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Explore the world of Celtic Geeks, the people who love all things Celtic and science fiction. That's a thing?! You betcha. Don your kilt and experience inspiration, exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Italy, Brittany and more. Enjoy stories and lessons about Irish music and drinking songs in a way you never before imagined, with Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats. Join me a couple times a month as we celebrate the Celtic Geek Revolution!

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Apr 21, 2017

I find it intriguing that I know the names of lots famous male composers through the centuries: Turlough O'Carolan, Mozart, Bach. But I can't name even one woman. So I got really excited to talk with Apryl Knight at Sherwood Forest Faire a few weeks back. She had me captivated by her knowledge of women in music through centuries.
 
But first, I have a big change to share. I started this month with the goal to raise $1200 on Patreon for my next album. Sadly, I've only raised about $100 in the past 18 days. There are lots of reasons for that. But one of the biggest is that I think crowdfunding will work much better on Kickstarter.
 
And so I'm pleased to announce a new Kickstarter for my Firefly album. Go to marcgunn.com/kickstarter to find out more about it, pledge your support, and get some great rewards.
 
I have one more Facebook Live scheduled for next Tuesday at 11 am Central. That's all of the live internet shows planned. If you want free internet shows, join me on Patreon. YouTube just started offering free live streaming. So I'm gonna give that a shot next month.
 
Apryl Knight has been playing music since she was 3 years old. She plays the bowed psaltery and the hurdy gurdy at Renaissance festivals SCA events around the country. She does it solo as well as with her band Tulstin Troubadours. 
 
She started telling me about women in music in history. I decided to sit down and find out more through an interview. She shared some of her favorite medieval women in music, plus thoughts on traveling as a solo female on the road. And her favorite app while traveling as a vegan too.
 
Right now, she's making a Thing a Week on YouTube. You can also support her on Patreon.
My next album is being funded on Kickstarter. It's an album of Firefly music. You can support the album now.
 
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