Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast
By Marc Gunn, Andrew McKee
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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!
||Clean20 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.||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2019 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!||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLast Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast… Sort of… Plus Oscar Picks||Welcome to the final episode 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 … Co||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrigin Story of Brobbdingnagian Bards: We Made Lemonade||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,||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop 5 Movie Round Table of Seven||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 … Continue reading ?||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Things to do with Worn Out Brobdingnagian Bards CDs||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 … Continue reading ?||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrive to Dragon Con 2015, Brainstorming a Podcast||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 … Con||9/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrainstorming Hobbit Drinking Songs at DragonCon 2015||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 Westi||7/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bards Review Geek TV Shows||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. … Continue readi||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril Fool’s and The Autoharp That Could’ve Saved Rome||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 … Continue reading ?||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReunited and It Feels So Good!||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 … Continue reading ?||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing Sherwood Celtic Music Festival Reunion||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 … Continue reading ?||7/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMerry Celtic Christmas Soap Opera||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 Wh.||12/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNow With More Virgins||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 … Continue read||8/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from GenCon 2008 in Indianapolis||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 … Continue reading ?||8/20/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChatting About our Vacation Tour of Ireland||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 … Continue reading ?||7/14/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Political on Yo’ Arse||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 … Continue reading ?||5/15/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bards Win THIRD Austin Music Award Win||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 … Continue reading ?||4/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExplicit Writer’s Strike||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 sprin||1/31/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrunken Scotsman on Bourbon Street||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!||10/13/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Steps to DragonCon||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 … Continue||9/4/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from Lisdoonvarna, Ireland||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,||7/19/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from Cliffs of Moher in Ireland 2007||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) Download MP3 A Brodingnagian Minute #20 – Live … Con||6/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Bards of Mystery||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,||6/5/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoaxes, Flubs, Parodies and Ren Faires||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,||4/18/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from the 2007 Austin Music Awards||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,||4/18/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReal Men, Real Kilts at Austin Music Awards 2007||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 … Continue reading ?||3/16/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Season: Bards of Terror!||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 … Contin||2/1/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnd of Season, Non-Traditional Scottish Music||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 … Continue reading ?||1/12/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Halloween Music, Concluding the Story of How We Started Playing Music Together||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 … Cont||10/25/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoths, UT South Mall, Ireland Vacation, Jedi Prequel||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 … Continue reading ?||10/5/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from DragonCon 2006||Notes: Leave a message at 512-879-NEWT (6398) Promo: Loose Ends Podcast 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“||9/8/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Wars Drinking Songs, How Bards Got Started||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 … C||6/30/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComplaints Against Scottish Music||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?,||4/10/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSt. Patrick’s Day Music Parties in Brobdingnag||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,||3/15/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrip to Ireland and DVD Review||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 … Continue reading ?||2/23/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadio Serials?||A Brobdingnagian Minute RSS Feed http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml Download A Brobdingnagian Minute (24.5MB) #6 Show Notes: Should we do a Brobdingnagian Bards Radio Serial? – Got an idea for a Bards radio serial,||2/8/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA New Year, Sleeping Habits of Musicians||A Brobdingnagian Minute RSS Feed http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml Download A Brobdingnagian Minute (15.5MB) Notes: Holidays in Review New Ren Fest Compilation CD: The Circle Happy Songs of Death Sleeping Habits of Musicians Vote in.||1/27/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribute to the Irish Dragoon Pub||A Brobdingnagian Minute RSS Feed http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml Download A Brobdingnagian Minute (26.3MB) Our apologies for the popping sound that shows up throughout the podcast. We can’t seem to fix that.||8/24/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive at Andrew’s||Songs this week: Mari Mac Follow Prince Charlie Wild Mountain Thyme The Mermaid Song Sellinger’s Round Notes: Slice of Sci .||8/14/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrobdingnagian Fairy Tales Hits #1||A Brobdingnagian Minute RSS Feed http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.xml Download A Brobdingnagian Minute (11.36MB) Notes: Marc DIES! in a movie — Deadbacks Send Jedi Drinking Song to your friends Vote for Jedi on Dr Demento DragonCon To||8/5/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReal Men Wear Kilts||After much urging from Mur Lafferty of Geek Fu Action Grip, we have created our very own Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast — A Brobdingnagian Minute. A Brobdingnagian Minute RSS Feed http://www.thebards.net/mp3/ABrobdingnagianMinute.||6/30/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
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 so glad to see that you guys are back with new programs. I love your podcasts. Great songs and fun to listen shows.
Latest Podcast, about time!
It's about freaking time guys! I'm so glad to have a new podcast to listen to from the Bards. I've really missed Marc and Andrew's work. More More More!!!!!