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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Jan 14, 2021

I will always love you. Thank you for celebrating Celtic culture through the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Serious Kitchen, The Kissers, Emma Langford, Andrew Finn Magill, Trip McCool, Triskele, The Bookends, Martyn Wylde, Franco Morone, Saby O', Heather Dale, Reilly, Stand Easy, John McLean Allan, Tuatha de Danann, Tara

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show on social or with a friend.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic 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 streaming, 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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This is our way of finding the best songs and tunes 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 2021 episode.  Vote Now!


0:03 - Serious Kitchen "Batten Down the Hatches" from "Tig"

4:21 - WELCOME

5:10 - The Kissers "The Wedding (Mingulay Boat Song / Three Sails / Connaghtman's Rambles / Haste to the Wedding)" from Three Sails

11:39 - Emma Langford "The Winding Way Down to Kells Bay” from Sowing Acorns

15:33 - Andrew Finn Magill "Humors of Tullycrine" from Drive & Lift

19:37 - Trip McCool "The First Robin of Spring" from Hang Me Out to Dry


26:58 - Triskele "I Can Only Dream" from The Collar City Uprising

29:15 - The Bookends "Last Night in Ennistymon" from Chapter One

34:24 - Martyn Wylde "Absent Friends" from Learning from the Leaves

38:43 - Franco Morone "Giants Parade / Morrison Jig" from Single

42:40 - Saby O' "Left My Heart Behind" from Lilac Sky

46:15 - THANKS

48:28 - Heather Dale "Joan" from The Gabriel Hounds

52:23 - Reilly "Fireflies" from Revelry & Regret

56:27 - Stand Easy/John McLean Allan "Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda" from Head in the Clouds

59:41 - Tuatha de Danann "The Devil Drink Cider" from In Nomine Eireann

I interviewed Bruno Maia in the latest episode of the Pub Songs Podcast. You’ll find out how I ended up singing on this song for their new album. Plus, you’ll hear me sing my own version of the song. Plus you can get a St Patrick’s Day Gift. Listen now.

1:04:20 - CLOSING

1:06:44 - Tara "I Will Always Love You" from Single

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.

It was a rollercoaster of a week here in the States. So I just want you to know, I love you for listening and for supporting the diversity in our Celtic community. It’s important to remember kindness in these tough times. So I hope I can bring a smile to your face with more great Celtic music.

You may already know that I include timestamps in each episode. This makes it easier for you to find out who is playing and what the awesome track is.

A few months ago, we started using an app called Forecast which creates chapters to make it even more easy.

I can’t find the email. But a month or so ago, someone emailed and suggested that I put the artist name first, instead of listing the song first. I just did that. So now when you look at the show notes, it should be even easier to find out who is playing what track so you can vote for them in the Celtic Top 20.


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A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Ben, Pamala, Vaidah Katz, Phyu Kyaw, melsing, Esther W, Hobie W, Patty and Dan C

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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

Brandon Carl emailed a couple photos: "Hello Mark it is nice to meet you. This is my first time messaging you. I have been a long time listener of your podcast and am always a fan of Irish and Celtic music. I am actually in a bagpipe band in Virginia and play the snare drum. What I normally do while listening to your podcasts is play my truck simulator on my PC. Euro Truck Simulator 2. It can be a pretty addicting game. Hope you have a great New Years and talk to you soon! Cheers! *Note:: Band photo was when I used to play the bass drum."

Kristina Arroyo emailed a photo: "I’m working on this piece while listening to your beautiful show, started this on winter solstice."

Scott Selhorst emailed from Dayton, Ohio: “Hello Marc, I have been a fan, a listener, and a supporter for a long time.  Listening to episode 491 got me thinking about this.  Episode 18 (April 2006) is still one I listen to every so often.

My kids, much younger then, thought 4:15-4:20 was pretty cool.  You might think that is a very specific, possibly strange, 5-second range.  Listen to it, and you will understand why 4, 8, and 9 year old kids would think that was pretty cool.  I cannot recall how I initially found your music, but you introduced me to this genre of music, which I enjoy immensely.  Thank you."