Chris Ricketts: Songs in the Key of Sea

Chris Ricketts: Songs in the Key of Sea

Thursday 26 October 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book here now: £14 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer – please pay what you can*

Chris Ricketts is a singer of shanties and self penned songs. who’s appearing this year at folk and shanty festivals in the UK, Germany, Poland and Canada. Quick-witted comedy, a unique delivery of sea songs and clever songwriting, the live show never fails to satisfy an audience.

He’s performing here en route to sing in Port Isaac, North Cornwall (home of Fisherman’s Friends)

“Chris Ricketts is the sort of artist who can hold a whole room spellbound with the sound of his voice alone.” Acoustic Magazine

“A great singing voice and a really rock solid understanding of the songs” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

“He has a heart the size of a concert hall, a generous spirit to match and a drive and determination that wills him to win. Which he will.” John Tams

“What a star Chris is. The audience just wouldn’t let him get off the stage. We loved him and cannot wait for him to come back to sing in Port Isaac again.” Port Isaac Shanty Festival 2023

“Grog or no grog, you’ll be singing along.” Spiral Earth​

“A Perfect Example of English Folk Rock” Folk London


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