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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[This episode originally aired on 4/23/21] This week, Katie Marie and Joe play an hour of trad music where the guitar, bouzouki, or bodhrán play a ...

  • Added: May 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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[Originally broadcast 5/23/20] Memorial Day in the US marks the unofficial start to summer, complete with barbecues and family picnics

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  • Added: May 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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[This episode previously aired 7/17/21] It's the Three Instruments of the Apocalypse: Accordions, Banjos, and Bagpipes

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  • Added: May 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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[This show initially aired 5/15/21] If you're expecting Scottish music just to be Robert Burns songs and military pipe bands, you're in for a trea...

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  • Added: May 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The second Sunday of May is Mother's Day in the US, and Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of traditional songs and tunes about mothers and m...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Katie Marie and Joe celebrate the start of the Celtic Summer by putting together an hour of music celebrating Bealtaine, also known as May Day

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Katie Marie and Joe welcome Spring by playing an hour of Celtic music celebrating the turning of the season.

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Centuries of agrarian life ensured that Irish and Scottish musicians saw animals daily, and as a result, Celtic music is full of songs and tunes fe...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Our Raggle Taggle shows feature tracks that had to get cut due to time from our previous ten shows

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This March has nurtured a flurry of time-related highlights, from the US time change, the Irish time change, the first day of Spring, and the US Se...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This week, as folks recover from St. Patrick's Day festivities, Katie Marie and Joe set out to put together a playlist on the evils of drink and th...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Every March, Katie Marie and Joe put together a playlist of Irish artists for St Patrick's Day.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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With St. Patrick's Day coming up in a couple of weeks where we'll be focusing on Irish Traditional Music, Katie and Joe decided to put together a p...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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March is Women's History Month, so Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of traditional Celtic music played by women artists or bands where wome...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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If you look around to see that the red hearts have faded, the chocolates have melted, and the wilted roses are losing their petals, this show is fo...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Katie Marie and Joe put together a show featuring songs and tunes honoring the loftiest of human emotions: Love--in all its sweet, awkward, noble, ...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together a show not bound by any theme or holiday

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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To kick of the next 200 episodes, Katie Marie and Joe look back at the last ten shows and pick out tasty tracks that didn't make it to air the firs...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe celebrate 200 weeks of High Country Celtic Radio

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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In anticipation of the 200th show next week, Katie Marie and Joe collected a set of traditional Celtic music celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, ...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14