The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is not your typical Celtic radio program. Most play the same Celtic artists promoted by the top record labels. We focus on indie Celtic bands, the ones who don't get played but are just as good. You'll find them living in your town if you go looking. Great indie Celtic music from Nine-8ths Irish, Harpnotic, David Nigel Lloyd, Aisling, New Shilling, Kailyarders, Adamh, Emerald Dawn, Perkelt, Jim Sharkey, The Elders, Don Gabbert, Barleyjuice, O'Hanleigh.
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Al Marcotte emailed from Maine: “Marc, You asked what I do when I listen to the podcast, well I play backgammon on my computer. No not terribly exciting but it is what I do while I enjoy the podcast. I hear a song I like I go right to the notes and find out what it was, if it is a song I really like I click on Amazon and find it. I then either buy it on add it to my wish list to buy later. Keep up the great work!”
MaryFran posted in our shownotes: “Working from home today, overlooking the lake in my back yard, and enjoying the podcast. Thanks, Marc!”
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Lisa Dawson on Facebook wrote: “a pic of ‘what I'm doing while listening'…. Tablet-Weaving ‘Coptic Diamonds' pattern, as taught by John Mullarkey of MullarkyCrafts. Tablet- or Card-Weaving is an ancient craft, and I'm so grateful for such a teacher. Enjoying weaving while listening to The Celtic Music Podcast for St. Valentines Day!”
lyndystitches on iTunes wrote: “Really enjoy the variety of music. Listening while I am working all day at my computer keeps the energy going. Great way to pick up my day.”
Cpp Chris wrote on iTunes: “Thank you Marc for putting this podcast together. It has gotten me through three years of law school and two bar exams. It always seems to melt the stress away and gives me a little mental vacation. It has exposed me to some great artists, especially Colleen Raney. I also loved your Don't Go Drinking With hobbits”, one of my favorites. As someone who grew up listening to Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, it peps me up when you throw in some rock in the mix. Keep it up!”
Jennine Thompson sent a photo and wrote: “My family and I listened to your Valentines week Celtic love song podcast on our way to Monterey today. Here's a shot of the HUGE kelp forest tank in the Monterey Aquarium. Celtic jigs and reels work just fine though. (Plus some tears were shed for the Easter uprising love ballad.)
I found an email from Darcy MacPherson regarding show #221 who wrote: “Loved it. I was working on my book on tree spiritually and was writing the chapter on the Ash Tree – a sacred tree of Ireland. Thanks Marc Great Program!”
This Week in Celtic Music
0:40 “Farewell to Whalley Range” by Nine-8ths Irish from West of Ireland
4:35 “Dark Forest” by Harpnotic from Harpnotic
7:48 “Roll Back Columbia” by David Nigel Lloyd from Rivers, Kings and Curses
10:46 “George Brabazon/The Boys of Ballysodare/Reeping the Rye” by Aisling from Pilgrim's Road
15:40 “Out of the Blue (… We'll Always Have Brugge)” by New Shilling from New Shilling
20:04 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS
20:43 “The Black Well” by Kailyarders from The Black Well
23:56 “Kilmovee Jig/The Sleeping Fat Cat/Eddie Kelly's” by Adamh from Adamh
28:51 “Whiskey for My Mates” by Emerald Dawn
31:57 “Ai List Lo Lop” by Perkelt from Dowry of a Troll Woman
35:47 “Sweet Anne's Road” by Jim Sharkey from Sweet Anne's Road
42:06 CELTIC FEEDBACK
45:36 “Meetings of the Waters” by The Elders from Story Road
50:06 “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” by Don Gabbert from Alone on the Porch
54:08 “Songs For Sinners” by Barleyjuice from Bonny Prince Barley
59:55 “Ain't It Bloody Well Grand to be Irish (and Living in the USA)” by O'Hanleigh from Of Irish Crossings Told
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. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.