Traditional Live Music In Bournemouth

Traditional Live Acoustic Songs

Traditional Live Music In Bournemouth

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    Drunken Sailor

    This song is called a stomping bull shanty because when you get to the chorus part of Hooray and Up She Rises part you are encouraged to stomp your feet. Arguably the most famous sailor song in history, “Drunken Sailor” is a must at any pirate party, especially late in the evening.

    It's another traditional song that has been recorded innumerable times The first published description of the shanty is found in an account of an 1839 whaling voyage out of New London, Connecticut to the Pacific Ocean. It was used as an example of a song that was "performed with very good effect when there is a long line of men hauling together". Capt. W. B. Whall claimed that this was one of only two shanties that were sung in the British Royal Navy. Sea shanties are 'work songs' a type of folk music, typically performed onboard a ship using the steady beat to help unite the worker's rhythm trying to make light of the hard work. 

  • National Express

    "National Express" was originally a song by the Divine Comedy. It was released as the third single from the album Fin de Siècle and reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart and number 18 in Ireland. The song is based on Neil Hannon's observations of life from the window of a National Express coach. Here is Bournemouth's Pudenski Brothers acoustic cover of the track filmed on Southbourne Grove at The Wight Bear Micro Pub.

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    The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover is a traditional Irish Folk song which tells the story of a magnificent mythical sailing ship travelling from Cork to New York. The narrator is the ships only surviving crew member, and being the only survivor means that everything he tells is so over the top and impossible but that there is no one to contradict him.

    The song describes a gigantic ship with "twenty-seven masts", even the Cutty Sark only had 3! a colourful crew and varied types of cargo in enormous amounts. The verses grow successively more extravagant about the wonders of the great ship.