Ruairidh Anderson is confirming his reputation as the premier London folklore singer and songwriter. A writer who celebrates London and its heritage with every verse and melody.
His collection of historical songs had their beginnings in 2011 after Anderson undertook the challenge of writing a song a week. Working under the moniker Songs From The Howling Sea (inspired by 19th Century novelist Arthur Morrison’s description of London’s East End as ‘a howling sea of human wreckage’),he conceived the idea of producing 52 songs over 52 weeks, drawing from a range of musical genres and all inspired by East London history—places, characters, and the old London life as it was centuries ago.
Ruairidh Anderson is a folk teller in its truest meaning, skilled in the art of combining history and music together into a moving, and at times humorous, unique live performance. With the skilful blend of inventive arrangements, stirring vocals, and emotive tales, Songs From The Howling Sea’s popularity continues to flourish, captivating audiences on a national scale.
"Impressively Compelling" (Matt Brown, Londonist.com)
"Amazing & Extraordinary" (Nikki Bedi, BBC London)