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I started down my Celtic music path about 19 years ago. I never really listened to the music before that. In 1999, I immersed myself in Irish music, mostly drinking songs. Nearly twenty years later, I'm still filled with a passion to share this music I love with you. With any luck, you have found some new favorite bands yourself.

What Celtic bands have you fallen in love with through the podcast? Share them on social media.

This week, we have Celtic music from Wolf & Clover, Andrew Finn Magill, Jennifer Licko, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Tara O'Grady, Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice, The Founding, The Jolly Rogues, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Alex Sturbaum, O'Craven, Matt Hughes, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfetones, Blackstone Cuil, The Selkie Girls, Screaming Orphans.

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You may not realize. I host two other podcasts. Celtfather Music & Travel is sort of a behind the scenes look at my music and travel adventures. I just recently posted an interview I did with Samantha Gillogly. She's a Celtic fiddler and violinist. We chatted about how she fell in love with Lord of the Rings in that episode. Listen and subscribe at

I also rebranded my Pub Songs Podcast. It's now called Geek Pub Songs. The content is still pretty much the same. You'll get a lot of Celtic music plus there will be a bit more geek music. So if you've ever wondered what I meant by "Geek musician," this is a good way to find out about it. Find out more at

Finally, I don't think I've mentioned it. My next album comes out on March 6, 2018. It's called As Long As I'm Flyin', and it features music inspired by Joss Whedon's cancelled cult classic TV show Firefly. Go to for details.

Enjoy this week's show. Have an amazing week. And thank you for celebrating Celtic culture through music with me. Slainte!

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
February 15, 2018

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Get weekly updates of New CDs in our Celtic Music Magazine #NewCelticCDs

Celtic Guitar Treasures
by El McMeen
This 77-minute album contains evocative and sparkling acoustic guitar renditions of musical gems in the "Celtic" repertoire--from soulful airs to toe-tapping dance tunes.
Genre: Easy Listening: Background Music
Release Date: 2018

Beyond Horizon
by Xavier Cevrin
Inspirational music by Xavier Cevrin featuring Irish flute and percussions
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2018

Our Newfoundland
by Jason R Martin
A collection of original songs all about Newfoundland's favorites traditions and heritage.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2018

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