Sea Shanties
SUN 26th October 2014  |  6 p.m.-9 p.m.
£8 on door/ £5conc
Following in the wake of September’s well-attended event featuring Keith Kendrick, Sylvia Needham and The Ballina Whalers, this month the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir’ plays host to some more very special guests including renowned visual artist Sonia Levy as well as veteran maritime folk singer Andy Kenna. The bar will be serving a range of nautical cocktails to quench your thirst!

Doors @ 6pm. Entry £8 / £5 concessions

Sonia Levy is a French artist living and working in London. Tonight she will be presenting photographs from her recent travels in Iceland, where she was hosted by the Húsavík Research Center on Marine Mammals to develop a research project based on whalebones. In her work the focal subjects are the nonhumans. They are animals, stones, inorganic compounds, processes shown in the making or results of those elemental forces. The artistic gesture has become a way of registering the feeling of being surrounded by others or more abstractly by otherness, something that is not the self.

Andy Kenna is a renowned vocalist and concertina player from Liverpool, singing most of the nautical sea songs, together with some original material. Andy currently performs solo, appearing at maritime festivals all over the world. He recently recorded an album featuring the entire works of renowned maritime song-writer Bob Watson entitled “Ports of Call” Andy appears regularly with The Ballina Whalers, and this will be his first collaboration with The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir.