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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

Collaboration: When the Rain Falls 

We had the absolute pleasure to collaborate with Michele McLaughlin last year on a beautiful song called "When The Rain Falls". In this new video we chat a bit about our process of making the song. One interesting fact was that we never played the song together in person, doing the entire collaboration over email and sound clips exchanged back and forth. Although we did meet up after the song was finished, and had a wonderful time chatting about music and life! 
Check it out here and listen to the album at the link in the comments. :)Enjoy!

Video: Paddy's Green Shamrock Shores 

Hi everyone! 

This is a song (and set of tunes) we recorded in collaboration with House of Hamill, Mickey Spain, and members of Runa, Emish, Socks in the Frying Pan and Poor Man's Gambit. Please help us out by sharing the video far and wide! 

Why record a collaboration? Well, besides just being a lot of fun because all of these people are not only fantastic musicians but wonderful people to work with as well, all of us wanted to do something special for World Charity Day (September 5th)! The purpose of this collaboration is to raise money for the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a charity which donates high-quality musical instruments to deserving, under-funded music programs, and provides an array of support services to school districts. 

All of us in these bands know what the ability to play music has done for us all personally, and we believe that every child, should have the same opportunity if we can help them out. 

Donate to the campaign here, and get a free download of the track in your email! 

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/celtic-music-for-a-cause/rosebaldino

Thanks everyone!

Midnight Sun Monday: When the Rain Falls 

A little teaser clip from the ninth track on the new album, When the Rain Falls.  This track features the writing and musical talents of pianist Michele McLaughlin, who collaborated with the band on this track. 

Michele McLaughlin’s website | http://michelemclaughlin.com  
Michele on Pandora | http://www.pandora.com/artist/michele-mclaughlin/ARmjhl5rZXjjn7J
Michele on Spotify | http://open.spotify.com/artist/4FtcVLw0u7qvqrJYLHkHZn?si=PbkR3UcZSsy17yRbjhvgkw
Michele on iTunes | http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-celtic-dream/300297752