Marc and Gwen in CambridgeMy name is Marc Gunn, and I play Nerd Pub Songs. You’ll hear traditional Irish and Scottish songs that I combine with songs about Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and more. There’s a little bit of comedy, and a lot of bit of love for these fandoms.

I’ve released over 20 solo albums since 2004 and have sold over 20,000 albums as an indie musician. If you share a love of science fiction conventions, Renaissance festivals, fantasy, comedy, dragons, and cats, then you will love my music.

I want you to have 5 free Celtic Geek MP3s right now. Just sign up here. You’ll get a link to download these MP3s. After you listen and enjoy those songs, I will send the rest of my Celtic Geek album. It features 21 MP3s from my first 20 albums. And it’s all for free! No strings attached.

Well wait, I do play the Autoharp, does that count?

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Marc Gunn plays Celtic Geek Music

Marc Gunn plays Celtic Geek music. It’s rhythm & folk music on the autoharp, fusing traditional Irish and Scottish songs with a comedic twist. He has released over 20 solo albums since 2004. His love of science fiction conventions, Renaissance festivals, fantasy, comedy, dragons, and cats shows in his music.

Marc was nicknamed “The Celtfather,” and not just because he is the father of two wonderful girls. It’s because he pushes the limits of Celtic music online. He has won awards, gives away a full album of his music and you can enjoy hundreds of hours of podcasts. Marc Gunn helps you celebrate Celtic culture through music, while reassuring you it is awesome to be a Geek!

Do you love Celtic music and culture, science fiction and fantasy, or cats?

Wordpress-Gunn_20150210_0099-EditMy name is Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. I am a Celtic Geek musician with a comedic twist. Yes, I play traditional Irish and Scottish folk and drinking songs, but I fuse them with science fiction, fantasy, and yes, even cats.

I got my start with the Original Celtic Renaissance duo, the Brobdingnagian Bards. We changed the face of Renaissance festival music online by releasing free MP3s. When I went solo, I continued the tradition. But I also added a huge series of podcasts to the mix. You can hear my music all around the net. But the best place to start listening to free samples is right here.

Once a year, I take fans with me to various locations around the world with my Celtic Invasion Vacations. We usually end up in one of the Celtic countries like Ireland or Scotland, but each trip varies. My goal is for us to get to know a region, up close and personal. For that reason, we usually have very small groups (8-14 people).

Why Yes, I Am a Songwriter!

In fact, that’s one of the reasons I even started playing music. I wanted to write songs like Elvis Presley (it was only later I realized he didn’t write any songs). I can’t claim any huge awards or awesome features in movies or TV… yet, but my music is regularly featured on a ton of geek podcasts. You can find a list of the songs I’ve written in my online songbook.

Some of my favorite topics to write songs about include: Firefly, Hobbits, Star Wars, Star Trek, and yes, cats. My style is based on Irish drinking songs and sing-alongs as well as great rhythms. I call my autoharp musical style rhythm and folk. There’s a bit of blues and jazz. During my live shows, I offer lots of fun interaction with my audience. It’s kinda awesome. You should watch me perform some time. If you don’t live near me, check out one of my internet concerts.

Oh! And I’m called The Celtfather for a reason. Not only am I the largest promoters of indie Celtic music online, but I’m also a father of two. 🙂

Want to Know More?

Join my mailing list(s). Subscribe to Marc’s Musings for my monthly update on what’s new with my music. But you can also subscribe to The Celtfather Weekly for more frequent updates. Oh! And I have a street team too. Just click the link to find out about all three.

Read my Bio and Press Kit. You’ll get a more in depth look into who I am and what I do, plus, if you need an entertainer for your venue… well, here I am.

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Patron of the Celtic Arts


Marc Gunn Supports Celtic Non-Profits

Marc Gunn is a firm believer in supporting community and non-profits.  His record label, Mage Records regularly makes substantial donations to various causes around the nation.  In particular, he focuses on Celtic organizations that may not have the financial resources or manpower to achieve their goals.

Using the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine, and his own internet marketing skill he has donated over $20,000 for Celtic non-profits.  Plus, he has raised over $4000 for a variety of non-Celtic organizations due in large part to sales from his Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers  CD series.  He accomplished this largely through the creation and distribution of several Celtic compilation CDs.

If you support indie Celtic music, please consider purchasing one of these compilations to help further promote the music and the Celtic community at large.

Some FAQ about Marc Gunn

Instrument: Oscar Schmidt 21-chord Chromatic Autoharp, Vocals

Current Bands: Marc Gunn, The Dubliners Tabby Cats, Gunns & Drums, The BandShee

Former Bands: Skander, Breastfed, IchabodBrobdingnagian Bards

Musical Pseudonyms: 4 Irish Whiskey, Paddyfingers Celtic Songs, Irish Stout, “Captain Black Jack” Murphy, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats

Favorite Musicians:

Elvis Presley, Fabrizio de Andre, Jars of Clay, David Garza, Bryan Bowers, Enya, The Dubliners, Sinead O’Connor, U2, Clannad, Altan, Great Big Sea, Lunasa, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Mozart, Beethovan, Al Grierson, Roger Miller, Rogers & Hammerstein, Bill Joel, Paul Simon, Wierd Al Yankovic, Clandestine, Ed Miller, Bing Crosby, Barenaked Ladies, They Might Be Giants, Jackopierce, Angelo Branduardi, The Beatles, Bjork, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, The Wolfe Tones, more influences

Similar Artists:

Brobdingnagian Bards, Andy M. Stewart, Ed Miller, Black 47, The Dubliners, Clannad, Enya, Bryan Bowers, Irish Rovers, Loreena McKennit, The Corries, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Presley, Altan, Martin Carthy, Dolores Keane & John Faulkner, Jean Redpath, Roger McGuinn, The Clancy Brothers, Ewan MacColl, Kingston Trio, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Fairport Convention, Dervish, Phil Coulter, The Fureys, Steeleye Span

Fans also listen to

Gaelic Storm, Celtic Thunder, Flogging Molly, Gorillaz, Albannach, Johnny Cash

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