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The Captain's Beard



  • Rum-soaked pirate folk band
  • Performs upbeat traditional maritime folk songs designed to make you drink and dance your breeches off.
  • Perform as a 5 piece as standard and can reduce to a 3 or 4 piece
  • Capable of learning any requested song from rock to jazz to pop just for your event


The Captain's Beard are based in Brighton and they're happy to travel anywhere in the UK or mainland Europe to play for you.

Standard Set Times

  • Standard set times range between 1 hour to 2 x 45 minute sets.

About this Act

The Captain's Beard perform energetic sea shanties, maritime folk, some cheeky pop and rock songs in a pirate style and traditional Scottish and Irish songs whilst dressed in full buccaneer regalia. YARR!

These sea worthy minstrels have honed their skills performing foot-stomping renditions of traditional maritime themed music with an emphasis on group singing and lively crowd interactive performance. Perfect for getting a party going and have even been known to perform on tall ships at pirate themed weddings!

The Captain's Beard are available to hire for weddings, birthdays other private functions, and if you've got a boat they'll play at it's christening (they promise not to plunder it.)

Set List

Traditional Maritime folk songs:

What shall we do with the Drunken sailor
South Australia
All for me Grog
The leaving of Liverpool
The last Shanty (A sailor ain't a Sailor)
Bonnie ship the Diamond
Leave her Johnny
John Kanakanaka
List for a sailor (Unfortunate tailor)
Haul away Joe
Eliza Lee
Running down to Cuba
Ring down below
Bully in the alley
A drop of Nelsons blood
Roll the woodpile down
Old Mowee

Irish and Scottish folk songs

Whiskey in the Jar
Tell me ma
The Wild Rover
Star of the country down
The Irish Rover
The fields of Athenry

Pop or rock songs in a pirate style

The Proclaimers – I would walk 500 miles
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Van Morrision - Brown eyed girl
The Police - Message in a bottle
Bob Dylan - The Times they are a changing
The Clash – London Calling

Original Captain’s Beard Songs

I’ve got a beard
Gentleman of Fortune
The New Cabin Boy
Raise yer Glasses
Pirates don’t fall in love
Son Yer mother was a Tavern wench


  • 5 piece band - Accordion, Cello, Guitars, Mandolin, Bodhran and Cajon.
  • 3 and 4 piece options also available


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