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Jan 23, 2020

Climb aboard a jaunting car with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Bonnie Rideout, ChildsPlay, Heather Dale, Syncopaths, Terry Griffith, Ballinloch, The Rogues, Ella Roberts, The Gatehouse Well, The Selkie Girls, Lothlorien, The Ennis Sisters, Syr, The Changing Room

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0:03 - "The Jaunting Car Hornpipe Set" by Bonnie Rideout from Scottish Inheritance

4:29 - WELCOME

5:09 - "The Noodle Vendor /Sweetest Blooms / Avery's Mazurka" by ChildsPlay from The Bloom of Youth

9:23 - "One of Us" by Heather Dale from Imagineer

12:42 - "Bronwyn Leigh" by Syncopaths from Five Gears

18:35 - "They Wounded Old Ireland" by Terry Griffith from For My Grandfathers


25:44 - "Rise Up!" by Ballinloch from Rise Up!

29:22 - "Reels Again" by The Rogues from 25...and Live!

31:39 - "North Wind" by Ella Roberts from North Wind

35:33 - "Michael Goes Flatpickin'/Road to Errogie" by The Gatehouse Well from Bring You Ashore


41:52 - "Mo Nighean Donn As Boidhche" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

pronunciation: Moh knee-een don us bwow-duck

45:59 - "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" by Lothlorien from Single

50:25 - "Sunken Garden" by The Ennis Sisters from Keeping Time

54:42 - "Chan Eil Eagal" by Syr from The Winter King

58:30 - CLOSING

59:38 - "Gwrello Glaw" by The Changing Room from Picking Up The Pieces

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I finally have some shows in the Atlanta area. I got to meet a few listeners when I played The Lost Druid Brewery in Decatur last weekend. And on February 1st, I’ll be at Tucker Brewing Company. Both are very amenable my unique style of Celtic Geek Sci F’Irish music. Hopefully, more shows will come. Feel free to drop a venue suggestion in the Atlanta area if you’d like to see me perform.

Brobdingnagian Bards’s new album is officially released on February 2. You get I Will Not Sing Along on all the usual channels.

I’m Kickstarting my next album. It’s called Selcouth, which means “when everything is strange and different, yet you find it marvelous anyway”. I was gonna release it at the end of January but due to being under the weather much of the month, I’m gonna release it on February 11th. Get notified.

You also have until February 3rd to get the new Sainted Celts Collection. You’ll get a shirt, a couple pint glasses, a couple CDs, all for one insanely low price.

Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at

I still have space in 2020 for the Celtic Invasion of Italy. It’s gonna be monumental. You don’t want to miss it!

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John White emailed: "Marc, have you done an episode on the Celtic influences on American country music? Growing up in East Tennessee, I was exposed to much classic country and blue grass on a daily basis. I recently finished Ken Burns’ excellent documentary series on Country Music. The influence of Irish and Scott immigrants on country is undeniable.

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