November 22, 2011

A Celtic Sojourn Radio: Boston's Best Source for Free Streaming Celtic Music

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If you haven't already noticed, there is a deplorable lack of Celtic music on Boston-area radio stations. Country music gets its own station (Country 102.5), rap/hip-hop gets its own station (Jam'n 94.5), and before Santa Claus's recent hijacking of 105.7 WROR for the holiday season, Boston had two radio stations dedicated to classic rock (the other being 100.7 WZLX).

So, as a Bostonian, where do you turn when your ears are craving some Dubliners, some Clancy Brothers, some Christy Moore, some Andy Irvine and perhaps a bit of raucous crooning from The Pogues' former front man, Shane MacGowan? The answer: A Celtic Sojourn.

Each week on WGBH Boston, A Celtic Sojourn host Brian O'Donovan exposes listeners to both traditional and contemporary music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and elsewhere in the Celtic world. A native of Clonakilty in West Cork, Ireland, O'Donovan has lived in Boston for 30 years.

Apart from the great music and O'Donovan's incredible cultural insights, the best aspect of A Celtic Sojourn is that you can listen to it continuously, 24/7, on WGBH'S Celtic music stream: A Celtic Sojourn Radio. The stream provides a continuous set of recently broadcast Celtic Sojourn programs. In addition to listening to the stream via a web browser, you can find it through iTunes Radio under the International / World subheading.


P.S. Hey there! If you liked this post, I have a hunch you'll love NEON DRUID: An Anthology of Urban Celtic Fantasy. It's a collection of 17 short stories all rooted in Celtic mythology.

P.P.S. You can also check out my new blog, Irish Myths, where I unveil the secrets of Celtic mythology, Irish mythology, and Irish folklore.


  1. Brian O'Donovan also hosts "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn in Boston" each year. I went once and loved it!

  2. Thanks for the comment! I will definitely be writing about "A Christmas Celtic Sojourn in Boston" later this month.