Last updated: April 16, 2014
Haul on the Bowline The Mermaid Tomorrow
The west Waterford Food Festival has been running for several years and it is always a great event and well supported, and is usually blessed with good weather. We were invited to sing there this year and we had a ball. A notable first for us was that we sang in the rain, heavy rain too but luckily our new coats came in handy and kept us dry, and warm too in the stiff breeze. After that first performance at 2.15 we went walkabout and had a pint, as thirsty singers are liable to do! Back for our second performance at around 3.30 and we unveiled some new songs from our rapidly expanding repertoire, including a world premier of Lusitania, Joe's latest composition. We were told later that the sounds of shanties could nearly be heard all over Dungarvan and everyone around us seemed to enjoy our eclectic mix of sea songs and shanties. A quick pint in the Lady Belle (singing is thirsty work!) and then we retired to the Moorings where we had a fantastic steak (except for Timmy who had fish and chips!). Another pint there to wash down all the food (it is a food festival after all!). The canopy surrounding us didn't like us for some reason and took off, but the able bodied members of the crew were there to save the day! Hearty souls they are too.
Home then to Port Láirge. A great start to the singing season.
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