I LOVE CATS
No, really. I know. You’re thinking, “Is this guy psycho? Or drunk? He rewrote a bunch of Irish songs with lyrics about cats? That’s just crazy!”
I know, I know. They keep telling me that. And maybe I do love cats a bit much, but c’mon why not.
Imagine for a moment all of the crazy little things your cat does. Racing around your home. Climbing on door frames. Napping in the oddest positions. Snuzzling up to you. Waking you up in the morning. Begging for food. Having them rub their tail against your leg.
The list goes on and on. These are just a few of the many pleasures of owning a cat. All the beauty, the sweetness, and all the madness, that’s what this album is all about.
I wanted to share my experience with one of life’s most-amazing creatures. I wanted your mind to meld with mine, so you can experience my cats, and I can experience yours. This is just a small sample of the purr-fect world awaiting you when you purchase a copy of this album.
There are many more furry smiles to come. So curl up in a corner. Listen. Share the music with your friends. Then tell me the hypnotic story about how you were adopted by your cat(s).
- Wild Kitty (parody Wild Rover)
- A Cat Named Rover (parody Gypsy Rover)
- The Mining Ship the Red Dwarf (parody Bonnie Ship the Diamond)
- When Kitty Eyes Are Smiling (parody When Irish Eyes Are Smiling)
- Lord of the Pounce (parody Lord of the Dance)
- I’ll Tell My Cat (parody I’ll Tell My Ma)
- The Cat Came Back… The Cat’s Perspective
- Black Is the Color (of My Cat’s Fur)
- Cats Chasing Butterflies
- The Demented Cat Game (parody Patriot Game)
- Black Kitty Paw (parody Black Velvet Band)
- Catnipping Green (parody Fiddler’s Green)
- The Old Grey Cat
- Furagone’s Wake (parody Finnegan’s Wake)
- Jasper Tabby Kitty Cat-y (parody The Barnyards of Delgaty)
Front Cover Photo by Kristen Roger. Back CD Cover and Celtic Cat Logo by Ingrid Houwers. Produced by Ari Koinuma.
Experience the best in Celtic Rock!
Two years ago I had an exciting idea to release a Celtic Rock CD. Man, I’ve outdone myself! No. I take that back. It’s not me. All I did was compile some of the best independent Celtic Rock bands around and organize them onto a CD. The result is destined to be a hit CD among contemporary and traditional Celtic music lovers alike–“The Secret World of Celtic Rock.”
Yes, it’s taken a long time to pick some amazing tracks, mix and match them, and try to have a common theme. I found some brilliant bands in the process. The CD is not yet completely finalized, but I couldn’t help but get the word out now since I hope to have the CD out by St. Patrick’s Day.
- Mordred’s Lullaby by Heather Dale
- Moore St. Girls by The Elders
- In Like Flynn by The Indulgers
- Cold Glencoe by Rise
- Johnny Jump Up/Swallow Tail Jig by Amadan
- Slip Me 5 by Brothers 3
- San Patricio Brigade by Black 47
- Nothin’ by Lenahan
- The Grass Is Greener by The Electrics
- Day After Day by Tears for Beers
- Sovay/Halting March by Paisley Close
- My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose by Rimbo (w/Marc Gunn)
- The Chieri by Avalon Rising
- Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda by RavensWing
- Erin Go Bragh by Jayah
- The Day We Set Sail by Tale | Theo Niessink
- The Great Whale Road by Fathom
- A Soulin by Arminta
- Groovy Scooby by The Rogues
Produced by Marc Gunn. Graphic design by Jen Clower-Brown.
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)