WHAT’S IN the name

Canal Boat - - Me & My Boats -

ERIK BEL­LAMY TOLD US: “My boat has the name of a folk rock band in which, many years ago, I used to play five-string banjo, a home-made man­dola known as ‘The Plank’ and, ashamedly, a tam­bourine. The Canny part was de­rived from the fact that our front man and main vo­cal­ist was a gi­ant 6ft 3in Ge­ordie. The Craic part was in recog­ni­tion of the Ir­ish bass player, a tal­ented mu­si­cian but par­tial to a cock­tail of Guin­ness with Ver­mouth chaser, we would reg­u­larly lose him on our way back from the pub. The band sur­vived for an unforgettable cou­ple of years and the name is a happy re­minder of my wilder past.”

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