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Sea shanties, sails and smugglers' tales at town venue

PUBLISHED: 10:37 22 March 2017

The Rogues Shanty Chorus, who will be performing at the Seagull Theatre on Sunday,  April 23 with their show ‘Sea Shanties, Sails and Smugglers’ Tales’

The Rogues Shanty Chorus, who will be performing at the Seagull Theatre on Sunday, April 23 with their show 'Sea Shanties, Sails and Smugglers' Tales'

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An evening of music and stories with a nautical flavour will take centre stage at a popular venue next month.

The Rogues Shanty Chorus will perform “Sea Shanties, Sails and Smugglers’ Tales” at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield on Sunday, April 23.

The evening will feature songs that were sung off the Suffolk coast – from the Middle Ages to the mid-20th Century – as well as exploring the function that the songs served and present customs, superstitions and traditions of sailors.

The group, made up of singers, percussionists and local historians, perform rousing and humorous ‘songs of the seafarers’, which includes the fishing industry, the whaling trade and tunes about the history of smuggling and wrecking.

They also sing murder ballads, sixth century pirate arias and much more, accompanied by historical local stories.

The show starts at 7.30pm with all seats at £7, available now from the theatre box office on 01502 589726 or via www.theseagull.co.uk

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