Irish and Celtic Music Podcast Cures the "Bad CD Blues"

Everybody has them: CDs that look pretty good, but they just don't live up to the hype. These CDs take up a career as expensive shelf-warmers, never to be played again. They leave music fans wondering how to keep from spending hard-earned money on disappointing albums.

Now Celtic music fans have a perfect solution to this problem: the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. The podcast is easy to use, and is free to anyone who has a computer with speakers or an mp3 player. Subscribe with iTunes, or add this link to an alternative podcatcher service.

The bi-monthly Irish and Celtic music podcast is packed with the latest news and information about Celtic music, but the best thing about it is the music. Not only do subscribers get to sample new Celtic bands and albums before investing in CDs, but the podcast's diverse programming choices within the genre ensure listeners also get to listen to a wide selection of cool bands and styles from the independent Celtic music scene. Subscribers to the Irish and Celtic music podcast can make their Celtic CD selections armed with information on which music is the best listening experience for the money.

No Celtic band is too big or too small for the podcast. Fans will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of contributing artists. Listeners sing along to favorites like Heather Alexander, Hair of the Dog, Sligo Rags, Kennedy's Kitchen, Boston Blackthorn, Jed Marum, and Wicked Tinkers. Past podcasts have featured Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, and music from Celtic artists in Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galacia, Australia, the United States, and many more.

No good Celt wants to miss out on the musical riches of the British isles, especially at this time of year. Celtic music fans who subscribe before St. Patrick's Day can celebrate their annual day of ancestral pride over a Guinness with fine Celtic craic (musical fellowship and fun) courtesy of the Irish and Celtic Music podcast.

The Irish and Celtic music podcast is hosted by bard Marc Gunn, who also publishes the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. Persons who enjoy the Irish and Celtic Music podcast can also subscribe to Gunn's Celtic MP3s Music Magazine ( This monthly ezine links to artists offering free Celtic music downloads. With this podcast, Celtic music fans won't ever have to buy a shelf-warmer CDs again!

Marc Gunn is Celtic Geek songwriter from Austin, Texas with a strange affinity for ballads, Irish drinking songs, acoustic Alternative Folk, podcasting, Sci Fi, and cats. He is the lead singer for the Brobdingnagian Bards. He is also Celtic music podcaster and promoter as well as publisher of Celtic MP3s Music Magazine.

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a free, bi-monthly, downloadable radio show of independent Irish & Celtic music. It features Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galicia, Australia, the United States, and around the world. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcasts are sponsored by Song Henge ( a website offering the largest selection of totally free and legal downloads of Celtic music.

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