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Northern California's BEST and MOST INFAMOUS Celtic Pirate Rock band! Anchored in San Jose, California, O’Craven plunders all along the West Coast, from the sunny shores of southern California, to the cold waters of the pacific north west, and all points in between. Originally conceived in 2006, O'Craven was the first band to combine the genres of traditional Celtic music, Pirate sea shanties and Rock 'n' Roll, under the banner of Celtic, Pirate, Rock. Since then, others have come and gone but none can do it better, or have the reputation and long history of delivering such a exciting, unforgettable, one of a kind show, like no other out there!
Blaggards (no “the”, pronounced BLA’ GUARDS or BLA’ GHERDS, depending on where you’re from) formed July 2004 in Houston, Texas.
We play what we call Stout Irish Rock, traditional Irish music mixed with rock n’ roll, informed by everything from Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley to Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath. Blaggards maintain a rigorous schedule, playing constantly throughout Texas and touring nationally several times a year. We’ve also toured Ireland every year since 2010.
The Whiskey Bards are a group of four friends who have joined together to pursue the bardic arts of times past. Their performances include their own arrangements of traditional folk songs, sea shanties, and ballads as well as their own compositions in the bardic idiom. Yes - we used idiom in a sentence! Over the years, we have had to move far and wide, but the lure of the music and our fans keeps bringing us back for more!
**July 17th AT THE LONE STAR PIRATE FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY**
The Bilge Pumps are a pirate music group based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area who specialize in performances that combine nautical songs, sea shanties, and Celtic music with a huge (and we mean huge!) dose of silly comedy. These pirates have been in demand all over the country for their entertainingly goofy stage antics, their well blended voices, and their musical skill as they take everyone's favorite nautical and Celtic music and put their own particular spin on each one. Their show is crafted to pull each audience member in, encourage them to play along with their high-energy shenanigans, and have them leave with a smile on their face and a story to tell their friends.
Ruby is a native Austinite with extensive experience in dance, theatre and film. Her training includes many years of classical ballet at Ballet Austin Academy and nine years of traditional Polynesian and hula dance with Tropical Productions Company. Ruby Joule is an award-winning international burlesque and cabaret performer, model, and producer of burlesque events via The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue and Les Bijoux Burlesque. Since 2006, she has been featured all over the world from Los Angeles to Paris to Australia! Her style dances the spectrum from the comically whimsical to the enigmatic, and she is known for her effortless grace, sultry elegance, and the lavish glamour of her routines.
Originally from Arkansas and currently based in Texas, began her dance training at the age of seven. She is a dancer turned aerialist, choreographer, burlesque and variety performer.
As a choreographer and performer, she is known for bringing her unique and quixotic movement quality to the stage. Her passion for performance stems from music, and strives to create captivating eye candy with exceptional musicality. She has had the honor to work across the nation and internationally with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, The Dirty Circus, Dem Damn Dames, Cincinnati Circus Company, Club Med, Circus Warehouse, The Lollie Bombs, Lone Star Circus, Hubba Hubba Revue, and many more.