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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.




Jun 6, 2017

Women are under-represented in music in general. Even more so when it comes to pub songs. I'll be honest. I can't think of one women from Ireland focusing on pub songs. In fact, the first place I think of women singing drinking songs is at Renaissance festivals. And so, you'll note several bands in this show from there. Get FREE MP3s at

Do you have a favorite female musician or band? Post in the comments.

Pub Talk

There are new Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. Once again designed by James McDaniel II, these feature 2 Celtic women playing fiddle and flute. It reads "Reel Celtic Music" and of course the podcast name. These shirts are limited release. You can only get them in 2017. So order soon.

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Who's Playing the Pub Today

0:13 "Jenny's Story" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

4:00 "The Irish Medley of Epic Proportions" by Melanie Gruben from Market Day

8:22 "Cruiscin Lan" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

12:57 "No John" by Queen Anne's Lace from Stormy Weather

16:41 PUB TALK

19:41 "Bedlam Boys" by Heidi Talbot from In Love + Light

23:20 "Women - Man - Long" by Fiddlinda from There & Then - Here & Now

27:34 "Chandler's Wife" by Half Pint from Fair and Tender Ladies

29:41 "We Love Beer" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

32:48 "The Parting Glass" by The Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

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