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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 16, 2019

Tomorrow, we are Halfway to St Patrick’s Day. September 17 marks the six month occasion which gets us to the biggest modern Celtic holiday of the year. We’re celebrating with quite a bit more Celtic music on the Pub Songs Podcast.

Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser, The Gothard Sisters, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Selkie Girls, Gwendolyn Snowdon, Brendan Loughrey, Heather Dale, The Doubleclicks, Battlelegs, Poitin, Liz Madden, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Muckers, Dylan Foley, Melanie Gruben, Brobdingnagian Bards

Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic Geek musician and your guide to honoring our past and adapting for our future.

Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Your generous pledge of $5 per month allow me to create music, podcasts, and my weekly video show, Coffee with The Celtfather. Thank you!

If you have comments or want to chat in the pub, then I want your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? How has this show inspired you? Send a written comment along with any pictures to Use the hashtag #pubsongs in the subject of your email.

Cead mile failte!


0:16 - "Gypsy Rover" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

3:29 - WELCOME. You may not realize it, but there are time stamps in the shownotes of each episode. If there’s a song you enjoy, you can easily listen to it over and over again. If you don’t like it, skip to the next song. I’m pretty sure this feature works in most podcatchers.

Find out more about the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast here.

4:37 - "Rose, Marie and Heather" by The Gothard Sisters from Midnight Sun

8:00 - "Johnny Jump Up" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Gullible's Travels

11:31 - "Why Should I Cry" by The Selkie Girls from Long Time Traveling

16:49 - HALFWAY TO ST PATRICK’S DAY STORY AND MUSIC. We are just six months away from St Patrick’s Day. That’s the biggest holiday of all Celtic musicians, even us fringe Celtic Geek musicians like me.

Cool Articles:

Pub Songs Podcast Episodes:

St Patrick’s Day Podcast

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Episodes:

And of course if you’re looking for more St Patrick’s Day music, I have a whole website dedicated to it, including more podcasts, video concerts, free Irish music downloads and more.

18:42 - "The Next Market Day" by Gwendolyn Snowdon from Three Strand Braid

21:42 - "Sean South" by Brendan Loughrey from To Those Who Fell

24:16 - "Mordred's Lullaby" by Heather Dale from Avalon

28:55 - BEHIND THE MUSIC: Inclusion versus exclusion. From traditional Irish music to filk circles.

44:10 - 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. 2020 is the Origins of Celtic Invasions. You can find out more about this exciting trip. Join the invasion at

44:59 - "Ennui (On We Go)" by The Doubleclicks from Dimetrodon

48:07 - "Another Round For Us" by Battlelegs from The Very Best of Battlelegs, Vol. 1

50:15 - "St Patrick's Day Polkas" by Poitin from Irish Celtic Music and Bofiguifluki

56:32 - "Banks of the Ohio" by Liz Madden from My Irish Home


* Sep 21: Pepper Place Farmer’s Market, Birmingham, AL
* Sep 27-28: Browncoat Ball, Las Vegas, NV
* Oct 11: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co., Alabaster, AL
* Oct 12: Brennan’s Irish Pub, Birmingham, AL
* Coffee with The Celtfather, Wednesdays at 10:30 am EST on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

1:00:45 - "The Elfin Knight" by Burning Bridget Cleary from Totes for Goats

1:04:28 - "The Widow and the Devil" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

1:07:48 - "One More Stout" by The Muckers from One More Stout

1:11:28 - "The Discontented Man / Crabs in the Skillet / Dancing Eyes" by Dylan Foley from Deliriously Happy

1:16:17 - "Irish Fire" by Melanie Gruben from Single

1:21:16 - THIS PODCAST IS LISTENER SUPPORTED. If you enjoy visiting the pub, please join the Gunn Runners Club to get more podcasts, videos, bootleg concerts, and exclusive MP3s. Special thanks to my newest patron: Andrew H., Bill M., David & Paulette G., Alan D, Moose

Thank you for so kindly supporting my music. Go to to join the Gunn Runners on Patreon today. Let's make a friendlier world.

If you enjoy the music in this show, support the artists. Buy their music and merch. Follow them on Spotify. Let them know how much you love what they are doing. And tell a friend.

Now when I say “tell a friend”, what I’m talking about is creating a viral sensation. Every now and then, I listen to a song like Melanie Gruben’s song “Irish Fire”. I am blown away by the songwriting and her incredible voice. Because of it, I tell you. I recorded that track and shared it with you. That’s what it means to go viral.

So if there’s something that moves you, please do the same. You can tell a friend one-on-one or by email or in rave about it on social. Whatever. Your excitement and enthusiasm is contagious. So get excited and share your excitement.

1:23:34 - "Seven Drunken Nights in Hobbiton" by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon and support my music and this podcast. I’ll also email regular updates of new videos, podcasts, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub!