Marc Gunn | Soul of a Harper

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Soul of a Harper

by Marc Gunn

An autoharper's spiritual wandering through Celtic songs. Beautiful and fun Celtic folk songs to celebrate Your Scotch-Irish heritage.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. The Bridge
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2. The Lady of Setliff Manor
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3. Killiecrankie
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4. The Parting Glass
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5. My Titania, Wake You, My Sweet Queen
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6. The Leprechaun (You're No Irish Laddie!)
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7. The Barrel Song
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8. Lanigan's Ball
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9. Middle Earth Bragging Song
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10. Happy Birthday from Ireland
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11. Kyara, Elven Mistress of Whispers
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12. My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
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13. Buttercup's Lament (Princess Bride)
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Album Notes

Bard Marc Gunn's Celtic & Folk music career began in 1997 when quit a punk rock band, borrowed an autoharp from his dad and started teaching himself to write music and play Irish and Scottish folk songs. He formed the Brobdingnagian Bards who were voted the #1 most-popular Folk group in the Best of Austin 2008 Music Awards.



After six albums with the Brobdingnagian Bards, Marc Gunn decided to create a solo album based on his most-popular recordings from 2000-2003 that he named "Soul of a Harper"

Warm and quieting with a touch of bardic fun, it features beautiful vocal balladry and a unique style of autoharping make it a favorite among Scotch-Irish descendents. And it was even chosen by Austin radio's Celtic Storm as one of the best Celtic albums of 2003.


"I wanted to let you know I love the album. Your voice is wonderful...perfection." --Stacy Dunaway, TX

"I would like to thank you for your wonderful music. I have just signed up to your celtic music mailing list and downloaded the mp3 of Buttercup's Lament & have played it at least 6 times already. This song is so hauntingly beautiful...thank you for bringing your wonderful music into this world for us to share with you."
-- Shana M., Florida

"a delightfully homespun collection of instrumentals and songs about dwarves and elves, rebels and Ireland, and trad a capella such as 'My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose.'"
--Austin Chronicle

"I love the music that you do. When i feel really down, alls i really need to do is play the music and i feel better. Something about it just makes me so happy inside!"
--Allysa, fan

"Hey Marc- How's everything? I am am writing to you today because I thought you might like to hear this. I was a guest on my friend's radio show last night and he actually played 'The Barrel Song' off your CD.

Not only does it make me feel good that somebody else is playing the world music I bring into the radio station, but it must make you glad to know you're being played at other times then Sundays 12-3 pm.

He commented to me that he liked the song and could actually picture the bricks falling! I recommended all the other tracks off the album and hopefully, with any luck, your album will become a WWPV staple in a few years."
--Edward, DJ on WWPV in Vermont


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Diana Greco

As Always Great
This is done in typical Marc style. Loved it, I just recently found out about him, and I have got to say I really enjoy listening to him sing.


Terrific - glad I bought 2 copies!
Really enjoyed the music on this CD - 1st time I listened to Marc Gunn - very impressed - my boyfriend loved his copy of it, too!

Sharon Allworth

inspiring, heart-felt, autoharp at a very high level
I bought this album because I am a beginner on the autoharp and wanted to hear some pros. I was blown away with the musicianship on this CD; + Marc's voice is soulful and wonderful. I would recommend this CD to anyone who wants to hear great, honest music with a definite Celtic flavor. Thanks, Marc - you're already one of my favorite musicians. S. Allworth, Laurel, Oregon


A rollicking good time
This is a fantastic CD. From fast paced dance songs like The Leprechaun, to the humor of The Barrel Song, to the heartbreaking strings of Buttercups Lament. This CD pulls on all of your heartstrings. I still can't get through Buttercups Lament without a tear or two coming to my eyes.

Sheila Hall

Soulful at times, playful at others, this album kicks arse!!
With "The Barrel Song" Marc lends his own flavor to a comical pub favorite. "The Barrel Song" is often done by anyone with a few beers into them, but not always done well. This rendition is one of the best I've ever heard! Another fun song, "The Middle Earth Bragging Song" is a hoot for LOTR and fantasy fans alike! Cleverly written and nicely executed, it's a great piece of wit and insight into the different races of Middle Earth. "Happy Birthday From Ireland" very nicely expresses the feelings that draw Irish music fans to Eire, and "The Leprechaun" deals with how Irish folks look at North American musicians and fans who love their traditional music. "The Bridge" is a wonderful Celtic tune with a strong infusion of American Soul, at points with an almost Gospel sound expression of clear and determined love. Lastly, I must point to another love song that is greatly done on this CD: "My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose." A traditional poem by Robert Burns is wonderfully done acapella by Marc. This rendition will touch anyone who has felt love so deeply that they would be willing to do anything, give or give up anything; to those whose emotions are as intense and clear as the performance of this piece.

Kathy King

A great Listen
Always a pleasure to listen to Marc. The Bridge is a long time favorite. Middle Earth Bragging song brings a smile to your face everytime. My only complaint is it is too short! I want more... and so will you.


Beautiful and Inspirational
What a brilliant collection of music. It's relaxing, enjoyable, toe tapping, heartfelt fun! This CD is an amazing example of what beautiful music can be made when someone pours their heart and soul into a project.

Amanda Scott

An Awesome Work Of Art
Soul Of A Harper has a little bit of everything. From the serious strains of Love to the playful side of a Day gone wrong. I keep the c.d. in my car and listen while I drive. I find that the songs can lift my spirits and make my day seem a little bit shorter.


Another great offering from Marc! I can't pick just one tune! I can picture him sitting and playing, lost in the music!

Carolyn Jurick-Taylor

Beautifully fun; entertaining for children as well as adults!
The soul of the artist of Soul of a Harper is evidently poured into his vocals as well as the original instrumentals. With a wonderful combination of songs, the cd is entertaining for children as well as adults; the only Celtic cd my kids ask me to play! As I am swept up by "...Red, Red Rose", the kids keep singing "The Leprechaun" song! A beautifully fun cd!
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