The good ship Malarkey (a.k.a. The Exmouth Shanty Men) was launched ten years ago as part of the Exmouth Festival.
In celebration we are pleased to announce the release of A NEW CD  
"TEN YEARS BEFORE THE MAST" to mark the occasion.

This SPECIAL 10th ANNIVERSARY CD was launched at Exmouth Festival on May 29th - buy or download it from our SHOPPE page.

After an exceptionally busy May and June, the crew will be taking a well-earned rest for a few weeks, with our next public performances being at the Warwick Folk Festival at the end of July (see http://www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/)

The Exmouth Shanty Men do it with gusto!

Devon's 'original buoy band' first burst on to the folk scene in 2007 and their continually growing reputation has been founded on the authenticity and integrity of their performance.

Committed to keeping alive their home town and their nation's rich maritime heritage, they dress in period costume and put their songs back on to the decks of the tall ships or into the dockside taverns where they rightfully belong; splicing together hard-bitten, hard-sung work shanties with gentle forebitters & heartbreaking laments delivered with pathos. 

Their interaction with their audience makes every performance unique and when not playing high profile events or corporate functions, they regularly enthral audiences in folk clubs & theatres, on harboursides and in pubs. 

They have played the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth & the Tall Ships Regatta in both Waterford (Eire) & Falmouth (England); and many Festivals across the UK and Europe including Sidmouth, Warwick, Wadebridge, Falmouth, Wickham, Lichfield L2F, Banbury, Chippenham and Weymouth (England); Paimpol, Brest & Douarnenez (France); Oostende & Blankenberge (Belgium); Appingedam (Holland); Travem√ľnde (Germany) and Krakow (Poland).

Featured regularly in print media as well as radio and TV at home & abroad, in 2014 they gained international recognition when they were presented with the "Stan Hugil Award" for the 'most authentic shanties' at the highly respected Krakow International Shanty Festival. 

In between live appearances they have recorded 5 albums, all of which can be purchased, either as CDs from Shoppe or digitally from Downloads

The 'buoys' have now sailed many a voyage together and it shows in every note and gesture, with their jiggery - and indeed their pokery - widely known to be highly infectious.

They are described as "just sensational" by the TV and Radio presenter Judi Spiers (click here) who is known to the crew as Sheila Blige.