If you enjoy fresh Cornish seafood and an eclectic mix of music then you’ll not want to miss Falmouth Oyster Festival 2016! Live music has become a key feature of the festival and to celebrate it’s 20th year, a great soundtrack of cool retro tones, gospel, soul, folk, jazz, country blues, jump jive and some proper Cornish singing is guaranteed to make it a year to remember.
On Thursday, The Tinners return to play their mix of Irish, Scottish and English folk music on fiddles, banjo, whistle, guitar and keyboard, the perfect accompaniment to a freshly shucked oyster, washed down with a pint of local ale.
On Thursday night, Falmouth Oyster Festival presents an uplifting evening with the award winning, gospel singer Ley Adewole and the Falmouth Community Gospel Choir, followed by the cool retro tones of The Grace Notes. Tickets are £5.00 in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.
On Friday, sit back and relax to the soulful voice of Cornish singer and songwriter Suzie Mac, whilst she plays a mixture of her own compositions and classic covers. In the evening, Falmouth Soul Sensations return for another lively performance of classic and modern soul.
On Saturday, Freewheelin’ a lively and energetic four piece folk / blues-rock band from St Austell, will be sure to get your foot stomping. ‘Jazzing up’ the afternoon, old time favourites the Black Rock Jazz Band return.
The Festival celebrates its birthday bash on Saturday night, starting with The Hoodle’s kickin’ country blues and swamp boogie followed by Company B who will get your hips swinging and swaggering the night away to their energetic jump jive tunes. Tickets are £5.00 in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission.
On Sunday, enjoy award winning and original Cornish folk music from The Changing Rooms and in the afternoon the festival comes to a close with traditional folk/harmony from Falmouth’s best-loved Cornish male voices, The Oggymen.
Entry to Falmouth Oyster Festival is free with the exception of both Thursday and Saturday night, where tickets can now be purchased online from See Tickets or from 26th September at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Fal River Cornwall, Prince of Wales Pier.