The Sea Band
Alan Lamb   Dave Jolly  Penny McCarthy  Daniel Wolverson

Lineup

Melodeon Concertina Vocals
Fiddle Cello Melodeon Vocals
Clarinets Recorders Euphonium
To contact The Sea Band phone Alan on 07815605540 or email info@theseaband.co.uk

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Fiddle,Viola
Formed in 2017, The Sea Band is a rip-roaring and colourful combination of well-established and virtuosic traditional singers and musicians based on the River Severn on the English/Welsh Borders and the River Vilaine in Western Brittany. Their long term love affair with the sea and the songs and music of Europe’s North Atlantic Seaboard, create performances rich in musicianship, character, passion and humour. The band’s mix of songs and fast paced jigs and reels has proved popular with festival audiences across Europe. In July 2020 we have launched a second album “Tall Ships and Taller Tales“ and in 2021 are booked for festivals in France, Holland, and England, so look out for a Sea Band performance near you!

Pampol Festival Du Chant de Marin

Brittany 2nd to 4th August 2019

Zuiderzeemuseum Maritieme Festival Holland 10th to 11th August 2019 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

UK 7th- 8th September 2019

Giethoorn Folk and Shanty Festival

Holland 29th June- 1st July 2018

Douarnenez Temps Fete

Brittany 25th- 29th July 2018

Langesund International Shanty Festival

Norway 2nd - 4th june 2017

Les Trente Ans de la Cancalaise

Brittany 23rd - 25th June 2017

Vents de Vilaine Festival

Brittany 30th June - 2nd July 2017

Port Guillaume Fetes de la Mer

Normandy 12th August 2017

Vliegende Hollander Festival

Netherlands 1st- 3rd September 2017

Les Bordees de Cancale

Brittany 6th - 8th Oct 2017

Deunen & Dienen, Enkhuizen Netherlands 28th February to 1st March Escale a Sete, Montpellier France 7th to 13th April Escale a Calais, France 26/27/28 juin Fecamp Grand Escale, Normandy France 1st to 5th July

Vliegende Hollander Festival

Netherlands

4th to 6th September

Some Previous Festival Gigs

Alan Lamb Dave Jolly Penny McCarthy Richard Heacock
Tall Ships and Taller Tales - short tracks from the album
Most of he following gigs Have been cancelled this year But we hope to be at at most of them and others in 2021
Videos of recent concerts
Buy tIf you enjo To buy the album click below
£10 including postage
The Sea Band
Alan Lamb  Graham Jenkins  Penny McCarthy
To contact The Sea Band phone Alan on
or email info@theseaband.co.uk
Penny McCarthy Clarinet, Vocals, Renaissance Recorders, Euphonium, Vocals, Penny started playing traditional music on the clarinet with her family as a girl, touring in England, France and Belgium. A period at the University of Rennes and membership of the Circle Celtique de Rennes led to a study of Breton traditional music and Penny also collected many tunes from old players in the Vendee and Auvergne in the 1970s. In conjunction with Folk South West Penny founded Live Wires, a community music project working with young musicians in the West Country to raise the profile of musical traditions in the region. Penny is originally from the port city of Liverpool.

A noisy Sea Band Bar Session in Brittany

The Musicians
The Sea Band’s home ports are on two of Europes great rivers, the Severn in Western England and the Vilaine in Brittany.
Alan Lamb Melodeon, fiddle and cello, vocals Alan’s discography includes two albums with the Late Night Band, tracks on the album “English Fiddle Players” and albums with Cliff Stapleton, Rod Stradling, Agnes Burnell, Chris Wood and Andy Turner. He also features in the Anglo/French melodeon tune book “Liasons Diatoniques” along with Andy Cutting, Marc Peron, Frederic Paris and Bruno le Tron. Most recently he can be seen in a periwig playing dance music for the BBC’s epic Cornish series “Poldark”. Alan was born in Ireland and as a young man farmed and dredged for oysters on the west coat of Galway. The family has had a fiddle player in every generation back to 1740. Alan lives with his growing collection of old wooden boats on the River Severn.
Dave Jolly Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals Dave has established a considerable reputation in England and France for his unique interpretations of sea songs, shanties and traditional music. His bands have included Guernsey shanty group Jenkin’s Ear, the English dance band Stocai with Chris Walshaw and Cliff Stapleton, and the trio Gentlemen’s Relish. Recordings include atwo albumswith Stocai and a well-received solo Album “By Land and Sea”. Dave lives on the river Vilaine in Brittany.

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Over the hills and far away

The Sea Band
Formed in 2017, The Sea Band is a rip- roaring and colourful combination of well- established and virtuosic traditional singers and musicians based on the River Severn on the English/Welsh Borders and the River Vilaine in Western Brittany. Their long term love affair with the sea and the songs and music of Europe’s North Atlantic Seaboard, create performances rich in musicianship, character, passion and humour. The band’s mix of songs and fast paced jigs and reels has proved popular with festival audiences across Europe. In July 2020 we have launched a second album “Tall Ships and Taller Tales“ and in 2021 are booked for festivals in France, Holland, and England, so look out for a Sea Band performance near you!
Clarinets Recorders Euphonium
Fiddle,Viola
Melodeon Concertina Vocals
Fiddle Cello Melodeon Vocals
Alan Lamb            Dave Jolly
Penny McCarthy Richard Heacock

Lineup

Tall Ships and Taller Tales Video Some short tracks from the Album
If you enjoy the taster video you can buy the album by clicking below
£10 including postage
Videos of recent concerts

Pampol Festival Du Chant de Marin

Brittany 2nd to 4th August 2019

Zuiderzeemuseum Maritieme Festival Holland 10th to 11th August 2019 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

UK 7th- 8th September 2019

Giethoorn Folk and Shanty Festival

Holland 29th June- 1st July 2018

Douarnenez Temps Fete

Brittany 25th- 29th July 2018

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

UK 8th- 9th September 2018

Langesund International Shanty Festival

Norway 2nd - 4th june 2017

Les Trente Ans de la Cancalaise

Brittany 23rd - 25th June 2017

Vents de Vilaine Festival

Brittany 30th June - 2nd July 2017

Port Guillaume Fetes de la Mer

Normandy 12th August 2017

Vliegende Hollander Festival

Netherlands 1st- 3rd September 2017

Les Bordees de Cancale

Brittany 6th - 8th Oct 2017

Some Previous Festival Gigs

Richard Heacock Fiddle, Vocals A founder member of Boldwood, Richard played fiddle and viola on their album “Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now,” and with The Warleggan Village Band, on their Album “Haste to the dance”. Richard can be seen playing dance music with Alan for the BBC’s epic Cornish series “Poldark”. Other ventures have included a regular duo at Halsey Manor with Paul Hutchinson and the Anglo Breton Dance Band The Andro Sisters. As a composer he has written music for The National Theatre and has worked extensively for the BBC. He wrote the music for Tony Robinson's "The Worst Jobs in History"! (Channel 4)