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The London Lubbers are an occasional shanty group, comprising Jan North, Matthew Crampton and Chris Hayes.


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The London Lubbers singing under sail, aboard the Victor barge during the 2015 Harwich Shanty Festival.

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Performing Human Cargo at the wonderful Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead, London on 9th November 2015.

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The London Lubbers perform Human Cargo at Walthamstow Folk Club 31st January 2016.

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Performing Human Cargo at the Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth FolkWeek 2016

The audience for Human Cargo at Greenbelt, August 2016

The London Lubbers at York Rise Street Party, September 2016 (having been introduced on stage by Ed Miliband…)

I am heart-broken to report that the wonderful Jan North died on 26 September 2017.