Monthly Archives: March 2016

Saturday 9th April featuring Tom Lewis plus floor spots 

We are proud to have the “Springsteen of the Sea Shanty” as our guest for April.

Often accompanying himself with button accordion or ukulele, former submariner Tom sings nautical songs of loneliness and the lure of the sea as well as traditional shanties and classic nautical poetry, set to his own, and others’ melodies.

Born in Northern Ireland, Tom’s Celtic heritage is obvious in his clear, strong voice, evoking quiet sorrow for a fisherman lost to the sea just as honestly as it powers out a shanty “to be heard above the gales”.