GEEK PUB SONGS with Marc GunnAuthor: Marc Gunn
21 Feb 2018

GEEK PUB SONGS with Marc Gunn

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Pub Songs aren't just songs about drinking. For The Celtfather, these are fun songs you can sing-along and enjoy. Some are Irish or Scottish. Others are smash hits at science fiction conventions. Geek Pub Songs highlights the music of Marc Gunn, as well music from Celtic and Geek musicians that he loves. You'll enjoy this music over a pint at your local pub or while hanging out in your local game store. It's a show to make you smile.

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    Hopeful Love Songs are Shiny! #165

    Welcome to the all new Geek Pub Songs. I say "new" but in all honesty, it's the same as the old Pub Songs Podcast but with a shiny new title and a new format. I changed to the title to fit a new niche. Yes, this show features a lot of Celtic music. As I am the host of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I get a lot of awesome Celtic music. So you can expect that. But I wanted a title that better fits my music as well. Most of my original music is Geek Pub Songs. So I decided to make that the new focus.

    In this show, you will hear Celtic music and Geek music mixed together. You'll also get a sneak peek at my new album of music inspired by Firefly. Yes, my album of Browncoat drinking songs called As Long As I'm Flyin' comes out on March 6, 2018. So I want to share that music with you.

    Now the first section of each show will be the theme of the show. No telling what will pop in during the second set. But for now, I have some hopeful love songs that share.

    If you enjoy this show, LIKE it, SHARE it, post in the comments, or tell a friend. Then subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    This week in the pub, you'll enjoy music from Melanie Gruben, Serious Kitchen, The Elders, Jiggy, The Blibbering Humdingers, The Jackdaws,The Gatehouse Well,  Dan the Bard, The Founding, and of course, Marc Gunn.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:09 "A Faery Song" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song

    4:00 “She’s Shiny!” by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    8:15 “Open” by Serious Kitchen from Tig

    13:24 "This Is True" by The Elders from True

    17:40 “The Goodship Hope” by The Gatehouse Well from And the Sparks Did Fly

    21:25 "Bean Phaidin" by Jiggy from Translate

    26:25 PUB TALK

    30:21 "Elegy for a Nerf Herder" by The Blibbering Humdingers from Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them

    34:16 “The Long Arm” by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    37:00 "Molly" by The Jackdaws from Troubles

    41:08 "The Owlbear Song" by Dan the Bard from Cross-Genre References

    45:36 "Piper's Folly" by The Founding from Form.

    54:12 "Wear the Brown With Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    Thank you for listening. Geek Pub Songs was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their music, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 21 songs for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to send out a very special thanks to my generous patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. These awesome people kindly support my music and allow me to keep this show running for nearly 13 years.

    The music business has changed. Streaming music is king. Musicians can no longer rely on CD sales to make a living. For that reason, I turned to Patreon to support my music.

    Here's how it works. You pledge a buck a or more every month. And Your generosity allows me to keep creating. You get monthly music in this Geek Pub Songs Podcast, fun adventures in Celfather Music & Travel, Behinds the Scenes look at the life of a musician, and Stories from the Road. Plus, every month, I'll send you a free song, video, or concert recording.

    This is one helluva deal for as little as a buck a month Please support what you love. Join the Gunn Runners Club today!

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Dan, Erika Poole, Mike Mestemaker.

    Go to marcgunn.net to become a patron today!

     

    PUB TALK

    Listen to the Top Irish & Celtic Music of the Week on Spotify.

    I first heard the song "Bean Phaidin" when I first took Gaelic lessons years ago. I love the melody, but I never really learned the lyrics. Now I feel like I've been missing out! Here's the lyrics.

    Last week, I posted an interview with my fellow hobbit musician, Samantha Gillogly, on the Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. You can find a link to that interview in the shownotes. Incidentally, Samantha has a new band called Revival that is now crowdfunding a new album on indiegogo.

    If you haven't heard yet, I am performing every Thursday in February at 11 am on my Facebook Live page. It's free show. I'll play about five songs on different themes. You can watch past ones there, or find individual song videos on my YouTube channel.

    I'm also playing this Friday, Feb 16 at Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co. in Alabaster, AL at 8 pm. I'm sharing Sci Fi Drinking Songs. If you can't make that, join me on Sunday, Feb 18th on Concert Window. I hope you will join me.

    March 6 is the official release of my Firefly CD. But in the meantime, you can get the Firefly Drinking Songs songbook as well as the Sci Fi Drinking Songs songbook in my merch store on Bandcamp.

    And since Valentine's Day just happened and you might be in the mood for love, I posted a beautiful Celtic Love sticker in the store as well. It is two cats beautifully bound together in a Celtic heart knotwork. It was designed by Ingrid Houwers. And best of all, you'll also be able to download my Celtic Love compilation, including two unique songs. The sticker is only $5.

    Bean Phaidin Lyrics

    It's a pity that I am not, that I am not
    It's a pity that I am not Páidín's wife
    It's a pity that I am not, that I am not
    And the woman he has is dead

    I would go to Galway, to Galway
    I would go to Galway with Páidín
    I would go to Galway, to Galway
    And I would return home with him in the boat

    I would go to the Clifden market
    And into Béal Áth in the Bay
    I would look in through the windows
    Hoping to see Páidín's wife

    May you break your legs, your legs
    May you break your legs, Páidín's wife
    May you break your legs, your legs
    May you break your legs and your bones

    I wore out my shoes, my shoes
    I wore out my shoes chasing Páidín
    I wore out my shoes, my shoes
    I wore out the soles and the heels


  • Posted on 13 Feb 2018

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    Famous Irish Songs #164

    We all have our favorite traditional Irish songs. I was curious what the most-popular ones were this year. I found a nice list on the web. I compiled my own list of Famous Irish Songs using music from bands featured in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. What songs are missing from this short list? Post in the comments. Then subscribe to the podcast and mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    Enjoy music from Screeched Inn, The High Kings, Skully, The Gothard Sisters, Kilted Kings, Sligo Rags, Dun Aengus.

     

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

    0:16 "Whisky in the Jar" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn

    4:57 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by The High Kings from Decade: Best of The High Kings

    8:07 "Molly Malone" by Skully from Irish Makeover

    12:06 "Wild Rover" by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

    14:30 "Danny Boy" by The Gothard Sisters from Compass

    18:25 JOIN THE GUNN RUNNERS CLUB

    19:42 PUB TALK

    21:18 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    25:52 "The Irish Rover" by Sligo Rags from The Night Before the Morning After

    30:06 "Star of the County Down" by Dun Aengus from Fortified

    34:52 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

     

    THANKS YOU PATRONS!

    I want to send out a very special thanks to my generous patrons in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. These awesome people kindly support my music and allow me to keep this show running for over 12 years.

    The music business has changed. Streaming music is king. Musicians can no longer rely on CD sales to make a living. For that reason, I turned to Patreon to support my music.

    Here's how it works. You pledge a buck a or more every month. Your generosity allows me to keep creating. You get monthly music in the Pub Songs Podcast, fun adventures in Celfather Music & Travel, Behinds the Scenes look at the life of a musician, and Stories from the Road. Plus, every month, I'll send you a free song, video, or concert recording.

    Please show your support for what you love. Join the Gunn Runners Club today!

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Brian Morin, James Lawlor, Theodore Dykstra, Elizabeth Burkholder, Tarren Enn, Sarah Donner. A very special thanks to Laura May Sorkin, Jeremy Hendon, Jim Cope, Tom Smith, Scott & Anita Gorrell, Jason Denen, Eric Ray who increased their pledges.

    Go to marcgunn.net to become a patron today!

     

    PUB TALK

    If you want to watch live Pub Songs, then join me on Coffee with The Celtfather, every Tuesday in January at 9 AM. I'll play a few songs for you on my Facebook Live page. You can have fun and sing-along with me. I plan to do weekly shows on Facebook Live. Subscribe to my mailing list and check my website for February details.

    I have made my own recordings of every song in this show, plus lots more. Almost all of them can be found in my new Celtic Music 6-Pack. It's a CD and digital album collection with six Celtic albums. Find both the physical CDs and the digital copy in my Bandcamp Store. You can buy it all at one low price. Or stream the albums on Spotify.

    Please Follow me on Spotify!

    Spotify is my new project for 2018. I am creating a bunch of fun playlists highlighting my music and as well as that of bands I enjoy. Right now, I have several awesome playlists including:

    More are coming. If you have ideas for playlists, drop me a line. Or create your own, add my music and send me a link so I can follow it and share.

    Should I start a Patreon page for Brobdingnagian Bards?

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their music, subscribe to their mailing lists and share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 21 fun songs for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at  www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 23 Jan 2018

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    Winter Pub Songs #163

    Christmas is almost here. Originally, I wanted to share some Winter Pub Songs, but as I picked some songs, they were just some fun Christmas songs. If you enjoy the music, please share your love of Christmas with a link to pubsong.net.
     
    What's your favorite Christmas song?
     
    Post in the comments. Then subscribe to the podcast and mailing list at http://pubsong.net/ 
     
    Who's Playing in the Pub Today?
     
    0:03 "Christmas in the Shire" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings
     
    4:32 "Celtic Christmas Elf" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings
     
    7:24 "Mrs. Fogarty's Christmas Cake" by Carolina Ceili from Holiday Hooley
     
    11:29 "Please Bring Firefly Back (for Christmas)" by Mikey Mason from Barbarian Jetpack
     
    15:20 "Christchild Lullaby" by Chambless, Muse, & Miller from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season
     
    19:35 "Let's Have a Celtic Christmas" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings
     
    26:57 "Essex Wassail" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from A Sound of Christmas Past
     
    29:53 "Still, Still, Still" by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow
     
    33:03 "Whiskey for Christmas" by Kyf Brewer from Together for Christmas
     
    35:52 "Christmas Time in Texas" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Christmas in Brobdingnag
     
    41:24 "Nollaig Shona Daoibh (feat. An Taisdeal)" by Marc Gunn from Single
     
    Pub Talk
     
    Merry Christmas my friends. I don't know if these songs quite came off as Winter Pub Songs like I planned. But this is another Christmas drinking songs show on the Pub Songs Podcast. I hope you enjoy it. 
     
    I want to send a Huge thanks to my New Patrons in the Gunn Runners Club: Jan DiMasi, Kimber Grey. 
     
    Listen to Celtic Christmas Music on Spotify!
    Other Podcasts to check out:
     
    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at  www.pubsong.net.
     

  • Posted on 12 Dec 2017

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    Carnac Celtic Concert #162

    Join my Celtic Invasion of Brittany as I share a live concert from our cottage in Carnac, France. Learn about my next Coffee With The Celtfather and some big Christmas sales. Where would you like to go on a Celtic Invasion Vacation? Post in the comments. Then subscribe to the podcast and mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    Who's Playing in the Pub Today?

    4:01 "Star of the County Down"

    7:55 "A Pirate's Confession"

    11:04 "When She Held Me in Her Arms"

    14:31 "Wild Mountain Thyme"

    18:52 "Mickey's Jedi Drinking Song"

    22:04 "Doctor of Gallifrey"

    25:24 "Middle Earth Bragging Song"

    28:31 "Soul of a Harper"

    32:14 "Come and Be a Pirate"

    34:44 "Purple Flower"

    38:36 "Men of New Basin Canal"

    41:58 "Ride On"

    46:23 "Kilkelly, Ireland"

    50:59 "Old Dun Cow"

    Pub Talk

    Welcome of the Pub Songs Podcast. This month, I'm gonna share a live concert I recorded during my Celtic Invasion of Brittany this past summer. But before we get there, let me share a little bit of news.

    First, I've been really good about my new show on Facebook. It's called Coffee with The Celtfather. It takes place around 9 am... some mornings. There isn't really a set time or date. I'm trying to do these shows at least once a week. So far, Monday has been pretty consistent. But we shall see.

    I also am trying YouTube as well. But the video quality doesn't strike me nearly as good as it is on Facebook. But I am cross-posting some Facebook videos to YouTube in case you are not on Facebook.

    If you want to keep these shows going, make sure you Share the Show or drop money in my Virtual Tip Jar. Sharing the show helps expand my audience on Facebook. And of course, tipping lets me know that you really appreciate me making time to bring you good music online as well.

    I have a bunch of new CD specials this month. Most are on my Bandcamp page. You can buy one Christmas CD for $20 and get three more. Best of all, these CDs can also be used as greeting cards. I only have a limited number of these album/greeting cards left. So get yours soon.

    I sold my first Celtic Heartstring this week. The Celtic Heartstrings are made from the broken strings of my heart... I mean autoharp. I turn them in Celtic knot jewelry. Each one is unique. So I will try and post a new one every week or so.

    Finally, there's a Brobdingnagian Bards Christmas special. It includes all of our remaining mass-printed CDs: Real Men Wear Kilts, Nex Monoceroti Per Risibus, Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, Songs of Ireland, A Faire to Remember. You can get those five CDs for just $45 until December 5th. Plus I'll also send you A Celtic Christmas and A Celtic Renaissance Wedding. That's basically 7 CDs for the price of 3. http://thebards.net/

    I want to send a Huge thanks to my New Patrons in the Gunn Runners Club: Jan DiMasi, Kimber Grey. Thanks to new Gold Runners Anita Gorrell and LauraMay Sorkin who raised her monthly pledge this month.

    Alright. Next summer, I'm leading my next Celtic Invasion Vacation to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. These vacations are pretty incredible. We stay in one location and drive out to see the countryside. I make dinner some nights. I also play music.

    Last summer, I recorded one of my concerts in our vacation rental. I'm gonna share that with you this month on the Pub Songs Podcast, in its entirety, complete with all my mistakes.

    Let me set the mood. I think it was Wednesday evening. We had just finished up long day of sightseeing on the Celtic Invasion of Brittany, I believe to the Cairn of Gavrinis. That included a boat trip. You can watch a video about it on YouTube and hear my recording of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea".

    We were tired, but as we finished eating, I felt it was time to share some music. So I sat down and started playing. Invaders slowly filed into the living room to listen.

    Here's my Carnac Celtic Concert.

    If you want to find out more about the Celtic Invasion of Scotland, the basic itinerary is now online. We're gonna fly into Inverness. We'll then drive to the Isle of Skye and explore the island, it's history, and hopefully some good legends as well. Find all of the details here.

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 21 Nov 2017

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    Celtic Adventures #161

    We're going off on Celtic Adventures with music from my various bands that tell stories of travel and adventure. Do you have a favorite adventure song? Post in the comments. Then subscribe to the podcast and mailing list at http://pubsong.net/

    You can find out more about the bands in this week's show right here:

    Who's Playing in the Pub Today?

    0:16 "Happily Ever After" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    3:40 "Rocky Road to Dublin" by Marc Gunn from Not Every Day Is St Patrick's Day

    6:50 "Leaving of Liverpool" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

    9:46 "Ride On" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    14:03 "Wild Rover" by Brobdingnagian Bards from A Faire to Remember

    16:40 PUB TALK

    18:09 "Wherever I May Roam" by Marc Gunn from Single

    20:59 "Whiskey You're the Devil" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

    23:28 "Spancil Hill" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of Ireland

    27:02 "Won't You Come With Me" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Halloween EP

    30:33 "Star of the County Down" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

    Pub Talk

    If you like my hobbit music, I have a special running on Bandcamp. You can get 6 albums for just $45. That's half off! It includes all of the CDs with hobbit songs that are still in production. You'll even get a bonus 7th CD as a free gift with your purchase. https://marcgunn.bandcamp.com/merch

    I have three podcasts in regular production right now. Subscribe to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for Celtic music by a variety of indie Celtic bands. You can also find some interviews and more talking on Celtfather Music & Travel. I published three episodes last month, including: The Secret History of the Celts, True Story Behind Drinking With Hobbits and Music of Brittany with Dom Duff. The show comes out every other week. It's another great way to find out what's new this week with music. Listen and subscribe at celtfather.com.

    Sunday, Oct 22 is my next internet concert. You can watch it streaming live for free on YouTube. Follow me at youtube.com/marcgunn.

    I have a new EP of Celtic Halloween music. It's now on sale on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby. It's also free for members of the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon.

    Huge thanks to New Patrons in the Gunn Runners Club: Margaret Bumby, Amanda Woods, Carol Baril, Kurt Goodyear, Jeremy Handon. Thanks to Marie Alm raised her pledge. And a HUGE thanks to the new Glorious Gunn Runners: Gina King Brown and Beth Bailey.

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 10 Oct 2017

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