At left is our 48th issue – our April 2016 "War and Peace" issue.
Seems like a long time between issues now-a-days, but that's the only way we know of to take the load off our volunteers, and me. This is another great issue, with lots of unique articles not found elsewhere. Once more, we invite you to enjoy.
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Clicking on the cover image above will take you to the second issue for 2016. The 2012-2015 tab above will take you to ALL earlier issues, which can be accessed FREE. You'll notice our April issue features a knight in armor on the cover, and inside is a great article on Scotland's Medieval Armour, by Harry Brechin. Also inside, we have an interview with a singer/songwriter/storyteller direct from Ireland – Helena Byrne. We've posted some of her music under our free music tab for your listening pleasure. There are many other great articles inside.
The June issue is underway!
As you enjoy this April issue, and past issues of Celtic Guide, we are hard at work on the June issue. Our theme is Kith and Kin and we already have some remarkable stories. We are about half full already, plus we have a new musical interview with the Sky Family. One of their songs has been posted on our Free Music page for your enjoyment.
PLEASE consider making use of the DONATE button seen to the upper left of this page to keep this lively publication coming your way. We have networked around the world in an amazing way. Just look at this list – USA, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Poland, Romania and Austria. It's crazy man! Your donation can make the difference in how long we can fight this good fight. Any amount will help.
BTW, I have virtually no control over the type of ads that are posted on this site. They help pay the bills, but are not my choices - a necessary evil, you might say. Maybe someday we won't need them to cover costs.
Our every-other-month publishing schedule has really taken the pressure off our many volunteers. We will publish again this year in June, August, October and December. Our themes are posted in the current issue and on this site. Deadlines are the tenth of the month preceding the month of publication - for example May 10th for the June issue.
Of course, there is always the Facebook page with lots of postings there, too.
We are well over 18,000 Facebook 'likes' and would have many more had not Facebook tightened up restrictions on likes!
We began our fourth year with 62,381 website hits on the counter on this page and we jumped to 76.746 hits as of this April upload, and the hits have just kept coming. We base this on the counter located on this page, however, based on weebly.com stats, we actually get many more hits that don't register here but take searchers to other parts of this website, especially directly to our latest issue. For instance, a check today showed nearly 400 unique hits this week alone, plus nearly 1,000 total hits for this week, so far, according to the Weebly stats. These stats have numbered as many as 220,000 hits since we started, or about 5,000 hits on average per issue since we first began this adventure five years ago. It's exciting to learn that many of these hits come right after the new issue is posted, meaning people are anxious to read the next issue.
All of our issues celebrate Celtic heritage, and all are available free using the tabs above, as well as the music you can also stream for free. We certainly hope you enjoy our completely volunteer efforts! We're still here, dedicated to Celtic storytelling.
We hope you enjoy the April issue in between your spring fix-up, clean-up chores, while holding tight to your love of all things Celtic. Meanwhile, we've done our part to heat things up with our War and Peace issue.