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18th January 2017

Sea Shanty Festival News

Sea Shanties Galore at the Festival Fundraiser!

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival are hosting the first fundraising concert of 2017 at the Falmouth Watersports Centre on Saturday 28th January, at 7pm!

The 2016 fundraisers were a great triumph, with funds raised to allow the Festival to invite a range of Shanty groups from overseas. It is hoped that the 2017 event will build on this success!

This year's Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival sees groups from Brittany and wider France, Norway, The Netherlands, Ireland and, for the first time, Bounding Main from America. Bounding Main is a mixed, five part acapella group with a growing international following.

The festival organisers are lucky to have the Oggymen sing in the fundraiser again this year and are pleased to welcome Falmouth’s female answer to Fisherman’s Friends in the delightful guise of the 12 strong, all lady shanty group Femmes de la Mer.

Also in the line-up is an up and coming, mixed group of singers from St. Ives called the Bamaluz Bootleggers. Their unique name derives from a small beach between the two large ones in St Ives: they bring an energetic and fresh approach to the shanty and Cornish song tradition.

The usual refreshments will be available as well as authentic paella. A raffle will be run throughout the evening with generous prizes.

Tickets are £8, and are available through the Cornish Store in Arwenack St. and the Watersports building near the Events Square car park, both in Falmouth.