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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 37th International Sea Song Festival Shanties in 2018.   

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

February 22nd, Thursday.  
8:00 p.m. 
Poland’s singers Andrzej Korycki and Dominika Zukowska, Krzysztof „Jurkiel” Jurkiewicz, Jerzy Porebski, Marek Szurawski, and Marta Sliwa perform sailor ballades in Radio Krakow hall, 22 Slowackiego avenue.

February 23rd, Friday.
11 a.m.
 
Concert for children takes place in Studio club, 4 Budryka street.

6:00 p.m. 
Poland’s bands Atlantyda, Formacja, Kaczor i Piraci, Orkiestra Samanta,and Grzegorz Tyszkiewicz Band perform sailor songs in Studio club, 4 Budryka street.

8:00 p.m. 
Concert of sailor poetry takes place in Radio Krakow hall at 22 al. Slowackiego avenue.

10:00 p.m. 
Folk music concert features Poland’s bands Mietek Folk Olsztyn, The Nierobbers, and Zejman i Garkumpel plus UK’s Pyrates in Studio club, 4 Budryka street.

 

February 24th, Saturday.
11 a.m.
 
Concert for children takes place in Kijow.Centrum playhouse at 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

2 p.m.
Open-air concert of sailor songs takes place in Rynek Glowny central square.

5:00 p.m. 
Poland’s bands Atlantyda, Banana Boat, Mietek Folk Olsztyn, Perly i Lotry, Wlasny Port, and Meski Chor Szantowy „Zawisza Czarny” perform forecastle’s sailor songs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

9:00 p.m. 
Norway’s Groms Plass band and Poland’s bands Cztery Refy, Klang, Andrzej Korycki i Dominika Zukowska, Waldemar Mieczkowski Band, and Ryczace Dwudziestki plus singers Jerzy Porebski, Marek Szurawski, and Arek Wlizlo,perform sailor drinking songs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

February 25th, Sunday.
noon 
Poland’s bands Brasy, Cztery Refy, Happy Crew, Ryczace Dwudziestki, Stare Dzwony, and Meski Chor Szantowy „Zawisza Czarny” sing shanties in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

4:00 p.m. 
Gala concert of the Shanties festival features UK’s band Pyrates and Norway’s Groms Plass band plus Poland’s bands Banana Boat, Flash Creep, Formacja, Perly i Lotry, Ryczace Dwudziestki, Stare Dzwony, and Trzecia Milosc performing shanties and other sailor songs in Kijow.Centrum playhouse, 34 al. Krasinskiego avenue.

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