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Mariners Away

appearing at

Plough Arts Centre

Great Torrington, Devon

Saturday 19th of October 2024

20:00 - 22:00

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Based on the edge of Dartmoor in mid Devon, MARINERS AWAY first performed in 2008, long before the global craze for sea-shanties recently became popular. Their name is derived from The Mariners’ Way, a fabled ancient route used by sailors to travel between the ports of Bideford on the North Devon coast, and Dartmouth on the South Devon coast. In coincidental kinship with those historic sailors, they rehearse at The Kings Arms in the village of South Zeal, the pub is believed to have been one of the hostelries on the old Mariners' Way route itself.

Potentially 12-strong (although usually eight or nine), the crew performs throughout the year at events in both Devon and Cornwall (and often further afield too) including most of the popular shanty festivals, county shows, pub-hosted events and private functions.

With a couple of CDs to their credit, Mariners Away have been regular performers at Falmouth International Shanty Festival since 2009 and last year performed in excess of 40 gigs including a solo event at the prestigious Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington and a guest appearance at the famous Sidmouth Folk Festival.

Mariners Away's popularity can be attributed to their skilful renditions of traditional sea shanties, which are known for their lively rhythms and catchy melodies. Their performances are always energetic and engaging, with the crew's passion for music and their love for the sea shining through in every song.

If you are a fan of sea shanties and happen to be in the South West of England, don't miss the chance to see Mariners Away perform live. With their captivating performances and impressive repertoire of sea shanties, they are sure to leave a lasting impression.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/marinersawaycrew
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQq_ZF4aSsAQzxyWQOb9HA
WEBSITE: www.marinersaway.co.uk

Plough Arts Centre

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9-11 Fore Street,

Great Torrington,



EX38 8HQ.

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