Chanti goes « Pop » !

We are going to do something a little bit different, it’s probably a one off, so we have a cunning plan:

We are going to change out of our riff-raff Shanty costumes, smarten ourselves up and dig out our Sunday Best. We shall then get ourselves to La Chèze where we will make ourselves comfortable and make sure our voices are well lubricated. Then, at 3pm, we shall take you on a trip down memory lane.

The Queen was born in 1926 – so we’ll start there and make our way through the decades, singing songs that all Brits know & love (depending on your age of course.)

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We might have to take a few liberties on the way – I’m pretty sure that there’s an American song from 1926 in there somewhere – but it was definitely made famous by a British artist in 1957!
And maybe there are one or two pre-1926 songs that have slipped in too – but they were still being sung during WW2, so we reckon that counts.
If you had to choose well known songs that represent the British spirit from 1926 to the present day – what would you include?
Come to La Chèze and see if our set lists include your favourites. Arm yourselves with your favourite drink and be prepared to join in the chorus as Chanti goes « Pop » (that’s Popular Music) for The Queen.
The More, The Merrier – so see you there!

 

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Chantimor back in Concarneau

It was a great pleasure to be invited back to Concarneau by « Les Mercredis Musicaux ».

So we hopped in our cars and set the co-ordinates for Finistère, where we received a warm welcome from the club members.

Here are a few images of the evening. If you are confused by the back-drop, I should perhaps mention that we were in a recording studio at Le Ferme du Moros.

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From left to right: The Skipper, Mick, Geoff, Martyn, Ian, Terry, Bronwen & Anwyl share a Chanti – joke!

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« Such an ugly bunch I’d never seen ‘afore. For there was a bum an’ a stiff in every quarter. It made me poor ol’ ‘eart feel sick an’ sore ». (Paddy Lay Back)

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The Skipper (left) & Mick (right)

 

 

 

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Geoff, Ian, Martyn.

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Bronwen & Anwyl