On Saturday 22nd May 2021 Chris & Kath performed for the virtual Cottingham Springboard Festival. The broadcast was in aid of Jerry Green Dog Rescue. You can watch our set by clicking on the link below!

On Monday 22nd February 2021, our song Boxing Day or, The New Robin Hood will be featured in the on-line radio show 16 Million and Rising to a nationwide audience!

You can hear the song below:

A second lockdown album is currently being recorded by Chris & Kath.

Songs recorded, mixed and mastered so far are:

Abroad for Pleasure

Artillery Alphabet

Boxing Day or, The New Robin Hood

Dame Durden

Effects of Love

Greenland Whale Fisheries

In the Bleak Midwinter

Song of the Robin Redbreast

The Brave Marine

The Child of a Tar

We are working on 4 or 5 other songs that are partially recorded with another 3 or 4 to record from scratch.

The way it is going this may be our equivalent of The Beatles White Album!

Selections from our fourth podcast ‘Bartonians’ are to be featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. The Upload show between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 22nd October 2020 will feature some of our work.

Recently we were asked by Prof. Charles Jones to provide some period songs for a half-hour documentary film about the Battle of Fulford. We submitted three songs and two were used in the film.

The songs used were O Admirabile and Man Man Longese Lives Weene. They start and end the film.

The song not used was Rolandskvadet and you can here this one (below)

Despite the fact that we are unable to rehearse as a foursome owing to the Coronavirus lockdown we have been busy working on some podcasts. You can find the podcasts on our podcast page. We have also recorded new material for albums as well as recording three songs for a half hour documentary film about the 1066 battle of Fulford.

As we are currently unable to rehearse as a band Kath and Chris decided to pull together a mini show as a podcast. The podcast basically is a potted version of one of our local history shows and features archival news reports mixed with folk song. Hopefully, this will prove to be the first of many. You can find the podcast on our podcast page.

Owing to the cancellation of all our events in the near future because of the Corona Virus we are continuing to record tracks for our new album. The latest song in the can is called Grin!

We are currently engaged in research for three shows coming up next year.

The first one is a history of Thorngumbald which is followed later in the year by a history of Hedon and then a history of Barton upon Humber.

We are also starting to record songs for our second album (as yet untitled) – expect to hear some new instruments!

Rosie & John to perform in London!

Breaking news!

Rosie & John are to perform with the London Sea Shanty Collective Rosie’s self penned song the Earl De Grey. Chris ‘Chip’ Wilson has written a folk opera about the notorious Hull pub and the song forms part of the show.

Rosie & John will be in the world premier of the show which takes place at the Mildmay club in London.

Needless to say all the Collective are very excited about this news and are looking forwards to a trip down to the big city!

For more information please visit the London Sea Shanty Collective’s website.

To hear Rosie’s song click on the link below

Exiting news!

We are pleased to announce that the Collective have been asked to write and perform a 90 minute show centred around the History of Barton upon Humber next year. The show will form part of the National Heritage Week events and will take place at the Ropewalk in Barton on Wednesday 16th September 2020.

Having come to the end of another successful season the Collective have amassed a large backlog of material (songs) which need completing.

We will be spending the winter months finishing off and learning new songs (both traditional and self-composed) and recording our next album.

We are excited to announce two major performances coming up. In December we have been asked to perform folk carols and songs in Hull’s indoor Trinity Market as part of a themed Victorian Christmas event. Then in April next year we will be writing and performing a new show about the history of Hedon and surrounding villages. This will take place in Hedon church – please see our gigs and shows page for further details!