Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

If you love Celtic music, then céad míle fáilte! Each week, you'll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE!

Subscribe to the podcast and our free Celtic Music Magazine to celebrate Celtic culture through music. Did I mention, it was FREE?


Support our 2023 Kickstarter!

Listen to to the Best Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Online!



Aug 5, 2021

School is back in session in Georgia. So let's enjoy the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Tartanic, Bay Allen, ÚLLA, Sue Spencer, Jesse Ferguson, Duncan Mclauchlan, Glaucia Carvalho, The Gothard Sisters, Matthew Young, Brad Reid, The Munster Men, No Murder No Moustache, Ockham's Razor, Banda Gaites Camín de Fierro, Blaggards, Caliceltic

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on streaming, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.

This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2021 episode.  Vote Now!


0:05 - Tartanic "Airholes" from Unleashed

6:26 - WELCOME

7:06 - Bay Allen "Hector the Hero" from Celtic Whispers

9:22 - ÚLLA "P Stands for Paddy" from Ulla

13:55 - Sue Spencer "The Ship's in Full Sail" from North Shore

15:51 - Jesse Ferguson "If I Was a Blackbird" from Sailor Songs

20:00 - FEEDBACK

22:50 - Duncan Mclauchlan and Glaucia Carvalho "McPherson's rant" from McLauchlan's Celtic Brew

26:58 - The Gothard Sisters "The Golden Thread" from Dragonfly

30:03 - Matthew Young "Humors of Whiskey" from Here's to Dear Old Erin

33:50 - Brad Reid "Hills of Glenorchy" from New Scotland

37:04 - The Munster Men "Billy Taylor" from Tasting The Waters

41:33 - THANKS

43:28 - No Murder No Moustache "Sut Tyfodd Y Gath Mor Dew?" from The Odds Are Stacked Against

46:05 - Ockham's Razor "King of the Faeries" from Secrets and Silence

48:50 - Banda Gaites Camín de Fierro "Dias Mejores" from Rock & Fierro

53:45 - Blaggards "Spanish Lady" from BLAGMATIC

57:16 - CLOSING

58:27 - Caliceltic "The Tippler" from Staycation

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at


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

ATTN Celtic Musicians. I’m looking for some good stories to share. You see, I also host the Pub Songs Podcast. I started sharing stories from musicians about their songs. I’d like to do more of those. So if you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email at Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.


Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Dan mcDade, Andrew Montain, Larry Rosenblum

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at

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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast


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

Sandra Cleary emailed: "Hi Marc, Ive been searching for ages for some free music and adore your celtic podcast.  Found yours last month and have been loving it.

I usually listen while driving or walking my dog but today my workmate is being particularly loud on the phone, so Im drowning her out with some awesome music and your cheery voice while tackling emails and spreadsheets.

Thank you for doing this, i didnt realise how much i love celtic music until this podcast.

Sandra, New Zealander living in Australia"

Danny emailed: "Thanks Mark for featuring Emma Langford. I met her at Millwaukee irishfest two years ago for her first American appearance.  Huge fan ever since. I’m covering one of her songs this weekend in Galena at Frank ODowd’s in the Irish Cottage. She is such a talent.  Thank you for promoting her. Slan"

Michael Truman Cavanaugh emailed: "Hi Marc, I've been a dedicated listener for a year now. I'm currently on my third pass through all the shows, starting from episode one. I love your cast and its constantly playing around the house, in the car, while I'm working, or while I'm exercising.

I'm happy to say that I am increasing my membership to Celtic Legends. It's a move I've wanted to make for a long time, but until recently I was unemployed due to the pandemic. I'm happy to say I now have a great job with good pay and I'm able to keep my personal promise of increasing my contribution.

Thanks for all you do for independent artists and the greater Celtic community. Slainte."