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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.



Mar 3, 2020

Leprechauns, Irish street songs, ghost stories, and a free Celtic MP3s, a free CD, and lots more today 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. Subscribe to the podcast at


0:22 - SONG: “The Leprechaun” by Marc Gunn from St Patrick’s Day for Kids music

3:45 - WELCOME

9:49 - SONG: “I’ll Tell My Ma” by Marc Gunn from Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lovers Companion and St Patrick’s Day for Kids

11:26 - PUB CHAT

You can chat in the pub, please send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to Use the hashtag #pubsongs in the subject of your email.

Question of the Week: What is your heritage?

22:19 - SONG: “Genetic Counseling Song” by Marc Gunn from Selcouth

26:42 - STORIES FROM THE ROAD: Serenity Valley Waltz

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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: Jason D, Karen C, Max M, Leslie M, Tim S, Sarah C

31:30 - SONG: “Serenity Valley Waltz” by Marc Gunn from Selcouth


  • MAR 7: The Lost Druid, Decatur, GA @ 7:30 PM
  • MAR 12: St Patrick’s Day Internet Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM
  • MAR 13: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co, Alabaster, AL
  • MAR 14: St Patrick’s Day at 5 Points, Birmingham, AL
  • MAR 20-22: ConCoction, Cleveland, Ohio
  • MAR 26: Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker, GA @ 6:30 PM
  • APR 4-5: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX
  • APR 11-12: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX
  • Every Weds 10:30 AM EDT: Coffee with The Celtfather on 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. We’re going to Scotland in 2021. Join the invasion at

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38:48 - SONG: “Wild Kitty” by Marc Gunn from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

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Janine Rinker emailed: “Hi Marc, I started looking for celtic music online because my philosophy professor claimed that Irish music is mainly drinking and fighting songs (it isn't all...).  Anyway, after listening to the same songs by the same groups several times I got the idea of just skipping several pages of search and found your music.

I generally listen to your pubsongs podcast when I'm typing homework of some sort (I'm an adjunct professor at a community college, and something of a chronic student), although sometimes I'm playing games on Facebook instead.  You've gotten my family watching Firefly, and I gave some of your CD's as a Christmas gift to a friend who likes cats, but doesn't have any of her own anymore. Thanks for the bonus Christmas CD's you sent.

If you're not familiar with them, let me suggest Woods Tea Company and Cahill Dunne as other groups whose music you might want to play.  Both have some songs where the audience is encouraged to sing the chorus. Woods Tea Company has a variety of songs, but "This Side of the Sea" is an album specifically of Irish music.  Cahill Dunne is an Irishman who married an American. He plays piano, and sings a variety of styles of music, including traditional Irish, comedy and Western songs.

I really enjoy the variety of music on your podcast and listening to your adventures.”

James H. emailed: "Hi Marc –Thanks for sending me the freebies!  I’m listening to Star of County Down, but not sure how to download the songs.  I can usually right click and “Save Target As”, however, that’s only saving the HTM (file location).  Is it only intended to listen on my computer?

We live in Modesto California.  We’re Christian Baptists and our church is in Stockton.

I found you through my android podcast player, although most of my regular podcasts are on my iPhone.  I like to bring my tablet (android) on long trips to visit my daughters in college in Southern California.

My wife and daughters all play violin and my daughters played (still one daughter in it) the Modesto Youth Symphony Orchestra; they have played concerts in Canada, Austria and Czech Republic.  My oldest LOVES anything Celtic and would probably want to live in Ireland.

My dad’s side of the family is from County Cork and Clare County.  My mom’s side came over on the Mayflower.

Thanks again I’m enjoying your podcast!"

Albert D emailed: "Hello Marc, I love your shows, I love your music. Keep up the great work. That’s awesome that the next few months are looking busier than you’ve been in years. LONG overdue. Congratulations and good luck. Could you please tell me what “coffee with the Celtfather” is all about? Thank you for your time. Peace be with you, God bless you, go in peace."

Allan Marcotte emailed: “Marc,I heard you singing Kilty Pleasure about taking pride in your Scottish heritage and wearing of the kilt. I am not of Scot or Irish descent but the song spoke to me.  My Dad was an American of French Canadian extraction but my Mom was German from the old country, she came to this country about 4 years before I was born. Growing up I was aware of my French Canadian heritage but I was very aware my German heritage.  I listened to traditional German music and still do though I don't speak the lingo and understand all the songs. My diet is heavily influenced by German cooking, I even make my own sauerkraut from scratch. It becomes very prominent at Christmas, the tradition of celebrating Advent, the visit from St Niklaus on 6 December and to me there is nothing prettier than Silent Night sung in German.  Looking forward to the new album.”

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