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San Patrico Fantasy


There's just one more week until the extra-long St Patrick's Day episodes begin. I thought we'd start with a San Patrico warmup since O'Craven has a cool song called "San Patricio." You'll enjoy music Emish, Garry O'Meara, RUNA, The Tea Merchants, The Irish Rovers, Smithfield Fair, Bill Troxler, Pol Mac Adaim, Drunk & Sailor, Rising Gael, Kilrush, O'Craven, Larkin, Screeched Inn, and Brothers 3. You can see the shownotes and listen at

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Many of the Celtic Non-Profits that we support are festivals that are promoting Celtic music and culture. This year, if you arrive soon enough, you can get an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast bumper sticker for free when you attend the Texas Scottish Festival in Arlington, TX.

Mark your calendar for May 5-7, 2017. You'll enjoy music from Ed Miller, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, Jed Marum, Jiggernaut, Tullamore, The Killdares, Cleghorn, Seamus Stout, The Selkie Girls, Murder the Stout. Plus, there are some other awesome artists who I don't yet have permission to play on the podcast. I'm working on it.

Finally, I'm heading back to perform Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub for the first time this year. I have several shows booked already. They have a tasty Irish buffet every night, and lots of craft beer. If the weather is cool, you'll see me drinking Guinness all night between songs. If it's not, then I'll partake in the craft beers. My show starts at about 9pm and goes as late as 1 am. I hope to see you there.

Thank you again for supporting Celtic music. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
February 23, 2017

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A Celtic Christmas 
Buy Name On My Soul by Kilted Kings

Heroic, Celtic World music. We wear kilts and you are our royalty. Get the new album on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and throughout the net!



The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast donates a portion of sales and patreon pledges to Celtic non-profits. When you go to these festivals, you just might see our banner or get a free bumper sticker.

May 5-7, 2017
Texas Scottish Festival
Maverick Stadium
UTA Campus
Arlington, TX



You can find links to all of these bands on Facebook in our weekly Celtic Music News.

  • Runa will be performing on February 24th at Tecumseh Center for the Arts in Tecumseh, MI.
  • Also on February 24th Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones will be performing at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa in Pocono Manor, PA.
  • Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, in Seattle, WA, will be hosting a performance by Colleen Raney on March 31st.
  • Rathkeltair will be performing at the Southeast Florida Highland Games, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • On March 21st The Rogues will be performing at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD.
  • Barleyjuice will be playing at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in Bradford, PA on February 25th.
  • Marc Gunn music will be at AnachroCon, in Atlanta, GA, on February 24th - 26th.
  • On March 10th The Gothard Sisters will be performing at Sumter Opera House in Sumter, SC. Check out their latest album, Mountain Rose on Amazon and iTunes.
  • Ockham's Razor will be at Doyle's Public House in Tacoma, WA on March 17th.
  • Vintage Wildflowers will be performing at North Texas Irish Festival (NTIF), in Dallas, TX, on March 3rd - 5th.
  • Larry Kirwan of Black 47 will be performing at The Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant, in Manchester, NH, on March 3rd.
  • Samantha A. Gillogly will performing at A Long Expected Party, in Harrodsburg, KY on September 27th - October 1st
  • On March 25th the O'Neill Pub in Portland, OR will host a concert by Sons Of Malarky Oklahoma.
  • On March 17th The Selkie Girls will be performing at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse, in Dallas, TX.
  • Ed Miller will be performing at Loch Norman Highland Games on April 7th - 9th in Charlotte, NC. Don't forget to check out his toes of Ireland, info on his website.
  • Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer will be performing at The Northwick Arms in Ketton Rutland, on March 3rd.
  • Check out The Flying Toads latest album, Warts an’ All, on their website.
  • Check out Amazon to preorder Battlelegs latest album, Lost my Shoes.
  • On March 19th Heidi Talbot will be performing at John Cleere's Bar & Theatre in Kilkenny, Ireland, for Kilkenny The Fest.
  • The Keswick Theatre, in Glenside, PA, will be hosting a concert by Gaelic Storm on February 23rd.



Joel Hanna & Nimal Aon - SOAR

New CDs from Andrei Krylov & Lana Ross Singer/Songwriter, @Breda Mayock, & @Joel Hanna & @Nimal Aon. Get weekly updates of New Celtic CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine and download 34 Celtic MP3s for free at

Medieval Celtic Folk Lute Fantasy of Magic Gothic Castle
by Andrei Krylov & Lana Ross
Guitar and Lute Music on this album based on songs and dances of Medieval, Gothic Knights, Bards & Monks from Norway, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, France, Netherlands, Spain and Italy, inspired by it's passions, beauty, sadness, sincerity & spirituality
Genre: Classical: Medieval
Release Date: 2017

Learning Place
by Breda Mayock
Having recorded with Peter Gabriel in the past, Irish singer-songwriter is no stranger to music that crosses folk, world and alternative graceful textures. Mayock's follow-up to her 2015 album is trailed with this Rhodes piano-lead sound with strings.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
Release Date: 2017

Soar (Reels-113)
by Joel Hanna & Nimal Aon
This cinematic and driving new creation from Joel Hanna, Nimal Aon, and Sean Softley was created out of a desire to enhance the joy and inspiration felt by music & dance enthusiasts, listeners, and especially Irish Dancers.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017



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