Grinning Beggar's Celtic Podcast
Craic Agus Ceol..!
Episode #31 - The Beggars Best of 2013
February 20, 2014 08:23 PM PST
Well here is my first official episode on Paddy Rock Radio and what a great one it is. I present to you with 'The Beggars' Best of 2013. This was quite the episode in the making, some people use voting, some people use request lists I use my own opinions. Not to say what the people think doesn't matter or that my opinions are best! Sometimes I don't have all of the music people want me to include, sometimes I don't get sufficient response from the listeners. So I take what I have, and base my best of list on how much I listened to it and most importantly, enjoyed it.
I have tried like Hell to be unbiased in my judgments, and trust me it is damn difficult as I have made many friends and there are a tremendous amount of amazing albums. So I pretty much based it on playability and replayability aka how much I listened to it. Some albums came out early in the year and I listened the snot out of them, some came out too late and I didn't get to hear it enough. Some albums really hit home with me or touched on a soft spot. Like I say, nothing fancy here just my opinion.
So to help commemorate my new home here at Paddy Rock Radio the kind folks at Shamrock Fest have provided us with a promo code for tickets. So if you are planning on going but have not got your tickets yet, use the promo code to save $5, what the heck, that's an extra pint at the festival ! Speaking of Shamrock Fest, make sure you listen to the Podcast all the way through, within this episode you will find the opportunity to score yourself a pair of free tickets. So enough of this blathering, here is my Best of 2013. The entire list will be posted separately in the next day or so.
Slainte ~ Phil
For the entire Best of 2013 List head to the following URL:
'The Beggars Best' of 2013 Playlist:
1. The Ramshackle Army - Letters From The Road Less Travelled
January 24, 2014 01:17 PM PST
Back in June of 2013 I went to what was beyond a doubt the best tour of the whole year; The Dropkick Murphys, The Mahones and Old Man Markley. To say that this event was awesome does not even begin to do proper justice. After the show though I was fortunate enough to catch up with John Carey of Old Man Markley where we got to speak of the roots of the band, life on the road and a variety of other topics. So here you have it The Grinning Beggar presents: John Carey of Old Man Markley.
1. Guts n' Teeth
December 15, 2013 02:25 PM PST
Well ladies and gentlemen it would appear that Christmas is only a few short weeks away. Christmas time means many things to people; for some its a joyous occasion while for others it brings sadness.
Slainte ~ Phil
December 02, 2013 02:00 AM PST
Well Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas is well on its way and for many of us the cold weather is here to stay a while.. So what does this mean you may ask? Well first off it signifies the launch of my annual Pledge Drive. I may not be Tiny Tim but this Beggar needs a little help from time to time too.. And now is the time. Go to www.grinningbeggar.com and click the donate button to help
It means tired crowded malls, crying kids, angry spouses, credit card bills, final exams, heating bills, extra groceries and the list goes on. To be frank it can be enough to make a person wanna throw the towel in cry sometimes. But do we..? nay. WE FIGHT ON..!
And that is what this episode is all about, Fighting the Good Fight. I have lined up some excellent songs about pressing forward, not quitting and not giving up. I am sure with support like this Christmas will be a snap this year.
I also throw out a few PSA's for some very noteworthy causes.
#1. Help Sir Reg win the bandit award go to their website or facebook page.
Now with all the said I want you to lace up them boot, make sure you got them knucks on solid and when I say so... Come out swinging!
Cover Photo was borrowed from Skygraphx - http://skygraphx.com
Cheers and thanks for listening ~ Phil
The Play List is as follows:
The Street Dogs - Fighter
September 18, 2013 09:15 PM PDT
Yo Ho Beggars and Miscreants !
If you have found me then you have found your way home..! This be the 3rd annual voyage of the SS Grinning Beggar join me as we set sail to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In addition to leagues of noteworthy music of epic proportion. Me first mate and meself, Captain Philthy McBastard, present for you 'A Pirates Night Before Christmas'. So do what you must, but get your priorities in order the pirates be coming and there be nothing you can do about it ! Arrrgh
A Special thanks to The Dread Crew of Oddwood for the brilliant introduction this year !
The Playlist is as Follows:
1. Dread Crew of Oddwood - Kraken Skulls
September 04, 2013 02:21 PM PDT
Back in March of 2013 I was invited to attend Shamrock Fest in Washington DC and a grand time was had. One of the best parts was my meeting and subsequent interview with Murder The Stout. They are incredible musicians with personalities to match. So what you have here is the interview that I conducted with Hugh Morrison and Neil DuFour. If you ever get the chance to get out and see these Murder The Stout I highly recommend it.
The Playlist is as follows:
1. 6 o'Clock Swill
As always thanks for listening.
June 04, 2013 09:17 AM PDT
When presented with an opportunity to conduct an interview with a band or musician I never think twice and immediately jump right on it.
In March of 2013 I was presented to speak with Leo Moran from the group The Saw Doctors. Holy Crap!, I thought the Saw Doctors! So once again, "Yes!" was my answer and off I went on a moments notice.
For those of you who have met me know that words flow freely from my mouth, often times way too freely. This day though, I was actually at a loss for words if you can believe it!
What took place though was a very candid and cool conversation with a true legend from the world of Irish Music. Without a doubt Leo Moran and The Saw Doctors have affected the way we hear music today and I am honored and humbled to have had the chance to sit down and speak with him.
Perhaps next time my tongue and brain will function together! My thanks goes out to Ollie Jennings, Anita from Daly Communications and Leo Moran for his time.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh
The Playlist is as follows:
1. What A Day
May 17, 2013 07:33 AM PDT
Well school is finally over for myself and a lot of other folks. It's time to get back to business as usual, and it could not come at a better time. The weather is finally warming up, the grass is growing and festival season begins!
Over the past few months I have acquired some really great music and it's time to unleash it onto your awaiting earholes! Hope you have been as anxious as me to be rocked cause its about to start now!
As an added bonus you will find a short interview that I had with Nico and the rest of the folks from Celkilt back at ShamrockFest back in March of this year.
So what you have here is the accumulation of some of the best Celtic Rock and Punk from across the planet. Use it as guide, use it as a soundtrack, use it for anything you like just enjoy it! And make sure you get your arses out to some festivals this summer!
Thanks for waiting everyone I am glad Hell to be back.
Cheers ~ Phil
The Playlist is as follows:
1. Irish Nails - Southbound
April 12, 2013 10:11 PM PDT
Back in the beginning of March Blaggards came to the East Coast of the United States. During their trip the stopped by Kildares Irish Pub in Scanton PA. to perform a benefit for the Scranton Celtic Fesitval. Not only did they tear they house down, they saved a little bit so they could talk to me afterwards and here you have the result. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I did talking to these folks. They will be back in Scranton, PA May 18-19, 2013 for The Scranton Celtic Festival, come on out and enjoy a really great time.! Big thanks to Seth Miller for the great photo took at the show which is the cover art for this Podcast.
As always thanks for listening !
The Track listing is as follows:
1. Big Strong Man
March 15, 2013 08:29 PM PDT
Welcome to my 3rd Annual St Patrick's Day podcast.. This year I thought long and hard on how to approach it and I decided to go with all traditional music for this years Podcast. We have some old fellas doing their own songs, some young fellas paying the proper respects and some other fellas blazing new trails to what I feel is pretty damn close to traditional songs. What you have is just over 45 songs, and anout 3 hours of songs about love, lust, longing for home, being broke, being beaten and never giving up..! Welcome Irish History 101. With it being so close to Easter I have hidden an Easter Egg in my Podcast, first person to find my mistake and email it to me will win a brand spanking new Grinning Beggar Podcast T-Shirt - the address is email@example.com. I am also continuing my annual pledge drive, any donations can be made at www.grinningbeggar.com - Thanks for incuding me in your St. Patrick's Day festivities. Slainte !!
The playlist is as follows:
1. The Elders - Men of Erin
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