The Brobdingnagian Bards to Play at Into the West!!

by Feb 12, 2004Events

The Brobdingnagian Bards to Play at Into the West!!


We are pleased and excited to announce that the Brobdingnagian Bards will be joining the lineup of fantastic musicians for an exclusive performance at the Into the West Oscar Party!


Celtic duo Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee, the Brobdingnagian Bards, will travel to Hollywood to entertain and inspire us with their unique sound. The Bards perform a mix of Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, filk and instrumental fantasy music on the autoharp, recorder and mandolin which they dubbed The Original Celtic Renaissance. The Austin Chronicle has called them the “masters of traditional folk” as they dominated the world’s largest free music portal, They became the #1 Celtic band on that website, without the help of a label, earning over five million MP3s downloaded!


Their latest CD, Memories of Middle Earth, features sixteen songs inspired by JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. The hit song from the album, “Tolkien (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings)” has had over one million MP3s downloaded since its initial release in 2000.  The Bards are friendly and jovial on and off stage and engage their listeners in the culture of Ireland and Scotland, while making them laugh to contemporary parodies and filks. It’s a musical experience that shouldn’t be missed!


For more information on the Brobdingnagian Bards, please go to their website at:


“Into the West – An Oscar Party for Tolkien Fans” is an international grassroots effort of Lord of the Rings fans from many different sites, including The Official Fan Club, Ringbearer.Org, LOTR  Fanatics, War of the Ring, Council of Elrond, Tolkien Online, The LOTR Fanclub Scrapbook, and Tolkien Forever. It will take place at the Hollywood Athletic Club on Sunday, February 29, 2004. The related “Hall of Fire” event will take place at the same venue on Saturday, February 28, 2004. All proceeds from the Into the West Oscar Party will be donated to the Southern California chapter of Reading Is Fundamental. For more information, updates and to purchase your tickets, please go to





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