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Shanty and Maritime Related Festivals & Events 2011
January - June

(Please advise any alterations, additions or deletions to alan@shanty.co.uk)

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February 11th-13th

ENKHUIZEN (Netherlands) “DEUNEN EN DEINEN 2011".
Artistes taking part include Enkhuizen 4 + 1, Gaye & Trish (Scotland), Capstan Full Strength (England), Hissyfit (England), Patrick Denain & Miguel Biard (France), Act of Mutiny, Francoise Milliard (France), Armstrong's Patent, Paddy's Passion, Dutch Courage, Seyl en Treyl and Nelson's Blood.
For further details, contact Hans Weehuizen, email: hweehuizen@freeler.nl or Zeegers Postma, email z.postma@quicknet.nl

February 22nd -27th

CRACOW (Poland) "SHANTIES 2011." This is the 30th Anniversary of the International Festival of Shanties & Sea Song,
For further details, visit: www.shanties.pl

February 26th

CHICAGO (U.S.A.) "The Chicago Maritime Festival." An International Gathering to celebrate Chicago's Maritime Community at the Chicago History Museum (Clark Street at North Avenue).
Lectures, seminars, demonstrations, exhibits and workshops. For further details, visit: www.chicagomaritimefestival.org



April 22rd-24th

ELLESMERE PORT (U.K.). With the sad demise of the Lancaster Maritime Festivals at Easter each year, plans are well in hand to hold a festival at the Ellesmere Port National Waterways Museum.
For full information, visit: www.shanty.org.uk

April 29th-2nd May

We are pleased to hear that Liverpool Shanty Festival is definitely ON. Although considerable economies have had to be made, there will be a lot of activity on the River and the docks and there will be a number of tall ships in during the event. The sail training brig, Stavros Niarchos, is offering day sails on the Mersey Estuary for those who want to experience the real thing!
Dates are now 29th April - 2nd May and 7th & 8th May - 6 days in all.
Performers appearing during the course of the event include: Armstrong's Patent, Staten Island Ferrymen (Hughie Jones and Trans-Atlantic friends), The Boat Band, Kimber's Men, The Young Un's, Monkey's Orphan, Richard Grainger and the Steel River Band, Portsmouth Shanty Men, Liverpool Packet, Four 'n' Aft, Trim Rig & a Doxy, The Liverpool Shanty Kings, Three Sheets to the Wind, Monkey's Fist and The Liverpool Crew.
Performances will take place in and around Liverpool's famous Albert Dock from 11.00am - 6.00 pm each day. There will also be informal shanty singing each evening in the Baltic Fleet pub.
For further information, visit: www.liverpoolonthewaterfront.co.uk/spring


May 7th-8th

LIVERPOOL (U.K.) "Liverpool Shanty Festival."
See April above.


June 3rd-5th

LANGESUND (Norway) "Langesund Shanty Festival."

June 6th-11th

Opportunities are available for anyone aged 18-75 to join a specially themed sea shanty voyage onboard the Tall Ships Youth Trust’s 200ft square rigged tall ship "Stavros S Niarchos" when she sails from Southampton to Great Yarmouth.
The five night voyage will provide the chance to become part of the crew and experience sailing and living onboard a square rigged Tall Ship. Voyage Crew will be taught how to set the sails, climb the rigging and helm the ship as well as help with the cooking and cleaning for all of the crew onboard. The voyage is also a specially themed Sea Shanty voyage. Sea shanty musicians will join the voyage to play a whole host of sea inspired tunes and encourage sing-along sessions.
Places are available on the voyage from Southampton to Great Yarmouth, 6-11 June, for £399 per person including all food, soft drinks, safety equipment, use of waterproofs and training. Places are subject to availability.
To find out more or book your place, call the Tall Ships Adventures Reservations Team on 023 9283 2055 or visit www.tallships.org
"Stavros S Niarchos" will also be open to the public in Great Yarmouth on Saturday 11 June.

June 17th -19th

ROSSES POINT, SLIGO (Eire) "Rosses Point Shanty & Seafaring Festival."
For full details, visit: www.rossespointshanty.com

June 17th -19th

FALMOUTH (U.K.) "Falmouth Shout."
For full details, visit: www.falmouthshout.com

This List was last updated on 8th April 2011

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Any queries, or information of new festivals contact Alan Hardy on alan@shanty.co.uk

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