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Brittany Granite Rose Coast & Paimpol Shanty Festival 2021

An amazing experience for musicians and traditional music lovers, artists and photographers but you need to be a keen enough sailor to enjoy two Channel crossings, there and back, plus sailing from the corner of the North Coast to Paimpol. With 7 days there should be time for a little bit of coastal exploring in Brittany or the Channel Isles either before the Festival or on the way back. Once you are in Paimpol Festival for a few days It is an amazing festival atmosphere, and music happens everywhere.

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Paimpol Shanty Festival 2021

An amazing experience for musicians and traditional music lovers, artists and photographers but you need to be a keen enough sailor to enjoy two Channel crossings, there and back, plus sailing from the corner of the North Coast to Paimpol. Often a beam reach in a prevailing South Westerly, Ketches and cutters can make short work of the Channel crossing. It is about 70 miles to Guernsey or 100 miles to Isle de Brehat on the French side, but there will be night sailing and watches. With plenty of days onboard there should be time for a little bit of coastal exploring in Brittany or the Channel Isles either before the Festival or on the way back, but where depends on the wind.

Once you are in Paimpol Festival for a few days, there is no scope for day sailing. It is an amazing festival atmosphere, and music happens everywhere. Being crew you can escape the bustle ashore by returning to your own vessel or going for a walk in the surrounding countryside. On big wooden ships, being below decks is reasonably sound-insulated if you need a rest from partying. This is not a good voyage if you don’t like traditional music, world music, and chilling out on wooden boats.

Paimpol Chant Du Marin Festival is one of our favourite summer festivals and a great excuse to sail around the Isle de Brehat and into the Gulf of St Malo. The British call it Paimpol Shanty Festival but it is much more than just sea shanties or fiddle music.

Think Glastonbury Festival with Boats. The musical roots of many countries from Brazil to Lithuania, Russia to Ireland come together for an incredible mix of nautical culture, wooden boats, music and dance. Regular guest crew who have been to the festival before, skippers and all lovers of traditional music and street theatre eagerly await the voyages that feature this 2 yearly festival.

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Paimpol Maritime Festival 2021 Sailing Voyages

Mascotte

Sail on Mascotte to Paimpol Music Festival

Embark

Sun 08-08-2021

Charlestown, Cornwall

Disembark

Wed 18-08-2021

Charlestown, Cornwall

Mascotte Alt text 2

From

£1450.00

Pegasus

Paimpol Shanty Festival & Brittany Coast

Embark

Tue 10-08-2021

Plymouth, UK

Disembark

Fri 20-08-2021

Plymouth, UK

Musicans from around the world at Paimpol

From

£1600.00

Pilgrim

Brittany & Paimpol Shanty Festival 2021

Embark

Sun 08-08-2021

Brixham, UK

Disembark

Sat 21-08-2021

Brixham, UK

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From

£1999.00