The MacKay Pirate Family had a fantastic time today with DJ Puddee. Thank you DJ Puddee, Social Media Connections & Foster Photo Graphix!!
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The MacKay Pirate Family, Golden Age Pirates living in modern times, are excited to announce their new television show, A PIRATE’S LIFE. This fascinating docu-reality series will highlight the exploding subculture of pirate reenactment enthusiasts as seen through the lives of Jeff, Rebecca, and Wilde MacKay, dubbed “the First Family of Pirates” by their community, as well as their close mates The Rogues Guild
and their brethren in the pirate community at large.
The MacKays are pirate reenactors, artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs who, unlike the pillaging and plundering pirates of old, are focused on giving back through art, entertainment, charity, and living history. Jeff is the Master Hatter at Captain Jack's Pirate Hats, where he's personally made thousands of authentic, hand-crafted pirate hats using old-world techniques. Rebecca is the author and illustrator of the "Little Pirate" children's book series. Together, while raising their son Wilde within the pirate world, they own and operate several additional pirate-themed businesses and are active participants in the thriving pirate reenactment community.
The show will join The MacKays and crew as they sail the high seas on pirate adventures in exotic locales around the world, introducing viewers to the most talented swordsmen, marksmen, sailors, artisans, artists, and musicians who fly the pirate flag. Viewers will get a personal introduction to the pirate community and lifestyle, experience the reality of living history, the thrill of sailing tall ships on the high seas, and the danger of handling lethal weaponry. They'll see explosive cannon battles, swash-buckling sword fights, tawdry tavern scenes, and carefree evening beach parties............... CONTINUED.
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Boom! The beat vibrated across the room over and again. Shuffle, stomp, move and cut! The dance floor in an urban warehouse studio was filled with energetic artisans as music beckoned motion. Film was rolling, the photographer was snapping and a great big ARRRR resounded As the pirates of the Rogues Guild and local pirate enthusiasts swash buckled the day away.
The setting of the inner-city warehouse neighborhood on S.E. Madison in Portland, Oregon begs for some pirate action! At least that was the story on Saturday February 4th 2012. Early that morning Pirates from all over the local region gathered at A&G Center for the Arts to collaborate on their practiced dance moves and theatrics contributing to the "Pirate-Party Rock Video". A choreographed dance video based off of LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem with the lyrics “Every Day I'm Shuffling.” Instead of the R&B Pop music scene that LMFAO portrays in their video, this unique group of vigilantes presented a twist on the popular song; it became a bunch of ruffian, shuffling pirates dancing in sync. “Every Day Swashbuckling!” was a declaration that could be heard shouting from the mouths of pirate's throughout the day.
A sense of camaraderie in this sub-culture abounds. How many people in our society today spend time collecting apparel for an authentic pirates wardrobe? How often do most people enjoy the past time of remodeling old pirate sail boats, mastering the skills of juggling and fire dancing, or enjoy a parrot as a first mate? A confident reply to those questions would be: Not too many of us. That is the quintessential element that makes this group unique and sets this counter culture apart. They are sailing through their moments on the edge and living out their existence with adventure and imagination; literally living a pirate's life........
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Jeff MacKay, along with his wife Rebecca and son Wilde, are a family of modern day pirate re-enactors. Jeff makes pirate hats, Rebecca writes pirate books for youngsters. They live day-to-day as pirates – no hard tack and eye patches (I asked) – but they surround themselves with a pirate lifestyle and this is what they will share with viewers of ‘A Pirates Life.’
Jeff was quick to point out that he is a New Age pirate, a giver not a taker who, along with his pirate friends are warm fuzzy swashbucklers with a few sharp objects. This will make ‘A Pirates Life’ a good fit for families.
In ‘A Pirates Life,’ you will get to know these modern pirates, you will see them in cannonball fights and sword fights, and you will see them in their work as blacksmiths, potters, hat makers and more.
If you’ve ever wanted to dress up and play pirate (and who didn’t?), you’ll wanna tune in to ‘A Pirates Life.’ Stay tuned to Vintage Allies (VAV!) on Facebook and we’ll let you know when the show will air.
Mermaids are making a big splash in the great North West. Women of all ages have begun swimming with a pod called North West Mermaids, recently founded by Mermaid Rebecca MacKay and Mermaid Sandy Foster.
These two are pirate reenactors at heart, but have gotten their toes wet as professional mermaid models and entertainers. They can be hired for birthday parties, charities, festivals, celebrations, photo shoots, promotions and other events. These women are beautiful and entertaining on land and in the water. Their fins are completely outfitted for swimming and splashing in pools, aquariums, fountains and the sea.
Mermaid Rebecca also writes a column in the famous Mutiny Magazine called “Mermaids in the Wild.” She interviews beautiful sirens around the world and records their stories for Mutiny readers to enjoy. Mutiny is a new FREE online magazine and can be enjoyed athttp://www.MutinyMagazine.com/.
Not only do these girls have big bold, beautiful tails, they have large hearts as well. The women feel that being a mermaid is a great opportunity to help women feel beautiful, confident and strong. With open arms and flipping tails Rebecca and Sandy have invited women of all ages and sizes to jump in and get their fins wet.
The pod is growing rapidly in the Pacific North West. Their mer-sisters range from 7 to 70 and are all extremely excited to be making their dreams come true in tails. The pod is getting together for tail crafting, swim parties, photo shoots and charities. Up next on the calendar Mermaid Rebecca and Mermaid Sandy and a few of their mer-sisters: Thandiwe Curtis-Gibson, Carol Bisbee, Jenny Rose, Dev Staneart, and Karen Vogt will be entertaining at a Wine and Wearable Art Show in Ocean Shores, WA to debut Mermaid Fashion on the Cat Walk. The pod will then be fighting cancer at the 24 Hour Relay in Portland Oregon, accompanied by Foster Photo Graphix and The MacKay Pirate Family. The pod is also planning the largest ever gathering of mermaids in the North West in late August in a beautiful Portland Pool. With events like this on the horizon you can see that these mermaids really know how to splash up some fun.
These enchanting mermaids even have their own calendar with photos by the very talented, Randy Foster of Foster Photo Grahix. Randy is a celebrity photographer in the pirate and mermaid community and his work his very much sought after. To purchase a Rogue’s Mermaid Calendar visit
(This calendar will be updated each month until January 2013, so that you will always get a full twelve months use ).
You never know when a mermaid might be sighted in a pool, pond, river or fountain in the North West. It seems that one of the North West Mermaids, Pauline Long a.k.a. Myst, was captured by the local news swimming in a Portland, OR pool (watch herehttp://www.kgw.com/video/featured-videos/Mermaid-spotted-in-Portland-pool-164545456.html) and not long ago Mermaid Rebecca and Mermaid Sandy were caught swimming in a famous downtown fountain drawing large crowds of amazed on lookers. These tails seem to really catch the attention and fascination of all that see them.
It’s wonderful to see so many confident women, in tails, making waves and laughter in the Pacific North West. Watch them swim on their YouTube Video: “Mermaids, Sirens of the Sea” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBwasqEGdSA ).
If you would like to learn more about Mermaid Rebecca and Mermaid Sandy you can visit there website Rogue Mermaids:http://www.RougeMermaids.com/ and to meet the wonderful mermaids of the North West Mermaid Pod look for their facebook group page.
You can also visit Rebecca Mermaid on facebook at Rebecca The Pirate:http://www.faceboo.com/RebeccaThePirate and Sandy the Mermaid on facebook at Sandy The Pirate:http://www.facebook.com/SandyThePirate.
For more photos of these beautiful mermaids visit Foster Photo Grahix on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fosterphotographix .
All Photos taken by Randy Foster of Foster Photo Graphix.Joy, Love, Laughter, & Gratitude,
Jeff, Rebecca and Wilde MacKay are known as The MacKay Pirate Family, a distinguished family within the pirate community. They are pirate reenactors, living historians who educate people about the Golden Age of Piracy by living a pirate lifestyle and representing that at pirate gatherings in exotic locations around the world. They enlighten and educate the public and give them a historical representation of Golden Age Pirates. “We do this at piratical events, festivals and fairs, book readings, community gatherings, and special events. In addition, we introduce them to the tools of the sweet trade: knives, swords, axes, flintlocks, and cannons. We show them the authentic attire of the time and answer their questions about pirates and history, says Jeff MacKay.”
The MacKay’s are also artisans who make a living with their several pirate related online businesses. Jeff is the Master Hatter of Captain Jack’s Pirate Hats. He handcrafts authentic pirate hats from the 1700’s, each one an original. Rebecca, in addition to being a pirate model and mermaid entertainer, writes and illustrates a series of books called “Little Pirate.” Together they own and operate The Pirate Trading Co. LLC, outfitting the pirate community with pirate attire and tools of the sweet trade.
Pirate themed businesses are just the beginning of The MacKay’s Pirate lifestyle. They also spend a great deal of time doing charities with piratical themes like: Booty for Boobies, Relay for Life, Dragon Slayer, and Treasure Our Children to name just a few. “We know not all treasure is silver and gold and we try to do our part within and outside the pirate community to give back,” says Rebecca.
In 2009 Jeff finished his first Screenplay “The Buccaneer”, and is currently developing two more screenplays also focusing on Pirates.
This pirate couple has also taken prominent rolls within their community. In 2010 the pirate community elected Jeff as on of the Devils Dozen. He was inducted into the Order of Leviathan, a benevolent organization, where he now serves as the Grand Leviathan. “It is my great honor to hold such a prestigious title,” says Jeff. Rebecca has also taken a large leadership roll in the development of the North West Mermaid Pod. “It’s wonderful to see the excitement and desire of so many women in our area willing to get their fins wet as mermaids,” says Rebecca.
The little red head pirate that follows these two active pirates around is a ball of fire himself. Wilde, who is only six, has been completely immersed in the pirate sub-culture form day one and is one creative, active, and adventurous little pirate. Sword in hand he will surely entertain you with his wit and bigger than life personality.
The MacKay’s are an extremely unique, talented and entertaining family of pirates. To learn more about this family of rogues visit http://www.MacKayPirateFamily.com and be sure to visit Captain Jack’s Pirate Hats http://www.captjackspiratehats.com,The Pirate Trading Co. LLC http://www.thepiratetradingco.com, http://www.roguemermaids.com.
The Largest Gathering of Mermaids event was such a splashing success KATU News photographer Chelsea Sherier took a dip with the pod. See the news clip here à Chttp://www.katu.com/news/local/Avast-There-be-mermaids-at-the-local-pool-166780566.html?tab=video&c=y