No need to go 10,000 miles away to find great Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #616 with a Celtic Story by Erin Ruth.

Seán Heely, Lúnasa, Wolf Loescher, Brad Reid, Dan Milner, Scottish Fish, Brobdingnagian Bards, Bonnie Rideout, Alex Sturbaum, Erin Ruth, The Electrics, Blaggards, Paisley Close, Screaming Orphans, Kennedy's Kitchen


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We launched a brand new campaign on Kickstarter. The goal is to fund a new Album Pin for The Secret World of Celtic Rock. This is a compilation CD we originally released in 2005 featuring some of the best Celtic Rock of the time. And the album is timeless.

You can own an enamel pin with this year’s beautiful Celtic Earth Knotwork. Or you can own a physical copy of the CD. Plus there are many more rewards.

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This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. You can vote for as many songs and tunes that inspire you in each episode. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2023 episode.  Vote Now!

Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile your votes to update a playlist on Spotify and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Follow us on Facebook to find out who is added each week.

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0:08 - Seán Heely "Journey through Strathmore (An MSR)" from Dramagical

5:59 - WELCOME

7:04 - Lúnasa "Leckan Mor" from Sé

11:20 - Wolf Loescher "American Tune" from Single

14:46 - Brad Reid "Road to Harrington" from New Scotland

18:20 - Dan Milner "Ten Thousand Miles Away" from Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea

21:52 - FEEDBACK

24:48 - Scottish Fish "Miss Bromley's" from Upscale

28:54 - Brobdingnagian Bards "Rocky Road To Dublin" from Songs of Ireland

31:51 - Bonnie Rideout "Macdonald of the Isles Set" from Scottish Reflections

35:14 - Alex Sturbaum "Gulls Of Invergordon" from River Run Wide

38:42 - Erin Ruth Story

42:52 - Erin Ruth "Miles Away" from Live performance

45:53 - THANKS

48:10 - The Electrics "The Grass Is Greener" from The Secret World of Celtic Rock and Reel, Folk'n'Rock'n'Roll

51:29 - Blaggards "Moonshiner" from BLAGMATIC

54:30 - Paisley Close "Sovay - Halting March" from The Secret World of Celtic Rock from All On A Day

58:57 - Screaming Orphans "Home to Donegal" from Paper Daisies

1:02:15 - CLOSING

1:03:50 - Kennedy's Kitchen "The Swallow's Tail Reel/The Sailor's Bonnet/Over The Moor To Maggie" from The Birds Upon The Trees

1:08:12 - CREDITS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

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Bruce Thompson replied to the Celtic Music Magazine from Columbus, Ohio: "Hello Marc, Thank you for curating Celtic and Irish music for us with your podcast every week. My wife and I listen to your podcast every time we're in the car. And I listen at work.

On St. Patty's Day we usually go to a good Irish bar for some Guinness and shepherd's pie and sometimes Bangers and Mash, depending on when we get there. A few years ago we were lucky enough to go to Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland; a great 10 day vacation.

Last week (Saturday) was our Dublin, Ohio's St. Patricks Day parade and we always go to the Dublin Irish Festival in August. Our favorite bands are Gaelic Storm, We Banjo 3 and Eileen Ivers. It was a thrill to be there and listen to these amazing musicians. The Dublin Irish Festival is ALWAYS a great time!

Thanks again for sharing your musical talent, and creating such a wonderful listening experience! Slainte to you too, Marc!"

William Fisher emailed: "Usually I'm working on the computer listening to your podcast but I download to a portable player so I can listen in the car or whenever... For St Padraig's Day, The Irish social group I belong to is part of a day - long celebration in William's Park, St Petersburg FL. with music, food and games : - )"

Rebekah Hedstrom replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Usually driving while listening.  We are going to have a quiet St Paddy's day this year.  Corned beef and staying at home.  :0)"

Brian McReynolds sent you a message on Patreon: "Just got the shirt I ordered and the bonus shirt. Thank you. I love them both. I think I will wear the new one tomorrow and the 2016 shirt Friday. Oh, and an early happy birthday to you. 😁"

Dennis McCarthy emailed some St Patrick's Day photos. He wrote: "Hope that you like these."