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Posted By: Matthew Edwards
04-May-11 - 05:29 AM
Thread Name: Shanties in Liverpool: May 2011
Subject: RE: Shanties in Liverpool: May 2011
I got there for a few hours on the Friday, and for the day on Monday, and I thought the whole festival on the waterfront was a great success with the public. I enjoyed hearing shanties sung aboard a real ship by Bernie Davis with the Liverpool Packet. I didn't get to any of the sessions in the Baltic Fleet so I can't comment on what went on there, other than to say that the Baltic Fleet is indeed a real gem, and I'm sure there were some fine performances. It was great to finally get to hear the Young'uns perform although I felt it was a shame that they had to flood the pit to protect them from their fans! :-)

There's more to come this weekend, including an Arts & Crafts Fair;- see this website for more information On the Waterfront.

Anyway congratulations to Bernie Davis and everyone else involved in organising this, and to Liverpool City Council for supporting it.