Baltic Shanty Festival is the first of it´s kind in Finland and is held in Mariehamn on July 1-3, 2016. During three days the Western Harbour will be filled with shanty music and nautical spirits. On July 3 a farewell concert will be held on board Pommern.
A concert, "Songs from the seven seas", with performances from world artist will end the Baltic Shanty Festvial in Mariehamn on July 3. The concert takes place onboard the ship Pommern in Western Harbour (Västra hamnen) in Mariehamn.
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.