Brobdingnagian Bards

Real Men Wear Kilts

Andrew McKee and Marc Gunn are the dynamic duo that made up the Brobingnagian Bards.

Andrew McKee played guitar and saxophone in high school. He grew up with a classical music background and found the transition from saxophone to recorder to be seamless which led him to perform on Marc Gunn’s first solo album. He is entirely self-taught on the mandolin.
Marc Gunn is an Irish and Scottish folk singer with a strange affinity for Celtic ballads, drinking songs and cats. He is the lead singer for the Brobdingnagian Bards, an internet music promoter, podcaster, poet, photographer and publisher of many, many things on and offline.

Brobingnagian Bards, in case you were wondering, is pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en b-ardz, thats b a r d s  bards.

The bards were founded in 1999 and they played for over 10 years together.  Though the broke up in 2009, they still get together and play on stage at some festivals around the country, when the mood strikes them and the crowds begin chanting their names.  When they were together, they toured all over the country.  They played Ren Faires, Celtic Festivals, Highland Games and other events 12 months of the year.  And this year you have the opportunity to see them reunite on stage.  The Bards will be playing at the Sherwood Celtic Music Festival – in Paige, TX.  This is a first in several years.  Make sure that you see them and get a good seat.  If you are one of their fans – known as Nagians – then you will want to book your tickets now to see Marc and Andrew.

But don’t be sad if you can’t get to the faire to see them play, you can always buy one of the their CDs.

Albums:

  • Marked by Great Size – 1999
  • Gullible’s Travels – 2000
  • A Faire to Remember – 2001
  • Songs of the Muse – 2001
  • A Celtic Renaissance Wedding – 2003
  • Songs of Ireland – 2003
  • Memories of Middle Earth – 2003
  • Christmas in Brobdingnag – Vol 1 – 2005
  • Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales – 2005
  • Live: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus – 2007
  • The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs – 2007
  • Real Men Wear Kilts – 2008

Brobdingnagian Bards
Austin, TX
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