Rum and Shrub Shantymen are a group of traditional singers from Cornwall with a worldwide reputation for lively singing of shanties, sea songs and folk songs. Performing together as a group since 1991, we take our name from a well-known local drink reputed to have been enjoyed by smugglers.
Over the years we have made many recordings, all of which have met with critical acclaim. The latest addition “Another Rum Ashore”, released in August 2014, has been hailed as our best yet. Copies are available from the group and from record stores.
We have performed at many events in Wales, Brittany, Germany and Ireland as well as enjoying a tour of the Eastern seaboard of the USA. Wehave also appeared at many major English festivals including all the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festivals and more recent ventures have included some memorable visits to the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, the Isles of Scilly Regatta, live participation in Children In Need and national TV advert work. We look forward to making new friends and hearing new songs wherever we go, and we very much hope that you enjoy our singing as much as we do. Just follow the contact links for enquiries and bookings.