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I am thrilled to share another 2-hour special thanks to the generosity of our awesome Patrons of the Podcast. Thank you! Their kind pledges of a buck or more per episode brings us this incredible show featuring some of the best music of the past 11 years. It's an awesome show.

After completing the show I made a couple changes to the Celtic Top 20. Voting is done the same as always, but you only put one artist in each submission form. And you can submit the form two times if ye like. Go vote for the first few episodes of 2017 at

This year's Best Of episode will be out the second week of March. Stay subscribed!


Imagine it's Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Time to listen to the podcast in the Irish & Celtic Music Club on Facebook. You go to the group and hit play in your podcatcher to listen to the podcastd. Now start chating with other Celtophiles. Which songs do you like and which do you not. Why?

This doesn't exist yet. But does it sound like something you'd be interested in? If so, email me. If I get a couple dozen responses, I will organize such an event next week. If you have a preferred day or time, please share that as well.


Originally, I planned to play CD Release Party on Concert Window when I released Kilted Kings' new album. I got sick and had to cancel the show.

I rescheduled the show for tonight, February 16th at 8:00 PM CST. The show is free to watch. I'll play a bunch of tracks from Kilted Kings' new album, some Irish and Scottish songs and a few silly songs as well. You can watch it from the comfort of your own home.

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Thank you once again for supporting the show. And please share this week's episode!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
February 16, 2017

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK -- Call 678-235-8763. 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, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. You can also post a comment on iTunes.

PS. I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers, occasional extended editions of the show, and my deepest thanks. When we hit $500, you'll get 2-hours of Scottish music.

We have two new patrons: Chris Pike and Goombaguy. Special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Steven, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, John Bilderback, Johnny Berry, Shawn Cali. We are $48 away from a 2-hour Scottish music show! Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music.


A Celtic Christmas 
Buy Name On My Soul by Kilted Kings

It's on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and throughout the net!



The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast donates a portion of sales and patreon pledges to Celtic non-profits. When you go to these festivals, you just might see our banner or get a free bumper sticker.

May 5-7, 2017
Texas Scottish Festival
Maverick Stadium
UTA Campus
Arlington, TX



You can find links to all of these bands on Facebook in our weekly Celtic Music News.

  • On February 17th Side Street Studio Arts, in Elgin, IL will be hosting a concert by Beth Patterson.
  • On February 27th Andrew Finn Magill will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY.
  • On March 10th West of Mabou will be playing at the public library theater in Moose Jaw, SK. Check out their store, on their website, for their new shirt.
  • Marc Gunn of Kilted Kings will be at AnachroCon in Atlanta, GA on February 24th - 26th. His partner in Kilted King's Randy Wothke will be performing with his other band The Rogues on March 21st at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MA.
  • The Sorries will be performing at Wauchope Hall in Town Yetholm, nr Kelso, Scottish Borders.
  • On February 18th The Stone Cellar, in Round Top, Tx will be hosting a performance by Sean Orr.
  • Carbon Leaf will be performing at ShamrockFest at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC in March 11th.
  • On February 16th The Muckers will be performing at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant in Atlanta, GA.
  • On March 25th Sons Of Malarky Oklahoma will be performing at the O'Neill Pub in Portland, OR.
  • On February 17th Paddy Reilly's Music Bar, in New York, NY will be hosting The Prodigals.
  • On March 25th Jesse Ferguson (The Bard of Cornwall) will be performing at the whiskey tasting event at the NAV Centre NAV in Cornwall, Ontario.



Christian Carroll -
by Christian Carroll
Traditional Irish Folk music. Dedicated in loving memory of my father, mentor, and the best Irish musician and friend, Steve Carroll. Enjoy it, and if you're ever in Charleston South Carolina, come on in to Tommy Condons Irish pub to see me and the band
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Killer Flogging Mike with Psalms of Apostasy -
by Strömms
Raw - Stripped down to the bare bones acoustic solo performance of "Killer" Strömm. No frills Folk Punk!
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Harpophelia -
by Seána
A versatile Irish harpist delving into the realms of World Music incorporating percussive instruments, and other melody instruments not generally associated with the harp.
Genre: New Age: Celtic New Age
Release Date: 2017



Do you like having the shownotes in the newsletter? Or should I just give you a link to the latest episode?

0:37 “Land of Sunshine Set” by Runa from Current Affairs

8:03 “Farewell to Ireland” by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Far Away in Australia

11:32 “Belfast Mountains” by Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh from Cuan

15:55 “Dante's Local” by Rathkeltair from 8

20:04 “Cullen Anderson” by The Rogues from Live in Canada, Eh?

24:45 “Weekend Irish” by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

28:43 “Mingulay Boat Song” by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

33:11 “Compass” by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

35:16 “Oro, Se Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile” by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

38:15 “The Fisherman's Song” by Count 4dB from Rylander: There Can Be Only One

41:57 “An Buachaillin Ban Set” by Vintage Wildflowers from Lovely Madness


49:20 “Two Minute's Silence” by Jiggernaut from The Well

55:46 “Eryri” by Gwilym Morus from Awena

58:10 “Aoife Orla Jigs” by Hawp from Storm and Calm

1:02:19 “Foreign Lander (song)” by Socks in the Frying Pan from Socks in the Frying Pan

1:04:51 “James Connolly” by Black 47 from Rise Up

1:10:40 “An Alarc'h/Brian Boru's March/Glennlivet” by Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice from Celtic Chamber Music


1:16:37 Promo: Sons of Malarkey

1:16:47 “Happy Are the Dead” by Sons of Malarkey from Sons of Malarkey

1:21:04 “Gaelic Song” by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

1:26:32 “Highland Cathedral/The Black Bear” by Jimi McRae And Sam Okoo from Scottish Pipes And African Drums

1:30:24 “The Devil Made Texas” by Ed Miller from The Edinburgh Rambler

1:34:50 “Broken Token” by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Stones on the Ground

1:40:21 “Palm Sunday” by The Flying Toads from Warts ‘n All


1:47:24 “Johnny” by Battlelegs from The Soup Mages

1;50:07 “Ellas Mari (Cornish)” by Navan from Lowena

1;53:28 “Chenier Shuffle” by Sonic Impulse from Pipe Dreams

1:56:05 “If You Stay” by Heidi Talbot from In Love + Light

1:59:46 “Salamanca/The Golden Keyboard” by Ron Cody from The Talking Rake

“Raised on Black and Tans” by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage




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