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From sea shanties to Renaissance festivals. A Scottish song gets a New Orleans makeover. Jesse Ferguson imagines the sailors that were part of the fur trade in Canada. Heather Dale shares about a shipwright who built a Viking ship as a tribute to a fallen friend. Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories, the Virtual Public House where you hear the stories and inspiration behind the music. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:33 – SONG: Marc Gunn “Haul Away Joe” from Going for Brogue 3:55 - WELCOME. The Celtfather Story… -- Send an email to the address in the podcast. I’ll send you a gift of 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. - Before we get started, I am looking for stories for this show. Well I mostly hope to have stories from musicians, but you might have your own story you would like to share. It’s easy to do. Email me your story idea. If I like it, I will ask you to report something. Make sure you have a song that you think it should go away. 6:15 - 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 2022. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ 6:45 - Jesse Ferguson, Introduction 7:25 - Jesse Ferguson imagines the sailors that were part of the fur trade in Canada. 9:35 - Jesse Ferguson, The Bard of Cornwall “Merchant Sailor’s Farewell” from Sailor’s Songs 12:58 - Marc Gunn shares a story about Mingulay Boat Song 14:20 -SONG: Marc Gunn “Mingulay Boat Song” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 18:16 - Heather Dale, introduction 19:58 - Heather Dale shares about a shipwright who built a Viking ship as a tribute to a fallen friend. 23:04 - Heather Dale “Shipwright” from Sphere 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. 27:25 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern APR 23-25: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX APR 29: Brobdingnagian Bards Internet Concert MAY 1-2: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX You can find my complete calendar on my website. 28:09 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch from me or my guests. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. You can sample my albums for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. And you can learn more about my guests by following the link on the website. Pub Songs & Stories is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, send me a few bucks to keep it going. You can also get lots of bonus content. Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and Pub Songs & Stories. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Charis Mitchell, Brian Staab, Vicki Solomon, Carole Troxler, Kirk Fehrenkamp, Kate Brennan If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Let me know what you think about this podcast. 28:47 - NEW CD - Virtual Public House -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. 30:52 - SONG: Marc Gunn “Bonnie Ship the Diamond” from Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s Companion Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to your favorite podcatcher or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #sailorsongs #heatherdale
What is Tartan Day. Why I love the kilt. Song failure in a filk circle. The fake history of No Pants Day. And Kyf Brewer shares a Tartan Day catastrophe on a golf course. Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture through music and stories. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:25 - SONG: “I’m A Rover, Seldom Sober” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 2:51 - WELCOME -- Trying to make episodes of the podcast to pull back the curtain on my music. Changing the way the way educate and entertain. -- The Celtfather Story… What Is Tartan Day? Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The Declaration was Robert I’s response to the Pope after being excommunicated. It asserted the independence of Scotland, free of English rule. The holiday originated in Canada in the mid-1980s. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s. -- Story: Why I love the kilt? Check out “Kilted” song in St Patrick’s Day Songs & Stories #206. 9:31 - 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 2022. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ 10:10 - STORIES: How Kyf Brewer spent Tartan Day Story 15:47 - SONG: “Tartan Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair” by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks 18:08 - 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. 18:39 - STORIES: Bad poetry in a filk circle 21:24 - SONG: “Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs Song lyrics by Floyd Brigdon and Matt Hughes (from show #220 Don’t Blink Interview) 24:02 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern APR 15: "For Mother Earth" Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9:30 PM ET. Tickets $8. APR 17: Pepper Place Farmer's Market in Birmingham, AL @ 8:00 AM - 12 PM CT APR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates, GA @ 7:00 PM APR 23-25: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX (for 2 weekends) 25:32 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch from me or my guests. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. You can sample my albums for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. And you can learn more about my guests by following the link on the website. The Pub Songs Podcast is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, send me a few bucks to keep it going and get lots of bonus content. Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Charis M, Brian S, Vicki S, Carole T, Kirk F, Kate B If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Let me know what you think about this podcast. Do you love the show? Share it! -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- Send an email to the address in the podcast. I’ll send you a gift of 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. 27:08 - STORIES: The true history of the true history of No Pants Day revealed. 29:26 - SONG: “Jock Stuart (A Man Who Wears A Kilt Every Day)” from Kilted For Her Pleasure Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs
You get a St Patrick’s Day Concert for 2021 today on Pub Songs & Stories podcast. Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories, the Virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:18 - “Men of New Basin Canal” from How America Saved Irish Music 3:29 - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- Send an email to the address in the show. I’ll send you a gift of 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. -- Join the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. -- The Celtfather Story... 4:44 - 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 2022. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ 5:06 - "Beer, Beer, Beer" from Kilted For Her Pleasure 7:18 - "The Leprechaun" from Soul of a Harper 11:49 - “Kilty Pleasure” from Selcouth 15:58 - "Kilkelly, Ireland" from St Patrick’s Day 20:44 - “When the Dairy Farm Caught Fire” from Whiskers in the Jar 25:41 - 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. 25:53 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern MAR 11: "St Patrick's Day Party" Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. MAR 13: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. MAR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale, Estates, GA @ 4:30-7:00 PM 26:10 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch from me or my guests. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. You can sample my albums for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. And you can learn more about my guests by following the link on the website. The Pub Songs Podcast is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, send me a few bucks to keep it going and get lots of bonus content. Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Charis Mitchell, Brian Staab If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Let me know what you think about this podcast. 27:15 - "Molly Malone" from St Patrick’s Day Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs
We are sharing St Patrick’s Day stories like St Patrick probably never drank green beer. No really. A deeper look at my Selcouth song “Breathing”. A love story from na Skylark. St Paddy’s Day Kisses and ear bites from Stout Pounders. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:33 - - SONG: “St Patrick Never Drank” from Kilted For Her Pleasure 2:31  - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- Send an email to address in the show. I’ll send you a gift of 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. -- The Celtfather Story… After reading a whole bunch of marketing material and books, I realize what I love about marketing. Great marketing is about telling a story that resonates. I LOVE stories. It’s something I’m trying to get better at. It’s why I’m trying to rebrand the Pub Songs Podcast as Pub Songs & Stories. Because, sure, I love to sing for you. But I would also like to share stories. So today, I’m gonna share a couple stories… and music from bands on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. But it’s really about the story. Because every song I write, every email or blog I try to sculpt is about telling a good story. I didn’t want Pirates vs. Dragons to just be songs. I wanted a story to go with it. Thanks to Rie Sheridan Rose, the songwriter and author of that story, we did just that. My Firefly songs aren’t just about characters in the TV show, they’re the stories that were created by my experience within the show and outside of it. Like “Breathing”. I could’ve just written a song using words about trying to breathe. Or I could make it personal. “Breathing” was inspired by the episode “Out of Gas”. The ship, Serenity, breaks down in space, far from civilization. A compression coil blows, knocking out life support and injuring Zoe. As Simon fights to save Zoe’s life in the medical bay, Kaylee stands outside worried for both Zoe and the ship. It’s not running. It’s no longer creating air. She’s in shock. Mal gets her attention and asks, “you wanna keep breathin’ doncha?” That’s the line that started my song. But it really plays a small role outside of creating a great call and response. I decided to look back into a period of my life when I was having trouble with my relationships. I felt like I was screwing up all the time. Every time, I screwed up I spiraled further down. I questioned myself constantly. I was depressed. What helped me through it was meditation and breathing. My Apple Watch has a breathing app. I used it all the time. I started taking 20 minute meditation breaks to just calm myself and relax. It helped. Slowly, I pulled myself back up. I found my happy place again. So when I wrote “Breathing”, I tied the experiences of the crew in that episode with my own life to create a fictional story of how to overcome stress, and how to give a spark of life a troubled relationship. I wrote a story on how to find your happy place again. It just takes a little breathing. 6:22 - SONG: “Breathing” from Selcouth (With special guest Kenzie Gunn) 10:42 - 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 2022. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ 12:04 - NA SKYLARK WITH A LOVE STORY na Skylark, which loosely means "the Skylark" in Irish, is a Central-Kentucky-based trio that shares the rich beauty of ancient traditional Celtic music through voice, Irish harp, Irish uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, flutes, Irish bodhran, and a little Appalachian mountain dulcimer for good measure. Wherever this little trio goes, na Skylark charms and moves audiences in a big way. The group's "Old Ceol" recording was named one of the best new recordings of 2017 by the Celtic Connections radio show, and na Skylark's music can also be heard on various Celtic and folk music podcasts, as well as in live venues and festivals around the Eastern half of the U.S. You can find out more about the band at naskylark.com 13:26 - SONG: “Oh Love! It is a Killing Thing” by na Skylark from single 16:41 - STOUT POUNDERS TALKS KISS AND EAR BITES Stout Pounders is a long-time contributor to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with music going back to 2010. They are a Seattle based Celtic Folk band. Since 2007 the band has brought new energy and comedic twists to time tested Scottish and Irish Folk music. Stout Pounders are great for pub atmospheres or large festivals. The band plays regularly around Seattle and has been the house band of the Seattle St. Patrick's Day Dash since 2009. You can find more about the band at StoutPounders.com. 21:33 - SONG: “The Mooch” by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions -- 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. 25:02 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern MAR 11: "St Patrick's Day Party" Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. MAR 13: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. MAR 14: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 3:30-6:30 PM CANCELED  MAR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates, GA @ 4:30-7:00 PM 27:21 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch from me or my guests. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. You can sample my albums for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. And you can learn more about my guests by following the link on the website. The Pub Songs Podcast is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, send me a few bucks to keep it going and get lots of bonus content. Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Randall 5th Alexander and James Baker If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Let me know what you think about this podcast. 29:33 - SONG: “Kilted For Her Pleasure” from Kilted For Her Pleasure Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen who showed up as a guest on Kilted. Thanks Mitchell. And  graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #kilts #stoutpounders
We are sharing St Patrick’s Day stories like St Patrick probably never drank green beer. No really. A deeper look at my Selcouth song “Breathing”. A love story from na Skylark. St Paddy’s Day Kisses and ear bites from Stout Pounders. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:33 - - SONG: “St Patrick Never Drank” from Kilted For Her Pleasure 2:31  - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- Send an email to address in the show. I’ll send you a gift of 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. -- The Celtfather Story… After reading a whole bunch of marketing material and books, I realize what I love about marketing. Great marketing is about telling a story that resonates. I LOVE stories. It’s something I’m trying to get better at. It’s why I’m trying to rebrand the Pub Songs Podcast as Pub Songs & Stories. Because, sure, I love to sing for you. But I would also like to share stories. So today, I’m gonna share a couple stories… and music from bands on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. But it’s really about the story. Because every song I write, every email or blog I try to sculpt is about telling a good story. I didn’t want Pirates vs. Dragons to just be songs. I wanted a story to go with it. Thanks to Rie Sheridan Rose, the songwriter and author of that story, we did just that. My Firefly songs aren’t just about characters in the TV show, they’re the stories that were created by my experience within the show and outside of it. Like “Breathing”. I could’ve just written a song using words about trying to breathe. Or I could make it personal. “Breathing” was inspired by the episode “Out of Gas”. The ship, Serenity, breaks down in space, far from civilization. A compression coil blows, knocking out life support and injuring Zoe. As Simon fights to save Zoe’s life in the medical bay, Kaylee stands outside worried for both Zoe and the ship. It’s not running. It’s no longer creating air. She’s in shock. Mal gets her attention and asks, “you wanna keep breathin’ doncha?” That’s the line that started my song. But it really plays a small role outside of creating a great call and response. I decided to look back into a period of my life when I was having trouble with my relationships. I felt like I was screwing up all the time. Every time, I screwed up I spiraled further down. I questioned myself constantly. I was depressed. What helped me through it was meditation and breathing. My Apple Watch has a breathing app. I used it all the time. I started taking 20 minute meditation breaks to just calm myself and relax. It helped. Slowly, I pulled myself back up. I found my happy place again. So when I wrote “Breathing”, I tied the experiences of the crew in that episode with my own life to create a fictional story of how to overcome stress, and how to give a spark of life a troubled relationship. I wrote a story on how to find your happy place again. It just takes a little breathing. 6:22 - SONG: “Breathing” from Selcouth (With special guest Kenzie Gunn) 10:42 - 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 2022. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ 12:04 - NA SKYLARK WITH A LOVE STORY na Skylark, which loosely means "the Skylark" in Irish, is a Central-Kentucky-based trio that shares the rich beauty of ancient traditional Celtic music through voice, Irish harp, Irish uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, flutes, Irish bodhran, and a little Appalachian mountain dulcimer for good measure. Wherever this little trio goes, na Skylark charms and moves audiences in a big way. The group's "Old Ceol" recording was named one of the best new recordings of 2017 by the Celtic Connections radio show, and na Skylark's music can also be heard on various Celtic and folk music podcasts, as well as in live venues and festivals around the Eastern half of the U.S. You can find out more about the band at naskylark.com 13:26 - SONG: “Oh Love! It is a Killing Thing” by na Skylark from single 16:41 - STOUT POUNDERS TALKS KISS AND EAR BITES Stout Pounders is a long-time contributor to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with music going back to 2010. They are a Seattle based Celtic Folk band. Since 2007 the band has brought new energy and comedic twists to time tested Scottish and Irish Folk music. Stout Pounders are great for pub atmospheres or large festivals. The band plays regularly around Seattle and has been the house band of the Seattle St. Patrick's Day Dash since 2009. You can find more about the band at StoutPounders.com. 21:33 - SONG: “The Mooch” by Stout Pounders from Pour Decisions -- 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. 25:02 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern MAR 11: "St Patrick's Day Party" Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. MAR 13: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. MAR 14: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 3:30-6:30 PM CANCELED  MAR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates, GA @ 4:30-7:00 PM 27:21 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch from me or my guests. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. You can sample my albums for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. And you can learn more about my guests by following the link on the website. The Pub Songs Podcast is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, send me a few bucks to keep it going and get lots of bonus content. Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Randall 5th Alexander and James Baker If you have questions or comments, email me marc@marcgunn.com or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Let me know what you think about this podcast. 29:33 - SONG: “Kilted For Her Pleasure” from Kilted For Her Pleasure Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen who showed up as a guest on Kilted. Thanks Mitchell. And  graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs
We’re counting down the top 10 Celtic bands you want to listen to for St Patrick’s Day 2021. Plus music from We Banjo 3, Lissa Schneckenburger, Screaming Orphans. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:26 - SONG: “Donald MacGillivray” 3:57 - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- A short story of what’s new with The Celtfather. -- St Patrick’s Day CD -- Listen to the show on how I’ll send you 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. 6:25- SONG: “Danny Boy… For Cat Lovers” from Whiskers in the Jar 9:17 - 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 2022. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/   10:31 - TOP 10 CELTIC BANDS FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY 2021 St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I love to read blogs and articles about Celtic music around St Patrick’s Day. But every year, it’s the exact same songs. IrishCentral is notorious for publishing a blog about the top 10 Celtic bands for St Patrick’s Day. It’s the same ones as always: The Dubliners, The Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers, The Pogues. All are great, but then they throw in U2, The Cranberries and Van Morrison. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy all of that music as much as the next Celtic music lover. But they will write for 2021 and use bands from 1968. I’m sorry. But times change. There are so many great Celtic bands. I think it’s a shame to settle on those bands when I’m gonna share with you my pick of the Best Celtic Bands FOR St Patrick’s Day 2021. As you probably know, I also host the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It’s an hour-long show of Celtic music by the best independent Celtic bands online. Every year, I make MY PICK of the best Celtic bands based primarily on how much I played their music in the podcast. You can read my pick in a blog on my website of the Top 10 Celtic Bands of 2020. Let’s get started. #10 Runa RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. They've been a favorite of mine for many years now. And I highly recommend their album TEN: The Errant Night. What a great album! #9 Skeleton McKee Skeleton McKee brings the best of rock and rollicking Celtic roots/folk/rock, pub songs, and a wee bit of trad, blues and Americana. This band keeps your toes tapping and your hands clapping with a dose of humor on the side. Skeleton McKee has made a big impact on the DFW Celtic music scene, with Celtic infused entertainment featuring great vocal harmonies, precision instrumentation and intricate rhythms. Skeleton McKee comprises jovial, experienced musicians who combine impressively diverse backgrounds to deliver the cream of the Celtic tradition. Once you experience a live show, you’ll know why their slogan is: “All For Fun and Fun For All!” #8 An Lar An Lár (the center in Irish Gaelic) is one of the most vibrant Celtic Folk bands in Switzerland. They play original songs and tunes inspired by folk music from Ireland and Scotland and one can also note influences from places like Asturias and Brittany. Exciting arrangements, strong lead vocals and considerable skill on a wide range of instruments are typical features of the band. #7. Lissa Schneckenburger The down beat slams your body as the song grabs you and surges forward. You lean in to hear every word, as Schneckenburger’s voice sweetly sets the scene and then brings it to a boil, careening around each detail. The song ends before you’re ready, leaving you breathless with your heart thumping in your ears. You reach forward and hit repeat. Raised in a small town in Maine and now living in Vermont, Schneckenburger grew up with music. She began playing fiddle at the age of six, inspired by her parent’s interest in folk music. In 2001 she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation. She has been performing and teaching music around the world ever since. One of the things that I love so much about Celtic music is the diversity of people. In case you didn’t know, Schneckenburger is not an Irish or Scottish name. But who cares. Because every time I start looking for great Celtic music, I end up picking her. 14:57 - Lissa Schneckenburger “Lamplighter's Hornpipe / Suffer the Child” from Dance 17:41 - TOP TEN (cont.) #6 Barleyjuice With six studio albums and a double CD collection in their sporrans to date, Barleyjuice have made themselves one of the most beloved celtic rock bands in the US. Frontman Kyf Brewer pens the majority of the group’s originals and lithely covers lead vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonica, mandolin, bouzouki, piano and bagpipes. He originally piped in the Loch Rannoch Pipe Band, and performed in Edinburgh’s Millennium March for Prince Charles. Backing Brewer is a mad quartet of characters: guitar virtuoso Chris “Shep” Shepherd handles mandolin & conventional electric & acoustic guitars with his trademark flair and panache; captivating fiddler Kyle Blessing’s classical roots stray to bluegrass and country in the middle of the most authentic jigs & hornpipes; drummer Bogi Trifunovich is a powerhouse of driving decadence, while hopping bassist Eric Worthington is the musical snake-charmer of the deep and dulcet. The ayes have it – Barleyjuice is a grand group of talented tunesmiths and prodigious performers, and the absolute best time you can have at a concert without removing your kilt. #5 Ockham's Razor Ockham's Razor creates a musical experience, not just a gig. They are a young, energetic band with Celtic roots that blends rock, bluegrass, gypsy, classical, pop and punk influences throughout their music. They include the audience in the show by getting off stage, into the audience and getting them dancing, singing along to the songs and breaking down that 4th wall that many bands put up between themselves and the audience. This creates a memorable experience for the audience instead of a forgettable evening of “Who was that band?” The Yakima Folklife Festival described their sound as “Turbo-Celtic” and “Ethno-Punk”. Interview with Kris of Ockham’s Razor on Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. #4 Screaming Orphans Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland.  There is a great tradition of music to be found in Irish homes especially in the Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking areas which have produced the likes of Clannad, Enya and Mairead, Micheal and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. Their home was no exception. Since they were young, they’ve been singing and playing traditional Irish music but when they hit their teenage years they knew it was time to start their own pop rock band. 21:25 - Screaming Orphans “Every Woman Gardens” from Sunshine & Moss 24:28 - TOP TEN (cont.) #3 The Selkie Girls Originally formed in 2013, The Selkie Girls have firmly established themselves as a mainstay in the North Texas folk music scene. With dozens of music and art festivals under their belt, as well as numerous television appearances, the band has toured throughout the States, never failing to captivate audiences with their unique instrumentation, lush harmonies, and dynamic arrangements. The band (Alli Johnson: vocals/guitar, Jaycie Skidmore: vocals/flutes/penny whistles, Dave Ervin: vocals/guitar/mandolin, Joel Black: upright and fretless acoustic bass, Martin McCall: percussion, and Linda Mudd: harp) draws upon a vast repertoire of ancient and contemporary ballads, traditional Irish and Scottish songs (often sung in the native tongue), and foot-stomping jigs and reels, creating a truly eclectic and affecting musical experience. #2 Jiggy Jiggy continue the tradition of their musical ancestors while bringing a whole new exotic flavor to the table, more of a collective than an orthodox band, Jiggy’s mercurial line up mixes and melds Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves. Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date it has clocked up more than 35 million views. This has introduced the band to a brand new audience worldwide and their debut album TRANSLATE went to number 1 in the world music charts in Ireland, United States, Canada, France, Australia, Poland & UK and they are now a big hit with festival audiences across the globe. #1 We Banjo 3 Debuting in the U.S. in 2012, We Banjo 3 has since emerged as fast-rising touring darlings in the country that two of the members now call home. The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet––comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley––continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an unwavering devotion to the essential audience experience. WB3 seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft to create a truly unique and gratifying signature sound. Brilliantly commanded instruments––banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion––effortlessly elevate lead singer David Howley’s propulsive voice. Live on stage, their songs carry the listener along until, at the perfect moment, the band crescendos into catchy choruses with pitch perfect harmonies. We Banjo 3 deliver their music with such palpable rapport, stunning precision, and infectious energy, it’s impossible to pigeonhole what kind of listener might suddenly consider themselves a WB3 fan. 28:45 - We Banjo 3 “Happiness” from String Theory -- 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. 32:12 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern FEB 18: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. MAR 11: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. MAR 13: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. MAR 14: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 3:30-6:30 PM CANCELED  MAR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale, Estates, GA @ 4:30-7:00 PM. Birthday Party! 33:22 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or Merch from me or our guest. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. But the best way to support me is to Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Patreon funds my songwriting and more. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. You can listen to my music for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. Then email me marc@marcgunn.com or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook to let me know what you think of the album. 34:27 - SONG: “Wild Mountain Thyme” from The Bridge Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs
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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0-19 - “Nancy Whiskey” from St Patrick’s Day 2:23  - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- A short story of what’s new with The Celtfather. Free music? -- Free St Patrick’s Day Music Downloads -- Listen to learn how to get 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. -- Next time: The Top 10 Celtic Bands for St Patrick’s Day 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 5:06 - TOP 5 IRISH DRINKING SONGS 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. 20:46 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern FEB 12-14: Boskone 58, Boston, MA (online event) FEB 18: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. MAR 11: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. MAR 13: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. MAR 14: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 3:30-6:30 PM CANCELED  MAR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale, Estates, GA @ 4:30-7:00 PM. Birthday Party! SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or Merch from me or our guest. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. But the best way to support me is to Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Patreon funds my songwriting and more. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Deedra Winey, Derek Byrne, River Godbee, Tammy McDermott When you sign up on Patreon from now through February 15, you’ll get access to my Celtfather Live concert on Thurs, February 18, 2021. Plus, you’ll also get a sticker. And I just started offering annual memberships on Patreon. Sign up and you’ll save 15% off your monthly fee, by doing it all at once. Finally, If you enjoyed any of the songs in the show, please check out the albums. You can listen to them for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. Then email me marc@marcgunn.com or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook to let me know what you think of the album or this podcast. 22:38 - #1 “Whiskey in the Jar” from St Patrick’s Day Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs
We’re celebrating the National Poet of Scotland, the great Robert Burns for Burns’ Day. Why this Scottish-American wears a kilt. The secret behind how No Pants Day was formed. Doctor Who vs Outlander with special guest, Devo Spice. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:28 - “A Man’s A Man For A’ That” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 3:18 - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- Virtual Burns Supper events this year. -- A short story of what’s new with The Celtfather. -- Did anyone see the new movie “Wild Mountain Thyme”. -- Listen to find out how I’ll send you 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. Now on sale. St Patrick’s Day CD is now on sale. -- Burn’s Day on Jan 25. If you want more Burn’s Day music, check out this episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. 10:03 - “Skye Boat Song” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 12:32 - Origins of No Pants Day 17:28 - “A Man Who Wears A Kilt Every Day” from Kilted For Her Pleasure 20:00 - Doctor Who vs Outlander with Devo Spice Today we’re gonna chat with Devo Spice. That’s the band name of comedy hip hop artist, Tom Rockwell. Tom is out of New Jersey. I met him at I-Con, the very first convention I ever attended in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. He was at all of the Brobdingnagian Bards shows there. He is a hilarious musician with a helluva way with words. He’s recorded on the Bards’ CD I Will Not Sing Along. He wrote the lyrics to my song “Doctor Of Gallifrey”. And one of these days, we’re gonna do a recording of “Lannigan’s Ball” as a rap song. Welcome Devo Spice. Can you please tell me your Celtic origins and how it involves comedy hip hop? And in a truly celtic fashion, don’t let facts get in the way. Let’s hear that glib red headed comedic blarney come out full force. DEVO SPICE BACK STORY When I was given the idea of a Doctor Who parody of “Donald McGillavry”, I knew one Whovian who had seen every Doctor Who episode ever made, and was still available. That was Devo Spice. Little did I know at the time that one of The Doctors companions was a Scotsman fighting at Culloden named Jamie. Tom, can you tell me who this kilt-wearing companion was and if he was the same Jamie from The Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon? And if so, how does he fit into both timelines? ABOUT THE COMPANION JAMIE OF CULLODEN FROM DOCTOR WHO Tom, you also host a comedy music podcast called Manic Mondays. And you’re the founder of The FuMP. Why comedy music? What drew you to it? What’s the funniest song you ever heard on The FuMP? Feel free to say one of mine. And when you're done with that you can tell me which other song of mine was the funniest. (re: this is an actual question. I'm curious what the real funniest song is) FUNNY MUSIC You can check out his podcast at ManicMondays.net. The Funny Music Project is at TheFump.com. And of course, if you want to hear more music by Devo Spice, my favorite album of his is the Doctor Who album, I Am the Doctor. It’s also a favorite by my daughter Kenzie. And she barely knows Doctor Who. You can find out more about his music at DevoSpice.com. Here’s his song “Companion Application” from his CD. 30:34 - Devo Spice “Companion Application” from I Am the Doctor 33:22 -- 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. - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern JAN 21: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. JAN 23: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. FEB 12-14: Boskone 58, Boston, MA FEB 18: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or Merch from me or our guest. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. But the best way to support me is to Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Patreon funds my songwriting and more. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Times are changing. Regular gigs will begin again this year as more and more people take the vaccine. There will be a degree of normality coming. But I’m betting that the pandemic is the final nail into the CD coffin. Sure, some of you will still buy them. But the 40-50% of pre-pandemic sales will drop below 25%. That’s my bet. Of course, cds were the primary source of income for musicians. So what’s next? How do you intend to support musicians into the future? - JOIN THE PUB CHAT —Joe Biden won the 2020 election to become the 46th president of the United States of America. Big congrats to him and Kamala Harris, the first black, asian and woman Vice President. But for President-Elect Biden’s inauguration, he hired The Chieftains to play music. That got me thinking. Who would you want if you won the presidential election? Then email me marc@marcgunn.com or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook to let me know what you think of the album. 36:00 - “Wild Mountain Thyme” from The Bridge Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT
St Patrick’s Day comes early. Kilkelly, Ireland as a single. Johnny Jump Up as a folk song and as a Celtic rock song by Tuatha de Danann. Find out how you can get a FREE St Patrick’s Day music. Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories, the Virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music with a geeky twist. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:27 - CELTIC SONG: “Kilkelly, Ireland” from St Patrick’s Day 4:36 - WELCOME STORY -- A short story of what’s new with The Celtfather. About st Patrick’s day. Cd only available in February and March. Morehead Kentucky -- Send an email (listen for details). I’ll send you 3 MP3s from the St Patrick’s Day album. -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. 8:38 - COMEDY SONG: “Johnny Jump Up” from Happy Songs of Death 12:10 - SPOTLIGHT: Tuatha de Danann Bruno Maia is the lead singer and front man for the Celtic Metal band Tuatha de Danann, out of Brazil. A few months ago, I got an email from Bruno asking me if I would like to sing on their version of Johnny Jump Up. It sounded like fun. Then he sent me a demo of the song. I was floored. It was THAT GOOD. I got really excited about being a part of this project. So I quickly recorded my parts and it sound good with them. So today, I'm happy to welcome Bruno Maia to Pub Songs & Stories. When did you start playing Celtic music? Why Celtic rock or Celtic metal? is that a big thing in Brazil? Where did you first hear Johnny jump up? And how did your version come to be? Why did you want me on the song? You just released a brand new album. What's it called and could you Name me one track that people should definitely hear to better understand your band, not including our song together which they will hear in a moment. One final question. Imagine for a moment that this was the album that turned you into a worldwide sensation. Share with me your dream? What would you like to see happen? What would you do? You can find out more about Tuatha de Danann at http://www.tuathadedanann.art.br/ And now I’m pleased to share their version of “Johnny Jump Up”. The song is now on streaming and downloadable on all major platforms. 21:33 - SPOTLIGHT SONG: “The Devil Drink Cider” by Tuatha de Danann from In Nomine Éireann 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ -- 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. UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern JAN 15: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 4:30 - 7:30 PM ET JAN 21: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. JAN 23: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. PUB CHAT What are people saying about St Patrick’s Day by Marc Gunn? You can listen to the album for free in my Mage Records store on Bandcamp. Then email me marc@marcgunn.com or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook to let me know what you think of the album. Rattyboy says on Amazon said:  "5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL Traditional Celtic Music. This CD is a beautiful compilation of Celtic music! Absolutely a wonderful album done very professionally. The autoharp combined with Marc's voice on the album and his accompaniment (voices, instruments, etc.) is divine to listen to. My suggestion is to buy the CD so you don't lose these gems. A very, VERY well done CD that I have actually listened to several times already. Simply wonderful." Copenhaver Reviewed on Amazon: "...this is a Greatest Hits collection. Marc is a dynamic performer and this is a good compilation of Irish songs like "Rocky Road to Dublin," "Old Dun Cow," and more. You should certainly try to see him live." John White reviewed on Amazon on May 28, 2013: "Another great album from the Celtfather. Many classics, reinterpreted in a way that only Marc Gunn can perform them. If you've liked his previous stuff, you'll love this one as well (I do). If you don't like this stuff...well, go drink 3-4 pints of Guinness, then come back and listen again; you'll love him for sure, then!" River Godbee said on February 12, 2013: "I think this should have been called "Marc Gunn's Greatest Hits"." Brazell on June 8, 2013: "Another great album from Marc Gunn. The Celtfather presents a wonderful collection of music that will speak to the Celt in all of us." In response to my “Will It Resonate?” I got these responses: Allan Marcotte wrote: "Marc, Yes I bought "Not Everyday is St Patrick's Day" and I love it.  It has one of my favorite songs on it "Kilkelly Ireland".  I think it has a great mix of songs on it, including some good rebel songs. I hope you and your family are well.  Keep up the good work and great music!" Renae Jackson emailed: "I was listening to one of your CDs today.  On the way to my father's memorial.  Thank you for the music you make.  I'm not Irish or even close, but I love the Celtic culture.  The emotion and feeling of Irish music is so special.  Again, thank you for the music you make, it has meant a lot to me today." Deedra Winey sent a photo and emailed: "Hi Marc! I'm ok,aside from a headache. Luckily I can sit in the quiet ,dark for a few days. I rearranged some stuff and am now a Gunn Runner! I'm excited! You offer so much and you keep on it.I like that. The story of the song you wrote for your wife is sweet. I can't get my husband to write  love NOTE!lol We've been married 35 years though. I met him on the grounds of a hospital for the mentally ill. I was there for an interview for a position in a house working with Mentally challenged women.I got the job...and the Supervisor of the house.lol So,did you see my new face mask? No one I have seen gets it! I'll send a pic. The Angel has the Phone box!" - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or Merch from me or our guest. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. But the best way to support me is to Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Patreon funds my songwriting and more. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. 31:30 -  SONG: “Rocky Road to Dublin” from St Patrick’s Day Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #johnnyjumpup #TuathadeDanann
Celtic Christmas music. The return of the Celtic Christmas Podcast and playlists. Holiday interview with graphic artist Miranda Nelson. And the hardest songs to record. Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geeks celebrating Celtic culture through music. 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:25 - CELTIC SONG:  “Slainte Mhaith Christmas” from Single 1:55 - WELCOME - Final episode of 2020. Listen to Celtfather for how the year did -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- If you’re not listening to the Celtic Christmas Podcast, you’re missing out! There are four new episodes now online for 2020. It’s free to subscribe. There’s a lot of wonderful music. Sign up at CelticChristmasMusic.net or at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. -- Updating my Christmas Playlists on Spotify. -- A short story of what’s new with The Celtfather: The hardest song to record - “Wherever I May Roam” 10:40 - CD SPONSOR: Celtic Christmas Greetings 11:26 - GEEK SONG: “Frosty the Irish Snowman” from Celtic Christmas Greetings 13:59 - SPOTLIGHT: Miranda Nelson of Miranda Nelson Designs Today, I get to introduce you to one of the people behind my music. For most of my career, I had the time and energy to do everything myself. All of the recording, editing, graphics, online promotion. I did it all. It was exhausting. It was also all before I got married and had kids. I came to realize I needed help over the past ten years. So I put out a call to folks online. Miranda Nelson offered to help me with graphics. Three years later, she now does nearly all the graphics for my music and all of my podcasts. So let me start by saying. Thank you Miranda for all your help and welcome to the pub. How did you find my music and podcasts? What inspired you to want to do the thankless job of graphic design for a nobody musician and podcaster? FOUND MUSIC AND PODCASTS & WHY How did you get into Celtic culture and music? And how long have you been a geek? HOW So this is largely a Christmas podcast. Can you tell me a fun special Christmas moment in your life? Something that made you smile? SMILE And finally, do you have any Christmas song requests that you’d like to hear? Thank you so much Miranda. It’s great chatting with you. In addition to the graphics she does for my podcast, Miranda has an online store at mirandanelsondesigns.com. She has some fantastic Celtic shirt designs through TeePublic, including a Firefly/Doctor who crossover shirt. 17:49 - SPOTLIGHT SONG: “Castle of Dromore” by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas 21:21 -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 http://celticinvasion.com/ -- New videos: “Slainte Mhaith Christmas”, “Demon Lullaby”, “Let’ Have a Celtic Christmas”, “Hallelujah”, “Bring Me Home, Boys” -- 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. 22:03 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern DEC 17: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. JAN 15: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 6:30 - 9:30 PM ET JAN 21: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. JAN 23: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. 23:28 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. Streaming music gives you a quick and easy way to sample my 23 albums. Digital sales keep my business running. Tips and CD sales allow me to tour and have online concerts. Kickstarter funds the production of physical products like CDs, shirts, and other merch. And Patreon funds my songwriting! Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Matt and Nykki Boersma, John, Jas Weigt, Kelley Durski, Iliana Martin, Henry Clark 24:08 ­­­- JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) There are a lot of creative Celtic Geeks. I would love to hear from you. You can send a written comment. Include a picture of something you created. Or perhaps you could share something about what you are reading, learning, or watching. Or do you have a solo business. Tell me about it. Email me marc@marcgunn.com or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 27:02 - SONG: “Celtic Christmas Elf” from Celtic Christmas Greetings Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #christmaself #celticchristmasmusic   PUB CHAT Deedra Winey emailed cat photos: "Yes,I have 2 cats at present. One loves everyone he meets. One hates everyone on sight, except the Dish Network guy who came dressed in camo, with a beard like Santa, I had a bit of kitty porno going on with her! She needed to be locked up. She has never reacted to anyone else like that. lol My Dimi, Mr friendly, a Russian Blue from the SPCA rules our roost.He loves to help mom,sort cards,send cards,surf the net and he helped me pack for our beach trip. He call meetings nearly every day,and we laugh...every time.” Carol Baril replied to my newsletter: “You are so funny!  I weigh my cats regularly so I know if they are becoming overweight!  Don't want a diabetic cat as they age!  Not that your turkey remark didn't make me chuckle!  As for your Pub Song Podcast, I love the diversity of songs you are doing.  Stick a couple of cat songs in there for me!  Like you probably didn't already figure that out! HA HA! I have shared your posts on the Christmas podcast with my Facebook friends and I hope more folks support that podcast.  I LOVE Christmas music and those podcasts are some of my favorites!  Thanks for all you do to keep all of us fans sane and happy! You always brighten my day and no matter how we may disagree on some things, you will always be my Clarence!  I need that angel without wings to help keep my stress levels down, especially thru this pandemic where I'm not allowed to hug those I care most for! God bless you and your family!  Hugs to all!”
The comical history of Rosin the Bow. My failure as a podcaster. What on Middle-earth is a “smial”? A Doctor Whovian Spotlight on Matt Hughes. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 00:27 - SONG: “Rosin the Bow” from Happy Songs of Death What does “Rosin the Bow” mean? Rosin is a solid form of resin that's obtained from pines and other conifers. ... Used by cellists, violinists, and other string musicians, rosin helps create friction between the bow hair and strings. Essentially, rosin helps the bow grip the strings and produce sound. That’s from The Vault at Music & The Arts. The song was popularized in America in the 19th century. Though it probably had British or Irish origins according to Wikipedia. The most interesting fact was that the music for the song was used by several US presidential campaigns, including for William Henry Harrison ("The Hero of Tippecanoe"),[3] Henry Clay ("Harry, the Honest and True") and Abraham Lincoln ("Lincoln and Liberty"). 3:02 - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. -- The first episodes of the 2020 Celtic Christmas Podcast are now online. As usual, the show is free to listen to. And there are over 50 episodes to enjoy with mostly music, but also a lot of holiday entertainment. Get Celtic Christmas music. -- Browncoat Christmas is now online. Mikey Mason and I released this four song EP of Christmas songs inspired by Joss Whedon’s TV show, Firefly. It’s upbeat and fun. You can download or stream it most everywhere online. -- Short Story of what’s new: My failure as a podcaster. - CD SPONSOR: SCOTTISH SONGS OF DRINKING & REBELLION Hi. I’m Marc Gunn. You may remember me from such kilted bands as the Brobdingnagian Bards, Kilted Kings, and Marc Gunn. Ye know. Me. But perhaps, you don’t know my music. But you may know some fine Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion. That may be a rip off title from a Clancy Brothers album, Irish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion. But the music is pure Scottish fun. You’ll get 17 Scottish songs that will make you want to drink or rise up against England. You’ll hear songs I learned from Ed Miller, The Corries, Widening Gyre (you probably have never heard of that band), and even Outlander… Well, sort of. There are five songs by Robert Burns, including “MacPherson’s Farewell”, “Scots Wha Hae”, “Ye Jacobites by Name”, “A Man’s A Man for A’ That”, and the clean love song version of “Green Grow the Rashes”. There’s the unofficial national anthem of Scotland, “Flower of Scotland”, by The Corries. The “Skye Boat Song” was a fantastic traditional Scottish song even before the lyrics were modified for the Outlander TV show. There’s the great drinking ballad, “Jock Stuart”. And let’s not forget Hugh S. Roberton’s incredible “Mingulay Boat Song” that is given a Louisiana gospel edge. You’ll find it all on Marc Gunn’s Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion. Get it at CelticMusic.org. Now let’s go geek with a song that’s not from that CD... 9:09 - GEEK SONG: “The Smial or the Tree” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole and that means comfort." - The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien What on Middle-earth is a “smial”? Well the Tolkien Gateway has the answer. “Smials were the hobbit-holes tunneled into earth mounds and hills. For generations the Hobbits dug into the earth to live. By the later Third Age the poorest Hobbits still went on living in burrows of the most primitive kind with only one window or none. For the most well-to-do hobbits, smials were luxurious versions of those primitive diggings of old. Their tunnels had rounded walls and branched to other rooms. Smials included Bag End and the smials along Bagshot Row of Hobbiton, the Great Smials of Tuckborough and Brandy Hall. The latter two were large enough to have ample room for a hundred Hobbits. When suitable sites for these large and ramifying tunnels were not everywhere to be found, many Hobbits lived in wood, brick or stone houses. This was the case with some muddy regions of the Eastfarthing, such as the Marish. "Smial" is a term used by Tolkien fans to refer to divisions of Tolkien Societies. Read more about it at http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Smials 11:25 - CELTIC GEEK SPOTLIGHT: Matt Hughes I've seen Matt Hughes' name for about as long as I can remember. He was an integral part of the Brobdingnagian Bards' community early on. Which is where I first found him. He was also one of the first people to cover a song I wrote. So you know that's gonna make me happy. Hehe He also helped me write “Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster” and performed on “Scouring the Shire” and “Bilbo’s Farewell” (he yelled ‘Proudfeet’) on my CD Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits. When I asked Matt about being a guest in the Celtic Geek Spotlight, he made some silly reference to the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. That gave me the idea to have Matt answer all of my questions… without blinking. As soon as he does that, we will be forced to move to a different time period with a new question. Welcome Matt, can you tell me what inspires you with music? Why are you still making music today? What do you have planned for the future? Oh and do it all without blinking… MATT RESPONDS Whoa. It’s 2004. Hey my voice sounds younger. What are you doing at this time in your life, Matt? THIS TIME IN LIFE Pirate Accent: Curses, Matthew! That was just getting good. Avast. Suppose it’s time for ye to tell me about your pirate lifestyle. How did you become a pirate? What songs inspired your travel back in time? PIRATE LIFE Thank you Matt Hughes, wherever you are in time. I appreciate you taking the time to chat with me. Now obviously, it sucks that we lost some of the stories you were telling thanks to that darned Weeping Angel time travel business. So if you want to find out more about Matt Hughes, visit his website at matthughesmusic.com 14:34 - SPOTLIGHT SONG: “My Life Is An Irish Folk Song” by Matt Hughes from Erin Go Bragh 17:29 - ­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 http://celticinvasion.com/ -- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics. I update 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. If you decide to play along, make a video or audio recording. I’d love to see or hear it. - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern DEC 4: The Lost Druid in Avondale Estates, GA @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET. Free. DEC 17: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. Streaming music gives you a quick and easy way to sample my 23 albums. Digital sales keep my business running. Tips and CD sales allow me to tour and have online concerts. Kickstarter funds the production of physical products like CDs, shirts, and other merch. And Patreon funds my songwriting! Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Matt and Nykki Boersma, John, Jas Weigt - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) There are a lot of creative Celtic Geeks. I would love to hear from you. You can send a written comment. Include a picture of something you created. Or perhaps you could share something about what you are reading, learning, or watching. Or do you have a solo business. Tell me about it. Email me marc@marcgunn.com or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Finally, I want to try something different this episode. I performed three songs in this show. I’m gonna send one of those songs to everyone who subscribed to my newsletter in two weeks. Which song in this show would you like as a free download? You can vote by emailing me the song name. The most popular song will be sent as an MP3 ON December 17. 24:03 - SONG: “Hero of Christmas” from Browncoat Christmas Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and po dcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT What are YOUR favorite songs of the past 15 years? What creative artistic things are you working on right now? Karen Carothers emailed: "I have a church newsletter I need to be working on, but mostly I just get creative with my stickers in my planners these days." john emailed: "I've been listening for about 15 years and owe you an apology for not becoming a patron sooner. I think our paths crossed way back you were on or they gave you a shout out on NPR in Boston. Used to down load shows on an ancient Apple device. Your show is about as creative as I get. I don't keep track of any particular song or band. With that being said,the one song of yours called the "the fairy" was used at my wedding 10 years ago. My wife loved the song and insisted on walking down the aisle to it. Thanks for the years past present and future." Tammy Glover replied: "I have so many songs & music types that I like (many of them are your songs!), it’s hard to narrow down. Bring Me Home, Boys and Doctor of Gallifrey are 2 that immediately spring to mind. As for creative things, cooking is a favorite, especially soups and noodles. I have also been tinkering with some jewelry making. I enjoy watching your videos & seeing your family updates. ???? Have a great day!!" Jan Czenkusch writes: "Well as always I have a cross stitch project to work on.  I am also trying to work on some Christmas music to record for church.  My version of Come to the Hills will be the prelude on Sunday." Sarah Crockett sent you a message. "A Rabbit for Halloween, She said her name was Saffron, Doctor of Gallifrey, Roll the Old Firefly along, Don’t go Drinking with Hobbits, She’s Shiny, Breathing, and I really REALLY love O’er the Way. Good stuff! I look forward to my 2 hour drive to work on Friday with your music ?????? I am currently working on not gaining any more Covid weight (not going well), trying new recipes, and tweaking my Faire garb and various Mad Men cosplay. I boring ??"
The bothies of Scotland, the true nature of Celtic Heartstrings, genetic counseling and an interview with Mikey Mason about our new single, “Hero of Christmas.” It’s all on the Pub Songs Podcast #219. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:23 - SONG: “Barnyards of Delgaty” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 2:16 - WELCOME --That was a bothy ballad. Bothys are small houses in Scotland. They were typically used by itinerant farmers a century ago. -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts -- New videos: Bright Side of Everything, Tough Times, Something Different Coffee Concert with Hallelujah -- New podcasts: Poor But Happy, Celtic Christmas Podcast -- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics: Hero of Canton, Monahan’s Mudder’s Milk 5:15 - SPONSOR: Celtic Heartstrings Celtic Heartstring are necklace pendants made from the broken strings of my heart. I mean, autoharp. However, they are more than a recycled string from my autoharp. I like to think of them as a symbol. Celtic Heartstrings are designed to be as unique as each person who wears one. The large pendant is worn over our hearts to remind us that empathy and kindness are essential to the human experience. Generosity builds bridges. And when we look at people through their eyes, with empathy, we better understand them. Kindness becomes easier. Celtic Heartstrings also symbolize our shared love of Celtic culture through music. They are a symbol of the diversity of the people who wear them. Though they are called “Celtic”, these are not true Celtic knots. They *look* like them. Just because someone might not be of Celtic heritage does not mean they are not part of our Celtic community. Celtic Heartstrings are about inclusion. That’s something that I’ve talked about on my Celtic podcasts since I started all of them. There’s enough exclusion in this world. Kindness and generosity are about inclusion. We can be different and yet also be one people, be that Americans or just the human race. Some of my more popular designs are the Celtic Butterfly, the Celtic Dragonfly, the Infinity Heart, and the Celtic Cross. You can find them all in my store at MageRecords.com. Wear your Celtic Heartstring with heart. Come together with kindness. 7:28 - GEEK SONG: “Genetic Counseling Song” from Selcouth November 12 was Genetic Counseling Awareness Day. My wife is a genetic counselor. When she was completing her degree, she asked me to write a song for their graduation. I had a lot of trouble writing one. So we sat down together and wrote some lyrics for a song that captured different aspects of her new career. I recorded a video of “Genetic Counseling Song” last year and posted it to YouTube. I think Genetic Counselors were happy to be seen. 10:36 - CELTIC GEEK SPOTLIGHT: Hero of Christmas Interview with Mikey Mason In 2018, Mikey Mason and I did a Blue Sun Holiday Tour Spectacular. We played five dates between Alabama and Indiana. We recorded a few Firefly Christmas songs for the event. They were available on a limited-edition CD. We are planning the official release of the EP in December. In the meantime, we are very happy to officially release the first single, “Hero of Christmas”. The song is of course a parody of “Hero of Canton” and touches on the 60’s Christmas special “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” as well as Dr Seuss’ masterpiece, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. I sat down with Mikey last year and talked to him about the song. 25:43 - SPOTLIGHT SONG: “Hero of Christmas” by Marc Gunn & Mikey Mason from Browncoat Christmas 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 28:19 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern NOV 19: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8. 29:10 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. Streaming music gives you a quick and easy way to sample my 23 albums. Digital sales keep my business running. Tips and CD sales allow me to tour and have online concerts. Kickstarter funds the production of physical products like CDs, shirts, and other merch. And Patreon funds my songwriting! Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Matt and Nykki Boersma 29:46 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) Are you a Celtic Geek? Well, then you probably read. You might study history. And you might watch TV or movies with a Celtic or Geek twist. It’s what Celtic Geeks do. What are you reading, learning, or watching? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re enjoying to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 31:16 - SONG: “Galway Shawl” Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT I posted a meme in the Celtic Geeks group regarding baby Yoda and the Mandalorian. It reads: “As of October 30, take a drink every time something "Baby Yoda" related pops up on your timeline until December 18.” Matt Hughes replied: "I'd be dead in a week." Patrick Mahoney replied: "With my crowd I don't think I could make it past noon and be conscious" Kris Dobie asks: "Does Tea count???" What do you think? Do you like the Mandalorian? Some say it’s like Firefly.
Rob the rich and give to the poor. It’s the story of Robin Hood and also of the Wild Colonial Boy. But what’s the history? Then enjoy a Celtic Geek Spotlight on why The Gothard Sisters love hobbits. And we’re gonna wreck a Steampunk pirate ship 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:30 - SONG: “Maid Went to the Mill” from Kilted For Her Pleasure 2:05 - WELCOME -- What song would you like to hear me sing on the podcast? -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. -- Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast. -- Listen to "Wild Colonial Boy" on Spotify.  -- The election comes to an end today. I hope you voted. Again, voting is essential for the success of any democracy. So if the results aren’t to your liking, I hope you will remember that in the next election. The more people who vote, the better our country becomes. And as a side note, I’m happy that I don’t feel the need to campaign any longer. -- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics. Check it out. 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 4:07 - ABOUT WILD COLONIAL BOY John “Jack” Donahue was born in 1806. Died on 1 September 1840. He was a bushranger in Australia between 1825 and 1830. Known as "Bold Jack Donahue", he became part of the notorious "Wild Colonial Boys". Jack Donahue was born in Dublin, Ireland about 1806. He was an orphan. He began pick-pocketing and, after later involvement in a burglary, was convicted of intent to commit a felony in 1823. In September 1824, he was transported with 200 other prisoners to Australia, arriving in Sydney in January 1825. Donahue escaped to the bush from the Quakers Hill farm and formed an outlaw gang known as "The Strippers," since they stripped wealthy landowners of their clothing, money and food. The gang was arrested two years later. Donohue managed to escape from custody. In March 1829, Donahue, along with John Walmsle, shot and killed a Mr Clements, a settler on the Hunter River. This became the "Wild Colonial Boys", a loose gang of twelve to fifteen men. Donohue's cunning and guile soon had him on equal standing as the leaders of this gang of Underwood and MacNamara. These two had the reputation for wily pluck, daring and desperation. The gang would operate in groups of three or four in order to bail up settlers and plunder property. They laid in wait for travellers on the highway or they would attack and plunder their houses. Donohue's tact and ways of only robbing the better off procured him a host of friends among the poorer settlers. They gave the police false information about him and, when they were dogging him rather too hard, the settlers stowed him away in their back rooms or under the beds. In the late afternoon of 1 September 1830, Donohue was shot dead by John Muckleston, following a shootout between bushrangers and soldiers at Bringelly, New South Wales. Donohue was hit in the left temple and neck and died instantly. The Sydney Gazette, on behalf of "all respectable citizens", rejoiced at Donohue's death. Smoking pipes were made in the shape of Donohue's head, including the bullet-holes in his forehead, and were bought and smoked by the citizens of Sydney. In 1833, Donohue's life was recounted in Charles Harpur's play 'The Tragedy of Donohoe'. Harpur had been inspired to write his play after the April 1829 shooting of a settler on the Hunter River by two bushrangers. Harpur had been sixteen at the time and believed that Donohue was one of the bushrangers. Donohue was immortalised in the ballad 'The Wild Colonial Boy'. Authorities tried to ban the song, but failed. Instead it became a ballad of defiance, continuing to be sung by generations of Australians and becoming part of Australia's folklore. With time, the lyrics changed Donohue's name to Jack Doolan, Jack Dowling, Jack Doogan and even Jim Doolan. The ethos line that struck a chord was "'I'll fight but not surrender till I die', cried the Wild Colonial Boy." Find out more about the song on Wikipedia. 7:24 - SONG: “Wild Colonial Boy” (new single) from St Patrick’s Day 11:08 - CELTIC GEEK SPOTLIGHT I wanted to try something a little bit different today--a Celtic Geek spotlight. This is where I highlight a Celtic or Geek band or artist with something relevant to our community. Over the past couple months, I released new hobbit singles with my friend Sam Gillogly. Our first single, “Hobbit Hornpipe”, was added to a Hobbit Party playlist by none other than The Gothard Sisters. The Gothard Sisters are a Celtic band featuring three sisters from the Pacific Northwest. They have had a long history with me thanks to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. They were first played in 2010 for episode number #81. I enjoyed the music a lot back then. But over the past 10 years, I’ve seen them put out better and better albums and improve as musicians, performers, and composers. So today I want to get a quick glimpse into the band and how and why they put together this Hobbit Party Playlist. I wanna to give a big, warm welcome to The Gothard Sisters. Welcome. Can you tell me a little bit about yourselves and how you got started playing music? STARTED PLAYING MUSIC When I think of your music, I think of more traditional Irish music though, though these days, there’s a definite contemporary flair. You’re doing a brilliant job of adding a modern edge to your newest music. So why then do you have a hobbit playlist on Spotify? What are your geek backgrounds? WHY HOBBIT PLAYLIST Finally what is on your Celtic or Geek bucket list? Or what do each of you hope to accomplish with your music? BUCKET LIST Thank you so much for joining me. Of course this is where it’s time to promote your latest or newest music and where you are found online. Thank you so much ladies for being a part of the show. You can stream the single for free when you sign up to their mailing list at gothardsisters.com Here’s a track from The Gothard Sisters…. 15:25 - SONG: “Chasing the Sun” by The Gothard Sisters from Single 18:49 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) Are you a Celtic Geek? Well, then you probably read. You might study history. And you might watch TV or movies with a Celtic or Geek twist. It’s what Celtic Geeks do. What are you reading, learning, or watching? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re enjoying to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 21:18 - SONG: “Wreck of the Bold Lady Jean” from Pirates vs. Dragons 26:12 - UPCOMING SHOWS NOV 19: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Buy tickets $8. THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern 27:11 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. I want to invite you to stream my music. It’s up on Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora, pretty much everywhere. Yes. I’d love for you to buy a CD if you enjoy my music, but more than anything I want you to enjoy it. So go check it out. If you want to support my songwriting, Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music AND this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: LP Chan, Minchowski, Rebekah M, Carol D - SONG: “Black Is the Color” from Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s Companion Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT Chris Abram from Norway replied in an email conversation: "Yes, funny thing is that when i read your reply now I have "why do you torture me" on my ear in the headphones. Not saying that my daughter tortures me but.... To answer your question about being different: I think your light spirited nature, the fact that you are active with your followers (which caught me during gencon) and just replying to mails from fans is a definitely super good thing.  In contrast I am also an avid reader (worked 11years in bookstore) and right now lit-rpg is my favourite. There is one author who actually writes ok, but me and many other avoid his works because of his behaviour (he is "the best and those who do not agree with him will get trolled by him...") The way to get new fans is to play along with them. So that is something that really calls out to me at least. Keep up the good work" Alex emailed: "I really enjoyed the rough version of the wreck of the bold lady jean. It was fast, rough, and conveyed the excitement of a ship trying to survive an encounter with a dragon. I know faster times are harder to pull together unless it’s rock or heavy metal but could it be possible this song can be done fast and furious?"  
When times are tough, what do you do? Do you take care of your own self interests? Or do you do what’s right for those around you? It’s natural to be selfish. But I for one strive to be a better person. Today, we’re gonna sing about overcoming struggles. Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. I am your Guide. My name is Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music when you sign up at PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:29 - SONG: “The Bridge” from The Bridge 4:22 - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher. -- Interview on Running Anthropologist. Cultural geographer. -- Coming soon: Celtic Geek Spotlights -- Find Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics. 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 8:52 - SONG: “Slainte Mhaith” from Name On My Soul 10:48 - STORY: Tough Times Tough Times was inspired by the episode “The Train Job” in the TV show Firefly. The crew of Serenity are hired by a gangster to steal medicine from a train. When the job doesn’t go smoothly, they find out the medicine is essential for the health of some local miners. Do they stick to their business arrangement even though good people will die? They have a choice. Ultimately, they choose to do what is right, despite the cost. When times are tough, it’s easy to put aside what is good and what is right. It’s easy. But it’s also selfish. Far too often, we think about ourselves instead of what’s good for our community. I started the Celtic Music Magazine at the end of 2000. I was one of the few Celtic music marketers on the internet. I quickly built up a mailing list. Because I knew how to get subscribers. I created an incredible tool. And it was all mine. My goal was simple. I wanted to help my band the Brobdingnagian Bards be heard. I was focused. And I was selfish. It was all about me. We were not super successful. Then I started highlighting other bands that I enjoyed. The magazine exploded. The Bards fan base grew quicker too. It grew because I stopped thinking about myself. It grew because I realized my readers were not into just me. They were about Celtic music. They were about our Celtic community. I was just one of many fortunate people who helped the community flourish. But it wasn’t me. In 2005, I started the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I was frustrated that the Brobdingnagian Bards music wasn't being played on terrestrial radio programs, like Thistle & Shamrock. I wanted a radio show where MY music could be heard. I also learned my lesson from the Celtic Music Magazine. The podcast would not grow if it were just about me. Yeah. I had good music too. But this podcast was something more. It was about all of those Celtic musicians disenfranchised by terrestrial radio. On our podcast, I accepted all styles of Celtic music from the traditional to Celtic rock to every fusion in between. Again, it wasn’t about me. It still is not about me. It was about changing the way you hear Celtic music. It is about experiencing Celtic culture through music. What are the results? It’s the #1 podcast for Celtic music in the world. It gets more downloads than 95% of the podcasts in the world (That’s a stat from Libsyn). It’s won three Podcast Awards for Podsafe Music. And there’ve been over 21 million downloads of the show. 21 million!!! That’s not an exaggeration. One of the earliest marketing lessons I learned was if you help someone, if you do something outside of yourself, put yourself second or third or fourth, then you will see a return. So if I do something good for a community, like create a podcast or give away MP3s, I can expect that it will come back to me some way. I don’t know how it will happen. MYSTERY QUOTE FROM SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE And it’s really not important. That’s not what it’s about. What is important is that you do it. Trust that kindness will be rewarded with kindness. And it won’t always. But it is right. It is good to be kind and generous. Malcolm Reynolds knew that it would cost him dearly to return the medicine that they stole. But it was the right thing to do. Because good people needed it. Not everyone gets that. Trump covered up and then blamed others for the Covid-19 pandemic, instead of dealing with it. He thought only about himself. Now over 200,000 people have died. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden saw Trump infected by the pandemic. He could’ve done what Trump did in 2016. He could’ve publicly laughed and humiliated him for his hypocrisy. Biden didn’t do that. He pulled all negative ads. He showed that he has class and a good character. He did what was good and right. He’s already bringing kindness back to the White House. He hasn’t even been elected yet. That is kindness and generosity. Times are tough. Friends and family are out of work, sick, and dying. So I want to dedicate my new single to all of those who are fighting with their conscience to do what is right. For me that includes voting for Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. 16:38 - SONG: “Tough Times” from Selcouth 20:32 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) Are you a Celtic Geek? Well, then you probably read. You might study history. And you might watch TV or movies with a Celtic or Geek twist. It’s what Celtic Geeks do. What are you reading, learning, or watching? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re enjoying to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 21:59 - SONG: “Breathing” from Selcouth 25:56 - UPCOMING SHOWS OCT 22: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Buy tickets $8. THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern 27:00 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. You can join more Celtic Geeks when you Join my Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. 27:58 - SONG: “Serenity Valley Waltz” from Selcouth Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #toughtimes #pandemicproblems   PUB CHAT Tina Richardson replied in the Celtic Geek group about what gets you through Tough Times: "I’ve been wanting to share this for the last few days anyway and you have just given me the perfect lead in. While in the hospital with my mom last week (she had been there for 9 days)she was telling one of her nurses about this Little Guy my daughter listens to that sings those fun songs.” She was trying to tell her about the”Breathing” song. My mom (77) is struggling with stage 4 lung cancer. She is having a very difficult struggle with fluid building up around her lungs. I had to take her to the ER last Sunday and she was struggling to breath and her vitals were all over the place. She was scared and told me later she was singing the”Breathing” song in her head just to keep on breathing. She has claimed it for her motivation and you can find her humming it all the time."  
A dark murder ballad for Halloween. Coming together to change the world. Why more people don’t play the autoharp. 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 PubSong.com. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:20 - SONG: “O’er the Way” by Marc Gunn from St Patrick’s Day (2021) 4:14 - WELCOME -- Remember to Vote! Go to vote.org to check your registration and to register if it is still possible. This election is extremely important to bring balance and integrity back to America. So please will vote on November 3rd. -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts or on your favorite podcatcher. -- Recording with Brazilian Celtic Rock band Tuatha De Dannan. I hope to have a recording to share in the next show. I sang a version of “Johnny Jump Up” called “Jaysus Jump Up” for their upcoming album. -- New videos: Whiskey in the Jar, O’er the Way -- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics: O’er the Way, Health to the Company -- New podcasts: Celtic Rock Bonus, Lady of the Lake track by Daimh 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 8:48 - SONG: “Together” by Marc Gunn from Single for KrabbeConnect Krabbe disease is a rare genetic disorder. It is a severe neurological condition that results from the loss of the protective covering surrounding nerve cells.  Individuals affected by Krabbe disease do not make enough of a specific enzyme. Because of this, Krabbe disease slowly damages the white matter, brain and spinal cord, as well as nerves outside the Central Nervous System. 11:13 - STORY: Coming Together I’ve been thinking a lot about togetherness recently. What does it take to bring people together? What does it take to build a community? I can’t say that I really know. Nor am I any good at it. It makes me think of the presidential race. I will vote for Vice President Joe Biden because he’s a moderate. He has worked for years together with both sides of the political aisle, Democrats and Republicans. He seems to me a return to politicians who aren’t just about creating division. But I don’t know how he will bring people together, or if he can in these partisan times. As for me, I’m bad at it. I posted a new episode of the Celtfather Monthly podcast recently. My primary goal was to remind you to have a moratorium on sharing partisanship on social. Don’t share partisan memes. Don’t share news articles. Instead, just share your opinion on your social media. No sooner had I shared that podcast, when I didn’t follow my own advice. In so doing, I felt like I created division. I want to unite people. But I’m not good at it. I don’t know anyone who is. I know I get overrun by my emotions. I say dumb things in anger. Sometimes I will ignore facts just to suit my belief system. You would think that right and wrong were more straightforward. Black and white. But what’s that line by Obi Wan Kenobi in Empire Strikes Back. It’s not black and white. It’s full of opinion. Because my beliefs are different from yours. I am a Celt. To me that means, we understand what it means to be oppressed. And so we should stand up for others who are also oppressed or fighting for their individual rights, as long as it doesn’t impose on ours. As a Geek, those Celtic beliefs are strengthened by the lessons I learned from Star Trek, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one. And by Doctor Who. We are all important, no matter your religion, the color of your skin, your sexual orientation, or what exotic race they come from. They are creatures of this universe and deserve respect. We should celebrate all of our differences. That’s what my next CD, Selcouth, is all about. It’s about being different, and proud of those differences. And not belittling someone else’s. It’s about coming together as a community of people who are different. Who are not like everyone else. We’re Celtic Geeks. Each of us is even different from other Celtic Geeks. But we embrace that difference as a group. I don’t know that this community idea really even resonates with you. I want a better world. And I believe we have the capability to make it better. By working together. By being selfless. By putting my neighbor before my own wants and desires. I feel like that is how we truly come together. But it might just be an idealistic goal that’s not attainable. I don't know. But I feel it essential that we try. 15:31 - SONG: “Health to the Company” sung by Marc Gunn, recorded by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts 18:42 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) Are you a Celtic Geek? Well, then you probably read. You might study history. And you might watch TV or movies with a Celtic or Geek twist. It’s what Celtic Geeks do. What are you reading, learning, or watching? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re enjoying to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 23:32 - SONG: “Just A Hero” from Selcouth Sometimes we fabricate heroes to satisfy our own dissatisfaction. The mudders of Canton do that in the episode “Jaynestown” on the TV show Firefly. They take a horrible person, Jayne Cobb, who did one good thing for them and put him up on a pedestal. This song continues the story. The mudders realize they don’t need a statue. They can stand up for themselves. They become their own heroes. 26:56 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern OCT 17: The Lost Druid in Decatur, GA @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT OCT 22: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. This is not a public concert. You can buy Tickets right now for just $8. Find details in the shownotes. 28:33 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music or merch. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. Streaming music gives you a quick and easy way to sample my 23 albums. Digital sales keep my business running. Tips and CD sales allow me to tour and have online concerts. Kickstarter funds the production of physical products like CDs, shirts, and other merch. And Patreon funds my songwriting! Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: LP Chan, Minchowski, Rebekah Martin, Carol Donahue 29:41 - SONG: “I’ll Drink from Dusk Til Dawn” from Happy Songs of Death Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #togetherness #krabbeconnect PUB CHAT Any Meerkats wrote: “Why don't kids and teens EVER seem to play the autoharp? When i look on Youtube, it's always older people in their thirties or more. I don't see any youthful looking people playing it. Is it really bad for a kid to play that instrument? Even more weird, I'm 16 and really autistic, so i act like a kid. It somehow fits my weird personality in the most unique way, but most people would only associate the sound as background music for me, they would be surprised if i could actually play it too.” That’s a good question. I know it is a great instrument for kids. But I can think of at least two reasons. First it is typically associated with folk music. Not to say you can’t play anything on it. You can. Look up autoHarpers on YouTube and you’ll find a bunch of younger people playing Pop songs and what not  But it is a stigma. Second, it is a heavy instrument. It might be a bit big for many kids. I do know there is a luthier in California and makes what’s called the sparrow autoharp. It is smaller and lightweight. Not the best sound as far as I’m concerned, but it’s a great introductory instrument. I taught at the California autoharp gathering a few years back. They do a lot of youth outreach. We taught some kids. But even there it seems most kids probably would rather learn to play the guitar. I’m with you though. I love the sound of the instrument but I also feel like it fits my weird personality. I love that I play an instrument that few other people play. And I can also honestly say that no one in the world plays the autoharp like I do. My suggestion is that you just start playing it. Figure out its strengths and weaknesses. Make it your own. You can do some brilliant things on the instrument. Find out more about Autoharp music here.  
Hobbit Day is here. So we’re gonna pour a pint and drink to the hobbits that we love in our lives. 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:23 - SONG: “We’ll Have a Pint” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits 2:15 - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. -- Theme inspiration. I have singles scheduled to be released every 1-3 weeks. It’s inspiring themes for Coffee shows, podcasts, video singles. -- Upcoming releases: O’er the Way on Oct 1, Together on Oct 7, and October Waltz on Oct 14 -- New songs mixed: “Back in the Ocean” -- Video: Hobbit Drinking Songs at Dragon Con -- Irish & Celtic Music Podcast: Halfway to Celtic Women for St Patrick’s Day and Sunflower -- Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics. Do you have song chords you’d like to see on this website? Email me. -- Videos: Lords of the Run, Sinead and Saoirse at Killarney National Park 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 7:31 - STORY: The Hobbit, Hobbit Day and ALEP -- What Is Hobbit Day? -- How I fell in love with The Hobbit -- ALEP: A Long Expected Party -- Podcast: True Story of Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits -- Happy Hobbit Day Music downloads -- Videos: Hobbit Day Celebration 2019, Hobbit Songs, 13:20 - About “Brandywine River Reel” 16:28 - SONG: “Brandywine River Reel” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits 19:40 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) Celtic Geeks read. We study history. We watch geeky or Celtic TV and movies. What are you reading, learning or watching? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re enjoying to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 22:17 - SONG: “Everybody Needs A Drinking Song” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits 25:04 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern More shows coming... 27:20 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits, the songbook or other merch. Follow me on streaming. And tell a friend. Streaming music gives you a quick and easy way to sample my 23 albums. Digital sales keep my business running. Tips and CD sales allow me to tour and have online concerts. Kickstarter funds the production of physical products like CDs, shirts, and other merch. And Patreon funds my songwriting! Keep me song writing. Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: LP Chan, Minchowski 28:33 - SONG: “Prettiest Hobbit” from I Will Not Sing Along and Name On My Soul Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT Howard Fisher emailed: "Marc, Greetings!  I first heard the wonders of Irish and Celtic music through my love of the Chieftains and the Pogues; but finding your podcasts was a revelation in more than one way. Even though I had love for the music, I had no idea that I would also find a love for the autoharp.  Almost instantly I bought one and began online zoom lessons and although the first month or so has been difficult, my autoharp and I are now in the honeymoon phase and we are both falling in love with each other daily.  Thank you for inspiring me to take this on.  Your tune "Don't Go Drinking with Hobbits" is one of the first real songs that I am working on and I love singing and playing it.  Being a Tolkien fan, I can't wait to hear your new Hobbit songs.  Thanks for all the work that you do.  Take care.  Howard"  
I close out Dragon Con every year with the Pub Songs Podcast Live as part of the Digital Media Track. I keep that tradition alive with this virtual show. 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY - WELCOME -- Lots of new singles are coming. I created a Single and Album release schedule. It has me releasing new singles every 1-2 weeks through January with the official release of St Patrick’s Day. There’ll be traditional Irish songs, hobbit dance tunes, and songs from my next CD, Selcouth. Follow me on the streaming sites so you don’t miss these releases. -- THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ 12:00 PM EDT - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify or Amazon Music. Or just tell a friend. Streaming music gives you a quick and easy way to sample my 24 albums. Digital sales keep my business running. Tips and CD sales allow me to tour. Kickstarter funds physical products like CDs, shirts and other merch. And Patreon funds my songwriting! Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Tom M, Howard F - STORY: Pub Songs Podcast Live with Dragon Con Digital Media Track 3:05 - SONG: “Shiny” from As Long As I’m Flyin’ 10:18 - SONG: “Slainte Mhaith” from Name On My Soul 12:49 - SONG: “What Shall We Do With A Catnipped Kitty” from Whiskers in the Jar 15:09 - SONG: “Close Your Eyes” from Kilted For Her Pleasure 20:31 - SONG: “Reavers Drinking Song” from TBD 24:12 - SONG: “Breathing” from Selcouth 31:28 - SONG: “Everybody Needs A Drinking Song” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits 36:56 - SONG: “Kilty Pleasure” from Selcouth 42:10 - SONG: “Bring Me Home, Boys” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs 48:10 - SONG: “Thorin’s Eulogy” from I Will Not Sing Along by Brobdingnagian Bards 52:15 - SONG: “Name On My Soul” from Name On My Soul NOTES FROM THE SHOW -- Buy CDs at MageRecords.com -- In the ‘Verse Podcast -- ALEP: Hobbit Gathering in Kentucky -- Dance Music and songs for Hobbits -- Swan Songs: Musical Last Wishes 58:05 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) Celtic Geeks read. We study history. We watch geeky or Celtic TV and movies. What are you reading, learning or watching? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re enjoying to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 19 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT Timothy Thrush emailed: "I just listened to the most recent Pub Songs podcast, and I really enjoyed 'Bright Side Of Everything'. I realize it's a live version & not a final mix so when is Selcouth slated to be released? (BTW, the 'Buy CDs' link on that website still goes to the defunct CDBaby store.)" I don’t have an official release date for Selcouth yet. I prefer having an album completed before I announce that date. However, I am tentatively aiming to release the album to my Kickstarter supporters by October or November at the latest. The album will be released everywhere else in the spring of next year.
Dragon Con is online this year. St Patrick’s Day disappears. And listen to a Hobbit Hornpipe. 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:19 - SONG: “Blue Sun” from As Long As I’m Flyin’ - WELCOME -- St Patrick's Day CD disappears from streaming -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts -- Recording progress for Selcouth -- Irish & Celtic Music Podcast -- New podcasts: Celtfather Shorts -- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics: What song would you like to play? 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 9:12 - SONG: “Hobbit Hornpipe” by Marc Gunn & Sam Gillogly from Dancing With Hobbits 11:32 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast?  You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re doing while listening to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. -- Celtfather CD Photo Series: I’d like you to take a picture of one or more of your CDs in an interesting or creative way. Email me the photo. This is where you can get creative and have fun with my music. -- Themed Celtfather Sitcoms 14:04 - UPCOMING SHOWS SEP 2-6: Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA SEP 6: Hobbit Drinking Songs with Brobdingnagian Bards for High Fantasy Track of Dragon Con at 8:30 PM EDT SEP 17: Halfway to St Patrick's Day at Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker GA @ 6:30 - 9:30 PM EDT SEP 19: Pepper Place Farmer's Market in Birmingham, AL @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube @ TBA 16:17 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support funds my songwriting. it pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Your kindness pays for my time in producing this show. Plus, I take you behind-the-scenes every week with a Stories from the Road podcast. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Tom M. 17:24 - SONG: “Bright Side of Everything” from Selcouth Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT  
New hobbit single coming on August 24, review of Gen Con Online, and season 6 of Coffee with The Celtfather comes to a close. 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:23 - SONG: “Rising of the Moon” from St Patrick’s Day 2:15 - WELCOME -- Gen Con Review -- New single out on August 24: “Hobbit Hornpipe” -- New podcasts: Celtic Running Music, Objects in Space, Together -- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics: Skye Boat Song, The Moonshiner, The Cat Came Back… The Cat’s Perspective 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 7:01 - STORY: About Coffee with The Celtfather 10:54 - SONG: “Wild Colonial Boy” from St Patrick’s Day 14:13 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast?  You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re doing while listening to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts -- Celtfather CD Photo Series: I’d like you to take a picture of one or more of your CDs in an interesting or creative way. Email me the photo. This is where you can get creative and have fun with my music. 16:57 - SONG: “Old Fenian Gun” from St Patrick’s Day 20:26 - UPCOMING SHOWS AUG 12: Coffee with The Celtfather Season 6 Finale on Facebook @ 11:00 AM EDT AUG 14: Dragon Con Filk Track w/Brobdingnagian Bards AUG 15: Pepper Place Farmer's Market in Birmingham, AL @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT SEP 2-6: Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA SEP 6: Hobbit Drinking Songs with Brobdingnagian Bards for High Fantasy Track of Dragon Con at 8:30 PM EDT 23:13 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support funds my songwriting. it pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Your kindness pays for my time in producing this show. Plus, I take you behind-the-scenes every week with a Stories from the Road podcast. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: David Marc Tan Creti and Scott & Anita Gorrell 24:15 - SONG: “Donald, Where’s Your Trousers/Drunken Sailor” from A Faire to Remember Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs PUB CHAT  
Gen Con 2020 is online this year, like most sci fi conventions, and gaming conventions, and even Celtic festivals. I have five shows scheduled. I’ll sing from those shows and tell you more about them 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:25 - SONG: “Reavers, Malcolm, Reavers” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs 3:04 - WELCOME -- Pride Month Episode #463 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast -- New podcasts: In the ‘Verse Podcast #14: Objects in Space -- Check out the new CD from Mikey Mason is called Shades of Gray. -- New Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics: check out the lyrics in this show for new and updated editions 6:55 - SONG: “The Widow and the Devil” from Kilted For Her Pleasure 10:01 - STORY: You Have CDs 10:29 - STORY: Preparing for Gen Con Online, Should I charge for online events? 20:24 - SONG: “Breathing” from Selcouth 24:31 - CD Projects and Progress 26:32 - JOIN THE PUB CHAT What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast?  You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re doing while listening to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. -- Celtfather CD Photo Series: I’d like you to take a picture of one or more of your CDs in an interesting or creative way. Email me the photo. This is where you can get creative and have fun with my music. 29:58 - “Cat Came Back...Cat’s POV” intro 32:09 - SONG: “The Cat Came Back… Cat’s POV” from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 36:15 - UPCOMING SHOWS JUL 30: Comedy Music Cabaret at Gen Con ONLINE at 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT JUL 30: Sci F'Irish Drinking Songs at Gen Con ONLINE at 8:00 - 9:00 PM EDT JUL 31: Firefly Drinking Songs at Gen Con ONLINE at 8:00 - 9:00 PM EDT AUG 1: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers at Gen Con ONLINE at 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT AUG 1: Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion at Gen Con ONLINE at 8:00 - 9:00 PM EDT WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ 11:00 AM EDT 37:28 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy CDs, digital downloads, shirts, and other merch. Follow me on Spotify. And share a song or this podcast with a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support funds my songwriting. it pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Your kindness pays for my time in producing this show. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Special thanks to my newest patrons: David Marc Tan Creti and welcome back to Scott & Anita Gorrell 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ - SONG: “Skye Boat Song” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.net! #pubsongs #gencon #gencon2020   PUB CHAT Ken Katen emailed on Patreon: "Good afternoon, Marc - I”ve just upped my Patreon support of your Irish and Celtic Music podcast to $10/month.  I remember bombing around the back roads of Joshua Tree listening to your paen to Joss Wheedon (it got me to give “Firefly” another chance - thank you). Now I’m [belatedly] listening to your Pride Month episode, and am once again impressed by your fearlessness to wade into an area that you feel is important enough to deserve your attention and representation while remaining unafraid to admit your ignorance (which, as Mark Twain observed, “can be fixed, unlike stupidity, which is permanent”) by selecting a great co-host both musically and (sub) culturally.  I wish I could do more, but I’m supporting a raft of podcasts, and some folks in my real life neighborhood businesses who are also struggling right now. I can’t fly anymore thanks to radiation treatment a few years back, but your Celtic Invasion Vacations sound wonderful - perhaps one day I can figure out how to travel “across the pond” by boat and join you to enjoy the touring"  
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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:18 - SONG: “Elves” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits 2:33 - WELCOME -- Watch the show on YouTube. 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. 4:18 - LIVE COFFEE WITH RIE SHERIDAN ROSE SHOW 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) What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast?  You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you’re doing while listening to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Celtfather CD Photo Series: I’d like you to take a picture of one or more of your CDs in an interesting or creative way. Email me the photo. This is where you can get creative and have fun with my music. 30:57 - UPCOMING SHOWS 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 32:04 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support funds my songwriting. it pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Your kindness pays for my time in producing this show. Plus, I take you behind-the-scenes every week with a Stories from the Road podcast. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Thomas Browne, Quicksilver, Chris Wilson 32:49 - SONG: “Wear the Brown with Pride” from As Long As I’m Flyin’ Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 19 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.net! #pubsongs #riesheridanrose #steampunkauthor PUB CHAT  
Next summer in Scotland, the first non-internet show since the pandemic began, and some Scottish songs. 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:20 - SONG: “Come Ye By Atholl” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 2:28 - WELCOME -- Show review of The Lost Druid -- New video: Inara’s Fairy Walk -- Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics Updated with Credits and videos: Reavers’ Lullaby, Why Do You Torture Me, Mingulay Boat Song, She’s Shiny, Zombie Love Song, Gollum Blues, Harry Potter and the Rising of the Moon, Purple Flower, Soul of a Harper, Thorin’s Eulogy, Elves 9:37 - SONG: “I’m A Rover, Seldom Sober” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 12:06 - STORY: SUMMER IN SCOTLAND -- Have any questions about Celtic Invasion Vacations? Let me know. -- Celtic Invasion of Loch Lomond 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 17:30 - PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) You can chat in the pub, please send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Celtfather CD Photo Series: I’d like you to take a picture of one or more of your CDs in an interesting or creative way. Email me the photo. This is where you can get creative and have fun with my music. 19:20 - SONG: “Kilty Pleasure” from Selcouth 22:40 - UPCOMING SHOWS JUN 24: Coffee with Rie Sheridan Rose on Facebook @ 11:00 AM EDT JUN 25: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM EDT JUN 27: Quarantinpalooza on Facebook @ 7:00 - 9:30 PM EDT JUN 28: The Courtesan & The Cabin Boy on Facebook @ 4 PM EDT JUL 16: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 7:30 PM EDT JUL 18: The Lost Druid in Decatur, GA @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ 11 AM EDT 24:27 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support funds my songwriting. it pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Your kindness pays for my time in producing this show. Plus, I take you behind-the-scenes every week with a Stories from the Road podcast. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Thomas Browne, Quicksilver, Chris Wilson 25:09 - SONG: “Gollum Blues” from What Color Is Your Dragon? Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 19 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.net! #pubsongs #scotland #scottishtravel PUB CHAT The Hobbit Drinking Songs sheet music is back in stock! What color is your dragon on a shag carpet? Thyme that you should own Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion! Kenzie's slug art. Isn't that hair luscious and beautiful?  
Famous Irish Songs and an interview with Gerry O’Beirne in Dingle, Ireland on Show #208 of 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:24 - SONG: “Irish Rover” from Going for Brogue 2:45 - WELCOME -- Famous Irish Songs onshow #164 -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. -- Latest Celtic podcast: Pride Month and Celtic Women Singers -- Coffee with Rie Sheridan Rose songs on Weds June 24 -- Get an EP when you support this week’s show -- Is there a song you want to learn to play? Contact me. -- Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics Updated: Come By the Hills, Reavers Malcolm Reavers, Tough Times, A Well-Dressed Hobbit, My Father Was a Werewolf, Green Grow the Rashes 7:30 - SONG: “Star of the County Down” from How America Saved Irish Music 12:51 - STORY: Interview with Gerry O’Beirne 31:37 - SONG: “The Last King of Feothanach” by Gerry O’Beirne from Swimming the Horses 35:20 - PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) You can chat in the pub, please send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. -- Celtfather CD Photo Series: I’d like you to take a picture of one or more of your CDs in an interesting or creative way. Email me the photo. This is where you can get creative and have fun with my music. 42:23 - SONG: “Galway Shawl” from Unreleased 46:41 - UPCOMING SHOWS JUN 11: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:30 PM EST JUN 13: Quarantinapalooza on Sarah Donner's Facebook @ 7:00 PM EST (I go on around 8:15) JUN 20: The Lost Druid, Decatur, GA @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM JUN 25: Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker, GA @ 6:30 - 9:30 PM JUN 28: The Courtesan & The Cabin Boy on Facebook @ 4 PM EST WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ 11 AM EST 50:57 - SONG: “Whiskey in the Jar” from St Patrick’s Day 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 53:58 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support funds my songwriting. it pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. Your kindness pays for my time in producing this show. Plus, I take you behind-the-scenes every week with a Stories from the Road podcast. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Special thanks to my newest patrons: Patrcia C, Nathan Bursley, Sarabeth S, Matt L, James Lawlor, Not Higgins, Chuck Gunn, A Murphy, and LauraMay Sorkin who raised her membership 55:01 - SONG: “Black Velvet Band” from The Bridge Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 19 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.net! #pubsongs PUB CHAT > What are the top 5 most-famous Irish songs for you? Kelley Durski: 1.) Kevin Barry (though that may be a Savannah thing) 2.) Molly Malone 3.) Wild Mountain Thyme 4.) Whiskey in a Jar 5.) Black Velvet Band With honorable mentions to Beer Beer Beer, Fields of Athenry, Green Grows the Laurel, and A Stor mo Chro. Joshua Ohmer: Most famous has to be Danny Boy, although it's not a favorite of mine. Then I'd say Whiskey in the Jar, Molly Malone... And if we can dip into modern Irish music, I'd say that The Cranberries' Zombie and probably something from U2, like Sunday Bloody Sunday should qualify as particularly famous Irish songs. Janine Rinker: That's tough. I've only learned a few... Molly Mallone, Paddy Works on the Railway, a verse-ish of Danny Boy. I'd probably go with The Wild Rover and Whiskey in the Jar as the last two. I'd occasionally hear "They Kept the Pig in the Parlor" from my dad's family, but have to say that's an anti-Irish song. Allan Marcotte: The Wild Colonial Boy, Bold Fenian Men, Whiskey in the Jar, Rising of the Moon and Brennan on the Moor Matt Hughes: Wild Rover, Black Velvet Band, Whiskey in the Jar, Finnegan's Wake and Molly Malone > Celtfather Photo Series Allan Marcotte Celia Garland Janine Rinker Jenn Wallace
It’s a Cool Celtic Summer playlist today on the Pub Songs Podcast. Plus, hear an interview from Mazz O’Flaherty who owns the smallest record shop in the world. 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:23 - SONG: “Purple Flower” from Name On My Soul 3:36 - WELCOME -- Whiskers in the Jar Coffee Mug. Design created by Ingrid Houwers. -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. -- New videos: Skellig Michael, Wild Kitty, Reavers, Malcolm, Reavers, Loch Lomond -- Is there a song you want to learn to play? Contact me. -- Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics Updated: Maid Went to the Mill, A Well-Dressed Hobbit, My Father Was a Werewolf, Come By The Hills, Reavers Malcolm Reavers, Tough Times, Green Grow the Rashes 9:16 - SONG: “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits 12:38 - Should I make a booklet to sell with CDs that tells the story of the CD? 14:58 - STORIES: Interview with Mazz O’Flaherty of Dingle Record Shop. I last interviewed her on show #74 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. 37:18 - SONG: “I Will Stand On This Land” by The Borrowed Angels from The Borrowed Angels Singing Songs By Mazz O'Flaherty 39:07 - PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) You can chat in the pub, please send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 41:40 - SONG: “Liquid Sunshine” from The Bridge Let’s Write a song together! 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ 45:18 - SHOUT OUTS (new bands, albums, websites): -- I have an interview with Ockham’s Razor coming out the first Thursday in June. It’s part of a Pride Month episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Kris Clements and I talk about the 50th anniversary of Pride Month and the LGBTQ Celtic community. 46:21 - UPCOMING SHOWS JUN 11: Celtfather Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM EST WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ 10:30 AM EST If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. You get first access to rough cuts of new music. Once a week, you will get a bonus podcast of Stories from the Road. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and the podcast, and it pays for my time in producing this show. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Special thanks to my newest patrons: Patricia C, Nathan B, Sarabeth S, Matt Ledder, James L, Not Higgins 48:25 - SONG: “Heart of Fangorn” from Memories of Middle Earth Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 19 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.net! #pubsongs #coolsummer #summerpodcast   PUB CHAT Anna Paulson wrote on Twitter: "This is a poem I wrote while I listened to your live show on Facebook.  Thanks for the inspiration." I asked her if I could share it. Oh dear harp, Will you sing for me? Please sing me a song to set my heart free. Every time a bard plucks your strings, Everyone gets up, dances, and sings. Please, please do that for me. My hands are clumsy, My voice is shrill, But your song still gives me a thrill. I am no bard, Music for me is hard. Yet I’m the only one here to play you. So please dear harp, Sing for me, A song to set any soul free.
May the 4th be with you for Star Wars Drinking Day 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 PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:18 - SONG: “Jedi Drinking Song” by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales 4:12 - WELCOME -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts -- Latest Celtic Podcast: Irish & Celtic Music Patronage -- New Videos: Ballincollig Castle and Wild Rover (here's the parody "Wild Kitty") -- Get your Irish Force Quote shirt while they last -- Is there a song you want to learn to play? Contact me. -- Sign up to Patreon from May 1-15 and you’ll get a free Marc Gunn sticker, and I’ll play a bonus internet concert for you on May 14. -- Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics Updated: Come By the Hills, Happy Birthday from Ireland, Wild Rover, Loch Lomond 12:56 - SONG: “Lusty Young Sith” from What Color Is Your Dragon? 12:07 - STORY: Skellig Michael -- Blog: Skellig Michael, Puffins, Star Wars -- Blog: Secrets to Visiting Skellig Michael -- Video: Jedi Mickey on Skellig Michael 18:43 - SONG: “Jedi Mickey” from I Will Not Sing Along 21:57 - PUB CHAT (read and see videos at bottom of notes) You can chat in the pub, please send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to marc@marcgunn.com. Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. 24:39 - SONG: “A Drop of Jedi Blood” We'll fly the Millenium Falcon along, and we'll all hang on behind. A drop of Jedi blood, wouldn't do you any harm A drink in the cantina... Shooting Greedo... “Our only hope”...  Sharon Powers 100 stormtroopers couldn't... James Smith Your father's lightsaber... Joshua Ohmer A twi'lek dancing girl... A jawa selling droids... A hermit in a swamp... A lightsaber duel... Oh.... wait. Unless your last name is Skywalker... Matt Hughes A backwards talking frog... Sarah Crocket 28:53 - UPCOMING SHOWS MAY 7: Internet Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM EST MAY 13: BOG OFF on Bards Facebook @ 10:30 AM EST May 14: Gunn Runners Concert on YouTube @ 8:30 PM EST WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather on Facebook @ 10:30 AM EST 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 http://celticinvasion.com/ If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. Buy music and merch. Follow me on Spotify. And tell a friend. You can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. You get first access to rough cuts of new music. Once a week, you will get a bonus podcast of Stories from the Road. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and the podcast, and it pays for my time in producing this show. You get it all for as little $5 per month. Learn more on Patreon. Special thanks to my newest patrons: author DJ Jameson Smith, Troy K, Melinda & Jeremiah Westly, and Brian O. Follow the link in the shownotes. 31:40 - SONG: “The Last Jedi Drinking Song” from I Will Not Sing Along Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I’ll email you regular updates of new music and podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 19 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.net! #pubsongs #starwarsday #starwarsmusic PUB CHAT Rachel Bryant posted a picture of her with my Irish Force Quote shirt. I asked if I could share. What does an amazing Star Wars Day look like to you? Christi Chalmers replied: "It was supposed to look like a day at Galaxy's Edge building lightsabers, but of course we had to reschedule. Now I'll be turning 40 there instead, as long as they're open in September!" Janine Rinker replied: "My student has finished his final. But really I'm waiting for towel day (May 25th)."
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Created by
Marc Gunn
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jul 25th, 2005
Latest Episode
Apr 19th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
230
Avg. Episode Length
38 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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