Tartan Day #228
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What is Tartan Day. Why I love the kilt. Song failure in a filk circle. The fake history of No Pants Day. And Kyf Brewer shares a Tartan Day catastrophe on a golf course.

Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture through music and stories. I am your Guide. My name is Marc Gunn. Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Subscribe to the podcast and download free music when you sign up at PubSong.com.


0:25 - SONG: “I’m A Rover, Seldom Sober” from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

2:51 - WELCOME

-- Trying to make episodes of the podcast to pull back the curtain on my music. Changing the way the way educate and entertain.

-- The Celtfather Story… What Is Tartan Day?

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The Declaration was Robert I’s response to the Pope after being excommunicated. It asserted the independence of Scotland, free of English rule. The holiday originated in Canada in the mid-1980s. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s.

-- Story: Why I love the kilt?

Check out “Kilted” song in St Patrick’s Day Songs & Stories #206.

9:31 - TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS. Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. We’re going to Scotland in 2022. Join the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/

10:10 - STORIES: How Kyf Brewer spent Tartan Day Story

15:47 - SONG: “Tartan Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair” by Barleyjuice from Six Yanks

18:08 - NEW Irish & Celtic Song Lyrics. I updated the lyrics for all of the songs I sing in this show. You will find lyrics and chords so you can play along with me. Just click the song title to find the lyrics or follow the link in the shownotes to find more Irish & Celtic song lyrics.

18:39 - STORIES: Bad poetry in a filk circle

21:24 - SONG: “Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs Song lyrics by Floyd Brigdon and Matt Hughes (from show #220 Don’t Blink Interview)


THURS: Coffee with The Celtfather on YouTube (Season 8) @ 12:00 PM Eastern

APR 15: "For Mother Earth" Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9:30 PM ET. Tickets $8. APR 17: Pepper Place Farmer's Market in Birmingham, AL @ 8:00 AM - 12 PM CT APR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates, GA @ 7:00 PM APR 23-25: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX (for 2 weekends)


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27:08 - STORIES: The true history of the true history of No Pants Day revealed.

29:26 - SONG: “Jock Stuart (A Man Who Wears A Kilt Every Day)” from Kilted For Her Pleasure

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