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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.




Sep 17, 2016

Which phrase is more appealing to you? At Dragon Con, Mikey Mason and I were talking about this branding topic. He calls his music Geek Comedy Rock. I call mine Celtic Geek. We obviously prefer the term Geek music over Nerd music. But the NerdCore genre has Nerd Music taking off around the country. Would it be better to use "Nerd music"? 

Whether it's called Nerd or Geek, it's all great fun. Music from Marc Gunn, Tom Smith, Rambling Sailors, Bill & Brenda Sutton, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Blibbering Humdingers, Aurelio Voltaire, Mikey Mason, Devo Spice.


Pub Talk

Now September 22nd is Hobbit Day, and I'm planning a Hobbit Drinking Songs on Concert Window. It's a free concert you can watch anywhere in the world.

What struck me about Hobbit Day is that September seems to be Celtic Geek month. Septmber 17th is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day. September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day. September 22nd is Hobbit Day. Actually September 17-24th is Tolkien Week. So there's a lot of geekiness to celebrate this month. That said, I am hoping to get 100 people to say they are interested in attending my Hobbit Drinking Songs show on Facebook Event page. So if you're interested, please let me know. Then share the event page and the video so others might know about the big day.

My former bandmate, Andrew McKee, finally has a mailing list. Head to his website at to subscribe and find out about his new album. If you want to get an early copy, you can also pickup the all new Ludicrous Drive of the Brobdingnagian Bards. It features all 13 of our albums, plus, videos and some live concerts, all in a spiffy, laser-engraved, wooden USB drive.

Kilted Kings launched our Kickstarter for "Name On My Soul". We hit our initial goal. We're just $204 away from our stretch goal. Check out The Celtfather podcast if you want to find out more about the songs on the album. Will you help?

I want to thank all of my patrons. Inspired by the growing success of my fan club, I setup my first Milestone in over a year. It's a 30 minute morning concert on Facebook Live with songs picked by patrons. It costs as little as $1 per month to become a patron, and you'll get bonus blogs, podcasts, videos and more. A big thanks to our newest patrons: Scot Mealy, Blair Holley, Kerry Komai, David C. Newport, Russell Thornes, Scott & Melanie Wienhusen, Beth Copenhaver. Become a Patron Today. Because music is happiness!


Who's Playing the Pub Today

0:12 "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

6:40 "Talk Like a Pirate Day" by Tom Smith from Greatest Hits

12:10 "Mary Ellen Spider" by Rambling Sailors from Ports of Call

16:00 "Where's My Flying Car?" by Bill & Brenda Sutton from And They Said It Wouldn't Last

18:55 "Angel's Lament" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

22:37 Pub Songs News

25:31 "Natural 20" by The Blibbering Humdingers from Free Awkward Hugs

29:35 "Docking Bay 94" by Aurelio Voltaire from Bitrektual

34:17 "Han Solo Cool" by Mikey Mason from Barbarian Jetpack

38:20 "Who Is the Doctor?" by Devo Spice from I Am the Doctor

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

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