Live Streaming Concert of Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers Next Month

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For the first time ever, I will share Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers with an international audience in a live streaming performance from my den.

I can count on one hands, the number of times I’ve performed so many cat songs in one show. On Sept 21st, I will share songs from both of my cat CDs, Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers and Whiskers in the Jar.

If you love cats

If you love Celtic music

This is a show you do NOT want to miss!

Please help me make this concert a success. Spread the word. Tell your friends. Email them. Post on Facebook and your favorite social media site like this Facebook event does.

Sign up to be notified about the concert right here: http://marcgunn.com/concertwindow

Then find out more about Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers at http://catdrinkingsongs.com/

Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers

Sometimes I have to be in the right frame of my mine to embrace an idea. MaryChristine sent me this cd title back when I first released Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I must say I’m liking it for a third album. What do you think of it?

Have an other album titles? Themes? Or have some lyrics? Post them here

Kitty Korner with Cornelius Beaufort III

Welcome to Kitty Korner. Allow me to introduce myself. I am, Cornelius Beaufort III, or as my humans insist on calling me, Fluffy. (Humiliating, really). I am also, as you might have guessed, a cat. Oh yes, it’s true. I need a human transcriber, of course, simply because I lack an opposable thumb. But, let’s be very clear. I would never, ever, choose to give up my delightfully sharp and versatile retractable claws for a mere bendable appendage! So, I must rely on the help of this fairly capable human to communicate my feline sensibilities with you.

First, it is important to understand, that I am, as a cat, smarter than you. Don’t be offended. It’s not your fault, really. It’s just a fact. We could act ually take over and run the world if we wanted to put in the effort. However, that would severely cut into our nap time, and that is CLEARLY unacceptable. So, we let you humans think that you’ve got it all under control. But, fair warning, you humans need to step up and do a better job, or we cats will have to show you just how versatile these claws can be.

Secondly, we allow you to put on those ridiculous collars, with the frivolous bells, for one reason, and one reason only. So we can control YOU. I’m going to give you a moment to let that sink in…. Are you remembering how you got up at the crack of dawn to feed us, even though you didn’t have to be up for another 2 hours? How about going to the store to get a can of food before coming home from a long day because you knew you could not walk through the door without it? Remember when you were late to work because I decided to grant you the privilege of my presence on your lap? It’s all starting to make sense, isn’t it? Clearly, we have you under our “thumbs” and we don’t even have any!

For more information on this subject, please refer to Marc’s Song “The Demented Cat Game” from his album, Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers.

And lastly, it is true that we do appreciate a warm lap, now and again. But, do know it is by our choosing, and by our choosing only. If we let you sit with us whenever you wanted, we might as well be a…dog! (Hiss!)

Well, all this sharing has exhausted me. So, that is all I will say for now. But, if there is anything that you have been wondering about, or if you have any questions you would like me to clear up for you, please feel free to ask. If I am awake, or deem your question worthwhile, I shall perhaps answer it. If not, next time I shall share with you how, indeed, the world would be a better place if cats ran it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, there is a patch of sunlight on the carpet that is calling my name (which is NOT Fluffy, thank you very much!)

Cornelius Beaufort III is an exceptional cat and the newest writer for Clan Mreow, the Celtic cat lovers fan club of the Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers music series.

Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers for St Patrick’s Day

If you’re already following my blog, then you know all about my best-selling CD Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers.  It captured the attention of both cat lovers as well as Celtic music fans.  It has sold better than all my other albums combined.  It’s one of the top albums for anyone searching for “Irish drinking songs” on iTunes.  It’s fun!  That’s why it is the purrfect St Patrick’s Day music gift.

If that doesn’t convince you, maybe this will.  I was shocked to learn that St. Patrick’s Day is also St. Gertrude’s Day, Patron Saint of Cats.  I guess you could say I was destined to play Celtic music about cats.
Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

It all began in 2004.  My mind was sparked by a crazy idea while talking with my friend Rebecca on the phone.  I always had a thing for parodying songs.  This time, I started singing “Wild Rover” and meowed where people traditionally clapped.  An idea formed in my head, and I wrote “Wild Kitty“.  More lyrics came to me.  Then another song.  Before long I had a whole album worth of cat lyrics.  

I started looking for a producer.  I found it in my soon-to-be, cat loving friend Ari Koinuma.  I wanted an album that sounded live and raw, like it was recorded in an Irish pub.  Ari is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has an ear for creating brilliant compositions.  Together, we forged an entire CD of Irish songs all about cats.  At the end of 2005, Some Guy on Fark.com shared it.  The website had 20,000 hits the first day.  Yes, most everyone thought it was a stupid idea, but the cat lovers came out in bulk.  It was a hit, and it topped the charts on CD Baby.

Eight years later, Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers continues to be an amazing success.  It’s all thanks to cat lovers like you.  I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting this crazy CD idea.  If you enjoy it, tell a friend.  If you want to help propel it further up the charts, buy a copy on iTunes or Amazon. Or you can buy just one song.  “Lord of the Pounce” is the biggest hit.  That simple effort will send the album to the top of the charts.  Wouldn’t that be more fun than a simple album of Irish drinking songs for St. Patrick’s Day?

PS.  Many people have asked whether I plan to release a third album of Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers (the second studio album, Whiskers in the Jar, came out in 2008).  The answer is a resounding YES!  I’m taking my time writing new cat song lyrics.  I don’t have a date when this will happen, but keep an eye online for some new singles as they are released.  News will follow.

Planning Cat Shows in 2012

I’m listening to Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers with my daughter.  She keeps bobbing her head to the catchy songs and looking at my cats every time she hears the meows.  It’s funny to think that my kitties, Tizi and Torre barely meowed when i recorded that album.  Now they meow a LOT… at everything and nothing.  Funny how that works.

Listening to the album reminded me that I was hoping to have a cat show next year at the Renaissance festivals I perform at.  I’ve never done a cat show at faires.  But I have so many cat loving fans on the circuit.  It just hit me that I really need to put together a show.  My plan is to debut something at Sherwood Forest Faire in February.  Make sure you sign up to my mailing list if you want to find out when and where the show will happen.

Oh!  One final question.  The show will feature 7-9 cat songs.  What are you absolute favorite songs (see cat lyrics for song titles) from my albums?  Which would you like to hear in this show?

Marc Gunn is a Celtic musician, podcast, and cat lover.  If you like Celtic songs, Renaissance festivals, science fiction conventions, comedy, cats, or podcasts, or if you just like good food, good drink, and good company, then you’re in the right place.  Find out more and download free songs at www.marcgunn.com.  Don’t miss these great Cat Christmas gifts.

Cat Versus Human

Yasmine doesn’t feel like a normal person.  That’s why she loves the internet.  She also loves her cats.  I can relate.  That’s why she publishes a cat comic blog called Cat Versus Human.  It’s very appropriate and funny as can be for any cat lover. I’m a regular reader.

She now has a new book featuring her comics.  Check it out!

Who Wants a Celtic Cat Christmas CD?

My facebook page was just slammed with the idea of doing a Celtic Christmas Songs for Cat Lovers CD.  Admittedly, I don’t really have time to do this.  I’m still trying to write my own original Celtic Christmas CD.

I might be convinced though.  However, it would have to be another group effort.  I don’t have lyrics.  I want original lyrics written by you.  No music is necessary though if you have a parody, that’s fine.  Write it.  Post it here.  Share this blog with other cat lovers.

The album would be about Celts, cats and Christmas.  Pretty simple, huh?

Maybe this is could turn into an album in the future.