Ahoy me Hearties! Me and the crew RRR geting ready to make some updates to this website. Fix your spyglass back here mid-Summer. In the meantime check out me albums and book, and watch for me on tour.
SET SAIL ON A MAGICAL VOYAGE WITH MARVELOUS CREATURES AND A MERRY CREW. The book has two parts. The first is about a circus on a pirate ship. After the curtain call, the second consists of lyrics from various songs and has drawings to accompany them.
The Flying Pirate Circus was written by RRR Carter (aka Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate aka me) and illustrated by the award-winning Nat Reed, designed by the award-winning Carrie Cook, and printed by the award-winning L. Brown & Sons in Barre, VT.
FIND THE BOOK in VT at: SMUGGLERS' NOTCH RESORT (3 Moutain Outfitters, Treasures, the Country Store), PHOENIX Books - Burlington & Essex, FLYING PIG Books - Shelburne, NEXT CHAPTER Books - Barre, EBENEEZER Books - Johnson, TEMPEST Books - Waitsfield, and PEANUT & MOUSE - Waitsfield.
ORDER A SIGNED COPY FROM THE AUTHOR (that's me): RockinRonTheFriendlyPirate@gmail.com
My album THE FLYING PIRATE CIRCUS was in consideration for a 2017 Children's Album Grammy!
I am so proud of this album! It's a 28 song collection with over 65 minutes of music. This collection sails the musical seas from blues to bagpipes, from dance mix to line dancing ship directions, from Celtic punk to nursery rhyme parodies, and from instrumentals to a spoken word finale.
- "Shark in the Dark" is the monster hit on this new album - a song requested by kids and adults alike.
- "Eight Pieces of Eight" has more than eight references to the number itself, with a bit of math added in.
- "Without the R" shows what happens to some words when they lose the letter R.
- "Oona Uni-hook" is about a pirate unicorn that realizes it is OK to be different.
A crew of musicians and friends, lead by my Producer Andre Maquera, have helped me create an album rich in musical textures, moods and meanings. Natalie Reed has drawn characters for my other albums and now she has put her award winning talents to the creation of the cover art. I hope you'll join the crowd at "The Flying Pirate Circus"!
The second album! It contains 20 songs ranging from the pop dance groove of the opener We RRR the Pirate People, to the taken-from-history tale of 1717 (Black Sam Bellamy), to the raucous rock of Rock the Plank, to the surfin' style of FP's Raingutter Regatta. There are gentle moments in the lullabyes of Magical Mermaid Parade and Safe Harbor. There are songs that can be used for special occaisions such as Pirate Birthday PaRRRty, Buccaneer Bells, Mother of Pearl, and Dad's Alright, He's Pirate - for Birthdays, Yuletide Celebrations, Mother's Day, and Father's Day respectively. As always, there RRR lots of puns and fun with language in Polly Esther Pants, Pirates of the Mayo, and The Word Pirate... and languages in Gator's Gotta Go. The CD is currently available at Smugglers' Notch Resort, and online through CD Baby. Downloads are available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and other sites.