Merry Christmas! You will enjoy some beautiful and fun Celtic Christmas music from Eira, Jim Sharkey, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Carolina Ceili, The Stapletons, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, The Gothard Sisters, Marc Gunn, Susan Toman, Caitríona O'Leary with Rhiannon Giddens, Cherish the Ladies, Jennifer Licko, Rose and Thistle Band, Mithril, Golden Bough, Highland Reign, Syr, Rathkeltair, Celkilt, The Irish Rovers. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/
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THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC
0:06 “Taladh Chriosda” by Eira from Glen Tidings
4:09 “The Christmas Comet” by Jim Sharkey from Single
7:46 “Julius the Christmas Cat” by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night
10:24 “Silent Night” by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season
14:37 “Christmas Day Ida Moarnin'/Jeanette Isabella” by Carolina Ceili from Holiday Hooley
17:40 “What Child Is This” by The Stapletons from Single
20:47 “Ding Dong Merrily On High” by Natalie MacMaster|Donnell Leahy from A Celtic Family Christmas
24:01 “God, Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow
28:35 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS
29:06 “Let's Have a Celtic Christmas” by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings
31:10 “Joy to the World” by Susan Toman from Angels on High
38:34 “We Wish You a Merry Christmas Waltzes” by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland
43:08 “The First Noel” by Jennifer Licko from Christmas in Ireland
45:57 “The Holly Bears a Berry” by Rose and Thistle Band from Celtic Christmas
49:34 CELTIC FEEDBACK
51:10 “Galician Carol” by Mithril from Winter's Day
54:06 “The Boar's Head” by Golden Bough from When Winter Comes
58:02 “Glasgow Christmas Rain” by Highland Reign from A Celtic Christmas
1:01:51 “The Winter King” by Syr from The Winter King
1:06:31 “Silver Tinsel Tree” by Rathkeltair from Something Good for Christmas
1:09:36 “Jingle Bells” by Celkilt from Kiltmas Songs
1:12:48 “Hurray for Christmas” by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time of Year
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CELTIC PODCAST NEWS
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John Thompson emailed: “Hey Marc, Just wanted to say you picked some excellent examples of Celtic music in the Irish & Celtic Music podcast #334 — Getting Started with Celtic music. I've got CDs and mp3s from about a third of the artists you played — all but one of those I've seen perform live here in the greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area. With all due respect to the trads, I agree with your definition of Celtic music. Also glad you pointed out the Kickstarter campaign for House of Hamill and the video Rose and Brian made. Very well done. The ending was funny and gross but I saw that coming so I guess that says something about me as well. Thanks again for all you do! I'm very happy to be a patron.”