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The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival was founded in 2003 with a mission is to keep the history of the sea alive; the days of sail by performing sea shanties, songs of the sea and Cornish songs. Spread across from Friday until Sunday, featuring pop-up bars and music stages throughout Falmouth town, bringing shanty groups from across the UK, Brittany, Holland, Spain, Canada and Ireland together in a celebration of all things nautical.

Here you will find all the latest Falmouth shanty news, as well as articles dating back to when the International Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival all began…

2021 Festival Announcement

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…

2021 Update

Planning is underway for Falmouth's International Sea Shanty Festival 2021. In true shanty style, we are hoping for a year of brilliant shanty groups in a variety of different…

Virtual Falmouth Sea Shanty Event was a success!

Falmouth’s Virtual Sea Shanty Festival went global on the 12th June. Unmissable entertainment, light-hearted presenting and an all-round shanty party that has now reached 100,000 views from all over…

Falmouth’s Virtual Sea Shanty 2020

With over 20 group performances confirmed, a special appearance from Betty Stogs and a jampacked evening of shanty entertainment, make sure you head to the shanty Facebook to get…

Through The Years CD

In light of this year’s Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival cancellation it seemed only right to create a CD of music "Through the Years"! And in true Sea Shanty charitable spirits…

Falmouth Sea Shanty heads to BBC Radio 4

Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty is taking to BBC Radio 4 live at 8.55am on the 9th April 2020 to perform the well-known hit “Cornwall My Home”. Originally sung by Harry…

Sea Shanty Festival Cancelled for 2020

A unanimous decision has been made that Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival, 12th – 14th June has been cancelled due to COVID-19.