The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a free Celtic radio show of independent Irish & Celtic music. It won “Best Podsafe Music” two years in a row in the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Every hour-long episode features an outstanding mix of indie Celtic music ranging from traditional tunes, drinking songs, to Celtic rock.
The tunes on this album are by two of most-popular traditional Celtic groups on the podcast. They are also two of Marc Gunn's very favorite indie Celtic bands--FIMM and Poitin.
FIMM is a brilliant all-female quartet Celtic group from Rome, Italy. The music hails from their debut EP "Rose in the Heather" as well as their incredible album "Rooibos & Disappunti".
Poitin is an award-winning Celtic group from the Czech Republic. They dominate the Celtic Radio internet charts with their amazing traditional (and sometimes not-so-traditional) sound. Tunes featured below come from their albums: Poitin, Hot Days, and Bofiguifluki (Celtic Radio Album of the Year 2010).
1. Irish Music Set
Rose in the Heather/Banish Misfortune/Michael O'Sullivan
2. Spring Frolics
Lucy Campbell/Springtime Frolics (Jan Brabec)/The Flowers of Redhill
3. March Flowers
March Flowers (Jan Brabec)
4. Irish Reels
Destitution/Fermoy's Lassies/Gallow's Hill
5. Paddy's Irish Jigs
Custy's Jig (Tola Custy)/Paddy Rainey's Jig (Jesse Smith)/Micahel O'Sullivan
6. Altan Sisters
Loch Altan/Merry Sisters of Fate/The Otter's Holt/The Windmill
7. Doherty's Irish Fire
8. Head in the Clouds Reels
La Lochaber Badger (Fred Morrison)/La Moutard Sur Le Nez (Chiara Cavalli)/La Testa Fra Le Nuvole (Katia Onofri)
9. St. Patrick's Day Polkas
Maurice Menley's (trad.)/unknown/Saint Patrick Was a Gentleman (trad.)/Tolka (trad.)
10. Turlough O'Carolan
Plaxty Eleanor Plunkett (Turlough O'Carolan)/Planxty Maggie Brown
11. Celtic Wedding Reels
November Reel (Francesca Romana Fabris)/Wedding Reel/Joe Tam's Reel (John Faulkner)
12. Memories of Ireland
Midsomer: Island Memories/Julia Delaney
13. Old Irish Woman
Degradations: Old Woman Tossed up in a Blanket/Pipe on the Hob/Rakes of Kildare
14. The Humors of Irish Music
The Humors of Swalinbar/Mrs. Patterson's Slipper/Noisy Curfew
All tracks traditional and arranged by band, except as noted.