Master Mariners Sea Pie Supper
This has become an annual engagement for the band at the beginning of February. Every year the Master Mariners have held their traditional Sea Pie Supper at various venues. This year was the second year that it has been held at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Mick Channon Suite. Master Mariner is the professional qualification for someone to serve as the person in charge or in command of a commercial vessel in England and Commonwealth Countries. The title can be traced back to the 13th Century.
The band tends to limit itself to music with a sea or sailing reference for this event and after the speeches of the evening are complete they join the Shantymen for a few rousing shanties. The evening always concludes with a rousing rendition of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.