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Apr 12, 2018

Give me the rare old stuff that's made near Galway Bay on show #354 with Celtic music from Spirited Lads, Poitin, David Pedrick, New Shilling, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Moonrakers, Old-Time Pharmaceuticals, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Gaelic Fury, Mandala Folk, The Kilt Lifters, Jimi McRae, Marys Lane, Dun Aengus.

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Every year I host Celtic Invasion Vacations. These are relaxing adventure with a small group of Celtic music travelers, just like you. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through it's culture, history, and legends.

That's the normal pitch I make each and every week. Sometimes that description seems a bit incomplete. There's not enough information. So I want to get your questions. What would you like to know about joining one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. You can email me with any questions you have and I will create a podcast episode with more details

You can subscribe to the mailing list to join the invasion at


0:03 "Farewell to Erin" by Spirited Lads from Tall Tales and Fond Farewells

3:15 "Twenty Candles on Poitin's Cake" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

7:33 "Bonnie Jean Cameron" by David Pedrick from Wintertide

11:19 "Funky Set" by New Shilling from Live!!

15:41 "Quick and Clever" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & Fury


20:26 "Come All Ye Fair & Tender Ladies" by Moonrakers from Tides

25:44 "Ramblin' after Rain" by Old-Time Pharmaceuticals from The Good Stuff

28:25 "Jock O' Hazeldean" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from The Lang Awa' Ships

32:06 "Irish Blues" by Gaelic Fury from Swimming Upstream


39:28 "Join the British Army" by Mandala Folk from Single

43:10 "Twa Sisters" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

48:40 "Monster Mix" by Jimi McRae from Monster Mix

52:16 "Last Gift" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

57:10 "Mountain Dew" by Dun Aengus from Down By the Glenside

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon.

As you may know, every year I host Celtic Invasion Vacations. We travel mostly to Celtic nations and try to get to know a region, like a local. I am planning a special episode of my Celtfather Music & Travel podcast for next month. I would like your questions. What do you like to know more about for these vacations. Email your questions to and of course, you can find out more about the trips at


It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2018 episode.


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Michael Bromund emailed: "Listening to your podcast with my son on our way to Seattle for his birthday. He always asks to turn the bagpipes up and because of his interest, I got him a chanter for his birthday present. Maybe he'll be on your podcast in the future.  Your podcasts always remind me of the weekend and I enjoy listening to it. Slainte!"

Bill Tomson emailed a photo: "Coincidence that Tartan is the theme of this week’s show. I recently looked up my own Tartan clan colors, and then ordered this phone case, which just arrived this week. Love the show! have a great day."

Cindy Stiene emailed from Madison, AL (jes' next door to H'ville): 'Hi, Marc Gunn!!! Glad to be part of the Celtic Music Mag list - don't know why it took me so long to join!  I've been listening to your podcast for YEARS!!!!!  I did receive the free MP3 tunes with no problems!  I've added them to my music library of over 5500 tunes so they are in good company!

Just a tiny bit about me - I'm a recently retired engineer in Huntsville, Alabama and was an amateur whistle player in the Celtic community here.  I used to play with some of the members of SlipJig and Black Market Haggis during the old Finnegan's Pub open sessions until the pub closed.  While I've let my whistle skills wither, I've kept up with the world of Celtic Music and thoroughly enjoy listening to your show and Thistle & Shamrock.  I've always felt that mix gave me the broadest exposure to new and old tunes, musicians, etc.  There's just something about Celtic music, whether Irish, Scottish, Galician, Welsh, etc. that just grabs you and won't let go. Please keep up the good work you do to showcase the latest and greatest musicians out there. Slainte!"