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Festival celebrates maritime heritage – Mid-Devon Advertiser

Johanna Lucretia Available as digital and printed photos When the Teign Maritime and Shanty Festival.......

Johanna Lucretia

Available as digital and printed photos

When the Teign Maritime and Shanty Festivals get underway, more than 300 people will set the compass points in Teignmouth.

This free festival will be held in several venues throughout Shaldon and Teignmouth on the weekend of September 4, 5 and 5. The singing this year will take place mostly outdoors, and there are restrictions on the capacity of all indoor venues.

The festival was named one of six top places in Devon and Cornwall to hear sea shanties. It will feature 44 musical acts and approximately 20 maritime events. This event is expected to be the biggest of its type in the country.

The Johanna Lucretia, a topsail schooner with two masts will be arriving Friday and will be moored at Teignmouth harbour for the duration of the weekend as part of the maritime theme.

Twelve lucky individuals who purchased berths will sail the ship from Plymouth to Teignmouth during the week. Another 12 people will make the return trip after the festival. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to climb aboard to take a look at the ship.

The mainstream has made Shanties mainstream. There were shanty groups singing at the G7 conference, and Nathan Evans singing the hit song “The Wellerman” (sung by the Scottish Postman).

Kevin Booker, festival chair, explained that sea shanties were songs set to a working rhythm to help …….

Source: https://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=121034&headline=Festival%20celebrates%20maritime%20heritage&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2021