I live in Alcester, near Stratford-upon-Avon in the middle of England but I do quite a bit of solo shanty (or chanty!) singing at many Shanty / Maritime Festivals all over the UK, eg in Falmouth, Harwich, Hull & Whitby, as well as in Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand. I also sing with my shanty team, Sharp As Razors.
See www.alanwhitbread.co.uk & www.sharpasrazors.com.
I guess that I'd better get an early email to the organisers to be considered as a performer for next year's festival!
Meanwhile, have a great festival this year!
"Our ship is a-sailing out over the bar!"
PS Sinsull: Please say hello to Carole, Andrew & Terry for me. I'm sure they'll have a great time!