Scottish & Irish folk songs combined with Lord of the Rings music and Celtic music fun at Renaissance Faires

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What a great week, but boy, am I tired now! SXSW was an overall success. We made a helluvan impact on the Austin music community dressed in kilts and tromping around the music conference. We had a great interview that was broadcast all over Austin and at the Austin Music Awards, plus, we made a powerful appearance in the Austin Music Awards.

Margaret Moser of Austin Chronicle told me on Friday that the music poll editor came to her asking what this Tolkien song was. She said, "check". No, it may not be a commercial radio hit, but it's eating up the internet! She made a special point to tell the editor that the internet online music is something that can't be ignored.

Saturday, at Excalibur Fantasy Faire hosted a record number of attendants on Saturday. It was an incredible day, and we played to packed audiences. As a result of frequent requests for Virgins, Ducats, Jedi Drinking Song and more, we've decided to limit our most...interesting set, for the last set of the day at 3:30pm.

Finally, Saint Patrick's Day was a blast. We stopped off first at Barnes & Noble and played a great show before a very receptive crowd. Got to meet a St Patrick's Day baby from last year too. Then, off we went to the St Patrick's Day Fiesta. The fiesta was packed and we played to very excited audience and had people laughing, clapping and singing along by the end of the show. T'was fantastic!

Then off to Mother Egan's Irish Pub. This was their first year to feature Celtic music. The pub was packed. We got on stage and put on a fantastic performance and left them singing "always look on the bright side of life" while downing their beer.

To top it all off, our music is totally dominating the charts. I couldn't easiliy count how many songs we have in the top 40s of the top charts. Tolkien is just barely outside the top 40 of

Then to bring everything to a joyous end, I celebrated my 30th birthday with several of my closest friends (even Andrew ;). Nancy made an incredible pumpkin cheesecake with a pecan praline sauce. Dio buono, was that amazing! (I love cheesecake)

AND to top All that, she got me Anne of Green Gables - The Continuing Story for my birthday. I admit it. I'm a sap for Anne movies even those that have Nothing to do with the book.

Whew! I'm exhausted. I'm sure Andrew's passed out still at home.

But the fun isn't over. We're gonna finish up Something for the George Harrison compilation. Then we start on our many, many other projects that we've planned: a Tolkien CD, a Christmas CD, a Scottish CD, a Bard CD, sheet music, and lots of gigs hopefully expanding past current sphere of influence. We have lots of plans. So stick around and if you'd like to get involved, drop me a line.

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Monday, March 18, 2002

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