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Blackstrap
Yarnspinners

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.

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The
Countrymen

Five seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. 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. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, we love our county with a passion.

The band was formed at our local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates.  We soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for our emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.

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Elena
Duff

Elena is a singer and songwriter from Ireland. Her songs feature themes of love, her love of nature, and folklore tales. Elena's powerful, arresting vocals combine with memorable lyrics. She accompanies herself on various acoustic instruments including guitar, ukulele, and bodhrán. Songs range from up-tempo to more mesmeric sounds which conjure up an imagined past.

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Hoy Boy
(Peter Purnell)

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.

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LEVEL
ENCRE

Level Encre is a new french rock Celtic 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, have fun, and give them want to board with us to share adventures across the seas.

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Robert
Palomo

Robert Palomo is an American-born musician and songwriter with a weakness for salty sea songs and the humble banjo. He's been hanging out in the northern latitudes of Russia for almost a quarter-century now. 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.

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The Silver
Darlings

Ahoy there, me hearties! We are the Silver Darlings, 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 are not lost at sea!

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The Worldwide
Shanty Project

The Worldwide Shanty Projects first release with a song written by Chris Ricketts. One 30 musicians worldwide unite in singing after losing the summer festivals where they usually meet.

 

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.

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