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Jun 18, 2015

I got back from my annual Celtic Invasion Vacation. I spent the past week invading Donegal and the Giant's Causeway. At home, with a new baby, I don't have a lot of time, but I wanted to make sure you had a show to enjoy. So listen to great indie Celtic music from Athena Tergis, Joe Travers and Adam Alexander, The Tea Merchants, Plaidgrass, Stanley & Grimm, Michael DeAngelis, Celtic Cross, Fiddler's 3, Wicked Tinkers, Slip, Mason Brown, Bonnie Rideout, Marc Gunn, Raymond McCollough, Breabach.

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Today's show is brought to you by Celtic Invasion Vacations

If you are listening to this podcast then you probably dream of traveling to Ireland or Scotland. So I have one piece of advice. Do it! I'm not saying you should join me on one of my Celtic Invasion Vacations. I'm not saying you should join another tour group. But travel. Go. Right now.

Mark Twain wrote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

There was no greater evidence of this for me than when I took my one and a half old daughter to Ireland in 2012. You could almost see a mind explosion as her linguistic and mental skills grew through our travels. It is the same with adults. Traveling to Ireland or Scotland, or wherever, will change your life for the better forever. Stop waiting for the "right moment". Start planning now. If you enjoy my music, then join me on a Celtic Invasion Vacation. Subscribe to my mailing list and join the invasion at



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This Week in Celtic Music

"The Arkle Mountain / Richard Brennan’s Favourite/Sligo Reel (Reels)" by Athena Tergis
from A Letter Home

"Roddy McCorley" by Joe Travers/Adam Alexander
from The Perfect Pint

"Jill's 12th Birthday" by The Tea Merchants
from One Lump or Two?

"Brumley Brae" by Plaidgrass
from Gretchen Priest and Plaidgrass

"Somewhere Over The Masons Apron" by Stanley & Grimm
from Open the Gate

"Bartender Billy" by Michael DeAngelis
from Son of a Dunigan

"Best Days" by Celtic Cross
from Saoirse's Heart

"Muckin' O'Geordie's Byre/Jig/Swallowtail Jig/Haste To The Wedding" by Fiddler's 3
from Volume 3: The Rhythm Chapter

"The Duncan Johnstone Set" by Wicked Tinkers
from Hammered

"Tolka Polka Set" by Slip
from Slip (Demo)

"Katie Rose" by Mason Brown
from I Am a Handsome Devil

"The Stirlin' March/Brig' O'Balgownie/Shepard Tartan" by Bonnie Rideout
from Scottish Inheritance

"Loch Tay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn
from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

"Pipe Major's Jig" by Raymond McCollough
from Different

"The Poetic Milkman" by Breabach
from Urlar

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The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. You can post feedback in the shownotes at or email me