As some may already know, life changes have forced some tough decisions for the current Trowmen, so we're recruiting for some new blood! Requirements are fairly simple. Good voice, reasonably musical, love of sea shanties and beer, a confident stage presence and an utterly childish sense of humour. Got all these? Then contact us, NOW!! OIK, so there are some boringly practical elements (like time, commitment, some administrative skills and a driving licence) but otherwise we're pretty accommodating. So if…Read more
The Roaring Trowmen' are four hearty men from Bristol who sing sea shanties and songs of the salty deep with passion, power, humour and glorious harmonies.
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
This will be the third year in succession the Trowmen have been invited, so we will give it our usual huge dollop of gusto throughout the weekend.
As far as the music is concerned, Shrewsbury Folk Festival has a reputation for delivering the very finest acts from the UK and around the world, always searching to find new authentic artists as well as providing a platform for established performers, and never forgetting to add some fun and diversity to our concerts.
An exciting family holiday, a place to make new friends and meet up with old friends, an inclusive friendly atmosphere whether you are an experienced folkie or a complete newcomer, whether you come with friends or on your own.
Broadstairs Folk Week
Appearing at this prestigious folk festival for the first time, the Trowmen will perform on Sunday 13th August at 10:30a.m. at the Sailing Club.
During Folk Week there is plenty for all ages to enjoy. There is a full programme for families and young people – just click on Young Folk to find out.
You can tailor make your festival experience to suit you. With over 70 events a day, you’ll find something to entertain you from early till late. You can just buy one concert ticket to see your favourite act – or if you want to go for total immersion – then a full Festival Ticket is an unbeatable option. There are day Festival tickets, weekend and week Festival Tickets, with or without camping.
So book your holiday and make sure you enjoy some lovely folk music against the background of a sparkling sea!
Lynmouth Flood Memorial Regatta
With a return to the North Devon coast, the Trowmen are delighted to be invited to a charity regatta at this delightful hotel, right in the centre of Lynmouth next to the harbour, a perfect setting for our nautical output. The event is in aide of the Lynmouth Flood Memorial. We hope to be joined by both our North Devon fans....... only kidding!!! There's three of them :-)
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival
Ahoy shipmates! Songs Of The Sea is a new addition to the folk, family, fun weekend of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, which will take place on the Saturday of the festival in June.
The new Shanty Festival will see performances from: The Roaring Trowmen, Jim Radford, Exmouth Shanty Men, Portsmouth Shanty Men, The Harry Browns, Shropshire Boatmen and Wareham Whalers.
Saturday Day Tickets that cover both the Shanty Festival and the Folk Festival are available now for £25 each, or full weekend tickets are £45. Trowmen performances are:- - 4:10pm Sat 10 June at Garden Stage at The Olive Branch - Free - 7:30pm Sat 10 June at The Allendale Centre Quarterjack - £25.00 - 4:40pm Sun 11 June at Stage in The Square - Free
Priston Folk Festival
This lovely little festival, in a small village just South West of Bath, is the epitome of what a folk festival should be. Yet despite it's size there are some well know names there. Come join us on Sunday afternoon, on the stage and in the pub!
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
After our hard work last years as newbies (during which we had a LOT of fun too!) we appear to have impressed and have been invited back again in 2016. WHOOP!!
Our first appearance at this quirky, charming festival in Suffolk. Plenty of workshops, Ceilidhs, sideshows, cinema, local foods and ales and all round joie de vivre to keep you going for the whole weekend.
Kingsdown Wine Vaults
£Free (Arrive early to guarantee entry!) 8.30pm
We return again to our beloved Vaults - we'll be raising the roof once more with our customary blend of sea shanties, nautical ballads, and cheesey jokes.
3 Bucket Jones - Sing for Water
3 Bucket Jones are an experienced songwriting collective led by Gitika Partington and Andy McCrorie-Shand. Their songs are acoustic, folktronica, alternative-pop. This gig will be a family affair. 'The Roaring Trowmen' includes Gitika’s brother Dave, and their mother Mani sings with 'The Barley Mow Choir'. Players from the world-class Tredegar Town Band & some outstanding local singers including Ali Orbaum and Wendy Sergeant who are involved in the 'Sing for Water West' project will also be performing. All profits from this ‘TAKE THESE GHOSTS’ 2nd album tour will be going to Water Aid.
Priddy Folk Festival
This year’s festival is their 25th anniversary, so expect something special! The Trowmen will be performing formally on Saturday and Sunday, and informally wherever there is beer being sold :-).
Private booking - Wedding
SS Great Britain, Bristol
We're delighted to have been invited back to Glastonbury for our second year! We'll be performing as before on the Croissant Neuf Bandstand. We will be singing two sets, one on Friday 3.30 - 4.00pm, and one on Saturday 6.30 - 7.00pm. If you're lucky enough to have a ticket, do come along to see us!!
Petherton Folk Fest
FREE one day event, in the beautiful village of South Petherton, Somerset. Now in its 4th year it will offer a full day of entertainment for the whole family.
Teignmouth Folk Festival
Weekend festival in one of Devon's oldest seaside resorts. The Trowmen will perform on the Sunday (19th June), time TBD.
Queen's 90th birthday party
With a return to the North Devon coast, the Trowmen are delighted to be invited to celebrate the queen's 90th birthday at this delightful hotel, right in the centre of Lynmouth next to the harbour, a perfect setting for our nautical output. We hope to be joined by our North Devon fans, royalists and salty dogs all!
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival
Roll up, roll up for a fun-filled, music-packed weekend of folk, family & fun on 10, 11, 12 June 2016 around the town of Wimborne Minster, Dorset. The Trowmen will share a gig with the 'Wareham Whalers' from 3.00 to 5.00pm on the Saturday 11th June.
A Storm in a Teacup
A joint gig with our great friends from the North East, 'The Teacups'. We've met them at a few folk festivals and admired their voices, their arrangements and their great humour! Come enjoy an eclectic mixture of a cappella musicality in our collective company at the very cozy SouthBank venue.
'the Roaring Trowmen' plus 'The Magnificent AK47'
We hope that the nautical noodlings of 'the Roaring Trowmen' will blend seamlessly with the deep, Georgian-inspired harmonies and serious silliness of 'The Magnificent AK47'. If not, there will be some serious sonic strife! Both groups share an intense appreciation of all things blokey, generally lower frequencies and the occasional half of shandy. One of those is a lie......... See further details on the Bristol Folk House website www.folkhousemusic.com or on Skiddle.
Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival
The 2016 festival will feature the usual range of great performers - regulars, old favourites and new guests, i.e. the Trowmen! There will be sessions in pubs, dancing in the streets and good company and fellowship throughout the town. More details at http://www.uptonfolk.org/index.html
Return to Pebbles Tavern, Watchet
Free event. We return to a very cozy and welcoming venue that we performed at on our 'Firesides Tour' in 2014. Seating is limited, so get there early!