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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast: An instant mood-boosting music podcast

The Premise (from Apple Podcasts):

If you love Celtic music, then welcome to Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Each week, you'll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE! It is one of the top music podcasts on iTunes and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. You can subscribe to have it automatically download through your favorite podcast player.

Series or standalone:


Begin listening to:

Any episode




Marc Gunn

Sound/production quality:


Rating/age suitability:

Perfect for all ages

Approximate length of episodes:

60 minutes

Curricular ties:


Similar recommended pods:

Pub Songs & Stories (also a Marc Gunn podcast); Mountain Stage

Podcast Librarian’s Review:

Here’s one for all the Irish music lovers. The title of the podcast basically describes it all! Each week, Marc Gunn compiles a playlist of Irish/Celtic music around a theme. For a little over an hour weekly, you can enjoy a variety of jigs, reels, ballads, and other types of songs—some instrumental and some vocal. I usually like the majority of the songs, but a great feature is that each episode is organized by chapter (song), so if you don’t like one, you can skip right to the next. Likewise, if you love a song, all the info about it is right there on your screen so you can download it and support your favorite independent artist. This is a great pod to get you in the mood for Paddy’s Day and then to listen to all year round.

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