Category: Artists for 2017

Stuart Pendrill

Stuart is a familiar face at our Festival, but this year, for the first time, he will be performing solo. A popular and lively entertainer Stuart has performed widely in the U.K. and worldwide. He currently lives in Holland, where he has joined a Dutch Shanty Crew, so his performance schedule has extended even further !

Swinging the Lead

Another Festival favourite, Swinging the Lead are one of the busiest Shanty Crews around, being resident shanty singers on the famous Cutty Sark at Greenwich and the Thames Sailing Barge ‘Edith May’ and also regular performers at several Maritime Festivals. They perform traditional shanties and a vast selection of songs of the sea, some of which are self-penned. Dave, Pete, Joe, and Colin all have a passion for maritime music, historic ships and sailing. Some of the band members have Tall Ship sailing experience and some are regulars on the Woolwich Ferry!

Tom Lewis

We are pleased to welcome Tom Lewis to the festival for a second time. A charismatic and popular singer and musician, Tom has written a number of sea songs and shanties that many erroneously believe to be traditional. In addition to his own material, Tom draws on his naval experience to provide authenticity when singing traditional sea songs. His strong performances engage audiences with the spirit of the sea.