A Fateful Night

The Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster of 1899

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.

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

The group will be making a rare local appearance ahead of performances this year at The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, Harwich Shanty Festival and headlining The Shrewsbury Folk Festival among other events and will be performing their own show, ‘A Fateful Night,’ recalling the tragic night in 1899 that became known as The Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster.

The performance will remember the “fateful night” through story, recorded testimony and song and accompanied by silent footage from East Anglian film archives and will feature shanties and sea songs by the group who specialise in maritime music and songs of the seafarers.

Musical director Paul says “We are really looking forward to performing at the Jubilee Hall. Being so close to the Aldeburgh Lifeboat station will really give the event an authentic feel and allow us to faithfully explore the calamity that befell the brave men who answered the distress call that night, as well as the resulting impact of their families and the wider community.”

Love singing? Join members of the Rogue Shanty Buoys for a sea shanties singing workshop 'Singing the Sea' on 14th April from 10am - 3.30pm at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh. 

Event name:
A Fateful Night
phone: 07909 510976
Opening Hours:
One off