Last updated: December 14, 2014
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Winterval is the annual Christmas Festival in Waterford City that enlives the dark winter days and enriches the many locals and visitors that descend on the City between the end of November and the 23rd December. There are events and activities to suit everyone but it's the children that really enjoy it all, and by association then their parents. There are horse drawn carriages, trains, helter skelters, ice skating and carousels along with stalls selling all sorts of wares. There is also the singing Christmas Tree (but alas no shanties were sung from it this year!) and Saturday the 13th December saw the 21st Lions Club Christmas Concert in the Cathedral: a wonderful occasion.
Do come and visit and enjoy all that is on offer.
A Happy Christmas to all and particularly to all our shanty friends across Ireland, Europe and indeed the world.
Nollaig shona dhíbh go léir!
We were asked by Eoin McGarry if we would sing a song or two for a TG4 documentary on the making of the epic film, Moby Dick, some of which was filmed in Youghal in the 1950s. Of course we agreed and enjoyed every minute of our few hours spent in east Cork. It was a glorious day, but cool, and we sang heartily on the quayside for our first event of the new Voyage and indeed our last event for 2014. Joe was outstanding on Heave Away, a song which featured in the original film.
As we were way back in Autumn 2004 at the start of our first Voyage.
What a 10 years on the road
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