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MARC GUNN

Marc Gunn is Celtic American Musician and Podcaster. Good food, good drink and good company. Folk ballads, Irish drinking songs, fantasy, Sci Fi, and cats on the autoharp. Embrace independent Celtic music!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Free MP3 - St. Patrick Never Drank

Isn't it kinda funny how St. Patrick's Day is now synonymous with getting plastered on March 17th? What a shame! There's so much more to the Irish than getting drunk. Listen to the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast, and you'll know what I mean.

Now in all historical honesty, St. Patrick probably did drink. Beer was often used to kill bacteria. But that doesn't mean that his song with lyrics by the great comedic lyricist Spaff are any less true. This is Irish satire at it's finest.

Please take a moment and make a comment about the song on The FuMP.

"St. Patrick Never Drank"
Listen: HiFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: The FuMP
Read Lyrics: "St. Patrick Never Drank" Lyrics

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Originally published at Irish-Song-Lyrics.com. Find lyrics, free MP3s, and chords to Irish folk songs.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vote for the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was nominated for Best Podsafe Music and People's Choice in the Podcast Awards! (And Irish Fireside came in for Best Travel Podcast)

I want to thank everyone who nominated me!

It's not over yet!
Now the voting begins!
I need your help to spread the word.

Here's the details from the Podcast Awards site:

* Voting starts October 23, 2008 until November 6th, 2008.
* Each Person / IP address will be allowed to vote once a day in each category.
* 100% e-mail verification of all votes will take place, failure to click on a vote will result in no vote being placed. A verification e-mail with clickable link will be e-mailed to you so that you will have to verify the vote.

Please, let others know about the Podcast Awards site. Ask them to vote! http://www.podcastawards.com

Thanks again for your support!
Marc Gunn


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Monday, September 29, 2008

Free MP3 - Wild Mountain Thyme

This is one of the earliest songs I learned when I began playing Celtic music. The Brobdingnagian Bards recorded it on A Faire to Remember, and it never ceased to capture someone's attention. I rearranged the song a couple years ago to make it more sing-alongable. And I love this recording of this classic song by Francis McPeake.
"Wild Mountain Thyme"
Listen: HiFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Marc Gunn Free EP
Read Lyrics: "Wild Mountain Thyme" Lyrics

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Originally published at Irish-Song-Lyrics.com. Find lyrics, free MP3s, and chords to Irish folk songs.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New MP3 - Beer, Beer, Beer

I played this song for a number of years with the Brobdingnagian Bards. Earlier this year, I got bored with my original version of it. I wanted a new rhythm. So I re-arranged the song with swing. When I started playing it Ireland, it quickly became the most-popular song on the trip. T'was then I knew I wanted to add it it a new CD. For now, it's on my Marc Gunn's EP, a short EP that you can only get for free.
"Beer, Beer, Beer"
Listen: HiFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Marc Gunn Free EP
Read Lyrics: "Beer, Beer, Beer" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First What Color Is Your Podcast Is Done!

Oy! Not sure this was a smart idea or not, but if you saw my What Color Is Your Podcast feature on my merch page, you'll know you can get your own custom podcast of music sung by me to you for a helluva deal (way too low, remind me to change that after DragonCon IF I keep it up).

Tonight I recorded the FIRST of these custom podcasts for my friend Robin, the first to order them. It sounds awesome! Done totally live. Aside from some bizarre song selections. I'm really happy with the direction this will take. I'm seriously wondering if this might be something worth keeping up over the long run... but let me finish a few more of these shows and I'll decide then.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Free MP3 - Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

This song was based on a true story. I think it was 2004 when I was invited to go drink with a bunch of people dressed as hobbits from West of the Moon, a fan fiction website about hobbits. It was Thursday night of DragonCon weekend when I met up with them. We drank till the wee hours of the morning and I awoke the next day with a sore throat. By Sunday, I had laryngitis. I couldn't sing a lick and felt like crap. Andrew sang and stalled through the Brobdingnagian Bards Sunday evening filk show. After that, I swore I'd never go drinking with hobbits again. Last year, I finally wrote the song about the event for my new CD What Color Is Your Dragon?.
"Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: What Color Is Your Dragon?
Read Lyrics: "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" Lyrics

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Free MP3 - Monahan's Mudders Milk

It all began three years ago when I was introduced to Firefly, a Sci Fi Western by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I became a huge fan. The TV series is still one of my most-watched DVDs. One of my favorite episodes is "Jaynestown" where the ruffian Jayne Cobb becomes a folk hero with his own folk song, "Hero of Canton".

I loved it so much, I wanted to write my own Firefly song, but I was too busy watching the show to really spend any time writing about it. Then I was inspired to write "She Said Her Name Was Saffron" for a contest last year. I hoped more songs would come. It didn't until a couple weeks ago. I finally decided I was gonna write a song about mudder's milk, the alcoholic drink from "Jaynestown". The song evolved into a worker's rights folk song ala Woodie Guthrie. I recorded it, and for the icing on the cake, I got a bunch of Firefly fans to sing back up in the chorus, the way a good drinking song should be sung.
"Monahan's Mudders Milk"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Firefly Drinking Songs (or some other yet to be named CD)
Read Lyrics: "Monahan's Mudders Milk" Lyrics

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Free MP3 - Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chickens

When I decided to put together my cat CDs, my goal was to serve up a delicious blend of traditional Irish music, but make it about cats. So I picked some of the best Celtic musicians in Austin to help me record these albums. This set of tunes starts was picked by fiddler Christopher Buckley of The Tea Merchants. It starts with a bouncy jig and busts into a couple rockin' reels. Even with an autoharp it comes across sounding totally tradlicious.
"Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chickens"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Whiskers in the Jar: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers
Read Lyrics: n/a

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Free MP3 - The Lusty Young Sith

Two years ago, Diane Frost sent me a funny parody of "Lusty Young Smith". It was too funny to pass up. It included first favorite Sci Fi genre, Star Wars, and it beautifully capture the original song, except it is about a battle between a Jedi and Sith. Way cool! I recorded this for my upcoming CD, What Color Is Your Dragon?. Coming soon to a galaxy far, far away.
"The Lusty Young Sith"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: What Color Is Your Dragon? Folk Music with Delusions of Grandeur
Read Lyrics: "The Lusty Young Sith" Lyrics

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Free MP3 - Song of Assisi

During Spring Break in 1990, my mom and I went on a pilgrimage of the art of Piero della Francesca. We followed his art around Italy, culminating in a stop in Assisi. I don't know what it was about the town, but upon entering, and throughout the visit, I was filled with a blissful sense of peace and joy.

It is 18 years later, and I still remember the feeling I had in that town. While watching Rick Steves talk about the Assisi, I was left longing. So I picked up my autoharp and shared my feelings. Upon completion I asked my fans and friends what the song should be called. They voted, and it was named "Song of Assisi". I hope you share in the magic of my experience, and one day have the joy of visiting it too. The song will appear on a CD of instrumental autoharp music.
"Song of Assisi"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Autoharp Instrumentals (name TBD)
Read Lyrics: n/a

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New MP3 - A Drop of Nelson's Blood

Legend says that after Lord Nelson fell in the Battle of Trafalger, his body was sealed ina cask of rum to preserve it. When the sailors heard of this, they drank their fill. Thus, grog became known as "Nelson's Blood". This walkaway shanty is also known as "Roll the Old Chariot Along" or "Roll the Golden Chariot Along." I arbitrarily chose the later just for the heck of it. The song was also taken up as a hymn for the Salvation Army. The tune is very catchy. Feel free to make up verses as you go. It's great for that.
"A Drop of Nelson's Blood"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Going for Brogue: Irish Pub Songs and Sea Shanties with an Accent
Read Lyrics: "A Drop of Nelson's Blood" Lyrics

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Free MP3 - Botany Bay

I think I first learned this song from The Wolfe Tones when I first started learning Irish songs. It captured my imagination as it told the story of an Irishman who immigrates to Australia. The song was collected in Australia in the 1950s by H.P.C. 'Duke' Tritton. This version is sung with an Irish pirate brogue for my CD, Going for Brogue.
"Botany Bay"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Going for Brogue: Irish Pub Songs and Sea Shanties with an Accent
Read Lyrics: "Botany Bay" Lyrics

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

New MP3 - When the Dairy Farm Caught Fire

What happens when the dairy farm catches fire? The stray cat go crazy and have a field lapping up all the milk in this raucous song by Jean Prior, Nancy Pearsall and me. Jean came up with the idea when she started rewriting the lyrics to "Old Dun Cow". It got so funny that I had to put it out on my new CD Whiskers in the Jar: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers.
"When the Dairy Farm Caught Fire"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Whiskers in the Jar: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers
Read Lyrics: "When the Dairy Farm Caught Fire" Lyrics

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ren Fest Podcast 3-Year Anniversary Approacheth

I just got done recording Show #95 of the Renaissance Festival Podcast with Kristen. We had an awesome time. It hit both of us, but assuming we get our shows out in time, show #100 will be our 3-year anniversary show, coming out at the end of June.

Wild! Three years of doing this show. I can hardly believe it. But it's true.

So for the show, we're gonna go down... the bawdy route with an extra long... show. We'd like to get some promos from faire performers. So record a "Happy Anniversary" MP3 and send it our way. I'll get it in the show. The more interesting the better.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

New MP3 - Molly Malone... Cat's Perspective/Planxty Hewlett (cat songs)

One of the great ghost stories of Ireland is that of Molly Malone, the fishmonger who died in Dublin and who's ghost is reputed to wander the streets still selling fish. My friend Emilee Rush seems to think the cats were just as disappointed with the death of this wonderful human. Because the cats see the ghost too!
"Molly Malone... Cat's Perspective/Planxty Hewlett"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Whiskers in the Jar: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers
Read Lyrics: "Molly Malone... Cat's Perspective" Lyrics

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New MP3 - Rosin the Bow (Live)

One of the first songs I learned when I started playing Irish music. And somewhere along the way it's become a renewed favorite of mine. This one was recorded live in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland.
"Rosin the Bow (Live)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Rosin the Bow" Lyrics

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

New MP3 - Danny Boy (Cat Song Parody)

No. This is not your typical "Danny Boy". The original "Danny Boy" was written by Frederick Weatherly, an English lawyer, using a traditional Irish melody called "Londonderry Air" in 1910. The song was popularized by opera singers at the turn of the century, and my guess is that it entered into the Music Hall scene where a lot of Irish were performing. They picked it up, and it became an Irish American anthem, and the dread of many contemporary Irish traditional musicians who are asked to play it every St. Patrick's Day.

I didn't learn the original song until the summer of 2000. So I missed the dread part, and the Brobdingnagian Bards recorded it for our CD, Songs of Ireland. When I started writing songs for Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, I decided I had to parody this classic song, and wrote it about my cat, Jasper, who kept me up at night, followed by a wise lesson on how to keep cats from keeping you up all night... Play with them before you sleep. Wear them out. They'll sleep.
"Danny Boy (For Cat Lovers)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Whiskers in the Jar: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers
Read Lyrics: "Danny Boy (Cat Song Parody)" Lyrics

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wanted: Celtic Song Suggestions with a Twist

I was reading a playlist for a Celtic radio show, and I noticed that about 90% of the artists performing on the show were from Ireland or Scotland. Meaning their members were from one of those Celtic countries. Yet, as I understand it, 80% or so of the Celts, no longer live in those countries. That struck me as kinda crappy, because there are a helluva lot of brilliant Celtic musicians from around the globe who are of Celtic heritage but are 2nd generation or more. Yet, this one program largely ignores them. Does that not sound like a crying shame to you too?

So I think I found a topic for this year's St. Patrick's Day episode of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast--2nd Generation Celtic Ex-Patriots.

So I want your requests. What artist and possibly songs would you like to hear in the podcast that fit that bill?

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

New MP3 - What Shall We Do With a Catnipped Kitty

I am back in the studio to record my second edition of Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I had so much great feedback from the first album, I HAD to do another. And lo and behold, I haven't finished this album and already people are talking about a THIRD album. One paw at a time. Last week, I recorded three songs for the CD. This is the first of them. You can download it for free. Just do me a wee favor. Tell a friend. Post this in your blog. Post a review of the first album on iTunes. Recording albums with a producer is no inexpensive task. So I can use all the help possible at getting the word out. So please share this song with your friends. Thanks!
"What Shall We Do With a Catnipped Kitty"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers 2
Read Lyrics: "What Shall We Do With a Catnipped Kitty" Lyrics

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

New MP3 - Black Is the Color (Live)

What a beautiful song! I really fell in loved with it listening to Nick Hennessey perform it on his solo albums. Nick plays harp. I play autoharp. But the first thing I did after falling in love with it was rewrite it about cats for my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD. And it was a hit. Glad folks still like my nice, traditional version, especially when sung in a pub in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland.
"Black Is the Color (Live)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Black Is the Color" Lyrics

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cat Lovers Podcast #15 - Catnipped Kitty

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Cat Lovers Podcast #15 - Catnipped Kitty (12.6 MB)


The Cat Lovers Podcast was produced by Tracey Tracy and recorded by Marc Gunn of Mage Records. Read the shownotes at CatMusicBlog.com. If you have questions or comments, please email Tracey at meow@catmusicblog.com with CAT LOVERS PODCAST in the subject line. Check out Past Shows here.

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Friday, February 08, 2008

New MP3 - Finnegan's Wake (Live)

"Tim Finnegan lived on Walklin' Street..." Yeah. It's one of the first Irish songs I learned nine years ago. And it's still a favorite of mine and many others too. Here it is live and in it's raucous glory.
"Finnegan's Wake (Live)"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Finnegan's Wake" Lyrics

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New MP3 - Gollum Blues (Live)

What happens when you read Lord of the Rings and drink too much in a pub in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland? A live recording of "The Psychopathic, Chronic, Schizophrenic Gollum Blues". Complete with butchered lyrics. But toned with lots of live sing-a-long fun.
"Gollum Blues (Live)"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Psychopathic, Chronic, Schizophrenic Gollum Blues" Lyrics

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

New MP3 - Harry Potter and The Rising of the Moon

I was re-reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone when a story crept into my mind. Professor McGonagall was there in tabby cat form while London wizards celebrated the defeat of Voldemort. But what were the London cats doing? As I sang "Rising of the Moon", the answer came to me. I recorded this in for my first cat CD, but it was cut due to legal issues. But when I found out about Wizard Rock, I decided to blow care to the wind and plan to officially release the song for More Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, my next cat CD. I start recording in two weeks and am currently looking for angelic cat lovers willing to sponsor the album.
"Harry Potter and The Rising of the Moon"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: More Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
Read Lyrics: "Harry Potter and The Rising of the Moon" Lyrics

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

New MP3 - Johnny Jump Up (Live)

"Johnny Jump Up" seemed the perfect song to start the evening with when I was in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland last summer, because I was drinking a lot of Bulmers cider (known stateside as Magners). I learned the song from Christy Moore. So it's one of the few versions I've heard in 3/4 time.
"Johnny Jump Up (Live)"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Johnny Jump Up" Lyrics

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Free MP3 - Hero of Canton

Firefly is was a brilliant TV Sci Fi Western by Joss Whedon. I turned into a Huge Browncoat right before the movie Serenity was released. "Hero of Canton" is from the episode Jaynestown and much like in the movie, this song was recorded live in an Irish pub in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland with twenty plus friends singing along.
"Hero of Canton (Live)"
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From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Hero of Canton" Lyrics

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ren Fest MP3 - The Faire Is Over

I wrote this poem in 2003 after another blissful year as the late, great Excalibur Fantasy Faire came to a close. I released in my poetry book, Bella Fillioct, and my friend Lorella Loftus liked it so much, she asked that we do a recording. When the Renaissance Festival Podcast began, I thought it would make a wonderful ending to the show and so it was. Now it's finally on a new compilation CD of Renaissance festival music released through my podcast.
"The Faire Is Over"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn with Lorella Loftus
From: Renaissance Festival Podcast Compilation
Read Lyrics: "The Faire Is Over" Lyrics

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Soul of a Harper (Live)" MP3

A lot of people asked about recordings from my excursion to an Irish pub in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland last summer. I led twenty friends into a sing-a-long of Irish songs to a raucous evening. I grabbed a dozen of those tracks and put them together as an MP3 album on Soundclick.
"Soul of a Harper (Live)"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Soul of a Harper (Live)" Lyrics

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"My Father Was a Werewolf" MP3

Not too long ago a band called Redhill Rats submitted music to my Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I loved their style so I played "My Father Was a Werewolf" in the show. A listener, authoress and fan of Harry Potter, named Peg Kerr, loved the song too. So much so that she filked it. I loved her filk so much that I recorded it. It tells the story of Teddy Lupin, son of Tonks and Remus Lupin, the werewolf.
"My Father Was a Werewolf"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: n/a
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Saturday, December 08, 2007

New MP3 - Auld Lang Syne

It's New Years Eve. I've wanted to record "Auld Lang Syne" for years now. It's just a beautiful song. As I was napping today, I finally came up with a solo arrangement for this classic song by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland.
"Auld Lang Syne"
From: The Bridge: Celtic and Folk Songs
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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"Of Twilight Shores and Heroes' Death" MP3s

I've been on a writing binge this Fall, especially of instrumental autoharp music. I love the sound the autoharp creates. It's very unique and I've heard no one experiment with effects. When I wrote this, my goal was to create a musical landscape to express my mood at the time. It was only late that I allowed my fans to listen and name the tune. My hope is to release an instrumental CD in early 2008. Hopefully, I'm getting close to finishing the album.
"Of Twilight Shores and Heroes' Death"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Autoharp Instrumentals
Read Lyrics: "Of Twilight Shores and Heroes' Death" FAQ

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tiziano Gunn MP3

In my first cat CD, Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, I felt like I had a song for Jasper and a song for Torre, but no real song FOR Tiziano, my other tabby cat. Lyrics came to me based on the Irish song, "Old Fenian Gun" that just seemed to cool to miss. Since I was thinking of releasing a CD of love songs, I thought I might add this to that CD. Thus, it is a love song for a cat. I recorded it for my non-typical love songs CD A Tribute to Love.
"Tiziano Gunn"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Tiziano Gunn" Lyrics

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

WANTED: Celtic Christmas Music

I am trying to think ahead for a change and prepare my next Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Celtic Christmas Music Special. I am looking for new music from Celtic artists who wish to be featured in the show. Last year's, Celtic Christmas Music Special was a smashing success.

So if you are a Celtic musician or know of a Celtic group with Celtic Christmas music, please submit your album to the podcast and I'll do my best to fit you on to the show.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Hobbit Journey Home MP3

I recorded this instrumental tune in the winter of 2006 at my mom's. I was practicing on my autoharp when this melody came to me. It had a fairly sad, yet uplifting feeling that reminded me of Frodo and company returning home after their semi-triumphant return from Mordor. Their lives had changed. The Ring had made an eternal mark on Frodo. Yet, they were still going "home". It's the ups and downs of the occasion.
"The Hobbit Journey Home"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "The Hobbit Journey Home" FAQ

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Heart and Soul MP3

I don't remember where I first heard this song. But my favorite version was in the movie BIG. But I was really surprised to find out that there were lyrics to the song. I started singing it and I sounded like Jimmy Durante. But I soon worked out an arrangement for my CD, "A Tribute to Love".
"Heart and Soul"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Heart and Soul" Lyrics

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Froggie Went A-Courtin' MP3

I learned this song from my dad. These are the lyrics he used to sing to me as a kid. I think he learned it from The Brothers Four. It was always a favorite song, which is why I recorded it for my CD, "A Tribute to Love".
"Froggie Went A-Courtin'"
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From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" Lyrics

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Help Indie Celtic Music Top the Charts

It's that time. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is running a special promotion called "Top the Celtic Charts". The goal of this promotion is to push an independent Celtic music group to the top of the charts on iTunes.

This month's feature is for Mactalla Mor. They have a fantastic song called "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" from their new CD, The New Collossus.

How can you help us push Mactalla Mor to the Top of the Charts
  1. Go to iTunes and purchase Track 1, "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" TODAY, October 15th.
  2. Then keep an eye open on the Top 100 World Music Songs on iTunes, and we'll see if we made an impact.
Why should we do this?
Independent artists don't get much attention. Celtic music artists even less so in the grand scheme of things. If we work together towards a common goal, we will make a great impact on the world as whole. And you can make an impact on our musical genre specifically.

So if you use iTunes, please help us change the face of music by supporting the Celtic Chart Topper of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Find out more at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/topthecharts/.

I just purchased my copy. How about you?

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Top the Celtic Charts - Mactalla Mor

Speaking of topping the charts. I updated the Celtic Top the Charts feature at the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast with a new artist. If you remember the summer promotion with Cady Finlayson, my goal was to help push and independent Celtic music group to the Top of the Charts on iTunes. I finally made time to pick a new chart topper for October 15th.

This month's feature is for Mactalla Mor, a Celtic fusion group out of New York. Their new CD, The New Collossus is fantastic! The goal is to push their song "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" to the Top of the Charts on iTunes.

How do we do that?
  1. Go to iTunes and purchase Track 1, "Chi Mi Na Morbheanna" on October 15th.
  2. Then keep an eye open on the Top 100 World Music Songs on iTunes, and we'll see if we made an impact.
Why should we do this?
Independent artists don't get much attention. Celtic music artists even less so in the grand scheme of things. If we work together towards a common goal, we will make a great impact on the world as whole. And you can make an impact on our musical genre specifically.

So if you use iTunes, please help us change the face of music by supporting the Celtic Chart Topper of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Click here to get started!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Advertisement: The Naughty Wench MP3

Coming soon to the Renaissance Festival Podcast and the Ren Fest Podcast CD.





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MARCSONGS PODCAST

The MarcSongs Podcast is a weekly podcast where you can download one free MP3 from Marc Gunn. Most of the music is Celtic based, because one of my goals in life is to promote Celtic music. And I like to do that by sharing MP3s.

To subscribe to the podcast download a podcast client and point it to this URL: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss

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About the Podcast
The MarcSongs Podcast is really what my Pub Songs Podcast started out to be, before I got scared. It's strange giving away a free MP3 every week. You can't help but wonder if people will actually buy your music and support your craft or if they'll just take your music and run.

I should know better by now. I mean, how many years have I given away music? I started that on MP3.com in 2000. By giving away more music than any other Celtic band, I kinda took hold of the genre. Now I continue to give away more music than any other Celtic band, and I am always grateful to everyone who supports me by buying my CDs, MP3s, making donations, joining Song Henge, buying t-shirts and wooden mugs. It all helps me in my goal to continue making music.

The podcast was formerly known as the Irish Song Lyrics Podcast, but with the new slight change in format. I now call it MarcSongs. I hope you subscribe and enjoy my songs for years to come.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Brobdingnagian Minute #22 - 3 Steps to DragonCon

This weeks Brobdingnagian Bards podcast was recorded on the drive to DragonCon 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Songs This Week:
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Friday, August 10, 2007

Marc Gunn's Podcasts

Here's the latest list of my podcasts, in order of popularity, as of February 2008:

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
This is by far my most-popular podcast with over 8,000 subscribers and 30,000 downloads each month. It features Irish and Celtic music from some of the hottest independent Celtic groups around the globe.

Renaissance Festival Podcast
Ever been to a Renaissance Festival? This show highlight artists performing at Renaissance festivals each week. It also hosts the annual Renaissance Festival Awards.

Marc Gunn's Pub Songs Podcast
I started this podcast with plans to feature pub songs, but it evolved into my personal podcast. It features live performances, thoughts, some favorite bands, and just all-around amusement.

MarcSongs's Podcast
I started this podcast with the intent to feature just Irish songs. But I got carried away and decided to open it up to all my music. Once a week, you can download a free 128kbps MP3. Course if you enjoy it, I just ask that you consider buying an album or buy the upgraded 192kbps MP3 file.

A Brobdingnagian Minute
The podcast of the Brobdingnagian Bards. Once a month, we ramble on about whatever's on our minds and then we play a few songs in each show. It's the next best thing to a live show that you'll find.

Cat Lovers Podcast
Do you love cats? I started this podcast to promote my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, but it kinda grew beyond that featuring cat news, humour, stories, health tips and much more.

Your Weekly Irish Stout
I started this podcast for my friend Jack Murphy. It features Irish songs, pirate songs, and sea shanties from Captain Black Jack Murphy and Irish Stout. It is currently podfaded, but we still hope to bring it back one day.


It was 2005 when I was listening to the DragonPage WingingIt and The Signal Podcast (Firefly) and fell in love with podcasts. That's when the addiction began. I recorded a podcast in March, but scraped it. A couple months later, the bug hit me again, and I recorded the Cat Lover's Podcast. It was fun and easy to produce. So I started the Renaissance Festival Podcast. The next thing I knew I had a half a dozen podcasts and new ones pop up all the time.

Some other podcasts I really love:

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Friday, July 27, 2007

New American Folk Podcast - Lord of the Dance

"I danced in the morning when the world was begun." I loved that song growing up. But it wasn't until I got on MP3.com a few years back that I heard a great version by Muckle Flugga that renewed my interest of the song. However, it was Pam Owens, aka Mother Pockets who posted the song title, "Lord of the Pounce" that made me want to write a parody for Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. That, ultimately, led to me actually learning the original Irish song. That's when I found out just how well-loved "Lord of the Dance" is as a song. It's amazing to find out that the lyrics were written in the '60s by Sydney Carter. I can only dream to hope that one day I might write a song as beloved.
"Lord of the Dance"
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Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Lord of the Dance" Lyrics

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pub Songs Podcast: Folk Music with Delusions of Grandeur

My live performances on the Pub Songs Podcast have gone over very well. I've only released two from my home studio, but I get a lot of emails from people who enjoyed them and want to hear more. So I listened to the shows again and picked the recordings that were made in those shows. They will make up the first in a series of albums from the Pub Songs Podcast.

This first album is called Folk Music with Delusions of Grandeur. Why the name? I played rock music in my early music career. I play folk music, but I'm a bit of a rocker at heart. I mean my new sideburns are kinda testimony of that. But being the realist, I know that currently folk music lacks the power and ability for mass appeal like rock music. But never the less, I dream of rocking out in an arena... with my autoharp and Celtic folk songs.

This album will feature some of the songs I recorded for my Pub Songs Podcast. Plus, I decided to add a few songs that are just hanging around waiting to be added to a CD. Here are some of the songs you may hear on the new CD:
  1. Black Velvet Band
  2. Jock Stuart (A Man Who Wears A Kilt Every Day)
  3. Star of the County Down
  4. The Virgin Diet
  5. Lish Young Buy-A-Broom
  6. Lord of the Pounce
  7. Loch Tay
  8. The Pleasant Peasant Pheasant Plucking Song
  9. Eleanor Plunkett
  10. I Saved The Planet Earth (Dr. Who)
  11. Monkeys Over Mongolia
  12. A Rabbit For Halloween (Bugs Bunny & Witch Hazel)
  13. Won't You Come With Me
  14. Happy Birthday, Dear Hobbit & Friend
  15. Advertisement: PlagueAway, the Pestilence Potion
  16. The Faire Is Over
I hope to finish mixing the album after I return from Europe. And it may well be out in mid-July 2007.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Irish Song Lyrics Podcast - Fiddler's Green

What happens when fishermen die? They go to Fiddler's Green, a paradise for those who lived their lives on the sea. It's a beautiful fantasy by John Connolly. I learned the song from The Wolfe Tones and liked it so much, it was one of the first songs I parodied on Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, about what happens when a cat dies and the paradise that they find.
"Fiddler's Green"
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From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Fiddler's Green" Lyrics

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Irish Podcast with "Black Is the Colour (Of My True Love's Hair)"

This is such a beautiful song. I think it was Nick Hennessey who inspired me to finally learn it. It's an old song with origins in both Scotland and the Appalacian Mountains, meaning its true origins are lost in time. The cat parody I made for Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers was a love song for black cats with a little message about stopping No-Kill Animal Shelters. It was called "Black Is the Colour (Of My Cat's Fur)".
"Black Is the Colour (Of My True Love's Hair)"
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From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Black Is the Colour" Lyrics

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Associate Editor Wanted for Cat Lovers Podcast

I need a Associate Editor for my Cat Lovers Podcast.

I got Another email saying, "more cat podcasts". But what with time, I'm having trouble. So here's what I need. I need someone willing to find

1-3 News Bits
1-3 Interesting websites
1 Comedy story
1 main story

The news and websites need to include a paragraph of explanation followed by a link to more information. The comedy and main stories can be a bit longer. Basically, reading all this stuff will take ten minutes. And it does need to be written out.

I would need this info, just once a month. Pretty simple, eh?

Anyone interested in being an Associate Editor? Email me.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

New Podcast - Finnegan's Wake

This was one of the first Irish songs I ever learned from some cassette of Irish drinking songs. It's about Tim Finnegan who dies and a wake is held in his honor. It quickly turns into a free-for-all. Even death, it's terrible thing to waste good alcohol. I parodied this song on Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers with a song about a Sphynx cat named Furagone who runs through the same life after death scenario with catnip. Notice the cute meows at the beginning of the song. That's my cat Tiziano.
"Finnegan's Wake"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Finnegan's Wake" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
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Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
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Monday, April 30, 2007

Renaissance Festival Podcast Joins the P-List

What happens when bloggers and podcasters work together? With so much attention on Z Lists and Technorati, journeyPod has decided to launch its own list of noteworthy podcasts.

With thousands of great podcasts available today, many of the early Internet radio show pioneers and independent podcasts have gotten buried by larger traditional media. journeyPod has taken matters into their own hands, giving long overdue and well-deserved blogosphere attention to a number of the Internet radio shows in a variety of categories.

Since journeyPod was the first to launch a luxury travel podcast, it was only natural to release the first-ever P List of Podcasts, featuring only independent podcasts. Following this initial launch, journeyPod will release a second P List of Mainstream Podcasts to point out some of the mainstream media giants who have excelled with their larger budget podcasts.

"This is a great grassroots way for independent podcasters and bloggers to help each other out by promoting other quality shows that we all listen to and watch," proclaimed Ryan Bifulco, executive producer of journeyPod. "All the boats in the bathtub rise together." Adding, "The Internet epitomizes the concept of sharing, so this list is just one way journeyPod can help some of the original podcast pioneers that have shows in a variety of categories."

For more detailed information on the P List of Podcasts and to read and copy the entire list, visit journeyPod's P List of Podcasts.

"We've selected interesting podcasts for this list, but we also noted podcasters that have been producing since 2005 or podcasts that have over 500 episodes," revealed Carly Redgers, promotions manager for journeyPod.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Announcing New Irish Podcast

I know. I know. I don't need to start any more podcasts, but this is something that's been dear to my heart for a long time. So I thought I'd go ahead and start officially promoting it as such. It's called the Irish Songs & Lyrics Podcast. It began as just my Celtic lyrics directory on The Bards website, but kinda exploded outside of that.

Every Tuesday (or so), the podcast will feature one new Irish or Celtic song that you can download for free through the podcast and share with your friends. All the songs will pretty much be me solo on the autoharp. That's the easiest way to stay consistent with it.

To start off, I'm gonna duplicate songs from the Irish Stout thingy, but my Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion CD is almost complete. Once it is all start releasing some of those songs and start recording some more.

What's the reason behind this? I'm sort of returning the favor to all those Celtic artists who I listened to and learned songs from. I'm a big proponent of keeping traditional music alive. So this is my chance to do just that. If you like, please share with your friends.

Meantime, you can subscribe by posting the following RSS feed into your podcatcher:
http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Pub Songs Podcast #22 - A REAL Live with Marc Gunn in Eugene, Oregon

Songs:
  1. "The Naughty Kitty"
  2. "Wild Rover/Wild Kitty"
  3. "Star of the County Down"
  4. "A Fairy Story"
  5. "Old Dun Cow"
  6. "Donald Where's Your Drunken Scotsman?"
  7. "Old Fenian Gun"
  8. "Johnny Jump Up"
  9. "Irish Ballad"
  10. "Harry Potter and The Rising of the Moon"
  11. "Jedi Drinking Song"
  12. "The Mining Ship the Red Dwarf"
  13. "Wild Mountain Thyme"
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Pub Songs Podcast #22 - A REAL Live House Concert Performance with Marc Gunn

From the Pub Songs Podcast.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

PUB SONGS PODCAST

The Pub Songs Podcast is a personal podcast of Marc Gunn. It opens with some pub songs from Ireland, Scotland and around the world, song that you may hear in pubs, plus, folk song lyrics and news. It also features poetry, rants, and raves and some of the favorite non-Celtic bands of Marc Gunn.

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The original idea behind the podcast was to teach people about a variety of pub songs. The first two songs were from that media. But I quickly ran out of time for research. So when I reworked the Pub Songs Podcast a few months later, I decided to make it a personal podcast, one where I could not only rant and rave about my favorite things are talk about things I love, but also where I could highlight music.

In every show, there's at least one pub song from around the world, though mostly from Ireland and Scotland. Then, since I love many different styles of music, I branch out from there. Some times, I'll have a song by yours truly, Marc Gunn. Other times, I'll feature bands I find through my Irish & Celtic Music Podcast or my Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. Most recently, I started recording hour-long shows, highlighting songs that I perform, though not always pub songs. In fact, my musical interests lean more towards ballady music, but I like to think they're all still fun.

The podcast comes out in seasons with fifteen shows in each season. Listeners can download the show by hand for free, or they can make a donation and download the season that is nicely zipped up for your listening pleasure.

Incidentally, the original format of the Pub Songs Podcast was recently replaced with another podcast I started called Your Weekly Irish Stout. That podcast features one free download from an Irish pirate band called Irish Stout.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC PODCAST

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast began as an extension of the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. I was listening to the Celtic Music News Podcast and thought that it might be cool to play some of the free MP3s that I feature each week in the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. But within a few weeks, everything had changed.

I'm not sure if people are just more used to the idea of a radio show, or what. But listeners grasped the idea behind the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast music quicker and easier than they did with my Celtic magazine.

There are enough Celtic radio shows like the Fiona Ritchie's Thistle & Shamrock on NPR (National Public Radio), perhaps, that makes them think of some downloadable radio shows as completely different from free MP3s.

Nevertheless, within a few shows, I found the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast not only easier to compile, but a lot more fun. I played music I loved. I introduced new Celtic music groups. And people seemed much more passionate than they did with the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. If you haven't listened to my Celtic music podcast, check it out:

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Twenty episodes and a year after its inception, the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has risen into the ranks of one of the most-popular music podcasts on iTunes. Over 15,000 episodes of each show are downloaded, and I get more comments from listeners about how much they love the podcast than I do from any other podcast I do. Heck, I almost wonder if I should ditch some of the others and just do this one.

For now, I continue on with my many podcasts and hope that one day podcasting will climb to all new heights of success online.

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