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Gallery 2005

The original crew reporting for The First Voyage

Group in 2005

From left to right: Declan McGrath, Frankie Bowe, Pat Hennessy, John Quann, Edward McBride, Eddie Deevy, Tony Barden, Pat Sheridan, Alan Deevy, Joe Phelan, Tim Sherman, Colm Long and Michael Hearne.

The following is a selection of photographs taken during the Newfounland/Labrador and Tall Ships Festivals 2005

Our first performance was before an invited audience in the award-winning Granary Museum of Treasurers here in our home port of Waterford in April 2005.

In May/June 2005 we supported the Festival of the Sea Week, celebrating our heritage links with Newfoundland and Labrador, by performing both in Dunmore East and at Duncannon Fort. This Estuary Festival aims at bringing together the peoples of southeast Ireland, and their distant relatives on the North East coast of Canada

Our first voyage culminated in a whirlwind extravaganza of shanty singing during the 4 day festival surrounding the beginning of the Tall Ships Race in Waterford City in July 2005. We performed on board a number of the Tall Ships including the Dunbrody, the Christian Radich, and the Mir. Other performances were in City Hall and on the Quay side. We were featured in Nationwide on RTE1 (the national television service), in addition to live performances on Sea Scapes on Radio 1 and Lyric FM.

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