Sea shanties will be offered with The Wellington Wailers once again in action. Spokesman Bill Brown said: “If you can’t wait to see Fisherman’s Friends in Worthing on March 29, come and see Shoreham’s own sea shanty crew performing in The Duke of Wellington, Brighton Road, Shoreham on Thursday evening, March 21. “The Wailers have a regular slot at the Welly, the third Thursday of every month. Come and enjoy the entertainment and sample some of the outstanding brews on offer, pulled by manageress Hannah. As for the sea shanties, the audience is encouraged to join in the choruses and general shenanigans,.”Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery explores the work of Harold Gilman in centenary year VegfestUK Brighton to take a break next year Chichester set Suzi Ruffell on stand-up road as she heads to Brighton Nick Goss exhibition in Chichester Angmering Chorale celebrates The Glory of Venice The late great Keith Flint to be remembered with … [Read more...] about Sea shanty fun coming up in Shoreham
When a group of Cornish fishermen were first told they might receive a £1 million record contract from a top London music agency, the men burst into fits of laughter. For 15 years, 'Fisherman’s Friends' had entertained the people of Port Isaac with traditional sea shanties, giving a charity performance next to the beach most Friday evenings. The prospect of international recognition seemed ludicrous. “We had no pretensions,” recalls Jeremy Brown, who helped to create the band with his brother in 1995. “We were being well received down here, and were as big as wanted to be. If we were going away we would just do it for expenses and a pint. A record [deal] just seemed beyond belief really.” Before... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per … [Read more...] about The true story behind Fisherman’s Friends, the Cornish sea shanty band that rose to international fame
2 Dir: Chris Foggin. Cast: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Noel Clarke. 12A cert, 112 mins In 2010, a Cornish all-male folk ensemble released an album of sea shanties that reached number nine on the UK chart. As quirky inspirational stories go, it’s hardly up there with Calendar Girls, but it has nonetheless been puréed into a double helping of feel-good mush for the post-Oscar, pre-summer slump. In real life, the Fisherman’s Friends were discovered by the radio DJ Johnnie Walker during a holiday to the fishing village of Port Isaac: it’s a tale that lends itself more naturally to an item on breakfast TV than an entire feature film. Writers Meg Leonard,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Fisherman’s Friends review: this rough-edged Cornish sea shanty comedy barely makes it out of port
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - Community News by Contributor - Supplied Content @tavistocktimes [email protected] YOUNG sailors who are heading off on a potentially life-changing sailing adventure have been raising money for their voyage with a series of events — with help from a group that sings sea shanties. Last year, Weir Quay Sailing Club adult member Sue Coomber took part in a voyage on the historic Brixham trawler Leader, which is now a sailing training vessel. Having enjoyed the experience, she felt it would be a superb opportunity for the cadets to experience and develop their sailing skills. Through her enthusiasm, Weir Quay Sailing Club has booked a trip on the vessel for a five day, four night sail for 12 cadets in April.It is the first time the club has arranged such a trip for the cadets, which is providing a great opportunity for the club’s youngsters who normally only sail in the club’s dinghies. … [Read more...] about Tavy Tars shanty group supports Weir Quay Sailing Club’s fundraising efforts
To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the RX Shantymen’s Thursday night shanty sessions at the Jenny Lind, and in response to public demand, the pub has commissioned a CD - ‘RX Shantymen live at the Jenny Lind’ - which is being launched at a special event at the Jenny on Thursday 28th February starting at 8pm. There will be a special guest appearance at the launch by Toby Barelli - King Size Slim.The aim of the CD, recorded over two Thursday sessions in November last year, is to try to capture the unique atmosphere generated at the weekly sessions which continue to attract an enthusiastic audience of locals and visitors.The RX Shantymen are a popular local group who also perform regularly in Europe and on HMS Victory and HMS Warrior in Portsmouth. They ‘opened’ for the well-known group ‘Fishermen’s Friends’ last concert in Hastings and were subsequently invited to sing at their local venue in Port Isaac in Cornwall.See also: Reality TV … [Read more...] about Hastings sea shanty goup launch debut CD with night of music at Jenny Lind this week.