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Recordings

  Rocky River released a new CD in 1999 - "Sea Boots And Swags". It features the band's tour lineup and includes many of the songs and tunes that we performed on the 1999 European tour, including some Aussie songs and shanties not recorded on other albums. So far it has received some very good reviews.
We also recorded two CDs in 1997, the first - "We'll Plough the Briny Ocean" - was released in May, leading up to our International Tour. It also contains a mixture of Australian songs, some original, sea songs and shanties and some lively tune sets, including an Australianised setting of some Breton music arranged by us.
The second CD - "Shanghaied Crew" - was recorded on tour in Denmark with Helge Arildso, Cztery Refy from Poland and Bob Webb from Maine, USA, and features mainly shanties, a song written by Des Fenoughty on tour and some tune sets.
 
 

Sea Boots And Swags

Rocky River Bush Band hail from South Australia. Recently returned from their third overseas tour, the band has just released a new CD, "Sea Boots and Swags" which is jam packed with a wonderful collection of songs and tunes. It's obvious that the members of the Rocky River Bush Band love the music they play and the songs they sing.
This recording has captured their passion and leaves one with the desire to one day see the band
perform live...Folk Australia
 
 

Click on the CD cover to hear a sample track from the album.

 

"Sea Boots And Swags is available by mail order at a cost of A$25
plus postage. Please email rockyriver@speedlink.com.au
for details.

 

We'll Plough the Briny Ocean

Rocky River seem to be able to develop an appropriate feel to suit different songs. The two originals on the CD, Cate Burke's haunting Out in the Desert and Des Fenoughty's whimsical Spirit of Erin, display thoughtful well developed arrangements and compliment the immediately identifiable anthems, Home Among the Gum Trees, Limejuice Tub and I Am Australian. It is on the sea songs that Rocky River really hit their straps. The a capella John Cherokee and John Kanaka are powerful songs, delivered with great gusto. Plains of Mexico and the enduring Drunken Sailor are rollicking belters that must go down a treat in live concerts.....Folk Australia.

The shantymen are all in fine voice and attention has been paid to working in some harmonies to make those choruses more powerful. I'd certainly recommend it to shanty fans!               Folk Roots Magazine.

 
 

Click on the CD cover if you would like to hear us singing a Sea Shanty

 

This CD is available by mail order at
a cost of A$20 plus postage. Please email rockyriver@speedlink.com.au
for details.

Shanghaied
Crew

"Shanghaied Crew" is also available by mail order at a cost of A$25 plus postage. Please email rockyriver@speedlink.com.au
for details.

 
All our CDs can be purchased online
at Adelaide's FolkTrax CD Shop:
http://www.folktrax.com/