I create a number of St. Patrick's Day music playlists through my various Celtic music podcasts. So if you're looking for great St. Patrick's Day music, check out these great playlists.
St. Patrick’s Day Music Playlist
You can listen to my 2013 CD Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day in its entirety on YouTube. You'll also find a bunch of my Celtic podcasts on the playlist, plus a few random songs. Some of the most-popular songs on the playlist are "Nancy Whiskey", "Drunken Sailor", and "Kilkelly, Ireland".
Celtic Music Radio Playlist features Celtic in podcast form from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and the most-musical of my Pub Songs Playlists.
Celtic Geek Music is the playlist featuring my Sci Fi Drinking Songs.
#298: 17 for St Patrick’s Day
Enjoy 17 songs for St Patrick's Day on March 17th with St Patrick's Day Celtic music from We Banjo 3, The Here & Now, Hugh Morrison, Leaping Lulu, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Jed Marum, The Selkie Girls, Poitin, Shillelagh!, The Wee Heavies, The Gothard Sisters, SeaStar, Skeleton McKee, Dave Wilson & Willie B, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Ren, Sons of Malarkey, The Prodigals
#297: San Patricio Fantasy
Share Irish and Celtic music from Emish, Garry O'Meara, RUNA, The Tea Merchants, The Irish Rovers, Smithfield Fair, Bill Troxler, Pol Mac Adaim, Drunk & Sailor, Rising Gael, Kilrush, O'Craven, Larkin, Screeched Inn, Brothers 3. Listen. Like. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!
#251: St Patrick’s Day Top 20 Celtic Bands
Happy St. Patrick's Day. I am excited to share our 5th St. Patrick's Day music special for the holiday. This one highlights all of the Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2015 as featured earlier in the year, but with completely different songs. You will enjoy amazing indie Celtic music from Carolina Ceili, Runa, Clandestine, The Flying Toads, Marc Gunn, Emerald Rose, Full Gael, The Gothard Sisters, Heather Alexander , Appalachian Celtic Consort, Jesse Ferguson, Breabach, The Blarney Rebel Band, Kailyarders, The Rogues, Whiskey Sunday, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Bourbon & Shamrocks, The Elders, Patsy O'Brien.
#250: St Patrick’s Day with Poitin’s Czech Celtic Music
Here's another St. Patrick's Day music treat for you. The Czech Republic's most-prominent Celtic music group is Poitin. They've won numerous Celtic music awards and have been a favorite on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast since nearly the beginning. We are honored to share their latest CD “Wish” in its entirety.
#249: 17 St Patrick’s Day Songs Playlist
The St. Patrick's Day music playlists continue with 17 St Patrick's Day songs and tunes from some of the best indie Celtic bands including: Chief O'Neill's Mixed Flock, The Gothard Sisters, The Selkie Girls, Los Paddys de Las Pampas, Abby Green, The Ne'er Duwels, John Byrne Band, Mason Brown, Bard & Company, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Fire Inside, The Fretless, Stout Pounders, The Killdares, Redhill Rats, Ockham's Razor, Noel Nash and Danny O'Flaherty.
#248: St. Patrick’s Day Songs BONUS
Every now and then a Celtic artist will allow me to release an entire album in podcast form, much like DJs did back in the 70s. I've found it a great way to promote my music and a great way to sell more music as well. That is the ultimate goal of this podcast, after all, to help Celtic bands sell more music. This week, I'm featuring my St. Patrick's Day album called “Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day”.
#247: St Patrick’s Day Playlist for Irish American Heritage Month
President Obama declared March to be Irish American Heritage Month. Of course for me, March is the month of all the Celts as we gather to celebrate the musical and culture of the Celtic nations running all the way up to St. Patrick's Day. I have a ton of great episodes planned for the next few weeks starting today with an extra-long St Patrick's Day special featuring the indie Celtic music of Friday Frolics, Wicked Tinkers, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Michael Black, Anne Roos, Michael DeAngelis, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Slipjig, Merry Wives of Windsor, Sons of Malarkey, Ginger Ackley, Aisling, Barleyjuice, Hanz Araki, Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Jameson's Revenge, Sgian Dubh, Ed Miller, Fromseier Rose, Skelpin, Searson, Ren.
#200: St. Patrick’s Day Music Playlist of 2015
Our 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day music playlist of 2015 is here. Once again, we have 17 awesome indie Celtic songs and tunes by Chambless & Muse, The Fenian Sons, Jimi McRae, The Canny Brothers Band, Flashpoint, The Stubby Shillelaghs, 3 Pints Gone, The Kildares, Faire to Middlin, Jesse Linder, Jonathan Milton, Jesse Ferguson, Martyn Wylde, Hugh Morrison, Poitin, The ShamRogues, Slan. Find a direct link to this show at celticmusicpodcast.com/200
17 Free Celtic MP3 Downloads for St. Patrick’s Day 2015 – 10th Anniversary!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I know it’s not #CelticThursday, but I want to ask you a small favor. Share this newsletter with your friends. Ten years ago, in 2005, I released the first “17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick’s Day” article. It’s the most-talked about series of the Celtic Music Magazine. I am super excited to share more free St Patrick’s Day MP3s with you today!
#199: Top 20 Best Celtic Music of 2014
We have another extended edition of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for St. Patrick’s Day. This week, we’re featuring the Top 20 most-popular Celtic songs and tunes of 2014 as voted on by fans of the podcast. You can also see Marc Gunn’s pick of the Best Celtic Music of 2014 here. You’ll hear the best Celtic music from The Willis Clan, Flashpoint, Gwilym Morus, The Gothard Sisters, Burning Bridget Cleary, Stanley & Grimm, Socks in the Frying Pan, Culann’s Hounds, Marc Gunn, Tom Morley, Bedlam Bards, Across the Pond, The Selkie Girls, Arlene Faith, Brobdingnagian Bards, Black 47, Barleyjuice, Tallymoore, Ockham’s Razor, Bow Triplets.
#155: The Great St Patrick’s Day Music Playlist Extravaganza 2014
This is the great St. Patrick’s Day music playlist with Irish Celtic music from Jimi McRae, NUA, Jonathan Ramsey, Scotland Rising, Tiller’s Folly, Earl’s Chair, Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser, banna de dha, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Jamie Laval And Ashley Broder, Maggie Drennon, The Sorry Lot, Friday Frolics, Tallymoore, Fenian Sons, Chrissy Crowley, Deborah Henriksson, Black 47, Bourbon & Shamrocks, The Gleasons, Jamie Smith’s MABON, Abby Green.
#154: Free St Patrick’s Day Music Playlist of 2014
The free St. Patrick’s Day music playlist of 2014 features Irish Celtic music from Rathkeltair, Baroque & Hungry, Gwilym Morus, Kevin McCormack, The Gothard Sisters, Jack Carey, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Telenn Tri, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Tea Merchants, Marc Gunn, The Rogues, The Shams, Finvarra, La Unica, Heather Dale, The Fire Inside.
Best Irish & Celtic Music of 2013
Irish Celtic music from Clandestine, Embarr, Gaelic Storm, Gael Warning, The Gothard Sisters, Hair of the Dog, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Bilge Pumps, Willow and Her Giant, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Shishonnah, Jed Marum, Rathkeltair, Barleyjuice, Enter the Haggis, Flashpoint, Sons of Malarkey, The Rogues, Finvarra, Marc Gunn.
Best St. Patrick’s Day Playlist of 2013
The Great St. Patrick’s Day Playlist of 2013 featuring free Irish Celtic music from Poitin, The Rogues, Rambling Sailors, IONA, Beth Patterson, Patrick O’Flaherty, Dave Hum, Flashpoint, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Wolfhound, Feckless Fear Dearg, Brendan Loughrey, Marc Gunn, Staggering Jack, Sora, Sliotar, BOWI, Jasper Coal.
Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2012 for St. Patrick’s Day Playlist 2013
St Patrick’s Day music from the top 20 Celtic Bands of 2012 featuring Irish Celtic music from Hawp, The Triskells, Lachlan, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh, Brobdingnagian Bards, Peter Daldry, SlipJig, Vintage Wildflowers, Hayley Griffith, Tullamore, Stout Pounders, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, Sons of Malarkey, Susan Kidney and Donna Germano, Sisters of Murphy, First Highland Watch, Hair of the Dog, Shillaly Brothers, Ockham’s Razor, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones.
St Patrick’s Day Playlist - 2013
St Patrick’s Day playlist with Irish Celtic music from Duncan Ross Cameron, The Tea Merchants, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Ed Yother, The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, Shishonnah, Beerside Scoundrels, BOWI, Damh the Bard, Sprag Session, The Langer’s Ball, Sons of Malarkey, The Borderer
St Patrick’s Day Music Special #2 - 2012
Music from Sean Orr, Burning Bridget Cleary, Rambling Sailors, Jameson’s Revenge, Jesse Ferguson, Tuatha Dea, Stout Pounders, Marc Gunn, Leah Jorgenson, Danny O’Flaherty and Noel Nash, NeidFyre, The Makem and Spain Brothers, Vintage Wildflowers, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Sons of Malarkey, Sylvia Platypus, Trip McCool, The Rogues, Murder the Stout, Abby Green
Best Celtic Artists for St Patrick’s Day 2012
Music from Colin Farrell, Jimi McRae & Sam Okoo, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Heather Alexander, Scooter Muse, The Crossing, Rising Gael, The Flying Toads, Alison Nolan, Atlantic Wave, Rambling Sailors, Keith Hinchliffe, Pandora Celtica, Molly Bauckham, Gaelic Storm, Maggie Drennon, Ockham’s Razor, Jiggernaut, Rathkeltair, Sligo Rags.
St. Patrick’s Day Music of 2011
Music from In Search of a Rose, Dun Aengus, The Canny Brothers Band, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Marc Gunn, Alizbar & Ann’ Sannat, Jasper Coal, Jim Brannigan, Abby Green, Three Mile Stone, John Byrne Band, Pandora Celtica, Nine-8ths Irish, Prydein, Harpnotic, Jack Montgomery, The Flying Toads
Best Celtic Artists for St Patrick’s Day of 2011
Music from Round the House, Merry Wives Of Windsor, The Rogues, Locklin Road, Bow Triplets, Battlelegs, Anne Roos, The Blarney Rebel Band, Anton Emery, Oona McOuat & Dream Deep, Albannach, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Holly Kirby, Deep Green Light, Daphne Quigley-Freund & Tom Bradfish, Gaelic Storm, Ennis, Tania Opland & Mike Freeman, Marc Gunn, Poitin, Heidi Talbot, Sligo Rags.
St Patrick’s Day Celtic Music Celebration of 2010
Music by Ron Cody, Iona, Jacqui McCarthy, Poitin, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Claire Roche, The Beggarmen, Pitch the Peat, Nine-8ths Irish, Ed Miller, The Langer’s Ball, Grey Aengus, Hank Cramer, Spriggan, Albannach, Tartanic, Tears for Beers, The Brazen Heads, Fergus, Daphne Quigley-Freund & Tom Bradfish.
17 Free Celtic Music Downloads for St. Patrick’s Day of 2010
Music from Kennedy’s Kitchen, Poitin, Daphne Quigley-Freund and Tom Bradfish, Burning Bridget Cleary, Brad Reid, Stonecircle, Marc Gunn, Nine-8ths Irish, Luke Daniels, The Tea Merchants, Maidens IV, Na’Bodach, Ockham’s Razor, John McGaha, Paddy’s Pig, Jiggernaut, and Anne Roos.
St. Patrick’s Day feature on Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Compilation CD of 2009
FIMM, Sligo Rags, Banshee in the Kitchen, Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown, Poitin, MacTalla Mor, Ceann, Anne Roos, Athas, Beth Patterson, Jesse Ferguson, Rattle the Boards, Jamie Laval and Ashley Broder, Maidens IV, Patrick’s Head, Pitch the Peat, Marc Gunn
St. Patrick's Day Irish Music of 2009
Irish Celtic music from The Gas Men, Pitch the Peat, Nine-8ths Irish, Jed Marum, Hugh Morrison, Mason Brown, Brian Hebert and Friends, Mactalla Mor, Marc Gunn, Rattle the Boards, Henk Hopman, Mick Moloney, Waywood Folk, Rising Gael, Brigands’ Folie, The AM String Band, BRAN, The Jolly Rogues, The Woodbines, The Rogues, Brobdingnagian Bards, Leprechaun Water, Maidens III, Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers, Hunting McLeod, Beth Patterson, The Irish Experience, Prydein, Rathkeltair, Amadan.
St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music Diaspora Special #2 of 2008
St. Patrick's Day music from Clandestine, FIMM, Boston Blackthorn, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Brobdingnagian Bards, Aisling, The Tea Merchants, Sligo Rags, Darren Raleigh, A Bard of the Harp, Atlantic Wave, MacTalla Mor, Teresa Doyle, The Irish Experience, Emerald Rose, Prydein, Ceann, Heather Alexander.
St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music Diaspora Special #1 of 2008
Music from Persephone Pickers, Heather Alexander, Athas, Marc Gunn, Plaidgrass, Answer Hymn, Jed Marum, Celtic Stone, Allison Girvan, Redhill Rats, Switchback, Hair of the Dog, Bad Haggis, The McDades
Part 1 - St Patrick's Day MP3 Special Edition of 2007
Music from Wild Clover Band, Brobdingnagian Bards, Thomas “Doc” Grauzer, Men of Thunda, Booze Brothers, The Tea Merchants, Christiane Cargill, Culann’s Hounds, Marc Gunn, Ceili Moss, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Queen’s Gambit, Jigger, Homeland, Black 47
Part 2 - St Patrick's Day Music Special Edition of 2007 - Your Requests
Your requested favorite St Patrick’s Day music from Merry Mischief, Serious Kitchen, Tears for Beers, Ali Benson, James Raynard, Trochrague, Murder the Stout, Minstrosity, Coyote Run, MojoKelt, Bow Triplets, Diane Linn, The Duplets, Redhill Rats, Porter & Stout, Great Big Sea, Irish Stout, Enter the Haggis, Gaelic Storm.
St Patrick's Day MP3 Special (2006)
St Patrick's Day MP3 music from Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, The McCabes, Clandestine, Emerald Rose, Ed Miller, Flook, Bow Triplets, Brobdingnagian Bards, Paisley Close, Sarah Dinan, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats, Serious Kitchen, Sligo Rags, Murder the Stout, StoneRing, The Tea Merchants, 3 Pints Gone, Celtic Stone, Queen's Gambit, The Rogues, Tullamore, Jesse Linder, 4 Irish Whiskey, Jonathan Ramsey, Black 47.
12 Irish Songs for Kids for St. Patrick’s Day
Learn about 12 Irish songs that I love to play around St. Patrick's Day with my own kids.
Giant’s Causeway Legend & Fact on a Celtic Invasion Vacation
In county Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland is the giants causeway. What one Radio Times poll named the fourth greatest wonder of the United Kingdom. 40,000 interlocking basalt columns line the coast, the result of a volcanic eruption millions of years ago...
Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2015
I released the Celtic Top 20 featuring the best Celtic Music Bands of 2015 as voted by fans of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I want to share with you more about those bands.
Marc Pick’s Most-Popular Celtic Bands of 2015
I didn’t actually pick these amazing bands this week. It was a lot more organic than that. This list features the Celtic bands I played most-often on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I love all of these bands, but there were a few surprises that I didn’t anticipate.
Best Irish Drinking Songs Lyrics
Best Irish Drinking Songs is quickly becoming one of my most-popular albums for sale on iTunes. Make sense. It is a compilation that features 20 of the best traditional Irish drinking songs… from my albums, at least. Plus, there are a few originals thrown into that mix.
St. Patrick’s Day Songs for Kids Lyrics
First, some news… St Patrick’s Day Songs for Kids is getting a ton of great reviews on Amazon. It’s charting fairly well on iTunes too. I’m still hoping I can get six more reviews by tomorrow, which would be one week after the album was officially released.
Listen to St. Patrick’s Day CD… For FREE
You can now listen to my entire CD, Not Every Day Is St. Patrick’s Day, for free. If you like it, buy a copy.
“Rising of the Moon” Wins Best Roots Traditional in Celtic Radio Music Awards
I am excited to announce that my performance of “Rising of the Moon” from Not Every Day Is St. Patrick’s Day won in the annual Celtic Radio Music Awards. This year there were a total of 3,311 votes cast across all categories
St Patrick’s Day Celtic Music App Downloads
I have a free app for Android users it’s called the Marc Gunn Celtic Music App. This is sort of the ultimate resource for my Celtic Music empire. You can listen to all of my podcasts, read my blog, watch videos, see when I’m gigging and find out more.
How St Patrick’s Day Launched a Celtic MP3 Empire
St Patrick’s Day is just a couple weeks away. That’s when I start thinking about promoting Celtic music with free Celtic MP3s. I’ve been doing that for about fourteen years now. I think it’s safe to say I created a Celtic music empire online. I didn’t start calling myself The Celtfather. That title was given to...
#134: Best Irish Pub Songs
St Patrick’s Day is just 10 days away. I just announced that I will be doing daily episodes of the Pub Songs Podcast from March 10-15, Monday through Friday, at 9am. The shows will be broadcast live through Google Hangouts. If you want to be notified about them, make sure you add me to your Google+ circle.
#131: Funny Irish Pub Songs
I’m getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a bunch of Funny Irish Pub Songs that will keep you entertained before, after, and during St. Patrick’s Day. You can also watch it live on YouTube.
St Patrick's Day Pub Songs Playlist, Part 2, 2013
Enjoy St Patrick's Day Pub Songs! I spent the last couple weeks recording a ton of great St. Patrick's Day music for my Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and of course this podcast as well. This is the final show for the St. Patrick's Day season. Once again, I decided to highlight music from some of my favorite bands and friends. That means you're getting the cream of the crop when it comes to awesome pub songs by some of the Celtic musicians out there (I only know the best;).
St Patrick’s Day Pub Songs Playlist, Part 1, 2013
Ready for another show of Irish pub songs and other great Celtic music? With St. Patrick’s Day just a couple weeks away, it is time to release my St. Patrick’s Day music playlist. You heard my music in all of this year’s shows. So this show is all about other great Celtic bands for St. Patrick’s Day. These are some of my favorite bands and songs. That’s the cool thing about hosting the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I meet a LOT of amazing Celtic music groups. I originally planned only one St. Patrick’s Day music playlist, but it seems I have a LOT of great friends. So I’m gonna split it up into two shows.
St Patrick’s Day Drinking Songs 2012
Music and entertainment from Marc Gunn, Brobdingnagian Bards, Captain Black Jack Murphy, Icewagon FLU, Barleyjuice, Ed Miller, The McCabes
Irish Celtic Songs
A month and half after the first show of the year, I am back with some more Irish Celtic Songs plus LOTS of news from The Celtfather. I had a busy a month, which included a flight to Texas for some shows at the award-winning Sherwood Forest Faire. But that’s just the start of a ton of great news to share.
Best Irish Drinking Songs for St. Patrick’s Day… or Any Day
The polls open up tomorrow. Whichever candidate you support, go vote for them. The political system only works when we are active participants in it. This show features some great pub songs from my upcoming CD “Not Every Day Is St. Patrick’s Day”. Whether your candidate wins or loses, it’s the perfect music to celebrate or drown your sorrow.
Irish Celtic Music
Today’s show highlights my new compilation CD featuring the incredible music of Poitin and FIMM.
Wild Irish Drinking Songs
Wild upbeat and fun Irish drinking songs.
Funny Irish Drinking Songs
Are you looking for funny Irish drinking songs? This is the best podcast to find 'em.
Back to Drinking… Songs
After a long two month break, I’m back to share some drinking songs, some of my latest news and more.
Best Celtic Singers of 2010
I am finally done with Best Celtic Music of 2010 series. This final episode, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day features the Best Celtic Singers performing solo. It’s packed with some awesome music that will give you music for your ears on St. Patrick’s Day. Course if you really want some great St. Patrick’s Day music, check out the St. Patrick’s Day Podcast. It’s seven hours of free Celtic music you can listen to for your St. Patrick’s Day party.
Celtic Music Artists to Keep An Eye On
Every media person has their pick of artists to keep an eye on. So I decided to make mine. This show features some of the hottest newish Celtic music artists who I think will do great things one day for a variety of reasons. So watch their careers with me.
Best Celtic Rock Bands of 2010
I’m back from a couple weeks of recording, a Celtic Invasion of New Orleans and then heart surgery for my daughter. Now I bring you the best Celtic rock from 2010.
Best Traditional Celtic Music Bands of 2010
This week, I bring you the Best Traditional Celtic Music of 2010. These are some of the tracks and bands I’ve enjoyed through the year. The music is all Celtic folk music with a very traditional sound and spin to it.
Best Celtic Folk Bands of 2010
Thus begins a series of episodes highlighting some of the best Celtic music online. Today’s show is about Celtic Folk Bands which I describe as acoustic Celtic music groups based in the folk tradition. These are the groups that stand out most for me. I’d love to hear your thoughts and band suggestions. Coming soon: Best Celtic Rock, Best Celtic Traditional, Best Celtic Soloists, and then Celtic Music Artists You Should Keep an Ear Open for in 2011.
Live from DragonCon with Firefly Drinking Songs in 2009
I recorded a live Pub Songs Podcast panel at DragonCon. But this was not your typical live show. This time, I got together with the Bedlam Bards and we sang songs for Firefly. Our goal is to release a live Firefly Drinking Songs CD using some of this live recording. Today’s show is the uncut version of us singing our hearts out.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! (2009)
I just got back from my first solo tour. It was highly successful with a great response. WithHeart’s Ease completed, now comes the prep work for my next album, Happy Songs of Death. Death, dismemberment and murder coming soon to a CD near you.
Live House Concert in Destin, FL
We had a great time in Destin, Florida for my house concert. So much so, I thought I’d share the coolness.