Falmouth international Sea Shanty Festival
the DETAILS OF THE 2020 fESTIVAL ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Moments from the 2019 festival
The pictures below are some of the many taken by: Judith Green, Ian Bush photography, Jill Charlish, Brian Anderson, Emily Hall, Clare Ablett and MANY otheRS OF OUR FINE FOLLOWERS with thanks!
Here is our write up from their web page:
Shoreham’s sea shanty crew, “ The Wellington Wailers” can be guaranteed to make any occasion, they perform at a success
Six years ago, a small group of like minded sea dogs decided to resurrect the singing of traditional sea shanties, at The Sussex Yacht Club, in Shoreham. They relocated to “The Duke of Wellington” pub once they learnt that they would be paid in beer for performing a monthly slot.
Since then the ships company has expanded. When fully manned, the Wailers can muster sixteen men, who have developed a natural close harmony.
Those old shanties had a serious purpose, encouraging the men to heave in time with the shanty man’s song. There is nothing serious about the Wailers delivery of the shanties. The emphasis is on humour, but with a good rousing sound. Audiences are encouraged to join in the choruses and participate in any shenanigans that the Wailers flamboyant captain may devise. Since their formation, The Wailers have performed at countless gigs, festivals, and charitable events, and most notably had tracks from their latest C.D. “High Tides and Low Life” played on Radio 2, by Mark Radcliffe.
THE NEXT FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL FOR 2020
IS 12 JUN 20 - 14 jUN 20.
Our Latest CD is "High Tides and Low Life" Contact us if you wish to purchase a copy Each purchase will include a £5.00 donation to the RNLI!