Calendar of Events

Major events, annual and one-off events are listed in the calendar below. Details of regular meeting times for clubs and groups are shown in the relevant section of this website or can be obtained from the contacts for each of the clubs.

June

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LEIGH-ON-SEA FOLK FESTIVAL
23-26th June 2022

July

EFA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM took place on Sunday 10th July, postponed from it’s original scheduled date in April. The next AGM will be May 2023.

August

HARWICH PIER

Harwich Shanty Festival organises a series of warm-up events leading up to the main festival. On Sunday 14th August, Shantyfolk from Lavenham will be performing on the Ha’penny Pier over the lunch-time period from about 12:00 midday. It’s completely free so why not come along and listen?

Shantyfolk

September

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September quarterly issue published
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Shanty Concert in St. Mary’s Wivenhoe
Friday 2nd September

Old Leigh Shanty Festival
Saturday 10th September

HARWICH PIER

A warm-up event leading up to the shanty festival. On Sunday 11th September, Felix Stowaways will be performing on the Ha’penny Pier over the lunch-time period from about 12:00 midday. It’s completely free to come and listen.

North Norfolk Shanty Festival
Saturday-Sunday 17-18 September at Brancaster Staithe

Foyer Folk at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Friday 23rd September
features Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis 8:00pm

Felix Stowaways

October

HARWICH INTERNATIONAL SHANTY FESTIVAL
7-9th October 2022
Events will be taking place all around the old town

Foyer Folk at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Friday 23rd September
features The Magpies 8:00pm

Preparing for Shanty singing Inside The Redoubt at Harwich 2021

December

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December quarterly issue published
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