PUB SONGS & STORIESAuthor: Marc Gunn
29 Sep 2021

PUB SONGS & STORIES

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Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. Grab a drink. Kick back. Listen to fun songs. Sing along. Step behind the scenes to develop a deeper understanding of musicians and the music they create.

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    How Dragon Con Saved Irish Music #238

    I share my concerns and happy surprise with a successful Dragon Con. Plus, you’ll get a live, end-of-con concert courtesy of the Digital Media Track. There are some traditional Irish songs, a little New Orleans music, songs about Hobbits, demons under your bed, cats and a certain Doctor from the planet Gallifrey.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

    Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com.

    0:33 - NEWS

    5:47 - SONGS

    7:42 - “Gypsy Rover” from How America Saved Irish Music

    11:40 - “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” from How America Saved Irish Music

    17:14 - “Heart of Fangorn” from Memories of Middle Earth by Brobdingnagian Bards

    24:01 - “Ais Vis Lo Lop” from How America Saved Irish Music

    29:14 - “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits

    33:07 - “Close Your Eyes” from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    38:59 - “Name On My Soul” from Flower of Scotland by Kilted Kings

    45:36 - “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye” from How America Saved Irish Music

    49:39 - “Mingulay Cat Song” from Selcouth

    55:46 - “A Workin’ in the Garden” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits

    58:55 - “Wild Rover/Wild Kitty” from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    1:03:15 - “Breathing” from Selcouth

    1:11:10 - “Doctor of Gallifrey” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    1:14:43 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

    If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email. Save 15% with an annual membership.

    There will not be a show next week. That’s because at the end of every month, I host the Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. That’s when I do a monthly update of what I accomplished over the past month. I often have a rant on various topics to kick off the show.

    Then I have some psychedelic Irish music from Brazil to share right here on this podcast.

    Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com!

    #pubsongs #dragoncon #jamiehaeuser


  • Posted on 20 Sep 2021

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    Two Magicians and a Werewolf #237

    Empty Hats share how they rewrote a traditional, off color song about magicians for a modern age. Marc Gunn shares a song about the son of a werewolf from Harry Potter.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

    Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com.

    0:26 - NEWS:

    • Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Welcome to our newest Patrons: Sharon, Martin, Johnny
    • Visit Marc Gunn’s blog.
    • Wanted: Producer for this show.

    2:36 - UPCOMING SHOWS

    2:57 - STORY: Empty Hats share how they rewrote a traditional, off color song about magicians for a modern age.

    5:21 - “Two Magicians” by Empty Hats from Hat Came Back

    8:37 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

    If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.

    Next week: We have a live podcast from Dragon Con.

    9:08 - STORY: Marc Gunn shares a song about Teddy Lupin, the son of a werewolf and an aura from Harry Potter.

    10:10 - “My Father Was A Werewolf” from What Color Is Your Dragon?

    Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com!

    #pubsongs #twomagicians #emptyhats


  • Posted on 13 Sep 2021

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    Whiskey Spider #236

    Before you fill up a jug with whiskey, make sure you clean it out first. That’s the lesson from Band O’Brothers. Or is it? And curiosity just might kill you when you are out in the Black of space.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

    Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com.

    0:56 - “There's a Bug in Cabin Six” from As Long As I’m Flyin’

    3:19 - NEWS

    • I have a great story about a spider from Band o’Brothers today. I like the idea of playing a song that could pair with my guest. But I could only think of one bug type song. This is a song with lyrics by Rie Sheridan Rose. The lyrics were shortened to make it run smoother.
    • Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. There’s a new MP3 of Finnegan’s Wake up on Patreon.
    • I am performing at Dragon Con this weekend. I have a show of Firefly Drinking Songs and Cat songs on Friday if you’re at the convention. You can find all of my Dragon Con shows on the Bards website.

    4:25 - There are at least two sides to every story. The Band O’Brothers share both for their song “Whiskey Spider”.

    8:32 - “Whiskey Spider” by Band O’Brothers from Band O’Brothers

    13:12 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

    If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn  Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.

    Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com!

     

    #pubsongs #bandobrothers #spiderstory


  • Posted on 30 Aug 2021

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    Black Douglas #235

    Who was the original Braveheart and how Tuatha Dea is reclaiming that title from William Wallace? Plus, we sing a tribute to Robert the Bruce with one of Robert Burns’ most-famous songs.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

    Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast at PubSong.com.

    1:02 - “Scots Wha Hae” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

    3:23 - NEWS:

    • Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Special thanks to Jenn E, our newest Patron.
    • New on Patreon: I talk about 22 minutes per side of a vinyl album. I share an MP3 of Wild Mountain Thyme and a travel video from North Georgia. And I also have a poll asking about how long this show should be.
    • I have a show this Thursday at The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates, GA. This is my Dragon Con warm up show.

    5:49 - Tuatha Dea tells the true story of Braveheart as the bravest Scottish knight.

    10:50 - “Black Douglas” by Tuatha Dea from Single

    17:03 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

    If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn  Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.

    Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com!

    #pubsongs #braveheart #tuathadea


  • Posted on 23 Aug 2021

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    The Selkie Life #234

    Matt & Shannon Heaton share how a beautiful tune blossomed from a pile of dirt. Elizabeth Sutherland was inspired by the selkie of Scotland. I share the story behind my own song about selkie and how it evolved from a love of the ocean and transformed to a mermaid then selkie. And learn the secret ingredient to writing an interactive drinking song.

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY

    Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. I am Marc Gunn, your host. That was...

    0:38 - SONG: “Rare Old Mountain Dew” from Another Faire to Remember by Brobdingnagian Bards

    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.

    3:03 - WELCOME

    This month, I released “By Amazing Grace”. You can hear it in the last episode. But I confess I’m pretty bummed by Spotify’s algorithms. For some weird reason, it has not been promoting the new single. So it’s getting minimal play right now. And I don’t know why.

    I planned to release the NEXT single at the end of this month. But I think I’m gonna postpone that one until September so I can get it ready to go.

    In the meantime, I’m excited to have completed all of the recordings for my next CD, Selcouth. Mitchell, my engineer, and I are putting the final touches on the CD. It will go to the printers by the end of the month. Everyone who supported the album on Kickstarter will get their rewards by October at the latest.

    7:46 -- COFFEE WITH THE CELTFATHER. Speaking of Kickstarter, I’m raising funds for season 9 of Coffee with The Celtfather on Kickstarter. This is a very small funding project. My goal is just $300 to pay for Restream. That’s a site that will allow me to broadcast not just on YouTube, but also Facebook and Twitch. That campaign ends on August 22. Support me on Kickstarter.

    9:01 -- 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.

    The Celtic Invasion of Loch Lomond is officially scheduled for June 4-11, 2022. I opened slots to join the invasion on the 9th. The Invasion is filling up fast. We’re staying in a castle 20 minutes from the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. So you can imagine everyone is excited. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

    9:34 -- STORIES: Elizabeth Sutherland introduces you to the selkie of Scotland.

    11:04 -- SONG: “Selkie Call of the Sea” by Elizabeth Sutherland from Forest Dreams

    14:30 -- STORIES: Marc Gunn shares his own song about selkie and how it evolved from a love of the ocean and transformed to a mermaid then selkie

    17:29 -- SONG: “Selkie’s Life” by Marc Gunn

    21:01 -- STORIES: Matt & Shannon Heaton share how out of a pile of dirt blossomed a beautiful tune.

    25:11 -- SONG: “The Shady Spot” by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Blue Skies Above

    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.

    29:28 -- UPCOMING SHOWS

    THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 9) @ 12:00 PM Eastern

    AUG 19: Celtfather Live @ 8 PM ET. Tickets $6.

    AUG 26: The Lost Druid, Avondale Estates, GA @ 6 PM - 8:30 PM ET

    SEP 2-6: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

    SEP 16-19: Gen Con, Indianapolis, IN. Depart Sep 15. Return. Sep 19.

    You can find my complete calendar on my website.

    30:03 -- SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

    If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. You can learn more about my guests by following the link to them on the website. Sign up to our mailing lists. Buy music or merch. Follow them on streaming and tell a friend.

    Pub Songs & Stories is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, 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: Jessica Asbury, Gabriel Eggers, Melissa McCauley, Meridith Vaughn, Samuel Wiseman, Hans Schuts, Keith Gifford, Toron Audura Beldevar, Bri, Patricia deVarennes

    If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. That’s also a good place to chat with other Celtic music fans who love science fiction and fantasy.

    Finally, I would love your review. You can Post a review on Apple Podcasts. It’s been a while since we’ve had one. While it doesn’t really affect the rankings, it’s a great way for people to understand if this is a show they will enjoy. Because not everyone will enjoy an Irish drinking song for cat lovers, like my final song of the show.

    31:19 -- STORIES: I first heard “The Cat Came Back” in 12th grade. I remember laughing at the ridiculousness of the story. But it was never a favorite. I mean, seriously, why would anyone try to kill a cat. I just found that rather disturbing.

    So when I started working on my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD, I decided to flip the song upside down. I rewrote the lyrics of “The Moonshiner”. I  learned from the Bedlam Bards. I retold the story from the cat’s perspective.

    This was one of my first toe-dip into writing a call-and-response drinking song. It was a good lesson.

    32:55 -- SONG: “The Cat Came Back… The Cat’s Perspective” from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe in your favorite podcatcher or listen on our website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. You’ll get 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


  • Posted on 16 Aug 2021

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