Irish and Celtic Music Podcasts

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


Celtic Rock... For 2-Hours

  Posted: December 7th, 2017     119.2 MBytes

Get your mind blown with over two hours of Celtic RAWWWWK. We're not holding anything back. You'll enjoy Celtic rock from The Elders, Syr, Jiggy, The Gleasons, Coast, Ryan MacNeil , The Ne'er Duwells, Dom DufF, Screaming Orphans, West of Mabou, The Kilt Lifters, Barleyjuice, The Crazy Rogues, Seagulls are Drunk, Claymore, Emish, Blackstone Cuil, Screeched Inn, House of Hamill, Sons of Malarkey, The Muckers, The Canny Brothers Band, The Bog Hoppers, Paddy's Pig, The Led Farmers, Lenahan, The Tossers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Kilmaine Saints, Clan Na Gael (with Neil Anderson) , Ockham's Razor, Tuatha Dea. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
You can join me in Scotland in June 2018. Imagine joining a small group of eight Celtic music fans, driving in a van as we explore the  Isle of Skye. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world, with spectacular vistas, gorgeous castles and towns, fairy pools, and magic. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area, and get to know the region through its history, culture, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

IT'S ALSO SPONSORED BY
LISTENERS LIKE YOU!
Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring pop music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

I want to thank the amazing generosity of all of our patrons. But I want to send an extra special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

These incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast a http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Hot & Bothered/Dublin Hallway" by The Elders from TRUE

6:14 "Invicta" by Syr from The Winter King

8:59 "Bean Phaidin" by Jiggy from Translate

12:57 "Irish Up" by The Gleasons from Let It Go

16:38 "1884" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

21:08 "The Pipes Are Calling" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

23:38 "Meet Me Back in Ireland" by The Ne'er Duwells from The Ne'er Duwells

28:34 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

29:13 "Roc'h" by Dom DufF from Roc'h

32:24 "Home" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

35:43 "E Set" by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

39:03 "Green Grow the Rashes" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

44:18 "Celtic Girl" by Barleyjuice from The Morning After

47:06 "The Sad Leprechaun" by The Crazy Rogues from Rebels' Shanties

51:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

43:12 "The Ballad of the Jackal" by Seagulls are Drunk from Next Round Is On Us

57:28 "Will Ye Nae Back Again" by Claymore from Claymore

59:58 "Glasses of Beer" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

1:03:36 PROMO by Gatehouse Well

1:03:42 "Irish Ways & Irish Laws" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

1:09:35 "The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

1:13:15 "The Pinnacle" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

1:19:00 PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

1:20:08 "Captain" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

1:24:21 "Molly" by The Muckers from The Muckers

1:29:06 "Take Me" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

1:33:04 "American Irish Soul" by The Bog Hoppers from Top Shelf

1:36:13 "Planxty Claude Duvall" by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP

1:39:04 "Thomas Jefferson" by The Led Farmers from Katie

1:42:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:45:10 "Nothin'" by Lenahan from Brand New Bag and The Secret World of Celtic Rock

1:49:44 "Where Ya Been Johnny?" by The Tossers from Agony

1:52:13 "The Fighting Boys of Corofin" by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

1:54:43 "2nd & Locust" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

1:57:46 "I Still Believe" by Clan Na Gael (with Neil Anderson) from Rathkeltair & Friends CPR

2:02:01 "Our Lady of Galway Bay" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

2:07:14 "Whiskey in the Jar" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

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

NOTES

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

Spotify is expanding its list of podcasts and it looks like the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is now available to stream. This is a great way to listen on your Android devices. Follow the link in the shownotes.

A Celtic Christmas is a compilation I released on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast several years ago. It features Christmas music by some of the most-popular celtic bands on the show. You can now own the album for 50% off the regular price exclusively on iTunes.

If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store at bestcelticmusic.net

If you're looking to want to find out more about a particular band that you hear in this show, go to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com and you'll find time stamps for every song featured.

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

 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

Samantha Humphreys emailed: “Hello, Hello! I’ve just gotten back from India where I was studying Kundalini yoga and used to being up at about 4 am listening to Indian music.  It’s now 7:30 am and I’m sitting down to this delicious nutritious plant based meal to do some lovely reading - I switch to some lovely jams for the background and the vibe. And your podcast is my immediate go to!

Thank you for sharing such lovely music, I’m loving Celtic music more and more as it feels so at home to me (I have Celtic roots on my mother’s side). I recently found here in Old Town Alexandria VA a LEGIT Irish pub called O’Connells and it’s my favorite go to spot for live traditional Irish music. They play in this little nook up front where there are thankfully no distracting TVs. The space in sum is large, 5 rooms, two floors. But the one up front when you first enter is where the live music is. It’s small, cozy, warm, intimate. A real Irishman working the bar! My friend and I went one evening without knowing there would be live music and there were only two people at the bar, her and I, and some lovely Irish musicians. It’s as if the place was reserved for just her and I. Such a beautiful time her and I shared in silence and in aw of the sounds and energy coming from the little nook! I will definitelyyy be going back there for some lunch and Celtic Music feels an in the mean time I’ll be into this podcast regularly- also just downloaded the app (: Thank you, thank you!
Namaste and Blessed Be. Samantha.

Thank you Samantha. Wow! It is beautiful to hear all the different types of people find and fall in love with our music. From India to Ireland and around the globe. Brilliant.

I hope you enjoy the app too. It definitely makes it easier to listen.


Giving Thanks! #335

  Posted: November 23rd, 2017     58.9 MBytes

We're giving thanks to you and all of our listeners for this Thanksgiving show with Celtic music from Sarah Marie Mullen, Beth Patterson, Margaret Davis, Patrick D'Arcy, Hearthfire, Adam Beattie, William Coulter & Friends, Nick Hennessey, String Thaw, Celeste Howard, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Mark Davies, Calasaig, Maidens IV. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

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

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store.

A new episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast comes out next week. That'll make 48 episodes of glorious Celtic Christmas music. If that's not enough, then check out Celtic Christmas compilation CD. You can get for 50% off on iTunes right now. I also have Spotify playlists, videos and a lot more listed on the website.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:05 "Give Me Your Hand" by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought The Summer With Us

4:22 "Jigs: Mary Patterson's/All In The Family/The Rathfarnham Lilters" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

9:17 "Princess of Flowers" by Margaret Davis from Princess of Flowers

15:58 "Reels: Garrett Barry’s / Corney Is Coming / The Kilfrush" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

21:39 "Dear Friends" by Hearthfire from Finding Our Way

25:33 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

26:29 "The Family Tree" by Adam Beattie from The Road Not Taken

30:22 "Corn Rigs Are Bonny" by William Coulter & Friends from Celtic Sessions

33:12 "The Generous Lover" by Nick Hennessey from Of Fire, Wind, and Silver Stream

37:22 "Maggie in the wood/Jack's Maggot/Portsmouth/Hop pickers feast" by String Thaw from Smooth Sailing

40:24 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:37 "Blessing for a Journey Home" by Celeste Howard from Celtic Blessings

46:37 "We Were Friends" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

51:22 "The Seventh Ribbon" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp

55:53 "In Friendship's Name" by Calasaig from Near & Far

1:01:18 "Irish Blessing" by Maidens IV from Celtic Fire

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

Jared M. Gordon emailed: "Hi Marc, Thanks for the magnificent podcast. I listen to it on long car rides and the music is terrific. I especially love the Celtic Star Wars tunes. I hope to catch you at a forthcoming Ren Faire.

I'm a college professor and screenwriter and have recently completed a feature female-driven adventure screenplay that incorporates aspects of Scottish folklore. It's called The Storm King and is about Skye Blackwood, the 18-year-old reluctant successor to a remote village’s leader. She's forced to take up the mantle when the adults of her community, including her older brother, abruptly vanish, pushing her to set out with a ramshackle team to find them and become the leader she never wanted to be. The script recently made the top 10% of the Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships, which is a top screenwriting competition. I'm excited!

I listened to a good number of your podcasts while writing it and the music was inspiring. I realize this is a total shot in the dark, but if you know of any managers, producers, or reps who'd be interested in reading such a thing, I'd be very grateful for the referral (and I'd absolutely become a patron). Either way, keep up the great work and I look forward to more excellent, inspiring music."

Thanks Jared. I'll be honest. Networking is not my strong suit. That's one of the reasons I podcast. It's easier than trying to go out and meet people. Yes, believe it or not, but I am a major introvert.

That said, if anyone out there knows managers, producers or reps, contact Jared. Or me. I could use help too.

Carol Baril commented on Patreon: "I listen to these podcasts while working at my computer software developement job. I can listen to the music while testing my programs since I have an office not a cube! I'm fairly new to Celtic music and find this music is fun and exciting to listen to...thanks Marc for great podcast!"

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


Getting Started With Celtic Music #334

  Posted: November 16th, 2017     118.9 MBytes

A listener emailed that they were just getting started with Celtic music. Wouldn't it be great to have an episode that could be a great intro guide? That's what this show is all about. You'll enjoy two-hours of awesome indie Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Poitin, Ed Miller, Cady Finlayson, The Elders, Mithril Duo, Jesse Ferguson, The Rogues, Rambling Sailors, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Runa, We Banjo 3, The Ne'er Duwels, The Gothard Sisters, Rathkeltair, Wicked Tinkers, Ockham's Razor, House of Hamill, Cara Dillon, Oisin McAuley, Screeched Inn, The Flying Toads, The Selkie Girls, Three Mile Stone, Lothlorien, Battlefield Band, Banna De Dha, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Rise, Socks in the Frying Pan. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free at http://bestcelticmusic.net.

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

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

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

Special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Sean Mac Aodha, Kas, and our new Celtic Superstar, Hunter Melville.

Years ago, a traditional Irish musician sat me down and told this autoharp-playing Renaissance festival musician what Celtic music really was. He gave me a list of popular trad musicians I should listen to. And I found some awesome bands in his list. That meeting was an important moment in my life. Because I did not see Celtic music the way he did. His definition narrowly defined traditional Irish music. For me, Celtic music is vast and growing. It encompasses the traditional songs and tunes as well as the contemporary arrangements that are more accessible to the average listener, like Celtic rock and even Celtic New Age.

So when I started the Celtic Music Magazine and later the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. One of my goals was to share my definition of Celtic music as well as to help independent Celtic musicians. So this week I'm gonna share songs and tunes that I think will be a great intro to someone getting started with Celtic music. I picked some of my favorite bands and tunes. I got a little of input as well from my Patrons of the Podcast. Without my Patrons support this show would not have happened. This is in fact the first of two 2-hour shows that you get because we hit a big milestone on Patreon.

Head on over to Patreon.com/celticpodcast if you want to show your support and get more two-hour specials.

Let's get on with the music!

CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

The Kickstarter for the 2nd House of Hamill CD is now running.

Big congrats to Jesse Ferguson who has earned over 6,000,000 views on his YouTube channel. If you like Celtic folk songs, you want to subscribe to his channel.

If you enjoy this show and want to support indie Celtic music, become a Patron of the Podcast. Or you can also visit the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast store.

If you're not subscribed to the Celtic Christmas Podcast, a new episode comes out right after Thanksgiving. You'll find Spotify playlists, videos, and two Celtic Christmas CDs, including a compilation that features Celtic music from several of the bands featured in this episode. Go to http://celticchristmasmusic.net to subscribe.

If you're looking to want to find out more about a particular band that you hear in this show, go to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com and you'll find time stamps for every song featured.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Murty Delaney's/The Empty Bedpan" by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

6:03 "The Congress Reel/Unknown Reel" by Poitin from Poitin

9:10 "The Broom of the Cowdenknowes" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

12:32 "Ships Are Sailing/Over the Moor to Maggie" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

15:37 "Even the Great Ones Fall" by The Elders from Story Road

20:30 "Outlander Set: Loch Lomond / Comin' Thro' the Rye / Clean Pease Strae / The High Road to Linton (feat. Andy Kruspe)" by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

26:20 "The Spanish Lady" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

29:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

29:58 "Amazine Grace" by The Rogues from Made in Texas

33:30 "Pay Me My Money Down" by Rambling Sailors from Bright Shining Clear

36:28 "Farewell to Ireland" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Far Away In Australia

39:58 "Ain't No Grave" by Runa from Current Affairs

44:20 "Puncheon Floor-Late For The Dance" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

48:07 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

53:21 MORE CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

54:01 "Midsummer Jigs" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

56:32 "How the Irish Saved My Life" by Rathkeltair from Something Good For a Change

59:58 "Hammer on the Anvil" by Wicked Tinkers from Hammered

1:03:42 "The Auld Triangle" by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

1:06:42 "Fierce Cottage" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

1:11:53 CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

1:12:26 "Bold Jamie" by Cara Dillon from After the Morning

1;17:18 "Moneymusk/ Spey In Spate" by Oisin McAuley from Far From the Hills of Donegal

1:20:29 "Old Black Rum" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

1:23:27 "Sweeney's Eyes Set" by The Flying Toads from In Stitches

1:30:22 "Gaelic Song" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

1:36:07 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:38:13 "Piper on Horseback/Mullingar Lea/Molloy's Favorite" by Three Mile Stone from Three Mile Stone

1:41:26 "A Stor Mo Chroi" by Lothlorien from Single

1:45:50 "Highlands: The Lass of Killiecrankie / The Ladies of Gormand / Untitled Highland / The Teelin Highland" by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow

1:49:03 "The Water Is Wide" by Banna De Dha from Band of Two

1:53:36 "Squire Woods' Lamentation on the Refusal of his Halfpence" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket

1:59:28 "Wild Mountain" by Rise from Uncertain Wonders

2:05:28 "The Track for the Craic" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

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

Christine Weir emailed: "Hello Marc, I just want to say thanks for playing my song Samhainn, on your Thin Veil show. I've had some really nice responses to it, and sold a couple of CD's as a result! Kind regards, Christine"

Chrystin Pleasants emailed: "Lucky me! Got the podcast e-mail as I am sitting in a waiting room at my car dealer’s working on my taxes. All life is portable, and thankfully, music especially so. Have loved the first two cuts, thanks so much! Not sure when they’ll be done with my vehicle, but if I don’t finish it in the next hour, then I’ll have something to listen to later in the day."

John Delahunty wrote: "I for the life of me cannot remember who sings or the name of a song you played last year and it’s driving me crazy! I think it was the fall of jack o lantern or something like that but google is not helping... help me Celtic music podcast you’re my only hope"

Great. Appeal to my inner geek why don't you John. Fine. There is a song called "Fall of Jack O'Lantern" by David Nigel Lloyd. You'll find it at the end of the 2015 Celtic Halloween & Samhain music special.

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


Strayaway Child #333

  Posted: November 9th, 2017     53.2 MBytes

You can support Celtic music. Share this show. Then listen to great indie Celtic music from Chambless, Taylor And Muse, Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, We Banjo 3, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Devils Waterm Alex Sturbaum, Rogue Diplomats, Ryan MacNeil, Charmas, Dark Patrick, In Search of a Rose, Connemara Stone Company, Plastic Paddy, Kilmaine Saints, The Ugly Mugs. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

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

Thanks to Hank Woodward who increased his per episode pledge this week.

An extra special thanks to my Celtic Superstars: Bryan Brake, Nancie, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II,, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. Please sign up today at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:34 "The Greenland Set" by Chambless, Taylor And Muse from Live at NTIF http://jilchambless.weebly.com

7:14 "Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)" by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music

11:40 "Two Sisters" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

16:24 "Strayaway Child" by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then - Here & Now

19:39 "High Germany" by Devils Water from Treading the Marches

23:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:36 "Soundcheck Set" by Alex Sturbaum from River Run Wide

28:27 "Mary Mac/Drunken Sailor" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

31:38 "Combo Number Three" by Ryan MacNeil from Shuffle

34:08 "My Brother Sylvest" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

36:35 "Morfa'r Frenhines" by Dark Patrick from Fainne Gael an Lae

39:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:39 "London Days" by In Search of a Rose from Kind of Green

43:29 "Saorsa" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

47:11 "Beer from St. James Gate" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

50:08 "Long Shot Nag" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

54:58 "Shall Ye Go Far" by The Ugly Mugs from The Ugly Mugs EP

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

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 couple photos regarding the Thin Veil episode: "Hey, Marc! Great episode this week! Halloween is my favorite time of the year, and you outdid yourself on the song picks for this year's Halloween episode. Listened to it while baking my annual loaf of Barm Brack, the traditional Irish bread of Halloween, although without the bits and bobs inside, as no one eats it but me. I also found a Barm Brack drink recipe that I tried. Irish whiskey, egg, all-spice and more. Interesting! Not sure if I'll make it again. Keep up the great work!"

I got an anonymous text: "Good morning Marc from aboard the MV Coho as I head over to Victoria BC listening to the great pre-Halloween episode. Thanks for the great music and adding to the beauty of the trip."

Patty Bolan emailed a picture: "Hey! My name is Patty, and I've been playing traditional Irish music for most of my life. For the past three and a half months, I've been on the Pacific Crest Trail hiking from Canada to Mexico. I have under 500 miles, or about two weeks, left now. I've started listening to the Irish and Celtic music podcast, and it's so amazing finding new music while hiking and hearing familiar names and people I'm friends with. Here's a picture of me listening while coming down Mt. Whitney!"

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


Weight of the World #332

  Posted: November 2nd, 2017     56.9 MBytes

Lift the weight of the world off your shoulders with awesome Celtic music from Cara Wildman, Ciana, Moira Nelson, NUA, Kilted Kings, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Melanie Gruben, Screaming Orphans, Roads to Home, Eilis Crean, Bard & Company, Syr, Stout Pounders, Solasta, Coast, The Jeremiahs. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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THE CELTIC INVASION OF THE ISLE OF SKYE
I'm going to Scotland in 2018, and I want you to join me. We will experience the Isle of Skye, where the Bonnie Prince Charlie fled with the aid of Flora MacDonald after the defeat of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides. Some call it one of the most-beautiful islands in the world. You can join our small group of invaders as we get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

NOTES

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

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Kim Knebel, Jillian Hopper, Carol Baril, Alberto Negron. Thank you so much for your kind pledges. And a special thanks to our Celtic Superstar, Bryan Brake who raised his already generous pledge at the last minute to secure for you two 2-hour Celtic music specials as part of the Milestone Challenge that I laid out last month. Look for those shows in the coming weeks.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

Kilted Kings are at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond, Louisiana.

It is November. And that's when musicians start sending Christmas music to radio, and of course, to us hungry podcasters. I also publish the Celtic Christmas Podcast. Normally I publish 3 or 4 episodes per year. This year is different. I am planning to release only one episode of that podcast. Plus, I'll have the normal Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Christmas episode, closer to the holiday.

I am about to set the next Milestone Challenge on Patreon. The Milestone Challenge is when we hit a certain level of Patreon pledges. That's when I give you a two-hour episode.

I decided the next Milestone Challenge will involve the Celtic Christmas Podcast. Not only will you get another two-hour special, if we hit this goal before Christmas, then I will publish a bonus hour-long Christmas episode exclusively on the Celtic Christmas Podcast.

So again, you'll get TWO extra-long podcasts, and you will help the show. You can join the Patrons of the Podcast at patreon.com/celticpodcast

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:33 "March of the Min an Toitean Bull/Tuttle's/Brenda Stubbert's" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman

7:27 "Joe Bane's Polka/Kost Ar C'hoat/Across the Road" by Ciana from Rubicon

10:10 "The Shoals of Herring" by Moira Nelson from Echoes of Another Time

12:04 "YK INN" by NUA from FLOW

16:51 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

18:51 "Alfred Hitchcock's Polkas" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

23:36 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:00 "The Leprechaun" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

26:20 "Dr. Gilbert's Sel." by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

28:58 "Bantry Girl's Lament" by Roads to Home from Dark of the Moon

33:07 "Copenhagen Harbour" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

35:37 "The Hills of Donegal" by Bard & Company from Playground

38:53 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:48 "Weight of the World" by Syr from The Winter King

44:28 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Stout Pounders from Thirst

47:22 "The Cecil Sharp Set" by Solasta from Solasta

53:13 "River" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

58:14 "Plough and Stars" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine

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

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

Mario Montoya emailed a photo: "I'm not Celtic or Irish in any way. I play the Trumpet and I wish I could figure out how to play Celtic/Irish Trumpet (does any music exist?) Anyway, I discovered the podcast last week and I listen to it while I align optics and it really gets me focused and motivated. Thank you!! When I get the dough (currently in a slump) I'll gladly send some your way. Thank you!!

I have yet to hear all the episodes, but has there been one dedicated to how Irish and Celtic music has influenced music around the world? For example some of the Mariachi Music I used to play has a sort of Irish Jig underlining rhythm... just curious"

First Mario, I would LOVE to hear some Celtic trumpet playing. If anyone knows some out there, please let me know.

I published a CD called How America Saved Irish Music. Listen to show #169. That's where I propose the opposite idea, the American influence on Irish music, but my partner on that album, Jamie Haeuser, has a hypothesis that New Orleans jazz jam sessions were influenced by the Irish sessions from immigrants to New Orleans in the 1800s. She hasn't done any more research on that, but it's an interesting idea. As is the influence of Celtic music on music around the world. It would be fascinating project to research. I know you can find Celtic music in every part of the globe thanks to the Irish diaspora. If you find anything, or if anyone listening knows of something on that line, I'd love to hear from you.

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


The Thin Veil of Halloween #331

  Posted: October 26th, 2017     58.8 MBytes

We shall cross the Thin Veil to celebrate Halloween and Samhain with Celtic music from Kiss the Mistress, Rattle the Knee, Heather Dale, Patrick D'Arcy, Chambless, Taylor and Muse, Nava, Crepuscule, Shillelagh, Marc Gunn, Bellow Bridge, Matt Hughes, Faerydae, Shillaly Brothers, Christine Weir. http://celticmusicpodcast.com

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

Today's show is brought to you by the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye

Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. Join Marc Gunn on the adventure of a lifetime. You won't travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, you will stay in one area. You will get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, you will enjoy some great music by Marc Gunn and other Celtic artists. In 2018, visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com

NOTES

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

Thanks to Brad Boucher who returned as a patron of the podcast.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

If you more Celtic Halloween music, you will find several episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also find a playlist on YouTube of Celtic Halloween music.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would become a patron of the podcast. Whenever we hit a milestone, I bring you a two-hour special. We are $26 away from the next milestone. If we reach that goal before the end of October, you will not only get a 2-hour Celtic Rock special, but you'll also get a second 2-hour special of music that will get you as well as newbies hooked on Celtic music. Will you help us reach that goal? Please sign up today 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

Gary Neal emailed a photo: "This is what I'm doing while listening to Episode 327 Irish Jig Heroes."

It's a bunch of paperwork that I don't envy.

Paul Vosteen emailed from West Virginia: "Marc - ok, that's a little informal, Mr. Gunn, My wife and I volunteer at a local community radio station here in Pocahontas County (WV). We're three shows in to a Celtic radio show that we call "Celtic Highways and Byways" and I'm writing to ask your sage advice on obtaining new music. We're operating on pretty much a zero budget (volunteer DJs, public/community radio, etc.) and the current library of Celtic music at the station is rather old - there was a show that ended about 6 yrs back, so the 'newest' stuff in the collection is circa 2009. We do have a few CDs of our own that we tap into, but finding new music is our goal.

One of the areas we are trying to focus on is reinforcing the connections between the music of the Celts and music in the Appalachias. We've made some inroads into this, but we're kinda newbies (although I have played Celtic music for a number of years - whistle and flute). ANY insights you may have are appreciated. We subscribe to your podcast, and enjoy it greatly - I generally listen while I am at work, while my wife plays it loud all about the house. :-)"

Thank you Paul. First, Marc is fine. If you're looking for quick access to a bunch of Celtic music, become a patron at the Song Henge level, and you'll get a ton of albums with MP3s from the past couple o'years. That might be a great starting place.

If there are any Celtic musicians out there listening, I will be happy to tell them right now to submit music to Paul. There's a link in the shownotes to the station where you can find them.

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:20 "Priddy Pookah" by Kiss the Mistress from About Time

5:20 "Banshee's Wail Over the Mangle Pit/Tom Busby's/Maho Snaps" by Rattle the Knee from Paving and Crigging

10:37 "Changeling Child" by Heather Dale from The Gabriel Hounds

15:39 "Planxty’s: Sí Beag Sí Mór / Tabhair Dom Do Lámh" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

22:09 "John O'Dreams" by Chambless, Taylor and Muse from Live at NTIF

25:56 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

26:59 "Banish Misfortune" by Nava from Tapestry

30:03 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon

34:20 "The Veil" by Shillelagh from Evening Pint

36:31 "I'll Drink From Dusk Til Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP

40:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:39 "The Munster Cloak" by Bellow Bridge from Cautionary Tales

46:39 "The Lady Banshee" by Matt Hughes from One October Night

49:52 "O'Carolan's Welcome" by Faerydae from Changeling

52:36 "98 Ghosts" by Shillaly Brothers from Shillaly Brothers

59:46 "Samhainn" by Christine Weir from Samhainn - Single

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

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

 


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