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.

2014 Gig list

Just for the record, here's a list of our public appearances last year:

10th March

open music evening at the Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

28th April

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

30th April

'Time and Tide', featuring Kelp! at Harmons Cross Village Hall

15th May

Red Lion, 2nd fiddle to the Uke'n'Row girls

23rd May

The Stone Quay Sessions I, Swanage. 1930hrs.  (Cancelled)

30th May

The Stone Quay Sessions II, Swanage. 1930hrs.

6th June

The Stone Quay Sessions III, Swanage. 1930hrs. (Too Windy)

20th June

The Stone Quay Sessions IV, Swanage. 1930hrs.

27th June

The Stone Quay Sessions V, Swanage. 1930hrs. (Apathy stopped play)

8th July

The Stone Quay Sessions VI, Swanage. 2000hrs. (Continued in the Red Lion)

14th August

The Stone Quay Sessions VII, Swanage. 2000hrs. (Continued in the Red Lion)

16th August

Swanage Lifeboat Week.  Saturday 1100hrs.

6th September

Swanage Folk Festival.  Open Singing Session in the Red Lion 2200hrs.

7th September

Swanage Folk Festival.  Open Singing Session in the Red Lion 1300hrs.

6th November

2nd fiddle to the Ukeladies again.

7th November

'Children in Need' concert at the Mowlem Theatre.

13th December

Festive Evening at Swanage Sailing Club