Fishermen of Ely

So here we are, after the relaxation of the lockdown rules, we were at last able to meet, albeit socially distanced, and managed to arrange our new song, written by Captain Kevin and arranged by the band. Have a listen here

Haddenham Plugged In Festival

On Sat 2nd May, we were very happy to be part of the Haddenham Plugged in Show. We had our own 1/2 hour slot at 4pm and it featured, shanties, interviews with the band and a very special video performance especially produced for the event.

Strawberry Fair

Following the Covid-19 cancellation, the Strawberry Fair has moved onto the radio. We are delighted to be included in the Portland Ballroom Set at 7pm on June 16th on Cambridge 105 Radio

IAAS Charity Video

So many people need so much support during the current crisis we are faced with, but we have selected 2 charities to support with our bit of fun video. (and Excellent work from editor Elliott C Spray)

We hope you enjoy it, and if you can spare even a small amount for charity, we thank you.

1. The Addenbrookes Charitable Trust. We are a sea shanty band based in the landlocked county of Cambridgeshire, the front line services need your help. Your donation will aid the wellbeing of staff through this difficult time, provide vital equipment needed to support the Intensive Care Unit and much more.

2. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution. We may be far from the sea but we wonder how on earth will this vital service to our sailors and fishermen be sustained without donations?


Like everyone else, we are affected by the very fluid situation with the virus and the situation surrounding it. We are seeing events cancelled and, despite being incredibly frustrating for us as a band, fully understand the decisions that are having to be made.

However, Isle ‘ave a Shanty remain available. Of course we will follow Government Guidelines on staying safe and everything else that goes with it. We are still hoping to fulfil all our bookings, but this is out of our control

We are using the space provided by such cancellations to busk, practice and hopefully make a promo show-reel.

Rest Assured, as soon as we are allowed we will be there stronger than ever

Keep Hauling


Isle ‘ave a Shanty live with a Fish and Chip Supper

1st Sutton Scouts (Cambs.) have an ongoing project to raise over £200k to replace the existing scout hut at Sutton Gault. To support this project we performed live on 8/2/20. We are delighted to say we helped to raise £560 for the project. Thanks to everyone who came along to support.

Ely Folk Club

We will be supporting the wonderful Gilmore Roberts at Ely Folk Club on November 18th

Ely Big Switch On

We are now excited to announce that, following the success of the 2019 event, we will be performing around Ely for the Christmas Lights ‘Big Switch On’ in 2020 too. This is a fantastic event and we hope to see everyone out there.

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