Sea shanties to be sung in memory of Suffolk maritime disaster

Rogue Shanty Buoys will be performing �A Fateful Night� at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh. ROGUE SHAN

Rogue Shanty Buoys will be performing �A Fateful Night� at the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh. ROGUE SHANTY BUOYS - Credit: Archant

A group of sea shanty singers will be performing this weekend in memory of a tragedy which happened more than a century ago off the Suffolk coast.

The Voice cLoud has booked Rogue Shanty Buoys to give their performance of A Fateful Night, which recalls the 1899 Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster, when seven crew died when on a rescue.

The show, which takes place in Aldeburgh’s Jubilee Hall on Saturday evening will remember the tragedy through story, recorded testimony, song, and East Anglian film archive footage.

Rogue Shanty Buoys will be providing a “poignant and raucous” vocal soundtrack to accompany the stories.

Members of the group will also be leading a singing workshop at the venue earlier on Saturday. People will be offered the chance to sing sea shanties and learn about how the music was created by fishing communities.

Visit the Jubilee Hall’s website for booking information.


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