THINGS CELTIC

If you are looking for anything Celtic in Austin, then there is one place to go first. That place is Things Celtic. Things Celtic is an awesome Celtic store that has served Central Texas since 1999. They feature some of the finest Celtic gifts from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Celtic artists in America. The […]

Happy Birthday Bilbo!

It’s not really his birthday. Well, not yet. That’s officially on Sept 22. But I wanted to tell you about my latest music promotion idea. That’s to say, “Happy Birthday”. I’ve long had a love of birthdays. So much, in fact, I keep writing birthday songs. If I don’t watch out, I’m gonna be known […]

Drinking With Voltaire

Wandering the wee hours of the morning with Voltaire, the Goth-Father. So tired and non-coherant. Andrew and I went to New York City to see a few sites. We made it up into the Empire State Building and saw the city. Then gave one of my favorite Goth musicians, Voltaire, a call. We met up […]

Podcasts That Love Marc Gunn

Love? Okay, maybe not. But they did play my music. It’s being played fairly regularly. Well, between my music and the Brobdingnagian Bards. But when there’s meowing involved, what do you expect? As an extra cool aspect, I was played on Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code. That kicks major booty! It helps that there are […]

St Patrick’s Day MP3 from the Brobdingnagian Bards

Need some St. Patrick’s Day songs you can count on to set just the right mood as you kick back and enjoy the holiday? Then this is the perfect CD for you, packed with everything you need for a good ‘ol Irish celebration in 19 tracks. Put on the drinking songs and ballads and general […]

St Patrick’s Day Poem

A ST PATRICK’S DAY POEM by Marc Gunn St Patrick’s Day music, St Patrick’s Day drink, St Patrick’s Day merriment, Grand birthday for me. All are Irish on St Patrick’s Day Shamrock stickers stuck to cheeks Bluegrass mixed with Irish drinking songs Makes your heritage feel complete. People dressed as leprechauns Drinking green beer Living […]

St Patrick’s Day Birthday Party

I was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. So as I’ve said before, it’s kinda ironic that I now play Irish music. In fact, I notice a lot of synchronicity in my life these days. Like the fact that I wrote a CD called Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers and March 17th is […]

Autoharps

I own, oh, about seven autoharps. What can I say, it’s an addiction. Actually, it’s not. Rather, I put my autoharps to the test. I don’t know of any other autoharper out there who works their instruments as hard. Don’t get me wrong, thinking I’m bragging. It’s not that. It’s just that I work at […]

Valentine Traditions

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine’s Day.They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was: Good morning to you, valentine; Curl your locks as I do mine— Two before and three behind. Good morning to you, valentine. In Wales wooden love spoons were carved […]

The History of Saint Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honor Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.Under the rule […]