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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 2, 2021

Let me sing for you a countdown of the Top 5 Irish drinking songs today on 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


0-19 - “Nancy Whiskey” from St Patrick’s Day

2:23  - WELCOME

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-- Next time: The Top 10 Celtic Bands for St Patrick’s Day


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


Irish drinking songs were the first songs I learned when I seriously started making music. It began with a cassette I found at Half-Priced Books. It was a live album of this gritty Irish-sounding band singing song after song. I loved it.

Those were in fact the first songs I learned for the Brobdingnagian Bards. Some stuck. Others not so much. But that album was super important to my future music career. It led me on the path of playing Irish drinking songs. It taught me how to write fun drinking songs. And of course, it established my musical style of Sci F’Irish music.

Today, we’re gonna do a countdown of the Top 5 Irish drinking songs. These songs were picked and voted on by members of my Irish & Celtic Music Club and the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. You can Vote for your favorite in those groups. Or you can also just email me your favorite.

Let’s get started.

6:31 - #5 “Old Dun Cow” from St Patrick’s Day

11:03 - #4 “Johnny Jump Up” from Happy Songs of Death

14:43 - #3 “Finnegan’s Wake” from Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s Companion

17:47 - #2 “Wild Rover” from Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s Companion

-- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics. I updated the lyrics for all of the songs I sing in this show. You will find lyrics and chords so you can play along with me. Just click the song title to find the lyrics or follow the link in the shownotes to find more Irish & Celtic song lyrics.


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22:38 - #1 “Whiskey in the Jar” from St Patrick’s Day

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