“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!
we are always working to add new locations for free live music. Last year we added the Salt Box and Vittorio’s. we hope to include these again in 2020, but keep an eye on this page for any changes, and also for new locations.
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.