Falmouth Shanty Festival

Welcome to the largest free nautical music and song festival in Europe!

What we did

Welcome to the largest free nautical music and song festival in Europe!

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 the seventeenth-century quays you can still hear them singing!

Colourful and fun, this is a great opportunity for bands associated with the Breton culture and language to come together to celebrate seafaring

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