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I love getting new music for the podcast. One of my main goals has always been to help indie Celtic musicians be heard. Getting new music is continued validation of that mission.

It's also a recognition that there will be a "tomorrow" for Celtic music. We will continue to celebrate Celtic culture into the future while paying loving tribute to the past with both traditional and not-so-traditional Celtic music. It's an honor to share this music with you.

This week, the Celtic music of tomorrow is here today with music from Rattle the Knee, Peat in the Creel, Kellswater Bridge, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, Jesse Ferguson, Cormac Gannon, Shauna Mullin, Devils Water, Robbi McMillen, Laura McGhee, Battlelegs, Sprag Session, Preab Meadar, The Changing Room.

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In this week's show, I mention the Cateaters Pipe Band out of Vicenza, Italy. TYou can watch a video of them perform on YouTube.

The Podcast Awards are now open to nominations. They are running it differently this year. In fact, when you nominate the podcast, you might get a chance to vote on the winner too! The setup is a little more clunky and difficult to navigate this year. But you can nominate us right now!

Finally, I want to remind you that you can listen to this, and almost all of the past podcasts, through our free app on iTunes and Android. I hear they're adding new features to allow you to comment in the app. Not sure if that's up and running yet though.

Thank you once again for your generous support of Celtic music. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
July 20, 2017

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


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New CDs from Kellswater Bridge - Kannapolis, NC, Highland Reign, The Shillelagh Lads, and Eilis Crean.

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Kellswater Bridge - As the Story Goes

As the Story Goes
by Kellswater Bridge
Contemporary Celtic music with a traditional edge. Instrumentation includes voice, guitar, bouzouki, fiddle, bodhrán, tin whistle, and cello.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

My Hearts in the Highlands
by Highland Reign
Progressive Scots-American Folk Rock
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

by The Shillelagh Lads
Irish and Irish-flavored hymns with infused Traditional Irish Dance Tunes.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

Searbh Siúcra (Bitter-Sweet)
by Éilís Crean
Searbh Siúcra makes available for the first time, all 21 of Eddie Kelly's music compositions. Eddie Kelly is from Ireland and is a preeminent composer, fiddle-player and button accordionist of the East Galway Irish Music Tradition (EGIMT) style.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

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