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Posted: 22-Mar-2004, 10:32 AM
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We're Second Best!
Brobdingnagian Bards Voted Second Best Folk Band in Austin

What a pleasant surprise! On St Patrick's Day, we played for a few hundred cheering Celtic music lovers at the Irish Dragoon Pub in Killeen. The next day, we learned we were voted the second best folk band in the Live Music Capital of the World via the Austin Music Poll.

Second best might mean nothing to some, but for us, it's the culmination of five years introducing Austinites to fun Celtic folk music. It began with a daily performance on the South Mall of UT Austin--a tradition that lasted two years. Since then, we?ve played at festivals and conventions from coast to coast, including a showcase at SXSW, and most recently, a wild performance at a Lord of the Rings Oscar Party in Hollywood after LOTR swept the Oscars.

While we may be an unsigned band, we've successfully released six studio albums, sold over 5,000 CDs, and had over five million MP3s downloaded. I guess it just goes to show that it doesn't take a big budget, a label, or even having "radio-ready" music to make a difference to people. All it takes is a sincere desire to entertain and make music that your fans will enjoy.

So to our many fans in Austin and around the world who voted for us in the Austin Music Poll, Andrew and I would like to say, "Thank you!"

Find out more about the Brobdingnagian Bards at http://www.thebards.net/


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Posted: 22-Mar-2004, 11:19 AM
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Congratulations!!! I've been a Brobdingnagian Bards fan for about 2 years, since I found you guys on MP3.com. I used to just hit the "play all" on your page and listen to it all day at work. Now MP3.com is gone. sad.gif

But I guess good things came of that. As a result of MP3.com disappearing, I found Celtic Radio. biggrin.gif wink.gif


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Posted: 22-Mar-2004, 02:17 PM
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Congratulations guys!!!!!



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Posted: 22-Mar-2004, 07:36 PM
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That is awesome news! Thanks for posting it. The Bards have always been one of my favorites. I just hope to God I get to see you play in concert someday. I fear that I will be 81 years old still working on finishing this site......


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QUOTE (thebardsdotnet @ Mar 22 2004, 10:32 AM)
What a pleasant surprise! On St Patrick's Day, we played for a few hundred cheering Celtic music lovers at the Irish Dragoon Pub in Killeen

Killeen...
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Posted: 23-Mar-2004, 12:27 PM
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Thanks all! We're totally psyched about this and the prospects for next year.
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Posted: 23-Mar-2004, 12:32 PM
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Congrats! I always enjoy your music when its played on CelticRadio!

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Rock on Marc

I have listened to your music on MP3 and I also followed you here and enjoy the fact that I can still here you regularly while at work.

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