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Pub Songs & Stories 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.

Pub Songs & Stories 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.

Location:

Birmingham, AL

Description:

Pub Songs & Stories 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.

Language:

English

Contact:

512-470-4866


Episodes

Wherever I May Roam

5/2/2022
Are you like Bilbo Baggins? Do you love a good adventure? Will shaking up your life help you to find happiness? Subscribe to Pub Songs & Stories #254 to find out. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind my music. 0:24 - WHAT’S NEW? Let me start by reminding you that Pub Songs & Stories is a podcast brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. The public version of his show will be released...

Duration:00:11:34

Serenity Valley Waltz #253

4/18/2022
Living literally or metaphorically in a war is a terrible way to live. How do you keep going forward when your friends are dying all around you? Come Adventure with me and my new Kickstarter. Find out how you can keep listening to more Pub Stories on Pub Songs & Stories #253. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind my music. 0:30 - WHAT’S NEW? First, let me tell you that I am getting ready to...

Duration:00:11:23

Funny Irish Stories

3/28/2022
The rock walls of Ireland make for a harrowing driving experience. Is it calamity or comedy? Do musicians love song requests or not? How to stand out with good food. The Lost Druid Brewery tells their tale. Why do musicians forget lyrics during shows? I can’t speak for most musicians. But I will share my reasons. This is Pub Songs & Stories #252. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind music...

Duration:00:48:04

St. Patrick's Day Irish Music & Dance #251

3/13/2022
Happy St Patrick’s Day with an extra long episode. Jon Pilatzke shares some stories about the late Paddy Maloney of The Chieftains. The Muckers wrote a song on a Flogging Molly cruise. Guilty pleasures come in many shapes. What’s mine? I’ll give you a hint. It comes in plaid. The Lost Druid Brewery will tell you why they have so many beers to choose from. Climate change is real. But is it too late? Atlanta Irish Dance by Burke & Connolly will tell you about the different types of Irish...

Duration:01:00:10

Golden Age of Celtic Music #250

2/28/2022
Liesel Wilson rediscovers her heritage with Welsh tunes and a story. This might just be the Golden Age of Celtic Music. If you could name your own beer, how would you pick the name? Can a love of travel lead to the love of your life? It’s all on Pub Songs & Stories show #250. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free...

Duration:00:42:28

Celtic CD Release Party #249

2/14/2022
Eamonn Flynn shares a story about what he missed from home during the pandemic. Is streaming music good or bad? What does “buy local” mean anyway? How treating people with loyalty, kindness, and respect can heal open wounds. We’ll talk about two new CDs. It’s a CD Release Party on the today’s Pub Songs & Stories #249. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind music with your host Marc Gunn....

Duration:00:39:00

Irish & Celtic Music Best of 2022 #248

1/31/2022
Get inspired by the famous Isle of Mist with a story by Duncan McLauchlan. You will learn the secret of why cats knock things over. Discover which two Celtic artists were added to the all new Best of 2022 Irish & Celtic Music playlist on Spotify. It's on the next Pub Songs & Stories #248. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and...

Duration:00:33:12

Top 20 Celtic Bands for 2022 #247

1/17/2022
We’re gonna countdown the Top 20 Celtic Bands and Musicians of 2021 in this first episode of the year. Learn about the Bright Side of Everything, the first official single from Marc Gunn’s 24th studio album. It’s all on Pub Songs & Stories #247. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com. 0:28 -...

Duration:00:36:59

Yuletide

12/14/2021
What’s Yuletide? What’s the difference between Yuletide and Christmas? What is Celtic Christmas music? Plus, hobbits show up in my latest Christmas single. It’s all on Pub Songs & Stories #246. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House to share stories and inspiration behind music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com. 0:25 - WHAT’S NEW? In the ‘Verse podcast 1:46 - WHAT IS...

Duration:00:29:13

Loreena McKennitt & Lady of Shalott

12/7/2021
Loreena McKennitt shares the story about how Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shalott” became a song on her 1991 album The Visit. Classic poetry and books are often used as inspiration for modern songs. Marc Gunn shares why he wrote a song inspired by Anne of Green Gables. It’s all on Pub Songs & Stories #245. 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...

Duration:00:23:40

Wild Mountain Thyme: Scottish or Irish?

11/16/2021
How a musician saved the lives of hundreds of people on a sinking cruise ship. A story of bravery, leadership, and extreme cowardice. Is Wild Mountain Thyme an Scottish song or an Irish song? And guess which recorder player can be heard in a jewelry shop in the Highlands of Scotland? It’s Pub Songs & Stories #244. 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...

Duration:00:28:29

Mingulay Boat Song & Contra Dance Music

11/9/2021
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer play music for Contra Dances. Find out why there aren’t more songs sung at such dances. What is the D song? Marc Gunn shares how a New Orleans jam session found a little gospel in an old Scottish song. 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 -...

Duration:00:26:01

Lament for a Halloween Rabbit

10/27/2021
Jim McKenna shares a lament for Irish famine victims and his relatives. Bugs Bunny gets chased by Witch Hazel in a song by Marc Gunn. It’s Pub Songs & Stories #242. 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. 0:23 - WHAT’S NEW? watch that here 3:34 - UPCOMING SHOWS The Lost...

Duration:00:20:18

Murphy's Law #241

10/18/2021
Murphy’s Law happens to the best of us including most musicians, but the Homespun Ceilidh Band turned a bunch of funny stories inspired by the Law into a fun song. Marc Gunn shares a story about another Murphy, Captain Black Jack Murphy, and how a Talk Like a Pirate Day accent led to a dreadful story of air pirates and hunting dragons. It’s all on Pub Song & Stories #241. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is the Virtual Public House for musicians to...

Duration:00:13:07

Shiny Faery Realm #240

10/11/2021
Be careful when visiting the Fairy Forts of Ireland. You could become a permanent resident, imprisoned by the fae. Some folk find it difficult to express themselves. A lot like Marc Gunn and Malcolm Reynolds on the TV show, Firefly. 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...

Duration:00:21:18

Jump on Irish Music #239

10/4/2021
Leo of Brazil psychedelic Irish band Harmundi shares how an improvisational set of tunes turned into their brand new single. Marc Gunn infuses a traditional Irish song with a little taste of New Orleans. 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. 0:28 - NEWS Multiverse 2:02 -...

Duration:00:13:34

How Dragon Con Saved Irish Music #238

9/20/2021
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...

Duration:01:15:56

Two Magicians and a Werewolf #237

9/13/2021
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: Marc Gunn’s blog 2:36 - UPCOMING SHOWS Gen...

Duration:00:13:18

Whiskey Spider #236

8/30/2021
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”...

Duration:00:13:59

Black Douglas #235

8/23/2021
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 &...

Duration:00:17:44