Shantychoir "Skomjend Wiid" from Bolsward ever started als a single initiative on the occasion of traditional party from Bolsward in 1993.
After their performance the initators decided to go on singing and practice regularly. In the meentime it is a close group, who meet once a week.
Margriet Lemmens is the inspiring leader who cares for a serieus approach to improve the quality of the singing songs. But there is always time for a joke and when needed they help each other.
Most of the songs are sailor songs in Dutch, English or German as well as some Frisian songs.
The special character of the choir is co-determined by the composition: 7 ladies and 30 gentlemen. They are being accompanied by 2 accordions, gitar, flute and cajun.