Category Archives: General

Albany (WA) Shanty Festival – Easter 2020

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A new name – “Forty Degrees South”

40degrees-south-logo-transparentWhat was “The Roaring Forties” is now “Forty Degrees South”.

For various reasons we’re changing our name – but we’re not changing anything else. Keep an eye out for us at festivals over the coming season…

PS. We’ve got a new domain name too – 40degrees-south.com, but the old one will keep on working too.

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Folk Club – 40

It was especially significant to join in the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Hornsby-Kuringgai Folk Club because members of 40 Degrees South (in any number of guises) have performed there frequently during those 40 years. Margaret was one of the  founding organisers back in 1978 and from about 1981, she and Tom ran the club until the end of 1993.

Supporting Daniel Bornstein at the James Craig Music Club

Daniel Bornstein from Melbourne is one of the Grubby Urchins featured during the Sydney Classic & Wooden Boat Festival early in April and he gave a solo performance on board the James Craig later that week with the Forties in support. http://www.grubbyurchins.com/  Facebook: The Grubby Urchins, Daniel and Joe Hillel, run a weekly Sea Shanty Session on Wednesdays at The Brothers Public House in Fitzroy, Vic.

Daniel Bornstein April 2018.jpgDaniel Bornstein looking rather devastating in front of the James Craig and the overpowering lights of Sydney town as a backdrop.

USA tour – June 2017 – New England

The Roaring Forties are touring the North East of the USA during June 2017. The details of our activities are on our gigs page.