I believe in the power of podcasts. That’s why I am a podcaster. But it also means that I give podcasters free reign to use my music in their shows. That’s typically referred to as a Creative Commons license. Podcasters may use my music as long as they credit me and my website.

Podcaster, while I don’t require that you contact me in order to play my music in your podcast, I do ask that you email me once it’s been played. Because I want to tell my fans about your show!

Marc Gunn’s Podcasts

Here’s the latest list of my podcasts, in order of popularity, after I mention my personal podcast.


The Celtfather


The Celtfather features news and music from the world of Marc Gunn. You’ll gain an insight into my mind, and join me as I climb the musical ladder of success as a Celtic Geek musician. Are you a Celtic Geek? Do you like Celtic music and Irish music? Do you like Geek music or Nerd music? Do you attend Celtic festivals, science fiction conventions, or Renaissance faires? Do you love Sci Fi and fantasy movies, TV or film? Do you watch anything having to do with Ireland or Scotland? Do you love kilts? You’re not alone. You too are a Celtic Geek. So join me each and every week as we celebrate the Celtic Geek Revolution. I’ll bring a little happiness and take good care of ye!

Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

Twice-monthly Celtic and Irish music by the best independent Celtic music groups. Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galacia, Australia and the United States. Hosted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards.

This is by far my most-popular podcast. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is an award-winning free Celtic radio show of independent Irish & Celtic music.  The show won “Best Podsafe Music” in 2009 and 2010 in the People’s Choice Podcast Awards.  It is one of the Top 40 music podcasts on iTunes and receives over 100,000 downloads each month.  It is hosted by Marc Gunn, known as The Celtfather for his incredible network of promotion for Celtic music. 

Each hour-long show features a mix of indie Celtic music with a variety of styles from traditional Celtic tunes, Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, the United States, and around the world. As a podcast, you can listen to or download at your leisure.  It is also syndicated

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.

Celtic Christmas Podcast

Every few days from the beginning of December until Christmas, the Celtic Christmas Podcast shares with you the Christmas music and entertainment from various Celtic podcasts online. This podcast features a wealth of Celtic Christmas craic for your holiday pleasure. Please help spread the holiday joy by sharing the podcast with your fellow Celts.

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.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Podcast

The newest of Marc’s Celtic podcast series. This show is a 7-part special feature on St. Patrick’s Day and great independent Celtic music. It started Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day on Sept 17, 2010 and will conclude on St. Patrick’s Day 2011. The goal is to provide you with a mostly talk-free show that you can add into rotation for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Some of My Favorite Podcasts to Listen To

Slice of Sci Fi

All the Sci Fi media news that’s worth a word, broken up into features on movies, TV, plus interviews.

The Signal – Firefly Podcast

I fell in love with Firefly the summer before the Big Damn Movie. The show features some absolutely brilliant writing and strong character development. Plus a lot of snarky humor. It is one of my two favorite TV shows of all time. (Red Dwarf being the other)

Cleveland Celtic Podcast

Wendy Donahue provides an outstanding podcast of Celtic music with a Celtic rock bent. She also highlights artists in the Cleveland area.

The FuMP

The Funny Music Project features three comedy songs that you can download for free every week from some of the top funny music artists.


A weekly podcast for expecting mothers (and fathers). It’s filled with a lot of great advice. And for those already have newborns or want to know about the struggles of raising them, check out their sister podcast New Moms New Babies.

No Longer Active Podcasts

Sadly, I ran out of time to do all the podcasts I enjoy publishing. So I cut back to my four most-popular ones. The following have all podfaded. Doesn’t mean I won’t publish something to them in the future. But for now, there’s no new content.

Marc Gunn’s Pub Songs Podcast

The Pub Songs Podcast is a show dedicated to the music of and loved by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. Enter a world of Irish pub songs, Scottish drinking songs, traditional Irish tunes, Celtic rock, Renaissance festival music, filk, stories from Science fiction conventions and Ren Faires. This is your chance to hear  The Celtfather’s personal mix of Celtic and not-so-Celtic music. The show came to a final conclusion on March 17, 2014. There are 138 episodes that you can download and enjoy for Free!

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.

How I Got Into Podcasts

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.

How I Record My Podcasts

I get a lot of people asking how I do the podcasts. Here’s how.

Folks Playing Marc Gunn Music

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