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Shantymen as boy band?

Micca 18 Mar 10 - 04:07 AM
John J 18 Mar 10 - 05:43 AM
Folkiedave 18 Mar 10 - 05:50 AM
Arnie 18 Mar 10 - 06:39 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 18 Mar 10 - 08:00 AM
GUEST 18 Mar 10 - 08:03 AM
My guru always said 18 Mar 10 - 08:16 AM
Nancy King 18 Mar 10 - 09:04 AM
Mr Red 18 Mar 10 - 11:19 AM
stallion 19 Mar 10 - 04:53 AM
mikesamwild 19 Mar 10 - 06:23 AM
Hamish 19 Mar 10 - 07:18 AM
mikesamwild 19 Mar 10 - 07:26 AM
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Subject: Shantymen as boy band?
From: Micca
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 04:07 AM

This was on this mornings BBC Breakfast news and I thought it need to be shared. A group of Shantymen from Port Isaac Cornwall Uk have just got a record deal For More and sound sample here


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: John J
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 05:43 AM

....and for a million quids, well done lads. I wonder if they need another voice!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 05:50 AM

I suspect the realities of the music business means they are right not to give up their day job.


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: Arnie
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 06:39 AM

Micca - I heard this on the radio also this morning but didn't catch any details, so thanks for posting. Wasn't there a thread recently about folk music dying out? Not over here it isn't!


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 08:00 AM

I just stumbled across this news item and strolled over here to see if it was already posted- I'm enjoying listening to them right now- what a pleasure to have such good singers discovered and promoted!


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 08:03 AM

Link to the story:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/mar/18/cornish-fishermans-friends-1m-deal


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 08:16 AM

Caught this on the news this morning (thanks Micca) and was delighted to see that Folk is getting good publicity!! Well done to the Fishermans Friends!!


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: Nancy King
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 09:04 AM

Good for them! Love the name, too -- another shanty group I used to have a lot to do with consumed a great many throat lozenges by that name.


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 11:19 AM

They sing well.

But shanties? the examples I heard were the Cadgwith Anthem and A very enthusiastic South Australia which wouldn't haul a halyard very far.

Not that news reporters know what a shanty is. It could be the start of another folk revival. Who knows.


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: stallion
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 04:53 AM

Ha Ha Ha Ha, I remember Barry Finn coming up to us and saying "Nice song.......can't think of any work you could do to it", so we sing "hamster wheel shanties" and I suppose they do as well. I enjoyed their singing and i suspect,like us, they sing songs for the singing and not the work. There is room for all so lets not squable and snipe. They were incredibly lucky there are so many great shanty bands and performers about had he been at Scarborough Seafest last year it might have been Barry & Ken who were just amazin that weekend. Anyway good luck to all concerned and well done.


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: mikesamwild
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 06:23 AM

Discovered by a music mogul on holiday and signed up. Get the money in lads and don't expect too much. Nice to see ordinary guys singing even if they are not work songs. I suppose shanty singing is the work now. 'Here's a wallet hauling song' would be nice!

why do folkies always seem to want another revival it's like waiting for a messiah. These guys prove that the old revivals implanted it back in the community, if it ever went away, and it's as alive and well as it ever was.


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: Hamish
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 07:18 AM

I read Mr Red's "folk revival" comment as being tongue in cheek.

But discover by a mogul on holiday, eh? Just shows: you gotta treat every gig as an audition, cos you just never know who's in the audience.


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Subject: RE: Shantymen as boy band?
From: mikesamwild
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 07:26 AM

Sod it! That irony bypass must be working. Just off for a little lie down


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