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I hope you had a fantastic St. Patrick's Day. I had a lovely St Pat's birthday with my wife and two girls as we drove to Huntsville, Alabama for the weekend where I played some shows. It was awesome!

As promised I am back with more great Celtic music from Avery LeVine, Battlefield Band, Beth Patterson, Black Market Haggis, Byrne and Kelly, COAST, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Garry O Meara, Get Up Jack, House of Hamill, Jim Cope, Katherine Nagy, Paddygrass, Patrick O'Flaherty, Patrick Penta, The Prodigals. Find their websites in the shownotes..

You can still download "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day". Just click the link and don't forget to share.

If you have a favorite band that you would like to hear on the podcast, email me. Or better yet, email them. Tell them to complete the permission form at

Have a great week. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
March 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!



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


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  • Check out Garry O'Meara Music latest album, Pickin’ Time, available on his website.
  • String Theory Irish Band will be performing at the Sherman Irish Festival, in Sherman, TX, on March 25th.
  • Emish will be performing at First Presbyterian Church - Port Jervis, NY, in Port Jervis, NY, on April 2nd. Check out their Hands Across the Pond tour, more info on their website.
  • Prydein will be playing at New Hampshire Highland Games, in Lincoln, NH on September 15th - 17th. Check out their latest album, About Time, on their website.
  • Plastic Paddy Band will be performing at Two Day Town, at Lake Del Valle Regional Park, in Livermore, CA, on April 28th. Check out their debut album, Lucky Enough, on CDBaby.
  • On April 21st Brae Loch Inn, Cazenovia, NY, will be hosting a concert by Kilrush.
  • Check out Andrew McKee at the Sherwood Forest Faire, in McDade, TX, weekends now through April 23rd.
  • On March 26th Beltaine will be performing at The Highland Stillhouse Pub, in Oregon City, OR.
  • Finbar Furey will be performing at Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, in Co. Galway, on April 27th. Check out his latest album, Paddy Dear.
  • Larry Kirwan of Black 47 will be performing at The Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ
  • On March 31 Dubliner Pub, in Omaha, NE, will be hosting Wild Colonial Bhoys.
  • Seamus Kennedy will be performing at Harry Browne's, in Annapolis, MD, on March 28th.
  • The Muckers and In For A Penny Music will be playing at The Jinx 912, in Savannah, GA, on March 25th.
  • The Spotted Dog Sunday Classics, in Birmingham, U K, will be hosting Mitchell and Vincent on April 2nd.
  • G's Music Club Vals, in Vals Platz, Graubunden, Switzerland, will be hosting The Led Farmers on March 25th.
  • Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones will be playing at The Celt Bar, Dublin, Ireland, on April 15th.
  • Stanley Theater, in Utica, NY, will be hosting The Elders on March 31st.
  • NUA will be performing at Sugar For My Honey - Austrian/German Kitchen, in Toronto, ON, on April 1st.
  • Black Market Haggis will be playing at St Thomas Episcopal Church, in Huntsville, AL, on April 1st. Check out their album, Better Than it Sounds, on their website.



Magia Di Smeraldo

New CDs from Celtic Pink Floyd, Ainé, The BlarneyGirls, Damien McGeehan, Hooligan's Rule, John O'Gacki, Raillery, Diarmuid MacSuibhne, Restless Feet, & The O'Brien Brothers . Get weekly updates of New Celtic CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine and download 34 Celtic MP3s for free at

In Studio
by Celtic Pink Floyd
The newest album from Celtic Pink Floyd captures their live show and includes 3 new songs from the soon to be released studio album entitled "You Owe It To The People" due later in 2017
Genre: Rock: Celtic Rock
Release Date: 2017

Thursday Night at the Pub
by Áine
Áine is a six piece Celtic American band consisting of a fiddle, flute, mandolin, guitar, percussion and bass. We have three featured vocalists and we perform traditional Celtic and Celtic American tunes and songs.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Always Sometimes Never
by The Blarneygirls
Hot new CD from the coolest Celtic trio in the Southeast featuring original arrangements and compositions in the Celtic and folk genre featuring female vocals and Irish fiddle backed by guitars, bouzouki, bass and shruti.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

Music for Mercy
by Various Artists
Music for Mercy is a collaborative album of world music by young folk musicians from the United States, Ireland, and Canada. All proceeds from this album will go directly to the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

The Tin Fiddle
by Damien McGeehan
A multi tracked tin fiddle creates an ensemble sound with effects from hypnotic percussion to rich string lines all achieved by one musician & one instrument. Featuring Donegal fiddle music, new compositions & abstract imaginings of traditional forms.
Genre: World: Celtic

Light on the Surface
by Hooligan's Rule
Mostly acoustic Celtic and Folk songs and tunes played on Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass and Bodhran. Mostly traditional but with some own compositions.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

A Little Shamrock Music
by John O'gacki
An 18 track collection of lively and lovely Irish music with a lilt in the playing and brogue in the singing! To be enjoyed on St. Paddy's or whenever you might be desiring a bit of the Emerald Isle.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

by Raillery
A healthy mix of Irish and American roots, the title says it all, "Irishicana".
Genre: Rock: Americana
Release Date: 2017

by Diarmuid MacSuibhne
A snapshot of a point in a musical natives life, started in the traditions of Gaeltacht Múscraí, nurtured in the Thirsty Scholar musical movement in the Leeside Sessions in Cork City and exiled to the rich North Eastern US music scene.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Homeward Bound
by Restless Feet
Restless Feet's second studio album. It's all about sailing far away and coming home.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Live at the Old Shillelagh
by O'Brien Brothers
A you-are-there, live performance of all of your 'Irish Pub' favorites that captures the authentic feel of "The Old Shillelagh," Detroit's premier, Irish music venue.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

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