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Whew! What a month... so far!

St Patrick's Day was super busy. I had four shows the day of. One longer show the night before. Plus all of the podcasts and live streaming concerts. And then Birmingham was threatened with a tornado that never developed. So my whole week has been thrown asunder.

Nevertheless, I was able to release a new episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast featuring new Celtic music from Na Rosai, IONA, Moonrakers, Jimi McRae, The Spirited Lads, David Pedrick, Lunasa, Liz Schettner, Dun Aengus, Christine and the Kilts, Ballymun Bootboys, The Kilt Lifters, Barleyjuice, Brad Tuck.

You can listen and share the show on our website.

If you didn't download the 17 Celtic MP3s for St Patrick's Day", please get it now. If you have any questions on how to download, just let me know right now.

Once again, I do want to send out a big thanks to Apple Podcasts for their big feature last week. I saw us at #3 on the Music Podcast charts and #187 of ALL PODCASTS. W00T!

Before I let you go, I'd like to know what you think of the podcast. Do you have a favorite episode this year? Do you have any recommendations on how I can improve the show or this newsletter?

Drop me a line.

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
March 22, 2018

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

First Rain
by Na Rósaí
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2018

The Irish and the Erie
by Craobh Dugan
– “The Irish and the Erie” was developed by Mike Hoke, to commerate the contribution of the Irish Immigrants to the construction of the Erie canal, on the 200th anniversary of its dedication in Rome NY. Mike researched, wrote, and arranged the program which provides an interesting look at the Irish and the canal along with the appropriate music. You can access the program at for more detailed info. The project was supported and funded by Craobh Dugan, the Central NY chapter Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, an International Organization based in Ireland with over 400 branches worldwide. Its mission is to promote traditional Irish music, song, dance, and the Irish language.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2018

Ties & Tunes
by Poppy Seeds
Irish Music From Brittany
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2018

The Bridge
by West of Mabou
Contemporary Celtic music steeped in Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton tradition
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2018

The Celtic Spoons
by The Celtic Spoons
We play an array of fun uplifting music consisting of Irish Rock, Ballads and Traditional. We'll have your feet a tapping and your hands a clapping. We love what we do and it shows!
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2018

The Blue Tar Road
by Brendan Nugent
Irish Traditional Music & Song from Fermanagh, Donegal & Tyrone
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2018

Although I'm Gone
by Dennis Gilmore
Celtic Folk Music
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 2018

Heartland Soul
by Red Velvet
Irish folk steeped in blues, country and jazz and more besides.
Genre: Folk: Irish Contemporary
Release Date: 2018

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