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Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

It's also a Celtic non-profit. I think this is the second time I've donated some of the money I've earned from the podcast to the Texas Scottish Festival.

If you didn't know, I donate a percentage of all compilation CD sales and Patreon donations to Celtic non-profits. I need to update my donation numbers, but I believe I've donated over $28,000. And more will come.

That's one of the reasons I decided to highlight artists performing at the Texas Scottish Festival this year. You'll hear amazing Celtic music from Battlefield Band, Tullamore, Scotland Rising, Ed Miller, Willow and Her Giant, Jed Marum, Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse, The Selkie Girls, Reel Treble Band , Seamus Stout, Madi Davis, Skeleton McKee, Cleghorn, Murder the Stout, Jiggernaut. Check out the shownotes for links to bands.

Thank you for supporting the podcast with your contributions. And if you go to the festival, look for my free bumper stickers. There's a limited number available. Have fun. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
April 27, 2017

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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. Use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews.

  • On April 28th Hearthfire will be performing at Ashling on the Lough, in Kenosha.
  • On May 5th Fiddler's Hearth, in South Bend, IN, will be hosting a performance by Kennedy's Kitchen.
  • On June 7th Jed Marum Music will be playing at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse, in Dallas, TX.
  • Old Blind Dogs will be performing at The National Piping Centre, in Glasgow, UK, on May 19th. Check out their latest album, Bunker Hill, available from their website.
  • Check out Smithfield Fair latest album, Evermore, available on Amazon, CD baby, or their website.
  • Julia Lane will be performing as part of Castlebay at Bull Feeney's, in Portland, ME.
  • On April 29th Watters Creek, in Allen, TX, will be hosting a session by String Theory Irish Band.
  • Barrowburn will be performing at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, Raleigh, in Raleigh, NC on May 5th.
  • On March 29th SeaStar will be performing at Northwest Folklife, in Seattle, WA



New Celtic Cds

Get weekly updates of New Celtic CDs right here in the Celtic Music Magazine. Share your #NewCelticCDs with this hashtag.

by Saltfishforty
Songs and tunes inspired by the people and islands of Orkney, with a sprinkling of our favourites from further afield given the Saltfish treatment. Our fifth album, and back to the studio after 2013's live release.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

Cormac Begley
by Cormac Begley
This is the first solo album in traditional Irish music to feature Bass, Baritone, Treble and Piccolo concertinas and highlights some of the instrument's possibilities across seven octaves and introduces the use of drones, note bends and air percussion.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

by Daisybell
Original and traditional British Folk in spine-tingling three part harmony.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
Release Date: 2017

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