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Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories, the virtual Public House for Celtic culture and change through music.

I am Marc Gunn. I play Sci F'Irish music. I want to take you on an adventure. I'll share the stories behind my songs as we explore pop culture media through the lens of Irish & Celtic music. You will have fun and sing along, and maybe get a far too real glimpse of yourself.




Jul 25, 2017

I've released 22 albums since I started recording solo in 2004. I have so many albums that I wasn't sure what to put on my Celtic Geek compilation that I giveaway free to everyone who signs up to my mailing list. I decided to give one song from my first 20 albums.

I've often wondered if I should've just put together a "Best of Marc Gunn" album instead. The problem is picking those songs. I have a LOT of albums. Well, I finally sat down and thought about my most-requested songs over the years by the most listeners. Today's show highlights those songs.

I asked members of the Gunn Runners Club too and decided to add a few of their requests as well. You can find full shownotes and subscribe at 

Pub Talk

My website at has undergone a bunch of changes designed to simplify the design and guide you to places you want to go. I used to make websites based on SEO, search engine optimization. Now you can easily listen to my music, buy it on CD Baby or Bandcamp, watch video playlists, find shows, and learn all about me.

You can order autographed CDs and swag directly from me this summer 2017 when you buy them in my Bandcamp store. Follow the link in the shownotes.

The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 121 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at

In addition to all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". It'll be out in 2018. And yours is a gift for subscribing.

Special thanks to my newest patrons: Nick Pierson, Mary Miller, William Brian Sachs.  Become a patron at 

In 2005, I crowdsourced my first album. It was Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I raised over $9000 to fund the production of the album. People LOVED the idea of cats and Celtic music. So I crowdsourced the next album, Whiskers in the Jar. I only raised about $6000. The album has sold about half as well as the first, and I only recently recouped the expense 8 years later. Yet, the hardcore fans of the albums have repeatedly shouted, "We want another cat CD!" Thus came the title Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers.

I REALLY want to make it happen. But I'll be honest. I don't know if more than a handful of people want the next album to happen. I have a mailing list at I asked them to promote the album. There was a short period of shares. Then it all stopped. The Facebook continues to grow at snails pace. I'm not sure this is something I should put my time in.

I've decided that there's just one way to find find out if you're truly passionate about these CDs--Kickstarter.

Kickstarter is an all or nothing website. If you don't reach your goal, you get nothing. If you do, you get to make it happen.

I've decided that I need at least $15,000 to make this album properly. That'll allow me to hire a producer and record the songs with full instrumentation, just like the last two albums that were produced by Ari Koinuma and Rich Brotherton, respectively.

Would you like to see this album happen? Sign up at


Who's Playing the Pub Today

If there's a CD you want to check out, visit my music page on my website.

0:15 "The Leprechaun" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

5:23 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

10:00 "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

13:40 "Flower of Scotland" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

16:13 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

22:16 "Catnipped Kitty" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar

25:21 "Close Your Eyes" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

29:00 "Doctor of Gallifrey" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

31:54 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

36:12 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

41:42 "Gollum Blues" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon?

45:08 "Old Dun Cow" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

49:00 "Ring of Hope" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

53:04 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul


1:00:10 "Wear the Brown With Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

1:02:47 The Barrel Song" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

1:05:11 "Mining Ship the Red Dwarf" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

1:08:08 "The Dragons Hoard" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons

1:10:06 "Men of New Basin Canal" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

1:14:41 "Come Take a Trip on My Airship" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

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