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Celtic and Geek music from the mind and autoharp of The Celtfather. Follow the dreams of a kilt-wearing indie musician as Marc Gunn climbs the ladder of success while still being a good daddy to two little girls. You'll hear about upcoming shows, plots and plans, inspiration, exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Italy, plus the trials and adventures of fatherhood. You'll virtually attend Celtic festivals, science fiction conventions, and Renaissance festivals. You'll experience Irish music and drinking songs in a way you never before imagined, with Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats. Join me each and every week as we celebrate the Celtic Geek Revolution with a touch of Celtic Geek magic!

Celtic and Geek music from the mind and autoharp of The Celtfather. Follow the dreams of a kilt-wearing indie musician as Marc Gunn climbs the ladder of success while still being a good daddy to two little girls. You'll hear about upcoming shows, plots and plans, inspiration, exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Italy, plus the trials and adventures of fatherhood. You'll virtually attend Celtic festivals, science fiction conventions, and Renaissance festivals. You'll experience Irish music and drinking songs in a way you never before imagined, with Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats. Join me each and every week as we celebrate the Celtic Geek Revolution with a touch of Celtic Geek magic!
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Celtic and Geek music from the mind and autoharp of The Celtfather. Follow the dreams of a kilt-wearing indie musician as Marc Gunn climbs the ladder of success while still being a good daddy to two little girls. You'll hear about upcoming shows, plots and plans, inspiration, exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Italy, plus the trials and adventures of fatherhood. You'll virtually attend Celtic festivals, science fiction conventions, and Renaissance festivals. You'll experience Irish music and drinking songs in a way you never before imagined, with Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats. Join me each and every week as we celebrate the Celtic Geek Revolution with a touch of Celtic Geek magic!

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Episodes

About The Long Arm and Fighting for a Cause #239

3/26/2018
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In the Firefly episode Out of Gas, Malcolm Reynolds says, “No matter how far the long arm of the Alliance might get, we’ll just get ourselves a little further.” This is The Celtfather, Marc Gunn. I’m going to share with you the story behind my song “The Long Arm”. It was the first single released for my new Firefly album, As Long As I’m Flyin’. The album came out on March 6, 2018. And the physical CD will no longer be available after March 31. So if you want that album, buy it in my...

Duration:00:15:56

10 Fun St Patrick’s Day Facts with Music Recommendations

3/11/2018
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St Patrick's Day is coming soon. I'm gonna share with you TEN fun facts about St Patrick's Day in show #238 of Celtfather Music & Travel. As a Celtic musician and host of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I thought I’d also pick songs you can listen to to go with each fact. celtfather.com CELTFATHER NEWS If you missed the latest CeltfatherLive Internet Concert of Shiny St Patrick’s Day CD Release Party, you can watch a free replay through March 17 at Celtfather.com/watch. The show...

Duration:00:07:40

About Firefly Drinking Songs for Browncoats #237

3/7/2018
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Firefly is one of the most beloved projects from the mind of Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It came out in 2002 and was canceled after only 14 episodes. It developed such an incredible cult following that in 2005, a movie was released based on the TV series. http://celtfather.com The show inspired me so much that I released a CD with Bedlam Bards called Firefly Drinking Songs. Now I have a new album out for Browncoats called As Long As I’m Flyin. You can buy it at...

Duration:00:09:47

Hobbit Fiddling Interview with Samantha Gillogly #236

2/6/2018
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Learn about one of my Hobbit music partners. Samantha Gillogly is a violinist, fiddler, and geek from Massachusetts who has played three hobbit gatherings with me at ALEP in Kentucky. We there last year, and I had a delightful conversation with her. Subscribe to Celtfather Music & Travel for more episodes at celtfather.com. Celtfather News I am performing this Thursday, February 8 at 8 PM central on Concert Window. The show is pay-what-you-want. And tips will be graciously accepted....

Duration:00:18:14

About Close Your Eyes & Reaver's Lullaby #235

1/16/2018
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The Demon Lullaby gets people laughing so much, I had to filk it for my second CD of Browncoats drinking songs. Listen to both versions of this hilarious song, originally written by Daniel Glasser. Listen and subscribe at celtfather.com. 0:08 CELTFATHER NEWS First, you can catch my Facebook Live shows, Coffee with The Celtfather on Tuesdays at 9am on Facebook.com/marcgunnmusic Second, I have some new products in my Bandcamp store. You can now get the Firefly Drinking Songs songbook,...

Duration:00:16:27

Demystifying Irish Sessions with Shannon Heaton #234

12/19/2017
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As a Celtic singer and autoharper, I've never felt super comfortable going to Irish sessions. I had a couple dirty looks when I first got into Irish music. It biased me a lot against them since. But I love Irish music. So I was excited to watch a video by Shannon Heaton where she provides a sort of how to guide to Irish sessions. It was very inspiring. Shannon Heaton hosts the Irish Music Stories podcast. She hosted an episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast last June. And I wanted to...

Duration:00:45:16

Comics and Kilt Blowing with Jennie Breeden #233

11/14/2017
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This month, I talk with Jennie Breeden about Comics and Kilt Blowing. Jennie is the author of The Devil's Panties web comic and carries a leaf blower at Dragon Con for unsuspecting kilt wearers. I also share my new love of the Virtual Tip Jar and how I hope it will allow me to do more Live Video concerts! SHARE this show at http://celtfather.com/ This week, you can look for me on Facebook Live a bunch. I'm doing Coffee with The Celfather to promote a private internet concert on...

Duration:00:22:01

History of Celtic Brittany #232

10/17/2017
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Join me as I talk with Samuel of Visite Bretagne about the history of the Celts in Brittany, France. You'll learn how the Celts got to Cornwall, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. And how they came back to Brittany. You'll find out the best places to visit while you're there, and a lot more. Brittany is a great place to visit. Subscribe to Celtfather Music & Travel at celtfather.com. Celtfather Weekly News #CeltfatherLive pagenow available on Bandcampmusic video from Auray, Brittany The...

Duration:00:18:29

Secret History of the Celts #231

10/3/2017
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There's a lot about the Celts that I did not realize until I went on my Celtic Invasion of Brittany. It opened a secret history that most of us don't think about. In this episode, I'm gonna share how Venice is a part of that Celtic history and lots more. Subscribe at celtfather.com. Celtfather Weekly Celtic HalloweenCeltfather Live showYouTubeKilted KingsTullamore Dew VideoGunn Runners Celtic Holocaust episodeCeltic Tribes on WikipediaCeltic Invasion of Isle of Skye itinerary The Secret...

Duration:00:08:30

True Story Behind Drinking With Hobbits for Hobbit Day #230

9/19/2017
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Hobbit Day is on September 22nd. We're gonna celebrate it with the true story behind my popular song and album "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits". I'll share the origins of Hobbit Day and how I fell in love with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings as well all of the exciting things that have happened due to my love of hobbits. Subscribe to my mailing list for a free hobbit song and to the podcast at http://celtfather.com/. What's in this Week's Show Hobbit Resources Mentioned Don't Go...

Duration:00:16:08

Music of Brittany with Dom Duff #229

9/5/2017
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Dom Duff brought his guitar and charm over to Carnac during the 2017 Celtic Invasion of Brittany. We talked and then he shared stories about Breton music and culture along with his own original songwriting. You will hear some great music by Dom Duff, learn how to say "slainte" in the Breton language, and you'll learn the twisted meaning behind a famous song of Brittany. Subscribe to Celtfather & Travel at celtfather.com. Notes Join me on Thursday, September 21, 2017 for the Mercenary...

Duration:00:54:01

Celtfather News 2017 September #228

8/29/2017
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September is about as busy as August for me. I have lots of podcasts planned, new music to release, new swag and a Firefly CD to finish. Plus, there's one of my biggest shows of the year. And if you'd like to watch a live concert online, you're in luck. It's all in my monthly news podcast. Subscribe to the podcast, get email updates and download free music at http://celtfather.com/ Notes New single: "Wherever I May Roam". Did you watch the video? Success on YouTube. Sales? New single:...

Duration:00:17:23

Will There Be More Cat Songs? #227

8/15/2017
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I've had several people ask me over the past few years when I'm gonna record another album in the Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers series. My answer has always been, "Yes... eventually." I have a few new songs. Not enough to make a full album yet. But there enough for me to start planning Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers. But there's a problem... A few months ago, I emailed my Cat Drinking Tails newsletter (subscribe at catdrinkingsongs.com). I told my cat music fans that I am thinking...

Duration:00:14:31

Kids at GenCon: Survival Tips #226

8/1/2017
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This is the Celtfather Marc Gunn. Today, I'm gonna share some survival tips for anyone who wants to bring their kids to GenCon. GenCon is the longest running gaming convention in the world. It's located in Indianapolis, IN And they are celebrating their 50 year anniversary this year. Course I've only been performing there since 2007. But I remember dreaming about going back in the 80s when I was reading Dragon Magazine and playing D&D all the time. If you like this podcast, make sure you...

Duration:00:26:36

Full Speed Ahead: August 2017 #225

7/31/2017
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July ended extremely productive as I finally got some time to work in the last couple weeks. Because of that I highlight some of my accomplishments in this monthly round up before I perform at two of my biggest conventions of the year: GenCon and DragonCon. Find out more at http://marcgunn.com. Here's the details: As Long As I'm Flyin'Name On My SoulBandcampCat CDsAutoharpPub SongsGenConDragonConAug 13 internet concert You can support my music and travels for as little as $1 per month...

Duration:00:04:41

New Products, New Shows, July 2017 #224

7/11/2017
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June was a busy month, what with my Celtic Invasion of Brittany, followed by a beach vacation and then a big show in Indianapolis at Inconjunction where I was Guest of Honor. I'm happy to be home. But I have a lot of news to share this July 2017, including Firefly CD news, new products and plans for lots of new shows in 2018. Summer CD Giveaway is over. I had fun giving away CDs, but I realize I'm losing far too much money with my generosity, money I don't have to waste. YouTube Videos...

Duration:00:07:03

Paddy Rock Interview #223

6/13/2017
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Phil Duckworth loves Celtic Punk. When I want that music for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I call Phil, aka Grinning Beggar. You'll meet a man who started off in metal, found his way to Celtic and roots music. He listens to music with passion. He hosts Grinning Beggar's Paddy Rock Podcast and will be my guest host this week on my Celtic music podcast. Find out more at Paddy Rock RadioIrish & Celtic Music Podcast You can support my music and travels for as little as $1 per month when...

Duration:00:12:51

Celtfather June 2017 Update

5/30/2017
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I feel like I have a firm grasp on the theme of the newly rebranded Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. It will feature music and travel interviews, stories, tips and more. Easy. However, many of my subscribers first signed up to hear my latest news. This is an easy way to share that. So I'm gonna plan on a monthly news update that will work in conjunction with a video with similar content. Here's what's going on in June 2017: YouTubeInstagramFacebookSummer CD GiveawayIrish & Celtic...

Duration:00:08:52

Celtic Music Journal with Steve Behrens #221

5/23/2017
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May and June are always a tough time of year for me. I have so much to do to get ready for my Celtic Invasion Vacations and never enough time. I find myself frantically trying to keep up with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast during this time period. It's frustrating. This year, I have special guest hosts planned for the show. Steve Behrens runs 67music.net, a Celtic music promotions company. He also hosts the Celtic Music Journal, a show on YouTube highlighting Celtic musicians. He has...

Duration:00:16:56

Things to Do on a Celtic Invasion of Brittany? #220

5/16/2017
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I realized I hadn't shared the latest itinerary for the Celtic Invasion of Brittany. How else am I gonna make you jealous and long to join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations if I don't talk more about it? So you will hear about some of the oldest and most-condensed standing stones in the world in Carnac, Brittany. Plus, we'll explore the Broceliande and Arthurian legend as well as other great legends and history from Brittany. It's gonna be an exciting trip. Look for more podcasts...

Duration:00:23:44

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