Falmouth's own Oggymen, together with the all female group A Capella Moonshine and Bryhers Boys, will perform at the Watersports Centre on January 27 in support of Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2018.

The evening will start at 7.30 pm and promises to be a repeat of last year's sell out fun filled extravaganza of great sea shanties and Cornish song.

There will be guest stars and a grand raffle and with tickets at £8 which you can buy direct from the Watersports Centre or The Cornish Store.

2018 will see the town host the 15th International Sea Shanty Festival and it is already shaping up to be another record breaker with a return of Fishermen's Friends after their forced absence in 2017 through health reasons.

Up to 65 groups will be heading to Falmouth from all over Britain and Europe culminating in what will be one of the biggest free maritime music events anywhere in the world.

One of the organisers, John Warren, said,'' the festival continues to grow both in size and popularity at a staggering rate.

Unfortunately so do the costs of staging such a spectacular event and these now total around £40,000 per year.

"It is therefore vital for us to hold regular fundraising evenings to ensure the festival's long term future.''

The fifteenth Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival will run from June 22-24.

The festival is completely free except the ever popular Falmouth Packet Shanty Concert on Saturday, June 23 which will again feature The Oggymen at the Princess Pavilion, tickets are already on sale at £10.