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Sea Shanty Singalong

Sea Shanty Singalong

Soup, cider and singing to warm the heart and voice 

Sat 29 June – 6.30 pm
Willie Smith’s Apple Shed

Way, haul away! Get ready to sing along to your favourite sea shanties as you embark on a musical adventure with The Stranded Wailers and Up She Rises at the iconic Willie Smith’s Apple Shed.  

Stamp your feet along with rollicking upbeat tunes, and then be transported by soulful and passionate ballads. Joining in is encouraged – or just sit back and let the joyous waves of harmony wash over you. 

Sea shanties became widespread in the 19th century as a method of coordinating manual labour onboard large sailing vessels. These songs, or chants, of the sea, shore, land and tavern often had simple refrains and improvised verses. Due to this, sea shanties have recently enjoyed a popular resurgence, and they are the perfect material for a fun singalong! 

Ticket price includes a two-course meal of hearty soup, crusty bread and hot apple pie. 

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Other dietary requirements can be catered for upon request. 

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General admission – $45
Dinner included in ticket price

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Booking fee

  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value between $15.01 and $199.99, a booking fee of $5 will be added upon
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2hrs 30mins
Doors open at 6.00pm

VENUE: Willie Smith’s Apple Shed

Getting to the Venue


Guide Dogs/registered assistance animals welcome

Facilities for assistance animals

Water bowls are available

Wheelchair accessible 

There is a ramp available to allow for wheelchair access. Please note that outdoor events are on gravelled / grass areas and may be on an uneven surface.

Accessible toilet available


Up She Rises is a choir of fun, feisty, friendly and fierce women from Hobart (don't worry, they're mostly fun and friendly - bring the kids!). Directed by Jane Christie-Johnston, the choir's repertoire includes foot-stomping sea shanties and songs about rebellion, refugees and missing home. If that wasn't enough to get you revved up, they also have a most excellent song about mermaids.

The Stranded Wailers

The Stranded Wailers began as a small group of friends from around Hobart, Tasmania with an interest in shanty and folk singing. Casual singalongs at local pubs, homes and the occasional mountain hut grew organically into a larger group of men who meet regularly to enjoy the camaraderie and fun of singing together.

As news of these sessions spread, they were asked to perform publicly at local festivals and events. The Stranded Wailers are comprised of a select group of singers from the sessions that possess an enthusiasm for singing these rollicking songs, sharing the stories behind them and importantly, are willing to step on stage!

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  • All tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise specified on the specific event page.

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