Ken is the latest recruit to the Lytham St Annes Shanty Crew, and our ukulele player. Ken is both ‘Newby’ and Oldby’ to the
Group. ‘Newby’ in that he joined only recently in Jan 2018 having seen the
article about ‘The Crew’ in Lancashire Life. ‘Oldby’ because he is approaching
(rapidly!) 3-score years & 10, and is happily retired after a career in
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals....must
have been a formula for success!
Born, brought up and educated in Glasgow, he is a confirmed family man,
enjoying times with his wife, 3 sons & daughters-in-law and 7
grandchildren. His other pastimes are
golf, gardening, walking, diy, reading……and
(lately) musical things.
Whilst he confesses to a lifelong liking of
Folk, Sea and Country Music, until recently this has been listening rather than
playing or performing. After moving to Lytham in 2016 he
joined the Fylde Ukulele Network (FUN) who rehearse in Fleetwood, where a
fellow member said quietly to him “You have a lovely voice; why don't you sing in Lytham....” Joining the LSA Shanty Crew is the result!