Brobdingnagian Bards -- July 2, 2009
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- Andrew McKee's News
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Brobdingnagian Bards Tales
While the Brobdingnagian Bards are no longer performing Together, we are still performing around the nation separately. Here's a wee update from each of us with what's new.
And don't forget that you can still pick up Bards CDs through our website.In fact, why not check out our last album, "Real Men Wear Kilts" right now. http://thebards.net/cds.shtml
Now on to the individual news...
ANDREW MCKEE'S NEWS
I know itís been awhile since the last Bardís newsletter. I thought this would be a good opportunity to catch you up on whatís been going on with me for the last 6 plus months. With that length of time, of course, there is a lot of information to share. So Iíll give you the summed up version. Of course summing up for an overdue newsletter requires extra effort, so I thought Iíd give it to you in rhyme. But donít worryÖnot in a Billy Joel sort of way.
Past October last show done;
Now Flynnís Folly is on the run.
Having fun arranging songs.
We live in Austin, but without bongs.
Arranged our music for CD,
But live wonít sound the same to me.
Come January, first test show
With six instruments in tow.
Played Arizona then I-Con.
Worked music hard, fixed what was wrong.
Produced and mixed a friendís CD.
A great success, need time for me.
Back to the sound I longed to hear
Working with Michelle, its become clear.
The path is right, the CD true
Weíre working hard to bring to you.
Iím writing up our schedule now
And you can help. Here is how:
For House Concert and Venue, donít forget
Share your thoughts with Andrew @ thebards.net.
Oh my godÖit *was* in a Billy Joel sort of way! Damned subconscious!
Iím blogging!!!! I know!!!! HAHAÖ I would have lost that bet tooÖ
Check it out at:
This is the last sentence with a bow!
My PR person said I had to have a last sentence with a bow and I always listen to my PR person!
MARC GUNN'S NEWS
Hey friends! There've been a lot of changes since last year. I moved to New Orleans last fall, and I love it! It's an exciting and vibrant city that is very inspiring to me musically.
Since I moved down here, I've recorded three new CDs. My latest, "Happy Songs of Death", was just sent off to the printers yesterday. I am so psyched about this album, because it fuses a touch of my new city with my love of traditional Celtic songs.
The CD is due to be released in August. In the meantime, I am spending the summer on the road with my first solo tours.
In fact, I'm heading home from a Chicago tour right now. In a couple weeks, I will be off to Maryland and New York for another tour. Then I have gigs at GenCon, DragonCon, Ireland, plus a few CD releases, and then back this fall for the Louisiana Renaissance Festival.
You might note I said, "Ireland". Yup. I am still taking fans on trips around the world. This September, we're going there for my second Celtic Invasion Vacation, where we will spend a week in Dingle, Ireland, soaking in the country and celebrating good food, good drink, and good company.
Course, I am still publishing my Irish & Celtic Music, Renaissance Festival, and Pub Songs Podcasts. All in all, life is busy and happy. If you'd like to be a part of it, please...
Sign Up to My Mailing List.
Then check out my latest music at http://www.marcgunn.com/ .
I'd love to stay in touch with you on a more regular basis.
Many thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.
Oh! And if you'd like to join my Celtic Invasions Vacations, head over to http://www.celticinvasion.com/ .
Many blessings. Slainte!
We hope you have a great summer and a happy 4th of July.
Thank you all for your continued support.
-Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee
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