The Teign Shanty & Maritime Festival is a FREE, family friendly event.
This year there will be at least 27 sets of shanty singing groups attending, coming from all over the UK as well as overseas. Also performing are Teignmouth’s very own Sea Shanty singing group, the Back Beach Boyz.
The 2018 festival was a huge success, filling the towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon with crowds of supporters, raising the profile of Shanties and the River Teign community, as well as raising £2,000 for charity.
Workshops where people can learn more about the origins of shanties. This year we are also including a maritime experiences theme with: Maritime Figurehead Carver, Knot Tyers, Wooden Boat Builder, Canvas Sailmaker, Traditional Flag Maker, Willow Lobster/Crab Pot Weaver, the Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward, the Jurassic Coast Poet-in-Residence and a Maritime Storyteller.