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AND. . . If you don't know what a Monkey's Orphan was, we have it on good authority that it was either the ship's fiddler in the 17th and 18th century British Royal Navy, or a name given to a 'lubberly' sailor. Take your pick!

If it's shanties, sea songs, salty stories and up tempo instrumentals you're after, then look no further! Monkey's Orphan comprises of Pete 'Shanty Jack' Hayselden, an internationally recognised authority on maritime song who has performed at many a sea festival and organises several more, Paul Gough, guitarist, and one of the best and most experienced singers around, and Robin Garside, multi instrumentalist, raconteur and basest of bass singers. Together they produce a joyful mix of material to satisfy the connoisseur and general public alike, 3 part harmony, rousing shanties, ballads, crazy between song patter and wild celtic tunes.

They have performed at many Maritime Festivals, at home and abroad, including Brest, Paimpol, Douarnenez (Brittany), Karlskrone (Sweden), Berlin, Vegesac (Germany), Jork, Medemblik, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Gorredijk (The Netherlands), Portsmouth, Hull, Liverpool, Sole Bay, Yarmouth Isle of Wight and Yarmouth Norfolk.

Th Orphans on board ship


Live Recording, on Compact Disc.
"A welcome revival of the three part harmony style of singing sea songs.  This album I can well recommend."
Gerry Milne,  Folk London.
"A CD which proves you can have the best of all possible worlds, whether you're a maritime fan or not you'll find this an impressive piece of work."
Jim Hancock,  Folktalk.
And all for a mere 10:00 plus 1:00 p&p!!!!  (Or equivalent in Euros, Dollars, Yen, Roubles etc.)

For general enquiries, bookings or CDs, please contact:-
Pete Hayselden, (from inside the UK.) 01472  696757
(International.) (0)44  1472  696757 email:- shantyjack@anchorage.f9.co.uk

Robin Garside,  (From inside the UK.)0114  2869583
(International.) (0)44  114  2869583 email:- info@robingarside.co.uk
Please have a look at Robin Garside's website.http://www.robingarside.co.uk