Two hundred traditional boats, six sound stages and brilliant summer sunshine: the Paimpol Festival du Chant de Marin this year was huge fun.
In the midst of all the noise and heat, one man in a small boat created a moment of delight:
Our friends on the French lugger Le Grand Léjon perform as a shanty group called Les Fortunes de Mer. Here they are on stage.
The crew dinner, paella and pudding for 400 in Paimpol’s community hall, surrounded us with song.