Irish and Celtic Music PodcastAuthor: Marc Gunn
27 Sep 2020

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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    All Among the Barley #478

    Let’s all roam among the barley with Irish & Celtic music.

    The Tannahill Weavers, Friday Frolics, The Merry Wives of Windsor, David Pedrick, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly, Wolf & Clover, Celtic Spirit, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Teton Skye, Mike Kats, Blackstone Cuil, John McLean Allan, The Sandcarvers, Sliotar, Coast, Fir Arda

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:02 - "Gordon Duncan Set" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

    4:42 - WELCOME

    5:12 - "Trimming an Elephant Foot" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3

    7:26 - "All Among the Barley" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

    10:13 - "Heather on the Moor" by David Pedrick from On the Way

    13:25 - “Brandywine River Reel” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits (2021)

    16:36 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

    19:52 - “The Blarney Pilgrim Set” by Wolf & Clover from Live at the Silvan Sessions

    22:52 - "The Hwyl & the Craic" by Celtic Spirit from Singles

    26:10 - "Butter Up That Jig" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Glass to Mouth

    28:52 - "Farewell to Nova Scotia" by Teton Skye from Teton Skye

    31:59 - "Ho Ro Shiubhlainn Fada ( Ho Ro I Would Travel a Long Way) / Dr. Finlay MacLeod / Sunset at Tommy's" by Mike Kats from A Month of Sundays

    35:59 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    38:28 - "Blackstone Cuil" by Blackstone Cuil from Blackstone Cuil

    43:27 - "Hornpipes (Stand Easy/Beer in Ma Blowpipe)" by John McLean Allan from Head in the Clouds

    48:44 - "King's Crown" by The Sandcarvers from Dealin' Craic

    53:27 - "Weird Cup of Joe" by Sliotar from Voyage

    58:06 - "The Old Atlantic Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky

    1:03:48 - CLOSING

    1:04:48 - "The Maids of Mitchelstown" by Fir Arda 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. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    The 2021 Sainted Celts Collection is once again on sale in my store. It was only shortly available at the beginning of the year. And this offer will not last much longer. Order yours today! I’ll also send you a bonus CD of mine when you order from now through October 15, 2021.

    Watch the “Lords of the Run” video featuring “Brandywine River Reel” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!
    Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out 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 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.

    Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 2021 and the Texas Scottish Festival on April 30 - May 2, 2021.

    A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Jim McLaughlin, Bill Wall, Anna Simmons, Grant Jacobson

    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 #celticpodcast

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

    What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

    Kay Q emailed a photo: “Love the show. I'm usually listening while sewing, and lately sewing means making masks: for my family and for donating. Trying to get some Halloween ones done quickly to send off to the teachers at my kids' schools! Loved this week's show, especially enjoy hearing Daimh.  Pic attached - and yes I sit right in front of the air conditioner: old house + no central air + brutal humidity = me melting! :D Cheers,

    Joel Smith commented on Patreon: "You never run out of great songs man. Listening in Montana. Best place in the world"

    Ken Katen emailed on Patreon: "Good afternoon, Marc - I”ve just upped my Patreon support of your Irish and Celtic Music podcast to $10/month.  I remember bombing around the back roads of Joshua Tree listening to your paen to Joss Wheedon (it got me to give “Firefly” another chance - thank you).  

    Now I’m [belatedly] listening to your Pride Month episode, and am once again impressed by your fearlessness to wade into an area that you feel is important enough to deserve your attention and representation while remaining unafraid to admit your ignorance (which, as Mark Twain observed, “can be fixed, unlike stupidity, which is permanent”) by selecting a great co-host both musically and (sub) culturally.  I wish I could do more, but I’m supporting a raft of podcasts, and some folks in my real life neighborhood businesses who are also struggling right now.  

    I can’t fly anymore thanks to radiation treatment a few years back, but your Celtic Invasion Vacations sound wonderful - perhaps one day I can figure out how to travel “across the pond” by boat and join you to enjoy the touring"


  • Posted on 24 Sep 2020

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    Halfway to Celtic Women of St. Patrick's Day #477

    We are Halfway to St Patrick’s Day. Let’s Celebrate with the Celtic Women of holiday.

    Friday Frolics, Orla Fallon, Karan Casey, Dark Isle Piper (Tress Maksimuk), Erin Ruth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Poisoned Dwarf, Ravens Three, Anna Bosnick, Whalebone, Jiggernaut, Kyle Carey, Screaming Orphans, Mrs Ferris' Pighouse Collection

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

     

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:03 - "Assembly Point (Vänkärin Polska / Julia Delaney’s / Refuxio)" by Friday Frolics from Factor 3
    out of Barcelona
    feat: Marta Ponce on Fiddle

    4:35 - WELCOME

    5:32 - "Citi Na gCumann" by Orla Fallon from Lore
    Pronunciation: Sit-ee nah Gom-an

    8:46 - "Seoithin" by Karan Casey from Seal Maiden - A Celtic Musical
    Pronunciation: Show-heen

    10:53 - "Sassenach" by Dark Isle Piper (Tress Maksimuk) from Siubhail
    Pronunciation: Shoe-vell

    13:51 - "A Lady in Her Father's Garden" by Erin Ruth from Erin Ruth

    18:22 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

    20:55 - "Finnegan's Wake" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Drink This Pub Dry

    23:01 - "Stewart's Dudel-Sac O'Matic" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door
    feat: Mei-Li Garcia on Fiddle

    26:40 - "Wild Rover" by Ravens Three from Flight
    feat: Audra Blankenship-Pierce on Lead vocals, Irish drum & penny whistle and Shawna Kennedy on Fiddle & vocals

    29:41 - "Teach Me" by Anna Bosnick from The Ring

    33:40 - "Thynge" by Whalebone from Mirabilia
    feat: Charlotte Watson on guitar and Sarah on fiddle

    36:21 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    39:30 - "Martyr" by Jiggernaut from The Well
    feat: Deanna Smith Scotland on vocals, guitar, percussion and Linda Relph on Fiddle

    45:48 - "Miner Jolly" by The Rowan Tree from Kolar's Gold
    feat: Laura Garcia on flute, piano, accordion, vocals

    49:50 - "Sios Dhan an Abhainn" by Kyle Carey from The Art of Forgetting
    Pronunciation: She-us Ghan an Oww-ann

    54:26 - "Mary from Dungloe" by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss
    feat: Joan Diver - drums, vocals
    Angela Diver - bass, violin, vocals
    Gráinne Diver - guitar, vocals
    Marie Thérèse Diver - keys, accordion, vocals
    from Bundoran

    58:01 - CLOSING

    1:00:20 - "Newry Highwayman" by Mrs Ferris' Pighouse Collection
    from Croatia
    Tina Miškovic- bodhran
    Margareta Piljek - violin
    Ana Markovinovic- vocals

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    Find out more about Halfway to St Patrick’s Day.

    The 2021 Sainted Celts Collection is once again on sale in my store. It was only shortly available at the beginning of the year. And this offer will not last much longer. Order yours today! I’ll also send you a bonus CD of mine when you order from now through October 15, 2021.

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out 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 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.

    Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 2021 and the Texas Scottish Festival on April 30 - May 2, 2021.

    A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Brooks Smith, Trixie Horror, Peter Alexander, Joel Smith, Tom Purvis

    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 #celticpodcast

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

    What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

    Ely Sánchez replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "I adore Celtic music, my daughters are Celtic descendants, we really enjoy the music you send me, I do a little exercise listening to this beautiful music, or on the internet looking at pictures, this music makes me feel very happy, thank you for sharing it!  greetings Marc, from México city!"

    Jim Whitfield commented on Patreon: "Yay! A Workout Mix!! Putting it on while I work now! Back in the Before-Times, I always listened to the podcast while at the gym. I'm very very behind in episodes now because I'm very very behind in exercise. I _will_ do a long bike ride this week and I will listen (again)!"

    Brad Platt emailed a photo: "I’m listening to the podcast now and making Banana Wuffins. It is my banana muffin mix made in my trusty waffle iron. The counter is a mess, but the wuffins are TASTY.

    I love the podcast and listen to it almost every day as I deliver fence products all over the state of Utah.

    I’ve always been a fan of anything Irish or Scottish and was rather disappointed when I did my genealogy and realized I was English and Scandinavian! But I figure I’ve just enjoyed the land in between the two!!!

    Thanks for making the podcast. Don’t ever go away!!!"


  • Posted on 17 Sep 2020

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    Lady of the Lake #476

    The Lady of the Lake rises from the myst to enchant Irish and Celtic music.

    Beer Belly, Dublin Harpers, Giant's Dance, Ciana, Pol Mac Adaim, Moch Pryderi, Brobdingnagian Bards, Preab Meadar, Daimh, Jon Baade, The Malarkeys, Eire & Brimstone, Bad Haggis, Screaming Orphans, The Irish Rovers

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:03 - "Dick Gossip's Reel/The Fox Hunter's Reel" by Beer Belly from Paddy's Boots

    3:09 - WELCOME

    3:44 - "Roundabout Reel" by Dublin Harpers from Building Canoes

    6:43 - "Pills of White Mercury" by Giant's Dance from Giant's Dance

    10:30 - "Baby Rory's / The Night Before Larry Got Stretched / Is the Big Man Within?" by Ciana from Ciana

    12:56 - "Where Is Our James Connolly" by Pol Mac Adaim from Forsaken Land

    17:51 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

    21:14 - "Six Jovial Welshmen" by Moch Pryderi from Moch IV

    24:44 - "Lady of the Lake" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

    28:14 - "The Lion And Fox (Séadnadh Mór)" by Preab Meadar from Preabmeadar
    Pronunication: Prab Mader

    31:41 - "Cuir A Nall" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions

    35:50 - "Twa Recruitin Seargents" by Jon Baade from Covidiots

    39:56 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    40:57 - "The Old Wild Boar" by The Malarkeys from Bloody Brilliant

    44:15 - "Uisca Beatha" by Eire & Brimstone from Uisca Beatha

    48:30 - "Water Church" by Bad Haggis from Trip

    52:33 - "Heiland Harry" by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss

    56:13 - CLOSING

    57:14 - "Muirsheen Durkin" by The Irish Rovers from The Unicorn, the Continuing Story

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out 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 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.

    A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Christopher, Megan G, Joel L, Jenna P

    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 #celticpodcast

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

    What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

    Honey Bunnies sent a photo from Cleveland, Texas.

    Jeffrey Adelsberger emailed: "Marc, Thanks for the great music. I’ve made working through your archive part of my morning routine and thought I should add a little more support."

    Matt Norton emailed: "Hey Marc, I love the show! I was using it as a commute companion and now I listen as I tinker while staying home.

    I know it is not the primary focus of your show but I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of more Celtic Electronic fusion groups, especially those that may be more rare. For Example, ....Going out on a limb here... do you know of any bands similar to Niteworks and Sketch? Both of these groups have captivated me, especially with their use of Gaelic. I am really just looking for any groups that sing in Irish or Scots Gaelic with a Celtic soul and an electronic touch.

    No worries if no others come to mind. I am sure that I will eventually hear them on the show.  Thank you so much in advance for any reply. Keep up the great work! Stay healthy!"

    James Martin emailed: "Hey Marc, just listening to the last podcast while I’m camping. Sent a message to Facebook but got the auto-reply you don’t check it often. ??

    A long while back, I emailed [Loreena McKennit] address on her site and asked how she classified her music. I got a response back that said she considered it “Eclectic Celtic”. I always thought that sounded neat and thought I’d pass it along!"


  • Posted on 10 Sep 2020

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    Sunflower #475

    Nothing like a sunflower to brighten up our Celtic music souls.

    KeyReel Raskolenko, David Pedrick, Songs for Ceilidh, McKasson & McDonald, John Doyle, Dark Isle Piper, The Selkie Girls, We Banjo 3, Flook, Screaming Orphans, Medusa's Wake, Foggy Dude, The Killdares, The Muckers, Jon Baade

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:01 - "The Musical Chisholm Household / Father Hectors" by KeyReel Raskolenko from Fiddle

    3:45 - WELCOME

    4:24 - "Banish Misfortune" by David Pedrick from On the Way

    6:27 - "The Catch" by Songs for Ceilidh from Beneath the Waves

    12:48 - "Strathspeys and Reels" by McKasson & McDonald from Harbour

    17:43 - "The Rambler from Clare" by John Doyle from The Path of Stones

    22:37 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

    25:32 - "Siubhail" by Dark Isle Piper from Siubhail

    28:13 - "Braigh Loch Lall" by The Selkie Girls from Running With the Morrigan

    Pronunciation: Br-eye Loch EE-ALL

    31:32 - "Sunflower" by We Banjo 3 from Haven

    34:04 - "Ellie Goes West" by Flook from Ancora

    37:47 - “Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier” by Screaming Orphans from Sunshine and Moss

    42:32 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    43:38 - "War of Independence" by Medusa's Wake from Single

    47:02 - "Castle Kelly" by Foggy Dude from Pub 10 Live

    48:14 - "Setting Suns" by The Killdares from Steal the Sky

    51:07 - "Irish Goodbye" by The Muckers from Irish Goodbye

    57:41 - CLOSING

    58:45 - "Raise Up A Glass" by Jon Baade 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. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out 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 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.

    A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, 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 #celticpodcast

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

    What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

    Jack emailed a photo: "Hi Marc—I’ve been a fan since you were playing DragonCon in the basement of the Hyatt, and been listening to the podcast since at least Episode 6.

    A few years ago I was listening while scanning in 19,000 slides my father had taken over his lifetime, but I finished that.

    I live right on the Silver Comet Trail, and now I listen to the podcast while racking up the miles on a bicycle.

    There’s a photo below, though the speedometer says zero because you don’t take a good picture from a moving bicycle.

    Thanks for the podcast, and special thanks for the Running Music episode #470.  That one upped my speed by about half a mile per hour."

    Emanuel Nervo emailed: "Hello Marc, Thank you for your e-mails and invitations. The time I became more aware of celtic music was via Loreena McKennitt. Her music helped me with some emotional stuff when I was an adolescent.

    Then I get to know musicians from the netherlands (were I live)  and Belgium who played Folk music and Powerfolk... then came the dances and I was hooked for life. although I dance less then I would like and should do either :)

    I’ve been friends with a singer-song writer Peter Habets for a long time. His Powerfolk band was called Matzko. They played their own written music but also some irish music.

    I enjoy your podcast.  Most of the music is unknown for me and some are obviously known. I don’t have a particular band that I like. For sure i Like bands such as The Dubliners, Clannad, the chieftains. there are of course non-irish bands that I like too that are made and played by Folk bands.

    I have been to the festival Castlefest several times  (keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands)  and there are such lovely bands there too.

    Kind regards from Heeze, Netherlands (NB)"


  • Posted on 03 Sep 2020

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    Give Love #474

    Give your love to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast community.

    Lilt, Altan, The Tannahill Weavers, The Rogues, Kyle Gryphon, Eileen Ivers, McKasson & McDonald, Poisoned Dwarf, Gerry O'Beirne, The Jig Is Up!, The Kilt Lifters, West of Mabou, The Gartloney Rats, Avourneen

    I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend.

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20
    This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:03 - "The Orange Rogue / Brenda Stubbert's" by Lilt from X

    4:38 - WELCOME

    5:12 - "The Tullaghan Lasses / The Cameronian / The Pigeon on the Gate" by Altan from The Gap of Dreams

    9:02 - "The Jeannie C" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary)

    13:35 - "The Panda" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

    18:55 - "Astral Hunt" by Kyle Gryphon from Isolation

    22:13 - CELTIC FEEDBACK

    26:02 - "Gratitude" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

    29:30 - "Flander's Shore" by McKasson & McDonald from Harbour

    33:19 - "King of the Pipers" by Poisoned Dwarf from Bolt the Door

    40:09 - "The Last King of Feothanach" by Gerry O'Beirne from Swimming the Horses

    43:44 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    45:17 - "Tuamgraney Castle - Belfast Hornpipe" by The Jig Is Up! from On Yer Toes!

    49:07 - "Captain Roberts" by The Kilt Lifters from Pour Another Round

    51:23 - "Caiomhin's Jigs" from West of Mabou from The Bridge
    Pronunciation: key-veen

    55:34 - "Give Love" by The Gartloney Rats from Some Drunken Nights (Irish Music Buried Treasures)

    1:00:41 - CLOSING

    1:02:03 - “The Lowlands of Holland” by Avourneen from Sparrow

    The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.

    WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC

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

     

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out 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 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.

    Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival and the Texas Scottish Festival.

    A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Ivan M, Scott J, Stephen G, Jenna and Paul Vigansky.

    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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    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

    Emanuel Nervo emailed: "Hi Marc, Thank you for the update mails. It has been a while for me to listen to your podcast. A lot of things happened and got distracted. Normally I listen to your show via podcast when doing graphic and web design work on the computer. It keeps me upbeat and chilled. Noe I look forward to catch up.

    Virtual hugs to you and other listeners in this crazy time.

    greetings from the Netherlands."

    Michael Cornett emailed a photo: "Hi Marc; I just wanted to say thanks for the show; I've been listening for years and now more than ever it's a source of joy for me. If the current times weren't crazy enough, I was laid off from my job last week so I'm not only dealing with avoiding the virus but also trying to find a new job. The music you play has been part of my "keep sane" program.

    I also want to thank you for promoting music by women and other minorities. As a gay man who's more comfortable at a pub or ceili than a dance club, that means so much to me. I'm looking forward to your queer music special!

    Attached is a photo of myself, listening while I take a walk outside, getting what exercise I can.

    Again, thank you."

    Ginnie Vigansky emailed: "Dear Marc, First, let me say how grateful I am for your podcast and how much I appreciate your passion for Celtic music and your desire to help this wonderful community. I have not had the opportunity to download any special downloads yet, for now I'm just happy to be part of this wonderful community you are building.

    I hope you will indulge me while I share my history of your podcast with you.

    I have always been drawn to Celtic music for whatever reason and have always enjoyed finding new Celtic artists. In the early 2000s while at university I discovered a Celtic music show on our local public radio and quickly became a regular listener. I listened for many years and it became part of my Sunday morning tradition.

    Shortly after meeting a very special man (who eventually became my husband) in 2013 the radio station changed the time slot of the Celtic music show and it was no longer convenient to listen to. My husband, knowing how much this music meant to me, started to look for other ways to continue this Sunday morning tradition and several years ago he discovered your podcast, and we've been listening ever since.

    I really appreciate the variety of music you play and it has been nice to hear some artists I was familiar with before finding your show; like Heather Dale, Elixir and the Gothard Sisters...and I've so enjoyed learning about so many new artists.

    After about a six week break from listening I started to listen again and find myself again grateful for your hard work to make this show happen. My husband died unexpectedly at the end of May and listening to your show again while making Sunday breakfast brings back many fond memories of my Sunday mornings with the most remarkable man I've ever known. Thank you for helping me continue this wonderful tradition, although now tinged with some sadness, it is also full of wonderful memories.

    I've been meaning to subscribe to the podcast for some time and finally did so today. I would like to make my support for the show in honor of my wonderful husband and partner, Paul Vigansky.

    Thank you so much for all you do. With warmest gratitude, Ginnie L. Vigansky”


  • Posted on 27 Aug 2020

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