Chantimor at the Trophée Capitaine Hayet

Saturday 16th May; Vannes; Trophée Capitaine Hayet

Captain DaveAnwyl         Singing on the quay

Chantimor warms up by singing on the quay while they wait for the competition (capstan category) to begin.

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Once called, the crew eyes up the capstan. Looks a piece of cake!

DSCI1867Dave & Anwyl manage to perch on top of the capstan & play without falling off or getting too sea-sick.

DSCI1866It isn’t heavy, but 12 people are required, so Kevin, Gerard & Tony from The Aude Shantymen come & give a hand. We also have a surprise volunteer – Michael Wright!

DSCI1865Round & round we go. The crowd sings & claps along with us.

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Bit of a pause, then over to The Morgenster for a bit of hauling. Chantimor’s Chief Communications Officer didn’t take her camera on board in all the excitement, sorry.

But to prove we really wuz there, a mug shot of the CCO & Mick. DSCI1880

The sun came out, so we sat around relaxing with The Aude Shantymen & singing together.

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Got a very appreciative crowd around us and free beers from the bar. Actually, it was a free beer sort of day. Had some in the « green room » for contestants, and yet more on The Morgenster.

The ASM continue to sing their hearts out, even as dusk starts to fall. The crowds loved them!

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Time to see who won: Heard our name called! « Nos amis britanniques – Chantimor »

So, we got the prize for « People’s Choice for Best Entertainment! »

Hats off to D & A & well done that Chantimor crew!

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I think everyone in Chantimor will agree that we had a brilliant weekend with our compatriots from the Languedoc.

 Here they are: drum roll: The Aude Shantymen!                   (Find them on Facebook!)

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Special thanks to: Shirley & Les, Geoff & Hillary, DnA for hosting the ASM; Mike for drumming & taxi service; Martyn for « Blackball Line »; John for hauling; Ian for making the practice capstan & evening hosting; Lynn & Maggie for leading the clapping & everyone who sent photos to me.

(This is just like accepting an Oscar!)

And, all in all, I think I can honestly say that     CHANTIMOR PULLED IT OFF!

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Phew!

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4 réflexions sur “Chantimor at the Trophée Capitaine Hayet

  1. To right we did. What a great day it was. Would be great to do it again sometime. Thanks Bronwen for getting us into it.

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