Ha'Pe Music at sea!
We took our acoustic duo across the channel
Music not just for Weddings!!
Towards the end of 2016 we were asked if we'd like to perform on the Brittany Ferries ship 'Cap Finistère' for 5 days in January. Naturally we said YES!
So on Friday 27th January we drove down to Portsmouth to start our mini adventure. We were greeted at the dock by the on board entertainment team Byron & Lucy, they helped us with all the logistics of loading on equipment and setting up etc.
We set sail around 5pm, our first set wasn't till 8:45pm so we had a little time to check out the rest of the ship, have dinner and generally settle in.
We performed two sets, mainly to families and lorry drivers from the UK, France, Spain and Portugal.
Here's a rough look at our itinerary for the 5 days..
Friday 2pm arrive at Portsmouth dock
Friday 5pm - Portsmouth to Santander Spain (24hr crossing)
Saturday 7pm- Santander to Porstmouth (24hr crossing)
Sunday 9pm - Portsmouth to Roscoff France
Monday 7am Roscoff to Bilbao
Tuesday 9am - Bilbao to Portsmouth
Wednesday 10am arrive back in Portsmouth
Every afternoon when on the ship we performed a very relaxed set of songs, then in the evening we upped the tempo!
It was nice to get off the ship for 2hrs in Santander with Lucy & Byron, from what we saw it's a very traditional town, which has some amazing bars! #sangria
The only other time we got off the ship was in Portsmouth on Sunday evening, and only being off for a few hours there's not much you can do... apart from visit the Ship & Castle pub #ale
Overall it was a fantastic experience for us, we performed a wide variety of songs to a wide variety of people.. We simply had a great time.
Apart from a little motion sickness on the Tuesday lol!!
Below are a few photos from our time on the ship, there will be a video coming in the next week or so.