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


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Katie and Joe dive into a frenzy of great tunes and songs that aren't linked by any kind of holiday or theme.

Bought by KUMD, KVLU, and KASU


  • Added: May 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Memorial Day in the US marks the unofficial start to summer, complete with barbecues and family picnics. But it's a holiday that marks the solemn c...

Bought by KUMD, KVLU, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: May 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, Katie and Joe present an hour of women performers or bands dominated by women.

Bought by KLCC, KUMD, KVLU, and KASU


  • Added: May 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, Katie and Joe feature music from Scotland. This week marks the anniversary of VE Day, when Allied forces gained victory in Europe, endin...

Bought by KUMD, KVLU, and KASU


  • Added: May 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Celtic holiday of Beltane celebrates the coming of spring and summer, and Katie and Joe can finally spin up some tracks perfect for the prelud...

Bought by KLCC, KUMD, and KVLU


  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Although one of the Celtic nations, Brittany and its music remains little-known, even to many people who listen to Celtic music.

Bought by KLCC, KTXK, KUMD, KVLU, and KASU


  • Added: Apr 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Katie and Joe explore the many facets of instrumental backup in traditional Celtic music.

Bought by KTXK, KLCC, KUMD, KVLU, and KASU


  • Added: Apr 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Thanks to technology, Katie and Joe are bringing you a show this week called Slán Abhaile, which is an Irish phrase meaning “Safe Home.”

Bought by KTXK, KMUN, KLCC, KUMD, and KASU


  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Katie and Joe present a playlist for people staying home and for those who can't.

Bought by KTXK, KMUN, KLCC, KUMD, and KASU


  • Added: Apr 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Women's History Month is drawing to a close, so we took the opportunity for one more show featuring women artists of Irish and Celtic music.

Bought by KMUN, KTXK, KVLU, KUMD, and KASU


  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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March is Women's History Month, and March 8th marked the celebration of International Women's Day. We feature a show of women performers or bands w...

Bought by KMUN, KTXK, KUMD, KASU, and KVLU


  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's a fine collection of songs and tunes to start off your St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Katie and Joe play a set of music without a common theme this week, just a collection of songs and tunes that caught their attention. It's the Free...

Bought by KMUN, KUMD, WRGY, KASU, and KVLU


  • Added: Mar 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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March 1st marks St. David's Day, the celebration of the patron saint of Wales. Katie and Joe mark the occasion by playing songs and tunes by Welsh ...

Bought by KMUN, KTXK, WRGY, KUMD, KASU and more


  • Added: Feb 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Not only is it a Raggle Taggle show, it's also our one hundredth episode--so we're playing unplayed tracks which were cut from the past 99 shows.

Bought by KMUN, KUMD, KASU, KTXK, and KVLU


  • Added: Feb 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Katie and Joe pick out music where love saves the day, faithful sweethearts stay true, and the endings are happy.

Bought by KMUN, KUMD, KASU, KTXK, and KVLU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's the antithesis of a St. Valentine's love song show: every song and tune is about love gone bad.

Bought by KMUN, KTXK, KUMD, KASU, and Southern Branch Bluegrass


  • Added: Feb 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's time for a Free-For-All show where Katie and Joe play songs and tunes not connected by any theme.

Bought by KTXK, KUMD, KASU, and KVLU


  • Added: Feb 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The first days of February are a time of transition, known by St. Brigid's Day, Candelmas, Imbolc, First Milk of the Ewes, or in the U.S., Groundho...

Bought by KUMD, KASU, KTXK, and KVLU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In honor of Burns' Night, Katie and Joe play songs written by Robert Burns, with some non-Burnsian tracks tossed in to balance things out.

Bought by KVLU, KUMD, KASU, and KTXK


  • Added: Jan 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4