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Greetings my friends

Big changes happened in the Gunn household last week. My daughter is changing daycares again. Consequently, I had to quickly finish a show for you. I hope you enjoyed it.

The week may've been rough for me, but it meant show #226 was packed with more music and less talk. Since that's one of the reasons I started the podcast, I figured you wouldn't mind too much. :) You can listen to the last week's show on iTunes right now or visit the website.

Once again, if you haven't posted a review on iTunes in a while. Please do! The more, the merrier.

Because of changes in the Gunn household, The Celtfather podcast is taking a wee twist. I'm no longer able to publish the show on a set day. Instead, I will publish when the muse strikes. And one of my muses is the Celtic Music Spotlight.

The Celtic Music Spotlight is a 1-2 minute feature of some of Celtic bands in the podcast. Right now, you can hear about The Rathmines and The Boston Harbor Bhoys, then head on over to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to listen to them in the show.

I'm thinking about merging those audio spotlights together into a video to get the show back up on YouTube, but for now, all you need to do is subscribe to The Celtfather on iTunes or listen on the website.

Oh! And while you're posting a review for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, why not do the same for The Celtfather?! ;-)

Alright, it's time to finish this week's episode. Have a great week!

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 120 people donating $363 per episode of the show. Special thanks to our newest patrons:  Chrystin, Cormorant's Fancy, and Gail.

Yes. We hit the new Milestone. That means I'll be planning a two-hour fiddle music show for October. I'm aiming for October 22nd and building the show now.

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With two sick girls at home and me wanting to get a show out, I decided to scrap any bit o’Celtic music news and just share the awesome playlist I made for you this week. Kick back and enjoy less talk and more Celtic music from Tartanic, Rachel Hair Trio, The Celtic Rebels Band, Lady Prudence, Patrick D’Arcy, Carolina Ceili, Bard & Company, Slan, McFlooseys, The Demon Barbers, First Highland Watch, Saxon Moon, Finnegan’s Wake, Jerry McLean and Blackthorne Aire, Skully. celticmusicpodcast.com/226

Leave a voicemail. 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.

Remember. Cast your vote in the Celtic Top 20 for shows January to September.



Every Wednesday, I release my full list of New Celtic CDs that are out this week. You can find the complete list on our website at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/category/new-celtic-cds/. Take a moment and listen to my Top 4 Picks.

The John Byrne Band - The Immigrant and the Orphan

The Immigrant and the Orphan
by The John Byrne Band
Combining Americana and Celtic stylings into exquisitely crafted songs.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
Release Date: 2015

by Colleen Raney
The critically acclaimed debut album from traditional singer Colleen Raney, remixed and remastered for re-release. Eleven sparkling arrangements of Irish and Scottish songs, and one, breathtaking original composition.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2015

Dia Maith: Celtic Hymns and Tunes
by Christie Cook
This Celtic album will delight any audience that appreciates lively and skillful fiddle and guitar playing; a must buy for Celtic enthusiasts.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2015

The Spirit of the Grain
by The Albanach Duo
Well known, and some not so, traditional celtic tunes arranged in a new musical landscape featuring nylon and steel string guitars.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
Release Date: 2015


October 6, 2015


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