Songs of Sea and Shore

One of the worlds leading experts on seagoing musical traditions, Bob brings a sense of humor to a lifetime of work with traditional music to his concerts. His repertoire includes shanties and sailors’ songs, of course, plus pub songs, ballads, and especially songs with great choruses that invite everyone to participate.

In 2012 Bob led a special project which restored the long-lost Dreg Songs (oyster fishing rowing songs) to their home waters of the Firth of Forth after over 100 years! You can learn more about this transatlantic project which involved libraries, archives and Scottish rowing clubs here.