Albaluna - Portugal
Albaluna perform with many antique instruments from all over the world. The six musicians give an energetic show, inspired by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures, Northern European folk, Medieval music and progressive rock.
Armstrong`s Patent - Netherlands
Armstrong’s Patent is a six-man band established in Appingedam in 1992. They offer a professional show with a diverse mix of shanties, folk and sea songs. Find Armstrong’s Patent on Facebook or email:
Beckedorfer Schifferknoten - Germany
The Beckedorfer Schifferknoten is a 29-head shanty choir founded in 1982 and based in the Lower Weser. The choir is dedicated to the care and preservation of traditional as well as international shanties.
1. Bremer Ukulelenorchester - Germany
The Ukulele is conquering the world. Four strings and not the least bit quiet. The joyful music of this 35-head ensemble is impressive and their fanbase is growing. Their repertoire includes Seaman’s schlager, shanties, rock-, pop-, and folksongs in various languages.
De Kaapstander - Netherlands
De Kaapstander choir comprises of around 30 singers and musicians from the historical town of Oudewater. This dynamic group presents shanties, maritime folksongs and their own arrangements, sometimes with matching choreography.
Die Kinken Band - Germany
The term „kinken“ comes from sailing and means an unclear rope’s end (loose end). A loose end can easily lead to unpredictable situations on board. The aim of the Kinken Band is to play their way into the hearts of their audience so that no-one wants to give them back..
Die Pressgëng - Germany
„What is it?“ – The Pressgëng aim to confuse! And that’s how the four actors and musicians turn into a shanty choir. What they do with the subject is refreshing and endlessly funny. Musical comedy at its best. Those who have experienced them once, return time and again. er!
Folk Law - United Kingdom
FolkLaw is an energetic folk-rock-band from the UK with exciting live performances, driven by the violin. They play award-winning songs of protest and love that will stimulate your soul and bring rhythm to your feet.
Formacja - Poland
The music band FORMACJA was created in Danzig in 2009. They have become well-recognised thanks to their liveliness, the interesting instruments they play and mostly self-written songs. The band also enjoys performing traditional folk and maritime songs from Poland.
Happy Crew - Poland
‚Happy Crew‘ is an a-capella band of 6 Polish singers. They are well known for their seaman’s songs and classics of several genres. As well as cover songs, they compose their own and have released three CDs.
Hart Backbord - Germany
For over 40 years, the shanty group and folk band have been journeying the seven seas. The viewpoint and perspective of sailors is and has always been the focus of the choir. An informative and jolly presentation accompanies this salty journey into the cultural history of sea faring.
High Germany - Germany
Lusty sea shanties between Ems and Dalke, groovy jigs and reels from the Teutoburger Forest, twitchy dancing feet and play from Ostwestfalen. Doesn’t exist? Of course, it does! High Germany from Gütersloh prove it. The six musicians play whatever makes them happy!
Kimber's Men - United Kingdom
Everyone is raving about Kimber’s Men, who have been causing sensations in their native UK and worldwide. Four voices that couldn’t be more unique offer the perfect harmony. Festivalgoers can look forward to the very best entertainment.
Loctup Together - United Kingdom
Loctup Together is known for its powerful and satiated sound. Their luggage comprises of shanties, ballads, love songs and curious drinking songs. Their repertoire includes modern and traditional sea songs, sung in their unmistakable and unique style.
Los Paddy‘s - Ireland
Los Paddy’s music is a blend of Celtic roots with South American rhythms. This completely unique sound is the foundation upon which they write their own songs. As well as rousing music you can also expect an Irish dance performance.
Neustädter Shanty-Chor - Germany
The Neustädter Shanty Chor e.V. was founded in 1985 and is currently host to 45 singers, accompanied by accordion, guitar and harmonica. They sing of the wind, the waves, longing, love and more.
Paddy’s Passion - Netherlands
Paddy’s Passion come from Putten, a village in the Netherlands. They are genuinely one of a kind. The musicians play seaman’s songs and Irish songs. Their vocals tell of the hard life of a seaman, of the love of women and the ghost of historical battles.
Roaring Fifties - Netherlands
For 12 years now, these friends from Den Helder have been singing about seafaring, fish and women. Various instruments, such as guitar, banjo, tin whistle and djembé, accompany the singers. Roaring Fifties impress their audience with their light-heartedness.
Schulschiff Deutschland-Chor - Germany
„Kurs auf Nord“ isn’t just a signature song. It’s also the reason for founding of the Schulschiff Deutschland choir in July 2000. The singers, accompanied by accordion, sing of far away lands and adventure, of longing and romance.
Seemanns-Chor Vegesack - Germany
The Vegesacker Seemannschor was founded in 1979 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the MK-Vegesack. Every individual wants to give people the feeling, not only to be present, but to belong. At the end of the day, everyone should go home thinking “that was a wonderful day”.
Seyl & Treyl - Netherlands
Seyl & Treyl is a group from Oudewater in the Netherlands. Founded in 2008, this group doesn’t take the shanty repertoire too seriously, they sing about anything that has a connection to water: sea water, lake water or drinking water.
Shepherd‘s Pie - Netherlands
Shepherd’s Pie is an Irish folk band from Hardinxveld in the Netherlands. The band is a mishmash, with its various and diverse characters – just like the traditional Irish recipe which gives the band its name: Shepherd’s Pie.
Simply Bushed - Australia
Simply Bushed inspires audiences of every age, with a great deal of Australian humour and well-written songs. The can hardly wait to share their character, their sound and a small dose of Australian history with the audience.
Sound of the Sirens - United Kingdom
Sound of the Sirens, also know as Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood, are a Westcountry folk-rock duo, whose voices harmonise spectacularly. Their live performances are truly distinguished, thanks to their authenticity and humour, both of which make their shows unforgettable.
Sur les Docks - France
These men storm the harbour bars, pubs and taverns with their exciting mix of reggae, punk, shanties, French ballads and a generous portion of Irish and Celtic rock. Sur les Docks animates its audience and guaranties a good time.
The Longest Johns - United Kingdom
The Longest Johns are a Bristol-based young a-capella group which formed around a shared love of traditional folk songs and shanties. They rock maritime songs as well as more unconventional and less traditional arrangements.
TIPSY 3 - Canada
TIPSY 3 is a female trio from Canada. TIPSY 3, with their beauty, precision and dynamic play take you on a musical journey through Canada and further afield. This exciting combination of accordion, violin, piano and dance will impress you!
Tobermore - Netherlands
Tobermore offer music to dream and dance to. A combination of guitar, double bass, flute Uillean pipes, violin, mandolin, accordion, the traditional Irish Bodhrán and intense vocals bring the listener to a state of pure amazement.
Tortilla Flat - Switzerland
Tortilla Flat play Scottish-Irish melodies and a decent amount of Punk. A mixture that just works. The three Swiss members have a firm grasp of Irish and Scottish sounds and are supported by the bagpiper’s group “Independent Pipers”.
Tres Hombres Shanty Crew - Netherlands
Walther, Adrian and Horst are the Tres Hombres Shanty Crew. They sing authentic shanties that used to be sung on old sailing ships. Songs are in several languages and mostly sung in three voices, sometimes with instrumental accompaniment.
Triddana - Argentina
Originating from the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, they serve the purest heavy metal. Garnished with the sounds of Scottish bagpipes and the Irish flute, the result is a memorable live performance of intense and energetic music.
Unicorn - Netherlands
„Unicorn“ is a decidedly varied folk band incorporating swing music. The diverse interests of the musicians mean that Unicorn cannot be assigned a single category. Their trademark is the way in which they bring their music to life.