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GUEST,Doxy Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest. (34) RE: Easter 2012 Ellesmere Port Shanty fest. 11 Apr 12

Hi Everyone,
We'll we're back home and recovering. The weekend went in a bit of ahwirl for us. There were over 40 different performers there, singaround space all weekend, stalls, narrow boats, children's activities. I can't remember when I saw so many happy smiling faces or was hugged and heartily kissed (on the cheek!) by so many bearded people in such a short space of time.
We are allaglow! Derek and I have put some photos up on our facebook pages, but we will be doing a 'proper job' with photos and some video clips on the Shanty UK web site. Keep looking as they will be being added over the next few weeks.
I am not going to name any individual artists in this post as all of them made an invaluable contribution to the success of the event. All came because they wanted to be there, to share the music and help keep it alive!
Our thanks go to all the artists and the volunteers who unstintingly and with great goodwill gave their time to make this weekend a warm, inclusive and successful event enjoyed by all. The responses we have had from the people who came along to watch have been lovely. Some from people who have never heard this kind of music before, had come to the museum on spec and stayed for the whole weekend, others who found us last year and wanted to thank us as this year they had brought their whole family.
So thank you all again, and here's to 2013!!!
Fair Winds

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