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I want to start by wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

I'm trying to get a whole bunch of shows done early this year. We are going to visit relatives for Christmas at the end of the month. That means I have to record podcasts early. That's one of the reasons why there is no show this week. But don't you worry. Next week, you'll get a killer 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock. So stay subscribed.

Actually, there is a show. It's just not on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. 

This year's episode of the Celtic Christmas Podcast is now online. You'll hear music from The Gothard Sisters, The Malarkeys, The Harper and the Minstrel, Syr, Heather Dale, Marc Gunn, The Irish Rovers, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy.

Would you do me a BIG favor? Subscribe and listen to the show on iTunes. Even if you're already subscribed. Just hit unsubscribe and resubscribe to it. 

That will help launch the podcast up iTunes. I'd love to get a big showing for this effort even if I'm only releasing one episode this year. I'd also love to see a review posted by you.

Pretty please. :-)

If you're looking for more Celtic Christmas music this year, you can also save 50% when you buy our compilation, A Celtic Christmas, on iTunes. It's just $4.99 and has a lot of great reviews. 

What is your favorite Christmas song and artist? How about Celtic Christmas recordings?

If you're looking for a unique Celtic Christmas greeting card, check out my CD. It's designed with space for you to write your own Christmas message. Plus, you'll get a fun CD of Celtic Christmas music. You can get four CDs for just $20 until next week. Check it out here.

Plus there’s the added benefit that you support this podcast while doing so. 

Music is a huge part of life. Especially for those of us who love Celtic music.  It’s a big part of our culture. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is dedicated to bringing you great music all year long. 

But it requires a lot of work, the generous support of musicians, and your kindness, sometimes even when we are all strapped for cash at Christmas. 

I want to thank all of my immensely generous Patrons of the Podcast. Your generosity means that I can keep creating the show when I probably should take a break and get a part-time job during this low income time of year. If you want to keep getting great Celtic music this month, please become a patron today for as little as one dollar per episode. 

One dollar isn’t much to ask for 400+ hours of great entertainment. Sign up from now until the end of December and I will send you a free download of my CD Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion. 

A big thanks to our newest Patron: Susan Martin

I wish you a merry Christmas and a beautiful holiday season. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
November 30, 2017

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  • The Selkie Girls are so very excited to announce a special evening of Celtic Christmas music you won’t want to miss. Known throughout the Celtic music community for their gorgeous vocal harmonies, dynamic arrangements, colorful instrumentation, and engaging performances, the Selkie Girls always leave their audiences wanting more, and this show guarantees to be no different. Hear the band uniquely blend penny whistle, flute, harp, guitars, bass, and percussion in a mesmerizing way that both captivates and invigorates the listener.

    Joined by the school’s delightful Gaelic Youth Chorus, the Selkies will put their signature twist on several Christmas standards, including “Good King Wenceslas” and “Wexford Carol,” as well as a tasteful selection of traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs. You’ll also enjoy a dash of culture, as several songs will be performed in the Irish and Scottish Gaelic languages.

    Also joining the show are the North Texas School of Irish Music Premier Festival Band with musicians from String Theory Irish Band, Traidisiun, and Plectra. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate this Christmas season with an unforgettable musical experience that’s fun for the whole family!

    Tickets are available at

    Stream the concert LIVE at



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May You Always
by The Kelly Girls
A tasty feast of original and traditional Celtic tunes, sweetened with vocal harmonies, seasoned with stylish instrumentation and served up with passion and unbridled vitality.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

by Emish
Celtic roots intertwined with high energy power folk creating a classic, beautiful and energetic Christmas album.
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

Foxglove & Fuschia
by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Solo album by Irish singer and flute player “One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times “I think she is singing more beautifully than ever. Mysterious perfection” Dónal Lunny
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

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