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Tom Lewis is widely acknowledged as North America’s finest exponent of contemporary nautical songs and he brings to the stage his wry humour, button accordion, ukulele, a great voice and over 40 years experience among the sea going and folk-singing communities.
Now returned to the UK after 30 years in British Columbia, Canada he continues to tour extensively.
Les Marins des Abers
The Abers Sailors group was formed in 2000 by the men of the choir War Araog Atao and has been joined by singers from other choirs in Finisterre.
They currently have 28 singers, 16 tenors and 12 basses and give between 20 and 40 concerts a year.
Hailing from Cobh, County Cork The Molgoggers have become firm favourites at the Falmouth Shanty Festival.
They are an 8 strong, a cappella, all male group singing traditional sea shanties and contemporary maritime songs…all given the Molgogger treatment.
Short Drag Roger
Formed 17 years ago in the Oxfordshire village of Chalgrove, this all male group now consists of 7 singers who perform a cappella harmonies singing traditional and not so traditional sea shantiesThey are regulars in Falmouth and have also performed at the Travemunde International Sea Festival on the Baltic Coast.
The profits of the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival are donated to Falmouth RNLI lifeboats. The annual Festival has become one of the major Cornish events and continues to promote the tradition of maritime music in Cornwall.