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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.




May 28, 2020

It’s a Cool Celtic Summer playlist today on the Pub Songs Podcast. Plus, hear an interview from Mazz O’Flaherty who owns the smallest record shop in the world.

Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. I am your Guide. My name is Marc Gunn. Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music when you sign up at


0:23 - SONG: “Purple Flower” from Name On My Soul

3:36 - WELCOME
-- Whiskers in the Jar Coffee Mug. Design created by Ingrid Houwers.
-- Post a review in Apple Podcasts.
-- New videos: Skellig Michael, Wild Kitty, Reavers, Malcolm, Reavers, Loch Lomond
-- Is there a song you want to learn to play? Contact me.
-- Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics Updated: Maid Went to the Mill, A Well-Dressed Hobbit, My Father Was a Werewolf, Come By The Hills, Reavers Malcolm Reavers, Tough Times, Green Grow the Rashes

9:16 - SONG: “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits

12:38 - Should I make a booklet to sell with CDs that tells the story of the CD?

14:58 - STORIES: Interview with Mazz O’Flaherty of Dingle Record Shop. I last interviewed her on show #74 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

37:18 - SONG: “I Will Stand On This Land” by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty

39:07 - PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes)

You can chat in the pub, please send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook.

41:40 - SONG: “Liquid Sunshine” from The Bridge

Let’s Write a song together!

TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS. Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. We’re going to Scotland in 2021. Join the invasion at

45:18 - SHOUT OUTS (new bands, albums, websites):

-- I have an interview with Ockham’s Razor coming out the first Thursday in June. It’s part of a Pride Month episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Kris Clements and I talk about the 50th anniversary of Pride Month and the LGBTQ Celtic community.


JUN 11: Celtfather Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM EST
WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ 10:30 AM EST

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48:25 - SONG: “Heart of Fangorn” from Memories of Middle Earth

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Anna Paulson wrote on Twitter: "This is a poem I wrote while I listened to your live show on Facebook.  Thanks for the inspiration."

I asked her if I could share it.

Oh dear harp,
Will you sing for me?
Please sing me a song to set my heart free.

Every time a bard plucks your strings,
Everyone gets up, dances, and sings.
Please, please do that for me.

My hands are clumsy,
My voice is shrill,
But your song still gives me a thrill.

I am no bard,
Music for me is hard.
Yet I’m the only one here to play you.

So please dear harp,
Sing for me,
A song to set any soul free.