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GUEST,Doxy Ellesmere Port Shanty Fest? (31) RE: Ellesmere Port Shanty Fest? 02 Apr 13


WOW!!! What a weekend!
We can't begin to tell those of you who missed it what it was like. Over thirty artists all of whom were a pleasure to listen to and to spend time with. The Museum is an amazing venue. To be able to sing maritime music in the historic dock buildings is a treat beyond belief. Shanty Jack singing about a 'horizontal social worker' in the dock buildings she would have frequented... priceless. Males de Mer were excellent again, Hissyfit were electric, Scolds Bridle did an evening concert set that was transcendent...... Newcomers The She Shanties' surprised and delighted. Hughie Jones joined us again and supported us as he has done every year. I would mention everyone who was booked, because all of them were of a high quality and had something special to offer, except I would be on all night.
Performers, song writers and our host of volunteers all joined together to create a special weekend of music and comradeship. The event was made by the audiences who appreciated the music and were a delight to sing to and with. The sing around which ran all weekend also had some rare delights, treasures of songs not frequently heard.
Thank You All,
Doxy and Himself
PS dates for 2014 18 to 20th April. Put it in your diary, we will be back. We already have fifteen artists confirmed!!!!!!!


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