Irish songs & lyrics with sheet music, mp3s, and scottish songs from the childe ballads

Irish Song Lyrics News
Latest updates of Irish song lyrics and podcasts on the Irish Songs & Lyrics website.

Wednesday, August 6, 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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99 cents: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Want to see Marc Gunn perform? Join my Street Team. Buy my CDs!

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License. If you enjoy the music, please purchase the MP3, buy the CD, post a review, repost this blog, or tell a friend. Every little bit helps to make to keep these free MP3s coming. Thanks! Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast now.

Labels:

 

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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Want to see Marc Gunn perform? Join my Street Team. Buy my CDs!

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License. If you enjoy the music, please purchase the MP3, buy the CD, post a review, repost this blog, or tell a friend. Every little bit helps to make to keep these free MP3s coming. Thanks! Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast now.

Labels:

 

Monday, July 7, 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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Want to see Marc Gunn perform? Join my Street Team.
Buy Marc Gunn MP3s.

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Wednesday, July 2, 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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Want to see Marc Gunn perform? Join my Street Team.
Buy Marc Gunn MP3s.

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Free 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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Want to see Marc Gunn perform? Join my Street Team.
Buy Marc Gunn MP3s.

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy More of My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform? Join my Street Team.

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy More of My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform? Join my Street Team.

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Tuesday, March 11, 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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy More of My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Tuesday, March 4, 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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy More of My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Tuesday, February 19, 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
Read Lyrics: "What Shall We Do With a Catnipped Kitty" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy More of My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

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

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Friday, February 8, 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)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Finnegan's Wake" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

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)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Psychopathic, Chronic, Schizophrenic Gollum Blues" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: More Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
Read Lyrics: "Harry Potter and The Rising of the Moon" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

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)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Johnny Jump Up" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New MP3 - Hero of Canton (Live)

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)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Hero of Canton" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps or iTunes
Donation:
Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Monday, December 31, 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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Folk Music with Delusions of Grandeur
Read Lyrics: "Auld Lang Syne" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New 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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn with Lorella Loftus
From: Renaissance Festival Podcast Compilation
Read Lyrics: "The Faire Is Over" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.
Find out more about the MarcSongs Podcast.

Labels:

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New MP3 - Soul of a Harper (Live)

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)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: 4 Drunk's Sake: Live from an Irish Pub
Read Lyrics: "Soul of a Harper (Live)" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Podcast - My Father Was a Werewolf

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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Folk Music with Delusions of Grandeur
Read Lyrics: "My Father Was a Werewolf" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 320 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New Podcast - Of Twilight Shores and Heroes' Death

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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Autoharp Instrumentals
Read Lyrics: "Of Twilight Shores and Heroes' Death" FAQ

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Podcast - Tiziano Gunn

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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Tiziano Gunn" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy My MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Monday, November 19, 2007

New Podcast - The Hobbit Journey Home

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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "The Hobbit Journey Home" FAQ

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New Podcast - Heart and Soul

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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Heart and Soul" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New Podcast - Froggie Went A-Courtin'

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'"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.

Labels:

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Podcast - They Call Me Crazy

Falling in love is a funny thing. It's often not very rational. You just fall. Even if you shouldn't. I recorded it for my non-typical love songs CD, A Tribute to Love.
"They Call Me Crazy"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "They Call Me Crazy" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License.

Labels:

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Podcast - Silhouette of Longing Love

I wrote "Silhouette of Love" while leaving Zilker Park, here in Austin. I spent a good forty-five minutes practicing in the heat of the day and wanted some traveling music. I started playing a melody.

It was simple, beautiful, and touching. And as I walked I had an image in my mind. And it's funny. Just about everyone who heard the tune recognized what I was not verbalizing. When I started playing, the song was to be called "Pottery Girl", but this is what came out. It was not just a "Silhouette of Love", but a "Silhouette of Longing Love." The song was inspired by an ex with whom I split on poor terms.

As I lay in bed time tonight, I thought it was kind of ironic. Part of the reason for breakup was that I was unable to put her first. I thought too much about me. That's what I find ironic. This song is not about "Pottery Girl", it's about me. It's about my own longing for love and the shadows that linger over it. I guess I still haven't learned.

Well, whatever the reason for the song, I think it is a touching reminder that love comes in all shapes and sizes. It's not always happy and blissful. Sometimes you don't get the girl and ride off into the sunset. Sometimes you're left longing and hoping for that Ever After.
"Silhouette of Longing Love"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
Buy CD: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Silhouette of Longing Love" Comments

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Friday, October 19, 2007

New Podcast - Here's to the Dreamers

The movie, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery and staring Megan Follows has long been an inspiration to me. I first saw it in high school. It's sort of a comfort movie for me. While watching in before bedtime late one evening, the inspiration of Anne came to me. The song was recorded for my CD, A Tribute to Love.
"Here's to the Dreamers"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Here's to the Dreamers" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Podcast - Star of the County Down

This is probably one of the first Irish songs I heard in my first year playing Celtic music. Just about everyone has a recording of this song. It took me years to create an arrangement that I liked. That's a shame, because it really tells a beautiful, visual story. I think that's the reason it is so popular with so many musicians. I'd love to find more songs like this one.
"Star of the County Down"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Star of the County Down" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Friday, October 5, 2007

New Podcast - A Faint Heart

A couple years ago, a local songwriter took interest in the Brobdingnagian Bards. He asked to co-write a song with us and almost immediately sent this song. A year later, I wrote music for the song and added it to my non-typical love songs CD A Tribute to Love.
"A Faint Heart"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "A Faint Heart" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Saturday, September 29, 2007

New Podcast - Marry for the Heart

While in the final stages of recording A Tribute to Love, I realized there was something missing--a wedding song.

I've never been married, but my band, the Brobdingnagian Bards, have performed at a number of weddings. One of our most popular wedding instrumentals is "Maids in the Meadow". It's from our popular wedding CD, A Celtic Renaissance Wedding. That song and a romantic interest of mine inspired this lovely wedding song. Because marriage should be done for love. And love comes from the heart.
"Marry for the Heart"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Another Lonely Night" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Podcast - Another Lonely Night

I wrote this song in 2001 while performing at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. It was the first time I was removed from my fiancee at the time, and it got lonely. It took a wee bit of revision, but I finally put together a song that I love.
"Another Lonely Night"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "Another Lonely Night" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Podcast - A Rabbit for Halloween

One of my favorite episodes of Bugs Bunny was "Broom-Stick Bunny" where Bugs meets Witch Hazel. The ugly witch is threatened by Bugs Bunny dressed as an uglier witch for Halloween. But when Witch Hazel finds out that Bugs is actually a rabbit, she realizes she needs him for a potion. During the fight to kill Bugs, Witch Hazel accidentally drinks a potion that makes her beautiful. Then the Genie in the mirror goes ga-ga chases after her on his flying carpet. I liked the story so much that last year, I wrote this song. This year, I am releasing it as a single, just in time for Halloween.
"A Rabbit for Halloween"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Three Movie and TV Songs for Geeks Like Me
Read Lyrics: "A Rabbit for Halloween" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

New Podcast - When She Held Me In Her Arms

Love is an amazing thing that you never want to end. I wrote this love song about finding your true love and never turning back.
"When She Held Me In Her Arms"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "When She Held Me In Her Arms" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Podcast - The Gosling Reborn

This was one of the first songs I wrote for my latest CD A Tribute to Love. I had met someone who really clicked with me and inspired me in an almost magical way. This was my tribute to that response.
"The Gosling Reborn"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: A Tribute to Love
Read Lyrics: "The Gosling Reborn" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Podcast - Stardust Serenade

This instrumental tune was written after watching the new movie based on Neil Gaiman's popular book, Stardust. I like to write music that tells a story, and that movie inspired me to write something on that very topic. It is a song based about seeking love across a wall and finding it in an unexpected fallen star, romantic and elusive.

This is also the first of I hope many instrumental tunes that I hope to release in this new podcast. The song is due out on my fae album at the end of the year.
"Stardust Serenade"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Three Movie and TV Songs for Geeks Like Me
Read Lyrics: "Stardust Serenade" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Podcast - Patriot Game

This song was written by Dominic Behan, brother of Brendan. It tells the story of Fergal O'Hanlon from Ballybay, Co Monaghan, who tried to abolish the border between the Six Counties and the Republic. He was killed during the Brookborough attack at the age of 17. The song has become world famous. Undoubtedly one of the best ballads ever to come out of the Irish struggles.

During our first year together, we were introduced to a wide variety of music. One of the first tapes someone lent me was a tape of I.R.B. tunes. Well the very first task we had to figure out was what I.R.B. stood for? Irish Republican Brotherhood. The Irish Republican Brotherhood was formed on Saint Patrick's Day in 1858. It was an underground organization designed to remove the English from Ireland.

The song was recorded by numerous artists including Bob Dylan and the Kingston Trio. Our version came from the aforementioned I.R.B. compilation. I think it may have been the Wolfe Tones who sang it, but I'm not sure. In any case, it was the first rebel song we learned, and still one of our most popular.
"Patriot Game"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Patriot Game" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?
Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New Podcast - She Said Her Name Was Saffron

I am a HUGE Firefly fan. Firefly is a Sci Fi Western by Joss Whedon, who gave us Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. I found the show in the summer of 2005 and fell in love. That Fall, I wrote an instrumental piece, but it wasn't until we were in Ireland that I heard about the Sing a Song of Saffron Contest. Write a song about the sexy villainess, Saffron (aka YoSaffBridge). I wrote the song using a recent melody I learned, "May Morning Dew". When I got home, I finished the lyrics, recorded it, sent it into the competition and won "Best Filk Song"!
"She Said Her Name Was Saffron"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Three Movie and TV Songs for Geeks Like Me
Read Lyrics: "She Said Her Name Was Saffron" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Saturday, August 4, 2007

New Podcast - Gypsy Rover

One of the first songs I ever learned at faire was "Gypsy Rover". I heard another musician at Excalibur Fantasy Faire sing the song and vaguely remembered the chorus. "Ah di do ah di do dai day". That night, I went home and looked up the lyrics on the net. I printed them out and started memorizing. It wasn't until a year later though that I realized I pronounced the "Ah do DOH" different than others. But that's folk music for you.

The song is a popular Childe Ballad and when I started thinking of songs to parody for my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD. I thought this one would be great one to base on Johnny Cash's song, "A Boy Named Sue". So I wrote "A Cat Named Rover".
"Gypsy Rover"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Gypsy Rover" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Friday, July 27, 2007

New 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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Lord of the Dance" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Sunday, July 22, 2007

New Podcast - Wild Rover

Ah... "Wild Rover"! I know some people who hate this song because it seems like one of the most-popular Irish drinking songs ever. The chorus is simple, and there's a nice clapping part in it which adds to that interactivity that goes so well with Irish drinking songs. Personally, I love the song. The only real problem with me is that after I wrote "Wild Kitty"for Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, I kept screwing up the original lyrics in favor of the cat version. But here it is in it's simplest form without the meowing.
"Wild Rover"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Wild Rover" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Podcast - I'll Tell Me Ma

This Belfast street song has earned all sorts of performances from groups like The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners, but I first heard it from tbhe Kansas City Irish group, Tullamore. But I soon modified it for my own purpose. And that was a parody called "I'll Tell My Cat". It wasn't until after I wrote that song for Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers that I decided I needed to learn the original. And it is a delightful piece that was a popular children's song too.
"I'll Tell Me Ma"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "I'll Tell Me Ma" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

New Podcast - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

This Irish American song was written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.. Perhaps it's not the most "Irish" of songs but it does capture an important piece of the Irish ex-patriot tradition and despite it's parlor music sound, it's rather pretty too. So I couldn't help but parody it for my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD.
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

New Podcast - The Barnyards of Delgaty

I know, I know. You're saying to yourself, "Hey! That's not an Irish song." Well, you are correct. "The Barnyards of Delgaty" is, in fact, a Scottish bothy ballad. The bothy is the shed where plowman slept. These plowmen would go to special fairs to find work. They didn't always have the best working conditions. This song tells of the struggles and dreams of a Scottish farm worker in Delgaty located in Aberdeenshire. I learned the song from Ed Miller and parodied it on Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. That song told the store of how I got my first cat ,Jasper.
"The Barnyards of Delgaty"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "The Barnyards of Delgaty" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New 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"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Fiddler's Green" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Friday, May 25, 2007

New Podcast - The Bonnie Ship the Diamond

I never really learned the original Scottish song before I wrote my parody about Cat from Red Dwarf called "The Mining Ship the Red Dwarf" which is all about Cat from the show. The song was written in the 19th century and tells about the challenges that faced whalers at the time. Now it's kind of a sad reflection of the devasting toll it took on those mammals. But the song is still a fun and popular song among Celtic singers.
"The Bonnie Ship the Diamond"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "The Bonnie Ship the Red Dwarf" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Podcast - Black Is the Colour

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)"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "Black Is the Colour" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, May 8, 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
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels:

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

New Podcast - Black Velvet Band

"Black Velvet Band" is an Irish classic. It has a great story about drinking, women, and getting sent off to Van Dieman's Land as a punshment for a falsely accused crime. Ain't that great? On Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, I parodied the song. I called it "Black Kitty Paw". It too has a great story about a man whose dog dies, and a cat helps him to refind is love for dogs. It was a nice sweet twist. This is the first single from my new CD.
"Black Velvet Band"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: Black Velvet Band" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels: ,

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

New Podcast - The Moonshiner

Added lyrics: "The Moonshiner" which is this week's addition to the Irish-Song-Lyrics.com podcast.

I first heard "The Moonshiner" from Bedlam Bards. They do a fun version. So fun in fact that I made sure to parody the song for my "Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers" CD. My parody was extra cool because it was based on another song, namely "The Cat Came Back" called "The Cat Came Back... The Cat's Perspective".
"The Moonshiner"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
From: Irish Drinking Songs: A Cat Lover's Companion
Read Lyrics: "The Moonshiner" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels: ,

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Podcast - The Foggy Dew

Added lyrics: "The Foggy Dew" which is this week's addition to the Irish-Song-Lyrics.com podcast.

Back when I played on the South Mall of the University of Texas, a frequent listener enjoyed our music so much that he lent me a cassette of IRB (Irish Rebel Brigade) songs. He suggested we learn some songs. So I listened and learned quite a few songs from that album. And I still don't know who the artist was. But one of the gems I heard on it was "The Foggy Dew". It had a captivating story and I quickly fell in love with it.
"The Foggy Dew"
Listen: LoFi
Recorded by Irish Stout
From:A Collection of Irish Pub Songs
Read Lyrics: "The Foggy Dew" Lyrics

Download MP3: 128 kbps
Buy MP3 for 99¢: 192 kbps
Donation: Make a Donation
Subscribe: http://www.irish-song-lyrics.com/podcast.rss
Visit MP3 Store: Buy Irish MP3s
Want to see Marc Gunn perform?

Released under a Creative Commons Noncommercial ShareAlike License

Labels: ,

 

 

Sponsor

Not-Every-Day-Is-St-Patricks-Day-200
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Download MP3

Going for Brogue: Irish Pub Songs and Sea Shanties with an Accent
Buy the CD

or call
1-800-BUY-MY-CD

 

 

• Home
• Marc Gunn
• Celtic CD Store
• Join Song Henge!
• Celtic Vacations
• Celtic Magazine
• Celtic Weddings
• Celtic Music Podcast
• Celtic Links

 

Apple iTunes


Copyright 1999-2015 Marc Gunn's Celtic Folk Songs Downloads
PO Box 4396, Austin, Texas 78765-4396, ph 512.470.4866

· Celtic Music MP3 Downloads Magazine - Irish Music · Celtic Weddings: Celtic Wedding Music · Directory of Free Music Downloads · Celtic Music CDs · A Bard's Celtic Lyric Directory - Scottish & Irish Folk Song Lyrics