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shanty sessions in U.K.

30 Dec 02 - 05:55 PM (#855544)
Subject: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: MARINER

I happen to have some time off from Jan. to April and was wondering if anyone knows of any shanty singing sessions/ festivals anywhere in the U.K. during that period.Any info would be much appreciated.


30 Dec 02 - 07:52 PM (#855610)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: GUEST,mrs lemon having logged out

I believe there's a shanty festival in Lancaster over Easter. Ask Col K or Noreen they are of the Shellback Chorus and will probably be there.

Sal


30 Dec 02 - 07:52 PM (#855611)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Noreen

There's the Lancaster Maritime festival over the Easter weekend, friend Mariner, and the Shellback Chorus are booked.

Also the Mudcat gathering in Portaferry in the County Down, someone else can tell you when that is- though I don't know how many shanties will happen there! :.)

I'll see what else I can think of.


30 Dec 02 - 07:59 PM (#855622)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Noreen

snap!


31 Dec 02 - 04:37 PM (#856224)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Guy Wolff

The gang around Hull and Beverly are realy worth a visit.. I heard some great singing at Beverly.. Enough heart and voices to follow anything you might throw at them.. I had an unforgetable visit.. All the best, Guy


31 Dec 02 - 06:32 PM (#856289)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Mr Red

What about the Hull Shanty festival?


01 Jan 03 - 09:17 AM (#856533)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Noreen

Er... it's at the end of August, Mr Red!


01 Jan 03 - 09:27 AM (#856537)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Noreen

There are several other shanty festivals throughout the year, and more festivals with shanty sings, (I'll post the Shellback Chorus booking list if you like!) but Mariner's looking for Jan to April, before most festivals start.


01 Jan 03 - 04:02 PM (#856768)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Willa

These are last years event dates, but most contact info will still be correct.http://www.frootsmag.com/content/festivals/gb/#england


01 Jan 03 - 04:18 PM (#856787)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Chanteyranger

I hear nothing but great things about the Lancaster festival. Last year's line-up was a who's-who in shanty singing.


01 Jan 03 - 06:48 PM (#856891)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Noreen

Yes, Lancaster is the foremost shanty festival here, though Liverpool comes close :0)
Only problem is that as it's funded in large part by the local council (as I understand it), the funding is always uncertain until the last minute, so there is always the chance that it might be cancelled at short notice.


02 Jan 03 - 01:17 PM (#857337)
Subject: RE: shanty sessions in U.K.
From: Schantieman

As far as I'm concerned, Liverpool is certainly closer! ;-)

Steve