Hy Brasil Music Club
7-9 Baldwin St, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 1RU
What's with the name? Hy-Brasil, in Irish myth, is a mysterious island said to be clouded in mist except for one day every seven years when it became visible but still could not be reached. Stories about the island have circulated throughout Europe for centuries with tales that it was the promised land of saints or a paradise where an advanced civilisation lived.
Hy-Brasil is derived from the name Breasal meaning the High King of the world in Celtic history. It was noted on maps as early as 1325. The the first expedition to find Hy-Brasil led by John Jay Jr. departed Bristol in 1480. On a later voyage, John Nisbet claimed to have found the island and said it was inhabited by giant black rabbits and a mysterious magician.