Pirate music

So, we've talked about reggae music, and about pirate movies... but what about pirate music? There's quite a bit of it out there! Such as...

Movie music
Traditional songs
Pirate music is of course closely related to traditional (Irish) folk songs, and sometimes the line between both is a bit blurred... anyway, some nice examples:
  • Skip Henderson - one of his tracks was used in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies!
  • The Brobdingnagian Bards make all sorts of cool Celtic music - not necessarily pirate stuff, but highly recommended nonetheless!
  • Captain Black Jack Murphy is actually one of the aforementioned Bards, and this is a CD full of pirate songs
  • Rant & Roar - sea shanties! yay!
  • Heather Alexander's got a lovely voice with which she sings songs of the sea
  • Stan Rogers - more folk music than pirate music, but oh my, is it good
  • Roy Metté: more pirate music!
  • Rogue's Gallery is interesting, because it has famous artists singing sea shanties... maybe not very good though :P

Pirate rock
This is apparently hard to get right, judging by the first example:
Pirate music for kids
And last but not least...

Pirate hip hop
Yes, it does exist. Proof here:
Well, that's it for me... do you lads 'n' lasses have any cool pirate music to share?


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