Let's take a moment to unwind with some interesting recent happenings at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival.

Notes:

  • Louisiana Renaissance Festival
  • Marrus
  • Car accident in Louisiana
  • "Lrrring in Nevermind"
  • Experimentation with the autoharp
  • Upcoming CD: fairy-inspired CD, Renaissance Festival Compilation CD

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Who would've thought I'd ever get booked at a Goth Club. But Elysium in Austin, Texas wanted me there for an evening of Space Madness!

Set List:

  1. "The Mining Ship the Red Dwarf" from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
  2. "Jedi Drinking Song Prequel" from LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus
  3. "A Rabbit for Halloween" from Three Movie and TV Films for Geeks Like Me
  4. "Middle Earth Bragging Song" from Soul of a Harper
  5. "The Psychopathic Chronic, Schizophrenic Gollum Blues" from Memories of Middle Earth
  6. "Don't Go Drinking with Hobbits"
  7. "She Said Her Name Was Saffron" from Three Movie and TV Films for Geeks Like Me
  8. "Hero of Canton"
  9. "Angel's Lament" from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales
  10. "I Saved the Planet Earth"
  11. "Harry Potter and the Rising of the Moon"
  12. "Jedi Drinking Song" from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

Notes:

  • Solo show at Elyisum
  • Fandoms covered: Red Dwarf, Star Wards, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Dr.
    Who, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bugs Bunny and Firefly!
  • Intro music by The Tea Merchants
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I traveled through Italy and wrote some tunes, busked in the Veneto, shopped in Venice and then joined an Irish session outside of Rome.

Songs:

  1. "Jug of Punch"
  2. "The Gosling Reborn"
  3. Name That Tune 1
  4. Name That Tune 2
  5. "Loch Tay"
  6. Name That Tune 3

Notes:

  • Camisano: Speaking Italian, Busking in Italy
  • Venezia: Shopping on the Rialto, Cat masks, Italian women, Piazza di San Marco, Don't feed the pigeons, Palazzo Ducale, Bridge of Sighs
  • Terni: Franco Bordoni, Terni History Lesson, Irish session outside of Terni, Vacation Tour of Italy
  • Roma: Lucrezia Testa Iannilli, Biuti, Beauty, Tea and Spa, Hammam Turkish Bath

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Brobdingnagian Bards finally toured Ireland. We had an amazing experience. Hopefully, this episode will give you a chance to better experience our adventure.

Notes:

  • The difference between Coca Cola in the U.S. and Europe: High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Podcasting in Shannon Airport
  • Building a sense of community in a vacation tour
  • Drinking mead in Bunratty Castle
  • Liam Murray, tour guide extraordinaire of CIE
  • Stumbling over to Durty Nelly's
  • Don't Quit Your Day Job!
  • Irish accents
  • Ahh, the ArtWork!
  • Marketing "Danny Boy" in Ireland, my version of "Danny Boy", and Black 47's "Danny Boy"
  • The Shortt Drinking Game
  • Ancient Buildiings, Blarney, and Tipping in Ireland

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Brobdingnagian Bards finally toured Ireland. We had an amazing experience. Hopefully, this episode will give you a chance to better experience our adventure.

Notes:

  • The difference between Coca Cola in the U.S. and Europe: High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Podcasting in Shannon Airport
  • Building a sense of community in a vacation tour
  • Drinking mead in Bunratty Castle
  • Liam Murray, tour guide extraordinaire of CIE
  • Stumbling over to Durty Nelly's
  • Don't Quit Your Day Job!
  • Irish accents
  • Ahh, the ArtWork!
  • Marketing "Danny Boy" in Ireland, my version of "Danny Boy", and Black 47's "Danny Boy"
  • The Shortt Drinking Game
  • Ancient Buildiings, Blarney, and Tipping in Ireland

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We arrived at the Cliffs of Moher. I shared the audio experience and other fascinating moments on the Brobdingnagian Bards Tour of Ireland

Notes:

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I arrived in Dublin and missed the tour bus for the Brobdingnagian Bards Tour of Ireland. So I had a few minutes to share my own early arrival experiences.

Notes:

  • Wandering through Dublin
  • John Wilmott with Celtic Ways
  • Visiting Tara, Home of the Irish Kings of Old
  • High King's Chair
  • Fairie Trees
  • Drinking Guinness
  • Staying in a Dublin hostel
  • Lughnasadh
  • Jamming with Claire Roche

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I have some solo shows in Oregon. That brought me to a house concert in Eugene. Here's the entire show.

Songs:

  1. "The Naughty Kitty"
  2. "Wild Rover/Wild Kitty"
  3. "Star of the County Down"
  4. "A Fairy Story"
  5. "Old Dun Cow"
  6. "Donald Where's Your Drunken Scotsman?"
  7. "Old Fenian Gun"
  8. "Johnny Jump Up"
  9. "Irish Ballad"
  10. "Harry Potter and The Rising of the Moon"
  11. "Jedi Drinking Song"
  12. "The Mining Ship the Red Dwarf"
  13. "Wild Mountain Thyme"

Notes:

Direct download: PubSongsPodcast-022.mp3
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Today, I share some thoughts about the movie Pump Up the Volume, Leonard Cohen and my involvement with the Austin Celtic Association.

Songs:

Notes:

  • Pump Up the Volume
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Austin Celtic Association
  • Austin Celtic Meetup and Building Community
  • Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast
  • Intro music by The Tea Merchants

Beer, Beer, Beer
words and music Traditional

A long time ago, way back in history,
when all there was to drink was nothin but cups of tea.
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops,
and he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops.

He must have been an admiral a sultan or a king,
and to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he's filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer beer beer
tiddly beer beer beer.

The Curtis bar, the James' Pub, the Hole in the Wall as well
one thing you can be sure of, its Charlie's beer they sell
so all ye lads a lasses at eleven O'clock ye stop
for five short seconds, remember Charlie Mops 1 2 3 4 5

A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick,
the kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
40 pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
Its only eight pence hapenny and one and six in tax, 1 2 3 4 5

He must have been an admiral a sultan or a king,
and to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he's filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer beer beer
tiddly beer beer beer.

The Lord bless Charlie Mops!

The Gosling Reborn
words and music Marc Gunn

Like a mystical swan from Avalon
My heart erupts from the myst across glassy waters,
Gliding in holy ascension
From the macabre of past disappointment
Into a New World
Of Chivalric Songs,
Set in new, unimaginable landscapes,
Encapsulated with enchanting trees
And a more enchanting lady.

She's like the gosling reborn
As a phoenix to the experience
Of lifting her head from the ashes,
A new magical life perched on a swollen birch
Singing to the glory of Serendipity and answered prayers,
Like a zephyr we launch into the light
Of the dawning day
Our backs to the cloudy walls of uncertainty.

American Beer
words and music unknown (possibly Seamus Kennedy)

I was having a jar in Pat Flannagan's bar,
T'was only last Saturday night.
When in walked a chap from a U.S. coach tour,
The kind you can tell by sight.
He stepped up to Flannagan tending the bar
And pulling some pints as he should.
As he slapped a rude hand on the counter he yelled,
"Hey, Barkeep! Gimme a Bud!"

"Young fellow, you're drinking in Ol'Ireland now,
And we have no American brew.
We've got Guinness and Murphy's and Beamish and Harp
And I might find a Smithwick's or two."
The tourist responded and still much too loud,
"You ain't got a Bud? Well, up yours!
Guess I'll have to make do with the second best then,
So Barkeep, make it a Coors!"

Well Flannagan's really a patient old man
And quietly he explained,
Once again about porters and lagers and ales,
Although his composure was strained.
"I'm tellin' ye lad we've no Bud or no Coors,
No Miller, no Red Dog, or Schlitz."
The American sat there becoming enraged.
I thought he was going to have fits.

"Then gimme whatever's the closest you've got
To American beer," he rants.
So Flannagan cheerfully picked up a glass
And sauntered right into the gents.
He pulled on the chain, dipped the glass in the bowl
And came back all done in plain sight.
This is close as we get to American beer.
Be glad I flushed, now it's a light.

Direct download: PubSongsPodcast-021.mp3
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