Shanty crew casts off for 2014 festival with fundraising concert
It's time to clamber up the gang plank once again as the Rosses Point Shanty crew cast off plans for the 2014 festival with a fundraising concert. Leading the way on this year's passage to the festivities are able-bodied singers, Comhaltas na Mara, who are one of a strong line-up of groups performing at Sligo Yacht Club on Saturday February 15.
These Rosses Point shanty singers will be joined by, Eight Bells, The Mutineers , Ian
Bordley and Ray Coen from Strandhill. and Jim Corr. Other shanty singers will be making
guest appearances. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are priced at €5. Everyone is welcome. Money raised on the night goes towards setting up Rosses Point's international shanty festival, which is being held this year from June 13 to June 15.
The shanty weekend draws big crowds to the village lured by an international line-up of
performers. This year will be no different with groups coming from snowy Scandinavia,
a sun-baked island off the African coast and a less than sunny windswept Atlantic Archipelago. More details on the fundraising night!
The festival supports the work of the RNLI. A good turnout at the Yacht Club will be a major help in making the 2014 festival another roaring success.
Tickets can be bought on the door or from any of the shanty singers.
Join us in as we embark on our fifth International Sea Shanty Festival, join in the fun, meet old and new friends, and enjoy the singing with Shanty Groups from home and abroad.
Programme details to follow.
Rosses Point –Sligo’s Maritime Village on the Wild Atlantic Way.