Review of « Roll ‘n Go »

A « Thumbs-Up and Thank You » to Gwilym Davies for this latest review of Chantimor’s CD: « ROLL ‘N GO »

« The success of groups such as Fisherman’s Friends has reawakened interest in England’s sea chanty tradition.   The songs are easy to learn, fun to sing and can involve a large number of people.  Chantimor is a group of 11 Brits living in Brittany which is certainly an area where live music is appreciated.  Their CD consists of 20 mainly well-known sea chanties, accompanied by melodeon, fiddle, whistle and drum, with some instrumental pieces thrown in for good measure.  The songs are mainly sung in a straightforward style, with one person leading the songs and the “crew” joining in the chorus, with harmony lines.

It is clear that the group are having a good time, and make a happy, joyous sound without too many frills and produce a sound that is very typically English.  From their website ( it is clear that they are finding favour with venues in Brittany who will appreciate their fresh, enthusiastic approach, and even if the locals do not catch all the words, the atmosphere of the songs will come across. »

Gwilym Davies


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