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I saw a meme recently that showed the seasons of theSouth. One of them was Allergy Season. Some people “don’t have allergies”. But even those who don’t have them in other parts of the country have problems here.

Then there's me. Ugh! We are in full blown Allergy Season here in Birmingham. It’s kick in’ my butt.

Tomorrow, I fly to Texas for two weekends at Sherwood Forest Faire, just outside of my hometown of Austin. My only hope is the changed location will give me a reprieve so I can face it again in a couple weeks.

Last year, The Flying Toads sent a set of tunes called “Palm Sunday”. I got the track a little too late. But I didn't forget about it this year. You'll enjoy Celtic music from The Flying Toads, Jonathan Milton, Finbar Furey, Kellswater Bridge, The Beer Mats, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats, Dun Aengus, Mithril, The Boston Harbor Bhoys, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Marys Lane, Hair of the Dog, The Logues, The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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You may've heard about the recent Facebook issues with Cambridge Analytica. This is one of the reasons why I so highly value the Celtic Music Magazine. It is the best way for me to stay in touch with you (outside of the podcast). I try to provide valuable content to make it worth reading each and every week.

My only regret is that I don't have an easy way to find news from Celtic artists. Facebook is useless for gathering news. If you're a music lover like I am, you're probably just as frustrated.

The main social networks are rather lacking. So I thought I'd ask you.

Do you know of any good website or social network where artists could easily share news without the limits imposed by Facebook?

Or do you have any suggestions on good ways to get news from Celtic bands?

I'd love any thoughts or suggestions you can provide.

Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
March 29, 2018

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Colin Farrell Band
by Colin Farrell Band
With this recording the Colin Farrell Band deliver a fresh and fiery presentation of some of their favorite Irish Traditional Tunes.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
Release Date: 2018

The Empty Chair
by Spirits of the House
All-acoustic traditional Irish and Irish-inspired compositions. Featuring: uilleann pipes, flute, whistles, banjo, bouzouki and guitar.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 2018

Widows on the Shore
by Robert Palomo
So you think sea shanties are man-centric? And that those that do sing about women are only about 'loose' women? Too often true.
Genre: Folk: Sea Shanties
Release Date: 2018

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