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

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'

Pilgrims and transports2

October 22, 2018

Thanks to all of you who came and got transported from Mayflower steps, or more accurately the giant shrimp / sea monster thing, a wonderful afternoon, with no wind and wall to wall sunshine, and it wasn’t bad in the pub afterwards either.

Pilgrims ans transports

October 15, 2018

Off to Plymouth to sing at the Mayflower steps, a historic site in Plymouth on Sunday 21st at 1300hrs. Hope to see you there, bring some sunshine🌞

Back in harbour

October 15, 2018

Another successful trip to “forrin parts”, a most satisfying and rewarding trip to Harwich. All the crew got to share in the bounty; the trip was made even more pleasurable by the very friendly natives and other assorted rogues and scallywags.
Unfortunately one of our crew managed to jump ship whilst in port, Syd has decided to leave the crew for pastures new; we’ll miss him. So we are looking for a replacement, you could come voluntarily or we will press you. If you’re looking for adventure, a sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle, look elsewhere! If you have a fancy to go shanty singing get in touch.