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The Rogues

Celtic Band from Wilmington, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Included among the songs are those which invite listening (instrumentals), 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,Lizzie Lindsay, The Wild Colonial Boy ,All for Me Grog,Raggle Taggle Gypsy,Star of the County Down,The Parting Glass,Rattlin Bog,Boston Harbor Shanty,Staten Island hornpipe,I'll Tell Me Ma,Leaving of Liverpool,Whiskey is the Life of Man,Finnegans Wake,Harvest Home,Mermaid,Boys of Blue Hill,The Butcher Boy,Three Jolly Coachmen, Maid of Amsterdam,Irish Rover,Grand to be Bloody Well Dead.Haste to the Wedding,Lark in the Clear Air,Dawing of the Day,Mairi's Wedding,Si Bheag Si Mhor and Soldier's Joy to name a few.


The Rogues are carving out a unique niche in local musical entertainment. Why not make them a part of your experience?



JIM MURRAY - Manager and singer. Jim plays the guitar, mandolin and the Irish Bodhran Drum. Jim started his music career in musical comedies with various regional and semi-professional theatre groups around New England. Jim now is the manager, promoter and entertainer for three musical groups, one of them The Boston Rovers. His baritone voice lends a certainly quality to the musical performances . Jim has participated in musical performances in various locations around the world from England and Germany to Beijing and Shanghai ,China. While on his last tour of China, Jim and The Boston Rovers played at the Beijing International Folk Festival. The highlight of this tour was the unique pleasure of performing at two (2) of Beijing Universities; where as always, Jim and The Boston Rovers were received warmly and with great pleasure by the universities student body.


Paul Harty: Singer/Guitar/Mandolin/Fiddle/Harmonica, etc. Paul is a seasoned performer in the folk, Irish, country, swing and bluegrass worlds. Paul says: "I was bitten by the Folk Bug as a teenager in the 1960s and have never recovered."
Paul has traveled to China, England and Germany with the Jolly Rogues and has recordings with the Jolly Rogues, North Country, Blunt Instruments and St. James Gate. The Moody St String Band, the Reiner Family Band and O'Carolan, Etc also utilize Paul's talents on occasion .

The Fiddling Thomson's

Ryan and Brennish, a father-son duo, are known as the Fiddling Thomson's , an award winning team. Each have mastered with expertise playing several different musical instruments from guitars and violins to the ancient Chinese gourd and reed whistle. Ryan has toured with a full-time Nashville band and is a former northeastern USA winner of the National Fiddle Contest. As well as mastery of the banjo and accordion, Ryan has authored 21 books and videos on music. Not to be out done by his father, Brennish has won a first place band award at the Appalachian String band Festival in West Virginia and a fiddling award at the Pittsfield Fiddle Contest. The Twin Fiddle award was won by Brennish and his father at the annual Lowell National Historical Park fiddle contest.

The Fiddling Thomson's have performed international from China to Canada as well as from coast to coast in the US. Their latest CD, The Fiddling Thomson's, Music for Both Hands  reflects their unique ability to play violin with right and left hands. While not on tour, the Thomson's make their home in coastal New Hampshire where Ryan teaches music at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy and Brennish is a student of photography and video editing.

Bill Perry


Bill Perry plays Guitar, fiddle, mandolin and electric and acoustic bass. Bill learned how to play the guitar while on active duty in the USN.- He says “We used to play our guitars in the laundry room”. He started playing music venues at age seventeen with the “ San Jose Swingers” while stationed in San Jose Cal with the USN and hasn't stopped since. Bill has played at various fiddle banjo contests down through the years and came in second at the Lowell Banjo, fiddle contest one year. He enjoys accompanying other musicians on stage. Bill played with the New England Band "Speed the Plough" for many years and currently Bill has been running Irish music Seisiuns for 20 plus years and is still running one at the Fireside Pub in Methuen, Mass. Every Tuesday night. Bill loves Irish and other traditional music and plays a variety of other kinds including blues, swing, silly children's songs, and 40's music.


Reviews on music 2014
I love your music! You have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing!
Dylan Hancock 11/24/2014

'Maggie May' is playin' within my favourites for the last week (I discovered you
then!).
Thank you for these tunez and your music.
A fan ever since I heard them for the first time
Devon 11/24/2014

Hey Jolly, I'm so excited!!!!! Love the tunes on n1m and have added to my favs, can't wait to hear the rest.
Darcy Kreger
11/24/2014
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We were very pleased with all aspects of the performance of Jim Murray and The Rogues. They showed up on a smowy evening with dire weather predictions and impressed everyone I spoke to with their musical ability and virtuosity, and especially with their ability to entertain with humor and appropriate comments.

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Wedding Reception

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Jim Murray is personable and very accommodating . He makes himself readily available through email or telephone and offers prompt attention to pre-party planning. His musicians are talented and versatile. The Jolly Rogues practiced and played our favorite waltz over and over again as requested at our reception. Kudos galore !!!

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Wedding Ceremony

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If your looking for a mix of traditional Celtic and Irish Pub the 3 Rogues can do it! James was wonderful to work with to organize our ceremony and cocktail hour music. He was very accommodating to our song requests and took extra time to make recommendations. The bands music was very heartfelt, well timed, and at the perfect volume for our ceremony - and change to fun and festive for cocktail hour. They were mobile enough to move inside quickly after our ceremony and play inside the venue during cocktail hour. Great for weddings and parties!

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2015
Mar
14
Club Event
Taunton, MA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Feb
21
Concert
Wrentham, MA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Oct
18
Wedding Reception
Hartford, CT
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2014
Jul
12
Wedding Reception
Manchester, MA
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Mar
1
Private Party
Sharon, MA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2013
Dec
6
Corporate Function
Boston, MA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Irish Rover
Lark in the Clear Air
I'm a Rover Seldom Sober
HARVEST HOME
I'LL TELL MA
MARA'S WEDDING
OLD MAID IN THE GARRET
PEGGY GORDON
WILD COLONIAL BOY
LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
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Please note The Rogues will also travel to East Derry, Burlington, North Reading, Reading, Billerica, North Salem, Tewksbury, Woburn, Manchester, South Danville, Andover, North Billerica, Stoneham, Wakefield, Bedford, Lexington, Lynnfield, Newton Junction, Winchester, Lowell, Melrose, Middleton, Nashua, Arlington Heights, Arlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Haverhill, Lawrence, North Andover.
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