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Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories, the virtual Public House for Celtic culture and change through music.

I am Marc Gunn. I play Sci F'Irish music. I want to take you on an adventure. I'll share the stories behind my songs as we explore pop culture media through the lens of Irish & Celtic music. You will have fun and sing along, and maybe get a far too real glimpse of yourself.




Dec 16, 2019

I think Christmas snow is just a dream. I remember maybe one White Christmas in my life time. But I still love the idea and the song. We’re gonna make musical angels in the show with Santa Claus on the Pub Songs Podcast.

The Selkie Girls, Eddie Biggins, Highland Reign, The Gothard Sisters, Brobdingnagian Bards, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse, Marc Gunn

Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. I am your Guide. My name is Marc Gunn. Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Your generous pledge allows me to create music and podcasts for you!

If you want to chat in the pub, then send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to Use the hashtag #pubsongs in the subject of your email. 

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0:18 -- “Taladh Chriosda” by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas
Pronunciation: Tall-uck Crees-da

4:55 -- WELCOME.

  • I have two new singles are coming out this month. And I will feature both in this show
  • Selcouth means “When everything feels strange and different yet you find it marvelous anyway.” Selcouth is the name of my new album. The Kickstarter to fund it will take place at the end of January 2020. Sign up to my mailing list so you don’t miss it!

7:01 -- “See Amid the Winter's Snow” by Heather Dale from Spark

10:39 -- “Glasgow Christmas Rain” by Highland Reign from A Celtic Christmas

14:28 -- STORIES FROM THE ROAD: About Slainte Mhaith Christmas

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Special thanks to my newest patrons: Alicia, Eric F, Ken K, and Luke M

23:57 -- “Slainte Mhaith Christmas” by Marc Gunn from Single

25:58 -- “Still, Still, Still” by The Gothard Sisters from Falling Snow

29:09 -- 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. In episode #191, I talk the itinerary of the 2020 Origins of Celtic Invasions. We will explore Venice, Vicenza, and Padova. We will see castles, sail rivers, explore hills and mountains, and eat amazing Italian food. 

You can find out more about this exciting trip. Join the invasion at 

30:19 -- “The Last Jedi Drinking Song” by Brobdingnagian Bards from I Will Not Sing Along

34:02 -- “Ny kirree fo niaghtey (The Sheep are Under the Snow)” by Beth Patterson from The Poor Clares: Songs for Midwinter


  • Jan 10-12: GaFilk, Atlanta, GA (not a guest)
  • Jan 24: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co, Alabaster, AL
  • Jan 25: Maggie McGuinness Pub, Huntsville, AL
  • Mar 20-22: Cleveland ConCoction, Cleveland, OH
  • Starting Jan 8, Weds 10:30 AM EDT: Coffee with The Celtfather, Facebook

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39:06 -- “Snowfall” by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings

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