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…

29th May 2014

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

15th May 2014

The official 2014 Festival Programme and Songbook is now available online, please click here to view it.

14th May 2014

New to 2014 are Shanty Stops. These are open air performance areas for groups to perform ad hock to continue singing and raising money throughout the town.

17th March 2014

Cornish clothing company, Seasalt, have been announced as an additional main sponsor for Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival.

10th February 2014

We are pleased to confirm that Skinners have once again come aboard as sponsors and official ale suppliers for the festival!

June 2013

The programmes have been delivered and will be available throughout the town at various locations. They will also be available throughout the festival for £4 with all proceeds going…