PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc GunnAuthor: Marc Gunn
18 Dec 2018

PUB SONGS PODCAST 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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    Best Irish Christmas Music #172

    I'm picky about Christmas music. I prefer upbeat, fun Christmas songs. Good sing alongs. It's a challenge to find those with the Irish and Celtic Christmas music albums. But I have a few favorites to share with you in the pub today. 

    You'll also hear some Blue Sun Holiday Spectacular Tour news, thoughts about kids music, the future of this podcast, and news about Coffee with The Celtfather.

    Speaking of which, the last Coffee with the Celtfather show of 2018 is today at noon.

    Enjoy Irish Christmas music from Kilted Kings, The Selkie Girls, The Irish Rovers, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Gothard Sisters, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Marc Gunn, and Mikey Mason. Pub Songs Podcast is music and community. If you like, tell a friend or interact. Subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list. PubSong.net

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:17 “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Kilted Kings

    6:42 “Good King Wenceslas” by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas

    11:05 “Christmas at The Ale House” by The Irish Rovers from Merry Merry Time Of Year

    14:07 “Jingle Bards” by Brobdingnagian Bards  

    16:12 PUB TALK

    25:47 “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

    31:11 “Deck the Halls” by Vicki Swan & Johnny Dyer from A Sound of Christmas Past

    33:49 "Hero of Christmas" by Marc Gunn & Mikey Mason from Blue Sun Holiday Spectacular Album

    39:14 SHOWS

    42:34 “Christmas in the Shire” by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings

    If you enjoy the music in this show, support the artists. Buy their music and merch. Follow them on Spotify. Let them know how much you love what they are doing. And tell a friend. 

    Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to our website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club to support my music and this podcast. I’ll also email regular updates of new videos, podcasts, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub!  www.pubsong.net.

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    The Pub Songs Podcast is listener-supported. Your generous pledge of as little as $1 or more per month allows me to create music and podcasts for your enjoyment. 

    If you enjoy visiting the pub, please join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. You’ll get podcast episodes before regular listeners, free albums, videos and lots more. Go to marcgunn.net to join the Gunn Runners today. 

    PUB TALK

    Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast. My name is Marc Gunn. I'm a Celtic Geek musician and podcaster. 

     


  • Posted on 12 Dec 2018

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    Famous Scottish Songs #171

    Enjoy Famous Scottish songs for St. Andrew's Day or Burns Day, or any day of the week. You'll hear my entire album Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion, plus a BONUS song that was just released.

    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/

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    Today, we're playing my CD Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion from start to finish.

    0:54 Come Ye By Atholl

    3:18 MacPherson's Farewell

    6:44 Mingulay Boat Song

    11:21 I'm a Rover, Seldom Sober

    13:39 Ye Jacobites By Name

    16:19 Scots Wha Hae

    19:20 Loch Tay Boat Song

    23:38 Barnyards of Delgaty

    25:51 Jock Stuart

    28:43 Ye Canna Shove Yer Granny

    30:29 A Man's A Man For A' That

    33:17 Green Grow the Rashes

    37:34 Mari Mac

    39:37 There Are No Pubs in Kirkintilloch

    41:46 Skye Boat Song

    44:36 Mairi's Wedding

    46:39 Flower of Scotland

    52:37 Loch Lomond

    If enjoy this album, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy the CD, follow me on Spotify, and share the show.

    Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to our website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club for as little as $1 per month to support my music. You can get regular updates of new videos, podcasts, lyrics, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free at www.pubsong.net.

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to thank everyone in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. There are 149 people who pledge a $1 or more per month so that I can keep creating new music and entertainment for you. You are amazing.

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Tammy G.

    I was looking recently and I realized just how incredible membership in the club is. You get several albums of my music, videos, exclusive podcasts, and of course you're supporting this podcast as well as Celtfather Music & Travel. But you can also get discounts on merch, sheet music, and bootleg recordings. It's packed for just dollars per month. If you enjoy what I do, please consider making a pledge.

    Go to marcgunn.net to express your generous nature today!

     

    PUB TALK

    Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast. My name is Marc Gunn. I'm a Celtic Geek musician and podcaster. Once again, I'm sharing one of my albums from start to finish.

    St Andrew's is on November 30th this year. In addition to celebrating the feast of St. Andrew, it is also Scotland's official national holiday. So I'm gonna share my album Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion, from start to finish in this show.

    This album was released on November 30, 2013, five years ago. It was fully produced, mixed and mastered by me.

    Nathan Deese is a Celtic musician from North Carolina. He sang background vocals on the album. He also played bass, guitar, mandolin, whistle and flute on "Come Ye By Athrol", Green Grow the Rashes", "Ye Jacobites By Name", and "Flower of Scotland".

    Daniel I Briggs sang background vocals as well and played bass, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin and all other songs.

    Jody Richardson added violin on "Loch Tay Boat Song"

    Jon Richardson played concertina on "MacPherson's Farewell".

    Most of the tracks were recorded in January 2011. I took my family on a trip up to middle-of-no-where Kentucky to record, while Gwen and baby Kenzie visited a friend in Lexington. I recorded this album, Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits, and St Patrick's Day all at the same time.

    However, there were two tracks I re-recorded parts later. One was "Mingulay Boat Song". The other was "Flower of Scotland". And when you listen to those, notice the background vocals because I used the wrong settings on my USB preamp. So they came off more compressed sounding. And I LOVED the sound. They kinda make the songs.

    I found it humorous that in "Ye Canna Shove Yer Granny" that I repeated a verse accidentally. And I didn't notice it while I was editing.

    The front Photo on the album was taken by Jan Czenkusch on our Celtic Invasion of Scotland in 2013. She also took the pictures inside the CD. I took the ones on the back. And graphic design was by James McDaniel II.

    Now most of these songs are traditional except for "Flower of Scotland" which is by Roy Williamson. "Mingulay Boat Song" which is by Sir Hugh S. Roberton. "Mari's Wedding" is by John Roderick Bannerman. And "Skye Boat Song" is by Sir Harold Boulton.' And of course Robert Burns wrote "MacPherson's", "Jacobites", "Scots Wha Hae", "A Man's A Man" and "Green Grow the Rashes".

    I love this album. These are my absolute favorite Scottish, all except I couldn't get a good recording of "Loch Lomond". And some of these recordings, thanks to Nathan and Daniel, made this a powerhouse album in my opinion.

    Subscribe at Celtfather.com if you want to find out more about some of the songs in the future.
    And if you have any questions, email me.


  • Posted on 06 Dec 2018

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    Happy Halloween Songs of Death #170

    Halloween is just around the corner. I'm celebrating with my 5th annual Celtic Halloween Music Special on YouTube and by sharing my album Happy Songs of Death, in its entirety.

    You can watch my live streaming concert this Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:30 PM. Find out more on my song about Bugs Bunny and Witch Hazel.

    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/

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    Today, we're playing my CD Happy Songs of Death from start to finish.

    1. Isn't It Grand, Boys?
    2. Won't You Come with Me? (Gunn)
    3. Twa Corbies
    4. Clementine Blues
    5. Johnny Jump Up
    6. Jug of Punch
    7. Red, Red and Black (Gunn)
    8. Whiskey, You're the Devil
    9. High Jeannie High
    10. Rosin the Bow
    11. Foggy Dew (Kearney/O'Neill)
    12. Waxies Dargle
    13. I'll Drink from Dusk ‘Til Dawn (Gunn)

    All songs traditional, except as noted. Instruments: Marc Gunn (autoharp, vox), Ari Koinuma (guitar, mandolin, percussion, bkg vox), Jamie Haeuser (bodhran, bkg vox), Mike Younger (bkg vox). Produced by Ari Koinuma. Graphics by Ingrid Houwers and Nikki O'Shea.

    If enjoy this album, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy the CD, follow me on Spotify, and share the show.

    Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to our website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club for as little as $1 per month to support my music. You can get regular updates of new videos, podcasts, lyrics, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free at www.pubsong.net.

     

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to thank everyone in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. There are 144 people who pledge a $1 or more per month so that I can keep creating new music and entertainment for you. You are amazing.

    I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Anna N., Randy B., Jeff H., Christopher K., Cora B., Kerrie B., Rich, Erica T., Kelira, Hiram W, Muzikana, Riva l, William M., Garrett R, Kristin T., Patricia C., Craig, Chrystin P.. Also a huge thanks to Carol B., Scott & Anita G., Jessica C., Jenn W., Kimber, Rob W. who raised their pledge

    I was looking recently and I realized just how incredible membership in the club is. You'll get several albums of my music, videos, exclusive podcasts, and of course you're supporting this podcast as well as Celtfather Music & Travel. But you can also get discounts on merch, sheet music, and bootleg recordings. It's packed for just dollars per month. If you enjoy what I do, please consider making a pledge.

    Go to marcgunn.net to express your generous nature today!

    PUB TALK

    Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast. Yes, the name changed... again. And actually, for the foreseeable future, I'm not running regular shows. I'm gonna do something scary, that I've thought about for a long time. I'm gonna share each of my albums in full, from start to finish,

    Of course, you can already stream all my music on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, and lots other places. But now I’m going to share the show the podcast form as well.

    Back in the 70s, DJs played entire albums from start to finish. I decided to do that on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. It was a great success for several artists. But I'm just like all artists. I get nervous about giving everything all my music away for free... even if I know it's a smart marketing move. I learned this lesson years ago on MP3.com.

    Since Halloween is just around the corner, it seemed appropriate to release my Happy Halloween Songs of Death as it could be called. Or for the ones you know my music Happy Songs of Death.

    This album was first released on August 20, 2009. It  was produced by Ari Koinuma. He provided all of the background instrumentation. I did have some guest vocalists including Michael Younger, who died before the release of the album. It is dedicated to Michael.

    Show #48 was a tribute show I recorded for Michael back in 2009.

    Happy Songs of Death had two different album covers. One was designed by Nikki O'Shea. I called it "Death's Autoharp". It featured the Grim Reaper playing the autoharp with Nikki's popular comic book art style.

    The second was designed by Celtic artist Ingrid Houwers. I called that "The Wake" because there's Celtic death theme with merriment. It actually almost has a Celtic/Mexican Day of the Dead feel to it. Really cool.

    The songs are a mix of traditional Irish and Scottish songs as well as some traditional folk songs and several original songs as well. Subscribe at Celtfather.com if you want to find out more about some of the songs in the future.

    And if you have any questions, email me.


  • Posted on 22 Oct 2018

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    Acoustic Scotland #169

    If all goes well, I should be on the Isle of Skye when you listen to this episode of Geek Pub Songs. So I'm highlighting acoustic Scottish songs with music from Jesse Ferguson, The Sorries, Emerald Accent, Ed Miller, Marc Gunn, Mikey Mason, Madison Metricula Roberts, Rimbo with Brobdingnagian Bards, Library Bards, Lauren Mayer, Kilted Kings.

    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/

     

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:12 "Nancy Whiskey" by Jesse Ferguson from unreleased

    4:17 "Skye Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

    7:00 "Bonnie Dundee" by The Sorries from Bends of the Bow

    11:41 "Westlin Wind" by Emerald Accent from For Love of Scotland

    15:44 "Scotland's Story" by Ed Miller from Come Awa' Wi' Me

    19:13 PUB TALK

    21:22 "Why Do You Torture Me" by Marc Gunn from Single

    23:56 "The Opposite of Cool" by Mikey Mason from Driven

    27:12 "Meownir" by Madison Metricula Roberts from Single

    29:56 "Finn and Poe" by Library Bards from Bardcore

    33:25 "The Sexual Harassment Prevention Song" by Lauren Mayer from Facts Have a Well-Known Liberal Bias

    35:49 "The Scotsman Unbound" by Rimbo with Brobdingnagian Bards from Rimbosity

    41:54 "Flower of Scotland" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    If enjoy any of these artists, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their merch, follow them on Spotify, and share the show.

    Geek Pub Songs was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club for as little as $1 per month to support my music. You can get regular updates of new videos, podcasts, lyrics, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free at www.pubsong.net.

     

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to thank everyone in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. There are 144 people who pledge a $1 or more per month so that I can keep creating new music and entertainment for you. You are amazing.  I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Jennifer Crispin who raised her monthly pledge to become my Hero this month.

    I was looking recently and I realized just how incredible membership in the club is. You'll get several albums of my music, videos, exclusive podcasts, and of course you're supporting this podcast as well as Celtfather Music & Travel. But you can also get discounts on merch, sheet music, and bootleg recordings. It's packed for just dollars per month. If you enjoy what I do, please consider making a pledge.

    Go to marcgunn.net to express your generous nature today!

     

    PUB TALK

    Every year, I host a Celtic Invasion Vacation. We travel to different places around the world and experience the local culture and sights of the region. There’s no traveling place to place. We get to know a region.

    Last year, we went to Brittany in France. It was incredible. One of my favorite places was Cairn of Gavrinis. You can get a taste of the cairn along with some music and commentary on my YouTube channel.

    In the new MageRecords.com store, that's my Bandcamp store, you can now get a Browncoats Independence Flag Sticker and a new Celtic Heartstring "Dragonfly".

    My newest single is out. It’s called “Why Do You Torture Me”. Please add it to your Spotify playlists and library. Give it a listen.


  • Posted on 17 Jun 2018

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    Memorial Day Pub Songs #168

    We're gonna honor those who died while serving in the armed forces for Memorial Day. I picked a few songs for soldiers as well as those of parting and even one that's an satirical twist on how people celebrate the holiday. I also have my own little memorial for a musician friend who passed away recently.

    We have music from Marc Gunn, The Selkie Girls, The Rogues, 3 Pints Gone, Jed Marum, Bedlam Bards, Jiggernaut, Scooter Muse, The Changing Room.

    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/

    WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY?

    0:12 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    4:32 "Fall of Serenity Valley" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Single

    8:29 "The Parting Glass" by The Selkie Girls from Parting Glass

    13:44 "The Warrior's Salute" by The Rogues from RogueTrip

    17:52 "Freedom Costs" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn from Firefly Drinking Songs

    22:07 TRIBUTE TO JED MARUM
    Jed Marum is a Celtic folk singer out of Dallas. He was a big part of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I am broken-hearted to share that he died at the beginning of May at the age of 66. He was incredibly kind and generous performer who touched many lives, including mine.

    22:56 "Loch Lomond" by Jed Marum from Calla's Waltz

    26:46 PUB TALK

    27:57 "Two Minute's Silence" by Jiggernaut from The Well

    34:24 "Wear the Brown with Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    37:00 "The Parting" by Scooter Muse from Saddell Abbey

    Annie Binding, the Royal British Legion‘s community fundraiser for Cornwall, added:“The joint project by The Changing Room and The Lost Gardens of Heligan to produce a Cornish EP to commemorate the lives of the Heligan gardeners who served in The Great War will act as a poignant reminder of their sacrifices. The Lost Garden of Heligan’s support for The Royal British Legion over the past few years has been fantastic, and we hope to keep our partnership strong for many years to come as we continue to keep alive the memory of the fallen and support the future of the living.”

    41:07 "We Will Remember Them" by The Changing Room from Names On A Wall

    45:43 "The Sailboat Armada" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    49:33 "Raise a Glass in Parting" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

    If enjoy any of these artists, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their merch, follow them on Spotify, and share the show.

    Geek Pub Songs was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club for as little as $1 per month to support my music. You can get regular updates of new videos, podcasts, lyrics, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free at www.pubsong.net.

    THANK YOU PATRONS

    I want to thank everyone in the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. There are 143 people who pledge a $1 or more per month so that I can keep creating new music and entertainment for you. You are amazing.  I want to thank my newest Gunn Runners: Russell Witte-Dycus, Craig Wallerstein, Mark Albright, Rob Wilson.

    Go to marcgunn.net to express your generous nature today!

     

    PUB TALK

    The next CeltfatherLive concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 at 8 PM CST. Register at Celtfather.com/watch to join me for this free concert on YouTube.

    I finished up a video challenge on YouTube last month. It was called Video Every Day in April. I happily completed the challenge. So you can watch 30 new videos in a playlist I created. They are not all music. Some are vlogs for Gunn Runners and others are for musicians.

    That said, I have a bunch of new videos I've released. Every Tuesday, I put out a new music video. Right now, it's just me singing songs. But in the future, I hope to have more produced official music videos.

    In the meantime, I hope you'll check out my videos of "She's Shiny", "Browncoat Baby", "Spancil Hill" "Jasper Tabby Kitty Cat-y", "Lord of the Pounce" and "Molly Malone". I think the videos are getting better. I'd love your thoughts.

    I released two new singles to Patrons. The one in April is a comedy song called "Why Do You Torture Me?". The May one is of the "Mingulay Cat Song". There's also a podcast all about that episode on Celtfather Music & Travel. Check the link in the shownotes for details.


  • Posted on 20 May 2018

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