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Jun 29, 2017

Irish and Celtic music from Peat the Creel, The Willis Clan, Jesse Ferguson, Kennedy's Kitchen, Shishonnah, Laura McGhee, Jamie Smith's MABON, The Gothard Sisters, Murray McDowell, Ciara Considine, Gaelic Storm, Leaping Lulu, Celtic Cross, Brian O h'Uiginn. Listen. Like. Share. Then download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free!

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Today's show is brought to you by Louisville Irish Fest

The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity.



* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to indie Celtic music, the little guys if you will. The world is full of artists who are amazing but need a helping hand. My goal is to give those people a voice. You are a part of that mission. I want to ask you to share this show and find more episodes at And you can support this show on Patreon.

I am back from my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. And I'll tell you more about it in the podcast news section.

I want to send out a very very special thanks to Steve Behrens (67 Music), Phil Duckworth (Grinning Beggar's Paddy Rock Radio) and Shannon Heaton (Irish Music Stories) for hosting the podcast these last three weeks.


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The Celtic Invasion of Brittany was incredible. One of the coolest things about the trip for me was learning more about the Celts before they settled in seven Celtic nations.

I emailed my Celtic Invasion Vacations subscribers telling them I was considering adding another Invasion to Venice. One person responded saying it made no sense. Because what does Venice have to do with the Celts. The answer is a lot more than you would think.

In fact, we learned in Brittany that one of the main Celtic tribes to settle the area near Vannes were the Veneti. If you follow the place names of where the Celts settled, one area was the Veneto. My step-dad is from Padova in the Veneto. Ever since I started playing Celtic music, he's experienced the Celtic influence in the Veneto which settled the region in the 9th and 10th century B.C. By the 3rd century b.c. they had migrated to Brittany in France. There's even a Po River in Carnac. The Po River is one of the main rivers in the Veneto.

The list goes on and on. I'll try and do an episode of The Celtfather podcast with more details. Needless to say, it was a fascinating glimpse of history. It's amazing to realize Celtic culture can be found throughout Europe.

If you want to experience more of the trip, I recorded a bunch of videos and set them to my music. There's a playlist on YouTube.

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This Week in Celtic Music

0:24 "Otter's Holt" by Peat the Creel from The Barn Session

4:37 "Blast O'Reels" by The Willis Clan from Roots

10:23"The Wind that Shakes the Barley" by Jesse Ferguson from Folk Favourites

13:28 "The Barr of Chocolate/The Smashed Potatoes" by Kennedy's Kitchen from THe Birds Upon the Trees

17:51 "I Will Carry You" by Shishonnah from Elysian Dreams

21:50 "Commemoration" by Laura McGhee from Life Is Bigger Than a Dream


27:48 "Summer's Lament" by Jamie Smith's MABON from Windblown

31:28 "Midsummer Jigs" by The Gothard Sisters from Story Girl

33:58 "Summer Moon" by Murray McDowell from Summer Moon

37:22 "A Summer Dance at the Crossroads" by Ciara Considine from Beyond the Waves


43:00 "Summer's Gone" by Gaelic Storm from How Are We Getting Home?

47:10 "Summer Storm" by Leaping Lulu from Into the West

50:13 "Summer of My Dreams" by Celtic Cross from Shores of America

55:28 "Dancing the Summer Away" by Brian O h'Uiginn from Tionchar

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