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Greetings my friends

My family and I had a wonderful vacation in Houston a couple weeks back. Then I raced off to one of my biggest shows of the year--Dragon Con--where I performed with my old duo, Brobdingnagian Bards. This is the one show we do each year, and it was the biggest, most-amazing yet!

DragonCon is a science fiction convention. Yet, it always blows my mind how many awesome Celtic musicians and Celtic music fans also attend conventions like this one. In fact, there were a couple bands who came up to me outside of Emerald Rose and Pandora Celtica. And I had numerous podcast fans stop by and collect one of the podcast bumper stickers.

Is this Celtic Geek thing universal? Probably not, but I love to see it.

In the meantime, there are two new episodes of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast since last I wrote. Later today, I hope to start work on another for this week's show. Look for lots more great music, especially if we hit the next Patreon Milestone.

On a personal note, I'm heading back to Marietta, Georgia this Saturday to perform at Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub. Then Sunday night, I'm performing another Internet Concert. I'd love for you to join me.

As always, I appreciate your support of the podcast. Thank you for sharing it with your friends.

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather



The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists due to the generosity of our Patrons. Your kind donation of $1 per episode pays for the production of the podcast and helps me make a partial living as a professional podcaster. I thank you for your support.

This week, we have 115 people donating over $344 per episode of the show. Special thanks to our newest patrons: Michael, David, Brett, Christy, BarefootGuru, Tom, Herbert, Michael, Jason, Paul, and John Sharkey White.

If we can just get 6 more patrons, we will hit the next Milestone. Then I will start recording the next 2-hour Celtic music special focusing on the fiddle.

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I’m back with another fantastic episode where I dig into some of the great Celtic music in my archives from the traditional to Celtic rock. It’s gonna be a wild, fun show with music from Full Gael, William Coulter & Friends, Kailyarders, Bonnie Rideout, Linda Connell Studley, Jerry McLean and Blackthorne Aire, Celia Ramsay, Emerald Rose, James Olin Oden, Gerry O’Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Wylde Nept, Bourbon & Shamrocks, The Logues, Scythian, The Woodbines, Tuatha Dea.

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Athas - 10 for 10 Live Tracks and Rarities

10 for 10: Live Tracks and Rarities
by Athas
Lively traditional and newly composed Irish music.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2015

Sets in Stone
by Liam Kelly & Philip Duffy
Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy have release album is called ‘Sets in Stone’ .A Fiddle and flute duet cd from Sligo in the North West of Ireland featuring some great tunes well known in the Area and has a strong Sligo styled theme throughout.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2015

Les Marionnettes
by Grey Larsen & André Marchand
The long-awaited follow-up to The Orange Tree: fresh and original song and instrumental arrangements of traditional Irish and French Canadian music, with six original pieces by both artists. Irish flute, tin whistles, concertina, fiddle, piano, guitar...
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2004

Where the Allow Waters Flow
by Elle Marie O Dwyer
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2012

Craic O'Thunder
by Darby O'Gill
Darby O'Gill captures the spirit of Ireland in an eclectic mix of great vocals, great musicianship and a non stop sense of humor and ability to make the listener smile and enjoy the moment is uncanny.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2013


September 15, 2015


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