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Singing in the rigging

It’s something Norwegians do, apparently! And it has a wild quality that seems more plausible than some of the restrained stuff we hear from time to time.

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The history of shanty singing

Pete Truin of the youthful shanty singing outfit The Ballina Whalers has written a thoughtful, informative article about the history of shanty singing. Great stuff Pete! ‘During this period of history, it has been said that there was an Irishman … Continue reading

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Sea songs at Frittenden in Kent 2pm, this Saturday

We’re looking forward to a session of sea songs at the Bell & Jorrocks pub at Frittenden, Kent from 2pm on Saturday afternoon. The YouTube clip of me singing Maggie May above should give you a taste, but I’ll be only one … Continue reading

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