Bone Idol To Perform At Dartmouth Festival

Bone Idol's Giles Lethbridge

Bone Idol’s Giles Lethbridge

The islands’ sea shanty vocal group Bone Idol will perform at a major folk music event in Devon this summer.

The popular group, which boasts eight vocalists living both on the islands and the mainland, has been booked to appear at the South Devon Sea Shanty Festival in Dartmouth on the 6th and 7th of July.

Group member Giles Lethbridge says they are looking forward to entertaining an audience who enjoy their style of music.

It’s the first time the band have appeared at this popular event, and they’re getting back to basics, says Giles, as the Dartmouth Festival is more of a maritime affair.

And he says it’s exciting to be singing, “on the other side of the border.”

For the first time in three years, the men won’t be appearing at the Royal Cornwall Show. Giles says their Facebook page suggests they weren’t invited but it’s actually because they didn’t contact show organisers in time.