Many of our friends have asked us to keep them posted on what the band is up to during this year's tour. Watch this space for the latest updates on our adventures in Europe during 2004.

Arrr me Hearties! We be off on another adventure on the high seas, in search of booty in foreign lands! Rocky River are about to take off for Europe on the band's 5th International tour, playing at festivals in Brittany, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands. We start the tour at the Skagen Folk Festival in Denmark, one of the longest running festivals in Europe. Skagen is a big festival and some of the acts featured are The Dubliners, Donovan, The Oysterband, Paul Young, Tommy Fleming and Eleanor Shanley, so it should be quite an experience! After that we travel down to Brittany to perform at Brest 2004, the biggest maritime festival in the world, attracting over 1000 tall ships and sailing vessels of all kinds and an audience of around 1 million people over six days - hard to imagine. Our performances there include an evening concert on the sea-shanty stage, sailing the next day on one of the tall ships to entertain visitors and we’ll be the feature act at a concert in an old castle near Brest. While we’re in Brittany we’ll also meet up with two other old friends, Fanch le Marrec and Jean-Paul Ferrec, who made such a big impression when they played here in 1998, and our Canadian friend Tom Lewis, who has also played at South Coast Folk Club. Our itinerary then takes us to Germany to play at Shanty Festivals in Hamburg and Bremen, then on to The Netherlands for festival performances at the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, Appingedam Shanty Festival and the “Slag op t’ Veide” in Giethoorn. We’ll also be playing at some folk clubs, cafes, Irish Pubs, etc. in The Netherlands, Denmark and Brittany. If you have access to the Internet, you can keep up with our progress on Rocky River's website at: Rocky River Tour Page - hopefully we will have some time in between gigs to send some progress reports by email. ..... Pete.
24-27 June
9 July
Old Castle Concert - Brittany
15 July
24-25 July
Gruenendeich-Hamburg Shanty Fest
6-8 Aug
14-15 Aug
Zuiderzee Museum - Enkhuizen
27-29 Aug
7-9 Sept
Slag op t Weide - Giethoorn