Advertisement q

Home > Music Genres > Folk Music > Sea Shanties | General >

Sea Shanties | General


Sea shanties (singular "shanty", also spelled "chantey"; derived from the French word "chanter", 'to sing') were shipboard working songs. Some speculate that shanties may have been sung as early as the 15th century though there is little evidence to support this claim. The shanties that survived to be collected and preserved date from the 19th century through the days of steam ships in the first half of the 20th century.

In the days when human muscles were the only power source available aboard ship, sea shanties served a practical purpose: the rhythm of the song served to synchronize the movements of the sailors as they toiled at repetitive tasks. They also served a social purpose: singing and listening to songs is pleasant; it alleviates boredom and lightens the burden of hard work, of which there was no shortage on long voyages in those days.
GO TO PAGE   1       PAGE 1  


MAY I PLAY   (by Hanjo Gabler )  Composed: 2014
Hanjo Gabler Walking along the seaside and beaches of europe. Calm Folk Feeling and homemade mood. Accordeon, Guitar, Piano and Contrabass. Have a listen to this stunning piece of music. It's handmade and warm. Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
665861 1:37 Medium 111

IRISH SEA CAPTAIN JIG - FULL   (by Paul Gelsomine )  Composed: 2014
Paul Gelsomine Irish Jig with mid-tempo groove and a genuine demeanor. Happy and upbeat, Mid tempo, Sea Shanty influenced song with tin whistle melody. Traditional folk tune with a warm and friendly feel. song featuring Dulcimer Celtic harp, atmospheric, tin whistle, and traditional percussion. Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
659721 1:32 Medium 110
Preview Track
60sec - Folk, Sea Shanties
659720 1:00 Medium 110

SWEET HOME WANGEROOGE   (by Hanjo Gabler )  Composed: 2014
Hanjo Gabler Sailing on the sea. That's the picture of this sound. It is named by an isle in the northern sea of Germany. Accordeon, Guitar, Piano and Contrabass. Have a listen to this stunning piece of music. It's handmade and warm. Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
641016 2:19 Slow

THE WHITBY SMUGGLERS SONG BY OCEAN'S 5. POPEYE!   (by Colin Tench )  Composed: 2012
Colin Tench A sea shanty. Lighthearted song of smugglers and the excise man. A great anthem to finish a comedy or family feel good movie. Naughty boys at sea. This could have been Thin Lizzie. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track (This is fun!) - Folk, Sea Shanties
558727 4:49 Med Fast 142

DONKEY RIDING   (by Bernard Wrigley )  Composed: 2011
Bernard Wrigley An authentic, rousing sea shanty from the 19th century telling of the "Donkey" engine used at the dockside to lift cargoes to and from sailing ships. Steady, pulsating rhythm with unusual chorus. English concertinas, mandolin, fiddle & drums featured; verses & chorus sung with a voice to match! Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties  
469666 1:53 Med Slow 92
Preview Track
Variation - Folk, Sea Shanties
469665 1:00 Med Slow 92

LET THE BULGINE RUN   (by Bernard Wrigley )  Composed: 2011
Bernard Wrigley An authentic, rousing sea shanty from the 19th century telling of a railway engine used at the dockside at ports in the West Indies. Steady, pulsating rhythm with unusual chorus. English concertina, guitar, mandolin & drum featured, and sung with a voice to match! Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
469637 1:59 Fast 160
Preview Track
Variation - Folk, Sea Shanties
469639 1:00 Slow 79

LOST AT SEA   (by RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees )  Composed: 2011
RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees I was inspired to write this song by the “Bitter Tears” episode of the Discovery Channel’s hit television series, “The Deadliest Catch”. The crew of the Northwestern are faced with an ethical dilemna when their greenhorn's sister dies back on shore while they are in the middle of the Bering Sea. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
452160 4:52 Fast 166

I SAW THREE SHIPS (MAIN MIX)   (by Alec Makinson )
Alec Makinson Traditional festive lively jig or sea-shanty, featuring traditional folk instruments - Flute, Quena, Reed Instrument, Accordion, Bodhran drum, Tambourines, Lute. Christmas how it used to be. Great for traditional festive markets, Xmas muzak & commercials. Main mix & 30sec, Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track (main mix) - Folk, Sea Shanties
442028 1:59 Medium 125

WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN (MAIN MIX WITH FX   (by Alec Makinson )
Alec Makinson Jolly & upbeat version of the traditional English folk song from Northumberland. Also known as 'Dance Ti Thy Daddy' or 'Thou shall have a fishy'. Opens with whistle & harmonica, then acoustic guitar joins, building to accordion band style - versions with & w/o sea fx. Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track (main with sea fx) - Folk, Sea Shanties
422259 1:34 Med Slow 102
Preview Track
Full Track (main mix w/o sea fx) - Folk, European Folk
422244 1:30 Med Slow 102

AMAZING GRACE   (by Pete Bax )
Pete Bax Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn written by English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725–1807), published in 1779. With a message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God. Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties  
378945 1:36 Medium 120

TO THE SEA IN SHIPS!   (by Audiverse )
Audiverse Hoist the topsail! Belay that line! Come aboard a tall ship with a rousing melody to inspire a daring crew on a voyage beyond the far horizon. The surly first mate leads the tune with his battered fiddle & is soon joined by the traditional string band, concertina & bagpipes. Authentic sailing music, Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
375052 1:46 Medium 105

THE SAILORS WALTZ   (by Audiverse )
Audiverse Carried by the rhythmic roll of an old sailing ship on a gentle sea this melancholic refrain speaks of loss and regret yet harks to other days of camaraderie and adventure. Played by a small ensemble of traditional strings, concertina and recorder. Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
375051 2:16 Medium 106

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE DRUNKEN SAILOR?   (by Annie McGee )  Composed: 2009
Annie McGee Traditional sea shanty, drinking song, with guitar, violin, accordian, Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
369107 1:24 Med Slow 83

THE GUNNERS HORNPIPE   (by Audiverse )
Audiverse A rip roaring traditional style with authentic instruments, Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
366074 2:13 Med Slow 91

THE HOMEWARD HORNPIPE   (by Audiverse )
Audiverse In the corner of an old Inn a concertina and mandolin strike up a jolly tune, a penny whistle and fiddle join in and soon the crowd's tapping their feet to a happy melody that speaks of good times past. Perfect for genuine scenes of honest folk of the sea or earth. Sure to put a smile on faces. Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
366062 1:58 Med Slow 101

THE CAPTAIN   (by John Devine )  Composed: 2007
Tale of a captain and his ship and all the beautiful, brave and terible things they done, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
354972 4:52 Med Slow 101

TEE TIE TOE TUM   (by Masterwerk )  Composed: 2004
Masterwerk Flawlessly recorded Instrumental cue featuring penny whistle in the style of The Irish Rovers in 6/8 time. This novelty track is unique! Just right for comedy cartoon offbeat film/video and childrens music, Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track (Instrumental ) - Folk, Sea Shanties
332568 1:26 Slow 75
Preview Track
Full Track (Vocal) - European, England
326690 1:50 Slow 75

TEE TIE TOE TUM   (by Masterwerk )  Composed: 2004
Masterwerk Sounds like an Irish children's folk song song with whimsical lyric in the style of The Irish Rovers or The New Christy Minstrels. Beautifully recorded with fine vocal and pennywhistle in 6/8 time. This novelty track is unique! Just right for comedy cartoon offbeat film/video, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track (Vocal) - Folk, Sea Shanties
341809 1:50 Slow 72
Preview Track
Full Track (Instrumental ) - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
341808 1:26 Slow 75

HASTBOVALS   (by Kepha Peter Martin )
Kepha Peter Martin Solo World Accordion, Instrumental, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
282807 1:18 Fast 151

NORTHERN LIGHTS   (by RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees )  Composed: 2000
RAW Boswin and the Gonnabees Chanty style folk music, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
247785 3:59 Medium 127

GO TO SEA NO MORE   (by Really Free Music )  Composed: 2003
Really Free Music A traditional Sea Shanty with a bold, beautiful, flowing melody. Celtic Irish and English folk, with male and group vocal, sounding a little drunk at times! Accompanied by medieval recorder, acoustic guitar and bass. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Sea Shanties | General
Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Control
Preview Track
Full Track - Folk, Sea Shanties
339621 4:22 Med Slow 86
GO TO PAGE   1       PAGE 1  





Popular Internal Destinations





RadioSparx Brings You Music From Around The World

...Check out our new Custom Station feature.

Design your own custom playlists!



RadioSparx.com
©2014 RadioSparx    Privacy Policy    Terms of Service    Hostname: AXC1