Celtic Podcasts

Even better than current online radio are podcasts. Podcast are downloadable radio shows. But better. Imagine your favorite Celtic radio show. Now imagine not waiting until Sunday at 10am to listen to it. You can listen to it ANY TIME you want! And since it’s internet-based, it is easy to find the show notes with links to each band and a place to buy their CD.

Podcasts are the wave of the future for traditional music. There are a ton of great podcasts available for you to find the music you want to hear. And if you don’t like one, there’s bound to be another that you’ll love. Programs like iTunes and Zune are free, and they will download the show for you, so you don’t have to do it by hand.


Celtic Podcasts by Marc Gunn

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

This is the granddaddy of podcasts. While not the first, it is the most-popular. Acoustic Celtic musician Marc Gunn hosts this twice-monthly show featuring the hottest independent Celtic bands online, including a large number of traditional Irish music groups. Some you can download through the magazine. All are amazing.

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Celtic Christmas Podcast

Every few days from the beginning of December until Christmas, the Celtic Christmas Podcast shares with you the Christmas music and entertainment from various Celtic podcasts online. This podcast features a wealth of Celtic Christmas craic for your holiday pleasure.

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The Celtfather

The Celtic Geek is a weekly podcast that features Celtic and Geek news, culture, and music. Do you like Celtic music and Irish music? Do you like Geek music or Nerd music? Do you attend Celtic festivals, science fiction conventions, or Renaissance faires? Do you love Sci Fi and fantasy movies, TV or film? Do you watch anything having to do with Ireland or Scotland? Do you love kilts? You’re not alone. You too are a Celtic Geek. Join Marc Gunn each and every week as he celebrates the Celtic Geek Revolution!

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St. Patrick's Day Podcast

Just because St. Patrick’s Day only happens on March 17th does not mean you can’t enjoy the holiday year round. The St. Patrick’s Day Podcast was created to celebrate the music and culture of the Irish through this great holiday.

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Marc Gunn’s Pub Songs Podcast

The Pub Songs Podcast is a personal podcast of Marc Gunn. It opens with a song from Ireland, Scotland and around the world that you may hear in pubs, plus, folk song lyrics and news. It also features rants, and raves and some of the favorite non-Celtic bands of Marc Gunn.

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Renaissance Festival Podcast

Not the purely Irish or Celtic, however, being hosted by the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine’s own Marc Gunn, it does feature a lot of Celtic music as well as folk music and comedy you might hear at Renaissance festivals.

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Free Celtic MP3s Podcasts from the Celtic Music Magazine

The Free Celtic MP3s Podcast features free MP3s from some of the best indie Celtic music groups online. We are pushing the limits with over 70 MP3s that you can download for free and share with your friends.

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Free Celtic Songs, Irish Songs and More Podcast

Now it’s fourth or fifth incarnation Free Celtic Songs, Irish Songs and More podcast is exactly as its name says, it’s free music for you. Every now and then, Marc Gunn, The Celtfather will offer up free Celtic and Irish songs from his various CDs. You are welcome to listen to them, download the music and share it with your friends. It’s free. No strings attached.

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Celtic Interviews

Welcome to the Celtic Interviews podcast. This show brings you periodic interviews with Celtic musicians, artists, businesses, organizations and individuals. My goal is to better connect the Celtic community by meeting some of the people who are a part of it.

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More Celtic Podcasts

Irish Fireside

You will get the inside scoop on Irish travel by listening to our podcasts where we feature premier tourist sites, off-the-beaten-path destinations and also add some Irish cooking and music to each episode.

Celt With a Twist

Celt in a Twist is dedicated to contemporary Celtic music. It’s a high-energy show that seems to have a lot of Celtic rockers and Celtic fusion. There’s a lot of Canadian Celtic artists where the show is produced. It’s an hour-long show and it comes out every week. So that’s a LOT of Celtic music on that podcast feed.

Copperplate CodPast

I saw this show a long time ago. But I finally listened to it last week. It’s fantastic. The show has 132 episodes. It focus a lot more on traditional music. So if you like instrumental Celtic music, you’ll really love this show.

Foot Stompin Scottish Music Podcast

The AyePodcast hails from Edinburgh, Scotland and is produced by Foot Stompin Records which highlights Scottish music groups. So the show features Scottish music. It runs about 30 minutes and is quite engaging.

Paddy Rock Radio

Celtic Rock and Celtic Punk.

Celtic Myth Podshow

Living stories of ancient myths. The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. It weaves together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts.


Authentic Irish music from the source.

The Engaging Ireland Podcast

Providing travel tips, guides to places of interest, interviews and all things Ireland.

Shite ‘n Onions

Celtic punk music

Sessions from the Shop

Mazz O’Flaherty presents Irish music straight from her wee shop in Dingle, Ireland. She has a ton of personality and outstanding taste in music.

Kitchen Party Ceilidh

This is an Indianapolis community radio show.


Podfaded Celtic Music Podcasts

These shows are currently podfaded, but they have a lot of great music and information that make them worth subscribing to:

Marc Gunn’s Pub Songs Podcast

The Pub Songs Podcast is a personal podcast of Marc Gunn. It opens with a song from Ireland, Scotland and around the world that you may hear in pubs, plus, folk song lyrics and news. It also features rants, and raves and some of the favorite non-Celtic bands of Marc Gunn.

Celtic Roots Radio

Here is a wealth of music to suit your tastes: Celtic, folk, folk/rock, Appalachian, bluegrass, Scottish, Irish, Breton, Cajun, singer/songwriter. if its Celtic, roots or acoustic music you want, you’ll find it here… on Celtic Roots Radio!

Éist Podcast

Éist is a monthly music podcast presented by Ronan Connolly profiling emerging Irish talent from a wide variety of musical genre. It is available on the first day of every month. In addition to the monthly podcast, you can download occasional ten-minute ‘Éist10? interviews throughout the season, as well as ‘Special’ edition downloads profiling established Irish performers.

Twin Cities Irish Music Podcast

The #1 Centralized listing of Irish bands, shows & Pubs. Irish music from the Twin Cities with features on what’s happening in the area.

Celtic Folk Podcast

The goal of Celtic Folk Podcast is to showcase the best of Celtic and traditional music from around the world, exposing this music to a new audience and encouraging the art of traditional music. Also included each week will be music that stretches the “Celtic” or introduces you to more “Folk” – hence the name!

Celtic Music News Podcast

This is the first Celtic music podcast online. Aaron Drake is an amazing Podcast DJ. His podcast largely features Celtic rock, but if you hear something more traditional, you know they are hot!

The 67 Music Celtic Broadcast

67 music is a NW Celtic music promotions company that strives to bring recognition to the folks that make this kind of music.

Celtic Dreamtime Podscape

A bi-weekly podcast of Celtic Dreamtime entertainment featuring stories of myths, legends and origins of traditions, interviews with local people keeping traditions alive,  along with songs and music from harper bards.

Angus Sessions

Folk and traditional music sessions from Scotland.

Your Weekly Irish Stout

Drink up me hearties! Irish Pirate folk group Irish Stout presents a weekly podcast featuring Irish songs, seafaring music and pirate music from across the seven seas.

A Brobdingnagian Minute

Celtic and folk music and entertainment from the Brobdingnagian Bards.

Paddy-Whacked Radio Podcast

Focuses on indie Irish music and includes some interviews.

Ireland – a musical journey

Podcast of Radio Swidnik from Poland. A lot of good Irish music. Podcast mainly in Polish but with a few words in English.


Podcasts That Are No Longer Available

Cleveland Celtic Podcast

Featuring the best Celtic Rock and Contemporary Celtic Folk Music, plus news and information for Celtic music groups performing in Cleveland.


Want to find some great Celtic Radio? We have links to that too.