“Shanty Street” is our scratch name for a project to fill Molesworth St and Foundry Court in the middle of Wadebridge with music and dance throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Organised more like a rally than a concert, we pull in talent from Wadebridge, Cornwall, the South West and beyond, from folk clubs and open mic sessions, from random encounters and friendships.
The musical mix will be eclectic — yes, there will be some outright folk, maybe some blues and bluegrass, but also country, jazz, pop and rock. There might even be a shanty or two.
Shanty Street is a musical and dance pathway, not a straightjacket, not a pigeon-hole box. It will probably be chaotic. It will certainly be fun and lively!
Alongside the two locations scheduled below, there will also be two ‘busk stops’ where musicians can sign up to play a 30-minute time slot. If you’d like to play, get there eaerly on the day — it’ll be first come, first served!
These will be at the rotunda outside the co-op, and in Molesworth St outside Victoria Antiques.