rowangolightly: (QG Current)
This is our schedule for this year at OKRF in Muskogee, OK. I want to post it here (and elsewhere) because it's different than in recent years. We'll be at our usual spot, Burns' Stage in the morning but inside the Castle in the AIR CONDITIONING inside the Black Boare Pub, alternating shows with the wonderful Bedlam Bards.

So here's our schedule:

Burn's Stage
11:45 - 12:30 Queen's Gambit Ballads

12:30 - 1:00 Royal Parade

Black Boare Pub
1:00 - 1:45 Queen's Gambit, Ballads
2:45 - 3:30 Queen's Gambit, Ballads
4:15 - 5:15 Queen's Gambit, Ballads & Mayhem

I have no idea what we'll be doing after morning jam, probably busking near the front gate or something but you can't miss us! And with thunderstorms forecast for this weekend, we're especially happy to be inside!

So that means that our last show of the day will very likely feature some of our bawdy songs. But you know us, we aim to do different songs for each show (that is unless Bruce gets one song in his head and we repeat it!)

See you there! All the weekends in May....
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Having finally found my dandilion puller on Friday, I went to evict the dandilions from the garden and back yard, only to discover that a lot of those little yellow flowers were NOT dandilions at all but were attached to what looks like very low-growing strawberry plants.

So it seems that we have strawberry plants spreading in the back yard that have yellow flowers; never heard of that before. I googled and found that there are strawberry plants with pink flowers so we'll see what happens. Wild strawberries, yum! Who knows if they'll produce anything but it'll be interesting to watch.

And second, does anybody know anything about the nifty-looking Irish pub called Granny's Attic in Tahlequah? It's a lovely building just a block from the college campus. It is clean and bright but not open. I've been by there 3 or 4 times and the lights are on and the place is clean and stocked and looks completely ready for business. It's just not open. We didn't take the time to try to find someone to ask about it; wanted to head home after Wharrgarbl, but every time I drive by the place, I get curiouser and curiouser. The website shows an impressive line-up for two months, presumably from last year but there is no year listed, somewhere in google reviews I found a listing for a concert with the Elders in 2009 but nothing on the web-site. The owner is listed as Sam Egan but the email doesn't go through. It would be an awesome venue for Queen's Gambit but not if the place isn't open...

Now I'm off to Sertomas to get the CDs shrink-wrapped. BOY, can I feel the digging I did in the garden yesterday and the late night since Bruce had a nap but I didn't. Tired; but muchly to do.


Mar. 13th, 2009 11:19 am
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For our gig at O'Malley's this coming Tuesday....we need a CD wench since we'll be taking orders for the new CD as well as selling our other ones.

Raven will be there, for sure, and will be a big help but if we could have somebody there to CD wench for us, that would be awesome! I know, it's a work day; bummer! But you'd get either a CD or a t-shirt outa the deal and our sincere thanks!

Ya don't get what ya don't ask for!

*tap tap*

Mar. 12th, 2009 12:30 pm
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::blows in mike:: Is this thing on?


Wait for it....


Put on your Green and come see us!


QUEEN'S GAMBIT is booked at O'Malley's Irish Pub in Weston, MO on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, from 3:30 to 7:pm (not sure which stage, since they have 2 and times/scheduling are still being worked on)
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(I SO need a more up-to-date band icon!)

Next weekend we're traveling down to Mexia, TX to take part in the SAPA Character Camp. To say that I'm excited that the whole band can go this year is a vast understatement. It looks like there'll be record attendance this year and that utterly rocks. As much as I'm all about entertaining the patrons, having the opportunity for the actors to spend a whole weekend together, in character and in costume, focusing on interacting with one another and being able to play our characters, full out, is completely amazing. I've learned things about Rowan Golightly during Character Camp that I could not have learned any other way. And the fact that we'll be sleeping inside where it's warm and comfy and that they're providing it for us as a thank you for our traveling down there, is simply awesome. We LOVES are Scarby friends, yes we do! Can't wait to see everybody. Here's hoping that the weather will cooperate (for a change!)

The weekend after that is Scarlet's Mid Winter Faire, January 24th & 25th at the Historic Farmer's Market and Event Center, 311 S. Klein Ave., Oklahoma City, OK
It runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. There is also a Masked Ball from 9pm to midnight. Ball includes: food, drink, entertainment and special storyline developments

Ticket information:
Weekend Pass, including Masked Ball Tickets: $34.00 per ticket ($40.00 Value)
One day admission for adults $11.00
Children ages 5-12,
Senior, Military and Special Guests $7.00
Children under 5 are admitted free
Masked Ball Tickets: $18.00 per ticket
Merchants and Performers show your badge for discounted Ball Admission of $10.00

Free Shuttle bus and directed parking for merchants, performers and guests.

After that, more recording so we can have the new CD out by Norman.
rowangolightly: (QG 07)
"About a month ago, I bought tickets to Boare's Head Feaste at the Castle in Muskogee, an event which is taking place this Saturday evening. Due to other events, though I will still be in Muskogee, I will not be attending Boare's Head. Would anyone like to buy a pair of tickets from me for the Feaste? Let me know if you would, and we can discuss it in detail elsewhere. Thanks!"

So, if anyone is looking to attend Boare's Head Feaste and missed out on tickets, contact [ profile] bountifulpots. If you've never been to Boare's Head Feaste, it is truly an event to behold. Three hours of solid entertainment and food served by amazing characters.

You'll get to hear the Bedlam Bards and Queen's Gambit (and you'll get to hear the new 5 member version of QE with 2 violins performing on a brand new wonderful sound equipment by which, hopefully this year, we'll be able to hear ourselves as well as everyone else hearing us, finally. There will be wonderful belly-dancing and really tremendous food. This is truly one of the best parties of the year.

It is completely sold out, so this would be one of the only ways I know to get a ticket.

Good idea!

Sep. 17th, 2008 07:20 pm
rowangolightly: (QG 07)
Copied from [ profile] bleuberi21 who copied it from [ profile] sewfastdancer

"For those of you who are considering attending the Boare's Heade Feaste which is November 15, please get your tickets now because we are almost out of them and I know some of the people on my f-list would like to attend."

For those who may not know, the Boare's Head Feaste is a *wonderful* annual event at the Castle in Muskogee, OK. It always sells out well in advance. The event features an amazing meal served by interactive performers and the entertainment of belly dancers, "Queen's Gambit" and the "Bedlam Bards!" It will be presided over by King Henry VIII and his sister Queen Margaret and is a WHOLE LOT of FUN!

Then the next day at the same location will be the 2rd Annual (3rd year) of the Oklahoma Browncoat Shindig...check with [ profile] apocalypticbob for ticketing information. "Queen's Gambit" will be there for that event as well, and in past years Randy Farran has been there as well as the wonderful "Bedlam Bards"...of course!

It's a really fun weekend! Don't miss out...

It was...

Nov. 19th, 2007 01:51 pm
rowangolightly: (Queen's Gambit KCRF '07)
...a fun, good, busy, hectic and highly successful weekend.long, as usual )
rowangolightly: (Shiny!)
This just posted by Cedric of the Bedlam Bards

Oklahoma Grand Shindig II

Sunday, November 18th, 2 to 6 pm

Black Boare Pub at the Castle of Muskogee (
Tickets: $10 at the door, but please RSVP to Cedric (fithelere AT aol DOT com)

What's Happening: The shiniest gathering Oklahoma Browncoats all year! Performances by the Bedlam Bards, trivia contest, costume contest, sexy strawberry-eating contest, fun, frivolity, a charity raffle, and all around shindiggery!

Part of the proceeds will support a local charity, so come prepared for generosity! Hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and the pub will be serving beer and soda. (No outside drinks please.)

Last year's was amazing, but this year's will be even better!

Reserve your spot now!
rowangolightly: (Shiny!)
Wave Cards on Sale!

Cedric says:

This just in:

Up till now, the wave-card campaign has been strictly fan-generated, but Andy over at QMx has just announced that the wave-cards are going on sale. Think of this as getting several cards for free!

Andy writes: "We are so thrilled that the Browncoat community has decided to use our humble cards as the vessel of this critical message, we've decided to reduce the price of the Wavecards by $5 a set until the campaign is complete, so as to make it just a little bit more affordable for folks who want to use these to do good works. You can go right now, this minute, to our listing on Amazon.

The price should also change on our website by tomorrow morning.

Thanks again. And let's see if we can make that sequel happen!"

For those of you wondering what to write on your cards to Universal, Companion Kate (who cooked up this idea in the first place) suggests this article. It's about how to write to a TV network, but I think some of these ideas apply:

Ultimately, be polite, be kind, and be articulate.

And remember, the sequel is worth fighting for.

Yep, I'm ordering mine right after supper....

And then of course, there's the upcoming Shindog at the Castle in Muskogee on November 18, the day after the Boare's Head Feast (for a gentle plug since Queen's Gambit and the Bedlam Bards are performing and YES there will be a sound system this year 'cause we'll be setting up ours'!)

UPDATE: On the Shindig...this just in from Cedric (who is fithelere on here):

Last time we did the Shindig, the venue required that it be a rather high-dollar event and that we collect the money in advance. This time, we have a more affordable venue, so we're asking only ten dollars and it's payable at the door. (Amber and I are discussing an incentive for those who order early.) I am asking folks to RSVP to me so that we'll know how much food to buy.
rowangolightly: (Brusi Sad Song)
Got your attention, didn't I?

Well, it's true. In July, Bruce and I will be attending our first Con ever. And in keeping with how I started doing Renfaires, went for the first time as a performer, that's what we're doing.

It's Conestoga here in Tulsa:

SO...Queen's Gambit will be performing at Conestoga on Friday evening, July 20th. It'll be from 9pm to Midnight with the Cedric of the Bedlam Bards and a couple of other acts just before the release of the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series available for sale.

Now to send her a bio so we can get on the 'guests' page....
rowangolightly: (I'm Irish)
Back home from a sadly truncated (but happy we could be there at all!)trip to Scarborough and very tired but as I got this reply to my email from David Lawrence, I wanted to post it since the event is tomorrow night.

For those who are local/near to Tulsa and wanting to hear Queen's Gambit (and some additional musicians, too, I believe) this is the adapted message from David Lawrence to me this evening:

The Ancient Order of Hibernians ( , Bobby Sands, MP, Division 1 of Tulsa is hosting musicians and friends who to get together and play some Irish Rebel songs to commemorate the Proclamation of the Republic, Easter Monday, 1916.

The event will be at Arnie's, second and Elgin, downtown Tulsa. Event includes a reading of the Proclamation and pot-luck dinner.

When I asked him if this was a closed event, his quick reply was, "Please-- all are welcome!" which is just lovely. So anyone who wants to come and hear some Irish Rebellion music tomorrow night, please join us. Since they're also having a pot-luck dinner, I'd imagine that bringing something to share would be highly appropriate.

Look forward to seeing some of our Tulsa friends there!



Apr. 8th, 2007 07:39 am
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Had a wonderful gig at the Tipperary Inn in Dallas last evening. Lovely pub, lovely staff, friends coming to see us and [ profile] shaddowshoes set sound for us with [ profile] youngraven played a bit of bodhran with us and gave me some valuable advice that might mean I don't totally give up on it yet.

Hard work, indeed, and getting used to listening to ourselves on a monitor but gods, it was fun!

Again? *sigh* Gigs like that don't come around every week but it was wondermous. We did everything but about maybe six on our list; nice to know we have enough for nearly four hours with no repeats. And yes, I did a "Grania" that about knocked my socks off!

Now on to Scarby for about half a day to see all the folk we love!
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"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is an evil, evil song. Having fought to learn the inane lyrics, now I can't get the damned thing OUT of my head!


Mar. 15th, 2007 08:15 pm
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A gal on a group hereabouts actually located my tartan for me; how cool is that? I have a piece of it somewhere around here and I've always said it would look better for being dipped into a vat of royal blue die! It is a County tartan, as was primarily done in Ireland. Yep, I really am Irish...with a whole lot of other stuff like English, German, Scot, Navajo, Mohawk and Cherokee in me as well; a true mongrel, I am.

But in light of upcoming St. Patty's Day, would somebody who's good at this stuff please make a clever St. Patty's Day icon for me outa this? Praps with, "KISS me, I'm Irish" or something...

I'd be most grateful...

Here's the image:

Pretty horrid, isn't it. I think the piece I have was badly dyed as it really looks lime green; fugly, really really fugly.

And now I'm working on a green blouse to wear for the gig. I realized that I don't own any (non-costume) clothing that is green; not one piece. And certainly not anything that I feel like wearing on stage. So I've got this lovely piece of green cotton gauze that I got for $.50; it was one of those bold-ends from FabriCuts. They don't measure the rolls and the fiber content isn't labelled. But I lucked out as there was about 5 yards on it; I thought it was cotton and I was right; it washed up beautifully.

There, I've now used enough semi-colons to cause some sort of blockage somewhere.

Ahhh, and they're playing my all-time favorite piece of music.

Poor Bruce is napping again, prepping for another all-nighter. He's been putting in horrible work hours over this @#(*#@ Daylight Savings fiasco. And you know, he's going to have more of it to do again when the 'real' time for DST comes around in a few weeks. Fuckers, didn't think of anything but "oh, well people can shop more" and "all they'll have to do is change their clocks at a different time!" Idiots.

Anyway, this was supposed to be a pleasant post. Ah well.


Mar. 13th, 2007 08:35 pm
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Ummm, squee?

I think I'm still in shock. So I'll steal the verbage straight from my beloved.

This day has brought some great news, and then some more great news...

Queen's Gambit will be playing at the Tipperary Inn in Dallas from 8-Midnight on April 7th!!

....which is also opening day of Scarborough Faire....

So on April 8th, looks like we're visiting Scarby :)

Meanwhile, for our KC friends, we'll be playing this Saturday at the Pub at Union Station, upstairs from 10 a.m. until 11:30, then 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Come see us!

Yeah, Queen's Gambit is playing at the Tipp. For KC folk that's tantamount to playing at O'Malley's, yes, it is, at least as far as I'm concerned. Tommy Sands, 'Gaelic Storm,' 'Tullamore' and 'Solas' are all playing there this Spring. And so are we. How did this happen so quickly, you ask?

Well, I'll tell you. My cell phone rang during preparations for dinner (beef stroganoff, if ya wanna know) and I said, "Crap" and stopped sauteeing mushrooms to go get it out of my purse. It was Mark Clavey of Tullamore (whom I have known since he had hair!) He said, "Hey, it's me." so I said, "Hi, me, what's up" and he said, "The guy from the Tipp is wanting somebody to play on April 7th; you guys interested?" So of course, I said, "Yes!" and thinking quickly, handed the phone to Bruce.

After a bit of discussion and some writing down of a name and phone number and then a couple of phone calls, he hangs up and tells me what's up. He calls Julia and leaves a message for Amber who's at work and then waits. After awhile Bruce says, "Ok, now what, nobody's called me back" so I tell him, "Go ahead and call him, I can't see that there's anything more important than this" so he did. He had a nice conversation with the man; a long conversation with the man and it sounded like it was going well. He tossed some names around and I heard him say, "Yeah, we know them; good friends!" and "Yeah, we're at O'Flaherty's every year" and then lots of agreement and talking about sound systems and mikes and telling him that we're four pieces; guitar, vocals, fiddle and whistle with great harmonies and stuff like that. Yeah, sounded good; my sweetie does good schmooz.

I had no idea how well! When Bruce got off the phone, he said, "Ok, we're hired!" Um, yeah! Wow. So Thanks a ton, Mark! And yes, we'll be at Scarby on Sunday 'cause even we are not crazy to do faire all day and then perform a gig from 8pm to midnight.

Hell, we're already on their web-site. *sigh* He spelled the name wrong! Hopefully he'll correct it.


And yes, please come and see us on St. Patty's Day at Union Station at the new pub called "Fitz's Whistle Stop" for any of three shows, 11-1:30, 2-4, and 6-8. I think I'm gonna go faint now...


Feb. 20th, 2007 07:40 pm
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Well, I did it to myself, most assuredly. But I now have one open weekend between now and the middle of July.

rowangolightly: (New QG image)
We're home...tired and sore. Gods, we're out of faire-shape. But it was fun seeing lots of friends, making new ones and performing at Scarlet's Mid-Winter Faire. Sold a few CDs; not as many as wished but not too bad, considering new venue and all.

Got to unpack and crash now...
rowangolightly: (New QG image)
I haven't said much about upcoming Faires or Queen's Gambit gigs, I've been remiss! So this weekend we'll be at Scarlet's Mid-Winter Faire in Oklahoma City having lots of fun with the Bilge Pumps, FoxMoon Productions' Merfolk, Lord Kerridwynn the Bard, Twisted Blades, Howl-o, the Ladies of the Salted Kiss, Byron T. Bear and many others as well as many wonderful vendors.

It is at a new location this year (woo hoo!) at the Historical Oklahoma Farmer's Market and Event Center rather than the Oklahoma Faire Grounds;here's hoping that the accoustics are better. This event is an indoor event so weather is not a factor; no muddy feet or worry about rain or snow! Here: In the site is a map with directions. Come see us and get your winter faire fix! It'll be Rowan and the Bruce, Gwen and Julia and we'll have all four of our CDs to sell with lots of wonderful tunes and songs for everyone to enjoy.

Then after that coming up is Norman Medieval Faire the last weekend of March for which we'll have Queen's Gambit at full force, not to be missed since we'll be in this formation for just two more faires. And there's another potential gig that I cannot discuss right now but it involves green beer and shamrocks and a new pub in KC...the rest hopefully will fall into place soon.

Right now, I'm working on a new bodice, hoping to have it done so I can also wear my new chemise and bloomers!


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