The Jolly Rogues

         A Consortium of Musicians Dedicated to Historic & Celtic Music
Rogues for Hire: Colonial,Seafaring,Pirates or Celtic. 
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Peg Hicks, Alan Hicks, Paul Harty, Aisling Keating and Jim Murray

New Years Eve Rockport MA 2014

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The Jolly Rogues:
Jim Murray--manager and singer. Jim plays guitar and mandolin. Prior to forming the 
Rogues, he performed at Sail Boston, Minuteman National Historic Park and other local 

*** Paul Harty-- Singing and playing fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and guitar, Paul has performed Celtic, bluegrass and Cajun music for many years with such groups as "St. James Gate" (Irish), "Quarter Moon" (old country harmony) and "Blunt Instruments" (eclectic folk). Bitten by the 'folk bug" in the 1960's, he has yet to recover.

Al Hicks--a tenor with excellent skills on the guitar and banjo. Al began his career as a 1960's folk musician, appearing at local clubs and events. And has not stopped since.
Peg Hicks-- Sings and plays drum and Limberjack.  She has played with the Jolly Rogues at various events around the world and many historic venues.

AISLING KEATING- A Dublin Ireland native, Aisling  enjoys singing, playing tinwhistle, and bodhran in the Boston area and in Ireland. Aisling performs in several bands playing Celtic and traditional dance music with " Traditional Brew", " The Rogues" and Irish trio " Cara ". On her frequent visits to Ireland she enjoys going to music festivals, and performing and playing in pub sessions with friends and family. Aisling also enjoys planning and coordinating musical entertainment for parties, dances, weddings and all kinds of special events

The Jolly Rogues song selection is based on the type of program is requested. Some of the pieces are: Rosin the Bow, Captain Kidd, All For Me Grog, the Mermaid, Boys of Blue Hill, Hal an Tow, as well as hornpipes and reels. Children's songs, ballads, tavern and drinking songs as well as contemporary songs are included.

The Rogues have played in Beijing and Shanghai, China in 2006, and the Sea Shanty Festival in Dahme, Germany in 2005. And The Rogues also have a special relationship with friends in England and Wales, having toured there in 2004.

Other venues - The Whaling Museum in New Bedford  Mass, The Strawberry Banke "Christmas Stroll" in  Portsmouth New Hampshire, and the Tall Ship Festival in Camden, Maine. 

Many historic societies and local organizations invite the Rogues to perform year after year, including Rockport, MA New Year's Eve.

Please take an opportunity to listen to the Rogues on iTunes, Amazon, or on CD. And please check out the reviews of various events we have done in the past year.

Included among the songs are those which invite listening (instrumential), clapping and foot tapping or singing along with a solo or harmonic melody. Others may invoke a melancholy mood. Among the titles will be found Rosin the Beau,Or Rosin the Bow,Lizzie Lindsay, Greenland Whale Fishery,All for ME Grog, Star of the County Down,The Parting Glass,Rattlin Bog,Boston Harbor Shanty, Maid of Amsterdam,Captain Kidd,Stalen Island Hornpipe, Morpeth Rant, Rights of Man,Rolling Home, Rover Seldom Sober,Raggle Taggle Gypsy,Handsom Cabin Boy,Bonnie Ship the Diamond,MaggieMay,Boys of Blue,The Road to Boston,Harvest Home and The Mermaid,Si Bheag Si Mhor,Larkin the Clear Air,Soldier's Joy,Dawning of the Day.
This talented band of musicians and singers has a varied,intriguing repertoire of 18th and 19th Century music.Commemorative,tavern/drinking,romantic ballads,sea shanties,children's ditties,songs of revolt and even a little harp music if needed

For more information on available dates  write to Jolly Rogues C/O  Jim Murray 404 Main Street unit 1 Wilmington Ma. 01887 0r call  508-574-3104 for the Jolly Rogues

Last Updated   October 8,2014