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Firefly Drinking Songs

As Long As I'm Flyin'

Browncoats rise again with a new album of music inspired by Joss Whedon's cancelled Sci Fi Western hit series.

As Long As I'm Flyin - Marc Gunn

Even 15 years after the show was released, I find myself as passionate about Joss Whedon's Firefly as ever. I wrote my first Firefly filk in 2007. In 2011, I recorded Firefly Drinking Songs with the Bedlam Bards. It is still one of my most-popular albums. It led to a series of Firefly Drinking Songs shows that I perform at conventions. Now it is the source of my next album to be released in 2018 in the face of major changes in the music industry.

For the past few years, physical CD sales have plummeted. Digital sales are down with the growing popularity of streaming music. For that reason, I decided to have a digital-only release of this album.

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Who is The Celtfather?

My name is Marc Gunn. I am a geek who sings Celtic songs with a twist. 

You'll hear me sing traditional Irish and Scottish songs. But you'll also hear me fuse new and old melodies with science fiction and fantasy, with themes of Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, dragons, cats and yes, Firefly! 

I put my passion into my music. Then I try to create something that you will love as much as I do. It's Nerd Pub Songs that are easy and fun to sing-along with.

Oh! I'm also a podcaster. I host the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, Pub Songs Podcast, and The Celtfather Music & Travel.

Tracks

  1. As Long As I'm Flyin'
  2. Wear the Brown With Pride
  3. The Long Arm
  4. Raise a Glass to Flyin'
  5. Hero of Canton
  6. She's Shiny!
  7. Browncoat Baby
  8. Blue Sun
  9. She Said Saffron
  10. There's a Bug in Cabin Six
  11. Reavers Lullaby
  12. Good to Have Jayne On Your Side
  13. Sail the Sky

Listen

"Wear the Brown With Pride" is a heartfelt drinking song for our friends who have passed. It's like an Irish Wake, a celebration of the lives of our Browncoat friends

"Raise a Glass to Flyin'" was probably sung in pubs and in the field as the Browncoats prepared to battle the Alliance. It's a rousing tribute to everyone who loves to fly.

"No matter how far the long arm of the Alliance might get, we'll just get ourselves a little further" - Malcolm Reynolds, "Out of Gas"

The Independents lost. Mal was ready to escape the atrocities of war. "The Long Arm" is the sad reflection of Browncoats who were fighting for what was theirs, the landscape, the arts, their own small homes where they were barely surviving. But despite the fears, there's a tinge of hope. That Browncoats will rise again and face the hate of a government that doesn't have in mind the best interests of its people.

I didn't sing "Hero of Canton" on the first Firefly Drinking Songs album. So I thought you might like a studio version of that hit song from Canton.

"As Long As I'm Flyin'"  is a song dedicated to those who love to fly. I'm sure all of those independents surviving the war saw this song as one of refuge from an oppressive government.

 

Where does the money go?! To the Resistance. Who is the Resistance?


 

Musicians

  • Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals, bodhran
  • Nathan Deese: banjo, bass, guitar vocals, whistle
  • Daniel Briggs: bass, mandolin, octave mandolin, vocals
  • LT Panzarella: dumbek
  • Samantha Gillogly: fiddle; www.samanthagillogly.com
  • Richard "Nox" Miller: percussion

Track Details

“As Long As I'm Flyin'” (2:12)
By Rie Sheridan Rose, Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: banjo, bass, vocals, whistle

“Wear the Brown With Pride” (2:43)
By Rie Sheridan Rose, Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass, whistle
LT Panzarella: dumbek

“The Long Arm” (2:51)
By Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals

“Raise a Glass to Flyin'” (1:37)
By Rie Sheridan Rose, Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, bodhran, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass

“Hero of Canton” (2:06)
By Ben Edmundson
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Samantha Gillogly: fiddle
Daniel Briggs: bass, slide guitar

“She's Shiny!” (4:21)
By Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass, vocals
Samantha Gillogly: fiddle
Richard "Nox" Miller: percussion

“Browncoat Baby” (3:07)
By Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass, guitar, whistle

“Blue Sun” (2:30)
By Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Daniel Briggs: bass, mandolin, octave mandolin, vocals
LT Panzarella: dumbek

“She Said Her Name Was Saffron” (2:20)
By Marc Gunn, traditional music
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass, rain stick, whistle

“There's a Bug in Cabin Six” (2:17)
By Rie Sheridan Rose, Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass, guitar, harmonica

“Reavers Lullaby” (3:06)
By Daniel Glasser, Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Daniel Briggs: bass, mandolin

“It’s Good to Have Jayne On Your Side” (3:21)
By Justin Boot
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Daniel Briggs: bass

“Sail the Sky” (3:05)
by Brandon Klassen
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass, fiddle, whistle

Special Thanks

It ain’t easy to keep flyin’ as a musician these days. I want to recognize all of the wonderful people who made this album happen.

First, let me thank all of the Browncoats who supported this album and made the signal go further. Thanks to everyone who funded the album on Kickstarter. You’re too kind and shiny!

Thanks to everyone in my Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. Without you, this album would not have happened! An extra special thanks to my Glorious Gunn Runners: Beth Bailey, Troy Rodgers, Gina & Joey Brown, Lilith Maek, Susan Hamrick, James Regan, Les Howard, Cary Whitney.  Your generosity blows me away every single day. I am humbled by your kindness.

Finally, I want to thank my family. Thanks to my children for listening to songs on repeat and singing along. Thank to my wife, Gwen. She is not only my unsung editor, but she is the backbone of everything I create as well as our family. Thank you!


 

 

 

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