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
Some brilliant tales of the sea brought to you by Lisa Schneidau at 11am
The River Teign Rowing Club always puts safety above all else and so sadly, due to the very strong winds forecast for today, the Gig rowing taster sessions scheduled for 1pm-3pm have had to be cancelled. The Teign Shanty Festival would like to thank the River Teign Rowing Club for offering to run this and fingers crossed it can be part of the programme for next year.
Please note the changes to the published programme, which are detailed below. Please also note that, weather permitting, the River Teign Rowing Club taster Gig sessions will be going ahead on Sunday September 29th from 1pm until 3pm. Just head down to the area around the RNLI slipway, near to where the Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry Boat lands and give it a go – no experience necessary and there will be friendly helpful people there to assist. Singing changes: Saturday 3 – 4 pm The Ferry Boat Chantry Buoys 7 – 8 pm The Lemon Tree Short Drag Roger 10 – 11 pm The Devon Arms Singaround – hosted by Missin’ Tackle Sunday 3 – 4 pm Molloys Exmouth Shanty Men Maritime Experience Changes Saturday 12 noon – 1pm Alice Cross Centre – Alan Whitbread ‘s talk on history of shanties – Cancelled Sunday 1 – 2 pm Ice Factory Sailmaking Talk – Cancelled 4 – 5 pm Ice Factory
Weather permitting, the River Teign Rowing Club will kindly be giving Gig boat rowing taster lessons from 1pm until 3pm on Sunday September 29th, as part of the Teign Shanty Festival. Just head down to the area around the RNLI slipway, near to where the Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry Boat lands and give it a go – no experience necessary and there will be friendly helpful people there to assist.
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink – unless you have a Teign Shanty Festival cold water bottle of course!
Lovingly engraved with the Teign Shanty Festival’s logo, designed by Laura Wall, this limited edition cold water bottle is selling fast at the bargain price of £6! Don’t be a drip – get one now before they all go!
All the Teign Shanty Festival merchandise was on sale today in the Teignmouth Pavillions, but don’t worry if you missed it as it will be on sale there again tomorrow (Saturday 28th September) from 10am until 5pm. It will also all be on sale in the small marquee by the New Quay Inn from midday Saturday 28th September and again on Sunday 29th September. 100% cotton polo shirts with embroidered logo for just £25, 100% ORGANIC cotton T shirts for £15, stylish limited edition festival cold water bottles at just £6, enamel badges for £3 and, of course, the 132 page festival programme with all the timetable of performers and events, also just £3 – all profit from the sale of the programme will go to charity.
The wind is testing the strength of our bunting – the individual flags spell out “Teign Shanty Festival” – if you come and see our naval flag expert talking this weekend you can learn a whole lot more!
Have you picked up your 132 page full colour printed programme yet??? You can pick one up from a range of outlets in Teignmouth, Shaldon and Dawlish – just £3 and profits from the sale of the programme go to charity. All the events themselves are FREE! Available from the Teign Shanty Festival Event Hub over the weekend and following places: Dawlish 🔹Dawlish Tourist Information Centre Teignmouth 🔹Alice Cross Centre 🔹Ashleigh Way Post Office 🔹Blue Anchor Inn 🔹Dicey Reillys 🔹Jolly Sailor 🔹Teign Heritage Centre 🔹Teign Music 🔹Teignmouth Pavillions 🔹Ship Inn 🔹Voyage 🔹Fair Trade Shaldon 🔹London Inn 🔹Spar