IMG_6941Who is Bran?

Bran is a bard who focuses his music on Peace, Nature, and storytelling. With guitar in hand, Bran crafts his unique, down-to-earth folk songs that aim to tell stories that are fun, inspiring, insightful, and ofttimes humorous. Bran has been nominated for Best Male Vocalist by the International Pagan Music Association for two consecutive years.

Songs of world peace and interfaith dialogue; earthy ballads of Nature; epic myths and stories; tongue-in-cheek tunes…there’s sure to be something in Bran’s music for any groovy, tree-huggin’, peace-lovin’ soul!

What Kind of Music Does Bran Make?

Bran is a self-taught folk singer-songwriter, so you never know what you might get! From Celtic-flavored folk to one-man-and-his-guitar ballads, from mantra-like chants to folk with a hint of blues, you’re sure to find something that jives with you.

His first album Four Branches: Tales of the Mabinogi in Song tells the stories of the Welsh book of myths, The Mabinogi in a light-hearted, humor-filled Celtic-inspired set! His second album, The Hour Before the Dawn, is a down to earth Nature-centric journey of Peace and Mother Earth. His third album, The King of Dreams, dares to dive into the realm of the dreamworld, meshing his folk sound with tastes of the ethereal.

He is currently working on several projects, including The Lost Trail, an instrumental collaborative album with his identical twin brother Mark Van Unen. Also, his 4th solo album, Bardic Dharma, an album inspired by, and in celebration of, the Buddha’s teachings is coming soon!

Where is Bran?

Based out of Kansas City, you can find Bran in various corners of the internet! Here are just a few of his favorite places to frequent!
Bandcamp (You can buy his music here!!)

His main site, paganbran.com, has all the links and information you may need.

Check out his links page to discover where else Bran is active on the web.