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WHEN and WHERE
The sea shanty event on 21st Sept 2019 is taking place onboard the Tall Ship Glenlee moored at the Riverside Museum at Glasgow Harbour. The principal acts will perform free spots and a workshop during the day. The evening concert and singaround is a ticketed event running from 7pm-12am.
Tickets for the evening event (in the form of wristbands) cost £10 (£8 uwaged) are available:
1. on Eventbrite (bring printout to exchange for wristband on the night; booking fee applies)
2. by post (add £1 for postage). Contact email@example.com
3. in person from Tom Malone, the organiser
Tickets are limited to around 150 places, including performers, first come first served. Book early to avoid disappointment!
FOOD and DRINK
No mere ship's weevily biscuits and hard tack for you! The Glenlee’s crew will be on hand to man the bar and supply you with the finest drinks and snacks that your ‘pieces of eight’ can buy.
An accessible toilet and lift are available aboard the vessel, but access from the shore is by a gangway.
There is a large car park in front of the Riverside Museum.
Pictured left is the venue for the Glasgow Shanty Day: the three-masted barque Glenlee, at her berth outside the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. Built at Port Glasgow and launched in 1896, she was one of the very last generation of sail-powered cargo ships, made entirely of steel (even the masts). She worked as a cargo ship out of ports in Britain and Italy, right up until the 1920s, before being acquired by the Spanish navy for use as a training ship. In 1993, as a forlorn hulk bound for the scrap-heap, she was rescued and brought home to Glasgow for restoration, where she can be visited for free all year round.