The repertoire

The spoken ‘rehearsal language’ is English, but the sung repertoire covers all kinds of international songs. Of course the repertoire contains shanties, such as The drunken sailor, sea songs such as the Sailor Boy, Bye bye Roseanne, the red rose café. We all like to sing traditional songs, wherever they come from, so the repertoire also contains Irish folksongs, such as The rose of Tralee, The wild Rover, German and Dutch ballads,  French, Portuguese and even an Italian classic and Mexican songs. DSC_0006There is one aspect similar in all these songs: they are heartwarming and often bring us goose bumps…  The choir sings in at least 2, or even 3 or 4 voices.

The repertoire in 2019/2020:


Drunken Sailor Whiskey in the Jar Tia Anica
The Sailor Boy Yo no digo Cielito lindo
The Rose of Tralee Leaving Nancy Mingulay Boat song
Red Rose Café /Taberna no porto Goodbye my lover, goodbye Molly Malone
De Colores The Irish rover Mull of Kintyre
Bye bye my Roseanne Rolling home Tulips from Amsterdam
The Wild Rover Sloop John B Der allerbeste Koch
Grândola vila morena Little ship The fields of Athenry
The leaving of Liverpool Sailing (Rod Stewart) Blow the man down
Fiddlers Green Whiskey, Johnny Liverpool Lou
My Bonnie Hardi, les gars Farewell Shanty
Eres tu La Ballade Nord-Irlandaise O mar enrola na areia
Hernando’s hideaway Wir lagen vor Madagascar Uma casa Portuguesa
Pay me my money down Canção do mar Kiss of fire
Malhão, malhão Sodade Banana boat song/Island in the sun
I have a dream Fare well to Nova Scotia Hallelujah
Volare Canção do    pescador Reme, reme o barco
Minha Galera Choir of the Hebrew slaves Sailin’ home
A loja do mestre André  Arrebenta a festa

and two English Medleys:

1. Abie my boy, Galway bay, Cruising down the river, A Gordon for me
2. May be it’s because I’m a Londoner, Show me the way to go home, We’ll meet again.