Last summer I wrote about some of the Acoustic, Irish and Celtic podcasts I was listening to. Back then I had just started listening to Graham Holland’s It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast, but then again, Graham had just started doing the podcast, so I guess that’s to be expected.
The show has gone from great to outstanding. Show 15, a MySpace special was just outstanding. Graham continues to hand-pick fantastic music and put out a great podcast. He was even nice enough to give me a shout-out in show 16.
Check out the podcast site or just subscribe via iTunes. The best things in life are free.
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A couple months ago I wrote about podcasts I listen to and mentioned that I’d post more as I found them. Well now I’ve got some catching up to do, so here’s the new acoustic, Irish and Celtic podcasts.
Celtic Folk Podcast is a great Celtic and traditional podcast by Al Mann. Though they have been a little infrequent this summer Al plays a great selection of music. Subscribe via iTunes
The Cleveland Celtic Podcast plays a bit more contemporary selection of Celtic music. Wendy Donahue plays some great Celtic rock and other contemporary selections in the Celtic genre. Subscribe via iTunes
Marc Gunn’s Pub Songs Podcast comes from the same guy who publishes the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast and features some of Marc’s favorite pub songs and often a selection which pushes the limits of the pub song genre. Though short, this podcast is well worth subscribing to. Subscribe via iTunes
It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast is a relative newcomer to the podcasting scene by Graham Holland. Graham focuses on music from Liverpool where he lives and across the UK. If you gravitate toward British folk this is a great podcast for you. Subscribe via iTunes
The best part about all these podcasts (other than them being free) is there is very little overlap between them. Each one plays a different variety of music from different areas.
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Now that I’m back in the world of the working iPod I’ve been going through podcasts almost as fast as gas money. Here are a couple of my favorites thus far.
Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has some of the best Irish and Celtic music I’ve heard. Ranging from the very traditional right up to edgy punk-fusion all the music is high quality Irish and Celtic music. Marc manages to get two or three podcasts out a month and is always great about giving artist and album information. Get it at iTunes.
TransAtlantic Acoustic Show highlights a larger variety of modern acoustic music. Hosts jill no jack of the US and Sam Salter of the UK offer great info and background on the artists. Sam can be a little hard to understand (because of his voice, not his accent) but it’s nothing a little extra volume won’t fix. These come out almost every week. Get it at iTunes.
Both of these podcasts are free, and remember you don’t need an iPod to enjoy podcasts!
I’m going to start keeping a list of my favorite podcasts in my links in my sidebar, so as I find more good podcasts I’ll post them there.
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