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