Mâles de Mer
The quartet Mâles de Mer (seasickness in French) comes from a small region in south Belgium called “la Gaume” famous for its beer. Although the group lives hundreds of miles from any coastline, they get their kicks from adapting 4 voices singing harmonized shanties and performing them acapella with powerful enthusiasm in English, French, Dutch or even Creole.
They also play traditional Irish music accompanied by fiddle, Bodhran, guitar and Tenor banjo. Mâles de Mer has been touring across Europe with appearances in Norway, Germany, Holland, Belgium and France, as well as Tall Ships gatherings in the USA. Although the band is relatively young, they have been playing in other maritime and folk formations for several years and are currently recording their first CD.