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Dec 6, 2018

Lock in amazing, fun Celtic music from Ballinloch, Syncopaths, Sadie and Jay, Dram & Go, Catherine Koehler, Tami Curtis, The Whiskey Boys, West Awake, Van Morrison, Nick Metcalf, Finnegan's Hell, Talisk, Rambling Sailors.

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to growing our community and helping the incredible artists who so generously share their music. If you find music you love, buy their albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow them on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

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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 2018 episode.


0:03 "To the Days" by Ballinloch from Home from the Sea

6:36 "Meriweather" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

9:18 "Songs Already Written" by Sadie and Jay from Rogue Folk

13:56 "Wee Michael's" by Dram & Go from Heads, Tails, and Heart

21:21 "Ned of the Hill" by Catherine Koehler from Shan-a-Key


26:29 "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by Tami Curtis from Cavort

29:36 "Raised Yellow Ranch" by The Whiskey Boys from Mary Come to Boston

33:40 "Carrickfergus" by West Awake from Live at the Dublin Pub


41:41 "The Prophet Speaks" by Van Morrison from The Prophet Speaks

46:26 "The Skellig Isles" by Nick Metcalf from Skyline of Skye

51:55 "Paradise Town" by Finnegan's Hell from Life and Death

54:51 "Farewell" by Talisk from Beyond

1:02:30 "The Wild Goose" by Rambling Sailors from Kenway's Favorites

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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.


Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos.

2019 is the Celtic Invasion of Star Wars. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about these two exciting trips. Join the invasion at


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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.

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Christian Conein emailed from Germany: Hey Marc, a surprising fact is, that the Irish & Celtic music podcast is even good for your health. In February this year I had to quit smoking. Every time I think about tobacco, I take my bicycle instead, doing some sports and listening to the  Irish & Celtic music podcast. Thank you so much for hours of motivation and musical explorations like Daimh. A warm Kölle Alaaf from Cologne / Germany

Pádraig Donworth emailed: Hi Marc, I wanted to thank you for this wonderful podcast, which has become a staple in my weekly music consumption and has introduced me to many great musicians.

I've listened to the show while rock climbing with friends, giving massages, and baking bread. Currently living in New Jersey but I travel a lot and will inevitably share this resource with people wherever I go. I also wanted to specifically thank you for your words of solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

It's heartening to hear Irish people and people of Irish ancestry take a stand against antisemitism and other forms of oppression operating in the world today. We Irish and Celtic people should look at our own history, as a people exploited in our homeland and scapegoated abroad because of bigotry and anti-immigrant sentiment, as a basis for compassion and empathy with vulnerable groups today. Here's to a world free of hatred and full of music.

Sincerely, Pádraig Donworth"