More great songs from Keith Kendrick and friends

Tonight, I think it’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 … Continue reading “More great songs from Keith Kendrick and friends”

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Folkestone SALT sea and the environment festival is this weekend

I’ve just learned this is going off this weekend – and that it will include our pals Sylvia Needham and Keith Kendrick performing and running a sea shanty workshop, a fascinating looking talk about historical maps of the Folkestone area, a lecture on our changing coast, and another on the life that the sea contains and … Continue reading “Folkestone SALT sea and the environment festival is this weekend”

The Unknown Land – a play about arctic exploration, at the Arden Theatre, Faversham on the 28th March

In the 1840s, the race to discover the fabled North-West Passage gripped the public imagination. The Unknown Land is an original play by Caroline Small for one actor and many characters. It is said to be a compelling tale of extreme survival from a time before radio communication and specialised polar equipment that includes the … Continue reading “The Unknown Land – a play about arctic exploration, at the Arden Theatre, Faversham on the 28th March”