Our Musicians

Meet Your Tall Ships Hosts

For your entertainment…

There is nothing better than vintage tall ship sailing with live acoustic music performed right on the deck!

Our four talented singers and musicians perform a range of acoustic music styles to complement Wine and Canapés Dinner Cruises and Special Events Cruises.

Experience each live act, in the perfect setting, as you cruise the harbour aboard a stunning Tall Ship.

Craig Edmondson

Craig Edmondson Music

Lucky Craig was press ganged into service with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships in 2011, firstly as a Convicts, Castles and Champagne (Goat Island) guide and was later shanghaied as a ships' minstrel and host on the Southern Swan and Soren Larsen. With a background in education, museums and tourism he brings a shipload of knowledge and stories about Sydney’s history and his love of the harbour to Tall Ships where he delights and entertains people of all ages.

He also hits the high C’s by performing solo at markets and small bars all over Sydney under the nom de plume 'Colour Blind Craig – the Bluesman' or as one half of leading Sydney Blues duo the Snakemen.

On every second Tuesday night you will find him at the Gasoline Pony as one of the mainstays of the almost famous Marrickville Shanty Club – where people come from all walks of life to belt out sea shanty’s and other old work songs at the top of their lungs to the beat of pocket larger phone and the occasional concertina.

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Colin Douglas

Colin Douglas Music

Scottish born Colin, at various times soldier, salesman, manager & administrator has been singing & playing traditional folk music for all his life & has worked professionally as an entertainer for 40 years. He has been hailed as "Australia’s leading ballad singer" & has performed overseas as well as throughout mainland Australia, where he has sung in venues as diverse as the Sydney Opera

House, country pubs, schools, festivals & shearing sheds in every mainland State except the Northern Territory.

For many years Colin worked at Old Sydney Town, Kariong where he was, variously, a wandering minstrel, an actor, script writer, producer & entertainment manager. He has a life-long, deep affection for the traditional folk songs & ballads of Britain & Australia.

He considers the two highlight of his career to have been appearing in the Sydney Opera House in the first-ever Folk Concert produced there in the year that the Opera House was opened &, in 2010 & 2015, being invited to appear at the Homecoming Weekend at Fyvie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where he was, uniquely, given permission by the Scottish National Trust to perform in the music room of Fyvie Castle.

Working with Sydney Tall Ships as a guide on Goat Island & musician on the tall ships themselves has enabled Colin to continue & further develop his keen interest in Australian colonial history, as well as using his knowledge of traditional folk music & sea shanties to great effect.

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