St. Patrick's Day 17 #499
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Let’s kick off Celtic Culture Awareness Month way early with 17 beautiful and inspiring songs and tunes for St Patrick’s Day. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

Joseph Carmichael, The Gatehouse Well, Beyond The Pale, Tartanic, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, The Jig Is Up!, Rising Gael, Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly, Gerry O'Beirne, Tullamore, The Gothard Sisters, Sylvia Woods, Songs For Ceilidh, Claire Roche, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, Master ‘Bones’ Jangle and The Voodoo Island Cannibals, Bridgid's Cross

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Remember. You will be able to download all 17 of these tracks just a few days before St Patrick’s Day. I will send you an email reminder when that free music becomes available when you subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine.

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0:07 - Joseph Carmichael “Merrily Kissed The Quaker's Wife”

3:18 - WELCOME

4:55 - The Gatehouse Well “Tree Gap Set” from Bring You Ashore

8:37 - Beyond The Pale “Catalpa Rescue” from Wantin' Something More

12:10 - Tartanic “Nordic Twister” from Uncharted

16:00 - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh “Bríd Óg Ní Mháille” from Foxglove and Fuschia Pronunciation: Breed ow - g nee wall - ya

20:53 - FEEDBACK

23:16 - The Jig Is Up! “I Once Loved A Lass  -  Da Slockit Light” from On Yer Toes!

28:59 - Rising Gael “The Trooper and the Maid” from Roots

32:21 - Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly “Hobbit Hornpipe” from Dancing With Hobbits

34:45 - Gerry O'Beirne “Swimming The Horses” from Swimming The Horses

37:24 - THANKS

39:06 - Tullamore “(I’ll Meet Thee On) The Lea Rig” from Six Strings and Coffee Beans

43:31 - The Gothard Sisters “It's the Little Things” from It's the Little Things

47:07 - Sylvia Woods “The Legend” from The Harp of Brandiswhiere

50:08 - FREEBIES

51:50 - Songs For Ceilidh “Rothsea - O” from Falling Forward

55:03 - Claire Roche “Sitting In A Green Field” from From Then To The Here And Now

58:40 - The Boston Harbor Bhoys “The Irish Girl” from We'll All Go Together

1:02:29 - Master ‘Bones’ Jangle and The Voodoo Island Cannibals “Fish in the Sea” from Sail into the Wind

1:06:38 - CLOSING

1:08:18 - Bridgid's Cross “My love has gone across the sea” from Half Two

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I have a very special show to share with you today. It’s a tradition that I’ve been doing longer than this podcast.

Every St Patrick’s Day since before the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast even existed, I published a blog where I shared 17 Celtic MP3s that you could download for free for St Patrick’s Day.

You see, I interact with a LOT of Celtic bands and musicians. They gave me permission to give away some of their music. All they ask is that I tell you where to find out more about them so that perhaps you might buy their music and support them.

Today, you will hear ALL of the songs that you will be able download for free on St Patrick’s Day.

So if there’s a song or tune that you absolutely love in today’s show. You can either visit their website by following the link in the shownotes, or you can wait until March 14, when I will email you a link where you can download all of the music for free.

If you want to jump the gun, the downloads are actually now available to all of our Song Hengers. These folks pledge $5 per episode or more per month to support this podcast on Patreon. I’ll tell you more about that later.

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If you want to find out Celtic musicians on Patreon, I have a blog article about that.


We will publish our 500th episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast next week. This show started in 2005, a year after podcasting became a phenomena. But even before that my goal was to change the way you hear Celtic music, both as a marketing term and how you listen.

I started giving away free music like the 17 for St Patrick’s Day. Then I gave away free podcasts like this and other podcasts I host.

In fact, I’d like you to check out 11 St Patrick’s Day Facts in the Pub Songs Podcast. I created that episode with some fun facts about St Patrick’s Day and combined it with music from bands in this podcast. I also launched some St Patrick’s Day stories in that podcast. So subscribe and check it out.

I have a free eBook for Celtic musicians. It’s called Celtic Musicians Guide to Digital Music. If you want some internet marketing tips, you will want to get that book.

And I realized after compiling this list, that that’s a lot of things to share. So if you send an email to email address in the show, then you will get links to all of these freebies. Plus there’s a few exclusive podcast episodes that are not in the public feed. And I’ll show you how to get a free CD of mine while they last.

#celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast


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Tove Larsen emailed: "I am new at your great podcast.  And i enjoy it very much.   I am at a job ,cleaning, at a Windmill factory in Denmark  i look forward to the next podcast  so thank you for great stories, comment and Music"

Luz Leitner emailed: "Hello, Marc

My name is Luz. I came from Brasil but I've  live in Austria since 2015. When I arrived here, everything was so different that I was very sad at the beginning. So I wanted to hear something that could make me feel better. I looked for Radio that Irish and/or Scottish music played, because I love such music. And "voila" - I found your podcast and since then it is being my company specially during my walkout with my dog.

I am your fan and I love the music selections. I always try to write those I like more to find out more about the artists. Thanks for your amazing work. "Alles gute""

Hank Woodward emailed: "Hi Marc,

Hope the new year finds you and your family safe and healthy. As rough as 2020 was , the Irish and Celtic Music podcast remained a bright spot and ongoing inspiration to me. And the podcast is beginning 2021 just as outstanding as ever.

In other news: you may recall that my older son Jackson, high school orchestra violist, got to perform in Carnegie Hall with Irish tenor Eric Cahill in march in NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2018. Well, my younger son Michael plays trumpet in the high school band, and they have been invited to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2022 in......wait for it....DUBLIN!

Again, So much thanks for bringing us all the podcast. Slainte’"

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