Concert in Bellegarde-du-Razès on National Music Day
Place de l'Eglise transformed into harbour
The AudeShantyMen may have had their feet on solid ground on Saturday night but it was the first time a boat had sailed into the heart of the village! Kindly loaned by one of the local councillors, it made the ideal backdrop to the apéro hour concert.
All seven of the Crew were in fine voice and kept the large and appreciative gathering entertained in English and in French. This gig also marked the first appearance with the band of their new sound engineer, Toby Locke, henceforth to be known as "Juggins"! A welcome addition, he ensured that the musical endeavours of the group were heard to very best effect.
With perfect weather on this fine summer's evening it was so very good to be a shantyman!