Marc Gunn

Irish drinking songs and science fiction. Nowhere else but from the bizarre imagination of Marc Gunn would these elements be so neatly integrated. Nicknamed “The Celtfather”, Marc Gunn is a champion of the Celtic MP3. He has given away over 10,000,000 MP3s since he began his Celtic music career in 1999.

Marc Gunn is an award-winning acoustic folk musician rooted in the American Celtic song tradition–-Celtic music, the Traditional and the Twisted. His musical instrument of choice-the autoharp-continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. Order CDs by snail mail here.

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Marc Gunn “Best of” Compilation CD

Irish Songs for New Orleans by Marc Gunn (2010)

Irish music with a blues and jazz feelRiveting collection of Irish songs inspired by New Orleans blues and jazz from a variety of CDs by Marc Gunn, one of the most-prolific Celtic musicians online. This compilation CD features Celtic music from Kilted For Her Pleasure, The Bridge, Happy Songs of Death, and Whiskers in the Jar.

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Tracks: Black Velvet Band, Johnny Jump Up, Peggy Gordon, Gypsy Rover, Kitty’s Rambles in New Orleans, St. Patrick Never Drank, Foggy Dew, I’ll Drink From Dusk Til Dawn, Whiskey, You’re the Devil, Silhouette of Longing Love, Beer, Beer, Beer, The Cats of Molly Malone.

 

Marc Gunn’s Albums

Sci Fi Drinking Songs by Marc Gunn (2014)

Sci Fi Drinking SongsIn one hand, a pint of Mudder’s Milk, in the other a bottle of Romulan Ale. Sing and laugh along with this Celtic Geek musical gem. Drinking can be found throughout the universe from Earth to Praxis, from Canton to Skaro. Come on, you know Davros was drinking something when he came up with the Daleks. In fact, I think The Doctor was there drinking with him. Sci Fi Drinking Songs are fun songs designed to make us laugh, cry, smile, and above all SING!

Tracks: Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, Doctor of Gallifrey, Bring Me Home, Boys, Reavers, Malcolm, Reavers, Isn’t It Grand Boys to Be Walking Undead, Jedi Drinking Song Prequel, Those Characters Died, The Smial or the Tree, Romulan Ale, La La La Geeks, Free Brains, Browncoats Keep Flyin’, Jedi’s Dargle, A Boy and His Frog, Come Take a Trip on my Airship

 

How America Saved Irish Music by Marc Gunn (2014)

How America Saved Irish MusicThe Irish diaspora of the 19th century sent millions of Irish families to America.  Settling in New York, Boston and New Orleans, the immigrants brought Irish music with them.  Combining with other folk traditions and sustained by Irish cultural organizations across the country, Irish and Celtic music thrives in America. Two original songs are based on the construction of the New Basin Canal in New Orleans, where something between 5,000 and 20,000 Irish workers dies of yellow fever.

Tracks: A Stor Mo Chroi, Star of the County Down, Gypsy Rover, Men of New Basin Canal, Bridget’s Prayer, Ais Vis Lo Lop, Black Velvet Band, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Streets of Laredo/Bard of Armagh, Whiskey, You’re the Devil, Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot, Mrs. McGraw, Leaving of Liverpool, Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye.

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Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion by Marc Gunn (2013)

Scottish Drinking SongsThe Celtfather fuses traditional Scottish songs with Celtic American fun while raising a flag for Scottish freedom!

Marc Gunn compiles some of the greatest Scottish songs ever written into one incredible album that topped the World Music charts on iTunes when it was released on St. Andrew’s Day. It’ fun Celtic music for all the Scottish ex-patriots around the world.

Tracks: Come Ye By Atholl, MacPherson’s Farewell, Mingulay Boat Song, I’m a Rover, Seldom Sober, Ye Jacobites By Name, Scots Wha Hae, Loch Tay Boat Song, Barnyards of Delgaty, Jock Stuart, Ye Canna Shove Yer Granny, A Man’s A Man For A’ That, Green Grow the Rashes, Mari Mac, There Are No Pubs in Kirkintilloch, Skye Boat Song, Mairi’s Wedding, Flower of Scotland.

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Not Every Day Is St. Patrick’s Day by Marc Gunn (2013)

St Patrick's Day CDEver wake up on St. Patrick’s Day in a panic because you have no Irish music? Well, here’s a ready-made solution! “Every Day is Not St. Patrick’s Day” adds to Marc Gunn’s considerable collection of Celtic music made accessible in any number of ways. First of all, it’s a great listen. Even if you never explore the music beyond that, you’ll be satisfied. But Marc has made the lyrics to and chords for all these great songs available on his Irish Song Lyrics website. Was the #5 most-popular World music album on iTunes on January, 17 2013.

Tracks: Whiskey in the Jar, Dicey Riley, Tae the Begging, Kilkelly Ireland, Rising of the Moon, Nancy Whiskey, Rocky Road to Dublin, Old Fenian Gun, The Alcoholic, Minstrel Boy, Danny Boy, Drunken Sailor, Wild Colonial Boy, Big Strong Man, An Irish Lullaby, Henry Martin, May Morning Dew, A Drop of Nelson’s Blood, Arthur McBride, Old Dun Cow.

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Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits by Marc Gunn (2011)

There you are at the Sign of the Prancing Pony in Bree, when you hear the sounds of rollicking song inside. You push open the heavy oak door to see small hobbits dancing on the bar, spilling beer and singing at the top of their lungs. Little did you know that there are scores of great hobbit drinking songs. Marc Gunn, The Celtfather, met up with Daisy Brambleburr of Bindbale Wood (aka Rie Sheridan Rose) in Hobbiton to discuss and share the drinking songs of the hobbits. He came back with a plethora of great songs and tunes to share in his newest album.

Tracks: A Working in the Garden, Scouring the Shire, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits, Elves, The Ring of Hope, Prancing Pony, Said the Horse to the Hobbit, Let’s Get Drunk Tonite, Everybody Needs a Drinking Song, Rose, We’ll Have a Pint of Stout, The Shire Polkas, A Well-Dressed Hobbit, Hobbit Birthday Song, Bilbo’s Farewell, Wildflowers of Party Field, Cat and Rat, Do You Fancy a Drink?, The Hobbit Journey Home, Raise a Glass in Parting.

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Firefly Drinking Songs by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn (2011)

Marc Gunn joins forces with the quintessential Browncoat band, his good friends Bedlam Bards. Recorded live at science fiction conventions and shindigs, Firefly Drinking Songs presents music inspired by Firefly and Serenity–the perfect sound for hoisting a mug of mudder’s milk!

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Tracks: Monahan’s Mudder’s Milk, Somnabulant Intro, Hush, Now Little Citizen, Bring Me Home, Boys, Kaylee, O Susannah, Fruity Oaty Bars, Browncoats Keep Flyin’, It’s Good to Have Jayne on Your Side, A Drop of Reever Blood, Whiskey in the Jar, Libertas Sumptus Intro, Freedom Costs, Hero of Canton.

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Kilted For Her Pleasure by Marc Gunn (2010)

New Kilted Celtic Comedy Music CD from Marc Gunn.Do you love kilts? Celtic music? Do you love to laugh? You’re in luck! Enjoy Marc Gunn’s Kilted Celtic comedy music for the playfully demented Celtic music fan. Get ready to guffaw with a healthy dose of laughter, the best medicine for any Celtic music lover.

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Tracks: Kilted For Her Pleasure, A Drop of Vulcan Blood, Maid Went to the Mill, Close Your Eyes, Beer, Beer, Beer, To the Begging He Will Go, The True History of No Pants Day, Jock Stuart, A Man Who Wears a Kilt Every Day, St. Patrick Never Drank, Call of the Bodice, The Mower, The Widow and the Devil, Kitty Cat, The Sailboat Armada, Monahan’s Mudder’s Milk.

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The Bridge by Marc Gunn (2010)

album  coverA soulful reflection of Celtic and folk bluesy music with themes and melodies both new and old that spans over ten years of Marc Gunn’s career. Masterfully recorded by Rich Brotherton, one of the Celtic music world’s finest producers.

Tracks: The Bridge, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Black Velvet Band, The Furball Set: Dobby Goes to Dublin/The Cat in the Corner/The Can of Salmon, Peggy Gordon, Auld Lang Syne, Liquid Sunshine, No Songs Left to Sing, A Lil Bit O’Love, Wild Mountain Thyme, Healy Pass, Gypsy Rover.

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Happy Songs of Death by Marc Gunn (2009)

album coverIt’s Irish. A joyful juxtaposition of the morbid and the comic that celebrates murder ballads, the Black Death and life through death. Experience an album of New Orleans Irish music and drinking songs with an album cover by famed Celtic artist Ingrid Houwers.

Happy Songs of Death (Death’s Autoharp Cover)

album coverSame CD, but different album cover by Nikki O’Shea, the author of the Bards Comic, featuring Marc Gunn and Brobdingnagian Bards. Limited quantities available.

Tracks: Isn’t It Grand, Boys?, Won’t You Come with Me?, Twa Corbies, Clementine Blues, Johnny Jump Up, Jug of Punch, Red, Red and Black, Whiskey, You’re the Devil, High Jeannie High, Rosin the Bow, Foggy Dew, Waxies Dargle, I’ll Drink from Dusk ‘Til Dawn.

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Heart’s Ease by Marc Gunn (2009)

album coverTake a breath. Listen. A pathway to fairy fields and drifting clouds, to magical realms and deepest dreams. Marc Gunn’s very first album of instrumental autoharp music. It’s soothing beautiful music. Heart’s Ease is a gateway to peace of mind.

Tracks: Stardust Serenade, Heart’s Ease, She Vanished in the Mist, Songwind, The Mage of Mirth, Desire, Amber Wednesday, Fairy Tale Waltz, Summer’s End, Wildflowers of Party Field, Return to Lonely Mountain, Song of Assisi, Phoenix Tears, Of Twilight Shores.

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Going for Brogue: Irish Pub Songs and Sea Shanties (2008)

Going  for Brogue - album coverThe name says it all. Going for Brogue is a mix of Irish songs and sea shanties sung with an Irish brogue and attitude.

Tracks: A Drop of Nelson’s Blood, The Holy Ground, The Night that Paddy Murphy Died, Isn’t It Grand, Boys?, Botany Bay, Old Fenian Gun, The Mermaid Song, Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye, Irish Rover, The Humours of Whiskey, Whisky in the Jar, Fiddler’s Green, Haul Away Joe, All For Me Grog, Bonnie Ship the Diamond, The Foggy Dew, Rattlin’ Bog, Whiskey, Johnny!, Mingulay Boat Song.

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What Color Is Your Dragon? by Marc Gunn (2008)

album coverFolk music with delusions of grandeur. Fun Sci Fi and fantasy folk music performed acoustically on the autoharp with a ton of character. Features songs based on Star Wars, Bugs Bunny, Harry Potter, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, and even one of Marc’s first publicly shared songs

Tracks: Don’t Go Drinking with Hobbits, A Rabbit for Halloween, Samwise Gamgee, The Virgin Diet (How to Have Fun Losing Weight), How Do You Tell a Woman You’re in Love with Her?, Pleasant Peasant Pheasant Plucking Song, She Said Her Name Was Saffron (Our Mrs. Reynolds), Monkeys Over Mongolia, Lusty Young Sith, For the Setting Sun, If I Were a Horse, The Last Chicken in Dublin, Pig’s Song, I Saved the Planet Earth, The Nazgul Song, Gollum Blues, My Father Was a Werewolf.

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Soul of a Harper by Marc Gunn (2004)

Soul of a HarperMarc’s very first acoustic solo CD. This album features a beautiful mix of romantic ballads on autoharp and a capella. It’s an intimate look at Celtic music through the eyes of one of it’s strongest supporters.

Tracks: The Bridge, The Lady of Setliff Manor, Killiecrankie, The Parting Glass, My Titania, Wake You, My Sweet Queen, The Leprechaun (You’re No Irish Laddie!), The Barrel Song, Lanigan’s Ball, Middle Earth Bragging Song, Happy Birthday from Ireland, Kyara, Elven Mistress of Whispers, My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose, Buttercup’s Lament (Princess Bride).

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Limited-Edition CDs

album cover4 Drunk’s Sake: Live Songs from an Irish Pub (2008)

A sing-a-long of Irish and geek pub songs recorded live in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. Imagine you’re in a pub in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. A bunch of Irish music lovers are packed in one small room. You get the pleasure of leading them in song. That’s what happened to 4 Irish Whiskey in the summer of 2007. A bunch of my fans joined me on a trip to Ireland and we had a good old fashion sing-a-long with a mix of traditional Irish songs and geeky favorites.

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Tracks: Johnny Jump Up, Soul of a Harper, Hero of Canton, Gollum Blues, Finnegan’s Wake, Black Is the Color, Rosin the Bow, Rocky Road to Dublin, Old Dun Cow, Waxie’s Dargle, The Leprechaun, Patriot Game, Whiskey in the Jar