NEXT APPEARING LIVE AT CHIPPENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL ON SAT 25th MAY & THEN AT EXMOUTH FESTIVAL ON SUN 26th and WEDS 29th MAY
You can now purchase our new CD "Runashore", along with all our recorded material, either as a CD from Shoppe or digitally from Downloads
"The biggest buoy band in the West Country - the fabulous Exmouth Shanty Men - they are just SENSATIONAL!" says our gorgeous figurehead, the BBC's Judi Spiers, who is known to the crew as Sheila Blige and for whose image you can click here
"The Exmouth Shanty Men are surely one of the most exciting, colourful and entertaining acts to appear on the traditional folk scene in years.
And a more raggedy-arsed gaggle of rascals you are never likely to meet! They appear on stage looking as though they have just stepped ashore after a 9 month voyage around Cape Horn, their garments threadbare and their hats battered, but this crew sings some of the finest sea songs with passion and gusto.
In fact they deliver these gems as they would have been sung on the decks of the tall ships or in the dockyard taverns in the golden age of sail: hard-bitten work shanties, saucy shore songs and heart-rending laments of love and loss. And each one helps to remind us of the true cost of our rich maritime heritage and gives us an authentic glimpse of the harshness and humour of a sailor’s life.