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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.



Nov 4, 2019

Is it insane to think that success is NOT a zero-sum game? Some think that the only way they can "win" is by destroying someone else. I'm gonna share why that's the lie told by cowards and failures and how you can win through generosity.

Brobdingnagian Bards, Van Morrison, The Doubleclicks, Marc Gunn

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. 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 want to chat in the pub, then 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 Use the hashtag #pubsongs in the subject of your email.

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0:17 - “I Will Not Sing Along” by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along
(available Feb 2, 2020)

5:13 - WELCOME.

9:56 - “Dark Side of the Soul” by Van Morrison from 3 Chords & the Truth

13:45 - STORIES FROM THE ROAD: Success is NOT a Zero-Sum Game

I want to encourage you to help someone else. Not just yourself. Help someone different from you.

If you enjoyed this episode of Stories from the Road, join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. At least once a week, I share Stories, blogs, and even new songs I’m working. You get to hear it all first.

In fact, I have a rough recording of a new song I released called “Breathing”. It was inspired by the episode “Out of Gas” from the show Firefly. And you can be the first to hear about the next album will launch on Kickstarter in 2020.

24:47 - “Buttercup’s Lament” by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

28:11 - 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. In episode #191, I talk the itinerary of the 2020 Origins of Celtic Invasions. We will explore Venice, Vicenza, and Padova. We will see castles, sail rivers, explore hills and mountains, and eat amazing Italian food.

You can find out more about this exciting trip. Join the invasion at

29:05 - “Cats & Netflix” by The Doubleclicks from Dimetrodon


* FRI 15 NOVEMBER: Brennan's Irish Pub, Birmingham, AL, US
* SAT 16 NOVEMBER: Pepper Place Market, Birmingham, AL, US
* FRI 29 NOVEMBER: Starbase Indy, Indianapolis, IN, US
* Coffee with The Celtfather, Wednesdays at 10:30 am EST on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

The Pub Songs Podcast is listener-supported. You can join my Insiders Circle by becoming a Gunn Runner on Patreon. It’s just five bucks a month and you get a lot of bonus content. Go to to become an Insider today.

Special thanks to my newest patron: Eric F, Alicia

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33:27 - “They Call Me Crazy” by Marc Gunn from A Tribute to Love

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!