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Sea Shanty Saturday

Ahoy there! Climb aboard for our Mini Sea Shanty festival on Saturday from noon.

RX Shanty men

It starts with the RX Shantymen from Hastings followed by…

Shirley Knott from Southampton
Spinnaker Shanty from Hampshire
Alternate Quay from Bristol & Portsmouth
Portsmouth Shantymen
RX Shantymen from Hastings
Graeme Knights from London
The Wilsons
The above have sung all over the world, many have sailed and sung on the tall ships in Amsterdam, Bristol, Hull, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Australia.
Graeme Knights was invited Down Under last year and also toured the USA where he sang in the famous maritime festival.

The Wickham Festival is again hosting a sea shanty celebration
The Shanty songs, are working songs that helped sailors haul up the masts and sails on tall ships.
This event will be a real treat for those who love this rousing form of song so make sure you catch it in one of the tents at the bottom end of the festival.

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    By popular request! Bugbeats Silent Disco will be back at Wickham in 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

    By popular request!  Bugbeats Silent Disco will be back at Wickham in 2020

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    Was so good last year x

    In the words of jaws... Your gonna need a bigger tent πŸ˜‰

    This was bloody brilliant last year! Well done Wickham! I'd come just for that!! πŸ˜‚

    Great news, we loved it!

    Fun for all the family it’s a proper giggle!

    Yay, this was such good fun x

    This makes me the happiest person! Loveliest staff and greatest laugh of the festival (and it had a lot of competition).

    Fab news. it was such fun this year x

    Yay!!! They were ace, and great for us let of some steam after a long day πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸ˜¬

    This was amazing when i had free time of from working

    It's hilarious to watch too

    Shelley Shaw we absolutely will Karl Jevons what do you reckon!! You dancing to Barbie burl was EPIC!!!

    "silent"?! Happy that everyone there enjoyed it, but please put it next to the carpark, not the camping.

    I saw the tent but didn't see them running all weekend. Must have missed it. So much to do at Festi these days!

    Karl Jevons Andy Whittingham ooo look... You can go AGAIN πŸ˜‚

    Can you site this away from the campers please. Only the music is silent, those with the headphones on were belting out the words very loudly.

    Caroline Marks

    Be great if they had an indie/rock channel as well! Joe Ridley

    Matt Freemantle

    Tim Pigott

    Mandy Moo

    Dean Bryant Anne Stringer Lu Lu Harris hoorah !! Heidi Sheppard

    Tammy Kent πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ woop woop hahaha

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    From Glastonbury to Wickham. India Electric Co. will be making their Wickham debut in 2020. β€œTwo of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo” - BBC Radio 2, **** β€œBursting with invention and full of surprises.” - The Telegraph. See them here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxREjHFnEQg ... See MoreSee Less

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    We really like this track: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmM0kMgO9cs

    These 2 guys are so talented.Seen them supporting Midge Ure and also in his band.ps get Midge Ure to WickhamπŸ‘πŸ»

    I saw these guys at the Ashcroft Centre a while back. Excellent news!

    Good booking, saw them recently at Forest Arts Centre in New Milton very talented guys.

    Brilliant! They are talented guys. Saw them earlier this year. Love playing their album in the car. πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Fantastic choose!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


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    Great video of Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland giving an impromptu performance at the Naomi House Childrens Hospice prior to his Wickham Festival appearance in August. Top man! www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH0qPDaERIM ... See MoreSee Less

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    This is amazing, get in touch if there is anything we can do to help! πŸŒΏβœ‚οΈπŸ’š

    Kerri Sullivan This is what I was telling you about

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    Pleased to say The Magic Teapot will be back at Wickham in 2020. www.facebook.com/magicteapotvenue/videos/434183467179307/ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Worth a ticket just to spend the weekend in here❀️

    One of the best features of the festival and The Twisted Tea Garden.πŸ€—πŸŽΆπŸŒ‹

    My absolute favourite feature of the festival πŸ˜„

    It was a highlight of the festival for us! Looking forward to the heat and song already.

    Yay! Loved the teapot 😊

    The Magic Teapot was a great little venue.

    Woohoo, looking forward to dancing on some benches and singing Crazy in the best ever coffee place.

    Was looking at that this afternoon .xx

    Brilliant news ... it was fantastic this year! ... loved playing the tambourine!!

    Fantastic news!

    Many a happy hour spent in here! Still loving my tea towel 😍

    Looking forward to it already!

    Great news πŸ‘

    Just love the dancing man in the background!

    Great news

    Best news!!!



    Rachel Hazzard Sian Forfar Jeremy Hazzard Theresa Bundred memories xxx

    That was so good in there they were all nuts it was great !

    Wendy Ledger

    Jacqueline Cook

    Yeay 😁😁

    Sue Hall

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    Great new preview video from John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers, Walking to Wickham www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNfHuL-pRsA&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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    See also the 'Folk on Foot' Facebook page and give them a 'Like' www.facebook.com/folkonfoot/

    Going to see The Oyster Band next week at Union Chapel. Can't wait.

    Me to from the Campervan field a mile away! I thought Folk This ! πŸ˜‚πŸŒ‹

    Misschien moeten we toch eens meewandelen, Arnold Madderom πŸ˜‰

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