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Harwich Shanty Festival swings into action
6:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
HARWICH will be awash with old salts and sea dogs over the weekend after the annual shanty festival kicked off today.
A stunning array of performers from across the seven seas are reviving traditional maritime songs of yesteryear during the three-day spectacular.
Homegrown talent includes the Harwich Shanty Crew, which was formed from workshops at the 2010 festival, Golden Rivets, which is made up of local sailors, and the Naze Shanty Crew who founded the Harwich International Shanty Festival seven years ago.
If the music gets too much, the Inner State Theatre is recreating the entire Battle of Trafalgar in 30 minutes.
The festival runs until Sunday at venues around the town. For full details visit harwichshantyfestival.co.uk.