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Changing the way you hear Celtic Music
January 2, 2011 -- 21,000+ subscribers
- Top Celtic CDs of 2010
- Ireland Will Never Be As Beautiful As It Will This Summer
- Celtic Podcast Wins in Podcast Awards Two Years in a Row
- Podcast is 9 Short of 1000 Fans on Facebook
- Attention Celtic Writers!
- Rate Your Celtic iMix
- Celtic Music Headlines for December
- Celtic Music CD Store Presents
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Greetings Celtic Music Lovers,
Happy New Year!
Can you believe it? We made it through another year.
And I gotta say I am excited about the year to come.
I recently subscribed to the Irish Music Magazine,
a well-done print magazine that offers a ton of CD reviews
and features of traditional Irish music groups.
I highly recommend it.
However, when I read my first issue I saw very little
about any of the Irish and Celtic music groups here in
the States... And there are a LOT of 'em here.
I've decided that I want the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine
to really take off this year. I'd like this site to be
the place to go for Celtic music, particularly
Celtic-American music. Sure we have over 20,000 people
subscribed to this e-zine, but I think we can do better
and grow bigger.
So in 2011, I'd like the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine
to celebrate the diaspora. Celtic music has moved from
it's heart in Ireland and Scotland and been reborn,
reinvented, and revived in North America as well as
other places around the world.
I hope you will show yopur support and join me in
my efforts to keep my tagline relevant,
"We're changing the way you hear Celtic music."
Irish Music Magazine
TOP CELTIC CDS OF 2010
This was another great year for Celtic music. Celtic musicians
from around the globe continue to release great Celtic MP3s
through the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine, and this year's CDs
If you’re a regular reader, you know I’m not into main-stream
Celtic music. I like independent Celtic music… the kind of
music you’re gonna find in YOUR hometown. It’s down-to-earth
and filled with passion. That’s the reason it becomes more
popular every year. True folk music isn’t about pomp and
circumstance. It comes from the heart. It changes....
Read the entire article:
IRELAND WILL NEVER BE AS BEAUTIFUL AS IT WILL THIS SUMMER
The Irish economy is fighting to stay afloat. The exchange
rate has dropped a wee bit and Ireland needs your vacation.
More importantly for you, don't you just want to see Ireland?
Well, you can join me and a dozen other "Celtophiles" there
this summer (June 13-20, 2011).
Picture the texture of standing stones, the sounds of
Irish fiddle, and the wet taste of Guinness on your lips
and you're just beginning to understand how fantastic it
will be next June when you join me on another
Celtic Invasion of Ireland.
Find all the details when you visit the website
at http://celticinvasion.com/2010/03/celtic-invasion-of-ireland-2011/ .
A bunch of new MP3s will be coming in
the next couple o'weeks. So stay tuned.
Top 14 Celtic CDs of 2010, Top 10 Celtic Christmas
Music Holiday Gift CDs, Scottish Christmas Traditions,
Song Henge Celtic MP3s
This month's edition is now updated. Start downloading.
CELTIC PODCAST WINS IN PODCAST AWARDS TWO YEARS IN A ROW
Yes, we did! The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast won
"Best Podsafe Music" in the Sixth Annual People's Choice
Podcast Awards. I want to thank those who voted for our
wee podcast. This win is for all Celtic music lovers
You can see the other winners over at
Meanwhile, it's time once again for the
Irish & Celtic Music Podcast's "Best Celtic Music of 2010".
Throughout last year, you voted for your favorite music
from the podcast. All of the top voted songs will be
featured this week in an extra long, special edition
of the show.
This is a show to remember. Don't believe me? Check out
our past hour and a half long Best of the Year shows:
IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC PODCAST IS 9 SHORT OF 1000 FANS ON FACEBOOK
I just checked the stats. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
has 991 fans. That means, we are just nine people away
from 1000 fans.
C'mon. Show your support of Indie Celtic music.
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ATTENTION CELTIC WRITERS
You read the call. I want to pump up production of the
Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. That means I need YOUR help.
I'm looking for self-starters to write articles on Celtic
culture, news, history, geneology, legends, stories and
more. I'd also like to get a few more CD reviewers since
I have a LOT of CDs to be reviewed before St. Patrick's Day.
So please support your Celtic community and get involved.
Contact your editor@... for more details.
RATE YOUR CELTIC iMIX
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Follow the link and rate each of the iMixes on the page.
Let's see independent Celtic music get the attention it
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and song name as it is listed on iTunes.
CELTIC MUSIC HEADLINES FROM DECEMBER
One of the newest additions to the online magazine is
Celtic Music News of the Week. Each Wednesday, I gather
top news articles and blogs writing about Celtic music
and share those top headlines with you.
Here are some of the headlines from last month:
Irish Music Association’s Online Voting for 2011 Award Nominations is
The Irish Music Association (IMA) will honor the “best of the best
Celtic Music Secrets Revealed Through Stunning Technological Advances
The Celtic MP3s Music Magazine continues to take
Celtic music out of the pubs and into your inbox
as it has done for the past ten years. …
Tin Whistle – What is a Tin Whistle or Penny Whistle
The tin whistle is a simple traditional woodwind instrument
that is commonly found in Irish music and other genres
of Celtic music. The tin whistle is also …
IRISH MUSIC FESTIVALS 2011 | Ramblinghouse
Dates for Irish traditional music and folk festivals
and summer schools for 2011 .
The Best Music of 2010
The First Lady of Celtic Music and leader of Clannad,
Brennan had access to the likes of Bono and Sinead.
When the camera turned off, she added her ethereal...
Looking at Cornwall « The Celtic Music Fan
The Celtic Music Fan. Covering the music of Ireland,
Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Isle of Man,
Galicia & Asturias.
CELTIC MUSIC CD STORE PRESENTS
Visit www.celticmusic.org to find more great Celtic music CDs.
“Scottish Pipes and African Drums” by Jimi McRae & Sam Okoo
Get ready for something different! Piper Jimi McRae teams
up here with Sam Okoo on the African drums for a blended
sound that has good depth and a unique flavor. I enjoyed
this unusual pairing very much. Although the mixing of
the two may seem unorthodox, it really worked [read review...]
“Another Round” by Stanley & Grimm
Sean Brennan & Nikki Engstrom make up this New-England
based Celtic band, and their musical talents are ample
as soon as you have a listen. Brennan is a guitarist
and singer and Engstrom is a fiddler. Their combined
sound makes it hard to believe that there are only two
musicians here. Many [read review...]
“The Return Home” by Mithril
There's a lot of music to like on this CD. Mithril
classifies themselves as a Celtic/World music band,
which is quite appropriate. You can hear influences
of genres outside pure Celtic, but the underpinning
of the album remains Celtic in nature. Interesting,
without being too experimental for more [read review...]
“Off The Wagon” by Seamus Stout
I can't explain what it was about this CD that grabbed me
exactly, but I really enjoyed the energy that Seamus Stout
brought to the table here. What could have been just
another compilation of Celtic music was transformed into
something bigger and better by the conviction brought by
the artists that [read review...]
“The Well” by Jiggernaut
Done well, mixing musical styles can be a beautiful thing,
and I'm happy to report that this is a group that got it
right. Jiggernaut describes themselves as a mix of
"old and new, traditional and contemporary", and indeed,
the description fits quite well. A very interesting CD,
it really is different from the [read review...]
“1,000 Feet Closer To Hell” by Jasper Coal
It's almost funny to think that this band hails from Alabama.
When you hear them you'd swear that they were straight from
Ireland. This CD, 1,000 Feet Closer To Hell, is a high-energy
ride that is perfect for those who love the likes of the
Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly or other bands [read review...]
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I hope you enjoy all the new music.
- Marc Gunn
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