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We are just two weeks away from my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. I'm a bit flustered trying to get everything done before I leave. But I finished this week's show. I also have one guest host lined up for the podcast. While I'm in France, you will get music picked and hosted by Steve Behrens of and the Celtic Music Journal. It should be a great show.

Last Friday, I held my live YouTube Q&A. It was poorly attended on YouTube. But since it was also a last minute move from YouTube to Facebook, I'm not totally surprised. The great thing was at the very end of the broadcast, I was able to stream music live. So the next time this happens, you're gonna get a YouTube-exclusive BONUS show with music from my iTunes library. Make sure you are subscribed to the Podcast YouTube Channel so you don't miss anything.

This week's show features some of the music I played last Friday. You'll hear music from The Rogues, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Navan, Brendan Monaghan, Rambling Sailors, Poitin, The Duplets, Free Range String Band, David Curley & Mick Broderick, The Gothard Sisters, Larkin, Barleyjuice, Athenrye, Dust Rhinos, Robert Doyle. Read the Shownotes.

I have one last exciting announcement. Next week, I will release the 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast T-Shirt. I hope you will consider supporting the show by getting one for you or a friend. It was beautifully designed by James McDaniel II. You'll see the design below.

One final question. Could you please send me a list of 3 of your favorite Celtic road trip songs with Song Name and Band Name? I I think we need a Celtic Road Trip episode of the podcast

Thank you as always for supporting the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
May 18, 2017

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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 $20 away from the next 2-hour special. I want to thank to our newest patrons:Jeff Pike, Miranda Nelson and Michael Bortowski! Thank you all so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!


2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast T-Shirt - Reel Celtic Music
The 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt celebrates women and their contribution to traditional "Reel Celtic Music". Look for the new shirt NEXT WEEK!


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.

  • Carolina Ceili will be performing at Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College in Maryville, TN. We would like to welcome Carolina Ceila's newest member, Zach Dean.
  • On May 27th and 28th Screaming Orphans will be performing at The Shawnee Celtic Fest, at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in East Stroudsburg, PA.
  • On June 1st The Ugly Mug Café, in Soquel, CA, will be hosting a session by Colleen Raney
  • Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac will be performing on July 14th - 16th at the Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast, ME.
  • Katherine Nagy - Singer/Songwriter will be performing at Park Tudor School, in Indianapolis, IN, on May 23rd.
  • Runa will be performing at @Haverton Irish Festival, in Haverton, PA, on June 24th.
  • On July 22nd and 23nd Karan Casey will be be performing at Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, in Cleveland, OH



Get weekly updates of New Celtic CDs right here in the Celtic Music Magazine. Share your #NewCelticCDs with this hashtag. New CDs from Linton Osborne, COAST, Green Summer, & Sarah Copus.

Ballads & Battles - Echoes of Alba
by Linton Osborne
If Elvis had been Scottish.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Windmills in the Sky
by Coast
The freshest Celtic rock from Scotland comes in the form of' Windmills in the Sky' by Coast. A 'must have' for lovers of rock and celtic.
Genre: Rock: Arena Rock
Release Date: 2017

Farewell to Ireland
by Green Summer
Irish Rock and Traditional Folk Music.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
Release Date: 2017

Moorland Winds
by Sarah Copus
Dreamy airs, lively dance tunes, and haunting vocals with Celtic harp.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

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