#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/

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.

* 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

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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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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 the Patrons of the Podcast

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out every Thursday featuring an hour of awesome independent Celtic music. Each week, over a 160 people pledge a buck or more to pay for the production of this show. Your generosity pays for web hosting, website maintenance, advertising, and my time in producing it. You get the show earlier than regular listeners and save swag. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special. Become a patron before the end of September 2016, and you'll get an extra 2 1/2 hours of inspiring Celtic music in October, including a special the women in Celtic music. Sign up today at celticmusicpodcast.com/patron/

 

Notes:

* 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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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.

* 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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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.

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#274: Stone Soup

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast celebrates Celtic culture with music from Flashpoint, Athena Tergis, Heather Dale, Sarah Marie Mullen, Calasaig, Smithfield Fair, The Rogues, Jasper Coal, Jesse Linder, Brobdingnagian Bards, Sons of Malarkey, The Larkin Brigade, The Roving Crows, Celtic Cross, Runa.
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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.

* I want to invite you to join me on Facebook. Each week, I now highlight Celtic Music News from bands in the latest episode, new Celtic CDs released on CD Baby, and Celtic Music Spotlights on bands who recently submitted ot the podcast. You'll learn additional information about the bands on the show. You can now listen to entire shows on Facebook and stay tuned as I bring back our video shows soon.

* I have a new album that is now on Kickstarter. It's for my band, Kilted Kings, which features Randy Wothke on drums and me on autoharp and vocals. The album features heroic, Celtic world music in kilts. Go to our Kickstarter for more info.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Laura.

* If you're in a Celtic band and want your music played on the show, please submit at 4celts.com. Complete the form and you'll also get a special feature on our Facebook page. One of many ways that 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.

Balden4325 wrote on iTunes: “A wonderful find. I have always loved Celtic music. I listen at work. The podcast is absolutely perfect. Just the right amount of description and chat intermixed with a lot of beautiful music. So glad this is out in the universe!!!”

Christoffel Wilhelm Engelbrecht wrote on Facebook: “Thanks as always for brightening up one hour of my week with awesome Celtic music. Really needed it yesterday when attempting to assemble this IKEA couch! It was an ordeal, but your podcast kept me pumped and got me through it.”

Helen emailed: “Hi Mark, episode 203 “the work of the weavers” is keeping me company while I photograph Celtic jewelry at work today. I'm a new listener to the podcast and I'm really enjoying the mix you play. Cheers”

Raül Aicart emailed: “I write you from Tarragona (near Barcelona), Catalonia. Thank you for the great amount of music that I’ve discovered either via podcast or through Celtic 103. I would like to help financially in this project but right now it is complicated. Nevertheless, I found the way to do my bit, if this suits you. I’ve seen that there are many podcasts that do not have the time inserted. If you want I can do it on my own and I will send you the results. Let me know if this can be useful for you, or if I can help you in any other way. Slainte!”

Chris Kapustin emailed: “Hello! I started listening to your podcast about a week ago while at work and i absolutely love it. The Star Wars songs you made are amazing (being a huge fan as well). I was wondering if you have heard of the Band “Darby O'Gill?” They are a pretty fun and funny band that is perfect if you do another pub songs episode, they are also the main band that got me into this type of music. Well, I have a lot of catching up to do with your series, Thank you”

 

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 “Sliabh Russell / Hag At the Churn / Kid On the Mountain” by Flashpoint from Jammed

6:28 “Johnny McGreevy’s / Owney Davey’s / O’Callaghan’s / Margaree Reel (Reels)” by Athena Tergis from A Letter Home

10:53 “Stone Soup” by Heather Dale from Imagineer

14:28 “Soggy Father Campbell (Campbell's Farewell To Red Gap/The Musical Priest/Over The Waterfall)” by Sarah Marie Mullen from Harper's Bizarre

18:21 “Banks of the Lea” by Calasaig from Near & Far

22:50 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

25:01 “Glenlogie” by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

29:14 “Marren's Jig” by The Rogues from RogueTrip

31:35 “Fionnghuala” by Jasper Coal from 1000 Feet Closer to Hell

33:04 “Prayer For My Friends” by Jesse Linder from Ready for the Storm

36:10 CELTIC FEEDBACK

39:12 “Jedi Drinking Song” by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

43:10 “Auld Drunk Anthems” by Sons of Malarkey from Sons of Malarkey

47:41 “Dot Day” by The Larkin Brigade from Paddy Keys for Mayor

50:28 “Dirty Habits” by The Roving Crows from Bacchanalia

53:49 “D Train” by Celtic Cross from Saoirse's Heart

59:42 “The Banks are Made of Marble” by Runa from Current Affairs

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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#273: Indie Celtic Musicians

This one is for the indie Celtic musicians who share their music with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Big thanks to Poitin, The Selkie Girls, Ed Miller, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, Abby Green, Two O'Clock Courage, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Reel Treble, Rambling Sailors, Shillelagh!, The Bog Hoppers, Highland Reign, Skeleton McKee, Emish, Pipedance and all of the awesome bands on our podcast.
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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

 

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Support indie Celtic music

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Jodi Bearden, Derek Lineberry

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:12 “F Reels: Poor but Happy At 53 / The Road to Errogie / Sporting Paddy” by Poitin from Wish

5:15 “Toss the Feathers” by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

8:27 “The Song of the Hammers” by Ed Miller from Lolander

11:29 “The Drunken Gauger (jig)” by TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek from Eist

14:44 “Molly Ban” by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss

18:51 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

20:02 “My Love Is In America” by Two O'Clock Courage from Postcards from Home

24:01 “Captured Dream” by Derek Byrne and Paddygrass from Half and Half

26:01 “Martin Wynne's #2/DunmoreLasses/The Coalminer” by Reel Treble

30:01 “Davey Jones” by Rambling Sailors from Ports of Call

33:21 “Si Beg Si Mor (reprise) / Banish Misfortune” by Shillelagh! from A Turn of Fortune

37:48 CELTIC FEEDBACK

40:18 “Die Hard” by The Bog Hoppers from Top Shelf

43:02 “Gallant Murray” by Highland Reign from Brother

46:56 “Ireland” by Skeleton McKee from Leave the World Laughing

51:25 “Remember These Bones” by Emish from Sinners Make The Best Saints

52:55 “A Lady in Her Father's Garden” by Pipedance from The Pleasures of Hope

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#272: Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town

We're getting closer to reaching our next Milestone on Patreon which means two-hours of Celtic Women. So let's name this show for the Gaelic Girls of Dublin Town as we enjoying indie Celtic music from The Demon Barbers, Ciaran Tourish, Ciara Considine, Banna, Corktown Popes, Ken O'Malley, Johnson's Motorcar, Merry Wives of Windsor, Stout Pounders, Joe Travers & Adam Alexander, The Irish Experience, The Merry Peddlers, Musical Blades, Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga.
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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.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

I want to send out a super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars who pledge $10 or more per episode. Thanks to Lynda MacNeil, Peter Tilghman, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Brendan Nix, John Bilderback, Rian P Kegerreis, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali.

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

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Tim Hughes shared a photo on Facebook and wrote: “Listening on the MS Best Dam Bike Tour in Southern Wisconsin.”

Anthony Becker posted a comment to Connemara Stone Company: “Heard your music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Now only 10 minutes later, page liked, comment posted, and two of your albums purchased!”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 “Aye Fly” by The Demon Barbers from Disco At The Tavern

5:05 “Are You Tired of Me My Darling?” by Ciaran Tourish from Down the Line

8:33 “Gaelic Child” by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves

12:57 “Quickbeam” by Banna from Cheers!

15:55 “Tonight It's Joy” by Corktown Popes from And Also With You

20:15 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS

21:09 “The Night Ferry” by Ken O'Malley from O'Maille

25:14 “Redcrow/Tamlin/Gravelwalk” by Johnsons Motorcar from Funky Disco Hardcore

29:53 “Three Ravens/Twa Corbies” by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

33:34 “Moonshiner” by Stout Pounders from Thirst

36:17 CELTIC FEEDBACK

37:13 “Killarga Bay” by Joe Travers & Adam Alexander from The Perfect Pint

41:26 “Walls of Liscarroll/Road to Lisdoonvarna/Jenny on the Railroad” by The Irish Experience from The Irish Experience

46:34 “Captain of a Bucket of Beer” by The Merry Peddlers from Celtic Shorts

48:32 “Girls of Dublin Town” by Musical Blades from Treasures of Old

52:07 “Itchy Finger” by Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga from Electric Green

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#271: The Long Road to Dundee

There's nothing like some awesome Celtic music when you're on a long road. This week, you'll get some from Colin Farrell, Socks in the Frying Pan, The Wild Clover, Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty, Hank Cramer, Emerald Rose, Kosaka Kazuhiko, Carl Peterson, McFlooseys, The Logues, Angus Mohr, Dust Rhinos, Flatfoot 56, Tullamore.
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Notes:

* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music.

* Want your Celtic music played on the podcast? Submit using our form at 4celts.com.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is successful thanks to people like you. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode covers the cost of producing the show. And 10% of your pledges go back to non-profits to support and build our Celtic communities. Best of all, whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. We are working towards a two-hour special on Celtic Women. Become a Patron of the Podcast today, because we are helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. Special thanks our latest Patron: Lynda MacNeil, Mark Allison, Larry McCloskey. We are just $48 away from that next special.

* I also want to send out a big thanks to everyone who supported the release of my latest album, Pirates vs. Dragons. It climbed as high as #9 on all of CD Baby, where it has pretty much stayed since the CD was released last month. You can find the album on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and all of the main online sales sites. Thank you if you supported it. If you want to find out more, go to savedragons.com

* If you enjoy the music in this show, then you might also enjoy our Facebook video shows. The Celtic Music News show goes out on Mondays, and each show is between 3-5 minutes.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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.

Non Negabit Nos wrote on iTunes: “With Marc Gunn's pdocast, there is no way that I could listen to this much Celtic music! Yes, tehre are other Celtic music sources out there, but you have to go find them and open your account each time. In 3 keystrokes, you are rocking to the best Celtic music programming anywhere.”

dustermh53j wrote on iTunes: “Another pint of sweat! Thanks Marc. I listen at the gym and get lost in the reels and songs. It pleases my mind and keeps me from thinking about that one last mile or next five lifts. Keep up the good work!”

Caitlin Chonchoille wrote on iTunes: “Just started listening to this podcast. So far I am loving the playlists! Looking forward to catching up on previous episodes.”

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 “The Moving Note” by Colin Farrell from Make A Note

4:45 “Aoife Johnsons Freakout 9” by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

8:00 “Biddy Mulligan” by The Wild Clover Band from Behind the Blarney

11:42 “Jigs: Port Tom Mhic, The Old Kesh, Maurice Quinn's, Poirt Ó Chorca” by Con Durham & Maz O'Flaherty from Ar An Sli

14:32 “You Hilo Man” by Hank Cramer from Loosely Celtic

17:26 CELTIC MUSIC NEWS

18:56 “Drombeg” by Emerald Rose from Sunwise

24:22 “The South Wind” by Kosaka Kazuhiko from Harper's Dream

26:36 “Road and the Miles to Dundee” by Carl Peterson from The Flowers of Scotland

30:40 “Reels” by McFlooseys from One Night in Dublin

34:47 CELTIC FEEDBACK

36:07 “Poitin Valley” by The Logues from Tough at the Bottom

40:40 “Andy Renwick's Favourite Ferret” by Angus Mohr from The Monster in the Box

43:20 “Drank the Whole Town Dry” by Dust Rhinos from I Should Behave

46:24 “The Long Road” by Flatfoot 56 from Knuckles Up

51:11 “Bonnie House of Airlie” by Tullamore from Timber & Stream

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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