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 fewl 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 fewl of our episodes are tied to specific dates or seasons, but the "free-for-all" and... Show full description


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In the Celtic calendar, Hallowe'en is one of the two times of year when the veil thins out between the world of the living and the spirit domain, a...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Joe is out sick, so Katie Marie plays a selection of new music.

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s the Autumnal Equinox, and Katie and Joe put together a set of music for the start of Autumn.

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Every tenth show, Katie and Joe collect a bunch of the tracks that didn’t make it into the prior ten episodes due to time constraints.

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie came in before the show and removed the entire, existing playlist that we had worked out together and replaced it with a playlist of her own.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Autumnal Equinox is coming up, so this week, we're featuring a dozen tunes and songs about day and night--six each.

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie and Joe bring in this week’s selections based simply on what caught their attention in the world of Celtic music.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In this hour, we focus on labor, the labor movement, and the men and women working the backbreaking jobs that keep the world turning.

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We dig deep and sample tracks from a stack of new recordings and find treasures on all of them.

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Katie challenges Joe to come up with a show that features Celtic performers that happen to be women.

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In recognition of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo going on in Scotland, Katie and Joe have put together a show of Scottish and Scottish-inspir...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We collect the stray tracks that didn't make the cut in our last 12 shows and give them a second chance.

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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August 1st is Lughnasa, the Celtic holiday celebrating the official start to the harvest.

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:43
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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.

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1