Listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast


It's late on Wednesday as I write this. I had trouble getting the show out earlier. Have I said how much easier life will be when the girls are back in school?

Nevertheless, I finished the show. It should now be online. We have special feature on Temple Records this week along with new Celtic music from Alasdair White, Black Market Haggis, The Ne'er Duwels, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Sarah Copus, Arise & Go, Battlefield Band, Mike Katz, Christine Primrose, Peter Nardini, Kellswater Bridge, Dene Foye, Eamonn Flynn, Rogue Diplomats, Plastic Paddy.

Find links to the bands in the shownotes.

I want to thank everyone who nominated us in the Podcast Awards. I should know if we're in the running around August 12th.

Thanks also to everyone who picked up the 2017 Sainted Song Henge Collection. Your generosity is overwhelming!

Solasta is raising money for their new album on Kickstarter. I should have them on the podcast next week.

Finally, Tony Becker emailed to tell me about his website. This website is dedicated to restore awareness, celebrate and preserve the culture and history of Celtic Americans by promoting live Celtic music, festivals, history & ancestry. I'm always impressed by individuals who promote Celtic culture. And he's doing a great thing for Northern California and beyond. Drop by the site. Then start one just like it for your area! ;)

Keep sharing your love of Celtic music!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
August 3, 2017

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK -- 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. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind 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 get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Kevin Crosson. All of our generous patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Bring more Celtic culture to your ears. Become a patron today!



Sept 23-24, 2017
Louisville Irish Festival
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205


2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast T-Shirt - Reel Celtic Music
Get your 2017 Sainted Song Henger Collection

Order before the end of July and get 10 free Celtic CDs from my archive. Just 4 more days!



New CDs from New CDs fromElftones, Martha Joness, and Lád Cúig. Get weekly updates of New CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine and download 34 Celtic MP3s for free at #NewCelticCDs


by The Elftones
The Elftones -- an energetic, fun, and lyrical fiddle-guitar duo that will make you want to dance, or just sit and listen and enjoy.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Celtic Cradle Song
by Martha Jones
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Nosaltres Sols
by Lád Cúig
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Attn Bands: Go to to submit your band to the podcast.



Do your friends love Celtic music? Invite them to join the Celtic Music Magazine today! They too will get 34 Celtic MP3s when they subscribe. And it's FREE! Send them to

#CelticMusicMagazine -
Copyright 2000-2017 Marc Gunn