Liam’s Music Blog – Talking like a pirate

By Carole Dennett Sep 28, 2020

The Quay Arts Folk club celebrated national ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’ on Sunday September 20 with a wonderful livestream featuring The Crew and Paul Armfield. The livestream played a great variety of folk music, with a slight sea shanty twist to celebrate the themed day.

With restrictions still in place, Quay Arts is unable to host their frequent indoor gigs. Online gigs have proven to be popular and a big support for the venue over the past few months, providing great entertainment.

The livestream kicked off with a great performance from Paul Armfield, where he performed music from his new album ‘Domestic.’ The lyrical theme of the album is about home, family and isolation, sung through sweet melodies and soft guitar, providing a very relaxing listen.

The Quay Arts Folk Club then featured some amazing talent from Terry Pearson, Guith, Alan Springate and Sandy Kealty, who read some amazing poems through spoken word in her beautiful garden.

Wrapping up the livestream was The Crew who offered the perfect soundtrack to the theme of the livestream by performing a set of sea shanties. The band decorated their garden with props and costumes then offered some upbeat tracks and beautiful harmonies to lift the spirits.

The Quay Arts Folk Club do a livestream on the third Sunday of every month, all with different musical guests. You can watch all the performances on YouTube by searching ‘Quay Folk Club’, to see last Sunday’s offering search for ‘Quay Folk Club September 2020’. Do make a donation to Quay Arts in return for enjoying the great line ups – instructions are on the You Tube video.

You will not be disappointed by the local talent on the Island.


Organiser John Bentley dresses the part