High Country Celtic Radio

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From Nevada’s high desert to the mighty Sierra, Katie and Joe journey across the world of Celtic Traditional and Contemporary music.

In High Country Celtic Radio, we focus on the Traditional music and trad-based music of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, and northern Spain, performed by musicians across the world. This is (mostly) about traditional songs and acoustic music, featuring traditional instruments.

"Celtic Music" conjures up different concepts of musical styles depending on whom you ask, for it encompasses a huge variety of music, from New Age, through Traditional, to rock. As denizens of Northern Nevada, hosts Joe Bly and Katie Marie may not be in one of the epicenters of Traditional Music like Boston, County Clare, or Chicago, but they are working, trad musicians that share their enjoyment of all things Trad.

Quite a few of our episodes are tied to specific dates or seasons, but the "free-for-all" and "raggle-taggle" are pretty sure to be evergreen. Prior to episode 34, we ran two-hour episodes, but each segment can be easily run as an hour. Hide full description

In High Country Celtic Radio, we focus on the Traditional music and trad-based music of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, and northern Spain, performed by musicians across the world. This is (mostly) about traditional songs and acoustic music, featuring traditional instruments."Celtic Music" conjures up different concepts of musical styles depending on whom you ask, for it encompasses a huge variety of music, from New Age, through Traditional, to rock. As denizens of Northern Nevada, hosts Joe Bly and Katie Marie may not be in one of the epicenters of Traditional Music like Boston, County Clare, or Chicago, but they are working, trad musicians that share their enjoyment of all things Trad.Quite a few of our episodes are tied to specific dates or seasons, but the "free-for-all" and... Show full description


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This week, we feature piping from around the Celtic nations.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe pull up some Scottish traditional music featuring (mostly) Scottish performers

Bought by KUMD, WFHB, KBBI Alaska, KASU, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe revisit one of our favorite topics: the Irish Wooden Flute.

Bought by KUMD, KAAD-LP, WFHB, KWMR, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, Katie and Joe watched people fleeing fires, floods, war, and poverty to find safety and a better life elsewhere, even if only temporarily

Bought by KFCF FM, KUMD, KAAD-LP, WFHB, KBBI Alaska and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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It's the Autumnal Equinox this week, and we don't know about you, but we're ready for summer to be over

Bought by KUMD, KAAD-LP, WFHB, KASU, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Every tenth show, Katie Marie and Joe put together a playlist featuring the tracks that didn't make the final cut over the last ten shows

Bought by KICI Iowa City, KUMD, KBBI Alaska, WFHB, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe celebrate the laborers chronicled in Celtic music that struggle for better wages, safer conditions, and a better life

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on High Country Celtic Radio, Katie Marie and Joe play tracks that they enjoy, unlinked by any theme

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe take a musical tour around the world, where the music is from artists that don't come from Scotland, Ireland, or the...

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week, it's just too hot to be thoughtful and clever, so Katie Marie and Joe put together a Free For All show, where there isn't a unifying the...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a show featuring songs and tunes about the four elements: earth, fire, water, and air

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The Celtic holiday Lughnasadh is celebrated on August 1st as a time to commemorate the harvest and to start looking down the year to the coming of ...

Bought by KAAD-LP, KASU, KUMD, WFHB, KVLU and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Katie Marie and Joe take a trip across the Irish Sea and the Channel to visit the Celtic regions of Europe: Brittany and Northern Spain

Bought by KUMD, KAMU, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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It's the Three Instruments of the Apocalypse: Accordions, Banjos, and Bagpipes.

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB, KAMU and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe beat the heat by spinning up cool, Celtic tracks without any overall theme.

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Jul 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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It's Independence Day here in the States, and Katie Marie and Joe celebrate not with fireworks, but with Celtic music played by American artists

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, KAMU, WFHB and more


  • Added: Jul 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Our Raggle-Taggle shows take the last ten shows, collect all the tracks from the playlists that didn't make the cut due to time, and we give them a...

Bought by KUMD, KAMU, KASU, WFHB, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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It's hard to believe, but we're halfway through this year already, so Katie and Joe have come up with a whole basket of tunes that celebrate summer...

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB, KAMU and more


  • Added: Jun 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a mix of music featuring women artists, or bands where women command the sound of the group.

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Our Free For All shows feature music that isn't linked by any sort of theme, although this week, we suppose that new purchases could be the theme.

Bought by WYAP, KUMD, KASU, KAAD-LP, WFHB and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11