Bryher’s Boys

Friday 16th July 2021
8:00 pm

£10 Advance Only

Event Description

Bryher’s Boys formed back in 2017 when the Tenor and Bass sections of several West Cornwall choirs were press-ganged to form a new crew especially designed to navigate the choppy waters of Sea Shanty singing!

Their collective love of the established folk repertoire, both Nautical and Cornish, proved an immediate hit with local audiences, and almost 200 performances have been clocked up to date in venues as diverse as private parties, crowded pubs, community events, large scale concerts – even aboard the RFA Lyme Bay!

Lockdown hasn’t stopped the Boys performing virtually via a series of Lockdown Videos which have entertained over 10,000 viewers across the World.

Although firmly rooted in the male vocal tradition, their trademark style of free harmony ensures that no two performances sound exactly the same.

Named after Bandleader Trevor Brookes’s youngest daughter, Bryher, the Boys do not hail from the Scillies themselves, but are based firmly in West Cornwall, spread out from Newlyn to Truro.

The group are particularly proud to have been selected to represent the whole of Cornwall in the summer of 2019, at Brittany’s Festival Interceltique, taking their unique mix of Traditional Cornish songs, shanties and shaggy dog stories to a new audience of over 800,000 attendees and singing to 9,000 people at a time! It topped a busy year which also saw the release of their 1st CD, The Ballad of the Boy Jacq.

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