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…

RNLI Fish Supper: Night at the Museum

RNLI Fish Supper: Night at the Museum includes a complimentary drink as you enjoy the Fisherman’s Friends film.

Cornwall Tourism Awards

We are pleased to announce we have made it to the final of the Cornwall Tourism Awards!

5000 Reusable Festival Cups!

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, sponsored by Skinner's Brewery and Seasalt Cornwall, have 5000 reusable cups on offer for 2019.

2019 Festival Gear Now Out!

Hot off the printing machine come this year's must have Festival shirts.

Festival CD and New Flashdrive Version Now On Sale

This year's double CD featuring tracks from most of the groups appearing at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is now available from our website or from the Cornish Store…

Famous Tall Ship to Visit Festival

Kaskelot, one of the largest wooden square riggers in the world, will visit the town during the Festival. Built in 1948, the three masted  barque will take part in…