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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
9:42 pm
Posting to prevent community from being purged. I am doing this for all non- active communities I am a maintainer of.
Friday, February 13th, 2009
4:11 pm
FIngers crossed...
PLEASE everybody, keep your fingers crossed; QG is up for a gig in Westport on St. Patty's Day!

Erm, never mind. Asshat wanted to pay us something like $200 to play on St. Patty's day and said, "there's no parking in Westport." Um, DUH, asshole; that's why we said we needed one because we have a van with the sound system that you insisted we bring! He already had 4 bands booked for around $600; can I tell him that he's getting what he's paying for?

I'd rather not work than work for peanuts on the highest paying day for Celtic bands. At least we got a nice "we've already got a band booked" from another bar in Westport.

Damn, I was really looking forward to it.

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
2:40 pm
White Hart
For the next three weekends, Queen's Gambit will be performing at the White Hart Renaissance Faire. Visit the website at http://whitehart-faire.com for more details and directions/tickets.

See you all there!!
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
10:03 pm
Public Promo Post : Scarlet's Midwinter Faire!
Scarlet's Mid-Winter Renaissance Faire is this weekend, in Oklahoma City at the Farmer's Market Event Center!

Once again, Scarlet the Fox has brought many vendors and entertainers together for an INDOOR Renaissance faire, out of the cold and damp!

Queen's Gambit will be there at full strength (well, nearly, we'll be missing Lady Niniane, our violist) along with the Bilge Pumps, Byron T. Bear, The Redland Rogues, Howl-o, Kerridwyn, the Merfolk of Fox Moon Productions, Ladies of the Salty Kiss, Twisted Blades, and more!

Come join us as we celebrate the Winter Festival with Scarlet in this new location! It promises to be much more musician-friendly than the Fairgrounds! Shake out your garb and come dressed!
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
8:33 pm
Reposted from QG Yahoo list
And rowangolightly says...

ummm...a lot, so I'll put it behind a cut!Collapse )

But as usual, the more the merrier!

Hugs and Happy Holidays!

Rowan and theBruce
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
7:15 pm
Celtic music awards nominations...
Marc's doing it again. marcgunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, who works so tirelessly and wonderfully at marketing Celtic music and musicians, and who puts out wonderful Podcasts of Renaissance Festival music, has announced the nomination process for next year's award process.


So, go nominate your favorite Renaissance Festival acts and musicians. And yes, I'm cross-posting this. And yes, this is a shameless plug to get you to nominate "Queen's Gambit"! Thanks to our many friends, we were in the Top 10 for last year's awards and would absolutely love to repeat that this year!

Go...and then once the nominations are up...go vote!

Thanks muchly!

Current Mood: busy
Monday, September 18th, 2006
6:40 pm
"En Passant" up on CDBaby.com
Just click here.

This will be the last CD for a while, and contains the songs we've been doing for some time, some since the very beginning, but hadn't recorded yet. We pushed as hard as we could to get this out for the opening of KCRF without compromising on the quality.

Thanks to everyone who's been coming to our shows and listening, and be sure to check out the website at http://www.queens-gambit.com for news, pictures, and some mp3 downloads of several complete songs from our first two albums.

Toward the end of the year we'll put up some more complete songs from "Off The Board!" and "En Passant" for free downloading; right now the samples on the website from those two CDs are just samples.
Sunday, February 5th, 2006
10:01 am
Thanks to our Fans!
Had a very warm-n-fuzzy feeling this morning! Checked e-mail and found (yet) another announcement from marcgunn pointing to the Renaissance Festival Podcast, and noticed that it also said that the results of the voting for top Renaissance Festival entertainment were in. So I clicked on the link and saw that we placed square in the middle of the top ten!

Of course I realize that the publicity surrounding the voting was pretty much southern-middle-of-the-country heavy, without as much participation from the North, or from the East and West coasts, but still we're extremely flattered and honored that fans of RenFaires and Celtic music in the region would choose us! I think that there's a lot of the spirit of cooperation and collaboration between the groups, and although there's some would prefer to see it as a competition, we don't look at it that way, and never have, and never shall. Bless all of you, listener and musician alike, who allow us to be part of your RenFaire world; there's nothing gives us as much pleasure as bringing the music to you!

Thanks for your votes, and remember that the best way to support RenFaire music and musicians is to buy our CDs, and play 'em for your friends so that they know to buy 'em as well! Your support helps us keep bringing the music to you, and the smiles and applause at the end of a show is what gives us the strength to make those long Sunday-night drives back from Faire!
Friday, August 19th, 2005
8:49 pm
rowangolightly says...
Queen's Gambit's fans in the vicinity...we've set up a very last minute performance tomorrow night at the Gypsy!

Chris J., Erin's sweetie and mad geni, er, head of Commedia Sans Arte, whom whose of you from OKRF know, had the brilliant idea to get in a public performance with Erin before KC so she can get the first-time jitters out of the way.

So QUEEN'S GAMBIT will be playing at the Gypsy, starting at 8:30ish, and it's at the corner of Cincinati and Cameron...so, y'all please come, ya hear?

....I can't believe I just said that...

OH, yes and would somebody please post this to the Gypsy Coffee LJ group and I'll post it to the QG yahoo group, ok?

It's sounding good in rehearsal!
Saturday, July 30th, 2005
12:56 pm
Hi, my name's Gabi. *waves*
Well it all started here on LJ, I met a woman who lives in the greater Dallas area. I moved here to Waco and didn't know anything about local faires. She had posted about performing at Scarborough, and I decided I had to go. She was playing with QG, and their music was amazing. I fell in love and bought both cd's after that very show.
1:21 am
It's funny.
I don't really remember how I became a Queen's Gambit fan.
I remember Bruce singing Loch Lomond at Boare's Heade Feaste.
I remember Lady Jacqueline hiding behind my hoopskirt.
I remember Deshara grape diving down my bodice
But I can't remember the first time I actually heard them perform as a group.
It was at Excal this year that I finally got to sit and listen to a full show, and now I catch at least one every weekend at faire.
I'm curious to hear how others became introduce to their music.
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