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Aug 12, 2021

Let’s head over the moor from here to beyond with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Talisk, Dram & Go, Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne, Kennedy's Kitchen, Jeff Blaney, Band O'Brothers, Fir Arda, John Mcgaha, The Munster Men, Wicked Tinkers, The Guinness Brothers, Aerialists, Caliceltic, THE DIVINERS

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0:05 - Talisk "Beyond" from Beyond

6:11 - WELCOME

7:24 - Dram & Go "Famous Baravan" from Heads, Tails, and Heart

12:41 - Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne "Willie O" from Kind Providence

16:01 - Kennedy's Kitchen "The Swallow's Tail Reel/The Sailor's Bonnet/Over The Moor To Maggie" from The Birds Upon The Trees

20:21 - Jeff Blaney "The Mockingbird" from Exodus

23:13 - FEEDBACK

27:15 - Band O'Brothers "The Whiskey Spider" from Band O'Brothers

31:44 - Fir Arda "Kean O'Hara" from Carolan's Receipt for Drinking

34:15 - John Mcgaha "The Final Trawl" from Origins

39:00 - The Munster Men "The rare auld mountain dew" from Tasting The Waters

43:24 - THANKS

46:33 - Wicked Tinkers "Those Marching O'Neills" from Hammered

51:20 - The Guinness Brothers "Whiskey in the Jar" from Live Craic

55:30 - Aerialists "Que Forte Diamante" from Dear Sienna

59:25 - Caliceltic "Evening Sun" from Staycation

1:02:16 - CLOSING

1:03:31 - THE DIVINERS "Steppin' Out / Farewell to Connolly Road" from earshot (EP)

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. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on 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. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the independent 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.

I hope you had a great summer. It’s officially over for me. And I’m thrilled. Because this means I get to put my focus back on promoting the podcast and creating music. The things I love.

I’m already finishing up my next album called Selcouth. I have some fun songs on it. Both traditional songs as well as my fusion of sci fi and fantasy. I should have another song to share in a few weeks.

I one final question before we continue the show. Do you listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast by yourself or with others? Let me know.

ATTN Celtic Musicians. I’m looking for some good stories to share. Pub Songs & Stories is our companion podcast. I share the stories and inspiration behind the songs.

If you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, or from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email at Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record it for the show.


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A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Dan mcDade, Morgan George, Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson Designs, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali

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While I’m mentioning Patreon, I should point out, there are a lot of Celtic musicians on Patreon. I have a blog post listing most of them. If there’s a band missing, let me know.

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

Gaelynn Lea Tressler joined Patreon and emailed: "Thanks for making this podcast!

Hello! I am a new (but huge!) fan of this podcast. My husband and I started listening to Trip to the Cottage's back catalog (from Radio Kerry) way back in March 2020 but it went off the air and they recently seem to have taken down all the old episodes, alas! So we needed a new Celtic music fix for our nightly Guinness by the fire! :) This is a great show. Thanks for making it, and I am so pumped there are over 500 episodes to go back to as a new listener!

On a side note, I am a fiddler/songwriter and I have done some live-looped renditions of traditional Celtic tunes like The Parting Glass, Swallowtail Jig, Rites of Man, and others. Take care and keep up the great work! Truly"

Find her music on bandcamp or her website and here is her website.

Peter Bengtson emailed a photo: "Hi Mark, I did go on Podcast Awards and voted for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for the 2 categories you mentioned.

I was out this morning doing one of my adjacent neighborhood walks.  I was listening to episode #517,  Women of Summer.  A very enjoyable episode!  I covered 5.35 miles, gained only 162 feet elevation gain (pretty flat).  It took me 2 hours.  I had given up on finding something interesting to photograph.  Then I found:"

Woodland Folk sent a bunch of pictures over the past month. I’m gonna include many of them in the shownotes and wrote: “A calming,summer hour of Voices and melody...Thank u”