Shanty Marathon

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28th April 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 29th April 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Alma Inn
Kings Head Street
Essex CO12 3EE
Harwich Shanty Festival

Shanty Marathon Poster 2023

Songs will be sung in shifts on a rota basis and no-one is expected to stay up for the entire 26 hours, unless of course they want to.  Insomniacs are of course particularly welcome!

This will be a fundraising venture for the Shanty Festival, but the emphasis is on FUNdraising with raffles, forfeits, spot prizes, shanty bingo and more to pass the time when not singing.

Everyone is welcome, from large shanty crews to solo singers, with or without any previous shanty, or indeed singing experience.

The idea is to keep the singing going and last time brought in some interesting gems from folks who had never heard of shanties before.

We will have words available if required.

You do not have to register in advance to attend, although an indication of likely interest would be helpful and does not commit you in any way.

There are still rooms available in the Alma if required ( ) and the bar will be open for the entire duration.

Plus there is a Real Ale Festival on and the Alma breakfasts are to die for!

Contact [email protected] for more information.