Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
Lovers of cats, Celtic songs and music in general can rejoice in a beautifully-produced CD by Austin-based independent musician Marc Gunn. Collaborating with producer Rich Brotherton, Gunn's newest CD features 12 songs about cats and all their idiosyncrasies.
The soul of the album is Gunn's uncanny ability to take traditional Irish songs and spin them to celebrate the cat. A long time cat lover, the songwriter is adept at giving us a "cat's eye" perspective of such classic tunes as "Molly Malone," "Danny Boy," and "What Shall We Do With a Catnipped Kitty."
The first cat parody album, "Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers," was wildly popular. According to Gunn, "I never imagined people would love this concept as much as they did. I just did it, because I love Celtic music, and I love cats."
The second album also represents a unique collaboration between Gunn and his cat-loving fans: ideas and lyrics for songs on the album were contributed by fans of the first album. The cover art is by Celtic artist Ingrid Houwers.
Collaborating musicians include: Rich Brotherton, James "Cedric" Hazelrig, Christopher Bucklely, Bethany Duke, Michelle Hedden, Vicky Swan, Jonny Dyer, Hannah Gunn, Tom Smith, Ari Koinuma, Ben Hamby, Blake McCaig, Franco Bordoni.
1 What Shall We Do With a Catnipped Kitty (Parody: Drunken Sailor)
2 Molly Malone, The Cat's Perspective/Planxty Hewlett (Parody/O'Carolan Tune)
3 Kitty at the Door (Parody: I'll Drink from Dusk Till Dawn)
4 Danny Boy (Parody)
5 To Catch a Cat (Jigs)
6 Big Strong Cat (My Puddy Tat, Sylvester) (Parody: My Brother Sylvest)
7 Cuddles McGish (Parody: Arthur McBride)
8 When the Dairy Farm Caught Fire (Parody: Old Dun Cow)
9 Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chickens (Trad Tunes)
10 The Old Woman and Her Cat (Dundee Cat)
11 Kitty Martin (Parody: Henry Martin)
12 Harry Potter and the Rising of the Moon (Parody: Rising of the Moon)
13 Orange Kitten's Mew (Parody: May Morning Dew)
14 Whiskers in the Jar (Parody: Whiskey in the Jar)
Marc Gunn is available for interviews at (512)470-4866. MP3 downloads of album songs are also available for review. Find out more at http://www.catdrinkingsongs.com.
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