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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!

Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast Marc Gunn, Andrew McKee

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

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!

    Clawing Up from Obscurity

    Clawing Up from Obscurity

    What does it take to go from a no name band to a “legend”? You probably won’t find out in this episode. But you will hear about the Bards new CD, catch up on how Dragon Con and Gen Con went. Learn about Andrew’s promise to release two new CDs before the end of the year. And why Marc’s calendar is even more full than usual. Best of all, join our Nagians Only Club on Patreon and you will get new music every month.
    It's all on the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast #66.

    WHAT'S NEW BROBDINGNAGIAN BARDS NEWS
    Bards Ludicrous Drive Returns Another Faire To Remember Busking at Gen Con Dragon Con. What we remember? Update to Patreon. New song every month. ---
    ANDREW MCKEE NEWS
    Everything Is Filk Podcast 2 New CDs project SHOWS
    NOV-DEC: Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LA ---
    MARC GUNN NEWS
    Pub Songs & Stories now out weekly. Check out How Dragon Con Saved Irish Music. Firefly Drinking Songs Livestream on Oct 21 at 8 PM SHOWS
    OCT 1: Ironshield Brewing, Lawrenceville, GA @  7:00 – 10:00 PM. OCT 2: Fire Maker Brewing Co., Atlanta, GA @ 6-9 PM OCT 3: Grant Park Farmer's Market, Atlanta, GA @ 9 AM - Noon OCT 7: Browncoat Drinking Songs on Coffee with The Celtfather @ Noon OCT 7: Virginia Highlands Farmer's Market, Atlanta, GA @ 5-7 PM OCT 15-17: Multiverse, Atlanta, GA OCT 21: Coffee Classics: Geek & Celtic Requests on Coffee with The Celtfather @ Noon OCT 21: Firefly Drinking Songs on Celtfather Live on Bandcamp @ 8-9 PM OCT 28: Boo! Scary Halloween Songs on Coffee with The Celtfather @ Noon OCT 30: The Lost Druid, Avondale Estates, GA @ 6:30-9 PM 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 #musicallegends #ludicrous  

    • 40 min
    Songs that Get Stuck in Your Head

    Songs that Get Stuck in Your Head

    Some songs just get stuck in your head. It can be a joyous experience or torture. Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee explore some of those songs. We also announce the next CD that is coming. We talk about reunion shows and another Bog Off. It's all on the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast #65.
    WHAT'S NEW
    BROBDINGNAGIAN BARDS NEWS
    * Chipmunk Bog-Off
    * Songs that get stuck in your head!
    * Ringtones for mood
    * Hello from Inara
    * Comfort level on stage
    * New Ludicrous Drive
    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

    • 26 min
    A Very Cunning Plan with Bard Coins... or Ducats

    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
     
     

    • 36 min
    Banned at Renaissance Faires

    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 Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Pub Songs & Stories 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

    • 38 min
    Old Dun Cow Radio

    Old Dun Cow Radio

    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

    • 30 min
    Bards on Bards (But Not in a Sexual Way)

    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
    Life's a Faire Channel on Facebook and Youtube Dragon Con Admission sent in Brobdingnagian Bard shows at Sherwood April 24-25 and May 1-2 Sherwood Forest Faire New Jersey Ren Faire  SHOWS
    Weekly Shows on Life's a Faire Monday night Talk Show "Faire Life! with Andrew McKee" FEB 11: Composed Background music for Show on Life's a Faire MAR 5 : Shakespeare Approves Friday Night Show (LIVE) Tickets $5.  Free for my Patreon Fans. 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

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

cris gould ,

Ben awhile but Dang! Worth it.

Saw the Bards in Killeen years ago. Saw them again at Sherwood(cool place). Worth seeing a whole lot more.

Taqwus ,

A Brobdinagian Review

Just wanted to say that I loved the podcast, I am now going back and listening to all of the old one for the first time. Marc and Andrew play off well off each other.
Marc is the quintisential Auto-Harper who does a great job harping about hiself. while Andrew is a man who needs no introduction.........or at least there is none that is fitting of him

If you like topics from sci-fi to medival you will like this one, it is a plethora of geekiness. I listen to the podcast when I need a good laugh at work
I am hoping to see them perform on day, and look forward to hearinfg the next episode.

i am yrsa ,

Thank you!!!

I am so glad to see that you guys are back with new programs. I love your podcasts. Great songs and fun to listen shows.

Sincerely.
Georgeta

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