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I receive a number of emails from students. They listen to the podcast while they are studying. The latest one asked for an instrumental show because they have trouble studying with songs.

I'm the same way. I'm writing the newsletter right now. The background instrumental tunes are perfect for helping me to write.

So this week's show is all instrumental music from The Here & Now, McFlooseys, Baal Tinne, Anne Roos, Alizbar & Ann' Sannat, Across the Pond, Adamh, Wolf & Clover, Chris Murphy, Peat in the Creel, The Led Farmers, Brynmor, Bridgid's Crossm Solasta, Andy Lamy. 

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I was a founding member of the Brobdingnagian Bards, a Celtic Renaissance duo from Austin, Texas. You would've heard our music a lot on early episodes of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. But we broke up in 2008.

Now we're back!

Though in a slightly different form.

You see, we no longer live near one another. We both have solo music projects. The internet has changed a lot since we became one of the Top 20 bands on the late

We're changing with the times. We relaunched our fan club on Patreon for just $5 per month. We're gonna start working on a new album, share new podcasts and videos, and reconnect with Nagians.

I gotta say I'm extremely excited to see what new music we create and share with you.

You can join the Brobdingnagian Bards on Patreon right now.

Do you know of a Celtic artist or band on Patreon? Email me. I'll compile a list and share it.

Many thanks for supporting indie Celtic music.

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
February 23, 2018

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

Wild Unknown
by Marys Lane
Celtic Folk n' Roll, Crossover Celtic
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2018

Next to You: Scottish Inspired Fiddle Tunes
by Ørjan Arntsen
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
Release Date: 2018

Tin and Copper Boys
by The Stowes
The Stowes are a 3 piece, foot stomping, folk band hailing from Cornwall. Armed with acoustic instruments, they deliver a driving, energetic performance whilst retaining the traditional sound and feel of Celtic music
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
Release Date: 2018

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