"If you enjoy The Corries, Robert Burns, Ewan MacColl, Christy Moore, The Clancy Brothers's Celtic folk music, you'll love this..."
Welcome to my site for Celtic songs and folk music downloads. My name is Marc Gunn. I'm an multi-award-winning, rhythm and folk musician who combines Celtic folk songs with sci fi and fantasy themes. You'll music ranging from traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs to Celtic-style songs about Firefly, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who and cats.
Just imagine a jam session with The Clancy Brothers, The Corries, and Weird Al Yankovic, and you'll have the gist. It's Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted.
If you want to find out more about me, check out my biography. It's filled with some great info.
Since 2000, I have believed in the power of free music downloads as a way to promote my music. To than end, I have given away millions of MP3s of both my award-winning music and also my award-winning Irish & Celtic Music Podcast (see "How St Patrick's Day Launched a Celtic MP3 Empire). This web page is dedicated to my music.
Before we go any further, I want to invite you to subscribe to my mailing list. A couple times a month, I send out a fun newsletter with info about my musical progress. Every now and then, I also give away free MP3s from my collection of over twenty albums.
As I said, I am a firm believer that free music downloads help to sell CDs. The record industry disagrees. You can help me prove it true. I have over a dozen free Celtic and folk mp3s that I want you to download right now... for FREE!
Download them. Listen. Enjoy. Smile. Laugh.
Then, if you like some of the music, buy a CD and help stick it to the industry.
Because I want to change your world with Celtic music.
In the meantime... Vote for Marc Gunn in the Celtic Top 100
If you like Celtic music, then you're in the right place. I'm not like most musicians who cling tightly to their music and don't share it. That's not me. I WANT YOU TO SHARE MY MUSIC. This is the #1 way that my music gets heard. You share it.
That's why I support the Creative Commons licenses. These licenses give you full permission to use my music for any non-commercial endeavor. That means, you can
I give a lot of leeway. If you want to license my music for a for-profit project, I'm open to those too. You can license it for movies, TV or video games. You offer extemely affordable licenses to artists who want to cover any of my original songs. There are lots of options. Just talk to me.
Download a Free CD - Irish Songs for New Orleans
Riveting collection of Irish songs inspired by New Orleans blues and jazz from a variety of CDs by Marc Gunn, one of the most-prolific Celtic musicians online. This compilation CD features Celtic music from Kilted For Her Pleasure, The Bridge, Happy Songs of Death, and Whiskers in the Jar. Name your price. Pay whatever you like for this album. Feel free and easy to download it for FREE! Here's the ZIP file with your free MP3s.
Subscribe to my Reverbnation Mailing List for MORE Free MP3s
Visit my Reverbnation page where you can listen to a ton of my music. You'll also find a bunch of MP3s that you can download straight from the site. And when you subscribe to mailing list, you'll unlock even more free Celtic MP3s that you can download. There's a full album worth of music you can download. I send out my newsletter 2-3 times per month.
Marc Gunn's Podcasts
Did you know that my podcasts have been downloaded over 10,000,000 times? Yup. It's a fact. I have published many podcasts over the years. My main one is the Irish & Celtic Music Podcasdt. It has one a couple times in the Podcast Awards and is the biggest Celtic podcastd in the world. Over 200 hours of great Celtic music is free and at your fingertips. Subscribe!
Become a Patron of the Arts
If you enjoy the free music that I am giving away, then become a Patron of the Arts. Join my Gunn Runners in helping to support my career. Yes, you can buy all of my CDs. Or you can join the CD of the Month Club through my Patronage program. You can get more MP3s from me, plus lots of great content, exclusive to just my patrons.
I always hate online marketers who REQUIRE an email address to get something free. So you can download a lot of free music above. However, if you want even more, then SUBSCRIBE to Marc's Musings. This is my twice a month newsletter featuring news and updates from me. It's the best way to stay up-to-date with what's new.
As you probably noticed from my Celtic MP3 empire article above, I have a LOT of websites that offer free Celtic MP3s. I'm gonna try and list some of those sites right here.
Irish Song Lyrics
Years ago, I decided to teach people Irish and Celtic songs the way I learn them, by ear. Thus was born, my Irish Song Lyrics website. Not only will find song lyrics, but you'll also find numerous Celtic MP3s that you can download through the site. There's a few more hurdles to do so, but it's more music. So what are you complaining about?
Brobdingnagian Bards - Free Music Downloads - Scottish Irish MP3s
I first started giving away music with my old band. We gave away over a million MP3s as a group. We've been called "legendary" and were one of the Top 10 bands on MP3.com (of all genres). You can download over 20 MP3s from this website. Oh! Also check out the Celtic Lyrics page which is the original Brobdingnagian Bards original version of the Irish Song Lyrics website but highlights more of the Bards' music.
Celtic Music Magazine: Free MP3 Celtic Music Downloads
In December 2000, I started highlighting free Celtic MP3s through a weekly email newsletter. It has grown into the Best website on the net for independent Celtic music. In fact, you can download 81 MP3s right now from the free Celtic MP3 podcast. Plus, there's an album of free St. Patrick's Day music that is available for your downloading pleasure right now. The magazine is not sent out twice a month and will update you on all of the incredible news of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Love Celtic Music? Love the Celtic Music Magazine!
Free Cat Song MP3s
Do you love cats? Do you love Celtic music? Then download these crazy fun Celtic cat songs from my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers album series.
The absolute best way to get my latest Celtic songs is to join my mailing list on Reverbnation. You can not only download some of my newer MP3s, but as a subscriber, you can download even more that are exclusive to my mailing list subscribers.
This used to be my number one website for free Celtic MP3s, but it hasn't been updated in a few years. Nevertheless, there's a bunch of free Celtic songs that are still available.
If you like funn music, then join The Funny Music Project. This is a website that highlights artists who perform funny songs. I happen to be the funny Celtic musician in the mix. This page links to my funny Celtic geek songs
Podsafe Music Network
If you are a podcaster, much of my music is listed under the PMN. Of course, you don't have to be limited to those songs. You are more than welcome to play any of my songs from my catalog. But this is a good place to get started.
I haven't updated this page in a while, but it highlights some of my more folksy music.
This section is a bit old, but I want to update it. Each page is dedicated to more specific set of keywords. I will update you as I add more pages.
Marc Gunn's Complete Discography
A complete list of all the CDs I've recorded as a solo artist and in bands.
How St Patrick's Day Launched a Celtic MP3 Empire
The ultimate article detailing not only the history of my Celtic MP3 empire, but also links to many of the pages I have created offering free Celtic songs.
Marc Gunn Internet Radio Stations
A list of Soundclick radio stations I started to promote individual albums.
Links and Articles about my Free Music Downloads
I moved all those links to this page. There's a good twenty solid links to many of the free music downloads I offer. Lots of great stuff.