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PUB SONGS & STORIES

Marc Gunn

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.
Bright Side of Everything, Top 20 Celtic Bands of 2021 #247
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 -  WHAT’S NEW? Celtic Invasion of ScotlandSt Patrick’s Day in Ironshield Brewing and Inara dancing with St Patrick’s Day ParadeNew CD coming out on February 14–SelcouthToday’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon: Cary S, Richard H. You’ll get at least one new recording each month. That could be a brand new studio recording, a rough cut, a live performance, or even a new version of a classic song.What are you doing while listening to Pub Songs & Stories? I’d love your thoughts and feedback. So take a picture of yourself or where you are or what one of these stories reminds you of. Post it on social media. Use the hashtag #pubstories so I can find it and share your story.What song would you like to hear more about? 5:41 - UPCOMING SHOWS JAN 19: Coffee with The Celtfather LIVE at Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @ 11 AM ET JAN 20: Celtfather Livestream on Bandcamp @ 8 PM ET. Tickets $8 JAN 28: High Card Brewery, Tucker, GA @ 6-9 PM 7:33 - Brad Reid "Trip to Peggy's Cove" from New Scotland 10:54 - COUNTDOWN OF TOP 20 CELTIC BANDS OF 2021 I also host the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I like to compile my best of the year lists. It started with the Celtic Top 20. Those are the twenty most-popular songs and tunes on the podcast as voted on by listeners. Well, that’s the way it’s been until this year at least. Show #538 features the Celtic Top 20. In 2022, I’m shaking up the Celtic Top 20. Voting results will now be determined by Patrons of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I’m also gonna share the Top 20 Celtic Bands and Musicians of 2021. These are my picks. Not just my picks but my organic picks. Every week, I pick some songs. I frequently find myself favoring the music of this band or that one. These are the ones I played the most in 2021. And if you listen to their music, you’ll understand why! The Gothard SistersJesse FergusonTallymooreAmelia HoganBrad ReidEmma LangfordWillowgreenThe Munster MenGaelynn LeaMatt & Shannon HeatonSue SpencerNiamh Parsons & Graham DunneBang On The EarLiesel WilsonDuncan McLauchlanThe Darkeyed MusicianMuireann Nic AmhlaoibhTuatha de DanannScythianAerialists 12:02 - Amelia Hogan “Fiddler of Dooney” from Transplants: From the Old to the New 14:52 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE The musicians on this podcast are happy to share their music freely with you. You can find their music on streaming music sites. But streaming is a way to sample the music. If you hear something you love, these artists need your support. Please visit their website, sign up to their mailing list and buy something. You could buy digital downloads, a shirt, a sticker, a pin, a songbook, jewelry, or even the classic physical CD. Your purchase allows them to keep making music. And if you’re not into the physical stuff, many artists accept tips or are on Patreon. So please support the arts. If this show made you happy, then you can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.  Save 15% with an annual membership. 16:40 - The Gothard Sisters “Dragonfly” from Dragonfly NEXT TIME: Duncan McLauchlan 19:56 - STORY OF BRIGHT SIDE OF EVERYTHING Listen to a rough cut of “Bright Side of Everything” in my Gunn Runners Club. You can learn more about the song here. 31:57 - Marc Gunn “Bright Side of Everything” from Selcouth Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs
Yesterday
36 mins
Yuletide
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? The kids got to decorate a Christmas tree yesterday. It was not ours. Which seemed kind of an odd thing to do. Maybe it’s my solitary nature. I never thought of tree decorating as a communal experience. But then again, I’ve never had friends quite like those I have living in Georgia. Hopefully, our tree will be up by the time this goes live. Because I also need to get some pictures and videos to promote the holiday season.Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Thanks to my newest Patron: Brian Petty. I can’t begin to thank you enough for your support. I’m getting closer to releasing my new song “Blink” over on Patreon. More than just a video. I also recorded “Come Adventure With Me”. That’s the next single for In the ‘Verse podcast. And very soon, I will share my plans for 2022. They will include a big change to this podcast and other things I do.What are you doing while listening to Pub Songs & Stories? I’d love your thoughts and feedback. So take a picture of yourself or where you are or what one of these stories reminds you of. Post it on social media. Use the hashtag #pubstories so I can find it and share your story.What song would you like to hear more about? 1:46 - WHAT IS YULETIDE? Here's some of what Wikipedia has to say about Yule: “Yule is a winter festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Much like Christmas, it has pagan roots. Scholars connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Modraniht. Later departing from its pagan roots, Yule underwent Christianised reformulation, resulting in the term Christmastide. Some present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others may have connections to older pagan Yule traditions. The Saga of Hákon the Good credits King Haakon I of Norway who ruled from 934 to 961 with the Christianization of Norway as well as rescheduling Yule to coincide with Christian celebrations held at the time. The saga says that when Haakon arrived in Norway he was a confirmed Christian, but since the land was still altogether heathen and the people retained their pagan practices, Haakon hid his Christianity to receive the help of the "great chieftains". In time, Haakon had a law passed establishing that Yule celebrations were to take place at the same time as the Christians celebrated Christmas, "and at that time everyone was to have ale for the celebration with a measure of grain, or else pay fines, and had to keep the holiday while the ale lasted." Scholars have connected the Yule period to the Wild Hunt (a ghostly procession in the winter sky), the god Odin (who is attested in Germanic areas as leading the Wild Hunt and bears the name Jólnir), and increased supernatural activity, such as the Wild Hunt and the increased activities of draugar—undead beings who walk the earth. Modraniht, an event focused on collective female beings attested by Bede as having occurred among the pagan Anglo-Saxons on what is now Christmas Eve, has been seen as further evidence of a fertility event during the Yule period.” You can read more about Yuletide on Wikipedia. Now I’ve heard it said that JRR Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, in part, to give England its own folk tales. So one of the things I love about my first story is that Yuletide better encapsulates the hobbit winter celebrations than say Christmas. At least in name. 4:55 - STORY OF YULETIDE During live shows, I talk about the little hobbit village that happens every three years in Kentucky. It’s called ALEP, A Long Expected Party. A gross of Tolkien enthusiasts gather together at the Shaker Village to celebrate all things Lord of the Rings. Not just celebrate. To Create. Folks who go to ALEP become a part of the world Tolkien created. Yes, there are amazing stories we get from Michael Drout. But also, there’s art, and writings, and costuming, and music. All by people who love Lord of the Rings so much that they create their own art. Nancy Flynn is one of those people. She enjoys my music and sends me lyrics now and again. She wrote the lyrics “The Smial or the Tree” from my CD, Sci Fi Drinking Songs. In 2012, she sent me lyrics to two Christmas songs: “Christmas in the Shire” and “Yuletide”. I loved the lyrics for both. “Christmas in the Shire” was the first song that I set to music. It’s also still my favorite Christmas song that I love to hear. I love the melody. But it is nothing without the wholesome down-to-earth lyrics that accompany it. That’s one of the things I love about hobbits. It’s just down-to-earth. Or down-to-middle-earth as the case may be. The other song, “Yuletide” sat on my shelf for quite a bit longer. The lyrics are again down-to-earth. It’s a song about how hobbits celebrate Yuletide. There are invitations to friends. There’s dancing and eating. There’s decorations and drinks. It’s like a sneak peak at hobbit holidays. While many of the celebration examples that she uses are kind of universal for our modern day celebrations, I feel like there’s something distinctly hobbit about them. That’s what I wanted to capture with the music. I wrote several melodies over the years. Sadly, I didn’t have a recording for any of them. So I started from scratch this year. This song was written with the vocal melody first and foremost. I feel like basic hobbit music is a hornpipe rhythm. It’s fun and bouncy in 4/4 time. It’s the type that you can easily sing without an instrument and still get people up dancing. So that’s how I wrote the melody. I sang it. I added my autoharp. Then Nathan Deese brought the song to life with a mandolin and whistles. 7:49 - “Yuletide” by Marc Gunn from Single and Christmas Drive Playlist 10:18 - FEEDBACK: How do you celebrate Christmas and Yuletide? 10:34 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE The musicians on this podcast are happy to share their music freely with you. You can find their music on streaming music sites. But streaming is a way to sample the music. If you hear something you love, these artists need your support. Please visit their website, sign up to their mailing list and buy something. You could buy digital downloads, a shirt, a sticker, a pin, a songbook, jewelry, or even the classic physical CD. Your purchase allows them to keep making music. And if you’re not into the physical stuff, many artists accept tips or are on Patreon. So please support the arts. If this show made you happy, then you can also join the Gunn  Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.  Save 15% with an annual membership. 11:19 - NEXT TIME - PLANS FOR 2022 I was debating whether I would release more of these episodes.  But time is just not my friend. So I decided that this is the final episode of 2021. I will be back in 2022. However, I’m gonna do things a bit differently. I don’t yet have a start date for the new year. But as I strategically plan. I *think* it won’t begin until February. But I hope to start recording episodes in January. And just build a catalog of episodes that I can release. Just like I plan to do with Coffee with The Celtfather. If you’re a member of the Gunn Runners Club, I’ll break down my plans a little bit more on Patreon. 12:16 - STORY OF WHAT IS CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC? In 2014, I recorded a podcast called Celtic Christmas Greetings. It was a short podcast series designed to promote my then brand new album of Christmas music with the same name. Listening back to the series, I realized it is very much like this show. So I thought I’d replay that podcast here for those who might’ve missed it. The first episode tells the story of how and why I fused Celtic music and Christmas music to create a CD. 25:04 - “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Kilted Kings from Flower of Scotland Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #godrestyemerrygentlemen #yuletide #celticchristmasmusic
Dec 14 2021
29 mins
Loreena McKennitt & Lady of Shalott
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 your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com. 0:32 -  WHAT’S NEW? Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Thanks to our newest Patrons: Expat Fledgling, Krory D, Ryan and Kelly M, John MI have a new Christmas single out. In fact, it’s another hobbit Christmas single. The song is called “Yuletide”.Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon to download it now. I’ll tell you more about the song on the next show.What are you doing while listening to Pub Songs & Stories? I’d love your thoughts and feedback. So take a picture of yourself or where you are or what one of these stories reminds you of. Post it on social media. Use the hashtag #pubstories so I can find it and share your story. 4:11 - UPCOMING SHOWS DEC 8: Coffee with The Celtfather @ 11 AM ESTDEC 15: Coffee with The Celtfather @ 11 AM ESTDEC 16: Celtfather Live @ 7 PM EST 4:44 - STORY OF THE LADY OF SHALOTT Arthurian mythology shows up a lot in my life. Whether it’s the Chalice Well that accidentally became a part of the Brobdingnagian Bards logo or my very first Renaissance festival, Excalibur Fantasy Faire. I love stories about life during the time of Camelot. So I guess it wasn’t much of a surprise that I fell in love with Loreena McKennitt’s song “Lady of Shalott” 30 years ago. Her song was written based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. I have my own connection to it too which I’ll tell you more about in a bit. But first, I’m extremely pleased to have Loreena McKennitt share her story about how and why “The Lady of Shalott” also became a song. In September, she re-released a 30th anniversary edition of her 1991 album The Visit. The album has sold more than two million copies. It features all of the original songs remastered, plus, a bunch of live performances, alternate mixes, and even some interviews she’s done about the album. 8:11 - “The Lady Of Shalott Live Trio - October 28, 2016 Gaillard Centre” by Loreena McKennitt from The Visit - The Definitive Edition You can find out more about Loreena McKennitt at https://loreenamckennitt.com/. You’ll also find her all over streaming. This story was released along with other stories as promo for The Visit, The Definitive Edition. So you can find out more about the songs from that album. I gotta say I love her description of this song. I feel like she beautifully captured the imagery of the pastoral English countryside. In the fall of 2019, McKennitt put her career on hold to place more time and attention on civic matters and climate change, while also advocating for stronger legislation to protect artists’ rights and encouraging people to buy their music directly from the artist whenever possible. That’s fantastic. We need more people to work on the Climate Renaissance. 16:20 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE The musicians on this podcast are happy to share their music freely with you. You can find their music on streaming music sites. But streaming is a way to sample the music. If you hear something you love, these artists need your support. Please visit their website, sign up to their mailing list and buy something. The holiday season is nearly here. If you’re looking for gifts, why not a classic physical CD. I know, I know. Fewer people are buying CDs these days. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be a great gift for some people. If that’s not good enough, you can also buy a shirt, a sticker, a pin, a songbook, jewelry, or even digital downloads for you or a friend. Your purchase allows musicians to keep making music. If you’re not into the physical stuff, many artists accept tips or are on Patreon. So please support the arts. If this show made you happy, then you can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.  Save 15% with an annual membership. 18:24 - STORY OF DREAMERS AND THAT ANNE GIRL Before I fell in love with Loreena McKennitt’s song I had already fallen in love with “The Lady of Shalott”. That was because of a TV mini-series called Anne of Green Gables. The show was based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. There’s a wonderful scene in the series where Anne Shirley and some friends reenact the story of “The Lady of Shalott” using a boat. Anne is lying in the boat with flowers across her chest. Her friends push her out onto the river as she recites the poem. The boat slowly glides downstream before it springs a leak. She sits up and tries her best to scoop water out of the sinking boat. Eventually, she is rescued at a bridge by her love interest, the dashing Gilbert Blythe. My mom introduced me to the VHS of the mini-series during my senior year of high school. I don’t know why the show resonated so much with me. Maybe it had a lot to do with the beautiful imagery of Prince Edward Island and the wild imagination and creativity of “that Anne-Girl.” It still delights me to this day, though I haven’t seen the show in probably a decade. In college, I read all of Montgomery’s books and even devoured a book of poetry by her. I remember one poem resonated a LOT at the time. But I can’t for the life of me remember what it was. By 2004, Anne of Green Gables was sort of a comfort show for me. I used to watch shows on repeat while I worked. This one regularly made it into rotation for me. One evening I was watching it. I paused the show and picked up the autoharp. I wrote a tribute to dreamers like Anne. The song was sadly short-lived at shows. But I eventually recorded it for my CD, A Tribute to Love. 20:49 - “Here’s to the Dreamers” by Marc Gunn from A Tribute to Love 23:02 - One final question: What song would you like to hear more about? Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #loreenamckennitt #theladyofshalott #anneofgreengables #pubsongs
Dec 7 2021
23 mins
Wild Mountain Thyme: Scottish or Irish?
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 your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com. 0:33 - WHAT’S NEW? Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Thanks to Expat Fledgling, Krory Dempsey, Ryan and Kelly Melville, John MotaThere’s an MP3 of “Mingulay Boat Song”, a questionnaire to help plan my Coffee shows.What’s coming up? Loreena McKennittWhat song would you like to hear more about? 3:25 - UPCOMING SHOWS NOV 17: Coffee with The Celtfather @ 11 AM ESTNOV 24: Coffee with The Celtfather @ 11 AM ESTNOV 27: “Firefly Drinking Songs” at Giga-Bits Tabletop Cafe in Marietta, GA @ 4-6 PM 3:46 - STORY OF OCEANOS What would you do if your ship started to sink? Jump ship or do what it takes to save the lives of hundreds of people. Paul Eastman is our storyteller today. He is the lead singer and songwriter for the Celtic Rock band, Coast. He tells the story of Moss Hill, a musician on a cruise ship whose bravery saved the passengers. MTS Oceanos was a cruise ship that sank in 1991. It suffered uncontrolled flooding. Her captain and some of the crew were convicted of negligence for fleeing the ship without helping the passengers, who were rescued thanks to the efforts of the ship's entertainers. But I’ll let Coast tell that story... 12:54 - “Oceanos” by Coast from 10.2 You can find out more about the band on their website. They also have music video with footage from the ship as people are rescued and it eventually sinks. And you can watch a documentary about the Oceanos on their blog. This is from their latest album, 10.2. If you enjoy the band, the music, the story, please... 17:45 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE The musicians on this podcast are happy to share their music freely with you. You can find their music on streaming music sites. But streaming is a way to sample the music. If you hear something you love, these artists need your support. Please visit their website, sign up to their mailing list and buy something. You could buy a digital download, a shirt, a sticker, a pin, a songbook, jewelry, or even the classic physical CD. Your purchase allows them to keep making music. And if you’re not into the physical stuff, many artists accept tips or are on Patreon. So again please support the arts. If this show made you happy, then you can also join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.  Save 15% with an annual membership. 18:38 - NEXT TIME We’re stepping back in time as I share Stories from how my music career began. It’s all from a live episode of Pub Songs & Stories that was recorded at CONjuration in Atlanta. Loreena McKennit is coming to an episode soon. 19:03 - STORY OF WILD MOUNTAIN THYME "Wild Mountain Thyme", also known as "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?", is a Scottish/Irish folk song. Yes. Scottish AND Irish. The lyrics and melody are based on the song "The Braes of Balquhither" by Scottish poet Robert Tannahill and Scottish composer Robert Archibald Smith. They were adapted by Belfast musician Francis McPeake into "Wild Mountain Thyme". According to Wikipedia, Tannahill's original song was first published in Robert Archibald Smith's Scottish Minstrel. It is about the hills (braes) around Balquhidder near Lochearnhead. Tannahill collected and adapted traditional songs. "The Braes of Balquhither" may have been based on the traditional song "The Braes o' Bowhether". McPeake is said to have dedicated the song to his first wife, but his son wrote an additional verse in order to celebrate his father's remarriage. "Wild Mountain Thyme" was first recorded by McPeake's nephew, also named Francis McPeake, in 1957 for the BBC series As I Roved Out. While Francis McPeake holds the copyright to the song, it is generally believed that rather than writing the song, he arranged an existing travelling folk version and popularised the song as his father's. When interviewed on radio, Francis McPeake said it was based on a song he heard whilst travelling in Scotland, and he rewrote it later. Bob Dylan's recording of the song cited it as traditional, with the arranger unknown, though Dylan's copyright records indicate that the song is sometimes "attributed to" McPeake. In her book Fragrance and Wellbeing: Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche, author Jennifer Peace Rhind describes "Wild Mountain Thyme" as essentially a love song, with the line, "Wild Mountain Thyme grows among the Scottish heather" perhaps being an indirect reference to the old custom of young women wearing a sprig of thyme, mint or lavender to attract a suitor. Rhind also notes that, in British folklore, the thyme plant was the fairies' playground and often the herb would be left undisturbed for their use. As for me, I don’t remember where I found the song. But it would’ve been when I started performing at Renaissance festivals or possibly MP3.com. Andrew McKee and I worked our first arrangement for the song in 2000 for the Brobdingnagian Bards album Gullible’s Travels. It was later re-recorded with a better version for A Faire to Remember. It stands out largely because of Andrew’s recorder solo. It’s beautiful. But it’s also just a gorgeous song, covered by many people. One of my favorite moments for this song happened on my Celtic Invasion of the Highlands of Scotland in 2013. We were staying in Aviemore, Scotland in the Highlands. I remember walking through the gift shop, when I heard Andrew’s unmistakeable recorder playing. My mind nearly exploded as I searched the shop for the origins of the sound. I found a small glass cabinet that had jewelry in it. Gorgeous jewelry made of compressed heather. There were necklaces, earrings, pendants and brooches. It was just fantastic. Then there was like a TARDIS in my brain. It flashed back to an email I had received years earlier. A company asked me if they could use our recording in their shop. So there it was the Brobdingnagian Bards, or rather Andrew McKee, because it was really just the recorder part, on repeat in Scotland. You can check out the company at heathergems.com. In the summer of 2009, I worked out a new arrangement of the song for my CD, The Bridge. That version also inspired a lot of people. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album. I love this song, but one of the things that made me so proud about performing this song is hearing my own improvement in singing. It’s one of those songs that as I got better, I developed a better ability to phrase things in how it’s sung. It makes me feel really good about my own vocal abilities. 24:05 - “Wild Mountain Thyme” by Marc Gunn from The Bridge Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #coastband #wildmountainthyme #oceanos #pubsongs #heathergems
Nov 16 2021
28 mins
Mingulay Boat Song & Contra Dance Music
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 -  WHAT’S NEW? Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Thanks to Expat Fledging and Chris L who signed up as an annual Gunn Runner.There’s a lot of new posts on Patreon. I posted a video of my new “Blink” song. There are several free MP3s, including the one I'm singing today.What are you doing while listening to Pub Songs & Stories? I’d love your thoughts and feedback. So take a picture of yourself or where you are or what one of these stories reminds you of. Post it on social media. Use the hashtag #pubstories so I can find it and share your story. 2:19 - UPCOMING SHOWS NOV 10: Coffee with The Celtfather @ 11 AM ESTNOV 12: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co., Alabaster, AL @ 8-10 PMNOV 13: Haeuser House Concert, Robert, LA 3:11 - STORY OF A LIFETIME OF DANCING Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. They also perform at Contra Dances. Contra dance is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples. It has mixed origins from English country dance, Scottish country dance, and French dance styles in the 17th century, according to Wikipedia. I have loved their music for many years. In fact, you can hear their music on this podcast, and my Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I also have an interview and performance from them from my Celtic Invasion of Wales. That was released on my Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. Today, Vicki and Jonny will tell you how and why they wrote their song “Jiggle the Old Bones”. 8:09 - “Jiggle the Old Bones” by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Sleep Deprivation Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer are full-time musicians. Like many musicians, their lives were impacted by Covid. So if you enjoyed that song, go buy the download or buy any of their albums. I’m not sure which album to recommend, because I love them all. But this song from Sleep Deprivation is a favorite in my family. It gives me a thrill every time one it plays on their Spotify playlist and they squeal with delight. I think that sums up Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer’s music to me. You can find all of the music, song lyrics, sheet music, plus live streaming videos, and even a Patreon page. It’s all on their website at http://www.swan-dyer.co.uk/. 14:04 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.  Save 15% with an annual membership. 14:24 - NEXT TIME I have a great story from the band Coast. They talk about a horrible accident at sea with a cowardly captain and some amazing passengers who stood up to the challenge. 14:40 - STORY OF MINGULAY BOAT SONG “Mingulay Boat Song” is a fantastic song. I’ve heard many versions of the songs over the years as it was popular not only among Celtic music fans but also among Renaissance festival fans. I don’t remember where I first heard the song. Sadly, iTunes is no help. My iTunes was overhauled in 2011. So the earliest versions I have are by an MP3.com band, Celtic Nots, and the Flying Fish Sailors. I’ll be honest, neither of those versions stood out to me. I also recorded the song in 2006 or 2007 with Captain Black Jack Murphy. So who knows… Let’s start with the history of the song, then I’ll talk about my recording of the song. The song was written by Sir Hugh S. Roberton in the 1930s, according to Wikipedia. Roberton was a Scottish composer from Glasgow. He founded the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. This was a widely-acclaimed choir that focused on Scottish folks, Italian madrigals, plus some works by many of Europe’s most-famous composers. He also wrote “Westering Home” and “Mairi’s Wedding”. He was knighted in 1931. However I found the song, it was the summer of 2009 when I was at Jamie Haeuser’s home on the North shore of New Orleans when two of her friends came over, Michael Younger and Big Jim. We had a blissful afternoon jam session. We sang countless songs. This was when Jamie’s voice first stood out to me as sounding really good with mine. “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye” was one that sounded particularly good together. But it was “Mingulay Boat Song” that stood out the best. Jamie grew up in New Orleans. She has a particular fondness for the music of New Orleans, blues, jazz, gospel, and also Celtic music, of course. But that day as I was singing “Mingulay”, Jamie did something exceptional with the song. She gave it this bluesy gospel background vocal. It was magical. Sometimes when you’re playing music with others, you do something so special. Everyone is overcome with joy and elation. That was one of those moments. I remember feeling SO excited, like “What just happened?!” It was incredible. And it sat with me. We sang the song now and then. Each time we would vary things up. Each time, we danced around that first time. It was not quite there, but it was always fantastic. In 2011, I wanted to record several CDs in one sitting. I typically record music live. Just me and the autoharp. I can then layer on other instruments. I just needed to make the time to do it. In October the year before, my daughter Kenzie was born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. I didn’t really have much time to record while my wife was pregnant. I certainly didn’t have much time after my daughter was born. So I came up with a cool idea. I would rent a house somewhere and spend all weekend recording. My wife had a friend in Lexington, Kentucky at the time. So I booked a house in January 2011. We drove up there, snow on the ground. She drove to Lexington all day. I recorded the music for what would eventually become three albums: St Patrick’s Day, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits, and Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion. There were a lot of great tracks that came out of that recording session. That music would establish my musical style for the next five years. One of the tracks the great tracks that came out of that session was “Mingulay Boat Song”. The song was played in the Key of C. The base recording of my vocals and autoharp was solid. It was slow and languorous. It had so much soulful feeling. But it was the overdubs that made it stand out. That was kind of an accident. After I got home, I sent the tracks off to musicians to record. Daniel Briggs was my main musician for that album. He added bass and a very simple strum pattern on his octave mandolin. He also sent some background harmonies. Mostly, I loved his tracks. But when I finished mixing the track. It still didn’t stand out. It needed Jamie Haeuser… or at least what Jamie did on that jam session years earlier. She wasn’t available at the time so I thought I’d give it a try. Two things stood out to me. First my USB digital interface had a limiting feature. That means if something gets too loud, the device cuts off the part that peaks. I am not a techie. I kind of randomly set it up. The limiter was way too high for this song. If you know what you’re listening for, you can hear me hit some powerful notes and it changes the sound of the vocals a little. Different from what I was originally singing. That gives it part of its really cool sound. But I can’t discount my vocals. I tried to imitate what Jamie had done back in 2009. It came off incredible. It’s by far my favorite song on the album. However, it was really hard to pull off during live concerts. It took a couple years to master singing it in the same key. Frequently, I would blow my voice by the time the song was. My voice was much more gruff after that. That said, I no longer sing it in the Key of C, which is the key it was recorded in. I found during live concerts, my voice was too low to be heard easily. It took a while. I raised it to the key of D. Even higher and more difficult to sing. Somehow, with lots and lots of practice, that became easy too. The final thing I want to say about the song is that sometimes I call it the “D Song”. That’s because one day at the beginning of 2020, my wife called out at a brewery and said, “Play the D song”. I had no clue what she was talking about. And ironically, she had no clue the song was in the key of D. But somehow I figured it out and that’s become our inside joke. Alright, without further adieu, let me sing to you “Mingulay Boat Song” in the key of D. 21:44 - “Mingulay Boat Song” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #mingulayboatsong #vickiswanjonnydyer
Nov 9 2021
26 mins
Lament for a Halloween Rabbit
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? Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. You get MP3s of my songs I play in this show. And of course, I have lots of other exclusive podcasts and blogs that I share there. Special thanks and welcome to our newest Gunn Runner: George M.There’s a new In the ‘Verse podcast coming very soon along with a new song I wrote inspired by the Doctor Who episode “Blink”. The podcast will be released to Patrons this Wednesday. The single will be released as well, just for Patrons. That’s one of the many benefits of joining the Gunn Runners Club. And you will want to hear this song. It’s gorgeous if I do say so myself.Genetic Counseling Awareness Day is coming up in November. My wife and I wrote a song for the holiday. I was hoping to release the single on streaming. But alas, it looks like I’m only gonna be promoting the video I made last year. You can watch that here.I finally finished Selcouth. That’s my next album. It comes out next year. But everyone who funded the Kickstarter will receive their rewards in the next 2-3 weeks. The CDs were shipped to me on Saturday.What are you doing while listening to Pub Songs & Stories? I’d love your thoughts and feedback. So take a picture of yourself or where you are or what one of these stories reminds you of. Post it on social media. Use the hashtag #pubstories so I can find it and share your story. 3:34 - UPCOMING SHOWS OCT 30: The Lost Druid, Avondale Estates, GA @ 6:30-9 PMNOV 3: Playing Favorites on Coffee with The Celtfather @ 11 AMNOV 5-7: CONjuration, Atlanta, GA 4:10 - STORY OF A FAMINE VICTIM Jim McKenna is a Boston piper and composer. Members of his family emigrated to Boston during the Irish Famine. Daniel, and his brother Neil, were two of the six founding members of the American Society of Hibernians (later merging with the Ancient Order of Hibernians) in Boston on March 17, 1857. This organization was formed "for the purpose of rendering assistance to the sick and disabled members of their society, and also of providing for the decent burial of the dead". Jim's great-great uncle from Drumkeeran Ireland, Thomas McPartlin, performed traditional music on the banjo in Boston during the late 1800's. In November 2017, Jim's performance of his composition "Lament for Bridget O'Donnel: A Victim of Famine" was included in the soundtrack of the Kilkenny Famine Experience Memorial audio visual tour. 8:27 - “Lament For The Forgotten Irish Of Catholic Mt. Auburn Cemetery” by Jim McKenna 12:37 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn  Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.  Save 15% with an annual membership. 12:51 - NEXT TIME The next episode of the podcasts is scheduled to come out on November 9. That’s because next week, I will record my monthly update for Celtfather Music & Travel. You definitely want to stick around. I’ll tell you the story of my recording of Mingulay Boat Song. Plus, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer want you to dance. 13:19 - STORY OF BUGS BUNNY and HALLOWEEN I loved Bugs Bunny growing up. Who didn’t. The show was packed with incredible comedy that was pretty appealing to most people, a little slapstick, a little satirical. A lot of classic fun. Back in 2006, Halloween was approaching. Charlie Brown might’ve had the Great Pumpkin. But I never found near as much fun as Bugs Bunny and Witch Hazel. I decided to write a song. The original story starts with Witch Hazel brewing a potion on Halloween. As she collects an ingredient, she stops to ask her Magic Mirror, “Who is the ugliest one of all.” The Genie declares it is Witch Hazel. The doorbell rings. Bugs Bunny is out trick or treating dressed as a witch. Witch Hazel worries that she’s not as ugly as the Bugs Bunny Witch. Her mirror confirms that Bugs is uglier. So Witch Hazel invites Bugs in to drink tea under the pretense to learn all of Bugs’ ugly secrets. The tea is actually a potion that’ll turn Witch Bugs pretty. Bugs Bunny removes his mask to drink. Witch Hazel remembers a recipe that needs a “rabbit’s clavicle”. And the chase begins. They race around the house until Witch Hazel catches Bugs. She catches Bugs, ties him up and goes to sharpen her knife. But Bugs looks at her with those big eyes and Witch Hazel breaks down in tears. Bugs reminds her of Paul, her pet tarantula. Still tied up in rope, Bugs hops over to and brings Witch Hazel some comforting tea… the same tea that is actually a beauty potion. Witch Hazel turns into a knockout redhead. She ask the Genie in the Magic Mirror who is the ugliest. The Genie boards his magic carpet and chases after Witch Hazel into the night’s sky. My story isn’t at all different from the original. In fact, it’s basically a retelling of the story in poetical song form. I’ll be honest. I love the rhythm and music of the song. It’s fun. But if I were writing it today, I would’ve done it quite differently. I’m not entirely sure how I would change it. But as it is I still love it. Let me know what you think... 17:02 - “A Rabbit for Halloween” from What Color Is Your Dragon? Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #mingulayboatsong
Oct 27 2021
20 mins
Murphy's Law #241
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 share the stories and inspiration behind their music with your host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com. 0:36 - NEWS IN THE PUB Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. You get MP3s of my songs I play in this show. And of course, I have lots of other exclusive podcasts and blogs that I share there. Special thanks to Angela Hughes, Tom Corcoran, two of our new annual Gunn Runners.Facebook Went down at the beginning of October. There was a whole Twitter hashtag about it. Yeah. In order to find out what happened, I had to go to Twitter. That served as a great reminder of the problem of social media. So many people rely on it for “news”. But the things you get off social media are not news. They are fake news and misinformation at best. Put aside bad algorithms. It is still detrimental for people to rely on it. Especially if you have a business like I do. I learned back in 2000 to not trust a third-party system. Mp3.com suffered similar problems. Ever since then, I have had my own mailing list and my own website. They are the places you go to find out about me in my music. And I think it’s safe to say that’s the case with every musician. So if you are not yet subscribed to my mailing list, please do so. If you find an artist on the show who’s music you enjoy, subscribe to their mailing list. Don’t let your whole world disappear when Facebook does. 2:49 - UPCOMING SHOWS OCT 21: Firefly Drinking Songs on Celtfather Live on Bandcamp @ 8-9 PMOCT 30: The Lost Druid, Avondale Estates, GA @ 6:30-9 PMNOV 5-7: CONjuration, Atlanta, GAEvery WEDS: Coffee with The Celtfather at 11 AM Eastern for Season 9 3:59 - STORY OF MURPHY’S LAW Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to Daphne Arthur from the Homespun Ceilidh Band. Daphne shares a story about Murphy’s Law and how that turned into a song. But she also shared a story with me, right after sending me the audio files that I could relate to. “since I know how you feel about cats, I should share this:  Guillaume (alien disguised as a dilute-orange tabby) was pestering me the whole time I was recording this afternoon.  Pawing my leg, trying to tell me he Needed Something Urgently -- with a short break in the middle to sulk ("Look upon your poor, despondent cat, and feel guilty!")  Didn't want petting or scritching, didn't want to be picked up ... I saved & exported my work and came into the next room.  He followed me and immediately started eating.  He wasn't asking for more kibble -- there was plenty -- but he needed me to Be There before he'd eat. My last cat, Perrine, was even more like that -- she preferred that I not only be present, but eating, when she ate.” 9:24 - “Mrs. Murphy's Band” by Homespun Ceilidh Band from Homespun Ceilidh Band 13:54 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy these stories, then join Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and Pub Songs & Stories podcast. You can save 15% when you join with an annual membership. Plus you’ll get a download of my song from this show. Now let’s hear the story and song that you will download when you join today. 14:14 - STORY OF THE WRECK OF THE BOLD IRISH STOUT I don’t play very many songs from Pirates vs. Dragons these days. I really loved how the album came out. But the songs feel off-point from my music in general. That’s probably because it was  a concept album. It has a story. I was playing a character in that story. Even though the character was technically me, it just felt weird sometimes. The story of Pirates vs. Dragons was about me being shanghaied by Air Pirates led by Captain Black Jack Murphy. Capt Murphy was a character I created as part of the Renaissance Festival Podcast back in 2006 or 2007. I forget. It was Talk Like a Pirate Day. So I put on a brogue and created this pirate character and his ship the Irish Stout. The story of Murphy grew. So in 2010, I wanted a Steampunk-inspired album about me shanghaied by air pirates. I asked Rie Sheridan Rose to write the lyrics for this story. We fleshed it out in 2015 when I finally tackled the album Again, I love the story that came out of this project. The idea was that I was writing an album to praise Captain Black Jack Murphy, but my secret mission was to “save the dragons”. One of the songs to come out of this was “The Wreck of the Bold Irish Stout”. Again, Rie was writing with the idea that these songs were more sea shanties than anything. But I infuse my own music style. So many of the songs, including this one, came out not quite shanty-like. But it’s a great story. If it was shorter, I might actually play it at shows. It tells the story of how dangerous it is to hunt dragons and the motivations behind some dragons. 16:14 - “The Wreck of the Bold Irish Stout” from Pirates vs. Dragons Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #homespunceilidhband #irishstout
Oct 18 2021
21 mins
Shiny Faery Realm #240
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 PubSong.com. 0:29 - NEWS IN THE PUB Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. They get to hear the show before you do. They also get MP3s of my songs I play in this show. And of course, I have lots of other exclusive podcasts and blogs that I share there. Special thanks to Jenn E, Panya G.If you are not yet subscribed to my In the ‘Verse podcast. I highly recommend it. Mikey Mason and I launched season 2. In this show, we watch some pop culture media that we love. Then we write a song about it. The first season was all about Firefly. But season 2 will explore Doctor Who, Mandalorian, Peaky Blinders and the Big Damn Movie among other offerings. Go to FireflyDrinkingSongs.com to subscribe.I also published the latest Celtfather Music & Travel. That’s a monthly podcast where I talk about my musical successes and failures from the previous month. I share my stats as well, which I find sometimes fascinating. But I also rant on a topic. This month, I talked about what’s next after CDs.What song of mine would you like me to talk about? 4:57 - UPCOMING SHOWS OCT 15-17: Multiverse, Atlanta, GAOCT 21: Firefly Drinking Songs on Celtfather Live on Bandcamp @ 8-9 PM 5:23 - STORY OF A FAIRY TUNE 7:53 - SONG: “Port Na Bpúcaí (Fairy Tune)” by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Gerry O’Beirne Pronunciation: Port na Boo-kay 12:23 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If the music makes you happy, support it. Buy something from the artist or become a patron. Then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email.  Save 15% with an annual membership. 13:37 - STORY OF SHE’S SHINY One of my favorite Firefly songs to sing, and for that matter, any of my songs to sing is “She’s Shiny”. I released it on my last album. The song is about Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion, from the TV show Firefly. Throughout the 14 episodes of the show, he has this, let’s call it a crush, on Inara Serra, the ship’s companion, played by Morena Baccarin. But he has a lot of trouble telling her about how he feels. The sexual tension between the two is incredible. And of course it all comes to point in the episode “Heart of Gold” when we realize that Inara has just as many repressed feelings for Malcolm as he does for her. I for one have certainly suffered from an inability to adequately express my feelings. It’s a common stereotype among men in particular. But I know there are a lot of people who have trouble expressing how they feel about someone. I still remember when I was in the second grade I had a crush on a girl. Someone recognized that crush. They vocally pointed it out on the school bus. I was so embarrassed. I pretty much stopped telling anyone when I was interested in anyone from that day forth. That’s one of things I love about the song. It is relatable whether you enjoy Firefly or not. But the song makes so much more sense when you have seen the episodes. Throughout the lyrics, I relate a story of a guy who is interested in a woman. Each of the verses connect to episodes where Malcolm and Inara interact in the sexually tense scenes. The first verse talks about Inara’s unknown past. It is often wondered what or if she was running from something. It alludes to Malcolm calling her a whore through a quickly changed rhyme scheme. The second verse was inspired by the episode “Shindig”. Malcolm attends a ball that Inara was hired to go to. He picks a fight with Inara‘s escort. With a little bit of luck, he wins the fight. The third verse talks about Inara, and how she relates to Malcolm. She teaches him how to use a sword. She gets angry at him when they don’t go to “civilized” planets. And once again, the song alludes to her sexual career. It’s the last verse though that makes me love this song so much. It’s subtle. Again unless you really know Firefly you might not get the joke. The verse talks about finding her in a “down and out dirty place.” It revisits the idea that perhaps Inara is running from something. But then, in the final line, it’s revealed that the whole song is actually about Malcolm‘s spaceship Serenity. Basically he is so sexually repressed that his great love, who is in fact Inara, is replaced with his other love, his spaceship. This song makes me so happy. I guess because it also gives me a little bit of hope. At least there are people who are even more oblivious than I am. 16:42 - “She’s Shiny” from As Long As I’m Flyin’ Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #MuireannNicAmhlaoibh #fairytune
Oct 11 2021
21 mins
Jump on Irish Music #239
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 Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. They get to hear the show before you do. They get MP3s of played in this show. And of course, I have lots of other exclusive podcasts and blogs that I share there. Special thanks to Gabriel Eggers, Jessica Asbury, Patricia deVarennesWhat new patreon content was added? I posted a review of my trips to Dragon Con and Gen Con in September. I posted 2 new MP3s from earlier in the year. Most were recorded for this podcast. But I’ll be songwriting more in the months to come as I launch season 2 of the In the ‘Verse podcast with Mikey Mason. That’s where we watch a pop culture TV show and then write a song about it. The ZERO episode of Season 2 was released on Saturday.Upcoming Shows: OCT 7: Browncoat Drinking Songs on Coffee with The Celtfather, OCT 15-17: Multiverse, Atlanta, GA, OCT 21: Firefly Drinking Songs on Celtfather Live on Bandcamp. Save when you join the Gunn Runners Club. 2:02 - STORY OF CELTIC IMPROV Harmundi is a Celtic band out of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Leo of Harmundi shares how an improvisational set of tunes turned into their brand new single. We like to call our music "psychedelic Irish music" because a great part of it is made out of improvisations, in a real-time dialogue between the instruments. Among our sets, one in particular, called "Jump At The Morrison" has been present in every show we ever played and in each one of our albums – although every time it is iterated in a significantly different way, because at least half of it is created on-spot with no time limit. We based our new single on this set. The Pandemics proved a time to abandon our comfort zones, so we decided to record it as a single in yet a newer way: stripped out of both tunes (Jump At The Sun and Morrison's Jig), leaving only the improvs. Contrary to what we are also used to, the harmony was first composed by our guitarist, and the melodies were created following her progressions. The Pandemics were also a time for us to relearn our concepts of time and develop a new relationship with the "here and now". Because of that, we made it our shortest track yet, very different from the usual 6 - 10 minutes we're used to working with. And we made it with no clear beginning, middle or end, in a way some music traditions of the world work: it can either be looped (hence the name, which can also produce a "loop"), or be seen like a river that just flows forward – and, in that case, to watch it go is to simply stay with the flow of the present moment. The single was recorded in our personal home studios and mixed by our mandolinist. The artwork was designed by our flutist, who is also a photographer, based on one of his photos. 4:25 - “Op At The Lo” by Harmundi from single You can find more about Harmundi at Harmundi.art, and you can enjoy their “Jump at the Morrison” set on show #525 of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. You can also buy their music on Bandcamp, which is my favorite place to recommend you to buy, because that’s where the artists get paid the most. If you enjoyed the music, check out the band and maybe buy some music and merch, follow them on social. Send them lots of love and money. 6:56 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email. Save 15% with an annual membership. 7:11 - STORY OF JOHNNY JUMP UP In 1999, I was playing on the South Mall with the Brobdingnagian Bards. We played at lunchtime five days a week to try and improve our chops and maybe make a few fans. And fans we made. More and more people sat in the grass of the mall eating their lunch and listening to us play. At the end of one show, a man approached us and asked if we knew some Celtic bands. I was brand new to Celtic music at the time. I had no clue who The Wolfe Tones, The Irish Balladeers or Christy Moore were. But when he came back, he brought me a mixtape with a couple albums by those first two and a few tracks by Christy Moore as well. I ate it up. I listened to the cassette constantly. It was my true entry into the world of Celtic music. The two tracks by Christy Moore stood out the most. One was a brilliant, rockin’ folk version of “Lanigan’s Ball”. The fiddle and the bodhran. OMG. It was just amazing. The other was a ¾ time signature version of “Johnny Jump Up”. I soon added that to our repertoire. Our version stood out at Excalibur Fantasy Faire because of the rhythm. You see, the song was making its rounds on the faire circuit. The Bedlam Bards sang it. And there were a bunch of people at the Tavern who also sang it. But the later version was very poppy. I was anti-pop at the time. So the upbeat vocal harmonies just annoyed the hell out of me. It wasn’t until last year that I realized Gaelic Storm released a version of “Johnny Jump Up” on their album “What’s the Rumpus?”. I’m guessing that’s where that upbeat version gained popularity. But who knows now. Nevertheless, when the Brobdingnagian Bards split up in 2008, I wanted to do something new with the song. I moved to New Orleans in 2009. When I sat down to record Happy Songs of Death, I decided to give it a little rhythm of my own. It turned into quite a fun song to sing. You can hear another version of me singing this song in show #222 St Patrick’s Day Gift. I do highly recommend you check out that episode if you haven’t. That’s because I also sang on a Celtic Rock version of that song by Tuatha de Danann. It is insanely awesome. Next week, you get to hear a story and a tune by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from my 2019 Celtic Invasion of Dingle, Ireland. 9:58 - “Johnny Jump Up” by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #harmundi #johnnyjumpup
Oct 4 2021
13 mins
How Dragon Con Saved Irish Music #238
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 host Marc Gunn. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music at PubSong.com. 0:33 - NEWS Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Welcome to our newest Patrons: Toron B, Hans S, Samuel W, Merideth V, Melissa MWhat new patreon content was added: “You Are My Thor” story and MP3, Dragon Con 2021 report, “Nancy Whiskey” MP3Upcoming shows: OCT 2: Fire Maker Brewing Co., Atlanta, GAOCT 3: Grant Park Farmer's Market, Atlanta, GAOCT 15-17: Multiverse, Atlanta, GA 5:47 - SONGS 7:42 - “Gypsy Rover” from How America Saved Irish Music 11:40 - “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” from How America Saved Irish Music 17:14 - “Heart of Fangorn” from Memories of Middle Earth by Brobdingnagian Bards 24:01 - “Ais Vis Lo Lop” from How America Saved Irish Music 29:14 - “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits 33:07 - “Close Your Eyes” from Kilted For Her Pleasure 38:59 - “Name On My Soul” from Flower of Scotland by Kilted Kings 45:36 - “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye” from How America Saved Irish Music 49:39 - “Mingulay Cat Song” from Selcouth 55:46 - “A Workin’ in the Garden” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits 58:55 - “Wild Rover/Wild Kitty” from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 1:03:15 - “Breathing” from Selcouth 1:11:10 - “Doctor of Gallifrey” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs 1:14:43 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email. Save 15% with an annual membership. There will not be a show next week. That’s because at the end of every month, I host the Celtfather Music & Travel podcast. That’s when I do a monthly update of what I accomplished over the past month. I often have a rant on various topics to kick off the show. Then I have some psychedelic Irish music from Brazil to share right here on this podcast. Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #dragoncon #jamiehaeuser
Sep 20 2021
1 hr 15 mins
Two Magicians and a Werewolf #237
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: Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Welcome to our newest Patrons: Sharon, Martin, JohnnyVisit Marc Gunn’s blog.Wanted: Producer for this show. 2:36 - UPCOMING SHOWS SEP 16-19: Gen Con, Indianapolis, INSEP 23: Hobbit Drinking Songs on Celtfather Live on Bandcamp. Buy tickets.OCT 2: Fire Maker Brewing Co., Atlanta, GA 2:57 - STORY: Empty Hats share how they rewrote a traditional, off color song about magicians for a modern age. 5:21 - “Two Magicians” by Empty Hats from Hat Came Back 8:37 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email. Next week: We have a live podcast from Dragon Con. 9:08 - STORY: Marc Gunn shares a song about Teddy Lupin, the son of a werewolf and an aura from Harry Potter. 10:10 - “My Father Was A Werewolf” from What Color Is Your Dragon? Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #twomagicians #emptyhats
Sep 13 2021
13 mins
Whiskey Spider #236
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” from As Long As I’m Flyin’ 3:19 - NEWS I have a great story about a spider from Band o’Brothers today. I like the idea of playing a song that could pair with my guest. But I could only think of one bug type song. This is a song with lyrics by Rie Sheridan Rose. The lyrics were shortened to make it run smoother.Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. There’s a new MP3 of Finnegan’s Wake up on Patreon.I am performing at Dragon Con this weekend. I have a show of Firefly Drinking Songs and Cat songs on Friday if you’re at the convention. You can find all of my Dragon Con shows on the Bards website. 4:25 - There are at least two sides to every story. The Band O’Brothers share both for their song “Whiskey Spider”. 8:32 - “Whiskey Spider” by Band O’Brothers from Band O’Brothers 13:12 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn  Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email. Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com!   #pubsongs #bandobrothers #spiderstory
Aug 30 2021
14 mins
Black Douglas #235
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 & Rebellion 3:23 - NEWS: Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Special thanks to Jenn E, our newest Patron.New on Patreon: I talk about 22 minutes per side of a vinyl album. I share an MP3 of Wild Mountain Thyme and a travel video from North Georgia. And I also have a poll asking about how long this show should be.I have a show this Thursday at The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates, GA. This is my Dragon Con warm up show. 5:49 - Tuatha Dea tells the true story of Braveheart as the bravest Scottish knight. 10:50 - “Black Douglas” by Tuatha Dea from Single 17:03 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If this show made you happy, then join the Gunn  Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and this podcast. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email. Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe and listen wherever you find podcasts. You can also subscribe to my mailing list. You will get regular updates of new music, podcasts, special offers, and you’ll get 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub at www.pubsong.com! #pubsongs #braveheart #tuathadea
Aug 23 2021
17 mins
The Selkie Life #234
Matt & Shannon Heaton share how a beautiful tune blossomed from a pile of dirt. Elizabeth Sutherland was inspired by the selkie of Scotland. I share the story behind my own song about selkie and how it evolved from a love of the ocean and transformed to a mermaid then selkie. And learn the secret ingredient to writing an interactive drinking song. WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. I am Marc Gunn, your host. That was... 0:38 - SONG: “Rare Old Mountain Dew” from Another Faire to Remember by Brobdingnagian Bards 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. 3:03 - WELCOME This month, I released “By Amazing Grace”. You can hear it in the last episode. But I confess I’m pretty bummed by Spotify’s algorithms. For some weird reason, it has not been promoting the new single. So it’s getting minimal play right now. And I don’t know why. I planned to release the NEXT single at the end of this month. But I think I’m gonna postpone that one until September so I can get it ready to go. In the meantime, I’m excited to have completed all of the recordings for my next CD, Selcouth. Mitchell, my engineer, and I are putting the final touches on the CD. It will go to the printers by the end of the month. Everyone who supported the album on Kickstarter will get their rewards by October at the latest. 7:46 -- COFFEE WITH THE CELTFATHER. Speaking of Kickstarter, I’m raising funds for season 9 of Coffee with The Celtfather on Kickstarter. This is a very small funding project. My goal is just $300 to pay for Restream. That’s a site that will allow me to broadcast not just on YouTube, but also Facebook and Twitch. That campaign ends on August 22. Support me on Kickstarter. 9:01 -- 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. The Celtic Invasion of Loch Lomond is officially scheduled for June 4-11, 2022. I opened slots to join the invasion on the 9th. The Invasion is filling up fast. We’re staying in a castle 20 minutes from the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. So you can imagine everyone is excited. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ 9:34 -- STORIES: Elizabeth Sutherland introduces you to the selkie of Scotland. 11:04 -- SONG: “Selkie Call of the Sea” by Elizabeth Sutherland from Forest Dreams 14:30 -- STORIES: Marc Gunn shares his own song about selkie and how it evolved from a love of the ocean and transformed to a mermaid then selkie 17:29 -- SONG: “Selkie’s Life” by Marc Gunn 21:01 -- STORIES: Matt & Shannon Heaton share how out of a pile of dirt blossomed a beautiful tune. 25:11 -- SONG: “The Shady Spot” by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Blue Skies Above 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. 29:28 -- UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 9) @ 12:00 PM Eastern AUG 19: Celtfather Live @ 8 PM ET. Tickets $6. AUG 26: The Lost Druid, Avondale Estates, GA @ 6 PM - 8:30 PM ET SEP 2-6: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA SEP 16-19: Gen Con, Indianapolis, IN. Depart Sep 15. Return. Sep 19. You can find my complete calendar on my website. 30:03 -- SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. You can learn more about my guests by following the link to them on the website. Sign up to our mailing lists. Buy music or merch. Follow them on streaming and tell a friend. Pub Songs & Stories is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, 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: Jessica Asbury, Gabriel Eggers, Melissa McCauley, Meridith Vaughn, Samuel Wiseman, Hans Schuts, Keith Gifford, Toron Audura Beldevar, Bri, Patricia deVarennes If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. That’s also a good place to chat with other Celtic music fans who love science fiction and fantasy. Finally, I would love your review. You can Post a review on Apple Podcasts. It’s been a while since we’ve had one. While it doesn’t really affect the rankings, it’s a great way for people to understand if this is a show they will enjoy. Because not everyone will enjoy an Irish drinking song for cat lovers, like my final song of the show. 31:19 -- STORIES: I first heard “The Cat Came Back” in 12th grade. I remember laughing at the ridiculousness of the story. But it was never a favorite. I mean, seriously, why would anyone try to kill a cat. I just found that rather disturbing. So when I started working on my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD, I decided to flip the song upside down. I rewrote the lyrics of “The Moonshiner”. I  learned from the Bedlam Bards. I retold the story from the cat’s perspective. This was one of my first toe-dip into writing a call-and-response drinking song. It was a good lesson. 32:55 -- SONG: “The Cat Came Back… The Cat’s Perspective” from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe in your favorite podcatcher or listen on our website where you can subscribe to my mailing list. You’ll get 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
Aug 16 2021
36 mins
By Amazing Grace #233
How an old Irish warning about drinking too late made its way into a fun Irish song. Tartanic teaches you how bagpipe tunes are named. And if your actions are cruel and controlling, then you may not be the righteous person you think you are. That’s the idea behind my next single. Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. I am Marc Gunn. Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. You will get behind-the-scenes music and podcasts as a member. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music when you sign up at PubSong.com. #pubsongs #amazinggrace #tartanic WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:30 - “Mairi’s Wedding” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion Learn more about the history of “Mairi’s Wedding” on Wikipedia. 2:26 - WELCOME New Single: “Peggy Gordon”. You can hear more about that song on show #174 of Pub Songs Podcast. It was released on July 2, 2021 New Single: I have a new single coming out on Thurs, July 29. It’s called “By Amazing Grace”. I’ll tell you more about it in a bit. MG website updated as a blog… again. Name on My Soul now Flower of Scotland. 7:55 - 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/ 8:41 - UPCOMING SHOWS JUL 15: Celtfather Live @ 8 PM ET. Get your tickets. JUL 16-18: JordanCon, Atlanta, GA JUL 30: Ironshield Brewing, Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. AUG 5: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 9 returns on Aug 5) @ 12:00 PM Eastern AUG 13: Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker, GA @ 6:30 - 9:30 PM. SEP 2-6: Dragon Con with Brobdingnagian Bards, Atlanta, GA SEP 16-19: Gen Con, Indianapolis, IN. You can find my complete calendar on my website. 9:51 - I’m very pleased to introduce you to Giacomo the Jester aka Carl Asch. Giocomo was performing once again at Sherwood Forest Faire this year. I featured him in 2017 on Celtfather Music & Travel. He was on episode #214. But I first found out about him in about 2000. He plays in a band called Empty Hats. They released a wonderful song on MP3.com called “The Hat Came Back”. It was such a fun song, when I got to the faire, I knew one person I HAD to have on this podcast. He told me how his band and this song came to be. 10:31 - STORY FROM GIACOMO THE JESTER 11:55 - “The Hat Came Back” by Empty Hats from Empty Hats 14:30 - STORY FROM MARC GUNN I have a new single that will be released on July 29. It’s called “By Amazing Grace”. I wrote it for the In the ‘Verse podcast I did with Mikey Mason. You can listen to episode #13 here. The song is about toxic masculinity. Being masculine and strong are fine. But when masculinity is used as a weapon to belittle and control women or anyone, that’s when it’s a problem. Just like in the Firefly episode, “Heart of Gold,” where I got inspiration for this song. “By Amazing Grace” turns the tables. It’s about a man who meets a woman. He woos her. They fall in love. Then his true colors are revealed. He’s actually a monster bent on controlling people. When you meet people like that, there are two things you can do. You can allow them to control you or you stand up to them, fight back, teach them that there is a better place than toxic masculinity, one where people are equal. So she fights back with the reminder that real men are those who treasure and support the women they love. 18:22 - “By Amazing Grace” from Selcouth (featuring Andrew McKee of Brobdingnagian Bards and Jamie Haeuser) 22:29 - Adrian Walter is the drummer, dancer, and front man of the bagpipe band Tartanic. If you let him—he’ll pick up guitars and penny whistles or a didgeridoo—but heavy medication has aided greatly to quell this urge. 24:48 - STORY FROM TARTANIC 29:22 - “BallZ/Ringworm” by Tartanic from Uncivilized 33:45 -- 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. 33:55 - “Big Strong Man” from St Patrick’s Day 36:16 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. You can learn more about my guests by following the link to them on the website. Sign up to our mailing lists. Buy music or merch. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. Pub Songs & Stories is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, you can buy my Virtual Public House CD or send me a few bucks to keep it going. Or best of all, 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: Amelia P, Ron L, Rod N If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. 37:49 - “Wherever I May Roam” from Selcouth Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe in your favorite podcatcher or listen on 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!
Jul 12 2021
41 mins
The Harpers #232
Was the harp banned by Queen Elizabeth? Hear the origins of the song Soul of a Harper by Rie Sheridan Rose. Songwriting as a parent offers its own special joys, songs about the children we love. Plus, was it horrible, the night that Paddy Murphy died? Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. 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. #pubsongs #harpers #queenelizabeth WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:32 - “The Night Paddy Murphy Died” from Going for Brogue 6:11 - WELCOME kids back in school. Correction from last show 10:22 - “The Lady of Setliff Manor” from Soul of a Harper 12:22 - 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/ 13:40 - Was the harp banned by Queen Elizabeth? That’s the story that Rie Sheridan Rose heard. It led to the creation of a great song first recorded by my old band, the Brobdingnagian Bards. It also became the album title for my first official solo CD. Rie Sheridan Rose is a published author and poet. Little did I know when she gave me the lyrics to this song that I would be singing it twenty years later and have collaborated with her on many songs since. You can hear more of her songs and about our collaborations on show #210 of this show. 16:34 - History on Rie’s Story I did a search to find out more about this period in history, to sort of corroborate Rie’s story. I found several websites that said, yes indeed, it did happen. Here’s some info from HipHarp.com: “The Irish harpers began to be suppressed after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century, which broke down the old cultural systems. The kings, who always had their own personal harpers, who were of very high standing, were replaced with English nobles. The Irish harpers began an existence of wandering from court to court. The English accused them of being spies. Queen Elizabeth decreed in 1603 that all Irish harp players should be hung and their harps burned. Interestingly, the British loved Irish harp music and usually employed harp players of their own. Queen Elizabeth had one. I guess he was immune. Cromwell was even more radical than Elizabeth and pretty much finished them off. Of course the harp tradition didn't die out all at once. Turlough O'Carolan, the most famous of the Irish harpers we have on record lived from 1670-1738. But 1792 was the last harp meeting in Belfast and by the beginning of the 19th century harp playing had pretty much died out. In Scotland the harp players were able to hide out in the Highlands, but the Battle of Culloden (1745?) pretty much finished off Scottish Highland culture and with it the harp players.” 19:32 - “Soul of a Harper” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales 23:01 - Songwriting as a parent offers its own special joys, songs about the children we love. Autoharpers like myself often liken ourselves to actual harpers. The great Irish harper, Turlough O’Carolan, is a favorite of us, but now it’s time to highlight an actual harper and songwriter. Sharon Powers is a Celtic harpist in Birmingham, AL. She has played professionally since 2016. Her musical stylings lend both touches of elegance and whimsy that delight the ears of all who listen. She is also the mother of a baby named Arthur as she’ll tell you about it in her story. 26:12 - “Arthur’s Lullaby” by Sharon Powers from Single -- 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. 30:02 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8.5) @ 12:00 PM Eastern JUN 17: Carmanda Art Show on YouTube @ 12:00 PM Eastern. Free! JUN 17: Celtfather Live @ 8 PM ET. Get your tickets. JUN 18-20: Magic City Con, Birmingham, AL JUN 27: Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker, GA @ 3:30-6:30 PM  ET You can find my complete calendar on my website. 31:14 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. You can learn more about my guests by following the link to them on the website. Sign up to our mailing lists. Buy music or merch. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. Pub Songs & Stories is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, you can buy my Virtual Public House CD or send me a few bucks to keep it going. Or best of all, 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: Amelia Pantone, Ron Lankford, Rod Nevin If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. -- Post a review in Apple Podcasts. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe or post a review on Apple Podcasts. I’d love your feedback. 32:40 - “Everybody Needs A Drinking Song” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe in your favorite podcatcher or listen on 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!
Jun 14 2021
35 mins
Star of the County Down #231
Star of the County Down and how a great melody found its way into an obscure hymn. Troosers vs trousers and a double meaning in a great mashup of songs. Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. 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 - “Black Velvet Band” from How America Saved Irish Music 3:46 - WELCOME -- If you enjoy this show, please subscribe or Post a review in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher. You can subscribe everywhere that podcasts are available. -- The Celtfather Story… Rie Sheridan Rose came out to Sherwood Forest Faire this year. Rie and I have collaborated on a lot of songs over the years (check out show #210). It started with the song “Soul of a Harper” which she will tell you about in the next episode. From there, we wrote a Firefly song. Then she wrote over half of my lyrics for Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits. She wrote all of the lyrics for Pirates vs. Dragons. It’s wonderful working with her. She asked me at Sherwood if I wanted to do any new song collaborations. I thought about it for  a moment. One of Rie’s methods for writing songs for our hobbit album was to take traditional Irish songs and then writing them in that style. I do that myself quite frequently. I find a great song, and I write something similar. I did it with “The Prettiest Hobbit”. That was based on the Irish song “I’ll Tell My Ma”. But one song that is brilliant and timeless and there are not many songs like it is “Star of the County Down”. It’s just a delightful song to sing and a joyful story. So I asked Rie to write such a song either hobbit-like or Celtic or whatever. Hopefully, we’ll get something great. In the meantime, I’m excited to share with you Rod Nevin’s own story about “Star of the County Down”. But first... 8:06 - 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/ 8:27 - Rod Nevin is an avid listener to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. He performs with the Celtic band Fire in the Glen. When I posted my request for Podcast Stories, he sent this surprise with “Star” and an obscure hymn. Here’s a clip of Rod and his wife Tammy singing the hymn. 13:12 - “Winds of God” clip by Rod and Tammy Nevin 17:18 - “Star of the County Down” by Tallymoore from One Foot Across the Ocean You can find out more about Fire in the Glen at FireInTheGlen.com And of course, Tallymoore is at Tallymoore.com. Rod also sent this he performs on the Scottish Smallpipes. 20:45 - “Upstate Folks” by Rod Nevin 23:17 - Troosers vs trousers and how I missed a double meaning in a great mashup of songs. 27:43 - “Donald, Where’s Your Troosers/Drunken Sailor” from A Faire To Remember 31:24 -- If you enjoyed this song, you can sing along with the Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics. You'll find lyrics and chords for all of the songs I sing in this show 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. 31:31 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern JUN 4-6: Con Carolinas ONLINE, Show times, Details TBA JUN 18-20: Magic City Con, Birmingham, AL JUN 27: Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker, GA @ 3:30-6:30 PM  ET 32:22 - SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE If you enjoy the music in this show, please show your support. You can learn more about my guests by following the link to them on the website. Sign up to our mailing lists. Buy music or merch. Follow us on streaming and tell a friend. The Pub Songs Podcast is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, you can buy my Virtual Public House CD or send me a few bucks to keep it going. Or best of all, 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: Keith G If you have questions or comments, email me or Chat in the Celtic Geeks group on Facebook. I thought I’d try something new this week--a broadsheet. Join the Celtic Geeks group and you can download a free broadsheet that includes song lyrics and chords for the songs and more about the artists in this show. 33:52 - “Rattlin’ Bog” from St Patrick’s Day Songs for Kids Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can subscribe in your favorite podcatcher or listen 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 #rattlinbog #starofthecountydown
May 17 2021
37 mins
Irish Refugees on Star Wars Day #230
Many Irish Americans were refugees. Hear how an Irish band is giving back to help refugees displaced from their native lands. How a little eavesdropping on a conversation led to a fun pub song and a round of beer for the band. Celebrate Star Wars Day with fun Jedi drinking songs. Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for musicians to share the stories and inspiration behind their music. My name is Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. I am your guide. 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. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONSEvery 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/ WHO'S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY 0:31 - “Lily the Pink” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales 4:09 - WELCOME -- One of the reasons I picked this song is because I’ve had a lot of requests for it over the past few years because of its popularity with the Brobdingnagian Bards. Now of course, Andrew McKee, my partner with the Bards sang the song. One of the other reasons why I picked this song was in case the Virtual Public House CD, volume 2 was a go. But first we gotta get to the Virtual Public House, maybe volume 1. -- The Celtfather Story… Last year, I hired my audio editor to edit this podcast. I already had Mitchell editing the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. That’s been going for a while. But the Pub Songs Podcast has always had a lot more talking. And because there’s more talking, that also means there’s more editing to be done. Which means it’s more expensive to produce. I was trying to think of a way to either cut expenses or bring in more money when I realized in every show, I sing 2-3 songs. I should do something with them. And maybe if I publish an album, it will earn enough to fund the shows for each Quarter of the year. So that’s what I did. Virtual Public House is the name of my brand new album. You’ll get 23 tracks. All of the songs were recorded and performed during the first three months episodes of 2021 on Pub Songs & Stories. Every time you buy one of these CDs, it will help fund the show. If all goes well, I should have a new album to release each quarter highlighting songs from the previous quarter. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s see what you think of THIS album. You can buy it in my store at MageRecords.com. If you are a member of the Gunn Runners Club, then you can even use your discount code to save on CD purchases. I thought about releasing this album on Vinyl. But unfortunately, it is far too long for that. And why do even bother mentioning vinyl? Well, on May 6, you will be able to buy As Long As I’m Flyin on vinyl. Yes. I am talking about a record. Like if you were talking about a record player. That’s exactly what I just did. I noticed my CD producer, Kunaki, now allows artists to sell vinyl records. I got all excited and decided to release my newest album. Then I realized, it’s been a while since I released a full production album. Anyway, you can find that in my Mage Record store. -- If you are not yet subscribed to the podcast, do so in your favorite podcatcher. You can find links to subscribe on our website at PubSong.com. I’d also love it if you would Post a review in Apple Podcasts. How does this show make you feel? I’d love your feedback. 8:34 -  Laughing Jack Story: How a little eavesdropping on a conversation led to a fun pub song and a round of beer for the band. 11:45 - “I’m Not Irish” by Laughing Jack from Live at the Indy Folk Series 15:07 - Will and Jake Thorne Story: They share how Irish Americans were refugees and how they're giving back to help the millions of world-wide refugees currently displaced from their native lands. 17:28 - “Where the Wild Shamrocks Grow” by Turf Fire Liars from Long Memories Short Fuses 21:56 – Marc Gunn Story: What is Star Wars Day? Star Wars is on May 4. It celebrates George Lucas's Star Wars media franchise. The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" as "May the Fourth be with you". Even though the holiday was not created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world have chosen to celebrate the holiday. You find the full history of Star Wars Day on Wikipedia. 23:05 - “Jedi Drinking Song” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales -- 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. 27:09 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM EasternMAY 8: Pepper Place Farmer's Market in Birmingham, AL @ 8:00 AM – 12 PM CTMAY 8: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co. in Alabaster, AL @ 7-10 PMMAY 13: Dragon Con Filk Music Concert online @ 7 PMTBD: Art Show for Carmanda 28:57 - 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: Keith Gifford 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. -- 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. 30:30 - “The Last Jedi Drinking Song” from I Will Not Sing Along Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. You can everywhere you find podcasts or on 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
May 3 2021
33 mins
Sailor's Songs #229
From sea shanties to Renaissance festivals. A Scottish song gets a New Orleans makeover. Jesse Ferguson imagines the sailors that were part of the fur trade in Canada. Heather Dale shares about a shipwright who built a Viking ship as a tribute to a fallen friend. Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories, the Virtual Public House where you hear the stories and inspiration behind the music. 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: Marc Gunn “Haul Away Joe” from Going for Brogue 3:55 - WELCOME. The Celtfather Story… -- 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. - Before we get started, I am looking for stories for this show. Well I mostly hope to have stories from musicians, but you might have your own story you would like to share. It’s easy to do. Email me your story idea. If I like it, I will ask you to report something. Make sure you have a song that you think it should go away. 6:15 - 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/ 6:45 - Jesse Ferguson, Introduction 7:25 - Jesse Ferguson imagines the sailors that were part of the fur trade in Canada. 9:35 - Jesse Ferguson, The Bard of Cornwall “Merchant Sailor’s Farewell” from Sailor’s Songs 12:58 - Marc Gunn shares a story about Mingulay Boat Song 14:20 -SONG: Marc Gunn “Mingulay Boat Song” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion 18:16 - Heather Dale, introduction 19:58 - Heather Dale shares about a shipwright who built a Viking ship as a tribute to a fallen friend. 23:04 - Heather Dale “Shipwright” from Sphere 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. 27:25 - UPCOMING SHOWS THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern APR 23-25: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX APR 29: Brobdingnagian Bards Internet Concert MAY 1-2: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX You can find my complete calendar on my website. 28:09 - 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. Pub Songs & Stories is based on the value-for-value model. If you get pleasure from this show, send me a few bucks to keep it going. You can also get lots of bonus content. Join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Your support pays for the production and promotion of my music and Pub Songs & Stories. Follow the link in the shownotes. Special thanks to my newest patrons: Charis Mitchell, Brian Staab, Vicki Solomon, Carole Troxler, Kirk Fehrenkamp, Kate Brennan 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. 28:47 - NEW CD - Virtual Public House -- 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. 30:52 - SONG: Marc Gunn “Bonnie Ship the Diamond” from Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s Companion Pub Songs & Stories was produced by Marc Gunn. The show is edited by Mitchell Petersen with graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. To subscribe, go to your favorite podcatcher 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 #sailorsongs #heatherdale
Apr 19 2021
33 mins
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
Apr 5 2021
32 mins

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