Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

12th - 14th June 2015

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Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

Welcome to one of the biggest maritime music concerts in Europe! The town will be filled with music, singing and infused with a great community spirit.


The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is held at multiple venues throughout the town with main stages being Seasalt Stage on Custom House Quay, Skinners Stage on Events Square (Discovery Quay) and Seven Stars Stage on The Moor. 2014 was the biggest year yet with 48  Shanty groups, 21 venues and 261 hours of shanty singing (that's 46 more hours than last year!)

2014's Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival saw the biggest crowds yet with over 25,000 visitors throughout the town during the weekend! We had sunny main stages, outdoor shanty stops, traditional venues and the first ever Gala Concert all in aid of the RNLI. It was an enormous success and we want to say a big thank you to Skinners Brewery and Seasalt Clothing for all their support. We'd also like to thank all volunteers and committee members for their efforts and hard work they put in to make the event a great success!

The Beat Betty Challenge continued in 2014 as a fundraising competition between the groups and Betty Stogs to raise money for the RNLI. Pirates of St Piran took the lead and raised £1,194 and Shake a Leg were runners up raising £890 for the RNLI. Betty Stogs from Skinners beat her own record and collected over £2,400! A big thank you to all the groups who put efforts into raising money and awareness for the RNLI. For all the results please click here


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