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Happy St Patrick's Day, my friend!

It's here! The long-awaited special episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I usually call it "17 For St Patrick's Day", but today, I decided to rename it "St Patrick's Day Music Party".

That's what St Patrick's Day is for me. It's a celebration of Celtic culture and Celtic music!

Even creating a weekly podcast of Irish and Celtic music, it sometimes feels like I wait all year long for this BIG Celtic music party. I can't wait to share the Celtic Top 20 and the 17 free Celtic MP3s that I give to you from these bands.

So let's get on with it.

Your St Patrick's Day show features Celtic music from Runa, Alasdair White, Jodee James, Bridgid's Cross, Sarah Copus, McDerry, Na Skylark, Jil Chambless, John Taylor, Scooter Muse, Melanie Gruben, The Gatehouse Well, Jesse Ferguson, Kilmaine Saints, Brynmor, Templars of Doom, Kilrush, Claymore, Tuatha Dea.

Listen, SHARE, and download this week's show.

Oh! And as I promised, You can download every song in this week's show!

Just follow this link to get your Celtic MP3s.

BIG NEWS: I want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to Apple Podcasts. They featured the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast's "Celtic Music Top 20 for St Patrick's Day" this week. It has pushed us up the Apple Podcast charts too. We hit #5 yesterday on the Music Charts. Incredible!

If you're a new subscriber via Apple Podcasts, I am pleased to welcome you!

If you're in a Celtic band, use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews if you want me to see and share your St Paddy's Day news.

Last week, I released a new CD inspired by the TV show Firefly. While I play a lot Sci Fi Drinking Songs, I got my start playing Celtic music.

That's why I also released a Celtic Music 6-Pack. You can now own six of my most-Celtic albums packed full of Irish and Scottish Songs. You can even get them at 50% off. Get your Celtic Music 6-Pack now!

If you want to read all of my St Patrick's Day news to find out where I am playing, what Paddy's Day podcasts I released, and some more Celtic music playlists, read my blog.

Finally, What Irish or Celtic song should I add to my Irish Song Lyrics website?

Thanks so much for listening.

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
March 15, 2018

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Rise and Follow
by Down by the Glenside
A diverse collection of Irish and Celtic songs and ballads, performed in the style of a gathering at a quaint pub in Ireland's countryside.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2018

First Light of Day
by Mary Vanorny
Traditional Irish Music on fiddle with piano accompaniment.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2018

Irish Sean Nós; Gypsy & Cajun Song at the Irish Roots Cafe
by Mike O'Laughlin
Irish Old Style 'sean nos' songs with a focus on the vocals in English; plus traditional favorites like 'House of the Rising Sun' and Jambalaya (on the bayou); and another lively selection 'Cruiscin Lan' in Irish and English.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2018

by Daire Mulhern
Irish, Scottish & World Folk Button Accordion music full of style and panache played by a 5-time All-Ireland champion.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2018

As Long as I'm Flyin'
by Marc Gunn
Browncoats rise again with a new album of music inspired by Joss Whedon's cancelled Sci Fi Western hit series.
Genre: Folk: Drinking Songs
Release Date: 2018

by HighTime
From the Heart of Connemara in the West of Ireland, HighTime combine music from old Ireland with exciting contemporary arrangements, ornate vocal harmonies and bold instrumentation; the end result is a rich sound guaranteed to excite listeners
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2018

Irish Trad Sessions, Vol. 1
by The Bros. Burke
Irish Trad
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2018

by Dave McGilton
My music is acoustic based and melodic with a very strong emphasis on lyrics that hopefully will connect with the listener in a meaningful way
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2018

The End of the Common Man
by Matt McGinn
Songs born from a place of hard working class heroes. A rousing tune for poets, pint drinkers, pit-workers and punters. Railing against capitalism and political greed, a song as old as time. An old time feel but a message is as apt today as ever.
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2018

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