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.

High Country Celtic Radio focuses 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.

For stations, we also offer FTP downloads and personalized evergreen and weekly promos.

Many of our episodes are tied to specific dates or seasons, but the "free-for-all" and "raggle-taggle" pieces 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

High Country Celtic Radio focuses 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.For stations, we also offer FTP downloads and personalized evergreen and weekly promos. Many of our... Show full description


288 Pieces

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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 ...

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  • 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

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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It's the Three Instruments of the Apocalypse: Accordions, Banjos, and Bagpipes.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe beat the heat by spinning up cool, Celtic tracks without any overall theme.

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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.

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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[RE-AIR: repeat of 113 from 05/23/20] Memorial Day in the US marks the unofficial start to summer, complete with barbecues and family picnics. But ...

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  • Added: May 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Katie Marie and Joe put together a show celebrating the pets that grace most of our households.

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  • Added: May 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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If you're expecting Scottish music just to be Robert Burns songs and military pipe bands, you're in for a treat--because this week, Katie Marie and...

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  • Added: May 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, we're celebrating Mother's Day by playing songs and tunes featuring mothers and grandmothers.

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  • Added: May 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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It's Bealtaine, one of the four major Celtic fire festivals, so Joe and Katie dig up joyful tunes and songs dealing with Bealtaine, the first of Ma...

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  • Added: May 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe skim the deep waters of Irish regional fiddle styles.

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Every tenth show, Katie Marie and Joe take the orphan tracks that got squeezed out of the prior weeks' shows and showcase them in a show all their ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, it's traditionally tax time in the U.S., so Katie Marie and Joe spin up tracks that feature tunes and songs about poverty, hard times, t...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe play an hour of trad music where the guitar, bouzouki, or bodhrán play a crucial role in establishing the rhythm, mo...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11