SHORT SHARP SHANTIES ON TOUR with Jackie
Oates, Jeff Warner, Keith Kendrick, Tom and Barbara Brown, Doug Bailey
the consistently excellent reviews of the three CDs which form part of the
Short Sharp Shanties project, the ‘crew’ which launched the series is taking to
the road for a few special concert dates this Autumn.
But this is
no ordinary set of bellowing shanties: the performers bring a variety of
styles, instruments and presentations to what promises to be a richly varied
selection of material from the huge range that Cecil Sharp collected from John
Short of Watchet in 1914.
Tenterden Folk Festival;
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton, Hants;
Kilmersdon Village Hall, Somerset;
St.Issey Village Hall, Cormwall;
Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, Devon;
Nettlebed Village Hall, Oxon.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Brown
‘a fine piece of work’ – Roy
of the best renditions I have heard ‘– Mary Humphreys, Mardles
‘massive variety of arrangement
and delivery’ – Jim Lawton, Tykes News
as a force 6 out of Finisterre’ – Raymond Greenoaken, Stirrings