Michael Longcor
Michael Longcor is a folk
Folk music
Folk music is an English term encompassing both traditional folk music and contemporary folk music. The term originated in the 19th century. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted by mouth, as music of the lower classes, and as music with unknown composers....

 and filk singer. His songs span a range of topics including military history
Military history
Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships....

, Indiana
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 history, and humor. He has won six Pegasus Awards and has been nominated for six others. His music has appeared on Dr. Demento
Dr. Demento
Barret Eugene Hansen , better known as Dr. Demento, is a radio broadcaster and record collector specializing in novelty songs, comedy, and strange or unusual recordings dating from the early days of phonograph records to the present....

 and on NPR
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's "Folksong Festival," and his music has provided the background for a BBC
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 documentary on Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling
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He is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Society for Creative Anachronism
The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international living history group with the aim of studying and recreating mainly Medieval European cultures and their histories before the 17th century...

, in which he is known as Moonwulf Starkaaderson. As a member of the SCA, he has been king of the Middle Kingdom twice and has served as baron of the Barony of Rivenstar since it was founded. He is also a member of the Dorsai Irregulars, having been inducted in 1976.


  • 1992 Pegasus Award for best performer
  • 1993 Pegasus Award for best humorous song ("Rhinotillexomania")
  • 1995 Pegasus Award for best performer
  • 1995 Pegasus Award for best military song ("When Tenskwatawa Sings")
  • 1996 Pegasus Award for best eerie song ("Monster in My Head")
  • 2003 Pegasus Award for best filk song ("Shooting Star")


  • Storm, Wind and Flame
Songs from this album appear in Ann C. Crispin
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's novel Storms of Destiny
  • Boarding Party
  • Lovers, Heroes and Rogues
  • Heartburn
  • Kitchen Junk Drawer
  • Dangerous Heroes
  • Norman & Saxon
  • Drunken Angel
  • Field of Fire
  • What's a Hoosier?
  • Owlflight


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