BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe is back at Alexander’s in Chester on May 28, this time joined by the merry bunch that are Galleon Blast.

With a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, the Blasters whip up a squally strumming storm to get all and sundry friggin’ in the riggin’.

With traditional tunes and many a seafaring classic from The Dubliners, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, The Fisherman’s Friends and Ewan MacColl; you can be sure that these diddly diddly deck-hands will get feet tapping from the poop to the crow’s nest.

Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate dj himself Mr Radcliffe.

The band is made up of: Mark Radcliffe, drums; Chris Lee, banjo; Fluff, fiddle; Nick Mitchell, guitar; Mark Woolley, whistles; Paul Cargill, bass; and Russ Mabbutt accordion.

Tickets are £10 available from or by calling 01244 340005.