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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mark Radcliffe’s pirate themed shanty band Galleon Blast come to The Met

Having wowed and entertained the crowds at Ramsbottom Festival 2015 Mark Radcliffe’s swarthy sea dogs Galleon Blast come to The Met on Saturday 6 February.

‘The raucous collective combine rock and folk and produce a live set that’s full of seafaring shanties and traditional tunes’ Lancashire Telegraph


Galleon Blast features members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate DJ himself, playing a selections of banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles. Performing a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, expect to hear traditional tunes and seafaring classics from the likes of The Dubliners, The Waterboys, Thin Lizzy, The Fisherman’s Friends and Ewan MacColl.

Fancy dress is positively encouraged to get you in the mood for a full on broadside of buccaneering beats, traditional tunes and seafaring classics.


Tickets for Galleon Blast are £12 and are on sale now from www.themet.biz, by calling 0161 761 2216 or from The Met box office on Market Street.


Press contact: Alice Shinkfield            0161 761 9134