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

The following groups are already interested in coming along in 2021...

ACapella Moonshine

Bamaluz Bootleggers

Barnacle Buoys

Barrett’s Privateers

Bencoolan Wreckers

Bryher's Boys

Cousin Jack


Mariners Away

Old Gaffers

Press Gang

Severn Whalers


The Tintagel Knights

Our 2021 Venues

Our venues for 2021 are yet to be confirmed ...

In the meantime if you are visiting St Ives please support those who have supported us in the past including Castle Inn, Golden Lion, Pilchard Press, The Queens Hotel, Beer and Bird, Bier Huis Grand Cafe

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.