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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.



Apr 7, 2020

Cat music and songs today. We might even talk about kilts...

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


0:17 - SONG - “Catnipped Kitty” from Whiskers in the Jar

2:52 - WELCOME

-- Setup Godin talks about Curation on Season 6 Ep 13 of the Akimbo podcast. Check out Seth’s blog about curation too.
-- 1st Quarter Goal Reviews: BEST WAYS TO GROW MY FANBASE: Live Shows, Promote hit songs, Give away free music, Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, Music videos with covers, keywords, or popular songs. One evening video concert per month. Coffee. At least one newbie concert a month. Create an event.
-- Two new videos: Lookout Mountain w/Prettiest Hobbit and The Pocket in Georgia w/Moria
-- Free CD Offer
-- Speaking of free… You can own my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers album for free on Bandcamp for the next couple o’ months. It’s setup for pay-what-you-want model. Or you can stream all of my cat music on Spotify. Yes. There’s more than what you see here.
-- Cat Music Lovers Podcast
-- Updated lyrics for songs: Furagone’s Wake, Red Red and Black, Henry Martin, Danny Boy, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.
— Watch the show on YouTube or Listen to the extended version as Patron.

10:37 - SONG: “Kitty Martin” from Whiskers in the Jar

13:36 - PUB CHAT: Our New Kittens. Tell me about your cats.

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.

18:40 - SONG: “Danny Boy for Cat Lovers” from Whiskers in the Jar

21:29 - Cats and Kilts

23:28 - SONG: “When Kitty Eyes Are Smiling” from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers


  • APR 9: Internet Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM
  • Every Weds: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ Time Varies

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

If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy my music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend.

You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. You get first access to rough cuts of new music. Once a week, you will a bonus podcast of Stories from the Road. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and the podcast, and it pays for my time in producing this show. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes.

Special thanks to my newest patrons: Special thanks to my newest patrons: Jason D, Karen C, Max M, Leslie M, Tim S, Sarah C, Catherine Masterson

27:23 - SONG: “Lord of the Pounce” from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

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Janine Rinker sent me a happy birthday picture.

What kind of art do you create (if any), and What are your biggest challenges as an artist?

Matt Hughes: "Like you Marc, I am a musician, the biggest challenge for us, is getting people to listen to something other than Pop music or classic rock..."

Joshua Ohmer: "Photography, mostly. Calligraphy, too, but I dabble in a bunch of things. But that's my challenge. I'm a dabbler. It's hard for me to stay focused and create things.

Tina Richardson" I like to paint, sketch sew and and just about anything artsy but my problem is time and space."

Rie Sheridan Rose" Writing, photographing, general mayhem. Not enough time or money..."

Janine Rinker: "I used to write poetry. Now it's mostly pen and ink and/or colored pencil. It's hard to get started, and I had a lot of scientific illustration projects that I was doing for classes, so I'm in the habit of gridding stuff, which is tedious, instead of drawing much freehand. I've got a partly finished alligator and a pathophysiology illustration I may give up on in my sketchbook now, also a flag and puppy picture I seem to have lost the reference photo for."

What cat songs would you like to hear on the show? What song does your cat love to hear the most?

Carol Baril" "My kitties like Wild Kitty and Catnip kitty. Everytime they hear meows they look around for other cats

Vonda Hilyard Heverly: "The Danny Boy one had to have been written about my cat! We sing 'Sonny Boy!'"

Karen Mitchell Carothers" "My cats don't seem to like any music, but I like them all. Trying to remember the title of the one that reminds me most of my cats."

Pat Var: "Lord of the Pounce"