Sea Shanties and Jim Radford
SUN 22nd February 2015  |  7 p.m.-9 p.m.
SUN 22nd February 2015  |  7 p.m.-9 p.m.
£8 on door/ £5conc
This month the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir hosts folk singer and veteran of the Normandy landings Jim Radford. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Veterans for Peace.

Doors @ 7pm. Entry £8 / £5 concessions.

Jim Radford sailed from his home-town of Hull in East Yorkshire as a Galley Boy on a Deep Sea Tug in 1944; settling back onto dry land (after several years in the Royal Navy) ten years later. He is now retired after a varied career but still takes a keen interest in the folk and maritime music scene - being a regular attender and performer at several maritime festivals around the UK. Although Jim is best known for his sea-songs and shanties he also has an extensive repertoire of British and Irish folk songs.

Jim is the resident shantyman at the FolkMob folk club in South-East London but also maintains close links with his Yorkshire roots and family and is often found in Hull and Sheffield. He also attends, and invariably sings at, the festivals in Hull, Scarborough and Whitby and at other folk and maritime festivals around the UK.

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. We inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. Their work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.