Shanty Street

Busking slots at the 2016 Folk Fest in Shanty Street, AKA Molesworth St
Busking slots at the 2016 Folk Fest in Shanty Street, AKA Molesworth St. Top L-R: The Zips; Millie; Cataclews; Hop'op'ops
Bottom: The Shipwrecks; Helen and Rachel; Heather Lane, highland dancer. All photos: Bob Griggs

Saturday and Sunday Afternoon, and Monday during the Food Fair, 12-4pm (approx.)

"Shanty Street" is our scratch name for a project to fill Molesworth St with music and dance throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Organised more like a battle than a concert, we pull in talent from Wadebridge, Cornwall and the South West, from various folk clubs and open mic sessions, from random encounters and friendships.

The musical mix will be eclectic — yes, there will be some out-right folk, maybe some bluegrass, but also some jazz, songs from shows, pop and rock. There might even be a shanty or two.

Shanty Street is a musical and dance pathway, not a straightjacket, not a pigeon-hole box. It will probably be chaotic. It will certainly be fun and lively!

Listing of acts coming soon.


No guarantee can be given that any events will take place, or any artists will perform at a particular time, or at all. We will, however, make every effort to carry out the programme as advertised.

Cornwall Folk Festival Is Supported By:

Cornish Horizons: We know holidays, we know Cornwall Rhubard & Sage Bridge Bike Hire The Elmgrant Trust Brittany Ferries: Cross channel ferries to France and Spain Malcolm Barnecutts, since 1930
The Parish of Wadebridge. Discovering God's kingdom, growing the church. The Churchill Bars, Molesworth St, Wadebridge Cornwall Council We also help artists and communities to develop their ideas. Razor Solutions: website design and services in Cornwall
St Breock Wind Farm Fund, administered by the Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network Martha's Orchard, Constantine Bay Haywood Farm Cider The Norman Family Charitable Trust Sproull Solicitors: Established in Cornwall for over 100 years, with main offices in Bodmin, Camelford and Wadebridge, we offer a full range of legal services.
Wadebridge Bookshop is an independent friendly bookshop supporting the Cornwall Folk Festival. Business, property, motor: Reg Hambly Insurance Brokers Vegware. Packaging made from plants. Wadebridge Town Council Wadebridge Chamber of Commerce: Taking care of business in the Wadebridge area
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