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Posted By: Matthew Edwards
26-Apr-11 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: Shanties in Liverpool: May 2011
Subject: Shanties in Liverpool: May 2011
After the resounding success of the inaugural Easter Maritime Festival in Ellesmere Port, the focus of attention moves across the water to the other bank of the Mersey. Despite the cancellation of the Liverpool Boat Show there will still be a Shanty Festival in Liverpool over two weekends according to the Bitter End website.

There will be a daily schedule of performances from 11am to 6pm in and around the Albert Dock on 29 & 30 April, and 1 & 2 May, and again on 7 & 8 May. The line-up apparently includes Armstrong's Patent, Staten Island Ferrymen (Hughie Jones and Trans-Atlantic friends), The Boat Band, Kimber's Men, The Young Un's, Monkey's Orphan, Richard Grainger and the Steel River Band, Portsmouth Shanty Men, Liverpool Packet, Four 'n' Aft, Trim Rig & a Doxy, The Liverpool Shanty Kings, Three Sheets to the Wind, Monkey's Fist and The Liverpool Crew.

There should also be evening singarounds at the Baltic Fleet.

It sounds very promising, and I hope to get to some of the events. I hope Derek and Julia can be persuaded to supply more of the sunshine they laid on in Ellesmere Port!

Matthew