Welcome to Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

Welcome to the largest free nautical music and song festival in Europe!

Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival will be going virtual for 2021. The Virtual Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival will take place live on Facebook and YouTube at 6pm Saturday 19th June. In respect of the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and given that the Festival normally attracts in excess of 65,000 visitors to see over 70 shanty groups, it would not be feasible to go ahead with the physical plans for this year. See the full press release here.

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Falmouth has a proud and long history as a first safe port of call for deepwater sailing ships. It was here that sailors filled our waterside alehouses with their songs and it is here that those shanties and stories are kept alive to this day. If you listen very carefully as you walk along our seventeenth-century quays you can still hear them singing!

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Supporting sustainability

Falmouth's International Sea Shanty Festival is committed to a sustainable approach.

From the reusable cup scheme to enhanced recycling points and designated sponsorship specifically for sustainability, take a look what the festival has to offer on going green...

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2021 Festival Announcement

22/01/21

A decision has been made by the organisers of Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival to announce that this year’s event will be going virtual at 6pm on Saturday 19th…

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Falmouth Classics 2020

Falmouth Classics

Festival dates to be confirmed soon for 2021

“Falmouth Classics,” has been held in the waters around Falmouth each year since 1987. In 2013 it was re-launched in mid-June as a three day “Falmouth Classics Regatta” to coincide with the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. The synergy of Classic Boats and Sea Shanties produces an event which provides an ideal opportunity to bring the Town and the Sailing scene closer together. See more about Falmouth Classics here...

www.falmouthclassics.org.uk