Shanty Men celebrate birthday

THE Exmouth Shanty Men celebrated their third birthday last week with a sing-a-round at The Bicton Inn.

THE Exmouth Shanty Men celebrated their third birthday last week with a sing-a-round at The Bicton Inn.

Since their formation, the 13 strong vocal folk band have performed all over the UK, released two albums and have helped to raise a staggering �45,000 for charities and good causes. Founder and artistic director, Martin John Nicholls said: "The success of the Exmouth Shanty Men has been amazing, but it is down to the commitment and camaraderie of the boys.

"They have worked hard on the act and the combination of their strong voices, the traditional costumes, the authentic settings for the songs and, of course the salty banter has really appealed to audiences up and down the country."

They have a series of festivals and gigs lined up over the summer including a performance in Trafalgar Square, and are working on their third album.


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"It's the support that we are able to give to really important initiatives that makes it truly worthwhile.

"We have raised funds for local causes such as the Exmouth Lifeboat and Coast Watch Team, as well as international appeals such as the Haiti Earthquake. The support we have from our local fans and followers is just breathtaking and we are so grateful to them"

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You can see the Exmouth Shanty Men in concert this Friday (5th March) at Lympstone Village Hall in aid of the hall's restoration appeal. Tickets are �6 from Lympstone Post Office or on the door.

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