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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Nov 15, 2018

We're opening Pandora's Box with great Celtic music from The Flying Toads, Warbelow Range, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Dylan Foley, Ed Miller, Raglan, Abby Green, Event Horizon, Spencer & Beane, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Bill Grogan's Goat, Damanta, House of Hamill, Julia Lane.

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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 "The Miller's Maggot" by The Flying Toads from Warts 'n All

4:48 "Luca at the Beehive / The Moving Clouds / Splendid Isolation / Dinny O'Brien's" by Warbelow Range from Warbelow Range

10:12 "Botany Bay" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Lover's Well

14:39 "De Dannan's / O'malley's March / Conway's" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

19:27 "Leezie Lindsay" by Ed Miller from Follow the Music


27:09 "The Far Rocks of Sheetrim" by Raglan from A New Dawn

31:22 "Seoithin Seo Ho" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

37:42 "Orion Nebula" by Event Horizon from Event Horizon

41:51 "My Lagan Love" by Spencer & Beane from Amhrain Saoil


48:49 "Salonika" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from The Great War

51:44 "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

55:53 "The Fall Song" by Damanta from The Drunken Priest and the ghostly hymns of autumn

59:29 "Pandora's Box" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms

1:05:15 "Something to Come Home to" by Julia Lane from Song of the Sea

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.

Before get started with the news, I wanted to let you know that next week will be a rough time for me. My oldest daughter is having a very big surgery. I'm hoping I will have shows completed for you. But I feel like the world is turned upside down right now. I hope you will bare with me through the next couple months.

I host two other podcasts. The Pub Songs Podcast which is currently replaying all of my albums. The other is Celtfather Music & Travel. It's a spoken word podcast where I share things from my adventures and thoughts that occur. Every now and then, it's highly Celtic-related. I did a recent episode on my Celtic Invasion of Oban Scotland in 2010. And most recently, I published a thought-provoking response to a recent episode by Seth Godin on "Anthems, Pledges and Change". I feel like it was a really interesting podcast and it is related to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast as well as my music. Give it a listen.

Christmas is just around the corner. I am pleased to announce the first Celtic Christmas Podcast episode of the year is now online. You can subscribe at

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 incredibly low price. Follow the link in the shownotes at for details.

While you're there, you can also check out our free podcast app available on iTunes and Amazon.


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


Another podcaster told me recently that they had some great advertisers on their show. I was very happy for them.

But the truth is, I am happier that this podcast is not influenced by record labels or publicists. The show exists first and foremost to help independent artists get heard. It's here to introduce you to the artists who are not under the thumb of some corporation. They don't have a big budget to promote themselves. They're just making great music. That's what I want to share.

So this show is listener supported. No advertisers. No record labels. Your generosity funds the creation, production, and promotion of the show. In return, you 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 is now online.

I want to thank our incredible Celtic Legends: Annie Lorkowski, Bryan Brake, Carol Baril, Hank Woodward, Hunter Melville, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Marianne Ludwig, Nancie Barnett, Scott Benson, Shawn Cali, Theresa Sullivan. These generous people pledge $25 or more per month to make this podcast a reality.

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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

Jerry Murphy emailed back in May: "Hello Marc, Yes, I downloaded and have very much enjoyed listening to the lot.  I also have shared it with my executor, named Riley, for his enjoyment.  He is also a professional musician! I wish you well, as I do any of my ancestral countrymen (both Scottish and Northern Irish).  But I am a completely disabled veteran, with very limited means. Slainte!"

Arika Lycan emailed from from Ypsilanti (ips-ill-an-tee) MI: " Good morning! I’m driving back home to visit my parents in Columbus Ohio, To pass the time with my mom while my dad has hip replacement surgery. I’m sure I’ll pop in my earbuds and listen to the rest of this episode which will keep me in good spirits. Maybe I’ll even share an ear bud with my mom :-) Safe travels in Scotland!"

Connor Hibbs emailed: "Hi Mark! Just re-listening to episode 360 while sitting and editing photos (That's what I do for a living) Hoping to get a job out before the day gets too warm so I can also spend some time landscaping my back yard. Just wanted to write to tell you I love your show and give a suggestion! I'm not sure how you edit the show together, but it would be great to have chapters embedded into the feed so I could skip back to the beginning of songs I really love.

I totally realize that my suggestion would create a little more work for you overall in what is already without a doubt a labor intense process, and am definitely not saying that I would ever stop listening even if you choose not to go that route. Just wanted to provide a friendly suggestion for a feature from someone who really adores the show and feels that others might enjoy having something like that included! Sláinte!"