Last updated: December 8, 2013
Haul on the Bowline The Mermaid Tomorrow
8th December: The crew were in fine form on Sunday 8th December as they performed for all the visitors in town for the annual Winterval Festival, a winter extravaganza of fun and activities in the City, which runs for a few weeks before and a week or so after Christmas. And it is usually hectic in town over the weekends in particular, and today was no exception. Well we left them have it with a fine collection of shanties, ably sung by one and all. One Hook (or is he a Crooke?), just off the plane from Hong Kong, even managed to get every note right! It was great too to see a former Hook in the audience and looking well too after his recent op.
17th November: The Deputy Mayor of Waterford, Cllr Mary Roche, launched Colm Long's book Random Waterford History in the Waterford Room of the City Library on Saturday 16th November 2013. Many of Colm's former colleagues, his wife Jennifer and adult children, Deirdre, Brendan and Stephen and other family members, along with interested members of the public were present at what was a warm and very auspicious occasion. Random Waterford History presents Waterford's 1,100 year history in diary form, with each daily entry recalling a significant event in the life of the city. Further details at www.randomwaterfordhistory.com.
The photo shows the two crew blaming each other for their respective publications: Declan McGrath also published a book during the week A Guide to Wildlife Walks in Waterford, to less fanfare of course, and further details of this publication can be had at www.declanmcgrathbooks.com.
Seascapes is a radio programme broadcast every Friday night on RTE Radio 1, from 10.30-11.00 pm, which deals with all maritime issues. It is produced and presented by Marcus Connaughton (a lovely man and great supporter of Hooks and Crookes). You can find more information on this wonderful programme by clicking the link Seascapes. Podcasts of previous programmes can also be listened to there.
Our Tall Ships CD can be bought online, along with all our other cds. Click here to purchase.