Omani musician, Yousef Al Noufali, who hails from the coastal region of Batinah, told me all about the sea shanties
and fishing songs his band specialises in.
That's where I got into sea shanties
and sailors' songs because when you live by the sea you are sort of in touch with a way of life that has existed since way before your life started, and natural forces that have been there since the start of mankind.
Before electric guitars ruled the (air) waves, Liverpool resounded to the tune of sea shanties
, sung by the thousands of sailors who congregated in the port from across the world.
Marske Fishermen's Choir, above, entertained us with Sea Shanties
, songs from the shows and modern numbers; the perfect harmonies and superb solos enthralled us and we were soon joining in and shouting for more.
Formed in 2001 principally as a quartet singing only Sea Shanties
, the group has since been joined by Dave Buckley and Gareth Scott, bringing a new feel to the music.
If names were anything to go by, Mike Watt And The Missing Men would surely be from Cornwall, suck on clay pipes and sing sea shanties
My grandchildren pick sea shanties
pick up straight away.
Everything from Beatles music to sea shanties
will be involved, while soul star Beverley Knight will give a free Pier Head concert.
Fairtrade supporters Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell, Gateshead Mayor Michael Hood, and Newcastle Mayor Brenda Hindmarsh joined 200 of the children involved in a procession over the bridge to the sound of sea shanties
provided by folk band The Kentucky Cowtippers.
Debuting in Oxford four years ago, the collective mixes everything from English folk music, sea shanties
, classical, jazz, blues rock, prog' rock, North African music, ".
SHIVERING Pete Doherty sang sea shanties
to his mates as they bobbed about in Loch Lomond after their rowing boat sank.