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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.



Feb 11, 2020

The Kickstarter for Selcouth is launched. Can true heroes be selfish? What is your creative pleasure? All of this and more on the Pub Songs Podcast.

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.

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0:21 - “Why Do You Torture Me?” by Marc Gunn from Selcouth

2:56 - WELCOME

-- What is your creative pleasure?
-- Free CD Offer
-- Kickstarter for Selcouth is launched.

5:22 - STORIES FROM THE ROAD: “Just A Hero”

Someone once said that we are all heroes of our own stories. It’s true. Even if some people forget it or don’t feel like it. You don’t need someone else to be your symbol of strength. You are a hero.

Yet too often selfish people try to steal your power to make them feel strong. Just like they do in Jaynestown on Firefly. So this song is about reclaiming your heroism from the rich who deceive and exploit you.

-- More about “Just a Hero” on Patreon
-- In the ‘Verse Podcast: About Jaynestown

If you enjoyed this episode of Stories from the Road, join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. You get first access to new music and once a week, you will enjoy a very personal look at the thoughts and stories behind the songs.

Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and the podcast, and it pays for my time in producing the show. You’ll get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link at

Special thanks to my newest patrons: Roderich V.


FEB 15: The Lost Druid, Decatur, GA @ 7:30 PM
FEB 20: Internet Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM

MAR 7: The Lost Druid, Decatur, GA @ 7:30 PM
MAR 12: Internet Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM
MAR 20-22: ConCoction, Cleveland, Ohio

APR 4-5: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX
APR 9: Internet Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM
APR 11-12: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX

Every Weds 10:30 AM EDT: Coffee with The Celtfather, Facebook

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. You have just a few more days to save on this year’s. You can find out more about this exciting trip. Join the invasion at

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17:32 - “Mingulay Cat Song” by Marc Gunn from Selcouth

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