``There a regroups from the USA, Brittany, Italy,Denmark and the Netherlands carting with them enough guitars, fiddles and squeeze boxes
to sink abattleship,'' joked Jack, who, with pal Bernie Davis, have been Merseyside shanty stalwarts for over 20 years.
"We had no idea when we hired Guns 'n' Squeeze Boxes
that they were a hard-core, inner city, hip-hop polka band," fumes Jimmy Curtis, founder of the popular brewery.
Around it, you'll find local musicians with their fiddles, squeeze boxes
and bodhrans for an impromptu music session to round off the day in true Gaeltacht style.
"You'll find traditional Irish musical instruments being played here - the uillean pipes or elbow pipes, the bodhran drum, fiddles, tin whistles, squeeze boxes
. We even had an Irish film crew over here the other week.
Shanty Festival organiser Jack Coutts explains: ``There are groups from America, Brittany,Italy,Denmark and the Netherlands carting with them enough guitars, fiddles and squeeze boxes
to sink abattleship.