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Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music.

Grab a drink. Kick back. Listen to fun songs. Sing along. Step behind the scenes to develop a deeper understanding of musicians and the music they create.



Feb 13, 2018

Welcome to the all new Geek Pub Songs. I say "new" but in all honesty, it's the same as the old Pub Songs Podcast but with a shiny new title and a new format. I changed to the title to fit a new niche. Yes, this show features a lot of Celtic music. As I am the host of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I get a lot of awesome Celtic music. So you can expect that. But I wanted a title that better fits my music as well. Most of my original music is Geek Pub Songs. So I decided to make that the new focus.

In this show, you will hear Celtic music and Geek music mixed together. You'll also get a sneak peek at my new album of music inspired by Firefly. Yes, my album of Browncoat drinking songs called As Long As I'm Flyin' comes out on March 6, 2018. So I want to share that music with you.

Now the first section of each show will be the theme of the show. No telling what will pop in during the second set. But for now, I have some hopeful love songs that share.

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This week in the pub, you'll enjoy music from Melanie Gruben, Serious Kitchen, The Elders, Jiggy, The Blibbering Humdingers, The Jackdaws,The Gatehouse Well,  Dan the Bard, The Founding, and of course, Marc Gunn.


0:09 "A Faery Song" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

4:00 “She’s Shiny!” by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

8:15 “Open” by Serious Kitchen from Tig

13:24 "This Is True" by The Elders from True

17:40 “The Goodship Hope” by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

21:25 "Bean Phaidin" by Jiggy from Translate

26:25 PUB TALK

30:21 "Elegy for a Nerf Herder" by The Blibbering Humdingers from Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them

34:16 “The Long Arm” by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

37:00 "Molly" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

41:08 "The Owlbear Song" by Dan the Bard from Cross-Genre References

45:36 "Piper's Folly" by The Founding from Form.

54:12 "Wear the Brown With Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

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Listen to the Top Irish & Celtic Music of the Week on Spotify.

I first heard the song "Bean Phaidin" when I first took Gaelic lessons years ago. I love the melody, but I never really learned the lyrics. Now I feel like I've been missing out! Here's the lyrics.

Last week, I posted an interview with my fellow hobbit musician, Samantha Gillogly, on the Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. You can find a link to that interview in the shownotes. Incidentally, Samantha has a new band called Revival that is now crowdfunding a new album on indiegogo.

If you haven't heard yet, I am performing every Thursday in February at 11 am on my Facebook Live page. It's free show. I'll play about five songs on different themes. You can watch past ones there, or find individual song videos on my YouTube channel.

I'm also playing this Friday, Feb 16 at Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co. in Alabaster, AL at 8 pm. I'm sharing Sci Fi Drinking Songs. If you can't make that, join me on Sunday, Feb 18th on Concert Window. I hope you will join me.

March 6 is the official release of my Firefly CD. But in the meantime, you can get the Firefly Drinking Songs songbook as well as the Sci Fi Drinking Songs songbook in my merch store on Bandcamp.

And since Valentine's Day just happened and you might be in the mood for love, I posted a beautiful Celtic Love sticker in the store as well. It is two cats beautifully bound together in a Celtic heart knotwork. It was designed by Ingrid Houwers. And best of all, you'll also be able to download my Celtic Love compilation, including two unique songs. The sticker is only $5.

Bean Phaidin Lyrics

It's a pity that I am not, that I am not
It's a pity that I am not Páidín's wife
It's a pity that I am not, that I am not
And the woman he has is dead

I would go to Galway, to Galway
I would go to Galway with Páidín
I would go to Galway, to Galway
And I would return home with him in the boat

I would go to the Clifden market
And into Béal Áth in the Bay
I would look in through the windows
Hoping to see Páidín's wife

May you break your legs, your legs
May you break your legs, Páidín's wife
May you break your legs, your legs
May you break your legs and your bones

I wore out my shoes, my shoes
I wore out my shoes chasing Páidín
I wore out my shoes, my shoes
I wore out the soles and the heels