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Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

An hour of Irish and Celtic tunes every week!

Sing a song to the Dublin girl on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast # 670. Subscribe now!

Celtic On the Inside is now on sale in our store. Support the podcast by buying one of these limited-edition CDs and Album Pins. Shop now!

Dublin Gulch, Wylde Nept, Enda Reilly, The Crowfoot Rakes, The Ciderhouse Rebellion, Molly Donnery, Natalie Padilla, Kevin Meehan, Fig for a Kiss, Blackthorn, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, The Drowsy Lads, Charlene Adrima, Bealtaine, Drumspyder, Ironwood, Hayley Griffiths


The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Enjoy seven weekly news items for Celtic music and culture online. Subscribe now and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free.


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 2024 episode. You have just three weeks to vote this year. Vote Now!

You can follow our playlist on Spotify to listen to those top voted tracks as they are added every 2 - 3 weeks. It also makes it easier for you to add these artists to your own playlists. You can also check out our Irish & Celtic Music Videos.


0:02 - Intro: High Octane

0:11 - Dublin Gulch "Rick O'Shay Reel" from Tap 'Er Light

3:10 - WELCOME

5:14 - Wylde Nept "The Butterfly" from All's Fair

7:12 - Enda Reilly "My Dublin Girl" from Hy - Brasil

9:31 - The Crowfoot Rakes "The Marion Jig (Live)" from Off She Goes

11:27 - The Ciderhouse Rebellion with Molly Donnery "Jimmy Murphy" from A Little Bit Slanted

14:41 - FEEDBACK

18:46 - Natalie Padilla "Sailor's Love" from Paths and Places

22:24 - Kevin Meehan "The Living Bridge" from Spanish Point

25:45 - Fig for a Kiss "Johnny Be Fine" from Wherever You Go

27:35 - Blackthorn "Almost Every Circumstance/Galloping Ass" from Here's To You

31:22 - Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones "The Lough Sheelin Eviction" from Let the Free Birds Fly

37:51 - THANKS

41:19 - The Drowsy Lads "Memories and Moments" from Everyone In

44:50 - Charlene Adzima "The Old Flail/Pauline Conneely's/Sizzling Bacon" from The Initiation

49:21 - Bealtaine "Star of the County Down" from The Founders' Room Vol 2

52:14 - Drumspyder "The Templehouse" from Green Mantle

56:15 - Ironwood "The White Gypsy" from Gretna Green

60:23 - CLOSING

1:01:14 - Hayley Griffiths "Black Is the Colour" from Far from Here

1:05:10 - CREDITS

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to follow the show. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

Todd Wiley is the editor of the Celtic Music Magazine. Subscribe to get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. Plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. Best of all, you will connect with your Celtic heritage.

Please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor.

Finally, remember. Reduce, reuse, recycle, and think about how you can make a positive impact on your environment.

Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.


* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a Celtic musician and podcaster. This podcast is for fans of Celtic music. It’s here to connect you with some of the amazing musicians who are performing Celtic music around the world.

If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Musicians depend on your generosity to keep making music. So please find a way to support them. Buy a CD, Album Pin, Shirt, Digital Download, or join their communities on Patreon.

You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times, when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com.

Do you make Celtic art? We’re looking for a design to incorporate into our shirts, album pin and CD in 2025. We’d love your contribution. Email some design ideas with or without our podcast name.

Speaking of CDs and Album Pins, Celtic on the Inside is the name of the latest compilation CD and album pin by the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. The album is now officially on sale. Only 100 copies of the CD and 100 copies of the Album Pin are available. This is a great way for you to preserve your memories of the Best Irish and Celtic music of 2023. Plus, it’s a great way to financially support the podcast so we can keep bringing you great Celtic music each and every week.

Preserve your memories at magerecords.com where you can get the CD and album pin.

Oh! And do you know what an album pin is?

An album pin is an enamel pin themed to a particular album. You get a digital download of the album. And you can then wear your album on your sleeve… or attach it to another piece of clothing. It’s a visual way to tell others that you are Celtic on the Inside.

If you are a Celtic musician or in a Celtic band, then please submit your band to be played on the podcast. You don’t have to send in music or an EPK. You will get a free eBook called Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music and learn how to follow the podcast. It’s 100% free. Just email Email follow@bestcelticmusic and of course, listeners can learn how to subscribe to the podcast and get a free music - only episode.

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You are amazing. It is because of your generosity that you get to hear so much great Celtic music each and every week.

Your kindness pays for our engineer, graphic designer, Celtic Music Magazine editor, promotion of the podcast, and allows me to buy the music I play here. It also pays for my time creating the show each and every week.

As a patron, you get ad - free and music - only episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, stand - alone stories, you get a private feed to listen to the show or you can listen through the Patreon app.  All that for as little as $1 per episode.

DONATE: Make donation to the podcast.

A special thanks to our new and continued Patrons of the Podcast: Frank D, Sean C, Michael H, Tim S, Miranda Nelson Designs


  1. Go to our Patreon page.
  2. Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $25. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month.
  3. Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com.


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.

The Celtic Invasion of Scotland’s Whisky Distilleries is now booked. The next Celtic Invasion will go to Galicia in Spain IF I can get enough people to explore that region with me. I need a minimum of 6 to make it happen. It’s not yet open, but if you’d like to join, sign up to our mailing list. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/
#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast


What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Please email me. I’d love to see a  picture of what you're doing while listening or of a band that you saw recently.

How are you listening to this podcast? I’d love to know that as well. The show is available on a bunch of podcast apps like Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Podcast Addict, iHeartRadio, Player.FM, Pocket Casts, Cast Box, Pandora, Podbean, and my favorite Overcast

Email me at follow@bestcelticmusic.

Cheryl Arvio emailed: “Hi Marc, My boyfriend went to an Irish set dance yesterday. Since it was Pride Day in Chicago, he wore your Pride Month with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast T - shirt to the gathering, prompting several of his fellow dancers to tell him that they, too, are listeners of the podcast!

Just thought you'd like to know you've got fans here in Chicago  ☘️☘️🎻🪗😊”

Daniel Ide emailed from Fallbrook, CA: 'Dia duit Marc  -  I am delighted to officially become a patron of The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

I have been a fan of your show since this time last year, and an Irish and Celtic music fan most of my life.  I stumbled upon your podcast while searching “Celtic Music” on Sirius Radio.

I played in an Irish Folk music band in college 40 years ago (when The Chieftains ruled and Sinead was kicking ass).  We called ourselves “The Rakes of Kilarney”.  I was a guitarist and singer back then, today I am a full on percussionist (congacero mostly) with a passion for Latin - Jazz and Afro - Cuban rhythms.  This past year I have been practicing my Bodhran playing to a level of session quality performance (thanks to your podcast).  My plan is to travel to the West of Ireland in the end of October and session hop my way from Galway up to Sligo and beyond.  I will be hitting you up for recommendations as the date grows closer.

I am 5th generation Irish - American.  My ancestors fled the hard times In Ireland during the 1870’s, landing in Boston.  Very few of them, generationally, have ever returned, myself included.  I have been a student of Irish and Celtic history and culture with a romantic notion of returning “home”.  My parents have been there a few times, making connections with distant relatives in Castlebar and Derry.  I intend to return to the origin point of most of my family, feel what needs to be felt and embrace what ever is to come of it.  Ever since I read John O’Donohue’s “Anam Cara” I have been absolutely smitten with my imminent return to the home of my ancestors.

So, as you can see, I am experiencing a delightful homecoming to my ancestral roots, and The Irish and Celtic Music podcast is providing me with a lovely springboard for weekly indulgences.  What I love most about your show is your authentic love of the music, and the wonderful new connections being made for Irish and Celtic Music right in our own backyards.

Blessings of Peace and Love to you and your’s.



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