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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 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 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


0:09 - SONG - “The Leprechaun” from St Patrick’s Day Songs for Kids

3:11 - WELCOME

  • -- Kickstarter for Selcouth raised $8834. Thank you!
  • -- #8 artists on Reverbnation. Scythian is #4
  • -- Check my blog Free St Patrick’s Day music blog!
  • -- There’s a 2-Hour St Patrick’s Day episode of the podcast. Lots of great music. In particular, check out Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Stringer’s Ridge Band, and The Selkie Girls. Plus, there’s last week’s 17 for St Patrick’s Day. You can download all 17 Celtic MP3s for free.  Subscribe to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.
  • -- A whole bunch of St Patrick’s Day events were canceled this year. Everyone who loves St Patrick’s Day is a bit bummed. I thought about reviving my St Patrick’s Day Internet Music Festival. It was a fun event. But I don’t have the time this year. I have Daddy Daycare duty. Fortunately, Lady Susan of Thunder on the Plains decided to organize a  St Patrick’s Day fest of her own. She calls it LemonAid - St. Patrick's Day Virtual Festival. There are two stages: Instagram and Facebook. The shows start at noon central and go til 9 PM.
  • -- Of course that’s not all of the free St Paddy’s Day concerts. Also check out: The Gothard Sisters, Barleyjuice, Tiffany Schaefer, SeaStar, The Selkie Girls. If you know of anyone else, please post in the comments or in our Facebook group.
  • -- Watch the show on YouTube 
  • -- Free St Patrick’s Day CD Offer.
  • -- Updated lyrics for songs: Happy Birthday From Ireland, St Patrick Never Drank, Finnegan’s Wake

7:43 - PUB CHAT: What is Sci F’Irish to you?

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MAR 26: Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker, GA @ 6:30 PM

Every Weds 10:30 AM EDT: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook

11:26 - SONG: “Isn’t It Grand, Boys” from Happy Songs of Death and “Isn’t It Grand to Be Walking Undead” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

13:51 - SONG: “Red, Red, & Black” from Happy Songs of Death

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17:56 - SONG: "Tough Times" from Selcouth

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21:36 - SONG - "Furagone's Wake" from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

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What are your Sci F’Irish fandoms?

Karen Cox said: "so just SciFi not fantasy (because we know what that answer is, mellon nin) Star Trek, Star Wars, Dune"

She then added: "For Gondor!" I'll include Lord of the Rings."

Sarah Crockett: "Firefly, Lexx, Mandalorian, Dune

Matt Hughes wrote: "Star Wars, Star Trek, MCU, DCEU, Dr. Who, Firefly, LOTR, Harry Potter, and more than I can think of right now.

Karen Mitchell Carothers: "Star Trek, Harry Potter... Supernatural can count, right? The Expanse. Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books (still working through first read). And anything steampunk (which ties back to the Irish/Celtic/UK)

Sharon Powers wrote: "Hmm... The Last Unicorn, all things Tolkien, Star Wars, Star Trek TNG & Picard (working on the rest ??), possibly The Witcher (enjoyed the Netflix show; interested in the rest), Robin McKinley’s Deerskin, Harry Potter, Firefly, Supernatural, Michael Green’s Quest lore, The Secret of Kells... I’m doubtless missing plenty but that’s a fair start. ??

Allan Marcotte shared: "Tolkien, Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, Twilight Zone, The Night Stalker TV series, X Files, Grimm, Warehouse 13"

Bill McKissack: "Dr. Who, lotr, arrowverse, star wars, star trek, warehouse 13, mtg, various anime, and much more

Pat Bowne: "The Crock of Gold."

Carol Baril shared: "Doctor Who, Star Wars, Firefly, Marvel (especially Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy), Godzilla and all things dinosaurs (think Jurassic Park and World)! When I was a kid, loved Dark Shadows (boy I'm giving my age away)!"

Miranda Nelson: "Doctor Who, Firefly, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Supernatural, Song of the Sea

Rob Wilson: "Doctor who, firefly, Harry potter, lotr, star trek, star wars, Dresden files, star gate, various flavors if eastern fantasy."