Thank God It's #Celtic Thursday

Celtic Music Magazine


The Celtic music world grew last week. M second daughter, Inara, was born a week ago Monday. It's really weird saying "my second daughter", but it makes me smile every time I do. I am extremely blessed.

Right now, Inara is wiggling in her bouncy chair. I think she is waking up. So I might not have much time to write this newsletter...

Meantime, Gwen is catching up on some much needed sleep. I forgot how much time these wee bairns take. Gwen feeds her about every two hours. That leaves little time to do anything else. And yet, next week things get extra crazy.

You can check out a few pictures on the podcast Facebook page, and my Instragram account. And in the shownotes for today's episode.

Learning to feed baby sister

This time next week, I will board an airplane and fly to Ireland for my Celtic Invasion of Donegal. Can you believe it?

I can't. I still have a ton to do to get ready for the trip. I also want to make sure I keep YOU properly entertained with lots of great music while I'm gone. Thanks to my generous Patrons of the Podcast, I intend to finish the next two episodes of the show before I leave. Can I do it? I hope so!

This week's show features more new music. So grab a drink, relax and enjoy. Thanks for being a part of the Celtic Music World!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather

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Next Friday, I leave for my Celtic Invasion of Donegal. As I prepare for next week’s trip, I decided to share some more new submissions to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with new Celtic music from Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, Breabach, Liz Madden, Mason Brown, Stout Pounders, Chief O’Neill’s Mixed Flock, Celtic Shores, The Blarney Rebel Band, Dublin Harpers, Slan, Laura McGhee, First Highland Watch, Firkin, Bow Triplets. 

Find out more at

Oh! In case, you missed last week's Memorial Day special, go check it out!

Today’s show celebrates those people died while serving in the armed forces. Thank you for your service! Hear Memorial Day Celtic music from Alabannach, Seamus Kennedy, Rising Gael, Jim McKenna, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, 3 Pints Gone, Jimi McRae and Sam Okoo, The Celtic Rebels Band, Susan Kidney/Donna Germano, Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn, The Kreellers, The Rogues, Enter the Haggis, Musical Blades.

  Visit the shownotes at

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 And of course you can always post a review on iTunes or Stitcher.

Remember. Cast your vote for your favorite songs in February, March, and April.



Right now, there 82 people donating over $320 per episode of the show. Thanks to our newest Patrons: Emilee and Jim.

We're less than $20 away from our 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 better than that.

Plus, you'll get another great 2-hour show.

OH! And I also added a $300 Milestone... Another 2 hour bagpipe music special.

Become a Patron of the Podcast today!



When you subscribed to the Celtic Music Magazine, I told you about my Celtic Music Spotlight video series on YouTube. I had trouble keeping that show going. Video takes a lot more time than I have available right now. It's on a hiatus right now.

In the meantime, I've been trying to find new ways to add reinvigorate my other podcast, The Celtfather podcast. The show was designed to give me a weekly, Monday morning outlet to talk about what's going on in my music world. But over the past few months, I've had trouble keeping up with the show and keeping it interesting and fun.

So starting soon, I'm launching new features to The Celtfather. First, t I will add the Celtic Music Spotlight to each episode. You'll find out a wee bit more about some of the bands played in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with links to episodes where you can hear their music.

The other thing I'm tentatively planning is a spotlight feature on Celtic places around the world. Basically, I want to share facts and information about all of the cool places out there so that I can inspire YOU to travel.

Of course, it will all start next week when I had out on my Celtic Invasion Vacation. Once again, I will be podcasting throughout the trip. So if you'd like to "be a part of the invasion", then subscribe to my podcast at

If you wanna hear a sample of what you might expect, then check out last year's Celtic Invasion of Wales playlist on my website.



Old Man Flanagan's Ghost - Sociable

by Old Man Flanagan's Ghost
Written in the story telling style of days gone by, this Celtic inspired album is filled with creative original tunes, and captures the fun experienced during their live performances. Engaging from start to finish.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2015

Breaking Trad
by Breaking Trad
This powerhouse band are reviving Trad with a fresh and modern twist, the music has been described as "dazzling", unorthodox and unique" and "high octane"
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2015

Rolling On
by Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch
Another album from two of Ireland’s best-known traditional musicians featuring the rich musical heritage of Sliabh Luachra, a unique cultural area in the southwest of Ireland.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2014

The Ne'er Duwels
by The Ne'er Duwels
The band members include well known local Irish singer Ken O’Malley, virtuoso Irish uilleann piper Patrick D’Arcy, multi string instrumentalist/producer Bryan Dobbs and Grammy winning drummer/percussionist Forrest Robinson.
Genre: Rock: Celtic Rock
Release Date: 2015


May 28, 2015


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