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The Roaring Trowmen @ Shammick Acoustic

Jan 28th 2017 @ The Pack o' Cards

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
7:30 PM
The Pack o' Cards
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Four hearty men from Bristol who take their name from the flat-bottomed barges that carried cargo as far up the Severn as Shrewsbury. Without the aid of instruments, the Trowmen's repertoire encompasses shanties and maritime songs, both traditional and modern, including some self-written material. Arrangements are undoubtedly helped by the fact that Bryn Stephens, unrepentant Welshman, studied music at Bristol University. Since the Trowmen's first visit to Shammick as featured artists on an Open Night a couple of years ago, the group have gone from strength to strength within the maritime and folk scenes, delighting audiences with their passion, power, humour and glorious harmonies. Lisa Samuel, organiser of the Bradford Roots Festival said of The Roaring Trowmen that they produced a set of songs of such authenticity, you could smell the seaweed. Rollicking, rumbustious and ruddy marvellous. Indeed.