#306: Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games 2017

Enjoy some Scottish and Celtic music as we highlight musicians performing at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games of 2017 with Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Tullamore, Scotland Rising, Ed Miller, Willow and Her Giant, Jed Marum, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, The Selkie Girls, Reel Treble Band , Seamus Stout, Madi Davis, Skeleton McKee, Cleghorn, Murder the Stout, Jiggernaut. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://celticmusicpodcast.com/306/

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This week, we're doing a special on the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games. I decided to do this feature as an extra way to financially support the event. You see, every time you buy one of our compilation CDs or make a pledge to the podcast on Patreon, I donate some of the money to Celtic non-profits. Many of them are non-profit Celtic festivals. Last fall, I sent the Texas Scottish Festival a donation. I thought it'd be nice to promote the event with a special feature, especially since I have permission from many of the artists who are performing at the festival. You can find out more about the artists at texasscottishfestival.com and you can attend the festival May 5-7, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.

The first track was…

Battlefield Band is not actually performing at the Texas Scottish Festival, but Brian McNeill, one of the founding members, is. And since I don't have permission to play any of his music, I thought that'd make a nice alternative.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:35 “Tending The Steer / Sandy Thompson / The Calrossie Cattle Wife” by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

5:14 “The Ballad of Jack Dolan” by Tullamore from Wild and Wicked Youth

9:12 “Howl at the Moon” by Scotland Rising from Out of the Ashes

11:05 “Walk the Road” by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

14:26 “O'Carolan's Farewell to Music” by Willow and Her Giant from Demo

17:47 “Massacre at Glencoe” by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

21:29 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

22:40 “Jack Haggerty” by Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse from The Laverock Sang

26:16 “Norlan Wind” by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

30:38 “Renwick's Ferret/Road to Errogie” by Reel Treble Band from Reel Treble Band

33:51 “The Spanish Lady” by Seamus Stout from Off the Wagon

36:44 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:35 “The Moon” by Madi Davis from Above the Waves

43:30 “Before the Devil Knows We're Dead” by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

47:44 “Castle Kelly” by Cleghorn from Cleghorn

52:00 “Troosers” by Murder the Stout from Murder the Stout EP

56:45 “Miners Life” by Jiggernaut from The Well

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#305: Earth Day Celebration

Irish and Celtic music from Hearthfire Duo, Kennedy's Kitchen, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Old Blind Dogs, Smithfield Fair, Julia Lane, The Borrowed Angels, Mazz O'Flaherty, Harpnotic, Bow Triplets, Slan, String Theory, Barrowburn, Pipedance, Arthur Hinds, Sea Star, Sliotar. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/305

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:05 “An Irish Barn Dance” by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

4:00 “The Rose in the Heather/The Lonesome Jig” by Kennedy's Kitchen from The Birds Upon the Trees

6:45 “The Way Your Earth Moves” by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown from Sands of Aberdeen

10:16 “Newe” by Old Blind Dogs from Room With A View

17:01 “Fire in the Glen” by Smithfield Fair from 20 For 20

20:12 “Adoro te Devote/For the Beauty of the Earth” by Julia Lane from Going Home

24:39 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:48 “I Will Stand On This Land” by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

27:32 “The Meadow” by Harpnotic from Harpnotic

31:24 “One Spot on Earth” by Bow Triplets from One Spot on Earth

34:06 “The Green Fields of Amerikay/ The Wild Hills of Wannie” by Slan from Footprints

39:37 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:38 “Crested Hens” by String Theory from String Theory

44:45 “Shinin' Clear” by Barrowburn from Mist Covered Mountains

47:39 “The Fairy Reel/The Piper of Horseback” by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

50:53 “I Go to the Church of Trees” by Arthur Hinds from Tome of Mystery

52:40 “Hawthorn Tree” by Sea Star from North Winds

59:15 “All Around Lough Gill” by Sliotar from Fine Friends

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#304: Happy Thoughts

Thank happy thoughts while you enjoy Irish and Celtic music from Old Blind Dogs, Crikwater, Steel Clover, Garry O Meara, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Hearthfire Duo, Mithril Duo, Beer Belly, Tim Keeley, Claymore, Celtic Fusion Illusion, Shillaly Brothers, David Curley & Mick Broderick. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/304

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 “Nevertheless” by Old Blind Dogs from A Room With A View

6:41 “Drowsy Maggie/Maid Behind the Bar/Coughlin's First” by Crikwater from Crikwater

11:48 “The Silver Tassie” by Steel Clover from To Scotland with Love

17:20 “Jackie Coleman's/The Square at Crossmaglen” by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

20:58 “1874” by Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful

24:55 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:20 “Lannigan's Ball” by Hearthfire Duo from A Long Way From Home

29:40 “Outlander Set: Loch Lomond / Comin' Thro' the Rye / Clean Pease Strae / The High Road to Linton (feat. Andy Kruspe)” by Mithril Duo from Bottom of the Punch Bowl

35:36 “Whiskey You're the Devil” by Beer Belly from King of Bellies

38:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:10 “Albert McGinnis” by Tim Keeley from New Frontiers

43:40 “Grawel Walk” by Claymore from Claymore

46:23 “Francie” by Celtic Fusion Illusion from Walk the Tweed

51:18 “Happy Thoughts” by Shillaly Brothers from Shillaly Brothers

55:38 “This Train's Not Bound for Glory” by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

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#303: Laugh Along, Funny Celtic Songs

Laugh along with funny Celtic songs from Black Market Haggis, Plastic Paddy, Ed Miller, Sligo Rags, Crikwater, New Shilling, The Crimson Pirates, Seamus Kennedy, Andrew McKee, Merry Wives of Windsor, Emerald Rose, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts, Stout Pounders, Dust Rhinos, River Drivers, The Canny Brothers Band, Barleyjuice. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! bestcelticmusic.net/303

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:05 “Angus and the Kilt” by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

4:15 “Dicey Riley” by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

7:27 “I Wish They'd Do It Now” by Ed Miller from Live at the Cactus Cafe

10:53 “We're Irish Tonight (Hung Over in the Morning)” by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

14:32 “Three Drunken Maidens” by Crikwater from Crikwater

16:56 “Mary Mac” by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

20:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:35 “Irish Rover” by The Crimson Pirates from That's So Sad

24:56 “The Scottish Song” by Seamus Kennedy from A Smile and a Tear

28:06 “Orange and Green” by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

30:30 “Lannigan's Ball” by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

34:36 “Danny in the Jar” by Emerald Rose from Con Suite

37:07 CELTIC FEEDBACk

38:53 “Never Wed An Old Man” by Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts from Urstan

41:04 “Don't Go Blamin' Whiskey” by Stout Pounders from Thirst

44:50 “Drank the Whole Town Dry” by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave

47:54 “Hot Asphalt” by River Drivers from River Drivers

51:06 “Drunken Sailor” by The Canny Brothers Band from The Guinness Situation

54:50 “Weekend Irish” by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

BONUS

58:43 “Johnny Jump Up” by Beer Belly from King of Bellies

1:02:00 “The Scotsman” by Beltaine from Tilly's Jig

1:04:07 “Drinking for Two” by The Langer's Ball from Whiskey Outlaws

1:07:09 “Isn't It Grand, Boys?” by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

1:11:28 “Tie Me Down” by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

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#302: Fortunate

We Celts are quite fortunate, despite the challenges we've faced through the centuries, and especially when it comes to great Irish and Celtic music from Culann's Hounds, Poitin,Season's Melody, The Irish Experience, Sligo Rags, Cormorant's Fancy, Ken O'Malley, Merry Wives of Windsor, Flook, 3 Pints Gone, West of Mabou, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Beatnik Turtles, Blaggards, Celtica Pipes Rock. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/302

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:03 “The Carlow Set: Monaghan Twig/O'neill's March/Follow Me Up to Carlow/Brian” by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

6:41 “Blue Bear Polkas: Richard's / Willy Wink's / Blue Bear / Bill Sullivan's” by Poitin from Wish

10:54 “Fortunate” by Season's Melody aka Melanie Gruben from The Crossroads Faire

13:40 “Going Back to Israel” by The Irish Experience from The Irish Experience

17:17 “Roll Me Down the Mountain/The Switchback” by Sligo Rags from Roll Me Down the Mountain

23:48 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:32 “The Mummer's Jig / Munster Buttermilk” by Cormorant's Fancy from A Different Bird

29:14 “My Match Was Made” by Ken O'Malley from OMaille

32:56 “My Johnny Was a Shoemaker” by Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

34:45 “Beehive: The Beehive/Poon Hill/Vladimir's Steamboat” by Flook from Rubai

39:43 “Bonnie Portmore” by 3 Pints Gone from It's About Bloody Time

43:58 CELTIC FEEDBACK

45:56 “Rannie MacLellan” by West of Mabou from West of Mabou

50:34 “Joe Coburn” by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

54:33 “What Would You Do (If You Married a Soldier)?” by Beatnik Turtle from Sham Rock

56:02 “Bog Songs” by Blaggards from Standards

1:01:32 “Beyond Avalon” by Celtica Pipes Rock from Legends and Visions

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#301: Travelers

Let's go traveling now that St Patrick's Day is over with some Irish and Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Patrick Penta, Jim Cope, Battlefield Band, Katherine Nagy, Avery LeVine, Byrne and Kelly, Garry O Meara, Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty, PaddyGrass, Get Up Jack, COAST, The Prodigals, House of Hamill. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! http://bestcelticmusic.net/301

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As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Keith Gibson, Julie Iler Jones, Angie Arnold. Thank you so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:03 “7 Fig For A Kiss/Olive For a Kiss” by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

3:10 “Farewell to Music/Abercairney House/Andrew & His Cutie Gun” by Patrick Penta from When I Was a Young Man

8:56 “Ruffled Drawers/When First Unto This Country” by Jim Cope from King of Ballyhooley

13:08 “Return to Kashmagiro/The Cuddy With the Wooden Leg” by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

16:19 “Traveler's Song” by Katherine Nagy from Gypsy Lady

21:19 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:26 “Patsy Hanley's/The Boys of Ballisodare/The Crosses of Annagh” by Avery LeVine from Lonesome City

26:26 “Belfast” by Byrne and Kelly from Echoes

31:01 “Stealth” by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

35:06 “Pointe Aux Pins” by Beth Patterson/Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

38:30 CELTIC FEEDBACk

39:59 “The Minstrel Boy” by PaddyGrass from PaddyGrass

43:22 “Las Vegas” by Get Up Jack from The Road Home

46:52 “Big Blue Sky” by COAST from Coast

52:05 “Mountain Dew” by The Prodigals from Brothers

55:54 “Nightmare” by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one band. That's it. Your vote will help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes 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 celticmusicpodcast.com.

#300: 2-Hours of St. Patrick’s Day Music

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast! We are happy to bring some great Celtic Music from Garry O Meara, String Theory, Emish, Prydein, Plastic Paddy, Patrick D'Arcy, Kilrush, Andrew McKee, Beltaine, Finbar Furey, Black 47, Drone, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Thomas Patrick Kenny, Seamus Kennedy, The Muckers, Mitchell and Vincent, Abby Green, The Led Farmers, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, The Brayzen Heads, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Elders, NUA, Jim Cope, Battlelegs, Black Market Haggis, Sisters of Murphy, In For A Penny. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/300/

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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

We have a big feature on iTunes this week. So if you're new, I want to welcome to the incredible world of Celtic music. We celebrate St Patrick's Day all year long.

Every week, you get an action-packed, hour-long show full of Celtic music. Many of these bands are small, independent artists whoh don't have the financial support of a giant record label. They can't afford a publicist. So I bring you their music for free… with the hope that you might find a new favorite band and buy their music.

If you enjoy what you hear. Please support the artists. You can also support this pdocast by sharing it with your friends.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

As always, I want to send out a HUGE thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special.

Thanks to our newest patrons: John OConnor, Keriann Noble, Mary Botkin, Samuel G, Donald McLeod, and a extra special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

Listen to past St Patrick's Day episodes on our website. You can also find other St. Patrick's Day shows to check out, including St Patrick's Day Podcast and Pub Songs Podcast. I posted a 2-hour St Pats Special there last week.

Best Irish Drinking Songs Lyrics

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes right now. Click here to read the article and download the MP3s.

* 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

Dan Cunningham emailed me on Facebook: “Thank you Marc for your podcast and all you do for the Celtic community. I've been an advid fan for years We receive your podcast on TuneIn and it's tradition that my wife and I listen to the new podcast every Saturday morning during our breakfast. My wife Cindy and I live in the North land of Minnesota and we both look forward to the weekends and the Irish and Celtic music podcast. God bless.”

Google changed their voicemail service. I can longer download the audio files. Fortunately, their voice-to-text feature is pretty good.

I got a voicemail from Heidi Jane: “Hey Mark, I just wanted to say thank you very much for including me. It's really an honor, and I'm just grateful. It's a good time of year to remind me to tell people about your podcast. Thank you so much and happy Saint Patrick's day. I'm really glad that you are doing this for everybody and for the music. It's very noble and wonderful. Take care.”

Jason Roberts sent: “Hey mark, I've been a listener since pretty much the beginning and I just want to send a huge amount of congratulations out to you for your 300 episodes. I record audio and produce learning video for my job in the computer world, so I truly understand the huge effort that goes into planning and recording your audio and producing these podcast sessions. I also dabble with playing guitar and my favorite music to play is Irish trad music. You're an inspiration along with all the artist that you help, and I wish you the best on your next 300 episodes. Hey, man when you finish this next podcast. Take a few minutes and enjoy a pint or three of the black stuff.”

This Week in Celtic Music

0:07 “The Jolly Beggarman/Whiskey Before Breakfast” by Garry O Meara from Pickin' Time

5:10 “Dowd's #9/ Bag of Spuds/ The Tamlin” by String Theory by String Theory

8:52 “P Stands for Paddy” by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints

14:28 “Backdraft” by Prydein from Loud Pipes (Save Lives)

18:16 “Muirshin Durkin” by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

20:47 “Song & Hop Jig: The Whistling Thief / The Rocky Road To Dublin” by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

25:11 “Charlie on the MTA” by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

29:05 “Sailor's Wife Set” by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

31:40 “Two Hours After St. Parick's Day” by Beltaine from Jump at Samhain's Fire

35:08 “Up By Christchurch And Down By St. Patrick's And Home” by Finbar Furey from Colours

39:25 “St Patrick's Day” by Black 47 from Last Call

43:24 NEW PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

44:07 “Branle Double” by Drone from Drone v Awen

46:29 “Merry Ploughboy” by Wild Colonial Bhoys from Century

50:13 “Raglan Road” by Thomas Patrick Kenny from The Music of Turlough O'carolan and Other Irish Treasures

53:30 “The Irish Pub Song” by Seamus Kennedy from Tricky Tongue Twisters

56:10 “Old Dun Cow” by The Muckers from The Muckers

1:00:09 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

1:01:03 “Morgan Rattler – Lads of Alnwick” by Mitchell and Vincent from Circling the Square

1:07:38 “She Moved Through the Fair” by Abby Green from Why Should I?

1:11:05 “The White Set” by The Led Farmers from Katie

1:14:42 “Song of the Celts” by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

1:18:16 “Whiskey in the Jar” by The Brayzen Heads from Floored

1:21:52 “Clawhammer Reels” by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

1:24:37 “Finnegan's Wake” by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

1:28:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:31:10 “The Miners” by The Elders from Story Road

1:35:28 “YK INN” by NUA from FLOW

1:40:17 “Irish Rover” by Jim Cope from King of Balleyhooley

1:43:26 “Wild Rover” by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes

1:47:58 “Whistling Postman Set” by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

1:51:59 “Green Over Red” by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

1:58:50 “Parting Glass” by In For A Penny from Every Day Should Be St Patrick's Day

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 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes 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 celticmusicpodcast.com.

As heard on iTunes

#299: St Patrick’s Day Celtic Top 20

This extra-long St. Patrick's Day special highlights the Best Celtic Music of 2016 as voted on by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from The Gothard Sisters, Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Ockham's Razor, Black Market Haggis, Stanley & Grimm, Sarah Marie Mullen, Skeleton McKee, Burning Bridget Cleary, Innisfall, Reel Treble, Liz Schettner, Faerydae, Corktown Popes, Rachel Hair Trio, Young Dubliners, Niteworks, Spirited Lads, Michael DeAngelis, Syr, Steel City Rovers. Listen. Like. SHARE. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! celticmusicpodcast.com/299/

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Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take Celtic music fans on an adventure of a lifetime. This is not your typical wham-bam-thank you m'aam tour. We travel in small groups. We explore the Celtic history of different regions. We don't need to see everything, because this is a vacation. Instead, our invasion brings out the relaxation and magic of our adventure. In 2018, you can join me on a Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sign up to the mailing list at celticinvasion.com.

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at celticmusicpodcast.com. And you can support this show on Patreon.

If you're new to this show on iTunes or elsewhere, I welcome you. My goal is to bring together small indie Celtic bands with Celtic music fans. So each week, I share an hour-long episode packed full of amazing indie Irish and Celtic music. Most of the bands, you have probably never heard of. Yes, there some that are turning heads in the Celtic music scene. But most are small. They don't have a record label. They can't afford a publicist. But the music is just as good. They deserve to be heard.

So if this show moves you, please do us all a BIG favor and SHARE IT on social media. Or tell a friend. Help spread the word.

Now with every episode I ask you to vote for your favorite bands in that episode. At the end of the year, I compile all of your favorites into this show–the Celtic Top 20. These are the Top 20 Celtic bands that you thought were the best in 2016.

When you're done listening, go cast your vote. Then listen to past episodes and to the same. You can do all of that on the website at celticmusicpodcast.com/vote/.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS:

We have a new YouTube Channel. To subscribe, follow this link.

If you haven't downloaded your Free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app, go to iTunes or Amazon and do so today.

I have a free internet concert this Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm CST. It's concert window. You can register to watch for more details. It's FREE!

I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Dieter Zimmerman, The QUASOR Podcast, Georg Macku, Sue Campbell, Jon Chamberlin. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

Finally, I hope you listened to show #298: 17 for St Patrick's Day. Because you can download all 17 of those songs and tunes next Wednesday March 15th. Just subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine to get notified about it.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

Next episode will be released the St Patrick's Day is our 300th episode. So I want to ask you for your phone calls that I can include in that and other upcoming shows. Please call in.

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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

jdemonz reviewed the show on iTunes: “Great diverse selection of Celtic music. Very uplifting. I like listening to it in the mornings to start my day.”

Gypsy Lee from Piatt, IL posted on Facebook: “So glad that I found this podcast! I often listen to it whilst drifting off to sleep. At the moment, I'm listening to it whilst cleaning my art studio. Thank you for all the lovelies, as it reminds me of my dear Granny, whose family came through the Appalachian Mountains from County Wicklow to settle in Illinois in the 1800's. Many blessings”

Anthony Becker posted a comment to SONIC IMPULSE and tagged us: “Heard your music on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Album purchased! Page liked! Hope to hear more of this amazing music in the future!”

He did the same with Ed Miller: “I heard Ed Miller on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and had to immediately buy an album. Now I see this page with amazing photos of Scotland! Reminds me I need to get there someday soon.”

Kersti Luik commented on Patreon: “Great show, as usual. Listened while cleaning up my place. I had time to actually listen to it, not just hear it, as when I do my school work. All the best greetings to you and our fellow invaders. So sorry I have been too busy with my studies and had no time to contact, but I'm thinking about you all 🙂 Longing to see you one day!”

This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 “Hummingbird” by The Gothard Sisters from single

5:37 “Passing Train Juniper Jig” by Heidi-Jane Schwabe from Bonus Tracks

10:22 “Are You Alright, Liz” by Ockham's Razor from Job's Comforter

15:13 “Shandon Bells Set” by Black Market Haggis from EP

18:50 “Fiddler's Green” by Stanley & Grimm from Another Round

22:48 “Planxty Irwin” by Sarah Marie Mullen from We Brought the Summer With Us

27:44 “Strathmartine Mains (Love and Freedom)” by Skeleton McKee from Leave The World Laughing

30:02 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

32:01 “Chloe's Passion” by Burning Bridget Cleary from These Are the Days

36:07 “I Know My Love” by Innisfall from Innisfall

39:30 “Spotted Dog/The Swallow's Tail/Donegal Lass” by Reel Treble

41:38 “Up High” by Liz Schettner from Up High (EP)

46:44 “The Fiery Warlocks” by Faerydae from Changeling

50:21 “Tonight It's Joy” by Corktown Popes from And Also With You

54:52 CELTIC FEEDBACK

57:20 “Angel” by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

1:01:06 “Seeds of Sorrow” by Young Dubliners from Nine

1:04:08 “Obair Oidhche” by Niteworks from NW

1:09:06 “Bold O'Donahue” by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

1:11:40 “Lost in Cork” by Michael DeAngelis from Son of a Dunigan

1:16:52 “I Drove My Father to Drink” by Syr from Home

1:21:18 “Guinness For Two” by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

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 2016 episode.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes 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 celticmusicpodcast.com.