Holme & Dry are named so because the members all live in and around the Holme Valley in West Yorkshire, and because we are possibly the most landlocked group of sea shanty singers in the country!


Formed in 2013, Holme & Dry consists of male and female singers who mainly perform a cappella, with occasional appearances of guitars, concertinas, whistles and kazoos.  We sing a rousing range of traditional and modern sea shanties and the odd song or two about drinking. We have performed at various pubs, clubs, halls and festivals, a shopping centre and even at an old sea dog's funeral! 

Image by Petra Creffield