The St Ives Shanty Shout Logo – The St Ives Shanty Shout Galleon by Donald Macleod

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About St Ives

Shanty Shout

St Ives Shanty Shout started in 2016 with a small handful of groups singing in The Castle Inn. This proved to be very popular and is now an annual event.

Hosted by Bamaluz Bootleggers, the St Ives Shanty Group with sponsorship from local businesses we've had over 20 groups, including Kimber's Men travelling down from Yorkshire, singing at multiple venues in the town.

In 2019 we raised £2353.01 for the Cornish charity Penhaligon’s Friends.

In 2018 we raised £1627.78 towards the Cornwall Air Ambulance - New Heli appeal.

In 2017 we raised £1830 for 2 charities, the RNLI and Children’s Hospice South West.

Due to Covid-19 the 5th Shout has been postponed until 2021.

Can we give a huge thank you to everyone who put money in the buckets.

An original painting by Donald MacLeod of a ship being unloaded by two skiff rowed by bootleggers. St Ives Shanty Shout.

Groups in 2021

We're looking forward to welcoming the following groups in 2021...

ACapella Moonshine

Barnacle Buoys

Barrett’s Privateers

Bencoolan Wreckers

Bryher's Boys

Cobweb Crew

Cork an Barbor

Cousin Jack

The Drecklys


The Foghorn Three

High & Dry

Mariners Away

Mevagissey QuayNotes

Old Gaffers

Rusty Tubs

Severn Whalers

Simon the Shanty Harpist


Our 2021 Venues

Finger's crossed everything will go to plan with our venues for 2021: Castle Inn, Golden Lion, Pilchard Press, Bier Huis Grand Cafe, The Western Hotel, The Queens, Cafe Art (Friday only) and The Sloop (Saturday only)

Entry to all the venues will be free so show your support by drinking their beer while you listen to Shanty groups with a diverse range of sizes and styles. Whether you like your singers dressed in Civvies, as Sailors or even Pirates there should be something special for you.