Take a walk through Ireland or your community with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

The Bow Tides, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, The Irish Rovers, Ron Cody, We Banjo 3 , Triskele, Raúl Sanz, Banshee in the Kitchen, The Bordercollies, The Secret Commonwealth, Hearthfire, Kilrush, Bren Holmes, Clare Sands, Kinnfolk


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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 2022 episode.  Vote Now!


0:06 - The Bow Tides "The Bow Tides Jigs" from Sailing On

4:28 - WELCOME

5:55 - Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen "I Ne’er Shall Wean Her / Hardiman’s Fancy" from Brightly or Darkly

9:09 - The Irish Rovers "No Rules or Borders" from No End in Sight

12:17 - Ron Cody "Sylvia and Mikey's Reel/Paddy on the Turnpike (The Auld Reel)" from The Talking Rake

14:48 - We Banjo 3 "Hummingbird" from Open The Road

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18:27 – FEEDBACK

The Celtic Christmas Podcast is now live. I have another new format for 2022. There are several tracks of music, plus a story in the first two episodes. Hopefully, I can collect a couple more to fill out the season.

If you know of a Celtic band with Christmas music, please have them submit music to the show at www.4celts.com.

The first episode features the all - female Celtic group Triskele out of Albany, New York. Visit the website to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode. 

21:09 - Triskele “Rising of the Moon” from The Collar City Uprising (Live)

23:25 - Raúl Sanz "La puerta abierta / El extraño pasajero" from La espiral del lobo

27:53 - Banshee in the Kitchen "Biddy Mulligan" from The Last Pint  -  Not

33:52 - The Bordercollies "Scotland/Blackberry Blossom" from Sticks and Stones

36:41 - The Secret Commonwealth "My Highlander" from Last Call

40:19 - THANKS

42:24 - Hearthfire "Last Round" from After the Fall

45:39 - Kilrush "Killavil / Swallowtail / Sliabh Russell" from Kilrush 

50:18 - Clare Sands "Keep the Flame Burning" from Clare Sands

53:49 – CLOSING

54:55 - Kinnfolk "The Transatlantic Set" from The Knotted Circle

59:17 – LIBSYN

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m an Atlanta  -  based musician and podcaster. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

There are several people who sent feedback about listening to the podcast while going for their daily walk. I love to hear that.

Walking is not only good for your body. It’s also good for the environment.

I’ve been listening to the CarbonSessions podcast. those are put out by the Carbon Almanac, a book offering practical tips and how we can  take better care of our planet. It’s obviously not super practical for most of us to walk to the grocery store. That’s why I one of my rules Is if I need just  3 or 4 items I have to walk. Or bike.

In any case, I wanna encourage you to go for a walk today while you listen to the show. Take The music with you as you wake up or perhaps in the day with a delightful walk through your community

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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.

In 2023, we’re going on a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo in Ireland. We’re gonna explore the area and get to know Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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Willos' replied to a Facebook post where their song was one of the best: "Thanks such a super surprise!!!!!"

Mary - Grace Autumn Lee  -  Hammered Dulcimer also was voted a Best of an episode. She responded: "I feel like I need to frame this in my house  -  being right next to Lúnasa is pretty amazing!!! Thanks for the support! ❤"

Carroll Sisters replied the Lunasa post: "What an honor to be in that group and on your podcast! Thank you!"

Jorge emailed: "Hi Marc, I love the show and congrats on the recent award! Being of Spanish descent, I loved the episode you did awhile back on Spanish Celtic music and the influences. As a guitarist, I was wondering if there are any books you recommend to learn either fiddle tunes or songs in general so that I can play on solo guitar or join in on a jam session. Cheers! ~Jorge P.S. Thank you for doing the past episode on mental health!"