Wailers Return To FalmoutH!

Falmouth international Sea Shanty Festival

14th Jun 2019 - 16TH Jun 2019

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Once again the popular Sea Shanty crew, The Wellington Wailers will be representing West Sussex at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2019 . This will be the Wailers sixth consecutive appearance.

Welcome to one of the biggest maritime music concerts anywhere in Europe!
The 2019 festival showcases many fine performances of Shanty groups from, not only around Britain. but also, from around the world. This is one of the finest locations for such an event, which takes place around one of the biggest natural harbours in the world.

Festival Promo Video Here

The Wellington Wailers Falmouth Performance Schedule (as 06 May 19)
Subject to change

Friday 14 Jun

1300 - 1900 SINGAROUND Seven Stars The Moor

1300 - 1900 SINGAROUND Five Degrees West- First Floor

1900-2000 The Working Boat

2100-2200 Seasalt Stage  Custom House Quay!!!

Saturday 15 Jun

1300 -1415 Waterports Centre

1645 -1800 Mangos

2145 - 2300 Palicio Lounge

Sunday 16 Jun

1200 -1300 The Grapes

1400 -1500 Five Degrees Garden

1700 -1800 Grand Finale!
Skinners Stage Event Square

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.

SEE YOU THERE! BOOK EARLY! If you wish to stay in the Falmouth area, book early, as accommodation goes fast!  Town Website and Accommodation see: https://www.falmouth.co.uk/ ACCOMODATION GOES VERY QUICKLY

Pictures from on this website with thanks to: Judith Green, Ian Bush, Jill Charlish, Brian Ablett, Carron Brown, Sue Hibbard, Rod Cohen, members of the crew and our wonderful followers.


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! 
The 2018 Falmouth Festival Double CD, which also features the Wellington Wailers on two tracks, and on the cover, is still available via the the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2019 website.


This is a great festival and makes a wonderful setting for a family holiday.  See the Falmouth website!

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