Cider and Song Spotlight- The Rogue Shanty Buoys

The Museum will be launching an exciting new event in October, the Cider and Song Festival. As we count down till the start of the event we’ll have blogs featuring a spotlight on some of the acts we’ll have featured. Our first features The Rogue Shanty Buoys who will be performing on both Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October, as well as running song workshops on Saturday.

The Rogue Shanty Buoys

The Rogue Shanty Buoys are an energetic sea shanties group based in rural Suffolk border with an unmistakably bold and original sound and an emphasis on tight harmonies, strong vocals and unfussy arrangements.

The group perform authentic Sea shanties and sea songs, whaling arias, smuggling and wrecking refrains, pirate hymns, murder ballads and tunes of ne’er-do-wells from the 6th-century to the mid-1950’s as well as “shantyfied” covers of contemporary songs.

The Rogue Shanty Buoys are fast making a name for themselves following their formation in 2017 and performances at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Latitude, The Ipswich Maritime Festival, The Harwich Shanty Festival and The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival among other maritime weekends and festivals and performances overseas and for the likes of Olly Murs, The Queen and in forthcoming TV series ‘Sailing Round Britain’.

They are passionate about celebrating and reviving the heritage and culture of the folk music created by the traditional industries of East Anglian as well and bringing the songs to newer listeners and audiences further afield.

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