Roaring Forties to tour Europe and England in August

The Roaring Forties are very excited to be heading off to the northern hemisphere to escape the Australian winter 🙂 in August. We’ll be performing at festivals in Brittany, The Netherlands and the UK and doing a few other gigs along the way. We’ll also be doing a small amount of sightseeing…


Dates/Times Event
9th-11th August

Paimpol – Festival du Chant de Marin  Friday 9th – Sunday 11th, August.

Paimpol 2013The festival is all set for new adventures “to the islands”, the theme of the eleventh festival to be held in Paimpol, Brittany.

To the islands”… What comes into mind but sea and sun, sandy beaches and swaying coconut palms, ukuleles and wahines… And who knows? You might run across all these on Paimpol harbour in 2013. But you might also be in for a few surprises, for among the islands are Tahiti and the West Indies, but also Corsica and Japan, Australia and Ushant, Ireland and Bréhat, not to forget Iceland and Cape Verde, or even the Île aux Coudres in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec…

A vast subject indeed, which the Festival intends to explore with no other ambition than sparking your imagination and filling Paimpol harbour with joy and contentment.

Catch the Roaring Forties at various places around the dockside and at:

Friday 10:45pm-11:45pm – On the vessel “Fée de L’Aulne”
Saturday 7:00pm-8:00pm – Michel Pinc stage
Sunday 6:50pm-7:50pm – Guinness Pub

23th-25th August

“Bie Daip” International Shanty Festival Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August

Bie Daip 2013“Bie Daip”, held in Appingedam in the northern part of the Netherlands, has come to be recognized as on par with the most important international maritime festivals of Germany, Poland, France and the United Kingdom. Its high standing, visible in the line-up of top-notch performers invited yearly to Appingedam, is further confirmed by its potential as a career-launching event to younger groups, who wish to attain success and recognisability in the international world of maritime music.

Fans of maritime culture universally acknowledge that “Bie Daip”  is a cultural event of format marvellously catering to the needs of each sincere shanty-minded audience. With a variety of international artists performing on the main stage and in numerous other locations, including public places and open access terraces, with supporting events, such as boat trips with festival performances on board, with concerts of the invited international guests in the splendid Nicholaï Church on the Saturday night,  the “Bie Daip” has become one of the audience’s favorites in the scale of Europe.

The Roaring Forties have 9 x 25 minute concerts in various venues around the town; an hour-long cruise; and three opportunities to participate in singing with all the other groups:

Sunday 25 August
20.30 – 20:55 Muziekkoepel (achter de Nicolaikerk)
22.00 – 22.25 De Oude Rechtbank
Saturday 24 August
14.00 – 14.25 De Buitenkans:
15.30 – 15.55 Café op de hoek
16.30 – 16.55 Bruintje Beer
21.00 – 21.25 Kameleon
22.00 – 22.25 Joey’s Bar
23.45 – Wapen van Leiden (downstairs):  SHANTYSLAM
Sunday 25 August
14.00 – 14.25 Brasserie Nicolaas (Small church)
15.00 – 15.25 De Doofpot:
16.00 – 17.00 Cruise on the NOACH VIII
17.00 – 17.45 Muziekkoepel (Achter de Nicolaikerk): Finale with all groups
20.30 – Kameleon: post-festival party with any remaining groups/public
27th August

Cutty Wren Folk ClubCutty Wren

Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club
1 Thwaites Lane, Redcar TS10 2FDContact: John Taylor 01287 622 623

28th August

Shakespeare Pub, SheffieldShakespeares Sheffield

146-148 Gibaltar Street
Sheffield  S Yorks S3 8UB

One off concert

30th August – 1st September

Fylde Folk FestivalFylde 2013

Office: 55 The Strand, Fleetwood, Lancs FY1 8NP
Office: 01253 887693

The 41st Fylde Folk Festival takes place from Friday 30th August until Sunday 1st September 2013 at various venues in Fleetwood and Fylde, Lancashire and promises to be a celebration of Folk Music Song and Dance. The Fylde Folk Festival attracts around 3000 people every year including festival & club organisers, agents, concert promoters, arts organisations etc who have come to enjoy the music and the friendly atmosphere in the various hotels, pubs and outdoor events.

Catch the Roaring Forties at these locations:

7.30pm  – 11.00pm STEAMER MUSIC Steamer Hotel Lounge Bar, Queens Terrace
11.00am  – 12.00pm LIFE OF BRINE Fleetwood Museum, Queens Terrace
5.15pm – 7.00pm IN THE TRADITION Old Comrades Club, upstairs, Adelaide Street
8.00pm – 10.45pm IN THE TRADITION Mount Hotel, Restaurant, Esplanade
11.00am – 12.30pm WE MADE THE STEEL Fleetwood Museum, Queens Terrace
8.30pm –  10.30pm LANCASHIRE NIGHT (?) North Euston Hotel, Victoria Bar, Esplanade

Posted on Jun 4, 2013, in Festivals, Folk Clubs, General, Performance. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hello, lovely people of The Roaring Fourties!

    First compliment for your website! A lot of information about your group.
    I have met you in Holland. And enjoyed your perfomence at Bie Daip-Appingedam. The cd ‘Live of Brine’ remembers me that Saterday evening.
    Next year our group shall perform at Bie Daip. We must do our best then, ’cause Roaring Fourties were last year in town!
    I hope you all have had a good time in Europe. Best wishes from Holand!

    Brigit van Tilburg
    Roaring Fifties – Breezand

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