Let’s slow and enjoy a trip to Celtic Land with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Enda Seery, Friday Frolics, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Brad Reid, Old Blind Dogs, Marc Gunn, Andy Law, Kathy Barwick, Banna De Dhá, Eddie Biggins, Marys Lane, The Kilt Lifters, Ockham's Razor, Tuatha Dea, Sligo Rags

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0:06 - Enda Seery "Siochain Na Tuaithe, Ralphs Paw slow piece, jig" from Peace of the Countryside

3:26 - WELCOME

5:09 - Friday Frolics "Shiraishi" from Factor 3

9:06 - The Makem & Spain Brothers "Bright Eyed Girl From Keady" from Up the Stairs

12:58 - Brad Reid "Haley's (BMX Remix)" from Single

16:33 - Old Blind Dogs "The Bonnie Earl O Moray" from Four On The Floor

21:15 - FEEDBACK

28:06 - Marc Gunn "Breathing (feat. Jamie Haeuser)" from Selcouth

32:21 - Andy Law & Friends "Tinner's Fancy / Causeway Head / Cornish Squire" from The Long and the Short of It

36:28 - Kathy Barwick "My Native Home" from In My Life

41:34 - Banna De Dhá "Comb Your Hair & Curl It / The White Petticoat / The Black Rogue" from Band of Two

46:31 - Eddie Biggins "Satin and Lace" from Intentionally Left Blank

50:27 - NEWS & THANKS

52:41 - Marys Lane "Another Round" from Wild Unknown

54:54 - The Kilt Lifters "Queen Mary's Escape" from Queen Mary's Escape

58:02 - Ockham's Razor "Madam I'm a Darling" from Job's Comforter

1:00:59 - Tuatha Dea "Loch Lommand" from Kilts and Corsets

1:04:07 - CLOSING

1:05:38 - Sligo Rags "Follow Me Up to Carlew" from Roll Me Down the Mountain

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 http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.


* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians.

You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

Next Week: The Women of Irish & Celtic Music

I titled this episode “Slow Travel”. Today, I got an email from VisitScotland.com. That’s a website promoting Scottish tourism. Since I’m leading a Celtic Invasion Vacation to Loch Lomond in Scotland, I’ve been subscribed and seeing what they have to offer.

Today, they shared an article and video about Slow Travel. That’s something that I greatly appreciate and cherish with my own vacations. It’s not about seeing everything. It’s getting to know an area.

Check out the link in the shownotes. And I highly recommend their newsletter. They seem to be leading the pack when it comes to promoting ecotourism and sustainable travel. Stuff I’ve slowly thought about. But they’re really doing it in Scotland. So kudos!

Let’s get on with the show.


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 2022 episode.  Vote Now!

It also helps me create the…


Your votes are tabulated two weeks after the episode is released. The most - popular songs are added to TWO playlists. One one Spotify. One on Amazon Music.

I sometimes make errors. So the newest additions to the Playlist are Tuatha de Danann, Doolin’, We Banjo 3, Screeched and Marc Gunn

Listen on Spotify and Amazon Music.


My new CD is now available. It’s called Selcouth. It’s an album of almost all original music. There’s one traditional tune set and “Loch Lomond,” a traditional Scottish song.

The rest of it is a bunch of original songs with Celtic - inspired music. There’s a few  comedy tracks like “Mingulay Cat Song”, “Why Do You Torture Me”, “Genetic Counseling Song”, and “Kilty Pleasure”. There’s a new hobbit song inspired by Lord of the Rings and a song I think Wolf Loescher sang on this podcast a year ago. There are four songs inspired by the pop culture TV show, Firefly, but fused with Celtic sounds. The lyrics are definitely relevant to fans of the show, but the stories are about real people finding change.

One of my favorite parts about the album is collaboration with other musicians like Screeched Inn, The Muckers, Jamie Haeuser, Sam Gillogly, Nathan Deese, and Mikey Mason.

It’s now on sale in my Bandcamp store. Check out Selcouth now.


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A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali

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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 http://celticinvasion.com/

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I’m telling you this because Libsyn launched an affiliate program. I don’t do affiliate programs much any more. But if there’s one I’m happy to talk about, it’s Libsyn. I’ll be honest. I don’t care as much about the money. So you’re welcome to use the affiliate link in the shownotes. But if you sign up with them, you will be happier.

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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. What are you doing with your local celtic community?

Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Donald Rice emailed: "Dear Marc,   First of all, I love your podcast, music, and cats.  I just submitted an album from the band I am in -  Poitin.  We are based in Fargo/Moorhead -  Fargo is in ND, Moorhead in MN.  They are sister cities across the Red River of the North, which is the river named in the album title -  Banks of Red River.  What is particularly noteworthy about Banks is that it features Metis music, a tradition which melds Irish, French, and Native sounds and stories.  Though we play many Irish tunes and some originals, Metis music has become our special calling card, having played at many festivals and venues including a recent Metis festival at the Old Treaty Crossing  in Northern Minnesota.  Our music also has been featured at many community and youth orchestra concerts. You can see some of this on videos on our website, which was included in the submission. Thanks so much for considering playing our music on your podcast. Let me know if you have any questions."

Buddy McPeak emailed: "Just found the podcast on pandora.  Great music!  I'll be listening from now on. Thanks"

Karen H emailed: "Hi Marc, I am a recent Patron. :)

I joined so I can expand my knowledge of and listening experiences with other Celtic Musicians. I have very little of each at the moment.

So, my favorites that I've listened to for years are: Altan, Lunasa, The Gothard Sisters, The Chieftains, and though she is probably a different category, my all time favorite music artist no matter the genre is Enya. I have so much to explore in the Celtic music genre! I appreciate your podcasts."