Monday, 13 June 2016

Swanage Fish Festival 2016!

Had a great afternoon at the  Fish Festival (we are the shadowy figures on stage) and even got a fan mail



Friday, 10 June 2016

For the record - these were our gigs in 2015!

13th January

Open music evening at the Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

9th February

Another open music evening at the Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

20th April

Yet another open music evening at the Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

27th April

Singing aboard 'The Shtandart' with Vladimir, family & crew

5th to 7th June

The delightfully named Swanage Fish Festival

27th June

Neil Hardy's 65th birthday party, at the Old Malthouse School. Happy Birthday, Neil

28th June

Fund Raising for the Dorset Air Ambulance - Kingston Country Park

1st August

The Square Fayre, at  the Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

15th August

Swanage Lifeboat Week, Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage

12th September

Swanage Folk Festival.  Prince Albert Gardems, 1430hrs.  

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Kelp! are back at the 2016 Swanage Fish Festival, 3:30pm, 12th June


.... you might what to give a wide berth to the stage at Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, 3:30 to 4pm, Sunday 12th June...
see  http://swanagefishfest.org/whats-on/

Friday, 12 June 2015

Fish Festival - with real microphones

We had a sound check and everything.  Quite a new experience for us, but plenty of positive feedback (no pun...) has convinced us we weren't entirely rubbish.  And we certainly enjoyed the experience...


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

International Invite

After an awesome night on board 'The Shtandart', we've been invited to play at Viktor's gaff - a place appropriately named 'The Fiddler's Green' in St Petersburg.

Find them here on FB

Monday, 16 February 2015

Randy Dandy-O

One of our favourites, this is a great 'join in' song that has rattled the Red Lion's windows more than once.


Now we are ready to head for the Horn,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
Our boots an' our clothes boys are all in the pawn,
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
The anchor's on board an' the cable's all stored,
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Soon we’ll be warping her out through the locks
Way, ay, roll an' go!
Where the pretty young girls all come down in their flocks
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away,…

Come breast the bars, bullies, and heave her away,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
Soon we'll be rollin’ her ‘way down the Bay,
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away,…

Say goodbye to Sally and goodbye to Sue,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
For we are the boy-os who can kick her through,
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away,…

Man the stout caps'n an' heave with a will,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
Soon we'll be drivin' her 'way down the hill,
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away…

Heave away, bullies, ye parish-rigged bums,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
Take yer hands from yer pockets and don't suck yer thumbs.
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away…

Roust away, bullies, the wind’s drawing free,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
Let’s get the glad rags on and drive her to sea.
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away…

We're outward bound for Vallipo Bay,
Way, ay, roll an' go!
Get crackin', m' lads, 'tis a hell o' a way!
Timme rollickin' randy dandy O!

Heave a pawl, oh, heave away…

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Shanty UK

From the ShantyUK website...
About Shanty UK
In 2010 a Group of like minded friends got together to organise a Shanty Festival. Like many others we sadly missed Lancaster Maritime Festival and the great gathering there at the start of the season. We were also worried about the way the financial climate is affecting the music and the opportunities to perform it and keep it alive.
With that in mind we founded an organisation called Shanty UK whose purpose is to promote maritime music of all genres. We plan to run a maritime event every Easter.


Derek, the ShantyUK webmaster, kindly added a link to Kelp! from their site.  So here's the favour returned - check out the Shanty UK website.