Listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast


A few weeks back, I talked about the changing music industry. I suggested that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was a lot like Spotify. It's a music discovery platform. Instead of being focused on the artists signed to big labels, who don't need any help being heard, we focus on the small indie artists.

Last week I told you I wanted to start an Irish & Celtic Music playlist on Spotify. I came up with a great theme.

Every week, I ask you to vote for your favorite artists in the latest episode. This allows me to create a Best of the Year episode. Your 2017 picks will come out in March. Then I realize I have all of your votes compiled. So why not use them?

So at least once a month, I will look at your votes and add all of the most-popular artists to my Top Irish & Celtic Music of the Podcast playlist. So please follow the playlist and give it a listen. See if your favorite artists from those episodes were featured.

If not, better get your vote in! And make sure to add your favorites to your Spotify playlists.

Smile along with the jolly ploughboys as we all enjoy Celtic music from Eilis Crean, Ciana, Spoil the Dance, Drones-n-drums, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Nava, Charmas, Telenn Tri, Melanie Gruben, Forkroot, The Prodigals, Sharon Shannon, Tuatha Dea, Tim Keeley, Christine Weir.

Listen, Find links and Subscribe in the shownotes. And don't forget to SHARE the show on Social Media.

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I hope you have a great week.

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
February 1, 2018

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Anna Bosnick

Get weekly updates of New CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine #NewCelticCDs

The Ring
by Anna Bosnick
A fusion of traditional folk music and modern singer songwriter styles.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2018

Tales of a Songbird
by Cathy Wilson
A melodic folk album born in the hills of Tennessee with a Celtic, bluegrass flair.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2018

Chewing the Fat
by James Patrick Gavin
Described as “magnificent in its irreverence” (Folk Radio UK), this album is a love letter to family and Ireland.
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2018

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