The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club

The Hoy Shanty Crew

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The Hoy Shanty Crew was formed several years ago
quickly became
an integral part of the folk scene in Essex.

The 'Crew' has performed at many events and festivals and has a reputation
for gutsy and passionate rendering of shanties as well as other chorus songs,
particularly if they involve the partaking of beer.

The current crew consists of Tony Prior, Derek 'Otto' Oliver, Dave Symonds,
Allan Barttram, Ron Hill, Terry Docherty, Keith Baxter and Steve Ramm.

You can often catch members of the crew singing at The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club
and they will be performing both days at the Folk n Ale Festival
over St George's Day Weekend at the wet end of Southend Pier
as well as the forthcoming Hoy at Anchor Folk Club Special Night
remembering Jack Forbes in April.


The 'Crew' performing on Endeavour at Bell Wharf, Old Leigh


Jack Forbes with the 'Crew' at The Sunday Sessions in the Royal Pavilion, Southend on Sea

Rolling Down the River at the 2017 Folk n Ale Festival



Entertaining the crowds in Library Gardens, Leigh on Sea

Singing at the Leigh Maritime Festival in Old Leigh

The Crew at Leigh Regatta onboard Endeavour


The Hoy Shanty Crew Log 2017


Remembering Jack Forbes

Tuesday 18th April 2017
Hoy at Anchor Folk Club

St George's Day Folk 'n' Ale Festival 2017

Saturday & Sunday 22nd / 23rd April 2017
The Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier

The Rolling Down the River Show

Friday 9th June with Slow Loris 
St Clements Church, Leigh on Sea

Woodlands Music in the Park

17th June 6pm
The Woodlands Centre, Belfairs Woods, Leigh on Sea

Leigh Folk Festival

Saturday 24th June
Leigh Library Gardens - Hoy Club Stage

Sunday 25th June
Billet Wharf Stage

Endeavour Trust Summer Meeting

29th June
Osborne's, Old Leigh

Steam & Cider Fayre

1st July

Music on Sea

16th July
Strand Wharf, Old Leigh

Hoy Summer Picnic

22nd July
The Roundhouse, Hadleigh Country Park

Leigh Heritage Day

6th August - Old Leigh Town

Southend Carnival Beer Festival

Sunday 13th August

Leigh Community Centre

Southend Mayor's Charity Event

Friday 17th November

Essex Yacht Club - The Wilton, Leigh on Sea

London Docklands Maritime Festival

Saturday 18th November
East India Dock

Leigh Regatta
Sunday 10th September
Old Leigh

Carols on Strand Wharf

9th December
Old Leigh

Traditional Folk Carol Concert

10th December
St Clements Church, Leigh on Sea 


The passing to higher service of Jack Forbes in 2016

was a bitter blow to The Shanty Crew.

Jack's songs, his singing, his contribution to folk music 

and his support & friendship will be sorely missed.




For more information :

Contact Tony Prior 07805 641797