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Singing the Sea

Professional sea shanties group, The Rogue Shanty Buoys, are returning to Aldeburgh in their native Suffolk on Saturday 14th April where they will be resident for the day at the town’s historic Jubilee Hall.

Professional sea shanties group, The Rogue Shanty Buoys, are returning to Aldeburgh in their native Suffolk on Saturday 14th April where they will be resident for the day at the town’s historic Jubilee Hall.

Join them for a singing workshop during the day and an evening performance focusing on the Aldeburgh Lifeboat disaster of 1899. This rare local appearance comes ahead of their performances at The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, Harwich Shanty Festival and headlining The Shrewsbury Folk Festival among other events - a fantastic opportunity for people interested in singing. 

The daytime workshop will see some of the group teaching sea shanties and other styles of maritime songs, offering participants the chance to learn more about the songs and how they were used and created by the fishing communities.

TTDE - A Fateful Night - Rogues Shanty Buoys

Director of the Voice Cloud, Stephen, says, “In the days when the primary power source aboard a ship was muscle power, songs sung at sea served the practical purpose of being used to coordinate the work of sailors, supporting the various chores required to run the ship – such as setting sail, weighing anchor, hauling ropes and other duties.”

The group’s percussionist will also be running the workshop, which will explore the culture, identity and heritage of East Anglia through songs which range from the C13th to the 1950’s culminating in a performance to an audience of participants’ friends and family members. Anyone and everyone can attend; women and men, of all abilities and experience - total beginners and veteran singers will find something that interests and challenges them.

That evening, it's your chance to see the Rogue Shanty Buoys perform themselves, in ‘A Fateful Night,’ which recalls the events of 1899 that became known as The Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster. The show will remember the tragic night through story and recorded testimony and song and accompanied by silent footage from East Anglian film archives. 

Tickets for the workshop, which must be booked in advance are £15 and for the evening performance are £12. Both are available from The Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall box office at www.aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk 

For more information about either event, contact Stephen on 07909 510976 or contact@thevoicecloud.co.uk 


Things to see and do

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh

Isolated yet at the heart of cultural innovation, it is a magical and stimulating setting for artists to respond each in their own fascinating way.

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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Cinema: the very best of world cinema at the heart of the local community since 1919. Providing a programme of film screenings, live shows and special event;  independent, inspirational, meaningful, fun.

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Events

Singing the Sea

Singing the Sea

Aldeburgh | Sat 14th Apr 2018

This daytime workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and perform sea shanties as well as other types of maritime music - come along to learn about the music used and created by the Aldeburgh fishing communities.

Suitable for anybody, regardless of ability and experience - either in singing or fishing!

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A Fateful Night

A Fateful Night

Aldeburgh | Sat 14th Apr 2018

A performance recalling the tragedy that befell ‘The Aldeburgh’ lifeboat and her brave crew; through story and song, accompanied by silent footage from East Anglian film archives.

With a musical commentary of local shanties and sea songs provided by Suffolk‘s own professional group, The Rogue Shanty Buoys.

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WHERE TO EAT

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop 

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Traditional family run fish and chip shop since 1967, offering Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Scampi and more with chips made from locally sourced potatoes. Located a short walk from the beach to enjoy fish and chips 'The Aldeburgh Way'.

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