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?


Make A Change in the World #423

  Posted: August 22nd, 2019     61.0 MBytes

Let’s make a change in the world with Celtic music.

Bonnie Rideout, Colin Farrell, Gone Molly, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Tullamore, Bernadette Morris, Molly's Revenge, Teton Skye, Brad Reid, Finbar Furey, Dom Duff, The Canny Brothers Band, Sliotar, The Led Farmers, Rathkeltair, The Gothard Sisters

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 - "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

5:08 - "Tabla Jigs: One For Danielle, Dancing Morris, Moll's Gap" by Colin Farrell from On the Move

8:53 - "Black Hearted, Booze-Bolting Gypsies" by Gone Molly from Culloden

11:57 - "Lieutenant Maguire's Jig / The Curlew / Sleepy Maggie / Tail Toddle" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

16:58 - "Paddy In America -- Whisky Before Breakfast  / Rakish Paddy / Turkey In the Straw / Arkansas Traveler / Bonaparte’s Retreat" by Tullamore from Two to Get Ready

23:25 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

26:03 - "By the Water's Edge" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

29:28 - "The Western Shore" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

35:05 - "Come and Be Welcome" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

37:32 - "Andy Broon's" by Brad Reid from The Conundrum

39:47 - "Once When I Was" by Finbar Furey from Colours

44:10 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

46:07 - "Laouen" by Dom Duff from Roc'h

49:48 - "William O'Connor" by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

53:42 - "The Sweet Little Girl from Barnagh" by Sliotar from Voyage

55:37 - "Thomas Jefferson" by The Led Farmers from Katie

58:52 - "Geese" by Rathkeltair from Big White Van

1:02:49 - “It's the Little Things” by The Gothard Sisters from It's the Little Things

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.

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!
We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L, Trevor, Murray F

 

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 [email protected]

Andrew Vanhorn emailed in response in to the Diversity of Celtic Music episode: "THANK YOU for the support!  appreciate you spinning our tune.

three cheers for the intelligent and compassionate. very well said and super congrats on your crowd-funding and the release of your music - that is awesome! make sure when you tour Canada you stop in Kingston"

Hans Schuts emailed from The Netherlands: "Hi Marc. I can only strongly agree with your point of view!! Tnx for all the nice music you provide with your podcast (and cd's of course) and please keep up the good work!"

Ryan Ferris emailed some solidarity: "Marc, When I heard about the belittling of the Women of Celtic Music, I felt horrible that such a thing could happen. Whoever disturbed the growth of the community we’ve developed here should be disgusted with themselves. Thanks to Susan of Thunder on the Plains and the support you’ve given her, I will be buying the latest album from each artist on that ‘Women of Celtic Music’ episode. I hate to hear of such a thing happening to her and her peers and hope that, because of our actions, the world becomes better and more accepting."

James Slaven emailed a photo: "Excellent episode (Celtic Invasions)! As always, of course.

I just returned from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where they have wonderful Celtic culture.  Right now, as I listen, I’m enjoying my first wee dram of Canadian whisky (spelled without an ‘e,’ but not called Scotch) from Glenora Distillery, aged in ice wine barrels.  It’s excellent. (Picture attached.)

Also, if Natalie the ethno-musicologist wouldn’t mind sharing links to her work, I’d love to read it, being an amateur folklorist and published musicologist.

Also, cheers on The Year of the Celtic Woman!  Some of us appreciate it and love artists of all genders. Slainte!"

 


Celtic Soul #422

  Posted: August 15th, 2019     61.4 MBytes

Take in a little Celtic soul with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Fretless, Circled by Hounds, Ed Miller, Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Runa, Poor Man's Fortune, Jenna Greene, Albannach, The Changing Room, Stout Pounders, Bill Grogan's Goat, Sliotar, Bad Haggis, Poitin

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 - "Holton Alan Moore’s (Live)" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

03:40 - Welcome Vocal

04:12 - "A Farewell to Praddies" by Circled by Hounds from Chasing Our Tales

10:05 - "The Green & The Blue" by Ed Miller from Edinburgh Rambler

13:55 - "Carraig Ferghus" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket

19:07 - "Dance in the Graveyard" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night

24:06 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

28:51 - "Quand J’étais Jeune À Dix-Huit Ans" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Time

34:05 - "Soul of Nature" by Jenna Greene from Crossroads

40:08 - "Ode to the Mountain Rest M's" by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

44:47 - "Gwrello Glaw" by The Changing Room from Picking Up the Pieces

48:34 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

49:42 - "But Then Again" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

52:44 - "Black Velvet Band" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Bill Grogan's Goat

56:39 - "The Sweet Little Girl from Barnagh" by Sliotar from Voyage

58:38 - "Reels Part Two (My Love Is In America)" by Bad Haggis from Trip

1:01:35 - Closing Vocal

1:02:45 - "Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's" by Poitin from Wish

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.

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!
We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our Patrons of the Podcast: Chris C., Dwayne B., Cathy H., Kevin L, Trevor, Murray F

 

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 [email protected]

Sarah Marshall emailed: "Marc, thanks so much for the passionate defense of women's music. I am sorry that one troll, at least, evidently thinks that male artists only succeed if female artists are ignored!  The world needs great Celtic music from all kinds of people."

Mark R emailed a negative comment regarding my Diversity of Celtic Music episode: "Marc, I was very saddened to hear the comments in episode #418.  You title contains the magic word "diversity", yet you end up wishing a "fond farewell" to long time listeners who disagree. Because someone thinks you are deluded, does not mean that they must be a bigot.  And to bring electoral politics into the podcast only reinforces the stereotype that a Celt can never avoid a good bar brawl. I would never ask you to apologize -you have done nothing wrong, nor so far as I am concerned did Susan- but I would hope to hear a hand of outreach extended to your listeners who may not be signed up for these politics.  Politics which are, after all, as disgusting to us, as ours are to you."

Thank you Mark. I appreciate you writing me. While I’m gonna guess we disagree politically, this is not about partisan politics.

This about serving our community.

From the beginning, I have been “changing the way you hear celtic music” and providing the best service for my listeners, “celebrating celtic culture thru music”.

My goal is to open the minds of Celtic music fans to the diversity of Celtic music. It’s not all traditional Irish music. It’s not all African fusion, bluegrass, alternative rock or whatever. It runs the gamut.

I have a lot of trad music fans who do NOT listen because it’s not more trad sounding. I do not recommend this podcast fans who only love trad music.

Sure. You may not like music from celtic women. But this too IS just one aspect.

So to belittle a host, or especially Susan, because she’s promoting equality on the podcast, something I’ve long considered essential to the diversity and goal of this podcast, is disrespectful, no matter what party you belong to.

Again my point is to serve my listeners. If you or others disagree with me. That’s fine. I can respect that.

But I also know in the long run, you will not appreciate this show. Especially going forward. Because obviously this is a topic that needs further exploration. So I will bring it up at length.

My goal is to promote the diversity of Celtic music, like I always have. But if someone refuses to open their hearts to that diversity, they will Not enjoy the show. And I don’t want to waste their time.

So yes, I stand by my statement.

My questions then for you are

Will you choose to support the diversity in the show, Whether the artists are black or white, straight or gay, Scottish or Welsh, Indian, Australian or Japanese, male or female or transgender?

Will you support Celtic women and other marginalized aspects of Celtic music and culture Because they are a part of that diversity?

Will you stand against people who belittle the show because they disagree with the mission of the podcast?

If you agree with all three of these statements, then I am very honored to have you a part of our Celtic community.

If not, that’s OK.

But again, in the long run, you will not enjoy the show.

I don’t want to waste your time listening to a show that will ultimately make you unhappy.

I truly hope your enlightened answers are yes. If not, I wish you a fond farewell.


The Long Drive #421

  Posted: August 8th, 2019     61.0 MBytes

We’re going on a long drive with Celtic music blaring.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Claire Roche, Molly's Revenge, Moch Pryderi, Brian Conway, The Rogues, The Wee Heavies, Whalebone, Seamus Kennedy, The Rowan Tree, Brothers 3, The Killdares, Jiggy, Amelia Hogan

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!

#celticmusic #irishmusic #longdrive

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:04 "Ríleanna / Reels: Ormond Sound, The Torn Jacket" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

3:27 "The Marquis of Huntly / The Ewie Wi' the Crooked Horn / John Cheap the Chapman / Peerie Weerie / West Mabou Reel" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

8:39 "The Pond of Chesterfield" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

12:42 "The Long Drive" by Molly's Revenge with Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

17:26 "Dau Rosyn Coch" by Moch Pryderi from Jig Moch

22:40 CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:06 "The Lowlands Low" by Brian Conway from Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea

29:13 "Steam Train" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

32:57 "Birnie Bouzle" by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

34:36 "Wenlock Hare" by Whalebone from Three Fires

38:09 "Emigrant Eyes" by Seamus Kennedy from Let the  Music Take You Home

42:50 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

44:52 "Tresor" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

48:36 "Buttermilk Mary" by Brothers 3 from The Journey That Lies Before

53:22 "Fragile" by The Killdares from Any Given Element

57:09 "Head Rush" by Jiggy from Translate

1:03:27 "The Praties They Grow Small” by Amelia Hogan from Transplants: From the Old to the New

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.

  • School is back in session
  • Coffee with The Celtfather returns on Wednesdays at 10 am EST
  • FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all. Visit their website for more details about this great organization.

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!
We hit our 14th year anniversary at the end of July. Your kind and generous support of this show each and every week are the reason it still exists after 14 years.

There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, throughs donation, buying bumper sticker, pint glasses or t-shirts. But the best way of all is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

And when we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are super close to getting a two-hour instrumental special.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

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, Robert Michael Kane, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Tiffany Knight

 

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 [email protected]

Amber B emailed a photo: "Hi Marc! I'm a long time listener and have always found a way to hear the podcast over many platforms. Anyways, thank you so much for the work you put into one of my favorite podcasts. I usually listen while working but tonight I am listening at home while crocheting an entry for the upcoming county fair. This will eventually be a farm themed toy mat. I'll have to send pictures of the finished stuff when that happens!"

Ryan MacNeil emailed: "Hey Mark, Just wanted to thank you for including my music in your podcasts. I don't get to listen all the time but I enjoy your shows. Hope you are having a great summer!"

Carol Baril commented on Patreon: "Love these podcasts! The music is so much fun to listen to while I'm at work banging on my keyboard! I think I'm falling for those tunes with bagpipes!!! Especially bagpipes and drums!!! Thanks for all your hard work Marc getting these out for us fans!"

James Spradlin emailed: "I was sad to hear that some do not support the heritage of the strong celtic woman. Our women have kept us alive for centuries. And it can truly be said that without them there would be no Celts. It makes me fighting mad to think that Anyone would disrespect OUR women. Keep up the good fight, Mark. We support you and your support of the women of Celtic music."


The Jackdaws #420

  Posted: August 1st, 2019     46.7 MBytes

Andrew Meade of the The Jackdaws takes us Home as he hosts this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Jackdaws, Screaming Orphans, Solasta, The Fighting Jamesons, Jesse Ferguson, Barleyjuice, Marc Gunn, Gone Molly, The Kindred Kilts, The Gatehouse Well, Finnegan's Hell

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 - "Waves" by The Jackdaws from Colors

3:50 - Andrew Meade Intro

4:13 - "Home" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

7:30 - "Hornpipe Set" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

13:33 - "Around the Bend" by The Fighting Jamesons from Every Day Above Ground

16:53 - "Black is the Color" by Jesse Ferguson from Single

19:47 - Patreon Promo

20:36 - "Probably Drunk" by The Jackdaws from Colors

23:16 - "Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from Bonnie Prince Barley

26:45 - "I’ll Drink From Dusk till Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

29:56 - Share the Podcast

30:35 - "The Miners Way" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

33:15 - "Black and Tans" by The Kindred Kilts from Live at Summer Crush Winery

37:04 - Submit to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast here.

37:28 - "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And The Sparks Did Fly

42:20 - "Rude Awakening" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

45:05 - Andrew Meade final notes

46:03 - "Colors" by The Jackdaws from Colors

50:41 – CLOSING VOCAL

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.

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!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

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 [email protected]


Celtic Invasion Vacations #419

  Posted: July 25th, 2019     81.7 MBytes

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. Not only do we see amazing things, we also experience some incredible music.

Fidil, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Gerry O'Beirne, Tania Opland, Mike Freeman, Claire Roche, Kilted Kings, Marc Gunn, Gwilym Morus, Mwnci Nel, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Dom Duff, Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo

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

00:06 - "Dinkie's: Reels" by Fidil from Fidil 3

03:48 - WELCOME

04:45 - Celtic Invasion of Donegal podcast episodes:

5:20 - Celtic Invasion of Wales podcast episodes:

06:32 - "Recessional - Speed the Plough/Erithway Green" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

12:26 - "Gallows Tree" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Twelve Months & A Day

16:51 - Celtic Invasion of Dingle podcast episodes:

  • Coming soon!

18:40 - "O'Carolan's Concerto" by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

20:56 - "The Last King of Feothanach" by Gerry O'Beirne from Swimming with Horses

24:29 - BECOME A PATRON OF THE PODCAST

25:11 - Celtic Invasion of Galway podcast episodes:

26:26 - "Merry Blacksmith/Heatehry Cruach/Paddy O'Brien's" by Tania Opland & Mike Freeman from Cut to Rhythms

29:54 - "Success to the Farmer" by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

31:32 - Brobdingnagian Bards 2008 Tour of Ireland podcast episodes:

32:12 - "The Robin's Jaunt Set" by Claire Roche from The Lilt of the Banshee

35:58 - "Dedication" by Claire Roche from From Then Until the Here and Now

40:43 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:41 - Celtic Invasion of Donegal

43:44 - "Cloghden More" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

47:20 - "Sail the Sky" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

50:18 - FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. They advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all.

51:17 - Celtic Invasion of Dingle

52:07 - “Polcaí / Polkas: Neily Cleere's, The Hayden Fancy, Walsh's” by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (Murr-en Nick OWL-ee) from Foxglove & Fuschia

55:04 - Bríd Óg Ní Mháille” by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Foxglove & Fuschia

59:55 - Celtic Invasion of Wales podcast episodes:

1:00:53 - "Cold City" by Gwilym Morus from Life Performance

1:04:16 - "Colli Arni" by Mwnci Nel from Gimig

1:07:52 - Celtic Invasion of Brittany podcast episodes: [FIND LINKS for live performance / video]

1:09:04 - "Buan Yann Buan" by Dom Duff from Babel Pow Wow

1:12:38 - "Brezhoneg 'Raok" by Dom Duff from Roc'h

1:16:52 - SUBSCRIBE / SHARE / SUPPORT VOCAL

1:17:28 - Celtic Invasion of Oban, Scotland

1:18:34 - "Cullen Bay/Scottish Soldier" by Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes and African Drums

1:22:27 - CLOSING VOCAL / Celtic Invasion of the Veneto, Italy

1:23:44 - "Songs from the Western Seaboard" by Jimi McRae from Last King of Pictland

1:29:10 - 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.

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!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest patrons: Brian M, Jennifer, Robyn, Joyce, Rebecca H, BassPipes, Murray F.

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 [email protected]

Natalie Huber-Rodriguez emailed: "Hello! I just wanted to reach out and say how much I love your Podcast. I'm a folklorist and ethnomusicologist who specializes in Irish and Celtic folk music. After returning from living in Ireland a little while ago, I've found myself really missing the trad performances of Irish pub culture and thus, it's really been wonderful to have your Podcast to listen to as a reminder of my home away from home.

Part of my career has been seeking out some of the best traditional Irish and Celtic music performers in the DC metropolitan and greater mid-Atlantic, where I currently live and work, and your Podcast has been great in discovering new and exciting artists from all over. I'm currently working working on a compilation of some of the best and most popular Irish Rebel and IRA songs as part of the upcoming anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the significance that such songs still hold for the people of Ireland and their descendants abroad today. Should you ever need any assistance with anything on your Podcast or would like some additional resources, I'd be more than happy to oblige! Keep up the great work! :) Slainte!"

Ali Sherief emailed a photo: "Hi Marc my name is Ali I’m a freshman I enjoy your podcast. I’m also a member of the cat lovers podcast and a fan of your Irish drinking songs for cat lovers album and I love listening to Celtic music. It helps me through the near death fight between me and cars while riding the bike and good day from California!"

 


Diversity of Celtic Music #418

  Posted: July 18th, 2019     61.7 MBytes

Strap yourself in for some high-speed, craic’n fun Irish Celtic music on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Gatehouse Well, Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus, Teton Skye, Moch Pryderi, Farsan, The Glory Reel, Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy, Atyls, FinTan, Bridgid's Cross, Bernadette Morris, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Brendan Monaghan, St. Jame's Gate, Molly's Revenge

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 - "Tree Gap Set" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore

3:45 - WELCOME / DIVERSITY TALK

6:14 - "Roslin Castle/Miss Gordon of Gight" by Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus from Return to Kintail

12:18 - "The Chill Eastern Wind" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

16:06 - "Welsh Bagpipe Medley" by Moch Pryderi from Moch IV

18:53 - "Oran An Roin" by Farsan from Farsan

23:06 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

25:50 - "The Flood of the Holm" by The Glory Reel from The Glory Reel

29:18 - "The Connemara Cradle Song" by Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy from When I Was One And Twenty

33:18 - "Atlas" by Atlys from Atyls

37:04 - "Tamosher" by FinTan from Excursion

39:55 - "John Ryan's Polka/Blarney Pilgrim" by Bridgid's Cross from Half Two

42:26 - CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

45:13 - "By the Water's Edge" by Bernadette Morris from Where the Heart Is

48:37 - "The Finest Local Pub" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

52:39 - "Unbroken" by Brendan Monaghan from Unbroken

55:48 - "Tullamore Dew" by St. Jame's Gate from Happy Life

59:44 - CLOSING REMARKS

1:01:28 - "The Western Shore" by Molly's Revenge With Moira Smiley from The Western Shore

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.

In every episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I mention "celebrating Celtic culture through music." It’s easy to miss the nuance of this mission statement. This podcast is not just about the traditional music of Ireland or Scotland. It is about all of those under-served aspects of Celtic music, and its many forms, from around the globe. It's about the fusion, the change, and the growth of the musical traditions of the Celts.

So I found it disappointing to hear someone attack my guest host Susan J. E. Ritta last week for promoting the women of Celtic music and FairPle, an organization dedicated to giving Celtic women in music a voice. It's both disappointing and rather disgusting.

Women are under-represented throughout the music business, including Celtic music.

If you've spent ANY time studying the music business since it began, like I have, you would know this to be true.

Sadly, some folks feel threatened by those who are marginalized and gain a fair footing.

It happened to the Irish when they first came to American. If you have studied the history of the Celts, you will note the Celts too were marginalized. And when you belittle one marginalized group, you disgrace all of our Celtic culture. You disgrace the history and suffering the Celts endured and overcame.

So let me be clear. The women of Celtic music deserve our support. If you disagree, that's your choice. But I will continue to fight for these amazing women and promote FairPle and any organization that stands up against small-minded people who refuse to change with history.

So whether you're a new listener or long-time, if that's you, I wish you a fond farewell. This podcast is not for you.

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!
There are many ways to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can make a donation through our website. You can buy a bumper sticker to show your support. You can buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt or get the Sainted Song Henger Collection to tell the world you support Celtic culture through music. The best way is to become a Patron of the Podcast.

This show exists because of the kind patronage of people like you. You can make a pledge of a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. And you also get episodes before regular listeners.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast.

I want to thank our newest patrons: Brian M, Jennifer, Robyn, Joyce, Rebecca H, BassPipes, Murray F.

 

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 [email protected]

Allison Walker-Elders emailed from DC: "Hi Marc,I've been meaning to write this email for weeks! During your episode # 405 (Fight Like a Celtic Woman) I was so moved by Heather Dale's song "One of Us" that I had to stop in the middle of my hour-long run and have a good cry.

The song reminded me of every woman I have ever looked up to in my life, personally or academically or in my career. I don't know if it was intentional on Heather Dale's part, but I was strongly reminded of the 2016 American election-- while I didn't always agree with Secretary Clinton, she would have made a great president and I was proud that she was one of us. Remembering that feeling of pride combined with the devastation of her loss while listening to "One of Us" brought me right back to that moment in the early hours of November 9th, 2016.

Thank you for everything that you do to raise up the voices of underrepresented Celtic musicians and songwriters.I especially appreciated Lady Susan's episode this past week and can't wait to listen to other episodes of her show.

If I were to request anything from your show, maybe it would be a longer episode for workouts--I'll be running a marathon later this summer and plan on listening to your show while I run it in the beautiful mountains of Washington State."

Thank you so much Allison for your touching response. I'm so happy the song moved you. It's become a favorite of my daughter Kenzie too. And I'm quite proud of that.

You are right. There are many voices underrepresented in the Celtic community, especially from Celtic women. I know a quarterly episode is a very small contribution. But I'm proud I can add that into the world. And while I originally planned it just for 2019, I've since changed decided to extend it into the future.

As for the longer workout episodes, may I should add that as a Patreon Milestone--Celtic Marathon Training. That'd be fun.


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