The music of the sea — maritime music, nautical music. Whether they be contemporary songs with the sea as a theme, ancient ballads of fearsome pirates, or shanties, (or ‘chanties’, if you prefer) the traditional work songs sung aboard the tall ships to organize the labor of the crew enabling small groups of men to accomplish tremendous feats of strength.
Those crews were English, Irish, Welsh, German, French, from the West Indies, The United States and other sea going nations, but the music itself was inspired by the oceans that link all these places together and cover two thirds of our precious planet. We take all of this as a source of inspiration for our music – giving it our own spin with guitar, hurdy-gurdy, octave mandolin and other exotic sounds. The result is an unusually energetic and exciting approach to folk music.
We have a tremendously good time playing this music and hope that you will enjoy listening and participating in it either at a live performance or through our recordings.