BlackPowder Crew At MysteriA 2023!

Hoist the anchor and set the sails for MysteriA !!!
Having laid low for some time, we have managed to elude the Royal Navy.
This calls of course for a celebration and what better place to do so than at the freeport of MysteriA in Aarrrrrrrschot?
We will drop anchor there this weekend and set up camp in a secluded cove, where our crew will be joining our French brethren of the Maraudeurs des Rêves. Around the campfires and the cooking pit we will be sharing rum and tall tales and reminisce of great seabattles, the sacking of coastal towns and treasure chests full of plunder and there will be great rejoicing.
So if the winds and the currents are favorable we hope to see you there!


The witchdoctor has spoken…

Finally the winds are favourable enough to hoist the anchor and set sail: Elfia here we come!

Since the spectre of Corona is still haunting the world, we will be well on our guard and set foot on Elfia’s shores with extreme caution. Our barber-surgeon, Hacksaw Henry, has stowed his crates with potions, amulets, peglegs, leeches, protective gear and his hamster, Mr. Celsius who can sniff out a fever from a mile away….well…at least from 5 centimetres.

Anyway, we have missed you all like crazy and are looking forward to see all you scallywags again.
We come protected and even though the revelling will be less lecherous as we’re used to, we’re prepared to party like it’s 1699.

Meanwhile: stay safe and see you all in Arcen!

Message in a bottle…

beloved Crew.. Harsh times ask for harsh meassures.. It is with sadness
in our pirate hearts that we see the Yellow jack fluttering across the
seven seas.. Harbors are beeing closed for the safety of our
scallywags.. Therefore we shall not set sail to Elfia and Keltfest and
our journeys beyond are still uncertain. Our armada is anchored, using
all different means to natter and sing.. Expolore the horizon with yer
virtual looking glass and enjoy the artists across the World Wide Sea
doing thar best to amuse you! Keep yer distance and stay positive! Open
up that fine cask of Cooper’s Rum.. Let us hope this plague comes to an
end real soon..

~ Captain BlackPowder.

Happy 2020!

We would like to wish a fantatastic and healthy 2020 to you and your loved ones! Last year was very important and joyfull to us as it was the year that the BlackPowder community was born. We can’t thank you enough for sharing all those beautiful moments and parties with us! We hope to see eachother at one of the coming activities so we can make 2020 even better! Please have a look at our upcoming events in the right section of our website.

The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail!

BlackPowder Sails Home!

Last weekend the BlackPowder fleet has sailed to Zülpich where we have attended the Piraten Abenteuer Festival!
It was our first visit to the festival but most definitely not our last.
Compared to most of the festivals we have visited, it was smaller, probably because it focussed on the Pirate theme where other festivals cater to all aspects of fantasy, (science-) fiction and cosplay.
As a result it had a very intimate and accommodating atmosphere where many hearties met again to share tales and drinks and rekindle their friendships. The setting was in Zülpich in beautiful rural Germany against the backdrop of the fabulous Weiertor. The campsite was direct next to the festivalgrounds and on foot it took only 5 minutes to get from camp to stage or wateringhole…. The weather was superb with temperatures which actually made us feel like Pirates IN the Caribbean. Fortunately there was ample shade and all the cherry beer, gold beer, rum and refreshments one could wish for. The organization was impeccable…Big thumbs up to Ralf Winterhoff and his team!!! And the music….it was plain genius…..
From McCabe and Kanaka to Pyrolysis, to the musical might of the Swedish Pirate Armada: Pat Razket, Stromfrun and Ye Banished Privateers…. It was a true maelstrom of music, singing, dancing, drinking, partying and fraternizing with pirates from all over Europe (and one from Australia 😊 ).
The absolute highlight was the unplugged jam-session Saturday evening after the official programm. We have started it singing Hoist the Colours and John Kanaka and soon were joined by Björn Tengelin from Pat Razket and then John Kanaka. Soon more people, both pirates and musicians from all the different bands poured into the beautifully lit Weiertor and then there was no stopping the party anymore…
The heartfelt rendering of Captain Ben, by Rebeckah and Björn brought tears to our eyes: to ours for laughing, to Björn’s for hating the song and having to sing it… The party lasted until the early hours and left us without voice, without drinks, without shame, dignity and in some cases without pants.
It was an unforgettable weekend and BlackPowder will most definitely sail for Zülpich again next year !!!

BlackPowder @ Castlefest!

Castlefest 2019 was again a Fantastic Festival, hosted by the beautiful people of Vana Events.After setting up the camp, we could immediately get into action with a performance of Harmony Glen, Followed by a great Sunfire Concert!
On Friday, we had the honour to listen to the wonderful music of VarendVolk, brought by our good friends at Plunder and Pyrolisis! Our singles got to meet new people at the speeddating, while others listened to the wake up call at the La Horde Pyjama Party.
The BlackPowder crew had such an amazing time with these bands before and after the gigs and at the festival site itself. With the few sparks of energy we had left we went to the silent disco and got totaly exhausted! Thanks to everyone who made this festival so amazing! Make sure to check out our pictures in the Gallery.

BlackPowder at El Mundo Fantasia

During the weekend of July 6th And 7th, at El Mundo Fantasia in Landgraaf.. We were treated to several concerts of Sassenachs in a very different style as the one we have come to know and love them for. Having replaced part of the wardrums for electric guitars, a fullfledged drumkit and a keytar they have rocked our socks off!! After keeping us dancing and singing to exhaustion during the closing concert on Sunday, Laird Peter de Wit and Clan Sassenachs graciously agreed to pose with our small BlackPowder delegation, resulting in another great asset for our Wall of Friends. “Lang may yer lum reek” !!