Femmes de la Mer are a 15 strong crew hailing from across Cornwall. Each individual member brings a unique sound to the group, yet it is their blend of a cappella harmonies that has gained them recognition amongst the folk and sea shanty communities. Experience their sound with this exclusive performance for The Festival of Discovery.
Lead by musical director, Claire Ingleheard, this all-female group sing traditional shanties alongside original material and some alternative takes on ballads of the sea. Femme de la Mer’s narrative encompasses songs of love, loss and the feisty women of Cornwall. Having just returned from touring with Ben Howard as his support act, Femmes de la Mer are currently working on recording their first album, due to be released in Spring 2022.