There was plenty of drinking and lots of singing at the fifth annual Falmouth Folk and Cider Fayre which saw around 2,000 people through the doors and 5,000 pints downed across the weekend.

The fayre offered three days and four nights of live music, 70 types of cider and food stalls and attracted people of all ages - residents and visitors alike. The event kicked off with a ceilidh and bard dance on the Friday night which was followed by a weekend of performances by folk and acoustic artists.

Among those who took to the stage were internationally renowned singer-songwriter, Sarah McQuaid, Jonah's Lift, The Grenaways, Bache, Roustabouts, Foxes Fair, The Oggymen and the Falmouth Session. In addition to the cider, food and music, there was a free arts and craft market which saw local craftspeople selling their wares.

The fayre marked the final weekend of the Falmouth Spring Festival which had begun at the end of last month with the ever-popular Paint the Town Yellow Day which saw school children hand out thousands of daffodils to shoppers and businesses.

Other highlights of the festival, which is organised by the Falmouth BID (Business Improvement District) included the spring clean days, art and craft workshops, guided and themed walks, rockpooling sessions and an underwater litter pick.