Liverpool shanty singers raise charity cash

Photo of an RNLI collecting bucket

Over £100 was raised by regulars towards the RNLI.

Thanks to the generosity of sea shanty singers and locals at a sailors’ pub in Liverpool, more than £100 has been raised for the RNLI branch in Liverpool.

The Baltic Fleet pub in Liverpool hosts regular monthly sea shanty evenings and in July money was raised for the RNLI for their vital rescue services on the sea and the coast.

Norwegian sea shanty singers Risør Shantykor were on hand to sing a few shanties and joined regulars and guests in contributing to the RNLI fundraising.

Risør Shantykor were joined by hosts Trimrig and a Doxy and regular singers and musicians from Liverpool and across the North West in the informal atmosphere of the back bar.

Liverpool is seen by many as the ‘spiritual heart of the sea shanty’ and many of the regulars needed no excuse to sing a sea shanty or two.

You can find out more about the monthly Sea Shanty Sessions at www.liverpoolseashanty.co.uk