Irish music podcasts

Irish music podcasts

It seems to me that we’re in a bit of a golden age for Irish music podcasts right now.

There’s the always-excellent Blarney Pilgrims podcast, featuring a different guest each week chatting and playing tunes:
https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/
Here’s the RSS feed to pop in your podcast software of choice:
https://feeds.fireside.fm/blarneypilgrims/rss

Then there’s Shannon Heaton’s Irish Music Stories podcast. A lot of work goes into each episode:
https://shannonheatonmusic.com/ims/
RSS feed here:
http://irishmusicstories.libsyn.com/rss

On RTE Radio 1 there’s the Rolling Wave programme:
https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/
The RSS feed for the show is here:
https://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_rollingwave.xml

Temple Bar Tradfest has a podcast hosted by Kieran Hanrahan called For Folk Sake:
https://tradfest.ie/podcasts/
Here’s the RSS feed:
https://rss.art19.com/tradfest

Bouzouki player Eoin O’Neill has a podcast where chats to musicians in county Clare:
https://eoinoneillpodcast.podbean.com/
RSS feed here:
https://feed.podbean.com/eoinoneillpodcast/feed.xml

In a similar vein, there’s Tradcast from Therese McInerney:
https://www.theresemcinerney.com/tradcast.html
The RSS feed is here:
https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1178315.rss

The Copperplate podcast is a weekly show with over an hour of music:
https://alanoleary.libsyn.com/
RSS feed:
http://alanoleary.libsyn.com/rss

At The Crossroads is about all kinds of music, not just Irish, but the episodes on Irish music are well worth listening to:
https://shows.acast.com/at-the-crossroads
RSS feed here:
https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/at-the-crossroads

If I come across any other Irish music related audio, I add them to my Huffduffer account (that’s the other website I run):
https://huffduffer.com/adactio/tags/irish+music
The RSS feed is:
https://huffduffer.com/adactio/tags/irish+music/rss

Who have I forgotten? Is there an Irish music podcast you listen to? If so, please share the link—and the link to the RSS feed too if you can.

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Thanks for the tips! I hadn’t seen several of these —
I really enjoy listening to clare.fm on mixcloud —

https://www.mixcloud.com/clarefm/

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Both of those Mixcloud programmes look good!

But they’re technically not podcasts if there isn’t a feed to subscribe to.

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Thanks, knew of a few but had missed several others. I really enjoy listening to such a range of musicians, especially in these more informal settings.

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Thanks for listing these, I’d only heard of one of them!

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How do I get to hear podcasts? Do I have to subscribe to various sites such as Spotify and SoundCloud, or is there a one off player I can subscribe to and copy and paste RSS URLs into? I have Amazon Music Unlimited but it doesn’t seem to recognise Blarney Pilgrims or Shannon Heaton.
Alex.

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@ Alexander Gurgan - One can subscribe to Spotify for free. It’s not great for music, especially on your phone, as there are ad breaks and it decides what is played half the time. However it’s fine for podcasts.

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@ Alexander Gurgan. There are podcast apps available for free. I use Podcast Republic on my Android Phone for example.

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Thanks lads!
Alex.

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Be careful what you wish for, Jeremy. We had a gold rush in California too but not all who rushed in reaped the full harvest. I’ll agree with you there is a cornucopia of Trad music podcasts. Personally though I’m not trying to take it all in at once. I like to dip in a little and savour the bits as I find them. I appreciate them as much as I can, when I can. I may not be a binger but what I squeeze in is brilliant.

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It’s really great to see so much happening! I’ve been thinking about doing a podcast here in Doolin for years, it just hasn’t happened yet… I’ll happily keep listening for now anyways and thank you to all the creators 🙂