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Sea Shanty Festival

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2022

17th – 19th June 2022

Falmouth has a proud and long history as a first safe port of call for deepwater sailing ships. It was here that sailors filled our waterside alehouses with their songs, and it is here that those shanties and stories are kept alive to this day. If you listen very carefully as you walk along our seventeenth-century quays you can still hear them singing!

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is the stuff of legend. Enjoy a pint of Cornish beer and hear the walls of some of our loveliest, historic little pubs ringing with the heartwarming melodies of songs from across the world that kept our brave sailors' spirits high in the toughest conditions. This is a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in our rich maritime history.

Pull on your favourite stripy jumper and we'll see you there!

Performances take place in various venues across the town. See the event website https://www.falmouthseashanty for more information.

Due to the pandemic, Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival went virtual for 2021 and took place live on Facebook and YouTube. Click here to watch the virtual event.