Irish and Celtic Music PodcastAuthor: Marc Gunn
04 Dec 2021

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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

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    Prayer for the Fallen #535

    Bow your heads and raise a glass to those who’ve fallen on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

    Matt & Shannon Heaton, House of Hamill, Gaelynn Lea, Jon Pilatzke, Eireann's Call, Gerry O'Connor, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Christine Collister & Kevin Burke, Jesse Ferguson, Jen Midkiff, Achill Crossing, The Darkeyed Musician & Grimwater, Thom Dunn, Steel City Rovers, Marc Gunn, Matthew Dickerson

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

    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.

    If a song or tune inspires you, please support the musicians. You can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, stickers and songbooks. You can follow them on streaming or see their shows. You can support more and more Celtic musicians on Patreon. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Every week, you can 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.

    SPECIAL REMINDER
    This is the last podcast of new music for 2021. We will be back on December 16 with a Flashback episode with some favorite songs picked by our generous Patrons of the Podcast. Join the patrons if you want to make a song request. December 23 is our annual Celtic Christmas show. We will close out the year with the Best Celtic Music of 2021.

    Next week there will not be an episode. Because you have from now until December 9 to...

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:06 - Matt & Shannon Heaton "The O'Connor Donn's & The Morning Thrush" from Blue Skies Above

    4:32 - WELCOME

    5:50 - House of Hamill "The Sneezing Loon" from Folk Hero

    11:53 - Gaelynn Lea "Let It Go" from All the Roads That Lead Us Home

    16:01 - Jon Pilatzke "The Canadian Set: Fisher's Hornpipe / Cotillon d'Avila LeBlanc / Reel du Forgeron (The Blacksmith's Reel)" from Amongst Friends

    19:28 - Eireann's Call "My Ain True Love" from Tús

    22:43 - FEEDBACK

    29:32 - Gerry O'Connor "Mixing the Porridge (Single Jigs)" from Last Night's Joy

    33:36 - The Merry Wives of Windsor "The Lads of Sailor Town" from Come One, Come All!

    36:08 - Christine Collister & Kevin Burke "The Two Trees" from I Am of Ireland / Yeats in Song

    39:43 - Jesse Ferguson "Strike at the Whale" from Sea Shanties

    42:32 - Jen Midkiff "Eriskay Love Lilt/Eleanor Plunkett (feat. Amy McNally)" from All in Good Time

    48:35 - THANKS

    52:05 - Achill Crossing "Fighting Men from Crossmaglen" from The Rising of the Moon

    54:51 - The Darkeyed Musician & Grimwater "Ghosts of the Fallen" from Illumina

    1:00:45 - Thom Dunn "The Boys From County Cork" from Forfocséic, Volume 1

    1:03:35 - Steel City Rovers "Old Caledonia ft. Iona Fyfe" from Grand Misadventures

    1:07:24 - Marc Gunn "Bring Me Home, Boys" from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    11:11:10 - CLOSING

    1:13:48 - Matthew Dickerson "Moment of Prayer" from When I'm Happy and I Know It

    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 http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

    * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. Here, I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I hope you fall in love with one of the artists in this show.

    Because I’m also here for the artists. The artists in this show need your support. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

    Today we’re paying tribute to the fallen. The title of this episode was inspired by a couple tracks in the show. Originally, I was thinking of soldiers. But with nearing 800,000 deaths due to covid, I thought we’d also pay tribute to all the people who fought and continue to fight for their lives whether from war torn nations or bravely working in healthcare, or the day-to-day concerns about a dreadful virus that has impacted so many people.

    I pray that each and every one of you is safe through the holidays and long into the new year.

    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 get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. And if you pledge $5 or more per episode, you’ll also get the all new music-only episodes. I introduce the show, play non-stop music for nearly an hour, and then close the show. Plus, you’ll get access to hundreds of free MP3 downloads.

    A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: 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.

    LISTEN TO CELTIC CHRISTMAS DRIVING MUSIC
    The all-new Celtic Christmas Podcast officially launches this Sunday. It is a short feature on the Christmas music of Matt & Shannon Heaton.

    But you can already start enjoying their music as well as the music of 25 other bands on the second Celtic Christmas playlist of the season. This one is called Christmas Drive. It’s upbeat, fun, and beautiful Celtic Christmas music to enjoy while driving to visit your family or friends this holiday season.

    You will find a link to the playlist in our shownotes. Please follow the playlist and share it to help all of these amazing Celtic bands.

    If you would prefer a podcast of that playlist with bonus songs, then you should join the Christmas Patrons. It’s a separate Patreon page for folks who love Celtic Christmas music. But the music podcast is now exclusively available to supporters on THAT patreon page at patreon.com/celticchristmas.

    Subscribe to the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com and help me develop a brand new Christmas podcast and playlist experience!

    TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
    Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    #celticmusic #irishmusic #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

    Remember to send in your Celtic Christmas celebration photos.

    David K. Hutchings emailed photos: "Aloha from Hawaii, I listen in a beautiful grove in the lush rainforest of Pololo valley. I  get out my tobacco pipe , light it up and turn your podcast on to share it with the trees and birds of the rain forest. Mahalo Nui Loa"

       

    Darren Mahoney emailed on Patreon: "I’m driving to the Irish Music Festival in Ocean Shores Washington listening to your fine Podcast, as I roll into town Bill Mullen is singing on the Podcast. First Person I run into is Bill Mullen! He was happy to be on your show! What a great fellow and performer, I have an awesome photo of us in our kilts, Wish I could post it. ????"

    Mary Lynn Deal emailed: "Hi Marc, I really love that your show is around. I've checked out a couple of other Irish music podcasts and yours is the best I've found. Some folks are talking quite a bit between each song. Kinda disrupts the flow of the show. I'm usually crafting or working when I listen. Keeps me focused."

    Mary added later: "Hi again Marc, My daughter got to see a wonderful show a few years ago. It's called "A Celtic Christmas" By Tomáseen Foley. It is a wonderful story! You should check it out."

    Ken emailed: "Hey there Marc.   I came across your podcast by accident.  I became a member and am in the process of shifting through the treasure trove of music and information that is part of your podcast.  I heard on the first podcast I opened that you are a musician.  that became obvious when I went through the information and saw the CD that you have made available for sale.

    Now, do not get me wrong, I am going to ask a stupid question.  How do you make your money to support the undertaking you have embarked upon since (2008??).

    Second, do you go on podcast sponsored trips to listen to this music; or do you rely on bands sending in demo's.  I am not a musician at all.  I just love music.  Have taken a fancy to Celtic music as I like the heritage.  Will plan on visiting the Emerald Isle some time before I pass.  Can listen to Celtic Music just as much as Country music, New Wave, Classical, etc.  All depending upon the mood. Thank you for your time and Take care of yourself"


  • Posted on 02 Dec 2021

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    This is Home #534

    Home is where the Irish & Celtic music is. It’s the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

    Jon Pilatzke, W Ed Harris, Amelia Hogan, Susana Seivane, Marc Gunn, We Banjo 3, Gerry O'Connor, Duncan McLauchlan, Glaucia Carvalho, Eireann's Call, Steel City Rovers, Bang On The Ear, Coast, The McDades, Brad Tuck

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social, or with a friend.

    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.

    If a song or tune inspires you, please support the musicians. You can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, stickers, and songbooks. You can follow them on streaming or see their shows. You can support more and more Celtic musicians on Patreon. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Every week, you can 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
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:07 - Jon Pilatzke "Arthur's Seat / Big John MacNeil / Randall's Hornpipe" from Amongst Friends

    3:30 - WELCOME

    4:46 - W Ed Harris "The Glad Eye/The Journeyman/The Wayward Son" from Turas Ceilteach

    9:21 - Amelia Hogan "Red-Winged Blackbird" from Dispossessed

    12:52 - Susana Seivane "Muiñeira do Graciano e A Fraga" from Os Soños Que Volven

    18:36 - Marc Gunn "Mingulay Boat Song" from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

    23:09 - FEEDBACK

    25:41 - We Banjo 3 "This Is Home" from Roots to Rise (Live)

    29:07 - Gerry O'Connor "Last Night's Joy (Reels)" from Last Night's Joy

    32:28 - Duncan McLauchlan and Glaucia Carvalho "The drunken sailor" from McLauchlan's Celtic Brew

    35:46 - Eireann's Call "Luseblus" from Tús

    38:53 - THANKS

    40:43 - Steel City Rovers "Single Malt of Knowledge" from Grand Misadventures

    44:38 - Bang On The Ear "Paddy Lay Back" from F15TEEN

    46:41 - Coast "Flesh and Blood" from 10.2

    49:56 - The McDades "Willie Reilly" from The Empress

    53:33 - CLOSING

    55:11 - Brad Tuck "The Red Violin" from Single

    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 http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

    * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. In every show, I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. But I’m also here for the artists.

    The artists in this show need your support so that I can keep bringing you more great music each week. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

    I’m looking for good stories to share on our companion podcast. Pub Songs & Stories is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. If you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, drop me an email. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.

    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 get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. And if you pledge $5 or more per episode, you’ll also get the all new music-only episodes. I introduce the show, play non-stop music for nearly an hour, and then close the show. Plus, you’ll get access to hundreds of free MP3 downloads.

    A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Lissa C, Kevin B F, Richard L

    You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

    CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST IS BACK WITH A NEW FORMAT

    The Celtic Christmas Podcast has a new format and goal this year. We’re gonna help indie Celtic musicians with Christmas music get greater play on streaming. The all new podcast format is there to help make that happen. Subscribe to spread Christmas cheer and listen to the podcast this Sunday.

    I’ll also release the next Celtic Christmas playlist of the season. In the meantime, listen to Celtic Christmas Women on spotify. Follow the link to listen.

    Subscribe to the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com and help me develop a brand new Christmas podcast and playlist experience!

    TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
    Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    #celticmusic #irishmusic #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

    Jeff Hahn emailed from Western North Carolina: "Hi, Normally i listen to your podcast when i am sitting with my chickens in their coop. Today, I'm going to ...dispatch...a rooster though. Part of life on the farm, but it feels very old world listing to the music and hanging with the birds.  Thanks for the podcast and music."

    Pamela Hatley emailed a photo: "Here is a picture of the moon from last evening. Thought I would share it while listening to #529. Photo taken in Tampa Florida on 10-20-21 with a Samsung S21 ultra."

    Ron Alexander from Michigan emailed: "I listened while mowing the lawn today. I needed some lively music to keep my feet moving,  and your show served well! I have now subscribed and look forward to future episodes!"


  • Posted on 25 Nov 2021

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    Love at Dawn #533

    The sun rises warm on a cold day. Love rises with and warms the dawn with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

    House of Hamil, Jon Pilatzke, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Brad Reid, We Banjo 3, Songs For Ceilidh, Steve Gibb, Matthew Young, Ed Miller, Gaelynn Lea, Plunk Murray, Bang On The Ear, Eireann's Call Steel City Rovers, Coast, Gerry O'Connor

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

    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.

    If a song or tune inspires you, please support the musicians. You can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, stickers and songbooks. You can follow them on streaming or see their shows. You can support more and more Celtic musicians on Patreon. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Every week, you can 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
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:06 - House of Hamill "Cat Bacon" from Folk Hero

    4:32 - WELCOME

    5:42 - Jon Pilatzke "Love At The Endings (Ed Reavy) / Lucky In Love / The Dawn" from Amongst Friends

    9:21 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh "Sweet Kingwilliamstown" from Thar Toinn / Seaborne

    14:48 - Brad Reid "An Fidheall Gorm" from New Scotland

    17:21 - We Banjo 3 "Hold onto Your Soul" from Roots to Rise (Live)

    21:33 - FEEDBACK

    26:34 - Songs For Ceilidh "Kailey Won't You Dance" from Falling Forward

    29:41 - Steve Gibb "Josefins Dopvals" from The Boatman

    33:22 - Matthew Young "Finnegan's Wake" from Here's to Dear Old Erin

    36:41 - Ed Miller "The Banks of Sicily" from Generations of Change

    41:00 - Gaelynn Lea “Swinging On a Gate” from All the Roads That Lead Us Home

    44:20 - Plunk Murray "Black Velvet Band" from Another Drink

    49:31 - THANKS

    52:54 - Bang On The Ear "Elwyn Benders Reel" from F15TEEN

    55:05 - Eireann's Call "Tell God and the Devil" from Tús

    58:19 - Steel City Rovers "Andrew's Hall" from Grand Misadventures

    1:01:04 - Coast "Oceanos" from 10.2

    1:05:28 - CLOSING

    1:07:16 - Gerry O'Connor "O'Reilly's Greyhound (Reels)" from Last Night's Joy

    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 http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

    * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. Four times a month, I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I hope you find a new favorite Celtic band or musician or fall back in love with one.

    But I’m also here for the artists. The artists in this show need your support, which you can do by buying their music or telling a friend about the band you found. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

    Pub Songs & Stories is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. I’m looking for some good stories to share on our companion podcast.  If you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.

    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 get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. And if you pledge $5 or more per episode, you’ll also get the all new music-only episodes. I introduce the show, play non-stop music for nearly an hour, and then close the show. Plus, you’ll get access to hundreds of free MP3 downloads.

    A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Larry J, Kevin S, Kriskorn C

    You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.

    CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST IS BACK IN A NEW FORMAT

    Do you like Christmas music? I also host the Celtic Christmas Podcast. The podcast has new format this year. Instead of music episodes like I do here on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, the show highlights a Celtic musician with Christmas music that you can buy OR Stream on our all new Celtic Christmas Playlists.

    The first playlist of the season is now available. It highlights Celtic Christmas Women. Most of the tracks from last year’s Celtic Christmas Women episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. So it’s a fantastic playlist. So if you’re on Spotify, follow the link to listen.

    Now that said, I did republish that music podcast episode on the feed. But starting November 28, the all new show launches with a new Celtic Christmas playlist. You can help spread Celtic Christmas Cheer. Subscribe to the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com and help me develop a brand new Christmas podcast and playlist experience!

    TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS
    Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    #celticmusic #irishmusic #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

    Thom Danger Speck sent a photo: “ Listening to Night Fall #531 while doing a pre-winter clean of my property. Cheers to you Marc! Thanks for helping to keep me warm!”

    Peter Bengston emailed a photo of "Little free library. I’m seeing quite a few of these on my neighborhood walks."

    Alexander Randall 5th emailed: "Tell all your musicians, this podcast really works!! This has happened to me over and over. You play a great piece by a band I never heard of.

    I listen to it over and over, then research the band, find their web site and buy everything.

    You played a fabulous piece - Dragonfly by the Gothard Sisters. I went to their web site and bought everything.

    You played a fabulous piece - Argyle Lassies by Capercaille. I bought all their CD's.  Bought everything.

    You played a fabulous piece - St Patricks March by the Bookends. Bought everything.

    You played a fabulous piece - Millers Maggot by the Flying Toads. Bought everything.

    Same for Altan, Silotar, Barrule, Bothy Band...

    I can't figure out your voting system, Best this year - cast a vote for the Gothard Sisters Dragonfly.

    On a completely different note, I heard this band at a renaissance fair playing German medieval instruments with modern arrangements.  Blew me away.  The band is Wolgemut.  Here is a spotify playlist.  Maybe for a change of pace in your podcast...

    You are doing great work Marc - Keep it up."


  • Posted on 18 Nov 2021

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    Green Man #532

    You, me, and the Green Man, kicking back listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Sounds like a great time, right?!

    The Munster Men, Robin Huw Bowen, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, John McGaha, Emma Langford, Bill Mullen, Willowgreen, Andreas Transø, Bay Allen, Tallymoore, The Badpiper, Banda Gaites Camín de Fierro, Blue Alatar, Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra, SYR

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

    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.

    If a song or tune inspires you, please support the musicians. You can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, stickers and songbooks. You can follow them on streaming or see their shows. You can support more and more Celtic musicians on Patreon. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Every week, you can 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
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:05 - The Munster Men "Foot of the river" from Tasting The Waters

    2:26 - WELCOME

    3:21 - Robin Huw Bowen "Pibddawnsiau Sipsi Newydd" from Iaith Enaid

    Pronunciation: Pib-thawn-she-eye Sip-si Nay-oo-ith

    Iaith Enaid: E-eye-th En-ide

    Thanks to Timothy Hughes who offered Welsh pronunciations

    6:20 - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer "Jiggle the Old Bones" from Sleep Deprivation

    They tell the story about how that song came about on show #243 of Pub Songs & Stories

    11:00 - John Mcgaha "Mischief in Shetland" from Origins

    16:36 - Emma Langford "The Belle and the Ruin" from Quiet Giant

    21:12 - FEEDBACK

    22:28 - Bill Mullen "Molly Malone" from The Beginning

    25:20 - Willowgreen "Cross over to Ireland / The Rights of Man" from Willowgreen

    29:20 - Andreas Transø "If" from The Earth and Everything in It

    32:15 - Bay Allen "Humours of Bailey Laughin'" from Celtic Whispers

    34:59 - Tallymoore "Leave Her Johnny" from Drive

    38:44 - THANKS

    42:15 - The Badpiper "Saints Be Praised" from Tradical

    44:41 - Banda Gaites Camín de Fierro "Criome mio ma M" from Rock & Fierro

    49:13 - Blue Alatar "Dawn Ritual" from The Elements

    53:06 - Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra "Green Man" from Song Of Solstice: Celtic Music For Midwinter

    57:05 - CLOSING

    SYR "Tir n'Aill" from Sentinel

    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 http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

    * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. Four times a month, I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I hope you find a new favorite Celtic band or musician or fall back in love with one.

    But I’m also here for the artists. The artists in this show need your support which you can do by buying their music or telling a friend about the band you found. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

    CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST LAUNCH

    Celtic Christmas Podcast is back starting this Sunday, Nov 19. The first episode is actually the Christmas episode of this podcast from last year. But more than anything, it’s a restructuring of podcast.

    You’ll need to become a patron if you want the music-edition of the podcast. Instead, I plan to promote Celtic Christmas music playlists through the new podcast, while also sharing special features of Celtic musicians with Christmas music. I hope you will check it out and also subscribe and listen to the new playlists.

    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 get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Song Hengers who pledge $5 or more per episode, also get the all new music-only episodes. Plus, you’ll get access to hundreds of free MP3 downloads. Sign up in November or raise your pledge and I’ll send you a free podcast sticker!

    A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends who pledge $25 or more per month on Patreon: Dan mcDade, Paul Crowley, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Rian P Kegerreis, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, 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 http://celticinvasion.com/

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    Santiago Alba emailed a photo: "Hi there, I've followed your podcast for years.  And what a better moment to listen while on a rainy day on a commuter train between Glasgow  and Edinburgh. I am part of the Climate Summit Canadian observers here at COP26,  and today you helped me by moving my eyes from the laptop to the window of the train."


  • Posted on 11 Nov 2021

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    Nightfall #531

    Even when night falls the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast keeps cranking out great music.

    The Tea Merchants, Brad Reid, TEYR, Tartanic, ÚLLA, Duncan McLauchlan, We Banjo 3, Loveridge, Jim McKenna, The Gothard Sisters, Tallymoore, Screaming Orphans, Band O'Brothers, The Rumjacks, Amelia Hogan

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

    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.

    If a song or tune inspires you, please support the musicians. You can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, stickers and songbooks. You can follow them on streaming or see their shows. You can support more and more Celtic musicians on Patreon. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Every week, you can 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
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:06 - The Tea Merchants “Gusty's Frolics” from One Lump Or Two?

    4:42 - WELCOME

    7:10 - Brad Reid "The House Across from Flora's" from New Scotland

    10:42 - TEYR "Flower of the Sun" from Estren

    15:20 - Tartanic "Hammer & Switch" from Uncivilized

    18:40 - ÚLLA "The Night Visiting Song" from Ulla

    22:17 - FEEDBACK

    26:17 - Duncan McLauchlan "Scotland's Heart from Single

    29:50 - We Banjo 3 "Good Time Old Time" from Roots to Rise (Live)

    34:06 - Loveridge "Cornish Heart" from As the Crow Flies

    38:01 - Jim McKenna "Lament For The Forgotten Irish Of Catholic Mt. Auburn Cemetery" from Single

    41:54 - The Gothard Sisters "Nightfall" from Dragonfly

    46:07 - THANKS

    48:08 - Tallymoore "Sound the Pibroch" from Drive [Explicit]

    51:17 - Screaming Orphans "John Barleycorn" from Sliabh Liag

    56:10 - Band O'Brothers "Big Jim" from Band O'Brothers

    1:00:01 - The Rumjacks "Athens to the North" from Hestia

    1:03:21 - CLOSING

    1:04:59 - Amelia Hogan "Fiddler of Dooney" from Transplants: From the Old to the New

    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 http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

    * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. Four times a month, I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I hope you find a new favorite Celtic band or musician or fall back in love with one.

    But I’m also here for the artists. The artists in this show need your support which you can do by buying their music or telling a friend about the band you found. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

    Find Celtic Musicians on Patreon.

    I’m looking for some good stories to share on our companion podcast. Pub Songs & Stories is a Virtual Public House to share the stories and inspiration behind the music. If you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. e Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.

    WILL THE CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST RETURN IN 2021?

    Do you like Christmas music? I also host the Celtic Christmas Podcast. The regular episodes feature Christmas music by Celtic bands and musicians. It’s a lot like the Christmas episodes I release here on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. But with Christmas music.

    That show is also funded by people just like you on Patreon. The podcast is fundraising in order to launch this year’s episode. If you are interested in bringing more Christmas music into the ears of thousands of Christmas music fans, and maybe bring a few new folks to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, please consider making a pledge to that podcast as well.

    There’s a link to that podcast and the Celtic Christmas patreon page on the website.

    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 get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. Song Hengers who pledge $5 or more per episode, also get the all new music-only episodes. Plus, you’ll get access to hundreds of free MP3 downloads. Sign up in November or raise your pledge and I’ll send you a free podcast sticker!

    A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends who pledge $25 or more per month on Patreon: Dan mcDade, Paul Crowley, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Rian P Kegerreis, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, 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 http://celticinvasion.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

    Laura Osburn emailed some audio feedback and a picture:

    AUDIO FEEDBACK Laura O

    Thanks Laura. Here's hoping your son has a happy birthday. And thanks for coming back to the podcast. :)

    Peter Bengtson emailed some more photos: "Hi Mark, I've been back in Tucson for about 10 days after our birding trip to Hawaii.  The Hawaii trip was excellent with about 35 life birds, a good group of people, and excellent guides.

    I'm back to doing my early morning walks (have to start walking about sunrise for the cooler weather).  The photo was taken looking north to Safford peak with a hot air balloon moving to the right to pass Safford to the east side.  Back in my peak climbing days I climbed Safford a number of times.  It's a great trip with wonderful views from the top.

    I learned how to connect 3 of your podcasts, so I could listen to your podcasts for the whole time.  Thanks for the work you do to distribute this music."

    Peter Bengtson sent another photo from October: "Mark,  I've  recently been walking the bicycle trail along the Rillito River.  This was the most dramatic piece of art along the trail.  It shows bats riding bicycles.  The upper bat and bicycle is upside down since the bats hang upside down under the bridges over the river.

    The second and third messages are information signs about the Mexican Free Tail bats living under bridges.  I couldn't figure out how to get all 3 photo into the same message."

     


  • Posted on 04 Nov 2021

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