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Whitby Sea Festival

Whitby Sea Festival is an annual festival which takes place in and around the historic Yorkshire seaport of Whitby, one of Britain's premier maritime heritage sites.

The festival celebrates Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast's proud connections to fishing, the sea and maritime heritage.

Since its beginnings in 1993 as The Captain Cook Festival and then for 12 years at Seafest in Scarborough, the event has staged some of the biggest gatherings of sea balladeers, shantymen, folk musicians and singers in the UK.

The festival promotes local musicians alongside those with international acclaim. So far, their programme has included the cream of the folk, roots, sea music and the shanty world .They have also enjoyed music from other nations including Senegal, Sicily, Canada, Eire, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and the USA.

For more info see: Whitby Sea Festival website