This fun-filled event celebrating all things maritime will be set to a soundtrack of live music and sea shanties, sung with gusto. This year’s entertainment at the Falmouth Oyster Festival is a great line up of folk, jazz, blues, soul, rock, funk-pop, shanty and laughter.
On Thursday, The Tinners will play their mix of Irish, Scottish and English folk music on fiddles, banjo, whistle, guitar and keyboard. A wealth of tales and yarns to spin, funny man Johnny Cowling returns to Falmouth Oyster Festival on Thursday evening from 7pm. Tickets are £5.00 in aid of Fishermen’s Mission and available from the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Fal River Cornwall.
On Friday, it’s Russell Sinclair, a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Plymouth, best known for his energetic live guitar performances and soothing away Friday evening, live music from Falmouth Soul Sensations.
On Saturday, Freewheelin’ a lively and energetic four piece folk / blues-rock band from Aberdeen, will be sure to get your foot stomping. ‘Jazzing up’ the afternoon, old time favourites the Black Rock Jazz Band returns and on Saturday evening, enjoy the distinctly fresh and sassy vocals of Stone Roots, a festival highlight.
On Sunday, you can enjoy a distinctive performance from world-class vocalist and songwriter Harry Collier and in the afternoon the festival comes to a close with traditional folk/harmony from Falmouth’s best-loved Cornish male voices, The Oggymen.
With the exception of an evening with Johnny Cowling, entry to Falmouth Oyster Festival is free, so grab a pint of local ale and naturally, a freshly shucked oyster, sit back and enjoy!
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