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Adventures in Folk Music with The Celtfather

The Celtfather... 

Meet Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. He's a Celtic Geek who plays Sci F'Irish music. That's like Irish drinking songs fused together with science fiction and fantasy. It's a thing! 

The Celtfather loves music. He loves to travel. He loves his Celtic heritage and science fiction. Don your kilt and get inspired by exciting travels to Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic adventures. Enjoy stories about music inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek, hobbits, Firefly, and even cats.

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Apr 6, 2017

Travel is a grand adventure to me. So I love talking with other adventurers. One such person is Carl Asch. He's a musician and juggler named Giacomo the Juggler. He sings with the band Empty Hats. He is also the co-founder with Paolo Garbanzo of Ren Adventurers, a tour company that takes you on small European trips much like my Celtic Invasion Vacations. But today, I wanted to talk to Carl about a bicycle trip he did across Italy.

In this episode we'll explore:

  • The origins of Giacomo the Jester
  • How juggling, magic, and street performing can take you around the globe
  • Double Indemnity and Empty Hats
  • How to write a compelling show for Renaissance festivals
  • Bicycling from Sicily to Venice following places mentioned in Shakespeare's plays
  • Shakespeare's Guide to Italy
  • Some of the trips on the Ren Adventures
  • Find out more about Carl Asch
  • Three more weekends of Sherwood Forest Faire

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