Ellesmere Port Sea Shanty Festival

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Old Yard Dog
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Ellesmere Port Sea Shanty Festival

Post by Old Yard Dog » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:00 am

The Ellesmere Port Sea Shanty Festival is part of the Easter gathering of narrow boats at the Boat Museum. The event features a mini beer festival with 12 different beers from Liverpool Organic, two from Spitting Feathers and four real ciders, all on gravity dispense. Normal admission charges apply during the day but you may be able to get in at night for free if you don't want to go to the ticketed concert. Nevertheless don't go unless you are into folk/sea shanty music as the bar hosts a "session" where people generally keep quiet and listen to / join in with the impromptu singers. Me and the missus are folkies and really enjoyed it.

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Re: Ellesmere Port Sea Shanty Festival

Post by Tarquel » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:36 am

Whip jamboree, whip jamboree.
The ol' pig-tail sailor's hangin' out behind.
Whip jamboree, whip jamboree.
Oh Jenny get your oat cakes on.

Even as a nine year old cub-scout singing this around the camp fire, I knew the sailor returning home from a long voyage fancied more than his wife's cooking.

Great days.

Tarquel

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