Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Youngest Fan

This little lady is officially Kelp!'s youngest fan.  Although in this picture she was concentrating hard on the nuances of our subtle harmonising, she was often making it _very_ obvious she was having a great time.

Made it all worthwhile in a few short minutes - thank you!


p.s. - this was at one of the 'Stone Quay Sessions' we're holding through the summer.  The weather was fine and the wind blew free for this one - £130 in the shanty-bucket.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Whip Jamboree


And now my lads be of good cheer
For the Irish Coast will soon draw near
And we’ll set a course for the old Cape Clear

Oh Jenny get your oatcakes done
Whip Jamboree Whip Jamboree
Oh you pig-tailed sailor hanging down behind
Whip Jamboree Whip Jamboree
Oh Jenny get your oatcakes done


And now Cape Clear it is in sight (51.4392,-9.5045)
We’ll be off Holyhead by tomorrow night
And we’ll steer a course for the old Rock Light 

Oh Jenny get your oatcakes done 

And now my lads we’re off Holyhead (53.3108,-4.6282)
No more salt beef or weevily bread
One man in the chains for to heave the lead

Oh Jenny get your oatcakes done

And now my lads we’re off Fort Perch Rock (53.4427,-3.0405)
All hammocks lashed and sea-chests locked
And we’ll haul her into the Waterloo Dock (53.4131,-3.0011)

Oh Jenny get your oatcakes done 

And now my lads we’re all in dock
We’ll be off to Dan Lowry’s on the spot
And there we’ll sup a big pint pot Jenny get your oatcakes done

Oh Jenny get your oatcakes done
Whip Jamboree Whip Jamboree
Oh you pig-tailed sailor hanging down behind
Whip Jamboree Whip Jamboree
Oh Jenny get your oatcakes done

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Busy Times...

...and more firsts

Managed our first 'Stone Quay Session' and actually got requests.  I'm not sure, but I think that may be another first for Kelp!  We really should put a version of 'Drunken Sailor' into our rep.

Two on the trot soon - Thursday in the Red with the Ukelele girls again.  I hope we can hold our own.  And then a Friday 'Weather Permitting' Stone Quay Session.  

Busy Times.