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.

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 2019

Groups include ...

ACapella Moonshine

Bamaluz Bootleggers

Bencoolan Wreckers

Bryher's Boys

Cape Cornwall Singers

Falmouth Fish Collective

Kimber's Men

Lytham St Anne’s Shanty Crew Mariners Away

Nauti Buoys

Old Gaffers

Severn Whalers


... with storytelling from

Shanty Baba

Our 2019 Venues

Castle Inn

Golden Lion

Surf Shack

Pilchard Press

The Queens Hotel

Beer and Bird

Bier Huis

Entry to all the venues is 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.