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Dec 4, 2015

December is here. That means it's time to start planning my Celtic Christmas music specials like I do every year. But I have one more show to share before the holiday music begins with great indie Celtic music from Maidens IV, Mithril, 3 Pints Gone, The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, The Poxy Boggards, Bat Kinane, LandLoch'd, Breabach, The Skelligs, A Band of Rogues, Kilmaine Saints, Green Tea, Danny Carthy, Jiggernaut, Bonhomme Setter.

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* Thanks to the Patrons of the Podcast. Your kind and generous support keeps this show running every week. Become a Patrons at Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Robert and Asa

* Taking a break from this podcast next week to release the first Celtic Christmas Podcast of the year.

* My Celtic Christmas Music website is now mobile-ready. Go to to read the articles. And now you can listen to my article "What is Celtic Christmas Music?" in the Celtfather podcast.

* I released several new Celtic Music Spotlights in The Celtfather podcast. You'll hear more about Wild Colonial Bhoys, Jig to a Milestone, and Black Market Haggis.

* There are two weekends left at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Come see me perform with Kilted Kings.

* I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Email a written or audio comment to or call 678-CELT-POD to leave a voicemail message. That's 678-235-8763. Or visit to post a comment in the shownotes. What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? Send me pictures of what you're doing or picture of one of your travels to Ireland or Scotland

Vic wrote: "Hi Marc, greetings from Down Under. Thank you for another year of fab music. May you and your family have a merry Christmas. In Oz its its starting to warm up, so we'll be escaping to Tasmania for the Cygnet and George Town Folk Festivals. Cheers Vic"

Rick wrote: Mark, Earlier this year, my wife and I took a bucket list trip to Scotland and Ireland and England. In preparation for the trip I found your podcast and have been listening ever since. I went to my first Louisiana Renaissance Festival this month and took a side trip up a small rise and found a pair of Celtic musicians playing. I said to myself, that guy sure sounds like Mark Gunn. I later learned that it indeed was you, but could not return to find you as I was busily engaged in watching grandchildren at the fest. I enjoyed your set and enjoy the podcast very much. Attached a few of our favorite shots from the trip. Slainte! Rick Rawle, Slidell Louisiana, 45% British and 2% Irish according to Ancestry DNA."

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This Week in Celtic Music

"Four in the Heartland" by Maidens IV
from Emerald Fire

"The Good Natured Man/The H.O.F" by Mithril
from The Return Home

"Donegal Danny" by 3 Pints Gone
from It's About Bloody Time

"Miss McGuinness / Tommy Peoples’ / The Torn Jacket (reels)" by The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra
from Since Maggie Dooley Learned the Hooley Hooley

"This Pub That We Call Home" by The Poxy Boggards
from Anchor Management

Celtic Music News

"Biddy Mulvey and the Landgrabber" by Bat Kinane
from The Hills Above the Valley

"Irish Rover" by LandLoch'd
from Loch'd and Loaded

"Chloe's Passion" by Breabach
from The Big Spree

"In London So Fair" by The Skelligs
from Kingdom Come

"Ballyvaughn" by A Band of Rogues
from A Band of Rogues

Celtic Feedback

"Ten Fathoms Deep" by Kilmaine Saints
from The Good, The Plaid, and The Ugly

"3 Piece Trad Set" by Green Tea
from Synergy EP

"Paddy Would a Wooing Go" by Danny Carthy
from Stand Look Around You

"The City Boy Set" by Jiggernaut
from In Search of More

"The Blacksmith" by Bonhomme Setter
from Obia

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