtic music in its many forms. My wife and I along with son Brendan and friend Jonathan make up Oran Mor. We have been playing a lot these past few months locally and are planning our first recording in the coming year. As a long time theatre geek ( presently directing  Conor McPhearson’s Irish Drama “The Veil”) I am new to the music business. So I would appreciate any advice. You can check out our web page at oranmormusic.com. Favorite influences include, Dougie McIean, Runrig, Battlefield Band, Old Blind Dogs, Silly Wizard, Albannach, The Elders and the Chieftains. I am really liking the new groups your show is turning me onto; new fave Runa. I look forward to many hours of great music. Keep up the good work." Junya emailed: "hi. im from Japan. im a very casual listener, and i dont have the habit of checking the song titles and artists names, so i have no knowledge, but have been listening to your podcast for, probably more than 10 years. i felt like listening to such music in Christmas time in December, over 10years ago, (im not Christian and l am japanese living in Japan, so i dont have a chance to experience the Westerners' christmas festivity, but i always long to join their Christmas mood) and tried searching, then your website was the top result. somehow irish and celtic music sounds very nice to me even though im not a fan of any ethnic type of music very much. the song i liked from this Halloween podcast was The Rogue's Hellbound Sleigh, with the club music like beautiful and cool elements mixed in." Pompeii Emerald  
Celtic Top 20 for 2019 #441

Celtic Top 20 for 2019 #441

2019-12-2601:46:371

It’s time for the Celtic Top 20, where I feature your votes for the 20 most-popular Irish & Celtic songs and tunes of 2019. Listen and subscribe today! Molly's Revenge, Moira Smiley, Flook, Colleen Raney, Andy Law & Friends, The John Byrne Band, We Banjo 3, Ella Roberts, Rising Gael, Sharon Shannon, Melanie Gruben, Atlys, Don Gabbert, Katherine Nagy, Hot Griselda, Seamus Kennedy, The Grenaways, ChildsPlay, Journey North, Chrissy Crowley, Runa, Marc Gunn I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:09 - "Emmet's Hedgehog" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore 4:50 - WELCOME 6:21 - "Turquoise Girl / The Tree Climber / Twelve Weeks and a Day / Rounding Malin Head" by Flook from Ancora 12:13 - "The Collier's Daughter" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways 15:46 - "An Diberdhyans / Dons Bewnans" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It 20:93 - "To Patsy" by The John Byrne Band from The Immigrant and the Orphan 25:46 - "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good 29:47 - "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" by Ella Roberts from North Wind 34:44 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 38:45 - "The Trooper and the Maid" by Rising Gael from Roots 42:07 - "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth 45:58 - "Irish Fire" by Melanie Gruben from Single 50:20 - "The Corrie Man" by Atlys from Atlys 55:30 - "Tejas Go Bragh" by Don Gabbert from Alone on the Porch 1:01:15 - "Lay With Me" by Katherine Nagy from Single 1:04:24 - "Your Moment to Shine" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox 1:08:48 - "Wild Rover" by Seamus Kennedy from By Popular Demand 1:14:45 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 1:17:50 - "Rowan" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows 1:21:51 - "Maids of Galway/Jenny Picking Cockles/Epic Reel" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth 1:26:17 - "Calm Before the Storm" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling 1:33:03 - "Trundle's" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun 1:37:17 - "Thaney" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night 1:41:50 - CLOSING 1:43:54 - "When She Held Me In Her Arms" by Marc Gunn from Selcouth The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Did you know about the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. This a group where you can interact with other fans of the podcast. Share your music, videos, links and news so everyone can enjoy more Celtic culture through music. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has an app. And it’s free! If you’re a Celtic musician, I have an eBook, I want you to own. It’s called Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music. I’m currently giving it away for free. You can get the eBook and the app when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine… also for Free. And of course, you can also submit music to be played on the podcast by completing the permission form at 4Celts.com. This podcast episode features your pick of the top 20 Celtic songs and tunes of 2019. However, I also listed my organic favorites. Some artists I end up playing more than others. I compiled a list of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2019 by looking at who I played the most. I want to send out a huge shout to Stephen Conroy. He has a website called Ask Stephen where he lists every artist played in each Celtic podcast online. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it! THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: George K, Peter G, Metta R, Thomas C. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Katherine Horning emailed on Facebook: "Hello! I was just listening to episode #239 and the song at about 101 minutes was so great. I think it’s Girl in the Street. I’m a dog walker, so that’s probably why it resonated. But I tried to google it and can’t find it. Please help me! Where can I find this song and artist? Thank you for your wonderful podcast. I started playing harp this year and have found your show very inspiring!" You can find Nick Hennessey at http://nickhennessey.co.uk/. Sadly, I don’t see his CD as available. José Villanueva Music emailed: "Hi Marc!  Firstly I wanna say Congratulations!!! Your podcast is great and I listen to it as much I can. I've been looking for a song called "The Hunter Set" but I didn't find the episode where you set it. I had a tried on Youtube but they deleted the video. Do you have the complete name or your episode? Thank you so much! Cheers from Sonora, Mexico!" Tanya Sapien emailed: "Hey Marc, Tanya Sapien here, I re-wrote this like ten times, so sorry if it seems scatterbrained. I've been listening to you for years, I can't remember when or where I first picked the podcast up, and I've been meaning to write in for ages but I always chickened out, always that is until now. In your last episode a trans woman wrote in and said she's had a hard time finding others like herself in the audience, so being a trans woman myself I took that as a sign it was time to speak up. Your podcast has always brought warmth into my life from things as mundane as tending the fire pit to as exciting as my recent cross-country bus ride to meet my boyfriend face-to-face for the first time. Your chipper positivity has been a beacon of light in a dark world, and when I'm constantly surrounded by people that choose hating their enemies before loving their friends and who insist every single facet of life has to be a political statement, I'm glad I still find refuge here. There's no left or right, no black nor white, No red against blue we don't fight over hue We're just here to play so sing here all day shed your dismay in Gunn's name I say; Have a beautiful Yule today." #celtictop20 #bestcelticmusic #topcelticmusic
Celtic Christmas Cheer #440

Celtic Christmas Cheer #440

2019-12-1901:02:53

Merry Christmas from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast lots of Celtic Christmas culture and cheer. Eira, Heather Dale, Peat in the Creel, Marc Gunn, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Alexander James Adams, A Shamrock in Kudzu, The Wee Heavies, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Spencer & Beane, The Selkie Girls, Sarah Marie Mullen , Susan Toman, Farsan, Aizle & Riognach Connolly, Tommy Sands I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:05 - "Taladh Chriosda" by Eira from Glen Tidings Pronunciation: Tall-uck Crees-da 3:25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS 4:06 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Heather Dale from Spark 8:25 - "Merry Christmas Jig, Masters of the Hall, All Around the Holly Tree" by Peat in the Creel from Winter 12:50 - "Slainte Mhaith Christmas" by Marc Gunn from Single 14:52 - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Natalie MacMaster/Donnell Leahy from A Celtic Family Christmas 18:06 - CELTIC CHRISTMAS FEEDBACK 23:32 - "Wintertide" by Alexander James Adams from Wintertide 29:21 - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen w/The Lamplighter's Jig" by A Shamrock in Kudzu from Kudzu for Christmas 31:14 - "Court of a King" by The Wee Heavies from A Christmas Minding 34:35 - "Christmas Card" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season 35:48 - "Blessed Be That Maid Mairie" by Spencer & Beane from On Christmas Day in the Morning 39:03 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 41:15 - "Upon a Winter's Night" by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas 44:44 - "Good King Wenceslas" by Sarah Marie Mullen from In the Moon of Wintertime 47:22 - "The Sussex Carol" by Susan Toman from Angels on High 50:31 - "A' Mhisg A Chuir An Nollaig" by Farsan from Farsan Pronunciation: A-Vishk a cur an knoll-ig 54:16 - "The Wexford Carol" by Aizle & Riognach Connolly from The Wexford Carol 58:49 - CLOSING - NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH 1:00:00 - "Slainte Mhaith/The Cat in the Attic" by Tommy Sands from To Shorten the Winter - An Irish Christmas The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. If you enjoy this episode makes sure you subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast. You’ll get over 50 episodes of Christmas music by Celtic musicians. Find more Celtic Christmas music, including podcasts, videos, Spotify playlists, Celtic Christmas song lyrics, and even some free downloads. Stephen Conroy’s Celtic Playlists TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com James Slaven emailed a photo last year: "I’ve very much enjoyed the holiday music! The main podcast’s Christmas was a great cherry on top.  Listened while baking Busha Bread (my great-grandmother’s recipe) for family holidays. Keep it up!" Brian Stuepfert of Sacramento, California emailed a photo: "Training for a marathon with celtic and Irish music in my ears." Neill McShea emailed: "Hey man, Just got back from a trip to Asia so I hadn’t actually heard any of the recent podcast. Nice job on the track titles! Sounded like a true Gaeligor!" Thanks also to Neill for helping with my Gaelic pronunciation on many of the recent episodes of the podcasts. Michael Vitagliano emailed: "Hey Mark! My wife and I are listening to episode 430 while driving from Galway to Dublin. It’s our last couple of days on the Emerald Isle and one stop is definitely going to be Cobblestone in Dublin for some amazing live trad tunes. One thing I’ve been surprised about being over here is the lack of cd shops. Back in the States we stream everything, but I understand why artists over here don’t want to be on services like Spotify. We’re going to explore Claddagh Records tomorrow and I’m optimistic we’ll find a pretty solid selection. I don’t know how much more work it is for you, but to include album links in the episodes would definitely help us in finding the artist and knowing which album to purchase. Just throwing that out there. Love the podcast, we’ve been binging it these past two weeks here in Ireland. It’s definitely made the experience that much more special." Joseph Rosenthal emailed: "Hey Marc! I've been listening for about 2 months now and love hearing the diverse styles of Celtic music and helps me expand my knowledge on artists. I was going to email a favorite local Celtic group I listen to religiously during the Maryland Renaissance Festival called The Hooligans, but I'm unsure if you've played them already since you and they've been around for a couple years. Is there a condensed archive of Artists you have shared on your Podcast available? Keep up the good work! And good on you for imploring that no hate comes to your podcast! I like the focus on the positivity!" #celticchristmas #irishchristmas #scottishchristmas  
This was the Year of the Celtic Woman on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. But I’m proud to declare that the ladies deserve a little Fairple. Quarterly shows will continue to highlight the women of Celtic music on into the future. willos', Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Aerialists, Merry Wives of Windsor, Mazz O'Flaherty, The Borrowed Angels, Eilis Crean, Katherine Nagy, Anne Roos, Celtic Woman, Heloise Love, Lily Bentley, Maggie Drennon, Rising Gael, Fionnuala Gill I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Ballysillan" by willos' from 4th 4:17 - WELCOME 5:49 - "Cribbage Set" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Slip Tease 10:21 - "An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh" by Aerialists from Single 14:58 - "Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up 18:56 - "I Will Stand On This Land" by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty Pictures: I have pictures of myself and Mazz when I stopped the Dingle Record Shop this summer. 20:46 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 24:42 - "Brierton's Jig - Finian's Visit" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra 29:16 - "Clementine" by Katherine Nagy from Single 33:23 - "The Mermaid's Tears" by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners 37:20 - "Ard Uí Chuain / Sadhbh Ní Bhruinneallaigh [Live]" by Celtic Woman from Homecoming: Live from Ireland Pronounciation: ard ih cuan / SAH-eev Nee Vrin-uh-lah 41:28 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 43:25 - "Holding Me" by Heloise Love from Song for the Mira 45:50 - "She Moved Through the Fair" by Lily Bentley from Norwood Gothic 50:58 - "Is Fad' O 'Bhaile Daithneoinn (Far From Home)" by Maggie Drennon from Just Now Pronunciation: Is fahd o 56:05 - "One More Day" by Rising Gael from One More Day 1:00:50 - CLOSING 1:02:11 - "Suantrai Ar Slanaitheora (Lullaby of our Savior)" by Fionnuala Gill from Whispers of Love Pronounciation: fin-noo-lah, soon-tree ar slan-eh-hyahr-ah The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. At the beginning of 2019, I declared this the Year of Celtic Women. I’m proud to say that completed five episodes entirely dedicated to the women of Celtic music, with the generous help of Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains. I feel like this podcast grew a lot as we talked about gender equality in Celtic music. So much so that I plan to continue my quarterly episodes dedicated to the ladies. Now many of the shows featured soloists or females bands. But I think in 2020, I’m gonna expand and just highlight all women for these episodes: the singers, the instrumentalists, whomever. I’m excited to hear our community grow. And I thank you for being a part of it! Get the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. It’s free! TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast as well as though who increased their patronage donation: George K, Peter G, Metta R, Thomas C, Gordon W, Dan C, Renee H, Jason Y You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Karen Mitchell Carothers emailed: “Morning Marc! I was just listening to Episode 437 of the podcast here at work and thought I'd finally write in. I've been listening since the early days. Today, I'm getting jiggy with it while at work at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center. Satellites don't take holidays, but the awesome music always makes my work day go by faster." Rollin Butler emailed: "Hi Marc, we watch a PBS kIds animated show called “Molly of Denali”, and they had an episode of Fiddle Playing, “Jigging,” like Irish Step Dancing. I wondered if you have info about the Irish influence on the Alaska peoples, maybe from “Yukon gold Rush.”  Keep up the good work, and don’t let the Naysayers get you down." KIM KNEBEL emailed: "Greetings Marc and family. Sitting in my cozy warm bed listening to the program before getting busy for the celebrations. I love the show and really appreciate the diversity you showcase. I adore traditional Celtic music, of course, but things evolve and it's fun to see how folks have used the auld tunes to launch new music. I usually key up the podcasts on my trip up north for jewelry making classes. Makes the commute go by quickly and very pleasantly. Thank you for all you do to promote Celtic culture through the podcasts, newsletter and trips. Slainte!??" Nancy Klein emailed photos: "Dear Mark, I am an American woman who loves your show. I listen to it in Spain, where I live now. We used to live in Ireland where I really enjoyed listening to music there. So your show brings Ireland back to me. Here are three photos of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, where you will be going on your upcoming trip with fellow Celtic music lovers. Enjoy! With appreciation for all that you do,"   Marc Gunn with Mazz O'Flaherty #celticwoman #celticwomen #celticmusic
How to vote in the Celtic Top 20, plus lots of great Celtic culture through Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Mithril, Round the House, willos', Andy Law & Friends, Outbound Traveler, Jim Sharkey, We Banjo 3, Eamonn Flynn, The Prodigals, Kyn, Hard Green, The Wild Irish Roses, Brother Sea I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:07 - "The Trip To Skye/Brenda Stubbert's/The Hunter's Purse/Tommy Peoples" by Mithril from The Return Home 6:57 - WELCOME 7:37 - "MacLeod's Farewell" by Round the House from Safe Home 10:53 - "Pastures of Plenty" by willos' from 4th 15:25 - "An Diberdhyans / Dons Bewnans" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and the Short of It 20:19 - "Vincent Black Lightning" by Outbound Traveler from Go On and Wander 24:52 - HOW TO VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 27:44 - "The Old Piano" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day 32:45 - "The Bunch of Green Rushes/Salt Creek" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good 36:48 - "Black Coddle" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle 41:05 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 45:13 - "Jug of Punch" by The Prodigals from Brothers 51:16 - "Fata Morgana" by Kyn from Earendel 55:32 - "Whisky in the Jar" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew 59:49 - "Garry Owen" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom 1:02:26 - FINAL NOTES 1:03:58 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from EP The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to the Celtic Christmas Podcast to enjoy hours of Christmas music by Celtic musicians. HOW TO VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20We are near the end of the year. That means there are just a couple more weeks left for you to vote in the Celtic Top 20. The Celtic Top 20 is a poll for you to pick the best songs of each episode of the podcast. At the end of the year, I compile the twenty most-popular songs of all episodes into one very special, extra-long episode. Your last day to vote for your favorite Celtic songs of this year is on December 18, 2019. There are many ways you can vote. I will list two below. The most-obvious way to vote is to just relax and listen to the show. Each time you come across a song or tune that blows you away, write down the show time. Then head over to the shownotes at CelticMusicPodcast.com. I list the times of each song played in the show. If you wrote down 5:56, you can find exactly what song was played at that timestamp. Just copy the band name and the show number. Go to BestCelticMusic.net/vote/ and cast your vote. You can repeat this procedure with as many tracks as you want in the show. That’s the basic way. But sometimes you want to give every song a solid chance to be heard. So now I want to share tips on how to make voting easier, using a method I use when picking my favorites. Step 1. At the top of each episode of the podcast, I list every artist in the show. Copy and paste that list into a notes program along with the show number. I use Evernote. So that’s where I paste it. Step 2. Listen to the episode. If any song or tune doesn’t impress you, look at the show time to find out the band name. Delete that band from the list. Step 3. Repeat that procedure until you’re done. Step 4. Go vote at BestCelticMusic.net/vote/. Post all of the band names that remain in your list in the voting form. Congrats you’re done! I know. I’m a bit anal about voting. But sometimes I’m impressed by multiple artists. So I want to give each a chance to be heard again. Either of these methods of voting are great with me. Ultimately, I want you to just enjoy the show. But the Celtic Top 20 is something special. This is a chance for many artists to get extra special attention. The tracks are also added to our Top Irish & Celtic Music Playlist on Spotify. It’s a big honor. But these artists need your votes to earn it. So go vote in the Celtic Top 20 today! TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. You get weekly episodes of this podcast and you get them before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are $26 away from a two-hour instrumental. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. I want to send a huge shout out to our Celtic Legends. These amazing people pledge at least $25 per month to support Celtic culture through music. That is just incredibly kind. So I humbly thank you. Raise a glass to Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Bryan Brake, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson, Carol Baril, Scott Benson, Marianne Ludwig, Patricia Conner You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://songhenge.com. Oh! And Song Hengers who pledge $5 or more per month also get an exclusive podcast where I tell you a little more about artists in the latest episode.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Tim Meushaw emailed two years ago: "Hi, Marc, I have been a listener for a very long time, but usually when I'm listening I'm doing fairly mundane things, like cleaning or driving.  But I was on holiday on the Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides, for a few days last week, and listened to episode 332 while hiking north to Ardmore Bay, outside of Tobermory.  They say that on a clear day, you can see to the Isle of Skye, which reminded me of next year's Celtic Invasion.  I can't say I actually saw Skye, but the rest of the scenery was breathtaking. To prove I was listening, I made a short video of the bay, with "Sláinte Mhaith" from that episode playing as background music.  Hope you enjoy!" Tim followed up a few days ago and reminded about this email. So let me say first I am sorry Tim that I missed your email. I haven a much better system for including your feedback into the show. And hopefully, I won't run into that problem again in the future. Thank you so much for sharing the video too. If you want to watch Tim's video. Head on over to the shownotes. Fred Gilbertson emailed some photos in July 2018: "Hi Marc, I listened to your podcast for the 1st time yesterday. I had spent some time in the morning deleting other stuff from and then adding new stuff on my iPod. I think I stumbled upon your show doing an iTunes search for Natalie MacMaster. Anyway, I loaded the podcast on and later I rode my bike. My 1st new listen was to an NPR New music podcast, and when it ended I switched to your show. I enjoyed it a lot, and I intend to listen again in the future. You read a note from the listener in Suffolk, England and told of the pictures he had attached for your viewing pleasure, and you welcomed “us” to send more. Right at that moment I happened to be at a spot that I thought you would find interesting. I was on the Colonial Parkway, near Williamsburg, VA. I stopped right where I was and took 3 pictures, rode another mile or so and took 2 more. It was a rather gloomy day, but it is always rather glorious out on this stretch of the earth. On one 1 side of the parkway where I stopped, there is a farm that’s called “Gospel Spreading Farm”, which, due to its religious identity, is the only residence and farm that remained when the land was cleared decades ago for the construction of the parkway. Same spot, looking to the southwest, you see the James River Same spot, sort of northwest in direction, more of the James as well as the southern tip of Jamestown Island, where the colonists arrived in 1607. About a mile away, the James w/ a look at the Surry Nuclear Power Station Same spot, a selfie." Brandon Ball emailed a photo in May: "Love the podcast First podcast I ever listened to, back in 2009. Keep turning them out! And please play Drunken Night in Dublin by The Mahones? Here’s what I just built while listening to the most recent podcast. Whiskey you’re the devil is playing now. It’s a box for sprouts! Thanks Marc, Great listening," Kathy Levin emailed in March 2017, “Hey Marc, Hope all is going well. You always ask what people are doing while listening to your Celtic Podcast - well I spend many days here at work (WD-40 Company) catching up on back episodes I have not listened to while working. I use this to drown out the fact I work in an area with some very noisy people. Today I am setting the mood for an Irish Rovers concert we are going to tonight. On another note:  Would you please send me the link for artists that would like to have their music on the Podcast?  I have a great guy that I met last year at an SCA event and then re-connected with last month who is interested. He is out of Canada and is also on Patreon. Thanks for the great music!"   #celticmusic #celtictop20 #irishmusic
Get Jiggy #437

Get Jiggy #437

2019-11-2801:07:362

A jiggy tribute to Deanna Smith Scotland on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Celtic Woman, Tartanic, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Lilt, Jim Sharkey, willos', Jigger, Poitin, Kilted Kings, Dustin Cooper, Eamonn Flynn, Jiggernaut, Callanach, The Wild Irish Roses, Dust Rhinos, Jiggy I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:06 - "Tara's Tunes" by Celtic Woman from Ancient Land Deluxe 4:14 - WELCOME 5:30 - "Jiggy Biddy's Slur Horn" by Tartanic from Uncharted 8:32 - "Unfortunately" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie 12:23 - "The Jiggery Pokerwork/The Return Home" by Lilt from X 15:18 - "The State It Has Me In and The Manchester Reel" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day 19:52 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 24:32 - "Chicken's gone to Scotland/Old Dundeen /Johnny Doherty’s Reels" by willos' from 4th 27:46 - "Time Ticks Away" by Jigger from 31:50 - "Saxet" by Poitin from Jiggery Pokery 37:16 - "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul 39:17 - "The Foggy Dew" by Dustin Cooper music from So Many Strings, So Little Time 41:33 - "Farrell O'Gara / The Sligo Maid" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle 45:22 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 49:44 - "Absent Friends" by Jiggernaut from The Well 52:50 - "Get Jiggy" by Callanach from Walk Up On 57:20 - "An Incident at Sea" by The Wild Irish Roses from Full Bloom 59:57 - "Squid Jiggers" by Dust Rhinos from The Day After The Night Before 1:03:30 - FINAL NOTES ­1:04:43 - “­­­­­­­­­"Silent Place" by Jiggy from Translate The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Deanna Smith Scotland passed away a couple weeks ago. Deanna was the lead singer of the Celtic rock band Jiggernaut. I remember seeing her at the Texas Scottish Festival years ago. There was a ceilidh I was leading. She sang a song a capella, and everyone in the tent held their breath as she sang. It was strong and powerful. I can’t say I knew her super well. But each time I interacted with her, I was humbled by kindness. She was a big part of the Texas Celtic community and she will be missed. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. We don’t have any new patrons of the podcast as I record this episode. So I thought instead I would highlight the many kind folks who kicked off the Celtic Christmas Podcast this year. I set up a second Patreon page for the Celtic Christmas Podcast this year. These amazing people helped us launch the first episode. I’m hoping we will hit our second milestone soon so I can release two more episodes this year. I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Brendan, Tara H, Olivia R, Robyn, Robert MK, Larry S, James M, Aaron D, Melissa Z, Miranda N, Erin N, Brian M, Ken M, Karen G, Margot, Laura S, Cathy H, Trevor T., Matthew N., Luke S., Jerrie A, Craig, Asa S, Elizabeth T, Nancy W, Kirsten N, Jan C, Dave V, Michelle K, Jennifer, Pamala DV, Juliette L, John F, Luke M, Carol B, River G, Mark A, Leo N, Troy R, Mark A You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast. Or become a patron of the Celtic Christmas Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticchristmas   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Gary Hook emailed: "Mostly listen to the podcast at work.... sometimes in the car. Keep up the good work. Kudos to you for the playing of Andy Law's track, and sharing his story. Courage should always be recognized and encouraged. I'm off to buy some tunes and support his cause." Mike Nichols emailed a photo: "I'm new to the whole podcast world, so I'm working hard to catch up.  This is the photo of what I was doing whilst listening to #381 IH-10 westbound.  I enjoy the variety of artists you highlight for us. I will have to force myself to listen to one old episode and a current one every week to catch up. Nothing like a good fiddle tune to keep a man awake while on the road between hither and yon! Thank ye kindly friend.” George Mears last year and sent several photos: "Marc, I've just returned from my own invasion of Scotland and listened to show 362, "As I Roved Out" with joy. My sister and I lost both our parents in the past two years. We took this trip, no kids or spouses, to celebrate our heritage and our parents lives. We flew into Glasgow, hopped into an RV, and spent 10 days visiting, Glencoe, Skye, Inverness, attended the Strathmore Highland Games at Glamis Castle, and Edinburgh. I hope your invasion trip is wonderful and I look forward to hearing about it. I'm not on FaceBook or Twitter so I will share some photos via google. Feel free to post them anywhere you'd like. Happy Patron of the podcast." nvelasquez emailed a photo: "I always go on hikes while listening. I find Celtic music really gets me in touch with the land. It has that magical property for me! Photo is from Glendive, Montana" Laura MacKenzie emailed a photo of her Celtic band: " Hi Marc - The Year of Irish & Celtic Women, that is a great and hearty theme! I wrote to you some time ago, and you responded promptly - however, I did not act promptly, and now am inquiring: —I understand you do not want to receive physical CDs. —You mentioned the process and preferred format for sending you an album - could you send that again? —Thank you, and I apologize for having to inquire! I have a new 10-piece band called “BRASS LASSIE”,  traditional Scottish and Irish music (on fiddles, flutes, pipes, concertina, voice, women players) with a four piece horn section (all women horn players). 8 of the 10 band members are women, including myself - the founder and director. I would love to send our studio album to you, released this fall! So far, I’ve done little to promote it, mainly because I can’t figure out how to do that... Many thanks"
Rise Up #436

Rise Up #436

2019-11-2101:02:171

Rise up with the diversity of Celtic culture through music. Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Poor Man's Gambit, Poor Man's Fortune, Syncopaths, Runa, The Jig Is Up!, Syren, The Gatehouse Well, Saby O', Sprag Session, Kyn, Brave the Sea, Hot Griselda I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn 3:22 - WELCOME 4:04 - "The Land of Sunshine" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine 9:50 - "Puirt A Bheil" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time 12:31 - "Bronwyn Leigh" by Syncopaths from Five Gears 18:25 - "Bright Morning Stars" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night 22:52 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 27:14 - "Pretty Fair Maid" by The Jig Is Up! from On Yer Toes! 29:25 - "How Will I Know Thee" by Syren from Waves to the Sky 33:47 - "Tidal Disguise" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly 37:34 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 38:48 - "Sea of Glass" by Saby O' from With Arms Entwined 43:44 - "Frank and Flo's" by Sprag Session from Sprag Session 49:11 - "Kyn" by Kyn from Earendel 53:07 - "No Whiskey, No Rum" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken 56:31 - CLOSING 57:40 - "Your Moment to Shine" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. If you’re not subscribed to the Celtic Christmas Podcast, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss a single episode. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to thank our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Tim S. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Christi emailed: "Greetings from the DC Metro area! I live about 22 miles north of Bethesda, so although I listen to the podcast during my commute to work, it’s not exactly picturesque; you can get much more interesting photos of traffic off any traffic website. Today, however, I was helping a friend cleaning stalls, and my horse was listening to the podcast with me. (When he wasn’t asking me to scratch his back.) Two of his friends also thought the podcast was pretty interesting, if not edible. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of your biggest fans! (The silver thing on the brown & white paint is a fly mask; he’s got a bum eye that the bugs love!)" Edward Willoughby emailed a photo: "Ed Willoughby in my family’s tartan" Suzanna Anderson emailed: "Hi Marc, Enjoying the show. I had no problem with downloading the files. My favorite bands: Fintan (so pleased to hear them in #418!) Eileen Ivers Kyle Meadows Victoria Van Arnam Steven K. Smith Tisa McGraw Bonnie Russell Matthew Abelson I also listen to Varttina, but they are Finnish. Their folk songs are surprisingly similar to Irish and Celtic songs. Thank you." Daniel Lucas emailed: "Hello! I have been loving the podcast, thank you so much. I started listening to it on a road trip between Montana, New York, and North Carolina. I listened to it on my flight back to France. I'm now planning a hike in the Pyrenees and here I am looking at maps and enjoying your great podcast. Hope this is good data - Thanks a bunch" David O'Brien emailed: "Hey Marc, I'm a welder, and while I'm baking myself alive each day, I listen to a few podcasts on Stitcher. Ran across yours almost a year ago, and am still working through the backlog. I just listened to "Don't Go Drinking with Hobbits" last week, and I get through a couple episodes per day, mixed in with other podcasts, mostly historical. I enjoy your show and have recommended it to many people, including some musicians at the MN Renaissance Festival. Keep the music coming. Slainte" Mark L emailed. I'm not actually gonna read it. Because it was a very disgraceful, hate-filled message attacking me for supporting diversity with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I confess it upset me. In part because Mark attempted to use God to spread...hate. Which is the complete opposite from the message Jesus taught. Our society has grown. We are better than that. The Celts suffered hate-filled crimes. We should learn from those crimes. We should lift all people up, not just you and me, but all people. We ARE better than that. Or at least we should be. I don't care what your political beliefs are. This podcast supports all humans as individuals. As all people deserve a chance to be heard. If you don't like that, once again, I implore you to stop listening. Take your HATE elsewhere. So as the holiday season approaches. I hope you will give thanks to those who celebrate our enduring love for the diversity of Celtic culture through music. I wish you many all holiday blessings.
Slea Head #435

Slea Head #435

2019-11-1401:07:092

Climb Slea Head cliffs with us as take in the majesty of Celtic music. Andy Law, The Tea Merchants, Westwood Bluegrass Band, Fir Arda, Ballinloch, Spoil the Dance, Dustin Cooper, Nicole White, Poor Man's Gambit, Catherine Koehler, Hard Green, Celtic Reggae Revolution, Brave the Sea, Tartanic, Brother Sea I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 With the new year comes a new votes in the Celtic Top 20. This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2019 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Falmouth Gig / Bishop's Jig / Porthlystry" by Andy Law & Friends from The Long and Short of It 3:38 - WELCOME 4:10 - "Rosetree Polka" by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps 8:25 - "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" by Westwood Bluegrass Band from Kenzie 12:53 - "Casadh an tSugain" by Fir Arda from Greenhouse Sessions 15:29 - "Slea Head" by Ballinloch from Rise Up! 20:19 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 25:54 - "Ten Thousand Miles" by Spoil the Dance from Fairer Skies 28:53 - "Chanter and Scotch Cap" by Dustin Cooper from So Many Strings, So Little TIme 32:11 - "Lady Night" by Nicole White from Fantasy 34:00 - "La Ridee" by Poor Man's Gambit from Land of Sunshine 40:30 - "Live Not Where I Love" by Catherine Koehler from upcoming album 43:59 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 46:49 - "I'll Tell Me Ma" by Hard Green from Rare Old Mountain Dew 50:04 - "Gypsy Tax Fiddle Dub" by Celtic Reggae Revolution from Celtic Dub, Volume 1 55:00 - "Siren's Song" by Brave the Sea from The Kraken 59:46 - "The Belly Dancer" by Tartanic from Uncharted 1:02:02 - CLOSING 1:03:20 - "Curious Shore" by Brother Sea from Brother Sea Ep The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.   CELTIC PODCAST NEWS * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. The Celtic Christmas Podcast is coming back. Join Celtic Christmas music fans to help us release episodes in 2019. Sign up today. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week and has done so since 2014. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. Plus, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special. I want to thank our Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Patricia Conner, robert michael kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.   I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com Beth Hlabse emailed photos: "Hi, Marc, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for another wonderful podcast (412). Thanks to you, I discovered Heather Dale and I was very happy to hear her once again on you ‘cast. I’ve attached some photos of what I do while listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I’ve been cross-stitching since I was 12 (more years ago than I want to say) and I’ve found that listening to your podcast has kept me going on my more difficult projects. Keep up the good work and much joy, peace and happiness in your new home!" Wing L Mui emailed: "Hi Marc,I first started listening to your podcast in... 2006? 2007? A very long time ago, that's for sure. I drifted away when I left school and life got busy. But a week ago I realized that Spotify carries your podcast and began listening again. Now I have several hundred back episodes to go back to and I am very much looking forward to it! That's not why I'm writing though. I just heard you address the complaint in your latest episode. Well, I'm a trans woman of East Asian descend and honestly not only do I not see very many folks like me performing Irish and Celtic music, it's hard for me to find other folks like me in the audience too. I'm thinking back to the last time Solas was in town for a bluegrass festival: the room was packed but pretty much every person was white. Except for me and the guy selling drinks in the back, I guess. So I really want to thank you not only for introducing me to a wide variety of amazing music by a whole bunch of wonderful people around the world, but for standing up and making a safe space for folks who don't necessarily resemble what some people think fans of Irish and Celtic music should be. Thank you so much for your work, and your wonderful podcast!" Matthew Means emailed: "Hi Marc, I've been a supporter for a number of years, first as a listener and then pledging to your Patreon, but never taken the time to let you know why I make that decision every month. Why now? Well, I suppose the world has been getting a little darker by the hour since I first found the podcast, but I've always been able to rely on your efforts to add a touch of something that's just purely positive and emotionally rewarding to my life on a regular basis. Especially as nearly every media channel turns into a profit-driven minefield of negativity, I can say without reservation that I want to live in a world where the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists, a forum where great music and equality are the only things that you'll find when you dig deeper. Does that sound overly dramatic? Well, maybe it is, but there are so few things I can say that about these days -- which is perhaps the far more dramatic conclusion. Anyway, thanks for your hard work and hope to catch you on the road someday. Also, the Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits album is a masterpiece." Will emailed: "Marc thanks such an outstanding podaost that raises the bar with each episode... after years and years of just listening to your podcast, I just turned around and made some purchases all thanks to your podcast. I purchased every album of Wicket Tinkers, Stubby shillelaghs, and album from the bedlam bards and of course your firefly drinking songs album. keep up the outstanding work, and keep raising that bar... wishing you the best from Japan, thanks," Marti Meyers emailed a photo from Gainsville, FL: "Catching up on episodes and listening to #407. I'm sitting before my neuroanatomy class and color coding spinal tracts. Grad student life! I hope your move went smoothly. The only thing harder than moving is house hunting!" Amber from Buffalo emailed on Facebook: "I found your podcast by chance sometime last year. I love the energy of your show, your support of the diverse culture of celtic music, and the acknowledgment of all of the lesser known artists out there. Very recently, i have lost a friend to a terrible accident. he was a lovely human being who I can only describe as 'Wholesome'- he quite literally helped build much of my community, and had a very gentle hand with creatures. He introduced me to a plethora of celtic drinking songs/ sailing songs, something he quite enjoyed as he spent much of his time in Alaska working for fishing boats and various wildlife organizations. I don't know if he ever got around to hearing your podcast, but i am sure he would have enjoyed you very much. Would it be possible to request a cover of 'Mingulay' to be played on one of your upcoming shows? It is my favorite and very much reminds me of him." #celticmusic #irishmusic #irishcelticmusic #celticmusicnews #equality #drinkingsongs
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Mehrab Najafi

I'm so excited that i found your channel with your amazing, wonderful and cultural music, Love Irish & celtic songs, thanks a lot ❤️

Mar 15th
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Timothy Schroder

Good Irish music. A must listen to if you like the music.

Feb 13th
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Chandler Brooks

Hey Man ' Thanks for this great episode And Marry Christmas ❤️👍

Dec 19th
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Chandler Brooks

Like every times ' great 👍

Nov 14th
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Chandler Brooks

That's great man ' well done 👍

Nov 13th
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Doug Cannon

working usually...I play the podcast in my store:)

Oct 24th
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Ciarán O'Keeffe

Fantastic podcast! I have very very few podcasts downloaded on my phone but this is one. Many episodes bring a warm memory glow in tough times, others open my ears to unheard gems, and others wash splendidly over my celtic heritage-lined body! Thank you! Regards Dr. Ciarán O'Keeffe

Sep 20th
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Mahmoud Badkan

heavenly music! thanks!!

Aug 26th
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The Dungeon DM

I have always loved Irish music as well as Celtic, I'm so glad that you made a podcast all about it.

Aug 9th
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Sai

Ouch. I love your voice

Aug 6th
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Amy Smith

thank you guys so much♀️🇨🇮 🇮🇪🇱🇷

May 25th
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Amy Smith

do you guys play any Scotland and Ireland music.

May 25th
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Sai

I used to listen to your podcast. Can't believe I found you again.

May 16th
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Dan Heartagram

Beautiful songs!

Apr 7th
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milad saedi

very fantastic podcast

Mar 25th
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RAMI -

thank you.. that was good really

Dec 3rd
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Daniel Gonçalves

I came to love this type of music through Mark Knopfler. I am glad this podcast let's me extend my horizona on the genre.

Nov 29th
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Mikayla Errett

Hey Marc, I just wanted to tell you how good it feels to have Samhain mentioned! As a Wiccan and an Irish woman I love the music you play and how you help indie artists out Have a blessed day Mikayla Errett

Oct 25th
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Alan Adrian

How do i remove this from my Favorites?

Mar 7th
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Catherine Cunningham

just discovered this - such great music on my afternoon walk in West Cork - thanks!

Feb 22nd
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