‘Swinging The Lead’‘Swinging the Lead’ have been described as Kent’s busiest Shanty Crew and are delighted to be returning to Falmouth again this year.
Resident shanty singers on the Cutty Sark at Greenwich, the Thames Sailing Barge ‘Edith May’ and regular performers at Deal and Harwich International Shanty Festival and other festivals around the UK and Europe. ‘Swinging the Lead’ have been together for a number of years and produced a couple of well received CD’s.
hey perform traditional shanties and a vast selection of songs of the sea, some of which are self-written. The lads consisting of Dave, Pete, Joe, and Colin all have a passion for Maritime Music, Historic Ships and sailing. Some of the band members have Tall Ship sailing experience and some are regulars on the Woolwich Ferry!