On 2nd July 2015 Belfast will see the return of the Tall Ships Races for the first time since 2009. With four full days of nautical themed festivities ahead, including live music, markets, fireworks and an aviation show (including a Red Arrows fly past!) Belfast is sure to be hiving.

To help prepare you for a weekend of rum and ice cream fuelled revelling, we have hoked through our pirates chest (or Spotify) to put together a playlist of our most loved seafaring tunes ranging from Irish folk legend Christy Moore and local hero Van Morrison to Folk and Tumble favourites Frank Turner and Skinny Lister.

Happy listening mateys!