The Shanty Show

25. LIVE: Jack Coutts of Stormalong John at the Paimpol Festival de Chants du Marin en Bretagne

November 06, 2023 Pressgang Mutiny Season 1 Episode 25
The Shanty Show
25. LIVE: Jack Coutts of Stormalong John at the Paimpol Festival de Chants du Marin en Bretagne
Show Notes

Jack Coutts is a member of the legendary shanty group Stormalong John. We sat down with Jack and his daughter Hannah aboard the Pilgrim at the world's largest sea music festival in Paimpol, Brittany for a chat and a sing in between sets. We discuss the origins of the band, what it was like touring in Poland in the 80s behind the iron curtain, and performing with Stan Hugill. And of course we get some singing in too!

⚓︎ Shanties featured:
- Live song: Pique la baleine, trad. arranged by Pressgang Mutiny
- Live song: Bulgine, trad. arranged by Stormalong John
- Live song: Rock Island Line, performed by Lonnie Donegan
- Live song: Blood Red Roses, trad. arranged by Jack Coutts, Hannah Coutts and Pressgang Mutiny
- Live song: South Australia, trad., arranged by Stan Hugill and Stormalong John

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