Are You Scotch-Irish, Too?
After six albums with the Celtic Folk MP3 Superstars, the Brobdingnagian Bards, Marc Gunn decided to create a solo album based on his most-popular solo recordings from 2000-2003 that he named “Soul of a Harper”
Warm and quieting with a touch of bardic fun, it features beautiful vocal balladry and a unique style of autoharping make it a favorite among Scotch-Irish descendents. And it was even chosen by Austin radio’s Celtic Storm as one of the best Celtic albums of 2003.
SOUL OF A HARPER WILL HELP FILL THE VOID & BRING YOU IN CLOSER TO YOUR CELTIC CULTURE
- The Bridge
- The Lady of Setliff Manor
- The Parting Glass
- My Titania, Wake You, My Sweet Queen
- The Leprechaun (You’re No Irish Laddie!)
- The Barrel Song
- Lanigan’s Ball
- Middle Earth Bragging Song
- Happy Birthday from Ireland
- Kyara, Elven Mistress of Whispers
- My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
- Buttercup’s Lament (Princess Bride)
Produced by Marc Gunn. Photography by Nancy e. Pearsall. Graphic Design by Marc Gunn.
A romantic compilation of the Brobdingnagian Bards most romantic songs. Includes fifteen great tracks of classic music for a wedding, like Pachelbel Canon in F – Variations and The Bridal Chorus by Wagner. Plus, you’ll find some beautiful original Celtic instrumentals and very romantic vocal ballads, including music by Chet Atkins and Clannad.
The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brAHb’ding-näg-EE-en) are The Original Celtic Renaissance. They perform a unique style of Celtic folk music that they like to call “a Renaissance in Celtic music”. Ask their fans though, and they’ll tell you the music is just plain “fun!” With six studio albums completed in just five years, combined with ten other compilations, singles and EPs, they’ve been called one of the most-productive Celtic groups around. But Andrew and Marc just love playing the music.
“We had planned on having a string quartet at our wedding. While looking on the web for groups, we ran across The Bards. We immediately called Karen’s dad, since he was footing the bill, and played Tolkien over the phone. It was an instant hit and we later chose it as the solo for our wedding ceremony. We decided to be a little different and use Maids in the Meadow for the recessional. It was wonderful!” –Karen and Erik Hayden, Newlyweds
- 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
- The Bridge
- Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)
Expressive Irish Celtic World music from Switzerland. Love Irish music? Singing dogs? Mystical Celtic Romance?
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“Bow Triplets” or bowed triplets is the expression for one of the most frequent ornamentation used by Irish fiddlers to add that special and traditional groove and excitement that we know and love with Celtic music. Three very short and fast bow strokes are played instead of one note.
Bow Triplets is also the name of this musical group. The size of the group “Bow Triplets” varies with the theme and type of musical project or performance, from two -up to five musicians total. And instead of playing merely the well known groovy side of the Irish music, the musical friends who form “Bow Triplets” are always aiming at presenting all aspects of Celtic music. Ancient laments are mixed with contemporary compositions, rhythmic instrumental jigs, reels and hornpipes with melancholic magic. The Irish-Celtic music is the cradle of American bluegrass, New Zealand gold mining ballades… yes even Scandinavian folk music cannot deny its Celtic root influence.
Manifold instrumentation, exciting arrangements and much fun while playing music together is what contributes to giving the listening audience that infectious and profoundly intimate concert experience that they would expect from the Bow Triplets.
- Big John McNeal
- One Spot on Earth
- The Dance of The Honeybee / The Spey
- Meghan & Robin
- Open Sky / Meghan’s Reel / Canal Jig
- Cock of The North
- The Boys from Blue Hill / Cherish the Ladies
- The Lord of the Dance / The Dance of The Lord
- Sam’s Big Day
- The Old Girl
- Walsh’s Hornpipe / The Peacock’s Feather
- Captain my Captain
- Trans Canada Medley
- The Tinkerman’s Daughter