PUB SONGS & STORIESAuthor: Marc Gunn
10 Apr 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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    Tartan Day #228

    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


  • Posted on 05 Apr 2021

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    St. Patrick's Day Celebration #227

    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


  • Posted on 15 Mar 2021

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    St Patrick's Day Songs & Stories #226

    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


  • Posted on 05 Mar 2021

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    Top 10 Celtic Bands for St. Patrick's Day #225

    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


  • Posted on 15 Feb 2021

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    Top 5 Irish Drinking Songs #224

    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!

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  • Posted on 02 Feb 2021

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