The Celtic Show

The Celtic Show The Celtic Show, each Sunday from 5:00–7:00 PM ET on 89.3 FM Streaming at http://www.wrfg.org Host Dave Aton has been on the air at WRFG since 1990, most of that time co-hosting The Celtic Show, and sometimes other shows.

Atlanta resident Fergus O'Keefe and former Atlanta resident Jon Kiger round out the unpredictable schedule, which fluctuates depending on family, work, and travel obligations. For more than three decades, The Celtic Show on non-commercial community radio station WRFG Atlanta has brought the finest Celtic music to listeners in the metro area and beyond. We have many loyal listeners worldwide from Edinburgh to Honolulu as well as throughout Georgia and North America. If you're a fan of harp, accordion, pipes, whistles, fiddles or flutes, or beautiful haunting singing, then this is the show for you. You'll hear an ever-changing mix of classic and modern tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as music with roots in those regions, from places as diverse as Australia, Brooklyn, Cape Breton, Ottawa and Maine. Music from Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Galicia sometimes makes an appearance as well.

Operating as usual

12/20/2020

Great music coming your way tonight from Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra; Telyneg; Tommy Makem; Anúna; Cara Dillon; Billy Ross; Jodee James; Dordan; Archie Fisher; Briege Murphy; Moya Brennan; Cherish The Ladies; L'Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde; Sharon Shannon; Le Vent Du Nord; Róisín Elsafty, Ronan Browne & Tony Maher; Kim Edgar; Loreena McKennitt; Jim & Susie Malcolm; The O'Reilly Consort; Noel McLoughlin & Ger O'Donnell; Dominig Bouchaud; Aoife Scott; Cathie Ryan; and The Ashley Davis Band with Will MacMorran, Colin Farrell, and Dave Curley.

12/06/2020

Tonight's show features music from Noirin Lynch; Le Vent Du Nord; Sarah McQuaid; Lúnasa; Archie Fisher; Solas; Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra; Noel McLoughlin & Ger O'Donnell; Maggie Sansone & Ensemble Galilei; Còig; Tommy Makem; Loreena McKennitt; Music In The Glen; Jim & Susie Malcolm; Susan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler; Liz Carroll & John Doyle; Róisín Elsafty; Ronan Browne & Tony Maher; Lynn Morrison; MacDara Ó Conaola; Maria Dunn; Macha Tri; Cara Dillon; Máire Brennan; Máirtín de Cógáin; Mary McLaughlin & William Coulter; and Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill.

11/22/2020

More great music coming your way at 5:00 ET today from Adam McNaughtan, Screaming Orphans, Patrick Street, Victoria Parks, Rag Foundation, Altan, Gilles Servat, Ashley Davis Band, Shane Ó Fearghail, The Tannahill Weavers, Smithfield Fair, Sinéad O'Connor, James Flannery, John Cunningham, Altan, Steve Earle, Gabe McVarish, Fraser Bruce, Karen Casey, The Elders, Ian Gallagher, Frances Black, Mick Moloney, Orla Fallon, Robbie O'Connell, Wolfstone, and Gailfean.

Be sure to tune in tonight 5-7 PM in Atlanta or 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland! We are also in the middle of our Fall Pledg...
11/15/2020

Be sure to tune in tonight 5-7 PM in Atlanta or 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland! We are also in the middle of our Fall Pledge Drive. Visit www.wrfg.org to pledge your support to WRFG and The Celtic Show!

11/01/2020

Tune in this evening for some great music from Trian, Mick Moloney, The Pitmen Poets, Smithfield Fair, Adam McNaughtan, Lúnasa, James Keane, John Cunningham, Capercaillie, Joe Derrane, Déanta with Mary Dillon, Jenna Moynihan, The House Band, The Pogues, Clannad, Celtic Grace, Manus McGuire, The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, Pauline Scanlon, Open House, Bothy Band, 9Bach, The Young Dubliners, Wolfstone, The Willis Clan, and William Coulter.

All your Celtic favorites tonight from 5-7 PM in Atlanta and 10 PM - Midnight if you're listening in Ireland. That's in ...
10/18/2020

All your Celtic favorites tonight from 5-7 PM in Atlanta and 10 PM - Midnight if you're listening in Ireland. That's in less than an hour!

10/18/2020

Tune in to the second hour of the show today for some great music from The Bothy Band; The Tannahill Weavers; Natalie MacMaster; Capercaillie; Davy Spillane; Relativity; Celtic Grace; Ashley Davis Band; Wolfstone; Smithfield Fair; Bothy Band; Aly Bain; Mick Moloney, Robbie O'Connell, and Jimmy Keane; Trian; and Mick Moloney.

10/12/2020
IrishFest Atlanta

IrishFest Atlanta, a Virtual Experience of Irish Culture - November 5-7, 2020

IrishFest Atlanta is an annual event ( first Thursday in November) featuring world class musicians, singers, and dancers who teach and perform along with many other special activities that represent the culture of Ireland.

09/27/2020

Tune in today as Jon Kiger brings you two hours of your Celtic favorites. 5-7 PM in Atlanta and 10-12 midnight in Ireland.

We recommend that you try to attend this. Great new group from County Wexford.
09/16/2020

We recommend that you try to attend this. Great new group from County Wexford.

🌀10 THOUSAND MAĊA FANS 🌀
Huge milestones being reached on the Maċa page lately! Hello to all our new fans and of course a massive thank you to all of our supporters.
We’ll be going live tomorrow at 9PM (irish time) for 15mins to play a few songs and tunes and for a catch up with you all of course! Can’t wait to see you there and a special thanks to all of you who have supported our Fund it campaign. See you then 💙💙 https://fundit.ie/project/maca---debut-album

09/13/2020

Dave Aton will be bringing you great music during the second hour of tonight’s show, from Barleyjuice, The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, The Ashley Davis Band, Enya, Jamie Laval, Freeland Barbour, Orla Fallon, Gráinne Hambly & William Jackson, The Elders, The Occasionals, Emily Smith, Enter The Haggis, Máire Brennan, Mary Ann Kennedy, The McCalmans, and Maggie Sansone.

Be sure to listen to tonight's Celtic Show on WRFG from 5-7 PM in Atlanta/10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. Hosts Jon Kiger a...
09/13/2020

Be sure to listen to tonight's Celtic Show on WRFG from 5-7
PM in Atlanta/10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. Hosts Jon Kiger and Dave Aton will play many of your trusted favorites plus lots of new music! Feel free to comment below if you're listening to the show.

08/30/2020

In the second hour of tonight’s show, Dave Aton will bring you some great music from North Sea Gas, Eimear Arkins, Aidan O'Rourke, Altan, Jacqueline Schwab, Richard Thompson, Frankie Armstrong, Old-Time Pharmaceuticals, Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Fernhill, Le Vent Du Nord, The Young Folk, Caitríona O'Leary, and Caitlin Nic Gabhann.

Happy 75th Birthday (Monday August 31st..) Van Morrison! We will honor this milestone with one of his songs on Sunday's ...
08/29/2020
Irish artists to help celebrate Van Morrison's 75th birthday this Monday in streaming special

Happy 75th Birthday (Monday August 31st..) Van Morrison! We will honor this milestone with one of his songs on Sunday's Celtic Show - 5-7 PM Atlanta time; 10 PM - Midnight if your listeing in Ireland. Anywhere else? Do the maths.... https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/irish-artists-to-help-celebrate-van-morrisons-75th-birthday-this-monday-in-streaming-special/ar-BB18tvHm

Van Morrison turns 75 this Monday, August 31, and in celebration of the Belfast-born singer/songwriter's milestone birthday, Ireland's Hot Press magazine will present an online special that day featuring various Irish artists and celebrities sharing pre-taped tribute performances. The event, dubbed....

Episode 4: Seán Tyrrell
08/22/2020
Episode 4: Seán Tyrrell

Episode 4: Seán Tyrrell

Seán Tyrrell has stories to tell in a life full of song. In this episode Eoin visits him in his house in Bell Harbour in North Clare.

08/16/2020

During the second hour of tonight's program, Dave Aton will be bringing you some fine music from North Sea Gas, Eimear Arkins, Aidan O'Rourke, Altan, Jacqueline Schwab, Richard Thompson, Frankie Armstrong, Old-Time Pharmaceuticals, Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Fernhill, Le Vent Du Nord, The Young Folk, Caitríona O'Leary, and Caitlin Nic Gabhann.

Don’t miss tonight’s Celtic Show on WRFG: 5 to 7 pm in Atlanta and 10 pm to Midnight in Ireland.  Jon Kiger brings you t...
08/02/2020

Don’t miss tonight’s Celtic Show on WRFG: 5 to 7 pm in Atlanta and 10 pm to Midnight in Ireland. Jon Kiger brings you the best in Celtic Music, including an exclusive interview with Orla Fallon regarding her new album Lore. Access the show via www.WRFG.org, the WRFG App or via many of the online radio apps. Comment below if you are planning to listen or are listening during the broadcast!

Follow up to our earlier post. For the record when we play Luka’s new album it will be a “paid for” copy from his websit...
07/27/2020
Luka Bloom writes open letter to Hot Press following his decision not to service his new album to Spotify and other streaming services | Hotpress

Follow up to our earlier post. For the record when we play Luka’s new album it will be a “paid for” copy from his website... https://www.hotpress.com/music/luka-bloom-writes-open-letter-to-hot-press-following-his-decision-not-to-service-his-new-album-to-spotify-and-other-streaming-services-22823549

He offers an honest and heartfelt assessment of what life is like for an independent musician during the Covid-19 pandemic

07/19/2020

After co-host Jon Kiger wraps up the first hour of tonight’s show, Dave Aton will be bringing you music during the second hour from these fine musicians: Alex Beaton; Larry Kaplan; Archie Fisher; Robin Huw Bowen; Gatehouse; Murphy's Law; A.L. Lloyd; Bangers And Mash; Adam McNaughtan; North Cregg; Laura Risk; Jean Redpath; and North Cregg.

Happy to share this from our friend Luka Bloom. Luka and his team are outstanding when it comes to providing his music t...
07/18/2020

Happy to share this from our friend Luka Bloom. Luka and his team are outstanding when it comes to providing his music to WRFG's The Celtic Show so we can bring it to you during our weekly show. Please consider supporting him and purchasing this CD. -Jon Kiger

So I have made a pretty big decision.
Bittersweet Crimson will not be available on streaming services.
It can only be experienced via my website in cd and download.
I was not going to say anything about this decision but have been asked to.

I am not ‘anti-streaming’.
Many people are happy to use these services for promotion.
But here is how I feel about streaming, especially now; when gigs are gone.
When you experience the music of a band\singer you love by streaming, you ONLY support the people who created the streaming service.
The person who created the music receives virtually nothing of the money you have chosen to invest in their music.

However if you choose to buy a cd or download the new record directly from my website, here are the list of people you directly support.
By investing 20 euros in my new record you support:
Me, obviously.
The distributor of the cd(My sister Anne Rynne).
The musicians who played on the record, and the singer who sang with me.
The studio owners and the studio engineer who recorded the songs.
The graphic designer who created the design for the package.
The painter who painted the artwork.
The local post office, who deliver the cd.
The local office supplies store who supply the envelopes and labels.
The PR people who help me get the news out to you….
Every time you stream a record, all these people who collaborated to create the music you wish to hear, earn NOTHING from your investment.
This applies to me, but also to so many singers and musicians, who have now lost all their income since Covid-19 arrived.

I have made this decision.
Perhaps fewer people will actually get to hear my new record.
This is a risk I am prepared to take right now.
So, if you have liked any of my previous 21 records, and are interested in hearing my new record Bittersweet Crimson, I am asking that you consider actually buying it directly from me; to be shipped to you by my sister in County Clare.
I began writing this record 2 years ago; and am so proud of it;
especially proud of the musicians who played with me.

In the end, we too, are workers.
This is my work.
Thank you for your support.
Always, thank you.
Luka

PS the cd available now at www.lukabloom.com for 20 euros including shipping, which is now expensive.
The download is available from Monday 20th July.
Thank you.

From Covid emerges new music. Tune in tonight as host Jon Kiger brings you several new songs from many of your favorites...
07/05/2020

From Covid emerges new music. Tune in tonight as host Jon Kiger brings you several new songs from many of your favorites.

Join host Jon Kiger for The Celtic Show from 5 - 7 PM Atlanta time or 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. We will feature some ...
06/21/2020

Join host Jon Kiger for The Celtic Show from 5 - 7 PM Atlanta time or 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. We will feature some Father’s Day songs and a special interview with RuthAnne Cunningham regarding the Irish Women in Harmony video project. Access the show via www.wrfg.org, the WRFG app, or many other online radio apps like TuneIn. New music from Clara Buteler, Caroline Keane Music, Sarah, Colm Gavin Music, Aileen & Sticks , The Fiddle Case and many others. Comment below if you are listening or are planning to listen!

Be sure to join us from 5-7 PM Atlanta time - 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. During the first hour Jon Kiger presents song...
06/14/2020

Be sure to join us from 5-7 PM Atlanta time - 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. During the first hour Jon Kiger presents songs about singing and many of the classics you enjoy singing along to. Artists featured include Katie Theasby, John Byrne Band, Anne Rynne, Jim Sharkey and many others. From 6-7 Fergus O’Keefe will share many of his favorites. Listen via www.wrfg.org, the WRFG app or many of the online radio apps. Post a comment here if you’re listening or planning to listen to the show!

Lots of great Celtic Music tonight on WRFG. Join us from 5-7 PM in Atlanta and 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. Jon Kiger ho...
06/07/2020

Lots of great Celtic Music tonight on WRFG. Join us from 5-7 PM in Atlanta and 10 PM - Midnight in Ireland. Jon Kiger hosts the first hour followed by Fergus O'Keefe for the second hour. Music from Sara Ryan, Blackie O'Connell, Mick Mcauley, Aileen Downes Music, Shona Blake, Colm Gavin and many more. Available on www.wrfg.org, the WRFG App, or radio apps such as TuneIn. Post a comment below if you are listening or planning to listen to the show!

05/24/2020

These are just some of the great performers you’ll hear on Sunday’s Celtic Show on WRFG. Listen in as Jon Kiger brings you many relatively unknown but brilliant artists from 5-6 pm Eastern time (10-11 pm in Ireland.) Then stay tuned as Dave Aton takes you up to 7 pm. Leave a comment here if your are planning to spend your Sunday evening at WRFG (or even better - leave a note if you are listening to the show now!) Plenty of ways to catch the show: www.wrfg.org, the WRFG app, or many of the online radio apps!

Tune in to The Celtic Show with Jon Kiger tonight from 5-7 PM Eastern time or 10 pm - Midnight in Ireland. Lots of great...
05/17/2020

Tune in to The Celtic Show with Jon Kiger tonight from 5-7 PM Eastern time or 10 pm - Midnight in Ireland. Lots of great music from Eoin O'Neill and The Fiddle Case, Katie Theasby, Solas, Lunasa, JigJam and many more! Listen to the show via WRFG’s website (www.wrfg.org) on the station’s app, or with many of the online radio apps. And of course if you’re local in Atlanta it’s 89.3 FM! Leave a comment here if you are listening or plan to listen in.

Tune into today's Celtic Show at 5 PM Eastern/10 PM Ireland time. Since the station has gone to remote broadcasting we h...
05/03/2020
WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta

Tune into today's Celtic Show at 5 PM Eastern/10 PM Ireland time. Since the station has gone to remote broadcasting we have a rare "Triple Treat." All three Celtic Show hosts will be on WRFG this evening. Jon Kiger will host The Celtic Show from 5-6 PM, Fergus O'Keefe will host from 6-7 PM, and Dave Aton will be hosting all three hours of Fox's Minstrel Show starting at 7 PM. Tune in for your Celtic favorites and to support WRFG. www.wrfg.org Leave a comment if you plan to listen or when you are listening!!

05/03/2020
An Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána

Garda Pat Fitzpatrick and Garda James McCafferty took a break from their Covid-19 Checkpoint duty to dedicate this piece to all those who are feeling lonesome or alone while isolating.
Remember we are here to help, if you need assistance please contact your local Garda station or community Gardaí. #WeAreAllinThisTogether

A number of the artists we present on The Celtic Show choose to live stream and we've enjoyed these performances. Here, ...
04/27/2020
why i’m not live streaming

A number of the artists we present on The Celtic Show choose to live stream and we've enjoyed these performances. Here, however, is another perspective which we also understand.... https://josienneclarke.com/2020/04/24/why-im-not-live-streaming/?fbclid=IwAR2XZQfKNmAxgbiaosAe4DquRDdrWB5Kj6Zrox0nCarudRMKe9Wc5RRxOtc

Several people have asked me about it and frankly ive fobbed you off a bit, sorry about that but no is currently where I’m at. Obviously no offence to anyone who is, these are difficult times…

04/27/2020
Billow Wood

From our friends at Billow Wood...

A few songs off our new Album Walls of Caves supported by Culture Ireland and First Music Contact in Ballina Arts Centre.

If you would like to buy our album check out the link below!
http://www.billowwood.com/store/

Be sure to tune into The Celtic Show on WRFG today (Sunday) from 5-7 PM Atlanta time (10 PM - Midnight in Ireland.) The ...
04/26/2020

Be sure to tune into The Celtic Show on WRFG today (Sunday) from 5-7 PM Atlanta time (10 PM - Midnight in Ireland.) The station has adopted an automated system for broadcasting all shows but Jon Kiger assembled two hours of your Celtic favorites including new tracks from Mick Walsh, John Doyle, Luka Bloom and Kevin Crawford. Unfortunately live shout outs aren't possible this week, but we've included a few to our regular listeners (you know who you are....) Listen in via the WRFG app, www.wrfg.org or via many of the online radio apps. Comment here if you're enjoying the show or plan on listening in!

04/26/2020
Seán Keane

Seán Keane

Seven Sundays done please stay at home or we could have many more
Fields of gold by sting was very popular a few weeks back, a chance for all the new followers to hear it.
Stay safe and see you along the way
www.seankeane.com

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The Celtic Show, each Sunday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET on 89.3 FM — streaming at http://www.wrfg.org. Atlantans Dave Aton and Fergus O’Keefe are the current hosts, supported on occasion by other WRFG air shifters. For more than three decades, The Celtic Show on non-commercial community radio station WRFG Atlanta (89.3 FM) has brought the finest Celtic music to listeners in the metro area and beyond. The show goes out live each Sunday at 100,000 watts. We have many loyal listeners worldwide from Edinburgh to Honolulu as well as throughout Georgia and North America. Please phone in Sunday at 404 523-8989 (between 5 and 7 pm ET) to pledge your support for WRFG! Beginning in 1995, native Dubliner John C. Falstaff was the main host, but in late 2018 he retired from hosting the show. In 2020 Jon Kiger left Atlanta, so he also is no longer hosting.

If you're a fan of harp, accordion, pipes, whistles, fiddles or flutes, or beautiful haunting singing, then this is the show for you. You'll hear an ever-changing mix of classic and modern tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as music with roots in those regions, from places as diverse as Australia, Brooklyn, Cape Breton, Ottawa, Maine, Brittany, Cornwall, Galicia, and The Isle of Man.

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if you're on iTunes and want to see tonight's playlist, check out per below!
FUN SHOW LAST NIGHT -- here's a website with the tunes if anyone wants to have a look!
Wild Mountain Thyme - our first dance. Thanks Jon Kiger. Thanks for your great soundtrack to our Sunday evening.
Hey! Daniel from The Drowsy Lads. Thanks for the shoutout! Any chance you have back episodes recorded anywhere? We were packing out at the Dayton Festival during the show so we missed it. Thanks!
https://www.facebook.com/184321805840/posts/10155563979935841/ Just back from Ireland and heard this wonderful singer songwriter in a small pub in Dingle.
On stage tonight at 7.30 👍
If there is a video of a more powerful live version of this song I haven't found it.