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Dragons and Virgins

We're still at FenCon right now, but I'm a little awed. At long last, we met two people whose names we've only known from years of playing songs by these two people. They are Randy Farran and Claire McMurray. Those two authored "Do Virgins Taste Better" and "The Dragon's Retort" respectively.

Andrew was first introduced to the first song through his sister in our first year together. After doing some research online, he found Claire's song "The Dragon's Retort". We combined those two songs together when we first started playing at Excalibur Fantasy Faire. It was our first "hit". So we recorded them individually for our first CD, Marked By Great Size. But Nagians wanted to hear the two songs together, as we perform them live. So when we started recording A Faire To Remember, we decided we would indeed record those two songs together. It's been one of our most-popular songs since.

Nevertheless, Randy and Claire have been sorta secret heros of mine ever since. I caught a little of Randy's show he had today, which was fantastic. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that Claire was at the convention too. So I was disappointed when we performed our "Medley" when I realized I mentioned Randy Farran as an author, but not Claire McMurray. And even more ironic was that Claire was in the audience and Randy wasn't. LOL. Anyway, my apologies Claire!!!

Oo! On an extra exciting note, Claire asked about my solo cat CD, Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers and she's planning to submit a song for the next cat album. Oh! And Cedric of the Bedlam Bards has a couple more songs planned for the album, too.

All in all, FenCon is just brilliant fun, while being soo much more relaxing than DragonCon. Though it just makes me miss DragonCon all the more. I can't for next year. However, I'm now also really hoping that FenCon will have us back next year. It's a good time all around.


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--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Saturday, September 23, 2006


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