It all began at The Drunken Mermaid Tavern, where any adventure worth having begins. Barracuda d‚Morte was sittin‚ at her usual table with a jug of punch in front of her. She had just returned to the island of New Providence, Bahamas, from a treasure-filled cruise around the Caribbean and was feelin‚ mighty pleased with herself. Sittin‚ at her table were her cousins, the battling d‚Morte sisters, Bella Donna and Sweet Oleander. She was trying not to listen to them argue when a long tall drink of water wandered into the tavern.
Roger (nicknamed The Red for his long curly red hair) Corcoran stepped through the door with a small bag of doubloons in one hand and a guitar in the other followed by his crew mates, Durty Lillie LaFey, Red Maria and Black Rory Harper carrying his lady, the Celtic harp. After a couple of tall ones, Roger began to play guitar and sing in his full baritone. Lillie began to blow a melodic harmonica. Rory put his arms around his lady and began to stroke the music from her strings. Barracuda liked what she heard and began to sing with them. Sweet Oleander, Bella Donna, and Red Maria added their unique harmonies.
Suddenly, Liberté Sparrow burst in from the room at the rear of the tavern with a bag of drums over her shoulder followed by a fellow carrying a stool and more drums. She started providing the beat for the ever increasing band. From behind the bar stepped the serving wench, Tootie Flootie with her penny whistle, fife and flute.
Finally, from the darkest corner of the room, removing the black, hooded cloak that had hidden her, Iron Bess, the renowned swordswoman, stood, stepped into the light and opened her mouth. Her Celtic soprano was almost as good as her sword work and we welcomed her sweet descant to our songs.
Thus the pirates of New Providence came together to become a band. Here endeth our story.
New Providence is the Bahaman island that was a famous pirate stronghold for Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonney, Mary Read, Blackbeard and other famous pirates. Our motto is: EST TOTUS DE EPULAE.
Barracuda d’Morte (Amy Weyand)
Dictator Director, Vocals. I’m not mean, you’re just a sissy
Bella Donna d’Morte (Deb Hicks)
Pirate Interpretive Language, Stage Manager, Chief Cook. Widowed by nine husbands who all died during their wedding supper.
Black Rory Harper (Russell Chan)
Celtic Harp, Ukulele, Penny Whistle, Vocals. There is only one Lady he cares to put his arms around.
Durty Lillie LaFey (Lillian Barnett)
Harmonica. Loves to lock men in a trunk and throw away the keys.
Iron Bess (Sam Miller)
Celtic Soprano, Lethal Swordswoman. Her father always said, “They’re gonna HANG that girl.”
Liberté Sparrow (Alison Alexander)
Percussion, Vocals. Beloved wife or stalker of Captain Jack Sparrow. Could be either.
Red Maria (Maria Blumberg)
Rain Stick, Vocals, Mastress of Ceremonies. Been there, done that. Bought the chemise, sold it for rum.
Roger “the Red” Corcoran (Brant Johnson)
Guitar, Vocals, Sex Symbol. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
Sweet Oleander d’Morte (Zita Doyle)
Vocals, half-sister to Bella Donna. Sweet, Petite, Deadly.
Tutti Flutti (Monique Herrera)
Flute, Penny Whistle. ‘Tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good.