Monday, October 17, 2016

Connecticut Renaissance Festival Fall Show

Next on the schedule for The Rogues is October 29-30 at the Connecticut Renaissance Festival Fall Show. This will be our second time to appear at the fall faire. We've also enjoyed a couple of previous appearances at the Connecticut Renaissance Festival Spring show. 

Located in North Haven, CT it's close enough for our MD/DC/VA/PA friends to get to. Tickets for adults are only $15.  

Just prior to 6:00 pm on Saturday the 29th, the festival begins to transition into a haunted village filled with photo-happy zombies, costume contests for kids and adults, safe trick or treat, jack o’ lanterns, moonlight shopping, mulled cider, pumpkin pie, zombie dance, zombie archery range, and it all wraps up with the main event – a haunted joust to the death.  And all this is included in the normal priced admission.  Come spend your Halloween with The Rogues and get great music and your Halloween party in one stop!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Rogues Rock Colorado

The Rogues were honored to be selected as one of the bands featured at the 40th Long's Peak Scottish Irish Festival in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado.
Mark Sullivan, Jimmy Mitchell, Randy Wothke, Doug Frobese Photo by Janice Sullivan

Photo by Pam Hoskins
From September 9-11 The Rogues shared the Rock Tent with Celtic favorites Albannach and Enter the Haggis.  We've known and worked with both groups for years and it's always great to share a stage with friends.

The line-up for the band featured Jimmy and Doug on pipes and Mark and Randy on percussion. Cherry handled the sales table and thanks to Pam Hoskins for braving days on the road with us to take pictures and video.  If you've never been to Estes Park - it's gorgeous!  The festival is huge and featured an Irish dancing Feis and even full contact jousting.  We were lucky to be joined by some of the Irish dancers on Sunday in both our shows and that doubled the energy.
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
 Photos from the evening concert:
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
On a humorous note, as is typical, it's not a Rogues trip unless something goes wrong mechanically. While stopped at a rest stop in Kansas, Randy walked to the back of the van and noticed the entire left rear reflector had blown off somewhere during the night.  The next stop was a Dodge dealer in Denver before arriving in Estes Park.  And then there was the AC leaking inside the van, but that also has been resolved without much trouble.  All in all it was a great trip and we got to perform for a brand new audience and add to the extended Rogues family.  Thanks to Peggy Young and her family for having us at their very special event and we hope to be back in the future.  For more information about the Long's Peak Scottish Irish Festival visit

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Long's Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

Next on the calendar of events for The Rogues will be the Long's Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado September 8-11. It's the festival's 40th anniversary and we are honored to be chosen to play such a special event for our first appearance.

If you've never been to Colorado or Estes Park the scenery alone would be worth the trip, but add to that the amazing line-up of bands including The Tannahill Weavers, Enter the Haggis, Albannach and others, and you have an unforgettable event. On pipes for the band will be Jimmy Mitchell and Doug Frobese along with Randy Wothke and Mark Sullivan on percussion. The band has daily sets as well as an evening performing Saturday night, all on the Rock Tent Stage. We hope to see you there for this special event.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Annapolis Irish Festival is Coming!

It's almost time! The Annapolis Irish Festival is fast approaching and tickets are on sale now! Come join us Friday and Saturday, July 15 - 16 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for two days of great Irish music, food, dancing and fun!

Our stage schedule is: Please note our times for Saturday have changed

Hill Stage - 7:30p

Hill Stage -
2:30PM - 3:30PM The Rogues (was Cleghorn)
9:00PM - 10:00PM The Rogues (was Cleghorn)
We will be joined by special guest drummer Adam Wyatt of the ShamRogues so come on out and make him feel welcome. Be sure to catch the ShamRogues sets as well!

The Shamrogues also made this lovely little promo video for the Irish Festival: