Celtic Christmas Podcast

Marc Gunn

Celtic Christmas Music Online

  • 54 minutes 41 seconds
    We Wish You A Celtic Christmas

    Nollaig shona daoibh on this Christmas Eve with Celtic Christmas Music #74.

    Scythian, The McDades, The Jig is Up!, Enda Reilly, Alisa Marie, The Chivalrous Crickets, Plunk Murray, Steel Clover, Screaming Orphans, Anne Roos & David Blonski, The Gothard Sisters, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Ashley Davis, Cherish The Ladies

    0:06-Scythian "Christmas Eve Reel feat. Boxing Banjo, Nolan Ladewski" from Christmas Out at Sea

    3:09-WELCOME TO CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC

    I am Marc Gunn. Celtic musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer. If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and follow the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    This episode is thanks to the kindness and generosity of our patrons on Patreon. Do you love Celtic Music? Do you also love Christmas music? Then please support us on Patreon. We only release shows in 3 months out of the year and not many. So your kindness shares Celtic culture through Christmas cheer!

    A big thanks to our Patreon Producers AK Palmar and Carol Baril.

    4:38 - The McDades "See Amid the Winter's Snow" from A Winter Collection

    8:15 - The Jig is Up! "Three Ships on the Ocean" from A Penny for the Wren

    10:47 - Enda Reilly "It's Christmas Eve" from Christmas is With Us (Tá An Nollaig Linn)

    13:28 - Alisa Marie "The First Noel" from Winter Harp (by the fireside)

    15:01 - The Chivalrous Crickets "The Wexford Carol - The First of Winter" from A Chivalrous Cricketmas

    20:44 - Plunk Murray "Christmas in the Old Man's Hat" from Christmas in the Pub

    25:22 - SUBSCRIBE TO ICMP

    If you love Celtic music, make sure you subscribe to our companion podcast, the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Every week, I share amazing independent Celtic music from musicians around the globe. It’s all at CelticMusicPodcast.com.

    26:11 - Steel Clover "As Lately We Watched" from Season Of Love

    29:07 - Screaming Orphans "Wishing You a Merry Christmas" from Happy Christmas, Vol. 1

    32:53 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "Song of the Piper" from A Winter's Dance

    37:16 - The Gothard Sisters "Deck the Halls" from A Celtic Christmas

    40:34 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" from One Celtic Christmas

    42:35 - Ashley Davis "Sailing Back to You" from Songs of the Celtic Winter II

    47:09 - CLOSING

    48:14 - Cherish The Ladies "Silent Night" from On Christmas Night

    53:55 - CREDITS

    Celtic Christmas Music was produced by Marc Gunn, Carol Baril, AK Palmar and our Christmas Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

    You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And 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 climate change.

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic

     

    23 December 2023, 12:00 pm
  • 58 minutes 12 seconds
    Christmas with the McDades

    The McDades talk about their annual Christmas concert and new album, plus lots more Celtic Christmas Music #73.

    We Banjo 3, The Sternwheelers, Brendan Monaghan, Julia Lane, The McDades, Ashley Davis, Crossed Cannons, Screaming Orphans, Scythian

    CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC SHOW

    0:02 - Intro: The McDades

    0:10 - We Banjo 3 "Sunrise at Solstice" from A Winter Wonderful

    3:11 - WELCOME TO CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC

    I am Marc Gunn. Celtic musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer. If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and follow the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    This episode is thanks to the kindness and generosity of our patrons on Patreon. Do you love Celtic Music? Do you also love Christmas music? Then please support us on Patreon. We only release shows in 3 months out of the year and not many. So your kindness shares Celtic culture through Christmas cheer!

    We have a brand new Celtic Christmas Music producer. A big thanks to AK Palmar who signed up as a producer of the podcast!

    4:02 - The Sternwheelers "No Room For A Christmas Tree" from Fairytale of New York

    8:19 - Brendan Monaghan "The Snow Fell Down" from Lovers Always Win

    11:59 - Julia Lane "January Thaw" from Angels We Have Heard (Beloved Music of Yuletide)

    13:49 - INTERVIEW

    22:07 - The McDades "The Holly and the Ivy" from A Winter Collection

    25:58 - INTERVIEW

    30:15 - The McDades "Dreaming on a Yuletide Night" from A Winter Collection

    32:43 - INTERVIEW

    39:24 - The McDades "Guillo, Pran ton Tamborin" from A Winter Collection

    42:18 - INTERVIEW OUTRO

    If you love Celtic music, make sure you subscribe to our companion podcast, the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Every week, I share amazing independent Celtic music from musicians around the globe. The Celtic Top 20 episode takes place during the last week of the year. So mark your calendar. And also check out our hour - long Celtic Christmas special on that podcast. It’s all at CelticMusicPodcast.com.

    42:53 - Ashley Davis "Let Merry Meet" from Songs of the Celtic Winter II

    46:06 - Crossed Cannons "All For Me Nog" from A Pirate Christmas Story

    49:03 - Screaming Orphans "We Three Kings" from Happy Christmas, Vol. 1

    52:50 - CLOSING

    53:34 - Scythian "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" from Christmas Out at Sea

    57:30 - CREDITS

    Celtic Christmas Music was produced by Marc Gunn, Carol Baril, AK Palmar and our Christmas Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode.

    You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And 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 climate change.

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic

     

    17 December 2023, 11:44 am
  • 54 minutes 16 seconds
    Christmas With The Gothard Sisters

    The Gothard Sisters share their love of Christmas with a new album on Celtic Christmas Music #72.

    Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, The Irish Rovers, Eileen Ivers, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Gothard Sisters, Golden Bough, Steel Clover, The Langer's Ball, Laura MacKenzie

    0:09 - Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse "Emanuel" from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season

    4:42 - WELCOME TO CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC

    I am Marc Gunn. Celtic musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer. If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and follow the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    This episode is thanks to the kindness and generosity of our patrons on Patreon. Do you love Celtic Music? Do you also love Christmas music? Then please support us on Patreon. We only release shows in 3 months out of the year and not many. So your kindness shares Celtic culture through Christmas cheer!

    6:01 - The Irish Rovers "Christmas at The Ale House" from Merry Merry Time Of Year

    9:04 - Eileen Ivers "Reels: Christmas Eve/Oiche Nollag/High Road to Linton" from An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas

    12:45 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Huge on the Luge" from One Celtic Christmas

    15:18 - INTERVIEW WITH THE GOTHARD SISTERS

    The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic supergroup of three American sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Through over 15 years of performing, touring, and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.

    Their latest Celtic album, Dragonfly, and Christmas album, A Celtic Christmas, feature the sisters playing an assortment of acoustic instruments and vocals combined with modern production to create music exploring themes of resilience and adventure.

    16:22 - STORY: Here We Come A Caroling

    22:29 - The Gothard Sisters "Here We Come A Caroling" from A Celtic Christmas

    25:44 - STORY: Winterberry Set

    28:41 - The Gothard Sisters "Winterberry Set" from A Celtic Christmas

    32:00 - STORY: O Come O Come Emmanuel

    36:30 - The Gothard Sisters "O Come O Come Emmanuel" from A Celtic Christmas

    40:18 - CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC PLAYLISTS

    If you’re looking for even more Celtic Christmas music, make sure you follow one of six Celtic Christmas playlists I have on Spotify. Add them to your own playlists while you’re at.

    40:36 - Golden Bough "The O'Rourke's Feast (O'Carolan)" from Christmas in a Celtic Land

    44:52 - Steel Clover "As Lately We Watched" from Season Of Love

    47:48 - The Langer's Ball "Christmas in Carrick" from single

    50:19 - CLOSING

    50:54 - Laura MacKenzie "We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Ding Dong Merrily on High" from Yuletide Bagpipes

    53:27 - CREDITS

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

    You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And 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 climate change.

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic #gothardsisters

     

    10 December 2023, 12:00 pm
  • 43 minutes 35 seconds
    Christmas with The Celtic Kitchen Party

    This week, you will enjoy not just a whole of great Celtic Christmas Music #71, you’ll also meet The Celtic Kitchen Party as we talk about their new album, One Celtic Christmas.

    Abbots Cross, Patrick O'Flaherty, The Poor Clares, The Gothard Sisters, Ashley Davis, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Barra MacNeils, Gaelynn Lea, A Shamrock in Kudzu, Reilly

    THIS WEEK IN CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC

    0:08 - Abbots Cross "Lucy Farr's Barn Dance / Angels We Have Heard on High / Peelor's Jacket" from Christmas Visions

    3:33 - WELCOME TO THE CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC

    I am Marc Gunn. Celtic musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer. If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and follow the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    I want to thank our Celtic Christmas Producer: Carol Baril and all of our generous patrons. This show is thanks to your kindness and generosity this holiday season. Do you love Celtic Music?

    Do you also love Christmas music? Please make a pledge to support us on Patreon. Or buy some digital albums, also on Patreon so that we can keep producing episodes of this podcast.

    4:49 - Patrick O'Flaherty, The Poor Clares "Nollaig Shona" from The Poor Clares: Songs for Midwinter

    6:58 - The Gothard Sisters "Wexford Carol" from A Celtic Christmas

    10:41 - Ashley Davis "Song for a Winter's Night" from Songs of the Celtic Winter II

    14:37 - INTRO: THE CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY

    15:37 - INTERVIEW WITH THE CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY

    Boasting a diversity of talent The Celtic Kitchen Party plays a mix of Celtic infused originals, traditional and contemporary East Coast, Irish and Scottish tunes as well as the right dash of Pop and Classic Rock! The name conjures up that down home feeling where all your relatives and neighbors drop in for a traditional kitchen party, bringing a lively high energy performance to any venue for a night you and your guests are sure to remember.

    18:17 - ONE CELTIC CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

    19:20 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Jingle Bells" from One Celtic Christmas

    22:36 - STORY: Huron Carol

    23:48 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Huron Carol" from One Celtic Christmas

    27:34 - STORY: (not so) Silent Night

    28:42 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "(Not So) Silent Night" from One Celtic Christmas

    31:33 - INTERVIEW CLOSING REMARKS

    33:30 - The McDades “Dreaming on a Yuletide Night” from A Winter Collection

    35:56 - Gaelynn Lea "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" from Deepest Darkness, Brightest Dawn

    37:08 - A Shamrock in Kudzu "Christmas is Coming" from Kudzu for Christmas

    38:27 - CLOSING

    39:26 - Reilly "For You On Christmas" from Kick Ass Celtic Christmas

    42:53 - CREDITS

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

    You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And 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 climate change.

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic #theceltickitchenparty

     

    3 December 2023, 12:00 pm
  • 37 minutes 4 seconds
    Christmas Carols That You Know

     It’s Celtic Christmas Music #70

    Enda Reilly, The Gothard Sisters, Arise & Go, Marc Gunn, Corey Purcell, Anne Roos & David Blonski, The Celtic Kitchen Party, Scythian

    0:02 - Intro by The Celtic Kitchen Party

    0:17 - Enda Reilly "Sing All The Christmas Carols That You Know" from Christmas is With Us (Tá An Nollaig Linn)

    3:42 - WELCOME TO THE CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC

    I am Marc Gunn. Celtic musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer. If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and subscribe to the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    I want to thank you our Celtic Christmas Producer: Carol Baril, as well as the 45 other supporters of this podcast on Patreon. Please make a pledge to spread Christmas cheer this holiday season.

    If we can hit 50 patrons by Friday, you will get a podcast next week.

    Patrons get

    • Music Only episodes before regular listeners
    • Listen to regular episodes one day early
    • Can join our Christmas chat.

     

    5:41 - The Gothard Sisters "Angels We Have Heard On High" from A Celtic Christmas

    8:59 - Arise & Go "The Sound Of Sleat: Wee Michael's March / Lord MacDonald's / The Sound Of Sleat" from Meeting Place

    14:54 - Marc Gunn "The Scottish King of Christmas" from Celtic Christmas Greetings

    17:11 - NEWS

    • If you’re subscribed to the podcast on Android, be aware that Google Podcasts is going away. Check out Podcast Addict or Amazon Music as better alternatives.

    18:19 - Corey Purcell "Winter's March" from Undaunted

    23:45 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "Candlelight" from A Winter's Dance

    27:59 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Drunken Santa" from One Celtic Christmas

    31:26 - CLOSING

    32:59 - Scythian "Galician Carol feat. Nolan Ladewski" from Christmas Out at Sea

    36:22 - CREDITS

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

    You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And 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 climate change.

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic #christmasmusic

     

    19 November 2023, 12:00 pm
  • 36 minutes 23 seconds
    Celtic Christmas Music 2023 Season

    Celtic Christmas Music returns in 2023 with show #69.

    Alisa Marie, Enda Reilly, Clare Cunningham, Liz Madden, West of Eden, The Irish Rovers, Jed Marum, Peat in the Creel, Scythian, The Celtic Kitchen Party

    0:06 - Alisa Marie "Captain O'Kane" from Winter Harp (by the fireside)

    1:59 - WELCOME TO CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC

    I am Marc Gunn. Celtic musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer. If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and subscribe to the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    I want to thank our Celtic Christmas Producer: Carol Baril, as well as the 45 other supporters of this podcast on Patreon. Please make a pledge to spread Christmas cheer this holiday season.

    3:28 - Enda Reilly "Getting Close To Christmas" from Christmas is With Us (Tá An Nollaig Linn)

    5:59 - Clare Cunningham "Angel of the Emerald Isle" from Dear Ireland

    9:10 - Liz Madden "What Child Is This" from Christmas with Liz Madden

    12:58 - West of Eden "Over the Hills" from Next Stop Christmas

    16:00 - BREAK

    17:01 - The Irish Rovers "Angels on High" from Merry Merry Time Of Year

    20:40 - Jed Marum "Go Tell It on the Mountain" from Rejoice! A Christmas Album

    23:55 - Peat in the Creel "Merry Christmas Jig, Masters in this Hall, All Around the Holly Tree" from Winter

    28:21 - Scythian "The Angel Gabriel" from Christmas Out at Sea

    31:23 - CLOSING

    32:23 - The Celtic Kitchen Party “Jingle Bells” from One Christmas

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

    You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And best of all, you will connect with your Celtic heritage.

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

    Remember. Reduce, reuse, recycle, and think about how you can make a positive impact on climate change.

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic

     

    5 November 2023, 9:42 pm
  • 43 minutes 41 seconds
    Celtic Christmas Lights

    The lights of Christmas are glowing with a Christmas Story by Brad Tuck on Celtic Christmas Podcast #68.

    Enda Reilly, Terry McDade With The McDades, Marc Gunn, Cherish The Ladies, The Chivalrous Crickets, Screaming Orphans, Anne Roos & David Blonski, Scythian, Brad Tuck, West of Eden

    0:08 - Enda Reilly "Tá An Nollaig Linn" from Christmas is With Us (Tá An Nollaig Linn)

    2:56 - WELCOME TO THE CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST

    I am Marc Gunn. I am an Celtic musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer. This is the final episode of 2022.

    Hopefully, we are all ready for the holiday. House and trees decorated. Presents wrapped and placed beneath the tree. The cats aren’t chewing on the wrapping paper. We are ready to relax for this festive time of year.

    Make sure you check out Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

    What is Celtic Christmas music? Click the link to find out more.

    4:20 - Terry McDade With The McDades "What Child Is This" from Midwinter

    7:32 - Marc Gunn "Celtic Christmas Elf" from Celtic Christmas Greetings

    10:26 - Cherish The Ladies "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem/The Ballintore Fancy/The Kerry Reel/Limestone Rock" from On Christmas Night

    15:17 - The Chivalrous Crickets "A Christmas Carol" from A Chivalrous Christmas

    Christmas is an interesting time of year for musicians. Bigger artists are able to put together Christmas-themed shows. But many of the smaller indie artists create an album and dream of playing shows, but the venues stop booking. Christmas is a listening time of year. Not necessarily a buying time of year.

    I tell you this to remind you to support the artists that you love in this show. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. Then you can buy some music or merch from them, give them a tip, or even support your favorites on Patreon.

    Speaking of which…

    19:16 - THANK YOU CHRISTMAS PATRONS

    The Celtic Christmas Podcast is brought to you by the kindness of Celtic Christmas fans on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show.

    Thanks to our Christmas Christmas Producer: Carol Baril

    Join others to spread Christmas Cheer! Sign up for as little as $1 per episode on Patreon.

    21:20 - Screaming Orphans "Jingle Bells" from Happy Christmas, Vol. 1

    23:19 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "The Cutty Wren" from A Winter's Dance

    25:57 - Scythian "Christmas at Home feat. HoneyDay, Stevie Rees, Therese Fedoryka" from Christmas Out at Sea

    31:36 - BRAD TUCK STORY OF THE LIGHTS OF PORT DE GRAVE

    Born in Hant's Harbour, Newfoundland, Brad developed a love for music early in his life. Residing in St. John's, Brad is the drummer for a staple of the traditional Newfoundland music scene, Shanneyganock, and began a solo career in 2018 with the release of his first album "On These Waters". Brad was nominated for Traditional Artist of the Year at the 2018 & 2022 MusicNL Awards, and has released three full length albums, one EP and two Christmas singles.

    35:10 - Brad Tuck "The Lights of Port de Grave" from single

    39:00 - WHAT ARE  YOUR FAVORITE CELTIC CHRISTMAS SONGS THIS YEAR?

    I tried something new this year asking you to vote for your favorite song in each episode of the podcast. Past favorites of the season were

    • We Banjo 3 "Joy to the World" from A Winter Wonderful
    • Marc Gunn "Frosty the Irish Snowman" from Celtic Christmas Greetings

    And there’s a new one coming up…

    If there’s a song that you loved in this show or any of these episodes, please make sure you add the song to your own streaming playlist.

    39:58 - West of Eden "Over the Hills" from Next Stop Christmas

    Celtic Christmas Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show is supported by our Christmas Patrons on Patreon.

    Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And best of all, you will connect with your Celtic heritage.

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

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic

    20 December 2022, 3:46 pm
  • 41 minutes 27 seconds
    Christmas Celebration

    Time for a magnificent shiny Celtic Christmas celebration! It’s Celtic Christmas Podcast #67

    Abbots Cross, Marc Gunn, Bart Zeal, Natalie MacMaster|Donnell Leahy, The Chivalrous Crickets, The Gothard Sisters, Bonnie Rideout, Plunk Murray, West of Eden

    0:06 - Abbots Cross "The Church Street Polka / Good King Wenceslas / The Happy Polka" from Christmas Visions

     

    2:58 - WELCOME TO THE CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST

    I am Marc Gunn. I am an Atlanta-based musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer.

    If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and subscribe to the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    3:42 - Marc Gunn "Celtic Christmas Elf" from Celtic Christmas Greetings

    6:35 - Bart Zeal "Winter Solstace" from December Celebrations

    9:31 - Natalie MacMaster|Donnell Leahy "Twelve Days of Christmas" from A Celtic Family Christmas

    13:30 - CELTIC CHRISTMAS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: A Cozy Celtic Christmas by The Gothard Sisters

    14:07 - THANK YOU CHRISTMAS PATRONS

    The Celtic Christmas Podcast is brought to you by the kindness of Celtic Christmas fans on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show.

    Thanks to our Christmas Christmas Producer: Carol Baril

    Join others to spread Christmas Cheer! Sign up for as little as $1 per episode on Patreon.

    14:40 - INTRO: ENDA REILLY CHRISTMAS STORY

    Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dublin, Ireland. Firmly rooted in the Irish tradition with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly’s work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song and project.

    15:10 - ENDA REILLY CHRISTMAS STORY

    18:15 - Enda Reilly “Christmas True” from Christmas Is With Us

    21:35 - The Chivalrous Crickets "Cold, Cold December / Winter Nights" from A Chivalrous Christmas

    25:06 - The Gothard Sisters "The Happy Elf" from Falling Snow

    29:23 - Bonnie Rideout "Wassail!Wassail all over town!or The Gloucester Wassail/We wish you a merry Christmas" from The Celebration

    33:13 - Plunk Murray "Christmas at the Pub" from Christmas in the Pub

    36:27 - WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CELTIC CHRISTMAS SONG IN THIS EPISODE?

    Make sure you add the song to your own Celtic music playlist or even better, support the artist by buying their music and joining their mailing list, or even joining their Patreon page, just like many have done with this podcast.

    There’s another way to share your favorite track in this episode. You can vote for your favorite song or tune when you join us on Patreon. The most-popular track will be added to our Christmas playlists. You have just two weeks to vote. So…

    Cast your vote for the Celtic Christmas Favorite song.

    Then let me know if there’s a Celtic Christmas song or tune that I should add to the next episode of the show.

    37:36 - West of Eden "Next Stop Christmas (with Stefan Andersson)" from Next Stop Christmas

    Celtic Christmas Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

    The show is supported by our Christmas Patrons on Patreon. Spread cheer and vote for your favorite Christmas song in this show.

    Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Celtic Christmas Playlists. You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And best of all, you will connect with your Celtic heritage.

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

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic

     

    16 December 2022, 2:41 pm
  • 39 minutes 41 seconds
    Christmas Spirit at Last

    Finally, the Christmas Spirit is here at last with the Celtic Christmas Podcast. Full episode is in the podcast feed.

    It’s Celtic Christmas Podcast #66

    Jed Marum, Alisa Marie, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, We Banjo 3, Gaelynn Lea, Bart Zeal, Brigid's Bounty, West of Eden, Marc Gunn

    0:04 - Jed Marum "Banjos We Have Heard On High" from A Celtic Christmas and Rejoice! A Christmas Album

    3:21 - WELCOME TO THE CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST

    I am Marc Gunn. I am an Atlanta-based musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer.

    If you hear music you love, please support the artists. Visit the shownotes to find out more about the artists and subscribe to the show at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Shop our Mage Records online store.

    4:52 - Alisa Marie is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from England, who creates music inspired by fantasy novels and films, in particular the works of Tolkien. Alisa's influences also include traditional folk music from Britain and Ireland.

    Alisa plays a number of instruments including the harp, ocarina, piano, guitar, Irish flute, tin whistle and bodhran.

    Her latest EP is a collection of traditional and Christmas music, recorded live in front of a real fire.

    5:26 - Alisa Marie "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from Winter Harp (by the fireside)

    7:16 - Vicki and Jonny are two of the most versatile musicians of the folk circuit today, on stage – and now online. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. They have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh.

    Their Christmas album is absolutely delightful as you’ll hear in this song.

    Check out this interview from 2006 with Swan & Dyer.

    7:54 - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer "Good Christian Men Rejoice" from A Sound of Christmas Past

    11:54 - Galway-based We Banjo 3 has one foot in Irish music and one foot in Americana music. They seamlessly combine the virtuosity and precision in each genre’s traditional disciplines with the artful song-craft and infectious live performance of today’s musical landscape.

    Their version of “Joy to the World” was a hit on earlier episodes this year.

    12:23 - We Banjo 3 "We Three Kings" from A Winter Wonderful

    CELTIC CHRISTMAS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: Joyful Celtic Christmas Music

    16:26 - THANK YOU CHRISTMAS PATRONS

    The Celtic Christmas Podcast is brought to you by the kindness of Celtic Christmas fans on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show. Patrons can vote for your favorite song in each episode and they also get music-only episodes.

    Thanks to our newest Christmas Patrons: O'McPub Band

    Thanks to our Christmas Producer: Carol Baril

    Join others to spread Christmas Cheer! Sign up for as little as $1 per episode on Patreon.

    16:58 - Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. Since then, she has captivated audiences around the world with her haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. Most recently, she composed the music for Macbeth on Broadway, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga.

    17:26 - Gaelynn Lea "Love Came Down at Christmas / It's in Every One of Us" from Deepest Darkness, Brightest Dawn

    21:39 - Bart Zeal is a Dutch songwriter of folky fantasy-themed songs. He is inspired by stories of people and places in both real-life and fantasy settings. Since November 2020, Bart creates one song a month, both covers and originals. He has a personal goal to make a living with his music by 2030. He hopes his music will create lasting connections with fans and friends, for the best thing about singing songs is finding enthusiastic listeners!

    22:25 - Bart Zeal "Yule" from December Celebrations

    25:04 - Brigid's Bounty "Merry Christmas Celtic Medley" from Celtic Christmas Medleys

    31:26 - West of Eden is the Swedish folk-rock band that has vitalized the Celtic music scene with their unique sound and songwriting. A deep love for the traditional British and Irish folk music has earned them a solid reputation.

    31:45 - West of Eden "Next Stop Christmas (with Stefan Andersson)" from Next Stop Christmas

    34:53 - WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CELTIC CHRISTMAS SONG IN THIS EPISODE?

    Support the artist by buying their music and joining their mailing list, or even joining their Patreon page, just like many have done with this podcast. You can also add the song to your own Celtic music playlist.

    Cast your vote for the Celtic Christmas Favorite song.

    The most-popular track will be added to our Christmas playlists. You have just two weeks to vote. So… cast those votes. Then let me know if there’s a Celtic Christmas song or tune that I should add to the next episode of the show.

    35:46 - Marc Gunn "Frosty the Irish Snowman” from Celtic Christmas Greetings

    38:51 - CLOSING

    Celtic Christmas Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

    The show is supported by our Christmas Patrons on Patreon. Spread cheer and vote for your favorite Christmas song in this show.

    Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You’ll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You’ll get access to our Celtic Christmas Playlists. You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you’ll get 7 weekly news items about what’s happening with Celtic music and culture online. And best of all, you will connect with your Celtic heritage.

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

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic #frostythesnowman

    29 November 2022, 1:46 am
  • 41 minutes 19 seconds
    Top 5 Christmas Traditions, Anne Roos Christmas Story

    Winter’s Eve is a wee bit away, but Anne Roos has a tune to get you in the holiday mood on the Celtic Christmas Podcast. What are your Top 5 Christmas traditions? 

    It's Celtic Christmas Podcast #65. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.

    Music from  Terry McDade & The McDades, Jennifer Licko, The Chivalrous Crickets, Susan Toman, Spoil the Dance, Marc Gunn, Steel Clover, Anne Roos & David Blonski, We Banjo 3 

    WELCOME TO THE CELTIC CHRISTMAS PODCAST

    I am Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer.

    If you want to get your music on the show, email me celticpodcast.

    Punching through the walls of tradition, The McDades' Celtic-rooted music fuses the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and infectious global rhythms. The Juno Award Winners' cutting edge sound is the perfect complement to their fiery performances.

    0:48 - Terry McDade & The McDades "The First Noel" from Winter Rose

    3:26 - INTRO - Jennifer Licko

    The award-winning music of Jennifer Licko is influenced by stories, melodies, and instruments from the Carolinas and the ancient Scots who settled the cape fear region. As a vocalist, her message through song is delivered through both traditional Celtic music and original compositions that help deliver the story of who we are today because of our deep-rooted Celtic heritage.

    She has several Celtic Christmas concerts scheduled in December in North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition to her Christmas album, she also has a Christmas bundle you should check out. She’s been a part of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast since 2008.

    4:09 - Jennifer Licko "The Holly and The Ivy" from The Lights Of Christmas

    7:48 - THANK YOU CHRISTMAS PATRONS

    The Celtic Christmas Podcast is brought to you by the kindness of Celtic Christmas fans on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show.

    Thanks to our Christmas Song Hengers: Joe H, Hank W, robert k, Trevor T, Jan C

    Thanks to our Christmas Producer: Carol Baril

    Join others to spread Christmas Cheer! Sign up for as little as $1 per episode on Patreon.

    A fan of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast recommended I reach out to The Chivalrous Crickets. They explore the roots, branches, and crossroads of Celtic, English, and American folk music. With equal attention to engaging performances and academic rigor, they bring to the stage boldly reimagined arrangements of standards and original songs with traditional influence. Their first full-length album was a Christmas album released last year.

    8:50 - The Chivalrous Crickets "Rise Up Shepherd - Bright Morning Stars" from A Chivalrous Cricketmas

    13:40 - MY TOP 5 CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS?

    1. Nuts
    2. Kids opening Presents
    3. Lamb dinner
    4. Decorating the Christmas tree
    5. Listening to Christmas music

    Canadian born musician Susan Toman is a Celtic harpist, harpsichordist, and pianist who has gained widespread recognition as a performer, teacher, and recording artist. She performs as a soloist and in ensembles for concerts, weddings and special events. Susan teaches music in her home studio in Ottawa, Ontario, and is also available for online lessons. She has a Christmas concert scheduled for December 10th in Ottawa, Canada.

    15:30 - Susan Toman "Silent Night" from Angels on High

    18:14 - INTRO – Spoil The Dance

    Spoil The Dance hail from N.E. Derbys. They play traditional and contemporary songs and tunes of a mostly Scots/Irish nature. Their Bandcamp page says all profits from gigs and album sales are donated to local charities. They have a brand new single.

    18:38 - Spoil the Dance "Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now Of Christmas)" from Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now Of Christmas)

    22:37 - CELTIC CHRISTMAS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: Fun Christmas Songs for Kids and Families

    Marc Gunn is a Rhythm & Folk songwriter who fuses Irish and Scottish folk songs with pop culture. His musical weapon of choice is the autoharp. He breathes Rock and Roll into this folk instrument and adds a bellowing taste of rhythm & blues.

    23:35 - Marc Gunn "Frosty the Irish Snowman" from Celtic Christmas Greetings

    26:40 - INTRO – Steel Clover

    Steel Clover, (also known as Sue Borowski), is a Celtic singer, songwriter and recording artist from the historic steel town of Homestead, Pittsburgh, PA. Sue has been in the Celtic scene for almost a decade and has been playing music in some very interesting venues. She is a multi-instrumentalist and continues to study Irish and Scottish fiddling.

    27:05 - Steel Clover "Winter Wonder Day" from Season Of Love

    30:24 - HOLIDAY FEATURE: ANNE ROOS & DAVID BLONSKI

    Harpist Anne Roos is a Grammy Award-winning harper. David Blonski in a new age Flutist of old world and folk melodies. Together you can relish the playful dancing between Anne’s Celtic harp and David’s silver flute in traditional tunes that echo the spirit of the fall, winter, and holidays. Their brand new Christmas album is called A Winter’s Dance. Joyfully enter another place and time, dance with the snowflakes, and immerse yourself in these delightful instrumentals!

    Anne Roos has been a part of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast since 2008. She is a brilliant harper. She will tell you a little more about her tune.

    32:55 - Anne Roos & David Blonski “Winter’s Eve Aire” from A Winter’s Dance

    You can find out more about the album on Anne Roos’ website at harpistanneroos.com.

    37:05 - WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CELTIC CHRISTMAS SONG?

    Patrons of Celtic Christmas Podcast can Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Track in each episode. In a moment, I’ll tell you which tune won last time.

    But before I do, please add all of your favorite songs to your own holiday playlist. Or even better, support the artist by buying their music or joining their mailing list.

    It’s time to announce the most-popular Celtic Christmas track in the last episode. The winner was…

    Galway-based We Banjo 3 has one foot in Irish music and one foot in Americana music, seamlessly combining the virtuosity and precision in each genre’s traditional disciplines with the artful song-craft and infectious live performance of today’s musical landscape.

    38:14 - We Banjo 3 "Joy to the World" from A Winter Wonderful

    You have just two weeks to vote for your favorite track. Become a patron and cast your vote. While you’re there, let me know if there’s a Celtic Christmas song or tune that I should add to the next episode of the show.

    41:02 - CLOSING

    Celtic Christmas Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

    Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Christmas Patron for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic

    13 November 2022, 12:00 pm
  • 27 minutes 56 seconds
    Christmas is A Comin'

    Christmas is a coming in 2022 with Triskele and the Celtic Christmas Podcast #64. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com

    Music from  We Banjo 3, Reilly, Caitríona O'Leary, Triskele, The Barra MacNeils

    Welcome to the Celtic Christmas Podcast

    I am Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer.

    I’m working on another new format for this show in 2022.

    Galway-based We Banjo 3 has one foot in Irish music and one foot in Americana music, seamlessly combining the virtuosity and precision in each genre’s traditional disciplines with the artful song-craft and infectious live performance of today’s musical landscape.

    This is their 10th year performing together to thousands of fans at Irish and Bluegrass festivals.

    Their latest album is called Open the Road. And I'm happy I looked up that information because I can also add it to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast that I host.

    0:53 - We Banjo 3 "Joy to the World" from A Winter Wonderful

    3:40 - THANK YOU CHRISTMAS PATRONS

    The Celtic Christmas Podcast is brought to you by the kindness of Celtic Christmas fans on Patreon. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion, and production of the show. Join others to spread Christmas Cheer this holiday season! Sign up for as little as $1 per episode on Patreon.

    Winners of the folk rock/Celtic band of the year award by Wisconsin Area Music Industry for 2019 and 2015, Reilly have garnered a reputation for being an interactive, get-off-your-chair act.

    The band’s circuit continues to grow along with their reputation for being a highly respected professional group.  National programs such as Good Morning Ireland, Blarney on the Air, and Paddyrock internet radio have featured Reilly.  Celtic Radio Music Network rates them as five out of five stars.  Their ability to adapt Celtic music to an American rock audience, and include unexpected rock favorites into their set, makes them the perfect eclectic choice in today’s watered down and predictable Celtic scene.

    Their latest album is called Durty Pool. You can find it on their Bandcamp page.

    4:47 - Reilly "For You On Christmas" from Kick Ass Celtic Christmas

    8:13 - PLAYLIST: Christmas Drive

    There a number of Celtic Christmas playlists that I published on Spotify. The Christmas Drive playlist is Christmas music you will enjoy while taking a holiday drive to see your family or friends.

    The Wexford Carols is a 2014 album of traditional Irish carols by Caitríona O'Leary featuring guest singers Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens and more. The album went to No.1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.

    8:52 - Caitríona O'Leary "Tell Shepherds" from The Wexford Carols

    15:16 - HOLIDAY FEATURE: Triskele

    Triskele, [pronounced Tris-Kay-lee] is the premier all~female Celtic band out of Albany NY. They are known for their stunning harmonies, singing in the Gaelic language and for their Irish wit. Noeleen, who grew up in Dublin and is the youngest of 16, taught Sharon and Jenn the Gaelic language through song. These ladies perform, primarily, traditional Celtic/Irish music, but also have written originals. Triskele not only revitalizes the Gaelic language, but weaves history and traditions about growing up in Ireland. This gives the listener a deeper appreciation and understanding of Irish/Celtic history.

    Triskele stands out in a Celtic music world dominated by men. They have gained fans and supporters with their ability to keep traditional songs traditional. Fans have stated that they enjoy hearing songs sung with the unique qualities of the female voice; given the timbre and rich, clear harmonies.

    I’m particularly smitten with their byline–Celtic Trad. with a Women's Touch

    Their song “Christmas Is a Comin’” is a new addition to the Celtic Christmas music world. But I’ll let them tell you more about it.

    16:24 - STORY OF CHRISTMAS IS A COMIN’

    18:02 - Triskele “Christmas Is A Comin’” from Christmas Is A Comin’

    Do you have a Christmas story to share? Drop me an email. Include a picture for our shownotes.

    19:57 - WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CELTIC CHRISTMAS SONG IN THIS EPISODE?

    Make sure you add the song to your own Celtic music playlist or even better, support the artist by buying their music and joining their mailing list, or even joining their Patreon page. Several have that as well.

    There’s another way to share your favorite track in this episode. You can vote for your favorite song or tune when you join us on Patreon. The most-popular track will be added to our Christmas playlists. You have just two weeks to vote. So…

    Cast your vote for the Celtic Christmas Favorite song.

    Then let me know if there’s a Celtic Christmas song or tune that I should add to the next episode of the show.

    For more than three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship. They are Canada’s Celtic ambassadors!

    Their Christmas album is currently available on vinyl. You’ll also find a wooden tree ornament in their store along with all of their albums.

    21:22 - The Barra MacNeils "Party In Washabuckt" from The Christmas Album

    What did you think of this week’s show? Send me your feedback.

    Celtic Christmas Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

    Subscribe through your favorite podcatcher or on our website where you can become a Christmas Patron for as little as $1 per episode.

    Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

    #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic #triskele

    25 October 2022, 3:59 pm
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