The Crimson Pirates started in 1996 at the New York Renaissance Faire
at Sterling Forest in Tuxedo, New York. The original group performed the fight/stunt
show Buccaneer's Brawl and comprised current members Robin Flanagan, Don Kilcoyne,
Karen O'Hara, Dan O'Driscoll and Lionel Ruland. The stage show also included Angela Bonacasa, Joseph Kentner and Suzanne O'Hare... Besides fighting over possession of a treasure map at the 'Bucket O'Blood Inn' and flying through the air "with the greatest of ease" (on a 'slide-for-life') - our multi-talented crew of singers/musicians performed song
sets for patrons throughout the faire.
From that initial production at NYRF - our current performing crew consists of Ann Alford, Robin Flanagan, Jared Hoffert, Don Kilcoyne, Kelly Kilcoyne, Dan O'Driscoll,
Karen O'Hara and Lionel Ruland. Alen O'Hara and Bevan Ruland are our support personnel. Depending on member availability and venue budget constraints - we generally perform as a group of five to eight singer/musicians.
Our group has since gone on to perform in 2 off-off-broadway productions: The Crimson Pirates: Dead Men Tell No Tales!... and The Crimson Pirates 2: Born to Plunder!... as well as at a cabaret, Rose's Turn, in the heart of Greenwich Village (NYC). We've also 'invaded' weddings, a bat-mitzvah, summer camps, numerous drinking establishments and countless renaissance/medieval faires and festivals!... See our Performance Schedule.
Our Sordid Beginnings...