Rough cut - the beginning of the story of Mary Read - more to come...
Thanks all who came out to Bull Feeny's to hear my stories from the life and times of Mary Read. What a fabulous audience you were and special thanks to Lynne Cullen for the venue, invite and hospitality. You mooses is great.
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Making celebration of "Talk Like A Pirate Day" into a 3 day weekend, Boston storyeller Norah Dooley will appear as pirate Mary Read, telling tales about the people she sailed with in the Golden Age of Piracy, and the wonders of the seven seas.
In the early 1700s, Mary Read disguised herself as a sailor to survive in the harsh world, and became a pirate quite by accident when her ship was overtaken by pirates, and she was captured by the crew of Captain "Calico Jack" Rackham.
Norah tells Marys story in the first person, brandishing pistol and sword, and sharing pirate lore, secrets and seafaring stories from her sea bag. Some of her favorites are Maury OConnor and the Mermaid (Ireland), Arion and the Dolphins (Greek), Ocean Born Mary (New England legend), Mitsu and the Pirates (Japan). Norah plays pennywhistle and leads songs and sea shanties, including: John Kanaka, The Mermaid, and Run the Riggin Again. Lynne Cullen will join Mary on the concertina.
For more about Norah visit www.norahdooley.com
For more about Seanachie Nights visit www.lynnecullen.com