Short Drag Roger
Sat 30 Sep 7.45pm Book Now
Duration: 110 minutes (approx)
All tickets £10
Short Drag Roger began just after the turn of the millennium in the landlocked village of Chalgrove,
Oxfordshire. Like true shanty men we sing traditional sea shanties, some dating back as far as the sixteenth
century. We sing in strict work rhythm, to keep the true character of work songs. However the rich and
exotic chorus harmonies are all our own!
In keeping with tradition, we also write our own shanties, and audience participation is an essential part of any Short Drag Roger gig. We strive to provide our audiences with a better understanding of what shanty men (and crew) did aboard the sailing ships of a bygone age, through a programme of occasional workshops. We sing often in pubs and clubs, as well as large music and sea shanty festivals both in the UK and Europe. Regular bookings for corporate and military commemorative events have led to performing at some of Britain’s major railway stations.
We rehearse every week, which gives us the opportunity to work on our unique harmonies and learn new repertoire. Short Drag Roger has grown from humble beginnings into a truly committed crew keeping shanties alive!