Kristian Nairn on his music and returning to Game of Thrones

Photo: Nicole Mago

Photo: Nicole Mago

In a new interview, Kristian Nairn talks to Verizon about his music, his costars, and Game of Thrones while visiting New York City.

A successful DJ in Northern Ireland, Kristian is currently promoting his debut single, “Up” feat. Leanne Robinson while touring with Rave of Thrones.

“It’s a party for the people,” Nairn tells Verizon. “Fans do come dressed. I do my normal set. I don’t do anything different. It’s very much about the music.”

His musical gigs may be called Rave of Thrones, but it wasn’t his idea. “It was more of a managerial type decision from the promotions company. They thought it might be fun; I initially disagreed. Rave of Thrones? That’s so naff. But then people started to come. They had a great night and it got people’s awareness.”

Nairn discusses the other DJing actors on the show and the co-stars with musical interests. “We’re quite a musical bunch,” he says.

He dodges more specific questions about season 6 but acknowledges, “It will probably become public knowledge soon. I know Bran [Isaac Hempstead Wright] has broken the fact that he’s back, but it’s fairly self-explanatory that if Bran is back, then… Do you think I have this beard for no reason?”

I did in fact mutter to myself, while watching Nairn spin at A Night of Ice and Fire, “Damn that’s a big ole Hodor beard.” In addition to the beard, he’s been hanging out with his GoT co-stars back in Belfast, so…see you in season 6!

Kristian talks about which of his costars have musical ability and shares more about his own music tastes at Verizon so visit the article for more details.

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    1. We’ll see Meera at least once, me thinks. Otherwise it would just be bad storytelling to establish her character, make a thing about not killing her off in the S4 finale (if she wasn’t important for the further narrative like Jojen apparently wasn’t, they could’ve just killed her off as well), only for her to disappear from the screen without any explanation or a visible death.

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    2. Sam the Slayer:
      We’ll see Meera at least once, me thinks. Otherwise it would just be bad storytelling to establish her character, make a thing about not killing her off in the S4 finale (if she wasn’t important for the further narrative like Jojen apparently wasn’t, they could’ve just killed her off as well), only for her to disappear from the screen without any explanation or a visible death.

      While they are holed up under the tree, with Bran doing his jedi training with tree Yoda, Meera will have Hodor’s children.

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    3. Meera is gunna get pregnant with hodors baby.. Bran will become that baby as the white walkers take it and he will infiltrate the heart of winter

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    4. Queen of the Keys,

      It’s amazing how widespread that foolish theory became, showing up in the “trending” articles section on Facebook and lots of other entertainment news sites, and probably “spoiling” (yes I know it’s not 100% confirmed just yet) R+L=J for a lot of Unsullied who clicked the bait.

      I think D+D=T should make the rounds instead. Unlike Jon and Meera being siblings because they both have curly black hair, at least D+D=T is kinda entertaining to read about.

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    5. Selina,

      Oh, news finally! Thank you for telling me (:

      Robb Snow,

      Yeah, I wonder what happened all of a sudden with that silly theory… I’ve had a discussion with a girl who claimed that theory was 100% true because, hey, women used to die by giving birth to twins! Not a coincidence!
      I reminded her of Joanna who died by giving birth to Tyrion and not to Cersei and Jaime… and she disappeared. There were also many other claims I’ve heard but this theory is simply fan fiction to me.

      I had to search for D+D=T and hey, you’re right, it was entartaining! More creative for sure (:

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    6. Ser Oromis Locke: But.. is he fireproof?

      Runs..

      No, merely fire-resistant. 🙂

      Runs right behind you.

      Regarding Bran warging Hodor and getting a little sumpin’ sumpin’ going with Meera, well, maybe there was a reason for them showing Hodor’s enormous scholong. *angelic smiley*

      On a serious note, I love how many multi-talented folks there are on this show.

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    7. Robb Snow,

      I kind of love how batshit it is. But wow it was hard to follow! Thank god for the summary at the end:

      TLDR: The halfman is the Stallion who Mounts the World. Mirri Maz Duur created a rift in spacetime to do a fetus-swap, making Rhaego and Tyrion the same person, and creating a prophecy where he becomes destined to marry Dany, his mother.

      If there’s a flying DeLorean involved I am SOLD.

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    8. I don’t think the world “gets” how desperately I need Meera confirmation. ;_;

      EDIT: Seven hells @ that Tyrion theory! What a wild read.

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    9. Robb Snow,

      It’s intertaining, crazy and truly impressive. I’ve seen some crazy tinfoil theories, but this one tops them all. Even George must be impressed about this. 😀 Thanks for the link.

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    10. Will be fascinating to see Bran now

      People find him boring but as someone who loves the deep story, I actually really enjoyed Brans chapters given all the backstory that comes from them, plus it will be great to see where his Tree training is going

      I also theorise he is a major player in the resurrection of Jon

      People keep thinking Mel will do a Beric style resurrection of Jon, it won’t work like that nor would we want it to given they are lacking something of themselves

      “re-born amidst salt and smoke” means re-born by the power of the Old Gods + R’hlorr which should be a more “complete” mix shall we say

      The whole “do not seek to bring him back from death” line to Bran from Leaf when he sees an old prayer of Ned to the Winterfell Weir Tree definitely intimates he has that power

      Will be really fascinating to see just what power/s Bran acquires through integration into the Weirnet

      Ho-Ho- Hodor

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    11. Speaking of Hodor and “he must have Giant’s blood in him”

      I was actually quite surprised to see Wun Wun included, I certainly took him for one of the peripheral characters who would get cut

      But for the show to include him given the heavy CGI costs involved (Wolves are expensive but Giants!!! must really be expensive)

      I actually reckon the reason Bran can warg Hodor as fluently as he can relates to the fact he does indeed have Giants blood, and CoTF are able to warg Giants

      Long story short, Bran will warg Wun Wun this season and take part on the Battle of 6 armies that is brewing, not only that but the whole Sansa/Sweetrobin Giant smashing Snow Castle Winterfell I suspect is some kind of foreshadowing of the fact that Wun Wun is basically some kind of large siege engine

      Hopefully his head doesen’t end up on a spike though…

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    12. Robb Snow,

      Geralt of Rivia:
      Robb Snow,

      It’s intertaining, crazy and truly impressive. I’ve seen some crazy tinfoil theories, but this one tops them all. Even George must be impressed about this. Thanks for the link.

      I don’t even know what to say about this. It is way out there.

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    13. keltia:
      Ser Oromis Locke,

      Shame!(Envision smiling emoticon here). Please, no more feeding of the “fire.” Two recent threads were nearly derailed by that nonsense. You are a clever one, however.

      Pssst, I think we are save in here. That post was so funny. Are you still running?

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    14. re:Meera

      In the books, Bran definitely has the feels for her. Foreshadowing? Trolling? It made me think Bran & Meera will end up and King and Queen of the North. Rickon can die at the Battle of Winterfell. However, a member of production said 2 seasons ago that she knows where Bran ends up in the story and that’s why set production was easier for his scenes. So, that led me to think Bran ain’t never leavin’ that cave. If that’s the case, he may send Meera with Hodor for protection back home or to deliver a message to Jon. Does Bran want Jon to know where he is & he wants to put down roots there?

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    15. Newbietothegame: Pssst, I think we are save in here.That post was so funny. Are you still running?

      Aye, running on fumes now.. xD

      Honestly, I can’t wait for S6 to come along and simply blow us all away.

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    16. Rygritte,

      Meera and Hodor are not going anywhere. They are in the middle of White Walker territory: they would have next to zero chance of making it to the Wall before getting killed. (And at this point, there is a decent chance that by the time they could make it to the Wall, the White Walkers will have taken it anyway.)

      Jeff O’Connor: EDIT: Seven hells @ that Tyrion theory! What a wild read.

      I think that the “Bootstrap paradox” winds up being postulated for every series. In Harry Potter, it was Dumbledore was a very old Ron who had travelled back in time! Aside from a few very general physical similarities (but better than, say, short High Sparrow “looks the same” as Howland Reed), there was not much on which to go, but there was supposedly one huge give away: Dumbledore told Harry that he hated a certain candy because he got a bad one as a child, but that candy was not invented until Dumbledore should have been an adult!!!!!

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    17. iridium:
      Robb Snow,

      I kind of love how batshit it is. But wow it was hard to follow! Thank god for the summary at the end:

      TLDR: The halfman is the Stallion who Mounts the World. Mirri Maz Duur created a rift in spacetime to do a fetus-swap, making Rhaego and Tyrion the same person, and creating a prophecy where he becomes destined to marry Dany, his mother.

      If there’s a flying DeLorean involved I am SOLD.

      I do reckon something funky happened between Rhaego and Viserys, the stunted Dragon was kinda Viserys, I reckon something totally bizarre will happen with Rhaego coming back to life

      Could be that Jon is the Prince that was Promised and Rhaego is Azor Ahai re-born, AA is the champion of R’hlorrism and I’m not convinced Jon Snow is affiliated with definitively with either R’hlorrism, he always straddles two extremes which puts him inbetween R’hlorrism and Otherism

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    18. Master of Boobs,

      Well, that made me spew coffee… the comedy, and the theory…

      But Cersei and Jaime are Targs. Tyrion isn’t. Hehehe… but it doesn’t really matter to the grand story. Like Dumbledore being gay.

      Shireen is a component in AA BTW… she’ll bring forth the Prince in the books, you’ll see…

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    19. Don’t judge a book by its cover right? I never saw this dude the type to be a dj so there u go. Imo he would benefit a lot if he dyed his shit. Ppl wouldn’t take him serious here in the states.

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    20. I can’t read spoilers (copy/paste works ok) and editing doesn’t work either.

      I notice he failed to mention Raleigh Ritchie or Iwan Rheon, who released an album recently.

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