Ticketed 10% discount for Members

Essential Information

Type Evenings & Lates
Date and Times Saturday 25 September | 6.30pm–7.45pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Prices Adult £20 | Young Person £7.50 | Blue Light Card Holder £5
Cutty Sark

Live music is back at Cutty Sark! Join us as former Royal Museums Greenwich Musician-in-Residence Joe Danks returns to perform his beautiful and buoyant album ‘Seaspeak’. Released in July 2021, ‘Seaspeak’ is an album conceived and created at Royal Museums Greenwich and recorded over two days in the Orangery at the Queen’s House.

Nottingham-born Danks has penned a selection of new songs inspired by stories and objects exhibited at the National Maritime Museum – from model ships to Turner’s famous ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ painting, commissioned by King George IV.

Image of a smiling man in a checked shirt standing in front of a guitar

As well as revealing his fine vocals, multi-instrumentalist Danks plays guitar, bodhran and melodeon. He says: “I was thrilled to be selected for the residency - it was a great pleasure and privilege sourcing, writing and arranging this material. The collection at the Museum and its Caird Library is the richest stimulus imaginable for a songwriter and arranger and I was lucky to be supported by some very fine musicians on the project.”

Having recently taken part in the brilliant online Up She Rises event, Joe Danks will be back on-board Cutty Sark for this unique opportunity to hear 'Seaspeak' in its perfect setting. He will be joined by musicians Jean Kelly, Danny Pedler and Sarah Matthews.

Expect songs of sailors, ships and war presented in a contemporary and unique new way with fiddle, hurdy gurdy, accordion and more. Join us for this amazing night of live music. There will also be an opportunity to view the Main Deck (weather provided) pre-performance!

A black album cover with silver illustrations of instruments and the word 'Seaspeak'

Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Adults: £20
Members: £18
Young People:  £7.50
Blue Light Card Holder:  £5


Saturday 25 September | 6.30pm–7.45pm (Doors open at 6pm)

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier