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Portsmouth Shanty Men

Acclaimed folk singers this group will exciting performance of traditional songs of the sea ranging from sublimely beautiful, to the downright raucous. Come along and join in the choruses. Now regulars at many Festivals and also on board HMS Victory and Warrior in their home town, we are very pleased to welcome them to Ellesmere Port
Traditional songs had been sung by the people of Portsmouth and Hampshire for hundreds of years, but were vanishing when the age of recorded music began. Luckily song collector George Gardiner came to Portsmouth in 1907, and he was so impressed by the singers in the work house that he stayed for two weeks noting 100 of their songs


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