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17 for St. Patrick's Day


I want to hear you rave about the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast during this most-Celtic of holiday months. That's why each of the next three episodes will get longer and longer, culminating in 2-hours of St. Patrick's Day music.

But first, enjoy 17 songs for St Patrick's Day with music from We Banjo 3, The Here & Now, Hugh Morrison, Leaping Lulu, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jed Marum, The Selkie Girls, Poitin, Shillelagh!, The Wee Heavies, The Gothard Sisters, SeaStar, Skeleton McKee, Dave Wilson & Willie B, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Ren, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals.  Read shownotes here.

If you want some more great Celtic music for the holiday AND want to support the podcast, please buy one of our compilation CDs. They feature many of the awesome bands and songs you've heard on the show.

Alternatively, you can buy my albums. Here are my more Celtic albums: Name On My Soul, Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day, Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion, How America Saved Irish Music and St. Patrick's Day Songs for Kids. Or if you like funny music, check out my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers series.

Last, you can hear me perform at on Sunday, March 12th for my St Patrick's Day Music Smackdown on Concert Window. Sign up to my mailing list for details.

Thanks for supporting independent Celtic music. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
March 2, 2017

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

  • On March 11th & 12th Emish will be playing at St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival in St Augustine, FL.
  • Check out Garry O'Meara Music latest album, Pickin’ Time.
  • On March 3rd Old Sloop Coffeehouse, in Rockport, MA, will be hosting a concert by Runa.
  • On March 3rd Irish rovers will be performing at Crest Sacramento, in Sacramento, CA. Check out their latest album live on St Patrick's Day, available on their website.
  • On March 9th The Hearn Stage, in Alexandria, LA, will be hosting a performance by Smithfield Fairir. Check out Smithfield Fair's latest album, Uncommon Music, from their website or CDBABY.
  • On March 11th Drunk & Sailor will be performing at the Lexington St Patrick’s Irish Fest in Lexington, KY
  • On March 4th Kilrush will be performing at McGirks Irish Pub in Binghamton, NY.
  • Screeched Inn will be performing at Fionn MacCool's, in London, Ontario, on March 3rd.



Battlelegs - Lost My Shoes

New CDs from Celtica, Jim Cope, Circling Over Shannon, Arise & Go, Battlelegs, Anthony Ashur/Mirror Morning Music and Sprygg. Get weekly updates of New Celtic CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine and download 34 Celtic MP3s for free at

Lost My Shoes
by Battlelegs
Thirty foot-stompin' Irish/Celtic minutes of the irreparable drunkard's drastically excessive antics, tempered by brief moments of serious and sober reality.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Athair Agus Inion
by Celtica
Toe-tapping tunes, emotional ballads, and witty songs highlight this father and daughter-inspired collection of traditional Celtic music.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Spirit of Ireland
by Various Artists
A great blend of traditional, contemporary and original Irish songs and instrumentals. .
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

King of Ballyhooley
by Jim Cope
Quirky, witty, and often pointed lyrics of the Irish bard resonate here.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Three Sure Things
by Circling over Shannon
Fiery jigs, reels, songs and airs, delivered with energy, passion and a big Celtic smile.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Arise & Go - EP
by Arise & Go
A driving, organic blend of Irish, Scottish, and Canadian pipe and fiddle music.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Anam Cara
by Anthony Ashur
The timeless beauty of Irish folk music is featured in this recording arranged for piano and other instruments. This is the 7th recording of inspirational music by the artist.
Genre: Spiritual: Inspirational
Release Date: 2017

by Sprygg
Poly-folk music: song and tunes from all over. From Ireland to Jacques Brel by way of the Balkans, moving vocals and an array of instruments (fiddle, mandocello, accordion, guitar, banjo, clarinet, and more).
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017



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