Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits album is by Marc Gunn. The Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits album, released on the 22nd of October 2011, is constructed around the tales of author J. R. R. Tolkien, the English writer, poet, philologist and university professor. He is best known as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
Featured on the album are guest singers and instrumentalists, with many of the lyrics written by Rie Sheridan Rose, an American poet, playwright and author.
The lead single from the album, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits, is in keeping with the ethos of the album.
The song’s lyrics tell the story of a night drinking with the inhabitants of Middle-Earth with a chorus of ” Don’t go drinking with hobbits/ Sure you’ll have a grand time all night long / But if you’re not used to drinking with hobbits / You may not want to wake up at all. ”
About Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn is an acoustic folk musician and podcaster. Marc was the autoharp-playing half of the Brobdingnagian Bards, a Celtic music group, with Andrew McKee.
Formed in 1999, the Celtic music group from Austin, Texas, United States, took their name from Brobdingnag, the kingdom of coarse giants described in the novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.
The Brobdingnagian Bards split amicably on the 15th of September 2008 with Marc and Andrew going on to pursue solo careers.
Marc is an expert player of the Autoharp, an instrument in the chorded zither family. The chorded zither takes its name from the German rendering of the Latin word cithara, a phrase in which the modern word ” guitar ” is derived.
As a podcaster and promoter of independent Celtic music, Marc is affectionately known as ” The Celtfather ” by fans. Throughout his career, Marc has championed indie Celtic music.
He has given away over ten million MP3s through his music and podcasts since the late 90s. His award-winning Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has over thirty-thousand downloads for each show and is one of the most-popular music podcasts on iTunes.
To date, Marc Gunn’s Album releases are twenty-nine solo, eight compilations produced and as the featured artist and thirteen as part of the Brobdingnagian Bards.
Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits Track Listing:
1. A-Working in the Garden
2. Scouring the Shire
3. Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits
5.The Ring of Hope
7.Said the Horse to the Hobbit
8.Let’s Get Drunk Tonite
9.Everybody Needs a Drinking Songs
11.We’ll Have a Pint of Stout
12.The Shire Polkas
13.A Well-Dressed Hobbit
14.Hobbit Birthday Song
16.Wildflowers of Party Field
17.Cat and Rat
18.Do You Fancy a Drink?
19.The Hobbit Journey Home
20.Raise a Glass in Parting