Ye Banished Privateers


OHOY NEW RELEASE! Our song Fisher Lass, based on a poem by Chris Wilson, is about a young man who boarded a boat and went to sea. On the beach his lover, the Fisher Lass remained, anxiously awaiting his return. But the young lad never came home. The same ocean that had given him a livelyhood had now taken his life. During 2015, hundreds of thousands of people have ventured the Mediterranean in a desperate flight from war, famine, and death. As you read this text, a large number of men, women, and children are struggling against the waves in overcrowded vessels not suitable for such a hazardous journey. Many of these people will never make it across, and without a doubt every morning will see a new Fisher Lass standing on the beach in Syria, Eritrea, Libya and many, many more places all over the world. You can make a difference. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, perhaps you can spare a little something for those in the greatest of need. If you are wealthy, there really are no excuses. If we can save banks, we can save people. Please turn to the UNHCR, the International Red Cross, or UNICEF, these organizations help both refugees arriving on the beaches in Europe and those still waiting in refugee camps all over the world. In order of trying to help making the world a safer place for a few people, we are now releasing our song Fisher Lass for purchase as a digital download or stream on most platforms. Included in this release is a live version of our Shanty Skippy Aye Yo, a song that has never been recorded before. All revenue from this release will without exception, be donated to UNHCR. Many thanks to Duke McAbre who generously donated his time and talent making the wonderful artwork for this release. Sincerely, Ye Banished Privateers


Umeå, Sweden 26/7

Tuesday 26 July 2016, 18:00-21:00.

Musik vid havet 2016, Norrmjöle Havsbad,

Cologne, Germany 30-31/7

Saturday 30 July 2016 – Sunday 31 July 2016

Lisse, Netherlands 5-7/8

Friday 05 August 2016 – Sunday 07 August 2016

CastleFest 2016

Jülich, Germany 26-28/8

Friday 26 August 2016 – Sunday 28 August 2016


Hamburg, Germany 3-4/9

Saturday 03 September 2016 – Sunday 04 September 2016

MPS Hamburg 2016

Arcen, Netherlands

Saturday 24 September 2016 – Sunday 25 September 2016

Elfia 2016

Neumünster, Germany 1-3/10

Saturday 01 October 2016 – Monday 03 October 2016

MPS Hohenlockstedt 2016

Rattenfängerhalle, Hameln, Germany 14-15/10

Friday 14 October 2016 – Saturday 15 October 2016

Autumn Moon Festival 2016



Major John

The crews Piper

Major John not man nor maid

Men in bed and grave both laid

Try steal from her a kiss you wish

She guts you like a rotten fish

Blackpowder Pete

Quarter master & Artificer

Quarter master blackpowder Pete

Clad in gold from top to feet

A shady man of selfish needs

Lads and lassies best take heeds

William "One Eye" O'Sullivan

First mate & Accordion player

One eye be the ship's first mate

Starboard side he can't locate

She used his eye for fishing bait

Monkey Boy

German style base drummer

Our drummer boy

Tone deaf must be

'es off the boat'

and out of key

Fiddler Eve

Fiddle & Navigation

Birds castin'eye to the lass in the surge

weeping a solem dirge.

Her watery eyes tell no lies

her sorrow's seen clear from the skies

Old red

Renegade governorial guard

Carpenter and drunkard

Be playin' a cracked and burned doghouse bass

Scurvy Ben

Drummer & Cannoneer

Sawbones and ship's cook the same

Scurvy Ben that be his name

One mans loss, next mans gain

Coxswain toes his stew contain

Val DuMonde

Marooned ex-captain & Guitarra

Last captains's name was Waldemon

A Spaniard & a bastard son

Gangplanked once & now marooned

His brother had his rear harpooned

Emilio DuMonde

Shiperyer & Guitarra

An' I jumped the bed

Screamed as I wake

This ship is gonna blow!

Jonathan "Hog Eye"

Lookout & Banjo player

Our lookout drunk in the crow's nest lies

No ship nor rock his hog eye spies

One Chou Zhong

French harp & Various strings

His voice was thin,

his step was light,

he didn’t curse an’

he picked no fight

Extended Crew

They be hoppin' on an off at the ports

Anton Teljebäck, Lisa Carlsson

Melker Häggbom Klingberg, RM Johansson

Jim Sundström, William Hallin

Magda Andersson, Niklas Lindroth

Nicklas Bohman, Calle Paju, Sofia Nilsson

Jonas Paro, Andreas Södermark

Anders Nyberg, Joel Löfwenius

Kristian Persson Hodén, Hampus Bojtikken Larsson

Sara Lundmark