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#CelticThursday is about to take on new meaning as you'll note in this week's episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Starting next week, the show will be released every Thursday, instead of Wednesdays.

Why the change? There are several reasons. One is because of #CelticThursday. I am trying to make it a weekly event where you share something Celtic on Thursday via social media. You can share a picture, a video, a quote, a book, a song, a band, an artist, or.... a podcast. Starting next week, if you can't think of anything else to share, you'll always have a reminder to share the podcast via your feed or through this magazine.

However, the main reason has to do with events that happened this past weekend. You see, I was booked last weekend at the Sherwood Forest Faire in Texas. The show was awesome, but as usual I was wiped after it. On Monday, I caught a flight back to Alabama. It was a long day. My daughter got sick on the flight and vomited all over floor of the Austin airport. On Tuesday, I was wiped. Then, things at home prevented me from finishing the show on time.

That's just unacceptable. I'm a firm believer in doing what I say I'm gonna do. If I'm gonna do a weekly show, I'm gonna make sure it is released when I say it will be! And I didn't finish it in time.

So I am sorry for the delay in the show yesterday.

It made me realize I need more of a buffer. I typically record the podcast on Mondays and have Tuesday as a day to finish it up if I'm having trouble. I'm gonna keep that schedule, but I will henceforth have one extra day to finish the podcast on time.

This will be especially useful starting in May when my wife, Gwen, gives birth to our second daughter. I will be the primary caregiver once Gwen finishes her maternity leave. That means I will have a minimal amount of time to record this show. It will be a BIG challenge, but I'm up to it! I also hope to create some back shows, just in case.

Of course, this also means it's never gonna be a better time to be Celtic Patron of the Podcast, because Celtic Patrons will continue to enjoy the show as soon as it is finished! Subscribe on Patreon at celticmusicpodcast.com/patron. Thanks again for making this show possible,

I have a lot of cool news to share this week. So don't miss any of it!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather



THIS WEEK ON THE PODCAST SHOW #195: Celtic Valentine's Day

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #196 has two hours of incredible traditional Celtic music from the hottest indie Celtic bands online in this week’s show, including: The Gas Men, SlipJig, Fae Wiedenhoeft, Eilis Crean, Across the Pond, Chrissy Crowley, Poor Man’s Fortune, Grey Aengus, Emerald Rose, Vince Conaway, Olta, Smitty’s Kitchen, Paddygrass, Gaelic Storm, Faire to Middlin, Caladh, Patsy O’Brien, New Time Ensemble, Colleen Raney, Steve Holloway, Rant Maggie Rant, The Bordercollies, Jesse Ferguson, Jimi McRae, Ennis, The Flying Toads, Stonecircle, Sligo Rags, Boston Blackthorne.

Listen and share at celticmusicpodcast.com/196.



I finally decided how best to continue the Celtic Top 20. Once a month, you will be asked to vote for your FOUR favorite songs and tunes in the previous month. You will also have a month to vote.

The poll is now open for the January 2015 episodes. Cast your vote right here: celticmusicpodcast.com/vote2015




In episode #2, we meet Matt Murphy, the head chef and proprietor of The Irish House in New Orleans. When I lived there, the Irish community was fragmented and had lost its monthly meeting place. Matt Murphy revitalized the community by creating a family-friendly pub, restaurant, and a new home for the Irish. Last year, he started the first Celtic festival in years. This year it is back in force. Visit the website to find out more.

If you visit New Orleans, head uptown for the home of Irish music in Louisiana. Find out more at theirishhouseneworleans.com.


Patron of the Podcast


The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists due to the generosity of its patrons. We have 64 incredible patrons who support this show with their kind donation.

I want to send out a gig welcome to this week's newest patrons: Rodney, Lorraine, Samuel, Marc, George, Benjamin, Darren, and Madison. Plus a special thanks to our new Patrons: Samual Hill, Johnny Berry, Darren Raleigh, and Shawn Cali.

Thank you for contributing to this show. Because of you Celtic music fans around the world experience the highest quality music and entertainment from the best indie Celtic bands online.

If you’d like to become a Patron of the Podcast and show your love of Celtic music, go to celticmusicpodcast.com/patreon.



jayne pomplas - traditional irish music

Traditional Irish Music On Fiddle by Jayne Pomplas. This is Jayne Pomplas’ debut album of traditional Irish music.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional.
Release Date: 2015

The Trí Tones by The Trí Tones. A new and exciting three piece band that are setting pulses racing with their innovative melodies and heart warming songs.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2014

Looking Back: Our American Irish Souls by The Burns Sisters. Masters of their art do simple things well and on Looking Back, Annie and Marie Burns do that in abundance.” Gerry Quinn, Irish Examiner, music reviewer.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
Release Date: 2015

Crossing the Liffey by Ladlane. This Album is Traditional Irish Music and Song
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2015





The Home of the Best Indie Celtic Music Online. Celtic Music Magazine is the official newsletter of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.  It is a weekly publication of Celtic music, news and culture by Celtic musician and podcast host, Marc Gunn. We want to change your world with Celtic music!

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