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Happy Thoughts

I've never been happier with the success of this podcast, and that includes winning TWO Podcast Awards. That's because what's most-important to me is that YOU are enjoying all of the great shows I put out each week.

Yes, I'm happy that we had the largest number of show downloads on St Patrick's Day in probably a decade. But what's more important is that you are listening, sharing, sending your feedback and filled with your own happy thoughts thanks to Celtic music and the generosity of the musicians who share their music each week.

This week, you'll enjoy music from Old Blind Dogs, Crikwater, Steel Clover, Garry O Meara, Gerry O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley, Hearthfire Duo, Mithril Duo, Beer Belly, Tim Keeley, Claymore, Celtic Fusion Illusion, Shillaly Brothers, David Curley & Mick Broderick. Check the showtnotes to find links to these artists.

And don't forget to vote for your favorites in the Celtic Top 20!

Thank you! Let me know how you're doing and how I can make this show better!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
April 13, 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. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast comes out each and every week due to the generosity of people like you. Your kind 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 get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. When we hit a milestone, you get a 2-hour special. We are just $31 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons: Michelle Knee, Andrew Volz, and a special thanks to our newest Celtic Superstar, Nancie. Thank you all so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!

Thank you



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


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!


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 May 13th Black Market Haggis will be performing at Berkeley Bob's Coffee House, in Cullman, AL.
  • On April 28th Plastic Paddy Band will be performing at Two Day Town in Livermore, CA. Check out their debut album Lucky Enough, available on their website.
  • Ed Miller will be performing at Texas Scottish Festival And Highland Games; in Arlington, TX; on May 5th - 7th.
    Griffins of Kinsale; in South Pasadena, CA; will be hosting a session by Sligo Rags.
  • Crikwater will be performing at Shannon Pub; in Buffalo, NY; on April 15th. Check out their self-titled album available CDBaby, Amazon, Itunes, and Google Play.
  • Crimson Pirates will performing at Blackbeard Pirate Festival; at the Downtown Hampton, in Hampton, VA.
  • St Bernadette's Church will be hosting a perfomance by Seamus Kennedy.
  • Andrew McKee will be performing weekends until April 23rd at Sherwood Forest Faire.
  • Stout Pounders will be performing at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub; in Seattle, WA; on May 5th.
  • The King's Head Pub, in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, will be hosting a performance by Dust Rhinos on May 5th.
  • The River Drivers will be performing at Music on Main, in Yardley, PA, on July 22nd. Check out their debut album available now on CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify.
  • On May 27th The Canny Brothers Band will be be performing at East Durham Irish Festival in East Durham, NY.
  • Barleyjuice will be performing at 20th Annual Sailors Ball, in New York, NY on April 29th.
  • On April 29th Oberon's Restaurant and Bar, in Ashland, OR, will be hosting a performance by Beltaine.
  • On April 19th, The Langer's Ball will be performing at Dubliner Pub & Cafe in St. Paul, MN.
  • Johnnie Maccracken's, in Marietta, GA, will be hosting a performance by Marc Gunn on April 15th.
  • On May 17th We Banjo 3 will be performing at Whelan's in Dublin, Ireland..



Miriam Suzuki

New CDs from Steafan Hannigan & Saskia Tomkins, and Clan Hannigan, Toyota Ceili Band, and Pat Razket. Get weekly updates of New Celtic CDs right here in the Celtic Music Magazine

by Steafan & Saskia
Husband & wife duo have created an album of traditional Irish music with a healthy twist of other traditions, and a profusion of groove. S&S play fiddle, viola, nyckelharpa, uilleann pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar, bouzouki, cittern, bass, djembe.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Gathering Cloud
by Toyota Ceili Band
This is the first album played by The traditional Irish Ceili band from Japan.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Black Sails
by Pat Razket
Pirate folk music.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

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