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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 25, 2020

It’s a St Patrick’s Day Warm Up show. What’s your guilty pleasure? I share mine in 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


0:18 - SONG: “Nancy Whiskey” by Marc Gunn from Not Every Day Is St Patrick’s Day

2:13 - WELCOME

-- What is your guilty pleasure?
-- Irish Song Lyrics
-- Video: The Prettiest Hobbit Adventure
-- Video: The Fairy Pools of Isle of Skye in Scotland
-- Cat Music Lovers Podcast
-- New Single: Molly Malone (feat. Jesse Ferguson)
-- Free CD Offer
-- Kickstarter for Selcouth goal is reached.

8:08 - SONG: “Kilty Pleasure” by Marc Gunn from Selcouth

11:37 - STORIES FROM THE ROAD: Behind “Kilty Pleasure

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21:30 - SONG: “I’ll Drink From Dusk Til Dawn” by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death


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 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 on Facebook

26:17 - 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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26:45 - PUB CHAT

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31:17  - SONG: “Johnny Jump Up” by Marc Gunn from Not Every Day Is St Patrick’s Day

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Linda Morris emailed a photo: "Thank you for making me smile!"

What is your creative pleasure?

Carol Baril responded on Facebook: "Been working on stories for children. Maybe become an author when I retire from my day job!"

Karen Mitchell Carothers said, "Hrm. Well, I enjoy turning yarn into functional items. I'm also doing FAWM this year as a completely novice songwriter and kinda digging that so far. Though I'm only attempting lyrics right now."

What’s your favorite Scottish song?

Marcia Claesson emailed: "I love Scottish music.  It's hard to pick one. I suppose if we're talking traditional Scottish ballads, I would say "Skye Boat Song."  So if I only have one vote, that would be it. However, if we're talking instrumental, I would say "Niel Gow's Lament on the Death of His Second Wife." And modern songs?  Nothing beats Dougie MacLean's "Caledonia." Thanks so much for your music. I hope you come to Lincoln, Nebraska (or somewhere close) sometime."

Allan Marcotte emailed: "Favorite Scottish song?  Either "Sound the Pibroch" or "Welcome Royal Charlie".  What can I say I am a hopeless romantic, there is nothing better than standing with and fighting for a lost cause against impossible odds."

Garrett Crowe emailed a photo: "Marc, I'm going through unemployment now, which means lots of tedious work I'm not very good at while job hunting... and trying to keep my spirits up. Nothing does it better than my Dungeons and Dragons sessions and listening to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. This is a picture of me listening to the Top 20 while painting miniatures for a future Dungeons and Dragons game. I told you at GenCon last year your music gets me through tough times. You continue to aid me through the darkness. Thank you for all you do. Slainte"

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