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Victims of Irish Music

by Marc Gunn's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Borne from the struggle to keep acoustic Irish music alive and relevant, Victims of Irish Music gathers the finest independent Celtic musicians who are winning the fight to keep instrumental Irish and Celtic music vibrant and meaningful.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cooley's Reel/Sporting Paddy/Toss The Feathers by Wild Clover B
Wild Clover Band
3:27 $0.99
2. Sleeping Under The Tables/Musical Priest/Salamanca by Kennedy's
Kennedy's Kitchen
4:33 $0.99
3. Lannigan's Ball/Rambling Pitchfork/Tar Road Sligo by Cady Finlay
Cady Finlayson
3:19 $0.99
4. Staten Island Hornpipe/Morpeth Rant by The Jolly Rogues
The Jolly Rogues
3:29 $0.99
5. The Gneeveguilla Reel/Drag her Round the Road/The Golden Keyboar
3:31 $0.99
6. The Boys from Blue Hill/Cherish the Ladies by Bow Triplets
Bow Triplets
3:10 $0.99
7. Princess Royale by Thomas Doc Grauzer
Thomas "Doc" Grauzer
4:24 $0.99
8. Chicago Trippin up the Stairs by Boston Blackthorne
Boston Blackthorne
3:12 $0.99
9. Rocky Road to Brenham by Celtic Stone
Celtic Stone
2:41 $0.99
10. Geordie Lad/The Good Old Way by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
5:44 $0.99
11. Old Grey Cat by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats
Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats
2:11 $0.99
12. Congress Reel by Poitin
3:10 $0.99
13. The Road to Lisdonvarna/Morrison's Jig by Vince Conaway
Vince Conaway
4:27 $0.99
14. Polkas and Slides by The Tea Merchants
The Tea Merchants
4:27 $0.99
15. Banks of Spey/High Road to Linton by Highland Fling
Highland Fling
3:24 $0.99
16. Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap/Newcastle by Bedlam Bards
Bedlam Bards
3:11 $0.99
17. The Skylark/Humours of Tulla/Lucy Campbell's by Culann's Hounds
Culann's Hounds
3:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a free, bi-monthly, downloadable radio show of independent Irish and Celtic music. It is hosted by Marc Gunn, lead singer of the Brobdingnagian Bards and The Dubliners Tabby Cats, chief editor of the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine, proprietor of Song Henge, and a fan of all things Celtic. If you're looking for Celtic MP3s or music online, Marc Gunn is probably there.

Last year, I borrowed a book from harper, Doc Grauzer, for casual reading about the history of Irish music. In the book, the author explained that many Irish musicians were forbidden by Britain to play the music of their heritage and suffered the consequences for disobeying. But the concept seemed to have greater depth to me as an independent Celtic musician.

Music has evolved a lot since those days. Styles have changed. Dylan went electric. Enya changed the whole concept of "Celtic music" to many in the United States. While I enjoy all styles of Irish and Celtic music, I feel that in order to know where you are going, you should know where you came from. Our cultural heritage is important, as is our musical heritage.

This album includes a wide range of acoustic instrumental music. It is not all traditional, but it is an exciting glimpse at how 21st century independent Celtic musicians are keeping tabs on their cultural heritage. It covers a wide range of musical styles by bands who refuse to allow their heritage to be victimized.

If you are love your Irish heritage, you can show your love of it with this captivating and energizing compilation of amazing music. A portion of the profits benefit a non-profit cultural organization, but all of it supports the heart of our Irish heritage.

Track Listing:
1. "Cooley's Set (Cooley's Reel,/Sporting Paddy/Toss The Feathers)" by Wild Clover Band from Behind the Blarney
2. "Sleeping Under The Tables Set" by Kennedy's Kitchen from A Pocketful of Lint
3. "Lannigan's Ball/Rambling Pitchfork/Tar Road Sligo" by Cady Finlayson from Harp and Shamrock
4. "Staten Island Hornpipe/Morpeth Rant" by The Jolly Rogues from Captain Billy's Privateers
5. "The Gneeveguilla Reel/Drag her Round the Road/The Golden Keyboard" by Arabesque from Glen Road to Cordoba
6. "The Boys from Blue Hill/Cherish the Ladies" by Bow Triplets from One Spot On Earth
7. "Princess Royale" by Thomas "Doc" Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket
8. "Chicago Trippin up the Stairs by Boston Blackthorne from Better Late Than Ever
9. "Rocky Road to Brenham" by Celtic Stone from Digital Traditions
10. "Geordie Lad" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Thumb Twiddling
11. "Old Grey Cat" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
12. "Congress Reel" by Poitin from Live!
13. "The Road to Lisdonvarna/Morrison's Jig" by Vince Conaway from Distractions from the Muse
14. "Polkas and Slides" by The Tea Merchants from The Tea Merchants
15. "Banks of Spey/High Road to Linton" by Highland Fling from Highland Fling
16. "Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap/Newcastle" by Bedlam Bards from Furious Fancies
17. "The Skylark/Humours of Tulla/Lucy Campbell's" by Culann's Hounds from Year of the Dog



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wonderful intro to Celtic Music
If you have a friend who has seen 'Celtic Woman' on PBS and has come to you and said, where can I get more music like this? Look no further than this album. It features just about every kind of instrumental Irish music style you have ever heard of and some you may not! (I would have given it five stars except for one thing:

unless your name is Weird Al, the accordian should not have the lead instrument role -- ever. LOL)

Other than that, run don't walk to the computer to order two copies of this album. One for yourself and one to share. It will make a worthy addition whether it's your first album of Irish music or one more to add to your collection -- it will become your favorite after one listen. Hurry! Become a 'Victim of Irish Music'.

Benjamin Schmidt

Good choice of traditional music in thraditional castume. Felt like I was again strolling the hills of Donegal.


this cd rocks
this is definitely one of Marc's best Cd's i love this Cd and will tell all my friends about it

Martine Pauwels

Great compilation
I always loved traditional Irish music. This CD brings out the best instrumentals in that style. Good for all occasions: to have a great background music or to listen at. If you like the CD, please check out the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast as well. If you like that podcast ... get this CD.


Good album
I really enjoyed this album. There was a good variety of styles found on it while all with in the Celtic style. I enjoyed how it covered them. There weren’t any songs I thought were subpar songs. This is over all a very good album.

robyn blandford

the perfect gift
brought as a gift for my mum who loves it.please please do some more. xmas will soon be here and i would love to buy her some more, would make my shopping so easy.

Digital Mage

Excellent Compilation!
This is an excellent compilation of instrumental Irish music! It kept my toes tapping the entire time I listened, made me want to try and dance a jig. I recommend this album to absolutely everyone who likes a spirited tune.


I (Heart) Irish Music
If love it too, I highly recommend buying this album. It has a great mix of toe-tapping tunes that make you want to get up and dance. Great CD!

Mrs. Mazur

Just in time for St. Patty's!
Good thing this CD came out in time for St. Patty's! All instrumental, and all top quality Celtic tunes - and just like your favourite beverage of choice - excellent to share with the company of good friends. Spread the word - this pub mix is a must for any Celtic music enthusist. Rollicking fiddles, earthy bohrans and whimsical flutes wait to inspire and invigorate! Bonus points: if you think you've heard Celtic Stone's "Rocky Road To Brenham" somewhere else, listen to Great Big Sea's "Dancing With Mrs. White" and pour another round! Slainte!

A. Lambert

WOW! I want to dance.
This CD is fantastic. I really don't like pure acoustic Irish music. Usually its full of sappy, slow stuff that just doesn't do it for me.
This one is DIFFERENT!
Every song on this compilation makes me want to dance.
Its simply amazingly good.
Cheers to Marc Gunn for putting it together!
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