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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 20, 2018

We're gonna honor those who died while serving in the armed forces for Memorial Day. I picked a few songs for soldiers as well as those of parting and even one that's an satirical twist on how people celebrate the holiday. I also have my own little memorial for a musician friend who passed away recently.

We have music from Marc Gunn, The Selkie Girls, The Rogues, 3 Pints Gone, Jed Marum, Bedlam Bards, Jiggernaut, Scooter Muse, The Changing Room.

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0:12 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

4:32 "Fall of Serenity Valley" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Single

8:29 "The Parting Glass" by The Selkie Girls from Parting Glass

13:44 "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from RogueTrip

17:52 "Freedom Costs" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn from Firefly Drinking Songs

Jed Marum is a Celtic folk singer out of Dallas. He was a big part of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I am broken-hearted to share that he died at the beginning of May at the age of 66. He was incredibly kind and generous performer who touched many lives, including mine.

22:56 "Loch Lomond" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

26:46 PUB TALK

27:57 "Two Minute's Silence" by Jiggernaut from The Well

34:24 "Wear the Brown with Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

37:00 "The Parting" by Scooter Muse from Saddell Abbey

Annie Binding, the Royal British Legion‘s community fundraiser for Cornwall, added:“The joint project by The Changing Room and The Lost Gardens of Heligan to produce a Cornish EP to commemorate the lives of the Heligan gardeners who served in The Great War will act as a poignant reminder of their sacrifices. The Lost Garden of Heligan’s support for The Royal British Legion over the past few years has been fantastic, and we hope to keep our partnership strong for many years to come as we continue to keep alive the memory of the fallen and support the future of the living.”

41:07 "We Will Remember Them" by The Changing Room from Names On A Wall

45:43 "The Sailboat Armada" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

49:33 "Raise a Glass in Parting" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

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The next CeltfatherLive concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 at 8 PM CST. Register at to join me for this free concert on YouTube.

I finished up a video challenge on YouTube last month. It was called Video Every Day in April. I happily completed the challenge. So you can watch 30 new videos in a playlist I created. They are not all music. Some are vlogs for Gunn Runners and others are for musicians.

That said, I have a bunch of new videos I've released. Every Tuesday, I put out a new music video. Right now, it's just me singing songs. But in the future, I hope to have more produced official music videos.

In the meantime, I hope you'll check out my videos of "She's Shiny", "Browncoat Baby", "Spancil Hill" "Jasper Tabby Kitty Cat-y", "Lord of the Pounce" and "Molly Malone". I think the videos are getting better. I'd love your thoughts.

I released two new singles to Patrons. The one in April is a comedy song called "Why Do You Torture Me?". The May one is of the "Mingulay Cat Song". There's also a podcast all about that episode on Celtfather Music & Travel. Check the link in the shownotes for details.