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.