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
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
The 11 berths to sail from Plymouth to Teignmouth on the tall ship Johanna Lucretia this year sold out in just a few hours! With the cancellation of the 2020 Teign Maritime Shanty festival, these berths have all been transferred over to the week leading up to the 2021 festival, which is being held over the weekend of Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th September and the Johanna Lucretia will be moored at Teignmouth for the whole of that weekend. We are aware that there were a large number of disappointed people who were unable to get a booking due to the tremendous demand for places and so, in conjunction with the Island Trust, were are delighted to announce that an additional 11 paid berths are now available for her return journey from Teignmouth to Plymouth the following week, sailing from Teignmouth on Monday 6th and arriving in Plymouth on Friday 10 September. Potential stops along the way include Dartmouth, Salcombe, Hope Cove and Brixham, but
NEW DATES FOR 2021 FESTIVAL: Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th September 2021 Dear Shanty folk, Please note that our 2021 festival dates have changed from the 17th, 18th and 19th September, to the 3rd, 4th and 5thSeptember. You may already be aware that, within a few days of each other, we and our good friends in Port Isaac announced the same date for our 2021 festivals! Didn’t see that coming. Turns out Port Isaac set their festival back to coincide with the tide and we brought our festival forward to coincide with the same tide…BOOM! As we announced our festival shortly after Port Isaac had announced theirs, we believe it’s only right and fair that we change our date in order to resolve this. We also want to make sure we can all go to the Port Isaac festival! We were very relieved to have been able to accommodate this change and are delighted to confirm that our visiting tall ship, the Johanna Lucretia, and
Covid-19 Announcement from the Teign Maritime Shanty Festival Committee 3rd July 2020 Dear all, Covid-19 has certainly brought many challenges for everyone and we sincerely hope you are managing to cope during these unprecedented and uncertain times. Having seen so many events not taking place this year, you will not be surprised to hear that in the best interests of all concerned, we have decided not to proceed with the 2020 Teign Maritime Shanty Festival. Despite recent easing of restrictions and updated government guidance there seems very little chance that the restrictions on large gatherings will be lifted soon and it appears likely that ‘social distancing’, in one form or another, will continue for some time, making a largely pub-based festival like ours not workable. We trust you will agree that this is the right decision. The welfare and safety of all involved in every aspect of our event, is a key priority for us. We anticipate that you will share in our disappointment. Our
Dear Shantyfolk, just a brief update regarding the Teign Maritime and Shanty Festival. Whilst we acknowledge the extreme challenges facing our country at the moment our festival date is in the diary and preparations are well underway for a cracking event over the weekend of 26-27th September. Our sincere best wishes to all, stay safe and let’s make the Teign Maritime & Shanty Festival 2020 an absolute shantastc blast to celebrate the good times ahead!
Following on from the recent announcement that the tall ship Johanna Lucretia will be moored at Teignmouth for the whole of the 2020 weekend and that 11 paid berths are available on her journey from Plymouth to Teignmouth the preceding week, we can now reveal the exact details of what is on offer. The 11 people will join the boat at 2pm on Monday 21st September and set sail for Teignmouth, arriving there on Friday 25th September and leaving the boat at 4pm. Potential stops along the way include Dartmouth, Salcombe, Hope Cove and Brixham, but the final schedule will be subject to weather. No previous sailing experience is required, as the crew of 4 will demonstrate what to do. However, it is an active holiday, so you will be involved in raising the sails and help sailing the boat, therefore the places are restricted to able bodied individuals. There are toilets, a galley and comfortable seating down below. The berths will be in shared
We are delighted to be able to announce that, with the kind co-operation of the The Island Trust, the tall ship Johanna Lucretia will be moored at Teignmouth for the whole of the 2020 weekend – this development is just one of the reasons why the Teign Shanty festival is now known as the Teign Shanty and Maritime Festival! Please also see https://www.theislandtrust.org.uk/boats/johanna-lucretia/ Over the whole weekend the public will be able to come aboard to fully appreciate the beauty of this vessel. Even more exciting is the fact that there will be 11 paid berths available on her journey from Plymouth to Teignmouth the preceding week. Watch this space for more details as these will be available on a “first come, first served” basis!