Top Celtic CDs Sold in June 2007

The following Celtic Music Chart is a list of the Top 20 Celtic CDs sold at CD Baby through the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine, Celtic Music CD Store, Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, and our affiliates.

  1. Marc Gunn & The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats: Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers
  2. Marc Gunn & The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats: Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s
  3. Brobdingnagian Bards: A Faire To Remember
  4. Bedlam Bards: On the Drift
  5. Brobdingnagian Bards: Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales
  6. Brobdingnagian Bards: A Celtic Renaissance Wedding
  7. Brobdingnagian Bards: The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs
  8. Ceann: Almost Irish
  9. Irish Stout: A Collection Of Irish Pub Songs
  10. Brobdingnagian Bards: Songs of Ireland
  11. Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast: Victims of Irish Music
  12. Three Quarter Ale: Intertwined
  13. Susan Raven: Ravensong
  14. The Skels: Any Port In A Storm
  15. Siobhan: Welfare State
  16. Seamus Kennedy: Let The Music Take You Home
  17. Raymond McCullough: Into Jerusalem
  18. The Lost Boys: The Lost Boys
  19. Jennifer Licko & Alan Chapman: Language of the Gaels
  20. Homeland: We Never Got This Far Alone

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Top Celtic CDs Sold in May 2007

The following Celtic Music Chart is a list of the Top 20 Celtic CDs sold at CD Baby through the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine, Celtic Music CD Store, Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, and our affiliates.

  1. Bedlam Bards: On the Drift
  2. Brobdingnagian Bards: A Faire To Remember
  3. Marc Gunn & The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats: Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers
  4. Brobdingnagian Bards: The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs
  5. Brobdingnagian Bards: Memories of Middle Earth
  6. Brobdingnagian Bards: Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales
  7. Michael DeAngelis: Son of a Dunigan
  8. Brobdingnagian Bards: Songs of Ireland
  9. Brobdingnagian Bards: A Celtic Renaissance Wedding
  10. Avalon Rising: Storming Heaven
  11. Brobdingnagian Bards: Songs of the Muse
  12. Bedlam Bards: Furious Fancies
  13. BEHAN: Make Yourself At Home
  14. Cady Finlayson: Irish Coffee
  15. Celtic Stone: Digital Flashbacks
  16. Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast: Victims of Irish Music
  17. Circled by Hounds: Chasing our tales
  18. Renaissance Festival Podcast & Modern Bard: The Circle
  19. Ockham’s Razor: Ockham’s Razor
  20. Maidens IV: Four Aflame

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"Black Is the Color" Climbs the Charts

Marc Gunn’s latest single, “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” is climbing the charts on SoundClick’s Traditional Celtic charts. The song was the second release from Gunn’s latest CD, “Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s Companion“. The first single released was “Black Velvet Band” which is holding steady at #2 on the Traditional Irish Charts of SoundClick.

The album will be officially released on CD on June 6th. Listen and download the song through Marc Gunn’s website at SoundClick.

Victims of Irish Music

Instrumental Irish & Celtic Music from the Best Independent Celtic Bands

Born from the struggle to keep acoustic Irish music alive and relevant, “Victims of Irish Music” gathers the finest independent Celtic musicians who are winning the fight to keep instrumental Irish and Celtic music as vibrant and meaningful as it was when musicians in Ireland were victimized for their love of music.

Last year, I borrowed a book from harper, Doc Grauzer, for casual reading about the history of Irish music. In the book, the author explained that many Irish musicians were forbidden by Britain to play the music of their heritage and suffered the consequences for disobeying. But the concept seemed to have greater depth to me as an independent Celtic musician.

Music has evolved a lot since those days. Styles have changed. Dylan went electric. Enya changed the whole concept of “Celtic music” to many in the United States. While I enjoy all styles of Irish and Celtic music, I feel that in order to know where you are going, you should know where you came from. Our cultural heritage is important, as is our musical heritage.

This album includes a wide range of acoustic instrumental music. It is not all traditional, but it is an exciting glimpse at how 21st century independent Celtic musicians are keeping tabs on their cultural heritage. It covers a wide range of musical styles by bands who refuse to allow their heritage to be victimized.

If you are love your Irish heritage, you can show your love of it with this captivating and energizing compilation of amazing music.

A portion of the money earned from this compilation benefits the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Another portion benefits a non-profit Celtic organization (TBA). But all of it supports the heart of our Irish heritage.

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Track Listing:

  1. “Cooley’s Set (Reels: Cooley’s Reel,/Sporting Paddy/Toss The Feathers)” by Wild Clover Band from Behind the Blarney
  2. “Sleeping Under The Tables Set” by Kennedy’s Kitchen from A Pocketful of Lint
  3. “Lannigan’s Ball/Rambling Pitchfork/Tar Road Sligo” by Cady Finlayson from Harp and Shamrock
  4. “Staten Island Hornpipe/Morpeth Rant” by The Jolly Rogues from Captain Billy’s Privateers
  5. “The Gneeveguilla Reel/Drag her Round the Road/The Golden Keyboard” by Arabesque from Glen Road to Cordoba
  6. “The Boys from Blue Hill/Cherish the Ladies” by Bow Triplets from One Spot On Earth
  7. “Princess Royale” by Thomas “Doc” Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket
  8. “Chicago Trippin up the Stairs by Boston Blackthorne from Better Late Than Ever
  9. “Rocky Road to Brenham” by Celtic Stone from Digital Traditions
  10. “Geordie Lad” by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Thumb Twiddling
  11. “Old Grey Cat” by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
  12. “Congress Reel” by Poitin from Live!
  13. “The Road to Lisdonvarna/Morrison’s Jig” by Vince Conaway from Distractions from the Muse
  14. “Polkas and Slides” by The Tea Merchants from The Tea Merchants
  15. “Banks of Spey/High Road to Linton” by Highland Fling from Highland Fling
  16. “Campbell’s Farewell to Red Gap/Newcastle” by Bedlam Bards from Furious Fancies
  17. “The Skylark/Humours of Tulla/Lucy Campbell’s” by Culann’s Hounds from Year of the Dog

Produced by Marc Gunn. Graphic design by Marc Gunn.