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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Geoff Lakeman and Seth Lakeman share the stage at the Coastguard Hotel, Mousehole

In a one off special night at the Coastguard with a gale of wind and hammering rain at the windows of the bar...

Newlyn born Geoff Lakeman and folk hero son Seth took to the stage and shared with us their own unique brand of music...

Tie 'Em Up is one of Geoff's many protest songs - this one citing the cause of Cornish and other fishermen forced to cede to 'days at sea' rules designed to restrict their fishing efforts and conserve stocks - in the UK's case often while boats from other states fish on...

then it was the turn of Seth playing on home turf in order to raise awareness and money in Penlee lifeboat's quest to build a more suitable lifeboat house in Newlyn...

and of course the night wouldn't be completre without the song Solomon Brown penned by Seth from his Poor Man's Heaven album - the song is a tribute to the men of the Penlee lifeboat lost with all hands and members of the Union Star crew who were all lost during a storm just a mile down the coast from where Seth was singing tonight.

Hopefully, the weather will have moderated for the duo when they head off to the Scillys in the morning aboard the Scillonian III for another gig on Tresco.

A great night for all those lucky enough to get tickets - made even more memorable for a taste of locally brewed  and highly recommended Screach cider and a magical mystery tour of West Penwith courtesy of the FirstGroup's Mousehole bus back to Penzanve via ll