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Feb 16, 2017

Two hours of some of the best Celtic music as picked by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from Runa, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh, Rathkeltair, The Rogues, Barleyjuice, Marc Gunn, The Gothard Sisters, Ockham's Razor, Count 4dB, Vintage Wildflowers, Jiggernaut, Gwilym Morus, Hawp, Socks in the Frying Pan, Black 47, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, Sons of Malarkey, The Selkie Girls, Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo, Ed Miller, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, The Flying Toads, Battlelegs, Navan, Sonic Impulse, Heidi Talbot, Ron Cody, Gaelic Storm. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! 

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Every Thursday, you get an hour of awesome Celtic music by some of the top independent Celtic musicians online. They generously share their music with us. And 191 people generously pledge a buck or more per episode to bring these artists into your ears. Your kind support pays for web hosting, maintenance, advertising and my time in producing the show. Whenever we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long special, like this one. Become a patron today. Because these Celtic musicians deserve to be heard.



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"Slainte Mhaith" is the first music video from Kilted Kings album Name On My Soul. Go give it a listen on YouTube. Then share it with a friend.

* Finally, I had a wild idea to build the Celtic podcast community. I've been hearing about Podcast Listening Groups. And I wondered if any of you would be interested in me setting up a weekly listening time where you can chat live with other podcast listeners. Imagine a session, say on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Everyone would start playing the latest show. Then you you could go to the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook and chat with other Celtophiles. You can share which songs you like and which you don't. Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? That's the question I will pose in the next Celtic Music Magazine. So think about it, and then email me if you're interested. If I can get a couple dozen or so people interested, I will organize such an event. If you have a preferred day or time, please share that as well.

* 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. Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763.

Nicole Theresa posted on Facebook: "Just wanted to drop a note - - I'm listening to past podcast episodes while I grade music finals (I work for a virtual school in California; I'm a high school music appreciation teacher). The wonderful music is making the painful student submissions a bit more bearable! Cheers!"

Shira Gaudet posted on Facebook: "Thank you for your podcast! Yours is what I listen to when I need a mental break. Love the music. Stone Soup is my favorite episode so far! Still working through all of the old episodes."

Kevin Long emailed: "I was so happy to find your podcast while searching for Celtic music on iTunes. Where has this been all my life? Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this! I cannot begin to describe to you, the memories of my childhood that this podcast brings back. My Grand Father and Great Grand Father used to sit and play this very same music on the fiddle and guitar when I was young boy growing up in Sarasota Florida back in the late sixties and early seventies.

Within the past two months, two events have drawn me ever closer to your broadcast. First, at my surprise birthday party to celebrate my 50th birthday, my amazing wife Vicky surprised me with a planned trip to Cork (my ancestral homeland)and Limerick for May. Second was the unfortunate passing of my beloved Grand Father James Russell Huff. He gave me many things in life, one of them is my love of music. My Mother found a recording of him and my Great Grand Father playing Celtic music recently and my family sat around and listened. This is when I knew that I was not only destined to find your podcast but, support it as well. Mark, I hope to happen upon you on the emerald isle one day and buy you a pint. Slainte!"


This Week in Celtic Music

0:37 "Land of Sunshine Set" by Runa from Current Affairs

8:03 "Farewell to Ireland" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Far Away in Australia

11:32 "Belfast Mountains" by Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh from Cuan

15:55 "Dante's Local" by Rathkeltair from 8

20:04 "Cullen Anderson" by The Rogues from Live in Canada, Eh?

24:45 "Weekend Irish" by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

28:43 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

33:11 "Compass" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

35:16 "Oro, Se Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

38:15 "The Fisherman's Song" by Count 4dB from Rylander: There Can Be Only One

41:57 "An Buachaillin Ban Set" by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness


49:20 "Two Minute's Silence" by Jiggernaut from The Well

55:46 "Eryri" by Gwilym Morus from Awena

58:10 "Aoife Orla Jigs" by Hawp from Storm and Calm

1:02:19 "Foreign Lander (song)" by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

1:04:51 "James Connolly" by Black 47 from Rise Up

1:10:40 "An Alarc'h/Brian Boru's March/Glennlivet" by Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music


1:16:37 Promo: Sons of Malarkey

1:16:47 "Happy Are the Dead" by Sons of Malarkey from Sons of Malarkey

1:21:04 "Gaelic Song" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

1:26:32 "Highland Cathedral/The Black Bear" by Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes And African Drums

1:30:24 "The Devil Made Texas" by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

1:34:50 "Broken Token" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Stones on the Ground

1:40:21 "Palm Sunday" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All


1:47:24 "Johnny" by Battlelegs from The Soup Mages

1;50:07 "Ellas Mari (Cornish)" by Navan from Lowena

1;53:28 "Chenier Shuffle" by Sonic Impulse from Pipe Dreams

1:56:05 "If You Stay" by Heidi Talbot from In Love + Light

1:59:46 "Salamanca/The Golden Keyboard" by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake

"Raised on Black and Tans" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

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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