Legendary sailing barge skipper Bob Roberts sings Johnny Todd

Skipper of the engine-less sailing barge Cambria from 1949, singer and musician, newspaperman and writer, old Bob Roberts was what you might call a multi-talented chap.

Read all about him at the East Anglian Music Trust website and at the Wikipedia, and read about his barge at the Cambria Trust’s web pages.

We spent a great evening singing and playing on board the now restored Cambria a few days ago, and look forward to returning some time.

More songs from Bob can be found here and here.

One thought on “Legendary sailing barge skipper Bob Roberts sings Johnny Todd”

  1. top quality stuff ! …. Bob Roberts was a member of Erith Yacht Club – and used to sing and play at the club regularly after the war. My dad knew him well – and still sings ‘the worst old ship’ and the candle light fisherman song

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