NEW Rogues Bumper Stickers Available!

Click here to order The Rogues new bumper stickers. Vinyl stickers are 10" x 2" with The Rogues logo in red lettering on a white background and a terrific way to show your support for the band.

Official Rogues Tartan!

Now accepting orders for the third run! Click here to learn more

Hellbound Sleigh

Click here to order The Rogues Christmas album, Hellbound Sleigh with free shipping through December 31 2014!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dickens on the Strand 2014

The Rogues will once again be performing at Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, TX on December 6 and 7. Come on out for a great weekend of music and shopping.

Here's our schedule of shows:

 Saturday

12:00 Westminster Abbey (23rd/Strand)
3:30    London Wharf  (Elissa)
6:00    Trafalgar  (Strand between 21st/22nd)

 Sunday

12:00  Crystal Palace (Mechanic between 21st/22nd )
2:30    Trafalgar (Strand between 21st/22nd)

A Great Time at The Rogues 20th Anniversary Show

On November 22nd The Rogues had the honor of performing our 20th Anniversary show in Houston at McGonigel's Mucky Duck.  What a night!  Lots of friends came out, some driving 4-5 hours to get there.  It was 20 years ago that the "Scottish Rogues" had our first performance at the Texas Renaissance Festival.  We had just finished our first cassette tape, self-titled, and had figured out that if we could sell one tape per show then we'd break even, or if we could sell two then we'd make a profit.  You can imagine our surprise at the end of the first day when we had sold 140!  It was amazing to see Virginia Lamp, our salesperson from that first show, at the Duck and looking like she hasn't changed a bit.  Thanks to all of our friends through the years that came out to see the show, and special thanks for everyone who traveled in from the DFW area.  Hopefully we'll be scheduling some shows in your neck of the woods soon.  The band set a new personal record for the most sets played in one show - 27!  It takes a lot of lung power to play that much music on a bagpipe.  Kudos to Jimmy MItchell and Doug Frobese.  Bryan Blaylock and Randy Wothke rounded out the drum section, and we were joined by Brian Thomas, 2nd Horn in the Houston Symphony for a redo of Bonny Portmore from the 5.0 and Made in Texas CDs.  Thanks to the Mucky Duck for providing a great venue for the show as always.  Look for us at Dickens on the Strand next weekend, December 6-7 in Galveston, TX.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Celtic Music Magazine Reviews Hellbound Sleigh

HELLBOUND SLEIGH by The Rogues
(Celtic Music Magazine - November 18, 2014)

When The Rogues' “Hellbound Sleigh” came up for review I jumped at it - even though I'm generally a stickler for not listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. This, I thought, would be a fun addition to my Christmas music collection.  I figured it would be weirdly irreverent with the title. I was surprised.

Apart from the title track, Hellbound Sleigh is mostly a lovely  and lively collection of familiar Christmas and Holiday songs - some stand alone, others as part of medleys. Most are instrumental with pipes and bagpipes, violins and drums - along with other instruments that do give these time-honored classics unique elements. For the traditional Celts, and because there aren't that many New Year's songs, The Rogues appeal to all with "Ros' Hogmanay".

I have friends who are bellydancers. I can totally see this album as the base of a holiday-themed dance routine for them. There's a tribal sense to the instrumentals that make you want to move to the rhythm. That's not so hard to imagine since there are tracks like "March, Pat-a-Pan and Reel" and "Christmas Eve Reel/The Maple Leaf/Joy to the World" medley.

There are amazing - and different - combinations of songs on this album, too. I wouldn't ever have considered melding "Jingle Bells" with "Good King Wenceslas", but this works. It really works - to the point that I'm really looking forward to having this in my Christmas playlist just for the fact that it's “different” and very intricate and cool. My church has a symphonic violin player.  I'm very tempted to make him listen to "O Holy Night/Ave Maria" because it's beautifully performed and haunting at the same time. The skill and musicianship is intricate and skilled.

If you're like me and buy a new Christmas album each year, this is the one to get this year.

Rhonda Eudaly - Celtic Music Magazine

Rhonda Eudaly lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, and two dogs. She's ventured into several industries and occupations for a wide variety of experience.  She has a well-rounded publication history in both fiction and non-fiction many of which can be found on www.RhondaEudaly.com.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Free Shipping on Hellbound Sleigh for the Holidays!


With the holidays approaching fast, don't forget to get your copy of Hellbound Sleigh, the amazing bagpipe Christmas CD by The Rogues.   With free shipping from now until the end of the year this is the best time to order.  That's a savings of $2.99, and we guarantee you'll love it.  It features not only Highland bagpipes but also small pipes, whistle, violin, guitar, keyboard and tons of percussion in unique original arrangements.  Now everyone can have what's missing from their Christmas music collections - Bagpipes!

Here's what some of our fans have to say about the album:
"A new sound on some nice classics. The family loves it!! Well done gents." 
Jason - MD.

"Just listened to it again yesterday.  Great musicians rendering classic Christmas tunes in a manner that will make you feel a celtic celebration. We will be listening to it many times this holiday season! Wonderful job!"
Thomas and Vicki Bailey - Odenton, MD

"It's not just another bagpipe Christmas CD. Each selection was given it's own unique instrumental identity, masterfully arranged and played as only The Rogues could."
Pam H. - Pennsboro, WV

"A one of a kind Christmas CD for the holiday season filled with drumming and piping."  
JS - Baltimore, MD



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Sunday, November 2, 2014

20th Anniversary Concert

20 years is a long time for anything, but especially for a band.  Come out on November 22nd and help The Rogues celebrate their 20th anniversary in Houston where it all started.  McGonigel's Mucky Duck, our Houston home for many years, is hosting the show.  Look for appearances by former band members, plus the expertise of Brian Thomas, French hornist with the Houston Symphony.  We're presenting a chronological review of Rogues music through the years with a little help from our friends.  Come out and join the fun and help us make history!

For more information and to purchase tickets click here!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Accolades for The Rogues at John Strongbow's Tavern


Kashira, Ewan and Randy
On October 11th The Rogues played a new venue in Alexandria, VA.  John Strongbow's is a new tavern featuring a medieval dinner show in the great hall upstairs as well as a modern pub downstairs,  and the staff is dressed in medieval garb.  Thanks to all who came out to support The Rogues.  It was a full house and you helped us make a great impression.  So much so that we have a standing invitation to play there anytime we want.  Thanks also to Kashira (Stacy) for the belly dancing and anyone who was up and moving to the music.  For our future shows we recommend their medieval dinner (which is usually sold out) and then staying for the show.  Randy, Ewan and Kyle were assisted by Ed Fuller of Whiskey Wagon on hand drums and he did a great job, as well as Cherry helping out with the sales table.  We're looking forward to the next show there in the future.  Watch the website for future dates.

Monday, October 6, 2014

John Strongbow's Tavern October 11 Alexandria, VA

The Rogues will be appearing for the first time at John Strongbow's Tavern in Alexandria, VA on Saturday, October 11th. They are a brand new tavern so help us show them how great Rogues fans are. The show is 9:30-12:30 and tickets are $20. Right now this is the ONLY show The Rogues are doing in the MDRF area this year, so don't miss this one. Hope to see you there!

 Check in on our Facebook event and let us know you're attending!
John Strongbow's Tavern
710 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 836-4000
Click for reservations

*There has been some confusion regarding the ticket pricing. Use the code "Knights Templar" when ordering online or by phone to purchase tickets for $20. Otherwise you will pay $29 + tax and also receive either two servings of a specific beer (Octoberfest?) or one serving of mead. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion.