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The temperature dropped here in Birmingham. It's cold. But this week's episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast will set you on fire!

That's because we have two hours of amazing Celtic rock on the show. I am excited to share this music. There are several tracks I've hoarded, waiting for just such a moment. That time is now.

You'll enjoy two hours of Celtic from The Elders, Syr, Jiggy, The Gleasons, Coast, Ryan MacNeil , The Ne'er Duwells, Dom DufF, Screaming Orphans, West of Mabou, The Kilt Lifters, Barleyjuice, The Crazy Rogues, Seagulls are Drunk, Claymore, Emish, Blackstone Cuil, Screeched Inn, House of Hamill, Sons of Malarkey, The Muckers, The Canny Brothers Band, The Bog Hoppers, Paddy's Pig, The Led Farmers, Lenahan, The Tossers, O'Hanlons Horsebox, Kilmaine Saints, Clan Na Gael (with Neil Anderson) , Ockham's Razor, Tuatha Dea.

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This week was kicked off with some exciting news. You can now listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast on Spotify. I don't listen to Spotify much except during the Christmas holiday, but I am hopeful that we will see a ton of new subscribers on this popular streaming music platform.

If you haven't yet, Subscribe and listen to the Celtic Christmas Podcast to brighten up your holiday season with Christmas music by Celtic musicians. You can also save 50% when you buy A Celtic Christmas on iTunes. It's just $4.99!

What Celtic musicians or shows are you going to see this month?

Happy Christmas! Slainte

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
December 7, 2017

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PS. Imagine a world with no Celtic music. Pretty crappy, right? All you have is boring pop music being shoved down your throats by big record labels. You wouldn't get to experience the incredible music shared each and every week in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

I want to thank the amazing generosity of all of our patrons. But I want to send an extra special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Bryan Brake, Nancie, Hunter Melville, John Bilderback, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Derek Lineberry, Lynda MacNeil, John Sharkey White II, Theresa Sullivan, Shawn Cali.

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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

    Or watch it on our Facebook page.



New Celtic CDs

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Celtic Anthology
by Faolan
Welcome to the world of "Celtic Anthology", a collection of several celtic songs composed by Faolan...
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

by Iona
Celebrating 31 years performing, IONA presents a pan-Celtic tour-de-force with 10 tracks totaling 24 songs or dances from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Asturias, Quebec, Louisiana and Appalachia.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

The Second Story
by Katie Grennan
Fiddle player Katie Grennan's second album includes everything from ancient Irish melodies to original compositions.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Celtish Christmas
by Nigel Cameron & Julie Cameron-Hall
Contemporary arrangements of traditional carols; A feast of Celtic instruments; Captivating vocal performances; A fresh expression of wonder and worship.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
Release Date: 2017

Autumn Winds
by Niall Hanna
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2017

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