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The toughest thing about my Celtic Invasion Vacations is coming back home and getting back into the swing of things.

This year's Celtic Invasion of Brittany was incredible. We saw the Carnac Alignments, Broceliande and Merlin's tomb, Dolmens and Tumulus, medieval cities, a castle, Mont St-Michel, live music from Dom Duff, and so much more.

I didn't take many pictures this year. Instead, I shot LOTS of video. I've already released the first three videos. You can watch them here:

I will share more pictures and podcasts in the weeks to come.

I hope you enjoyed my three special guest podcasts from 67 music and Grinning Beggar's Paddy Rock Radio. And of course, this week, I'm pleased to share a podcast from Shannon Heaton's Irish Music Stories.  You'll enjoy music from John Williams, Keith Murphy, Kevin Griffin, Eoin O’Neill, Sharon Shannon, Shannon Heaton, Maeve Gilchrist, Paddy League, Karan Casey, John Gannon, Tina Lech, Kathleen Conneely, Sean Clohessy, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Seamus Connolly, Sean McComiskey, Kieran Jordan, Girsa, Liz Carroll, Daithi Sproule, Trad Youth Exchange, McCarthy Family. Read the Shownotes.

If you're in a Celtic band, I simplified the submission form. Send me your new album!

I'll be back on the podcast next week to share more music with you. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
June 23, 2017

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Sept 23-24, 2017
Louisville Irish Festival
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205


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This Is the Corner of a Larger Field

Get weekly updates of newly released Celtic CDs right here in the Celtic Music Magazine. Share your #NewCelticCDs with this hashtag. New CDs from Lucas Nott, Merlyn Driver, and The Kindred Kilts.

Spring Walk
by Lucas Nott
Most of these songs are my own apart from two (Scarborough fair and Greensleeves) which are in the public domain.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

This Is the Corner of a Larger Field
By Merlyn Driver
Debut EP by Merlyn Driver
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

The Kindred Kilts Live at Summer Crush Winery
by The Kindred Kilts
The Kindred Kilts Live St. Patrick's Day Performance!
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

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