Complete list of every Pirate Musical Group the Pirate King has ever heard of

This is a list of all the Pirate Music performers out there that I know of. If you are a member of a group that plays Pirate themed music (or just know of a group I don't have listed here) please email me and let me know!

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All the CD's below have been sorted alphabetically by the name of the Group, and then by the date of the album's release.



The Corsairs

http://www.corsairs.com

The Red One

CD ImagePK's Rating: Four and a half Stars
Released:
1998
Made in: USA
Review: The Corsairs debut CD! The Corsairs and I go way, way back - One of them was even my assistant Boatswain back when I used to do Pirate performances! They really embody the true essence of the Pirate melodies and their ballads consistently hit the mark, ranging from deep and Soulful to light and lively. This album features some of the great songs that helped to make the Corsairs a household name, like the "Mingulay Boat Song" and "Morning Glory".

CD Tracks:

Morning Glory

Strike the Bell

Haul'way Galway

Leaving of Liverpool

Bonnie Ship the Diamond

Old Maui

Irish Rover

Ramblin' Sailor

Barrett's Privateers

Spanish Ladies

High Barbary

Santy Anno

Mingulay Boat Song

The Black One

CD ImagePK's Rating: Three and a half Stars
Released:
1999
Made in: USA
Review: This was the Corsair's second CD, and I like it a lot. It's got a lot of their more lighthearted and goofy songs on it (tracks 4-10) as well as an original by their own Will Teach.  The general tone of this album is less of the traditional work songs of a ship at sea, but more of the raucous and fun pub songs sung by the sailors once they've reached port and are busy blowing their hard earned money on rum...

CD Tracks:

Yo Ho Ho

Life of a Sailor

Mary Ellen Carter

The Mermaid

The Clean Song

Paddy Lay Back

Pay Me My Money Down

The Old Dun Cow

Drunken Sailor

Swing a Cat

Bold Riley-o

Blow Ye Winds

Sailor's Prayer

The Blue One

CD ImagePK's Rating: Five Stars!
Released:
2000
Made in: USA
Review: In my humble opinion I think this CD represents some of the finest work the Corsair's have ever done. The songs really resound with energy and really allow every member of the group to shine.  My personal favorite song from the album is "South Australia" but anyone who hears this one can't help but walk away with a favorite of their own.  As an added bonus, the gorgeous ladies of "Queen Anne's Lace" lend a hand with the album's final song "Minstrel Glass"

CD Tracks:

Day of the Clipper

Fiddler's Green

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Pirate's Life

Golden Vanity

Auckland to the Bluff

Dark Promises

South Australia

Farewell to Tarwathie

Liverpool Judies

No Purchase, No Pay

Royal Oak

Minstrel Glass
(with Queen Anne's Lace!)

The Green One

CD ImagePK's Rating: Half a star
Released:
2001
Made in: USA
Review: I feel terrible admitting this but I don't have a copy of the Corsair's Green Album!

If someone out there has one and is willing to loan me a copy, I'll be glad to review it and will gladly buy the lender a beer when I next see them!

CD Tracks:

Away Rio

Hieland Laddie

Maggie May

Peter Street

King of the Cannibal Islands

Sailor's Prayer

Rocky Road to Dublin

Whiskey Johnny

Rosabella

Old Joe

Leave Her, Johnny

The Last Shanty

The White One

CD ImagePK's Rating: Four Stars
Released:
2002
Made in: USA
Review: The Corsairs really went all out on this CD. There are some truly incredible arrangements by Alan Dudley, some darn good ones without him, and an amazing 12-page color book by the team's own Humble Will Teach. The entire album flows seamlessly from one song to the next and really does a great job of capturing the group's real life friendships. As the group is fond of saying: "Buy two, they're small!"

CD Tracks:

Essequibo River

The Ship That Never Returned

Black Velvet Band

Finnegan's Wake

Hob Y Derri Dando

Pass the Bottle 'Round

Down Among the Dead Men

Green Fields of France

Sonny's Dream

Minstrel Boyz

America the Beautiful

The Gold One

CD ImagePK's Rating: Four Stars
Released:
2003
Made in: USA
Review: One of the Corsair's more popular albums, this monster collection ahs a ton of favorites and new material on it.  If you're just starting to get into the Pirate music genre, I highly recommend this one as a starting point as it hits so many elements of why these Shanties and songs have endured for many centuries...

CD Tracks:

Mingulay Boat Song

Morning Glory

Haul'way Galway

Yo Ho Ho

Mary Ellen Carter

Sailor's Prayer

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Auckland to the Bluff Cecile

Royal Oak

Hieland Laddie

King of the Cannibal Islands

Rosabella

Pass the Bottle 'Round

Down Among the Dead Men

Green Fields of France

Sloop John B

General Taylor

The Biggest Kanakas in Hawaii

Waitin' for My Ship to Come In

We Set Sail

Mingulay Boat Song
(with Queen Anne's Lace!)

Songs From The Road

CD ImagePK's Rating: Three and a half stars
Released:
2004
Made in: USA
Review: I had a lot of concerns about this one as it is a very different approach for this group, but I have to admit that it really turned out great. From the four-part harmony on the traditional songs, to having Will playing his uku on his newest creation the album has a very natural flow to it. For those who listen to a lot of nautical musical groups, this album brings a welcome assortment of seldom heard tunes that are a nice change of pace from the norm.

CD Tracks:

Holy Ground

Pump Away

Hangin' Johnny

Golden Chariot

Greenland Fisheries

Isn't it Grand

Kilkelly

Herzogin Cecile

Will's Pub Song

March of Cambria

Fire Marengo

Drink Olde England Dry

Ramblin' Rover

Hard Eight

CD ImagePK's Rating: Half a star
Released:
2005
Made in: USA
Review: I feel terrible admitting this but I don't have a copy of the Corsair's Green Album!

If someone out there has a copy of this album and is willing to loan it to me long enough to review, I'll return it ASAP and buy the lender a beer when I next see them!

CD Tracks:

Ar Fa La La Low

One More Day

A Health to the Company

Very Unfortunate Man

Louie Louie

Your Turn in the Barrel

Calabar Marching Inland

The Ballad of Rotten Frank

Flash Frigate

Ranzo Ray

The Parting Glass

Cheerio

Surprise at the end!

Gibbon The Troubadour

http://www.gibbonthetroubadour.com/

Ode of the Troubadour

CD ImagePK's Rating: Four and a half stars
Released:
2005
Made in: USA
Review: If you have never heard Gibbon sing, you are truly missing out. I came across Gibbon back at Scarborough Faire in the early 1990's, and the man has a voice and an air about him that really captures an audience, and I'll lay down money any day that his rendition of "Old Maui" is the best you'll ever hear. This album is a collection of some of Gibbon's personal favorites from the last 20 odd years - I highly recommend it!

CD Tracks:

Ode of the Troubadour

Malevolent Beasts

Madman at the Helm

Beggarmans Waltz

Drink Boys Drink

The Pub and Grub

The Ratman

Just Hangin Around

Dame Fortune

Ode Finale

The Jolly Rogers

http://www.chivalry.com/jollyrogers/

Cutlass, Cannon and Curves

CD ImagePK's Rating: Four and a half stars
Released:
2005
Made in: USA
Review: The Jolly Roger's latest album, "Cutlass, Cannon and Curves" is a very cool and hard edged CD full of some really great music, most of it originally composed by the group. Most Pirate groups stick to a proven play list of time-tested songs, but this generally means that a lot of other great but lesser known music never gets any attention. The Jolly Rogers should really be praised for taking the gamble with this CD, especially given how great it turned out. The songs of this album hold very true to the essence of what makes a great Pirate song; Bullish bravado backed by strong melodies and heartfelt lyrics.
I Highly recommend it!

CD Tracks:

Black Jack Slim's Cutthroat Inn

Haul Away to Botany Bay

Curvy Girls

The Fight

Seven Days to Paradise

Mutiny

Cap'n's Keg

Wicked

Goin' Back to the Sea

The Song of a Ship

Up Boys Up

The Ladies All Loved Me

Tap That Cask

Isle of Brest

Pirate Boys

We Want

Wild Gypsy Girl

HMH2

X Marks the Spot

CD ImagePK's Rating: Half a star
Released:
2003
Made in: USA
Review: Haven't heard it yet! If someone out there reading this has a copy, how about Emailing me and letting me borrow it?

CD Tracks:

I Wanna Be

Brotherhood of the Coast

South Round the Horn

Lift Your Glasses High

Numbers

The Queen Fairy

Captain Thompson

Rally Round the Drum

Polska

One For The Road

The Warning

Misty Brown

Thirty Men

Ship Stuck in Port

Horror Movie Hero

The Last Watch

Heave 'Em All Away

South Round the Horn

Loose Cannons!

CD ImagePK's Rating: Half a star
Released:
2000
Made in: USA
Review: There's a couple of new original songs on this CD,l including the hilarious "A Port in Every Girl", which alone is worth buying this CD for.

It is definitely worth mentioning, that this is a double CD with a TON of content on it. So, if you happen a cross it in a used CD store or someplace grab it before someone else sees it.

Unfortunately, this CD is currently out of circulation but I have heard reliable scuttlebutt that due to immense popularity the group is re-mastering the whole thing with the intent of re-releasing it sometime in late 2006. I missed it the first time around, but you can bet that I won't repeat that mistake when the new version comes out!

Disc 1: Dead Men Tell No Tales

El Matador

Get Up Jack, John Sit Down

Tae the Beggin

Stop Peckin' My Chrome

Honor Bright

Captain Kidd

Bonnie Pirate Laddie

Uncloudy Day

The Smuggler

Silvestik

A Port in Every Girl

Biddie McGraw

Donegal Danny

Journey's End

Roseville Faire

Run Come See

Johnny Booger

Shoals of Herring

The Old Man

Drink Up the Cider, George

The Final Squall

Goodbye

Disc 2: Mick O'Celtey and his Celtones Midnight Buffet

Mingulay Boat Song

Morning Glory

William Bloat

Calibar

Beggarman

Ould Triangle

Bold Fenian Man

Galway Girls

Itches in Me Britches

Grey Funnel Line

Green fields of France

Row Bullies Row

Minstrel Boy

Greenland Whalers

Three Score & Ten

Holy Ground

I Hate My Life

Goodbye Fare Thee Well

All For Me Grog

The Christmas Song

A Hundred Years Ago

Cruiscin Lan

Pay Me

Pirates' Gold!

CD ImagePK's Rating: Four Stars
Released:
1997
Made in: USA
Review: This CD was given to me as a gift a few years back and it instantly made me a fan of the Jolly Rogers. This group has a great sound to it; loud and bellowy with a solid song library of classic songs of life at sea. I heartily recommend this album to any Pirate enthusiast!

CD Tracks:

Santiano

Congo River

Black Ball Line

Royal Oak

Roll Me Hearties

Mrs. McGraw

South Australia

All For Me Grog

Maids When You're Young

Beer, Beer, Beer

Westering Ho/Haul Away Joe

Cuckoo's Nest

The Devil's Son

Wet Summer / Rocks of Bahn

The Clean Song

The Dutchman

The Derelict

A Drop of Nelson's Blood

The naught

The Pirate Ward

L'ollonois

Olde Thomas Harponeers

Pay Me

Maroon Toons

http://www.chivalry.com/jollyrogers/

Man Overboard

CD ImagePK's Rating: Three and a half stars
Released:
1997
Made in: USA
Review: A visitor to the web site sent me a copy of this CD a few weeks ago, and it took me a while to get around to listening to it. Once I did though, I had to admit it's pretty cool. The CD is a funny, eclectic collection of mostly original songs about pirates and their high sea adventures. Sometimes, The Captain is flying pretty far out there, but the end result is a little goofy and surreal. I heard someone refer to it as sort of a Peabody & Sherman time-machine experience, and I have to agree with that.  Definite keeper!

CD Tracks:

Ode of the Troubadour

Malevolent Beasts

Madman at the Helm

Beggarmans Waltz

Drink Boys Drink

The Pub and Grub

The Ratman

Just Hangin Around

Dame Fortune

Ode Finale


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