Pirate Wench Romancing Tips

pirate wench

Just a tip for you scurvy dogs, from the Dread Pirate Morgaine herself: a pirate wench loves wine, chocolate and romance. So leave your rum and whisky behind when you are wooin’; unless of course, she tells you otherwise. ‘Tis true that wenches mean what they say and say what they mean when they say it! It’s also best to take a bath or two before you see your favorite pirate wench, or she might stick you with the pointy end of her favorite dagger.

From Pirate Wench to Pirate’s Bride

From time to time a pirate wench may decide to marry. This confuses the pirate, especially when he thinks he can leave her behind. Just as what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, so what’s good for the pirate is also good for the bride.

Pirate’s Bride

Goodbye my love, goodbye my love, my bark is on the bay,
And I must gain Isle Hydra before the break of day,
Then weep not though I go off to peril o’er the main,
My blood-red flag ere over long shall meet thy gaze again.
One kiss – one kiss – goodbye…..
~ Words Traditional

If you must leave, please be sure to return with wine and chocolate. You’ll have to take the wine from the French and the chocolate from the Spanish, so if you want to make a pirate wench happy you’ll need as much luck as a Leprechaun Pirate can muster!

As a special note, Morgaine prefers red wine and dark chocolate, neither should be too sweet or too bitter. All pirate wenches have their own preferences, so please ask before you present them with wine, chocolate, or romance. So bring your favorite Pirate Wench and join us this weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, September 10 & 11, for Wine, Chocolate & Romance.

Arrrgh Begorah Adventure Awaits

life is an adventure Arrrgh Begorah

The pirates be seeking new Adventures this weekend, Arrrgh Begorah! The sweet trade calls to us in stories and songs, the sound of the rushing wind and the sight of land upon the horizon promise a full belly and a full treasure chest. Land Ho! It be time to go to shore and trade some songs for pieces of eight. It’s what every Leprechaun Pirate dreams of, sweet fine dreams of gold and jewels.

Sing a Song Arrrgh Begorah

I left my chores, my house and home
In search of treasure on the sea
No digging dirt out on the farm,
my spirit wanted to sail free.
Yo Ho and a bottle of Rum…
~ from “A Pirates Lullaby” by Beth Hansen-Buth

Being a musician on a pirate ship is an essential job, so is keeping up the morale of the crew between prizes. It can also be a bit of a chore, as any crew member can request a tune, and even roust the musician out of bed. So in some ways we are the hardest working members of a pirate ship. Still, it’s a job that needs doing, and it’s better than swabbing the deck. We can also pick up a little honest money when we go to shore at the local tavern or even street corner. Everyone loves a good tune and adventure on the high seas.

The Leprechaun Pirates will again be going on shore leave, this time for three full days of fun and frolic and pirates are especially welcome at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival on September 3, 4 & 5 • Passport to Adventure! So put on your favorite pirate gear and join us for a weekend of fun and feasting.

Gather your crew for your next adventure by spreading the word, just click on a gold doubloon below Arrrgh Begorah!

Our Quest Begins

pirate quest for treasure

We leave the high seas behind to join with those of like mind this weekend near the shire of Shakopee. It is our quest to find friends and lift the curse that continues to haunt our days as Leprechaun Pirates. We did not know when we stepped out our front doors seeking adventure what awaited us. Truly, the tales of adventure lured us away from our safe homes into the unknown, as oft has been told.

“He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river:
its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary.
‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say.
‘You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.'”
– Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring, Three Is Company ~ by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Songs Begin

We will sing songs and make merry, and ask for help in lifting this curse from all who come to us. Because we are pirates, we will be seeking prizes from stage to stage and between as well. Leprechauns have huge appetites for food, fun and mischief. This business is back breaking work, the Dread Pirate Ogsnart can attest, as he’s been fitted with a back brace and is currently on shore leave. If you’ve never heard the tale of our curse, this is how it began:

“I was a pirate brave and bold, standing six foot four
I grinned a mighty pirate grin for the gold that was in store.
I overheard a crewman say, a pirate brave and tipsy,
‘Boys we’ve hit a little snag it’s guarded by a gypsy’

Arrgh Begorah Arrgh Begorah Arrgh Begorah, Gold Doubloons!
Arrgh Begorah Arrgh Begorah Arrgh Begorah, Gold Doubloons!”
– The Dread Pirate Ogsnart ~ music and lyrics by Justin Hartley

Join the Quest

We welcome you to come join us on our quest at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this weekend August 20th and 21st 2016 because the theme is Silk Road: Discover the Riches. There will even be a Pirate Hat making activity in the special events field, for all of you who want to join our quest, or even start your own.

And because riches shared are the easiest to discover, click on one of our gold doubloons below to share this with your friends.