We are the Motley Tones!

 Pirates for Hire: Specializing in Music and Mayhem

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L to R: Fires, Copper, Ring, Bell, Flintz, & Half Tone 

"We sing madrigals for the King by day, pub songs for the hoi polloi at night
and love songs & sailor songs all the day long!"


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See our FB Page for news + chatter.
You can see clips of us performing at various shows courtesy of our growing and generous fan base.



2014 Performance Schedule


We can perform at your event!

We have pub and stage shows or can perform as strolling minstrels to entertain adults and children alike. You can learn more about booking us for a performance by:
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"There are ships made of wood, and ships that are good, and ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, may they always be." — An Old Norse Toast

Our Friends

College Nannies & Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors of Cary
Part-time, full-time or on-call nanny services. Our caring and responsible nannies are matched to your schedule, location and the interests of your children. We build stronger families by providing role models that lead to happy children and successful students. 

We also offer a complete set of customized one-on-one tutoring for all subjects for pre-K through grade 12 including SAT/ACT college test prep.

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Shadow Players Stage Combat Group
En Guarde! For entertainment, excitement and fun you have never experienced before. See swordplay you only thought possible on the silver screen a few feet from where you stand.

Hysterically Correct Pirate Crew
Home of the Clan McCool Celtic Band and the Hysterically Correct Pirate Show: Musical interactive programs for all ages. Characters from the past. Storytelling.

Gig Salad
Hire entertainment and event professionals: Thousands of bands, entertainers, speakers, DJs, & party professionals (including the Motley Tones) are ready to turn your event from bland to grand.
Yance Covington, Great Highland Bagpiper, Garner NC. Available for Graduations, Weddings, Births and Beheadings. (Well, maybe not the last two). E-mail him. Phone him: 919-370-1406. Watch him.

Your Door & More
Creates personalized pen and ink illustrations of your door, front porch, or home and can provide them as framed prints, greeting cards or note cards.

Suggestions for website additions are welcome.