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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.



Jan 23, 2018

We all have our favorite traditional Irish songs. I was curious what the most-popular ones were this year. I found a nice list on the web. I compiled my own list of Famous Irish Songs using music from bands featured in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. What songs are missing from this short list? Post in the comments. Then subscribe to the podcast and mailing list at

Enjoy music from Screeched Inn, The High Kings, Skully, The Gothard Sisters, Kilted Kings, Sligo Rags, Dun Aengus.



0:16 "Whisky in the Jar" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

4:57 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The High Kings from Decade: Best of The High Kings

8:07 "Molly Malone" by Skully from Irish Makeover

12:06 "Wild Rover" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

14:30 "Danny Boy" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass


19:42 PUB TALK

21:18 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

25:52 "The Irish Rover" by Sligo Rags from The Night Before the Morning After

30:06 "Star of the County Down" by Dun Aengus from Fortified

34:52 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul



I want to send out a very special thanks to my generous patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. These awesome people kindly support my music and allow me to keep this show running for over 12 years.

The music business has changed. Streaming music is king. Musicians can no longer rely on CD sales to make a living. For that reason, I turned to Patreon to support my music.

Here's how it works. You pledge a buck a or more every month. Your generosity allows me to keep creating. You get monthly music in the Pub Songs Podcast, fun adventures in Celfather Music & Travel, Behinds the Scenes look at the life of a musician, and Stories from the Road. Plus, every month, I'll send you a free song, video, or concert recording.

Please show your support for what you love. Join the Gunn Runners Club today!

I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Brian Morin, James Lawlor, Theodore Dykstra, Elizabeth Burkholder, Tarren Enn, Sarah Donner. A very special thanks to Laura May Sorkin, Jeremy Hendon, Jim Cope, Tom Smith, Scott & Anita Gorrell, Jason Denen, Eric Ray who increased their pledges.

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If you want to watch live Pub Songs, then join me on Coffee with The Celtfather, every Tuesday in January at 9 AM. I'll play a few songs for you on my Facebook Live page. You can have fun and sing-along with me. I plan to do weekly shows on Facebook Live. Subscribe to my mailing list and check my website for February details.

I have made my own recordings of every song in this show, plus lots more. Almost all of them can be found in my new Celtic Music 6-Pack. It's a CD and digital album collection with six Celtic albums. Find both the physical CDs and the digital copy in my Bandcamp Store. You can buy it all at one low price. Or stream the albums on Spotify.

Please Follow me on Spotify!

Spotify is my new project for 2018. I am creating a bunch of fun playlists highlighting my music and as well as that of bands I enjoy. Right now, I have several awesome playlists including:

More are coming. If you have ideas for playlists, drop me a line. Or create your own, add my music and send me a link so I can follow it and share.

Should I start a Patreon page for Brobdingnagian Bards?

The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their music, subscribe to their mailing lists and share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 21 fun songs for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at