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Great Year!

It has been a great year full of amazing growth for our band. A big thank you goes out to all our fans who have supported us all year. We'll be taking a break for the holidays to plan some long awaited recording. Be sure to catch Signe as the Fairy Godmother in the jazz & tap dancing version of Cinderella at Northwest Children's Theater running all of December into January. http://nwcts.org/content/cinderella-0 And catch Shuhe in Portland Christmas Revels operating the giant troll puppet in this year's Northlands themed production. http://www.portlandrevels.com/ Our incredible new virtuoso, Jeffree White, is taking off to Portugal for his honeymoon with his beautiful bride Kelli, but before he goes, you can still catch some great shows around town by Hot Club of Hawthorne. http://hotclubofhawthorne.com/ You won't be sorry! 2018 will bring some Firsts for us, including our first time playing for the Portland Folk Society, our first time on KBOO Radio, and our first time on stage at the historic Mission Theater as part of Miz Kitty's Parlour. Of course we'll be back at The O'Neil for their fabulous St Pat's Day celebration and much more! Do subscribe to our You Tube Channel and sign up for our newsletter to follow where we'll play next at www.margotproductions.com

Pirates in the Plaza!

August 6th Free family friendly concert featuring the musical mayhem of Bilgerats & Pyrettes and more! http://visitwashougal.com/events/pirates-in-the-park/

Pacific Northwest Witches Ball

The Witches Ball will feature the spellbinding melodies of Bilgerats & Pyrettes. All adults 18 and over are welcome for an evening of costuming, food, drink, music, performance, raffles, vending, contests and prizes, and Halloween fun! http://witchesballpnw.com/

Oregon Wine Press

https://www.oregonwinepress.com/yo-ho-ho-and-a-bottle-of-wine-seven-sails Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Wine! Be sure to check out the new July issue of Oregon Wine Press! "Seven Sails makes a splash with Portland-grown Gris. A treasure lies in Portland’s West Hills. The riches discovered are thrilling, indeed, but so are the buccaneers who now claim it as their own.

Seven Sails Vineyard is the prize and the proprietors are, you guessed it, pirates.

Kate Larsen, one of the principal swashbucklers, traveled the world as a singer on cruise ships — she is also a first-rate gourmand. Her partner in this venture, Shuhe Hawkins, is an actor, arts educator, puppeteer and, now, vineyard manager. They met during a Portland theater gig in which both performed. Together they founded the Portland Pirate Festival in 2006, attracting an average of 15,000 patrons annually — due to venue matters beyond their control, the event has taken a hiatus; they hope to resume the event in 2017. Larsen and Hawkins also perform in the BilgeRats & Pyrettes, a multi-genre band with, you guessed it, a pirate theme."

Bilgerats & Pyrettes Christmas Single

We've gone DIGITAL with our first single. Download it for Christmas for only 99 cents at www.cdbaby.com/cd/bilgeratspyrettes Join us as we takeover the Hawthorne Theatre on Dec. 19th! www.AftonShows.com/bilgeratspyrettes