Jim Murray--manager and singer. Jim plays guitar and mandolin. Prior to forming the
Rogues, he performed at Sail Boston,
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
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
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
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
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
Clear Air,Soldier's Joy,Dawning of the Day.
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.
Updated January 3,2013