Our theme for 2021 is still the historic voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 and so we are appealing for all budding or established writers to contribute to our popular “Spoken Word” sessions with a piece about the Mayflower.
Fancy a shanty brainteaser? Give our Quiz a go!
Please could I say a personal thank you to everyone who was involved in making our workshop and concert yesterday such a success. I’m not going to name individuals as I will miss someone, but, thank you to you all … To all of those of you that bought a ticket and came along , our large team of volunteers and our performers….. A truly successful day all round , remarkably stress free as, for the first time ever , everything went to plan… Oh and we made a profit and raised money for the festival…..
Watch this space as we are planning another workshop and concert next Feb…
Thank you everyone
Dear all. I’d like to say a huge thank you for the super Workshop day. It far exceeded my expectations. The Rogue Shanty Buoys ran an excellent workshop – lots of interaction, tuition, new songs and techniques and history explained. Very professional.
The evening shanty concert was also superb – new and old songs, lively, witty. Even our daughter and son in law, who joined us at short notice and hadn’t a clue what to expect, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. If run again, this workshop and concert are highly recommended for experienced and novice singers.
Finally, well done the catering team (excellent lunch and coffee breaks) and organisers for a super day. Regards, Trevor Williams”
Visit our Special Events page for details of concerts, walks, quizzes, auctions and many more events that happen outside of the Shanty Festival.
Our popular Annual Treasure Hunt was on Friday 28th December starting as usual at the Alma. It’s always a great way to fill the sometimes dead period between Christmas and New Year and there is stiff competition nowadays to win that cup!
Well done to our winners. Team Daces won the adult prize and the children’s prize was won by Luke, Evie, Elizabeth & Lilly
Runners up for the adult prize were The Lads & The Doctor