Irish and Celtic Music PodcastAuthor: Marc Gunn
19 Nov 2018

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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If you love Celtic music, then céad míle fáilte! 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 shows on Apple Podcasts and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. Subscribe right now! Did I mention, it was FREE?

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    Pandora's Box #384

    We're opening Pandora's Box with great Celtic music from The Flying Toads, Warbelow Range, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Dylan Foley, Ed Miller, Raglan, Abby Green, Event Horizon, Spencer & Beane, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Bill Grogan's Goat, Damanta, House of Hamill, Julia Lane.
    http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

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

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you 4 or 5 cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

    It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:03 "The Miller's Maggot" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

    4:48 "Luca at the Beehive / The Moving Clouds / Splendid Isolation / Dinny O'Brien's" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

    10:12 "Botany Bay" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

    14:39 "De Dannan's / O'malley's March / Conway's" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

    19:27 "Leezie Lindsay" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

    24:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

    27:09 "The Far Rocks of Sheetrim" by Raglan from A New Dawn

    31:22 "Seoithin Seo Ho" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

    37:42 "Orion Nebula" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

    41:51 "My Lagan Love" by Spencer & Beane from Amhrain Saoil

    45:58 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    48:49 "Salonika" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from The Great War

    51:44 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

    55:53 "The Fall Song" by Damanta from The Drunken Priest and the ghostly hymns of autumn

    59:29 "Pandora's Box" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

    1:05:15 "Something to Come Home to" by Julia Lane from Song of the Sea

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

    Before get started with the news, I wanted to let you know that next week will be a rough time for me. My oldest daughter is having a very big surgery. I'm hoping I will have shows completed for you. But I feel like the world is turned upside down right now. I hope you will bare with me through the next couple months.

    I host two other podcasts. The Pub Songs Podcast which is currently replaying all of my albums. The other is Celtfather Music & Travel. It's a spoken word podcast where I share things from my adventures and thoughts that occur. Every now and then, it's highly Celtic-related. I did a recent episode on my Celtic Invasion of Oban Scotland in 2010. And most recently, I published a thought-provoking response to a recent episode by Seth Godin on "Anthems, Pledges and Change". I feel like it was a really interesting podcast and it is related to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast as well as my music. Give it a listen.

    Christmas is just around the corner. I am pleased to announce the first Celtic Christmas Podcast episode of the year is now online. You can subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com/about/

    To celebrate the holiday, I have a new Christmas Music Special that is now available. You'll get 2 Celtic Christmas CDs, Celtic Heartstring Christmas ornament and a podcast shirt for one incredibly low price. Follow the link in the shownotes at BestCelticMusic.net/shop for details.

    While you're there, you can also check out our free podcast app available on iTunes and Amazon.

    TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

    Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

    2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    Another podcaster told me recently that they had some great advertisers on their show. I was very happy for them.

    But the truth is, I am happier that this podcast is not influenced by record labels or publicists. The show exists first and foremost to help independent artists get heard. It's here to introduce you to the artists who are not under the thumb of some corporation. They don't have a big budget to promote themselves. They're just making great music. That's what I want to share.

    So this show is listener supported. No advertisers. No record labels. Your generosity funds the creation, production, and promotion of the show. In return, you get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that is now online.

    I want to thank our incredible Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Hunter Melville, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Nancie Barnett, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Theresa Sullivan. These generous people pledge $25 or more per month to make this podcast a reality.

    You can join our generous Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

    Jerry Murphy emailed back in May: "Hello Marc, Yes, I downloaded and have very much enjoyed listening to the lot.  I also have shared it with my executor, named Riley, for his enjoyment.  He is also a professional musician! I wish you well, as I do any of my ancestral countrymen (both Scottish and Northern Irish).  But I am a completely disabled veteran, with very limited means. Slainte!"

    Arika Lycan emailed from from Ypsilanti (ips-ill-an-tee) MI: " Good morning! I’m driving back home to visit my parents in Columbus Ohio, To pass the time with my mom while my dad has hip replacement surgery. I’m sure I’ll pop in my earbuds and listen to the rest of this episode which will keep me in good spirits. Maybe I’ll even share an ear bud with my mom :-) Safe travels in Scotland!"

    Connor Hibbs emailed: "Hi Mark! Just re-listening to episode 360 while sitting and editing photos (That's what I do for a living) Hoping to get a job out before the day gets too warm so I can also spend some time landscaping my back yard. Just wanted to write to tell you I love your show and give a suggestion! I'm not sure how you edit the show together, but it would be great to have chapters embedded into the feed so I could skip back to the beginning of songs I really love.

    I totally realize that my suggestion would create a little more work for you overall in what is already without a doubt a labor intense process, and am definitely not saying that I would ever stop listening even if you choose not to go that route. Just wanted to provide a friendly suggestion for a feature from someone who really adores the show and feels that others might enjoy having something like that included! Sláinte!"


  • Posted on 15 Nov 2018

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    Ghost Stories #383

    Songs of ghosts and the bizarre with Celtic music from NUA, The Rowan Tree, Solasta, Purcell's Polyphonic Party, The Grenaways, Runa, Ciana, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Talisk, Templars of Doom, The Jackdaws, The Kilt Lifters, Bill Grogan's Goat, Marys Lane.
    http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

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

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you 4 or 5 cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

    It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:03  "Ghostrider" by NUA from FLOW

    8:11 "Neidges Awarra" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

    11:32 "Bedlam Boys" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

    16:04 "Emperor of the Moon" by Purcell's Polyphonic Party from An Invitation to Dance

    21:00 "Ghost" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows

    24:43 CELTIC FEEDBACK

    28:25 "Ain't No Grave" by Runa from Live

    32:52 "Winnie Hayes / I Buried My Wife and Danced On Top of Her Grave / Timmy Clifford's" by Ciana from Ciana

    36:03 "Ghost of Pierre Leblanc" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

    39:30 "Crooked Water Valley" by Talisk from Beyond

    45:35 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    47:08 "Michael Collins' Ghost" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

    51:30 "Banish Morrisons" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

    55:12 "The Cruel Sister" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

    1:00:02"The Devil's Trumpet" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

    1:06:25 "Dead Man Walking" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

    I want to start by sending out my heartfelt condolences to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. I'm so sick of the  hate that inspires these attacks.

    It reminds me of the attacks the Irish suffered when they first came to America. That hate is a plague. So I wanted to send out my Celtic solidarity for that community and all the disenfranchised communities who similarly suffer. We are here for you.

    I wanna thank you so much for listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. There are other podcasts sharing Celtic music. And they are fantastic. In fact, if you know of any Celtic podcast that's worth listening to, drop me an email. I'd love to share it with listeners.

    You are here because we're doing something a little bit different. We focus on independent Celtic music. These bands don’t have huge financial backers. They don’t have record labels. Working together, we are helping them live a dream. We are part of something bigger.

    So thank you for supporting this podcast and my dream to create an inclusive Celtic community.

    TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

    Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

    2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

    This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out this month.

    I want to thank our newest patrons of the podcast: Laura, Patricia B., Martin K.

    And finally, I want to give a huge thanks to Carol Baril. She is one of the all new Celtic Legends.

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

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

    Brandon Carl posted a picture on Facebook: "Listening to your Halloween podcast whilst playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 PC game!"

    Kerry Fergason posted a picture on Facebook: "On a road trip this weekend I discovered that this little guy, named Squirrel, whines unless I am playing your Irish and Celtic music podcast. Thank you Squirrel whisperer! — in Dallas, Texas."

    Mark Albright emailed: "Marc, Last year, when I upgraded my iPhone, I opened the Irish and Celtic Music podcast and noticed it defaulted to the very first episode. I looked through what was played and unplayed, noticed my listening has been sporadic at best, and decided I would start at the very beginning and go up until the most recent podcast. Well, a week and half ago, I got caught up.

    I've been listening to your podcast while cooking dinner, while cleaning my apartment, while driving to and from work. I also have it on when I've traveled up north and back, proving the podcast makes a great travel companion. You name it, you and the music has been in the background. Along the way, I've Favorited the Christmas music podcasts which has further proved the best way to listen to Christmas music is to have it played on Celtic instruments. But the biggest story I want to share involves your Celtic Music Workout specials.

    I started listening to the first one when, completely by chance, when I went to the gym and worked the elliptical. It was a trip! The podcast got my heart rate up and kept me motivated to keep on going. I shared those two podcasts with my friend Roxanne, my nephew and niece-in-law - all of whom are long distance runners. I also shared them with the managers of the gym that I go to. They got a bang out of listening to them and liked how the music kept the momentum up throughout the podcast. So, if you are ever inspired to create any new Celtic Music Workout podcasts, please do so. They are appreciated! Keep up the great work on the podcast. It's greatly appreciated...well, at least by me. Slainte!"


  • Posted on 08 Nov 2018

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    Charmas are Stark Raving Celtic #382

    Listen to an entire album, from start to finish, by Charmas, a Celtic fusion group out of Santa Cruz, California. This band is gonna take you on a fun emotional ride full of awesome Celtic music.
    http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

    If you enjoyed this week's, please share it with ONE friend.

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

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you 5 or 6 cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

    It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    You get to Charma's newest album Stark Raving Celtic. If you enjoy it, show your support.

    1. The Highland Games Song
    2. Pancakes at Midnight
    3. She Moved Through the Fair
    4. The Dreaming Tree
    5. The Road to Hana
    6. Brains S.A.
    7. Jonny Hardie's Tumble
    8. The Meeting of Old Friends
    9. Spancil Hill
    10. Willie's Gone Awa
    11. Memories in the Wind

    by Charmas from Stark Raving Celtic

    "Bluenose" by Charmas from Songs of the Sea

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

    Once again, I am very pleased to share with you an album in full. From start to finish.

    I started this a number of years ago when I learned that DJs in the 70s would sometimes do they same. They would play an entire album from a band so you could hear what it was all about. I've done this with Jed Marum and Poitin. I'm actually restarting the Pub Songs Podcast and gonna share ALL of my albums on that podcast in the months to come.

    But today, I'm very pleased that Charmas were kind enough to allow me to share their brand new album. Elise, their piper, fiddler and band manager has been chatting with me for several months. She inspired me to listen to their new album. And it was beautifully made and a lot of fun.

    Elise tells me that Stark Raving Celtic is a concept album, best enjoyed from start to finish, with a lava lamp and a bottle of good whiskey. This diverse music collection opens with some mighty Irish and Scottish pub/comedy songs, including a blood-pumping anthem for Scottish Highland Athletes. Its instrumental tracks build from gentle melodies into full-on power sets, featuring various combinations of Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish snare drum, Irish bodhran, African hand-drumming, bass and kit drums. The grand finale is modern Experimental fusion, still rooted in Celtic music, but exploring a new direction for this diverse, and intensely creative group of musicians.

    Now there's only one track not included in this show and that is not podsafe. That's their recording of "The Auld Triangle". It kicks off the show. Hopefully, this episode will inspire you to check out the band and find out more about them. You can find them at charmasband.com.

    They are on Facebook, you can follow them on Spotify, and Elise has made several playlists with theirs and others music. I'll add those to the shownotes as well.

    Here are Four Spotify Playlists by Charmas:

    Elise says she would love to add music from all your bands to these playlists. All they need to do is comprehend the etiquette:

    1. LISTEN and pre-choose your best material for a particular playlist(s).

    2. FOLLOW the playlist (this is just common courtesy.

    3. THEN SEND your link(s) to the playlist curator.

    TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS

    Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

    2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

    I want to thank our newest patrons of the podcast: Melissa A.

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

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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


  • Posted on 01 Nov 2018

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    Celtic Halloween #381

    Happy Halloween with ghoulish Celtic music from The Here & Now, Diamh, Merry Wives of Windsor, Flowers of Edinburgh, Gone Molly, Melanie Gruben, Madman's Window, Wolf & Clover, 3 Pints Gone, Cara Dillon, Janette Geri, Stout Pounders, Finnegan's Hell, Heavy Blarney, Anne Roos.
    http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

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

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

    Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, I'll send you 5 or 6 cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. Thank you again for being a Celt of Kindness.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

    It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:04 "Winding Rambling Pumpkin" by The Here & Now from The Winding Stair

    6:19 "Bog An Lochan" by Diamh from The Hebridean Sessions

    11:23 "Three Ravens/Twa Corbies" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

    15:05 "Attack of the Moon Tigers" by Flowers of Edinburgh from Attack of the Moon Tigers

    17:51 "I Am Stretched on Your Grave" by Gone Molly from Gone Molly

    21:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

    24:11 "A Faery Song" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

    26:12 "Sam Hall" by Madman's Window from Avast

    31:36 "Si Bheag Si Mhor" by Wolf & Clover from Wolf & Clover

    34:37 "The Ballad of Roddy McCorley" by 3 Pints Gone from Live at the Shamrock Club

    37:47 "October Winds" by Cara Dillon from After the Morning

    42:07 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    44:57 "Barbra Allen" by Janette Geri from Among the Flowers

    49:43 "Pumpkin's Fancy" by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions

    52:03 "Dance Upon You Grave" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

    54:35 "Drowsy Tam Lin" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

    59:01 "A Bruxa [The Witch]" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

    Thursday, October 25 at 8:30 PM is my 5th annual Celtic Halloween Concert on YouTube. Every year, I share ghoulishly fun Celtic songs with a fun Halloween twist. It's like costuming in song. You can watch the show live or watch the replay on YouTube if you miss the concert.

    My Top Irish & Celtic Music Playlist is newly updated on Spotify.

    For the past couple months, I've accidentally published episodes with explicit language. As soon as I recognized my error, I fixed the files on our host server. Unfortunately, many platforms host files on their own servers instead of Libsyn's. This inspired a change in how I release shows.

    In the future, Apple Podcasts will be the only clean podcast. Explicit language may show up on Spotify or Stitcher or other podcatchers that don't pull the file directly from Libsyn each time. But if you listen on Apple Pocasts or even our free app, they will be clean if I catch it soon enough.

    Second, some folks have asked why many older shows don't appear in the app. Apple Podcasts only allows the most-recent 300 episodes to appear. So again, if you want better access to all of the shows, go get our free app on iTunes or Amazon.

    Finally, I've been advertising on Facebook for a few years now to promote the podcast and attract new folks. I would love your help in doing more. I recently asked The Selkie Girls to record one for the Women of Irish & Celtic Music. It was a huge success. I'd love to get some testimonials from you that can be turned into 30 second ads. Are you interested? Email me celticpodcast@gmail.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 it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

    2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

    I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Just like we are. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

    This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

    I want to thank our newest patrons of the podcast: Howard M., Bob H., Martin K., Glenn N., Jay M., Robert L., Maggie H., Mike C., John D., Stefan J., Kylie D.. Thanks also to Mary M. who raised her pledge.

    And finally, I want to give a huge thanks to Marianne Ludwig. She is one of the all new Celtic Legends.

    This tier is newly updated. Celtic Legends pledge a minimum of $25 per month. You see, when you pledge on Patreon, you can pledge per episode, but you can also set a maximum amount you're willing to donate to the podcast per month. If you're a Song Henger, you can pledge $5 per episode and limit it to four episodes (5 is the rare maximum I ever release in a month). But you can also limit it to one or two episodes and pay just $5 or $10 per month.

    As a Celtic Legend, you can pledge $25 per episode and then limit your maximum amount per month to $25. At the beginning of every month, I will read your name and all of our Celtic Legends to the community in thanks.

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

    I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

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

    Donald Willms emailed: Hi Mark, I found myself laying under the prairie stars with your voice and tunes tickling my ears.  My sister and I pulled into the Indian Head Campground after dark while driving through Saskatchewan.  I was about to pull out my tent but couldn’t bring myself to put a nylon veil between my eyelids and the endless heavens.  If only the wee eye in my phone could capture the enormous beauty before me as the crescent moon rises and comet dust blazes fiery streaks above. Cheers!  These words may have to suffice…"

    Charles Morley in Alabama replied to the Celtic Music Magazine email: "Really appreciate your site and messages, Marc. You do a great service to the ITM community. Don't have much of a chance to listen regularly but you present the best of a wide-ranging genre of music that would otherwise be impossible to track down and experience. News of new music (CDs etc.) is priceless, especially for the American audience. Keep up the good work!"

    Mike O'Byrne emailed: "Hi Marc, I thought about the podcast this Saturday as I was making a static line parachute jump with the Phantom Airborne Brigade, a group of former and current military parachutists who get together every month at Zephyrhills, Florida. Nothing like having some good music as you float down under that big round chute. I’m still replaying your Memorial Day Special, one of your best IMHO. If you know of any other Celtic music-loving former military airborne folks, send them our way. Age is no limitation. I am 74."

    Ross McMath emailed: "Hello, I listen to the podcast every day at work. In moments when a great reel or tune is being played it provides my whole being with joy. I copy all my favourite songs to be added to a few playlists I have going on Spotify (Celtic and Soft Celtic) - there are over 160 songs on the playlist already with more in line to be added. Thank you so much for all your efforts in finding and producing all this amazing music for an under-listened to but fantastic genre. Kind regards, Ross"


  • Posted on 25 Oct 2018

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    Lady Fair #380

    My Lady Fair, bring thee Celtic music from Childsplay, Dervish, Celia Ramsay, Fourth Moon, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Mithril, Brendan Loughrey, Donna Germano, Three Mile Stone, The Clumsy Lovers, Journey North, Murder the Stout, Arthur Hinds & the Round Table, Paisley Close, Donal Clancy.
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    One of the things I love about the Celts is our generosity. We give with kindness and without expectation to the people and causes we believe in. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

    VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20

    It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode. http://bestcelticmusic.net/vote/

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

    0:03 "Buddy's Strathspey / The Wooden Whale / The Farmer's Daughter" by Childsplay from The Bloom of Youth

    5:15 "Out on the Road" by Dervish from Midsummer's Night

    9:18 "Jeannie and Davie" by Celia Ramsay from Songs of My Father's People

    10:06 "Prater Park" by Fourth Moon from Ellipsis

    16:28 "Lady Fair" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

    19:45 CELTIC FEEDBACK

    19:59 "Josefin's Waltz" by Mithril from Tangled Up

    24:08 "Broad Black Brimmer" by Brendan Loughrey from To Those Who Fell

    27:01 "A Rosebud by My Early Walk" by Donna Germano from Celtic Echoes

    29:59 "Heather on the Moor" by Three Mile Stone from Three Mile Stone

    33:23 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

    33;58 "Checking Out" by The Clumsy Lovers from After the Flood

    38:31 "Past Times" by Journey North from Dance Towards Tomorrow Smiling

    43;15 "Foggy Dew" by Murder the Stout from Murder the Stout EP

    45:58 "Stormy Weather" by Arthur Hinds & the Round Table from In Her Name

    50:45 "Fair Maid On the Shore" by Paisley Close from All On A Day

    56:02 "The Concert Reel/My Love and I in the Garden Reels" by Donal Clancy from Close to Home

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

    CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

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

    I've been running into a problem of recent. A lot tracks I've published in this podcast recently had explicit language. I've tried over the years to keep this show clean, free from foul language. But it's gotten difficult. So I decided to announce a slight change to future procedures.

    I will still continue to to try and release a clean show, no explicit language. But I removed the clean content rating on all the feeds except Apple Podcasts. That's because each podcatcher shares music differently. Spotify and Stitcher download a copy and then stores it on their servers. That means, I cannot adjust the file after it goes out.

    If you listen via Apple Podcasts, then each file is taken from the Libsyn server individually. So I can edit the file and it will update on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and iHeartRadio for all future downloads.

    What this means for you is IF you hear explicit language on one of those podcatchers, first, I apologize if it offends you. Second, I would recommend you email me to let me know. Third, you can delete that file and once it is fixed, you'll be able to listen to the show with clean language after.

    I thank you so much for listening

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    2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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  • Posted on 18 Oct 2018

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