I've been sailing small boats for many years (mostly on a lake). I'm also very fond of small islands! So when I saw the programme for this years Tall Ships Race, with a leg from Greenock ot Lerwick in Shetland - I decided to go for it! Spent an hour on the Internet chasing up a berth and signed on (at considerable expense - don't ask) on a Norwegian barque. Experience is not really necessary - probably gets in the way, I suspect.
I'm quite sure there'll be music around the trip. The leg is not even pretending to be a race so I expect there will be stopovers on several isalnds - with opportunities for sessions.