Wailers Return To FalmoutH!
Falmouth international Sea Shanty Festival
14th Jun 2019 - 16TH Jun 2019
Once again the popular Sea Shanty crew, The Wellington Wailers will be representing West Sussex at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2019 . This will be the Wailers sixth consecutive appearance.
Welcome to one of the biggest maritime music concerts anywhere in Europe!
The 2019 festival showcases many fine performances of Shanty groups from, not only around Britain. but also, from around the world. This is one of the finest locations for such an event, which takes place around one of the biggest natural harbours in the world.
The Wellington Wailers will be performing at many sites around the town, from Friday morning to the Sunday evening.
Here is our write up from their web page:
Shoreham’s sea shanty crew, “ The Wellington Wailers” can be guaranteed to make any occasion, they perform at a success
Six years ago, a small group of like minded sea dogs decided to resurrect the singing of traditional sea shanties, at The Sussex Yacht Club, in Shoreham. They relocated to “The Duke of Wellington” pub once they learnt that they would be paid in beer for performing a monthly slot.
Since then the ships company has expanded. When fully manned, the Wailers can muster sixteen men, who have developed a natural close harmony.
Those old shanties had a serious purpose, encouraging the men to heave in time with the shanty man’s song. There is nothing serious about the Wailers delivery of the shanties. The emphasis is on humour, but with a good rousing sound. Audiences are encouraged to join in the choruses and participate in any shenanigans that the Wailers flamboyant captain may devise. Since their formation, The Wailers have performed at countless gigs, festivals, and charitable events, and most notably had tracks from their latest C.D. “High Tides and Low Life” played on Radio 2, by Mark Radcliffe.
SEE YOU THERE! BOOK EARLY! If you wish to stay in the Falmouth area, book early, as accommodation goes fast! Town Website and Accommodation see: https://www.falmouth.co.uk/ ACCOMODATION GOES VERY QUICKLY
Pictures from on this website with thanks to: Judith Green, Ian Bush, Jill Charlish, Brian Ablett, Carron Brown, Sue Hibbard, Rod Cohen, members of the crew and our wonderful followers.
Our Latest CD is "High Tides and Low Life" Contact us if you wish to purchase a copy Each purchase will include a £5.00 donation to the RNLI!
The 2018 Falmouth Festival Double CD, which also features the Wellington Wailers on two tracks, and on the cover, is still available via the the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2019 website.