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…

21st January 2016

Our next exciting fundraising event is just around the corner! 5 Degrees West will be holding its annual St Piran's Ale and Cider festival from March the 4th-7th, and…

2nd June 2015

With only 10 days to go until the 2015 festival there's lots to be excited about!

22nd May 2015

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty committee is happy to announce that our official festival merchandise is now available to purchase.

24th November 2014

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival Committee presented Falmouth RNLI with a cheque for £10,480 last week from funds raised at the 2014 Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival.

18th June 2014

This year’s Falmouth International Sea shanty Festival saw the biggest crowds yet with over 25,000 visitors throughout the town during the weekend!

29th May 2014

Beat Betty Challenge is back on! The Beat Betty Challenge is returning this year as a fundraising competition.