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Take a Trip to Ireland with the Brobdingnagian Bards

It was the summer of 2000. The Brobdingnagian Bards were just a year old, and we started playing weekly at an Irish pub in Georgetown, Texas. The pub was an old house with good food and great drink. More and more people showed up to hear us sing Irish music. Some recommended certain songs. And many had stories to tell about their visit to Ireland.

I tell ye. I was ready to go back then. But I had a full-time job, and we had just released our second CD, Gullible's Travels. The CD was a hit, but we were still barely known. It was months before our fame would rocket on So we set some goals. "Next year," we said, "we're going." Next year came and went. Each show we played led to a booking at another venue. We released two more CDs, but I had huge debt and Andrew too was still scraping by. "Nope. Not this year," we relalized.

Well, years later, I can't say we're much better off. We're still gig as much as we can and sell a lot more CDs, but you have to spend money to make money. So we're still struggling. But last year, I woke up and noticed several bands were creatively finding their way to Ireland. If you can afford the trip, organize one! So that's what we did.

Do you know this our first chance to ever go to Ireland? I know. It shocks me too. It's a tragedy as much as I love Irish music, singing Irish songs, hosting Irish podcasts... Heck, I'm pretty involved in the Celtic community online, but I don't really know what to expect aside from a few movies or travel shows. Those just aren't the same thing.

Well, that's gonna change next year, June 2007. We've organized a guided tour of Ireland, and we want you to join us.

Imagine driving for an hour on a bus, stopping off in the lush green countryside. A tourguide describes the scene. We soak it in. Maybe play a song? Or arrive in Killarney and enter pub and sing. You get to experience each moment of this exciting adventure for us AND YOU!

I don't know who's gonna join us, but I think only about forty people can go on this tour. That's not a lot considering we have hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.

Do you want to be a part of the fun?

Then join our tour to Ireland. This is an Adventure you will NEVER forget.


--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Sunday, August 27, 2006


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