#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

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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

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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#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

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Sytze Kamphuis posted on Facebook: “No watching a sad little screen for me on my twelve hour flight from Zurich to San Francisco. Just episode after episode of Marc Gunn's Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Thanks, Marc, for making my time in an aluminium tube actually seem enjoyable.”

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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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#282: Election Day Reprieve

The U.S. presidential election is nearly over. Thank goodness! I'm tired of the horrible Facebook comments. So I decided to have a little satirical fun with Super Tuesday by sharing Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Emerald Rose, Shauna Mullin, Andy Lamy, BOWI, The Beer Mats, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller and Robb Sansonetti, Flashpoint, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Gaelic Storm, Black 47, Celtica Pipes Rock, The Tossers, Slan.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Sharif Abed, Nicole Cullen, Sarah Bowland, David Hufford, Amanda Wiseman, Donna Vander Valk, Przemyslaw Kacprzak, Darcy MacPherson. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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We Hate Anime wrote on iTunes: “I don't really have a method to find or listen to Celtic music, though I love it, aside from this podcast. It's hella helpful”

Donna Holstine Vander Valk posted on Facebook: “Well, I've just happily pledged – I've been considering it a while, but when I saw you were $1 away from your goal…..well, it was just too tempting! Thanks for all your hard work. It is truly appreciated in Calgary, Canada.”

Annie Lorkowski posted on Facebook: “Hello Marc! You asked for photos from my recent Ireland trip… We took the ferry from Wales to Dublin, then the train to Galway, and a driving tour of the Connemara. We went pony trekking on the beach outside of Clifden, and visited the stunning Kylemore Abbey (here in the photo). I discovered your podcast after my first trip to Ireland, to keep the Irish inspiration in me until I got a chance to go back. And as I was listening to show #279, “Cead Mille Failte” was playing as my plane home flew over the Emerald Isle, and I must admit I got a little teary-eyed. Thanks for all you do and for inspiring me to go back.”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:40 “Poor Old Liza Jane/Dance Boatman Dance” by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

4;21 “Scatter the Mud/Tar Road to Sligo/Paddy Clancy's” by Emerald Rose from Celtic Crescent

7:52 “The Wee Weaver” by Shauna Mullin from Wishing Tree

9:40 “Reels: The Jug of Punch'Mrs. MacDonald of Clanranald (Lamey's)/The Repeal” by Andy Lamy from The New Blackthorn Stick

13:36 “Pound a Week Rise” by BOWI from Dry Land

17:32 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

18:32 “Peace One Day in Time” by The Beer Mats from Peace One Day in Time

21:40 “The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set” by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

26:04 “Riches, Women, an' Beer” by Ed Miller and Robb Sansonetti from My Own Brand of Crazy

28:21 “Black Rogue/Maguire's Kick/The Hunter's House” by Flashpoint from Jammed

33:11 “To Welcome Poor Paddy Home” by Makem & Spain from Up the Stairs

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38:54 “Green Eyes, Red Hair” by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

42:40 “Bankers and Gangsters” by Black 47 from Bankers and Gangsters

47:11 “The Princess and the Piper” by Celtica Pipes Rock from Legends and Visions

50:46 “Political Scum” by The Tossers from Agony

55:41 “Footprints” by Slan from Footprints

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Annie Lorkowski at Kylemore Abbey

Annie Lorkowski at Kylemore Abbey

#281: Celtic Halloween

Happy Halloween!  Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is back with another Celtic Halloween special with music from Faerydae, Barleyjuice, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Burning Bridget Cleary, Anne Roos, Crepuscule, Steve Holloway, Dust Rhinos, Beltaine, Doolin', Whalebone, Kilted Kings, Jasper Coal, Socks in the Frying Pan, Water Street Bridge, Bill Grogan's Goat, The Shams.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Thanks to Hank Woodward who sent me a bunch of Halloween song suggestions

* Hear more Celtic Halloween and Samhain songs in past shows.

* 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. We are $8 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Yves Bouyssounouse, Ashley Taylor. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:41 “The Fiery Warlocks” by Faerydae from Changeling

5:47 “Tim Finnegan's Wake” by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

9:53 “Strong Ciders” by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

14:23 “The Elfin Knight” by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats

18:05 “Roslin Castle & The Woods of Kilmurry” by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest

24:15 “Jack Ward” by Crepuscule from Horizon

28:28 “Geese in the Bog/Mist Covered Mountain/Queen of the Fair” by Steve Holloway from Next Stop, Seelie Court

34:47 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

35:32 “Mad Tom of Bedlam” by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave

38:42 “Jump at Samhain's Fire” by Beltaine from Jump at Samhain's Fire

40:50 “Ballad of Hollis Brown” by Doolin' from Doolin'

45:29 “King of the Fairies” by Whalebone from Rootsy Folky Live and Funky

48:37 “Ride On” by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

53:42 CELTIC FEEDBACK

55:19 “My Son John/George's Favorite” by Jasper Coal from Just the One

59:02 “The Halloween Set” by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

1:03:27 “Matty Groves” by Water Street Bridge from Danse Macabre

1:06:55 “Pumpkin's Fancy” by Bill Grogan's Goat from Second Wind

1:10:48 “Cruel Sister” by The Shams from Go On Home Boys

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#280: Work and Dance

Crank up the podcast so you can dance while you work with indie Celtic music from Doolin', Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore, Mary Jane Lamond, Pitch the Peat, Hugh Morrison, Grafton Street, MacTalla Mor, Los Paddys de Las Pampas, Atlantic Wave, Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans, The Gleasons, The Muckers, The Wild Irish Roses, Enter the Haggis, Ennis Sisters. celticmusicpodcast.com/280/

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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. We are $14 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker and CD in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Robert Buck, Pete Alexander, Mark McCaffrey, Rebecca, Hans Schutz, and to Jodie Purgahn who raised her pledge to the Song Henge level. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* If you joined me on Facebook over the past couple o'weeks, you would've read a bunch of Celtic Music Spotlights. If you ever wanted to find out more about the bands in the show, these short features are both informative and fun. Plus, this week, we posted a list of upcoming Celtic festivals for the next month. I'm hoping that will be a new regular feature.

* 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, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Amy Sherman wrote in our shownotes: “Hi Mark! Just wanted to say that your podcast has meant a lot to me the past 5 years! We recently moved to a family home in the Mississippi Delta, built in the early 1800's. It is an ongoing project to get it ship shape, and your weekly gift to us is always something to look forward to. We all (husband and toddlers included) listen to each podcast at least twice while we work and dance! Thanks again!”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:23 “The Road to Gleanntan” by Doolin' from Doolin'

3:40 “Glen Cottage #2/Glen Cottage #1/Mick Duggan's (Polkas)” by Heather Gilmer and Jeff Moore from Traditional Irish Music

8:07 “Mairi Bhan Dhail As Eas” by Mary Jane Lamond from Storas

13:35 “An Leanbh/Kilavil/Jerry's Beaver's Hat” by Pitch the Peat from Far From Home

18:07 “Prisoner Song” by Hugh Morrison from Prison Ballads

22:21 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:20 “Remember Me My Friend” by Grafton Street from Descendants of Immigrants

26:58 “Mouth Music Set” by MacTalla Mor from Jacob's Ladder

29:02 “My Friend Ger” by Los Paddys de Las Pampas from Come Home

32:23 “Dvorak in Donegal” by Atlantic Wave from Craic'd

37:08 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:02 “Black Velvet Band” by Doug Folkins/Molly Hogans from Another Last Call

41:18 “Let It Go” by The Gleasons from Let It Go

43:33 “Maid of Amsterdam” by The Muckers from The Muckers

46:17 “Bodhran Mohr” by The Wild Irish Roses from Fill Yer Boots, Man!

49:04 “Gasoline” by Enter the Haggis from Casualties of Retail

54:03 “Still Single” by Ennis Sisters from Lessons Learned

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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#279: Cead Mile Failte

A hundred thousand welcomes to another awesome edition of the podcast with Celtic music from Dublin Harpers, Good Foot, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, The Tea Merchants, Jed Marum, Three Mile Stone, Culann's Hounds, Vince Conaway, Danny Guinan & Red, Cleghorn, Haggis Rampant, Ockham's Razor, The Demon Barbers, Gerry O'Beirne.
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Travel will change your life. It opens your eyes to the mysterious and makes historical events come alive. In 2017, you can experience the culture, history and legends of Brittany with the next Celtic Invasion Vacation. You'll join a small group of 8-10 invaders who love Celtic music and culture like you, and who love to travel. Brittany is one of the seven Celtic nations and is located in Northwest France. The Breton language is related closely to Welsh and Cornish. Subscribe to the mailing list to join a Free Webinar in November on “Breaking Down the Celtic Travel Barrier”. Join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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. We are $29 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! Join now and I'll also send you a free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker in October. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Frank Donahue and Mike Hamilton. Become a patron today because you love Celtic music.

* Christmas is just a couple months away. If you're a Celtic musician with a Christmas album or even just a Christmas single, it is time for you to send it on to us. Just complete the form at 4celts.com.

* 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, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Kelly Rogers emailed: “Marc, I listened to your latest podcast about Irish music albums for kids and my first thought was to the band Scythian. Several years ago Alec and Dan the founding brothers of Scythian, released a kids album for their 25 nieces and nephews called Cake For Dinner. It's a nice mix of traditional Irish songs like South Australia and The Littlest Jig, as well as folk and campfire songs from the U.S., French Canadian, Italian, and Ukrainian. Check it out at http://cakefordinnermusic.com. Plus their newest album Old Tin Can, is a return to their folk roots. A great band for all ages. At last Friday's show in Philadelphia there was a 3yr old girl rocking out with her family. Thanks for the great podcasts and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.”

Ashley Taylor sent a picture: “I actually just found this station about an hour ago searching for coyote run. I met them almost 10 years ago. I am from Greeneville, Tennessee and currently work on my 3 year olds costume. She is gonna be a viking and I'm painstakingly working on making a fur halfskirt from yarn. Have come to really like this station and will defanetly listen more. Attached is what yarn I have converted”

Annie Lorkowski wrote on Facebook: “I was listening to the podcast as my flight touched down in Dublin today. Sorry no picture. I'm too embarrassed to show what I look like after a 10 hour overnight flight. Slainte!”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:42 “The Straight and Yellow” by Dublin Harpers from Shenanigans

3:55 “Mountain Road/Hunter's Purse” by Good Foot from Good Foot

7:20 “Cead Mile Failte” by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

11:43 “Twigger's Liquor Cabinet” by The Tea Merchants from Gaslight Snaps

17:05 “Fighting Tigers of Ireland” by Jed Marum from Lonestar Banjo

20:32 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

21:34 “Gipsey Princess/Granny in the Corner/Fleur de Mandragore” by Three Mile Stone from Three Mile Stone

26:31 “Wild Mountain Thyme” by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog

29:25 “The Cripple's Jig” by Vince Conaway from Distractions of the Muse

32:00 “Never to Part” by Danny Guinan & Red from If I Was Wise

36:06 CELTIC FEEDBACK

38:14 “Young Free and Celtic” by Cleghorn from Cleghorn

42:35 “High Road to Gairloch/Brown Haired Maiden” by Haggis Rampant from Tri

44:15 “I'm Coming Home Northumberland” by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

49:12 “May Song” by The Demon Barbers from Disco in the Tavern

54:38 “Fergus River Roundelay” by Gerry O'Beirne from The Bog Bodies And Other Stories: Music For Guitar

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. You can post feedback in the shownotes at celticmusicpodcast.com.