Our hometown of Southend-on-Sea in Essex is steeped in fishing and cockling industries, which has drawn us naturally to sea shanties, the sailors’ working songs. We love the story-telling aspect to shanty-singing and we are passionately committed to ensuring that these songs remain in the public domain and are not lost at sea!
The crew comprises of:
CAPTAIN DARLING – Responsible for whipping the motley crew shipshape.
GRACE DARLING – Steers the crew steady amidst the turbulent seas of bad harmonies and bum notes.
BABY DARLING – Keeps us all young at heart.
SHIVER ME TIMBERS DARLING – Possessor of a fiercely dry sense of humour, making us chuckle with her escapades and unique observations.
VIKING DARLING – The Nordic one, keeps us howling in laughter with her comic timing and acting skills.
DUTCH COURAGE DARLING – Historian and jack(ess?) of all trades: there is nothing this fine female cannot turn her hand to!