Pirate Queen, The

From the legendary team behind Les Misérables and Miss Saigon comes the epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary heroic Irish Chieftain and pirate Grace O'Malley.

Pirate Queen, The


Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2


From the legendary team behind Les Misérables and Miss Saigon comes the epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary heroic Irish Chieftain and pirate Grace O’Malley.


This orchestration is based on the the Original 2007 Broadway Production but has been adapted for the secondary licensing market so there are some changes.

This show is orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium but several of our clients have conducted it from the piano/conductor score successfully. Just be aware that the patch names and changes in the Piano book are not marked in the PC and there are no lyrics or guide vocals in the Piano book. There are 2 keyboard books in this show both of which have programming.

The first book is labeled Piano which although primarily a piano book, does have more than 20 different sounds including celeste, harpsichord, honky-tonk piano, Hammond B3, harpsichord, and several synth pads and other synthy elements.

Keyboard 2 is much more heavily programmed with about 60 unique instruments and over 100 patch changes. Most of the sounds in this book are Synth based pads and strings. There are some percussion elements as well as a handful of other instruments. Neither book is terribly difficult so its possible an advanced high school could manage either part.



Book by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Music by: Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr. and John Dempsey
Music orchestrated by: Julian Kelly
Musical Director: Julian Kelly
Based upon the novel, “Grania – She King of the Irish Seas” by: Morgan Llywelyn
Vocal arrangements by: Julian Kelly
Associate Musical Director: Brian Connor
Musical Supervisor: Julian Kelly

Conducted by: Julian Kelly
Assistant Conductor: Joshua Rosenblum
Keyboard 1: Brian Connor
Keyboard 2: Joshua Rosenblum
Fiddle/Violin: Liz Knowles
Uilleann Pipes/Whistles: Kieran O’Hare
Soprano Sax/Clarinet: Kenneth Edge
Horn: Jeff Nelsen
Harp/Gaelic Harp: Kirsten Agresta
Guitars/Banjo: Steve Roberts
Electric Bass: Michael Pearce
Percussion: Dave Roth
Drums/Bodhran: Frank Pagano
Musical Coordinator: Sam Lutfiyya and Music Services International
Music Copying and Preparation: Hotstave, Ltd.


Based on the real-life story of history’s Grace O’Malley – an Irish Chieftain and notorious pirate, The Pirate Queen is an adventure chronicling the compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a rogue, lover and mother in 16th-century Ireland. To protect her people and save her one true love, O’Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

From the writers of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, the show combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is both historic romance and a timeless epic.


MTI Access Code

If you have obtained the performance rights for this show, please enter the Access Code provided to your organization by MTI to automatically verify your license and proceed to payment. If you do not have this Access Code or have not yet obtained the rights, you can still proceed by choosing your programming and filling out the short form below. You will have an opportunity to upload your contract or have us manually verify your license prior to payment. Once that process is complete, you will receive an email with an invoice and link for payment before receiving download instructions for the programming.

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Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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  • Each book selected requires a separate computer running MainStage 3®.
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