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Yesterday, I performed on Facebook Live. It was a short show of "Relaxing Celtic Music". This was the first time I've put up a Virtual Tip Jar for one of my live streaming shows. I was thrilled to get tipped a couple bucks. It was inspiring... and liberating.

You see, like many bands on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I am trying to adjust my music career with the changing music business. CD sales used to allow me a fairly good living as a musician. Even digital downloads brought me a pretty solid income. Streaming music sites like Spotify and Pandora changed everything. Indie musicians make a fraction of a fraction of a cent for each listen.

Now I don't begrudge anyone streaming my music. I'm sure most musicians would agree. But this means we need to find new income streams. For me, getting "tips" through my Virtual Tip Jar means a helluva lot. It means I can not only go Live anytime. I can also make a few dollars when I perform. That's incredible!

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Thank you again for being a part of this show. And thank you for loving your neighbors. Let's bring joy into the world with Celtic music. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
November 9, 2017

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The Winter King
by Syr
Original Celtic Folk Rock inspired by Celtic history and myth. Powerful songs of battle, love, loss, heritage and victory in English and Gaelic. Get ready to ride into battle!
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Wide Waters
by Hibernia
A dreamy blend of traditional singing and Celtic harp.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

High Time
by Ciúnas
The Quintet spans an arc of filigree tunes from the 17th century on selected Irish/Scottish traditionals, as well as songs from the newer folk scene to expressive original songs.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

The Joyful Hour
by Open the Door for Three
The brand new third album from the highly-acclaimed traditional Irish trio – featuring great undiscovered tunes, lush arrangements of traditional songs, and the trio's signature power and grace – their most rich and musically ambitious project to date.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Irish Reels
by Trent Hausman
Top of the morning! Go into that green country called Ireland and begin to tap your feet! Trent Hausman has a pot full of gold what are these Irish reels! The music is good as Ireland looks. Then tap your feet again! Tap! Tap! Tap!
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

The Feis Album, Vol. 5
by Anton & Sully
Anton & Sully's VOL 5 is now online, including the all new VOL 5 PRESENTATION TRACK. This album features Open Reels, Slip Jigs, Heavy Jigs and Hornpipes, through to Beginner Reels, Traditional Jigs and much more. A must for any teacher or dancer!
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

The Wilds
by Tim Macdonald & Jeremy Ward
High-energy Scottish dance tunes meet High Baroque chamber music
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

Longings of a Bard
by Florian Schneider, Adam Taubitz & Roman Bislin
Folksongs from Scotland, Ireland & England
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
Release Date: 2017

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