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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    performance Committed to keeping alive their home town and their nation s rich maritime heritage they dress in period costume and put their songs back on to the decks of the tall ships or into the dockside taverns where they rightfully belong splicing together hard bitten hard sung work shanties with gentle forebitters heartbreaking laments delivered with pathos Their interaction with their audience makes every performance unique and when not playing high profile events or corporate functions they regularly enthral audiences in folk clubs theatres on harboursides and in pubs They have played the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth the Tall Ships Regatta in both Waterford Eire Falmouth England and many Festivals across the UK and Europe including Sidmouth Warwick Falmouth Wickham Lichfield L2F Banbury Chippenham and Weymouth England Paimpol Brest Douarnenez France Oostende Blankenberge Belgium Appingedam Holland Travemünde Germany and Krakow Poland Featured regularly in print media as well as radio and TV at home abroad i n 2014 they gained international recognition when they were presented with the Stan Hugil Award for the most authentic shanties at the highly respected Krakow International Shanty Festival In between live appearances they have recorded 5 albums all of which can be purchased

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    there is not a single ale house in the world that this old sea dog hasn t frequented Sam Minella Ship s Cook What this man can do with a couple of spuds and a sausage is the stuff of legend Together with his wife Liz Teria he spreads happiness humour and helpless heaving wherever he picks up a pan Abner Clew Leadsman Born at a very young age Abner has always been good at throwing things progressing from tantrums to caution to the wind Known far and wide for his taradiddles his ability to swing the lead has become almost legendary Curly Quill Bosun Our Bosun writes with a fair fist and a half decent foot He has given his life to the sea as well as most of his breakfast when it s wind over tide Alfredo Heights Tops l Hand Of Spanish extraction and English insertion this Spaniard with the lanyard experiences dizzy spells hot flushes and shortness of breath the moment he sets foot on the rigging Such simple pleasures should not be taken for granted on a long voyage Terry Firma Unable Seaman Press ganged into service and dragged kicking and screaming from his flower arranging circle and baking guild Terry is a committed landlubber who has yet to find his sea legs or his water wings Mal Demaer Swabbie Hauled backwards out of the bushes while in a stupor Mal has found the perfect role for himself in taking on general duties and becoming a scrubber of some note for whom the passage of time has little meaning Cameron Nails Carpenter Built like a sturdy English oak Cameron is virtually indistinguishable from his usual surroundings in the broad waist of the ship Dai Wright Ship s Surgeon Doc s acuity is like the blade

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    the Yacht Club so it is a pleasure to be invited to sing there again overlooking the water to entertain the guests at this private event Oostende voor Anker 26th May 29th May at Ostend This will be our third visit to one of the very best maritime festivals in Europe An annual event which attracts around 150 classic sailing ships into the harbour it also offers a full programme of music and other entertainment throughout the Thursday Sunday long weekend in which we have always enjoyed playing our part Ffi www oostendevooranker be Shanty Cruise 2nd June 19 00 at Exmouth Cost 10 00 As part of the Exmouth Festival we will once again be cruising up the Exe on board Pride of Exmouth singing as we go Enormous thanks must go as ever to Stuart Line Cruises who give every penny of the proceeds from ticket sales for this evening s musical river cruise to the Festival In previous years this has proved a very popular trip and has sold out so you are invited to book early to avoid disappointment Ffi www stuartlinecruises co uk or phone 01395 222144 West Country Traditions Weekend 4th June 5th June For the third time West Country Traditions will be an integral part of the Exmouth Festival and this year sees it expand from a day event to a whole weekend It will take place in The Strand and surrounding bars and further details will follow once shanty crews other acts stalls and entertainments are confirmed but for now make sure the dates are in your diary so you ll know where you should be on this weekend Ffi www exmouthfestival org uk Falmouth International Shanty Festival 17th June 19th June at Falmouth The biggest and best Shanty Festival in this

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    with a John Kanaka This reached all the way to the back of a group of surprised villagers startling a yummy mummy and her child Any port in a storm says I Quill the Boatswain What to do now Remembering that their home port of Exmouth would be heaving with festival and jubilee jollity and that they had chosen the metropolis of Dulverton instead to expound their talents our brave crew roamed the village which took at least one minute and found a fine place to extol their virtues to the gathering throng This throng was now numbering some ten fine folk clearly hoping to escape to the tranquillity of the countryside idyll Instead they found themselves being barked at by a motley crew of reprobates unused to hunting the stag and other high moorland activities The lads soon found the Bridge Inn and at last and settled there to bring in the sunshine to an appreciative audience who were gently quaffing ale A perambulation through the lower recesses of the town down to the playing fields led to the discovery of what had been laid out for Jubilee celebrations There the crew s compare looking like Mad Max and twice as crazy introduced our dishevelled mob to the those arriving and a shanty or two was dispensed with wild interjections from our host The townsfolk looked on with bemusement wondering how a group of raggedy arsed 18th century shanty singers could ever have reached their fortress of English retreat and peacefulness Thereafter the afternoon was passed in gentle somnolence before waking up the folk singing circle within the dark recesses of an inn where sad ditties of murder intrigue and betrayal were expoused These sad folk soon laughed and cheered at our crew s impertinence before retreating back to their sadness in the gloom Our crew on the other hand relished the sun and the open air and ordered meat and fish pies alfresco and fit for a king Well in this case a Queen being as it was Her Majesty s Diamond Jubilee Ah and then the evening for which all had been waiting The Town Hall suddenly exploded with a riot of people anxious to hear the sibilant tones of the Carrivick Sisters But first the poor fools had to suffer the strident tones of the Malarkey s Crew But were they pleased to see us Yes without reserve they whooped and hollered and unprovoked stamped themselves into a frenzy leading to an unaccustomed standing ovation It was now time to for the lads to remove themselves from that place of rural bliss before they found themselves transported from a place of sleep and turpitude where the only thing to rouse them would be the bleating of sheep the lowing of cows and the acrid smell of ruminant waste Festive Raucosity 3 rd day of June Year of Our Lord 2012 Home Port Festive Raucosity Weather Inclement Wind S5 With the Malarkey hard alongside Exmouth Quay her gallant crew set foot ashore to re visit some of those familiar haunts of years past As the clouds cleared and the squalls diminished the fair folk of Exmouth were of like mind and gathered in their hundreds to join in the experience of the day Earlier the young blood relations of those mentioned above were treated to some lessons they would never forget Under the kind ministrations of Sam Alf the cabin boys girls of future voyages were beaten into shape Their talents to be displayed later under the eagle eye of Mister Cleavage Then as luncheon was being taken the Brigantine Flash Jack hove into view and was soon docked alongside Malarkey This run down Brig out of Plymouth soon got to grips with proceedings giving a lengthy virtuoso account of herself before the huddled throng Unfortunately some of the throng being of low moral fibre abandoned ship early having been mislead unto the appointed time of the appearance of our own brave lads Notwithstanding the addition of this well endowed vessel to the celebrations gave a more musical note to these emanations Once the Malarkeyites had ventured from the dark recesses of what bawdy houses they had found all was restored to harmonious calm and to thunderous acclaim With the weather improving all the while the manorious crowd were treated to the appearance of a warming brilliant body with the sun coming out as well And then as eventide approached the aforementioned cabin boys and girls appeared alongside their elders and all joined in harmony to bring the day to a close All that was left was to bid adieu to Flash Jack and wave a tear soaked scarf from the lofty Grove heights as they set sail into the setting sun Westward Ho Cool East End On North Sea 29 th day of May Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage Cool East End On North Sea Weather Frigio Wind L V Helen serenaded the boys off Artemis while Sirius accompanied them to the jolly boats to make sure they were really on their way and was seen to wipe an eye as the ships left the bay By 3 bells the lads were drinking coffee in Brussels and shortly thereafter were safely checked through the transport home While most drifted into a station shop to get a snack for the journey Ank took himself off to a café restaurant where after ordering his own food he remembered he had a wife with him and invited her to join him Sufficiently fed he resumed his head counting travel leadership role Most of the crew duly arrived in Exmouth later in the day having left Ian in London Terry in Exeter and Mr and Mrs Anchorman in North Exmouth where apparently they were due in the Swan in 3 minutes Therein ended the Summer of 2012 shortly to be followed by the autumnal gales of June and the mists mellow fruitfullness of July I See No Sail in East End On North Sea 28 th day of May Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage I See No Sail in East End On North Sea Weather Scorchioish Wind NNE 1 2 The day effectively began when the lads were welcomed back aboard Vic 96 with so glad you re back with us this morning because when you re on board no one else wants to We understand this was meant in the sense that the ship s crew got a break from constant invasion from the public but it could have been something else Similarly in the evening Sam gave the all female apart from the captain crew of Artemis a CD as a thank you for looking after us and this very nearly reduced one of them to tears of joy naturally Possibly as the young lady concerned was missing her friend on the other ship In fact the boys were on Vic 96 twice today before and after lunch Cam has croaked his last and is now a sorry sight As has now become customary in between times the crew went aboard Vrouwe Nele where every time they appeared loads of folks wanted photographs of and with them they gained good crowds on the harbour wall and sold many of the goods chattels they had had the foresight to bring with them The Vrouwe Nele also gives Aaron C Resque ample opportunities to climb the rigging and dangle off things to get shots from different angles The festival officially ended at 18 00hrs and the estimation is total attendance over the 4 days of around 250 000 When the crew had finished its last commitment on Vic the gear was packed and stowed ready for transporting back home After which the lads headed back to Artemis to freshen up and change before going out for a meal all together to celebrate the end of the trip and Albert s 70 th birthday an evening only spoilt by the appearance shortly before we left of a troubador at the restaurant with an out of tune guitar and a voice not much better Steaming East End On North Sea 27 th day of May Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage Steaming East End On North Sea Weather Super Scorchio Wind ESE 1 This fine morning the lads laddette found themselves on Vic 96 a British ship out of Chatham and currently in harbour directly next to a shore based steam engine which had just fired up as the crew stepped aboard obscuring the Chippendale like figures with smoke Once visible again a fine rendition of all things nautical entertained those who had assembled to listen En route to Vic 96 Albert had taken a tumble down the companionway of Artemis while approaching Vic Cameron had almost been pitched into the harbour when the pontoon which he had just reached via the gangway tipped suddenly due he reports to an excess of people on it Saving himself by grabbing his wife he was forced to throw his new uniform jacket into the rather unsavoury water of the harbour from where it was shortly fished out looking somewhat the worse for its soaking In the afternoon the boys had the pleasure of singing from the deck of a fishing vessel Amandine which pleasure was much added to by having a very delightful family of father mother and twin girls of about 5 years old on board with our motley ensemble throughout When not singing as mentioned above or frequenting a favourite watering hole Den Akotee offering coffee with a wonderful glass of eggnog on the side and served by a most delightful and comely wench the lads once again found themselves aboard Vrouwe Nele entertaining and being entertained by her crew accompanied by Crystal this time with her husband a butcher with a large chopper And it is also worth making note here of one of the many peculiarities that were observed This was that small dogs are many here and most are not allowed to walk but are carried in the arms of their owner little baskets or in a variety of pushed devices While this is largely the domain of the womenfolk many of the men desport themselves wearing the most fulsome and flamboyant moustaches while others display a full head and face covered by the tattooist s art Cam was pretty unwell last night and most of this day Was it something he ate In fact he seems to have picked up some sort of chest infection He has spent much of the day hiding in the shade We are told that the estimated crowd for Oostende voor Anker today alone was in the region of 93 000 most of whom managed to avoid the crew of the Malarkey by studying carefully information dispersed by the harbour master Still East End On North Sea 25 th day of May Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage Still East End On North Sea Weather Sultry W ind NE4 By the time the lads had breakfasted on board Hydrograaf which was elsewhere in the harbour Anchorman had lost his kitbag twice and there were obvious signs that while both he and Albert thought they were in full command of themselves the fact was their ladies were also under the impression that they were not Pom was certainly in overall charge of Cameron There was also the female hierarchy to be sorted through which would take some time to settle Especialy amongst the cabin crew of the crew s residence the leader of whom after some discussion and excited rumour was found batting for the other side The scheduled early afternoon performance on the dockside had gone without incident but when the buoys went to pay an impromptu visit to the Black Rose whose captain had kindly invited us aboard Seymour decided to throw one of his drumsticks into the water leading to a mass game of hunt the stick under the pontoon As Mr Resque was noting everything we trust that this performance is now recorded Back near the Hydrograaf for a programmed appearance an Eliza was sought from the crowd to help us and while the First Mate nearly had a selection disaster a most suitable candidate Crystal was eventually located and the situation saved Following this the whole motley crew headed back shipwards toward their temporary home only to find that having left harbour for a day at sea she had failed to return at the appointed hour Ales and sustenance were sought and enjoyed before Sirius of all people found Artemis returned but in a totally different place in the outer harbour secured behind a barred gate and where she was destined to remain It was some time later when we gained our bunks East End On North Sea 24 th day of May Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage East End On North Sea Weather Continental W ind E 5 Sadly not all the crew were able to make this trip due to kites n kids But most of those who were able to muster did so Some even looking smart in new uniforms as did Aaron C Resque and in several cases The Ladies Who Launch The crew departed on time with Anchorman leading from the front and managing to lose only one ticket by Exeter his own By the time our travel stained lads arrived at the port off London s terminus he had counted the group some 9 times to ensure that even those who were struggling to keep up with his great pace between platforms and stations were still on board Even though his gesticulations delivered with gay abandon were indecipherable to all At this point Ian Ormus who had recently had shore leave in the big city deigned to turn up and leaving him in charge of kit luncheon was procured for most but Cameron Nails found it necessary to grab a bag containing enough food for several mules Thereafter and despite one of the ladies walking off and leaving her baggage behind and Sam trying to dismantle one of the station s barriers with his kitbag our rabble got through the checking area and all boarded the Overground Undersea Boat without much further ado As the voyage continued Aaron C recorded all including the Anchorman s passing up the chance to sit and drink beer for a few moments to spot some trains in Brussels for posterity we passed through the European lowlands busy with haymaking before arriving in mid evening at Oostende where we were met by Sirius Ms Highwater who had remarkably managed to arrive before us The ship Artemis a three masted schooner on which we were to stay was located bunks were found and kit was stowed before a local hostelry was sought ashore Unfortunately between leaving the Artemis and returning later the fall of the tide meant the already steeply angled gangplank had become an extremely vertiginous scramble down either a now near vertical one or negotiating the rungs in the harbour wall to gain the deck A fearful challenge for some We are joined on this new mooring by Mercedes a brig and Minerva another three master Mountie Show 18 th day of May Year of Our Lord 2012 Up Creek No Paddles Ships Nauticalia Weather Foreboding Wind NE 3 Again the call went up from those involved in totally landlubberly pursuits for something barely dressed as entertainment with a more salty edge Those farming types just cannot seem to get enough of our brave lads although their interest seems to be waning slightly as they have engaged a bunch of blokes in scarlet smocks to ride around frightening children More was to come as another vocal majority skirts blowing in the wind elbowed their way onto the deck beforehand to give voice with their nationally famed renditions However before all the big stuff kicked off our motley crew found themselves plied with beverages of a more warming nature outside the tented enclosure featuring an acrobatic troupe of those devoted to raising edifices and materials to dizzying heights From there it was onward and sideways to the main arena to deliver a spasm of well known ditties and witty remarks to a group of followers who after a while seemed to follow off somewhere else Such is the nature of these fair weather punters Some more hardy souls stuck it out and then all decamped to the nearest pavilion dedicated to the sale of hop flavoured water The secret recipes used by the artisans responsible soon added a little liveliness to proceedings As the ship s bell rang to summon the lads back on board they were much relieved to depart by jolly boat as the byways of Devon had become mobbed by those fleeing an excess of agricultural arrangements Atop the cliff 24 th day of April Year of Our Lord 2012 In Port Well almost Weather Exceeding wet Wind SW gale An interesting daytime was passed in this South Beachside eatery on Devon s Cliffs recently refurbished and with ambiance and furnishings unsullied thus far by useage The selection of antics and harmonious offerings of an abbreviated crew was interrupted by short speeches and cutting of ribbon by some notable fellow and there then followed the bringing of platter after platter of locally produced foodstuffs prepared not by the ship s cook but by someone who could Such was the extraordinary quality and quantity of these platters that even the ship s carpenter was heard to cry enough a word that has never before knowingly left his lips Clearly in shock he was still heard talking about this occuranceto all who would listen until much later in the day Very far from the sea 22 nd day of April Year of Our Lord 2012 On voyage To the centre of England Weather Wet squalls Wind NE 7 Having arrived in the country far from the sea and after a long journey almost certainly by way of some typical navigational vagueries the buoys found to their delight that others had made the same error Finding themselves thus in the good company of like minded souls they managed to spend the better part of the remainder of the day partaking so fully in Banbury s Song Ale that their returned presence in the Autumn of this year has been requested Apparently they accepted this invitation with an alacrity born of knowing how quickly such offers can be withdrawn once the sobriety of the inviter is regained If you are reading this in the county of Oxfordshire I can only say that you have at least been warned North of Exmouth just 24 th day of March Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage But hardly Weather Very fine Wind Light After the very short travel from town to our nearest neighbouring village the buoys spent part of the post noon ensuring that all chattels and goods transported with them were placed in the most attractive way possible around the Lympstone Hall The evening s entertainment ensued later with our gallant lads singing with full voice and Mr Cleavage even bringing to the fore a new piece of jocular repartie This particular evening however had at its heart the lusty and voluble participation of at least certain members of the audience notably in the person of two of the village wenches who came to the forefront of attention one by cavorting with the First Mate and inviting all to her diggings for a hearty supper and the other by becoming doubled up with such laughter as really does warm the cockles Sadly the boys failed to locate the address of the former wench s diggings and the latter had left the premises before it could be ascertained whether it was the deliberate attempts at humour or the method and delivery of the singing which had caused her to be thus convulsed Beyond the navigable head 3 rd day of February Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage Poltimore Weather Cool Wind Calm After sailing up the Exe as far as possible disembarkation into rustic wagons was essential to transport the lads to the fine settlement within the Poltimore estate The good folk of the village listened attentively to all that was enunciated in their direction and in addittion the ladies provided te most sumptuous supper to be seen by the crew for many a year Once mutual niceties had been exchanged and gratitude expressed the none too arduous journey home was begun with full bellies and wide grins Music from near and far 20 th day of January Year of Our Lord 2012 On Voyage With friends new old Weather Typical Wind Stiff Invited along the coast to the east of Exmouth the crew of the Malarkey had the pleasure of beginning an ensemble evening of music which was continued later by local wonder musician Phil Beer and a visiting band of Bully Wees The sedate town of Budleigh being renowned throughout the land for its gentility and refinement may well have found this beyond its level of tolerance None of those who performed are yet sure that they will again be permitted entry beyond the very extremities of the settlement Quayside carols 18 th day of December Year of Our Lord 2011 In Port And home for Christmas Weather Mild Wind W 1 2 One year before a freezing gale had caused much mayhem to similar candlelit quayside carolling This day proved to be far more hospitable and some there gathered were seen to forego their fourth and a few even their third layer of woollens for fear of overheating In addition the assembled throng sung gustily before making the most of the nearby Dock s Cafe to enjoy a warming drink before subsequently dispersing into local taverns or to their homes and lodgings Reports later confirmed that no one had suffered any ill effects from their outer garment removal and that the whole had been a pleasurable experience for all concerned Jurassic celebration 14 th day of December Year of Our Lord 2011 On Voyage Marine Theatre Lyme Regis Weather Clement Wind SW 5 That part of the town of Lyme Regis which is not yet descending into the Channel has within it the Marine Theatre which was the appointed meeting place for this celebration of the 10th anniversary of the local coastline being recognised as special To the backing of waves breaking on the rocks nearby the buoys sang their hearts out to a selection of the great and good from the surrounding area who managed to feign a remarkable degree of disinterest throughout possibly after having previously been plied at length with much ale and sumptuous vittals Many melifluous melodies 10 th day of December Year of Our Lord 2011 On Voyage God s house in Exeter Weather Dry Wind Astern To this ancient cathedral were drawn the voices and bodies of many hundreds come to sing and be sung to this night Had the celebrated vaulted ceiling not been so well built and secured for some number of centuries it may well have been lifted off such was the volume of sound Our brave sailing lads added their rough and ready harmonies at all appropriate times to this wondrous event The biggest sing 5 th day of December Year of Our Lord 2011 In Port Return to the Pavilion Weather Cool Wind SSW 2 The crew s annual appearance for the cause of those of religious conviction who raise funds to support the less fortunate was but one part of a well received and entire evening of musical entertainment lovingly crafted for the good citizens of our home port It is possible that at least one of our gallant lads failed to find his way home until considerably later that night having found himself waylaid by wenches who offered strong drink at their lodgings but of this enough said All downhill 20 th day of November Year of Our Lord 2011 On Voyage Down the slippery slope Weather Unseasonable Wind Very light airs On their first trip one year ago to this very fine harbour on the north Devon coast the weather conditions had seriously inconvenienced all the evident brass monkeys When the crew ran ashore again in the summer it proceeded to rain a deluge of four legged beasts throughout most of their time ashore This day proved far more comfortable for all concerned and the narrow strip of beach twixt the incoming tide and the harbour wall the ideal setting for a small crew to entrance those visitors to the village who had managed to navigate their way right down the steep cobbles and needed sufficient time and respite to regain their strength prior to wending their way up the climb back to their wagons and horses Mageean nights 11 th day of November Year of Our Lord 2011 In Port Home for a brief visit Weather Perfect Wind Calm Returned once more to their spiritual home on stage at the wonderful and intimate Blackmore Theatre of their home port the buoys were accompanied for this very special evening by Shanty Jim Mageean and Graeme Knights There followed a concert of the very finest order which was concluded to rapturous applause and entirely unexpected whoops of excitement Brat on Clovelly 22 nd day of October Year of Our Lord 2011 On voyage Charity at the Hall Weather Misty Wind WNW Arriving early at this pretty small hamlet by wagon allowed the horses to be tethered on the nearby greensward while the village hostelry was visited by those whose thirst needed immediate quenching Thereafter and once suitably prepared the lads entertained the assembled locals to an evening the like of which so they were told had never before been witnessed in this previously quiet backwater The Long Barn again 8 th day of October Year of Our Lord 2011 On Voyage The end of the beginning Weather Excellent Wind Southerly Almost 12 months to the day since they last found themselves in the exact same place the buoys were once again asked to offer a selection of their fine renditions of saltiness to a select and obviously undiscerning audience On the last occasion the proprietors of the premises had seen fit to pull it down immediately after the crew s appearance This second visit marked the completion of its rebuilding Reports have not yet been received to indicate whether this time the building has been allowed to remain Exchanging corn and culture 1 st day of October Year of Our Lord 2011 Up river again With African friends Weather Warm Wind Thankfully not Not content with having assaulted the eardrums of the good burghers of Exeter just days before there was presented an opportunity to repeat the exercise On this occasion in the main hall of this corn trading establishment the Malarkey s shipmates were joined by a most energetic exciting and animated group of young men from Zimbabwe in eastern central Africa calling themselves The Black Umfolosi 5 who proceeded to sing beautifully as they danced and sometime swabbed the floors of this august room while dressed in bright tunics and strange boots Barnstorming Exeter 23 rd day of September Year of Our Lord 2011 Up river With the North East s favourites Weather Fine Wind Gentle As the foul and dangerous squalls of the Autumn season reach across the western ocean to our home port and after an unexpectedly and extraordinarily demanding previous six months the one member of the crew who is able to write lucidly and perform the duty of our scribe has exhausted his wit and the ink for his quill Once both are suitably restored we hope that entries to the log will be resumed in his usual unique and inimitable style Until such time I shall do my best The first part thereof being Having sailed upstream to the city the lads found that another crew had arrived in town and coincidentally at the same Barnfield Theatre that very afternoon while on their travels around the south west coastline As a result it was decided that an impromtu concert was required and each crew sang their best in turn before uniting in a grand finale to render the long suffering audience who had miraculously appeared both speechless and temporarily deafened A Show of Bravado 15 th day of September Year of Our Lord 2011 In Port Around Britain In Easy Stages Weather Glorious Wind Always on the bow As mentioned before our brave lads had another chance to show off in front of what was hoped to be the largest crowd Exmouth s strand had ever seen Rumours that a bunch of maniacal velocipedists would be breaking all safety laws along the seafront had caught the attention of a vast multitude of sightseers The crowds manning the narrow yet strangely unfurnished our bosun had a hand in agreeing to the desecration of Mr Belisha s erections esplanade were in places ten deep A jester from the big city of Exeter had been employed with the strict instructions to cause as much havoc as possible in the run up to the finale when the owner of the Cavendish Hotel was expected to cross the final straits a little ahead of the others This proved not to be the case as a returning deportee managed to spring ahead taking the final honours but steadfastly refusing to return the loaf of bread which had been involved in the instigation of his recent travels And it was to this crowd or at least part of it that our lads hoped to keep off the streets that very evening But now the pressure was on A famous ensemble and masters of the folk art had arranged to entertain the masses Their fame had preceded them and the halls of the mighty were filled to seated capacity by those wishing to hear the crème de la crème And this they certainly got But not before a strangely quiet and thoughtful crew from the Malarkey had given what turned out to be their best effort thus far Harmonious outpourings timings as tight as Wayne s wallet humour as bright as as as erm and to the accompanied stamping and cheering of those present the lads finally emerged into those sunlit uplands with justifiable pride Final Walk After Sunset 14 th day of September Year of Our Lord 2011 In Port Final Walk After Sunset Weather As Wood s Would Have Expected Wind Hot Blustery With the Malarkey back in port for a short two day break the lads decided not to let the gains of the past months go to waste As fit as although not as slim as a match they sallied forth to entertain those rotund ruffians or rough rotundians at their annual honouring of all things Empirical Bringing a slightly less highbrow start to proceedings and managing to maintain these standards throughout the buoys gave good voice and were warmly greeted by the assembled masses Two short spurts of some of the best utterances to be heard this side of the Tamar as one travels from east to west were interspersed with a more classical burst of creativity from those sporting more sombre attire and wielding large weapons of instrumentation And as the last strains of the concerted concert emanated from the high lands conveniently staged before the audience our brave lads could be seen waving various signals with their heads just above the parapet Mesozoic Mayhem 9 th day of September Year of Our Lord 2011 On Voyage End Of Jurassic In Sight Weather Flat Calm Wind Zephyritic The Anchorman having provided the crew with almost fool proof directions map and itinerary saw the landing party arriving for once at the right place and at the right time Arrangements were duly honoured and a few songs sung at one of the local hostelries namely The Red Lion Inn which proved to be full to the point of bursting After their first spasm and during the break between that and their second attempt at entertaining the locals one comely and poorly sighted blond French Wench saw fit to engage Abner in lengthy conversations Thus greatly amusing those others assembled who were heard to mutter about pheromones and the lack of a certain person s wife in the immediate vicinity As to the outcome of this entente cordial none are the wiser 10 th day of September Year of Our Lord 2011 On Voyage Cretaceous Ahoy Weather Overcast Precipitation en route Wind Increasing Gale Force 8 At around midnight last night while still chained to his seat in the Red Lion Wayne finally decided to read the Festival programme with which he had been provided earlier that eve This unusual attempt at literary acumen lead to the startling discovery that the information therein scheduled the Buoys as performing at an unearthly hour on that very morning This fact had previously remained unadvertised to those whom it concerned Unfortunately most being now abed in various lodgings around the town meant that such a gathering in the forenoon was quite impossible In order not to disappoint too many the Anchorman took it upon himself to advise any unwise residents of or visitors to Swanage who showed up for this performance that in fact it would be held later that afternoon When the crew gathered for their first known scheduled appearance it was agreed that they would on the morrow force themselves from their bunks at an earlier than planned hour to bail the organisers out of a similarly large hole Thus to Prince Albert Gardens where a growing crowd gathered to hear what all the fuss was about Once their appetite was sated and after the planned procession of dancers and cloggers had sallied forth the lads moved to the other end of the town s foreshore to find a bandstand from which to cavort to a different audience The later part of the evening somewhat unsurprisingly found certain crew members back at the Red Lion with almost enough room to move an elbow or two while they sang to a bar room from which none could escape as none could locate the door 11 th day of September Year of Our Lord 2011 On Voyage Permian Here We Come Weather Fair Wind Gale Force 8 Gusting Severe Gale Force 9 The Bandstand location of yesterday s later performance saw the buoys re visit it twice today once in the forenoon and once after The initial small assemblage of local and visiting folks who were there soon had their numbers swelled as others came from all directions to find for themselves what on earth could be making that much noise Once they found out they apparently found the temptation to stay one that proved irresistible And so it was that this run ashore came to a timely end and all were able to make their way westward back to Exmouth in good time Perhaps the most notable surprise of this day was provided by two comely young wenches who had watched the post noon show with wide eyes and ventured the comment You guys are so cool We understand that this is some form of compliment in modern parlance Obviously the request for warmer garments chitty was nailed to the Captain s cabin door that very evening Burnham On Where 3 rd day of September Year of Our Lord 2011 Run Aground No Sea Within Sight Weather Obscured Wind SW5 Setting out from Exmouth on the evening tide the crew of the Malarkey now partially ravaged by fever and the calls of the mainland of Europe duly arrived on a fast ebbing tide off the coast of Somerset Not a good thing to be doing

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    Ship s Log Gallery Shoppe Downloads Guestbook Reviews Videos Song book History Glossary Links Coded by The Gallery shows a small selection of photographs Refresh the page for a different

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    Bold Benjamin Fire Down Below Runashore 10 00 Back from voyages in England and abroad The Exmouth Shanty Men enjoyed a run ashore in January 2013 in the safe waters of their home port Since their last recording Devon s original buoy band have played the main stage at Sidmouth Warwick and Banbury appeared on national television and radio in the UK and in Europe played at Tall Ships in Ireland and at the Olympics at Weymouth They look forward to visiting The Netherlands and returning to France and Belgium during 2013 When home they can be found each week with a song and a pint in The Grove public house overlooking Exmouth s deep water channel Here over the course of two cold and snowy January evenings they entertained family and friends whilst committing this collection of shanties and sea songs to this their fourth album They hope you enjoy the result Sample Tracks Also Including Cheerily Man Roll Alabama Roll Cobh Shanty Bonny Ship the Diamond Paddy Doyle s Boots Shallow Brown Mermaid Tea and Coffee Brave Wolfe L Harmonica Lowlands Away Haul Away Joe High Barbary Farewell Shanty The Full Shanty 10 00 Recorded live before a sell out crowd at their home town s Blackmore Theatre during the Exmouth Festival this third album conveys the energy comedy integrity and downright audacity of The Exmouth Shanty Men on stage 16 strong traditional songs plus a specially written bonus track create another fine and varied collection of sea songs and shanties sung as they would have been in the days of sail with an intoxicating mixture of humour heart and heaving Many favourites and a few recent discoveries have been given the Exmouth treatment of unique creative arrangements and settings What the CD can never share is the powerful visual impact of the crew as they re enact the deck chores and backbreaking tasks performed by the original sailors when these songs were on every tongue but it was wisely felt that a DVD called The Full Shanty might scare the horses and cause vapours amongst the womenfolk so a CD it is The crew are still a delight to hear having superb faces for radio and recording and they are indebted to Skinner s Brewery who funded the production costs to allow all profits to be donated to excellent charities around the world Sample Tracks Also Including Pay Me My Money Down Pretty Nancy Of Yarmouth Poor Old Horse Chanty On Board A Man O War Boney Was A Warrior Ten Thousand Miles Away Dark Eyed Sailor Candlelight Fisherman Haul On The Bowline Hard On The Beach Oar Rio Grande Rosabella Essequibo River Betty Stogs Randy Dandy O 10 00 Supported by the world famous Pusser s Rum and much to the relief of the crew s families and friends The Exmouth Shanty Men recorded this second album in a sound proof studio miles from anywhere Beautifully crafted shanties and sea songs are moored alongside some powerful

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    over the course of two cold and snowy evenings in January 2013 whilst committing a new collection of shanties and sea songs to this their fourth album Download album 7 50 Or download tracks 0 80 each Cheerily Man Roll Alabama Roll Cobh Shanty Bonny Ship the Diamond Paddy Doyle s Boots Shallow Brown Mermaid Tea and Coffee Brave Wolfe Long Time Ago L Harmonica Lowlands Away Haul Away Joe High Barbary South Australia All for Me Grog Farewell Shanty The Full Shanty Recorded live before a sell out crowd at their home town s Blackmore Theatre during the Exmouth Festival this album conveys the energy comedy integrity and downright audacity of The Exmouth Shanty Men on stage Strong traditional songs plus a bonus track specially written for Skinners Ales create another fine and varied collection of sea songs and shanties sung as they would have been in the days of sail Download album 7 50 Or download tracks 0 80 each Haul Away The Bowline Boys Skipper Jan Rebek Pay Me My Money Down Pretty Nancy Of Yarmouth Chicken On A Raft Poor Old Horse Chanty On Board A Man O War Boney Was a Warrior Ten Thousand Miles Away Dark Eyed Sailor Candlelight Fisherman Haul On The Bowline Hard On The Beach Oar Rio Grande Rosabella Essequibo River Betty Stogs Randy Dandy O Supported by the world famous Pusser s Rum and much to the relief of the crew s families and friends The Exmouth Shanty Men recorded this album in a sound proof studio miles from anywhere Beautifully crafted shanties and sea songs are moored alongside some powerful ballads and traditional forebitters creating a fine collection all with interesting and original arrangements Download album 7 50 Or download tracks 0 80 each Randy Dandy O Go To

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