Norman, OK     April 1 - 3, 2016

The Bilge Pumps performed for the 17th year at the Medieval Fair and this time brought... well... basically the same lineup as last year, even to the extent of locating the long, lost Aloysius the Ship's Carpenter. Though we may have looked the same, we definitely sounded different due to all the new songs we debuted at the Camelot Stage to the dropped jaws of the people at our shows and the people standing in line at the root beer booth. To top it off, the streak of 8 straight choices of Musicals for "Old Dun Cow" at Norman just keeps on going.

It's Friday at the Medieval Fair and Sharkbait's nowhere to be seen. Luckily, Jack the Rum Runner's all settled in on guitar.

The band cranks out some vocal warmups before the beginning of a 3-day weekend.

Harvey the Corpsman tries to get his vibrating stick working during "South Australia".

John Crow the Cook shows everyone just what we do with a Drunken Sailor.

John Crow stole some of Harvey's dignity and tossed it away.

Either Jack is busting a move during "Johnny Jump Up", or he's showing off his fancy new rings to the front row.

Harvey gets his bell rung prematurely by John Crow. Crow can have that effect on people.

Maroon the Shantyman takes a minute between shows to go and make some rope by hand.

Splice the Rigger channels his inner Elton John with some sunglasses he pilfered out of the audience.

Hey look! It's Aloysious the Ship's Carpenter, returned from the far reaches to join us on stage!

John Crow has truly plumbed the depths of his being to come up with that many hidden bells.

The poof of Maroon's coat indicates that Harvey and Aloysious are about to have a religious experience.

On Saturday, Jack the Rum Runner disappears and Jack Sparrow takes his place. This time long enough to win the costume contest!

Sharkbait Simon the Scapegoat rejoins the band on Saturday... and there was much rejoicing.

Aloysius' evil twin cousin, Mop the Swabbie, made and appearance on Saturday as well!

Somewhere along the line, the ship picked up this stowaway who claims he's the Captain.

It's Sunday morning, that means all 6 Bilge Pumps are on hand for the No Request Show.

Sharkbait gets all melodramatic singing "Ramblin Rover".

Tempest the Stormwatcher was peddling our show specials all weekend to the semi-pleased crowds.

The band sings about that evil "Old Black Rum" that we love so much.

Hulla wocka, mulla wocka, something's not right!

Sometimes the entertainment on stage is too much for Sharkbait and he's forced to watch from the audience.

Maroon shows Harvey how Davey Jones expresses his love during "Please Don't Take Me Down".

Preacher man Harvey gets the audience whipped into a religious fervor before asking them for all their money. That's how it's done, right?

For the second time in as many years, the number of Bilge Pumps on stage reaches seven!

Just a few more Bilge Pumps and we can take on the audience!

Splice the Rigger gets in touch with his feminine side and tries to stop the rest of the band from touching it, too.

The starboard side of the stage is where all the cool pirates hang out.

The band plays an original tune called "The Osprey" for those who thought they couldn't be serious for long stretches of time.

There are all sorts of guitars in play as the band plays "Seven Drunken Nights".


Paddy Lay Back
Putting our own goofy take on this classic sea shanty.
Uploaded: May 06 2016     720 X 400    03:36 min.    51.8 MB
The Final Trawl
Performing Archie Fisher's ode to the sea and blaming Tullamore for it.
Uploaded: May 06 2016     720 X 400    04:45 min.    67.2 MB

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or on to more pictures of The Bilge Pumps jaunts from 2016!!

| Pirates on the Prairie V 2016 | Mardi Gras Galveston 2016 | Medieval Fair of Norman 2016 | Railean Rum Distillery 2016 |
| TMCA Spring Fling 2016 | Texas Pirate Festival 2016 | Taking the Stage III 2016 | Messina Hof Winery 2016 |
| TCC TLAPD Party 2016 | Texarkana Ren Faire 2016 | Magical & Medieval Faire 2016 | Texas Ren Festival 2016 |
| Louisiana Ren Fest 2016 | Railean Rum Distillery 2016 | Dickens on the Strand 2016 | GP Farmers Market 2016 |

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