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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Nov 29, 2018

By yon bonnie banks of Loch Lomond comes Celtic music from Dram & Go, The Fretless, Ed Miller, Hawp, Marc Gunn, Ballinloch, Dervish, Peat in the Creel, The Sandcarvers, Nick Metcalf, The Jackdaws, Jiggy, Sadie and Jay.

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0:04 "Green Monster" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails and Heart

6:45 "Star Monster" by The Fretless from Live from the Art Farm

10:01 "Aisling" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music

13:30 "The Cost of Knowing" by Hawp from Storm and Calm

18:23 "Loch Lomond" by Marc Gunn from Single


22:52 "Home from the Sea" by Ballinloch from Home from the Sea

25:47 "Abbeyfeale Set" by Dervish from Midsummer's Night

29:32 "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session


36:12 "Kings Crown" by The Sandcarvers from Dealin' Craic

40:56 "Skyline of Skye" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

45:48 "The Colors of My Home" by The Jackdaws from Come Daylight

50:14 "Rasa" by Jiggy from Translate

58:46 "Rogue Folk" by Sadie and Jay from Rogue Folk

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show 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.

First, I wanted to let you know that my daughter's heart surgery was a success. She's recovering nicely. Thanks to everyone who sent their thoughts and prayers for her. I do appreciate it.

I posted a new episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast. You can now listen to my entire album Celtic Christmas Greetings from start to finish in that episode. I have one more episode planned in a couple weeks. Plus, I'll also have a Celtic Christmas episode from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast that you can listen for in a few weeks.

To celebrate the holiday, I have a new Christmas Music Special that is now available. You'll get 2 Celtic Christmas CDs, Celtic Heartstring Christmas ornament and a podcast shirt for one great price. And your generosity supports this show. Follow the link in the shownotes at for details.


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I don’t know about you. But I am not a fan of corporate influence. Certainly not in politics, but also not in the music I create and share. That’s one of the reasons that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast supports independent Celtic musicians. I want to help the artists who don’t have a record label or a giant production company behind them. They are doing everything themselves. Your support of this podcast helps with that mission.

This show is listener supported. Instead of trying to find advertisers, I've decided to let your generosity fund the creation, production, and promotion of the show. You'll get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get extra special episodes, including a bonus episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast that will come out next month.

I want to thank our newest patron of the podcast: Maegan S., Daniel N., David P., Aaron A., and Michael C, Tiffany K, and Bryan Brake who raised her pledges.

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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

John Gibbon emailed: "I listen to all this Beautiful music while I am busy in my workshop in Richards bay, South Africa. I am a knife maker."

Michele Williams emailed from Pennsylvania: "Hi Marc, I listen to your podcast while working.  My boss is nice enough to let me have an MP3 player at my desk, so your voice is one of several I listen to during my long evening shifts.

Funny story- I actually found your podcast while doing research for a Werewolf character.  She was a Ceilican (that’s a werecat in the game.  The line is from England, based on a faerie cat that was hunted to extinction some decades before the time period we played in J ).  She was Irish-born, and a Celtic punk rocker, and your podcast turned up when I was looking for music for her to play.  This was nearly 5 years ago, and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Thanks for all the fantastic music.  I’ve had a great time listening over the years. Slàinte (mhath)"