I love Celtic Christmas music about as much as I love classic Christmas music. The holidays are upon us. I’m in the Christmas spirit. I also need to start practicing for this year’s Christmas show here in Birmingham when I perform at The Summit Christmas Market in about a week and a half. I have a lot of songs I need to work on, including some new Celtic Christmas songs. Oh! Then there’s that hobbit Christmas song. Hmm. I have a lot of work to do.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share my Celtic Christmas practice session with you.
Welcome to another edition of the Pub Songs Podcast. This week, I am PACKED full of news. I’ve had a busy month, thus the delay in posting a show. But I’m back with more Celtic geeky goodness.
First and foremost is the exciting news that the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was nominated in the 2013 Podcast Awards for Best Podsafe Music. We need your help to win our THIRD award. To help out, just go to http://www.podcastawards.com/ and cast your vote for “Irish and Celtic Music” under Podsafe Music category. You can vote once a day, every day, until November 15th.
I’m very pleased to bring you an extra interesting show today. I have some big news for the week, but to some degree it feels like repetition of news I’ve already shared. Yes, it is a progress report, and I made a lot of progress, but I need something different.
So this week, I decided to step back a couple hundred years to live like a bard of old and share with you the news of the week, like bards might’ve done. Since I winged the entire recording, it’s far from perfect, but at least you’re getting the info. I’d love your thought on it too.
It was another busy week. I’m still at work on two CDs: Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion and A Celtic Christmas. Both are nearing completion. I have one more song to finish mixing for the Scottish CD and I’m getting ready to send the Christmas album to the printers. It was fully funded on Kickstarter as of yesterday.
This is a huge triumph for me. My compilation CDs are incredible tools for promoting indie Celtic bands. And I am SO happy to be able to help these bands receive greater attention. If we raise enough money, I plan to hire a publicist to give the album even more attention.
The other great thing about this compilation is that it will also be used to raise money for both the podcast and Celtic non-profits. I’ve given away over $15K to Celtic non-profits since I started producing compilation CDs. I’m extremely excited to have such a fine compilation that will raise even more money every Christmas. Thank you for all your help!
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A Celtic Christmas is fully funded $5700 to first stretch goal, which includes a one-year membership to Song Henge. Album cover is now posted. Designed by Amanda Carman
Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion. Compiling Shownotes. Trying to pick pictures for album cover. One final song to mix.
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In an effort to keep the Pub Songs Podcast on its weekly schedule, I decided to release a show today. This one has no corresponding video, sadly. I’m kinda swamped with mixing and mastering CDs. So I decided to do the quickest show possible to stay on schedule and still do everything else I need to get done. Stay subscribed for more Live shows in the future.