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Sep 7, 2017

Listen and enjoy some great Celtic music from Poitin, The Here & Now, Bard & Company, Eilis Crean, The Jeremiahs, Cady Finlayson, Irish Whispa, Ciana, AmeriCeltic Band, Forkroot, Tim Edey, Sliotar, The Muckers, Screaming Orphans.

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Have you ever thought about writing? Do you get stuck thinking about "how the heck do real writers write?" Do you plot first? Or do you sit down and see what comes out of your fingertips? How do real writers work every day and how do they keep their motivation going? Novelist and memoirist Rachael Herron is always searching for the magic bullet that will make her own writing easier. Tune in and eavesdrop as she talks to professional writers of all types, from graphic novelists to poets to literary novelists, about their particular, daily processes. 


* 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 the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

My two biggest science fiction conventions I play every year are over. So I'm hoping I will finally be able to compile a basic itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of the Isle of Skye in 2018. I will email around Sept 15th with whatever details I find. Go to if you want to be the first to hear about next year's invasion.



I also host Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. I just released a new show where I interviewed Breton musician Dom Duff. He was one of the early contributors to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I was thrilled to talk with him in Brittany. And we also got a concert from him. You can hear a little of my interview and the entire concert over at You don't want to miss this.

If you're a long-time listener, you probably know that I don't speak Gaelic. My friend Rudiger Reinhardt frequently sends me audio files with how to pronounce the names of some of the songs I play in the show. Last week, I relaunched my Duolingo app to try and learn Gaelic. Apparently, there's now a Club that you can join on the app to learn. If you'd like to join the club, you'll find a code on Facebook with details. I'll also post it in the newsletter. Only a limited number of people can be in the club and if you're not trying to learn, you won't get to stay in. So we're gonna push each other and hopefully, we can learn together. Go download the app, then come join me! 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Michael Conners, Alison Johnson, Zane Barber, Ian, Linda Burkins, Nick Felker. The next 2-hour show is picked. And we are $50 away from the next milestone. Become a patron today to 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. Email a voicemail message to

Doug Shelton wrote: "Just thought I'd say that because of this podcast I've started learning about celtic culture and religion and started a group like you suggested to bring those in my area together in spreading celtic culture."

Corpus Christi Irish Sessions emailed: "You ask us to tell you what we are doing while listening to your podcasts. Well right now we are cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey. When we get caught up we plan on sending in some audio of our session get togethers. Love the show."

Nick emailed: "Hey Marc! I'm so excited I found this podcast through a friend in the Merry Wives of Windsor (who you just covered). I'm a huge Irish / Celtic music fan and play a lot of it. I wanted to go out on a limb and see if you'd be interested in featuring or including my band Forkroot in one of your shows. We do a mix of Irish, Folk and Bluegrass. I'll be listening in regardless and am excited to discover more about all the musics out there. Thanks for doing this podcast. Cheers, Nick"

Stuart Jervis emailed from Belgium: "Hi Marc, I'm listening to the 2-hours of Scottish Music episode while preparing the next trip in our Pipers Remembering WWI-project. A fellow piper and I are visiting all WWI Military Cemeteries in Belgium, a list of about 530 places. Keep up the good work as I always enjoy listening to your podcasts. In attachement a picture of the dram I just poured myself. Slainthe."



0:39 "Tuesday from 6 p.m." by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

4:39 "The State Dance" by The Here & Now from Ladybird

8:55 "The Lonesome Boatman" by Bard & Company from Playground

12:05 "Paddy Fahey's Reel / The East Galway Reel" by Eilis Crean from Searbh Siucra

15:13 "The Wild Barrow Road" by The Jeremiahs from The Femme Fatale of Maine


21:39 "Connemara / Da Blue Yow / The Brolum" by Cady Finlayson from Irish Coffee

26:23 "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by Irish Whispa from Irish Whispa

29:52 "Maire Rua / Farewell to Whalley Range / The Winding Stair" by Ciana from Rubicon

33:10 "Braes o' Killiekrankie" by AmeriCeltic Band from Live at KKUP

36:18 "Whidbey Island / Barry's Window Machine / Gunna" by Forkroot from Water & Shade


43:30 "Three Miles from Annascaul" by Tim Edey from How Do You Know?

46:52 "Stick the Kettle On" by Sliotar from Fine Friends

51:27 "There Is A Time" by The Muckers from The Muckers

55:56 "Ireland's Hour of Need (Gallant Heroes)" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom

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