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New Acoustic Videos: Black Velvet Band, Elderflower March and more 

You know what's great about clearing out clutter and organizing photos and videos? Sometimes it means I stumble on something I totally forgot about. When we're on the road we take thousands of photos and videos (probably closer to tens of thousands). And apparently I missed these four acoustic videos we filmed between shows in Nebraska two years ago and I never got around to posting them. But - better late than never - here they are! 

black velvet band - acoustic 

mermaids - acoustic 

elderflower march - acoustic 

road trip set - acoustic

 

New Playlist: Our Musical Influences 

This new #spotify playlist is an ongoing project. We've had many people at shows and in interviews ask about our musical influences and so we've created this new playlist for just that - it features a lot of the music that inspired the songs, stories, arrangements and production styles that we love to use for our own music. 
Which musical artists, styles or songs have been hugely influential for you?

Listen to the playlist: Our Musical Influences

End of the Decade and Happy New Year! 

Now - 2019 | Then 2010 

Cheers to the end of a decade! 🥂🌿✨ 

10 years ago we had no idea what the future would bring. But thanks to all of you and to the power of music, we managed to: 

🎻 release 4 Celtic and original albums 

🎄 release 2 Christmas albums 

🎶 record 74 songs 

🎉 chart at #6 on Billboard World Music charts 

🚙 visit 47 states 

✈️ visit 18 countries 

🏅 perform at the Kennedy Center 

🚢 perform on Disney Cruise Line 

👘 tour in Japan 

💃 perform nearly 2,000 shows 

❤️ we are so grateful for every mile traveled, every hour of practice and rehearsal, every mistake or disaster, every fan and smiling face, every customer and supporter, every presenter and agent, every difficult or amazing day, every musical note and musical friend, every lesson learned, perspective gained or small wisdom earned. 

Thank you for this amazing decade! Let's all have another ten years of music and all the little things. 

Happy New Year! 🌺🐚

On the Road: Japan Tour 

The Gothard Sisters have returned home to the NW after 5 amazing weeks in Japan. On the tour we visited 22 cities and performed 23 concerts. It was completely amazing and delightful. We're so grateful! 

The tour in Japan was put together by Min-On Concert Organization in Tokyo. The organization's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through music by inviting artists from around the world to perform in Japan. From beautiful concert halls in every major Japanese city to small towns in the more remote regions, we were given a warm welcome by every audience. They laughed, cried, and sang along with us during each performance, which shows how music can truly connect people from across the globe. 

Solana learned several songs in Japanese for the tour - and it was the most amazing feeling to be singing in a different language and hear a thousand audience members singing along with us. Definitely something all three of us will remember forever!

Watch the tour vlog below to get a better sense of what this tour was like:

10 Years: It's The Little Things 

Hey!
We have an exciting announcement. This summer officially marks 10 years of sisterly music-making as The Gothard Sisters. 

When we first started out we had no idea this musical adventure together would turn into the worldwide thing it has become, and we are so grateful to you; the listeners, the families, the dancers in the aisles, the concert-goers, our many coaches, teachers and mentors, our friends and fellow musicians we’ve met all over the world who always have an encouraging word or a funny story to keep us going, the agents and venues and promoters that took a chance on us and continue to support us every year, the fans who drive for hundreds of miles just to get to a concert, and of course the fans who show up in our shirts and sit in the front row at festivals. You’ve been so energetically excited along with us as we journey through the wild and unpredictable world of music and the music business. Whether you’ve been following us from day one, or if you just discovered us this week - thank you. Here’s to the next ten years! And that’s where the next part comes in… 

To mark the occasion, we’re releasing a 10-year anniversary album called “It’s the Little Things.” The album has 18 songs and includes two never-before-released tracks: Country Roads (finally! You guys have been asking for it for years and we finally recorded it!) and a new, updated, 2019 version of our song It’s the Little Things. The album will be released on August 9th across the internet and can be pre-ordered now. 

But that’s not all! We’re also releasing an awesome new summer t-shirt featuring the #hobbitguitar (mandolin) for festival season. These are soft, comfy, and green (bring on the Irish fests and St. Patrick’s Day!) and come in all sizes. Don’t wait, we have a limited number available and so far these are already flying off the merchandise table at shows. 

Head over to our website to order your new CD and new t shirt! 
http://www.gothardsisters.com/store 

Meanwhile, drop us a line here or on social media and let us know your story of when and how you first found out about our music! We’re curious! Was it a show? A video? Spotify? Podcast? 

Thanks again for everything, 
Greta, Willow and Solana 
The Gothard Sisters

Gothard Sisters Guest Host Marc Gunn's Irish and Celtic Music Podcast Episode #409 

Hey guys, we recorded a podcast! 

As you know, we're big fans of Marc Gunn and his Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. For members of the independent Celtic music community, he has always been supportive of new musicians and albums from day one. So when he reached out to ask us to host an episode of his podcast and share some of our favorite bands and songs with his listeners - of course, we said yes!

You can listen to the episode here:
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast Episode #409: The Gothard Sisters As Hosts

On the podcast we feature a few (certainly not all, that would take much longer than an hour! Although many are featured on our Spotify playlists) of our favorite bands and songs in Celtic music, as well as some of our own songs and the stories behind them. Listed below are the songs we played, along with links to the bands and their music. If you enjoyed the show, please share it with someone else, subscribe to the podcast, follow these bands on Spotify and Bandsintown, visit their websites, and go and see a live show. Each of these bands has a wonderful live show as well.
 

0:09 "Midnight Sun" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun 

4:02 INTRODUCTION: The Gothard Sisters 

4:52 "Meetings of the Waters" by The Elders from Story Road 

9:41 "Loch Lomond" by Marc Gunn from Loch Lomond 

12:35 "Can't Trust the News" by Enter the Haggis from Modest Revolution 

16:22 "Hardanger Reels" by Colin Farrell from On the Move 

22:07 "With You Tonight (feat. Eileen Ivers)" by Ashley Davis from Night Travels 

27:27 "Montreal" by Talisk from Beyond 

32:51 "The Fisherman" by The Elders from Story Road 

36:39 "Oran an Tombaca" by Daimh from The Hebridean Sessions 

40:18 "Cedars House" by House of Hamill from March Through Storms 

44:25 "Happiness" by We Banjo 3 from String Theory 

47:52 "Mazama Mornings" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun 

51:30 "Colors of Home" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun 

55:37 Outro and Goodbye 

56:36 "Buzzards of Bourbon Street" by Gaelic Storm from Cabbage

Thanks again to Marc for this opportunity. Check out all his music here.


Cheers and we hope you enjoy the episode.

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