Happy New Year! Here are several ways to celebrate Celtic culture through music.
In the first episode of 2019, I announced this as the Year of the Irish & Celtic Women. I hope to share the music of more great women making Celtic music. Don't miss that show!
Calm Before the Storm...
There's a calm before the storm. Listen to Irish and Celtic music from Warbelow Range, Flowers of Edinburgh, Sadie and Jay, Dram & Go, West Awake, Ballinloch, Conor Caldwell, Catherine Koehler, The Blarney Rebel Band, Nick Metcalf, The Pikeys, Janette Geri, Journey North, Enda Seery. Give it a listen
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Joe Cooley Meets Clark Kent...
What was the earliest Irish music live streaming event? Billy McComiskey revisits the night TWO accordion giants gave a concert in the Catskills while a landlord in NYC tuned in; and Rose Flanagan remembers how her dad and his buddy learned tunes on their bikes, for this short between-season installment of Irish Music Stories.
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What’s a sure-fire way to make your season bright? A PLAYLIST and collection of mini-stories from Laurel Martin, Kevin Crawford, Daithi Sproule, Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss, Trad Youth Exchange, Liz Carroll, The Makem and Spain Brothers, and Cherish the Ladies.
New Celtic Music...
New Celtic CDs from Tara Linhardt, Duchess Sylvia, Clan Celtica, Hannah Nic Phaidin, Crows of Agartha, Kansas City Chorale & Charles Bruffy, Martin Butler, John Owens, Colin Owens, Nuerthe, Dennis Doyle. Find links here.
How to Be a Hero for Independent Music...
Someone shared this musician blog. It has a lot of valuable advice if you want to support any musician. So it's just as valuable for our Celtic music community. Read it.
Both Sides of the Tweed...
I love this song by Dick Gaughan. Sadly, I can't play covers like this on the show. But I can share a recent video by Barrowburn out of North Carolina. Watch it.
Hey! If you have a suggestion of a video, podcast, a festival, or something else I can share with our community, reply right now. Send me your offering to our Celts.
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Did you listen yet? Once you're done, make sure you VOTE in the Celtic Top 20. You will help me create next year's Best Celtic Music of 2019.
While you're at, make sure you read the new rules. Check out this cool technique on how to vote in 2019.
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Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
January 9, 2019
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