Who we are
We are a group of artists and musicians with a love of the coast, based in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Over the last few years we have been running a stage on Art’s boat Marie, in Ipswich and Hull and we wanted to build on this experience to put the project on a firmer footing, and get more support to expand.
Meet the team:
Blue Bus Tours
‘Marie’ was built in 1963 in Troon, Scotland, and was bought in 20? by Art Butler who juggles two careers of marine electrician and fiddle player/composer for the Celtic fusion band Aartwork.
Marie’s hold no longer contains fish but is ideal to carry the equipment to assemble a substantial stage area above the deck house approximately 4m x 3m. The deck cabin comes into its own as a green room for performers. Marie is 17.95m overall length, 5.5m beam, 2.4m draft (although deep draft she will dry out happily in a mud berth)
The Seafolk mission continue even when the boat stage is not in use – if you see us, ‘Marie’ and the Seafolk flag in your harbour, we’d love to meet you and hear your ideas and songs!