High Country Celtic Radio

Series produced by 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.


76 Pieces

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This week, Katie and Joe created a Celtic music tribute to the mind-boggling journey of Apollo 11 50 years ago.

  • Added: Jul 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Whether they moo, mew, woof, squeak, or bleat, we've dug up enough fun music about animals that we would have several weeks' worth of good material.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie brought in a stack of CDs. There's no unifying theme, and it's all great Celtic music

  • Added: Jul 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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From the veuze and biniou of Brittany, the gaita of Galicia, the great highland bagpipe of Scotland, the Northumbrian pipes, and Ireland's uilleann...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie drew up a list of tunes and songs that she calls “laid back,” but some of them will definitely get you on your feet and dancing.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's the summer solstice, so we heat up our playlist with a great selection of new and trad music.

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Katie and Joe take a musical journey around the world, featuring Celtic music from everywhere except the Celtic nations and the US.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week , Katie and Joe stirred the kettle and cooked up another show of Irish, Scottish, and Breton music that caught their ears.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's a free-for-all show, which means that Katie and Joe play whatever strikes their fancy.

  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie and Joe spin up some songs and tunes to help warm us up on a night when the howling wind is pelting snow against the windows

  • Added: May 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:41
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Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn--"We Have Brought The Summer With Us

  • Added: May 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie and Joe just started dealing with roofing contractors--which led to this week's subject: drinking

  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Here in the US, we just endured "tax day" where Americans calculate how much they owe the Federal government

  • Added: Apr 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie and Joe revisit tunes and songs from the last 10 shows that didn't make the cut the first time around.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie has put together a show featuring the "free reeds": button accordion, piano accordion, and the concertina

  • Added: Apr 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In a fit of wanderlust, Katie and Joe pick a set of tracks that feature roads and byways

  • Added: Apr 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Theme? We don't need no theme! Katie Marie and Joe Bly each brought their own stack of CD's to today's show.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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The vernal equinox has happened, and It's officially spring, but here in the high desert it simply means that there's still a month and a half rema...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's St. Patrick's Day! We celebrate by bringing you a collection of All-Ireland champions from the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann hosted by Comhaltas C...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's International Women's Day, and Katie has brought in a bunch of great tracks from Celtic artists who happen to be women

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00