For centuries the Atlantic seaboard of North West Europe has produced a feast of intensely vibrant music and movingly evocative song. Its great rivers and seas have provided a conduit for the music to travel far beyond national borders. These maritime links and the English, Irish, and Manx heritage of The Sea Bandís players provide the inspiration for our music. Sea songs and shanties are interwoven with virtuosic reels, jigs, polkas and   hornpipes that draw the listener into a lost world of storms, sea battles, pirates, starcrossed lovers and wild dances ashore.
The Sea Band
The Sea Band
Alan Lamb   Dave Jolly  Penny McCarthy  Daniel Wolverson

Lineup

Melodeon Concertina,Vocals
Fiddle, Melodeon Vocals
Clarinets, Recorders Euphonium
To contact The Sea Band  phone Alan on 0781 5605540  or email info@theseaband.co.uk

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Fiddle,Viola Hurdy Gurdy

2017

Langesund International Shanty Festival 

Norway  2nd - 4th june 2017

Les Trente Ans de la Cancalaise

Brittany  23rd - 25th June 2017

Vents de Vilaine Festival

Brittany 30th June - 2nd July 2017

Port Guillaume Fetes de la Mer

Normandy 12th August 2017

Vliegende Hollander Festival

Netherlands 1st- 3rd September 2017

Les Bordees de Cancale

Brittany 6th - 8th Oct 2017

     The Songs and Music  
         Alan Lamb
             Dave Jolly
                Penny McCarthy   Daniel Wolverson   

See the band soon at

Giethoorn Folk and Shanty Festival

Holland 29th June- 1st July 2018

Douarnenez Temps Fete

Brittany  25th- 29th July 2018

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

UK 8th- 9th September 2018

GT Knight Folk Club Northampton

UK 11th September 2018

Formed   in   2017,   The   Sea   Band   is   a   rip-roaring   new   combination   of   well-established   and virtuosic   traditional   singers   and   musicians   based   on   the   River   Severn   on   the   English/Welsh Borders   and   the   River   Vilaine   in   Western   Brittany.   Their   long   term   love   affair   with   the   sea,   and the   songs   and   music   of   Europe’s   North   Atlantic   Seaboard   create   performances   rich   in musicianship,   passion   and   humour.   The   band’s   first   year   was   enormous   fun   with   a   successful baptism   of   fire   at   six   European   festivals,   the   launch   of   an   album   and   the   forging   of   many   new friendships.   We   are   currently   arranging   forthcoming   festival   bookings   in   France,   Holland, Norway, Sweden and England, so look out for a Sea Band performance near you!  
The Sea Band
Alan Lamb  Graham Jenkins  Penny McCarthy For centuries the Atlantic seaboard of North West Europe has produced a feast of intensely vibrant music and movingly evocative song. Its great rivers and seas have provided a conduit for the music to travel far beyond national borders. These maritime links and the English, Irish,  and Manx heritage of The Sea Bandís players provide the inspiration for their music. Sea songs and shanties are interwoven with virtuosic reels, jigs, polkas and   hornpipes that draw the listener into a lost world of storms, sea battles, pirates, starcrossed lovers and wild dances ashore.

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To contact The Sea Band  phone Alan on
or email info@theseaband.co.uk
Penny McCarthy  Clarinet, Vocals, Renaissance Recorders, Euphonium, Vocals, Penny started playing  traditional music on the clarinet with her family as a girl, touring in England, France and Belgium. A period at the University of Rennes and membership of the Circle Celtique de Rennes led to a study of Breton traditional music and Penny also collected many tunes from old players in the Vendee and Auvergne in the 1970s. In conjunction with Folk South West Penny founded Live Wires, a community music project working with young musicians in the West Country to raise the profile of musical traditions in the region. Penny is originally from the port city of Liverpool.

The Tartar Frigate

Songs & Tunes

Barrack Street

The Balena

Massena’s Retreat /Boston Harbour

Trim Rigged Doxie

The Severn Shanty

To be a Farmers Boy

Patrice Corbels

Douarnenez 2016

The Musicians
The Sea Band’s home ports are  on two of Europes great rivers, the Severn in Western England and the Vilaine in Brittany.
Alan Lamb Melodeon, fiddle and cello, vocals Alan’s   discography   includes   two   albums   with   the   Late   Night   Band,   tracks   on   the album   “English   Fiddle   Players”   and   albums   with   Cliff   Stapleton,   Rod   Stradling, Agnes    Burnell,    Chris    Wood    and    Andy    Turner.    He    also    features    in    the Anglo/French    melodeon    tune    book    “Liasons    Diatoniques”    along    with    Andy Cutting, Marc Peron, Frederic Paris and Bruno le Tron.   Most   recently   he   can   be   seen   in   a   periwig   playing   dance   music   for   the   BBC’s epic Cornish series “Poldark”. Alan   was   born   in   Ireland   and   as   a   young   man   farmed   and   dredged   for   oysters on    the    west    coat    of    Galway.    The    family    has    had    a        fiddle    player    in    every generation   back   to   1740.   Alan   lives   with   his   growing   collection   of   old   wooden boats on the River Severn.
Dave Jolly Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals Dave has established a considerable reputation in England and France for his unique interpretations of sea songs, shanties and traditional music. His bands have included Guernsey shanty group Jenkin’s Ear, the English dance band Stocai with Chris Walshaw and Cliff Stapleton, and the trio Gentlemen’s Relish. Recordings include atwo albumswith Stocai and a well-received solo Album “By Land and Sea”. Dave lives on the river Vilaine in Brittany.
Daniel Wolverson  Fiddle, Viola, Hurdy Gurdy Daniel’s energetic fiddle style is perfectly suited to the jigs and reels that form the core of the band’s instrumental repertoire, and brings a subtle and evocative dimension to the Sea Band’s songs. Other bands include Boldwood and Les Souris Dansent. .

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Formed   in   2017,   The   Sea   Band   is   a   rip-roaring new    combination    of    well-established    and virtuosic    traditional    singers    and    musicians based   on   the   River   Severn   on   the   English/Welsh Borders    and    the    River    Vilaine    in    Western Brittany.   Their   long   term   love   affair   with   the   sea, and   the   songs   and   music   of   Europe’s   North Atlantic   Seaboard   create   performances   rich   in musicianship,   passion   and   humour.   The   band’s first   year   was   enormous   fun   with   a   successful baptism   of   fire   at   six   European   festivals,   the launch   of   an   album   and   the   forging   of   many   new friendships.     We     are     currently     arranging forthcoming     festival     bookings     in     France, Holland,   Norway,   Sweden   and   England,   so   look out for a Sea Band performance near you!