Group shot of the London Sea Shanty Collective on and around a fallen tree

The London Sea Shanty Collective was founded in 2017, though a good number of us have been singing together for far longer. We write and adapt maritime songs, sometimes with a contemporary twist. As well as English we sing in French, Swedish, Breton, Welsh and Cornish. We’ve performed in such venues as the British Library, British Museum and Mycenae House in London, and at festivals from Harwich to Hull to County Cork.

We meet in Dalston, London, each week. We’re a no-audition community choir, open to all and made up of a mix of women and men of all ages from around the world, committed to social justice and equality. If you like what you hear, enquire here about booking us or joining us.