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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 21, 2020

Plant a tree with Celtic music and conversation for Arbor Day. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music when you sign up at

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.


0:15 - SONG: “Rattlin’ Bog” from St Patrick’s Day Songs for Kids

3:28  - WELCOME

-- Bard Bog Off!
-- Themed Shows. What theme should I podcast about in the episodes to come?
-- Past episode: Bliss in Gougane Barra, Ireland #34.
-- Find out more John Wilmott’s Carrowcrory Cottages.
-- Watch Celtfather Live April Concert.
-- Listen to my sing “Kilty Pleasure” in Show #200: St Patrick’s Day Guilty Pleasure.
-- Next CD: Selcouth.
-- Is there a song you want to learn to play? Contact me.
-- Updated Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics: Song requests
-- Plant a Tree on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.
-- Watch the show on YouTube or Listen to the extended version as Patron.

7:54 - STORY: Gougane Barra 12 Years Later

15:25 - SONG: “Kilted For Her Pleasure” from Kilted For Her Pleasure

18:08 - PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes)

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.

24:17 - SONG: “Johnny Jump Up” from Happy Songs of Death


MAY 7: Internet Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM
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

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Special thanks to my newest patrons: Special thanks to my newest patrons: Catherine Masterson, Dell C. and Scott & Melanie Wienhusen

33:04 - SONG: “Wild Mountain Thyme” from The Bridge

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Stan Berry emailed a photo: "Saw and enjoyed this video. I'm just a bit jealous. I'm looking out my front door at this. Six inches since last night."

Re: Sci F’Irish music

Janine Rinker replied about Sci F'Irish music: "Hi Marc, I would expect Sci-F’irish music to include original Sci-Fi music, traditional Irish music and Sci-Fi parodies of Irish music.  Per Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”, which you could use to justify including fantasy with sci-fi, if you like. I would not be surprised if some Scottish music was included, since I think greater care is taken to distinguish Scottish from Irish where one or both groups are a major presence."

Crazy Jay says, "Star Wars and Lord of the Rings"

I had some comments that came in along with tips from my April Celtfather Live show:

Joyce emailed me a donation: "Just a small gift to make up for losing some revenue while on vacation through the end of the month. Your podcast is an oasis some days. And thank you also for being a SJW. How could it ever be right to stand-up for injustice? Crazy."

Troy emailed a tip: "Why not tip in advance, right? lol. Looking forward to the show, thank you. Hope you and yours are doing well during these weird times. Stay safe out there."

What theme should I explore in upcoming Pub Songs Podcast episodes?

Jamie Richards: "Staying Connected or Community might be fun" and "I always like stories, whether a song that is in itself a story, the story behind a song, or just stories in general."

Carol Baril: "Anything with a positive spin! Need optimism really bad!"

Karen Mitchell Carothers: "Anything that doesn't have to do with COVID. Seriously. I'm even tired of FuMP songs about quarantine. I'd love to hear more about your celtic travels... I've only been to southwest Ireland myself, though we are hoping to go to Scotland next year (mainly south central Scotland, I think... the Carruthers ancestral area... visit the family ghost...)"

Jenn emailed: "Hey! Totally unasked for suggestion ?? but you should totally market that one quote “I’ve never known what it means to be normal/nor have I knowingly cared”. I’m a mental health therapist and I would totally buy that as a poster for my office - or as a tshirt for normal life. Just a thought! Thanks!"

Melba Langley emailed: "Hi Marc! I stumbled across your demon lullaby in an obscure board back in early 2010. I had a high risk pregnancy,  couldn't drive, and had my terminally ill father in law living with us. I planned a whole nursery theme around this awesome song I downloaded.  My husband freaked out. We went with ladybugs.

Fast forward to this wonderful social isolation,  and I told my now 9 year old about the story behind her ladybug decor.  She loved it. She asked me to paint monsters on her walls, and to scribble parts of the lyrics in red on the walls,  simulating blood. For the first time since a computer crash that corrupted the demon lullaby download, I looked you up.

My kid has been singing,  "you used to have a sister" all day long.  My husband is freaking out. But hey, we have time to redo her room,  right?

In 2010 I found both monsters and demons underneath there bed, btw. I think it's awesome.  If we can get paint delivered, you'll get pictures."