This talented group of musicians and singers came together as re-enactors, historians and
friends. The Jolly Rogues started as a group of historic interpreters at Minuteman
National Historic Park and spread their collective wings to become one of the most
historical music groups in New England.
The Rogues repertoire of 18th and 19th Century music has been researched to provide
music heard at different times in the nation's history. The music consists of ballads
and tales, shanties and songs of revolt. As the Rogues have been come a staple to some
event planners in Boston, they have included contemporary pieces that explain Boston's
and New England's place in the world. These songs make up perfect entertainment for
concerts, events and other gatherings.
Depending on the venue, the Rogues appear with the core musicians and add special
entertainment to round out the event. Each member is attired in the 18th or 19th
Century clothing to add a special flair to the performance. The Rogues are not just
musicians but great entertainers as well. The group has carved out a niche in the local
musical entertainment circles. So why not make them a part of your next event or
JIM MURRAY - Manager and singer, he plays the guitar and mandolin, and has appeared at such events as Sail Boston ,Canajoharie Concert Series , Saratoga National Park, New Bedford Historic Whaling Park, Meet in Beijing, Shanghai University China 2006,2014 ,Rocks in New Years Eve in Rockport MA, for the last 10 years. Pub Night Hull MA., Boston College, Dame Folk Festival Germany, Schooner Fame Salem MA, Strawberry Banke Christmas Stroll, Boston to England concert series. He has raised money for many historic sites both here and abroad and his songs have been used in many historic movies
Jim has recorded four CDs The Road to Boston, Captain Billy's Privateers, 14 Miles to Boston and Hicks the Pirate.
Paul Harty-- Playing a smart fiddle and guitar, Paul has founded and performed with such
groups as "St. James Gate" (Irish), "Quarter Moon" (old country harmony) and "Blunt
Instrument" (electric folk).
Larry Young (aka Tobias Tripp) graduated from Dartmouth College where he majored in music and studied violin with Andrew Jennings and music history with Charles Hamm. He studied violin pedagogy at Longy School of Music with Wolfgang Schocken and improvisation at the Berklee School of Music.
Performing on violin, viola, cittern and voice, Mr. Young takes great delight in bringing the past alive with his costumed performances of music from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. He is also an accomplished lecturer who uses intriguing and humorous facts and anecdotes to provide a unique experience he calls " historical edu-tainment."
In addition to playing for corporate and private functions on land and at sea, weddings, funerals, and holiday events, he has performed for numerous schools and universities, museums and historical societies from Boston to San Francisco, on national public television and on live classical radio. Some of his recent performances have been at Boston's Old State House, Old South Meeting House, the Worcester Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Peabody Essex Museum, Faueuil Hall, Old Deerfield, Mystic Seaport, The New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the San Francisco National Maritime Park.
He is a also certified teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique and enjoys yoga and period fencing.
Song selection is based on what type of program 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. Add to this list
children's songs, ballads, tavern and drinking songs as well as any contemporary songs
The Rogues have played as far away as Beijing and Shanghai in 2006, Germany's Sea Shanty
Festival in Dahme, Germany in 2005. The Rogues have a special relationship with England
and Wales, having toured there in 2004. Their music has been heard in New Bedford at the
Whaling Museum, Strawberry Banke for the "Christmas Stroll" as well as the Camden , Maine
Tall Ship Festival. Events for historic societies and local organizations are always on
the Rogues radar, as many of these organizations invite them to perform year after year.
And again in 2011, Rockport, Ma will be entertained on New Year's Eve by the this group
James Murray (Guitar,Mandolin),
Paul Harty (fiddle,mandolin,guitar,),
Lary Young (violin),
Ryan Thomson (Violin),
Brennish Thomson (Guitar,violin)