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4 September 2011 1 Comment

REVIEWED: Short Sharp Shanties Vol. 1

REVIEWED: Short Sharp Shanties Vol. 1

Album: Short Sharp Shanties, Vol.1 Sea Songs of a Watchet Sailor Artists: Roger Watson, Sam Lee, Jeff Warner, Jackie Oates, Tom Brown, Barbara Brown, Keith Kendrick, Jim Mageean Released by: Wildgoose Records 2011 Link to purchase: http://www.wildgoose.co.uk/displayAlbum.asp?PRODUCT_ID=196 This is volume one of a three album project based on the shanties given to Cecil Sharp by […]

25 July 2011 0 Comments

Guys life saved by ‘Mary Ellen Carter’ by Stan Rogers

Guys life saved by ‘Mary Ellen Carter’ by Stan Rogers

OK I know this is old, but that does not dimish its awesomeness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-aEcPgkuA&feature=youtube_gdata_player Clip from Stan Rogers documentary ‘One Warm Line’, more can be seen here: http://www.stanrogers.net/

21 July 2011 0 Comments

CIvil War Naval Songs : Album Review

CIvil War Naval Songs : Album Review

Album: Civil War Naval Songs Artist(s): Dan Milner, David Coffin, Jeff Davis and guests. Released by: Smithsonian Folkways, 2011 Link to purchase and hear song samples: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3331 I simply love the Folkways label, their catalogue seems to be based on the oldest recordings available and is a collection based on a passion for the music […]

26 May 2011 0 Comments

Shanty News: Why you should respect new shanty recordings

Shanty News: Why you should respect new shanty recordings

OK, I know who you are. You’re a folk musician who takes folk music a little too seriously but you don’t let everyone know that. You try and maintain a colourful and bright disposition because that is who you are, but you take your folk music VERY seriously. And why not? Why not take the […]

20 March 2011 5 Comments

SHANTY NEWS: Epic Triple Shanty CD Set to be Released

SHANTY NEWS: Epic Triple Shanty CD Set to be Released

Believe it or not there is actually some breaking shanty news! Shantynet.com has received a press release regarding a box set of traditional shanties to be released from S&A Projects and distributed through Wild Goose Records. Press release is copied below:   SHANTY PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION A recording project, involving nine professional performers, that has […]

4 September 2010 0 Comments

CD REVIEW: Four ‘n’ Aft “Rolling the Whole World Round”

CD REVIEW: Four ‘n’ Aft “Rolling the Whole World Round”

Group: For ‘n’ Aft Album “Rolling the Whole World Round” (c) Cock Robin Music 2006 Can be purchased here: http://www.chanteycabin.co.uk/Four%20n%20Aft/Four%20n%20Aft.htm Can be contacted here: chrislock@tesco.net http://www.loctuptogether.co.uk/?page_id=4 We met these fine singers at the Langesund International Shanty Festival in  Norway June 2010 and were one of the stand out acts of the weekend (see review here: […]

16 August 2010 4 Comments

CD REVIEW: Salty Dicks Uncensored Sailor Songs

CD REVIEW: Salty Dicks Uncensored Sailor Songs

Review of Salty Dicks Uncensored Sailor Songs Artist: Salty Dick Released by Old Fashioned Music (c) 2004 Can be purchased here: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/saltydick Official website: http://www.saltydick.com/ Censorship in folk music has long intrigued me, it seems that many people endlessly strive to make their performance as close to the original as possible to try and preserve […]

10 August 2010 1 Comment

Langesund International Shanty Festival : REVIEWED

This is the review from a kiwi perspective from the shanty festival in Langesund, Norway 4-6 June 2010. NORWAY It is my first time in Norway, and we arrived on an amazingly sunny day. My brother has a friend who has a theory that if you go to a country on a sunny day you […]

24 May 2010 0 Comments

Shanty News: The Kiwi’s are Coming!!

Shanty News: The Kiwi’s are Coming!!

2010 will see a true invasion of New Zealanders into the Europe shanty scene, both the Royal Fortune and the Maritime Crew will descend apon the continent this June and August (unpronounceable volcano permitting). The Royal Fortune will be playing free shows in pubs around Killarney and Dublin before heading to the Langesund shanty festival […]

20 May 2010 7 Comments

Shanty News: ***UPDATED*** Some Gits Get 1 Million Pounds for What We Do for Free.

Shanty News: ***UPDATED*** Some Gits Get 1 Million Pounds for What We Do for Free.

*******UPDATED********** The following post is intended as satire, not as a true news article. The purpose of which is to highlight the biggest deal in terms of money and success to happen to a shanty group in a generation. The Fisherman’s Friends are forging a path that could lead to more opportunities for us more […]