THE very first Oban International Shanty Festival was due to be ‘launched’ this weekend.
Because of the restrictions in place, you are now invited to sail a virtual sea in your own home with a night of rip-roaring songs and music with a crew of great musicians from Canada, France, England and Scotland on Saturday 6 June 2020 between 7.30pm-11.30pm.
Event organiser, Tom Malone, said: “We still wanted to bring Oban and the sea to an audience through tall tales and songs – sea shanties are about getting involved. So, link in and sing along with these great groups from around northern shores.”
Many of the professional Sea Shanty bands who were set to appear in Oban will be performing either singly or in their groups, including Les Broulliers d’Ecoutes, Pressgang Mutiny, Monkey’s Fist, The Naze Shanty Crew, The Keelers and Muldoon’s Picnic.
These acts will be interspersed with Open Mic slots for other performers. If you would like to apply to take part and there’s still slots available email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can just enjoy the event as an audience member.
Register for free at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oban-international-shanty-festival-at-home-tickets-104886763132 for the link on the night. For any updates check out the Facebook page of Glasgow-Shanty-Festival
This event is being run through the TMSA Glasgow branch. For more details about the Traditional Music & Song Association (TMSA) and the branch’s activities – including the second Glasgow Sea Shanty Day currently scheduled for September this year, visit: www.tmsa.scot/glasgow-branch. The branch thanks the Oban Business Improvement District (www.bid4oban.co.uk) for initial support for the event.
Notes for editors:
For more details and photos email Tom Malone on email@example.com
Photo attached to this media release is of Les Broulliers d’Ecoutes who will be joining from France.
The current list of performers for the festival are:
Muldoon’s Picnic www.muldoonspicnic.org.uk
The Keelers http://www.keelers.net
Monkey’s Fist https://www.facebook.com/www.monkeysfistshanty.co.uk/
Pressgang Mutiny https://www.pressgangmutiny.com
Les Brouilleurs d’Écoutes https://brouilleursdecoutes.com
The Exmouth Shanty Men www.exmouthshantymen.com
Silver Darlings www.silverdarlingsshanty.co.uk
Derek Brooks www.exmouthshantymen.com
LocTup Together https://www.facebook.com/…/Musician-Band/Loctup-Together-5…/
Steve Cowlings duo (C.A.S.K.)https://www.facebook.com/pg/CaskShantyDuo/
Steve and Sandra Harrison https://www.facebook.com/…/allsea-are-stev…/261631761039552/
Gaye Anthony https://www.facebook.com/…/Gaye-Anthony-SingerSong-Writer-…/
Jan Bee Brown https://www.facebook.com/setsailwithstories/
Jim Mageean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Mageean
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