Celtic & Folk Music, Shanties
Songs from Ships
Past, Present and Future,
other Random Silliness 

 Roger Collins
Inwood, WV

For almost 20 years now Roger has been making music. Starting out in 2 different bands with friends who have gone to the other side, he has been fortunate to be a core member of House of Cadarn since its start in 2003. Roger grew up learning the work songs of the coal regions of Pennsylvania, and the traditional Celtic music of his family and the people of the area. He moved about the country ending in Maryland for many years and presently West Virginia. Along with learning how to play the bodhran he learned a bit about shipbuilding and sailing. This provided him with the opportunity to develop a love for the shanties and work songs of the sea and the seafaring life. The bodhran became a natural accompaniment for these strong hard driving songs. Over the years Roger has incorporated the Celtic influences with his love of the sea and its music.