Atlantic Sounds Colloquium 2: Music, Heritage, Regeneration, Tourism; Falmouth, 14 June 2013

The programme for the second Atlantic Sounds Colloquium has now been launched. This event takes place at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, timed to coincide with Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, which takes place from 14-16 June 2013.

All events are open to the public and free to attend. For further information please email

10am-noon Remembering Maritime Music – oral history drop in session
  • Are you interested in maritime music?
  • Do you have memories of the maritime folk music revival since the 1960s?
  • Do you have views about the role music can play in maritime history and heritage?

If so, we’d like to talk to you! Please drop in any time during the morning, no need to book.

2pm Music, Culture and Maritime Regeneration Panel Discussion – including David Prior, Associate Professor for Music and Sound Art, University of Falmouth and Richard Gates, Falmouth Town Manager
3pm Shanty Singing Panel Discussion – including representatives from the Wareham Whalers, Shake a Leg and the Exmouth Shantymen
4pm International Keynote Lecture – The Contribution of Liberian Kru Seamen to the Development of Early West/Central African Popular Music’ – Professor John Collins, University of Ghana and BAPMAF African Music Archives
5pm Atlantic Sounds Lecture – ‘Music and the Sea’ (illustrated with recordings) – Dr Catherine Tackley, principal investigator of the Atlantic Sounds project
6.30pm Why not stay around for the opening of the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival? We are delighted to be supporting the Festival by sponsoring a performance by Shake a Leg at Events Square, just outside the Museum, at 7pm.
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