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Brobdingnagian Bards Podcast

55 EpisodesProduced by Brobdingnagian Bards, Marc Gunn, Andrew McKeeWebsite

Scottish and Irish folk songs combined with the Lord of the Rings music and a wee bit o’Celtic fun. The 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 ma… read more

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Brainstorming Hobbit Drinking Songs at DragonCon 2015

Brobdingnagian Bards were officially invited to DragonCon this year. We’re already planning this year’s shows. One of which is a Sunday evening Hobbit Drinking Songs show. The show is currently scheduled for 10pm in the Augusta Ballroom in the Westin. Every year, we like to change things up, doing something new and exciting. Last year, we added a fun arrangement of “Seven Drunken Nights”, hobbit-style.

This year, I was thinking about how the show should conclude. What can we do to create one giant crescendo of a song where everyone is singing along with us?

The song we decided on was “I See Fire”, the song from the end of the second Hobbit movie. It’s beautiful, dramatic and has a great sing-along at the end.

At ALEP last year (the hobbit gathering in Central Kentucky), an Elf Choir performed the song. It was amazing. Wouldn’t it be awesome replicate that song at the end of the show?

I threw the idea out to Andrew and together we talk about the logistics needed to make it happen. What we are envisioning. You can even watch the performance that inspired this idea on YouTube. Then you just need to show up at DragonCon on Sunday evening to see if we can make it look as cool as we hope it will be.

 

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