Sea Shanties
SUN 21st September 2014  |  6 p.m.-9 p.m.
£8 in advance/ £10 on the door
The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir return to TripSpace Projects to host another evening of nautical music. This months gig features some of the finest singers from the maritime folk scene, both young and old(er)! Advance booking for this one is recommended...

Doors @ 6pm. Tickets available here link
Tickets £8 in advance / £10 on the door / £5 concessions

The Ballina Whalers link
Keith and Sylvia link
The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir link
--- The Ballina Whalers are Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes - three musical barnacles clinging to the creaking hull of a musical tradition stretching back over hundreds of years. Using just their voices they explore ballads, shanties and seafaring songs that tell tales of whaling ships, lost loves, roaring storms and hardship out at sea. ?Fast becoming one of the most sort after shanty bands around, known as much for their heart rending three part harmonies as their lusty approach to singing shanties, the last few years have been extremely busy for the boys, seeing them playing folk clubs, harbour sides, beaches, boat sheds and festivals up and down the country.

"Stunning voices that blend so beautifully, a real knock out"
- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2


Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond.

Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument – the Concertina. And when they’re not doing that you’ll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers.

“A wonderful advert for English folk music!”
- Lawrence Heath – Guildford Institute Folk Club


The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir meets on Thursdays at Chats Palace in Homerton to rehearse, and performs regularly in London and further afield. Our current members hail from all over the world and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of musical experience. The choir continues to go from strength to strength and has had a busy first year, from it’s first inaugural public performance in The Thames Festival to appearing at an exhibition opening at the Royal College of Art. As well as having a busy performance schedule in London, the choir has been invited to perform around the UK and aspires to travel overseas to international festivals in the future.