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Back for 2023 after a long hiatus is the Nauti Stage


Nauti Stage Times

Saturday Line Up

10.30am – Porthleven Town Band
Porthleven Town Band have gone from strength to strength over the last few years boasting a growing youth section. The band are presently enjoying their success in national band competitions. Well done to all!

11.30am – Ukulele Orchestra of Constantine
A group of musicians who play and sing to entertain! singing an eclectic mix of songs from country, pop and folk raising money for various charities. This year they are supporting the charity, Man Down.

1pm – Vocal Localz
Local Vocalz is a 50-strong mixed community choir based in Hayle singing a mixture of pop standards old and new, themes from film and television and popular classical pieces. It was founded by the late Neil Shepherd as the flagship of his Cornwall Community Choirs franchise. After Neil’s death and Covid it was resurrected in 2021 with Peter Luing at the helm.

2pm – Dakadoum
Dakadoum are a Afro – Brazilian drum and dance group that specialise in styles from all over Brazil , including Samba , Samba Reggae , Maracatu and more. This talented and electrifying group from Falmouth and Penryn aim to bring the authentic sounds of Brazil to Festivals and Events in the South West. Dakadoum return to the Porthleven Food Festival again this year with all the colour , energy and fun their high octane performance is sure to bring .

3pm – Men Are Singing
MEN ARE SINGING is a Cornish, all-inclusive, cross-generational male voice choir.

Seamus Carey decided to start MEN ARE SINGING…..

Simply to engage men (generally younger, as admittedly most male voice choirs are silver haired) in a non-competitive (sports), non-alcohol related (most things) activity, which has creative, constructive and positive benefits. And, to sing some more unusual songs which you might not expect from a male voice choir.

His job is to arrange and conduct some of his favourite songs for 35 voices. The men however, make it actually sound good!!

Sunday Line Up

12pm – Acapella Moonshine
Acapella Moonshine is an all –female Shanty Group living in and around Falmouth We are very proud to say that we are “multi – generational”; our line – up of ten lovely ladies spans all the ages from 20 somethings to 70 somethings, and all the decades in between, but what unites us is our love of singing rollicking, rousing Shanties and telling the tales of our nautical heritage, often from the woman’s perspective. We sing a blend of Shanties, Cornish songs and Songs of the Sea – many of which we “ Moonshine” by adapting the locale and the gender to personalise the songs and set them in our beloved Cornwall. We also sing songs that are unique to us, written by ourselves or close friends to tell a personal story about our love for Cornwall and the sea.

1.30pm – Cadgwith Singers
The Cadgwith Singers have been singing every Friday night in the pub in Cadgwith for decades.(Apart from during lockdown of course). We never rehearse and are really just pub singers and need a drink in our hands for us to feel at home.

We sing sea shanties including Sloop John B, South Australia; modern songs like Harry Safari’s Cornwall my Home, The Cadgwith Anthem and Lil Lize to name a few.

It used to be just the men who sang but today the girls like to join in as well and no-one seems to mind.

We sing all over Cornwall at weddings, funerals, festivals, pubs and private parties and of course on Flora Day in Cross Street. We love  it when the audience request songs and join in with the singing as well.

3pm – Military Wives Choir
Military Wives Choir based at RNAS Culdrose in Helston. We bring women in the military community closer together through song.