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…

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…

Festival Joins Campaign to Fix the Seas of Plastic

In a bold move in partnership with Skinners Brewery and Seasalt, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival has committed a substantial sum of money in order to provide 3000 reusable…

Sea Shanty Festival Has Bumper Year!

This year’s Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival saw the biggest crowds yet with an estimated 50,000 visitors throughout the town during the weekend!

Limited Edition EP Produced for RNLI

Will Keating, member of the popular Falmouth based singing group The Oggymen, has been busy producing and recording a very special EP to help celebrate Falmouth Lifeboats 150th anniversary…

Singing Schedule LIVE

We're delighted to announce that our singing schedule is now live for viewing online! Plan your festival experience now by clicking on THIS LINK!

1st April 2016

We're delighted to announce the schedule for TOSTA: Cultural Cargo, the brand new festival element on Prince of Wales Pier which celebrates minority languages across the Atlantic seaboard.