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I'm so psyched. We did it! We won our THIRD award for Best Podsafe Music in the Podcast Awards. Can you believe it?!

This is a huge honor. I am deeply grateful to each and every one of you who voted for our podcast. I don't know why it means so much to me. What really matters is that you are listening and telling your friends. Nevertheless, I was more excited than ever, especially since they changed up the voting this year. That made it even more difficult to win.

So again, thank you, thank you, thank you!

In the meantime, we're celebrating with indie Celtic music from Telenn Tri, Mike Katz, Lochlainn, Boston Blackthorne, Cormac Gannon, Cormorant's Fancy, The Changing Room, Charmas, Jesse Ferguson, Devils Water, The Crazy Rogues, Tuatha Dea, Dom Duff, Forkroot.

Read the shownotes and listen here.

Again, thank you for showing that the Celts are the best kind of people, who take care of our fellow human beings through thick and thin. Your kindness and generosity are inspiring. Thank you!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
October 5, 2017

I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK -- What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re doing while listening, or from one of your trips to one of the Celtic nations. You can also post a comment on iTunes.

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.

Super special thanks to our Celtic Superstars: Nancie, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, Bryan Brake, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

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  • Irish & Celtic Music Podcast won for the third time for Best Podsafe Music in the Podcast Awards. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us!

  • I posted a new episode of Celtfather Music & Travel this week where I share the Secret History of the Celts. If you want to find out about some our origins before the seven Celtic nations, subscribe and listen at I finally recorded an interview with Shannon Heaton, host of the Irish Music Stories podcast. I hope to release that interview in December.

  • I'm performing this weekend at the Indiana Renaissance Faire in Noblesville, IN with my band Kilted Kings. We have four shows daily. Find details on our website at

  • My new Celtic Halloween single is now on sale on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and everywhere else online.

  • Did you see the live video I shared last week of Dom Duff performing for my group in Carnac, France this summer?

  • Did you see the new Tullamore Dew video advertising their blended Irish whiskey? If you haven't, it's a beautiful tribute to Irish Americans and all of America.

  • Finally, you can get 7 CDs for just $23 in October 2017 only. I have a limited number of these Celtic CD Grab Bags that you can buy.



Ignite by The Fire

New CDs from The Fire, Andrew Calhoun, Moonrakers, Newfoundland, and Brandon Vance. Get weekly updates of New CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine and download 34 Celtic MP3s for free at #NewCelticCDs

by The Fire
Composed of primarily traditional Scottish tunes, this album features the interplay of Lomnicky's award winning fiddling with Brewer's masterful piping layered over a rich background of guitar and bouzouki.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Rhymer's Tower: Ballads of the Anglo-Scottish Border
by Andrew Calhoun
"...a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and fine traditional singer as well... fascinating and unpredictable." -Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

by Moonrakers
British traditional and contemporary folk music featuring Celtic harp, fiddle, stringed instruments and female/male vocals.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Newfoundland - EP
by Newfoundland
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

The Gentleman & Scholar
by Brandon Vance
An album of traditional and original Scottish fiddle music that draws deeply from the well of both Cape Breton and Baroque traditions.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

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