This Year's Festival
"Kathryn’s pure (usually unaccompanied) vocals refuse to be defined by genre – basically she sings the music she loves. Folk, world music, comic songs, musical theatre and opera are all in her repertoire. Kathryn goes to the message at the heart of her songs, whether it be a cry of protest, a sea shanty or an exploration of the history of her home in South Devon." - Off Grid Festival
We will have a whole host of maritime experiences available for anyone who wants to try them out, including:
- Maritime Wood Carver
- Wooden Boat Builder
- Canvas Sail Maker
- Traditional Flag Maker
- Knot Tyres
- The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward
- Jurassic Coast Poet-In-Residence
- Maritime Storyteller
- Liverpool Shanty Workshop
- Shanty Talk & Singing
Weather permitting, there will also be Pilot Gig Rowing “taster” sessions over the weekend.
We have made maps of all of the venues which you can see by using the buttons below.
Formerly known as the Newfoundland Fishery, there has been a waterside pub here for over 400 years, nestling between the quays, with views up the River Teign. Live music can be heard here each week. The New Quay Inn will be hosting the Saturday hospitality for all the attending shanty crews and we extend our thanks to Alan for supporting the festival.
This venue affectionately called "The Pub with the Pillars" which stands in Northumberland Place. The Devon Arms Hotel is no stranger to the sound of music. The Teignmouth Folk Club was based here for some years along with various other open mic sessions and groups who meet up in the bar. The Devon Arms is highly supportive of the Back Beach Boyz by offering a rehearsal space every Tuesday evening throughout the year.
We are delighted to add The London Inn as one of our performance bases. Facing the Shaldon Village Green "The London" is an ideal location for traditional shanties and songs of the sea. This warm friendly village pub is popular with visitors and locals alike and often rings out the sound of music. Our thanks to Tim and Katie for coming forward to support this event.
We're delighted to add Teignmouth's own Ship Inn to the list of performance spaces for our festival.
With the sun setting up the river, water lapping the sea wall and good music in the bar it's an ideal location.
Our thanks to Dom at Dicey Reillys.
Just off the sea front, Diceys is popular with local musicians.
We are looking forward to bringing shanty singers from across the South West to Teignmouth and to raise the rafters.
This pub is no stranger to music or beer festivals.
We are grateful to Luke and Adele for involving the Blue Anchor as a performance venue, with a lovely outdoor covered performance area.
Half way between some of our other venues you'll find Molloys.
We are grateful to Charlie for making his pub available for the festival. Molloys are great supporters of local performers and we look forward to hearing a few salty tunes oozing out of it's doors and windows.
With all these great bands coming to town for our shanty festival, Teignmouth has some great venues for music, ales and hospitality.
We are fortunate to have the Teign Corinthian Yacht Club as a venue for Saturday afternoon and evening. Overlooking the Ocean is it a fitting place for a few shanties and salty tunes.
Within throwing distance of a monkey's fist to the Teignmouth Quay, we are delighted to add the Jolly Sailor to our list of venues. This is the oldest pub in Teignmouth and has parts dating from 1100s according to the Time Team. Today the Jolly Sailor is a cracking pub serving good food and ales, so we are stoked that Darren has joined the list of amazing venues for our festival.
It was formerly named the Ferry Boat Inn as the ferry ran from the Inn in the 16th Century.
It survived the French attack in 1340 as it was the only alehouse, and Norman Wisdom who filmed there while making "Press For Time" in the 1960s.
The Ness is the perfect place to rest and relax, with fabulous views of the Teign Estuary and across to Lyme Bay. Named after the ‘Ness’ rocky outcrop that towers over it, the Ness is a Grade II listed Inn located on the South West Coast Path in the picturesque seaside village of Shaldon. As promoters of live music, we are very much looking forward to being a part of this great festival, and cannot wait to hear the salty tunes emanating from the house.
The Kings Arms is located in French Street. The pub is named in official correspondence as a smugglers hide-away in the late 1700’s and played host to Bruce Reynolds, master mind of the Great Train Robbery, after he return to the UK after hiding out in South America. It is still full of character and characters! This is our first, of what we hope become many, year supporting the Teign Shanty Festival and are looking forward to a fun weekend.
Formerly a hotel, it's now a sports and music bar and is popular with the younger set. You can always tell how long someone has lived in Teignmouth by the way in which they refer to this pub: the King William IV Hotel, F & R’s or the King Billy. Within easy walking distance from our other locations and a stone’s throw from the water’s edge it’s an ideal location for music and song. Our thanks for the opportunity to bring shanties and sea songs to the King Billy.
The Lemon Tree is very centrally located in the lovely old "Teignmouth Triangle" area of the town. It is known for quick and efficient service and provides a range of tasty food and great tasting wines. Based just a stone’s throw away from the pier, the location is idyllic. Summer-time trade, of course, booms, but it’s the venue’s creativity, largely down to the owner, Kelly Dedman, that makes it gain consistent custom all year round.
The Alice Cross Community Centre was established in 1978 by the late Alice Beatrice Cross, BEM, a pioneering and dynamic woman. In 1989 the Centre became part of the Age Concern group.
“The Alice” is vibrant, lively and hosts a vast range of daily activities & services for improved general, social and physical wellbeing for over 50’s.
The Ice Factory Studio Theatre is situated in an old Ice Factory where, many years ago, ice was made and stored for use by local fishermen. It is nicely tucked away from the main road in the Teignmouth Arts section of town, between Majestic Travel and the Methodist Church. It is is a 50 seat studio theatre and since 2014 has been the home of the Teignmouth Players. We look forward to welcoming you to the Ice Factory Studio Theatre soon.
The Teign Heritage Centre, home to the Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum, opened its doors to the public on 28th May 2011.
The eye-catching building boasts impressive new visitor facilities and is fully accessible. The Centre offers local residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the fascinating heritage of the area, as well as attend events, concerts and workshops.
Seasports Southwest is one of the UK’s premier Water Sports Centres, specialising in water based experiences and training courses for beginners through to advanced and instructor level. The owners of this family run business are Tim and Sue Cox. Together, they head up a team of highly qualified and experienced instructors whose passion for the water has no bounds and this is evident every moment that you spend with SeaSports Southwest.