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Nov 8, 2018

Songs of ghosts and the bizarre with Celtic music from NUA, The Rowan Tree, Solasta, Purcell's Polyphonic Party, The Grenaways, Runa, Ciana, Whiskey Bay Rovers, Talisk, Templars of Doom, The Jackdaws, The Kilt Lifters, Bill Grogan's Goat, Marys Lane.

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0:03  "Ghostrider" by NUA from FLOW

8:11 "Neidges Awarra" by The Rowan Tree from The Rowan Tree

11:32 "Bedlam Boys" by Solasta from A Cure for the Curious

16:04 "Emperor of the Moon" by Purcell's Polyphonic Party from An Invitation to Dance

21:00 "Ghost" by The Grenaways from Diesel Rainbows


28:25 "Ain't No Grave" by Runa from Live

32:52 "Winnie Hayes / I Buried My Wife and Danced On Top of Her Grave / Timmy Clifford's" by Ciana from Ciana

36:03 "Ghost of Pierre Leblanc" by Whiskey Bay Rovers from Broadsides and Ballads

39:30 "Crooked Water Valley" by Talisk from Beyond


47:08 "Michael Collins' Ghost" by Templars of Doom from Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist

51:30 "Banish Morrisons" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

55:12 "The Cruel Sister" by The Kilt Lifters from Friends Old and New

1:00:02"The Devil's Trumpet" by Bill Grogan's Goat from Third Eye

1:06:25 "Dead Man Walking" by Marys Lane from Wild Unknown

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* Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic 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.

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It reminds me of the attacks the Irish suffered when they first came to America. That hate is a plague. So I wanted to send out my Celtic solidarity for that community and all the disenfranchised communities who similarly suffer. We are here for you.

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I've been listening to your podcast while cooking dinner, while cleaning my apartment, while driving to and from work. I also have it on when I've traveled up north and back, proving the podcast makes a great travel companion. You name it, you and the music has been in the background. Along the way, I've Favorited the Christmas music podcasts which has further proved the best way to listen to Christmas music is to have it played on Celtic instruments. But the biggest story I want to share involves your Celtic Music Workout specials.

I started listening to the first one when, completely by chance, when I went to the gym and worked the elliptical. It was a trip! The podcast got my heart rate up and kept me motivated to keep on going. I shared those two podcasts with my friend Roxanne, my nephew and niece-in-law - all of whom are long distance runners. I also shared them with the managers of the gym that I go to. They got a bang out of listening to them and liked how the music kept the momentum up throughout the podcast. So, if you are ever inspired to create any new Celtic Music Workout podcasts, please do so. They are appreciated! Keep up the great work on the podcast. It's greatly appreciated...well, at least by me. Slainte!"