TODAY: Latest update: 20 September 2021
Crabshell Records breaks new ground.

In one of the first innovations since Neil White had the vision and enthusiasm to set up Crabshell Records which is a not-for-profit "unincorporated" association, artists' music will soon be available in a new format. There has been growing pressure to produce a usb format. Most modern cars do not have CD players. So out for production at the moment are 100 copies of Old Gaffers' latest album "Pull Boys Together". This alternative to a CD is plastic and credit sized with a pop out usb that will play all 20 tracks. All you have to do is plug it into your cars usb port, or laptop, or PC or SMART TV or even into your phone with a suitable usb adapter. Left are a couple of mock-up visuals. Pricing has yet to be decided. But watch out for further details. We're moving!

FREE CONCERT. Silvington & Ben Campbell
On Saturday 25 September in Sparkwell Village Hall at 7.30pm there will be a joint album launch concert featuring Silvington and Ben Campbell. Silvington will be showcasing their latest album “A Liverpool Packet” (click for more details) and Ben will feature his new offering “Blue Dungarees” (highly recommended!). Entrance to the concert will be free, but a hat will be passed to cover the cost of hiring the hall. Please take your own refreshments and please let John or Ben know if you're intending to go so that they'll know how many seats to put out. It’s a big hall so Covid guidance with regard to distancing and ventilation will be observed. Contact John on or Ben on .There’s even an outside chance of a surprise special guest!
February's Free Concert 27 February 2020
There is no doubt that worries about covid-19 meant that the concert was not packed but we had a great evening and the entertainment was brilliant. Click on the thumbnails below to hear a short clip from each of the performers
January's free concert
A capacity audience was royally entertained at January’s Crabshell concert. Talented local musicians put on stunning performances. It all started with singer/songwriter James Montague. He rose to the challenge of introducing us to his own original, self-penned songs. These are provoking and based on personal experiences. One centred around his observation that “ethical eating is an aspiration but in practice is impossible to accomplish”. Then Jon Hardy with Jerry, Rich and Dan, collectively “Dust Devils”, burst onto the stage. With solid vocals, guitars, mandolin, beat box and great banjo picking, we were treated to a variety of traditional Americana and contemporary covers in a breath-taking non-stop set. After the interval Banned from the Moor, in a departure from their regular Ceilidh work, did us a concert set. It may be fair to say that for most, one violin is normally enough, but in the case of Banned, fiddlers Jayne and Rhona are a treat to listen to. They are lively and the way they complement each other’s playing is magnificent. They were powerfully driven by the backing of Clive, Mel and Steve on bass, guitar and drums. Their set concluded a great evening.
CRABSTOCK 2019. Click on Gill Matthews' wonderful photos to supersize.
latest releases-for details go to
CD Releases page
A Liverpool Packet(Silvington) Irina Kosogova Emily-Paige
Heva Heva (Silvington) Hotel-on-the-Island (single) Silvington Pull Boys Together Old Gaffers

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