#290: Instrumental Celtic Music

Instrumental Celtic music is one of the driving forces of Celtic culture. Enjoy Celtic tunes from Andrew Finn Magill, Runa, Bill Troxler, Battlefield Band, Wolf & Clover, Myddle Earth, Vicki Swan, Oisin McAuley, Jed Marum, Crepuscule, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga, Sons of Malarkey, Susana Seivane, NUA. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/290/

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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 3-Hour Celtic Instrumental Show #204 and the Celtic Instrumentals #103

* TradConnect is accepting your votes for Album of the Year. I see several artists who've been featured on our podcast on that list, including: Andrew Finn Magill, Caladh Nua, Crepuscule, Innisfall, Jennifer Licko, NUA, Runa, Socks in the Frying Pan, We Banjo 3.

We have some outstanding artists on this show, and I really would love to support them for their generosity to this podcast. So do me a favor and go vote. Now I should point out that you do need to be a member of TradConnect and membership is free. But this will do wonders for our awesome musicians and our community.

* 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. We are just $25 away from 2-hours of Scottish music. And of course, next week, we have a 2-hour retrospective coming your way. Thanks to our newest patrons: Tony, Mark Muller, Michael Bromund, Terri Stinnett-Herczeg. Become a patron today!

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John Gimler in Indiana left a voicemail as well.

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I got a text from Dawsonville, GA. They wrote: “Listening to podcast #287 & prepping Triceratops bones”

From Neah Bay, WA: “Making Christmas cookies listening to your podcast”

Allan Marcotte emailed a Christmas picture: “I enclose a picture of the star for the top of my tree and it is special. This is the same star that topped the Christmas trees that I grew up with back in the 60's and 70's. For years my younger sister had it but did not use it. A few years back I asked for it. Well this year for Christmas, I found that she had sent it to me. Talk about a wonderful surprise and a flood of memories. I want to wish you and your family a most Merry Christmas and joyous New Year”

This Week in Celtic Music

0:43 “The Green Fields of Glentown / The Old Dudeen / McFadden's Handsome Daughter” by Andrew Finn Magill from Roots

5:37 “The Hunter Set” by Runa from Current Affairs

11:27 “Irish Wind” by Bill Troxler from 12 Degrees of Separation

16:00 “The Canongate Twitch / Steamboat To Detroit / Twenty Pounds of Gin / Break Yer Bass Drone” by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

20:18 “Sí Bheag Sí Mhor” by Wolf & Clover from Single

23:39 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:06 “Cliffs of Moher” by Myddle Earth from Celtic Jigs & Reels

27:55 “Fikavalsen” by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Single

30:47 “Quebec Reels” by Oisín McAuley from Far From The Hills Of Donegal

34:29 “Calla's Waltz” by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

39:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:20 “Mrs Stewart of Grandtully Set” by Crepuscule from Horizon

47:32 “All Set for St. Pat's” by Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga from Electric Green

50:38 “Fiona's Chicken & Waffles” by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

52:11 “Foliada do Quinteiro” by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos que Volven

58:24 “Wide Open” by NUA from FLOW

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#289: Auld Lang Syne

And so ends another year of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Eleven years and still going strong. We're gonna close out the year with some amazing Celtic music from Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty, FIMM, The Selkie Girls, The Here & Now, Runa, House of Hamill, The Gothard Sisters, The Triskells, Kevin Tyler, Naomi's Fancy, Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings, Barleyjuice, The Elders, Heather Dale, Connemara Stone Company, Seamus Kennedy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/289/

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Notes:

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

* 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 get 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. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 “O'Donnell Abu/Men of Harloch” by Beth Patteron/Patrick O'Flaherty from Caelic

4:18 “Sweeny's Buttermilk” by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti

6:49 “Mo Nighean Donn As Boidhche” by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

10:56 “Lovely Miss Gunning” by The Here & Now from Ladybird

15:22 “The False Knight Upon the Road” by Runa from Current Affairs

20:45 “Guns of the Magnificent Seven” by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

24:34 “The Boatman's Call” by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

28:02 “Cooley's Reel/The Glass of Beer” by The Triskells from The Triskells

31:32 “Broom of Cowdenknowes” by Kevin Tyler from Conor Savage

35:03 “Sergeant Early's Dream” by Naomi's Fancy from Crossing Borders

39:27 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:02 “Men of Worth” by Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings from No Bedrolls or Backpacks

42:47 “Dear Ould Ireland” by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

47:55 “Hangover Hill” by The Elders from Story Road

50:58 “Fair and Tender Ladies” by Heather Dale from My Celtic Heart

54:34 “The Voice” by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

1:01:17 “Auld Lang Syne” by Seamus Kennedy from Goodwill to Men

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#288: Celtic Peace Maker

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast brings peace to families, or at least that's John from Oregon says in this week's Celtic Feedback. Enjoy some awesome Celtic peace making music from Poitin, Vince Conaway, Shillelagh!, Hugh Morrison, Seamus Kennedy, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Drunk & Sailor, Vintage Wildflowers, Andrew McKee, Sligo Rags, Doug Folkins, Spirited Lads, Secret Sky, The Prodigals, Sisters of Murphy. Shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com/288/

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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* There's just 3 days left until Christmas. Awaken your Christmas spirit in 2016 with 4 episodes of Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

* 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.

Super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

* A few notes about Patreon. per episode. set a max donation. if you have problems with your credit card, cancel and restart.

* Two past instrumental-only shows: Celtic Instrumentals #103 and 3-Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music #204

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Please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.

Daniel E Bednar emailed a picture: “Your podcast is a common companion during the 90 min. commute to my banking job in downtown Tokyo. This was was one of the less crowded days on the train! Btw, I would selfishly like to suggest doing some episodes with nothing but instrumental music, no singing. They would be great for studying, another thing I do a lot of on the train! Keep up the great work, sir!”

Brian McCormick wrote in the shownotes: “thank you so much for all you do. At 74 years 11 months and reluctantly counting ?? , it is a real joy to still hear the music I grew up on”

John sent a voicemail from Oregon…

Belfast Andi sent a voicemail to say thanks

This Week in Celtic Music

0:26 “Last Beautiful Loneliness” by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

5:27 “Battle of Aughrim/Jenny Dang the Weaver” by Vince Conaway from Wanderlust

9:04 “Lish Young Buy-a-Broom” by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

12:10 “Diane Morrison/Bobby Morrison” by Hugh Morrison from Ali MacGregor's Music Collection

15:40 “The Day of the Clipper” by Seamus Kennedy from Sailing Ships and Sailing Men

19:17 “Step It Out Mary” by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

23:25CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:22 “Pint or So” by Drunk & Sailor from Doing What We Do

28:30 “Chattering Magpies Set” by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness

32:35 “One and Twenty” by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

34:16 “South Australia” by Sligo Rags from Rolling Me Down the Mountain

38:18 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:52 “Black Velvet Band” by Doug Folkins from Another Last Call

44:06 “Wild Rover” by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

46:44 “When I Was On Horseback” by Secret Sky from Secret Sky

52:37 “Home to You” by The Prodigals from Brothers

58:09 “Come Back to the Emerald Isle” by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

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#287: Irish & Celtic Christmas

Merry Christmas with Irish & Celtic Christmas music from The Irish Rovers, The Gothard Sisters, Jennifer Licko, Cherish the Ladies, Eddie Biggins, Caitriona O'Leary, Rosanne Cash, Rose and Thistle Band, Haggis Rampant, Heather Dale, De Ceadaoin, Irish School of Music, Golden Bough, Celtic Woman, The Barra MacNeils, Steel City Rovers.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* If you want to enjoy more Celtic Christmas music, the Celtic Christmas Podcast is has three new shows out this year. There over forty episodes with hours of free Christmas music and entertainment from Celtic musicians. Go to celticchristmasmusic.net to subscribe.

* 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 get 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. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron. Thanks to our newest patrons: 3rd Coast Celtic, Woodland Bard, Kirsten Nelson. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 “Christmas Morning” by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time of Year

4:13 “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

9:37 “Soilse na Nollag” by Jennifer Licko from The Lights of Christmas

14:20 “O Christmas Tree/Road Dust Slip Jigs” by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

19:21 “Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake” by Eddie Biggins from To Drive the Cold Winter Away

22:31 “Behould Three Kings” by Caitriona O'Leary Rosanne Cash from The Wexford Carols

26:49 “The Cherry Tree Carol” by Rose and Thistle Band from Celtic Christmas

30:43 “Canon in D” by Haggis Rampant from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged IN

34:07 “Two Cornish Carols” by Heather Dale from Spark

37:44 “Christmas Eve” by De Ceadaoin from Savor the Notes

43:39 “Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil” by Irish School of Music from Winter Air

47:41 “The O'Rourke's Feast” by Golden Bough from Christmas in a Celtic Land

51:57 “Joy to the World” by Celtic Woman from Voices of Angels

55:21 “Children's Winter” by The Barra MacNeils from The Christmas Album

59:18 “Christmas Eve Reverie” by Steel City Rovers from Grand Misadventures

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#286: December Celtic Music

For me, December means Christmas. But we can't get ahead of ourselves. We still have 24 days until Christmas. So let's keep the Celtic music rocking this December with music from Pitch the Peat, The Here & Now, Avourneen, Albannach, Ed Miller, Dom Duff, Angus Mohr, Sons of Malarkey, Susan Toman, The Selkie Girls, Plunk Murray, Tara O'Grady, Whalebone, Hearthfire, Karan Casey.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* You can see me perform with Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival for the last two weekends of the festival. Details are at KiltedKings.com.

* With just 24 days left until Christmas, you can listen to 2 episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast to awaken your Christmas spirit. I'm sharing episodes on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

* 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. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Olivier Marechal. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

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Ken Brixius wrote in the shownotes: “Been enjoying the podcasts since #1. Usually listen to several hours at a time while traveling to VA appointments. Very interesting blurb about you with #285. I was stationed in Vicenza, IT a bit before your time there, 1976-78. What is extremely interesting is that the post, Ederle, has absolutely no record of my company ever being there. 62nd Engineer Company was the only Atomic Demolition company, ever! 4th building on the left as you pass the main gate.”

Johnny Berry commented on Patreon: “Marc….your podcast are always good, but this one is the best that ya have ever done (in my opinion) THANK YOU”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:18 “An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat” by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

5:18 “Madison Avenue” by The Here & Now from Ladybird

10:26 “Eileen Oge” by Avourneen from Beloved

13:24 “Mons Graupius March” by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

17:41 “Ferry Me Over” by Ed Miller from Generations of Change

21:19 “Kig Ha Fars” by Dom Duff from XXXXXXXX

27:44 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

28:59 “Talisman” by Angus Mohr from The Heroic Adventures of Angus Mohr

30:57 “The Leaving of Liverpool” by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

33:49 “A Scotch Lament” by Susan Toman from Emerald Shores

36:21 “Shepherd Lad” by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

40:35 CELTIC FEEDBACK

42:22 “Star of the County Down” by Plunk Murray from Plunk Murray

44:57 “In Belfast Tonight” by Tara O'Grady from A Celt in the Cotton Club

48:12 “Floodplains” by Whalebone from Mirabilia

54:32 “Get A Little Irish” by Hearthfire from Finding Our Way

“The King's Shilling” by Karan Casey from The Winds Begin to Sing

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#285: Thanksgiving with Celtic Music

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for your continued support of Celtic music and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. This week, you'll be thankful for Celtic music from Jed Marum, The Gas Men, Jesse Ferguson, Mitchell and Vincent, Hugh Morrison, Hearthfire Duo, Mary Jane Lamond, New York Brogue, Pitch the Peat, The Saucy Rovers, Belfast Andi, The Beer Mats, Banna, The Muckers, New Shilling.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Kilted Kings are still performing at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival through the second weekend of December. Details are at KiltedKings.com.

* 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. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Rachel Barckhaus, Harvey Yaw. Help celebrate Celtic culture through music. Become a patron today!

* Every day from now until Christmas, you can listen to past episodes of the Celtic Christmas Podcast directly on Facebook or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and just about everywhere you listen to podcasts online. Subscribe at celticchristmasmusic.net

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Brian Mcreynolds shared a photo on Facebook: “I'm at work upgrading some temperature controllers. It's a lot nicer work with some Celtic music from your podcast.”

Eric Atkinson wrote in the shownotes: “I’m working and living in Pyongyang, North Korea. I don’t get TV or radio and I have very limited internet access. I rely on DVDs and podcasts for home entertainment. While on a breather trip to Beijing, I downloaded a lot of Irish and Celtic music podcasts and I listen to at least one every day. I’m listening to one now. Thanks for providing such great entertainment. It’s really appreciated in this challenging place to live. Keep up the good work.
p.s. I also play Celtic flute and with the lots of time I have to practice, I’m getting quite good. I’ve got my first private concert next Saturday. So, Irish and Celtic music will be played live on the International Compound in Pyongyang, North Korea next weekend.

Liam Smith posted on Facebook: “While listening to your podcast #284, 2-Hours of On Fire Celtic Music, my wife and I were quite taken with Innisfall's song, My Lagan Love. I didn't hesitate to order the MP3s from Amazon.com, and of course, I sent them a note to let them know where I found their music. Then, of course, I had to read all about them on their website. I'm well pleased!”

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:36 “Carrickfurgus” by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

5:21 “Liverpool/Plains of Boyle/Jolly Beggarman” by The Gas Men from Clement Street

9:22 “Arthur McBride” by Jesse Ferguson from The Butcher Boy

15:17 “Paddy Went to London/The Cliffs of Moher” by Mitchell and Vincent from Circling the Square

18:22 “Prisoner Song” by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

22:17 “A Minor Tradition” by Hearthfire Duo from Rising Tides

24:52 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:58 “Mairi Bhan Dhail As Eas” by Mary Jane Lamond from Storas

31:29 “The Banks of the Roses” by New York Brogue from Live from the Poor Mouth

34:08 “An Leanbh Nua/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver Hat” by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

38:40 “Old Ripppin' Wind” by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness

42:56 CELTIC FEEDBACK

45:08 “St. Patrick Was A Gentleman” by Belfast Andi from All That Glitters

47:14 “The Cheeky Goat” by The Beer Mats from Easter Lily

49:38 “Ciaran O'Connell” by Banna from Cheers!

52:20 “Eddie Connors” by The Muckers from The Muckers

56:38 “Mary Ellen Carter/Coal Miner's Reel/Christmas Eve” by New Shilling from Irishtown Sessions

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.

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#284: 2-Hours of On Fire Celtic Music

I went digging through my Celtic music archives and picked some of the hottest, on fire Celtic bands, musicians, songs and tunes for an incredible two-hour special thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Podcast. You'll hear Celtic music from Crepuscule, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Sisters of Murphy, Doolin', Innisfall, Poitin, The Led Farmers, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Ceili Family, In For A Penny, NUA, The Kilt Lifters, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Colleen Raney, Skeleton McKee, Saor Patrol, Spirited Lads, Paddy's Pig, We Banjo 3, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, The Fretless, Tuatha Dea, LQR, Adamh, Connemara Stone Company, Rachel Hair Trio, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Gothard Sisters.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* You have about a month left to get one of our 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. I'm gonna get with my designer to start work on the 2017 shirts. Stay tuned for that. If you want to save 10%, subscribe to our mailing list and look for the coupon code in the newsletter. If you want to save a lot more, become a patron.

* Christmas is just around the corner. So I am looking for Christmas music from Celtic bands. If you are in a band and have performed a Christmas song or tune, submit your music to 4celts.com. If you follow an artist who just released Christmas music, please let me know so I can contact them.

* You can find the latest news about bands in this show by visiting our Facebook page. We post news there each and every week.

* 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 get 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. You can help decide the next milestone by becoming a patron.

Thanks to our newest patrons: Brad Millar, Deb Green Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

A super special thanks to our growing Celtic Superstars: Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app will be coming soon, for free, to both iOS and Android. That was also part of our last milestone. I'm just trying to get some final graphics for the updated free app.

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Ray Chatterton posted on Facebook: “My last name is Chatterton and you cannot get much more English than that, but from my father's side of the family I have Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and a wee bit of German mixed in. Thus my love of this music. I found you by accident, but I adhere to the concept that there are no accidents … there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.”

John Thompson emailed: “Just a quick e-mail after listening to show #279. Another great one! A listener commented on the band Scythian. It's pronounced Sith' ee in. They're from the DC area. The founding band members (two brothers and now a sister) actually have Ukrainian heritage. They play quite an assortment of music including Celtic and folk — traditional, covers, and original material. A band you really need to see live to fully appreciate the energy they bring to their shows. Old Tin Can I think was their latest studio album but they followed that with a live cd called Old Time Good Time Tour. Give it a listen if you get the chance. Keep up the great work!”

Steven Rausch emailed: “You ask what we do when listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Well, I'm in the home stretch of a painting project on my 130-year-old farmhouse. I fire up my headset with your podcast, working my way from the newest to the ones I've enjoyed previously. A great way to work and makes the job go faster and easier. Also, I wanted to highlight a tune by the Elders, “Appalachian Paddy,” from a recent podcast. It's a long one but a great story of how the Irish came to my part of the country. Talk about an earworm. Thanks for your work and for making mine go much better.”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:44 “The Hosting of the Sidhe” by Crepuscule from Horizon

5:44 “Dowd's Favourite” by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

10:07 “Jack Haggerty” by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

13:16 “Le Jupon Blanc” by Doolin' from Doolin'

15:58 “My Lagan Love” by Innisfall from Innisfall

20:03 “Twenty Candles on Poitin's Cake” by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

24:42 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:37 “Row By Row” by The Led Farmers from Katie

29:15 “The Track for the Craic” by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

33:40 “Banks of Inishfree” by The Ceili Family from Ministry of Silly Folk

37:38 “Stumblin' Home” by In For A Penny from Every Day

40:22 “Smuggler Cove” by NUA from FLOW

46:16 “Come Out Ye Black and Tans” by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

50:20 “The Halsway Parade/The Quantock Reel” by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

55:14 “The Boys of Mullaghbawn” by Colleen Raney from Here This Is Home

1:00:13 “Crow's Nest” by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

1:03:23 “Spirit of the Planet” by Saor Patrol from Outlander

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1:08:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

1:10:46 “Pirate Smith of Bristol” by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

1:13:18 “Dan O'Leary, The Walker” by Paddy's Pig from Rebel Tooth EP

1:17:10 “Shove the Pigs Foot a Little Furter” by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

1;20:43 “Tom Malloy” by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Sociable

1:24:18 “Airbag (Featuring Ruth Moody)” by The Fretless from The Fretless

1:28:31 “Mavis McGee” by Tuatha Dea from Kith and Kin

1:33:44 PATRONS OF THE PODCAST

1;35:38 “Bully the Bullies” by LQR from 10 Pinter

1:39:43 “Willies aul Trews, Bunch of Keys” by Adamh from Adamh

144:30 “Boys from the Ruhr” by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

1:48:12 “Angel” by Rachel Hair Trio from Tri

1:51:58 “48 Hours in Belfast” by Wild Colonial Bhoys from On Our Own

1:58:03 “I Courted a Sailor” by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

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#283: Great Celtic Music Hiding at Renaissance Festivals

If you love acoustic Celtic music, you will find no better place to find great Celtic music than at Renaissance Festivals. Yes, I know the Celts had nothing to do with the “Renaissance”, but Celtic music is one of the most-popular musical styles found at Ren faires. It's one of the last places where you can find true folk music without electric instruments or drum kits. Today, you'll hear a lot of great Celtic songs and a few tunes from Sarah Marie Mullen, The Poxy Boggards, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Andrew McKee, The Ravens, 3 Pints Gone, Grey Aengus, Shillelagh!, Celtic Squall, Alabannach, The New Minstrel Revue, Cantiga, Minstrosity, Bounding Main, Lost Boys, Three Quarter Ale.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Special thanks to Renaissance Festival Podcast who helped me pick songs for this show

* You can see me perform with my group Kilted Kings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival every weekend in November and the first two weekends of December 2016. KiltedKings.com for details.

* 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 get 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. Special thanks to our newest patron Rick Bonney and to Hank Woodward who raised his pledge this week.

A super special thanks to our growing Celtic Superstars: Amanda Wiseman, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali

* Get the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast iOS app and Android app for free!

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:34 “King of the Fairies” by Sarah Marie Mullen from The Wild Woods

4:04 “Happy Jack's Undrinkable Ale” by The Poxy Boggards from Chorus for a Queen

6:46 “Marionette Jig/Spinner's Reel” by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

10:05 “The Boatman (Fear An Bhata)” by Abby Green from Fig For a Kiss

15:37 “The Path” by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

20:06 “Two Magicians” by The Ravens from Rise With the Moon

23:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:03 “The Diamond” by 3 Pints Gone from Health to the Company

28:22 “Boatie Medley” by Grey Aengus from Gaelic Soup

32:33 “Whiskey You're the Devil” by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

36:50 “Green Grow the Rushes O” by Celtic Squall from Celtic Squall

39:50 “Tweedle Dee” by Albannach from Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

45:30 CELTIC FEEDBACK

46:23 “Blackleg Miner” by The New Minstrel Revue from Far And Away

48:40 “Burley Mariners” by Cantiga from Once Upon A Time

51:24 “Do You Love An Apple” by Minstrosity from Why Am I Not Surprised?

55;12 “To Ireland” by Bounding Main from Going Overboard

58:12 “Rogues In A Nation” by The Lost Boys from Collected Quarto

1:02:07 “The Parting Glass” by Three Quarter Ale from Intertwined

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.

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