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.
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!
Plan your visit
You can purchase tickets online via the link above, when you are visiting our sites, or via our Bookings Team.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
The concert will take place in Cutty Sark's Dry Dock, on the lower ground deck of the ship underneath the gleaming copper hull.
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The concert will start at 6.30pm. Doors open at 6pm.
The concert will last for approximately 75 minutes.
Cutty Sark is wheelchair accessible with lifts providing access to all levels of the ship. Some areas of the Main Deck are not wheelchair accessible, but virtual access is provided to these spaces.
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There are no cloakroom facilities at Cutty Sark.
Cutty Sark is located on King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9HT
The National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory are all a quick, easy journey from central London, and then within easy walking distance of each other.
All our museums are also close to Greenwich's historic town centre, as well as to other key attractions such as the Old Royal Naval College and beautiful Greenwich Park.