Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Marc Gunn

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 Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2022
Celtic Thanksgiving
Thanks for being you, with love from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Na Rósaí, Forkroot, Anna Bosnick, Tullamore, New Shilling, Enda Reilly, Alisa Marie, Poor Man's Gambit, Graham Vincent/David Mitchell, Avourneen, Songs For Ceilidh, Ockham's Razor, Tartanic, Emerald Accent VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:13 - Na Rósaí "Martin O'connor's/the Goats/Blackwater" from First Rain 3:08 - WELCOME 4:38 - Forkroot "Whidbey Island / Barry's Window Machine / Gunna" from Water & Shade 8:39 - Anna Bosnick "So Easily" from The Ring 12:49 - Tullamore "Paddy In America  -  -  Whisky Before Breakfast  / Rakish Paddy / Turkey In the Straw / Arkansas Traveler / Bonaparte’s Retreat" from Two To Get Ready 19:17 - New Shilling "Out of the Blue (...We'll Always Have Brugge)" from New Shilling 23:24 - FEEDBACK 27:26 - Enda Reilly "We Stick Together (The Sullivans)" from Single 30:41 - Alisa Marie "Captian O'Kane" from Winter Harp (by the fireside) 32:36 - Poor Man's Gambit "Rocky Road to Dublin" from Land of Sunshine 37:56 - Graham Vincent/David Mitchell "Seven Stars, The Sloe" from The Preservation of Fire 41:03 - THANKS 42:13 - Avourneen "King of the Fairies" from Beloved 44:13 - Songs For Ceilidh "Dad's Boat" from Falling Forward 48:53 - Ockham's Razor "Fire in the Kitchen" from Secrets and Silence [Explicit] 53:18 - Tartanic "Brick O' Bracken" from Uncharted 54:52 - CLOSING 56:35 - Emerald Accent "La Maison de Glace / Le Printemps" from The Oats Field The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Happy Thanksgiving! And welcome to the final regular episode of the year. There are, of course, more episodes coming in December. But I needed a place to stop all of the voting for the Celtic Top 20. So I want to spend time with my family and work on the Celtic Christmas Podcast. And so…  I’m putting together one All - Request episode for December. So a quick shout out to all of our amazing Patrons on Patreon. If there’s a song or tune you’d like to request for that special thank you episode, please drop me a line. I’d also love to share some dedications. Maybe there’s a song that means a lot to someone special in your life? Make a dedication. Email me. I’m also looking for more Celtic Stories by musicians or about musicians' songs. If you want to be featured or you know someone, email me. Do you have the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app? It’s 100% free. You can listen to hundreds of episodes of the podcast. Download it now. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and you get a private feed to listen to the show. You can also get music - only episodes and free MP3s as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Steven, Jessica Lohr, Kindling the Hearthfire, Zak Holmes HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. In 2023, we’re going on a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo in Ireland. We’re gonna explore the area and get to know Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen. Learn more about the invasion at #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com John Sharkey White II emailed: “Is there a place I can download episodes going back to # 1?” Snarkclaw posted on Apple Podcasts: "Great Music. Many thanks to Marc Gunn for this terrific podcast! I listened to the entire back catalog (a little over 520 episodes as of this review) over the past year, and have enjoyed so many great songs, including original pieces and covers of old classics. The ICM Podcast has introduced me to many bands and individual musicians I probably would never have discovered otherwise, and some are definite new favorites. I also appreciate that the podcast is released with chapter markers and time stamps within the notes. This makes identifying (and replaying) songs very easy." Kinnfolk replied to a Facebook post: "Pleased as always to be included in the podcast!! (By the way - we're making mac 'n' cheese sandwiches while listening.)" Kelly emailed a photo from the Sail On episode: "Hi Marc, Here are some pictures of sailing south between Bodie Island (Kitty Hawk) and Roanoke Island while listening to the Sail On episode. I have been a long time listener, since the very early days of your Podcast, and Proud Patreon member.  Your hard work to keep these coming is deeply appreciated. Many thanks."
Dinosaur Jigs #582
Nov 17 2022
Dinosaur Jigs #582
Dance a dinosaur jig with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Raúl Sanz, The Bow Tides, The Haar, Anne Roos & David Blonski, Kinnfolk, Niamh Dunne, We Banjo 3, SeeD, The Fretless & Taylor Ashton, Billy Treacy & the Scope, The Grenaways, Drumspyder, Wakefire, Altan VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - INTRO: Annie Lorkowski, Celtic Legend Patron of the Podcast 0:11 - Raúl Sanz "Jiga del dinosaurio / Olivia / Jorge" from La espiral del lobo 4:14 - WELCOME 5:52 - The Bow Tides "Trip to Gaelicia" from Sailing On 10:04 - The Haar "Willie Taylor" from The Haar 14:19 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "In Midnight's Silence" from A Winter's Dance 18:23 - Kinnfolk "The Barnyards of Delgaty" from The Knotted Circle 20:46 - FEEDBACK 22:23 - Niamh Dunne "Hallowed Ground" from Tides 27:25 - We Banjo 3 "Open The Road" from Open The Road 34:23 - SeeD "The Green Man" from FAE 38:49 - The Fretless & Taylor Ashton "Alaska" from Open House 42:30 - THANKS 43:40 - Billy Treacy & the Scope "The End" from Life 47:41 - The Grenaways "Old Mast" from Skath Vyghan 51:22 - Drumspyder "The Birds" from Sunne and Mona 55:33 - Wakefire "Smuggler's Song" from Meaning of Life 58:54 - CLOSING 1:00:13 - Altan "An Cailan Gaelach" from Island Angel The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Do you have the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app? It’s 100% free. You can listen to hundreds of episodes of the podcast. Download it now. If you’re in need of a great podcast, make sure you check Libsyn. Use the coupon code CELTIC to save. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, and free MP3s as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. In 2023, we’re going on a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo in Ireland. We’re gonna explore the area and get to know Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen. Learn more about the invasion at #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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
Walking Ireland #581
Nov 10 2022
Walking Ireland #581
Take a walk through Ireland or your community with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. The Bow Tides, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, The Irish Rovers, Ron Cody, We Banjo 3 , Triskele, Raúl Sanz, Banshee in the Kitchen, The Bordercollies, The Secret Commonwealth, Hearthfire, Kilrush, Bren Holmes, Clare Sands, Kinnfolk GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:06 - The Bow Tides "The Bow Tides Jigs" from Sailing On 4:28 - WELCOME 5:55 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "I Ne’er Shall Wean Her / Hardiman’s Fancy" from Brightly or Darkly 9:09 - The Irish Rovers "No Rules or Borders" from No End in Sight 12:17 - Ron Cody "Sylvia and Mikey's Reel/Paddy on the Turnpike (The Auld Reel)" from The Talking Rake 14:48 - We Banjo 3 "Hummingbird" from Open The Road Check out Irish Music Stories. 18:27 – FEEDBACK The Celtic Christmas Podcast is now live. I have another new format for 2022. There are several tracks of music, plus a story in the first two episodes. Hopefully, I can collect a couple more to fill out the season. If you know of a Celtic band with Christmas music, please have them submit music to the show at www.4celts.com. The first episode features the all - female Celtic group Triskele out of Albany, New York. Visit the website to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode.  21:09 - Triskele “Rising of the Moon” from The Collar City Uprising (Live) 23:25 - Raúl Sanz "La puerta abierta / El extraño pasajero" from La espiral del lobo 27:53 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Biddy Mulligan" from The Last Pint  -  Not 33:52 - The Bordercollies "Scotland/Blackberry Blossom" from Sticks and Stones 36:41 - The Secret Commonwealth "My Highlander" from Last Call 40:19 - THANKS 42:24 - Hearthfire "Last Round" from After the Fall 45:39 - Kilrush "Killavil / Swallowtail / Sliabh Russell" from Kilrush  50:18 - Clare Sands "Keep the Flame Burning" from Clare Sands 53:49 – CLOSING 54:55 - Kinnfolk "The Transatlantic Set" from The Knotted Circle 59:17 – LIBSYN Are you looking to start a podcast? You will need a solid, reliable podcast host. I use Libsyn and have done so since I started podcasting 17 years ago. And yes, I tried other hosts. But I ended up losing thousands of listeners because they couldn’t keep up with the largest podcast of Celtic music in the world. That was 12 years ago, but Libsyn continues to prove themselves as the oldest and best podcast host in the world. They offer detailed and accurate stats. Incredible customer service. And they even have their own top notch podcast about the podcast industry. We need more Celtic podcasts. So why not start your own. Use the coupon code CELTIC to let them know I sent you. Go to Libsyn.com to sign up. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to get bonus, music - only podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. There are several people who sent feedback about listening to the podcast while going for their daily walk. I love to hear that. Walking is not only good for your body. It’s also good for the environment. I’ve been listening to the CarbonSessions podcast. those are put out by the Carbon Almanac, a book offering practical tips and how we can  take better care of our planet. It’s obviously not super practical for most of us to walk to the grocery store. That’s why I one of my rules Is if I need just  3 or 4 items I have to walk. Or bike. In any case, I wanna encourage you to go for a walk today while you listen to the show. Take The music with you as you wake up or perhaps in the day with a delightful walk through your community Do you have the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app? It’s 100% free. You can listen to hundreds of episodes of the podcast. Download it now. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and get a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes and free MP3s. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Stephyn B, Maggie C, Kevin D HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. In 2023, we’re going on a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo in Ireland. We’re gonna explore the area and get to know Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen. Learn more about the invasion at #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Willos' replied to a Facebook post where their song was one of the best: "Thanks such a super surprise!!!!!" Mary - Grace Autumn Lee  -  Hammered Dulcimer also was voted a Best of an episode. She responded: "I feel like I need to frame this in my house  -  being right next to Lúnasa is pretty amazing!!! Thanks for the support! ❤" Carroll Sisters replied the Lunasa post: "What an honor to be in that group and on your podcast! Thank you!" Jorge emailed: "Hi Marc, I love the show and congrats on the recent award! Being of Spanish descent, I loved the episode you did awhile back on Spanish Celtic music and the influences. As a guitarist, I was wondering if there are any books you recommend to learn either fiddle tunes or songs in general so that I can play on solo guitar or join in on a jam session. Cheers! ~Jorge P.S. Thank you for doing the past episode on mental health!"
Altan #580
Nov 3 2022
Altan #580
Altan will be at IrishFest Atlanta this week. Hear more about this amazing band from County Donegal on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Spoil The Dance, Socks in the Frying Pan, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, The Chieftains, Brobdingnagian Bards, Jared Bogle, The Ugly Mugs, Meerrant, Altan, Téada VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro: Clare Cunningham 0:09 - Spoil The Dance "Reels : Hare Island, Up Downy, The Mason's Apron" from Returning Home 4:46 - WELCOME 6:26 - Socks in the Frying Pan "Barndance Underpants (Live)" from Raw & Ríl (Live) 9:49 - Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac "Òran a’ Mhèirlich / The Thief’s Song" from Seinn 14:13 - The Chieftains "Carolan's Concerto" from Bear's Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt  -  Live In San Francisco 1973 16:47 - Brobdingnagian Bards "Johnny At The Door" from Songs of Ireland 20:24 - FEEDBACK 23:23 - Jared Bogle "Walsh's Hornpipe / Cuz Teahan's (Hornpipe and Fling)" from The Old Road Home 28:53 - The Ugly Mugs "Queen of the Rose Marie" from Songs in the Key of Sea 32:11 - Meerrant "Cillent Tes Yeux Bruns" from Fells 35:32 - STORY OF QUINTESSENTIAL ALTAN 42:39 - Altan "Dúlamán" from Island Angel 46:19 - STORY OF A LIFETIME OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC 57:54 - Altan "Bacach Shíl Andaí" from The Gap of Dreams 1:02:07 - CLOSING 1:03:14 - Téada "Jigs  -  The Women of Monaghan / Nancy Hynes’ / Tap the Barrel" from Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. When you buy one of our compilation CDs, listen to it on streaming, or if you become a Patron of the Podcast, I donate 10% of the money earned to Celtic non - profits, typically Celtic festivals. We’ve donated over over $45,000 since I started this podcast. This year, I picked IrishFest Atlanta to be the recipient of our donation. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of IrishFest Atlanta. IrishFest Atlanta was launched November 2013 to promote the culture of Ireland through the country’s traditional music, song, dance, and language. The vision of IrishFest Atlanta’s original founders was to create a weekend of cultural performances, lectures, and workshops in a festive environment appealing to community members of all ages and varying familiarity of all things Irish. So each week from now until the festival takes place November 4 - 5, 2022, I’m gonna play music from an artist performing at the festival. Tickets are now on sale for the festival. You can see a list of performance times and workshops on the festival website at IrishFestAtlanta.org. ICM podcast app WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories as a Song Henger. HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast at SongHenge.com. That URL will take you right over to our Patreon Page. 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Martin Schaub of West of Eden replied to my post about the Celtic Christmas Podcast on Facebook: "Hi there. West of Eden is releasing a new Christmas album. How do we submit music to the show?? All the best" Stephen Dunford replied to a comment on Facebook: "Congratulations Mark for winning best podcast !! I’ll just say that 🙂 ha !! Also, Ireland, Scotland, and England was fabulous. I hope you go there soon. Here is a photo of me and my hubby in Ireland … and Cork was wonderful!! If you haven’t gone  -  go!!"
Lunasa #579
Oct 27 2022
Lunasa #579
Lúnasa performing at IrishFest Atlanta this year. They play traditional Irish music with inspiring arrangements. They’ll tell you their Celtic Story today on this instrumental episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. The Carroll Sisters, The Here & Now, Meerrant, Ogham, Kennedy's Kitchen, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, SeeD, Cíana, Lúnasa, CLARE SANDS, Sharon Shannon, Drumspyder, Runa VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro: Colin Grant Adams 0:11 - The Carroll Sisters "Jig Storm" from Daybreak 4:47 - WELCOME 6:15 - The Here & Now "Little Monster" from Ladybird 9:40 - Meerrant "To Carolan" from Fells 13:16 - Ogham "Doctor O'Neill's" from The Gold Ring 16:10 - Kennedy's Kitchen "Sleeping Under the Tables Set" from A Pocket Full of Lint and Victims of Irish Music 20:37 - FEEDBACK 25:07 - Jared Bogle “The Green Fields of Glentown / The Earl's Chair (Reels)” from The Old Road Home 29:01 - Cíana "An Dro Set" from Rubicon 32:22 - SeeD "Twig" from FAE 35:49 - STORY OF LUNASA AND THE LAST PINT 39:37 - Lúnasa "The Last Pint (New Version of Aibreann)" from The Story So Far 43:59 - THANKS 45:23 - CLARE SANDS "The Malecón Reel" from The Basement Sessions EP 49:13 - Sharon Shannon "Björn Again Polka" from Out The Gap 52:28 - Drumspyder "The Braes of Tullymet" from Sunne and Mona 56:15 - CLOSING 57:07 - Runa "The Star of Munster Set" from Live The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. I was putting together this week’s show when I realized the show was very instrumental heavy. Until very recently, the Celtic supergroup, Lúnasa, played entirely instrumental music. So I figured why not just make this episode another fully instrumental episode of great Celtic music. Lúnasa is also performing at IrishFest Atlanta next weekend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of this year’s festival. Tickets are now on sale for the festival. You can see a list of performance times and workshops on the festival website at IrishFestAtlanta.org. Request for more Audio Intros. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Marti Meyers, Brenda, Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Fletch emailed: "Hi Marc, I have no idea if you're ever played anything by CastleBay but they're a friend of a friend so I figured I should let you know. Thanks!" Shel O'Toole emailed: "Hi Marc, As I was listening to the Jigs and Reels of Ireland #576 I was inspired to share the episode with the session I attend at the Munster Arms Hotel in Ballarat.   The session plays some great tunes and some of today’s tunes would certainly be embraced.  I only got to write down the name of one tune that I loved: Hector the Hero by Celtic Grass. I have a 15 minute floorpspot at a Folk night at Creswick tonight.  I find listening to your show helps calm my nerves and focus on my musicality.  It’s off to rehearse a few songs for me now.  Enjoy your weekend. Sliantè" Kinnfolk replied to the Celtic Music Magazine request for more bands: "Hi Marc! I got some bands for ya, here they are: The BorderColliesThe CrossjacksWild Blue YonderCeltic MachinationsRuna Have a great day!"
Sail On, Ireland #578
Oct 20 2022
Sail On, Ireland #578
Sail on to IrishFest Atlanta to hear a story from Shannon Dunne along with music from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Santiago Molina, Meerrant, Old Blind Dogs, Jared Bogle, Niamh Dunne, Alex Sturbaum, Battlefield Band, Gwilym Morus, Chris Murphy, Clare Sands, SeeD, The Muckers, The Town Pants, The Secret Commonwealth VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:09 - Santiago Molina "Acá y ahora" from Desde un nuevo lugar 3:15 - WELCOME 4:09 - Meerrant "Trois Corbeaux" from Fells 8:12 - Old Blind Dogs "Here We Go Again" from Knucklehead Circus 11:13 - Jared Bogle "The Orphan / The Black Rogue (Jigs)" from The Old Road Home 14:33 - Niamh Dunne "Tales of Old" from Tides 18:09 - FEEDBACK 20:35 - Alex Sturbaum "Lift Me Up John" from River Run Wide 25:16 - Battlefield Band "The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass In The Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter" from The Producer's Choice 29:34 - Gwilym Morus "What's going on" from Live Performance of Gwilym Morus in Wales 2014 32:32 - Shannon Dunne is an acclaimed sean - nós dancer, concertina player, singer, community organizer, and educator. Her work with master dancers has given her intimate access to the tight - knit sean - nós dance community and has afforded her a place among the top sean - nós dancers in North America. The Washington Post called her dancing, "Playful musicality! Spirited and fun!"   Shannon has joined the Phoenix School of Irish Arts as a Dance Instructor.  Shannon will teach “set dancing” at IrishFest Atlanta. 33:27 - STORY: SEAN NOS DANCE 38:23 - Chris Murphy "Connemara Ponies" from The Tinker's Dream 41:26 - THANKS 42:45 - Clare Sands "Sail On" from Clare Sands 46:05 - SeeD "We Will Fly" from FAE 50:27 - The Muckers “Castle Kelly” from One More Stout 54:34 - The Town Pants "Eliza Anderson" from Something to Say 59:00 - CLOSING 1:00:00 - The Secret Commonwealth "All These Years" from Last Call The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. We are proud supporters of IrishFest Atlanta. In fact, a portion of the money pledged by our generous Patrons of the Podcast goes towards that festival and others. There are a bunch of free shows and events you can enjoy. However, you can also get tickets for workshops and for the Altan and Lunasa concerts. Go to IrishFestAtlanta.org for details. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Marti Meyers, Brenda, Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Tomas Petrik emailed a question: "Hi Mark, I’m a regular listener to your Podcasts. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to download your individual episodes of late. Last one I have downloaded is Episode #370. I see that you are now up to #569. Is there an easy place to download the episodes? I’d love to download the ones I’m missing. Great great music to listen to!" Linda Johnson emailed: "I enjoy listening to your podcast. I’ve been listening since 2010. As I write you this letter, I am listening to the beautiful sounds of the harp and bagpipe. I’d appreciate a response."
Queen Among The Heather #577
Oct 13 2022
Queen Among The Heather #577
Let's sing to the Queen among the heather and listen to a story of Mental Health Awareness from Clare Cunningham on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Colm Broderick & Patrick Finley, The Flying Toads, The Chivalrous Crickets, Lunasa, Willos' & Massimo Giuntini, Achill Crossing, Outbound Traveler, The Breath, Clare Cunningham, Scythian, Wakefire, The Brazen Heads, Lissa Schneckenburger VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:44 - Colm Broderick & Patrick Finley "Achonry Lasses/Crooked Road to Dublin" from unreleased 2:50 - WELCOME 5:16 - The Flying Toads "Mrs Galvin's" from Warts 'n All 9:41 - The Chivalrous Crickets "Queen Among the Heather" from Pavorreal Sessions 14:34 - Lunasa "Aoibhneas" from The Merry Sisters Of Fate 18:52 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "Road to Rome" from From Now On 24:01 - FEEDBACK 26:17 - Achill Crossing "The Galway Shawl" from The Rising of the Moon 32:02 - Outbound Traveler "Ring for a Lady" from Go On and Wander 34:56 - The Breath "Boat Song (Acoustic)" from Only Stories (Let the Cards Fall Revisited) 39:39 - A MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS October 2 - 8 was Mental Health Awareness Week. I heard Clare Cunningham perform at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival. She shared her story of a song she wrote inspired to help others facing mental health issues. 43:10 - Clare Cunningham "I swear" from MERCY 47:08 - THANKS 48:26 - Scythian "Built These Walls" from Jump at the Sun 52:12 - Wakefire "Lannigan's Ball" from Meaning of Life 55:59 - The Brazen Heads "Sweet Whiskey" from Curse of the Hag 1:00:04 - CLOSING 1:00:37 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Feel Better" from Thunder in My Arms The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. You’ll also find links to all of the artists played in this episode so you can buy from them and help them keep creating new music. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Exciting news. I learned this week that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast won it’s fourth Best Music Award in the annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards. These awards have been going since 2005. We won in 2009, 2010, 2017, and now in 2022. I’m extremely grateful to everyone who voted for us. A huge thanks in particular to Mitchell Petersen, who mixes shows each week. Miranda Nelson is our graphics and social media goddess. And Todd Wiley is our Celtic Music Magazine editor. All of them are invaluable to making this show the success it is. But I also want to thank my Patrons of the Podcast. Thank you for believing in our mission to share Celtic culture through music. And because of your generosity, 10% of the money you pledge each week goes to Celtic non - profits. We’ve donated over over $45,000 since I started this podcast. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of IrishFest Atlanta. IrishFest Atlanta offer a weekend of cultural performances, lectures, and workshops in a festive environment appealing to community members of all ages and varying familiarity of all things Irish. Tickets are now on sale for the festival. You can see a list of performance times and workshops on the festival website at IrishFestAtlanta.org. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Marti Meyers, Brenda, Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Padraic O'Toole commented on Facebook: "I think this episode, number 576, is the best you've ever produced Marc. Thank you for supporting celtic music and musicians." I had a whole bunch of congrats on Facebook for Best Music Podcast win: Jana Lapel wrote: "Congratulations!" Carol Baril: 'This is such awesome news!!! Yeah! Congratulations! Best music podcast out there!!! Way to go Marc! You do so much for the Celtic community!" Triskele: "Congratulations on the Best Irish Podcast out there!" Kinnfolk replied: "Congratulations, that’s amazing!!! Well deserved as always 🙂" Mary - Grace Autumn Lee responded: "Congrats!!! Awesome news. Bob Spellman: "Congratulations Marc, you deserve it for all the hard work you do!!!Z" Steve Behrens: "Congrats Irish & Celtic Music Podcast" The McDades "You guys are the best!"
Jigs & Reels of Ireland #576
Oct 6 2022
Jigs & Reels of Ireland #576
Jigs & Reels, the Celtic instrumental music of Ireland is on this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Lúnasa, Ogham, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, The Lilies of the Midwest, Willos' & Massimo Giuntini, Bella Issakova & Randy Clepper, The Chieftains, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Anne Roos, David Blonski, Barrenhart, Téada, Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia, Banshee in the Kitchen, Wakefire, Telenn Tri VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro: Wakefire 0:11 - Lúnasa "Sinead Maire's" from Cas 5:14 - WELCOME 6:34 - Ogham "Johnny Mickey's / Where is the Cat" from The Gold Ring 9:17 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Erin Quinn’s: Tyrell’s Pass/The Coolinarne Jig/The Thatcher (Jigs)" from Eyre 12:43 - The Lilies of the Midwest "That's Right Too  -  The Turnpike  -  Shakin' Down the Acorns" from Flora 16:52 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "The Belfort Set" from From Now On 21:37 - FEEDBACK 26:55 - Bella Issakova & Randy Clepper "Blackbird / Jack Rowe / Eanach Mhic Coilin / Carthy’s Reel" from Pre - Release 32:36 - The Chieftains "Humours of Carolan" from Bear's Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt  -  Live In San Francisco 1976 41:27 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Cumberland Gap" from All It Brings 45:42 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "Lovely is the Dark Blue Sky" from A Winter's Dance 48:39 - Barrenhart "Hector The Hero" from Celtic Grass 53:23 - THANKS 55:15 - Téada "Jigs  -  The Cauliflower / Tom Busby’s / A Tribute to Jim" from Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten 58:36 - Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia "Bung Knee Jigs" from North of the Wall 1:01:50 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Rouge Mouse" from The Last Pint  -  Not 1:04:58 - Wakefire “Catharsis” from Meaning of Life 1:08:34 - CLOSING 1:09:27 - Telenn Tri "The Rock on the Clyde / Monaghan's" from Macquarie Street The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. You’ll also find links to all of the artists played in this episode so you can buy from them and help them keep creating new music. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster based out of Atlanta, Georgia. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. The podcast is also a proud sponsor of IrishFest Atlanta taking place November 4 - 5, 2022. This is all thanks to the support of our Patrons of the Podcast, I donate 10% of the money earned from patrons to Celtic non - profits. IrishFest Atlanta promotes the culture of Ireland through the country’s traditional music, song, dance, and language. It is a weekend of cultural performances, lectures, and workshops in a festive environment appealing to community members of all ages and varying familiarity of all things Irish. Tickets are now on sale for the festival. You can see a list of performance times and workshops on the festival website at IrishFestAtlanta.org. You will hear a couple tracks from artists performing at this year’s festival in this show. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: John G, Jeanna S, Marti M HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Bob Shea AKA Nurse Bob emailed: "Hey there. Loving your podcast. I am walking through the fields, around sheep, cows, stone walls, sunshine and Irelands magnificent nature. I’m on the Dingle Way. From Florida, I did the Saint Declan‘s Way last week and this week it’s the Dingle way. Thanks for keeping me company! Thanks again. I am gliding along with your music. Makes the hills easier to horse through." Kyle Hayes emailed: "I'm very excited that you're going to be at the highland games in TN. I went the first time when I was 12, back in 2001 or so. It's when I got hooked on bagpipes, celtic music etc. I even had plans to join the Nashville pipe band, but didn't have time due to other activies. Now I'm teaching English in Mexico City and found out in May that there are pipe bands here, so I'm taking lessons so I can join them. Surprisingly, the pipe band I'll be joining as large crowds when they perform; there are also a number of celtic bands here as well. Enjoy Tennessee, I wish I could be there!" Anne Lorkowski posted a photo on Facebook after I posted a picture of me running on the beach. She writes: "What a coincidence, I’m listening to the new episode while running along the beach in Fiji! Oh did I say running? My bad, I’m actually drinking a pina colada during happy hour. Sláinte and Bula! 😊"   There are a bunch of abandoned barns in Shakertown Biking through glorious countryside Andrew McKee and Jamie Haeuser
I Am Ireland #575
Sep 29 2022
I Am Ireland #575
I am Ireland and Ireland is me. Enjoy a Celtic Story from Altan on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Flynn Cohen, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Jackie Oates, Anne Roos & David Blonski, The Ugly Mugs, Tulua, Dylan Walshe, Socks in the Frying Pan, Derek Byrne, Altan, The Fretless & Lady Phyl, Tuatha Dea, Wakefire, The Muckers, Banshee in the Kitchen VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro: Ed Hart 0:08 - Flynn Cohen "Fletch Taylor / The Cleveland Boy (Flynn Cohen)" from Dead String Rhythm 2:48 - WELCOME 4:00 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Atholl Brose" from All It Brings 6:55 - Jackie Oates "The White Birds" from I Am of Ireland / Yeats in Song 9:42 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "Worthy Gentlemen" from A Winter's Dance 12:39 - The Ugly Mugs "Seaweed & Sand" from Songs in the Key of Sea 17:00 - FEEDBACK 19:58 - Tulua "Liberty Sweet Shore" from Rising 25:48 - Dylan Walshe "Luck Is a Beggar, Luck Is a King" from All Manner of Ways 28:37 - Socks in the Frying Pan "Box It & Ship It, Bag It & Tag It (Live)" from Raw & Ríl (Live) 34:10 - Derek Byrne "Rolling Down to Old Maui (feat. Paddygrass)" from The Unexpected Voyage 37:37 - CELTIC STORY: DAITHI SPROULE OF ALTAN 41:02 - Altan "A Tune for Mairéad and Anna" from The Widening Gyre 44:48 - THANKS 47:20 - The Fretless & Lady Phyl "Wondering Where the Lions Are" from Open House 51:11 - Tuatha Dea "Take This Child" from Irish Eyes 54:31 - Wakefire "Storm Warning" from Meaning of Life 57:27 - The Muckers "Day Drinking" from One More Stout 61:39 - CLOSING 1:03:13 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Connemara" from Band O' Shees The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. You’ll also find links to all of the artists played in this episode so you can buy from them and help them keep creating new music. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. The podcast is a sponsor of IrishFest Atlanta. So today, there are another couple o’features of bands performing at this year’s festival. The festival takes place November 4 - 5, 2022. Tickets are now on sale. You can see a list of performance times and workshops on the festival website at IrishFestAtlanta.org. Stick around because at the end of the show, I will announce where the next Celtic Invasion Vacation is going. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. You’ll find 120 Celtic tracks currently listed. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Marti Meyers, Brenda, Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Jennifer, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. June 3 - 10, 2023, I am leading a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo, Ireland. We’re gonna visit Westport and Clare Island. We’re gonna discover some of the roots of Grace O’Malley, the famous, or infamous, Pirate Queen. That’s all the details I currently have for the invasion. If you want to find out more, subscribe to the mailing list at And do so soon, because the trip is already nearly full. #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Alexander Randall 5th emailed: “Marc: I was delighted to hear the Achendoun set by Chivalrous Crickets. Their handling of the Bonnie Prince Charlie March is the best I have ever heard. It is so energetic that I began to think, "If I were on my death bed, I'd want to hear this. If my hand taps my thigh, then I am still alive, but if not, then I am dead." This got me to thinking what would my "deathbed playlist" include? If I am in hospice and on the verge of death and a band were to come into my room to play music, what would I want on that list? The Chivalrous Crickets playing this Auchendoun set would top the list. St. Anne's Reel would be next. Capricalle playing Argyle Ladies is third... Miller's Maggot All from your podcast!!! I wish I could get a read on the third part of this attached tune. It starts as the humoresque and ends with one of the coolest riffs ever... The liner notes say "An Old Man Comes in and Sits Down" I wish I knew where to find other versions of this... Thank you for reading what your listeners say.” He followed that up with another email: “The Old Man Walks Into The Room And Sits Down’ I found one recording of this by Celtic stone. DId anyone else record this?” Woodland Folk sent pictures of what he described as Eden. See those pictures in the shownotes.
Irish Legacy #574
Sep 22 2022
Irish Legacy #574
Let our legacy be great with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Téada, The Carroll Sisters, The Secret Commonwealth, The Homespun Ceilidh Band, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, The Founding, Barrenhart, Blame Not the Bard, Brobdingnagian Bards, Clare Cunningham, Flynn Cohen, Brad Tuck, Flatfoot 56, Ogham VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create this year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro: Andrew McKee, The Irish Bard 0:21 - Téada "Jig / Air / March  -  Farewell to Stoneybatter / An Raibh Tú ag an gCarraig / March at Kilmore (04:03)" from Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten 4:21 - WELCOME 5:36 - The Carroll Sisters "Peoples' Legacy" from Daybreak 12:16 - The Secret Commonwealth "Til Jamie Comes Hame" from Last Call 16:25 - The Homespun Ceilidh Band "Ross' Reel" from Home With The Homespun Ceilidh Band 19:54 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh "An Clár Bog Déil’ from Ar Uair Bhig" from An Lae  -  The Small Hours 23:23 - FEEDBACK 26:13 - The Bordercollies "Waitin' to Hatch" from Sticks and Stones 28:57 - The Founding "Hush" from Form. 33:01 - Barrenhart "Haste To The Wedding/Drowsy Maggie/Harvest Home" from Celtic Grass 34:39 - Blame Not the Bard "Mary Mac" from Soundcheck 36:52 - Brobdingnagian Bards "Fellowship of the Ring" from Memories of Middle Earth 42:48 - THANKS 44:27 - Clare Cunningham "Clovers" from Dear Ireland 48:48 - Flynn Cohen "Monaghan Twig / Road To Cashel" from Dead String Rhythm 51:51 - Brad Tuck "Battle Harbour Bound" from Stages 55:57 - Flatfoot 56 "Brotherhood" from Knuckles Up 58:20 - CLOSING 59:19 - Ogham "Cronin's / Chief O'Neill's Favorite" from The Gold Ring The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. You’ll also find links to all of the artists played in this episode so you can buy from them and help them keep creating new music. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta - based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of the IrishFest Atlanta. The festival takes place November 4 - 5, 2022. It celebrates the culture of Ireland through traditional music, song, dance and language. Last week, I featured one of the headliners performing at the festival, Altan. Later on in the show, I’ll feature another band that’s performing this year. Tickets are now on sale for the festival. You can see a list of performance times and workshops on the festival website at IrishFestAtlanta.org. A big thanks to all of our Patrons. A portion of the money you pledge to this podcast helps sponsor IrishFest Atlanta. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out nearly every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you can vote in the Celtic Top 20 and a private feed to listen to the show. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Al Ha, Pat Kahn HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Marti Meyers posted on Facebook: "Happy to support. I'm a long - time listener and finally able to join the Patreon!" Jeff Allen replied to a post from the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival: "Great to see you here! Loved the show and really love your podcast!" Kinnfolk commented on Facebook for the Byker Hill episode: "Fantastic lineup. Thanks so much for including our music and letting us introduce the episode! 💚" Margaret Zavala messaged on Facebook: "I enjoy your podcast very much. I’m busy cleaning my house or working in the garden when I listen to your music either on my Bluetooth speaker or headphones the neighbors enjoy the music to when I have it on the Bluetooth. I hear you’re making a new album about the hobbits. Did you know Leonard Nimoy did a song about Bilbo Baggins? I know it’s not in a Celtic tune but it’s still a hobbit"
My Lagan Love #573
Sep 16 2022
My Lagan Love #573
My Lagan Love with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Altan, The Byrne Brothers, Wolf Loescher, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Niamh Dunne, The Chieftains, The Fretless & The Bros. Landreth, Tulua, Don Gabbert, Heidi Talbot, The Sternwheelers, Screeched Inn, Wakefire, The Haar VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro: Ogham 0:15 - Altan "Maggie’s Pancakes/Píobaire an Chéide/The Friel Deal (Reels)" from The Widening Gyre 3:44 - WELCOME 5:38 - The Byrne Brothers "Texas Tornado Reels  -  President Garfields (Traditional), Lead the Knave [Arty McGlynn}" from Living the Dream 9:19 - Wolf Loescher "Bill Hosie" from Sheep's Clothing 13:05 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "Paddy Sean Nancy’s / The Leitrim Thrush / The Holy Land" from Brightly or Darkly 16:37 - Niamh Dunne "Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór from Portraits 20:04 - FEEDBACK 22:10 - The Chieftains "Kerry Slides” from Bear's Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt: Live In San Francisco 1976 25:19 - The Fretless & The Bros. Landreth "Let It Lie" from Open House 28:56 - Tulua "Who’s at the Gate" from Rising 35:27 - Don Gabbert "November Roses" from Donovan's Fancy 38:23 - Heidi Talbot "Glenlogie" from In Love + Light 43:04 - THANKS 44:59 - The Sternwheelers "The Wild Rover  -  Reprise" from Shuttered EP 49:24 - Wakefire "Eggies & Rye Bread" from Meaning of Life 52:05 - Screeched Inn "Black Velvet Band" from Screeched Inn 56:33 - CLOSING 57:54 - The Haar "My Lagan Love" from The Haar The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get bonus podcasts to vote in the Celtic Top 20. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. You will find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. When you buy one of our compilation CDs, listen to it on streaming, or if you become a Patron of the Podcast, I donate 10% of the money earned to Celtic non - profits, typically Celtic festivals. We’ve donated over over $45,000 since I started this podcast in 2005. This year, I picked IrishFest Atlanta to be the recipient of our donation. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a proud sponsor of the festival. IrishFest Atlanta was launched in November 2013 to promote the culture of Ireland through the country’s traditional music, song, dance, and language. The vision of IrishFest Atlanta’s original founders was to create a weekend of cultural performances, lectures, and workshops in a festive environment appealing to community members of all ages and varying familiarity of all things Irish. So each week from now until the festival takes place November 4 - 5, 2022, I’m gonna play music from an artist performing at the festival. Tickets are now on sale. You can see a list of performance times and workshops on the festival website at IrishFestAtlanta.org. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least nearly every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Marti Meyers, Brenda, Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Jennifer, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Ellen Mandeville emailed a photo: "I am conducting genealogy research. Finally found ancestors from Sligo, Ireland." woodland folk sent several pictures and emailed: "have any of ur artists versions of "paddy Fahey's" reels or jigs... a curious beginner, thank u, obvi a bit cheeky but had to ask..." I’m recording this Saturday night after visiting and performing at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival. I had an amazing time. It’s been a while since I’ve been to some highland games. They did a brilliant job organizing it. I got to hang out with Kris Colt, The Secret Commonwealth, Clare Cunningham, Colin Grand - Adams, and Flatfoot 56. Everyone was just spectacular. I also got to meet several listeners, including one of our Celtic Legends, Shawn Cali. Congrats on your upcoming marriage! I captured a little bit of audio from the event that I hope to share. But for now, I’m winding down and heading back to my home in Atlanta, Georgia. Hopefully, I can do this again sometime.
Byker Hill #572
Sep 8 2022
Byker Hill #572
Climb that hill. Look across the countryside with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Wolf & Clover, The Gothard Sisters, Kinnfolk, We Banjo 3, The Chivalrous Crickets, The Chieftains, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, The Secret Commonwealth, Stanley & Grimm, Barrenhart, The McKrells, Voice of Lir, Flatfoot 56, Clare Cunningham, Socks in the Frying Pan VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro by Kinnfolk 0:08 - Wolf & Clover "The First Avenue Set (Live)" from Live at the Silvan Sessions 2:44 - WELCOME 4:10 - The Gothard Sisters "New Horizons" from Single 7:12 - Kinnfolk "Byker Hill" from Single 9:03 - We Banjo 3 "Chair Snappers' Delight" from String Theory 12:43 - The Chivalrous Crickets "The Auchindoun Set" from The Chivalrous Crickets 20:06 - FEEDBACK 22:47 - The Chieftains "Drowsy Maggie" from Bear's Sonic Journals: The Foxhunt  -  Live In San Francisco 1973 26:55 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Last Train to Glasgow" from All It Brings 32:04 - The Secret Commonwealth "The Johnny Jump Up" from Lager & Blood 35:33 - Stanley & Grimm "Caledonia's Wail for Neil Gow" from Another Round 37:25 - Barrenhart "The Old Dun Cow" from Celtic Grass 42:01 - THANKS 43:38 - The McKrells "The Rat Upon the Harp" from Somethin' Fierce 45:56 - Voice of Lir "Battering Ram  -  Kerry Slide" from Aislingeach 50:06 - Flatfoot 56 "I Believe It" from Toil 52:45 - Clare Cunningham "No Place Like Home" from Dear Ireland 55:41 - CLOSING 57:18 - Socks in the Frying Pan "Buachaillí Bána" from Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. I’m performing this Saturday in Hendersonville, TN just outside of Nashville at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival. There are a lot of great bands performing. Clare Cunningham, The Secret Commonwealth and Flatfoot 56 are all in this show and performing there on Saturday. But you can also catch The Sternwheelers, Barrenthart, and Tuatha Dea to name just a few. I hope you will come out and join us. If you want to hear more bands performing there, check out the Middle Tennessee Highland Games episode #570 of the podcast. And if you come out to the show, make sure you visit me to get a free podcast sticker. Finally, there’s a link in the shownotes in case you want to BUY A TICKET. It lets them know you’re interested in my music or this podcast. DO YOU OWN THE CELTIC PODCAST APP? It’s free to download and available for iOS and Android. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app features all of  the episodes of the podcast… plus some accidental podcasts I forgot to remove. Download your app now. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Brenda, Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Jennifer, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Elizaveta Lapteva sent photos: "Hi, Marc! My name is Liza and I am from Russia (unfortunately), I have recently discovered your podcast and I would like to say thank you for what you are doing. I love Celtic music, songs and dances, also picked up some piano notes when visiting Scotland. Utterly magnificent sounds and composition. I enjoy listening to your podcast while I am walking through the woods near my country house or collect berries there. It helps me to escape from the harsh reality and just meditate in the great outdoors. I sent you some photos of our my favourite places" Thank you for emailing Liza. I appreciate you sharing those beautiful photos. And I hope you stay safe in this terrible period of history. Rex Edwards emailed: “Marc. Long time fan and podcast subscriber. You provide the modern and I’m a long time supporter of Alan OLeary and his trad podcast on liveIreland.com which I think has hit hard times.  He has great connections to the old timers.  Don’t know if you’ve heard of him but any visibility you could give him would be great.  He’s always asking to share with friends but that would require me making friends. Your show is a great delight and many thanks.  Rex” Find more about Copperplate.
Rights of Celtic Women #571
Aug 25 2022
Rights of Celtic Women #571
Stand up for the rights of Celtic Women on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Tulua, Ogham, Avon Faire, Lissa Schneckenburger, Niamh Dunne, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, The Chivalrous Crickets, The Lilies of the Midwest, The Gothard Sisters, Low Lily, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Gwendolyn Snowdon, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, Clare Cunningham, Banshee in the Kitchen There will be no public show next week. I’ll be doing some catch up. However, there will be a bonus episode Patrons of the Podcast. This episode will highlight some of the best music picked by you for the Celtic Top 20 at the end of the year. If you want this bonus episode, join our Patrons on Patreon. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Intro: Erin Ruth 0:10 - Tulua "All Hours" from Rising Kayleigh Moran: fiddle, vocalsCaoimhe Moran: Irish harp, concertina and piano (name pron. Kwee - vuh) 5:13 - WELCOME 7:19 - Ogham "The Piper's Despair / Miss McLeod's" from The Gold Ring Amanda Caretta - Hull: bodhran 10:17 - Avon Faire "The Jolly Beggar" from Tales of Love and Adventure Andriette Redmann: Vocals, guitar, percussionKath Green: Vocals, guitar, percussionAnna Marie Spallina: Vocals, guitar, percussion, mandolin, ukulele, recorders 13:42 - Lissa Schneckenburger "Petronella" from Dance Lissa Schneckenburger: fiddle, vocals 18:14 - Niamh Dunne "Ballyneety's Walls" from Portraits Niamh Dunne: vocals and fiddle 21:34 - FEEDBACK 22:41 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Fleur Reels" from All It Brings Jocelyn Pettit: fiddle, stepdancer, singer, and composer.Ellen Gira: cellist 26:23 - The Chivalrous Crickets "Daughter of France" from The Chivalrous Crickets Fiona Gillespie: vocals, Irish whistle, flute, percussion, mountain dulcimerGenevieve Gillespie: fiddle, vocals 30:03 - The Lilies of the Midwest "Kitty O'Neil's Champion Jig" from Flora Charlene Adzima  -  fiddle, voiceKara Rogers  -  concertinaJeanna Schultz  -  mandolin, box 35:26 - The Gothard Sisters "Shadow and Sun" from Dragonfly Greta: guitar, violin, vocals, Irish danceWillow: violin, mandolin, Irish dance, bodhran, vocalsSolana: vocals, violin, bodhran, djembe, percussion, whistles, Irish dance, ukulele 38:50 - THANKS 41:29 - Low Lily "ROCK OF AGES" from 10,000 Days Like These Liz Simmons: Guitar & VocalsLissa Schneckenburger: Fiddle & Vocals 44:11 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "Allistrum’s / Ned Kelly's" from Brightly or Darkly Laura Feddersen: fiddle 47:57 - Gwendolyn Snowdon "The North Star Grassman and the Ravens" from Three Strand Braid 51:46 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Trip to Thornfield: Hills of Coore/Seán Ó Duibhir A Ghleanna (Hornpipe/Set Dance)" from Eyre Mary - Grace Autumn Lee: hammered duclimer 55:39 - Clare Cunningham "Dear Ireland" from Dear Ireland Clare Cunningham is one of the female performers September 10  -  11 at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Hendersonville, TN. I’m performing there as well. If you want to come join us at the Games, you will find a special link in the shownotes where you can buy a ticket. Please come find me and get your free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast sticker. 59:05 - CLOSING 1:01:39 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Lads O' the Fair" from The Last Pint  -  Not Jill England: accordionKat Edmonson: guitarBrenda Hunter: hammered dulcimerKris Wilber: bass The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get episodes before regular listeners, music - only episodes, and the opportunity to vote for your favorite song in each episode. You’ll also get a discount on all merch in our store. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. You can support the artists in this show, please buy the music you enjoy. You will find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. We are enjoying the music of the women of Celtic music this week on the podcast. There are some who continue to devalue women and strip them of their rights. But this podcast believes strongly that women too need representation. That’s why I play at least one podcast a quarter highlighting the women of Celtic music. And I’ll be honest. That’s not nearly enough. FairPle is an organization based in Ireland that seeks 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. A recent look at the top festivals in Ireland revealed that less than a quarter of all musicians featured at festivals were women. Headliners are even less. And I get it. Again, I do this feature on women in Celtic music every quarter. That’s not a lot. I hope to increase the number of these shows and to continue to highlight Celtic women. But it’s a tough process with my time constraints. If you have ideas or suggestions or want to help, make something happen, please drop me a line. And make sure you sign up for the FairPle.com website for more details about the work they are doing. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  That’s for as little as $1 per episode. For higher pledges, you can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories when you become a Song Henger. If you want to support the podcast with a one - off contribution, you can donate OR even buy some Celtic podcast t - shirts or other merch. Again, thank you so much for supporting the show! Thank you to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Beth H, Richard N, Sean H HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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
Middle Tennessee Highland Games #570
Aug 18 2022
Middle Tennessee Highland Games #570
Visit Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival this September on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Flynn Cohen, The Haar, Ogham, Socks in the Frying Pan, Derek Byrne, The Ugly Mugs, Thom Dunn, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, Marc Gunn, Barrenhart, The Sternwheelers, Tuatha Dea, The Secret Commonwealth, Flatfoot 56, Kris Colt VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 00:09 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "Pride of Roxbury / Paddy Joe Tighe's / The Road to Town" from Brightly or Darkly 03:44 - WELCOME 05:38 - Flynn Cohen "Hag's Purse / Bryan O'Lynn / Miss McDevitt's Jig" from Dead String Rhythm 10:27 - The Haar “Craigie Hills" from The Haar 16:37 - Ogham "Larry Redican's / The Oak Tree" from The Gold Ring 20:39 - Socks in the Frying Pan "The Rambling Comber" from Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space 24:43 - FEEDBACK 27:40 - Derek Byrne "Paddy Lay Back (feat. Paddygrass)" from The Unexpected Voyage 32:32 - The Ugly Mugs "Cherrydiddle / The Musical Priest / The Banshee" from Songs in the Key of Sea 34:33 - Thom Dunn "Muirsheen Durkin" from Forfocséic, Vol. 2: Whiskey & Work 38:09 - Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira "Powder Room Jigs" All It Brings 43:17 - THANKS 45:21 - Marc Gunn "Serenity Valley Waltz" from Selcouth 48:31 - Barrenhart "Fiddle & I" from Celticgrass 51:53 - The Sternwheelers "Vera Rose (Nobody Knows)" from Shuttered EP 55:15 - Tuatha Dea “How I Roll” from Irish Eyes 1:00:00 - The Secret Commonwealth "The Devil That You Know" from Lager & Blood 1:02:28 - Flatfoot 56 "I'll Fly Away" from Toil 1:05:05 - CLOSING 1:06:39 - Kris Colt "The Parting Glass" from Arms of a Stranger The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast and our mailing list. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. And you will better connect with your Celtic heritage. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get episodes before regular listeners, music - only episodes, and the opportunity to vote for your favorite song in each episode. You’ll also get a discount on all merch in our store. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. The artists in this show need your support. You can buy music you enjoy. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. First, Lissa Schneckenburger introduced today’s show. And of course you can hear her Celtic Music Story on the last episode I am happy to announce that we were nominated for best music podcast in the podcast awards. September 10 - 11 is the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Hendersonville, TN. I’m performing there as a guest. But there are a lot of guests. In fact, I will share some of the music of these bands performing there later in the show. If you want to come join me at the Games, you will find a special link in the shownotes where you can buy a ticket. And no matter what, if you visit me, come ask for a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast sticker. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! I am still a bit blown away by your generosity last week. Thank you again for helping me with my financial shortfall due to my own creator error. If you want to support the podcast with a one - off contribution, I will put a link in the shownotes to where you can donate OR even buy some Celtic podcast t - shirts or other merch. Again, thank you so much for supporting the show! Thank you to our newest Celtic Legends: Meghan Walker and Brenda. HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Alexander Randall 5th emailed: "Can't find links. Hello Marc, I love your stuff. I listen every week. Lately I have not been able to find the link. Your e - mail gets longer and longer. The link for the Irish and Celtic Podcast gets lost. When I click I see your smiling face and there are links but they do not seem to take me to music. Sad. BTE  -  I just heard a wonderful band called Chivalrous Crickets who do Celtic music. I was particularly struck by a tune they did that was from teh Galacian part of Spain  -  Celtic!!" Spoil The Dance posted on a Facebook comment: "What a great honour to be the cover act for this edition." Lisa Coffey replied to the Over the Hills and Far Away post on Facebook: "It was an amazing episode. My vote goes to Jocelyn's Wind Rose -  -  Glad to learn about the podcast. Many favorites are featured" Rey Glunt posted a photo on Facebook: "Maverick and I were listening to the latest episode of the podcast the other day while changing the oil. He’s not much help but he loves the music!!!"
Sustainability in Celtic Music #569 feat. Lissa Schneckenburger
Aug 11 2022
Sustainability in Celtic Music #569 feat. Lissa Schneckenburger
Is Celtic music good for the environment?  Lissa Schneckenburger starts an environmental conversation from fear and denial to empowerment and creativity on this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Subscribe to hear the story and get 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Spoil The Dance, ÚLLA, The Kelly Girls, Wolf & Clover, Wolf Loescher, Andreas Transø, Sharon Shannon, McKasson & McDonald, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Lissa Schneckenburger, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Harmundi, Jamison Celtic Rock, Niamh Parsons GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Irish & Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you hear music you love, share the episode. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:13 - Spoil The Dance "Jigs : McIntyre's Fancy, Newtown Bridge, Inis Bearachain Jig 2 " from Returning Home 4:04 - WELCOME 4:48 - ÚLLA "Fr. Kelly Set (Reels)" from Ulla 8:51 - The Kelly Girls "Mariners of England" from May You Always 11:49 - Wolf & Clover "Top of Cork Road  -  First Avenue  -  The Merry Maiden" from Wolf & Clover 14:24 - Wolf Loescher "Lads Among Heather" from Sheep's Clothing I wanted to share this song in part because of a new episode on my Pub Songs & Stories podcast. I talk about a song called “Lads in the Shire”. The lyrics were inspired by Wolf Loescher’s song. Though of course, they are about Lord of the Rings, which is rather timely since a new Lord of the Rings prequel is coming to Prime Video next month.  18:42 - FEEDBACK 21:36 - Andreas Transø "If" from The Earth and Everything in It 24:32 - Sharon Shannon "Pull Out The Stops" from Sacred Earth 27:40 - McKasson & McDonald "Mark the Hard Earth" from Harbour 32:39 - Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley "Air" from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful 34:14 - THANKS 36:11 - CELTIC MUSIC STORY A few weeks back, I was reading Lissa Schneckenburger’s email. Lissa is a fantastic Celtic musician from Vermont. She has a great newsletter where she inspires you to practice. In one email, she was talking about Summer Road Trips. She mentioned the Sustainable Touring Arts Coalition on how to make your travel as sustainable as possible. Her friend Laura Cortese toured plastic free. And Lissa did a tour with her husband and son on a bicycle! I’ll let her tell the story 41:28 - Lissa Schneckenburger "The 11th Labor of Hercules" from Thunder in My Arms 44:40 – SUSTAINABILITY I found Lissa’s story extremely inspiring. Obviously, I’m concerned about our carbon impact on the climate which is why I mentioned the Carbon Almanac in a past podcast. Her story got me excited. I went down a rabbit hole looking into sustainability in the music industry. I found a few resources, but not much. So I’ve been looking into ways that I can make my music career and podcasting career more sustainable.  One of the coolest things that Lissa Schneckenburger’s story inspired me to do is to make my own bike gig plans. With any luck, I will announce at least one bike show this Fall. I’d love your thoughts and feedback. Have you seen any Celtic musicians working hard to support our environment? What did they do? Please email me. 46:21 - Old Man Flanagan's Ghost "May" from Sociable 51:22 - Harmundi "Farewell To Thom" from Um Orvalho Boreal 55:56 - Jamison Celtic Rock "The Most Irish Girl in America" from Heyhowrya 59:07 - CLOSING 59:46 - Niamh Parsons “Green Grass It Grows Bonny” from In My Prime The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit CelticMusicPodcast.com to subscribe to our mailing list and through your favorite podcatcher. You can also follow a Best of this Year Playlist on streaming sites and you’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. The show  is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Visit SongHenge.com to get free MP3s, episodes before regular listeners, music-only episodes, and the opportunity to vote for your favorite song in each episode. You’ll also get a discount on all merch in our store. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And of course, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians. You can support artists in this show. Buy their music. You will find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! There are over 300 amazingly generous people who pledge $1, $5, $10, $25 or more each and every week to support the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I am super grateful to each for their generosity. But sometimes, I screw up. I forget to charge for an episode. That happened this week. The money came in from last month’s Patreon pledges. I was $500 short what I normally get each month. As you might imagine, I was a bit shocked. I realized immediately that I didn’t charge for one of the episodes last month. That shortfall has a big impact on my life and business. I emailed my patrons and let them know about the problem. I was flooded with small donations and large ones from people who wanted to help make up that shortfall. So I want to take a moment to thank each and every Patron of the Podcast who sent in money to help me meet my financial goals for this month. I have a lot of new artist music I am buying this month. So that helps immensely. If you want to support the podcast with a one-off contribution, I will put a link in the shownotes to where you can donate OR even buy some Celtic podcast t-shirts or other merch. Again, thank you so much for supporting the show! Thank you to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Beth H, Richard N, Sean H HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 R Hook emailed: “Sometimes, I feel like your show saves me. Thanks. I'm almost always listening while I work, as music affects the non-technical side of my brain. It's always awesome, and while I don't necessarily love everything, there's lots of great stuff in every episode. Love, love, love. Wish I discovered this years ago. But better late than never. Thanks for all you do.” Jody Raiford emailed a photo: “Hey la! Today, I'm working on my Senior Design capstone project for my EE at U Mich.  I'm making a 3d printer that prints in stainless steel! Trying hard to stay under budget, lol. Thankfully I have the support of the i3 Detroit hackerspace! Couldn't have come this far without them! (Or without the great tunes, thanks for keeping it rolling) Jody P.S. Pardon the messy shop, wasn't planning on a photo opp today, but I can't turn down a plea like that now can I?”
Magic of the Celts #568 feat. CaliCeltic
Aug 4 2022
Magic of the Celts #568 feat. CaliCeltic
Experience the magic of the Celts on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, featuring a Celtic music story from CaliCeltic. The Ne'er Duwels, Banshee in the Kitchen, Andy Irvine, Nava, New Shilling, Across The Pond, Dan The Bard, La Nef and Chor Leoni, Kevin McKrell, Caliceltic, Stone Row, Kris Colt, Sons of Malarkey, Enda Reilly GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Irish & Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you hear music you love, share the episode. Include the show time so they can quickly listen and enjoy. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:02 - Kris Colt Intro 0:10 - The Ne'er Duwels "Reels: Mary MacMahon's/Lady's Cup of Tea/Mother & Child" from The Ne'er Duwels 4:12 - WELCOME 5:19 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Blarney Tea" from Band O' Shees 9:34 - Andy Irvine "Mary And The Soldier" from Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 13:15 - Nava "Magic Box" from Tapestry 16:53 - New Shilling "Curlew/Ballad Of Ned Roach" from Irishtown Sessions 21:13 - FEEDBACK 24:56 - Across The Pond "Rights of Man / Fisher's" from Little Beggarman 30:00 - Dan The Bard "Magic Random Fountain" from Epic Lute 34:18 - La Nef and Chor Leoni "Lowlands Away" from Shanties! LIVE 38:17 - Kevin McKrell "A Boat Named Love and Happiness" from In Quarantine 40:32 - THANKS 42:03 - CELTIC MUSIC STORY  -  CALICELTIC 49:25 - Caliceltic "The Fantastic Slapping Adventures of a Tuesday Night" from Some Kinda EP or Sumthin' 53:53 - If you want to hear more about CaliCeltic, visit their website at 54:00 - Stone Row "Magic in His Hands" from Alignment 57:32 - Kris Colt "Evangeline" from Arms of a Stranger 1:01:25 - Sons of Malarkey "Farewell to Nova Scotia" from Presenting Sons of Malarkey 1:04:28 - CLOSING 1:05:08 - Enda Reilly "The Foggy Dew" from Whisperings 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. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians. The artists in this show need your support, which you can do by buying their music. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. START PODCASTING Podcasting is a fun way to share a message and spread ideas. I’ve hosted my podcasts with Libsyn since the start. It’s the best place to host your podcast. So why not share your love of Celtic music and culture. Sign up through my link and you can support this podcast as well. Oh! And drop me an email if you’d like some hints on how to make a successful podcast. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  That’s for as little as $1 per episode. For higher pledges, you can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories when you become a Song Henger. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Daniel Faigin replied to our Celtic Music Magazine: "Marc, Well, I'm listening to the podcast as I'm working on a document, and I heard you ask if anyone has started a podcast. I have a new one  -  -  just started in the last few months  -  -  but it has nothing to do with Celtic Music. It deals with the history of California's highways; you can find it at caroutebyroute.org . I've been careful to make sure any music I'm using is public domain (and I really only use it for opening and closing). For now, I've been using which allows you to search by license type. Hopefully, I'll get someone to write us a theme they will let us use. As you know, when starting out (and having no advertising), you have to watch your pennies." Phyu LuLu emailed a photo a couple years ago: "Hello Mark! I’m having a perfect Tuesday morning all thanks to you! (It’s 10:30 here!) I was just thinking how amazing you are to let us enjoy these beautiful tunes by creating this beautiful channel! I’m now studying for my upcoming job interview which will be in next 3 hours. Actually, I’m not sure if I want the job. I’m also happy with my current one. I’ve been facing so many dilemmas these days. Anyway, one thing I’m sure is that I‘m so deeply in love with celtic and irish music! I might share my poorly sung celtic songs with you some day! Yours is my favorite channel on apple podcast and the safe place whenever I got tired of those medical podcasts! ^_^ Grai chyeju kaba sai yaw! Stay safe and all the best! cheers! Phyu Phyu, From Kachin, Myanmar (the other side of the world)" Cheryl Arvio emailed: "Mark, do you ever go to Milwaukee Irish Fest? My partner and I go every year, it's really a grand time! Four days of near - continuous music on something like a dozen stages. Everything from local traditional bands to nationally known Celtic rock acts like Scythian and the Elders. There's also a cultural village, set and ceili dance pavilion, theater, Irish language lessons, even currach boat races and Irish dogs. I think it would be a great way for you to make contacts for getting new music, and maybe find a way to promote the podcast as well. It's more of a trek for you than it is for us in Chicago, but it's such a major event, I feel someone like you, with your appreciation for the music and the culture, should experience it! - Irish - Fest Slan, Cheryl
Beauty of Limerick #567
Jul 28 2022
Beauty of Limerick #567
There’s a beauty to Limerick in Ireland. Listen to one woman’s love of it on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Socks in the Frying Pan, Will Macmorran, Niamh Dunne, Rant Maggie Rant, Erin Ruth, Across The Pond, Old Blind Dogs, Westwood Bluegrass Band, John Doyle, The Ugly Mugs, Turf Fire Liars, The McKrells, Eileen Ivers GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Irish & Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you hear music you love, share the episode. Include the show time so they can quickly listen and enjoy. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:08 - Socks in the Frying Pan "Spaceships & Frying Pans (Live)" from Raw & Ríl (Live) 4:02 - WELCOME 5:27 - Will Macmorran "South Holston" from Glen Echo 8:56 - Niamh Dunne "Beauty of Limerick" from Portraits 13:15 - Rant Maggie Rant "Mayor Harrisons Set" from Rant Maggie Rant 23:13 - Erin Ruth "Boolavogue" from Live on KKUP radio 26:40 - FEEDBACK 30:29 - Across The Pond "The Little Beggarman" from Little Beggarman 34:55 - Old Blind Dogs "Harry Brewer" from Knucklehead Circus 40:13 - Westwood Bluegrass Band "Everything We Need" from Kenzie 45:40 - John Doyle "Teelin Harbour (Song)" from The Path of Stones 50:23 - THANKS 52:14 - The Ugly Mugs "Shall Ye Go Far" from The Ugly Mugs EP 55:15 - Turf Fire Liars "Home at My Local" from Long Memories Short Fuses 58:58 - The McKrells "All of the Hard Days are Gone" from Somethin' Fierce 1:03:34 - CLOSING 1:05:00 - Eileen Ivers "Hold My Hand" from Scatter the Light The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. Will you allow me to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians? The artists in this show need your support, which you can do by buying their music. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. I am working on next year’s… 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 WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners. You get to vote in the Celtic Top 20, and you get a private feed to listen to the show. Song Hengers can also enjoy music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories. Plus, I’m planning a bonus Best of Episode that’s coming out soon, exclusively to Patrons. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Kyle B, John L HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Matt LW wrote on Facebook: "Hi Marc! I first listened to the show back in 2006 when I was a teenager mowing lawns for work  -  you introduced me to Irish and Celtic music. 16 years later I'm a stay - at - home dad, and while my 3 - month - old son helps me cook dinner as we listen to show #546, it's truly a pleasure to introduce him to Celtic music the same way. Thanks for your long commitment to the show!" Teri Hill emailed from Cedar City, Utah: "Hi Marc, I stumbled onto your podcast not too long ago (within the last 6 - 10 months or so) and fell in love with the music. I started listening to the beginning of the podcast and I'm working my way to the recent shows. I'm currently at episode 201 (2015). I've enjoyed every minute! I'll be caught up to the newer episodes soon! Slainte!" alec felinus emailed: "Hi Marc, I'm afraid I've had to stop listening to the show. Don't get me wrong, I love the music, but the Stitcher app stopped working for me and I switched to Spotify. I have searched repeatedly, but can't get The Irish Celtic Music Podcast on the new app. Is there any way you could put it out on the Spotify platform? I would think that it could only increase the listenership."
Irish All Along #566
Jul 21 2022
Irish All Along #566
Did you know you were Irish all along? Listen to more in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. La Nef and Chor Leoni, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, Enda Reilly, Across The Pond, Socks in the Frying Pan, Niamh Dunne, Telenn Tri, Kevin McKrell, Willos' & Massimo Giuntini, Scythian, Low Lily, The Dreadnoughts, Brad Tuck, Jamison Celtic Rock GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Irish & Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you hear music you love, share the episode. Include the show time so they can quickly listen and enjoy. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:09 - La Nef and Chor Leoni "Out On The Ocean" from Shanties! LIVE 3:40 - WELCOME 4:50 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Return to Brooklyn: Muireann’s Jig/Trip to London (Jigs)" from Eyre 8:50 - Enda Reilly "All Along The Wild Atlantic Way" from Whisperings 12:30 - Across The Pond "Merry Blacksmith / Sally Gardens" from Little Beggarman 16:25 - Socks in the Frying Pan "The King's Shilling" from Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space 20:38 - FEEDBACK 24:51 - Niamh Dunne "Ballyneety's Walls" from Portraits 28:10 - Telenn Tri "Breton / Pedon war pont e naoned" from Macquarie Street 32:26 - Kevin McKrell "Dublin Town" from In Quarantine 36:22 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "Scatter the Mud" from From Now On 42:37 - THANKS 44:27 - Scythian "Dead Army" from American Shanty 49:19 - Low Lily "SOVAY" from 10,000 Days Like These 52:02 - The Dreadnoughts "Battleford 1885" from Roll and Go 54:10 - Brad Tuck "Irish All Along" from Stages 58:06 - CLOSING 59:51 - Jamison Celtic Rock "Through Hills for Water" from Hafaguone 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. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILES TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I’m gonna introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians. Please remember. The artists in this show need your support. Buy something from them. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Show into by The Dead Irish. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT STARTING YOUR OWN PODCAST? Podcasting is a fun way to share a message and spread ideas. I’ve hosted my podcasts with Libsyn since I started podcasting in 2005. It’s the best place to host your podcast. Why not share your love of Celtic music and culture. Sign up through my link and you can support this podcast as well. If you decide to sign up, please email me. I’ll send you some hints on how to make a successful podcast from the start. 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 WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners. You get to vote in the Celtic Top 20, and you get a private feed to listen to the show. Song Hengers can also enjoy music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories when you become a Song Henger. Plus, I’m planning a bonus Best of Episode that’s coming out soon, exclusively to Patrons. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Anna M, Happy Rain, and of our newest amazing Celtic Legend, Meghan Walker HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Michael Finlay emailed a photo with a great story: "Hi Marc, so while I was listening to the podcast my kid ran inside telling me that our neighbor had come looking for help. She had found a kitten in the engine compartment of her truck. A tiny, terrified, little thing we figured was about 7 weeks old. The neighbor couldn't keep her (allergies), so we took her in. On the way to her doctor's appointment I played the show, hoping to calm her down. It did not work. Aside from a minor ear infection, and being a bit thin for her age, she was given a clean bill of health. I now have a new baby, little Minka. And thank the gods, she's finally putting on some weight. And I think she likes the show, since when I was cooking recently she tried to climb up my leg. But really that was either your playlist or the bacon. Any way, your work has been the soundtrack for the arrival of a new bundle of joy into my life. I will try to send a picture of sweet Minka." Stephen Dunford emailed: “Happy July/ End of Pride Month. Hi Marc,  Thank you for a great show, Love the music and love the vibe. Listening to your podcast got me through the pandemic with a smile on my face. Ha What am I doing today?  Well... I am listening to your podcast while working from home. I started listening to your podcast while I was working in the office in a different career in fashion, as mentioned before your podcast helped me sort some things out about what I truly enjoy in music and life. Music gives life -  if you get my drift. Since then I switched careers in UX design which allows me to work remotely where I can listen to your music freely around the house wherever I want. Anyhow, my hubby and I are going to Ireland, Scotland, and England for our delayed honeymoon at the end of August.  We are calling it "Discovering our roots". Since I am of English Irish descent and he is American of Scottish/ mixed descent. We can't wait. Needless to say, I will be on the lookout for local music, but in the meantime, we will be listening to your podcast along the winding roads of our ancestors. Take care and thanks for your podcast.” Woodland Folk emailed photos of Courting and TREES And finally, here's a run I did while listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, on my way to Indianapolis.
Over the Hills and Far Away #565
Jul 14 2022
Over the Hills and Far Away #565
Over the hills and far away from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast… at least until you download this week’s show. Jocelyn Pettit, The Lilies of the Midwest, Kate Rusby, Jolly's, McKasson & McDonald, Erin Ruth, Voice of Lir, Captain John Stout, Banshee in the Kitchen, The Haar, The Bordercollies, Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia, The Dreadnoughts, Willos' & Massimo Giuntini GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Irish & Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! I hope you enjoy this week's show. If you hear music you love, share the episode. Include the show time so they can quickly listen and enjoy. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If you heard music you loved, visit the artist website. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. You can support many Celtic musicians on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:09 - Jocelyn Pettit "Transatlantic Jigs" from Wind Rose 3:39 - WELCOME 5:34 - The Lilies of the Midwest "Three Deer and a Hare  -  Pangur Ban" from Flora 8:03 - Kate Rusby "The Goodman" from Underneath The Stars 12:32 - The Jolly's "Holiday reel" from True Irish Spirit 15:40 - McKasson & McDonald "Fair Annie" from Harbour 20:25 - FEEDBACK 23:16 - Erin Ruth "Lakes of Pontchartrain" from Erin Ruth 28:05 - Voice of Lir "Galway Reel  -  Eel in the Sink" from Aislingeach 31:15 - Captain John Stout "Step It Out Mary" from Love Abides 34:26 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Planxty Catharsis" from Band O' Shees 40:23 - THANKS 41:52 - The Haar "Wild Rover" from Where Old Ghosts Meet 46:21 - The Bordercollies "For All That" from Sticks and Stones 49:27 - Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia "Hayward's Hound" from North of the Wall 51:35 - The Dreadnoughts "Roll and Go" from Roll and Go 55:09 - CLOSING 57:30 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "Over the Hills and Far Away" from From Now On 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. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians. The artists in this show need your support, which you can do by buying their music. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Lost Celts        www.facebook.com/LostCelts BUY SELCOUTH BY MARC GUNN My latest CD features Sci F’Irish music. That means it is original songs fusing pop culture themes with Irish drinking songs. There are some traditional music on the album. But mostly, it features songwriting by Marc Gunn with guests including: Screeched Inn, The Muckers, Jamie Haeuser, Sam Gillogly, Nathan Deese, and Mikey Mason. Selcouth means, “when everything is strange and different, yet you find it marvelous anyway.” The album is not completely Celtic and it’s not just science fiction and fantasy. It’s a fusion of the two. It’s heartfelt and a lot of fun. It’s now on sale in my Bandcamp store. Check out Selcouth now. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. START PODCASTING Podcasting is a fun way to share a message and spread ideas. I’ve hosted my podcasts with Libsyn since the start. It’s the best place to host your podcast. So why not share your love of Celtic music and culture. Sign up through my link and you can support this podcast as well. Oh! And drop me an email if you’d like some hints on how to make a successful podcast. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  That’s for as little as $1 per episode. For higher pledges, you can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories when you become a Song Henger. A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Don R, Mary S, Jim M, Melinda S HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Donald Rice of Poitin Band sent a couple thank yous: "Marc, Thanks so much for including our reel set on the upcoming show. Boatsmen starts with me playing clawhammer style banjo which takes a while to learn. Anyway, we appreciate being included on your wonderful podcast.  I listened today from Sicily where my wife and I are visiting some friends and their lovely cat, Thai. Slain" He also wrote: "Marc, Thanks for including the photo of Poitin Band and our Irish polka set on the Courting Tales episode of the podcast. That picture was taken last year at the Old Crossing Treaty Park in northern Minnesota where we played at the Chautauqua and French - Canadian/Metis Festival. It's a great multi - cultural festival and we are booked again for this annual event in late August 2022. We are so proud to be part of your great podcast." Shel O'Toole emailed: "Hi Marc, I shared a link to your podcast page with the whole network of Irish muso’s in the greater Ballarat region of Victoria,  Australia.  I’m not sure how many members there are but definitely more than a few.  Hopefully you’ll be getting more input from Australia soon. I’m a bit jealous you are in Scotland.  One of my grandmothers hails from Ayr.  I hope to get there one day and explore that fine country.  Meanwhile I’m loving the music from both Scotland and Ireland." Woodland Folk emailed some flower and foot photos. You can see what I’m talking about when you visit the shownotes. I also posted a photo from a run that I took on my most recent Celtic Invasion of Scotland. We ran around the Estate we were staying in. They had cleared the trees up there. So this is not the most dramatic of pictures. But it was a fun run.
Favor of a Dance #564 feat. Ellen Gibling
Jul 7 2022
Favor of a Dance #564 feat. Ellen Gibling
I’m back from Scotland ready to dance and share a Celtic music story by Ellen Gibling on today’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Willos' & Massimo Giuntini, Téada, Banshee in the Kitchen, Gerry O'Connor, The Lilies of the Midwest, Marc Gunn, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jamie Haeuser, Jonathan Milton, Boston Blackthorne, Ellen Gibling, Jocelyn Pettit, Barleyjuice, Mary - Grace Autumn Lee, Brad Tuck, The Bordercollies I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you Heard music you loved, share the episode and tag the artist on social. Include the show time so they can quickly listen and enjoy. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If music in this show inspired you, you can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, album pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. More and more Celtic musicians are on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop artists an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Irish & Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2022 episode.  Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:06 - Willos' & Massimo Giuntini "The Flying Bull" from From Now On 5:31 - WELCOME 7:09 - Téada "Reels  -  Ar Mhuin na Muice / Cairo Barry / Garranmore / Hunter Billy’s" from Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten 11:48 - Banshee in the Kitchen "As I Roved Out" from Band O' Shees 15:23 - Gerry O'Connor "The Hawk and the Hare (Jig & Polska)" from Last Night's Joy 18:56 - The Lilies of the Midwest "The Mountains of Pomeroy" from Flora 23:31 - FEEDBACK 27:23 - Marc Gunn, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jamie Haeuser "Favor of a Dance" from Come Adventure With Me 30:19 - Jonathan Milton "Munster Buttermilk" from Just One More... 34:48 - Boston Blackthorne "Fishing over the Lusi" from Fishing over the Lusi 39:02 - CELTIC STORY  -  ELLEN GIBLING 42:14 - Ellen Gibling "Reels: The Cribbies/ Vice Versa / Louise's Reel" from The Bend in the Light 46:52 - THANKS 48:02 - Jocelyn Pettit "Wind Rose" from Wind Rose 51:31 - Barleyjuice "Hard Life Of Ivan Macrae" from The Morning After 54:39 - Mary - Grace Autumn Lee "Autumn’s Fall: Drummond Castle/Brendan Tonra’s/The Yellow Wattle (Jigs)" from Eyre 58:57 - Brad Tuck "Madeline's Might" from Stages 1:02:25 - CLOSING 1:03:32 - The Bordercollies "Carraig Nua" from Sticks and Stones 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. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians. The artists in this show need your support, which you can do by buying their music. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon. WHAT’S NEW IN IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile the latest Celtic Top 20 votes to update a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. START PODCASTING Podcasting is a fun way to share a message and spread ideas. I’ve hosted my podcasts with Libsyn since the start. It’s the best place to host your podcast. So why not share your love of Celtic music and culture. Sign up through my link and you can support this podcast as well. Oh! And drop me an email if you’d like some hints on how to make a successful podcast. BUY SELCOUTH BY MARC GUNN My latest CD features Sci F’Irish music. That means it is original songs fusing pop culture themes with Irish drinking songs. There are some traditional music on the album. But mostly, it features songwriting by Marc Gunn with guests including: Screeched Inn, The Muckers, Jamie Haeuser, Sam Gillogly, Nathan Deese, and Mikey Mason. Selcouth means, “when everything is strange and different, yet you find it marvelous anyway.” The album is not completely Celtic and it’s not just science fiction and fantasy. It’s a fusion of the two. It’s heartfelt and a lot of fun. It’s now on sale in my Bandcamp store. Check out Selcouth now. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a 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. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  That’s for as little as $1 per episode. For higher pledges, you can also get music - only episodes, free MP3s, and stand - alone Celtic Stories when you become a Song Henger. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to SongHenge.com. That takes you to our Patreon page.Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through 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 #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast 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 Maire emailed: "Dia dhuit! I've been listening for several years now and thought I'd finally reach out to let you know what I'm doing while listening. Most of the time, I'm studying anatomy. The music itself is far more calming to me than most other genres because it reminds me of hot summers of my childhood dancing for Trinity Irish Dance at Irish fests. No matter what, I always have paper and pen near by to write down the names of the amazing musicians showcased on this podcast. Thanks for widening my celtic musical world orld and keep it up! Slain! Maire P.S Thanks so much for pronouncing Celtic correctly!" Charlene Adzima emailed: "Hey there Marc, I'm Charlene Adzima, fiddler and singer with Wisconsin - based all - female Irish music trio, The Lilies of the Midwest. As the pandemic seems to be waning, we've been reaching out to venues, festivals, radio shows, and podcasts to let folks know that we have an authentic, energetic, and charming stage presence and we'd like to get known outside of our small part of the Midwest. Our core instrumentation is fiddle, concertina, and mandolin, with the occasional guest guitarist or percussionist. With our Ohio - based guitarist Rick Nelson, we recorded a 6 track EP called Flora, which we'd like to offer you to play on your podcast. Thanks much and all the best! " Peter Bengtson emailed: "Hi Mark, I was walking yesterday and tried to get on SeriusXM.  Something was wrong and I couldn't get on. I got on your podcast  -  Episode 546 I think.  Once that episode was over, another episode started.  I listened to a total of 4 or 5 episodes.  This works great for me.  In the past, it seems that once the episode I listened to stopped, I had to go to start a new episode of Celtic Music or startup SeriusXM."