The final rehearsal is over and the Crew is in fine fettle - more than ready for the fantastic weekend that awaits them in the Mediterranean port of Sète. This Easter weekend a quarter of a million people are expected to descend on the quays and tall ships of this pretty working port which this year is celebrating 350 years of rich and traditional seafaring history. Our gallant lads will be one of more than 40 bands from all over Europe but they will be the only group proudly to fly the flag for Shanty UK.
They will be doing a main stage concert on Sunday afternoon, singing extended sets aboard two tall ships, as well as appearing in nine concerts (see below) out and about in the watering holes lining the quays. On Friday they will be taking part in the Captain Hayet Trophy, singing a forebitter and a capstan shanty. Come on down and lend them your support! They'll be delighted to see you. One thing is guaranteed : you'll have a high old time!