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

Under way

April 23, 2017

We've had a busy start to the season so far with gigs over the border in Cornwall, at our spiritual home the Vic, aboard the Brixham sailing trawler Pilgrim and at The Sloop in Bantham. It's all gearing up to the start of the festival season and we begin ours at the Brixham Pirate festival next weekend,
We're there on Sunday and Monday. Looking forward to meeting up with friends Old and new. Privateer.

Bantham on the map.

April 7, 2017

We are very happy that the Sloop Inn at Bantham has booked us for a series of gigs throughout the year. Please see our 'Gig List' for details

Happy new year

January 1, 2017

Recovered now, after another "new year noisy" at the Victoria Inn Salcombe.
The start of another year for the even older gaffers. With a couple of changes to the lineup and a steadily filling diary, the next year is looking like another busy, fun filled one.
Our first gig is on the 14th Jan at the Alice Cross centre in Teignmouth supporting Tom Lewis and the next on the 22nd is a private function in Belgravia London, then another local gig at the Cricket Inn Beesands.

Warning ..... Press gang about!!!

August 20, 2016

Do you fancy a rock star life life style? Ever dreamed of joining a shanty crew?  Well here's your chance. We're looking to replenish our line up due to shipmates retiring.  Come and join us for one of our weekly rehearsals and try out your voice and our humour.  All we ask is your enthusiasm and a willingness to lead a few songs and share in our banter.  Get in touch via our website, Facebook page or give Kevin a call (see Contact's page).


Advert ........

August 20, 2016

Rockfish 2016 Poster

Busy Times!

August 20, 2016

Ahoy there! 3 weekends of shanties; fundraising and frolics in popular local venues. Come and raise your voices and glasses with us. Check out our gigs list.

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.