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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.



May 9, 2017

This is a show of Rebel Songs. From traditional Irish rebel songs to rebel songs inspired by Firefly, you'll hear a fun mix of songs to get your blood boilin' with music from Marc Gunn, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Kilt Lifters, Crikwater, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats, Bedlam Bards, 3 Pints Gone, Kilted Kings, Ed Miller. Listen and share. Then subscribe for 5 Free MP3s at

Before we get started, I want to let you know that my next album of Firefly music is now being funded on Kickstarter. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". You have until May 18, 2017 to make a pledge if you want a physical CD. After that go to

I started compiling this episode at the beginning of 2017. I planned to use it as a platform to share my anger and frustration with the Trump administration's assault on civil rights, health care and the environment. But I decided not to. Overall, that's not what I do musically. Instead, I'll let the songs speak for themselves.

Politics is a huge part of Celtic culture. I heard a quote by Irish songwriter Frank Harte on the Irish Music Stories podcast (episode 2) that said, "Those in power write the history. Those who suffer write the songs." For that reason, many of the best traditional Irish songs are rebel songs. They are the songs of people who suffer.

When I started playing rebel songs with the Brobdingnagian Bards, we played them, not for the politics, but because they were powerful songs.

This show is dedicated to rebel songs in general. The first half has some more traditional rebel songs. The second half are the not-so-traditional ones. And I promise to leave my politics out of any discussion.

Pub Talk

Celtfather Tuesdays. You might notice that this show came out on Tuesdays. I'm trying to better manage my content. I put out the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast on Thursdays. So every Tuesday, I'm gonna plan to post new content, whether it's the Pub Songs Podcast, the Celtfather Music & Travel or new videos on YouTube. Look for them on Tuesdays.

My next show is at Johnnie MacCracken's on May 13. The show starts at 7pm. So if you want me to keep coming out to Marietta, Georgia every month, come to this show! I'm also bookd for InConjunction and GenCon in Indianapolis.

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The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 116 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at

I have a bunch of new patrons this month thanks to the my Firefly Kickstarter. I'll tell you about that in a moment, but first... Special thanks to Sandra Lang, Esther, James Rowland, Brian Staab, Scott Selhorst, Sarah, Tony Montuori, Dylan Birtolo, Glen Miller, Charlie Thul, Joseph Haydu, Meghan Sommers, Nancy Yorke, Robert Smith, Anne Hunter, John Garrett, Steven Hernacki, Philip Kennedy, Justin Matthews, Carolina Ceili, Jan Czenkusch, Kevin Jackson, Jolene Butt, Tim M. O'Brien, Luke Miller, Josh Brown, Les Gebhardt.

When you join the Gunn Runners Club, you don't just get all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'".

Who's Playing the Pub Today

0:12 "Monahan's Mudder's Milk" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

4:46 "Boys of the Old Brigade" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

8:07 "Join the British Army" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of Ireland

9:58 "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

14:03 "Arthur McBride" by Crikwater from Crikwater

19:37 "Cuddles McGish" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar


26:46 "The Long Arm" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

29:31 "Hush, Now Little Citizens" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn from Firefly Drinking Songs

32:35 "Foggy Dew" by 3 Pints Gone from Health to the Company

38:02 "Blue Sun" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

40:35 "The Wide Rio Grand" by Ed Miller from Many's the Fine Tale

46:49 "Hero of Canton" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

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