“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!
The list below is very subject to change, but it gives an idea of the range of performers we have in store for you this year!
Artists will perform in Molesworth St near the Swan, and outside the Molesworth Arms, as well as in Foundry Court just around the short path that runs in front of the Bloom Room florists.
We will also run a continuous programme inside Vittorio’s, the new Italian cafe at the top of Molesworth St, and in the Saltbox, the even newer collection of food and drink outlets along Goldsworthy Way, near the firestation, Pop Gallery and the Cornwall Rug Co.
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 early 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.