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The Celtfather Presents

The Celtfather... 

Meet Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. He's a Celtic Geek who plays Sci F'Irish music. That's like Irish drinking songs fused together with science fiction and fantasy. It's a thing! 

The Celtfather loves music. He loves to travel. He loves his Celtic heritage and science fiction. Don your kilt and get inspired by exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic adventures. Enjoy stories about music inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats.

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Jun 3, 2018

Patreon is an incredible tool for helping musicians and creators to get paid. However, as a new patron, it's very easy to miss out on all of the cool features Patreon has to offer. Andrew McKee and I try to break down those features to share with you how you can get the most out of your patronage.

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This is The Celtfather. My name is Marc Gunn. I'm here with The Irish Bard, Andrew McKee. Today, we're gonna give you a Patreon Primer, to help you better understand how to get the most out of Patreon.

I've been using Patreon since 2014. However, it really wasn't until I started the account for the Brobdingnagian Bards that I really realized that a podcast like this would be super useful.

I have a lot of friends on Patreon. And Andrew is planning his own Patreon. I thought we'd talk about some of the awesome things you can enjoy and how best to do that.

  • Sign up for different levels.
    Each offers progressively more access to our creations.
  • Why you should Download the Patreon App
    This is the easiest way to interact with the community. It's not superbly sophisticated, but you can comment and reply to comments. You can ask questions, and get answers.You can also listen to podcast episodes directly from the app, either downloading or streaming the episode directly in the app. It saves your space. You can fast forward in 15 second increments or you can drag the slider to different points in the podcast.
  • How to subscribe to the Patreon Feed
    If you have a preferred podcatcher, you are also given a personal podcast feed that you can insert directly into your podcatcher. That's how I prefer to listen.
  • How to Download Music to your computer
    Now if there are albums or singles you want in a blog post, you'll probably need to use your desktop computer. You can listen directly in the app, but it's kind of annoying. I would prefer to download them and put them directly into my iTunes.
  • Searching in the App
    Patreon doesn't currently offer a great search feature directly in the app or on the desktop version.That said, Patreons best option is the tag feature. We try to tag every post that we make with simple, easy-to-figure out "bootlegs" are our live concerts. "A Brobdingnagian Minute" will load all of those podcast episodes. "MP3" is the free mp3s that we share. "vlogs" are video blogs.Go to the Posts page on the desktop. You'll see tags on the lefthand side. Just click one and get the desired content. If there's a better way, let me know.
  • How to Interact with the Community
  • Bonuses
    • Save money on Merch

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Did we miss anything? Is there something you like about it or that you think would make Patreon better? Post in the comments.