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Jaunting Car #444

  Posted: January 23rd, 2020     58.4 MBytes

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 [email protected]

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

  Posted: January 16th, 2020     69.1 MBytes

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 NETWORK
This 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 [email protected]

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."


Irish Kisses in Twenty Twenty #442

  Posted: January 9th, 2020     58.2 MBytes

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 [email protected]

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

  Posted: December 26th, 2019     97.6 MBytes

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 [email protected]

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

  Posted: December 19th, 2019     57.6 MBytes

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.

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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 [email protected]

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

 


I Will Stand With Celtic Women #439

  Posted: December 12th, 2019     60.7 MBytes

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!

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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 [email protected]

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

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