SONGS OF THE SEA
Saturday 6th August 2022, 7.30pm,
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH
During 1988 a group of local lifeboat men and friends formed a shanty singing group to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the private sailing and pulling Sheringham lifeboat the ‘Augusta’. They enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to continue. During those first few years as they expanded they welcomed a variety of singers and musicians to join the group but always supporting the RNLI. They formalised the group in 1990 naming themselves the Sheringham Shantymen.
Over the next 29 years the group developed their own style of performing songs of the sea constantly refining their music and always trying to entertain the public and raising funds for charity.
Sheringham Shantymen have visited Germany, Virginia USA twice, Ireland four times, Holland twice and France twice. As well as hundreds of local performances the group has entertained at prestigious Maritime Festivals at Bristol, Lincoln, Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, Southampton and Portsmouth Festival of the Sea.
They have appeared on national television in ‘The Big Breakfast Show’, ‘Highway’ (with the late Sir Harry Secombe), Children in Need, and ‘Blue Peter’ for which they have ‘the badge’. Since 1990 the group has completed over 1,000 public performances, made three videos and recorded 7 CD’s the most recent one in 2016.
Sheringham Shantymen Musical Director – Brian J Farrow
The concert took place in St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar.
It’s good practice to wear face masks all the time, except when you are eating or drinking.
The number of places – limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets: £15 – adult, £7 – children.
Tickets -by phone 01692 402 624 or at Trunch Corner Stores, cash only (N Walsham Rd, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0PL).
All proceeds are donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.