The several popular sea shanty groups are set to descend on St Ives later this month for the return of the annual Shanty Shout event.

The groups will be performing for for the fifth St Ives Shanty Shout on November 19 and 20.

Coordinated by St Ives group Bamaluz Bootleggers with support from local businesses, this year’s Shout returns after a year off.

Eight local venues, which have all been described as an easy walk from each other and from the picturesque working harbour of St Ives, will host performances from Friday afternoon to late on Saturday.

The Bier Huis Grand Cafe, Castle Inn, the Golden Lion, the Pilchard Press, the Queens, The Western, Cafe Art (Friday) and The Sloop (Saturday) and will all be taking part in the event across the two days.

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Like many other events in 2020, the Shanty Shout was postponed last year due to the global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, and organisers have described how they intend the event to be a great life for the town in a typically quieter part of the year.

A spokesperson for the event said: "The enjoyment and enthusiasm of the performers is infectious and visitors new to shanty are just as likely to have a fantastic time as seasoned fans, and all these happy visitors are great for local businesses too!"

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