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…

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.

Coronavirus Update

Planning is going ahead as normal at the moment and we will make sure to adhere to national guidelines. With the fast pace and daily changes of guidelines to…

Tickets on sale now for our annual shanty concert!

Saturday 13th June at The Poly, Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion will feature performances from Barnacle Buoys, The Harry Browns of Bristol, The Longest Johns and the Severn Whalers.


Falmouth Rugby Club are again able to provide parking for Motorhomes and Caravans AND TENTS for groups over the Festival Weekend.