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Louisiana Renaissance Festival
The Louisiana Renaissance festival is like no other festival in Louisiana. It's fun, adventurous, chivalrous, educational and artistic. You can see our Live Joust Tournaments as Knights battle for honor! You can see our Birds of the Gauntlet show with free flying hawks and falcons! You can watch master craftsmen as they demonstrate their craft for you! There is something for everyone. Come have fun with your friends while you finish your holiday shopping early this year.
* Past Venues without Websites
A complete list of the venues we've played since we began performing in 1999.
AggieCon is the oldest and largest student-run science-fiction convention in the US. Held annually since 1969 by MSC Cepheid Variable at Texas A&M University's Memorial Student Center, it has grown to become one of the larger conventions in Texas. We're known for our relaxed atmosphere. Here, you often find guests and attendees chatting over coffee on the couches outside the art show and dealers' room.
Literary Science Fiction convention in Austin Texas beginning of August.
Austin Celtic Festival
A two-day celebration of Celtic music, dance and culture in the heart of Austin, Texas. Austin music is reknowned worldwide as being the best. This is by no means an exaggeration in the Celtic community as well. All kinds of Celtic entertainment from Irish dance to Irish music, Scottish bagpipes to Scottish song and dance.
Cafe Mundi is a cool, secluded coffee house East of I-35. It's small and quaint and they have a lot of live music every week. This is one of the best kept secrets in Austin. It's a small cafe that also serves beer and wonderful food. It is also easily packed, so arrive early to get a great seat.
Cassidy's Irish Pub
Corpus Christi's newest pub and one of the only places to feature Celtic music on the Texas gulf coast. From what I understand it's not too far from the beach too.
Celtic Harvest Festival
Every year, the Houston's Garden in the Heights hosts several Celtic music festivals featuring some of the finest Celtic music entertainment of the nation. We've performed there for their Celtic Christmas (1999) and Celtic Harvest Festival (2001). Look for us again in the very near future.
Dragon*Con is America's largest convention of Science Fiction, fantasy and horror, comics and art, games and computers, animation, science, music, television and films. There 20,000 people who attended last year's convention and this year should prove not too much different.
Excalibur Fantasy Faire
A Medieval Renaissance festival located in Central Texas' Smithville, just an hour outside of Austin, Texas. Arthurian legends & great music!
Hamlet of Mid-Missouri Renaissance Festival
Celtic Highland Weekend & Highland Games,Music & Merriment for all ages; 6 stages for your enjoyment. It used to be called the Hamlet of Slater (based in Slater, Missouri). This is a wonderful one weekend festival on the State Fairgrounds. You'll suspend a wee bit o'belief with the billboards, but you'll be swept away by a brilliant cast, and very well-thought out storyline.
Hostelling International Austin
On Thursday evenings in December, look for the Brobdingnagian Bards performing at the only youth hostel in the world to feature nightly live music. Just what you'd come to expect from the Live Music Capitol of the World, eh?
Houston Highland Games
The Houston Highland Games Association (HHGA) invites you to enter the world of Celtic Arts… high energy music, dance and athletics that cross all generational boundaries and have delighted and amazed the young as well as the old for centuries. The traditions of over a thousand years call you to retrace your own ancestral beginnings.
The Northeast's largest convention of Science Fiction, Fact & Fantasy.
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Located just outside Kansas City, Missouri, KCRF is one of the biggest and Renaissance Festivals in the Mid-west. The festival offers plenty of shade and some of the best Renaissance Faire musical entertainment in the nation including: Axel the Sot, 3 Pints Gone, Minstrosity, Tourdion, and many more. In 2001, we were voted the "Best New Act" of the festival in their annual entertainment awards.
Mother Egan's Irish Pub
Enjoy the Luck of the Irish when the Brobdingnagian Bards head to Austin's #1 Irish Pub for the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration Austin, Texas has ever seen. The Brobdingnagian Bards will help kick off the celebration with their own unique brand of Celtic Folk fun for the family! Laugh, cry and sing-a-long to some of the best Celtic songs by the most-popular Celtic band in Austin in 2002, as rated by the Austin Chronicle's Music Poll.
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Mozart's is the most scenic cafe in Austin. Live music on the hardwood deck with the scent of fresh water and fresh ground coffee. And now, the sounds of great Celtic music! There's plenty of room to gather with friends and enjoy the music. And as usual, we will host will showcase local Austin music talent.
Salado Clan Gunn/Donald Ceilidh
Salado Gathering of the Scottish Clans, the oldest and longest running Scottish festival in the state, will be holding their annual festival during the 2nd weekend of November, and we've been invited by Clan Gunn to perform for their annual Ceilidh.
Sinclair Day Picnic
The Third Annual Sinclair Day Picnic returns to Austin with a slight change. I've been wanting to have a fan appreciation picnic for a while. Well, this year, I want all the Nagians to come out and join this celebration. It's a pot luck, so bring your own food and beverages and come out and join this celebration. There'll be live music by us and others, plus, lots of Celtic fun in Austin's beautiful Zilker Park.
Sweet Eugene's House of Java
One of our favorite non-faire venues. Sweet Eugene's is a nice size coffee house located in College Station. It is always filled with students and we've built up a great fan base thanks the support of all the Nagians there. Drop by and tell them how much you like our music. You can also usually expect us to start the evening off performing live on Celtic Core.
SXSW Music Conference
SXSW is a multimedia conference founded in the late 80's originally to promote Austin musicians to the world. Now it includes film and web stuff as well. But the SXSW music conference is what has impressed me the most. Over 1000 bands of every musical style gather every year to perform for this conference. SXSW attracts a huge number of music business professionals from Record Executives and and A&R to radio, television and film folks.
Texas Renaissance Festival
Another year of merriment at the largest Renaissance Faire in the world by size. The Texas Renaissance Festival is an enormous place, so use the maps (though admittedly, they're not the best) and/or talk to us. We'll try to guide you to our stages and times.
Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Seventh annual celebration of the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games runs from June 6-8. The games will host the USA. vs. Canada professional athletic team Championships. There will be Championship Scottish Highland Dance & Scottish National Dance competitions, solo bagpiping & drumming contests, Celtic Harp workshop, an All-Scottish Breed Dog Show, Scotch Ale Brewing Competition, and lots more.
This is a fairly new venue located just off the town square in Georgetown, North of Austin (where the Georgetown Emporium used to be). Live Celtic music combined with a fine dining experience. Reservations are required.
UT Austin South Mall
Looking for something to do Friday's at lunch? Come out to UT's South Mall and listen to live music by The Original Celtic Renaissance, the Brobdingnagian Bards. We will be out every Friday during the semester as long as the weather is decent. Bring your lunch and listen. Or sometimes, we are fortunate enough to have Peanut Butter Fridays with free sandwiches courtesy of the Campus Methodist Church (I think).