Hearts of Oak at the Swansea Shanty Festival

12th and 13th July

Soundchecks on the main stage, but why was it
so dark in there?.
A motley collection of buskers outside Sainsbury's!
Upstairs in the Yacht Club with rather too much
leg showing!
Stormalong John, with whom we shared both Yacht club
and Sainsbury's venues. A great group of performers.

Tom and Barbara Brown

Saturday 7th June

Tom and Barbara need no introduction from us, coming from Combe Martin where they run a flourishing music night at the Top George.They sang to a crowded Mariners, performing a wide variety of traditional folk and music hall songs accompanied with a variety of instruments. This man's left-handed guitar playing on a right-handed guitar was simply mind boggling! Tom and Barbara's website!

Back by popular demand on 2nd April 2005!


31st May

Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman

Saturday 31st May saw Dave and Anni's visit to the George at South Molton where they sang to a small but enthusiastic audience. Their programme included many accapella songs and some with concertina accompanient, a varied cross section of traditional and self penned material from delicate solos to rousing choruses. Annie being a geordie and Dave's roots being closer to here, they present a rare mix of north and south, complementing each other perfectly.

Hearts of Oak aboard the Kathleen and May

The sunny evening of 25th May saw us aboard the Kathleen and May........taking the helm for a fundraising event for that fine ship.
After the interval we retired to the hold (Not the hall!) to continue with our programme of shanties and seasongs. God protect the Kathleen and May. Sitting in the cabin with the famous prayer from the last verse of our song.

Friday Night at the Bridge

Joyce Moon visits the Mariners

A friendly atmosphere and an enjoyable evening all round at the Bridge Inn, Lynbridge, on 9th May.
Joyce wrote the words for Johns song 'The Hand of Fate' and has also produced the words for a song from the new CD, 'Faces on the Stair'. We were very pleased to welcome her to the Mariners, and again the next evening at the Town Hall in Lynton for an 'Exmoor Evening' which went really well.

Hearts of Oak in the Midlands!

Here we are at our recent concert in Bromsgrove.The concert was to raise funds for the Primrose Hospice.
A varied and entertaining programme was lifted
by the welcome of the audience.
A great night out, worth the 350 mile round trip!

CD's and tapes.
More past events!
Return to Top.