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Jul 19, 2018

No Irish Need Apply unless they want to be on the podcast. Because we love to feature Irish and Celtic music from The Rowan Tree, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Lunasa, The Gothard Sisters, Moonrakers, Arthur Hinds & the Round Table, W Ed Harris, Spirited Lads, Sliotar, Brad Tuck, Heavy Blarney, Clover's Revenge, Marys Lane, House of Hamill.

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0:03 "Laura's House" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

4:08 "Irish Set" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Far From Shore

7:31 "Cape Cod Girls" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

10:41 "Pontivy" by Lunasa from Cas

15:52 "Rose, Marie and Heather" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun


22:23 "Shotover" by Moonrakers from Tides

25:23 "Gwenivere's Gone Away" by Arthur Hinds & the Round Table from In Her Name

30:10 "Devanny's Goat-Galway Rambler-Last Night's Fun" by W Ed Harris from The Well Below The Valley Project

32:37 "Pirate Dan" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells


38:39 "Kilmaley" by Sliotar from Voyage

41:42 "Hills of Connemara/Banks of the Cove" by Brad Tuck from On These Waters

45:06 "The Morri-Kesh Express" by Heavy Blarney from From Bog to Swamp

48:59 "No Irish Need Apply" by Clover's Revenge from Gotta Get O'Raggednized

51:54 "Petronilla" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

57:53 "Cedars House" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to 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. 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.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here due to the generosity to not only our kind Patrons of the Podcast, but also to the generosity of Celtic musicians. Artists give us permission to play their music on our show. If you know of a Celtic artist that you think should be featured on the podcast, there's two things you can do. First, email the artist. Ask them to submit at The form is quick and easy. They'll find out how to send music directly to the podcast. Second, drop me an email. Tell me you emailed the artist. And I can check in with them in a couple weeks.

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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


The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is supported by listeners like you. Your generous pledge helps pay for the production and promotion of the podcast and its artists, as well as my time in producing it. Patrons get episodes before regular listeners, discounts on merch, and when we hit a milestone, you get a two-hour special. Our next milestone will bring 2-hours of Celtic flute and whistle music to your ears.

Special thanks to our illustrious Celtic Legends: Nancie, Hank Woodward, Bryan Brake, Scott Benson, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White, II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

These super generous people pledge $10 per episode to keep this show running each and every week.

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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

Scott McPhee emailed: "I discovered this podcast after it was mentioned in a column called RD Recommends in Reader's Digest.  From the podcast dated 18 January, 2018, I want to find out the titles of two songs that were played. One was by Screaming Orphans. The other was by The Founding."

Amy Goodwin emailed back in March: "Hi Marc, Caught a bit of your live feed last night- our delta internet couldn’t quite keep up with the live aspect. Managed to see a few songs- including the one about the cats knocking over glasses. As one who lives with toddlers, I found the song very relevant! We’ve been listening to the podcast the past weeks while decking the house out in green and getting out all of the kids’ leprechaun books. In case your kids are interested, a few of our favourites are Jamie O’Ruorke and the Pooka, Fiona’s Luck, and That’s What Leprechauns Do.  We were in B’ham last weekend for a birthday party and got to see some of the new Jetsons interstate construction y’all have going on. What an ambitious project!"

Amy Goodwin emailed: "Today, we’re listening to the podcast while... the small children are using the hose to “wash” the hammock.  husband is hunting the snake that threatens the chickens/kittens. I am getting ready to enjoy national wine day!"

Danielle Vergara emailed: "Hi Marc, I just wanted to write to you to thank you for this lovely podcast. There is such a great variety of music, and a great selection of artists. Being a 17-year-old visually impaired musician that plays a lot of Trad Irish music, it's wonderful to see a podcast that is dedicated to Celtic music! With that being said, I shall continue to be a listener, and this podcast shall continue to help me with schoolwork!"