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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?

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Aug 6, 2020

Phaidin's wife loves the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast too.

Flook, The Rogues, Kyle Carey, Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly, Runa, Orla Fallon, Jim Sharkey, Celtic Rain, Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy, Susana Seivane, Songs for Ceilidh, Eamonn Flynn, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Eileen Ivers, Colleen Raney

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today.

This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode.  Vote Now!


0:03 - "Lalabee/Jig for Simon" by Flook from Ancora

7:37 - WELCOME

8:57 - "Grace and Brave" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

12:42 - "Opal Grey" by Kyle Carey from The Art of Forgetting

17:46 - "Hobbit Hornpipe" by Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits

20:09 - "The Green Fields of Canada" by Runa from Ten: The Errant Night


31:19 - "Bean Phaidin/Drops of Brandy" by Orla Fallon from Lore

34:36 - "Beautiful Game" by Jim Sharkey from A Lovely Day

38:13 - "Darth Kitty" by Celtic Rain from Celtic Rain

40:17 - "Fare Thee Well Green Valleys" by Kevin Kennedy & Samantha Kennedy from When I Was One And Twenty

43:16 - "Para Milladoiro" by Susana Seivane from Os Sonos Que Volven


51:00 - "Kailey Won't You Dance" by Songs for Ceilidh from Falling Forward

54:06 - "Farrel O'Gara/The Sligo Maid" by Eamonn Flynn from Black Coddle

57:56 - "Hockey Song" by The Celtic Kitchen Party from Sociable!

1:00:34 - "Wah-Wah One Violin" by Eileen Ivers from Scatter the Light

1:04:03 - CLOSING

1:05:55 - "Red Dirt Girl" by Colleen Raney from Standing in Doorways

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show 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. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon.



Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon.

Your contribution also allows us to support the Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival on September 12-13 and the Texas Scottish Festival on October 16-18.

A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Shawn Cali, Hank Woodward, Travis Senzaki, Annie Lorkowski, Tiffany Knight, robert michael kane, Lynda MacNeil, Kevin Long, Nancie Barnett, Miranda Nelson Designs, Carol Baril, Patricia Conner, Samir Malak

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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 its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at

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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

Carol Baril commented on Patreon: “Love the upbeat in the songs! Hard to vote for favorites since all were fun to walk too!”

Patricia emailed: "Hi Marc, I am not on Facebook so I hope this email gets to you.

I just discovered your Irish and Celtic Music Podcast and I just love it! It has been helping me get through these stressful times, so thank you for that. I don't know how I've only now discovered your podcast -- I must have been living under a rock.

The running joke among my friends and family is that I am Irish ... because I am obsessed with Irish history, music and culture. I've also developed an interest in all things Scottish, so still have a lot to learn there. Anyway, long story short ... I always love listening to Celtic music but only knew a few songs and artists. This podcast has introduced me to new songs and artists, hearing that wonderful music and stories in those songs that I've never heard before.

Anyway, I hope you and yours are doing well during this crazy time. Please keep on bringing us the music!"

Stephen & Kyra Reimann emailed photos: :Hi Marc, My 13-year-old daughter, Kyra (K-ear-rah), and I spent our Saturday on a father/daughter woodworking project. Kyra is an avid volleyball player. So at her request, I tried my hand at building an adjustable volleyball rebound board for her to practice her volleyball drills on. Just so you know I’m not a carpenter by any means and all I had to go on was a two minute YouTube video that didn’t include any blueprints.

It was imperative that we find the exact right music to lift our spirits and set this project off on the right foot. Episode 457 was the exact right choice. There was a point during one of the songs where I broke out in dance while Kyra had to hold the wood perfectly still. She criticized me, not for my dancing, but because she wanted to dance instead of holding that piece of lumber perfectly still. We even listened to the episode twice while building our project. It may have taken us four hours to complete, but we had great tunes along the way

Enclosed are two pics of us with the finished project. Thank you for being a part of this great father/daughter memory in the making.

Go raibh maith agat,"

Pronunciation: Guh ruh mah a-gut

David Tan Creti emailed a photo: "Marc, great to hear Highland Life.  I checked my Aberdeen-Angus bull named "Bovis". Perhaps the Podcast made him homesick for the Highlands.  But here in Iowa, he has plentiful hay and heifers to look after.  His Scotts breeding means he has not horns and a fine coat suited for the Iowa winters.  Best Wishes"