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Davie Tait
10th July 2012, 21:51
We're so pleased to report that the foul weather did not deter 140 brave souls from attending Saturday 7th July Concert by Cornish Sea Shanty Group Stamp & Go, supported by Brixham's very own Maggie Duffy & Mike Weed.
The All Saint's Church, Brixham of "Abide with Me" fame, was fully decorated for the Festival of the Sea, with thanks again to Skipper John Lovell and his unique collection of sailing smack Burgees.
The Sea Shanties and folk songs were well received and a raffle was held, raising a total in excess of 1,000. After expenses were settled, the Mission received 800, a magnificent effort, led by local fisherman's wife, Sarah Ready whose idea this concert was and who put it into reality with the help of a loyal band of volunteer helpers from the Fishstock Brixham 2012 Team.
Thank you to everybody who helped and who attended on probably the wettest July day ever.

There are still a few tickets left (10) for the Clam-Buster Chowder Cruise on the historic ship "Fairmile" of Brixham.
Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises have again supported the Fishermen's Mission and Fishstock Brixham by providing this magnificent setting for an evening of seafood and music on Friday 13th July from 1900 to 2200.
The Chowders are cooked by resident Quayside Hotel chef, Andy Sewell, who cooked up a storm of mussels last year.
Hurry to the Fishermen's Mission to secure tickets or phone John Anderson on 01803859123.

Thank you & Best fishes,

Jim Portus

Davie Tait
10th July 2012, 21:52
this quote from Superintendent John Anderson of the Fishermen's Mission, Brixham in tribute to the Stamp & Go concert held last Saturday 7th July All saint's Church‏

This concert was well supported by a very full audience and a thoroughly well thought out programme was enjoyed by all. The evening started with local performer Maggie Duffy ably supported by Mike Weed and this was a good introduction to the feast of Sea Shanties that was to follow. Stamp & Go are a well respected group of real Sea Shanty enthusiast and this shone through in their performance. Some of the items sung were from their own pen and described in song some notable events in maritime history the sinking of the Torre Canyon and the Penlee and Longhope Lifeboat disasters come vividly to mind. It is always a joy to be able to reflect on an event that so suited the surroundings being a concert of "Sea Shanties and folk music performed surrounded by the marvellous maritime display that adorned All Saint's Church through out festival week. A big thank you goes to all who contributed to putting on such a wonderful event and to the performer’s go sincere praise for the abilities they so ably demonstrated.

Best fishes,

Jim.