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 11/20/21] Here in the US, it's the Thanksgiving holiday, traditionally a time for families to travel across the t...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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[This episode originally aired 11/06/21] It's the week of Veteran's Day in the US, which falls on November 11th

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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If the US Congress doesn't change it's mind, this is the last time folks in the States will have to move their clocks back an hour.

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe pick out tracks that had to be left out of the last ten shows and give them their rightful place in the sun.

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of spooky music to flesh out your Halloween festivities

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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It's Samhain--the time of year when the shifting seasons creates a thinning of the veil between this world and the spirit realm, allowing humans, f...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Coming up in the middle of October, it's the national festival of Scots Gaelic culture, Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail--The Royal National Mòd.

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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It's another Free For All this week, where Katie Marie and Joe pick out an hour of music that's sure to get your feet moving

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on High Country Celtic Radio, Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of music celebrating a recent torrential rainfall, called, simply ...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie Marie and Joe put together a Free For All setlist for this week's show, and realized part way through that it was all women artists, so they ...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The Autumnal Equinox is right around the corner, which may bring some much-needed relief from this heat wave

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Usually, Celtic music traveled across the oceans with the Irish and Scottish emigrants and found homes in other countries around the world

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe present songs and tunes about hard work, unions, desperation, and the tense--and sometimes violent--conflicts betwee...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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It's a Raggle Taggle show this week, which means we take all the songs and tunes that we had to cut from the last ten shows due to time, and we giv...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on High Country Celtic Radio, Katie Marie and Joe eschewed the notion of a theme and put together an hour of great Celtic music

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of powerhouse songs and tunes from Scotland

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on High Country Celtic Radio, Katie Marie and Joe put together an hour of tunes and songs that we just happen to like, and we hope you do...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Katie Marie and Joe get ready for Lughnasa, the Celtic day of first harvest celebrated on August 1st, by playing summer and harvest them...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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It's a free-for-all show this week, which means Katie Marie and Joe play whatever strikes our fancy without the restrictions of themes or holidays.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As Katie Marie and Joe were walking into the studio to put this week's show together, neighbors on all sides of the station were grilling up summer...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13