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Aug 10, 2017

Wherever you may roam, you'll enjoy an hour of great indie Celtic music from We Banjo 3, Chrissy Crowley, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Patrick D'Arcy, Rogue Diplomats, Marc Gunn, Alasdair White, Jesse Fergusonm Tara Hill, An Taisdeal, Dom Duff, McCrae's Battalion, The Celtic Reggae Revolution, Battlelegs, The Elders. 

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. I want to ask you to help these artists. Share the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at And you can support for this show on Patreon.



The Screaming Orphans new album is now on sale. It's called Taproom.

I made some changes to the Permission form on the website at It turns out I never received several forms from bands who submitted. So now I've moved it all to a Google Form. If you're a band who submitted in the past month, feel free to resubmit. And if you're a new band or band with a new album, please use the form as well. I do ask that artists resubmit their permission with each new album. The form is a lot simpler to complete. Go check it out at 

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* 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. Email a voicemail message to

Nikitas Thlimmenos emailed: "hey there! I'm Nikitas, an Italian/Greek pharmacist. I just found out about the podcast and I'm listening to all the episodes starting from the last one and going backward, which is weird but awesome nonetheless. While I listen to the music I'm always making capsules. It's the kind of long, mindless work that needs some good music :) Keep up the good work!'"

Daniel Faigin emailed about the Woodsongs podcast at They are about to release a Celtic and Country episode. He wrote: "By my count, this should be show 902 or something like that. You can alert the listeners to your podcast to check the archives for more Celtic music."

You can find other Celtic podcasts on my podcast website at 

Erin Nix emailed: "Hi Marc! As always, I adore each episode. I keep forgetting to send in a picture of what I'm doing, mostly because all I'm doing is just whatever I have going on that day. I used to listen while riding the bus and walking to my job. I listened on the weekends doing yard work. Now I listen while doing artwork. This podcast is the soundtrack of my life. :) So here are all the pictures, plus one from Ireland I took. After going to Ireland, I searched and found your podcast to keep Celtic music in my life. I can't believe that was 9.5 years ago already. Looking forward to the next 10+ years of the podcast. ;)"



0:14 "Good Time Old Time" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory

5:00 "Doodlesack Jigs" by Chrissy Crowley from Last Night's Fun

8:03 "Paper of Pins" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

13:17 "Reels: John Kelly's Concertina Reel/Tom Keane's" by Patrick D'Arcy from Wallop the Spot

15:40 "Old Brown Ale" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic


21:51 "Wherever I May Roam" by Marc Gunn from Single

24:41 "The Cockerel in the Creel" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

28:27 "Haul Away, Joe!" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

32:44 "March on Tara/Queen Maeve's Dance" by Tara Hill from Hot Asphalt

35:18 "The Reason I Left Mullingar" by An Taisdeal from Home Recordings


43:42 "Babel Pow Wow" by Dom Duff from Babel Pow Wow

46:26 "Billy McConnell" by McCrae's Battalion from Armistice Day

49:57 "London Town" by The Celtic Reggae Revolution from Everything Comes to those who wait

53:14 "Nord Mead" by Battlelegs from Facemelt Friday

56:38 "Moore St. Girls" by The Elders from American Wake

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 2017 episode. 

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