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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.



Oct 22, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner. I'm celebrating with my 5th annual Celtic Halloween Music Special on YouTube and by sharing my album Happy Songs of Death, in its entirety.

You can watch my live streaming concert this Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:30 PM. Find out more on my song about Bugs Bunny and Witch Hazel.

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Today, we're playing my CD Happy Songs of Death from start to finish.

  1. Isn't It Grand, Boys?
  2. Won't You Come with Me? (Gunn)
  3. Twa Corbies
  4. Clementine Blues
  5. Johnny Jump Up
  6. Jug of Punch
  7. Red, Red and Black (Gunn)
  8. Whiskey, You're the Devil
  9. High Jeannie High
  10. Rosin the Bow
  11. Foggy Dew (Kearney/O'Neill)
  12. Waxies Dargle
  13. I'll Drink from Dusk ‘Til Dawn (Gunn)

All songs traditional, except as noted. Instruments: Marc Gunn (autoharp, vox), Ari Koinuma (guitar, mandolin, percussion, bkg vox), Jamie Haeuser (bodhran, bkg vox), Mike Younger (bkg vox). Produced by Ari Koinuma. Graphics by Ingrid Houwers and Nikki O'Shea.

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I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Anna N., Randy B., Jeff H., Christopher K., Cora B., Kerrie B., Rich, Erica T., Kelira, Hiram W, Muzikana, Riva l, William M., Garrett R, Kristin T., Patricia C., Craig, Chrystin P.. Also a huge thanks to Carol B., Scott & Anita G., Jessica C., Jenn W., Kimber, Rob W. who raised their pledge

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Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast. Yes, the name changed... again. And actually, for the foreseeable future, I'm not running regular shows. I'm gonna do something scary, that I've thought about for a long time. I'm gonna share each of my albums in full, from start to finish,

Of course, you can already stream all my music on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, and lots other places. But now I’m going to share the show the podcast form as well.

Back in the 70s, DJs played entire albums from start to finish. I decided to do that on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. It was a great success for several artists. But I'm just like all artists. I get nervous about giving everything all my music away for free... even if I know it's a smart marketing move. I learned this lesson years ago on

Since Halloween is just around the corner, it seemed appropriate to release my Happy Halloween Songs of Death as it could be called. Or for the ones you know my music Happy Songs of Death.

This album was first released on August 20, 2009. It  was produced by Ari Koinuma. He provided all of the background instrumentation. I did have some guest vocalists including Michael Younger, who died before the release of the album. It is dedicated to Michael.

Show #48 was a tribute show I recorded for Michael back in 2009.

Happy Songs of Death had two different album covers. One was designed by Nikki O'Shea. I called it "Death's Autoharp". It featured the Grim Reaper playing the autoharp with Nikki's popular comic book art style.

The second was designed by Celtic artist Ingrid Houwers. I called that "The Wake" because there's Celtic death theme with merriment. It actually almost has a Celtic/Mexican Day of the Dead feel to it. Really cool.

The songs are a mix of traditional Irish and Scottish songs as well as some traditional folk songs and several original songs as well. Subscribe at if you want to find out more about some of the songs in the future.

And if you have any questions, email me.