Kilts, Celts, & Rock'n'Roll
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Who needs sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll when you have Kilts, Craic, and Rock’n’Roll on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #589.

The Rumjacks, Steel City Rovers, Garry O'Meara, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The McDades, Will Macmorran, The Elders, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Hearthfire, Screaming Orphans, Ockham's Razor, Turf Fire Liars, Hard Green, Haggis Rampant, Brave The Sea, Jiggy, Clover's Revenge, Eileen Ivers


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 2023 episode.  Vote Now!

Two weeks after the episode is launched, I compile your votes to update a playlist on Spotify and YouTube. These are the results of your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Follow us on Facebook to find out who is added each week.

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0:02 - Intro: Heather Dale at GaFilk

0:06 - The Rumjacks "Through these Iron Sights" from Hestia

New: 2 new EPs out. One with Flatfood 56

4:11 - WELCOME

6:17 - Heather Dale “Mordred’s Lullaby” from The Trial of Launcelot

9:27 - Steel City Rovers "Seven Beer Itch" from Grand Misadventures

New: CD of The Dear and Flick'ring Glow

12:39 - Garry O'Meara "Stealth" from Pickin' Time Mastered

16:45 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "The Ottawa Jail Song" from Lobster Tail and Beer

21:44 - The McDades "The Lonely Road" from The Empress

25:42 - Will Macmorran "The Generator" from Glen Echo

28:46 - FEEDBACK

32:48 - The Elders "We Are Same" from Well Alright Then

37:13 - The Tan and Sober Gentlemen "Waterbound" from Veracity

New: Regressive Folk Music

39:30 - Hearthfire "Wasted Years" from After the Fall

43:31 - Screaming Orphans "John Barleycorn" from Sliabh Liag

48:24 - Ockham's Razor "Buile Shuibhne (The Frenzy of Sweeney)" from Secrets and Silence

53:31 - Turf Fire Liars "Home at My Local" from Long Memories Short Fuses

57:16 - THANKS

1:00:25 - Hard Green "RISING ON THE MOON" from Rare Old Mountain Dew

1:03:47 - Haggis Rampant "Cork Hill (feat. Ken Petrie)" from Burly! Haggis Rampant Plugged In

1:05:37 - Brave The Sea "Oath Of The Seafarer" from A Pirates Life

1:09:33 - Jiggy "Silent Place" from Translate

1:12:07 - Clover's Revenge "The Maid Behind The Bar" from Truants And Absolution

1:14:35 - CLOSING

1:16:07 - Eileen Ivers "Chase the Blues Away" from Scatter the Light

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.

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster out of Atlanta, Georgia. This Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

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A special thanks to our newest Patrons of the Podcast: Todd Wiley, JK, and Shel O’Toole


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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.

In 2023, we’re going on a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo in Ireland. We’re gonna explore the area and get to know Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen. Learn more about the invasion at

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Jolena posted on Mastodon: "I want to tell you how much I enjoy your podcast. I've been listening for several months now and I love the music. Thanks for introducing me to some great celtic music."

Brian McReynolds emailed some photos: "This is Brian McReynolds. What I was doing today while listening was participating in a 5k Turkey Trot. Your podcast even had me skipping  along after the 2 mile mark. Here is a few photos I took during the run. "

Shel O'Toole responded regarding music books for Celtic Guitar: "Hi Marc, Two books that were recommended are Celtic Guitar by Glen Weiser and The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book. I haven’t checked out either of them but they both seem to be widely used.

I was listening to show 581 and someone asked about books for Celtic Guitar.   I’m having a catch up day, this is the third podcast for the day (I’m up to date again).

I also remembered to email one of the bands We Banjo 3 and tell them how I first heard them here and now I follow them on Soundcloud.  I love their sound.  The song Hummingbird is superb.

Thanks as always for your fabulous show.  Is there any way I can make a one off contribution?  I went to patreon but I don’t want to make a weekly subscription.  I’d rather just make a one - off contribution each year.  Is that possible?

Cheers Marc, have an awesome weekend."

If you're like Shel and want to make a one - off contribution, go to  You'll also find a link to buy something in our store to get an extra bank for your donation buck.

In fact, we have brand new 2023 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast shirts. They are currently in the store and available until Feb 10 when they will be in our regular merch rotation.

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