Captain Mike Green leads the sixteen strong Sea Shanty Crew, in work shanties, songs of the sea and tales of ‘Derring do’ upon the historic oceans.
They have developed a well-deserved reputation for singing rousing harmonious songs and have become regulars at many Sussex venues, the International Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth and frequently appear in front of “Seasalt” clothing shops on days of celebration.
Their first cd “High Tides and Low Life” was recorded in Shoreham Lifeboat Station on the stern of the Shoreham Lifeboat “Enid Colette”. It’s been featured on the Mark Radcliffe Folk show on BBC Radio 2, and sales of the cd (and fund raising) have raised many thousands of pounds for the local RNLI.
So, expect sing-along shanties, songs of loves and lives lost, of hard work and poor food, of women and drink, horrible voyages and safe harbours. Stirring music to enjoy sampling the many fine beers on sale at the Duke of Wellington. For more see; thewellingtonwailers.com