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Great to see so many visitors for the Sea Shanty Shout

It is a chilly, wet Friday evening in St Ives, out of season, shops closed earlier than they might in high season. But in seven venues around town the atmosphere and the welcome is warm, and the air is filled with singing. It’s St Ives Sea Shanty Shout (not the...

St Ives Sea Shanty Shout gets under way today

St Ives Sea Shanty Shout weekend is upon us, with more than 200 performers set to appear in seven venues. Sea shanties originated on the water and were a way of lightening the mood as work was undertaken on board vessels. In Cornwall they’re often sung in pubs...