Rosses Point Wild Atlantic Shanty Festival

Ireland's premier shanty festival docks up again in Rosses Point in June 2019. Wild Atlantic Shanty Festival in Rosses Point, County Sligo is acknowledged as the number one event for sea shanties.

Starts: 14 Jun 2019

Ends: 16 Jun 2019

Area: Ireland

Venue Town: Sligo

Region: Ireland

The festival attracts performers from throughout Europe. The line-up includes groups from Scotland, England, Germany, Finland and the Shetland Islands and other EU destinations. Running alongside the festival are a number of shanty workshops. There‚Äôs a chance to find out more about the origin of sea shanties, learn how to sing a song or two and maybe even find out how to rig a tall ship! Music is performed in venues throughout the village. Most of the entertainment is free but two events have an entry fee with the proceeds going towards the work of the RNLI.

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Chairman: Willie Murphy

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