High Country Celtic Radio

Series produced by 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 present a playlist for people staying home and for those who can't.

Bought by KASU


  • Added: Apr 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KTXK, KVLU, KUMD, and KASU


  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KTXK, KUMD, KASU, and KVLU


  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's a fine collection of songs and tunes to start off your St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Bought by KUMD, KASU, WFHB, KTXK, KVLU and more


  • 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 KUMD, WRGY, KASU, and KVLU


  • Added: Mar 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KTXK, WRGY, KUMD, KASU, and KVLU


  • Added: Feb 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KUMD, KASU, KTXK, and KVLU


  • Added: Feb 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KUMD, KASU, KTXK, and KVLU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KTXK, KUMD, KASU, and Southern Branch Bluegrass


  • Added: Feb 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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
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Nollaig Na mBan, "Women's Christmas", marks the end of the holiday season in Ireland. It's a time when women get to go out and celebrate while men ...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's a Hogmanay Free For All where Katie and Joe play some new and old tracks to bring in the New Year.

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


  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Katie and Joe take a musical journey around the world, featuring Celtic music from everywhere except the Celtic nations and the US.

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KVLU, and KASU


  • Added: Dec 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:13
  • Purchases: 3
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Katie and Joe play music that pays homage to the shortest day of winter.

Bought by KTRL and KVLU


  • Added: Dec 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Katie and Joe present an all-Scottish show, featuring Scottish songs and tunes for the entire episode.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Dec 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Free For All shows are where Katie and Joe don't feature a theme; instead they play tracks that caught their attention over the past week

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Our Raggle-Taggle shows are collections of tracks that Katie and Joe did not get to play over the last ten shows.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Dec 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Katie and Joe explore rhythms and dances other than jigs or reels that deserve our full attention.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1