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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Jan 19, 2017

Awesome Scottish music is pretty easy to find. There's a lot of brilliant traditional songs as well as modern songs and songwriters coming out of Scotland. This show touches on a teeny, tiny portion of the Scottish music I have in my catalog. You can expect a lot more when we hit our $500 milestone on Patreon. In the meantime, enjoy music from The Rogues, Bonnie Rideout, Battlefield Band, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ed Miller, Andrew McKee, Wicked Tinkers, Don Grieve, Brobdingnagian Bards, Caledonia Swing, Lady Moon, The Freestylers of Piping, Jasper Coal, Hugh Morrison, Jiggernaut, Kilted Kings.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. You can share this show and find more episodes at And you can support this show on Patreon.

* CELTIC PODCAST NEWS: Last week, I informed you about the free Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app. I was quickly notified that app needed updating. I have forwarded that info on to Libsyn. It should be updated soon. My apologies for that. I'll let you know as soon as I hear there's an update. If you are not on Android or iOS, I'm checking on options there as well.

* I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $12 away from the next 2-hours special. Thanks to our newest patrons: Brian Z, Gary R Hook, Jason Roberts, Nicole Theresa, plus Annie Lorkowski, and Bill Shields who raised their pledges. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

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Merbs Labrador posted on Facebook: "Hey mark, it's merbs! I'm originally from the Philippines. living now in New Zealand.. I really love irish & celtic music. I discovered your podcast through the celtic roots podcast with raymond in belfast northern ireland. It all started back 2011 when I was working in the desert, with lots of my irish workmates. I was inspired and got addicted to listening to celtic music. Best of luck to your program, I'm lookin forward to be one of your patron. Cheers"

Ma-Ho-Ney posted on iTunes: "Great music, love the themes! I am making my own top music playlist based off of the songs I hear on the podcasts. I used the detailed podcast descriptions to identify the artist and songs and then get them from iTunes! A lot of great music, artists and free stuff! Worth subscribing, and not just around Saint Patrick's Day!

Martha Meyers emailed a picture: "Boo for just making apps for the robot and the fruit. Your developer should look into resources for easily porting iOS apps as Universal Windows Apps. Now that’s done, attached is a pic of the blanket I mentioned in the comments for show 291."


This Week in Celtic Music

0:39 "Jigs: Partners in Time, Ian McCleod, The Seagull, The Hen's March" by The Rogues from Scottish Rogues

6:46 "Invergarry Castle/Sutherland Calquhoun's Jig/O as" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

11:40 "Seven Braw Gowns/Miss MacLeod's Minuet" by Battlefield Band from The Producer's Choice

14:14 "The Willows" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Scatter Pipes

19:06 "My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose" by Ed Miller from Many's The Fine Tale


24:37 "Bonnie Portmore" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

28:50 "Hornpipe/Jig Set" by Wicked Tinkers from Banger for Breakfast

31:07 "The Trooper and The Maid" by Don Grieve from A Drop o'the Best

33:15 "Oor Hamlet" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

37:00 "Drummond Set: Miss Drummond of Perth/Louden's Bonnie Woods & Braes/The Devil in the Kitchen" by Caledonia Swing from Something Like That!

39:39 "Loch Lomond" by Lady Moon from Fairy's Love Song


47:11 "The Heavy Hitter/The Shape of Piping to Come" by The Freestylers of Piping from The Shape of Piping to Come

52:22 "Twa Corbies" by Jasper Coal from 1000 Feet Closer to hell

55:11 "Tramps and Hawkers" by Hugh Morrison from Scotland Is free

58:38 "Macfurley's Rant" by Jiggernaut from The Well

1:06:02 "Flower of Scotland" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

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