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Monday, 16 July 2018
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
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 !
Sunday, 1 April 2018
The AudeShantyMen enjoyed their engagement as a resident group at this prestigious bi-annual event between 27 - 30 March.
Concerts were provided in bars, on ships, on the streets and culminated in a performance on the main stage as seen above.
Friends old and new were encountered and a good time was had by all.
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
The AudeShantyMen playing their part in Treasure Island, the 2017 pantomime from Les Troubadours Britanniques de Limoux, on 1, 2 & 3 December.
More can be seen at "Being a Pirate"
Great fun was had by all and cries of "more" were heard - oh yes they were !
Sunday, 26 November 2017
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
A poor weather forecast and a damp start to the evening were not enough to spoil the evening performance at Villelongue d'Aude on 19 October 2017. A crew of 8 current shantymen were on hand to ensure that the brave audience were entertained to a full evening demonstrating the large range of songs from the group's portfolio, including the first public airing of some new numbers.
To mark Ian "Magellan" Murphy's role in the early development of the group, the concert were treated to a reminder of the group's original line-up with atmospheric renditions of the signatures Mingulay and South Australia.
The main song list included, amongst many others, an ancient version of Scarborough Fair, a fall-about story of a Pirate losing various body parts, and Fiddlers Green (the heaven for good fishermen) as a special epitaph.
The evening was attended free of charge but a collection was made on behalf of the French lifeboat service, the SNSM, in accordance with the wishes of Magellan's widow Annie. Including a generous contribution form Bart the landlord of the Verre a Soif, a total of € 400 will be presented to the local station.