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I had a great time in Indianapolis with my family. I was there for a gig of Celtic Geek music at Inconjunction, a small science fiction convention where I was booked as Guest of Honor. We had an amazing time at the con and in the city. The more I visit Indy, the more I love it. I can't wait to head back for GenCon in August. I just wish my family could join me.

We got back in town on the 4th for a quite Independence Day at home. It feels weird being back at home. But we are happy we don't have any more trips planned until next month.

Yesterday, I finally sat down to record this week's show. I didn't have time to make the 2-hour Scottish music special. So instead, I put together a rockin' episode of Irish and Celtic music from Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa,Kindred Spirits, Steve Hawson, Carey Street, Terry Griffith, Runa, Seamus Kennedy, King Laoghaire, McGinty, Rambling Sailors, String Theory, The Here & Now, Dom Duff, The Gobshites, Greenwich Meantime, Lexington Field, We Banjo 3.  Read the Shownotes

I want to remind you that you can get one incredible deal when you buy the Sainted Song Henger Collection. You will get the Reel Celtic Music t-shirt, a coffee mug, and four CDs from my Celtic Music CD Store. PLUS, you'll get TEN additional random Celtic CDs from my archive. They may not be in their CD jackets, but this is a LOT of great music and $250 value for JUST $100. But this offer is only good in July 2017. Support Celtic music now!

Thank you as always for your generous support of this podcast. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
July 6, 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. I want to thank to our newest patrons Kim Fieldstad, Joe Christensen. All of our patrons help you get a 2-hour special shows. Next up is 2-hours of Scottish music. I hope to have it out within the next couple o'weeks. Become a patron today!



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


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New CDs from Dara Smith-MacDonald & Adam Young, Ensemble Ériu, Gerard O'Callaghan & Daniel Murphy, Neil Thomson, Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul, and Ciaran McGhee.

Get weekly updates of New CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine and download 34 Celtic MP3s for free at #NewCelticCDs

The Lake Sessions

The Lake Sessions
by Dara Smith-MacDonald & Adam Young
A lively mix of traditional fiddle and piano, recorded at home and close to the floor
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

by Ensemble Ériu
Ensemble Ériu are a 7-piece contemporary Irish traditional group led by Neil Ó Loclainn and Jack Talty.
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

Easy Street
by Gerard O Callaghan & Daniel Murphy
"This is an original album of personal songs, telling timeless stories with an alt-country and folk flavour."
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

Live at the Glad Cafe
by Neil Thomson
Mellow and relaxing "Live at the Glad Cafe' captures the intimacy and laid back performance of a Neil Thomson gig
Genre: Folk: Scottish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

One Two
by Jenna Moynihan & Màiri Chaimbeul
Contemporary music rooted in the Scottish tradition, bearing influence from Appalachia. Their music breathes new life into old tunes, and merges their wide-ranging influences into a sound that is at once grounded and adventurous.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Don't Quit Your Day Job
by Ciaran McGhee
Recorded in Edinburgh in November 2016 this is Ciaran McGhee's debut album. After working as a musician in Edinburgh for two years, making friends, Collaborating and consolidating ideas one phrase summed up the whole experience: Don't Quit Your Day Job.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

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