I'm back from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We had an incredible invasion visiting Tintagel, Eden Project, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, Chalice Well, some stone circles, horse riding and more. It was a brilliant trip. Before I start planning for 2017, I want to share some more great indie Celtic music from Leaping Lulu, We Banjo 3, 3 Pints Gone, Ron Cody, Rowan, Willie McCulloch, Gaelic Storm, Ginger Ackley, Mason Brown, Ceol Gan Achar, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Amadan, John Byrne Band, A Band of Rogues, Saor Patrol.
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* I am back from an incredible Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. We saw Tintagel Castle, Stonehenge, the Chalice Well, The Eden Project, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, went horse riding, saw stone circles, and had an amazing adventure. You can find pictures from the trip on my Facebook music page. I'm starting to plan for the 2017 invasion. Sign up at celticinvasion.com if you want to be notified about where we shall go next year.
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* If you ever wanted to hear what it's like on a Celtic Invasion Vacation, you can listen to a few podcasts from my Celtic Invasion of Cornwall. It's all on The Celtfather Podcast at celtfather.com. I hope to post a couple more episodes from the trip soon.
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Hi Marc, I've been meaning to email you for awhile now, but have been remiss in getting it out. It's actually my birthday today and the latest Irish & Celtic Music podcast was a great present! My son is also performing tonight, as he plays Viola in the 7th grade orchestra at his middle school. Just a couple of weeks ago we both we're in recital at our local Suzuki school (my piece was Loch Lommond). Sorry I'm rambling here, but just want to say how great the podcast continues to be and thank you for all the work you put into it. I usually listen while I'm walking and here are a couple of pictures of springtime in East Tennessee. Thanks again for you do on the podcast. Slainte! Hank Woodward
Hey Marc, thanks for enriching my life with your wonderful podcast. I’m a 27-year-old violinist in Melbourne, Australia. I’m battling chronic illness which means I can’t move far from bed lately, so it’s wonderful to have such dependably brilliant music to soothe me, lift my spirits and help keep me warm as our winter sets in! Thanks Carl
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