Out With the Old, In With the New #539
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It's a brand new year with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Let's make this one a great one!

Widening Gyre, Slainte, THE DIVINERS, House of Hamill, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Michael William Harrison, Jon Pilatzke, Celtic Wood and Wires, The McDades, MojoKelt, Norse Gael, Tuatha Dea, Tears for Beers, Calan

I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you Heard a song, tune or artist that you loved, I’d like you to share this episode and tag the artist on social either on your page or in a Celtic group you’re a part of. Include the show time so they can quickly listen and enjoy.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you.

Musicians rely on your support so they can keep creating new music. If music in this show inspired you, you can buy their CDs, digital downloads, shirts, pins, and other merch. You can follow them on streaming and see their shows. More and more Celtic musicians are on Patreon, just like this podcast. And of course, I always appreciate it when you drop artists an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

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0:02 - Widening Gyre "Elven King/Sleepy Maggie/Reel du diable" from Reel Shadows

5:42 - WELCOME

8:28 - Slainte "Banish set" from Slainte

11:47 - THE DIVINERS "Battle of the Starlings" from Single

16:41 - House of Hamill "Superb Owl" from Folk Hero

19:54 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh "The Emigrant's Farewell" from daybreak: fainne an lae

23:42 - FEEDBACK

25:56 - Michael William Harrison & Linda King "St. Patrick Was A Gentleman" from For Kids of All Ages

28:20 - Jon Pilatzke "Brian Boru's March / Nine Points Of Roguery / Gladstone / The Scartaglen Reel" from Amongst Friends

34:15 - Celtic Wood and Wires "Close the Back Door" from Close the Back Door

37:29 - The McDades "The Golden Willow Tree" from The Empress

43:09 - THANKS

44:47 - MojoKelt "The Blacksmith/an Garda Nua" from Live at the Grange

51:29 - Norse Gael "Ón Danmhairg Go Héirinn" from Finscéal

55:45 - Tuatha Dea "Irish Eyes" from Irish Eyes

1:01:07 - Tears for Beers "Jacobites" from Cracky Bones

1:06:47 - CLOSING

1:08:30 - Calan "The Song of Evan" from Kistvaen

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/.


* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I’m a musician and podcaster. I share my love of Irish and Celtic music from around the globe with you. I want to introduce you to some amazing Celtic bands and musicians.

The artists in this show need your support which you can do by buying their music or telling a friend about the band you found. You can find a link to all of the artists, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 FOR 2022 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 2022 episode.  Vote Now!

I’m changing things up this year. There will now be a poll available for you to vote in the Celtic Top 20. It’s super simple. You just need to click the song and artists that you love. However, you will need to be a Patron of the Podcast to cast a vote. And you will also have only two weeks to do so. The most - popular songs and tunes will be added to a Spotify playlist that will be updated every week.

My hope is to help promote these amazing Celtic bands and musicians on the largest streaming music platform out there.

ARE YOU A MUSICIAN WITH A STORY TO SHARE? I’m looking for some good stories to share on our companion podcast. Pub Songs & Stories is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. If you have a story that you’d like to share about a song, from a gig, or maybe even just a piece of Celtic history that you love. Drop me an email. Put “Pub Story” in the show subject. Tell me about your story. Maybe I’ll ask you to record your story for the show.

THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow.

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A super special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Shawn Cali

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TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS 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. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

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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. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com

Danny emailed: "dear Marc First off thank you for all you do for Irish and Celtic independent musicians. I have been featured myself a couple of times with my old band Gaelic Fury but I have since been playing as Danny’s Gone Rogue or simply Danny McDade where I do vocals (with the help of a harmony pedal) play guitar, rack a harmonica and play the Bodhran with a reverse drum kick.  But I wanted to say i listen to you in my improvised gym in the basement shared by my son.  We call it the YMCA Young McDade’s Covid Avoidance Gym.  Thanks and hope you have a happy Christmas."

Karen Mitchell Carothers replied on Facebook: "I usually listen at work, so the podcast is helping fly satellites at NASA."

Jenny Trevor replied: "I listen at work when clients and attorneys have me stressed out"

Craig Winterburn replied: "I cycle canals. Canals built by the navies."

Allen Hughes replied: "Driving in my car."

Ben Phillion posted a picture on Facebook: "Here I am stopped at the local dump waiting for my turn and who pops up but a top valley fiddler. I have been listening for years  -  so it’s great to finally see his name pop up!"

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