Groups & Venues
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is held at multiple venues throughout the town but the main stages are Custom House Quay, Events Sq (Discovery Quay) and The Moor. We also have a variety of venues such as public houses, King Charles the Matryr church, cafes and many others.
A big thank you to all the group sponsors supporting the event and the individual groups.
Click the official programme and songbook icon to the left to view this years electronic programme. The printed version will be available soon for £4 in various outlets before and during the event with all proceeds going to the RNLI.
To find information about the wide selection of groups performing at this years festival see below. Alternatively you can view the programme here. In addition to the programme there will be three extra groups for 2013, they are 'Press Gang', 'Chris Ricketts' & 'The Longest Johns'.
For 2013 the festival will be in memory of Anne Hunt, Treasurer for the committee and the RNLI who passed away last year. It will also be in memory Trevor Grills & Paul McMullen from the Fisherman's Friends who sadly lost their lives in a tragic accident earlier this year.
5 Men not called Matt You don’t get much further away from the briny than Milton Keynes. The nearest waterway is the Grand Union Canal. Still, the 5 Men find lots of opportunities to sing a Shanty or two, while downing a pint or three, generally in Vaults Bar in Stony Stratford on a Sunday afternoon, an ancient tradition, lost in the mists of antiquity (or alcohol)! Sponsored by the Courtyard Deli.
The Oggymen The Oggymen are a group of friends from Falmouth, on Cornwall’s south coast, like nothing better than singing traditional Cornish songs in three part harmony. These songs are part of their culture; a bridge to both the past and the future. Growing up in Falmouth, they heard these songs regularly. Fathers sung them in male voice choirs, friends sung them after Working Boat races, brothers sung them gig rowing, and everybody tried to sing them down the pub…
Sponsored by the Chainlocker Inn.