Brobdingnagian Bards PodcastAuthor: Marc Gunn, Andrew McKee
23 Jul 2021

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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    A Very Cunning Plan with Bard Coins... or Ducats

    Marc and Andrew catch up with each other in Texas where they performed together at Sherwood Forest Faire. They talk about the faire, masks, and vinyl records. Andrew explains what cryptocurrency is and why it sucks. Plus, start a very cunning plan to release an EP later this year.

    It's all in show #64. 

    • How Sherwood is going
    • Team Moderna
    • Mask wearing
    • You have Cdsssss? Or stickers???
    • CDs on Vinyl or Edison Recorder
    • New Bards EP being planned
    • Got my money's worth
    • Cryptocurrency & Blockchain & NFTs
    • Andrew and Life's A Faire
    • Marc and Local Shows

    The Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast was produced by The Celtfather, Marc Gunn, and Andrew McKee, The Irish Bard. Sign up to our mailing list to download free MP3s and get monthly updates of what's new. Find it all at thebards.net

     

     


  • Posted on 19 May 2021

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    Banned at Renaissance Faires

    Marc grills Andrew about what kind of precautions Sherwood Forest Faire is taking during the continued spread of COVID-19. Learn what's new with the Bards. And we pick some fun show titles.

    Are you missing the visual gags in this episode? 

    Join the Nagians Only Club on Patreon. It's just $5 per month. Your support gives life to a poor, hungry bard.

    NOTES

    • Zoom's influence
    • Andrew's several jobs
    • Covid precautions at Faire
    • Sherwood Forest Faire
    • Podcast updates and changes
    • Organization software we use
    • Show Titles

    ANDREW NEWS

    Norman Medieval Faire Stream
    Grandfather Mountain Highland Games & Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival
    Brobdingnagian Bard shows at Sherwood April 24-25 and May 1-2
    Sherwood Forest Faire

    SHOWS

    Sherwood Forest Faire Apr 3-May 23
    Apr 29: Bards Internet Concert - Paid Concert. $15
    Weekly Shows on Life's a Faire
    Monday night Talk Show "Faire Life! with Andrew McKee"

    MARC NEWS

    SHOWS

    Every Thursday at noon: Coffee with The Celtfather
    APR 15: “For Mother Earth” Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 – 9:30 PM ET. Tickets $8.
    APR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates, GA @ TBA
    APR 23-25: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX
    APR 29: Brobdingnagian Bards Internet Concert
    MAY 1-2: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX
    MAY 8: Pepper Place Farmer's Market in Birmingham, AL @ 8:00 AM – 12 PM CT
    MAY 8: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co. in Alabaster, AL @ 7-10 PM
    MAY 13: Dragon Con Filk Music Concert online @ 7 PM


  • Posted on 15 Apr 2021

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    Old Dun Cow Radio #62

    Enjoy some of your favorite Brobdingnagian Bards songs from Jedi to burning pubs and virgins. It's all right here, on show #62.

    If you're not already subscribed, you can do so at Bardbootlegs.com. You can also post a comment about the show on Apple Podcasts.

    TODAY IN BROBDINGNAG

    0:35 - "Old Dun Cow" from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    4:30 - "Do Virgins Taste Better Medley" from A Faire to Remember

    9:15 - "Lily the Pink" from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    Alright, before we get back to the music. Andrew will teach you how to say our band name.

    "How to Say Brobdingnagian" from our website

    Next up is our parody of the Barenaked Ladies song, "If I Had $1000000".

    13:44 - "If I Had A Million Ducats" from A Faire to Remember

    17:01 - "The Ring of Hope" from Memories of Middle Earth

    21:18 - "Jedi Drinking Song" from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

    If you enjoy any of our music, then we have CDs. Now the correct response, when we say, "we have CDs" is to say, "you have CDs." The inflection at the end really makes it.

    But yes, we do have CDs.

    Notice how I wait for you to say it. If you go to our website at thebards.net, you will find a link to "Buy Music". That'll take you to our store on Bandcamp. There, you will find the last remaining CDs... of the Brobdingnagian Bards catalog. (Great job!)

    We do make our living as musicians and entertainers. So your support help us in that way.

    Or you can join the Nagians Only Club on Patreon. Your support makes Brobdingnagian Bards music happen. So thank you.

    And if you want to find out when and where we are playing, make sure you visit our website as well. All of our gigs will be posted there, whether they are on or offline.

    26:56 - "Jedi Mickey" from I Will Not Sing Along

    The Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast was produced by The Celtfather, Marc Gunn, and Andrew McKee, The Irish Bard. Sign up to our mailing list to download free MP3s and get monthly updates of what's new. Find it all at thebards.net


  • Posted on 15 Mar 2021

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    Bards on Bards (But Not in a Sexual Way)

    Andrew and Marc are back to talk about the Sherwood Forest Faire, Dragon Con, an online internet concert, plus individual podcasts, upcoming shows, and lots more. It's on the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast #61.

    NOTES

    • Show Titles
    • Sherwood Forest Faire
    • Bards Internet Concert on April 29. Paid Concert. 
    • Dragon Con
    • Final Words

    ANDREW NEWS

    SHOWS

    MARC NEWS

    • Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
    • St Patrick's Day episodes of the Pub Songs & Stories Podcast
    • Selcouth. Guest musicians. Ockham's Razor, The Muckers, Sam Gillogly, Screeched Inn, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Nathan Deese
    • By Amazing Grace . Marc Gunn, Brobdingnagian Bards

    SHOWS

    • Every Thursday at noon: Coffee with The Celtfather
    • FEB 18: “Celtic Love Songs” Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 – 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8.
    • MAR 11: “St Patrick's Day Party” Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 – 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8.
    • MAR 13: Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM.
    • MAR 14: Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, GA @ 3:30-6:30 PM
    • MAR 17: The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale, Estates, GA @ 4:30-7:00 PM

     

    If you have questions, comments, or thoughts, let us know.  We would love to hear from you!

    Visit our website at thebards.net. 

    #brobdingnagianbards


  • Posted on 10 Feb 2021

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    Bards talk about their Year!

    We talk about our ups and downs from the year as well as our methods of adjusting to the changing climate of music and performance.

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    This is Patreon Episode number 20 and overall Episode 60.

    ANDREW MCKEE SHOWS & NEWS

    New Years Eve Show - Shakespeare's New Year's Shakin' Eve! 

    Youc an get tickets on EvenBrite 

    $5 off Discount code: IRISH

    Life’s A Faire

    Personal Livestreams coming up
    Patreon Pages for Lifesafaire and TheIrishBard

     

    MARC GUNN SHOWS & NEWS

    Weekly Coffee with The Celtfather on Thursday at 11 AM Eastern
    Coffee with The Celtfather at Santa's Workshop 

    DEC 17: Celtfather Live on YouTube @ 8:00 - 9 PM EDT. Tickets $8.

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

    Visit our website at thebards.net. 

    #brobdingnagianbards


  • Posted on 09 Dec 2020

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