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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.




Jul 7, 2020

The music of fantasy and Steampunk author, Rie Sheridan Rose is featured 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 and download free music when you sign up at


0:18 - SONG: “Elves” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits

2:33 - WELCOME

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I met Rie Sheridan Rose at Excalibur Fantasy Faire. That was the first Renaissance festival I performed at. Rie became a fan of my band Brobdingnagian Bards. But one day, before I got to know her, she handed me lyrics and a cassette out of the blue. She had written a song and asked if I would sing it.

I’ll be honest. I was a bit lazy. I didn’t want to try to learn her melody.I never really did anything with the cassette. But I loved the lyrics. So I wrote some music for it. Andrew and I started playing the song. It was extremely well-received. Eventually, it was recorded for the Bards’ album, Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales.

One day, I asked her to write lyrics for a Firefly soundtrack. Then I asked if she would write some hobbit drinking songs with me. Then came a pirate and dragon Steampunk project I came up with.

Twenty years later, we have over 30 songs that we’ve written together!

And while I do talk about Rie every now and then during shows and in emails. I don’t think I ever did a show dedicated to the songs she and I wrote. Nor have I done a podcast dedicated to our music together.

Back in June, I finally remedied that during Coffee with The Cetlfather. I’m pleased to share that show with you right now.


5:10 - “Scouring the Shire” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits

8:27 - “There’s a Bug in Cabin Six” from As Long As I’m Flyin’

13:32 - “Come and Be a Pirate” from Pirates vs. Dragons

15:54 - “Keep Them Soaring” from Pirates vs. Dragons

20:18 - “Soul of a Harper” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

24:18 - “Raise a Glass in Parting” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits

26:22 - “Browncoats Keep Flyin’” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

I hope you enjoyed that show. If you did enjoy her songs, make sure you check out Rie Sheridan Rose’s website. Read her books and let me know what you think.

30:11 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes)

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JUL 16: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 7:30 PM EDT
JUL 18: The Lost Druid in Decatur, GA @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT
JUL 24: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co in Alabaster, AL @ 7 - 9:30 PM CDT
JUL 25: Pepper Place Farmer's Market in Birmingham, AL @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
JUL 29 - AUG 2: Gen Con in Indianapolis, IN

WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ 11:00 AM EDT


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32:49 - SONG: “Wear the Brown with Pride” from As Long As I’m Flyin’

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