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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]