Marc Gunn, Chief Editor

Marc Gunn–“The Celtfather”–is an award-winning Celtic folk musician. Armed with an autoharp, he riotously combines Renaissance festival fanaticism with Irish drinking and Sci Fi fandom into a satirical jam session between Weird Al Yankovic, Shane MacGowan and The Clancy Brothers. Gunn is the Chief Editor of the Celtic Music Magazine and host of the award-winning Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Cats. Kilts. Science Fiction. Irish drinking songs. Nowhere else but from the bizarre imagination of Marc Gunn would those four elements be so neatly integrated.

CD Reviews

We have mostly discontinued CD reviews. However, if you submit your band to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, then there is a chance you will be reviewed as well. Nevertheless, you'll get a chance to be featured in the world's largest Celtic podcast online.

Mattie Dalton

In addition to writing for Marc Gunn’s Celtic Music Magazine, Mattie Dalton is a Medical Secretary, who is currently studying Irish folk harp and is an established guitarist, working on publishing and producing her own music.  Mattie is also a performer of Middle Eastern dance.

Celtic music preferences: Celtic traditional and rock

See her reviews and articles on the magazine website.

Stephen McSweeney

Stephen Mc Sweeney is a High School English/Drama teacher.  Besides writing for the Celtic Music Magazine, he enjoys acting, writing and playing Celtic music.  He can be seen as one of the members of the band Terrible Musicians, where he plays percussion and mandolin.

See his reviews and articles on the magazine website.

Catherine Tully

Catherine L. Tully has been writing for Marc Gunn's Celtic Music Magazine for many years and is a lover of anything that has to do with being Irish. She is also the Owner of, a blog for those who love dance, and Editor for, an award-winning site for freelance writers.

Catherine is a full-time freelance writer, and her credits include magazines such as AAA Living, American Style and Boys' Life, among many others. She also works as a social media consultant. To get in touch, send an e-mail to info (at)

Celtic music preferences: any

See her reviews and articles on the magazine website.

Gail Rybak

Gail Rybak is an occasional writer, artist, photographer (she’s very proud of that double rainbow up there), Avon Lady, and she helps run Amelia’s Heirlooms. She is also a full-time geek and cat owner, and enjoys writing for Celtic Music Magazine. She will hopefully (assuming she can remember he password) be writing on her personal blog Machinations of a Robothobbit.  Fame and fortune has eluded her so far. She has a 25th birthday coming up and expects a happy birthday or two.

See her reviews and articles on the magazine website.


Romana Guillotte

Romana Guillotte is an MFA Screenwriting candidate at UNLV and terribly average cellist. In addition to writing reviews for Marc Gunn’s Celtic Music Magazine, she moonlights as a barista when not volunteering at film festivals. She self-published her first novel Lydia’s Family in 2006 and is working on her second, as well as had work appear in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.

Celtic music preferences: traditional, experimental, and classical

See her reviews and articles on the magazine website.

Grinning Beggar

The Grinning Beggar (Phil) hosts a monthly Celtic Music Podcast, which explores Celtic Music in all its various genres from traditional to heavy metal.  When not Podcasting, you can find Phil enjoying the company of his family, exploring new music or trying to further his understanding of the Irish Tenor Banjo.  As of recently Phil has been trying to expand his horizons, which includes reviewing albums for Celtic Music Magazine. For more information on the Grinning Beggar Celtic Music Podcast please visit

Celtic music preferences: punk, rock, and traditional

See his reviews and articles on the magazine website.