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.


67 Pieces

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Katie and Joe spin up some songs and tunes to help warm us up on a night when the howling wind is pelting snow against the windows

  • Added: May 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:41
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Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn--"We Have Brought The Summer With Us

  • Added: May 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie and Joe just started dealing with roofing contractors--which led to this week's subject: drinking

  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Here in the US, we just endured "tax day" where Americans calculate how much they owe the Federal government

  • Added: Apr 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie and Joe revisit tunes and songs from the last 10 shows that didn't make the cut the first time around.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie has put together a show featuring the "free reeds": button accordion, piano accordion, and the concertina

  • Added: Apr 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In a fit of wanderlust, Katie and Joe pick a set of tracks that feature roads and byways

  • Added: Apr 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Theme? We don't need no theme! Katie Marie and Joe Bly each brought their own stack of CD's to today's show.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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The vernal equinox has happened, and It's officially spring, but here in the high desert it simply means that there's still a month and a half rema...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's St. Patrick's Day! We celebrate by bringing you a collection of All-Ireland champions from the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann hosted by Comhaltas C...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It's International Women's Day, and Katie has brought in a bunch of great tracks from Celtic artists who happen to be women

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In a desperate attempt to cajole Spring into arriving more quickly, Katie and Joe play tracks featuring birds

  • Added: Mar 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie Marie has put together a show featuring the guitar, both as a lead instrument and as accompaniment

  • Added: Feb 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:55
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Every other program has been playing songs about Love all pink and rosy, but we decided to explore the darker side of Love: unrequited love, murder...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:26
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It's our 5th Raggle-Taggle show, where we rescue songs and tunes that got cut from our last ten shows due to time

  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:05
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Katie and Joe resuscitate tracks that fell through the cracks over the last ten shows. This is a rebroadcast from August 25, 2018

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Katie Marie and Joe enjoy the company of The Fire Scottish Band live in the studio

  • Added: Jan 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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Katie and Joe spin up some songs and tunes to help warm us up on a night when the howling wind is pelting snow against the windows

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:41
  • Purchases: 1
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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

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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To warm you up in these cold days, Katie and Joe spin up some tasty Celtic music featuring music that reflects on the depth of winter.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00