Godalming Carnival (June) Holy Cross Hospital (July) and our Concert at The Golden Pheasant in Farringdon Nr Alton on 28th September 2017
Our Performance at a private party in Surrey in November 2017 (See Testimonials)
Our performance at Shottermill House Haslemere January 2018
We performed at "Coatstliner" A Sea shanty Event at Poole Dorset on 21st April 2018
Haslefolk Sea Shanty Crew at Poole Coastliners Shanty Festival
Shanty Hounds performing at Falmouth Sea Shanty festival
Shanty Hounds at St Stephen's Church Haslemere October 2018
Record of Shanty Gigs 2017 onwards
June 2017 – Godalming Summer Pirate Show
Accompanied RNLI float through Godalming dressed as pirates and singing shanties to the crowd and handing out RNLI flags to children. Then opening the afternoon fete music with 6 shanties sung from low loader truck back to the whole Fete field. Then second set of shanties later in the afternoon. All seemed to go very well and RNLI very happy with our help.
Helped Raise £ 34.58
July 2017 – Holy Cross Hospital Haslemere doing a set of “Afternoon Tea Shanties” to a group of about 20 seriously injured bedbound people and their nurses in their main meeting hall. Sang about 16 shanties for about an hour, which seemed to go down well and was enough for them.
No money raised or donated, but good cause to sing for free anyway
September 2017 – Shanty Evening at the Golden Pheasant pub in Farringdon. A full evening of “sea shanties” and “songs of the sea” in the events room of the GP pub. Good first crowd of enthusiastic audience to hear our first real live shanty evening. Individual songs by Rob, Paula, Jon and Cas added to the variety. Seemed to go very well and folks made nice appreciative sounds including much clapping and rude participation
Raised £ 150.00 including £50 from the pub landlady
November 2017 – Private Shanty Evening at 70th “ALL AT SEA” Birthday party for Roger & family of Englefield Green. 100+ person marquee in back garden, used full P/a system. Prepared around 27 songs of which we did most. Started low key with folks having drinks, then improved when they sat down for late supper. Did “This is Your Sailing Life” stuff for Roger, plus gift of RNLI money boat for him to raise money from his friends, plus singing of bespoke special song now called RNLI to tune of YMCA…a hoot. Long evening but we clearly were just what the family wanted…high praise from them after the event.
What can I say?! Haslefolk were simply amazing, you really made it such a special night for everyone there, I just can’t thank you all enough, you are brilliant! Charlotte
Raised £ 200.00 in donations from the family plus £22.05p in the RNLI buckets a total of £ 222.05 for the RNLI
Total Raised in 2017 is £ 406.63
10th January 2018 – Shottermill House Residential and Care home in Haslemere. An evening shanty sing-along for about 40+ residents and friends of the House and inmates, complete with drinks and nibbles
Thank you so much for the evening of music on Wednesday. You are a brilliantly enthusiastic group and added a lovely, vibrant feel to our evening with friends and family. We have these evenings in order to help families share an activity and it was great to look around and see both residents and visitors joining in. It was a great time.
Please pass on my thanks to the whole group. Marie,one of our managers, organised the donation for the RNLI on our behalf. Elaine
Donation of £30 received and paid to the RNLI
3rd March 2018 – Upton Grey – An evening of “Sea Shanties and Songs of the Sea”. Our shanty crew ran this event, despite the thick snow the day before, we had a near sell out on the night and the hall was full. Fabulous evening of shanties, trad and silly, folk songs of the sea and Celtic – Scottish jigs, reels and foot stamping hand-clapping music, and even folks dancing in the aisles at the end…wow. We raised some £819.50 for the RNLI. We were supported by several other local singer/songwriters including Head North, Andrew Rose, Dave Botting and Skyport Ade…all fabulous, Wow what a night !!!
Hi Dave,….As Roddy said at the end of the night, THANK YOU - for all your hard work and effort in putting the evening together with the added stress of the arctic weather. It was a brilliant night and all the artists were fantastic. It was my first Sea Shanty evening, but most definitely now, not my last. Thank you all once again, it is hugely appreciated……….Kate (RNLI committee member)
Total Raised was £ 839.50 for the RNLI
Total Raised to date for the RNLI £ 1,276.13
21st April – Poole Coastliners Sea Shanty and Sea Folk Festival. New Shanty festival in several locations around Old Poole Harbour in Dorset.
2 sets of 60 minutes in King Charles Pub and Scaplen’s Court Walled Garden. First set in lovely beamed Pub room, very atmospheric, second set with good crowd outside in the sunshine in the garden…our mor active participation songs went down well with the crowd. Lovely weekend.
Modest collection box take of £18.61 collected for RNLI ? it should have been more for sure
4th May 2018 – “Shanties and Ale” barge cruise on the John Pinkerton evening start, fish and chip supper & REAL ALE, 3.5 hour trip up the Basingstoke canal on a canal barge signing all our shanties and a few other songs of the sea. Great evening was had by all, but had worn out voices after so much singing. Raised £200 for the night and some £24.51 in the collection buckets so a total of £224.51
19th May - Tadley Beer Fest, afternoons hour of shanties in the main Rugby Club building, went down well and helped them raise some £2000+ for the Brittle Bone Society, lovely sunny day !!
Hi Dave, Cas, Jon,
I cant thank you enough for the terrific set you and gave us yesterday. Please pass my thanks on to the rest of the crew as well. Thanks also for putting up with the schedule issue!
The club felt that the inaugural event was a great success and raised in exess of £2000 for the Brittle Bones Society. I think it will be an annual fixture now, but bigger next year! Its a long way off, but I hope we can rope you in to the next one. We will ask the club for more notice of the date next year.
All the best ……Colin
22-24th June – Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival – We sang at this years Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival and so were part of the biggest shanty festival in the UK this year…WoW !!. There were 65 bands playing over the 3 day event. We sang as Shanty Hounds (our new name) at 7 locations around Falmouth , Seven Stars Marquee, Chainlocker, Palacio Lounge, Cutty Sark, The Grapes, Toast café and Sea Salt Sponsors shop. Fantastic weekend in the sun and raised at least £150 in our various buckets for the RNLI, total raised at the festival TBC but HUGE !!
Raised £150 plus balance of 1519.25 new total of £ 1,669.25 so far
See https://www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk for full details of the 3 day event and pictures of the wide range of great shanty groups and singers
21st July Hannington Hogfest – Afternoons shanty sing in Hannington as part of their village celebration Hogfest. We kicked off the afternoons singing with 45 minutes of group shanties, followed by 3 songs by Paula and then another 3 by Cas and Dave. Great afternoon supporting the charity “Different Strokes” Helped raise around £500.
23rd July R.A.F. Odiham Chinook airbase, evening of shanties with Helen acting as compere as part of a week of activities on the airbase, small audience it has to be said, but appreciative. Collected some £ 7 in the bucket unexpectedly. Good fun and maybe the precursor to something better attended there in the future.
26th July 2018 - "Holiday at Home" shanty session for Godalming Baptist Church. This is offered to people who are not well enough, too old or can't afford to go away are entertained. Date Thursday 26th July 2pm - 3pm. Donation for RNLI of £ 50
21st September 2018 – Second “Shanties and Ale” barge cruise on the John Pinkerton, evening start, fish and chip supper & real Ale. Full barge with around 35 passengers plus the crew and us…full house. About 2.5 hours of singing that went done very well with the audience. Trip ran from 7 pm until about 10.30pm
Raised £200 from BCS and a further £40.78 in the hat !!
27th October 2018 Concert with Barnet Hill Lifeboat Crew at St Stephen's Church Haslemere £700 raised for The Neema Children's Home Kenya
Total Raised by us for charity to date is £ 2,667.00
We recorded "The Smuggler" for the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. CD Click here to order