Shepheard, Spiers & Watson (Pete Shepheard, Tom Spiers, Arthur Watson) have been guests at the great Whitby Festival (one of their favourite events) where they have taken part in the usual range of concerts and have presented Workshops on Ballads, Maritime Songs, Bawdy Songs etc. In 2005 Pete presented two workshops on song collecting from the Smith and Brazil traveller families of Gloucestershire. They have also performed at various festivals, clubs etc in Scotland (Stonehaven, Celtic Connections, Auchtermuchty, Montrose, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Girvan etc) and at Vic Smith's club Folk at the Royal Oak in Lewes, Sussex and Peta Webb's, Ken Hall and Dan Quinn's Musical Traditions Folk Club in London amongst others. In November 2006 they were guests at the New York Eisteddfod. They have also been running the Fife Traditional Singing Weekend at nearby Collessie in Fife in May for the last six years.
Among their appearances this year 2009 they will be taking part in the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy, Bannffshire 4th, 5th July and they are at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (19th and 20th August), at Whitby Folk Week (22nd to 28th August) and on a tour taking in Lewes, Swindon, London and Nottingham 17th to 20 September. For more details see SSW Gig List.