Unavailable on CD

Unavailable on CD

I’ve been watching the changes in the music industry for several years now. Every now and then I ask fans, “how do you listen to music?” More and more often people say they download or stream music. That’s awesome. I’m the same way. But it’s also concerning. You see, years ago I devised my brilliant […]

Selecting Songs for the Celtic Podcast

Selecting Songs for the Celtic Podcast

It used to be very difficult making new episodes of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. The best thing about turning the show weekly is that I streamlined the process. I found new ways to pick tracks other than through the iPod shuffle or just new tracks. I’m pleased to say I found an actual […]

Celtfather Mailing Lists Divided and Conquered

I finally did it. I finally figured out how to separate mailing lists so I don’t have to copy and paste to a different list server every time I want to send a mailing list to fans. How you ask? My Reverbnation mailing list is now changing. Here are the main mailing lists that I […]

The New Music Business Has No Use for CDs

DragonCon was a pretty incredible, for many reasons. One of which was to see the changing landscape of the music business. For a long time now, folks in the music business have warned about the demise of the CDs. I think my market has mostly been safe from this impending doom, because I’m playing folk […]

How the Autoharp Changed My Life

How the Autoharp Changed My Life

It was the end of 1997. The guitarist for my Alt-Rock band Breastfed decided to quit. Our drummer didn’t want to start another search for a lead guitarist. The band was over. I was surprisingly okay with that. I decided to be a musician because I wanted to be a songwriter. But I recognized that my […]

Best Gen Con Podcast Episodes

I just released a new episode of Celtfather Music & Travel about “Kids at Gen Con: Survival Tips”. I was looking for new ways to promote this episode because I think it’ll be extremely beneficial to Gen Con attendees. That’s why I started updating my Gen Con events page. As I was doing so, I […]

How to Use Music in Your Podcast?

How to Use Music in Your Podcast?

Do you want to play my music in your podcast? Is there another musician you’d like to feature? I’m gonna share how to use music in your podcast. DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. Please contact your lawyer if you want to find actual details. I host the Irish & […]

Renaissance Festival Podcast Is SOLD!

It was 2007. I was on the Brobdingnagian Bards Tour of Ireland. Our bus stopped in Blarney, Ireland so our travelers could shop. Andrew McKee and I weren’t much of shoppers. Instead, we found an open piece of grass and started playing music. First our fans gathered to listen. Then people from other tour buses sat […]