When: 14th – 16th June 2013
Where: Takes place at various venues across Falmouth, Cornwall
£: Free. A festival programme costs £4, proceeds go to the RNLI.
What is it?
This year is the 10th Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. The festival was originally devised as a novel way of raising funds for the RNLI.
Groups come from far and wide to perform sea shanties, some dress in seafaring outfits such as The Pirates of St Piran who dress appropriately enough in pirate costumes. Songs such as the Drunken Sailor and A Drop of Nelson’s Blood are sung, and should you wish to join in there are lyrics available in the festival programme.
The festival kicks off with the Opening Ceremony on Friday 14th June at 6.30pm at the Events Square, and is followed by performances from Shake a Leg and the Sheringham Shanty Men.
The nautical performances continue on Saturday and Sunday at venues around Falmouth.
If you are heading to the festival look out for Betty Stogs and others carrying buckets and drop in a few coins to help raise money for a good cause.
More info: www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk