Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast

Brobdingnagian Bards, Marc Gunn, Andrew McKee

The world's Original Celtic Renaissance duo are back brandishing their autoharp, recorder, mandolin and wicked wit to share their music and unique look on life with the world.

Experience their love of science fiction and fantasy movies and TV along with a glimpse inside the music creation and experiences that make them legendary on the Ren

All Episodes

Dragon Con 2020 is virtual this year. We have lots of shows and workshops we will do this weekend. But it also starts on Wednesday, September 2 with the Filk Music Track Pre-Show. You can find our complete Dragon Con schedule right here. This is Patreon Episode number 19 and overall Episode 59. ANDREW MCKEE SHOWS & NEWS 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 Newest Pub Songs Podcast: Dragon Con and New Hobbit Dance Tune, Songs by Rie Sheridan Rose Videos: Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits, The Mermaid, Tough Times 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

Sep 2

42 min

“Bog Down in the Valley” aka “Rattlin' Bog” is a musical staple of the Brobdingnagian Bards. The Bards also perform it separately. In April, Marc Gunn challenged Andrew McKee to a Bog Off! Andrew narrowly won that competition. They are back next week with an all new challenge. Who will win this month? Watch the Bog Off live on Wednesday, May 13 at 11 AM CST on the Bards Facebook page. This is Patreon Episode number 18 and overall Episode 58. Check out Flupandemic on YouTube. ANDREW MCKEE SHOWS & NEWS Life’s A Faire Personal Livestreams coming up Patreon Pages for Lifesafaire and TheIrishBard MARC GUNN SHOWS & NEWS Weekly Coffee with The Celtfather on Wednesday at 10:30 AM EST Newest Pub Songs Podcast: Star Wars Drinking Day Videos: Skellig Michael, Ballincollig Castle, Wild Rover  Patreon Special Offer: Get a Marc Gunn Sticker and Exclusive Concert on May 14 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

May 7

40 min

We talk about what's going on with music in this crisis, what gigs we still have, and what are new projects are!  In this episode.... What we are going to do to keep getting music to you, how we are helping others, and a little random silliness (Because we need silliness now). This is Patreon Episode number 17 and overall Episode 57. Links we talked about Brobdingnagian Bards on Patreon Andrew McKee's New Irish Bard on Patreon. Life's A Faire on Facebook on YouTube Marc's Gunn Runner's Club on Patreon Marc's video shows on Celtfather.net 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.  

Apr 1

29 min

We have projects new and old, upcoming gigs together, and new equipment! In this episode.... We talk about Sherwood Forest Faire, Marc's Kickstarter, New instruments, Our views on songwriting, and a little random silliness (Which never hurts). This is Patreon Episode number 16 and overall Episode 56. If you have questions, comments, or thoughts, please post them in the comments section. We would love to hear from you! --- 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 #46 in the shownotes and more about our music at www.thebards.net.

Feb 28

20 min

It's time for a new year, new gigs, new news, and a NEW CD! In this episode.... We talk about our new CD, Groundhog Day, the Chemistry of Unicorns, our upcoming schedule, a look at last year and hopes for the new year. This is Patreon Episode number 15 and overall Episode 55. If you have questions, comments, or thoughts, please post them in the comments section. We would love to hear from you! --- 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 #46 in the shownotes and more about our music at www.thebards.net.

Jan 29

30 min

As we close out this momentous year, here is another update with the Brobdingnagian Minute! In this episode.... We talk about Christmas, our own Holiday memories, our upcoming schedule and upcoming projects. This is Patreon Episode number 14 and overall Episode 54. It's getting VERY close to the holidays so have fun and be safe! If you have questions, comments, or thoughts, please post them in the comments section. We would love to hear from you! -- Yes. I finally decided to use Andrew's numbering system. 

Dec 2019

32 min

Here is another update with the Brobdingnagian Minute!  In this episode.... We talk about Halloween, Thanksgiving, our upcoming schedule and upcoming projects. So starts the holiday gauntlet so have fun and be safe! If you have questions, comments, or thoughts, please post them in the comments section.  We would love to hear from you! --- UPCOMING SHOWS   Brobdingnagian Bards * Memorial Day Weekend: Georgia Renaissance Festival   * The Last Jedi Drinking Song on December 13 * I Will Not Sing Along official release on Feb 2   Andrew McKee * NOV-DEC: Louisiana Renaissance Festival, Hammond, LA * JAN: GaFilk, Atlanta, GA ??? * MAR-APR: Sherwood Forest Faire, Paige, TX   * Everything Is Filk Podcast * Andrew Irish Bard CD in January * Renaissance dance music, Fun Happy Instrumental Music * Convention CD   Marc Gunn * FRI 15 NOVEMBER: Brennan's Irish Pub, Birmingham, AL, US * SAT 16 NOVEMBER: Pepper Place Market, Birmingham, AL, US * FRI 29 NOVEMBER: Starbase Indy, Indianapolis, IN, US * Coffee with The Celtfather, Wednesdays at 10:30 am EST on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube   * Celtic Invasion of Italy * Marc's New CD - Selcouth --- 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 #47 in the shownotes and more about our music at www.thebards.net.    

Nov 2019

38 min

Dragon Con 2019 is over. It will go down in the record books as one of the best. We share with you our thoughts of this year's convention. Were these the best shows ever at Dragon Con? 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 #46 in the shownotes and more about our music at www.thebards.net.

Sep 2019

36 min

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.

May 2019

17 min

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.

May 2019

199 min

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.

Mar 2019

16 min

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? 

Feb 2019

46 min

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!,

Feb 2019

3 min

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?

Feb 2018

30 min

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.  

Nov 2016

83 min

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.  

Nov 2016

55 min

Photo by GRHookPhoto.com 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!  

Mar 2016

23 min

Here’s our improvised podcast while driving to DragonCon 2015! The first question that raises it’s head is “What is the purpose of a podcast?” In the past, we’ve done brainstorming, as well as just chatting about what’s going on with our lives. A behind-the-scenes tour, if you will – or a self-covering band! So how do you create a podcast for a band that only meets once or twice a year? Do we just go for the general chatting about life and work, or do we go for something completely off-the-wall? We don’t have much time together, so outrageous skits and dashing fight scenes aren’t really options… But these options of chatting about TV and our lives are all boring… a good setup is usually starting off with news, followed by an intro, and then the meat of the podcast. Informing, entertaining, evergreen. Crazy idea – we could do skits, but ask our audience to send in suggestions of what they’d like to see! Improv, parodies, rambling, actual dialogue, commentary – who knows! Or we could just start classifying everything either Lilliputian or Brobdingnagian. Basically, the moral of the story, this podcast is about us podcasting and the purpose of our podcasts.      

Sep 2015

31 min

Brobdingnagian Bards were officially invited to DragonCon this year. We’re already planning this year’s shows. One of which is a Sunday evening Hobbit Drinking Songs show. The show is currently scheduled for 10pm in the Augusta Ballroom in the Westin. Every year, we like to change things up, doing something new and exciting. Last year, we added a fun arrangement of “Seven Drunken Nights”, hobbit-style. This year, I was thinking about how the show should conclude. What can we do to create one giant crescendo of a song where everyone is singing along with us? The song we decided on was “I See Fire”, the song from the end of the second Hobbit movie. It’s beautiful, dramatic and has a great sing-along at the end. At ALEP last year (the hobbit gathering in Central Kentucky), an Elf Choir performed the song. It was amazing. Wouldn’t it be awesome replicate that song at the end of the show? I threw the idea out to Andrew and together we talk about the logistics needed to make it happen. What we are envisioning. You can even watch the performance that inspired this idea on YouTube. Then you just need to show up at DragonCon on Sunday evening to see if we can make it look as cool as we hope it will be.  

Jul 2015

31 min

It’s time for another edition of the podcast formerly known as A Brobdingnagian Minute, now known as Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast. Marc got an itch to do another Bards podcast. So he crank called Andrew and now you get another show. We’re kinda hoping to release this podcast on a more regular basis. In order to do that and not bore you to death, we NEED Your FEEDBACK. What would you like to hear us talk about? What interests you? How long could you stand listening? What’s the air speed velocity of an unladen bard? Use the dang shownotes below and post your comments today!  

Apr 2015

33 min

Let us start with apologies to everyone who got excited about yesterday’s April Fool’s joke. Yes, it was another bad joke brought to you by Brobdingnagian Bards. I don’t know if it was as bad as 2001 or 2002 when we told everyone we were breaking up the band… but it sounds like it was close. So our apologies. We are NOT reuniting, except at DragonCon. That said, we have a bunch of fun Bards news where you can hear some of the legitimate news, some of which was included in yesterday’s podcast. If you enjoy our insanity, then then please buy a CD over on our website at thebards.net and make sure you also subscribe to our mailing list. April Fools Day – When Bards of a Brobdingnagian persuasion see how far they can push fans before being burned in effigy (previous post) A new Brobdingnagian Bards CD is in development! Magical Mystery Lore is on the way! Ms.Inara Gunn shall be joining the family in May The Unicorn Song DragonCon 2015 – Keep your eyes open Andrew’s wrapping up a new CD, set to be ready by DragonCon – described as “Fantasy Renaissance with an Irish Stance” Saying Farewell to Leonard Nimoy Poll – Which part of the various styles of Marc’s Music do you enjoy? Marc’s new CD – Dragons vs. Pirates – just has a few more days left on Kickstarter! Louisiana Renaissance Festival – Booking the Library: A Guide for Entertainers, Musicians, Speakers, and Authors by Jessica Brawner Ethics of Kickstarter use Rosin the Bow  

Apr 2015

35 min

You heard that right, the Brobdingnagian Bards are back together and planning our 2015-2016 World Tour. It’s gonna be amazing. You can find out all of the exciting news, including the name of our next album and all 17 countries we will be performing at, kicking off with our return to DragonCon. Are you ready to have your mind blown away? Find out more about Brobdingnagian Bards at thebards.net. Because WE HAVE CDS! Sorry… This IS an April Fool’s joke! Listen to the real podcast here… No joke!  

Apr 2015

9 min

It always helps when you’re announcing big news that you do it in a timely fashion. Alas, this show was recorded a month ago after said news was released. Oh well! Enjoy the show. Favorite thing about the digital age Marc DJing in high school Andrew’s Star Wars Podcast project Starting late at gigs Run-ins at the Georgia Renaissance Festival Marc’s family vacation in Ireland Release of Ichabod Zeuss CDs Andrew recording on my CDs Trivia Question: What song appears on our CD more than any other? Brobdingnagian Bards Reunion Show at Sherwood Celtic Music Festival Song requests for the reunion? Hedgehog-free zone, Certificate of Authenticity Hunger Games-review Getting Old and Becoming Your Parents In Dumbledore fashion Looking forward to The Hobbit   Music: “The Kiss” from Gullible’s Travels “Lanigan’s Ball” from Songs of Ireland “The Orange and the Green” from by Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales “The Scotsman” from A Faire to Remember  

Jul 2012

62 min

The Brobdingnagian Bards Christmas Soap Opera episode with special guests, Blu, the Teddy Bear, and a whole bunch of Christmas movies. Google Hangouts Jedi Mind Tricks Favorite Christmas Movie The many incarnations of Charles Dickens Christmas Story White Christmas vs. Holiday Inn TV Shows with Staying Power Steve Jobs biography Building excitement for Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits New albums from Marc? End of the World as Mayan’s Know It Music video ideas Merry Christmas! Christmas in Brobdingnag Music: “Little Drummer Boy” from Christmas in Brobdingnag, Vol. 1 “Lusty Young Smith” from A Faire to Remember “Bog Down in Christmas” from Christmas in Brobdingnag, Vol. 1 “Ye Jacobites By Name” from Real Men Wear Kilts Insert this RSS Feed into your podcatcher to have the shows downloaded automatically: http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml  

Dec 2011

58 min

Now with More Virgins Marc’s a Daddy Andrew’s podcast and upcoming CD New CDs from Marc: Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits and Firefly Drinking Songs The Last Bards CD–Real Men Wear Kilts Marc Heading Back to DragonCon “If I Had $1000000” by Barenaked Ladies at the Texas Renaissance Festival Karaoke New Harry Potter movie Comic Book movies: Captain America vs. Green Lantern vs. Thor Rant about 3D Movies Hulu Plus vs. Netflix Lie to Me Big Bang Theory Rip Off Featured on SIMS Medieval Trailer More Super Secret Brobdingnagian Bards Projects Subscribe to the podcast at www.bardbootlegs.com Music Intro tune: “Swift Dining” from Marked By Great Size “Do Virgins Taste Better Medley” from A Faire to Remember “Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)” from Songs of the Muse “Seven Drunken Nights” from Real Men Wear Kilts “If I Had a Million Smurfy Ducats” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales “My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose / 500 Miles” from Real Men Wear Kilts  

Aug 2011

66 min

Every venue has its work. GenCon is “Freebird”. We made the mistake of playing it in the pre-show last year at Friday Night Live and ended up with a standing ovation before our actual show started. Sadly, we succumbed to peer pressure and played it again… but with a twist. Michelle Hedden joins us on bodhran for this mad hour of geek-filled fun. Show Notes: Name that Tune “Morning Song”, a 45-minute song in the dealer’s room “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from Marc’s Dragon CD “Do Virgins Taste Better Medley” from A Faire to Remember Why Andrew stands on stage right of Marc Motley Crue Contest “Come Out Ye Black and Tans” from Songs of Ireland “In the Mood” from Bards Live “Exclamations” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales Starbucks Sponsorship “Old Dun Cow” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales “Free Bog” “Monahan’s Mudders Milk” (a Firefly song) The Great Luke Ski “If I Had a Million Ducats” from a bunch of CDs “Jedi Drinking Song” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales  

Aug 2008

70 min

We’re back from another brilliant time visiting Ireland with our fans. The trip was all too brief, but in this podcast, we take some time to share some of our fond memories of our trip. Show Notes: Favorite Places from our Vacation Tour of Ireland Gougane Barra Stone Circles “Black Velvet Band” from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs Magnum Ice Cream Video from Brigit’s Garden “Fellowship of the Ring” “Rocky Road to Dublin” from Songs of Ireland Fond Fables Movie Reviews: Zohan, Get Smart, Hancock, WALL-E GenCon Confirmed “Lish Young Buy-A-Broom” from Songs of Ireland  

Jul 2008

37 min

This podcast was recorded at the end of March, and lookie, I’m just now getting around to posting it. W00t! Well, at least we’ll be caught up to record a new show very soon. And more once we get to Ireland. Enjoy! Show Notes: Bardic Bonus Features Bardic Foundation of Not Losing Your Brain Through the Windshielf Car mileage conspiracy Consuming the consumer Executive Suite (1954) with William Holden Battlestar Galactica Nerd Warning! Marketing with Integrity Politics Above the Law Summer Brooks of Slice of Sci Fi and Essays on Battlestar Galactica Buck Rogers DVD GM Motors Annecdote Songs This Week: “The Heart of Fangorn” from Memories of Middle Earth “Patriot Game” from Songs of Ireland “Shepherd’s Serenade” from Songs of the Muse  

May 2008

39 min

Welcome to Season 3 of A Brodingnagian Minute. We’re back with more zany bardic goodness… whatever that may be. This month, we’re happy to say we WON in the Austin Music Awards, plus lots of rambling on the usual bardic randomness. Show Notes: Too many podcasts: Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, Renaissance Festival Podcast and other podcasts by Marc Gunn Andrew’s Picasso Period Lord of War Pet Peeve: Trailers you can’t fast forward through Best Folk Act in the Austin Music Awards The Cowsills Music for old video games: Pitfall, Pacman, Donkey Kong Samson Zoom H2 Onya, Irish rock musician Demand the Brobdingnagian Bards Songs This Week: “Patriot Game” from Songs of Ireland “Harvest Home” from Songs of the Muse “The Holy Ground” from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs “Jug of Punch (Live)” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus Download MP3 A Brobdingnagian Minute #25 – Austin Music Award Win #3 Insert this RSS Feed into your podcatcher to have the shows downloaded automatically: http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml  

Apr 2008

33 min

Welcome to Season 3 of A Brodingnagian Minute. We’re back with more zany bardic goodness… whatever that may be. This month, we’re talking about Wil Wheaton, the Ireland tour, our presidential nomination, and a “crapload” of shows for the spring. Show Notes: Writer’s Strike Wil Wheaton on Pulp Gamer Join the Bards Tour of Ireland Bards on SoundClick Brobdingnagian Bards for President Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Love Bites” Movie comments: Juno, Charlie Wilson’s War and Atonement Gigs in Yuma, Arizona, Four Winds, Muskogee, I-Con, and more! Songs This Week: “Spancil Hill” from Songs of Ireland “Rising of the Moon” from Songs of Ireland “Like a Hobbit in a Mushroom Field” from Memories of Middle Earth Download MP3 A Brobdingnagian Minute #24 – Explicit Writer’s Strike Insert this RSS Feed into your podcatcher to have the shows downloaded automatically: http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml  

Jan 2008

30 min

Show Notes: Dune Red Dwarf Mobile Pack New CD: LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus New Bards Video Podcast Coming Soon Six Weeks at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival Bourbon Street and The Drunken Scotsman video And We’re Back! Booking for 2008 How to Find Good Mexican Food Songs This Week: “Finnegan’s Wake” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus, “LOOB” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus, “Donald, Where’s Your Drunken Scotsman?” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus.  

Oct 2007

19 min

This weeks Brobdingnagian Bards podcast was recorded on the drive to DragonCon 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. Show Notes: Marc’s fancy sports car Lots of shows at DragonCon New CD: LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus The Bardy Balls: The Case of the Bardic Treasure The Stalkers Union of DragonCon A Word from our Table People Other bands at DragonCon: Voltaire, Bedlam Bards, Boogie Knights, Emerald Rose Songs This Week: “Pachelbel’s Canon/Old Dun Cow” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus, “Jedi Drinking Song Prequel” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus, “If I Had A Million Smurfy Ducats” from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus.    

Sep 2007

33 min

Recorded live in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland while on the Brobdingnagian Bards Tour of Ireland. Songs This Week: “Man of La Mancha” “Old Dun Cow” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “Frog Kissin’” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “A Fairy Story” from A Faire To Remember, “Lily the Pink” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “Spancil Hill” from Songs of Ireland, “Whiskey in the Jar” from A Faire To Remember, “An Irishman Who Doesn’t Drink“ “Donald, Where’s Your Trousers Medley” from A Faire To Remember, Marc Trying to Think/”Munumanuh” “Star of the County Down“ “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from A Faire To Remember. 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.

Jul 2007

43 min

Notes: Talking about Ireland while viewing the Cliffs of Moher on the Brobdingnagian Bards Tour of Ireland. Don’t you wish you were here? Question or Comment for the Bards at 512-879-NEWT (6398)

Jun 2007

21 min

Notes: Live recordings and CD?, Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, Bardic passports,Stamps, Indulgences, and toe bones in Vatican City, Shakespeare and Friends Renaissance Festival, Learning not to wear tights, Nickel Shakespeare Girls, Interview with WANC, “My Prison Time with Paris Hilton”, Role Models, Snowball fights in Colorado, Stoa Galleries, Opus Fantasy Arts Festival, 3 Summer Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Shrek 3, and Spider-Man 3, and Harry Potter, Songs This Week: “Lady Faery” from Songs of the Muse, “Big Strong Man (My Bruddha Sylvest)” from Songs of Ireland, “An Irish Lullaby” from Songs of Ireland.  

Jun 2007

44 min

Notes: The World’s Biggest Flubs by the Brobdingnagian Bards, The Hoax, Based on a True Story, Splash with Tom Hanks, George Lucas and the Director’s Guild, South Park Easter Special ala Da Vinci Code, Four Winds Renaissance Faire, Another Random Andrew Quote,   Songs This Week: “My Darling Clementine Blues (Live from I-Con)”, “Old Dun Cow (live)” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “A Fairy Story (live)” from A Faire To Remember.  

Apr 2007

29 min

Notes: Voted “Best None of the Above” in the 2006-2007 Austin Music Awards KUT with John Aielli Thanks to everyone who voted for us, Other winners we met: Guitar Center, Lucid Dementia, Eklektikos, John Aielli, KUT, and Bobby Bones, Shameless self-promotion   Songs This Week: “Spancil Hill” from Songs of Ireland, “Lily the Pink” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)” from Songs of the Muse, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from A Faire To Remember.  

Apr 2007

31 min

Notes: What Do You Do with a Drunken Bard? Playing Music with Voltaire at Elysium Inspired to Record Real Men Wear Kilts, An OCD Moment by Andrew McKee The Jamaican Intro Photo shoot at Laguna Gloria and Mayfield Park for The Austin Chronicle Austin Music Awards 2006-2007 Announced on March 15th Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon on DVD Songs This Week: “Donald, Where’s Your Drunken Scotsman?” from Real Men Wear Kilts, “Loch Lomond” from Real Men Wear Kilts, “Oor Hamlet” from Real Men Wear Kilts.

Mar 2007

26 min

Notes: First Show of the Second Season Winner of “Best Ineligible Band” in the Renaissance Festival Awards How we decide songs to play in the podcast Bard Focus Groups Bards with Voltaire at Elysium “Death to the World” Another Random Andrew Quote: #8 and #24 The Vista Operating System Slice of Sci Fi Groundhog Day! An OCD Moment by Marc Gunn Songs This Week: “Beer, Beer, Beer” from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs, “Paddy McCullough” from Songs of Ireland, “Valeria” from Songs of the Muse.

Feb 2007

28 min

Notes: End of Season One Vote for us in the Austin Music Awards ShadowCon, the First Show of the Year Craving Dungeons & Dragons Bard Age Conversion Chart The Life of Mozart on autoharp Bardic New Years Resolutions Finishing Real Men Wear Kilts, non-traditional Scottish music, like the Other Bible, or The Dark Horse of Scottish Music The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs, a CompilaNew CD Real World: Ren Faire. Comedy Gold at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival with Vince Conaway, Paolo Garbanzo, The Tortuga Twins, The Limeybirds, Marrus New Segment(?): Another Random Andrew Quote #12 “Greedo Fired Second” Songs This Week: “Hero of Canton“ “Jug of Punch” from Songs of Ireland, “Follow Prince Charlie“, “Mary Mac”, “Donald, Where’s Your Drunken Scotsman?”, “Flower of Scotland“ “Green Grow the Rashes”, “If I Had A Million New Years Ducats“.

Jan 2007

59 min

Notes: The William Shatner Bards The story of the Brobdingnagian Bards cont. Coming up with the Band Name The first songs we played at faire BrobdingnagianBards.com Trying out for Excalibur Fantasy Faire Daily Texan Comic – Bards on the South Mall Remembering us at the Alamo Drafthouse Mentors at faire: Bedlam Bards Halloween music What’s important about Halloween? Dressing up for Halloween Cool Halloween costumes Willow for Halloween Opening for the Rolling Stones in Austin vs. Tipperary Inn in Dallas HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Songs This Week: “A Rabbit for Halloween” (unreleased) “Monster Mash” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “Trick or Treat in Yonkers” (unreleased). Download MP3 A Brobdingnagian Minute #13 – Happy Halloween! with Halloween Music, Conclusion of How We Started Playing Music Together Insert this RSS Feed into your podcatcher to have the shows downloaded automatically: http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml  

Oct 2006

35 min

Notes: TV Shows: Bards vs. Sci Fi Channel Friday, October 6th at Elysium, Goth Club Part 2: How Did The Bards Get Started? Love/hate relationship with Celtic Rock Coming Out of the Closet Practicing on the South Mall of the University of Texas at Austin One Bard ponders the Air Force, another Dreams of the Texas Renaissance Festival VH1’s Where Are They Now – Renaissance Festival Version Vacation Tour of Ireland with the Brobdingnagian Bards Things Celtic Jedi Drinking Songs Video on YouTube Request for more YouTube Videos of our music “Warning” by Mac Songs This Week: “Soul of a Harper” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “Patriot Game” from Songs of Ireland, “Jedi Drinking Song Prequel” (unreleased).    

Oct 2006

30 min

Notes: Promo: The Signal Firefly Podcast Live Show from DragonCon in 2006 from the Sunday night filk show Songs This Week: “Old Dun Cow“ “Lily the Pink“ “Wild Mountain Thyme“ “The Leprechaun“ “If I Had A Million Ducats“ “Do Virgins Taste Better Medley“ “The Orange and The Green“ “Jedi Drinking Song“ “Mari Mac” “The Irishman Who Doesn’t Drink“ “Jedi Drinking Song Prequel“ “The Bridge“ “Exclamations“ “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life“   If you enjoyed this live concert, you will really love joining the Nagians Only Club on Patreon. You'll get a new concert every month, behind-the-scenes bonus podcasts, and new songs before they are released. Best of all, you are a part of our record label which allows us to keep the Brobdingnagian Bards creating. Sign up today!

Sep 2006

68 min

Where did our “Jedi Drinking Song” come from? What was the first album we recorded on together? You’ll learn that and more in the Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast. Notes Listener Comment – Request for More Jedi Songs Jedi Drinking Song Prequel Other Jedi drinking song ideas… and George Lucas Listener Comment – How Did the Bard’s Get Started? Things You Really Hope Marc Doesn’t Say In Bed How NOT to Record a CD Tom’s Podcast Songs This Week “Jedi Drinking Song” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, “Mari Mac” from Bard Bootlegs, Vol. 1, “Shadowfax” from Memories of Middle Earth. — 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.  

Jun 2006

25 min

Notes: Complaints against Scottish music, Song request for Oor Hamlet from Casey in Kansas City, How many episodes should we do in each season of A Brobdingnagian Minute, and what constitutes a season?, Greek promo done for Vry Pannet Radio, Promos around the globe, New songs: “The Irishman Who Doesn’t Drink” and “Jedi Drinking Song Prequel”, Upcoming gigs: C.W. Post Renaissance Faire, Georgia Renaissance Festival and Opus Fantasy Arts Festival. Songs This Week: Oor Hamlet from Real Men Wear Kilts, Santa Lucia from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales, Do Virgins Taste Better Medley from A Faire to Remember, and Valeria from Songs of the Muse.    

Apr 2006

34 min

It’s that happy time of year for everyone who is Irish–St. Patrick’s Day. We recorded our first ever St Patrick’s Day special edition of A Brobdingnagian Minute. And it’s pretty dang funny! Notes: All about St Patrick’s Day, Talking with Irish accents, The difference between Irish and Irish Americans, Irish fashion police, What’s happening around the world for St Patrick’s Day? St Patrick’s Day Parties, Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, Moonlighting Leprechauns, Chef on South Park Quits, Campaign Against Green Beer, Marc, the Guinness Guy, A History of St Patrick’s Day, Wearing Orange on St. Patrick’s Day?, St. Patrick’s Day in Austin: Wheatsville Co-Op & Opal Divine’s Freehouse, Happy Birthday on St Patrick’s Day to Marc, who’s birthday is March 17th, St Patrick’s Day! Songs This Week: Johnny Jump Up Finnegan’s Wake If I Had A Million Ducats (The Leprechaun Edition) The Orange and The Green Happy Birthday from Ireland from Soul of a Harper The Hobbit Happy Birthday Song Jedi Drinking Song from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales An Irish Lullaby from Songs of Ireland    

Mar 2006

46 min

Notes: Now have music posted on the Podsafe Music Network Thanks to Matt Taylor for inspiring us to write our first Serial. Find out more Big T Studios Vacation in Ireland with the Brobdingnagian Bards? Western DVD Pick: High Noon Song this week: “The Holy Ground” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye”    

Feb 2006

26 min

Notes: Should we do a Brobdingnagian Bards Radio Serial? – Got an idea for a Bards radio serial, write a one-page script and send it to us. Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd Bards Comic Upcoming Gigs House Concert Update Wise Words from Andrew McKee “Rip Jarvis of the Space Cadets, Adventures in the 94th Century”, Episode 1 from We’re Really In It This Time Doo Dah Song this week: “Dirty Old Town” “Scarborough Faire” from A Faire To Remember “Liquid Sunshine”  

Feb 2006

35 min

  Notes: Holidays in Review New Ren Fest Compilation CD: The Circle Happy Songs of Death Sleeping Habits of Musicians Vote in the Austin Music Awards Song this week: “A Prudent Thief” “Come Out Ye Black and Tans” “Auld Lang Syne”  

Jan 2006

24 min

Our apologies for the popping sound that shows up throughout the podcast. We can’t seem to fix that. The Irish Dragoon Pub closed last week. So this podcast is a tribute to one of our all-time favorite pubs. Notes: Irish dancing at the Dragoon ArmadilloCon How to Kill Wasps Garry Owen Set Reprinting green shirts? Songs this week: “Old Dun Cow” “Seven Drunken Nights” “Garry Owen Set” “Big Strong Man (My Brother Sylvest), and “Lily the Pink” Get a client like iPodder or you can now access it directly through the new podcasting section of iTunes where you can also buy our music.  

Aug 2005

37 min

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