Brobdingnagian Bards PodcastAuthor: Marc Gunn, Andrew McKee
20 Jul 2019

Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast

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Scottish and Irish folk songs combined with the Lord of the Rings music and a wee bit o’Celtic fun. The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en) were The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo from Austin, Texas. Their unique brand of folk music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin made them one of the most-popular Celtic music groups online where they continue to give away thousands of free Celtic MP3 downloads daily.

From 1999 to 2008, the Brobdingnagian Bards performed coast-to-coast, and in a given month could be found at a Lord of the Rings Oscar Party, a Celtic festival, or a Science Fiction Convention. However, they were an absolute favorite at Renaissance Faires where they added high-energy and wit to make every show a memorable experience.

Thanks in part to this podcast, their shows are never done!

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    Good Enough to STEAL

    We are gearing up to launch a Kickstarter for our first studio album in over ten years. How do you stand out in a world where streaming rules? How do you get your music heard?

    Years ago, we gave away all of our music on MP3.com. We're gonna do it again. You can now download all of our music for free on Bandcamp.

    We're giving it away so that YOU have a compelling reason to talk about us on- and offline.

    As always, this show is brought to you by our Nagians Only Club on Patreon. Sign up today so we can keep entertaining you!

    Find out more about our show #44 in the shownotes and more about our music at www.thebards.net.


  • Posted on 22 May 2019

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    Marked By Great Size

    Here is another update with the Brobdingnagian Minute!  The last time we heard the Bards, they talked about how they got started.  In this podcast, we not only talk about our first full CD, Marked By Great Size, but we play every single track from it!

    Episode #44. This is a VERY long podcast and we are testing the upload limit but I hope you enjoy it.

    If you have questions, comments, or thoughts, please post them in the comments section.  We would love to hear from you!

    Since it is so long, here are the full time markers:

    Songs:

    2:55 None But A Harper

    5:34 Satisfied

    9:01 Lady Faery

    12:57 Gypsy Rover

    16:13 Swift Dining

    18:59 A Begging I Will Go

    21:39 Do Virgins Taste Better

    24:13 Irish Ballad

    27:09 Bella's Highland Jig

    31:35 O'er The Way

    35:47 Liquid Sunshine

    39:17 The Dragon's Retort

    41:59 Happily Ever After

    45:03 A Prudent Thief

    48:11 If I Had A Million Ducats

    51:39 Pachelbel Canon in F - Variations

     

    Discussions

    57:45 Marked By Great Size History

    1:09:38 None But A Harper

    1:20:10 Satisfied

    1:27:31 Lady Faery

    1:36:35 Gypsy Rover

    1:43:35 Swift Dining

    1:49:42 A Begging I Will Go

    1:54:37 Do Virgins Taste Better

    2:00:58 Irish Ballad

    2:06:09 Bella's Highland Jig

    2:14:26 O'er The Way

    2:21:47 Liquid Sunshine

    2:28:19 The Dragon's Retort

    2:34:41 Happily Ever After

    2:42:09 A Prudent Thief

    2:50:00 If I Had A Million Ducats

    3:02:17 Pachelbel Canon in F - Variations

    As always, this show is brought to you by our Nagians Only Club on Patreon. Sign up today so we can keep entertaining you!

    Find out more about our show #44 in the shownotes and more about our music at www.thebards.net.


  • Posted on 08 May 2019

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    I Will NOT Sing Along

    Brobdingnagian Bards are back for the 10th season of Sherwood Forest Faire. That means were are once again in the same vicinity of each other. That means craziness will ensue.

    Andrew McKee is a little hoarse in this episode. That means Marc Gunn gets to make fun of him while Andrew's guard is down.

    But it's not all goofiness. In fact, we make a big announcement. We're making a new album! You can learn the new album name. 

    As always, this show is brought to you by our Nagians Only Club on Patreon. Sign up today so we can keep entertaining you!

    Find out more about our show #43 in the shownotes and more about our music at www.thebards.net.


  • Posted on 27 Mar 2019

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    20 Years of Playing Music

    2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Brobdingnagian Bards. To celebrate this amazing milestone, we are releasing a LOT of cool new content every month. We have also made this podcast public once again.

    Last year, we restarted the band through Patreon. We are creating all new music together. That hasn't been done since 2007. We wanted to give our kind members of the Nagians Only Club on Patreon, a special treat. 

    However, we realized that this podcast is a great tool for bringing new Brobdingnagian Bards fans back into the fold. We asked our Nagians if we could make it public again. They overwhelmingly agreed.

    And so... it's back!

    In this episode, we take one of the most in depth examination of how we got started. We share some fun anecdotes and stories from our time together early on.

    Yes. We've done some of this before. But this is a 20 year retrospective. So it's all new to us.

    We hope you will join us in our crusade to have fun sing Celtic songs and being Renaissance festival geeks.

    Maybe you'll even join us at Sherwood Forest Faire at the end of March. Two weekends!

    You can find details on our website, where you can also buy music, merch and join the Nagians Only Club for just $5 per month. 

    This supports us as musicians. It encourages to continue creating new music for you.

    Will join us? 


  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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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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