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The Rogues 5.0

by The Rogues

Smokin' bagpipes, high energy percussion and more create Celtic music like you've never heard.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gypsy
4:02 $0.99
2. Bonny Portmore
4:27 $0.99
3. Yo Quiero Jaime!
3:00 $0.99
4. A Shrimp for Barbie
4:15 $0.99
5. The Rose of Sharon
5:19 $0.99
6. Willie and the Brain
4:04 $0.99
7. Dorothy Baird
5:25 $0.99
8. Groovy Scooby
3:15 $0.99
9. Hubba Bubba
4:06 $0.99
10. A Rogue Less Traveled
2:49 $0.99
11. Cullen Anderson
6:47 $0.99
12. 7 Minutes
7:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
Get ready to rock, Scottish style! These boisterous, spirited and international-award-winning pipers and drummers are back to turn the pub upside down with their fantastic style of highland music...not to mention the sexiest bunch of knees ever to brush the hem of a kilt!

Dear Rogues: I heard one of your CD's while visiting my cousin in Galveston, and it kicked my ass." - Rick Lacey, Jonestown, TX

"My wife and I were fortunate enough to take in your performance at Ceilidh '97. While we both love the pipes we had never heard anything quite the likes of you and your particular twist of Scottish humor. ... On the night of the Ceilidh we purchased your CD with the tan/cream coloured cover, and I must say in the next few short weeks since then have nearly worn the grooves off of it."
- Keith & Carole Crawley, Ontario, CANADA

"I had the pleasure of seeing you perform in Kansas City this year. It was the highlight of the weekend, as I have told a great number of my friends. Thank you for your wonderful music and for the information."
- Michaul E. Longfellow, Kansas City, MO

"A lone piper bleating a mournful tune is one thing, The Rogues quite another. They are a genuine band that galvanizes an audience with precisely played rhythms and moves them the the hidden mysteries of Scottish tradition - they can make an Iranian wistful for Scotland! Their performance is a measured blend of stately hymns and rabble rousing anthems, it moves from dignity through defiance to abandoned joy and most important, the auidence feels it. Some shows beg for audiences participation; The Rogues induce it. When they are joined by Highland dancers, the energy doubles and is palpable. ... I can't think of any situations where they would not be a huge addition."
- David Casey - General Manager, Texas Renaissance Festival

"The Rogues Live in Canada, Eh? (The Rogues) What would a Texas pipe band be doing as a ceilidh in Burlington, Ontario? Well, judging from the sound of this, having one hell of a good time. With two Highland pipers (Lars Sloan and Jimmy Mitchel) and two precussionists (Randy Wothke and Bryan Blaylock), the music the Rogues play is anything but subtle. Recorded live in front of an enthusiastic audience, the band powers its way through a number of sets of bagpipe tunes, many of which they composed themselves. There are a few breaks for songs, but the emphasis is on the pipes (as well it should be), as both Sloan and Mitchel are fine players. The set winds down, as any good ceilidh should, with renditions of "Scotland the Brave" and "Amazing Grace". Play this loud, it's guaranteed to annoy the neighbors and the cats!" - (JLE)
- Dirty Linen Magazine - October/November '98 #78



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Graham, Celtic Connection, Tasmania

I first hear the Rogues on Highlander Radio, they were playing Cullen Anderson, on the strength of that I bought the CD.

They are a fantastic band, and their version of Bonny Portmore is one of the best I've heard.

This is an album I will listen to over and over again.

Tim McCanna

Great work!
The music was excellent and I am glad that I used to buy the album.

Kay Anderson

Get this one!
If you don't get any of the other Rogues cd's, get this one for your collection. They are all worth having but the music on this one album outshines all the rest. And I have them all, except the newest one. The music on this is nothing short of amazing. I love Bonnie Portmore. The pipes and French horn combo is beautifully haunting. The whole album is wonderful. It deserved the award nominations that it received and it is a shame that the category is so broad that they didn't win. This should have!

Celtic MP3s Music Magazine

5.0. Has Something for Everyone
I really couldn't imagine listening to an entire album of bagpipes... Well, I couldn't until I heard The Rogues latest album, V.O.

The fifth release by Houston's remarkable bagpipe & percussion quartet, The Rogues, is not just another bagpipe album. It's the crossover album that will make fans of those who never before liked the bagpipes. The Rogues take a very traditional instrument, add modern arrangements and a very Celtic world-beat sound, to create a Grammy-nominated masterpiece.

GYPSY was my first favorite tune from the album. It opens with very simple flamenco-like percussion and adds The Rogues' signature dual bagpipes of Jimmy Mitchell and Lars Sloan. Then enter the percussive magic of Randy Wothke who backs Leandra La Greca... a Gypsy Flamenco dancer! The song stands out as an introduction to the beautiful mischief yet to come.

BONNY PORTMORE belongs in a movie. The familiar melody opens with Wothke on keyboards and Brian Thomas of the Houston Symphony on French Horn. How they were able to blend that horn with two Bb bagpipes that enter in the second verse, I don?t know, but the result is amazing and sounds wonderful, as does Wothke's original aire, THE ROSE OF SHARON.

V.0 has tunes for the traditionalists, but also features some of the newly, vogue bagpipe rock. CULLEN ANDERSON by Lars Sloan is an epic bagpipe rock song with beautiful guest vocals by Emily Vacek. It smokes with a full drum kit, blazing bagpipes and some rocking Bazouki-playing by Wolf Loescher. And of course, the one thing you can always expect from any of The Rogues albums is that their roguish sense of humor permeates throughout the album.

V.0 has something for everyone from the newbie to the seasoned Celtic music fan. When you listen to it, you will find something that will bring a smile to your face and have you listening to the album again and again for many years to come.

Laura Luhn

The Rogues Rock!
As always, the Rogues rock! The tunes on this CD get you moving and make you feel happy! I love Cullen Anderson - a personal fave!

W. Turner

Highland dancers bow down! This is the coolest!
As a highland dancer I get plenty of the traditional music just practicing everyday. BUT with these guys I can still have the pipes but with a modern twist. Diffently bringing the celtic/scottish music into the 22th Century!


liked after first hearing, loved after next one
I decided to buy this CD after seeing Rogues performance on the Maryland Renaisance festival. First time I played this album, it sounded slightly different compared to what they played on festival. However it sounded good. Then I played it again, and I loved it - now Im listening to these songs every morning, and it is some rocket start of the day.


Come back for another helping of The Rogues!
This album begins as a deeper stew in its overall sound, but it still has a play-ful spice and zing. From the treatment different styles and periods in "Gypsy," to the rambling romp of "Willie and the Brain," to a genre-bending Groovy Scooby, to the exercise in nostalgia that is "7 Minutes," I know I can skip breakfast and be tided over by this album (like any of The Rogues' albums).


Just discovered this group by accident, they're excellent. Will Buy!!
In a web search for a certain song by an unknown artist, I stumbled onto The Rogues and after listening to a sample on this web site, I am definitely going to buy the "5.0" album, probably on I-Tunes. I look forward to hearing more. All the best.


This CD 5.0 is a breath of fresh air.It makes my heart happy, and brings a smile to my face. I only wish I could see the dancers!
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