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Baltic Shanty Festival 2021

på Mariehamn
This festival, the first of it's kind in Finland, will fill Mariehamn's Western Harbour with song and nautical spirit. We, Shanty Society Pommern, offer you a mental trip across the seven seas and an opportunity to relive the past on board the great sailing ships. Performers from several countries will present you a menu of salty songs with traditions from the time of the Tall Ships. Come and seize the opportunity to make new friends from near and far!

With the sea as a backdrop we will listen to some of the most prominent shanty singers of the world in the bright and warm summernight.

What is a shanty?
A sea shanty, chantey, or chanty is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels. The term shanty most accurately refers to a specific style of work song belonging to this historical repertoire.