This is the website for the Old Gaffers shanty crew from South Devon.

Back on the slipway, soon be Relaunch Day

March 25, 2021

The Old Gaffers would like to thank all of you for your continued support and encouragement throughout the last year, postponing gigs rather than cancelling, purchasing cds etc. your good wishes have been like a beacon and kept us going throughout this stormy voyage.

As the light has now been switched on at the end of the tunnel, we are looking forward to getting back together to start practising again.

Bookings have started to wash up on our shore again, and we anticipate several more with every turn of the tide. we hope to see you in some exotic port, or any other drink. Privateer.


April 14, 2020

Due to the current situation, regrettably, all our pre booked gigs are cancelled. At the moment, The next one still on is in October.

Back across the Tamar

August 31, 2019

We’re Doing a bit of smuggling in poldark’s harbour, on Sunday
Singing at the harbour festival as a cover aboard the Grayhound. Come and visit 20 ships in the harbour festival.

Falmouth for Orders

June 14, 2019

Falmouth is here at last and we are Falmouth bound. For Fun, Frolics and maybe just a small half of Shandy, See you all there!

All westbound

April 13, 2019

We’re all going west again over the border (not a hard one)off to perform at a wedding near Tintagel, what a start to married life. Mummy are there such things as perfect men? Of course there are dear, their called shanty singers😎😎

10th Birthday Party

April 6, 2019

We were delighted to perform outside of the Seasalt Shop in Salcombe today for their 10th Birthday. (They had cake too) An appreciative strolling crowd made it a great event. Happy Birthday Seasalt Salcombe.


April 5, 2019

We are in the studio starting our latest CD.Should be ready for the Summer Season.

Whirling (helicopter reference) success.

March 10, 2019

A wonderful successful evening singing to a packed house, in Dorchester
A great event in aid of the Dorset air ambulance.


March 3, 2019

We have been asked to sing with the Casterbridge Male Voice Choir at the United Reform Church in Dorchester on Saturday 9th March at 19:30 hrs and we are eagerly looking forward to this. If you are in the area please come along as all proceeds are for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. 


pdf Poster link below.


Happy Christmas and a Great New Year

December 25, 2018

Happy Christmas to all who come and listen to us. We just enjoy singing and having all you wonderful lot come and listen really makes it for us.

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas time and a truly great New Year and we hope to see many of you in the coming year.

Happy Christmas from the 'Old Gaffers'