Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 9, 2006
Love Irish music? Love cats? Curl up in your favorite chair - Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats will tickle your feline fancy.
Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers is the pet project by Marc Gunn, singer-songwriter and one-half of the award-winning duo, the Brobdingnagian Bards. Full of funny feline folk music, Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers gathers popular drinking tunes and retrofits them with cat-worthy lyrics. The result is a warm and wonderful CD that sees songs such as "Lord of the Dance" redone as "Lord of the Pounce."
Why take Irish drinking songs and rewrite them with lyrics about cats? "Well, I was a big fan of Weird Al growing up," confesses Gunn, himself owned by two cats named Tiziano and Torre plus visiting rights with the tabby Jasper, from a previous relationship. "When I listen to a song too often, I typically will change the lyrics. I did that with 'Wild Rover,' changing the claps to meows. It was all downhill from there."
"The CD is also not just Irish drinking songs," Gunn points out. "It's more like a traditional Irish CD with a combination of drinking songs and Irish tunes, except the chief instrument is an autoharp and I sing about cats."
That is the beauty of Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers - the songs are part of the patchwork of American music, a culture with deep Irish roots. Marc Gunn has extensive experience as not only a recording musician but as a veteran performer in renaissance fairs and fantasy festivals. The result is a clever collection of music that appeals to not only Irish and cat lovers, but anyone who appreciates a lyrical laugh.
Japan's Ari Koinuma, also a cat lover, produced Irish Drinking Songs For Cat Lovers. Participating musicians include Hannah Gunn and Cedric the Fiddler of the Bedlam Bards. Additional musicians include Chris Buckley, Sarah Dinan, Hamby, April Porter, Blake McCaig, and Franco Bordoni. Marc Gunn wrote all the lyrics to the classic songs.
Find more details at http://www.catdrinkingsongs.com