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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 10, 2019

If something is broken, fix it. That's what my dad told me when I was a kid.

The simple fact is things break all the time. We don't fix always fix them. We get stuck in a rut. 

But it's the way things have always been. The way things are. It's a tradition. So we choose not to change.

2018 was a good year for me. I rebelled. I broke down traditional music business barriers. Now I'm forging a new path for a new year for my music...and for this podcast.

The Pub Songs Podcast is reborn this year. It's a little bit more like a pub. I’m not gonna plan every detail of what I say. Instead, I’m gonna kick back. We’re gonna chat about music... and stuff. 

Pub Songs Podcast is music and community. If you like, tell a friend or interact. Support me on Patreon. Subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list.


0:16 "The Orange and the Green" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales


4:25 "Scouring the Shire" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

7:55 "Black and Tans" by The Rolling Kings from Raise a Glass

11:22 "Old Fenian Gun" by Marc Gunn from St Patrick's Day


19:01 "Blue Sun" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

21:34 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

25:15 "Ye Jacobites By Name" by Beth Patterson from Hybrid Vigor

27:52 "The Demented Cat Came" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

31:52 CAT CHAT 

  • Will there be new cat songs?
  • Heroes CD

34:14 "Arthur McBride" by Tullamore from Wild and Wicked Youth

40:06 "Cuddles McGish" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar


46:25 "MacPherson's Farewell" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

49:45 "Share the Wealth" by The Led Farmers from Katie

52:58 "The Long Arm" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

55:42 "Working Stiffs Unite" by Sisters of Murphy from Working Stiffs Unite


  • Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co.
  • Brennan's Irish Pub
  • St Patrick's Day Birthday Show at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • California Autoharp Gathering
  • Celtic Invasion of Star Wars, Dingle, Ireland
  • tentative: Gen Con and Dragon Con
  • Creating music videos, telling stories in song
  • Video for Name On My Soul
  • Big news for the year
  • Use #PubSongs173 to refer to this show

1:12:18 "We All Need More Kindness in This World" by We Banjo 3 from Roots of the Banjo Tree

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Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to our website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon to 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!


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