Sheringham Shantymen’s 25th anniversary concert in seaside church

Sheringham Shantymen on the Sheringham Gangway. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR

Sheringham Shantymen on the Sheringham Gangway. Picture: CHRIS TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

A group of traditional maritime singers are marking a landmark anniversary with special concerts.

The Sheringham Shantymen, which started 25 years ago, are performing at St Peter's Church on Church Street, Sheringham, on Saturday August 22 at 7pm for 7.30pm.

Musical Director Brian Farrow said: 'There was no definitive start date we just morphed from an unruly group of singers and musicians into a slightly less unruly group of singers and musicians but with a name.'

A quarter of a century later they are still going strong.

In order to celebrate they are putting on special gigs, including the free Sheringham concert this month.

The group is also putting on its anniversary concert at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier on November 6.

Secretary Dick Grieve said: 'We propose to tell the story of the road we have travelled and include a few well-placed anecdotes from our resident comedians.'

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The group plans to make another CD featuring their most popular songs.

Fans can choose their favourite Sheringham Shantymen songs for the album by visiting www.shantymen.com

The group has sung around the world and raised thousands of pounds for local charities, including the RNLI, over the years.

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