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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

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Feb 18, 2016

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is not your typical Celtic radio program. Most play the same Celtic artists promoted by the top record labels. We focus on indie Celtic bands, the ones who don't get played but are just as good. You'll find them living in your town if you go looking. Great indie Celtic music from Nine-8ths Irish, Harpnotic, David Nigel Lloyd, Aisling, New Shilling, Kailyarders, Adamh, Emerald Dawn, Perkelt, Jim Sharkey, The Elders, Don Gabbert, Barleyjuice, O'Hanleigh.

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There is a lot that goes into the production of a successful podcast, everything finding bands and picking music, to recording, sharing and promoting episodes. It requires a lot of time, and money. Each week, Celtic music fans pledge $1 or more per episode to help pay for the production of the podcast. Whenever we hit a Milestone, you get an extra long episode of this show. We just hit our next Milestone which means you're gonna get a 2-hour Celtic music special highlighting the indie Celtic music of Canada right after St. Patrick's Day. You can Become a Patrons of the Podcast. Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Robert and Patrick



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* If you're in a Celtic band, please contact me ASAP to join this year's St Patrick's Day Internet Music Festival. All you need to do is submit a live performance video on YouTube and be willing to promote the event. Visit the website for details.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:40 "Farewell to Whalley Range" by Nine-8ths Irish from West of Ireland

4:35 "Dark Forest" by Harpnotic from Harpnotic

7:48 "Roll Back Columbia" by David Nigel Lloyd from Rivers, Kings and Curses

10:46 "George Brabazon/The Boys of Ballysodare/Reeping the Rye" by Aisling from Pilgrim's Road

15:40 "Out of the Blue (... We'll Always Have Brugge)" by New Shilling from New Shilling


20:43 "The Black Well" by Kailyarders from The Black Well

23:56 "Kilmovee Jig/The Sleeping Fat Cat/Eddie Kelly's" by Adamh from Adamh

28:51 "Whiskey for My Mates" by Emerald Dawn

31:57 "Ai List Lo Lop" by Perkelt from Dowry of a Troll Woman

35:47 "Sweet Anne's Road" by Jim Sharkey from Sweet Anne's Road


45:36 "Meetings of the Waters" by The Elders from Story Road

50:06 "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" by Don Gabbert from Alone on the Porch

54:08 "Songs For Sinners" by Barleyjuice from Bonny Prince Barley

59:55 "Ain't It Bloody Well Grand to be Irish (and Living in the USA)" by O'Hanleigh from Of Irish Crossings Told

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at