Originally published June 2008.
Updated April 2018.

Celtic Stories and Music Online

A little change of pace. I thought I would share some links to Celtic podcasts that I have run across. A few from the original list have been removed since their websites have died, but I was able to find some newer ones.


Celtic Tomes: Readings from Bygone BooksGary & Ruth bring you readings from the Classic Books of Celtic Lore and Study”.

Celtic Myths and Legends A new podcast  focused on the myths, legends and folkloric creatures of the 6 Celtic Nations; Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. Only two episodes so far.

Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle.

Story Archaeology combines the breadth and knowledge of the storyteller with academic exploration of ancient texts. Focused on Irish tradition to peel back the layers of modern folklore.

Simply Scottish Scottish history and culture with the best music from Scotland’s new and established artists.

Music Listening

Celtic Radio  The home of Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celt-Rock-Radio and BlueGrass Hills. An award winning internet radio station broadcasting a wide range of Celtic music 24 hours a day.

Celtic Roots RadioHere’s a taste a’ music to whet yer appetite – Celtic, folk, folk/rock, Appalachian, Breton, bluegrass, Scottish, Irish, Cajun, Cape Breton, singer/songwriter – if its Celtic, roots or acoustic music you want, you’ll find it here

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast  The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a free, bi-monthly, downloadable radio show of independent Irish & Celtic music hosted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards.

Thistle Radio with Fiona Ritchie  Fiona serves up tastes of new Celtic music before it hits the airwaves of The Thistle & Shamrock, one of NPR’s best loved programs.

Copperplate Podcast Over an hour of good traditional Irish music.

Foot Stompin’ Scotland A Scottish music podcast featuring the best of Gaelic, Scots, bagpipes, fiddle, harp music, Scottish bands etc.

Music Learning

Fiddle Hangout The mission of the Fiddle Hangout is to become the world’s most comprehensive fiddle resource. See their podcast in iTunes for the top 100 Celtic/Irish fiddle tune which members have uploaded to the website

Folk Music of England Scotland Ireland and Wales Folk and traditional music and popular songs, with lyrics, Midi, tune information and history behind the folk songs and ballads. Irish,
British and American folk music including Francis J. Child Ballads and sea shanties.

The Session A collection of dozens of session tunes including music and recordings.

Smallpiper Podcasting Pipe (and flute tunes sometimes) to anyone who’d like to learn them!

Irish Flute Tunes 

Tune of the Month Podcast with Shannon Heaton  Irish traditional tunes to learn and share.

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Origins of Anglo-Irish Animosity

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