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; street 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!

Many of the performers listed elsewhere are also playing in Shanty Street. This page is still a work-in-progress, which we hope to flesh out with details about more acts as well as days and times.


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.

Sponsors of Cornwall Folk Festival 2017 included:

We also help artists and communities to develop their ideas. Charles Causley Trust

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