Category: Artists for 2017

Salt Water & Beer

Salt Water and Beer were formed about twenty years ago, our original singers would sing for beer on Maldon Quay. Nowadays we sing mainly shanties and other songs remembering days of sail. You can find us performing at the many regattas and country shows around Maldon and the River Blackwater

Shötley Crüe

Shötley Crüe are a 7-piece “pocket choir” who formed because of our Festival in 2014. Since then they have launched their own vessel with a cargo of characterful sea songs and shanties, and watery stuff in general. Never more than 70 miles from the sea, the Crüe have dropped anchor at various festivals, folk clubs and friendly ports around the country.


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 !