Welcome to Harwich International Shanty Festival. With the renewal of interest in Shanties and Sea Songs, following the TikTok craze which overtook us all in Lockdown, we welcome some new visitors to these pages as well as those who attended our 2021 Festival which took place over the weekend of 8-10th October. In “normal” times the whole of the old seaport town of Harwich rings with the sound of lusty shanties, music emanating from pubs, boats, clubs and our many historic buildings. There were street theatre sketches, maritime crafts, pirates, barge trips and workshops on offer as the town filled with colour and visitors soaked up the atmosphere created over this special weekend. A full report will appear here in a few days.
A reminder – our 2022 Festival is planned for 7-9 October!
If you wish to contact the festival organisers please note that we do not have an office and that all of the management and staff are volunteers with multiple responsibilities. We therefore may take a while to respond but we do promise to do our best!
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