The AUDESHANTYMEN

The AUDESHANTYMEN

Saturday, 6 July 2019

CSF Living Well Day

The Aude Shantymen are very pleased to be associated with this event and to support them on the day with a lunchtime concert.

LIVING WELL/ BIEN-ETRE DAY


 LES MARGUERITES
11580, ALET-LES-BAINS

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
10h30 to 16h30

THERAPIES & EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE FREE ON THE DAY:
MASSAGE           REFLEXOLOGY         HAND MASSAGE       SEIKHEM
YOGA     MEDICINAL GARDEN     FOOD & NUTRITION     ART THERAPY

BUFFET STYLE LUNCH €12.50, excl. Drinks
Lunchtime concert by the Aude Shanty Men


THERAPIES & EXPERIENCES
NO ADVANCED BOOKING AVAILABLE BEFORE THE DAY
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ART THERAPY – Merrilees Moran   www.coucoulimoux.com
Merrilees is the owner of the Coucou Atelier Boutique, Limoux, and, during the day, she will lead workshops on continuous line auto-portraits, with mixed media.

FOOD & NUTRITION – Andrew Crowe  www.earthsense.eu
Eating well need not be boring – looking at, and making some dishes from, overlooked foods that are extremely healthy, yet great to eat.  Simple to prepare at home with minimal skill levels.  Explaining the benefits of these foods in boosting health on the inside and outside.

HAND MASSAGE – Margaret Pearce
The benefits of hand and arm massage is relaxing with positive touch.  It also aids in the shedding of dead skin cells, helps with stiff joints, and makes the hands soft and moisturised. [If you have a nut allergy, please let me know in advance]

MASSAGE – Heather Edwards  www.heatheredwards.co.uk
Heather has been running a massage practice in Brighton (UK) for 15 years, and has recently moved into the region to continue working with people of the area.  In each treatment, Heather takes a holistic approach – working with mind and spirit, as well as the body.  Through treating many clients over long periods, she has inevitably gained some experience of working with clients with cancer.  In such circumstances, she aims to work with them in a supportive and practical way, according to their needs.

MEDICINAL GARDEN – Lisa Crowe  www.earthsense.eu
The medicinal garden around you – looking at the herbs & plants that you will have in our own garden, or that can be easily grown, that have a significant impact on your health and wellbeing.  Lisa will look at many common plants and herbs, and give an understanding of how to prepare and use such plants, gaining all these extra, and sometimes overlooked, benefits.

REFLEXOLOGY – Dianne Owen
Reflexology is a holistic treatment on the feet which have reflex zones that relate to the human body and its organs.  It is particularly helpful with stress, and brings relaxation, helping to stimulate the blood supply, which restores the balance of the body.  The full treatment lasts 40-45 minutes.

SEIKHEM – Gilli Palmer  Facebook – ‘All Sekhem Healing France’
Seikhem is the healing energy believed to be used by the Priesthood of the Egyptian Pharaohs.  It is a huge energy, when accessed, to bring ALL the elements together to aid healing & personal development, both in this world & in spirit.  It adds to all the other energy healing systems & generally produces insight & change in a wonderful way.  See yourself, the world & your life in a totally new light.

YOGA – Charlotte Pye
Charlotte is a Pilates and yoga teacher, and personal trainer, with 15 years’ experience in the fitness industry.  She has worked extensively in rehabilitation with a wide variety of people, including cancer patients, during and after treatment and surgery.  As well as general sessions, she teaches chair yoga for the less mobile, and can create specific diet & exercise programs designed for the home to help with recovery.  Charlotte has run several ‘Race for Life’ 10k’s, both with, and in support of, clients with cancer, and is really looking forward to participating in the first support day in the Aude.






FOOD & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT

LUNCH

A nutritionally balanced, and tasty, buffet style savoury and sweet lunch will be available, at the subsidised price of €12.50, excluding drinks

Example (subject to seasonal variations):

Red lentil, tomato & basil soup/Hearty vegetable & pearl barley soup
A selection of salads, e.g:
Curried chickpea & walnut salad
Pomegranate salad
Sweet & spicy carrot salad
Green leaf salad
Lentil & mint salad

Spinach lasagne
Selection of homemade quiches
Chicken salad

Apple crumble
Carrot cake
Better brownies

Bookings (limited to 50 lunches) must be made in advance

(Vegetarian, gluten free, and allergies may be catered for,
Subject to confirmation at time of booking)

Lunchtime entertainment from:

THE AUDE SHANTY MEN   http://theaudeshantymen.blogspot.com/
The Aude Shanty Men live mainly in the Aude, with a few renegade interlopers ‘press ganged’ from the Ariège.  We enjoy singing traditional and modern sea shanties in harmony, to keep alive the tradition of sailors’ working songs, and other songs of the sea.  As well as enjoying ourselves, we raise money for both the RNLI in the UK, and the SNSM (French Lifeboat Service), with recent donations to the lifeboat at Gruissan.  We have recently been collecting for the families of the tragedy that took place at Les Sables on 7th June.  On this occasion, we are more than happy to support the good work of CSF, and wish them an enjoyable and successful day.

In addition, the ‘Salon du Thè’ at Les Marguerites will be open from 15h00,
where you can purchase delicious drinks and cakes




Thursday, 30 May 2019

VILLELONGUE D'AUDE 12th July

We once again have the pleasure of appearing at the Bar in Villelongue d'Aude. Details are below, please come along and enjoy the evening.





Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Le Rendez-Vous - Leran


On the 19th April we were very pleased to be associated with the final night of the Rendez-Vous under the ownership of Marek and Shirley. We wish them well in their new venture and also to wish the new owners every success!

Monday, 5 November 2018

Big Audience at Mirepoix Apple Festival


A huge turn out watched Mirepoix Folk and Shanty (Incorporating The AudeShantyMen) as they performed on the main stage of the market hall during Mirepoix's famous Fete de la Pomme on Sunday 21 October.

The crowd were treated by the group to renditions of some traditional folk arrangements, which were being given their first public airing, as well as some of their well known sea shanties.

A rapt audience was enthusiastic both in its appreciation and participation during the better known songs and those sung in the French language were particularly well received by the crowd of mixed nationalities.

It was the first time that live music had been scheduled for this part of the festival and the organisers greatly thanked the group for the lively performance which attracted such a large audience.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018


MIREPOIX FOLK AND SHANTY
(WITH THE COLLABORATION OF THE AUDESHANTYMEN)
WILL BE PERFORMING IN THE MARKET HALL
FETE DE LA POMME
MIREPOIX
SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER
11H00

CELEBRATING THE GRAPE


Château Guilhem, in the same family for six generations, is located in the heart of the village of Malviès near Carcassonne, facing the Pyrenees mountains. Built at the end of the 18th century in the Directory style on the site of a Gallo-Roman city, it has always been surrounded by vineyards.

Bertrand Gourdou took over the family estate in 2004, succeeding his mother Brigitte-Gourdou Guilhem who for 25 years made Château Guilhem known throughout the world. Today, Bertrand, with his various experiences in the world of wine in France and abroad, produces quality wines that guarantee the expression of the terroir.

Its aim is now to produce great wines in this appellation which offers unique blends in Languedoc Roussillon. But his dearest wish is that his estate can continue to cross generations in order to preserve all the family culture and traditions.

Each year the Chateau celebrates the grape harvest with a "vendanges solidaires" to the benefit of a local charity. This year on 23 September The AudeShantyMen were again pleased to be in attendance to provide entertainment and furthermore presented their own cheque for €300 in favour of this years association, helping autistic young people, Impacts Adom (Toulouse). Mutineer is seen in the photograph during the ceremony.

Monday, 16 July 2018

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS



Le Domaine la Louviere celebrates its 25th birthday with the staging of a special apéritif musical! Come and see The AudeShantyMen, on the 9 August 2018.

Domaine la Louvière is inseparably associated with the wolf. According to folklore, wolves gathered on the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of France to survey the countryside and pick up the scent for the hunt. Their vineyards now flourish on one of these ancient gathering sites for wolves.

Friday, 6 July 2018

CREW HOISTED UP TO NINE


A great sound was heard in Villelongue d'Aude and across the valley on the evening of 5 July 2018 when the largest crew of 9 shantymen performed to an enthusiastic audience.

With the weather holding fair, several new pieces were trialled with success as well as some of the all time favourites.

Entry to the concert was free with the hat being passed around to collect donations to the French lifeboat association. The performance raised €317,80 - including a generous donation from the management of the Villelongue bar - for the Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer. A great night all round !