It’s Easter again and, if you don’t count Easter bunnies and over-priced chocolate eggs, that can only mean one thing – the return of the Sea Shanty Festival!
For the 6th year Shanty UK are bringing their national festival of sea shanties and other songs of the sea to the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port.
The fun event takes place from Friday 25th through to Sunday 27th March 2017 and features a stelar cast of local, national and international singers all passionate about songs steeped in the maritime tradition.
The full list of performers includes new faces and old favourites., including 2 Anchors, Anna Shannon, Cathead, David Swan, Dogwatch, Gaye Anthony, Geoff Higginbottom, Gerry Ffrench, Dutch Uncle, Jim Radford, Jim Saville, John Thrall, Les Sullivan, Lime Scurvy, Marrowbones, Monkeys Fist, Nervous Wrecks, Caffrey/McGurk, Old Gaffers, Pete Grassby, Port Sunlight Sea Dogs, Portsmouth Shanty Men, Rapsquillion, Roaring Trowmen, Scheepsfolk, Scolds Bridle, Roy Clinging & Steerage Class, Spur Lash, Sharp as Razors, Short Drag Roger, Shropshire Boatmen, Son of a Gun, The Shanty Crew, Trim Rig And A Doxy, and Yesterdays Men.
Entry to the majority of the festival is free with an entry ticket to the museum, with the Friday and Saturday evening concerts ticketed separately.
Full details, including a ticket link, can be found at shanty.org.uk
Preview: Sea Shanty Festival – Easter 2016
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