The Crew (from left to right) : Plimsoll, Magellan,Black Bart,Janner (front) Columbus,Mutineer, Greybeard, Powder Monkey.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


Considering that the Crew have just gone aboard and are yet to find their proper sea legs Saturday evening's performance (1 April) at the Brasserie du Quercorb proved most encouraging. Boosted by the blooding of two new hands the AudeShantyMen sounded fuller and rounder with the harmonies as strong as ever. The primary objective - to rehearse for our upcoming session in the recording studio - was more than fulfilled. We are now back at work with a will and many thanks to Paul and Jayne Bayliss (the brewery owners) and their staff for enabling a wonderful evening.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Next performance announced as the BRASSERIE DU QUERCORB, PUIVERT at 18h00 on Saturday 1 April. Come and see us as we prepare for the recording of our first CD.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


The AudeShantyMen gave an unannounced "rehearsal" performance at the Brasserie du Quercorb on 17 February 2017 much to the delight of the Friday night regulars.

Blending some of their traditional songs of the sea with several new tracks being sung in public for the first time, a fun time was had by all - ably assisted by the top quality refreshments on hand!

The bar was packed both inside and out with customers joining in the choruses and demanding to know when the crew will be back for a full performance - WATCH THIS SPACE.

Sunday, 30 October 2016


Souvenir from French TV of the wine tasting "Soirée Britannique" in Limoux 7/10/16 organised by Laurence Turetti at the "Atelier des Vignerons" and supported by the AudeShantyMen.


The AudeShantyMen in brilliant form at the Atelier des Vignerons on the Place de la République in Limoux on Friday evening 7 October in front of a large and appreciative crowd. Many thanks to our host, Laurence Turetti and her crew. The wines, all from Languedoc-Roussillon, were exceptional. Traditional Fish'n'Chips from Clare and Chris rounded off this "Soirée Britannique".

Monday, 3 October 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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Wicked Weekend !!

Double Strike for our Gallant Lads !

In relaxed mode on Saturday afternoon, the AudeShantyMen took full advantage of the generous hospitality of their hosts at a splendid retirement party held in the sumptuous surroundings of the high Razès.  In troubadour mode, they strolled to every vantage point within the grounds to entertain groups of guests informally - causing many a smile en route.

Then it was off on the following day to Château Guilhem to entertain the throng invited to the Fête des Vendanges Solidaires.  The grapes having been duly harvested, the AudeShantyMen took to the stage in the Grande Cuve before and during the lavish luncheon laid on for his guests by owner vigneron-récoltant Bertrand Gourdou.  The Crew were proud to present their host with a cheque for his chosen charity, "L'Eléphant Blanc".

Not even a brisk shower could dampen spirits as the AudeShantyMen resumed singing in the park of the château.  They were joined by their new chums in song Les Males au Choeur de Tolosa,  a 17 strong male voice choir from Toulouse seen here admiring,  and joining in with,  the Crew's version in English and French of the crowd-pleasing shanty "Santiano".  Greybeard had earlier inspired Les Males to join him in singing the Basque favourite "Hegoak" and the two bands united to sing the Languedoc gem "Une Pointe d'Accent" much to the delight of the many locals present.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Back on Deck!

Following a relaxed summer, the AudeShantyMen are back in rehearsal.

First up, the Crew has been commissioned to appear at a private party for over a hundred guests in the coming week, an event to which they are looking forward with great pleasure.

Then on Sunday 25th September they will be helping to entertain a couple of hundred guests at the XIIIème Fête des Vendanges Solidaires at the prestigious Château Guilhem in Malviès, a venue which the Crew found admirable last year. A priority will be to encourage those present to give generously in support of the children's charity "L'Eléphant Blanc", chosen as this year's beneficiary by propriétaire-vigneron-récoltant Bertrand Gourdou whose passion drives this outstanding event.

Continuing their happy knack of appearing where there are fine wines to be appreciated (!) the AudeShantyMen have accepted an invitation to sing in the central square in Limoux on Friday 7th October  where the well known Atelier des Vignerons will be hosting the first in a series of wine tastings organised under the expert eye of owner Laurence Turetti. Rumour has it that a mobile Fish'n Chips van will be in attendance! More details to be posted nearer the date.

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