Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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?

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




Apr 21, 2016

In today's Celtic Feedback, someone pointed out that I made a commitment to Celtic music years ago. It's still going strong and growing each and every week as I share more indie Celtic music from artists like Fiddleheads, Academy of Irish Music, Spirited Lads, Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, Hearthfire Duo, The Sorries, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Poitin, Gwilym Morus, Keltikon, Aiden's Clan, Hair of the Dog, Bang On the Ear, Round the House. Thank you for being on this journey with me and inspiring me to create an awesome Celtic music show each and every week!

If you enjoy this podcast, then please rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Then subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Subscribe today to download 34 Celtic MP3s for free. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. And remember to Vote in the Celtic Top 20. Vote once for each episode and you can help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2016 episode.


Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans to exotic locations around the world. We don’t travel in big tour buses and see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to Know the region through its culture, history, and legends. Plus, I bring you some great Celtic music by me and other Celtic artists. You can help me decide where we are going in 2017. Subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at


* Each week, 149 people pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra-long episode of Celtic music. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast and help us hit the next Milestone which will feature 2-hours of Celtic Women. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Daibheid Jordan and Elizabeth Thomas.

* The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast now available on Google Play Music. If you're an android listener, go get it.

* I am still looking for reviews for our compilation "Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast". You can download this album for free when you subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine or with any donation to the podcast.

* So far the two Facetime Live shows are going great. Though I changed the date of the Celtic Music News show. It is now on Fridays. The New Celtic CDs show is on Monday. These are short 3-5 minute videos where I share what's new. If you want to watch subscribe on our Facebook page.

* I thought of another great way to help promote indie Celtic bands. I want to start sharing links to the albums of bands in the latest episode. Unfortunately, I really someone's help to make this work. It should only take about 30 minutes a week of your time. If you would like to help me promote indie Celtic music, drop me an email.

* Nominations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Podcast Awards. Before we can win, we need to be nominated. Head on over to to make your nomination of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for Best Music Podcast.

* Check out The Sorries podcast featuring history of Scottish songs.

* You can get your very own 2016 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts through our Celtic Music Store. Follow the link in the shownotes, or better yet, follow the link in the Celtic Music Magazine, when you subsribe and you'll save 10%. And if you already have a shirt. Take a picture and send it in.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. 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, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations.


This Week in Celtic Music

0:27 "The Annan Polka / Swedish Polka / Caddam Woods" by Fiddleheads from And The Fiddles Played On

5:21 "Farrell O'Gara" by Academy of Irish Music from Cruinn

8:30 "Bold O'Donahue" by Spirited Lads from Spirited Lads

11:04 "Slip Jigs: The Echo of Carrowkeel/The Cock and the Hen/Hardiman the Fiddler" by Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock from The New Blackthorn Stick

15:24 "Kishmul's Galley" by Hearthfire Duo from Kishmul's Galley


22:42 "The Thiggin' Song" by The Sorries from Auld Lang Syne

24:19 "Bundle and Go / My Mind Will Never Be Easy (feat. Brian Miller)" by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen from Life Is All Checkered

27:10 "May" by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost from Sociable

32:08 "Scholar" by Poitin from Bofiguifluki

37:00 "Cold City" by Gwilym Morus from Live Performance


43:22 "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" by Keltikon from Agenbite of Inwit

47:41 "Were You at the Rock?" by Aiden's Clan from Give It A Go

50:03 "Paddy On the Railway" by Hair of the Dog from At the Parting Glass

53:13 "Mairi's Wedding" by Bang On the Ear from Tales From the Glen

56:42 "Banks of the Fordie" by Round the House from At This Stage

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at