We run an online singaround at 7pm UK time every Saturday. This started because of lockdown but we’ve decided to keep it going because it’s been such a success, with a community of singers from around the world.
The theme is “shanties and sea songs” but we welcome anything else people feel like singing. Especially the classics! If the only shanty you know is South Australia or Leave Her Johnny or the Mingulay Boat Song, please sing it.
Our only firm rule is: please do not sing songs with racist lyrics. Several of our members have said it makes them uncomfortable. Racism has been brought to the fore in much of what’s going on around us – the least we can do is be a welcoming and joyful space for everyone who wants to take part! If you’re not sure whether a particular song might cross the line, please ask.