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Music Festival, Fri 11 - Sun 13 Oct 2019, free entry

Harwich International Shanty Festival

Harwich International Shanty Festival

Celebrating songs of the sea. www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk

Address

Town Centre,
Harwich,
Essex,
CO12 3

Details

This year marks the 14th anniversary of Harwich International Shanty Festival. It has journeyed a long way since its small beginnings with a bunch of friends meeting up in a couple of pubs to drink good beer and sing good shanties, but we like to think that the initial idea of a cosy pub atmosphere, good friends and rousing shanties is still at the heart of all we do.

Nowadays the whole town of Old Harwich resounds to the sound of Shanties and Sea songs and in addition there are concerts, barge trips, street theatre, maritime crafts, pirates, a Shanty train and much more.

This year we welcome shanty singers from France, Denmark, Canada, Poland and the Netherlands as well as from all over the U.K.

There’s also a 90 minute trip on board a Thames Sailing Barge which features entertainment from our festival artists; this is always a highlight of the weekend. And in 2019 there will be two trips on the Friday of the Festival as well as on Saturday and Sunday.

Workshops and talks this year include Shanties for Beginners, Knot Tying, aspects of Harwich History and the always popular How to Play the Bones. Our popular Spoken Word Sessions where you are encouraged to bring along and share your maritime poems, stories and monologues take place on both Saturday and Sunday. There are always a series of small intimate concerts in addition to our big Saturday evening concert featuring all our top artists.

There is a full programme of events from midday on Friday, through to midnight on Sunday. A full programme and tickets for priced events can be bought via this website approximately four weeks before the festival weekend.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 11 - Sun 13 Oct 2019
There is a full programme of events from midday on Friday, through to midnight on Sunday.

A full programme and tickets for priced events can be bought via the website approximately four weeks before the festival weekend.
www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk

Prices

Free entry

Over 180 events free entry.
Some events ticketed, see website for details www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk

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Map reference: TM 243313  Lat: 51.93547 Long: 1.26247

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted