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

Exmouth festival

June 5, 2016

A great weekend was had by all lots of shanties beer and sunshine, and we get to do it all again in a fortnight. Thanks from us all to the organisers keep up the great work.

We hope to see you all at Falmouth on the 17th

Beer and Shanties

April 25, 2016


Join The Old Gaffers for a fun filled evening with Missing Tackle and The Seagalls, for a good helping of Beer and Shanties (not necessarily in that order) and help raise funds for Brixham's own bronze memorial statue dedicated to the fishermen lost at sea.


March 30, 2016

It is with regret that we will have to cancel our 'gig' at the Victoria Inn tonight 30th March 2016. Apologies to all our fans.

Back ashore

March 29, 2016

We're Back ashore after another wonderful Easter weekend at the 6th Ellesmere Port Shanty Festival, all sung out, (until Wednesday) when we are appearing at the Victoria Inn in Salcombe. Many thanks to the organisers of this great festival and to the hosts, The National Waterways Museum.

Sold out

February 17, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our gig on the 19th March in aid of Jerimiah's Journey is sold out, more than a month in advance. Great news for both the charity and us. I'm sorry for those of you that were a bit slow off the mark. You'll have to be a bit quicker next time.

Ellesmere Port Festival

January 30, 2016

ellesmere port posterreally looking forward to this again

Happy New Year

January 9, 2016

Another year over, we finished off 2015 in great style at our spiritual home at the Victoria Inn Salcombe, the place was jumping. It's been a while since my last post, it's been a bit hectic over the last little while, back in the saddle now and ready to prattle on again.
First of all we would like to wish you all a very happy new year and hope to see all again during the coming year.
On that point I would like to paraphrase Mark Twain:The reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. Just to clarify, we are most definitely not, repeat not splitting up, so if you are one of the people who have already booked us, or you are thinking of booking us we'll be here, there,or anywhere.

Times long gone

July 29, 2015

Our long awaited new CD is released at last. The new CD "Times Long gone" is our third and best yet. We would like to thank everyone who helped with its production. It is available at all of our gigs and from the website. image

Back over the border

July 6, 2015

A good afternoon was had by all of us at a fundraising event, organised by The Pirates of St Pirran, in Par, Cornwall. lots of sunshine and singing in aid of the children's hospice, south west (Cornwall). we're glad you asked us and we hope you raised lots of money.