Shifty Sailors to bring traditional tunes to Valley

Join the members of the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society for a fun evening with the internationally acclaimed Shifty Sailors

Looking for some salty tunes?

Join the members of the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society for a fun evening with the internationally acclaimed Shifty Sailors, a 16-member maritime singing group from Whidbey Island, Washington at Cowichan Bay Saturday, Sept. 12 starting at 7 p.m.

Although they’re not far away by sea, this is the group’s first tour to the Island though they have performed their traditional shanties and other seafaring music as far afield as Eastern Europe and Hawaii.

They’ll be performing on the pier at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre and guests can enjoy selections from their six CDs, which are also for sale at the concert.

The Shifty Sailors have scheduled only four Canadian appearances this year, with this one the first of a Vancouver Island tour.

Advance tickets are $18 each ($15 for members) or $20 at the door, and are available by calling 250-746-4955 or by emailing cwbs@classicboats.org

Entry includes nautical appetizers with drinks available.