Oban International Shanty Festival

Tasgadh Grant Awarded£750
Total Project Cost£750
Tasgadh contribution as % of total100%
No. of beneficiaries73


Sea Shanty Festivals are a staple part of the summer for the aficionados of sea shanties and tourists alike in sea ports the length of Britain and the continent.


In 2019, following the first, and extremely successful Scottish Shanty event ‘The Glasgow Shanty Day’, we were keen to capitalise on that interest and arranged to have a similar event live shanty event in Oban.


Tasgadh contributions were used to fund a number of workshops throughout the Festival. Which were attended by a total of 73 participants, an example of one of the workshops is below.

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