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The Pub Songs Podcast is a show dedicated to the music of and loved by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Enter a world of Irish pub songs, Scottish drinking songs, traditional Irish tunes, Celtic rock, Renaissance festival music, filk, stories from Science fiction conventions and Ren Faires. This is your chance to hear The Celtfather’s personal mix of Celtic and not-so-Celtic music.

The Pub Songs Podcast is a show dedicated to the music of and loved by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Enter a world of Irish pub songs, Scottish drinking songs, traditional Irish tunes, Celtic rock, Renaissance festival music, filk, stories from Science fiction conventions and Ren Faires. This is your chance to hear The Celtfather’s personal mix of Celtic and not-so-Celtic music.
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Birmingham, AL

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The Pub Songs Podcast is a show dedicated to the music of and loved by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Enter a world of Irish pub songs, Scottish drinking songs, traditional Irish tunes, Celtic rock, Renaissance festival music, filk, stories from Science fiction conventions and Ren Faires. This is your chance to hear The Celtfather’s personal mix of Celtic and not-so-Celtic music.

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English

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512-470-4866


Episodes

Empowering Celtic Women #183

8/19/2019
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We’re talking about a little controversy on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast regarding the women of Celtic music. Plus, I sing some songs and catch up on some upcoming news. Guest music from The Gothard Sisters, The Gatehouse Well, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards. Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic Geek musician and your guide to honoring our past and adapting for our future. Today’s show is...

Duration:00:39:32

Out With the Old, In With The New #182

8/12/2019
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I backslided this summer when it came to social media. So in this episode, I remind myself what change I hope to create all within the context of casting out the old to change with the new. I also share a few thoughts about this year's Gen Con and upcoming shows. Music from Brobdingnagian Bards, Teton Skye, The Celtic Kitchen Party, The Glory Reel, Gerry O’Beirne, FinTan, Marc Gunn Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc...

Duration:00:47:48

Tidying Up Social, Celtic Punk, A Mother's Confession #181

6/3/2019
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We're gonna tidy up your social media friend's list. I'll teach you a little bit about Celtic Punk. I'll leave you laughing and bawling through a mother's confession. Plus, I'll share some travel insights. You'll also enjoy music from Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser, The Gatehouse Well, Tullamore, 3 Pints Gone, Amanda Palmer, We Banjo 3, Cady Finlayson, Dervish, The Templars of Doom, Gerry O'Beirne, Kilted Kings, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Brobdingnagian Bards, Kyle Carey, Heather Dale, Runa, The...

Duration:02:04:09

Sherwood Forest Faire #180

4/18/2019
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Ten years ago, Sherwood Forest Faire opened their borders to allow a medieval festival to happen. In this episode, you will learn how the festival came to be. You'll meet some of the musicians who have performed there since the beginning. You'll hear their music and some of the stories I recorded at the faire. Some are about travel or women in music, hypnosis, and juggling. There's a lot to unpack. And you get 3 1/2 hours to do just that. Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual...

Duration:03:32:10

11 St Patrick’s Day Facts #179

3/11/2019
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Fact. St Patrick's Day is the best holiday ever. Fact. Everyone is Irish on St Patrick's Day. Fact. You're gonna LOVE this week's episode of ACTUAL St Patrick’s Day facts! Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic Geek musician and your guide to honoring our past and adapting for our future. Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. These generous people pledge $5 per month or more...

Duration:01:41:57

Celtic Heroes & Musical Legends #178

2/25/2019
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Inspiration is a funny friend. It finds you and guides you. It takes you to strange and wonderful places. It introduces you to heroes. I started playing Celtic music in 1999... by accident. I had three "Celtic" songs in my song repertoire: "The Scotsman", "Irish Ballad" by Tom Lehrer, and an original Enya-esque song with nonsensical lyrics called "Lounging in La La Land". I was practicing on the South Mall at the University of Texas at Austin when red-haired gentleman asked if I'd like to...

Duration:01:31:06

Irish American Music for St Patrick's Day #177

2/18/2019
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If it wasn't for America, the traditional music of Ireland might no longer exist. America saved Irish music. That's the premise behind my 2014 album I recorded with Jamie Haeuser, How America Saved Irish Music. I expected more of a backlash when I released the album title that was a parody of the book How the Irish Saved Civilization. I only got one nasty email. I started immersing myself in Irish music in 1999. I learned a lot about Irish culture and music over the years. The Irish were...

Duration:02:15:34

Magic Taste of Butterbeer Beer Beer #176

2/11/2019
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In this show, you'll hear the latest Coffee with The Celtfather show. We have comments from listeners like you. I'll share a tip on how you can promote your favorite band with streaming music. And I'll rant on impossible goals and why we need them. Pub Songs Podcast is music and community. If you like, tell a friend or interact. Support me on Patreon. Subscribe to the podcast and my mailing list. PubSong.net. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY? 0:16 Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, Making...

Duration:01:07:13

Celtic Music & the Dark Side of the Pub #175

2/4/2019
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Pubs are often dark places. I'm sure dark things have been discussed. Maybe I'm naive, but I don't feel they are any darker than what we find on social media. I don't like social media. It brings out the worst in people. It makes the world a more vile place than it actually is. And so I avoid it, like the plague. Fair comparison. That's one of the big reasons I changed things up this year. But before we get to this year, let's talk about last and the many things happening in the pub. In...

Duration:01:18:22

Finding the Bridge Between Celtic & Folk #174

1/21/2019
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Sometimes the things that matter most to us don’t matter as much to those we serve. The Bridge is still one of my favorite albums. It features one of the best songs I feel like I ever recorded—“Peggy Gordon”. And yet no one talks about the album. There are many reasons why this may be. But one may be it just hasn’t found its audience. They say anonymity is the greatest obstacle for musicians. So I’m gonna share this album in its entirety to reach a few more people. If enjoy the album,...

Duration:02:18:59

Rebellion Songs for 2019 #173

1/10/2019
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If something is broken, fix it. That's what my dad told me when I was a kid. The simple fact is things break all the time. We don't fix always fix them. We get stuck in a rut. But it's the way things have always been. The way things are. It's a tradition. So we choose not to change. 2018 was a good year for me. I rebelled. I broke down traditional music business barriers. Now I'm forging a new path for a new year for my music...and for this podcast. The Pub Songs Podcast is reborn this...

Duration:01:15:23

Best Irish Christmas Music #172

12/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:36

Famous Scottish Songs #171

12/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:28

Happy Halloween Songs of Death #170

10/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:48

Acoustic Scotland #169

6/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:49

Memorial Day Pub Songs #168

5/20/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:51:45

Funny Cat Songs #167

4/15/2018
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I have a new album up on Kickstarter. It's Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers. I have an extremely ambitious goal. So I need your support and I need your help sharing the project. You'll find a link in the shownotes. For that reason, today's Geek Pub Songs is dedicated to funny cat songs. With two albums of Irish Drinkings for Cat Lovers, I have quite a few cat songs. But I also found a few funny cat songs by other artists. This week in the Geek Pub, you'll enjoy music from Marc Gunn, Jamie...

Duration:00:40:14

Canton Radio #166

3/4/2018
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You are listening to K.M.U.D - Canton Radio, bringing you the finest music on Higgins' Moon. Marc Gunn join us live today right here in the Canton Inn to tell us about this awesome new Browncoats album As Long As I'm Flyin'. So poor yourself a tankard of Mudder's Milk and relax. 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/ This week in the pub, you'll enjoy music from Marc Gunn,...

Duration:00:46:31

Hopeful Love Songs are Shiny! #165

2/13/2018
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Welcome to the all new Geek Pub Songs. I say "new" but in all honesty, it's the same as the old Pub Songs Podcast but with a shiny new title and a new format. I changed to the title to fit a new niche. Yes, this show features a lot of Celtic music. As I am the host of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, I get a lot of awesome Celtic music. So you can expect that. But I wanted a title that better fits my music as well. Most of my original music is Geek Pub Songs. So I decided to make that the...

Duration:00:57:01

Famous Irish Songs #164

1/23/2018
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We all have our favorite traditional Irish songs. I was curious what the most-popular ones were this year. I found a nice list on the web. I compiled my own list of Famous Irish Songs using music from bands featured in the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. What songs are missing from this short list? Post in the comments. Then subscribe to the podcast and mailing list at http://pubsong.net/ Enjoy music from Screeched Inn, The High Kings, Skully, The Gothard Sisters, Kilted Kings, Sligo Rags,...

Duration:00:37:09