PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc GunnAuthor: Marc Gunn
12 Dec 2017

PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc Gunn

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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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    Halfway to St Patrick's Day Pub Songs #160

    September 17th is the halfway point to St. Patrick's Day. So this month, we're gonna celebrate with some traditional Celtic pub songs from my huge catalog. I'll share a little about the history of Halfway to St Patrick's Day, reveal the new Brobdingnagian Bards album, explain why you can get 5 classic CDs of mine for an incredibly low price this month only, and let you know where you can see The Celtfather LIVE. Listen and subscribe, then get free music at http://pubsong.net

    Pub Talk

    History of Halfway to St Patrick's Day

    CD Paradigm Shift to Digital Music

    Buy the New Brobdingnagian Bards Album: It's called Dragons and Virgins and was recorded live at DragonCon 2016. Be the first to hear a track from the new album.

    Get 5 Classic Marc Gunn CDs for just $25 in September 2017!

    Huge thanks to New Patrons in the Gunn Runners Club: Anita Gorrell, Raeyln Bangel, Matthew MacMillan, Linda Reynolds-Burkins, Justin Lawrence, Robyn Louise Finner, Tom Smith, Robert Eby, Evan Meehan .

    Thanks also to the increased pledges from Alexis, Miranda Nelson, Steven Hernacki.

    See The Celtfather Live:

    • Celtfather Live on September 21 at 8 PM
    • Marc Gunn's Hobbit Band will be at ALEP from Sep 27 - Oct 1 in Shakertown, KY
    • Kilted Kings will be at Indiana Renaissance Festival in Noblesville, IN first weekend of October.

    Who's Playing in the Pub Today

    You can buy any of these CDs in our Celtic Music Store. This is a great way to support my music.

    0:17 "I'm A Rover" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

    3:32 "I'll Drink from Dusk Til Dawn" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

    6:44 "Finnegan's Wake" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of Ireland

    9:32 "I'll Tell My Ma" by Marc Gunn from Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lovers Companion

    11:22 "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

    17:41 "Donald, Where's Your Trousers Medley" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Dragons and Virgins

    21:07 "Whiskey in the Jar" by Marc Gunn from Not Every Day Is St Patrick's Day

    24:21 "Ride On" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    28:40 "7 Drunken Nights" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Real Men Wear Kilts

    34:26 "Parting Glass" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

    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 Sep 2017

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    Autoharp Pub Songs #159

    What is the autoharp? Why do I play it? I don't answer those questions but I do share some of my autoharp music with you as I prepare to re-launch Autoharp Radio. Listen. Subscribe. Get free music at pubsong.net.

    I started to seriously play the autoharp in 1997. I was amazed by its versatility and 5-octaves that one could play on it. That's led a life-long journey of exploration of the instrument. Now, I am primarily a singer. However, I have done my best to offer a new sound to the autoharp community. 

    The songs I picked for this show are a mix of vocal and instrumental music where the autoharp plays an important part in the individual song or tune. I created it primarily for my AutoharpRadio.com website in conjunction with AutoharpMusic.com where you can find all sorts of great autoharp music tips and suggestions on how you can get started playing the autoharp. If you would like to see some tutorials, please email me.

     

    Pub Talk

    If you like what you hear, go to my website and buy a CD or some MP3s. 

    You'll find me in the coming weeks at GenCon and DragonCon

    Plus, I have an internet concert on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

    On Monday, August 14, 2017, you'll be able to buy a copy of my brand new single "Wherever I May Roam (acoustic solo)". Or get it free when you join the Gunn Runners Club.

    The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 123 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at http://marcgunn.com/us/

    In addition to all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". It'll be out this Fall 2017. And yours as a gift for subscribing.

    Special thanks to my newest patrons: Mary Kathleen Heidenberg.

     

     

    Who's Playing the Pub Today

    0:15 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    6:52 "Fairy Tale Waltz" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease

    9:58 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

    14:16 "Cloghden More" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    17:52 "Paddy McCollough" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of Ireland

    21:16 "Tolkien" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of the Muse

    25:44 PUB TALK

    27:40 "Johnny Jump Up" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

    31:16 "Return to Lonely Mountain" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease

    35:40 "Pirates vs. Dragons" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs Dragons

    39:57 "Breaking of the Fellowship" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Memories of Middle Earth

    46:34 "Stardust Serenade" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease

    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 08 Aug 2017

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    Best Celtic Geek Pub Songs #158

    I've released 22 albums since I started recording solo in 2004. I have so many albums that I wasn't sure what to put on my Celtic Geek compilation that I giveaway free to everyone who signs up to my mailing list. I decided to give one song from my first 20 albums.

    I've often wondered if I should've just put together a "Best of Marc Gunn" album instead. The problem is picking those songs. I have a LOT of albums. Well, I finally sat down and thought about my most-requested songs over the years by the most listeners. Today's show highlights those songs.

    I asked members of the Gunn Runners Club too and decided to add a few of their requests as well. You can find full shownotes and subscribe at http://pubsong.com/ 


    Pub Talk

    My website at marcgunn.com has undergone a bunch of changes designed to simplify the design and guide you to places you want to go. I used to make websites based on SEO, search engine optimization. Now you can easily listen to my music, buy it on CD Baby or Bandcamp, watch video playlists, find shows, and learn all about me.

    You can order autographed CDs and swag directly from me this summer 2017 when you buy them in my Bandcamp store. Follow the link in the shownotes.

    The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 121 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at http://marcgunn.com/us/.

    In addition to all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". It'll be out in 2018. And yours is a gift for subscribing.

    Special thanks to my newest patrons: Nick Pierson, Mary Miller, William Brian Sachs.  Become a patron at http://marcgunn.net/ 

    In 2005, I crowdsourced my first album. It was Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I raised over $9000 to fund the production of the album. People LOVED the idea of cats and Celtic music. So I crowdsourced the next album, Whiskers in the Jar. I only raised about $6000. The album has sold about half as well as the first, and I only recently recouped the expense 8 years later. Yet, the hardcore fans of the albums have repeatedly shouted, "We want another cat CD!" Thus came the title Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers.

    I REALLY want to make it happen. But I'll be honest. I don't know if more than a handful of people want the next album to happen. I have a mailing list at catdrinkingsongs.com. I asked them to promote the album. There was a short period of shares. Then it all stopped. The Facebook continues to grow at snails pace. I'm not sure this is something I should put my time in.

    I've decided that there's just one way to find find out if you're truly passionate about these CDs--Kickstarter.

    Kickstarter is an all or nothing website. If you don't reach your goal, you get nothing. If you do, you get to make it happen.

    I've decided that I need at least $15,000 to make this album properly. That'll allow me to hire a producer and record the songs with full instrumentation, just like the last two albums that were produced by Ari Koinuma and Rich Brotherton, respectively.

    Would you like to see this album happen? Sign up at catdrinkingsongs.com.

     

    Who's Playing the Pub Today

    If there's a CD you want to check out, visit my music page on my website.

    0:15 "The Leprechaun" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

    5:23 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

    10:00 "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

    13:40 "Flower of Scotland" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    16:13 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

    22:16 "Catnipped Kitty" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar

    25:21 "Close Your Eyes" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    29:00 "Doctor of Gallifrey" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    31:54 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    36:12 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    41:42 "Gollum Blues" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon?

    45:08 "Old Dun Cow" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    49:00 "Ring of Hope" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

    53:04 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    Requests:

    1:00:10 "Wear the Brown With Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    1:02:47 The Barrel Song" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

    1:05:11 "Mining Ship the Red Dwarf" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    1:08:08 "The Dragons Hoard" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons

    1:10:06 "Men of New Basin Canal" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

    1:14:41 "Come Take a Trip on My Airship" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    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 25 Jul 2017

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