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Lyme Bay Moonrakers at Bridport Arts Centre

01nov7:30 pmLyme Bay Moonrakers at Bridport Arts CentreFolksongs, ballads and shanties

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Bridport Arts Centre

Founded in 2020 by Musical Director Mark Hewitt, Lyme Bay Moonrakers is a vocal group of 20 men and women from the Lyme Regis area. The group sing mainly unaccompanied songs of the sea, in bold, new musical arrangements. Folksongs, ballads and shanties, as well as new original songs, feature in their pop-up performances and yearly theatre shows. You can find them singing in 19th century-style costume, supporting local events in Lyme Regis such as the Fossil Festival, the RNLI, the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy, the Lyme Regis Gig Club and many more. Their first cd ‘Songs for the Wellerman’ was released in 2022.

Join us for an evening of shanties and other songs of the sea, including ‘The Pull of the Tide’- a new film by Rob Jayne, charting a local family’s story of a young lad’s rite of passage from boy to man upon the sea. The film is accompanied by new songs composed by Mark Hewitt with words by Corinne Reed.

Friday 01 November at 7.30pm

Ticket Price: £12.00 Adult

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or


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