Jenkins’ Ear

Songs of the sea with harmony, humour and raw vocal power

The combined voices of the Jenkins’ Ear crew mix raw power with delicate harmony, humour and lessons from history. They sing shanties, rousing songs of the sea, and forebitters (songs sailors sang in their own time), plus self-penned compositions, some a cappella, some accompanied. Jenkins’ Ear, made up of a hearty mix of Guernseymen and Englishmen, are regularly asked to perform at events in France and the UK and the band includes the Ram Club’s own Ian Palmer on guitar, squeezebox and vocals.