The Bedlam Bards
Music for the Past, Present, and Future
Hawke and Cedric, the Bedlam Bards, are famous for playing foot-stomping, heart-pounding music about outlaws, pirates, sailing ships, space ships, space pirates, misadventures, and strong drink at renaissance festivals, scifi conventions, and shindigs across the country. They arrive at their shows armed with a guitar, two fiddles, a mandola, bones, bodhran, pennywhistle, kazoos, a bizarre sense of humor, and two strong, manly voices. Their performance style stresses passion before perfection, death before dishonor, and whiskey before breakfast.
They have several albums out, including Take Out the Trash, a collection of bawdy ditties, and Furious Fancies, an exploration of more serious music. The Bedlam Bards have recently released their third album, entitled On the Drift: Music Inspired by Firefly and Serenity. Several of their songs, including "The Ballad of Joss" and "Big Damn Trilogy," have become Browncoat anthems around the world. Their most recent album, Barnyard Bedlam: A Cock and Bull Story, was recorded live at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at considerable risk to life, limb, and morality.
Winners of numerous awards, including Best Album of 2006, the Bedlam Bards have been featured on the documentary Done the Impossible, The Signal podcast, and the Big Damn Chefs' Cookbook. Their song "Hush, Little Citizen" is featured in the independent fan film Browncoats: Redemption.
Marc Gunn, The Celtfather
Celtic Music, the Traditional and the Twisted
Cats. Sci Fi. Renaissance Festivals. Irish drinking songs. Nowhere else but from the bizarre imagination of Marc Gunn would those four elements be so neatly integrated. Nicknamed “The Celtfather”, Marc Gunn is a champion of the Celtic MP3. He has given away over 10,000,000 MP3s since he began his Celtic music career in 1999. He allows fans to download and share his most-popular songs straight from his website for FREE!
Marc Gunn is an award-winning acoustic folk musician rooted in the American Celtic song tradition–-Celtic music, the Traditional and the Twisted. His musical instrument of choice-the autoharp-continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy.
Gunn has entertained audiences throughout Europe. He combines his love of travel and music, leading small Celtic Invasion Vacations with like-minded travel and music lovers. He has shared the stage with Voltaire, Emerald Rose, The Great Luke Ski, and the World’s Fastest Filker, Tom Smith.
Formerly of the award-winning Brobdingnagian Bards, Gunn is sometimes called “the hardest working man in Celtic music” around his hometown in Austin. The Brobdingnagian Bards won a number of Austin Music Awards, including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Novelty Band” in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Music Poll. His Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has won two awards for “Best Podsafe Music” in the annual Podcast Awards and is one of the most-popular music podcasts on iTunes.