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.

High Country Celtic Radio focuses 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.

For stations, we also offer FTP downloads and personalized evergreen and weekly promos.

Many of our episodes are tied to specific dates or seasons, but the "free-for-all" and "raggle-taggle" pieces 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

High Country Celtic Radio focuses 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.For stations, we also offer FTP downloads and personalized evergreen and weekly promos. Many of our... Show full description


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March 1st is the feast day of St. David, the patron saint of Wales, so Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of Welsh traditional and contempora...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Just as night follows day, Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of Celtic music for the week *after* Valentine's Day.

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Celtic music is famous for its anthems of war and touching songs of love--as G.K. Chesterton wrote years ago, "The great Gaels of Ireland are the m...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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​It's a Free For All featuring 2023 releases! In this week's show, Katie Marie and Joe put together a collection of tracks where the only unifying ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Here in the US, for those of us in northern or high mountain climates, Spring is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind on February 1st.

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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[This show was previously aired January 21, 2023] January 25 is Robert Burns' birthday, and Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of songs and p...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe explore traditional Celtic music expressing the themes of heroes, freedom, and justice.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe start exploring tunes outside the boundaries of the usual jig and reel rhythms common in traditional Celtic music.

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Every tenth show, Katie Marie and Joe put together a selection of tracks that had to be dropped from the prior ten shows due to time.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe prepare their lists of resolutions for the coming new year.

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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The Winter Solstice is a time when many faiths across the world celebrate the concept of rebirth and renewal.

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe present an hour of...bagpipes.

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a Free For All show, which means there's no theme this week--but we do have a bunch of brand new releas...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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November 30th marks St. Andrew's Day, the celebration of Scotland's patron saint.

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Thanksgiving is coming up in the US, and Katie Marie and Joe celebrate feasting, food, drink, family, and home with an hour of traditional Celtic m...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Here in the US, clocks change back one hour the first weekend of November, and Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of Celtic music all about t...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe honor the veterans that have fought for our country over the decades.

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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The popular imagining of Samhain is, of course, All Hallow's Eve, or as we all know it, Hallowe'en.

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This time of year brings an abundance of trad Celtic music featuring stories and tunes of the spirit world.

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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It's a Raggle-Taggle show this week, which means Katie Marie and Joe went back through the last ten shows and picked up the tracks that got left ou...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14