The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club

The Hoy Shanty Crew

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A Selection of The Hoy Shanty Crew's Ports of Call in 2019

Mummers’ Camp : Some of the Crew will be joining the Thameside Mummers at The Ship, Blaxhall in Suffolk over the late May bank holiday weekend.

Hoy at Anchor Folk Club Social at Simply Seafood on 13th June with singing from members of the Crew afterwards.

Woodlands : The Crew will be opening 'Music in The Woods' at about 6pm in Belfairs Woods on Saturday 15th June .

• Endeavour Trust : The Crew will be helping members of the Endeavour Trust to celebrate at Osbornes on 27th June

• Leigh Folk Festival: The Crew are scheduled to perform on
Saturday (29th June) Lower Field Stage from 2.40 to 3.00 pm
Sunday (30th June) Billet Wharf Stage from 12.00 to 12.45.
Some members of the Crew will also be singing at the Festival Singaround on Friday 28th June at The Billet.

• CD Recording: On Wednesday 17th July the Crew will be cutting their long-awaited album of traditional and local shanties and songs of the sea..

• Old Leigh Regatta : The Crew will be performing at this year’s Regatta on Sunday 15th September.




About The Crew

The Hoy Shanty Crew was formed several years ago, originally based on regular members of The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club. The Crew quickly became an integral and popular part of the lively folk scene in Essex and has performed at many events and festivals throughout Essex and beyond. 
The Crew has a well-earned reputation for gutsy and passionate rendering of shanties as well as other chorus songs, particularly if they involve the partaking of beer.

The crew includes Tony Prior, Derek 'Otto' Oliver, Dave Symonds, Allan Barttram, Ron Hill, Terry Docherty, Keith Baxter,  Steve Ramm & Mike Reeve but are often joined by other local enthusiastic folk singers with a passion for rousing renditions of traditional songs.

You can often catch members of the crew singing at The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club
on a Tuesday evening at The Royal British Legion in Westcliff on Sea


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 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