Brobdingnagian Bards

Scottish and Irish folk songs combined with the Lord of the Rings music and a wee bit o’Celtic fun. From 1999-2008, Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en) were The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo from Austin, Texas. Their unique brand of folk music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin made them one of the most-popular Celtic music groups online where they gave away thousands of free Celtic MP3 downloads.

The Brobdingnagian Bards performed coast-to-coast, and in a given month would be at a Lord of the Rings Oscar Party, a Celtic festival, or a Science Fiction Convention. However, they were an absolute favorite at Renaissance Faires where they added high-energy and wit to made every show a memorable experience.

Below you can download any of the full albums of the Brobdingnagian Bards.  If you’d like to buy a physical CD or individual MP3s, purchase CDs here through CD Baby.

 

Memories of Middle Earth - LOTR CDMemories of Middle Earth (Remastered) by Brobdingnagian Bards (2013)

Imagine all-natural, soothing and fun, acoustic music from long ago. Now, remember hearing the music of Hobbiton and Rivendell? That’s Memories of Middle Earth, a Celtic Folk tribute to JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings.

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Tracks: TOLKIEN (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings), Moria, The Heart of Fangorn, Hobbit’s Dance, Lothlorien, Like a Hobbit in a Mushroom Field, Weathertop, Fellowship of the Ring, The Ring of Hope, Galadriel’s Mirror, Shadowfax, Breaking of the Fellowship, Legolas, The Grey & The White, Now It’s Time To Go (Bilbo’s Farewell Song), Psychopathic, Chronic, Schizophrenic Gollum Blues. Additional album details.

 

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Real Men Wear Kilts by Brobdingnagian Bards (2008)

Scottish and Irish folk songs with the Bards usual touch of humor. The last CD released by this award-winning Celtic folk music duo.

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Tracks: Green Grow the Rashes, Flower of Scotland, Donald, Where’s Your Drunken Scotsman?, Beer, Beer, Beer, Oor Hamlet, Loch Lomond, Ye Jacobites By Name, Black Velvet Band, Seven Drunken Nights, My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose / 500 Miles, Follow Prince Charlie, Health to the Company, Mari Mac, Rosin the Bow, Jedi Drinking Song Prequel, Auld Lang Syne. Additional album details.

 

A Celtic Renaissance WeddingA Celtic Renaissance Wedding by Brobdingnagian Bards (2003)

Celtic Wedding Music Compilation features our most-romantic songs on one CD and at one LOW price. A continual best-selling CD and exclusively available online.

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Tracks: Shepherd’s Serenade, Bridal Chorus, Lady Faery, Maids in the Meadow , Wild Mountain Thyme, Eleanor Plunkett, Frog Kissin’, The Kiss, Health to the Company, When She Held Me In Her Arms, My Irish Valentine, Scarborough Faire, Valeria, The Bridge, Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings). Additional album details.

 

 

The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking SongsThe Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs by Brobdingnagian Bards (2007)

Irish Songs About Drinking for Those Who Love to Drink. A compilation CD featuring drinking songs from most of the Brobdingnagian Bards CDs.

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Tracks: Beer, Beer, Beer, Black Velvet Band, Seven Drunken Nights, The Holy Ground, Lily the Pink, Old Dun Cow (MacIntyre!), The Orange and The Green, Come Out Ye Black and Tans, Rattlin’ Bog, Johnny at the Door, Finnegan’s Wake, Johnny Jump Up, Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover, A Begging I Will Go, Health to the Company. Additional album details.

 

 

album   coverLIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus by Brobdingnagian Bards (2007)

Death to unicorns with laughter. Not just a Coat of Arms, but a lifetime of fun, entertaining music performed LIVE with character by the Brobdingnagian Bards.

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Tracks: Intro, Star of the County Down, Pachelbel’s Canon/Old Dun Cow, Accidental Segues, Jedi Drinking Song, Fox Theme Song, Jug of Punch, Garry Owen Set, Oor Hamlet, Shakespeare Festival, Finnegan’s Wake, Jedi Drinking Song Prequel, Donald, Where’s Your Drunken Scotsman?, Hee Haw, LOOB, If I Had a Million Smurfy Ducats, Do Virgins Taste Better Medley, Stage Fright, The Leprechaun, The Irishman Who Doesn’t Drink, The Unicorn Song, In the Mood. Additional album details.

 

Brobdingnagian Fairy TalesBrobdingnagian Fairy Tales by Brobdingnagian Bards (2005)

A warm fire of your favorite fairy tales, Irish folk songs, and fantasy filk music from Brobdingnag. Order a Guinness and smile to Irish drinking songs, The Princess Bride, and Star Wars: A New Hope.

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Tracks: None But A Harper (The Last Unicorn), Happily Ever After, Jedi Drinking Song (Star Wars parody), Lily the Pink, Exclamations (Schoolhouse Rock parody), Buttercup’s Lament, Monster Mash, Angel’s Lament (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer parody), The Leprechaun, Soul of a Harper, Bog Down in the Valley (Live!), Mendeluvium Madness, The Orange and The Green, Santa Lucia, If I Had A Million Ducats (Live! Barenaked Ladies parody), Old Dun Cow, A Prudent Thief, Frog Kissin’. Additional album details.

 

Christmas in BrobdingnagChristmas in Brobdingnag, Vol 1 by Brobdingnagian Bards (2005)

Delightfully, fun, beautiful, and amusing Christmas music with no bells or drums harmed or used in the making of this CD.

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Tracks: Little Drummer Boy, Carol of the Bells, Bog Down in Christmas, What Child Is This?, Christmas Time in Texas. Additional album details.

 

Memories of Middle Earth - LOTR CDMemories of Middle Earth by Brobdingnagian Bards (2004)

Imagine all-natural, soothing and fun, acoustic music from long ago. Now, remember hearing the music of Hobbiton and Rivendell? That’s Memories of Middle Earth, a Celtic Folk tribute to JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings.

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Tracks: TOLKIEN (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings), Moria, The Heart of Fangorn, Hobbit’s Dance, Lothlorien, Like a Hobbit in a Mushroom Field, Weathertop, Fellowship of the Ring, The Ring of Hope, Galadriel’s Mirror, Shadowfax, Breaking of the Fellowship, Legolas, The Grey & The White, Now It’s Time To Go (Bilbo’s Farewell Song), Psychopathic, Chronic, Schizophrenic Gollum Blues. Additional album details.

 

Songs  of IrelandSongs of Ireland by Brobdingnagian Bards (2002)

Irish folk drinking songs perfect for St Patrick’s Day or to rediscover your Irish heritage. Includes such hits as “The Unicorn Song”, “Patriot Game”, “Finnegan’s Wake” and “Bog Down in the Valley”.

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Tracks: Rocky Road to Dublin, Rosin the Beau, Lish Young Buy-A-Broom,, Johnny at the Door, An Irish Lullaby, Spancil Hill, Finnegan’s Wake, Come Out Ye Black and Tans, Lanigan’s Ball, Jug of Punch, Patriot Game, By the Rising of the Moon, The Unicorn Song, Satisfied, Join the British Army, Big Strong Man, Danny Boy, Paddy McCollough, Bog Down in the Valley. Additional album details.

 

A  Faire To RememberA Faire To Remember by Brobdingnagian Bards (2001)

The Top 10 most-popular songs at Renaissance Festivals, plus The Bards personal favorites including some of funniest and most-engaging songs around.

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Tracks: The Mermaid Song, Do Virgins Taste Better Medley, Scarborough Faire, Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Mountain
Thyme, Health to the Company, Wild Rover, Johnny Jump Up, The Scotsman, Greensleeves Medley, A Faire-ly Informative Interlude, If I Had A Million Ducats, Lusty Young Smith, Donald, Where’s Your Trousers? Medley, Irish Ballad, A Fairy Story, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Additional album details.

 

Songs  of the Music - Instrumental Celtic RenaissanceSongs of the Muse by Brobdingnagian Bards (2001)

Exquisite Classical Celtic Renaissance music combining the centuries of great instrumental music onto one beautiful album.

 

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Tracks: Hole in the Wall, Some Say the Devil’s Dead, Parade of the Victorious Knights, Shepherd’s Serenade, O’er the Way, Maids in the Meadow, Carolan’s Concerto, Valeria, Brobdingnagian Love Song, Featherlight, Harvest Home, Lady Faery, Greensleeves,. Morning Song, Eleanor Plunkett, Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings) . Additional album details.

 

Gullible's TravelsGullible’s Travels by Brobdingnagian Bards (2000)

Return to the basics with this outstanding journey of Bardic growth. The music is uplifting and reviving, romantic and sultry, funny and wonderfully pathetic as any bard album should be.

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Tracks: Maiden’s Dance, The King’s Song (I Can’t Help Falling in Love), Wild Mountain Thyme, Wild Rover, The Bridge, Shepherd’s Serenade, The Scotsman, The Kiss (from Last of the Mohicans), I’ll Drink From Dusk Til Dawn, Lay, Frog Kissin’, A Fairy Story, Johnny Jump Up, Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings), An Irish Lullaby, Mendeluvium Madness. Additional album details.

 

Marked By Great SizeMarked By Great Size by Brobdingnagian Bards (1999)

The first album by the Brobdingnagian Bards. Sixteen of the very first songs performed at Excalibur Fantasy Faire in 1999. Fresh and clean recording brilliantly captures their unique sound with a somewhat “live” quality to it.

 

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Tracks: None But A Harper (from The Last Unicorn), Satisfied, Lady Faery, Gypsy Rover, Swift Dining, A Begging I Will Go, DO VIRGINS TASTE BETTER?, (Tom Lehrer’s) Irish Ballad, Bella’s Highland Jig, O’er The Way, Liquid Sunshine, The Dragon’s Retort, Happily Ever After, A Prudent Thief, If I Had A Million Ducats, Pachelbel Canon in F – Variations. Additional album details.