Happy Mother's Day from Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Celtic Music Magazine


I just got back from the beach with Kenzie... Well, the Oak Mountain Beach. There's a sandy beach on one of the lakes in the state park. It feels like summer, so the cool lake water feels amazing. The sun has sapped my energy. My eyes long to close, just like Kenzie's. But I need to finish this newsletter.

I spent the last couple days chatting with the entertainment director of Sherwood Celtic Festival outside of Austin. Zane was asking me advice on some awesome Celtic bands for this year's festival. I'm honored to offer my input. But I confess, I now feel extra obligated to making sure this year's festival ROCKS! They announce some of the bands of 2015 in a week or two. I am SO jealous that I won't be able to attend. Subscribe to their mailing list to find out who's on the schedule this year. If you love indie Celtic music like I do, you don't want to miss this festival.

We are less than one week away from the due date of my second daughter. We are soooo ready to actually have our baby, rather than wait for one. I hate waiting. But Inara is not ready to come out.

Nevertheless, I am excited to celebrate the mom's with a Mother's Day special of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Thanks a million for all your support of indie Celtic music.

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather

PS. If you haven't completed this short, one-question survey, would you please do it for me? Thanks!


206 Galician Music


Mother’s Day is this Sunday. I dedicate this show to the mother’s with songs celebrating mom’s everywhere with the best Celtic music from Fred Gosbee & Julia Lane, Fiddlinda: Linda Relph, Molly Bauckham, TJ Hull and Jeff Ksiazek, John McCormack & Frank Patterson, Fionnuala Sherry, Steve Holloway, Margaret Davis, Poitin, Loudwhisper, Oona McOuat, Whalebone, Coyote Run, Sligo Rags. 

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You can leave a voicemail comment when you call 678-235-8763 or record an MP3 on your phone and email it to me at celticpodcast@gmail.com. And of course you can always post a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Right now, there 80 people donating over $229 per episode of thie show. I want to send out a big thanks to our latest patron Skip, and a big shout out to John Bilderback, Brakeing Down Security Podcast, Rian P. Kegerreis, Samual Hill, Johnny Barry, and Shawn Cali.

We're not far away from the next Milestone. When we reach $250, I will donate 10% of the money to Celtic non-profits. At the end of 2013, I had donated over $20,000 to help our fellow Celts in their missions. We can do more.

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Struck by Affinit - help us create a new Album and DVD! by Affiniti
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The Enchanted Forest by Pas de Deux Dance Studio
An original dance production combining the tradition of classic story ballets like the Nutcracker with Irish dance.

The New Blackthorn Stick Irish Clarinet Album
Beautiful Irish traditional music featuring clarinet with Andy Lamy, Mary Bergin & other stars!

The Heart of Things Album: Folk and Irish ballads
The Heart of Things is an album of soft folk and Irish ballads about love lost, and loving again.


May 9, 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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