Falmouth International Sea Shanty
Friday 22nd– Sunday 24thJune 2018
Wend your way to Discovery Quay and beyond for 15th Annual Sea Shanty Festival on Friday 22nd June, for a weekend of sunshine, local ale supping, and hearty foot-stomping shantying. Tune into a sea-loving nautical song-fest, sponsored by Skinners Brewery in support of the RNLI for their tireless year-round hard work in keeping our shores safe.
Falmouth’s associations with shanty-singing harks back as early as the 17th Century with the merchant trade links tied to Falmouth being the third largest natural deep-water harbour. Sailors would see the bay as a welcome sight to conclude many a treacherous journey with good food and plentiful ale in close proximity. Fascinating stories of yesteryear are passed down through generations through the art of the shanty.
With 24 venues throughout the down, keep up to date with what’s going on and download the programme here.