I've been very busy since Falmouth last year, having travelled to Japan, Boston MA, Poland & South America and having sung at Liverpool, Harwich, Ellesmere Port & Gloucester Shanty Festivals.
My particular joy is singing sea songs & shanties. This has led me to sing solo at numerous maritime/shanty festivals, eg at Falmouth, Harwich, Hull, Scarborough & Whitby and at Enkhuizen in the Netherlands. In addition, I was a member of the now-defunked Shellback Chorus and, along with three other shantymen, I have set up a crew called “Sharp As Razors”. As a result, I have sung at folk & maritime festivals all over the UK, as far apart as Edinburgh, Lancaster, Ellesmere Port, Great Yarmouth, Upton-upon-Severn, Bude & Portsmouth, as well as in the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.
The English concertinas I play are my pride and joy, being a Lachenal extended treble Edeophone with metal ends dated c1920 and a Wheatstone Baritone with wooden ends dated c1903.
Alan will be performing at the following venues in 2016: