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List of maritime music festivals is a sortable incomplete list of regularly occurring festivals, throughout the world, which feature or which usually contain significant performances of maritime music, a style of folk music largely based on the sea shanty. This list may have some overlap with list of folk festivals and list of early music festivals.

Shanties had antecedents in the working chants of British and other national maritime traditions. They were notably influenced by songs of African Americans, and shanty repertoire borrowed from the contemporary popular music enjoyed by sailors, including minstrel music, popular marches, and land-based folk songs. The music has since appeared at early folk festivals, and by the late 1970s, the activities of enthusiasts and scholar-performers at places like the Mystic Seaport Museum (who initiated an annual Sea Music Festival in 1979) and the San Francisco Maritime Museum established sea music—inclusive of shanties, sea songs, and other maritime music—as a genre with its own circuit of festivals, record labels, performance protocol, and so on. Some of the performances may be held at maritime museums, in conjunction with boat shows or maritime festivals, or at other venues friendly to acoustic music.

The performances at festivals can take several forms, as shanty performances today reflect a range of musical approaches and tastes. There are performers who favor a "traditional" style, who often perform work songs a capella or only with light instrumentation typical of sailors (e.g. concertina). A great many of the performers of shanties do so in what might be distinguished as a "folk music" style, often accompanied by guitar and banjo. Still other performers come to shanties from backgrounds in pop, rock, or theatrical music, and perform in what may be called a "contemporary" style. Some shanties are performed in a "classical" choir style (like the Robert Shaw Chorale).[1][2]

Related lists and categories[edit]

The following lists may have some overlap:

The following categories are related:

Festivals by location[edit]

Location (country, city) Time Festival Debut year Associated organization(s) Link
France France, Paimpol Festival du chant de marin[3] 1989 [1]
Germany Germany, Stade October, 3rd weekend Stader Shantychor-Festival[4] Stade Aktuell GmbH [2]
Netherlands Netherlands, Giethoorn September De Slag op 't Wiede[5] [3]
Netherlands Netherlands, Rotterdam September, 1st week International Shanty Festival[6] [4]
Norway Norway June, 1st weekend Langesund International Shantyfestival[7] 1991 [5]
Poland Poland, Kraków February International Sea Songs Festival, "Shanties"[8] 1981 [6]
 United Kingdom Liverpool October first Weekend Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival 2014 Shanty UK
United Kingdom United Kingdom, Falmouth June Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival[9] A fundraiser for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution [7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom, Harwich October, 2nd weekend Harwich Shanty Festival[10] [8]
 United KingdomEllesmere Port Easter of each year Ellesmere Port ,Shanty UK, Gathering. 2011 Shanty UK
 United Kingdom Gloucester, Gloucestershire May 27-29 2016 Gloucester Shanty Festival [9] 2016 A fundraiser for the Severn Area Rescue Association providing Lifeboats on the River Severn [10]
United States United States, CA, San Diego July Sea Chantey Festival[11] Maritime Museum of San Diego [11]
United States United States, CT, Mystic June, 2nd week Annual Sea Music Festival [12] 1979 Mystic Seaport [12]
United States United States, NH Portsmouth September, last weekend in Portsmouth Maritime Music Festival[13] 1999- present Market Square, Portsmouth, NH [13]
United States United States, IL, Chicago February, 4th week Chicago History MuseumChicago Maritime Festival[14] Chicago History Museum [14]
Canada, QC, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli 3rd week of August Festival du Chant de marins de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli 1998-present La COFEC, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC http://chantsmarins.com/en/

Festivals by Date[edit]

The following table is a selection of the European event calendar remso.eu - Shanty- festivals with more than 4 performers (groups) only. All reported festival-events you can find here: 2015 or 2016.

2015
mm/dd
2016
mm/dd
2017
mm/dd
days
1st year
Festival
Organizer
groups
audience
Location (country, city)
February
15/02/20 16/02/26-28 Fry-Sun Deunen & Deinen
deunendeinen.nl
16 Netherlands Netherlands, Enkhuizen
16/02/25-28 Thu-Sun
1981
Intern. Sailors' Songs Festival
Krakowska Fundacja .. "HALS"
Poland Poland, Kraków
March
15/04/03
Good Friday
16/03/26-27-28
easter
Fry-Mon Sea Shanty Festival
National Waterways Museum, Shanty UK
06 ? United Kingdom United Kingdom, Ellesmere Port
May
15/05/10
Muttertag
Sun Soltauer Shanty-Festival
Soltauer Shantychor e.V.
05 Germany Germany, Soltau
15/05/14
Himmelfahrt
16/05/05
Himmelfahrt
Thu Shanty-Festival am Museumshafen
Museumshafen Büsum e.V.
08 Germany Germany, Büsum
15/05/14
Himmelfahrt
16/05/05
Himmelfahrt
17/05/25
Himmelfahrt
Thu
1995
Friesischer Frühschoppen
Shanty Chor "Die Luttermöwen"
06
2'500
Germany Germany, Gütersloh
Lothar Kache
15/05/25
whitsun
16/05/16
whitsun
Mon Shantyfestival Brummen
Shantykoor "De Ijsselboei"
Netherlands Netherlands, Brummen
15/05/17 Sun Landes-Chortreffen "Zwei Küsten - ein Norden"
Kurverwaltung Insel Poel
05 Germany Germany, Insel Poel
15/05/22 Fry-Sun Gloucester Shanty Festival
gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk/
28 United Kingdom United Kingdom, Gloucester
15/05/30 16/05/28 Sat Shantyfestival Winschoten
Shantykoor Maritiem Winschoten
11 Netherlands Netherlands, Winschoten
15/05/30 Sat Regge Coast Shanty Festival
Shantykoor "Die Regghe Sangers"
10 Netherlands Netherlands, Hellendoorn
June
15/06/05 16/06/03 Fry-Sun Langesund Intern. Shanty Festival
Langesund Mandssangforening
14 Norway Norway, Langesund
15/06/06
1. Juni-WE
16/06/04-05
1. Juni-WE
17/06/03
1. Juni-WE
Sat,Sun
1993
Shanty-Festival-Seelze
Shanty-Chor-Lohnde
10
2'500
Germany Germany, Seelze
Rolf Zikowsky
15/06/06-07
1. Juni-WE
16/06/03-05
1. Juni-WE
Fry-Sun
1980
Shantys zum Vegesacker Hafenfest
Vegesacker Hafenfest e.V.
04 Germany Germany, Bremen
15/06/12 Fry-Sun Bravour Shantyfestival / Havendagen
Zeemanskoor Bravour
07 Netherlands Netherlands, Woerden
15/06/12-14 16/06/17-19 Fry-Sun Falmouth Intern. Sea Shanty Festival
falmouthseashanty.co.uk
53
25'000
United Kingdom United Kingdom, Falmouth
15/06/12
2.Fry Jun
16/06/10
2.Fry Jun
Fry-Sun Dahmer Shantychortreffen
Kurbetrieb Ostseebad Dahme
13 Germany Germany, Dahme
15/06/14
2.Sun Jun
16/06/19
3.Sun Jun
Sun
2012
Tag der Shanty-Chöre
Verkehrsverein Rheingrafenstein e.V.
05 Germany Germany, Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg
15/06/19 Sat,Sun Rosses Point Shanty Festival
rossespointshanty.com/
22 Republic of Ireland Ireland, Rosses Point
15/06/20
3.Sat Jun
16/06/18-19
3.Sat Jun
Sat,Sun Tag der Shantychöre
Nordseeheilbad Cuxhaven GmbH
16 Germany Germany, Cuxhaven
no 16/06/25
every 4. year
Sat Shantyfestival Maritiem
Shantykoor de Admiraliteitssjongers
? Netherlands Netherlands, Dokkum
15/06/26
4.Fry Jun
16/06/24
4.Fry Jun
Fry-Sun Shanty-Festival Travemünde
Kulturbühne Travemünde gUG
40 Germany Germany, Travemünde
15/06/28 Sun Scholtenhagen-Festival
Lionsclub Haaksbergen
12 Netherlands Netherlands, Haaksbergen
July
15/07/11
2.Sat Jul
16/07/09
2.Sat Jul
Sat,Sun
2007
Shanty-Festival Carolinensiel
Shanty-Chor-Carolinensiel
07
1'200
Germany Germany, Wittmund
Gerhard Sander
15/07/12
2.Sun July
16/07/10
2.Sun July
17/07/09
2.Sun July
Sun Festival der Shanty-Chöre Steinhude
Wunstorfer Shanty-Chor
06 Germany Germany, Wunstorf
15/07/12 Sun Shanty-Festival Hude
Shanty-Chor Hude
05 Germany Germany, Hude
15/07/18
every 2 years
no Sat,Sun Shanty-Festival des Altländer SC
Altländer Shanty-Chor e.V.
12 Germany Germany, Grünendeich
15/07/19 Sun Shantychortreffen
Shantychor "Reriker Heulbojen" e.V.
06 Germany Germany, Rerik
15/07/24 Fry,Sat Shantys und Me(h)erDie Warnemünder Jungs ? 10 Germany Germany, Rostock-Warnemünde
15/07/24 Fry-Sun Shantykor Festival
caroline-s.dk
08 Denmark Denmark, Svendborg
15/07/31-02
1.Sat Aug
16/08/05-07
1.Sat Aug
Fry-Sun Festival Maritim
Vegesack Marketing e.V.
14
100'000
Germany Germany, Bremen
August
15/08/02 16/08/07 Sun
2015
Shanty-Festival auf dem Fischerfest
Rheinisches Fischerfest Gernsh.GmbH
07 Germany Germany, Gernsheim
15/08/08
2.Sat Aug
15/08/13
2.Sat Aug
Sat
2013
Shanty-Chortreffen der Seeteufel
Musikverein "Seeteufel" Halle e.V.
04
500
Germany Germany, Seegebiet Mansfelder Land
Annelore Schöllner
15/08/09 Sun
2011
Shanty-Open Air
Shantychor Geeste e.V.
08 Germany Germany, Geeste
15/08/12 Wed-Sun Melodien der Meere (Sail Bremerhaven)
Stadt Bremerhaven
31 Germany Germany, Bremerhaven
15/08/14 no ? Fry-Sun
1989
Festival du chant de marin
Assoc. "Festival du chant de marin"
160
145'000
France France, Paimpol
Julie Aoura
15/08/16 Sun Inselfest Steyerberg
Shantychor Nendorf
05 Germany Germany, Steyerberg
15/08/28 16/08/26-28 Fry-Sun Intern. Shantyfestival 'Bie Daip'
Stichting Bie Daip
34 Netherlands Netherlands, Appingedam
15/08/28-29 16/08/26-28 Fry,Sat Shanty- und Seemannschor - Festival
Shanty-Chor Insel Usedom e.V.
06 Germany Germany, Usedom
15/08/29 Sat Shantyfestival in Stadskanaal
Shantykoor De Noszélie Singers
10 Netherlands Netherlands, Stadskanaal
15/08/13-16 16/08/17-21 17/08/16-20 Wed-Sun

1998

Festival du Chant de marins

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

10

15000

Canada, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC
September
15/09/04 Fry-Sun Internationaal Shantyfestival
Stichting Shantyfestival Rotterdam
23 Netherlands Netherlands, Rotterdam
15/09/04 Fry-Sun Vliegende Hollander Festival
Stichting Shantyfestival Zeeuws Vlaanderen
15 Netherlands Netherlands, Terneuzen
15/09/05 Sat,Sun Shantyfestival 11 Netherlands Netherlands, Delfzijl
15/09/11-13 Fry-Sun Treffen der Shantychöre 07 Germany Germany, Zingst am Darß
15/09/12 Sat Shantyfestival te Leeuwarden
Leeuwarder Shantykoor
05 Netherlands Netherlands, Leeuwarden
15/09/13 Sun Shanty & Seasong Festival
Havenkoor Fortitudo
12 Netherlands Netherlands, Willemstad
15/09/13 Sun Intern. Shanty and Seasong festival
Stichting Shanty Cultuur Emmen
07 Netherlands Netherlands, Emmen
October
15/10/03-04 Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival
shanty.org.uk
United Kingdom United Kingdom, Liverpool
15/10/03 Sat Shantyfestival Norddeich
Norddeicher Shantychor 2000 e.V.
05 Germany Germany, Norden
15/10/03 Sat ShantyFestival Spijkenisse
shantyfestivalspijkenisse.nl/
10 Netherlands Netherlands, Spijkenisse
15/10/09 Sat,Sun Harwich Intern. Sea Shanty Festival
The Harwich Intern. Shanty Festival
17 United Kingdom United Kingdom, Harwich
15/10/17-18
3.WE Oct
16/10/15-16
3.WE Oct
17/10/14?
3.WE Oct
Sat,Sun
1994
Stader Shantychor-Festival
Stade Aktuell GmbH
17 Germany Germany, Stade
Manfred Höftmann

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sea Shanties, Living Stereo (1961)
  2. ^ Songs of the Sea, Columbia (1956)
  3. ^ von Torsten Weber. "Versicherung Infos vom Fachmann | Alles zu Versicherungen aus erster Hand". Paimpol-2011.com. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Shantychor-Festival - Stade Aktuell GmbH". Aktuelles-stade.de. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  5. ^ "De Slag op 't Wiede". Deslagophetwiede.nl. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  6. ^ "WELKOM". Shantyfestivalrotterdam.nl. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Shantyfestival". Shanty.no. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  8. ^ "Festiwal Shanties". Shanties.pl. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110908002100/http://www.falmouthshout.com/festival.html. Archived from the original on September 8, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Harwich International Shanty Festival 9th - 11th October 2015 | Celebrating songs of the sea". Harwichshantyfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  11. ^ "Sea Chantey Festival". Sdmaritime.org. 2014-08-03. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  12. ^ "Sea Music Festival". Mysticseaport.org. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  13. ^ "Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, Portsmouth, NH". Newenglandfolknetwork.org. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  14. ^ "April 18, 2015 | Chicago Maritime Festival-nautical,shanties,sea songs,sailing | Home". Chicagomaritimefestival.org. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 

External links[edit]

  • Hart Backbord contains a comprehensive list of forthcoming festivals across the world.
  • The Bitter End contains a comprehensive list of forthcoming festivals across the world.
  • shantyfreun.de list of european shanty-choirs and groups.
  • The Event Calendar remso.eu contains a user-edited list of forthcoming maritime music events in Europe, some with audio and video included.