Brobdingnagian Bards | LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus

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LIVE: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus

by Brobdingnagian Bards

Death to unicorns with laughter. Not just a Coat of Arms, but a lifetime of fun, entertaining music performed LIVE with character by the Brobdingnagian Bards.
Genre: Spoken Word: Musical Comedy
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro
0:13 $0.99
2. Star of the County Down (Live!)
4:05 $0.99
3. Pachelbel's Canon/Old Dun Cow (Live!)
6:12 $0.99
4. Accidental Seques
0:39 $0.99
5. Jedi Drinking Song (Live!)
5:08 $0.99
6. Fox Theme Song
0:58 $0.99
7. Jug of Punch (Live!)
3:41 $0.99
8. Garry Owen Set (Live!)
4:26 $0.99
9. Oor Hamlet (Live!)
5:01 $0.99
10. Shakespeare Festival
1:02 $0.99
11. Finnegan's Wake (Live!)
2:51 $0.99
12. Jedi Drinking Song Prequel (Live!)
4:37 $0.99
13. Donald, Where's Your Drunken Scotsman? (Live!)
3:03 $0.99
14. Hee Haw
1:16 $0.99
15. LOOB
1:09 $0.99
16. If I Had A Million Smurfy Ducats (Live!)
6:49 $0.99
17. Do Virgins Taste Better Medley (Live!)
5:48 $0.99
18. Stage Fright
0:49 $0.99
19. The Leprechaun (Live!)
3:46 $0.99
20. The Irishman Who Doesn't Drink (Live!)
3:08 $0.99
21. The Unicorn Song (Live!)
6:36 $0.99
22. In the Mood (Live!)
2:41 $0.99
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Album Notes

No. The Brobdingnagian Bards are not unicorn haters. Okay, at least Marc isn't... But that is the witty translation of "Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus".

Why? You will have to listen to the CD to find out. What we can tell you is that for years, Nagians (fans of the Brobdingnagian Bards) have asked again and again, "When will you release a live CD?"

There was no easy answer to that question. We wanted something that perfectly caught the imagination and humour of our live show. We wanted a recording that made you feel like you were there. We think we found just that.

In the spring of 2007, we performed at the Tipperary Inn in Dallas. We recorded the show as usual, but we got our first clean recording of the show. The audience was Really into the performance singing and shot along. We were in good form with lots of jokes, anecdotes, and of course, songs. It was beautiful!

As we left the pub that evening on our way to Oklahoma, we listened to the recording and said in unison, "We have to turn this into a live CD." Between the Tipperary and a couple other show, we were able to pull in about ninety minutes of great music. We pruned that down to about 70 minutes of music that we feel captures the heart of our show.

It's not always perfect, but it will leave you with a grin from ear to ear combining some of our most-popular songs with quite a few new gems.


Cover photo by Karen Brady.
Graphic design by James McDaniel II.
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Live: Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus
The BARDS are wonderful. Saw them in person once and have been a little in love with Andrew ever since. This live album is almost as good as being there in person, but not quite. Excellent show ! ! ! ! !

Jan Czenkusch

Live: Next Monoceroti, Per Risibus
The one thing I don't like about this CD is that I wasn't there.

This recording was almost as good as being at one of the Bard shows. The freewheeling banter between all involved, as well as, the only the fly changes to songs is so typical of one of their shows. It almost as good as being there.

Edward Burke, WORLD MD

Big Bucket full of Beautiful Bardic Ballads!
How much fun and laughter can two folk musicians pile into one concert? Plenty if those two jolly fellows happen to Be Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee, who are indeed two jolly fellows and then some. Their most recent effort, "Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus" (Death to Unicorns with Laughter) is completely live and completely entertaining as Marc and Andrew give us traditional Irish and Scottish material, interspersed with orginal songs on topics ranging from Smerfs, Jedis, dragons, virgins, leprechauns, Irishmen who don't drink (imagine that!), and reasons why George Lucas isn't as great as we thought he was.

'Star of the County Down" showcases perhaps Andrew's best recorder playing ever "recorded" (sorry) on CD, and Shel Silverstein's "The unicorn Song" features perhaps Marc's most-highest pitch sobbing ever recorded on CD. Gunn's autoharp playing is stunning throughout the album, as is Andrew's quick wit and occasional mandolin licks.
Do not miss "Pachebel's Cannon/Old Dun Cow". This shows just how versatile the Bards are...they can silence an audience with a slow, guiet instrumental, and then, out of nowhere, they can move an entire audience to shout along to a raucous, Irish drinking song. Also reccomended is the Celtic Folk/jazz track, a rendition of Glenn Miller's "In the Mood".
Good times all around; this album will not dissapoint, and it is a perfect place to start for those wondering what the Bards are all about.

Mary Israel

Funny ...
My friend wanted a new CD with irish drinking songs. I bought this one for him, but ended up keeping it for myself! It always puts a smile on my face and a great CD to sing along with

Douglas W. Dunklin

Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus
The Bards at their best! Along with great singing and playing, you get a taste of their wonderful interaction with the audience. They are so much fun to listen to in person, and this CD captures that excitement very well. I keep it in my car (I drive alot) and it's the first thing my daughter pops into the player when she rides along. Who says teenagers don't know good music? Mine does! As she says, "Brobdingnagian Bards rock!"

Mike Burton

Just when you think marc and andrew can't top their last effort along comes the bards live .They never cease to improve songs and push to the next level .this is a great one

Joshua Summit

The Next Best Thing to Being There (and Sharing a Pint)
The album really captures the joy and humor Marc and Andrew bring to their music. What a fantastic romp!

P Roberson

Love it!
Driving home in rush hour traffic on a Friday night in Portland, OR -- I think I'm the only driver grinning all the way home! What a fun album! Not only the songs but the banter is great but Marc's giggle is contagious!


Lots of laughter!
The bards never disappoint!! Other people on the road were likely wondering what this red-head was listening to as she laughed hysterically alone down the highway. They'd only need to listen to this album to know why!!


Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus
Enjoyed the CD loveed it and can't wait to see them in person again this year. They will have you laughing.Will be buying more of there CDs, they are awsome. If you haven"t seen them in person you need to go.
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