Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

It is truly amazing the amount of GREAT music that is submitted to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast every day. We're talking world-class musicians, many of whom don't get nearly the attention they deserve. That's why I started creating compilation CDs. I wanted to showcase some of these amazing artists in ways that they might not be able to do on their own.

This compilation is a lot like listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. It features an exciting mix of some of the coolest independent Celtic groups out there.

You'll hear rousing drinking songs like Sligo Rag's “The Whiskey Never Lies”, bristling tunes like FIMM's “Sweeney's Buttermilk”, powerful ballads, like Patrick's Head's “Auld Triangle”, and traditional Irish goodness like Jed Marum's performance of “Star of the County Down”. You'll find brilliant jigs from Jamie Lavel and Ashley Broder, and even some harp music from Anne Roos.

There are progressive songs like Beth Patterson's performance of “Ye Jacobites By Name” and the carefully crafted Celtic comedy of Ceann with “Almost Irish”, a song that is brilliant satire from the lyrical composition to the perfectly out of tune penny whistle that makes light of the musical culture of Celtic ex-patriots in America.

All in all, this is an album that you don't want to miss out on. You NEED this for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations year 'round. And you will enjoy it for many years to come.


Track Listing:

  1. “Sweeney's Buttermilk” by FIMM
    from Roiboos e Disappunti
  2. “The Whiskey Never Lies” (Burns, ASCAP) by Sligo Rags
    from The Whiskey Never Lies
  3. “The Girls Set” by Banshee in the Kitchen
    from Live at Painted Sky
  4. “Star of the County Down”
    by Jed Marum with Hugh Morrison and Mason Brown
    from Sands of Aberdeen
  5. “Hot Days” (Siegl/Brabec/Trad.) by Poitin
    from Hot Days
  6. “Chi Mi Na Morbheanna/Sleepy Maggie” by MacTalla Mor
    from The New Colossus
  7. “Almost Irish” (Halloran) by Ceann
    from Almost Irish
  8. “Considine's Grove” by Anne Roos
    from A Light in the Forest
  9. “Boys Of Tandragee/Tuesday Morning/Checkered Blanket” (Trad./Lewin-Tiarks) by Athas
    from Athas
  10. “Ye Jacobites By Name” (Burns) by Beth Patterson
    from Hybrid Vigor
  11. “Loch Lomond” by Jesse Ferguson
    from New Old Songs
  12. “The Mason's Apron” by Rattle the Boards
    from The Parish Platform
  13. “Jig Jag” by Jamie Laval and Ashley Broder
    from Zephyr in the Confetti Factory
  14. “Rocks of Bawn” by Maidens IV
    from Emerald Fire
  15. “Auld Triangle” (Behan) by Patrick's Head
    from Arse Biscuits
  16. “Ormond Sound/Liberty Joe's/Broken” (O'Brien/Hurley/Trad.)
    by Pitch the Peat
    from Far From Home
  17. “Wild Mountain Thyme” (McPeake) by Marc Gunn
    from Slainte!