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Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music.

Grab a drink. Kick back. Listen to fun songs. Sing along. Step behind the scenes to develop a deeper understanding of musicians and the music they create.

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Nov 9, 2021

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer play music for Contra Dances. Find out why there aren’t more songs sung at such dances.

What is the D song? Marc Gunn shares how a New Orleans jam session found a little gospel in an old Scottish song.

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Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual...


Oct 27, 2021

Jim McKenna shares a lament for Irish famine victims and his relatives. Bugs Bunny gets chased by Witch Hazel in a song by Marc Gunn.

It’s Pub Songs & Stories #242.

WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration...


Mar 17, 2020

Happy St Patrick’s Day! There's a leprechaun in this week's show. We'll practice social distancing through podcasts. Plus, the St Patrick’s Day Internet Music Festival is sort of back with lots of live streaming video shows!

Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. I am...


Jun 3, 2019

We're gonna tidy up your social media friend's list. I'll teach you a little bit about Celtic Punk. I'll leave you laughing and bawling through a mother's confession. Plus, I'll share some travel insights.

You'll also enjoy music from Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser, The Gatehouse Well, Tullamore, 3 Pints Gone, Amanda Palmer,...


Feb 25, 2019

Inspiration is a funny friend. It finds you and guides you. It takes you to strange and wonderful places. It introduces you to heroes.

I started playing Celtic music in 1999... by accident. I had three "Celtic" songs in my song repertoire: "The Scotsman", "Irish Ballad" by Tom Lehrer, and an original Enya-esque song...