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Here are several ways to celebrate Celtic culture through music.

Download Celtic MP3s This Week...
Every year on St Patrick's Day, I write an article where I give you 17 Celtic MP3s that you can download for free. It accompanies a podcast where you can listen to all of those MP3s. It is now time for that article.

Enjoy St Patrick's Day music from Dylan Foley, The Here & Now, The Gothard Sisters, Jiggy, Spirited Lads, The Elders, Gone Molly, Cara Wildman, Roads to Home, Purcell's Polyphonic Party, The Jackdaws, Forkroot, Jimi McRae, Heavy Blarney, Na Rosai, Madman's Window, Na Skylark.

Give it a listen.

Then download mp3s.

Remember that these MP3s are given to you through the generosity of the artists in the show. So if you find music you love, visit their websites and support the artists.

The podcast is listener-supported by folks just like you. Even a dollar or five per episode will help keep this podcast running. Find other benefits here.

Have you seen our new bumper sticker? It was beautifully designed by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can buy it in our store.

But from now until March 21, you will get a free sticker to go along with your per episode pledge of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Just sign up as a patron. I will send them out at the beginning of April.

11 St Patrick's Day Facts and Music....
Fact. St Patrick's Day is the best holiday ever. Fact. Everyone is Irish on St Patrick's Day.Fact. You're gonna LOVE next week's episode of ACTUAL St Patrick’s Day facts. Subscribe to Pub Songs Podcast!

I Want Your St Patrick's Day Photos!
While you're out celebrating St Patrick's Day, please keep me in mind. I would love to feature your photos in association with the podcast promotions.

Make sure the photos you send are LARGE (1500 pixels wide is best). If you don't know that technical stuff, just send a full-sized picture.

The pictures should capture the feeling of the day. Fun. Just email them right here. Use the subject "My St Patrick's Day Pictures".

This week's photo was taken for the band Heavy Blarney. I can't wait to see your photos.

Irish Music Stories Is Back...
What happens when old traditional music and dance move onto modern concert stages? Jean-Michel Veillon, Matthew Olwell, Steph Geremia, Kevin Crawford, Herschel Freeman, Eileen Ivers, Mick Moloney, Brian O’Donovan, and Rory Makem explore how the tradition continues to change, dissolve, evolve, and inspire. Listen to "Kitchen to Concert Stage".

Living Legends in Galway...
It is always nice to run upon someone who can shed light on the foundations of where you live. But meeting someone who understands how Christopher Columbus knew, when he was in Ireland, that there had to be land beyond the great sea, takes that idea to another level. Paeder ODowd, studies history and understands how the pieces of the past here fit together. That goes for historic figures from here and those from elsewhere who came here and impacted Ireland, like Christopher Columbus and President john F. Kennedy. Listen to Erin's Isle.

Musical History Tour of Dublin...
Learn Dublin’s history through famous songs! In this podcast Jody chats with Fiona Dalton about her musical history tour of Dublin. Listen to Ireland Family Vacations!

Orange and the Green...
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Brobdingnagian Bards with a little fun and a song. Watch it.

St Patrick's Day Favorites...
I went to my fans this week on Coffee with The Celtfather. You'll hear some traditional St Pat's favorite songs, plus some of the songs that I wrote for my Celtic community. There's also a little insight into my thoughts behind traditional Celtic music. It's eye-opening! Watch on YouTube.

Don't miss next week's Irish Rebel Songs episode of Coffee with The Celtfather.

New Celtic Music...
New Celtic CDs from Arise & Go, Finding Eden, Tartantrum, St James's Gate, Andrew Waite, Life O'Reilly, and Andrew Scott.  Find links here.

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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Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
March 14, 2019



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