Tonight, I think itâ€™s time for a couple more sea songs from the great Keith Kendrick.
The Lowlands of Holland is from his latest CD on the Wildgoose label Songs from the Derbyshire Coast; it’s not a shanty, but a forebitter and designed for a much more contemplative purpose.
The second, South Australia from the album All Tied Up puts us straight back into shanty territory. Keith sings here with the singing trio Three Sheets to the Wind, a top-drawer example of how to perform maritime music for entertainment without betraying the authenticity of the genre. Their approach is raucous yet harmonious and with lashings of zany humour – and, like Keith himself, they are in demand for concerts all over the world.
Songs from the Derbyshire Coast and All Tied Up are available from Keith’s CD site:
Photo by Andrew D C Basford (2006)
sea songs, chanties, chanteys, forebitters