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.
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
Jolly, uplifting and rousing traditional sailors sea shanty. Often associated with pirates and the children's TV cartoon 'Captain Pugwash'. This tune is also known as the 'Thunder Hornpipe'. Perfect for TV & radio commercials for swashbuckling pirates and marine related events. Played on accordions, Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties
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, Sea Shanties