The Sound of Life
Greetings my friends
If "uisce beatha" means "water of life", I think "Celtic music" means "sound of life". That's how I felt listening to Poitin's album Wish this week. The music filled me with energy and got my toes a tapping. It also left me with longing for Donegal. Sigh...
One of the many things I loved about this year's Celtic Invasion Vacation was joining Derek Vial of Tour Donegal. Derek grew up in Killybegs. He loves his Donegal home and took us on a drive around the countryside. Our first stop was some waterfalls. What is about waterfalls that make people smile?
This waterfall was just the beginning. The trip to Maghera Sea Caves was particularly awesome. I'll share a picture of that next week. I also have an incredible interview with Derek coming soon.
In the meantime, show #213 is now online. The show has three tracks with Uilleann Pipes in it. I can't explain how incredible that is. I really don't have enough songs with uilleann pipes in them. So I guess you could sorta call this a special feature. :/
Yesterday, I also published my first episode of The Celtfather in a while. It has a short feature on Connemara Stone Company. But mostly, it will update you on ALL the things that are happening with me right now. Give it a listen at celtfather.com.
Just one month to go until the 10th anniversary of the podcast. Join the podcast facebook group and help promote the show this summer. Listen to the end for extra tips on how to promote it.
THIS WEEK ON THE PODCAST SHOW
I don’t have enough uilleann pipe music in my iTunes. So I was a bit surprised when I picked music for this week’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and heard three different uillieann pipers in the set. Enjoy the great indie Celtic music from Rachel Hair Trio, Patrick D’Arcy, The Gothard Sisters, Jim McKenna, Bard & Company, Eddie Biggins, Giant’s Dance, The Beer Mats, Heather Dale, Full Circle, Neil Anderson, Celtic Cross, The Ne’er Duwels, Steel Clover.
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You can leave a voicemail comment to celebrate the 10 year anniversary. Call 678-235-8763 or record an MP3 on your phone and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
YOUR PATRONAGE HAS ITS PERKS
We are getting closer than ever to our next Milestone. Right now, we have 85 people donating over $238 per episode of the show. Thanks to our newest Patrons: Mat and Jeremy. If we can just get a few more donations, we'll hit the $250 Milestone, and I'll record another two-hour episode of awesome Celtic music. As an added bonus, I will donate 10% of the money to Celtic non-profits.
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