Influence of Music, Videos of Live Performances at Jolly Roger |



Influence of Music, Videos of Live Performances at Jolly Roger

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Landing on Sherkin Island, Ireland in the 21st century led to many revelations for the crew of The Due Return. Members of the crew learned about modern, human civilization. They experienced a society that was able to sit still and develop a culture over time withing one location. One of the most striking aspects of this modern, human, Irish (and otherwise) culture was the massive amount of music that was produced, recorded, and most importantly performed for live audiences.

Some crew members spent their weekends in Dublin experiencing the sensation of dancing to a loud array of techno music, most of the time on drugs like MDMA, cocaine, and alcohol, while others enjoyed spending time in jazz clubs and piano bars in Baltimore. Tessa Perry, Reverend Wilderness, Dahlia Sunshine, and Celia Swan fell in love with the live performances that would take place once a week at The Jolly Roger Tavern on Sherkin Island.

Tessa Perry became so enamored with the concept of music and performing it live that she began teaching herself to play guitar. By 2007, she was writing her own music and within that same year she began performing those songs with a friend she met in Baltimore, Liz Clark. They called themselves ‘Lonely and The Moose’.

Another crew member fascinated with the live music happening at The Jolly Roger was Reverend Wilderness. Reverend believed the performances were so important that they should be captured on video. WIth help from his friend Maurice Supple (Blue Shed Productions), Wilderness created a small catalog of his favorite moments of Jolly Roger music.