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River Teign Shellfish

Following on from the theme of shellfish in the recent “sieve and riddles” post, the Teign Maritime Shanty Festival are delighted to be able to announce that River Teign Shellfish will also be joining us at the 2021 festival to talk about their history and the methods that they use. River Teign Shellfish are a family run business, led by father and son team Barry and Matt. With over 40 years experience of team work on the River Teign, the quality shellfish that they harvest can be found in the best restaurants and eateries across the UK. River Teign Shellfish were featured on Channel 4’s “Devon and Cornwall” television programme and many of the methods used to farm their quality shellfish haven’t  changed in decades, however, whilst they have many years experience in the industry, they are anything but stuck in their ways. Indeed, the programme showcases their new venture to harvest their mussels further out to sea, after they lost nearly 70 tonnes worth of shellfish due

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Shanty Festival Weekend Riddle

This weekend should have seen the Teign Maritime Shanty Festival in full swing and in brilliant sunshine! So to take away some of those blues, here is a riddle and some great news: What is the difference between a Sieve and a Riddle? Well, according to Steve Overthrow, the only Traditional Sieve & Riddle Maker in England, the difference is that a Sieve has a pre-made mesh trapped between two pieces of wood, and a Riddle is completely woven by hand, wire by wire. Steve first heard of Sieve and Riddle making via the Heritage Crafts Association’s red list of endangered crafts in June 2017. He had mainly been working for a vintage car restorer for the 9 years leading up to that, specialising on cars from the 1920’s and 30’s. That job was about to move up country and he was looking for something heritage linked to continue to be involved with, which also allowed him to stay at home here in the West

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Festival thoughts

As we mark what would have been a great festival weekend, our thoughts go out to all of you, take care ….and we look forward to seeing you 3-5th September 2021 ⚓️🎶

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