Depression plagues me. A few weeks ago it finally defeated all my defenses and brought me crashing to my knees. Fortunately drugs and time-proven strategies are propping me up. One of the most formidable tools in my arsenal is music – Irish music in particular.
My brother, F-, first turned me on to the traditional Irish music of the Chieftains. From there I graduated to Planxty and Christy Moore. As time went by I added more and more music to the batch, searching for new artists with little success, until I stumbled on Marc Gunn and his Irish Celtic Music Podcast. About every 3-4 weeks he puts up a new free podcast filled with Indie Celtic musicians. They are all quite good, and it gives me new music on a regular basis. Plus, Marc himself is a great podcast host. I’m not sure how he makes a living. While the podcast is free, membership is a very low $20 and you get access to all the music on the podcast for free download. To me it is worth the contribution.
I don’t do endorsements on this site. I even removed the Google Ads. But I do recommend that if you like Celtic music, go to Marc Gunn’s podcast. It’s free.