« Sally Brown »

Here’s Geoff & Martyn taking the roles of lead Shanty Men, singing « Sally Brown » at the Lanvaudan music festival, « Terres Fertiles ».

As with the previous song, the wind was blowing pretty strongly, which causes a bit of noise distortion.

Now, if you’d like to sing along with us – this is the chorus:

« Way, hey, Roll and Go.

And we rolled all night, and we rolled till day,

Gonna spend my money on Sally Brown. »

(BTW, Roll ‘n Go is the title of our CD, which has lots of sing-a-long tracks!)

Ready? – here we go…. « SALLY BROWN »!

Chantimor at Lanvaudan

Lanvaudan is a pretty village set deep in the Morbihan countryside in Brittany, France.

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Every year they have a two day music festival. The musicians & singers are positioned around the village in nooks & crannies, in people’s sheds & garages and outside their front doors.

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Check out this lovely house!

Chantimor were positioned in another part of the village outside Fred & Kiki’s garage.

It was tempting to go inside as it was pretty nippy and jolly windy and there was a bit of competition from a nearby rock group, who were playing loudly through amps.

Nevertheless,Chantimor attracted quite a crowd.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES          So a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who braved the wind and stayed with us for the entire set.

And a MERCI MILLE FOIS to the people who bought our CD!

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How to fiddle!

Now, I have to confess that I’m not a great fan of the violin – years of listening to beginners scratching away and making a sound like twenty screeching tom-cats when I was in the school orchestra put me right off it.

But I do like Stéphane Grappelli, and I’ve heard our very own Terry play a mean fiddle, so I’ve started to come round to accepting it just a tiny bit.

So when Nigel Kennedy sauntered on stage last night in the Albert Hall at « The Last Night of the Proms 2013 », wearing his Aston Villa shirt & drinking a cup of tea, I thought I’d pay attention and see what the guy could do.

Wow!  Can he mess around brilliantly with a fiddle, or what!

This is for any of you who might have missed it last night!

If you stick with it, you’ll see & hear an amazing technique. The arrangement of full of humour, passion and delicacy. Oh, and it’s completely anarchic, so if you are a purist, turn away now.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

See you all soon!

Terres Fertiles – festival de musique à Lanvaudan

Terres Fertiles

Retrouvez « Chantimor » à Lanvaudan

le dimanche 15 septembre, vers 17h00, au bourg, chez Fred et Kiki.

Come and sing along with us at Lanvaudan on Sunday 15th Sept.

Find us at Fred & Kiki’s!

 

(By the way, Lanvaudan is near Plouay in 56.)