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International Sea Song Festival Shanties, festival of sailor songs in Krakow

Land-locked Krakow may look an improbable place for a festival of sailor songs yet the city hosts Poland's biggest such event every February. It originated in 1981 and since 1996 has been named the International Sea Song Festival Shanties or actually, in Polish, the Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Piosenki Zeglarskiej "Shanties", popularly called 'shanty'. 

 

Program of Krakow's 36th International Sea Song Festival Shanties in 2017.   

Note: things keep changing, so take into account, please, that the following program is liable to alterations.

February 23rd, Thursday.  
7:00 p.m. 
Poland’s pop acts Andrzej Korycki and Dominika Zukowska, Kaczor and Piraci, Miroslaw Kowalewski, Waldemar Mieczkowski, Jerzy Porebski, Marta Sliwa, and Piotr Zadrozny sing sailor ballads in Zaczek club at 5, 3 Maja street.

February 24th, Friday.
noon 
Concert for children takes place in Zaczek club at 5, 3 Maja street.

6:00 p.m. 
Poland’s pop acts Włodzimierz Debski, Klang, Perly i Lotry, Stara Kuznia, Grzegorz Tyszkiewicz & Lukasz Zieba, and Zejman i Garkumpel sing shanties in Zaczek club at 5, 3 Maja street.

9:00 p.m. 
Concert of sailor poetry takes place in Radio Krakow hall at 22 al. Slowackiego avenue.

10:00 p.m. 
Folk concert features Poland’s bands Formacja, Nor Folk, Mechanicy Shanty, and Mietek Folk plus Norway’s Slogmakaane in Zaczek club at 5, 3 Maja street.

 

February 25th, Saturday.
noon
 
Concert for children takes place in Kijow.Centrum playhouse at 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

5:00 p.m. 
Poland’s bands Atlantyda, Banana Boat, Perly i Lotry, and Stare Dzwony plus Norway’s Slogmakaane perform sailor songs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse at 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

9:00 p.m. 
Poland’s acts Formacja, Klang, Andrzej Korycki i Dominika Zukowska, Waldemar Mieczkowski, Ryczace Dwudziestki, Marek Szurawski, and Meski Chor Szantowy Zawisza Czarny perform sailor songs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse at 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

February 26th, Sunday.
noon 
Concert of shanties features Poland’s bands Mechanicy Shanty, Ryczace Dwudziestki, Stare Dzwony, and Meski Chor Szanty Zawisza Czarny plus the UK’s The Exmouth Shanty Men in Kijow.Centrum playhouse at 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

4:00 p.m. 
Gala concert of the Shanties festival features Poland’s bands Atlantyda, Banana Boat, Formacja, Mechanicy Shanty, Stare Dzwony, and Grzegorz Tyszkiewicz & Lukasz Zieba plus the UK’s The Exmouth Shanty Men in Kijow.Centrum playhouse at 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

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