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I consider myself very fortunate. I have a wonderful family, great friends, and awesome folks like you listening and sharing my show and music with the world. I am truly blessed.

But I often think about our Scottish and the Irish ancestors. They didn't have it so well. They were persecuted, hunted, and hurt. Life was much different for the Celts, even 100 years ago as the Irish fought for independence.

For that reason, I consider it important to help out, not just my fellow Celts, but all those who are struggling and persecuted for being different. I believe it's imperative to help the little guy. That's what this podcast is about.

There are so many bands that have money or the support of big record labels. They don't need this tiny podcast. That's why I prefer promoting the indie Celtic bands, the ones who need a helping hand to make an impact. This show is dedicated to the less-fortunate with the hope that together we can improve their fortunes.

Enjoy great Irish and Celtic music from Culann's Hounds, Poitin,Season's Melody (Melanie Gruben), The Irish Experience, Sligo Rags, Cormorant's Fancy, Ken O'Malley, Merry Wives of Windsor, Flook, 3 Pints Gone, West of Mabou, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Beatnik Turtles, Blaggards, Celtica Pipes Rock. Listen, like, and share it with your friends.Find their websites in the shownotes.

Have a great week. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
March 30, 2017

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK -- What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. You can also post a comment on iTunes.

PS. I want to send out a big thanks to the patrons of the podcast. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 per episode pays for the production of this podcast as well as my time in producing the show. You will enjoy a personal podcast feed where you can listen to the show before regular subscribers and my deepest thanks. Thanks to our newest patrons:Perry Greza. Thank you all for your generosity! Become a patron today!

PPS. I'm getting ready to launch a fundraiser for my next album, Irish Adventures on Higgins' Moon. I though it'd be nice to draw attention to other bands. So I am looking for bands willing to donate one MP3 for an exclusive album of Celtic or Geek music. The album will be given away to everyone who supports my fundraiser. Email me if you're interested.


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! Put your name on my soul, buy a copy today!



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


Download 17 Celtic MP3s


You can find links to all of these bands on Facebook . Do you have news to share? Post your Celtic Music News on Facebook here.

  • On April 1st Black Market Haggis will be performing at St Thomas Episcopal Church. While you're there pick up their latest album, Better Than it Sounds.
  • Check out Katherine Deane Nagy album, Gypsy Lady.
  • Avery LeVine will be performing at Alberta Street Pub on April 29th.
  • Byrne and Kelly will be performing at The Cordelle, in Nashville, TN, on March 30th. Check out their latest album, Echos, on CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.
  • Buffa's Bar & Restaurant, in New Orleans, LA, will be hosting a performance by Beth Patterson.
  • Derek Byrne and Paddygrass will be performing at Lyons Irish Pub, in Watertown, WI. While there check out their latest album, Rooted, also available on their website.
  • On April 8th Get Up Jack will be performing at Van Dyck, in Schenectady, NY. Check out their website for information on their 2018 tour of Ireland.
  • On May 26th The Prodigals will be performing at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar, in New York, NY.
  • On April 1st House of Hamill will be performing at Brix City Brewing. Check out their debut album, Wide Awake, available on their website.



Miriam Suzuki

New CDs from Miriam Suzuki, Michael Hurdle & Paul Anderson, and Clover's Revenge. Get weekly updates of New Celtic CDs right here in the Celtic Music Magazine

Celtic Harp Tapestry
by Miriam Suzuki
Clear resonance of Celtic harp. Peaceful and inspirational sound for your heart and soul.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Highlands & Houston
by Michael Hurdle & Paul Anderson
Very cool and refreshing! A unique fusion of American jazz/folk/alt and traditional Scottish fiddle of the renowned Paul Anderson. Written in Texas by guitarist/songwriter Michael Hurdle. Recorded in Sugar Land, TX and Aberdeen, Scotland.
Genre: World: World Fusion
Release Date: 2017

Clover's Revenge
by Clover's Revenge
Somewhere in between The Dubliners and The Dropkick Murphys and mixed with beer and whiskey is the place we play, or as we call it "Irish Speed Folk".
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

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