Teign Shanty Festival 2019

What an absolutely brilliant weekend!  We are so grateful to everyone involved and to all the visitors who braved the weather.  Together you helped ensure the continued success of this event come rain or shine.

Sincere thanks goes out to the performers who filled our towns with salty tunes for locals and visitors to enjoy and of course to our new maritime presenters who demonstrated great skills of old, told stories of the sea and provided singing workshops, a real treat and the cause of much buzz about town.

Behind the scenes, the committee members, the Back Beach Boyz, their partners and the many, many volunteers who readily stepped forward to help ensure every base was covered, from hospitality and sound support through to collecting donations, selling programmes and merchandise.  Together you ensured a warm welcome and have made the Teign Shanty Festival 2019 the success it clearly is.  THANK YOU!

Our thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress of Teignmouth who went out of their way to visit many performers and maritime presenters over the weekend and demonstrated just how much it means for this area to host such an event.  Much appreciated.

The positive feedback we are receiving not only on social media but direct messages, phone calls, emails, cards and many locals coming up to us in the street to tell us how much they enjoyed themselves is quite overwhelming.  We will share some quotes soon.  New photos and videos are being sent in daily and we are selecting a few to post so keep checking our timeline for more news.

Please take a moment to check out our NEW website supporters page to acknowledge all our supporters who contributed to the viability of this event.  www.teignshantyfestival.co.uk.  Key players are the eighteen venues, eight new ones this year, who have done so much to work with us and accommodate the needs of the performers and presenters.  Venues fulfil a critical role and we are truly grateful for all your input.

On that note, I am pleased to announce that Teign Shanty Festival 2020  will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020.  Stick it in your diary now and make sure to book your accommodation early!

You’ve guessed it! Now it’s time to start heaving and a hauling in readiness for next year!


Kevin Booker

Teign Shanty Festival Chair

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