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