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…

Alan Whitbread, Shanty through and through

It is with great sadness that we have have to inform that Alan Whitbread passed away in the early hours of March 4th 2020.


We are pleased to announce that The Greenbank Hotel are to be a key sponsor of the festival moving forward!

Falmouth Sea Shanty Fundraiser

What better way to welcome in the new year than with a night filled with shanty singing!

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!

2019 Festival Gear Now Out!

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