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Shanty and Maritime Related Festivals & Events 2012
July - December

(Any alterations, additions or deletions, please contact Alan Hardy at alan@shanty.co.uk)

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July 7th - 8th

BRUNSBUTTEL (GERMANY). 'Shanty Festival'.
For further information, visit: Brunsbuttel Festival

July 13th/15th

TARBERT (U.K.). Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival."
This is to be held at Tarbert on Loch Fyne and as well as traditional boats, should include some traditional singing & shanties.
For further details, telephone +44(0)7713 332 319 or email: stclaireringer@hotmail.co.uk

July 20th/22nd

WHITBY (U.K.). "The "The Whitby Sea Festival"
Whitby Sea Festival is an annual festival which takes place in and around the historic Yorkshire seaport of Whitby. One of Britain premier maritime heritage sites.
The festival celebrates Whitby and the Yorkshire Coasts proud connections to fishing, the sea and maritime heritage.
Since its beginnings in 1993 as The Captain Cook Festival and then for 12 years as Seafest in Scarborough, the event has staged some of the biggest gatherings of sea balladeers, shantymen, folk musicians and singers in the UK.
The festival promotes local musicians alongside those with international acclaim. So far, our programme has included the cream of the folk, roots, sea music and the shanty world .We have also enjoyed music from other nations including Senegal, Sicily, Canada, Eire, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and the USA.
The festival is based in and around The Resolution Hotel. Here and at other festival venues you will be able to attend maritime themed concerts, singarounds in 'The Vaults', A Real Ale Bar and enjoy Childrens Entertainment.
The sound of shanties and folk music can also be heard in other venues in the town.
Artistes appearing will include Wendy Arrowsmith, Steve Dawes & Helen Pitt, Direction Corsaires, Karnos Circus, Glen Coggin, Martin Curtis, Monkey's Fist, Bob Fortune, Richard Grainger, Robert Hartley, The Sail Pattern, Aroha 2 Aloha, Blue Sun, Tom & Barbara Brown, Chris Milner, Men Of Staithes, Devil's Water, Alan Whitbread, Darkley Circus, John Ward, Stormcrow, Malcolm Ward, Jim Radford, Ramshackle Shantymen & Scarborough Poets.
Lock up ya booty, it's the fabulous THERE BE PIRATES!! - California's favourite Pirate Jam Band.
For further details, visit www.whitbyseafest.co.uk

July 21st/22nd

HULL (U.K.). Sadly, this event has had to be cancelled. See note on Home Page for further information.


August 3rd - 5th

BREMEN VEGESACK (GERMANY). 'Festival Musik Maritim 2012.'
Bremen-Vegesack lies on the River Weser and has a great maritime tradition: the first ever artificial port was created in Vegesack. The place was the port of registry for many whalers and was home to the biggest herring fleet in Northern Europe. The Captain houses, shipyards and maritime trade & industry give character to this northern district of Bremen. The maritime inheritance is still alive and during the festival weekend the riverside echoes to the sounds of sea songs and shanties from bands from all over Europe.
For more information, visit: www.festival-maritim.de

August 11th - 12th

ENKHUIzEN (NETHERLANDS). Zuiderzee Museum. Maritime Festival.
For further information, visit: Zuiderzee Museum

August 24th - 26th

APPINGEDAM (NETHERLANDS). International Shanty Festival 'Bie Daip 2012'.
For further information, email: Hero & Janneke Woldhuis at janneke.woldhuis@home.nl or visit: http://www.biedaip.nl

August 31st - September 2nd

CARDIFF (U.K.). "Cardiff Harbour Festival 2012".
Numerous maritime events around the harbour, including Extreme Sailing, Parade of Sail and shanty singing. The artistes appearing will include Baggyrinkle from Swansea

August 31st - September 3rd

ILFRACOMBE (U.K.). "Sea Ilfracombe 2012".
This aims to be the most diverse Maritime Festival in the country, including Food Trails, gig rowing, RNLI demonstrations, as well as sea songs, maritime stories and shanties from local and national performers.
Also, visit Nowhere Island - the controversial piece of conceptual art, paid for by the Arts Council for Olympic Year with 500,000.
For further information, visit: www.seailfracombe.co.uk or: www.nowhereisland.org/about


August 31st - September 3rd

ILFRACOMBE (U.K.). "Sea Ilfracombe 2012".
See above for details.

September 28th/30th

PORTMAGEE (EIRE). "Sea Shanty Festival 2012"
A great weekend of music and all things nautical in this beautiful corner of Kerry in South West Ireland. There will be a workshop of sea shanty singing, informal sessions and a fund raising concert in aid of the RNLI.
Artistes taking part will include Paddy's Passion (Netherlands), Mariners Away (UK) and Schooner Shantymenm and Kiltha Male Voice Choir from Cork.
Fun & games for all of the family with a Pirates' Fancy Dress Parade and a possible World Record for the most pirates drinking Guinness in the same venue!
For further information, visit: www.facebook.com/PortmageeShantyFestival.


October 12th/14th

HARWICH (U.K.). "The 7th Harwich Shanty Festival."
A full weekend of Shanties & Songs of the Sea in the historic seaport of Harwich.
For further details, contact Jon or Pam on +44(0)1255 674889, 07921 640 772, email: info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk or visit: www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk

October 19th/22nd

WORKUM (NETHERLANDS). "24th Strontrace International Shanty Festival." Shanties and Sailing craft. Long established event.
For further details, visit: http://www.liereliet.nl/index.htm



December 16th

MANCHESTER (U.K.). "Young 'Uns North West Wassail".
A Big Christmas Sing from 2pm at one of Manchester's oldest pubs - "Briton's Protection" - Great Bridgewater Street.
All singers/musicians/listeners welcome.

This List was last updated on 27th November 2012

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