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This time next week, I'll be boarding an airplane to fly to Paris, France. I'll hop a train the next day to Rennes in Brittany, one of the seven Celtic nations.

I'm really excited about this year's Celtic Invasion of Brittany. I know very little about it's Celtic culture and history other than Lorient hosts one of the largest Celtic festivals in the world. 700,000 people from around the world invade at the beginning of August for this festival.

Okat, that's way to many people for my introverted soul, but it sounds amazing nonethless. You should check out the list of artists playing there.

Our small group will be much more fun. I haven't nailed down any Breton music yet, but I'm hopeful I'll find some when we arrive. Though I am hoping to get an interview with Dom Duff, one of the first Celtic musicians to submit to the podcast. You can listen to me share our itinerary on my newly rebranded Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. Subscribe while you're there.

In the meantime, I have a new show for you. Don your kilts and corsets and listen to Celtic music from Lochlainn, Iona, The New Customs, Iarla O'Lionaird, StoneRing, Bow Triplets, McDerry, Brad Reid, Mishaped Pearls, The Leftovers, The Crazy Rogues, Claymore, Tuatha Dea. Read the Shownotes.

The 2017 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts are now on sale. Your purchase will help support this podcast and allow me to keep sharing new shows. I also added a 2017 Sainted Song Henger Collection which will help the podcast even more. Check 'em out in our shop.

Finally, I'm happy to announce that we hit our latest Milestone! It's time to plan the next 2-hour special of Scottish music. What bands and musicians would you like to hear on this show?

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

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
May 25, 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:Rick Hantz, Ed Powel, Patrick Downey! Thank you all so much for your generosity! Become a patron today!


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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.

  • The Rogues will be performing at Virginia Renaissance Faire, in Spotsylvania, VA weekends until June 11th.
  • On June 21st Navan will be performing at makemusicmadison in Madison, WI. Check out their new album, Òran nan Tonn, on their website.
  • Holywood Harmony Festival in Hollywood, Ireland, will be hosting Brendan Monaghan on June 2nd
  • Poitín - Celtic World Music will be performing at Cerná ovce, in Pilzen, CZ on May 26th.
  • The Gothard Sisters will be performing at Caras Park, in Missoula, MO, on July 29th for @celticfestivalmissoula
  • On May 27th Barleyjuice will be performing at Furman University, in Greenville, SC, for Greenville Scottish Games
  • On June 8th Wood Tavern in Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be hosting a session by Dust Rhinos.
  • Check out Robert Doyle latest album, Liq Amach, on Google Play,iTuness and Spotify.



Get weekly updates of newly released Celtic CDs right here in the Celtic Music Magazine. Share your #NewCelticCDs with this hashtag. New CDs from Rebels & Sinners, Ciarán Bolger & Conall Flaherty Music, and Nelson's Shantymen.

Day's Just Begun
by Rebels and Sinners
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

The High Road
by Ciarán Bolger & Conall Flaherty
Lively Folk And Traditional Music From The Heart Of Connemara In Ireland. 'The High Road' is wonderful mix of instrumental music and song from dynamic duo, Ciarán Bolger and Conall Flaherty.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

England Expects
by Nelson's Shantymen
3rd Album from the Nelson's Shantymen. Traditional songs of the sea.
Genre: Folk: Sea Shanties
Release Date: 2017

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