Kimber’s Men are called by some a ‘Musical group’ but that depends on what you think about sea shanties and songs of the sea. Well in Halifax where this group of singers originated that probably says a lot.
Performing around Europe and for the BBC takes second fiddle to the concerts such AS those at Shepley festival with ‘the incredibly talented and lovely Skelmanthorpe Brass Band.’
Imagine a quartet of 5 blokes using close harmonies, acapella and several instrumental guitars,whistles, harmonium and bodhran to visualise the type of performance to expect. However the photo on their website, with one finger in the ear may make you consider putting yours in both ears.
Some Capital Songs on Talking Elephant and Shanties & Songs of the Sea
BLOOD RED ROSES, SHALLOW BROWN, DONKEY RIDING, BULLY IN ALLEY, SHENANDOAH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, FIRE MARENGO, OLD MAUI AND BLOOD RED ROSES,
- Any negative views expressed are those of my wife and family who do not always appreciate the folk club trips and visits to Whitby festivals. Not to mention the collection of cd’s played early in the morning at at high volume.
- Halifax-by-the-sea is a mere fifty miles from the coast (if you call Southport the coast) but is 75 miles from Bridlington or Hull an occasional home of the sea shanty and maritime festival.
- The editor recommends getting press ganged into hearing and seeing Kimber’s Men during 2021.