Celtic Music Before the War

Celtic Music Magazine

Greetings my friends

My apologies if you tried downloading last week's show in the feed. I screwed up big time. I have a story podcast called Pirates vs. Dragons that was accidentally uploaded into the feed. And show #227 was not posted at all! I didn't catch the error until Monday. It's now fixed.

If you ever see that problem, feel free to email me. I'm fairly human. So mistakes happen.vYou can listen to #227: Celtic Music Before the War right now, on iTunes too.

A special note, I moved the show release time back. It's now 10am. I don't know if that'll affect you or not, but I felt I needed the extra time in case I find myself running behind. I want to consistently put out the show each and every week at the same time. Hopefully, this will help.

I also hope that next month I can catch up on work. But then again, I'll be performing all six weeks of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. So perhaps not... We shall see.

I have sadly decided I will be doing fewer Celtic Christmas Podcast episodes this year. If you enjoy that podcast, please let me know. But time is tight right now. So I feel it's for the better.

I did a feature on Emerald Accent on the Celtic Music Spotlight this week. The spotlight is short but rather informative. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. And if you like, subscribe to The Celtfather podcast.

Finally, I'm performing this weekend at Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub in Marietta, Georgia. I hope you can join me this Saturday!

This coming week on the podcast, I picked a few favorite bands that I haven't featured in a while: Ockham's Razor, Poitin, and Jesse Ferguson. I filled in the set with a fantastic show that left me smiling. You're gonna enjoy show #228 this Thursday.

Thanks for all your support!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather




We’ve got some more outstanding indie Celtic music from Jameson’s Revenge, Sprag Session, Celtic Tribe, Trinity River Whalers, Darren Raleigh, Tourdion, Cross the Border, Acoustalyn,, Stout Pounders, West of Eden, The Rathmines, Redhill Rats, MacTalla Mor. 

Leave a voicemail. Call 678-235-8763 or record an MP3 on your phone and email it to me at music@celticmusicpodcast.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.



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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.

Shelta - Four Men and a Girl

Four Men and a Girl
by Shelta
Second album of the french band Shelta playing irish traditional music. 11 tracks of instrumental tunes mixed with energy.
Genre: World: Western European
Release Date: 2015

The Clearing
by Dréos
An ensemble of performing composers who arrange old music and invent new music, using a traditional vocabulary.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2015

Legends and Laments
by Robert Lawrence & Jill Greene
British singer Robert Lawrence and Jill Greene sing traditional and contemporary Celtic folk music spanning several centuries. Songs from Ireland, Scotland and England, accompanied on acoustic guitars.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2015

Blue Holes
by The Freestylers of Piping
Debut EP by The Freestylers of Piping featuring all original music (plus one cover tune) on Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes aided by dynamic drum beats!
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
Release Date: 2014


October 13, 2015


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