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Sounds New!3

Marc Gunn,Lignit and FIMM

Hi friends. I am subscribed to both Marc Gunn and Poitin so I am always updated when there are releases from them. I am quoting from Marc Gunn’s newsletter :

Greetings Gunn Runners! Mage Records (my label), in conjunction with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, is proud to release a brand new CD of Irish Celtic Music. In fact, that is the name of this amazing album.

The CD is released under the name Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It is a new compilation to promote my hit podcast. However, the album also features the incredible music of two of the podcast’s incredible bands: Poitin and FIMM.

I can’t say enough great things about these two bands. They have some absolutely brilliant music! Neither is signed to a record label. Neither are from the U.S.. Poitin is an awesome, award-winning group from the Czech Republic. FIMM is an all-female group from Rome, Italy.

Who are these indie Celtic musicians?

If you’ve never heard of these two amazing and obscure Celtic group, I won’t hold it against you. Neither has a big budget to promote their music. Poitin is fairly active online. I’ve followed their career for many years now. FIMM is currently on hiatus. I’m hoping we can change that.

But you won’t see them on PBS, like Celtic Thunder or Celtic Woman. You won’t hear them playing for a smash hit show like Riverdance.  In fact, you can’t even buy FIMM’s album at all…right now.

I’m hoping we can change all of that with the power of social networking and YOU!

I love these bands and I want you to fall in love with them too. So I want you to buy this CD… but NOT YET.

I need your help to Top The Celtic Top 10

On Wednesday, May 23, we are going to rocket this album up the charts on iTunes and Amazon.

Here’s how it works. On May 23rd, I will ask you to buy the song , “Memories of Ireland” on one of those two sites. You will tell all your friends to do the same. Then we will sit back and watch as Irish Celtic Music gets the attention it deserves.

It will skyrocket up the charts. That will offer it more visibility, which will in turn equal more sales, which will ultimately offer more visibility for the podcast, Poitin, FIMM, and all of the other amazing indie Celtic music groups online.

But to make that happen. I need your help.  Here’s how:

  1. Go to http://www.celticmusicpodcast.com/topthecharts/ and sign up to the mailing list so I can send you a few notices on the 23rd. Yes. I will be sending several emails that day and as we approach that day. So be ready.
  2. Share this post with your friends. Start talking about the compilation, this initiative and your plan to help.

Thank you so much for all your help! I look forward to seeing a smashing successful Top the Celtic Charts initiative.

Oh! Wanna listen to some of the album. I featured it in show Pub Songs Podcast #101 – Irish Celtic Music.

IMM live al Mama’s Ravenna 12 dicembre 2009.
FIMM: Katia Onofri flauto traverso e voce flute and vocals, Francesca Romana Fabris Chicca chitarra e voce, Chiara Cavalli violino, fiddle, backing vocals, Lucrezia Testa Iannilli percussioni bodhràn e darabbukka.
http://www.myspace.com/fimm
http://www.fimm-folk.com
http://www.mamasclub.it

Lignit is another project by Jeremy ( Poitin). You might be interested to know that they play really good Bluegrass music. And they are based in Czech Republic where most of the interesting Celtic bands are coming from these days.

http://bandzone.cz/lignit

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