The 12th Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival will be held from 13th to 15th October 2017 . Please put these dates in your diary, on the wall calendar or your online calendar.
Inner State are now a familiar sight at our festivals.
“Za Bortom!” (Men Overboard!)
Comprised of one American and two British expatriates who now hail from the
historic Baltic port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, this trio takes its name from the Russian sailors’ warning of a man overboard: “Chelovek za bortom!”, whimsically morphing it into “Men Overboard!” in English.
All veterans of the shanty choir of the Russian tall ship “MIR” , this crew sails in the wake of the legendary Stan Rogers, focusing on the “New Old Sea Songs” of
songwriter, Robert Palomo… songs that will remind you of your traditional favourites, but they’re as new and fresh as the sea breeze. What’s truly “overboard” is the fun you’ll have experiencing the music of “Za Bortom!”
The Rogues Shanty Chorus hail from Lowestoft and perform, revive and revitalise the music and heritage that the prominent industries of the town and its workers created.
The group sing working songs ranging from the Middle Ages to early-20th century, including sea shanties and arias about the sea as well as whaling songs, naval songs, Stevedores’ workers’ songs, foc’sle songs and romantic old-century tunes of ne’er-do-wells, which include refrains of seafarers, wreckers and smugglers and murder ballads.
Led under the musical direction of brothers Stephen and Paul Amer, the group are earning themselves a reputation for humorous, engaging and sometimes sentimental performances.