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Brobdingnagian Bards
The Original Celtic Renaissance duo from Austin, TX! Called Masters of Traditional Folk by The Austin Chronicle, Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee join the autoharp, r
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134 songs
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Green Grow the Rashes
A beautiful love song written by Robert Burns
Donald, Where's Your Drunken Scotsman?
Our first recording of the 'Donald, Where's Your Trousers Medley' went so well I couldn't help but parody the song with a drunken Scotsman. Course that made me think of 'The Scotsman' and a song was born.
Tolkien (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
It is a magical song that we wrote one quite evening in an empty pub before a concert in the summer of 2000.
Loch Lomond
Do Virgins Taste Better Medley
A parody of the "Irish Washerwoman" a traditional reel of Ireland. This poses the question, "Why do dragons always demand virgin sacrifices for their layer?" Randy Farran asked the question. Claire Stephens gave us the answer.
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We are the Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brAHb'ding-näg-EE-en). We perform a unique style of Celtic folk music that we like to call "a Renaissance in Celtic music" or "The Original Celtic Renaissance. Ask our fans though, and they'll tell you our music is just plain "fun!" With six studio albums completed in just five years, combined with ten other compilations, singles and EPs, we've been called one of the most-productive Celtic groups around. But we just love playing the music.
Band/artist history
played guitar and saxophone in high school. He grew up with a classical music background and found the transition from saxophone to recorder to be seamless which led him to perform on Marc Gunn's first solo album. He is entirely self-taught on the mandolin. began his love of folk music early on when his dad took him to jam sessions and concerts with artists like the Mill Run Dulcimer Band and Bryan Bowers. But it wasn't until the 90s that he began pursuing his childhood dream of being the next Elvis Presley through singing in rock bands. Then in 1997, he borrowed his dad's autoharp and started writing folk songs. Two years later, he was invited to perform at a Renaissance Festival. Inspired by The Dubliners and The Wolfe Tones, he performed a mix of Irish pubs songs and original folk songs with his best friend from college, Andrew McKee. They formed the Brobdingnagian Bards and earned international acclaim on MP3.com. Marc publishes the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine to help promote Celtic music and The Bards Crier Music Marketing and Promotion Ezine. He released his third solo album, Soul of a Harper, in 2003 to highlight his songwriting, a cappella singing, and unique autoharp style.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
We play live all over Texas, and occasionally in Lousiana and Georgia. Every year, we attend Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, TX and Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond, LA.
What equipment do you use?
Recorder, Mandolin, Autoharp, Vocals, and a sharp wit.
Anything else?
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Very nice guys! A beautiful melody, sung beautifully with great instrumentation. I really enjoyed this. :)
You want to do a collabo with the funniest hip hop artist? http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9450755
Well--produced track. Especially like the vocal arrangement with the harmonies and the humorous lyrics.
Love this kind of sound!
Hey, come on, Brobdingnagian Bards make SoundClick a lot of fun and help us all out. Thanks! Trick T.
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