14th April, 19:30 - 21:00

Sea Shanties with HogEye Men

The HogEye Men specialise in the singing of sea songs & shanties. They also host a monthly sea song & shanty session in central London. Shanties were worksongs of the age of sail. The HogEye Men sing them as they used to be sung; simply, boldly and loudly.

Matthew Fielding is a singer of traditional and modern folk songs since his teens accompanying himself on guitar. A former member of the Cecil Sharp House Choir and a regular at the Grand Ole Orpy Sessions in Orpington.
Mike Green is a former member of Shanty Crew. A singer with the Hartley Morris Singers. He also plays the melodeon for the Hartley Morris Men, the Ravensbourne Morris Men and for Motley Morris.
Steve Jackson is a former school chorister who sang very little as an adult until he discovered the singing weekends run by folk group The Unthanks. Having learned many folk songs and sea shanties from The Unthanks themselves, and also from George Unthank and Jim Mageean of The Keelers, he is now an enthusiastic singer of both.
Garry Walker is one of the organisers at Romford Folk Club. A singer of traditional songs, ballads and sea shanties. He is also a composer of sea shanties and other folk songs. He is a dancer with Fowlers Molly.
Phil Weight has performed regularly with Morris Folk Choir in Dalston and has a keen interest in traditional and modern folk song. Introduced to shanty singing via a friendship with Jim Magean and George Unthank, of the Tyneside group The Keelers, Phil has also sung in backing choirs for folk group The Unthanks, both informally and at their own "Home Gathering" festivals
Tickets on the door £10.

Doors and bar open at 19:00 for the concert, music at 19:30.

Price £7.50 upwards