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Real Men Wear Kilts

by Brobdingnagian Bards

Scots-Irish folk songs from award-winning Celtic American folk music group.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Green Grow the Rashes O
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2. Flower of Scotland
3:11 $0.99
3. Donald, Where's Your Drunken Scotsman?
3:25 $0.99
4. Beer, Beer, Beer
1:48 $0.99
5. Oor Hamlet
3:53 $0.99
6. Loch Lomond
3:47 $0.99
7. Ye Jacobites By Name
3:33 $0.99
8. Black Velvet Band
3:14 $0.99
9. Seven Drunken Nights
4:50 $0.99
10. My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose / 500 Miles
5:03 $0.99
11. Follow Prince Charlie
3:19 $0.99
12. Health to the Company
3:11 $0.99
13. Mari Mac
1:43 $0.99
14. Rosin the Bow
2:38 $0.99
15. Jedi Drinking Song Prequel (Star Wars Parody)
3:25 $0.99
16. Auld Lang Syne (New Years Song)
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Album Notes
The latest CD from the Brobdingnagian Bards, "Real Men Wear Kilts", is six years in the making. I remember how it started too.

We were in Salado playing an evening party for Clan Gunn when our friend Royce implanted the idea that we should do a Scottish CD. We had just finish "Songs of Ireland", and I was already thinking about it too. I'm Scots-Irish but never really embraced my Irish half until recently. To me, I was all Scottish! I've long wanted to record more Scottish songs, but somehow fate intervened and most of the music I learned was Irish. Who am I to go against fate?

That didn't stop this idea. We didn't know many Scottish songs back then. But I had quite a few I wanted to learn. So we started learning them.

Shortly after that I designed some free Real Men Wear Kilts stickers to giveaway. Then my friend Jen Clower-Brown redesigned them to the current style.

Time passed and still we hadn't touched this CD idea. Finally in January of 2007, something clicked inside us. We learned and accepted something about us as a band.

You see the Brobdingnagian Bards are not a typical Celtic music group. I love keeping traditional songs alive, but as a group we, well, we have fun with the music. We play around with the lyrics pronunciations. I can't begin to tell you how many people have emailed and said, "It's TROOSERS, not TROUSERS!" Other Scots laughed when I sang "Loch Lomond" with an Irish accent a few years back.

Well, we don't sing with accents nearly as much as we did, but when you're an American singing songs written in the Scots dialect, you have to make a few decisions. Do you rewrite songs? Do you use them as is?

For us, nothing is sacred we do what we do without apology... with one caveat. We want you to know what to expect. If you're expecting some contemporary Celtic sound from Scottish musicians, listen to Ed Miller. He's outstanding. If you're expecting us to not screw up the Scottish dialect, think again.

All in all, I think Andrew said it best, "We're not Scottish. So we're crap!"

That said, our eleventh album, "Real Men Wear Kilts" is here. It is an album of Scots-Irish music for people like us. Photo is by Jen Clower-Brown.



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Aubrey McCollough

Real Men Wear Kilts
Great Songs, loved the music, Great to do business with they even checkup to see if everything was ok. A++++++++++

Robert E. Simoneau

Real men wear Kilts.
Absolutely fabulous. Another great album from the Bards!

Keep 'em coming, boyos!

hagar hahn

Real Man Wear Kilts
This is by far the best cd I own.Marc and Andrew at their best!!!!!I never get tired of listening to this cd!!!!I strongly suggest ye buy this cd,even if you're not Scottish,ye'll love these Scottish songs...Well done gentlemen,and well worth the wait..peace whe'er ye go,Hagar

Margaret Lipscomb

One of the Bards Best
I've been a Bard-natic (that's a Fanatic for the Bards) for years. Seen them live many, many time, and have most of their albums. So take it from me when I say that this is one of their best. Marc and Andrew re-recorded several of their songs, added new ones, and put their own touch on them all. From the very old (Auld Lang Syne) to the very futuristic (Jedi Drinking Song Prequel) there isn't a bad melody to be had. Well done!

Martine Pauwels

I totally agree with the fact that you don't have to Scottish to love this album. Personally I'm from Europe and I never saw the Bards performing live and probably never will ... :-(
So far this is really one of my favorite albums. I always loved "Ye Jacobites By Name" and it remains sort of my favorite song on the album.
Since I do own all Bards CD's I must say: the guys did another great job and they only got better trough the years.
Only regret: hearing the band slip up and listening to the last song.

David S. Murdock

Wonderful Stuff!
This was my introductory CD to the Bards, and it's wonderful. One of the best CDs I've bought in a long time, and I don't mean "best Scottish folk music" CDs -- I mean "best" period.