Islanders were left counting the cost of the Cal-Mac strike yesterday as ferrymen
accepted a new pay deal and went back to work.
Performers include The Staten Island Ferrymen
, a super-group especially formed for the festival, comprising celebrated songwriter and former Liverpool Spinner Hughie Jones, Bob Conroy and Norm Pederson, of American sea song group Stout, and virtuoso bass player Dean Ravera, who performs with Northumbrian folk group The Unthanks.
Another well contested affair saw FC Pensby slump 2-1 at home to Mersey Ferries, goals from Dean Corris and Alan Cairns giving the Ferrymen
their first win of the campaign.
Earlier this month, Clyde ferrymen
went on 24-hour strike in another pay dispute.
last night thrashed out a deal with their bosses that will ease the plight of the fragile economies of the tourism-dependent islands.
The mother-of-two, from Alnmouth, said: "The hut was used by the ferrymen
who were given permission by the Duke of Northumberland to row people across the River Aln estuary for a fee.