Brobdingnagian Bards PodcastAuthor: Marc Gunn, Andrew McKee
21 Feb 2019

Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast

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A podcast from that loveable bardic duo playing folk music and novelty music with humor. No kidding!

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    2019 Brings A Brobdingnagian Minute Back!

    Last year, this podcast became patron-only as part of the Nagians Only Club on Patreon. That is now changing!

    You see, January marked the 20th anniversary of the Brobdingnagian Bards. It seemed a shame to hide all of this great content from Nagians around the world. So we asked them if we could make this podcast public once again. They resoundingly said, "YES!"

    We are very pleased to share this show with you. Once a month, you will hear us chat about what's new, funny things that happened or are happening, behind-the-scenes look at new songs, chat about geek culture, and all of the silly antics that make up a Brobdingnagian Bards show. 

    Yes, it's a lot like listening to a Brobdingnagian Bards with all of the craziness that ensues.

    Sign up today!

    Of course, this podcast would not be back without the generosity of members of the Nagians Only Club. You can support our mission to make Celtic music fun when you join us there on Patreon for as little as $5 per month. Plus, you'll get episodes before regular listeners.

    The Nagians Only Club on Patreon is part of the modern record label. We are creating new music and sharing our fun sense of humor with you because of your generosity. So please sign up today.

    Oh! And stay tuned. There's a new episode coming out soon!,


  • Posted on 20 Feb 2019

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    Last Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast… Sort of… Plus Oscar Picks

    Welcome to show #40 of the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast. Yup. This is the last one. In our public feed. That’s because we have decided to relaunch A Brobdingnagian Minute into a monthly podcast exclusively available for our new Nagians Only fan club on Patreon!

    The Brobdingnagian Bards are back with a brand new Patreon page. We’re gonna start working on a new album. Plus, we’ll share stories behind the songs, rants and raves, chat you and lots more.

    This is a big change. We will tell you all about it in the show.

    PLUS we’ll share Andrew’s experience with MoviePass and his 2018 Oscar Picks. Do you think he will pick the winners?


  • Posted on 23 Feb 2018

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    Origin Story of Brobbdingnagian Bards: We Made Lemonade

    We’re gonna step back in time to see how our first CD, “Marked By Great Size” came to be. You’ll hear never-before-told-stories about the how we rolled with the punches and made lemonade…figuratively speaking. Plus, you’ll enjoy some music from our first official album as well as music from the atrocity that we tried to hide…

    As Andrew requested, here’s the track listing for Marked By Great Size: None But A Harper (from The Last Unicorn), Satisfied, Lady Faery, Gypsy Rover, Swift Dining, A Begging I Will Go, DO VIRGINS TASTE BETTER?, (Tom Lehrer’s) Irish Ballad, Bella’s Highland Jig, O’er The Way, Liquid Sunshine, The Dragon’s Retort, Happily Ever After, A Prudent Thief, If I Had A Million Ducats, Pachelbel Canon in F – Variations.

    The Brobdingnagian Bards’ self-titled preview CD features: Nonesuch, If I Had A Million Ducats, Satisfied, None But A Harper, The King’s Song, The Brobdingnagian Love Song, Ramblin’ Boy, Oe’r the Way, Gypsy Rover (Instrumental).

    Music Played in this Show

    “Swift Dining” (intro music)

    “Ramblin’ Boy” from Brobdingnagian Bards

    “O’re the Way” from Brobdingnagian Bards

    “None But A Harper” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    “Do Virgins Taste Better” from Marked By Great Size

    “Pachebel’s Canon in F – Variations” from Marked By Great Size

    “Bella’s Highland Jig” from Marked By Great Size

    “If I Had A Million Ducats” from Brobdingnagian Bards

    Marc Gunn’s band, Kilted Kings, and Andrew McKee, The Irish Bard are both performing at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival this year. We are releasing our next albums together on February 2nd–GROUNDHOG DAY! You might even get to watch and comment along with Andrew on the day of the release. Either way, you can help us climb the charts by buying our CDs on February 2nd.

    If you enjoy the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast, support Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee. Subscribe to our mailing list at www.thebards.net.

    Buy our music. And then LIKE and SHARE this podcast with other Nagians.

     


  • Posted on 29 Nov 2016

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    Top 5 Movie Round Table of Seven

    Andrew and I are performing separately at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. We thought it would be nice to record a podcast. But people kept walking in on us. Our Top 5 movie theme was hijacked into a round table of wandering entertainers and a lot of fun.

    Special guests: Paolo Garbanzo, Melanie and Melissa of Chaste Treasure, Mandie Kitty Cat Turner, Tom Zadoyko

    What’s in this Week’s Show

    Unofficially sponsored by Paolo Garbanzo’s RenAdventures.com

    Top Travel Movies: Around the World in 80 Days, French Kiss, Road Trip, Darjeeling Express, The Illusionist, The Quiet Man, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Aliens, Ice Pirates, Serenity, Timeline

    Top Book to Movie Disasters: Howl’s Moving Castle, Starship Troopers, The Hobbit, Avatar Last Airbender, Alone in the Dark

    Favorite Movie Ever: The Big Sleep, Fifth Element, Raising Arizona, Fight Club, Velvet Goldmine, The Kingsman, Three Musketeers (1973), The Crow

    Bards Songs Played This Week

    “Rosin the Beau” from Real Men Wear Kilts

    “Loch Lomond” from Real Men Wear Kilts

    “Fellowship of the Ring” from Memories of Middle Earth

    “The Leprechaun” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus

    “Join the British Army” from Songs of Ireland

    “Old Dun Cow” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    “Valeria” from Songs of the Muse

    This edition of the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast was brought to you live from the Louisiana Renaissance Festival where you can see Andrew McKee, The Irish Bard, perform as well as Marc Gunn’s band, Kilted Kings.

    You can find shownotes for this episode at bardbootlegs.com where you can also buy CDs and sign up to our mailing list.

     


  • Posted on 07 Nov 2016

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    10 Things to do with Worn Out Brobdingnagian Bards CDs

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    As we prepare for our reunion show at Sherwood Forest Faire, wandering through the grounds, we record a podcast for the world to hear!

    And our theme is: What you can do with worn out Bards CDs? When they’ve been listened to far too often, rendering them useless for further musical perusal? Here are our suggestions…

    10. Coaster! 9. Oriental Star – be a CD ninja! 8. Frisbee 7. Mirror 6. Christmas Ornaments 5. Reflect on the Virgin Song (?) 4. Confounding Jugglers at Ren Faires 3. Sundial (using a recorder!) 2. “Fun” things to do in your microwave (Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home. DANGER.) 1. Wall Art!

    What would YOU do with your worn out Bards CD?

    Yesterday’s show was great! The show went well, the crowd was fun, and we were good – we didn’t go over time! We went through a bunch of old favorites, and some others that we rarely play for some of our die hard fans.

    Most importantly, as we log off, in order to replace your beloved CDs, go to thebards.net to replenish and restock your shelves!

    And don’t forget to subscribe to Brobdingnagian Bards mailing list for the latest news!

     


  • Posted on 08 Mar 2016

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