Upcoming Shows!

Plenty of opportunities to catch a Pictus performance over the next couple of months!

  • August 23 & 24: Michigan Renaissance Festival (details)
  • September 6& 7: Kansas City Renaissance Festival (details)
  • September 13th: Louisville Pagan Pride Day (details)
  • September 19 & 20: Kansas City Renaissance Festival (details)
  • September 27 & 28: Earth Warriors Festival (details)
  • October 3 & 4: Kansas City Renaissance Festival (details)
  • October 11th: Indianapolis Scottish Festival (details)

See ya at the show! Clann Pictus…YAWP!


New Online Store, Now Open!

We apologize for the inability to purchase physical CDs for the last couple of months. We were having issues with our old provider so we decided to move to another, better, more secure shopping cart system.

The CD “Earth” is available for purchase and will be shipped directly from us to you…no middle man!

CD – “Earth” from Pictus on Square Market


There’s Room in the Mead Hall!

The best thing about being in a band like Pictus, is there’s little competition with bands like us. For so many *ahem* “normal” bands they’re continually fighting for stage time, air time and attention. The world of Pictus is a world where there’s room for everyone.

We don’t hide the fact that we are inspired, impressed and moved by those in our world of bagpipes and drums. We make no apologies for borrowing from their rucksack of music and performance. We never pretended to be 100% original. What we (and by “we”, I mean each individual band) are, is genuine. We believe in what we’re doing and we don’t compete with each other, but drink from the same musical drinking horn. It’s not just a “show” for us or an easy way to get drunk, make money and cavort with fair maidens or lads. We can be found sharing a stage, making noise, raising a glass or just enjoying each other’s musical talents whenever our paths may cross.

It’s in that spirit that I’d like to introduce to you, our dear members of Clann Pictus, those bands who are our inspiration, motivation and even our friends. (This is by no means a comprehensive list, just those who we know, listen to and are familiar with.)

Corvus Corax: We continually turn to this group of incredible showmen for ideas and inspiration. They continually push the envelope of what can be done with medieval music.  Using shawms, citterns, drums from all over the world and a giant hurdy-gurdy, they create an unparalleled sound .

CuDubh: This is the group we met in KC (before they were even Cu Dubh) and said “This is awesome!” And thus the twinkle in our eye that would eventually become Pictus was born.  The level of talent in this group is amazing. They are prolific songwriters, amazing musicians and damn fine people to drink and party with!

Wolgemut: We just recently discovered them and are devouring any video we can find of them. Amazing showmen!

Albannach: Although to many, it seems they may have recently digressed into the “get drunk, make money and cavort with fair maidens” camp (which we don’t consider a fault by any means!) you can’t deny they’re instrumental and influential in the world of primal drums and pipes (mostly drums.) They can certainly draw a crowd, so we gotta give ‘em props!

So go check ‘em out! Buy their CDs and support the bands who sit alongside us in the great mead hall that is music! And when you do look them up, tell ‘em PICTUS sent you!

Slainte’.


Sharing our Love for Learning!

In an effort to show you where we get our inspiration and to share the band’s love of ancient cultures, beliefs and paths, we’re going to begin posting articles we find around the web. And in the spirit of the bard, sharing stories of our travels and things we’ve learned along the way.

Introducing the “Pictus Library”. It’s a spot where we’ll post links to articles and information we find around the web regarding ancient cultures, religions, music and heritage.

There’s only a few articles up now, but we’ll add more as we continue to discover.

You can access the Pictus Library by clicking here  or click “Pictus Library” from the menu at the top.


Clann Pictus!

Pictus Promo PhotoIf anyone has photos or video from a Pictus performance, please share! They might just end up on the Pictus website or our You Tube Channel!

Please spread the word, share the music, the website, the facebook page, etc. far and wide.

Let’s endeavor to make Pictus more than just a “band” and all of you more than just “fans”, let’s make this…CLANN PICTUS!