Liverpool Shanty Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Liverpool, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Liverpool Boat Show
Address:  85 – 87 Bayham Street
London NW1 0AG
England UK
Phone:  +44 (0)20 7424 7894
Fax: +44 (0)20 7424 7889

Festival Description

The Liverpool Shanty Festival takes place in Liverpool on the Salthouse Dock. The programming features traditional sailor’s songs. These songs are nostalgic songs of the sea that served to lift sailor’s spirits and to synchronize their work on handling rigging. Performers from around the world bring their own songs and traditions to the festival. In addition to the main performances there will also be informal sessions in the area.

Festival Dates April 29 - May 2 and May 7 - 8, 2011
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2011:
  • Armstrong’s Patent
  • Staten Island Ferrymen
  • The Boat Band
  • The Young ‘uns
  • Richard Grainger and the Steel River Band
  • The Stormies
  • Portsmouth Shanty Men
  • Monkey’s Fist
  • Three Sheets to the Wind
  • Liverpool Shanty Kings
  • Four ‘n’ Aft
  • Liverpool Packet
  • Trim Rig and a Doxy
  • Monkey’s Orphan
  • Kimber’s Men


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  • World acts to perform at Liverpool Shanty Festival (BBC News Liverpool, April 21, 2011)


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