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Ye Banished Privateers

Dance and sing along with spirited pirate songs of love and war

Ye Banished Privateers is the Swedish music collective that is currently spearheading the wave of European Pirate Folk Music. They will take you 300 years back in time for an imaginary journey through the harsh life at sea during the early 18th century. With songs inspired by traditional Irish and Scandinavian folk music, acting and elaborate historical clothing the privateers tell a story about the rough sailor’s life, lived on the other side of the law– and the fight against oppression and nationalism.

Together, the nearly 30 crew members take turns to go on tour and plunder. At least a dozen of these buccaneers arm themselves to the teeth with fiddle, banjo and accordion on any of their feasts. All of them with grumpy gorges but hearts made of gold when they sing against laws and nations. If this pack of rags and tricorns ask for a dance no gums stay dry, no peg legs stiff. Smoky gullets join in unique sounds of long forgotten days - a time travel back to honest and moving music.

31 July 2020
Meadow stage

1 August 2020
Meadow stage

2 August 2020
Forest stage

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