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Musical Artists

Be sure to check out some of the most talented and amazing musicians in the world who are dedicated to this genre of music & supporters of our radio.


Barbar'O'Rhum

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Inspired by the golden age of piracy, maritime legends, and marine myths, Barbar'O'Rhum plays with history to create its own stories. Mixing Sea Shanties, Traditional Music, Celtic Punk, and Folk Metal, the band navigates rough waters, exploring different genres of music from around the world to deliver a heterogeneous sound they call “Rock'n'Rhum”.

Blackstrap
Yarnspinners

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Blackstrap Yarnspinners, the rockin'est hippest bunch of scallywags, rapscallions, and pirates here to sing their way into your ever-lovin' hearts!

Love sea shanties?  Who doesn't? Wondered what it would sound like if the pirates and sailors were rock & rollers? WHO HASN'T??? Welcome to a world of Rockin' Rapscallions Boppin' Buccaneers Swaggerin' Scallywags.

Breitling's
Maritimer Kraftgesang

Breitling's Maritimer Kraftgesang SMSR
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With devotion and heart blood, the fifteen men sing these old songs and Shanties and inspire the public since 1986.
Under the motto "Maritime Power Song", the songs are performed in such diverse languages as German, Low German, Old Flemish, Russian or French, but mostly in the seafaring language of English.


Black Irish Band

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When you take Celtic, Spanish, and Italian Music, and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish. For Twenty-five years this band has created an original sound that no other band has. With over 500 concert performances to date and airplay around the world, the band has kept very busy spreading their brand of progressive folk music to a large audience. Many of the original works written by the band are based on Celtic history.

Bounding
Main

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Bounding Main is an American a cappella quintet focusing on traditional sea shanties and maritime music. Formed in 2003, Bounding Main performs maritime music, presenting an "Elizabethan sea dog" look in their costumes and gear as well as informal looks that represent them as a contemporary vocal group.

The
Captain's Beard 

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Yarrr! The Captain's Beard be a company o' travelin' troubadours on a quest to bring the finest o' sea shanties and forebitters to the ears of all who'll listen. We play songs of the grog, grot, and grime that comes o' traveling the high seas. Fer all who enjoy the pirates' life let us be yer soundtrack


Chris Ricketts

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Internationally acclaimed 21st-century shanty singer, Chris Ricketts returned after a 7-year silence with an album of shanties and self-penned songs called 'Songs In The Key Of Sea'. Widely loved this album and re-booted Chris' love for the genre as he continues to record throughout 2022/23

Capt'n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well
Cads Pirate Invasion

Capt'n Tor & The Naer Do Well Cads Pirate Invasion SMSR
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Capt’n Tor’s Rowdy Crew has been providing a total-immersion experience to their audiences, with an experiential performance style that engages the audience directly within the show - whether it be all-ages festival shows or bawdy adult pub-style shenanigans – crowds have the feeling that they have traveled back in time to 300 years ago to the Golden Age of Piracy when they encounter this one-of-a-kind pirate Celtic nautical performance style.


The Countrymen

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The band was formed at our local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates.  With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style, we take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as an increasing amount of their own compositions.


David Coffin

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David has performed throughout New England since 1980. His venues range from concert halls, coffeehouses, schools, radio, and museums. 

He is equally adept at firing up a crowd to sing, or at playing music in the background to create an atmosphere (often during the same occasion!). Widely known for his rich baritone voice, and his impressive collection of musical instruments.


Die Blowboys

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To blow maritime music and shanty from Rostock into the world - that is the mission of the eight coast boys! Part of today's crew already hijacked in the years 2015 to 2019, the somewhat mothballed genre, in which everything that does not and nailed it was taken on the shanty grain: radio and television,
Harbor dives and shark cutters, churches, concert halls, grandma's birthday and Open-air stages, sailing club, and studio.

The Dread
Crew of Oddwood

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The Dread Crew of Oddwood plays a combination of folk music, heavy metal, and traditional Celtic music. The band performs using only traditional and acoustic instruments, including the accordion, mandolin, tin whistle, bouzouki, toy piano, and stand-up bass.

The
Dreadnoughts

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The Dreadnoughts began to play folk-punk in 2007 with a single goal: to make enough money at shows to cover the cost of shots of Fireball Whiskey at Vancouver’s notoriously seedy Ivanhoe Hotel. 15 years plus, they can boast of six studio albums, two EPs, and hundreds of unforgettable live shows spanning the globe. They’ve blended punk rock and a bunch of European folk traditions with a power and range that few other groups can match. And it’s been a blast.


Elena Duff

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Elena Duff is an Irish singer-songwriter and also visual artist.

Her original music comes broadly under the umbrella of indie folk. Her influences range from 1920s music to jazz, folk, pop, and indie.

The Exmouth
Shanty Men

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We love a great audience and sharing those great old shanties and sea songs and helping to keep them alive. Happy to travel Europe sharing our shanties.


Ginny Di

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I’m a Denver-based tabletop gaming YouTuber and cosplayer who loves telling stories, bringing characters to life, and helping you have more fun with your tabletop games. Every time someone complains about the size of my elf ears, I get bigger ones. I'm over-excited, over-committed, and I will cross the street to pet that cat.


The Groggy Dogs

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The Groggy Dogs is a band that fuses punk, metal, and ska with sea shanties and traditional Celtic melodies, delivering a forceful and fun sound that invites you to dance and party with a few grog jugs.


Hank Cramer

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Hank Cramer is one of the best-loved folksingers in the American West. He is widely known for his booming bass voice, smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar, and his wry sense of humor. He has a repertoire of over a thousand modern and traditional songs, spanning the genres of Celtic, Appalachian, maritime, cowboy, and plain old folk music.

Hoy Boy
(Peter Purnell)

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Sailing in from Canvey Island in Essex England, Hoy Boy (Peter Purnell) is a young('ish) enthusiastic acapella Sea Shanty Soloist with a passion for Maritime Folk Music and History. Specializing in rousing uplifting shanties from the golden age of sail that will have you joining in with gusto.


The Jack Tars

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The Jack Tars will transport you to the Golden Age of Sail through their musical talents. With a range of instruments such as the Melodeon, Fiddle, Guitar, and Whistle, they create a captivating experience. Their expertise lies in Sea Shanties, blending both traditional and contemporary arrangements that are lively and engaging for the audience. In addition to Irish Folk songs, they also perform Jigs, Reels, and Hornpipes, ensuring a foot-tapping performance that is both energetic and enjoyable.


JollyRoger

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Cornish sea-punk folk band JollyRoger falls somewhere between the sound of The Dropkick Murphys and Levellers. Inspired by the sea and growing up in the pirate haven of Penzance, they use nautical metaphors and pirate history to speak out about mental health issues and also the better things in life, like drinking beer. JollyRoger explodes with energy on stage and is an eclectic mix of shanty vibes, humor, and Celtic punk.


Karliene

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After years of wanting to get thoughts from pen and paper, to an old guitar and then out into the big wide world, Toby sat down, recorded a few songs in a small room, and 'Loveridge was born.​

Switching between folk-inspired tales of the sea & his beloved Cornwall as well as more contemporary tunes about love, life, loss & redemption, there is always a common theme running through each song.


LEVEL ENCRE

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You can tell that we are a new french celtic-rock pirate festive folk band (we call it "Tavern's Rock"), created in 2020, during the french lockdown. Made up of 8 Ardenian's (from Ardennes, France) musicians from all musical backgrounds, our goal is to make people dance, sing out loud and have fun, and give them a want to board with us to share adventures across the seas.


Loveridge

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After years of wanting to get thoughts from pen and paper, to an old guitar and then out into the big wide world, Toby sat down, recorded a few songs in a small room, and 'Loveridge was born.​

Switching between folk-inspired tales of the sea & his beloved Cornwall as well as more contemporary tunes about love, life, loss & redemption, there is always a common theme running through each song.

The
Minstrel Rav’n

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A wandering bard, the Minstrel Rav'n travels the lands singing songs and telling stories of Pirates, Taverns & Elven Lasses...though not necessarily in that order.
You can find the Minstrel gracing the stages of renaissance faires from Michigan to Tennessee to New Jersey!


Musical Blades

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A fearless band of misfit rogues, terrorizing and delighting audiences with a unique blend of hilarity and harmonies. Musical Blades continue to bring their unique brand of “renaissance rock show” to countless renaissance festivals and clubs across the United States and abroad.

Miracle of Sound 
(Gavin Dunne)

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Gavin's music and songs, under the name Miracle Of Sound, cover a vast range of genres & styles from metal to jazz to EDM to classical. They have become popular through grassroots word of mouth and gathered over half a billion streams between Youtube and Spotify.

He loves to celebrate great stories in my songs and many of them are inspired by the characters & tales in TV, Videogames, books & movies.


Nelson's Shantymen

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Based in the Burnhams, birthplace of England’s greatest seaman, Lord Horatio Nelson, Nelson’s Shantymen are a diverse group of enthusiasts, driven in equal measure by a love of singing and a desire to keep the tradition of the authentic sea shanty alive. True to the original spirit of the shanty, a major emphasis is placed on the voice and instrumental accompaniment, this is always secondary to the natural sound of men singing to ease the burden of their work at sea.


Pat Razket

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Ye crew o' Pat Razket be a pirate folk music band from Sweden.
Our shows give you a unique experience and we play our own songs (and sometimes the occasional traditional sea shanty).


Expect people dancing on the tables, gunpowder, smoke and one hell of a pirate party!

Pot of Gold
Shanty Crew

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Pot of Gold has gained an enviable reputation for singing traditional, and not so traditional, Shantys and Songs of the Sea, in their own unique style.

Expect a totally inclusive, laid-back, entertaining session, full of great songs, fantastic harmonies, humor, brilliant musicianship, and audience participation - the complete experience that has entertained audiences from Kings Lynn to The Minack Theatre in Cornwall  - and many places in between.

The
Pyrates Royale

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The original singing pirate band for over 30 years has specialized in performing nautical and folk songs with an original and comic flair. The group and its members are local celebrities in the Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. area. The band plays at chanty festivals, folk festivals, renaissance festivals, pubs, and taverns all up and down the US East Coast.


Pirates For Sail

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Baltimore's most bilious, barnacle-encrusted band of bilge-rats, a caterwauling crew of crafty cutthroats, and a scurvy swarm of salty sea weasels and tentacles. 

Pirates for Sail are highly trained musicians and vocalists who are experts in sea shanties, Irish drinking tunes, and maritime ballads, but we will sing just about anything that strikes our fancy. Let's rouse your spirits, calm your soul, or bring tears to your eyes with a sailor's lament.


Pyrates!

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Pyrates! Are an award-winning sea shanty folk rock band who
will take you on a musical excursion across the oceans themselves as they breathe new life back into sea shanties, traditional songs, old folk favorites, and ballads whose origins have been forgotten and lost in time.


Robert Palomo

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Robert Palomo is an American-born musician and songwriter with a weakness for salty sea songs and the humble banjo. Lately, he's focused on his own brand of maritime folk music,  "New Old Sea Songs" - tunes reminiscent of the traditional classics, but fresh as the ocean breeze.


Rusty Cutlass

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The world's most notorious pirate band and has played more festivals, corporate and international events than there is time to mention.

If you are lookin' for a one-of-a-kind pirate band then look no further. You want Rusty Cutlass. That's Rusty with an ARRRRRR!!!!


Scarecrow Jack

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Scarecrow Jack is a folk rock band with Celtic influences that hails from the Ohio Valley. Theron was familiar with New Age and music dipping into the Fantasy realm. After discovering Blackmore's Night, it peaked his curiosity for similar music.  Members of the band Greenrose Faire, a fantastic medieval, Celtic rock band from Finland can be heard on the albums “Welcome Autumn” and “Gypsies, Pirates and Scarecrows”.

The
Silver Darlings

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We are an all-female sea shanty crew hauling from Southend-on-Sea in Essex. We sing shanties, songs of the sea, and ditties nautical.

Our hometown is steeped in fishing and cockling industries, which has drawn us naturally to sea shanties, the sailors’ working songs. We love the story-telling aspect of shanty-singing and we are passionately committed to ensuring that these songs remain in the public domain and aren't lost at sea.


StoryWrens

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The Story Wrens (formerly Wren of Iniquity) found their inspiration in the magical scene of the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Agoura, California and the resurgent folk arts and early music there.  Research and authenticity were the lay of the cultural landscape.  The music and songs became the tresor trové, literally the “treasure found” that would offer connection through time.


Ship Shape

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Ahoy there! We are Ship Shape, a music and comedy group newly ashore and here to entertain any landlubber looking for a laugh! We specialize in sea shanties, tight harmonies, and nautical (sometimes naughty!) humor. Join Frankie, Swiss, and Mack for a shipload of fun!


Steve Travis

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In a career spanning over 40 years, Steve Travis has enjoyed success in various musical incarnations, mostly as a highly acclaimed country singer. Now Steve has taken another change of direction and recorded his second album of sea shanties and songs


Tir Nan Og

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A band-history stretching over 15 years and more than 300 gigs – and still the Bavarian Irishmen are able to reinvent their style. With influences from rock, reggae, and acoustic punk they welcome their fans to the land of everlasting youth. Because that is the literal meaning of “Tir Nan Og”. The sextet has already rocked international stages and is always ready to heat up the crowd with their own form of creative Irish-Celtic- folk-rock.

Tom Mason &
the Blue Buccaneers

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Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers are a wild band of Nashville musicians who dress like pirates and play a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rousing historical rave-ups, afro-cuban tinged ballads, Cajun sea shanties, and bluesy Irish jigs, transforming big festivals, performing arts centers, and urban nightclubs into bustling seaside taverns at the turn of the seventeenth century. 

Wakefire

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Do you enjoy the lilt of the Old World with a rockin’ new beat? That’s Wakefire’s bread and butter, but we don’t stop there – we’ll soon have you dancing to our own mix of Celtic Rock, Baroque Pop, Americana, folk rock, and what we have coined Bohemian Cabaret . . . and we’ll add a dash of pop culture for the nerds in the audience because we like you folks.

The Worldwide
Shanty Project

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Nothing brings the world together like a familiar song and a community of singers uniting together in chorus.

The shanty scene is a wonderful place with many incredible musicians. This project celebrates them.

WilliamPint  &
Felicia Dale

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Prepare for an intoxicating blend of traditional and modern music reflecting the immense vitality of those who live and work on the sea. Pint and Dale’s music fits into the world of modern folk, rock, and popular song, but it’s rich with the myth, narrative, rhythm, rhyme, and lyric associated with the days of the tall ships.

Young Dubliners

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Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence is certainly there, but it’s not the only influence that bursts through on their albums or live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea”, explains Roberts “The sound was intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds.

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