The Celtfather

Welcome to The Celtfather Podcast… I’ll take good care of ye!


Celtic and Geek inspiration 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 and more. 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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What is a Celtic Geek?

Years ago, I heard Emerald Rose, a Celtic band from Georgia, was performing at a science fiction convention. I thought, “Why on earth would a Celtic band play there? How bizarre!” I called up I-Con Science Fiction Convention in New York and asked if they would book my band, the Brobdingnagian Bards. They woman was already a fan of our music. She found us through She hired us on the spot.

When we arrived, we found geeks everywhere. And not just any sort of geeks. They were Celtic geeks, people who loved Celtic music and culture… just like us, but who also loved sci fi and fantasy and Renaissance festivals… just like us. There was also a musical style called filk, which had a heavy Celtic base, just like our music. It was a mind-blowing experience!

It took me many years to compose my Celtic Geek Manifesto, but that manifesto became a beacon for like-minded Celtic geeks to share in their love of Celtic as well as Sci Fi music and culture. This podcast celebrates the Celtic Geeks and also shares my involvement in the promotion of Celtic music and geek culture.

However, I don’t want this show to be just about me. I want it to celebrate ALL Celtic Geeks by adding your Recommendations that others in our community should know about.

We all have our personal fandoms. I want you to share yours with other Celtic Geeks.


The Celtfather Sponsors

The Celtfather is sponsored by my Patrons of the Arts. These awesome fans support my music and podcasts with a tiny monthly donation, as little as $1 per month. But it makes a HUGE difference to my musical success. Become a patron at

That said, I will occasionally point out some other websites, sponsors, and affiliates, mostly notably on CD BabyAmazon, or iTunes.

For full transparency, when some of these products sell, I will receive an affiliate commission on the sales. Thanks to these affiliates, I am able to create a LOT of great content for you.


The Celtfather Weekly and Free Celtic Geek Songs

Before I let you go off and enjoy the The Celtfather, I’d like to invite you to subscribe to my newsletter, The Celtfather Weekly. This newsletter comes out every Tuesday (except the first, I’ll explain why in a minute), and features the latest news that is often featured in the podcast.

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