#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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* 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

36:50 CELTIC FEEDBACk

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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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.

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#278: Women of Celtic Music

Celtic women are making a big impact on Celtic music as you'll enjoy in this week's show with amazing Celtic music from Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Leah Jorgensen, Jennifer Licko, Eilis Crean, Claire Roche, Becky Taylor, Abby Green, Anne Roos, The Gothard Sisters, Gillian Boucher, Merry Wives of Windsor, Samantha Gillogly, Karan Casey, Cady Finlayson, Ginger Ackley, Tania Opland, Beth Patterson, Bonnie Rideout.  celticmusicpodcast.com/278/

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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* What are your favorite Samhain or Celtic Halloween songs? I'm planning another Halloween special for the podcast.

* 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 $30 away from Two Amazing, ON FIRE Hours of Celtic music by some of the HOTTEST Celtic artists Burning It Up online! A super special thanks to our newest patron, Matthew Means. 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.

Meisters Realm posted on Facebook: “I'm enjoying the music tonight! I've been listening to podcast # 274 while I'm updating the dates of the nation's Ren and Scotfests on my directory website.”

Kyle Wagner-Dixon emailed last year: “I am a dog groomer from Ontario, Canada and I've been listening to your podcast now for almost 6 years. Through you and your show I discovered a new depth to a world which I loved, but never knew was so varied. I am, of course, talking about celtic music. After listening to my first episode, I became immediately addicted to the wonderful music. Through iTunes I bought many a song that I heard on my podcast. Now, my iPod has about 60 hours of music. That is 2 1/2 days. I am definitely an addict of Celtic Music and am proud of it. May Hekate light the shadowed paths in your life”

Patrick emailed from Rochester, NY: “Hi, Marc! My name is Patrick and I'm a young teen from New York. My grandfather introduced me to Celtic music and by the time I was 5 I could sing most of the drinking songs ever written. You asked for feedback so here it is: You should play more songs and less tunes. Don't get me wrong, jigs polkas and reels can be great but 40 minutes of them get boring after a little while. Overall though, it's a great podcast and you're an awesome host! P.S. I always swing while I listen to music. My grandfather always did it when I was little and since I have Aspergers Syndrome it helps calm my nerves. PPS: I recommend playing more music from Poxy Boggards and more from the Wolf Tones. Also, check out the Irish Brigade on YouTube for some great funny rebel songs! Bye!”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:17 “Woman – Man – Long” by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then – Here & Now

5:10 “Flying to the Fleah” by Leah Jorgensen from Peace – Love – Harp

7:14 “He Na Mllig” by Jennifer Licko from SING

9:32 “Winne Hayes Set” by Eilis Crean from The Lonesome Fiddler

15:17 “To A Child Dancing in the Wind” by Claire Roche from Dancing in the Wind

18:07 “The Lady's Cup of Tea” by Becky Taylor from Ireland Bridge

22:11 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

23:21 “Home to Bearna” by Abby Green from Einini

26:50 “Ger the Rigger” by Anne Roos from Mermaids & Mariners

29:25 “Grace O'Malley” by The Gothard Sisters from Mountain Rose

32:56 “Jig Jazz” by Gillian Boucher from Elemental

35:40 “Lannigan's Ball” by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

39:11 “My Lagan Love” by Samantha Gillogly/Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music

42:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK

44:45 “An Buachaillin Ban” by Karan Casey from Songlines

47:19 “St Ignatius Jig/Wed Is Hamburger Soup/St. Ignatius Reel” by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

49:23 “Fox Fairy Woman” by Ginger Ackley from Elf King's Horn

50:53 “The Female Ramblin' Sailor” by Tania Opland from Bonnie Rantin' Lassie

53:40 “Labyrinth” by Beth Patterson from Forward

57:55 “Gillie Callum – Highland Rant – Ryan's Rant” by Bonnie Rideout from Celtic Circles

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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I didn't have any pictures this week, so I thought I'd share some pics from the 2016. Celtic Invasion of Cornwall.

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#277: Celtic Workout Special

This week, you'll enjoy Celtic culture through music you can exercise to, whether you're hitting the gym, running, biking, or whatever. Enjoy awesome steady-paced Celtic music from Jameson's Revenge, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, The Shanties, Patrick Clifford, Ockham's Razor, Giant's Dance, The Barley Boys, Bill Grogan's Goat, Avalon Rising, Poitin, Beatnik Turtles, Mithril, West of Eden, Birch Creek. I will will keep you moving and bring back regular segments next week.
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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in addition to the regular shows. Become a Patron today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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.

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This Week in Celtic Music

1:36 “The I-Hop” by Jameson's Revenge from While Yer Up

4:10 “Retreat Jump” by Fiddlinda: Linda Relph from There & Then – Here & Now

9:36 “Mairi's Wedding” by The Shanties from Fear Not

13:13 “Party Pieces” by New Shilling from New Shilling

17:26 “The Golden Door” by Patrick Clifford from American Wake

21:34 “Oro, Se Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile” by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

24:32 “Grumpy Old Man Growling Old Woman/Maudabawn Chapel/Tuttle's Reel” by Giant's Dance from Giant's Dance

30:40 “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” by The Barley Boys from The Days of Abundence

35:31 “The Newry Highwayman” by Bill Grogan's Goat

39:21 “The Hexamshire Lass” by Avalon Rising from Storming Heaven

42:23 “The Congress Reel/Unknown Reel” by Poitin from Poitin

45:30 “Courtin' in the Kitchen” by Beatnik Turtles from Sham Rock

48:05 “Crabs In The Skillet/The Dusty Windowsill/The Return Home” by Mithril from The Return Home

52:22 “On She Goes” by West of Eden from Safe Crossing

58:18 “Broken Mist” by Birch Creek from Celtic Enchantment

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#276: The Highlands

We're take a glimpse at the music of The Highlands this week with awesome Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Socks in the Frying Pan, Seamus Kennedy, Bonnie Rideout, Ed Miller, Solas, Gallowglass Irish Trio, Jamie Smith's MABON, Stout Pounders, Terry Griffith, The Led Farmers, The Ne'er Duwels, Kailyarders, Barleyjuice, SeaStar.
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Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through 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 have a free show of Hobbit Drinking Songs tonight on Concert Window.

* You have until September 27th to make a pledge on Kickstarter for the new Kilted Kings album. If you want a physical CD and some cool swag, including an album by Seamus Kennedy, now is the time to pledge.

* I want o send out a quick thanks to our newest patron Frank Donahue and also to Stephen Bernhardt who upped his per episode donation to help us get a closer to our next milestone that will bring you 2-hours of Celtic Women, plus an extra hour and half of music in October in addition to the regular shows. Become a Patron today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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.

Paul & Judith wrote shared a picture in the shownotes: “Hey Marc, We listened to this fantastic podcast whilst driving back to the ferry port at Ouistreham, Normandie, in northern France from La Loire to catch the ferry back home to Southern England. It made the drive go so much quicker! Thank you so much for putting it together – we really appreciate all your efforts!”

Tess Walsh shared a picture on Facebook and wrote. “Enjoying your podcast while drinking my nana's tea and doing homework. Thank you for keeping me focused, keep up the good work.”

In last week's Celtic Music Magazine, I asked what people were doing for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day.

Dan Diviney wrote: “Hi there Marc, I’ll be celebrating Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day with Across the Pond again this year. We’re at The Garryowen Irish Pub in Gettysburg, PA.”

Johnston Davidson wrote: “Our band, 33 1/3rd, will be celebrating Halfway to St Patrick's Day at Molly Malone's in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, supporting traditional and contemporary Celtic music in the Southern Hemisphere. Warm work! Have a great day!”

Elaine Christian wrote: “The Southwest Celtic Music Association is producing a halfway to St. Pat's show but we're doing it on Friday Sept. 16”

Luiz Armando Capra Filho wrote: “Hello Marc! I love your show! And living in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The southernmost state of Brazil. I found your podcast during the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 2014. Since then, I follow weekly. I am a teacher and I listen to your show as I travel to the next town where I teach. Thank you, all the groups and Celtic fans. It lights up my days. Buen camino ! Viva Santiago! (Amazing show 275)”

Lynda Noble MacNeil wrote: “I love that you are playing such wonderful and off the beaten track music. I always hear a tune that I just have to learn! I will be celebrating “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” on the 18th, making music with my band Gaelic Muses at Lily Mac’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Sunnyvale, CA. We will be mixing it up with piratey tunes, to link in to “talk like a pirate day”. We are 3 chicks in corsets playing Celtic music, both rock and traditional. I know we’ll have a blast! We don’t have a cd yet, maybe this year, but when it happens, I’ll be absolutely thrilled to hear one of our tunes on your podcast. Meanwhile, you give me constant inspiration. Thank you SO much!”

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:28 “Highlands: The Lass of Killiecrankie / The Ladies of Gormand / Untitled Highland / The Teelin Highland” by Battlefield Band from Beg & Borrow

4:41 “The Track for the Craic” by Socks in the Frying Pan by Socks in the Frying Pan

8:56 “Finnegan's Wake” by Seamus Kennedy from By Popular Demand

13:05 “North Highland Tunes” by Bonnie Rideout from Celtic Circles

18:20 “Highland Laddie” by Ed Miller from Scottish Voice

21:59 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

23:14 “Little Bird of Heaven (feat. Mairead Phelan)” by Solas from All These Years

26:22 “Executioner's Jig” by Gallowglass Irish Trio from All Our Best

28:49 “Yes We Sing Now” by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

32:14 “Atholl Highlanders” by Stout Pounders from Thirst

34:05 “Highland Paddy” by Terry Griffith from For My Grandfathers

37:36 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:30 “Share the Wealth” by The Led Farmers from Katie

43:42 “Meet Me Back in Ireland” by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

48:19 “Highland Lovers Song” by Kailyarders from The Black Well

51:01 “Nancy Drinks Tequila” by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

56:39 “Highland Mary” by SeaStar from Never Go Back

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#275: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 2016

September 17th is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day with just six months to go. We're celebrating with a lot of new indie Celtic music from Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Poitin, The Wee Heavies, Pipedance, Liz Schettner, Ed Miller, Breabach, Des Wade, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Innisfall, The Saucy Rovers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, The Elders, Sisters of Murphy, Crepuscule.
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If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. 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. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20 to help me create next year's Best Celtic Music 2016 episode.

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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. We're going to Brittany in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at celticinvasion.com

 

Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through 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.

* My band, Kilted Kings, plays heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. We have a new Kickstarter with just two weeks to go.

The Wee Heavies are also crowfunding their second album on Indiegogo.

* I want to thank my 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. They all pledge $10 or more per episode. Your generosity is just amazing. I was looking at your past donations, and, wow! You are all too kind. Thank you so much!

I also want to thank our newest patron, JJmollpus, who signed up this week and brought us a wee bit closer to our next Milestone. We're now $46 away from a goal that will bring you two-hours of Celtic Women in your earbuds. We've had that goal sitting there for a while. It's time to up the ante. If we can raise that $46 per episode before the end of September, to hit that next milestone, then I will extend the next three shows in October by 30 minutes. Yes. There will be a lot of music. You'll get a 2-hour special on Celtic Women. And you'll get three hour and half shows.

And remember that your generosity will also go back into our Celtic community because I donate 10% of your pledges to Celtic non-profits. Go sign up right now and become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* 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.

Margaret Sanzo Sneddon wrote on Facebook: “Enjoyed a Celtic podcast this evening as we watched the sunset from our sailboat, Isle of Skye.”

Craig Winterburn shared a picture and wrote on Facebook: “Been missing this show so bad. Been living in fields for some weeks in my yurt and with a new phone and terrible reception couldn't hook up properly. Love it. Thanks Mark.”

Jan Czenkusch emailed a picture: “This time we are on I 72 heading to Weston, Missouri. We are going to catch a Tullamore show at O'Malleys.”

Ryan Russell sent a picture of some chainmail he's working on while listening.

WhiskeyAndJesus writes on iTunes: “I love this podcast. I've been listening for a few years now, and it keeps getting better. Marc Gunn is devoted to Celtic music and even gives back some of his Patreon donations to nonprofits. I enjoy hearing sound bites and comments from other listeners, and I think the balance between talk and music is just right. I feel like I have gotten to know Marc through my time as a listener. Keep it up!”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:32 “Bordertown” by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury

5:05 “Tired By Kids” by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

9:05 “Loch Lomond” by The Wee Heavies from The Wee Heavies

12:25 “Trim the Velvet/Spike Island Lassies” by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

16:23 “Up High” by Liz Schettner from Up High (EP)

21:54 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

24:02 “The Silver Tassie” by Ed Miller from Lyrics of Gold

27:06 “George Whites Favorite” by Breabach from The Big Spree

30:32 “The Sign of the Claddagh” by Des Wade from The Book of My Days

34:04 “The Stone of Destiny Set (Reels)” by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

37:17 “I Know My Love” by Innisfall from Innisfall

41:01 CELTIC FEEDBACK

43:07 “Rolling Down to Maui” by The Saucy Rovers from Treasure Sickness

46:46 “The Fighting Boys of Corofin” by O'Hanlons Horsebox from Songs and Stories of the Border

49:17 “Whiskey on the Fire” by The Elders from Wanderin' Life & Times

53:16 “LOVE” by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite

58:43 “The Gentle Shepherd” by Crepuscule from Horizon

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.