The 85ers

lifeboat crew

The 85ers are a sea shanty group made up of six active sea-going lifeboat crew from RNLI Portishead. Fully a capella, they sing a wide range of shanties.

Formed in lockdown 2021, they have enjoyed singing at shanty festivals around the south-west and Wales.

In May 2023, they were invited to sing at Windsor Castle as part of the Coronation Choir at the King’s Coronation Concert.  They are excited to be singing for the audience at Priddy, bringing their own version of sea shanties to their first folk festival so please give them a warm welcome!

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