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Aug 3, 2017

We have special feature on Temple Records this week along with new Celtic music from Alasdair White, Black Market Haggis, The Ne'er Duwels, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Sarah Copus, Arise & Go, Battlefield Band, Mike Katz, Christine Primrose, Peter Nardini, Kellswater Bridge, Dene Foye, Eamonn Flynn, Rogue Diplomats, Plastic Paddy.

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New Celtic Music & Temple Records

Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity.



* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to indie Celtic music. These are the bands who are usually trying to make it without a record label. I have a caveat about that today. I'll tell you about it in a moment. I want to ask for your help to bring these artists the attention they deserve by sharing the show with your friends. You can find more episodes at And you can support for this show on Patreon.

There are a lot of small record labels who are doing great things for Celtic musicians. One of those is Temple Records. That's the label of Battlefield Band. In addition to releasing music by Battlefield Band, the label also helps small artists who are doing great things for Scottish music. Like Christine Primrose.

About the time I was finishing up the 2-hour Scottish Music show, episode #317, Temple Records sent me music from Christine Primrose. She sings in Scots Gaelic I thought she'd be a great addition to the show. I asked if they had any other music. But I didn't receive anything until the day after I published the show.

So today, I'm gonna highlight several artists from Temple Records, including the first band.


I want start by thanking everyone who picked up the 2017 Sainted Song Henger Special and collected the 10 bonus CDs from my Celtic music arhive. I really appreciate your support of this show. The collection is still on sale along with podcast t-shirts, but of course, you'll have to do without the bonus CDs. You can find all of our swag and compilation CDs in our store at 

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Kevin Crosson. Patrons also help me pick the next 2-hour special milestone. Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! 

Finally, check out Tony Becket setup this website "to restore awareness, celebrate and preserve the culture and history of Celtic Americans by promoting live Celtic music, festivals, history & ancestry." He's working primarily with Northern California Celtic performers. And he has a YouTube channel which could use your love. 

Celtic music and culture is a relatively small community. I mean, if all of the Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry people united, we'd have one heck of a cultural impact. Instead, it's limited mostly to St. Patrick's Day. That's a shame. So I'd like to ask your help of spreading the word about AmeriCeltic. And I'd also encourage you to start your own local Celtic community. Help get the word out about your musicians and cultural organizations. Let's keep Celtic culture growing!

And if you have a local organization, let me know. I'd be happy to either mention it here, or better yet, list it in our Celtic Music Magazine.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: 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

KToo posted on iTunes: "Excellent variety of Celtic music, from trad to Celtic influence. I look forward to each new episode"

Charline Grilhé emailed: "Hi Marc ! I discovered your podcast last Saturday. I just arrived in Dublin for the first time of my life for a crazy trip. I came from Paris to support Ben for a historical fencing competition followed by walking across the west coast of Ireland. Sadly I just lost my personal phone so I had no music to listen to and no Internet outside of our B&B. So I was looking for some podcasts. I discovered yours!

It was a pleasure to listen to your playlist all week, during the competition and then on the wonderful cliffs of Black Head walking to Moher, in the bus to Dublin, in the plane back to Paris and finally, in my tub with a little tear thinking about this incredible trip and awesome people. Thank you for being a part of this. I'll continue to listen to your podcast until the next time ! Best, Charlie"

Zak Kennedy emailed: "I listened to Episode 319 while mowing my yard and a few other chores around the house. I have also played other episodes while driving for my local transit agency. Had a few people ask what I was listening to and said they enjoyed it. I've downloaded a couple of older episodes that I missed to listen to in the run up to this year's Dublin Irish Festival. Have you been to it as a presenter or performer? Keep up the great work!"

This Week in Celtic Music

0:25 "The Weatherman" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album)

5:53 "The Moontown Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

8:01 "You're the One" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

11:14 "Lucking Out" by David Curley & Mick Broderick from A Brand New Day

13:25 "Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair" by Sarah Copus from Moorland Winds

16:12 "Danse du Sauvage, Reel du Pendu" by Arise & Go from Arise & Go - EP


23:24 "Fling & Reels: The Whole Chicken in the Soup / Largo’s Fairy Dance / The Kerryman’s Daughter" by Battlefield Band with Don Meade, Tony Demarco & Robin Morton from Beg & Borrow

26:44 "Dark Lowers the Night/A Month of Sundays" by Mike Katz from A Month of Sundays

30:40 "Thig an Smeòrach as t-Earrach (The Thrush Comes in Spring)" by Christine Primrose from Gràdh is Gonadh - Guth ag aithris (Love and Loss - A Lone Voice)

35:30 "The Ballad of Lawrence Orange and Eugene Green" by Peter Nardini from Is there anybody out there?


44:48 "Follow On" by Kellswater Bridge from As The Story Goes

50:49 "Wild Rover No More" by Dene Foye from For the Love of Haggis

53:28 "Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn" by Eamonn Flynn from The Irish Channel

55:58 "The Mermaid" by Rogue Diplomats from Whiskey Picnic

1:00:10 "Rundlets and Kilderkins" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. 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 2017 episode. 

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