#294: Wild Mountain Thyme

February starts with more great Celtic music from The Sorries, The Gothard Sisters, Dublin Harpers, Kilted Kings, Abby Green, Colleen Raney and Colm Maccarthaigh, Rathkeltair, Tortoise and Hair, Hank Cramer, Poor Man’s Fortune, Jamie Smith’s MABON, The Killdares, The Elders, Ockham’s … Continue reading

Top-Played Celtic Bands of 2016

Every year, I end up playing different artists more than others. Sometimes it’s because I absolutely love their music and listen to it a lot. Other times, I finish playing it, and I find myself surprised by the results. That’s … Continue reading

#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 … Continue reading

#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 … Continue reading

#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 … Continue reading

17 Free Celtic MP3 Downloads for St. Patrick’s Day 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Every St Patrick’s Day for the past eleven years, I’ve published an awesome article called “17 Free Celtic MP3 Downloads for St. Patrick’s Day” (see past issues here). I’m happy to say, “It’s back!” This article is … Continue reading

#249: 17 St Patrick’s Day Songs Playlist

The St. Patrick’s Day music playlists continue with 17 St Patrick’s Day songs and tunes from some of the best indie Celtic bands including: Chief O’Neill’s Mixed Flock, The Gothard Sisters, The Selkie Girls, Los Paddys de Las Pampas, Abby Green, … Continue reading

#246: Passing Train to St. Patrick’s Day

We’re less than a week away from Irish Music Month. I thought I’d share a bunch of new indie Celtic music from Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Athas, Abby Green, Jonathan Milton, Myddle Earth, Dearest Home, Avourneen, Nessa, Saby O’, La Unica, Stephen … Continue reading