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I love it when bands get creative. Last weekend, I saw a band who's doing just that with a new video to their tune "Silent Place". The band is Jiggy. The video features people dancing around the globe, and not just traditional Irish and Scottish dancing. Everything! Line dancing, ballroom dancing, Hawaiian dance, African dance, etc etc. It's a beautiful vision of Celtic music mixed with world cultures and dance. As a Celt and former ballroom dancer, it got my feet tapping and my blood pumping.

The song hit #1 on the World Music charts on iTunes. And it is well-deserved. Watch the video here. Or just listen to this week's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It's the first track of this week's show featuring Celtic music from  Jiggy, Ciana, Jim Sharkey, Forkroot, Marc Gunn, The Ugly Mugs, Eilis Crean, The Wee Heavies, Mike Katz, Roads to Home, Coast, Kilmaine Saints, Sharon Shannon, Tim Edey.

Read the shownotes here.

Want to know the Secret History of the Celts. A new episode of Celtfather Music & Travel comes out next Tuesday. If you think Celtic culture is just about the seven Celtic nations, you're in for a shock! Listen and subscribe at

I'm told that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast brings a lot of joy to our Celtic culture. Why not spread your joy with others. Do something nice for someone in need this week. Show the world that we Celts are a kind and giving community. Thank you for your kindness. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
September 28, 2017

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PS. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Trevor Teuscher. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

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New CDs from Aerialists, Gabby Fitzgerald, Kyle Burghout Music, and Brave Heart Volunteers. Get weekly updates of New CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine and download 34 Celtic MP3s for free at #NewCelticCDs

Group Manoeuvre
by Aerialists
Transatlantic instrumental prog-trad group, melding Nordic and Gaelic roots with post-rock textures and pop sensibilities.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Black Dog Island
by Gabby Fitzgerald
16 original contemporary folk songs with celtic sounds written by the Artist
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
Release Date: 2017

The Prism Within
by Kyle Burghout
Debut solo album from award-winning Canadian fiddler and composer, Kyle Burghout, featuring both traditional and newly-composed tunes.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
Release Date: 2017

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