Welcome

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

Port Isaac Shanty Festival

September 21, 2021

We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday at Port Isaac Shanty Festival, the sun shone and the people enjoyed the day. Thank you Port Isaac.


Old Gaffers sing to over 10,000 at the burning of the Mayflower

August 30, 2021

What an amazing month August has been for the Old Gaffers with some great gigs and festivals around our wonderful West Country including , Kingswear on the River Dart , Salcombe Sailing Festival , Weston Super Mare Festival , and various exotic weddings with so many happy people.

The most memorable gig for us , perhaps ever , was our last one of August…..Great Torrington Cavaliers Mayflower 400 Bonfire and Pyromusical celebrations.The Old Gaffers performed to over 10,000 people with the whole crowd joining in with our last five songs which were displayed on the giant screen…….What A Night…


Great singalong by ALL

July 25, 2021

An amazing night at Pyworthy near Holsworthy at The Old Rectory estate with Here Design, a top design company from London who took all their staff on a three day post COVID “Family “ get together……which of course was made complete having the Old Gaffers to restore singing around the camp fire.
All took part in many songs as we provided them with our chorus sheets so they could sing along and just finally feel “Free” again.Fantastic night and well done Here Design for putting on a wonderful three days for your staff.


Great gig in Torquay.LIVE

June 11, 2021

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you again for an absolutely fabulous evening on Thursday.Everyone loved it and you guys were brilliant!.I hope you have a great season ahead and hopefully see and hear you again somewhere!.Thank you”..Becky from Torquay who booked us for her dad’s 80th birthday, for the 3rd June.

Here’s to a Happy summer of Shanty singing..


Old Gaffers are stirring

April 21, 2021

Great afternoon at the Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove(sadly closed at the moment) to record and film our song for the Falmouth’s Virtual Sea Shanty Festival 2021 on the 19 June.This fantastic International festival raises a large sum of money each year for the RNLI.

Great news we shall hopefully be singing again live as from the 21June this year and already have many bookings which we are very excited about and hope lockdowns rules continue to progress and allow us the freedom to enjoy this summer with our wonderful audiences

Falmouth Virtual Sea Shanty Festival is on at 6pm, do try and catch it.

Hope to see you soon


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.


COVID 19

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😎😎