Beach Pub Shanty Evening

5th March 20.00 at Exmouth

It is the first Tuesday of the month, so once more you can avail yourself of the ambience of the Beach Pub while being serenaded - if that's the right word - by your favourite shanty crew, and all FREE of charge!

Alphington Village Hall Concert

8th March 19.30 at Alphington

A welcome return to the lovely village hall in Alphington, where you can join us for an evening of seafaring shanty fun as we perform our ever popular - and never the same twice - Tall Ships and Tavern Tales Concert.
Tickets are priced at £10, and you can even take your own booze to liven up the evening - not that is should need it. More details of ticket purchase etc nearer the date.

Cockwood Shanty Festival

23rd March at Cockwood

The inaugural Cockwood shanty festival went off with a bang last year, and so we are very much looking forward to what will undoubtedly be an even bigger and better event this year. So, why not take a trip to the west side of the Exe and join us, and many other shanty bands from around the country, at this very enjoyable and friendly event.

Sir Walter Raleigh Pub

10th May 20.00 at East Budleigh

Another trip to the community owned friendly put in East Budleigh, and named for one of Devon's most famous figures. Check out the pub's website - at - for more information nearer the date.

Oostende voor Anker

22nd May - 26th May at Oostende

Another of our favourite and regular European maritime festivals, this time in Oostende in Belgium. As it says on the festivale website - see -
The mix of unique ships, music performances, animation and everything the nautical world has to offer attracted an impressive 200,000 visitors last year. In addition to the authentic ships and crafts, the Blue Innovation Village was also able to inform youmany interested parties about the innovations in and around the North Sea.
So, if you happen to be in the lowlands at the end of May, why not drop in to Ostende and catch up with your favourite shanty crew and much much more!

Festival of the Sea at Barry Island

1st June at Barry

It is always exciting to be part of a new shanty festival, and the Festival of the Sea being held in Barry Island South Wales, is just such an event. There should be over 40 shanty crews in attendance, including yours truly. More information from the Visit Wales tourist website at