CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall-based Celtic musician Jesse Ferguson showcased local talent to around 10,000 listeners worldwide on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast on July 11.
Ferguson was asked to co-host an episode of the podcast, which plays Celtic music to thousands of viewers an episode, according to a press release. “I was pretty excited about being asked to be a host for the podcast and wanted to really show people what our area’s music is all about,” said Ferguson.
Highlighting local artist and other bands that had impacted his career was the main goal of the episode, according to Ferguson.
“When I reached my teenage years and I was going to the Highland Games and local pubs, I listened to Celtic music and I wanted to be a part of that community so in a way this is my way of saying thank you to those bands for getting me hooked,” said Ferguson.
Ferguson used the platform to highlight the talents of local bands, including Haggis, Heroes of the Highland, Bang on the Ear, The Two Paddys, Brent Santin and Gary Mallon.
“It’s just so hard for smaller Celtic bands to do really well outside of local performance, just because of how niche the musical style is, it doesn’t really appear on popular radio stations, which is why I hope that this might help them and possibly get us to reach a bigger audience,” said Ferguson.
The podcast can be streamed here.