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Voyage 15, 2018/2019



6th: Looking forward to singing at St Otteran's Church for a private function in the morning, for the third year in a row. Shanties, sea songs and Christmas carols along with tea and cakes. What a mix!



12th: We are performing at The Hook Lighthouse in Wexford for a private function at around 12.30pm, but we might sing a song or two in the restaurant too.



23rd-25th: Cape Clear, west Cork for a funding-raising weekend for the Baltimore RNLI. There will also be a cheolchoirm (a concert) i Séipéal Naomh Ciarán ar an Satharn, 3.30–4.45, as a fund-raiser for the maintenance and upkeep of the church. Cead isteach €10 agus tá failte roimh chách. Beidh an deire seachtain go h-iontach ar fad. Ceol agus craic, gan dabt.

11th: The annual Woodstown Fair, held in Woodstown (where else!) at the mouth of Waterford Harbour.

10th: Save Our Seas Exhibition, Hook Lighthouse at around 5.30 and again at 7.30-8

1st: We are heading to France to perform at the Festival du Chant de Marin in Paimpol in Brittany. This is a huge Festival and we are really looking forward to it.




2nd: Over to Hook Head in Wexford to sing a few songs at the Hooked on the Sea Festival running over the weekend.
Update 29th May: Postponed until the 10th August so we look forward to performing there between 5 and 6pm). Hook Head



24-27th: The Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival based around Ballycastle and Rathlin Island in Antrim runs for a full week and we are there over the first weekend. See Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival. All Aboard

17-19th: The highlight of the year for us: The Nimmo 200 Seafaring Festival of Music and Song run in association with the Dunmore Harbour Festival. See elsewhere on the website for more details.

11th: Down to Dunmore East for some flash-mobbing around the village to promote the upcoming Harbour Festival.



27th: West Waterford Food Festival in Dungarvan. Performing there around 12. Food Festival

15th: We will sing a few songs at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque where Patrick O'Keeffe, a Titanic Survivor and a Waterford man, was born.



16th: We will be singing down in the Strand Inn in Dunmore East as a promo event for the upcoming Harbour Festival


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