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Posted By: Matthew Edwards
08-May-11 - 06:54 PM
Thread Name: Shanties in Liverpool: May 2011
Subject: RE: Shanties in Liverpool: May 2011
I went over for a couple of hours on the final day this afternoon, and was in time to catch the Boat Band perform on the floating stage in Salthouse Dock. There had been some heavy showers earlier on, but it brightened up a lot in the afternoon. The Boat Band naturally played both of the tunes known as the Liverpool Hornpipe, and finished their set with 'Sloop John B' performed very faithfully to its Bahamian origins. As they sang the canal barges which had been moored in the dock began a series of manoeuvres around the stage which was a lovely touch.

Once again, well done to the City Council and the organisers!