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The latest music news, stories, and events of The Original Celtic Renaissance music group, the Brobdingnagian Bards. CELTIC GEEK at its Best! Find out more from the Nagians page.

New MP3 Website at

Starting to make the move. The first place we've gotten music up at is SoundClick. Drop by, listen and download. Lets get on the charts ASAP!

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Wednesday, November 26, 2003
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Record Number of Hits

Considering the fact that is on its last leg, I've found something very surprising. We're getting a record number of hits to our website! Why? I'm not entirely certain. Only thing I can figure is the vast number of bumper stickers we've given away, but I guess that'll be up for my next poll or something.

Meantime, I'd like to welcome all the new Nagians coming to our site and hope you enjoy the stay!

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Thursday, November 20, 2003
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Here's a wee poem I wrote when Excalibur ended earlier this year. Still relevant for the end of TRF. It's called, "The Faire Is Over".

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Texas Renaissance Festival ends with a bang!

Seven weeks of TRF is now at last complete, and what a great weekend it was! The whole weekend flew by way to fast, and it ended beautifully.

There we were up on our stage at the Wharfside Gazebo as the 50% chance of rain finally hit for the first time that weekend. The crowd poured onto our stage and we sang our hearts and voices out coming to the grand finale singing, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".

It was just way to short a faire. I really wish we could continue it throughout the year, but now it's time to look ahead to what's next--Louisiana Renaissance Festival. The faire is currently in full-swing in Hammond, Louisiana, and despite what the program says, we're scheduled to perform there starting this coming weekend. Please tell your family and friends to come out. This will be an exciting event!

The calendar is not yet updated, but we are now confirmed for Cassidy's Irish Pub in Corpus Christi on Dec 12-13.

Andrew is the process of booking gigs for next year, and I'm brainstorming ways to make it possible to perform at a mix of venues throught the nation. I'm pretty confident that our strong, growing fan base will prove invaluable and allow us to tour more next year and turn our love of music into a full-time
career next year.

Course one of the biggest changes is the demise of I made a bunch of changes to our Celtic CD Store, and unfortunately, our very first two CDs are now no longer available for purchase outside a few special locations. (I think CDstreet has three some available in our Nagians Only CD Special sold through that site. Otherwise, check ebay. Ye never know...

That's all the news for now. We'll see ye in Louisiana. Slainte!

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Tuesday, November 18, 2003
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Lyrics page has a new look...but goes RIP

Yesterday, I uploaded a brand new look to the Celtic lyrics page. I also finally updated all those dead image links, and tightened up the pages so they'll be easier to print. Add 'em to your own song notebook if ye have an interest.

Course, there are some changes coming. All our MP3 stream hosting is done through Today, announced the "bad" news. Announcement

CNET Networks, Inc announced today that it has acquired certain
assets of, Inc.

Please be advised that on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 12:00
PM PST the website will no longer be accessible in
its current form.  

CNET Networks, Inc. plans to introduce a new MP3 music service
in the near future. If you would like to receive email updates
on this service, including an invitation to a special members-
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On behalf of all of us at we thank you for your patronage
and continued support.  It has been a privilege to host one of the
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What does this mean for us? Well, it's really time to start promoting our other music sites and prepare ourselves for new opportunities. It also means we have a LOT of work to do. I started preparing for this, but didn't have enough time to do all I hoped.

Due to all this, we need some help! I've setup a new list of roles we need immediately. Top of that list is MP3 Web Promoters. Check out the requirements. The main thing we need is a team to help us over the long-term.

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Friday, November 14, 2003
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Helpers needed for Louisiana Renaissance Festival

In two weeks, we're heading to Hammond, Louisiana for the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. This is our first time to perform in Louisiana and we're anxious to see the impact we've already made down there. So make sure to tell your friends to come out in full-force, watch our show and chant (if you can say) Brobdingnagian!

We're also in need of a couple people to sell CDs and promote us during our shows in Louisiana. Contact us if you're interested.

Great weekend with a percussion

Texas Renaissance Festival was absolutely amazing this weekend, in part, due to the fact that our good friend Michelle came down from Kansas to drum with us. We had some rocking and rolling shows pumping full of energy and making me miss that she won't be down for the last weekend of TRF. Ah well...

But the last weekend is here so make sure ye come out in full-force and catch as many shows as ye can. Make sure ye make the last show in particular when we'll be doing a full-set of song requests. So come prepared to shout out your favorite bard song.

Course one of the other great things about the weekend was the Clan Gunn Ceilidh on Saturday night in Salado. We had one huge sing-a-long with folks who were attending the Salado Highland Games. Great crowd came out. We were even invited to join a compilation CD that the Caledonian Kitchen is compiling. And even had the Houston Highland Games folks pretty excited by our music.

Since we had to drive to Salado, we were pretty durn exhausted by the end of the weekend, but it was a great weekend all around. Thanks to all who came out (like the DJ for the Nummy Muffin Cocoa Butter show in Austin.

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Monday, November 10, 2003
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