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Mar 15, 2018

Happy St Patrick's Day with 17 Free Celtic MP3s for the holiday on show #350. You'll enjoy Celtic music from Runa, Alasdair White, Jodee James, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, McDerry, Na Skylark, Jil Chambless, John Taylor, Scooter Muse, Melanie Gruben, The Gatehouse Well, Jesse Ferguson, Kilmaine Saints, Brynmor, Templars of Doom, Kilrush, Claymore, Tuatha Dea. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/

Listen and share this podcast. Download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. 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

Don't just see the world. Go on a relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music fans, just like you. We won't see everything. Instead, we will stay in one area. We will get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can help me decide where we should go into 2019. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC

0:08 "The Hunter Set" by Runa from Live

6:49 "The Cockerel in the Creel" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

10:36 "Titrwm Tatrwm/Hiraeth" by Jodee James from Lady of the Fountain

14:48 "Off She Goes" by Bridgid's Cross from Live without an Audience

17:52 "Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

20:39 "Pirate Dan" by McDerry from Chandler

23:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:53 "The Irish Marche" by Na Skylark from Old Ceol

28:23 "Mary and the Soldier" by Chambless, Taylor and Muse from Live at NTIF

31:31 "The Leprechaun" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

32:49 "Calliope House Set" by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

37:41 "Rare Old Mountain Dew" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

40:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

41:53 "Pennsylvania's Finest" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos

44:44 "Musical Priest" by Brynmor from The Great Hill

46:55 "Saint Patrick Saved Ireland" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

50:38 "Wild As the Heather" by Kilrush from The Basement Sessions

55:39 "Will Ye Nae Back Again" by Claymore from Claymore

"Aeilin Duinn" by Tuatha Dea from Kilts and Corsets

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/.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST!

Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Sounds pretty horrible, right? All you have is boring music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Our incredibly generous people bring you hours of great Celtic music. You can help celebrate Celtic music and culture and keep this show running every week. Become a Patron of the Podcast at http://patreon.com/celticpodcast

Thanks to our Celtic Legends: Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville ,John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali. These generous people pledge $10 per episode to keep this show running.

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 podcast 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.

Happy St Patrick's Day my friends. This is an extra-special episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Every year since 2005, I release an article titled "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St Patrick's Day". I follow it up with a podcast that highlights all of the music that you can download for FREE! This is that podcast.

I want you to listen to this show. Then head over to the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com, and follow the link to download all 17 tracks in this show with no strings attached. It's a simple ZIP file that you can download to your computer, unzip, and start playing. It's super easy.

And this is sort of what you get every month when you become a Patron of the Podcast as a Song Henger, pledging at least $5 per month. You get a full album of Celtic songs and tunes from many of the artists featured in this show.

Follow the link in the shownotes.

Of course, if you enjoy any of these artists, then I hope you will find a way to support them. Start by signing up to their mailing list and learning more.

I want to send out a big thanks to Apple Podcasts. They gave us a big feature this week in the app, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Welcome to all the new Apple Podcast subscribers. I hope you enjoy the show.

If you're not following us on Facebook, I don't know what's up with you. Every time I see a band share a St Patrick's Day show, I share it on the feed. And of course if you're in a band, use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews if you want me to see it.

Last week, I release a new CD inspired by the TV show Firefly. While I play a lot Sci Fi Drinking Songs, I got my start playing Celtic music. That's why I released Celtic Music 6-Pack. You can now own six of my most-Celtic albums packed full of Irish and Scottish Songs. You can even get them at 50% off. Go to CelticMusic.org/6pack for details.

You can read more of my own St Patrick's Day 2018 news on my blog or check out St Patrick's Day Music Party.

Have you ordered your Irish & Celtic Music Podcast sticker or t-shirt? Visit our podcast store at bestcelticmusic.net/shop to see all of the great merch we offer. Your generous purchases keep this show running.

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/

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

Karl emailed a photo: "Hey, Celtfather, I'm moving into a new house in a week.  Your podcast's upbeat rhythms are keeping me going while packing boxes and boxes of papers from my office.  At least my photographs from Ireland and Scotland are digital--zeros and ones are so much lighter than prints."

I hope the move went well Karl!

John Thompson emailed: "Hey Marc, I was listening to episode 338 (Christmas show) of the Irish & Celtic Music podcast and was blown away by the song "Glasgow Christmas Rain" by Highland Reign. I went on Youtube and watched just about every Highland Reign video I could find. Then I went to CD Baby, bought 3 of their CDs and downloaded a fourth. I'm going to post a message to their website to say how amazing they sound and that I heard them on YOUR show. They're from the midwest so I probably never would have discovered them without the Irish & Celtic music podcast. (I'm in Philly and the only other Celtic group from the midwest I've run into in this neck of the woods is The Elders -- another fantastic band!). You ABSOLUTELY make a difference! I've been a Celtic music fan for a long time but have only been a listener and patron of the Irish & Celtic Music podcast for the last few years. I wish I had found it sooner. Your podcast never disappoints!"

Thank you SO MUCH, John! I love hearing about which bands and songs inspire you. And that you're actually buying music.

Musicians have it tough in this day and age. I'm extremely pleased that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast can connect Celtic bands with Celtic music fans. It's a challenge. But that's why I am here.

So keep listening. Keeping telling your friends about the show. And when this episode is over, go thank one of these bands for being awesome!