The Hardtackers are a seven-man Sea Shanty Crew who perform songs of the sea, lakes and rivers. They sing a capella and create an atmosphere of power and energy, wrapped up in good fun. Our repertoire consists of traditional and contemporary songs in the style of the work songs and songs of leisure time from the old sailing ships.
There is no limit to their audience as their songs cover a wide appeal. These are the songs the immigrants sailing to America from Ireland, Britain and Europe would have listened to as they came across the Atlantic. A number of these songs are staples of the folk.They tailor their set list to suit the audience, entertainment, historical, audience participation, or a mixture of each element, all of our performances include good fun.