Friday, August 3, 2018

Falmouth review from Steve, our newest Tar

We passed something of a milestone at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival this year in that it was our tenth consecutive appearance! Once again the sun shone and an estimated 50,000 revellers packed the streets to enjoy a wide range of talent from all over the world. The crowd included scores of visitors from a very large cruise liner berthed at County Wharf very close to the Skinners Stage on Custom House Quay. Beer and pasties were enjoyed by all the crew between performances at the Skinners Stage, 5 Degrees West, The Grapes, Toast and The Games Room. Many junior members of the audience on Custom House Quay joined in and danced with us in front of the stage. They really seemed to enjoy the rollicking rhythms of Take me In Your Lifeboat, our version of Whip Jamboree, Johnny Come Down To Hilo, Yankee Clipper  and many other of our favourite songs. We in turn, thoroughly enjoyed many of the less familiar songs reverberating around the town from venues indoors and outdoors, large and small. A wonderful weekend shared with some wonderful folks!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Coastliners Festival 21st April

Tavy Tars plan to be here!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Coastliners Festival Poole 21 April

Here is our message to the organisers of the Event!



Second Gig of Tars 2018 Toilet Tour

Flushed with the success of the fundraiser for the toilet project in St Andrews Church Bere Ferrers a couple of weeks ago, the Tars did the second gig of the the 2018 Toilet Tour in Calstock last evening.
The objective was to raise funds for disabled toilets in Calstock Hall and the organisers were well pleased with the sum of over £500 raised. Additionally, nearly £60 was raised for the RNLI through a collection bucket and CD sales.
The hall was packed with an enthusiastic audience which ensured that the evening went very well with no danger of going down the pan.
Will the 2018 Toilet Tour have a third gig we ask ourselves??  Team suggestions have included such worthy local locations as Looe, Flushing and Crapstone.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Tars Lineup February 2018

Photo courtesy of Rosie Hinge

This photograph was taken at the Tavy Tars singalong session at the Olde Plough Inn on 1st February 2018.  The event was sold out and a good donation was raised for the toilet/kitchen project at St Andrew's Church.

From L-R:   Robin, Clive, Bruce, Steve, Mike, Doug, Ian, Rob and Jane

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Calstock Hall Fund Raiser


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tavy Tars Singalong

Join the Tavy Tars to drive away those winter blues!

Fish and chip supper at the Olde Plough on Thursday 1st February, from 7:30, to raise funds for St Andrew’s Church toilet/kitchen project. The Tavy Tars will entertain with shanties and songs of the sea, with lots of choruses for audience participation. 

Book your place with Sarah, tel. 840358 - £10per person (£2 to church funds).

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Singing in St Ewe

The Tars enjoyed an outing into deepest Cornwall, to sing at the beautiful old church of St Ewe, All Saints.  The event was to raise funds for roof repairs, an urgent requirement as a rain-proof roof is pretty essential in Cornwall.  We sang to an appreciative audience, a full church, and our shanties and songs of the sea made the ancient rafters ring!   A successful evening for all, as almost £800 was raised.

Photo from front of Tower and Spice Parish Magazine

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Falmouth in the Sun

The sun shone for our favourite festival, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, on our ninth consecutive year - and it was a good one!  The town was bursting at the seams, Betty Stogs beer flowed and shanties echoed and overlapped from all directions.  Performing on the Seasalt Stage, Customs House Quay, was a high spot, singing to a jovial crowd in front, with the classic boats swinging on their moorings to our left - what a wonderful venue.  Some well-oiled revellers started the dancing, quickly joined by assorted children.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Plymouth Pirate Festival - 13 May 2017

At the 2017 Plymouth Pirate Festival, the Tavy Tars had the pleasure of singing aboard the tall ship the Kaskelot, moored alongside in Sutton Harbour.  This beautifully restored and maintained barque was a perfect setting for three sets of songs during the day.

The weather was kind and the crowds were out, so a great time was had by all, with pirates of all shapes and sizes singing along and conducting from the shore.