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Soldier boy Hull Shanty Festival 23rd 24th July 2011 (126* d) RE: Hull Shanty Festival 23rd 24th July 2011 05 Jul 11

Hi Mick.

Just seeking some clarification. Will this festival be a mix of all types of folk music and song, or as the title suggests, will it all revolve around 'Shanty' songs?

Sorry to come across as perhaps a bit negative, but whilst I like the odd shanty song a lot, a full weekend of ceaseless shanty songs would just be too much and would do my head in and drive me away!

I am asking this question only because I think that others reading this thread and considering going to the festival may feel the same way and be put off by the prospect of unending shanties and decide not to bother.

There are only a limited number of shanties that people can sing along with or half know, without endless repetition, over an entire weekend. So I am concerned that the emphasis on "Shanty" in the festival's title could be too inclusive and drive others away.

As I said I am not meaning to be negative, so I am hopefull that you can put the record straight, in your own best interests, and let people know about the diversity of acts and song over the weekend so you can pull the crowds in and not just focus on such a narrow interest.


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