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I love St. Patrick's Day and St. Patrick's Day music. It is my favorite time of the year. But I have a wee confession. I am biased because St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, is also my birthday.
What adds to the excitement and fun of it all is that I play Irish folk music, the music that you are likely to hear on St. Paddy's Day. I sing those popular Irish songs like "Whiskey in the Jar", "The Wild Rover", "Finnegan's Wake", "The Unicorn Song", and yes, even "Danny Boy". Some Irish music groups hate those songs. I love 'em!
I guess I love those popular Irish American songs because I did not grow up with them. I know this sounds crazy. I am of Scots-Irish heritage--Clan Gunn. I went to occasional Scottish Highland Games and enjoyed some Celtic music growing up, but not a lot.
Hmm... I guess it has to do with the fact that my St Patrick's Days were booked as a birthday celebration. So I never went to St. Patrick's Day Parades in Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, Maryland where I grew up. Instead, I had a St. Patrick's Day birthday party. That all changed five years ago...
Booked to Play St. Patrick's Day Every Year
In 1999, I started learning to play Irish music. I love the Irish ballads and folk songs best of all. So I started learning the songs. Can you believe that when I started, I didn't even know the melody for "Danny Boy"?! And now, my group, the Brobdingnagian Bards, is the premiere band for Irish American songs in Austin... Okay, actually, we're the only band.
Like I said earlier, most of the bands around here don't like playing songs like "Danny Boy", "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", and "The Unicorn Song". They avoid them with a passion. But I wasn't raised in a pub like many of our Irish American fans here in Austin, Texas. So I just learned some beautiful songs and started sharing them with the world.
I've recorded a number of great Celtic CDs and also released four amazing Celtic Compilation CDs include: Irish Celtic Music, Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, Victims of Irish Music, and The Secret World of Celtic Rock.
Marc Gunn Shows This Year
March 10-14, 2014 is Marc Gunn's St Patrick's Day Party on Google Hangouts,
Friday, March 14, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's Day Music CD
As St. Patrick's Day music fans, we all love the music of St. Patrick's Day. Sadly, we all have bills to pay. We have challenges to face every day. So wouldn't it be wonderful if the music on St. Patrick's Day lasted all year long?
It never will. But the goal of my latest CD is to make St. Patrick's Day music a little more accessible and fun.
“Not 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. Also check out my St. Patrick's Day lyrics and my St. Patrick's Day playlists.
What is this St. Patrick's Day Party Music website all about?
I wanted to share my love of St. Patrick's Day since I started playing the music. So I set up this website to give away a few free music downloads of St Patrick's Day music. I found some great Irish clip art, and a few other cool things. I want to share them all with you.
I hope you enjoy what you read and will share this website with your friends. Thanks a lot and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day. Slainté!
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