#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

#289: Auld Lang Syne

And so ends another year of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Eleven years and still going strong. We’re gonna close out the year with some amazing Celtic music from Beth Patteron/Patrick O’Flaherty, FIMM, The Selkie Girls, The Here & Now, … Continue reading

#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 … Continue reading

#261: Celtic Beach for Memorial Day

My family and I went to the beach. I came back a little redder with desire to hear some Celtic beach music. What would that sound like, especially with Memorial Day approaching. Here’s some indie Celtic music from Maggie Sansone, … Continue reading

#251: St Patrick’s Day Top 20 Celtic Bands

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I am excited to share our 5th St. Patrick’s Day music special for the holiday. This one highlights all of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2015 as featured earlier in the year, but with completely … Continue reading

#245: Wind & Whiskey to Shake the Barley

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is not your typical Celtic radio program. Most play the same Celtic artists promoted by the top record labels. We focus on indie Celtic bands, the ones who don’t get played but are just as … Continue reading

#241: Top 20 Best Celtic Music of 2015

It’s time, once again, to celebrate the Top 20 Best Celtic songs of 2015. We had a lot of great music last year as I found out when I compiled all of  your votes. That’s right. YOU get to vote for … Continue reading