PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc GunnAuthor: Marc Gunn
18 Aug 2017

PUB SONGS PODCAST with Marc Gunn

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    Autoharp Pub Songs #159

    What is the autoharp? Why do I play it? I don't answer those questions but I do share some of my autoharp music with you as I prepare to re-launch Autoharp Radio. Listen. Subscribe. Get free music at pubsong.net.

    I started to seriously play the autoharp in 1997. I was amazed by its versatility and 5-octaves that one could play on it. That's led a life-long journey of exploration of the instrument. Now, I am primarily a singer. However, I have done my best to offer a new sound to the autoharp community. 

    The songs I picked for this show are a mix of vocal and instrumental music where the autoharp plays an important part in the individual song or tune. I created it primarily for my AutoharpRadio.com website in conjunction with AutoharpMusic.com where you can find all sorts of great autoharp music tips and suggestions on how you can get started playing the autoharp. If you would like to see some tutorials, please email me.

     

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    If you like what you hear, go to my website and buy a CD or some MP3s. 

    You'll find me in the coming weeks at GenCon and DragonCon

    Plus, I have an internet concert on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

    On Monday, August 14, 2017, you'll be able to buy a copy of my brand new single "Wherever I May Roam (acoustic solo)". Or get it free when you join the Gunn Runners Club.

    The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 123 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at http://marcgunn.com/us/

    In addition to all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". It'll be out this Fall 2017. And yours as a gift for subscribing.

    Special thanks to my newest patrons: Mary Kathleen Heidenberg.

     

     

    Who's Playing the Pub Today

    0:15 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    6:52 "Fairy Tale Waltz" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease

    9:58 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

    14:16 "Cloghden More" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    17:52 "Paddy McCollough" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of Ireland

    21:16 "Tolkien" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of the Muse

    25:44 PUB TALK

    27:40 "Johnny Jump Up" by Marc Gunn from Happy Songs of Death

    31:16 "Return to Lonely Mountain" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease

    35:40 "Pirates vs. Dragons" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs Dragons

    39:57 "Breaking of the Fellowship" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Memories of Middle Earth

    46:34 "Stardust Serenade" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at  www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 08 Aug 2017

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    Best Celtic Geek Pub Songs #158

    I've released 22 albums since I started recording solo in 2004. I have so many albums that I wasn't sure what to put on my Celtic Geek compilation that I giveaway free to everyone who signs up to my mailing list. I decided to give one song from my first 20 albums.

    I've often wondered if I should've just put together a "Best of Marc Gunn" album instead. The problem is picking those songs. I have a LOT of albums. Well, I finally sat down and thought about my most-requested songs over the years by the most listeners. Today's show highlights those songs.

    I asked members of the Gunn Runners Club too and decided to add a few of their requests as well. You can find full shownotes and subscribe at http://pubsong.com/ 


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    My website at marcgunn.com has undergone a bunch of changes designed to simplify the design and guide you to places you want to go. I used to make websites based on SEO, search engine optimization. Now you can easily listen to my music, buy it on CD Baby or Bandcamp, watch video playlists, find shows, and learn all about me.

    You can order autographed CDs and swag directly from me this summer 2017 when you buy them in my Bandcamp store. Follow the link in the shownotes.

    The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 121 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at http://marcgunn.com/us/.

    In addition to all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". It'll be out in 2018. And yours is a gift for subscribing.

    Special thanks to my newest patrons: Nick Pierson, Mary Miller, William Brian Sachs.  Become a patron at http://marcgunn.net/ 

    In 2005, I crowdsourced my first album. It was Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers. I raised over $9000 to fund the production of the album. People LOVED the idea of cats and Celtic music. So I crowdsourced the next album, Whiskers in the Jar. I only raised about $6000. The album has sold about half as well as the first, and I only recently recouped the expense 8 years later. Yet, the hardcore fans of the albums have repeatedly shouted, "We want another cat CD!" Thus came the title Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers.

    I REALLY want to make it happen. But I'll be honest. I don't know if more than a handful of people want the next album to happen. I have a mailing list at catdrinkingsongs.com. I asked them to promote the album. There was a short period of shares. Then it all stopped. The Facebook continues to grow at snails pace. I'm not sure this is something I should put my time in.

    I've decided that there's just one way to find find out if you're truly passionate about these CDs--Kickstarter.

    Kickstarter is an all or nothing website. If you don't reach your goal, you get nothing. If you do, you get to make it happen.

    I've decided that I need at least $15,000 to make this album properly. That'll allow me to hire a producer and record the songs with full instrumentation, just like the last two albums that were produced by Ari Koinuma and Rich Brotherton, respectively.

    Would you like to see this album happen? Sign up at catdrinkingsongs.com.

     

    Who's Playing the Pub Today

    If there's a CD you want to check out, visit my music page on my website.

    0:15 "The Leprechaun" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

    5:23 "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

    10:00 "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

    13:40 "Flower of Scotland" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    16:13 "Mingulay Boat Song" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

    22:16 "Catnipped Kitty" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar

    25:21 "Close Your Eyes" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    29:00 "Doctor of Gallifrey" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    31:54 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    36:12 "Bring Me Home, Boys" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    41:42 "Gollum Blues" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon?

    45:08 "Old Dun Cow" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    49:00 "Ring of Hope" by Marc Gunn from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

    53:04 "Name On My Soul" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    Requests:

    1:00:10 "Wear the Brown With Pride" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    1:02:47 The Barrel Song" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

    1:05:11 "Mining Ship the Red Dwarf" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    1:08:08 "The Dragons Hoard" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs. Dragons

    1:10:06 "Men of New Basin Canal" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

    1:14:41 "Come Take a Trip on My Airship" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 25 Jul 2017

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    Women Pub Songs #157

    Women are under-represented in music in general. Even more so when it comes to pub songs. I'll be honest. I can't think of one women from Ireland focusing on pub songs. In fact, the first place I think of women singing drinking songs is at Renaissance festivals. And so, you'll note several bands in this show from there. Get FREE MP3s at http://pubsong.net.

    Do you have a favorite female musician or band? Post in the comments.

    Pub Talk

    There are new Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirts. Once again designed by James McDaniel II, these feature 2 Celtic women playing fiddle and flute. It reads "Reel Celtic Music" and of course the podcast name. These shirts are limited release. You can only get them in 2017. So order soon.

    You can order autographed CDs and swag directly from me when you buy them in my Bandcamp store. Go to celticmusic.org to easily access them. Autographed CDs will only be available for purchase this summer. After that, CD Baby is your best bet. Or if you're concerned about getting CDs in a timely fashion, then definitely go to CD Baby.

    I have new videos on my YouTube. I have a new Video Marketing Strategy. I'll be releasing new videos every week. Some will be podcasts. Some are travel videos. Some are promo or news videos. Some are music videos. My goal is to have 2 videos featuring my music every month. But there may be more. Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any of them. I'm still developing them. If there's something you'd like to see or learn from me, please post a comment below.

    The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 119 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at http://marcgunn.com/us/. You don't just get all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". It'll be out this Fall. And yours as a gift for subscribing. Special thanks to my newest patrons: James Slaven and James Galik. Join the Gunn Runners Club now!

    Who's Playing the Pub Today

    0:13 "Jenny's Story" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Tales from Windsor's Tavern

    4:00 "The Irish Medley of Epic Proportions" by Melanie Gruben from Market Day

    8:22 "Cruiscin Lan" by Abby Green from Why Should I?

    12:57 "No John" by Queen Anne's Lace from Faire...to Stormy Weather

    16:41 PUB TALK

    19:41 "Bedlam Boys" by Heidi Talbot from In Love + Light

    23:20 "Women - Man - Long" by Fiddlinda from There & Then - Here & Now

    27:34 "Chandler's Wife" by Half Pint from Fair and Tender Ladies

    29:41 "We Love Beer" by Merry Wives of Windsor from Bottoms Up

    32:48 "The Parting Glass" by The Screaming Orphans from Ballads Rule OK

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get regular updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 06 Jun 2017

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    Rebel Pub Songs #156

    This is a show of Rebel Songs. From traditional Irish rebel songs to rebel songs inspired by Firefly, you'll hear a fun mix of songs to get your blood boilin' with music from Marc Gunn, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Brobdingnagian Bards, The Kilt Lifters, Crikwater, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats, Bedlam Bards, 3 Pints Gone, Kilted Kings, Ed Miller. Listen and share. Then subscribe for 5 Free MP3s at http://pubsong.net/.

    Before we get started, I want to let you know that my next album of Firefly music is now being funded on Kickstarter. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'". You have until May 18, 2017 to make a pledge if you want a physical CD. After that go to FireflyDrinkingSongs.com.

    I started compiling this episode at the beginning of 2017. I planned to use it as a platform to share my anger and frustration with the Trump administration's assault on civil rights, health care and the environment. But I decided not to. Overall, that's not what I do musically. Instead, I'll let the songs speak for themselves.

    Politics is a huge part of Celtic culture. I heard a quote by Irish songwriter Frank Harte on the Irish Music Stories podcast (episode 2) that said, "Those in power write the history. Those who suffer write the songs." For that reason, many of the best traditional Irish songs are rebel songs. They are the songs of people who suffer.

    When I started playing rebel songs with the Brobdingnagian Bards, we played them, not for the politics, but because they were powerful songs.

    This show is dedicated to rebel songs in general. The first half has some more traditional rebel songs. The second half are the not-so-traditional ones. And I promise to leave my politics out of any discussion.

    Pub Talk

    Celtfather Tuesdays. You might notice that this show came out on Tuesdays. I'm trying to better manage my content. I put out the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast on Thursdays. So every Tuesday, I'm gonna plan to post new content, whether it's the Pub Songs Podcast, the Celtfather Music & Travel or new videos on YouTube. Look for them on Tuesdays.

    My next show is at Johnnie MacCracken's on May 13. The show starts at 7pm. So if you want me to keep coming out to Marietta, Georgia every month, come to this show! I'm also bookd for InConjunction and GenCon in Indianapolis.

    Do you want another show on Concert Window? Post a comment in the shownotes.

    The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 116 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at marcgunn.com/us/

    I have a bunch of new patrons this month thanks to the my Firefly Kickstarter. I'll tell you about that in a moment, but first... Special thanks to Sandra Lang, Esther, James Rowland, Brian Staab, Scott Selhorst, Sarah, Tony Montuori, Dylan Birtolo, Glen Miller, Charlie Thul, Joseph Haydu, Meghan Sommers, Nancy Yorke, Robert Smith, Anne Hunter, John Garrett, Steven Hernacki, Philip Kennedy, Justin Matthews, Carolina Ceili, Jan Czenkusch, Kevin Jackson, Jolene Butt, Tim M. O'Brien, Luke Miller, Josh Brown, Les Gebhardt.

    When you join the Gunn Runners Club, you don't just get all of the amazing goodies I mentioned earlier. You also get a digital copy of my next album. It's for the Browncoats, fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. It's called "As Long As I'm Flyin'".

    Who's Playing the Pub Today

    0:12 "Monahan's Mudder's Milk" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    4:46 "Boys of the Old Brigade" by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones from Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight

    8:07 "Join the British Army" by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of Ireland

    9:58 "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by The Kilt Lifters from Jack in the Green

    14:03 "Arthur McBride" by Crikwater from Crikwater

    19:37 "Cuddles McGish" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar

    PUB TALK

    26:46 "The Long Arm" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    29:31 "Hush, Now Little Citizens" by Bedlam Bards & Marc Gunn from Firefly Drinking Songs

    32:35 "Foggy Dew" by 3 Pints Gone from Health to the Company

    38:02 "Blue Sun" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul

    40:35 "The Wide Rio Grand" by Ed Miller from Many's the Fine Tale

    46:49 "Hero of Canton" by Marc Gunn from As Long As I'm Flyin'

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus find out what's new with my music. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 09 May 2017

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    St Patrick's Day Pub Songs Playlist #155

    Nearly 3 hours of St. Patrick's Day pub songs in one giant playlist with music from House of Hamill, The Selkie Girls, Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, Sons of Malarkey, Andrew McKee, Poitin, NUA, The Muckers, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Runa, Connemara Stone Company, Black Market Haggis, Boston Blackthorne, Marc Gunn & Samantha Gillogly, The Ne'er Duwels, Claire Roche, Seamus Kennedy, Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser, Plastic Paddy, Johnsons Motorcar, FIMM, We Banjo 3, Abby Green, The Dubliners' Tabby Cats. by Slipjig, Smithfield Fair, Ockham's Razor, The Tea Merchants, Celtic Pink Floyd, Barleyjuice, The Tossers, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Marc Gunn. Get 5 MP3s free at pubsong.net

    If you're new to this podcast, I want you to think first if you enjoyed that first song. Because if you don't like my music, you won't like this show. So stop listening now.

    I have released over 20 studio albums since 2004. I thought it would be nice to make playlists of my music, when I realized, I have been publishing this podcast since 2005. This is the perfect place to create a Marc Gunn playlist. So over the next two hours, you will enjoy lots of my music, intermixed with a small sampling of my favorite bands from the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

    I say small, because there's a lot of great music, and I also am aiming for a drinking songs feel to this show. Because that's kinda what I do. Sci Fi and Irish drinking songs, merged together in harmony.

    But don't worry. There's a bunch of trad tunes in the mix as well...

    Pub Talk

    Listen to more St. Patrick's Day music on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. There are four hours of St. Patrick's Day music specials there. Plus you can download "17 Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day" from some of the awesome indie Celtic bands featured on the podcast last year.

    You can find more St. Patrick's Day Party Music on my website I dedicated to St Paddy's Day. You'll find St Patrick's Day lyrics, playlists and even a podcast dedicated to St. Patrick's Day.

    I want to send out a quick thanks to my newest patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Special thanks to Jim Cope, Kate Dempsey, Kimber, and Karen Walker. The Gunn Runners Club is my home on Patreon. Right now, 94 people generously pledge $1 per month or more to support my life as a musician. Patrons get free music, early versions of songs and lyrics, behind-the-scenes podcasts, a stereo version of the Pub Songs Podcast and first look at new videos. You can support me for as little as $1 per month. You can see all the cool gifts you get for just $1 at marcgunn.com/us/

     

    Who's Playing the Pub Today

    0:16 "Rising of the Moon" by Marc Gunn from Not Every Day Is St. Patrick's day

    3:37 "Fierce Cottage" by House of Hamill from Wide Awake

    7:55 "Shepherd Lad" by The Selkie Girls from Pirate Queen

    11:51 "I'm a Rover, Seldom Sober" by Marc Gunn from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion

    14:02 "Loretto Reid's" by Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger from Sound & fury

    17:20 "The Rocky Road to Dublin" by Sons of Malarkey from Gulls Lads

    21:04 "Orange and Green" by Andrew McKee from The Irish Bard

    23:54 PUB TALK

    25:01 "Brendan's Reels" by Poitin from Simple Pleasures

    29:02 "Browncoats Keep Flyin'" by Marc Gunn from Sci Fi Drinking Songs

    31:50 "Rest in Pineapple" by NUA from FLOW

    35:57 "Paddy on the Railway" by The Muckers from The Muckers

    39:08 "The Bold Fisherman" by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Paper of Pins

    45:27 "Fairy Tale Waltz" by Marc Gunn from Heart's Ease

    49:05 "The Ruthless Wife" by Runa from Current Affairs

    53:54 "Boys from the Ruhr" by Connemara Stone Company from Back Home

    57:35 "Babes in the Woods Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds

    1:00:20 "Peggy Gordon" by Marc Gunn from The Bridge

    1:04:34 "Billy in the Lowlands" by Boston Blackthorne from County Kerry to Kerry Park

    1:08:47 "Prancing Pony" by Marc Gunn with Samantha Gillogly from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits

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    1:12:19 "The Widow and the Devil" by Marc Gunn from Kilted For Her Pleasure

    1:15:39 "Crossing the Atlantic" by The Ne'er Duwels from The Ne'er Duwels

    1:21:27 "The Wreck of the Bold Irish Stout" by Marc Gunn from Pirates vs Dragons

    1:26:32 "The Robin's Jaunt Set" by Claire Roche from Hello, I'm Claire Roche

    1:29:55 "The Scottish Song" by Seamus Kennedy from A Smile and a Tear

    1:33:05 "Streets of Laredo/Bard of Armagh" by Marc Gunn & Jamie Haeuser from How America Saved Irish Music

    1:37:23 "Kitty's Rambles/Dowd's 9 Lives/Jenny's Chickens" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats from Whiskers in the Jar

    1:41:30 "Irish Lass" by Plastic Paddy from Lucky Enough

    1:44:17 "27years" by Johnsons Motorcar from Funky Disco Hardcore

    1:47:27 "Johnny Jump Up" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Live at the Cactus Cafe

    1:51:57 "Celtic Wedding Reels" by FIMM from Roiboos e Disappunti and Irish Celtic Music

    1:59:25 "Tell Me Why" by We Banjo 3 from Gather the Good

    2:04:04 "The Boatman" by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss

    2:09:36 "Lord of the Pounce" by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners' Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

    2:13:54 "Star Above the Garter/Dennis Murphy's/Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife" by Slipjig from So Far...

    2:18:22 "Dumbarton's Drums" by Smithfield Fair from Scotland, Fair Scotland

    2:22:36 "Hi Ri Him Bo" by Ockham's Razor from Wolves in the Walls

    2:26:26 "Led Zepplin Polkas" by The Tea Merchants from One Lump or Two?

    2:23:52 "Another Brick in the Wall Pt2" by Celtic Pink Floyd from Live, In Studio

    2:36:55 "Mush Mush" by Barleyjuice from A Night at the Pub

    2:40:59 "Pleasant Peasant Pheasant Plucking Song" by Marc Gunn from What Color Is Your Dragon?

    2:42:56 "Did It All For You" by The Tossers from Agony

    2:44:45 "Celtic-American" by The Stubby Shillelaghs from Celtic-American

    2:50:09 "The Parting Glass" by Marc Gunn from Soul of a Harper

    The Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. If you enjoyed this episode, please support the musicians who support this podcast, buy their CDs, then share the show. Special thanks to all of my patrons in the Gunn Runners Club. Would you like 5 of my MP3s for Free? Plus get twice monthly updates of what's new. Subscribe to the podcast and newsletter at www.pubsong.net.


  • Posted on 17 Mar 2017

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