While at the 2007 Browncoat Ball in Philadelphia, I interviewed Hawke and Cedric of The Bedlam Bards, a Renfolk musical group from Texas who had recently branched out into Filk, or Science Fiction Folk Music. — ed. N.E. Lilly

Hawke and Cedric began playing as The Bedlam Bards at Renaissance Festivals in 1995. In 2006 they released the first of their Science Fiction folk music albums: On the Drift. Since then they've toured Ren Faires and Science Fiction conventions performing their unique blend of Renfolk Music.

You can discover even more about The Bedlam Bards and their music at www.bedlambards.com.

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  1. [00:00] Introduction by N.E. Lilly
  2. [00:32] Who are The Bedlam Bards?
  3. [00:58] Why did two Renaissance musicians get involved with the Space Western Firefly?
  4. [02:19] How did you get involved with the Browncoat Movement?
  5. [02:53] What was your first introduction to Space Westerns?
  6. [03:32] What was your first introduction to Firefly?
  7. [04:14] What do you think the attraction is to Space Westerns?
  8. [05:14] Do you perform at many Browncoat events?
  9. [06:02] You’ve written many ‘Verse themed songs – which are your favorites?
  10. [07:28] Can you let me in on any exclusive information, unknown insights, or trade secrets?
  11. [09:02] What can we expect to see from you in the near future?

N.E. Lilly N.E. Lilly is the editor of SpaceWesterns.com. When he isn’t reading submissions or indulging his love of the Space Western sub-genre, he’s developing websites for Science Fiction professionals and organizations through GreenTentacles.

The Bedlam Bards The Bedlam Bards are a Renfolk music group. In 2006 they recorded a Firefly themed album called On the Drift. They continue to write and perform Celtic, Renfolk, and Science Fiction themed music.

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