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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Fair Plé is the movement originating in Ireland to strike an equitable balance between male and female performers both on stage and in broadcasting.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie and Joe are off to the Celtic Festival this weekend. This is an encore presentation of the first half of show 008. Sincere apologies for the ...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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We're playing music all about autumn, harvesting, and the fading of the golden light as it begins its descent into winter.

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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It's back to school with High Country Celtic Radio! We've worked up a mini-theme of songs and tunes featuring a scholastic theme.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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It's a show with no theme this week. We just play a stack of great Celtic music.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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Playing songs and tunes celebrating those who work with their hands, whether they crew a ship, build roads, till the ground, or toil in the bowels ...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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Katie and Joe resuscitate tracks that fell through the cracks over the last ten shows.

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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Katie and Joe spin up some great traditional music from around the Celtic world. With tracks from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia, and even P...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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On August 4th, the world lost one of the great Irish traditional players, the Donegal fiddler and prolific composer, Tommy Peoples. To remember his...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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It’s our special episode featuring accordions and concertinas, which are the driving force behind great, Celtic dance music.

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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Katie and Joe dig into the collection to bring forth some fine flute players from Irish, Scottish, Breton, and Asturian traditions.

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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Katie and Joe interview five stars of Irish and Celtic music and play tracks from their latest releases.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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There's no theme this week, but we do have a fine selection of Breton music in the middle of our show.

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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No theme this week! Just some great Celtic tracks both old and new.

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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This week, Katie and Joe gathered songs and tunes about people leaving their homes to escape violence, poverty, or hunger with the desperate hope o...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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Katie and Joe have chosen some Celtic songs and tunes that are ideal for lying on the beach, mowing the lawn, or moving flocks to the high pasture.

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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The show ends in a zero, which means that it's time for us to go through our last nine shows and pick out tracks that didn't make it into their res...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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This is a day that acknowledges not only the contributions of women in Celtic and folk music, but advances the idea that festival promoters and bro...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:52
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Put in the earplugs and hide the cats! Grab your sporran and a mouthful of haggis, because this is a show that features bagpipes of all types.

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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In this episode, Katie and Joe present a more somber playlist dedicated to the men and women killed and wounded in war, and to those who came home ...

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  • Added: May 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:00
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