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Celtfather Year In Review: Successes of 2021 Celtfather Unkilted

    • Personal Journals

Greetings Gunn Runner
I love looking at my successes each year. Honestly, I was pretty excited about my musical successes last year. I felt like I had a few break through moments. So let's make a list.
It's all on my monthly update, Celtfather Unkilted, show #288.
The podcast is brought to you by my amazing Patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon.
- MUSINGS: Successes for 2021
Finished Selcouth! Finally figured out the basic art of booking gigs. Booked a lot of breweries and new venues. Rebooted In the 'Verse podcast Wrote several new songs. That are Really good. I can write songs on Command! Developed new plan for Pub Songs & Stories with seasons...actual SEASONS! Collecting and sharing great stories from Celtic musicians Started developing a new plan for MG Patreon to release more music to Patrons. Came up with new plan for an easier to compile Celtic Top 20. Started creating a new format and plan for Celtic Christmas Podcast. Happy with the promotion of new playlisting ideas. Started recording a new CD with Brobdingnagian Bards Found a new time that works for Coffee with The Celtfather. Reformatted Coffee for seasons too. Getting closer to finishing Dancing With Hobbits Nearly finished Adventure with Me CD Released my first vinyl album Got back to performing at sci fi conventions. Re-released Name on My Soul as Flower of Scotland. Improved at busking Developed Album Release strategy. Have new merch plan with lapel pins. Developed regular Celtic Heartstrings Booked a castle in Scotland for 2022 Pulled back to focus on podcasting Been running regularly three days a week. Making more time for family. Have new Celtic podcast email series. Created plan to promote the Celtic podcast at festivals CELTFATHER MONTHLY UPDATES - REGULAR SHOWS
Pub Songs & Stories.
10 episodes per season Spring focus on Selcouth Off January, June, July, December Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
Focus on promoting show to fans Promote Celtic Top 20 Every month, compile Top 5 for Spotify In The 'Verse podcast
Next: The War Doctor Celtic Christmas Podcast
Thoughts about the new format More like pub stories Playlist focused, easier with all the cover songs Brobdingnagian Bards podcast
No plans yet Stories on Patreon
Thank you Gunn Runners! Coffee with The Celtfather.
Wednesdays at 11 AM Eastern. Season 10 begins on Weds, Jan 19 Most episodes will be practice shows -  MUSIC PRODCUTION
Selcouth release date: Feb 21 Another Faire to Remember Dancing with Hobbits Come Adventure With Me. Kickstarter in April Climate Renaissance Singles on Patreon. - MERCH
Christmas ornaments Greeting cards. $4 or 20 Temporary Re-release of CDs Vinyl records Celtic Heartstrings. Different price points Lapel pins Booklet. Remember, subscribe to my mailing list, you get a discount code to save 15%. Patrons save 25%!
- WEBSITES
I made a special page for people who take my business card and use the QR code. It'll be interesting to see if this works. But the basic idea is the card will give you a quick link to listen to music, subscribe to my podcast and mailing list. It's similar to what you'll find at Celtfather.net but even more focused.
I updated lyrics for the Irish Song Lyrics website, including:
- STATS Mailing list subscribers = 1166 is up from 1152
Celtic Music Magazine = 4107 is up from 4100
YouTube Subscribers =  5614 is up from 5578
Facebook Likes = 3831 is up from 3820
Instagram = 1917 is up from 1915
Spotify followers:  1924 is up 36 from 1888
# Number of listens on Spotify: 11,612 is up from  4901
LATEST SPOTIFY ALBUM STATS
Most-popular songs on Spotify:
Frosty the Irish Snowman (4470), Christmas in the Shire (4112), Slainte Mhaith Christmas (3410), The Hero of Christmas (2916), Yuletide (2609), The Widow and the Devil (2280), Celtic Christmas Elf (2015), Let’s Have A Celtic Christmas (1628), Jingle  Bells (1557) The Scottish King of Christmas (1316) Most-popular songs on Amazon Music:
Doctor of Gallifrey (5

Greetings Gunn Runner
I love looking at my successes each year. Honestly, I was pretty excited about my musical successes last year. I felt like I had a few break through moments. So let's make a list.
It's all on my monthly update, Celtfather Unkilted, show #288.
The podcast is brought to you by my amazing Patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon.
- MUSINGS: Successes for 2021
Finished Selcouth! Finally figured out the basic art of booking gigs. Booked a lot of breweries and new venues. Rebooted In the 'Verse podcast Wrote several new songs. That are Really good. I can write songs on Command! Developed new plan for Pub Songs & Stories with seasons...actual SEASONS! Collecting and sharing great stories from Celtic musicians Started developing a new plan for MG Patreon to release more music to Patrons. Came up with new plan for an easier to compile Celtic Top 20. Started creating a new format and plan for Celtic Christmas Podcast. Happy with the promotion of new playlisting ideas. Started recording a new CD with Brobdingnagian Bards Found a new time that works for Coffee with The Celtfather. Reformatted Coffee for seasons too. Getting closer to finishing Dancing With Hobbits Nearly finished Adventure with Me CD Released my first vinyl album Got back to performing at sci fi conventions. Re-released Name on My Soul as Flower of Scotland. Improved at busking Developed Album Release strategy. Have new merch plan with lapel pins. Developed regular Celtic Heartstrings Booked a castle in Scotland for 2022 Pulled back to focus on podcasting Been running regularly three days a week. Making more time for family. Have new Celtic podcast email series. Created plan to promote the Celtic podcast at festivals CELTFATHER MONTHLY UPDATES - REGULAR SHOWS
Pub Songs & Stories.
10 episodes per season Spring focus on Selcouth Off January, June, July, December Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
Focus on promoting show to fans Promote Celtic Top 20 Every month, compile Top 5 for Spotify In The 'Verse podcast
Next: The War Doctor Celtic Christmas Podcast
Thoughts about the new format More like pub stories Playlist focused, easier with all the cover songs Brobdingnagian Bards podcast
No plans yet Stories on Patreon
Thank you Gunn Runners! Coffee with The Celtfather.
Wednesdays at 11 AM Eastern. Season 10 begins on Weds, Jan 19 Most episodes will be practice shows -  MUSIC PRODCUTION
Selcouth release date: Feb 21 Another Faire to Remember Dancing with Hobbits Come Adventure With Me. Kickstarter in April Climate Renaissance Singles on Patreon. - MERCH
Christmas ornaments Greeting cards. $4 or 20 Temporary Re-release of CDs Vinyl records Celtic Heartstrings. Different price points Lapel pins Booklet. Remember, subscribe to my mailing list, you get a discount code to save 15%. Patrons save 25%!
- WEBSITES
I made a special page for people who take my business card and use the QR code. It'll be interesting to see if this works. But the basic idea is the card will give you a quick link to listen to music, subscribe to my podcast and mailing list. It's similar to what you'll find at Celtfather.net but even more focused.
I updated lyrics for the Irish Song Lyrics website, including:
- STATS Mailing list subscribers = 1166 is up from 1152
Celtic Music Magazine = 4107 is up from 4100
YouTube Subscribers =  5614 is up from 5578
Facebook Likes = 3831 is up from 3820
Instagram = 1917 is up from 1915
Spotify followers:  1924 is up 36 from 1888
# Number of listens on Spotify: 11,612 is up from  4901
LATEST SPOTIFY ALBUM STATS
Most-popular songs on Spotify:
Frosty the Irish Snowman (4470), Christmas in the Shire (4112), Slainte Mhaith Christmas (3410), The Hero of Christmas (2916), Yuletide (2609), The Widow and the Devil (2280), Celtic Christmas Elf (2015), Let’s Have A Celtic Christmas (1628), Jingle  Bells (1557) The Scottish King of Christmas (1316) Most-popular songs on Amazon Music:
Doctor of Gallifrey (5

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