Folk On A Boat

Under the skippership of Brian Meharg, and with on-board music from musician and storyteller, Davy Lennon, the Ocean Crest will depart from Pickie Pier on twelve trips around Bangor Bay throughout the month.

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Folk On A Boat

Join skipper, local character and teller of tall tales Brian Meharg on board his boat Ocean Crest for a musical cruise along the beautiful North Down coastline. The music will be led by local folk-singer, historian and raconteur, David Lennon, plus special musical guests. They will bring to life Bangor’s colourful past with songs about Columbanus, the United Irishmen, and some lesser known facts and fables from our town.

Wrap up warm, and bring some refreshments!

This year’s Folk On A Boat dates during the month of August are:

Thurs 11th – 6pm
Fri 12th – 6pm

Sat 13th – 2pm & 6pm
Sun 14th – 2pm
Thurs 18th – 6pm
Fri 19th – 6pm

Sat 20th – 2pm & 6pm
Sun 21st – 2pm
Thurs 25th – 6pm

Fri 26th – 6pm
Sat 27th – 2pm & 6pm
Sun 28th – 2pm

Folk on a Boat sets sail from the Marina opposite Picky Funpark, as shown with the red mark on the map below.

Thurs 11th – 6pm
Fri 12th – 6pm
Sat 13th – 2pm & 6pm
Sun 14th – 2pm
Thurs 18th – 6pm
Fri 19th – 6pm
Sat 20th – 2pm & 6pm
Sun 21st – 2pm
Thurs 25th – 6pm

Fri 26th – 6pm
Sat 27th – 2pm & 6pm
Sun 28th – 2pm

The highlight was Folk on a Boat, a jaunt out on the sea with a bottle of prosecco and a musical guide in the form of singer and storyteller Davy Lennon – a retired barrister and local amateur historian. Lennon is a collector of hilarious, moving and often bawdy local folk songs, along with his son David.

Róisín Ingle

Irish Times

If you have any other queries please get in touch with us here. We look forward to welcoming you in August!